Ministries & Departments

Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM)

Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) is a premiere research Institute to generate scientific knowledge in the field of meteorology and atmospheric sciences that has potential application in various fields such as agriculture, economics, health, water resources, transportation, communications, etc. It function as a national centre for basic and applied research in monsoon meteorology. The Institute has a pride of place in the career of many eminent scientists, globally known for their contributions in Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences. Prominent amongst them are late Prof. P.R. Pisharory, late Prof. R. Ananthakrishnan, Prof. G.C. Asnani, Dr. R.P. Sarkar, Shri D.R. Sikka, Prof. R.N. Keshavamurty, Dr. R.R. Kelkar, Prof. Jagdish Shukla, Prof. Sulochana Gadgil, etc


  • To collaborate with other similar research institutions, in the development and application of climate study. 

  • To further the advancement of Research in Ocean-Atmosphere by undertaking relevant scientific programmes.

  • To develop outstanding research talent capable of understanding and exploring enlightened and effective atmospheric sciences


Research Areas: Earth, Atmosphere & Environment Sciences

Ministries: Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES)

Contact Name: Prof. Ravi Shankar Nanjundiah, Director

Contact Address: Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pashan, Pune 411 008, Maharashtra, India


Fax: 91-20-2590-4200

State: Maharashtra

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