Karnataka State Remote Sensing Applications Centre

Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms (e-Governance), Government of Karnataka



Karnataka State Remote Sensing Applications Centre

Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms (e-Governance), Government of Karnataka




Director

  • Dr D.K.Prabhuraj
  • Designation : Director
  • Qualification : B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D
  • Experience : 25 years as Research Scientist
  • Research Interests : Soil Science (Agriculture)

 Education :
  • 1992 - Ph.D - in Soil Science, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru.
  • 1988 - M.Sc (Soil Science), University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru.
  • 1986 - B.Sc (Agriculture), University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad.
 Positions held :
  • 1992 - 2004 Scientist and Head of Soil Science Section in Karnataka State Sericulture Research and Development Institute, Bengaluru.
  • 2004 - 2010 Scientist at KSRSAC on deputation.
  • 2010 - Present Director of KSRSAC
 Significant contributions :
  • Executed more than 100 projects on Remote Sensing, GIS and Photogrammetry applications related to natural resources and infrastructure management which are sponsored by State and Central Government Departments. As Mission Director, concluded the flagship programme of Government of Karnataka on Establishment of Karnataka-GIS as Mission Director. The programme involved generation/updation of geospatial database of natural resources, infrastructure, assets of Govt, departments etc, and developing Web Based GIS Decision Support Applications for planning, implementation and monitoring of developmental programmes in the state of Karnataka and also capacity building in the field of RS and GIS for the officers of State Government Departments.
  • Guided for project/thesis works of eighteen students of MTech Geoinformatics of Visveswaraya Technological University.
 Awards and Honours :
  • 2015 - Awarded CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE by Cadastral Survey and Land Records, Hyderabad for outstanding and extraordinary achievements for developing new techniques and research in the field of Remote Sensing, GIS, GPS, ETS, Aerial Photography to promote the advanced technology at National Level.
  • 2019 - SKOCH National Award for successful implementation and completion of Karnataka-GIS programme.