Dr Prithvish Nag


  • Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidhyapith, Varanasi
  • DDU Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur
  • Sampurnanand Sanskrit Viswavidhalaya, Varanasi
  • Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University, Prayagraj (Allahabad)

– Gold Medallist for standing First in M.Sc./M.A. Geography from Banaras Hindu University (BHU); Ph.D. on Zambia; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS), London.

– Post-Doctoral research on South-Central Africa: School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London; Recipient of Commonwealth Bursary by Royal Geographical Society.

– Author/edited of over 135 papers and 77 books.

– Experience of digital technologies, including digital mapping & remote sensing from very early age.

– Scientist/Engineer in the Indian Space research Organisation (ISRO).

– UN Consultant in Oman.

– Former Surveyor General of India.

– Former Director, National Atlas & Thematic Mapping Organisation (NATMO), Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, Kolkata.

– Former Chairman, GIS Executive Advisory Committee, Kolkata Municipal Corporation.

– Provided institutional leadership; Introduction to digital age in national mapping institutions: NATMO, Survey of India and Development Council (Muscat); Successful transformation administrator.

– Delivered prestigious lectures in India and abroad; and Convocation addresses etc.

– Chairman of several national bodies: INCA, IASLIC, TIFAC-CORE Committee on Environmental Geomatics (JNTU);

– Recipient of BHU Distinguished Alumnus Award; Bhaskar Award and Indian Geospatial Leadership Award etc.

– Former Chairman, Permanent Committee on Geographical Infrastructure for the Asia & the Pacific (PCGIAP) International Committee on Institutional Strengthening.

– Former Chairman, International Steering Committee on Global Mapping (ISCGM) Committee on Data Standards.

– Former Chairman (1987-91) of the Commission on Population Mapping of the International Cartographic Association (ICA).

– Former Member for two terms (1980-88) of the Commission on Population Geography of the International Geographical Union (IGU).

– Chairman, Expert Committee, National Geospatial Programme/Natural Resources Data Management System (NRDMS) of DST, Government of India

– Chairman, Expert Committee, National Spatial Data Infrastructure of DST, Government of India.

– President’s nominee to: (a) BHU and Allahabad University Courts, (b) Executive Council Member of Manipur and Mizoram universities.

– President of several academic and learned societies. Member, Academic Councils of several universities.

– Till recently completed 2 years term as Regular Visiting Faculty/Professor, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi teaching M. Tech. in Geoinformatics and Disaster Management.

– Honoured as an Expert in the Home of Zhejiang Academicians in Moganshan, P. R. China, 2019.

– Principal Expert in the Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing Project on “Dynamic mapping and service for regional ecological civilization based on big data”, December 2019.