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Please tell us about yourself?

Greetings to all! My name is Joyeeta Poddar. I was born and raised in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. I have a B.A. (Hons.) Geography and an M.A, in Geography. I earned my graduate degree from University of Lucknow. and my Masters degree from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
Currently, I am pursuing my M.Tech in Remote Sensing at Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand.

What is your research about ?

The research work is focused on climate change in mountain areas and used Earth observation data and geospatial technology to assess climate change and its impacts on agriculture and glacial lakes, among other things.

As a final year student of M.tech, I am presently working on my thesis that focuses on monitoring of the glacier health in Western Himalayas. My heartfelt gratitude to my mentor for considering me worthy and introducing me to the world of glaciers and making me conscious about the crucial role the glaciers play as indicators of climate change and the geospatial technologies that can be brought into use to monitor them. As a woman, I feel honored and privileged to be working in the elusive field of cryosphere, it indeed fills me with a sense of thrill and achievement!  In future, I would like to go abroad and pursue higher academics in the fascinating field of glaciers to be able to make some meaningful contribution towards the advancement of scientific knowledge and understanding of glaciers.  

As a Geographer, It was a dream come true for me to get an opportunity to work with AAG! Thanks for appreciating and acknowledging our efforts and providing this platform, there is certainly a lot to gain in terms of knowledge, exposure, experiences and meeting and connecting with a new bunch of equally passion driven and motivated people across the countries uniting for a higher and nobler cause would surely be a ecstatic moment I can barely wait for!