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Dr. Sudesh K. Wadhawan

Adjunct Professor, Amrita Center for Wireless Networks and Applications (AmritaWNA), Amritapuri

Qualification: BSc, MSc, Ph.D
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Research Interest: Basin Analysis, Field Geology, Geological Mapping, Geological Processes, Geomorphological Mapping, Marine Geology, Quaternary Geology, Sedimentology


Dr. Sudesh K. Wadhawan currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Amrita Center for Wireless Networks & Applications (Amrita WNA), Amritapuri Campus.

Dr. S. K. Wadhawan has served the Geological Survey of India in various capacities with exceptional merit and devotion. He has vast experience in geological, applied geological and geochemical mapping, non-metallic/ metallic mineral investigations, stratigraphic correlations, and seismotectonics, sedimentological analyses, palaeoclimatic interpretations and Luminescence / OSL dating of Quaternary sediments, etc., and published over 50 research articles in reputed national and international journals, besides writing 40 scientific Reports for GSI, whose Extended Abstracts get published in annual Records of GSI.

Dr. S. K. Wadhawan has been a Visiting Faculty and nominated Geoscience Advisor for the UPSC, New Delhi and Expert Member of the Selection Committee for Atomic Mineral Directorate for Explorations and Research/BARC, Department of Atomic Energy and Search-Cum-Selection Committee for the Ministry of Culture, headed by the Cabinet Secretary, Government of India. He is engaged in writing research articles/ books, pursuing research interests in Geohazards, Mineral Exploration, Geoscience Policy Issues, Quaternary and Applied Geosciences, promotion and protection of Geoheritage sites & development of Geoparks in India with active support from INTACH.

Research Group: Communication Systems for Extreme Environments: Landslide & Oceannet, IoT & Bigdata


  • 1973 : B. Sc. [Hons.] Geology
    University of Delhi, India.
  • 1976 : M. Sc. Applied Geology
    University of Delhi, India.
  • 1996 : Ph. D. in Geology & Geomorphology
    University of Rajasthan, India.

Professional Appointments

Year Affiliation
January 1, 2014 – July 2014 Director General, Geological Survey of India, Kolkata
August 2011 – December 2013 Additional Director/DY. Director General, Geological Survey of India, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Jaipur
April 2010 – August 2011 Director [Technical], Ministry of Mines, Govt. of India, New Delhi
December 2004 – March 2010 Director, Geological Survey of India, Gandhinagar, Kolkata, Jaipur
November 1977 – November 2004 Professional Geologist [ Jr. & Sr.], Geological Survey of India, Shillong, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Kolkata
June 1976 – October 1977 CSIR Research Fellow and Lecturer [ad hoc], Dept. of Geology, University of Delhi & Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi
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