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Dept. of Geology

A.N. Manoharan, PhD

Assistant Professor | Head, Department of Geology | M.Sc., PhD, PGDHRM


➢ Highly motivated Remote Sensing and GIS specialist with good knowledge of Earth System
Science and Physical Geography and well-developed technical skills.
➢ Over 10 years of experience and extensive knowledge of vector and raster GIS, remote sensing,
Digital image processing, Digital Photogrammmetry, GPS, cartographic techniques and in
design and implementation of Remote Sensing and GIS application for natural resource
management related projects in association with government agencies, the private sector, and
➢ Outreach activities: project presentations, publishing, generally promoting the transfer of GIS,
digital remote sensing, and related spatial technologies to all levels of government as well as
private sector and NGOs.


  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM) from the University of Kerala.
  • Ph.D. in Geology with specialization in Remote Sensing and Hydrogeology from the University of Mysore, India. Thesis entitled “Remote Sensing and Geophysical studies of Sargur lineaments, South India” - Department of Studies in Geology, University of Mysore, INDIA.
  • Qualified National Eligibility Test (CSIR-NET) conducted by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and University Grants Commission (UGC), Ministry of Human Resources, Govt. of India.
  • Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE-1995), with a score of 77 percentile, conducted by the Ministry of Human Resources and Development, Govt. of India
  • Post-Graduate degree (M.Sc.) in Marine Geology from Mangalore University, Mangalagangothri, Karnataka, India


  • June 2013 – Today Assistant Professor in Geology, Department of Post Graduate Studies and Research in Geology, Government College Kasaragod, Kasaragod, Kerala
  • Feb. 2012-May2013 Assistant Professor in Geology, Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, Trivandrum, Kerala.
  • Aug. 2010 – Jan.2012: Senior Geologist, Triprop Holdings Pyt. Ltd., Botswana, Africa.
  • Dec. 2004–July 2010: Assistant Geologist, Directorate of Mining and Geology, Government of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, KERALA
  • Oct. 2000–Dec. 2004: Senior Resource Scientist, TriGEO Image Systems Private. Ltd. (An ISO 9001-2000 Certified Company), Hyderabad, India.
  • Jan. 2000–Oct. 2000: Senior Resource Scientist, TriCAD Geomatics Solution (P) Ltd., Hyderabad, India.
  • March 1999–Jan. 2000: Guest Lecturer, Dept. of Applied Geology, M.E.S. Ponani College, Ponani, Kerala.
  • Sept. 1998–Feb. 1999: Geologist, Universal Ltd. (W.L.L), Doha, Qatar. The work components involved were Site investigation and soil testing


  • Sept. 1998–Feb. 1999: Geologist, Universal Ltd. (W.L.L), Doha, Qatar. The work components involved were Site investigation and soil testing
  • Vidya M., Manoharan A.N., and Gopinathan Nair A., Morphometric Analysis of Shiriya River basin,Kerala using Satellite based Digital Elevation Model., National Seminar on Recent Trends in Geosciences 18th and 19th December 2019.
  • Shyni M, Manoharan A.N, hydrochemical analysis and evaluation of groundwater quality along s-w part of valapatanam river basin, kannur, kerala., National Seminar on Recent Trends in Geosciences 18th and 19th December 2019.
  • Praseedakumari M., Deviprasad A.G. and Manoharan A.N. 2012. Geochemical analysis of soils using GIS from parts of midland and lowland areas in Thrissur District, Kerala. International Journal of Environmental Science Development & Monitoring. ISSN 2231-1289 Volume 3, Number 1 (2012), pp. 39-50.
  • Mohammed-Aslam M. A., A. Kondoh, Mohamed Rafeekh P. and Manoharan A. N. 2010. Evaluating Groundwater Potential of a Hard-rock Aquifer Using Remote Sensing and Geophysics. Journal of Spatial Hydrology Vol.10, No.1 Spring 2010.
  • Manoharan A.N. 2012. Geoinformatics for quarry/mining management. National Seminar on Geoinformatics and Society Government College, Kasaragod 15.03.2012.
  • Manoharan, A.N., Praseedakumari, M. and Deviprasad, A.G. 2012. Quarry/mining environment analysis using Geo-informatics: A case study from Mukundapuram,Thrissur District, Kerala. National Seminar on Geologists’ Role in Establishing an Efficient Nation (GREEN-2012), MES Ponnani College, Ponnani 2012.
  • Manoharan, A.N. and Balasubramanian, A., 2002. Remote Sensing and Geoelectrical assessment of Hydrological Characteristics of Lineaments around Sargur, Karnataka. – International Symposium on Resource and Environmental Monitoring – ISPRS – Hyderabad 2002.
  • Manoharan, A.N. and Balasubramanian, A., 1997. Geoelectrical and hydrogeological signatures of lineaments in parts of Sargur schist belts, Southern Karnataka. - National seminar on Neotectonic Movements and its Geo-environmental impacts (NETMOI) – University of Mysore, 1997.
  • Manoharan, A.N. and Balasubramanian, A., 1997. Aquifer characteristics of laterites in Kerala, National Seminar on Earth Science education and groundwater management. Govt. Colleges Kasaragod, India 1997.


  • Life member of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing
  • Life member of the Indian Cartographers Association