About Centre

The Centre for Atmospheric Sciences was established with a view to developing an active group in Meteorology, Oceanography and Environmental Studies, which was later upgraded by the then Ministry of Education as an Advanced Centre under the sixth five-year plan. The M.Tech. Programme in "Atomshperic-Oceanic Science and Technology" of the Centre is supported by the Ministry of Earth Sciences under an MoU.

Research Highlights

The major areas of research in the Centre include monsoon studies, general circulation and climate modelling, limited area models, tropical cyclones and storm surge models, ocean modelling, coupled ocean-atmospheric modelling, meso-scale modelling, environmental studies, air pollution studies, risk assessment techniques related to accidental release of toxic chemicals.


The multidisciplinary teams of highly qualified scientists include meteorologists, oceanographers, physicists, chemists, applied mathematicians, etc. The Centre offers several courses at Ph.D., M.Sc., M.Tech., B.Tech. levels; and the Post-Graduate programme leading to M.Tech in "Atmospheric-Oceanic Science and Technology".
Faculty Members: 13
Ph.D. Students: 51
M. Tech Students: 25
Staff Members: 5
Alumni: 150

Campus Location

IIT Delhi is situated at Hauz Khas in South Delhi, which is a landmark place in the colourful and chequered history of Delhi. Bounded by the Sri Aurobindo Marg on the east, the Jawaharlal Nehru University Complex on the west, the National Council of Educational Research and Training on the south, and the New Ring Road on the north, the Institute campus is flanked by Qutub Minar and the Hauz Khas monuments. Well connected to the major city centres by open and wide roads, the Institute campus is about 19 Km away from the Delhi Main Railway Station, 14 Km from the New Delhi Railway Station, 21 Km from the Inter-State Bus Terminal and 10 Km from Delhi Airport.The nearest Metro Station is Hauz Khas.

Contact Information

Centre for Atmospheric Sciences,
Block VI,
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110 016, India.
Telephone: +91(11) 2659 1301/6029
Fax:+91-11-2659 1386
Email: hodcas@admin.iitd.ac.in