Scientist Profile

Name : Dr.Askoka Reddy.K
Qualification : M.Sc. Ph.D., (Remote Sensing).
Designation : Scientist
Office Address : KSRSAC, Dept. of IT and BT, Govt. of Karnataka,
  Near Horticulture College,
  Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan Road,
  Vidyaranyapura Post
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Projects : CAPE / FASAL
I have been actively associated as project Co-ordinator in the project-CAPE / FASAL (Forecasting Agricultural output using space, Agrometrology and Land based observations) in collaboration with SAC Ahmadabad and have been liaising core Scientists group of SAC Ahmedbad and NRSC Hyderabad. The aim of the project is to estimate pre-harvest acreage of major staple and commercial crops such as cotton, sugarcane and rabbi jowar I using microwave RADASAT data since 1999. Actively involved in the Research project Biophysical parameter retrieval of cotton and maize crop using polarimetric SAR data. I published several research articles in National and International journals conferences, workshops have conducted many training programmes involving Remote Sensing and GIS Application, Guiding many M-Tech Students for their Thesis work.
Name : Dr. B. P. Lakshmikantha
Qualification : M.Sc. (Agri), Ph.D.,
Designation : Scientist as deputation (DDA)
Office Address : KSRSAC, Dept. of IT and BT, Govt. of Karnataka,
  Near Horticulture College,
  Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan Road,
  Vidyaranyapura Post
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Dr.B.P.LakshmiKantha received Ph.D degree in 1997 at University of Agriculture Science (UAS), Bangalore and worked in various capacities (ADA, DDA) in the Dept. of Agriculture, GoK from 2003. Joined KSRSAC from 2005 as Scientist on deputation & associated with different projects viz. Agriculture, Watershed, Forest, Tank/lakes etc. Actively involved in the following projects.

  • Land Resource Information System (LRIS) for Mysore Districts, Dept of IT, GoI
  • State Natural Resources Information System (SNRIS).
  • Geo-Spatial Database of Bannerghatta National Park, KFD, GoK
  • Geo-Spatial Database of lakes/tanks within BBMP area, LDA, GoK.
  • Quality Checks of Base maps and LULC (land use /Land Cover) of Local Planning Authority under BMRDA.
  • Integrated Watershed Management program (IWMP), WDD, GoK.
  • National Wasteland Changes Analysis for Karnataka. (NWCA), NRSC, ISRO.
  • Sujala-III (preparation of cadastral referenced watershed maps of 7 districts of the state),WDD, GoK
  • Published several research papers in National & International Journals and presented Papers in Conferences. Conducted many Training Programs involving Remote Sensing and GIS Application for officers of different Line Departments of the State, Guiding M.Tech Students for their thesis work offered at KSRSAC under VTU, Belgaum.


    Name : B. G. Hanumantharaju
    Qualification : Bsc(agri), PGDCA
    Designation : Scientist.
    Office Address : KSRSAC, Dept. of IT and BT, Govt. of Karnataka,
    4th Stage,6th Floor, M. S. Building, Dr.Ambedkar Veedhi,
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    Projects : FASAL, LRD(Land Record Digitization), CRD and other projects entrusted from time to time
    B.G. Hanumantharaju Graduated in Agriculture during 1980 from University of Agricultural, Sciences , Bangalore and having additional qualification of PGDCA. He joined Department of Agriculture in 1980. He has worked in the Department of Agriculture in his capacity as Agricultural Offier and Assistant Director of Agriculture, he has vast experience of 30 years in different fields of Agriculture and watershed, contributed a lot for this development of Agriculture at taluk level in various taluks of different districts of Karnataka. During 1996-2000, he was the district level facilitator of integrated pest management for paddy-crop in Hassan district. Currently he is working as Scientist in KSRSAC. He is Involved in various projects undertaken by the centre .
    Name : Dr. V. Shreedhara
    Qualification : M.Sc. Ph.D (IIT Bombay, 1987)
    Designation : Scientist- SD grade.
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    I have been working at Karnataka State Remote Sensing Applications Centre (KSRSAC) last 23 years.  Joined Centre of Studies in Resources Engineering (CSRE), IIT Mumbai one of the Premier National Institute in the country as Junior Research Assistant in 1980. Had illustrious 8 years of carrier as Senior Research Assistant and then Assistant Project Scientist. At IIT Mumbai worked in the frontier areas of technology such as Satellite Remote Sensing.

    Joined KSRSTUC in March, 1989 as Scientist SD- grade in the very inception of the centre (1989) and successfully completed number of remote sensing based projects on the developmental activities of the State. I had also involved in the capacity building of remote sensing and GIS technique to the officers of the state department. Conducted several awareness programmes on remote sensing and GIS application to natural resources development in the state. Involved in the preparation of the proposals for the scientific equipments to be purchased for the centre. Prepared project proposals to be taken up jointly /collaboratively with the user departments.  I was holding the additional charges of Administrative Officer of the centre from time to time.

    During 1998 attended International conference on GIS at Bahrain – Middle East. Published more than 30 scientific papers in the national and international Journals/ Periodicals. Author for the Karnataka Coast, in Encyclopedia of Karnataka Junior in Kannada. Published by Kannada University, Hampi. Considering the expertise in the field of geo-informatics the Mangalore University has recognized me as the   Ph D guide in the field of geo-informatics. Underwent training on Digital Image processing  and GIS at various National Institutes such as, Indian Institute of Technology,  Space Applications Centre, Regional Remote Sensing Service Centers, National Remote Sensing Centre.

    I had Supervised M Tech and other degree students for their project work as a part of their course curriculum. I have been a Guest Faculty for M Tech Geo-informatics Course under VTU, Karnataka. Examiner and question paper setting for M.Tech VTU and M.E Bangalore University.

    I had been the Member for various committees such as demarcating the CRZ II area committee under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka. G.O.No. FEE 105, 93, dated 1.3.97.Authoring Team of NUIS Manual for thematic Mapping vide office order no.NRSA .RS & GIS-AA Dt 12-10-2007.  Life Member of Indian Society of Remote Sensing.
    Currently working on the following projects:

    • NRC Geomorphology and lineament mapping on 1:50 000 scale
    • Development of GIS based data base of Shrimp / Scampi farms in the coastal Districts of Karnataka and Goa state.
    • Estimation of Coffee Plantation using high resolution satellite data in Shakalespur taluk – A pilot study. 
    • Identification of Suitable Landfill Sites for Dumping Municipal Solid Wastes in the urban local bodies of Karnataka state using Geo- spatial Technique.