Scientific and Academic Council

The Scientific and Academic Council will be the research and academic policy making body of the Institute. This Council shall have the powers to sanction the research and academic programmes of the Institute and can approve temporary research and technical posts required for the smooth conduct of such programmes with the funds allocated for resear ch and academics by the Governing Body and Executive Committee, every year. The Council shall also have the powers to recommend to the Governing Body and the Executive Committee for creation of permanent scientific, academic or technical posts. The Scientific and Academic Council shall be composed of Nine members. This council shall meet at least once in six months based on the proposal of the Member Convenor. All offices in the Scientific and Academic Council except that of nominated members will be non – profit making and hence the incumbents will only be entitled for the travel allowance as per prevailing norms of the Institute. The nominated members will be entitled for a sitting fee decided as per the Special Rules of the Institute. The members of the Scientific and Academic Council who are not employees of the Institute will be entitled for accommodation and travel allowances as per the grade of their service in their parent department/institution. The quorum of the Scientific and Academic Council will be Five members including the Member Convenor.

The Scientific and Academic Council shall have the following as members.

Sl No. Designation Designation in the Scientific and Academic Council
1 Director,- Institute for Climate Change studies- ICCS Chairperson
2 Nominee of the Executive Committee of the Institute from amongst the Group Heads of the Institute – Shall serve in this capacity for a term of 3 years Member Convener (Ex-officio)
3/4 Two Group Heads of the Institute nominated by the Director – Shall serve in this capacity for a term of 3 years Member (Ex-officio)
5 Director, National Centre for Earth Science Studies, Thiruvanathapuram Member
6 Director, Met Centre, Indian Meteorological Department, Thiruvananthapuram Member
7/8 Two scientists/ academicians/technocrats recognized for their expertise in areas relevant to the objectives of the Institute, ensuring broad subject area representation, as well as representation from a variety of disciplines relevant to climate change research nominated by the Governing Body – Shall serve in this capacity for a term of 3 years Member
9 Director, School of Environment Sciences, MG University Member