National Atlas & Thematic Mapping Organisation
Government of India, (Deptt. of Science & Technology)




Dr. (Mrs)Tapati Banerjee (Director)

Assumed the charge of Director National Atlas & Thematic Mapping Organisation with effect from 9th November 2016. Dr. Banerjee has a brilliant  academic and professional record to her credit. She has acquired her Postgraduate degree in Geography in the year 1985 and doctoral degree in 2008 from University of Calcutta. She is qualified with NET of ASRB and SLET of UGC. She has also gained basic computer education. During her career she has been awarded with Vidyasagar College Centenary Scholarship in 1982 and Vidyasagar Centenary Medal in 1983 and National Scholarship in 1984-85.  Her professional journey started in 1993 as scientist in Indian Council of Agricultural Research. She has joined in ICAR- National Bureau of Soil Survey and Landuse Planning, Kolkata in 1997 and has been there since assuming the charge of Director, NATMO. During her long tenure as scientist in ICAR she has shouldered several responsibilities in a very commendable way. Major responsibilities undertaken by Dr. Tapati Banerjee include: 

  • Large scale mapping of physiographic units, landforms, landuse and their correlation in spatial distribution of different soil types for block, watershed and farm level planning.

  • State level Soil resource mapping in West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand.

  • Generation of thematic maps based on point and polygon data.

  • Developing Decision support System using geospatial tools and generation of thematic maps.

  • Identification and delineation of crop pest and diseases using satellite data and ancillary data, preparation of map and their spatial distribution analysis for recommendation of Integrated pest Management (IPM)

  • Cartographic appraisal by combining scientific and aesthetic elements with specialized knowledge of compilation and design principles

In addition to these responsibilities Dr. Banerjee was Project Investigator for five research projects, Project Associate in twenty eight research projects including four externally funded projects. 

She has in her credit 15 research papers published in international and national journals. In addition to these thirty eight  research abstracts and popular articles sixteen technical reports, book, book chapter and atlas are also in her credit.

Dr. Tapati Banerjee has undergone several professional trainings which include: Remote Sensing on Agriculture Thematic Cartography, Information Technology in Agriculture, Management Training for Women Scientists, Advance course in Remote Sensing and GIS, e-Resources in Agriculture.

She has been a resource person in imparting training to State and Central Government officials, University teachers engaged in research activities in geography and allied subjects in the field of

  •  Remote Sensing and GIS Applications in Natural Resource Management.
  • Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in Watershed Characterization, Resource Planning and Management.
  • Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in Soil Resource Studies towards Land use Planning.
  • Soil Survey Techniques, Soil Correlation, Classification, Mapping and Interpretation of Data towards Land Use Planning.
  • Remote Sensing for Pest Management and many more.


She was the external examiner of Kalyani University and was the faculty member if LRM Courses of Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswa Vidyalaya.

Dr. Tapati Banerjee is a life member in many academic/professional associations like Asian Agri History, INCA, ILEE, Soil Conservation, and ISSLUP.

Dr. T. Banerjee is the first woman Director of NATMO since its inception in 1956.



Deputy Director & Coordinator

Technical Group V

Dr. Noor Mohammad has acquired his M.Sc, M.Phil and PhD. Degree in Geology from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. Dr. Mohammad has also done PG. Dip in applied Geology and Geomorphology using Remote Sensing techniques from IIRS, Dehradun. He has attended some short term courses on ‘Digital Image Processing’ and ‘Geographic Information System’ from IIT, Kharagpur, West Bengal and Centre of Studies in Resource Engineering, IIT, Mumbai. Prior to joining NATMO, Dr. Mohammad worked as a Research Investigator in the NRDMS Project of Ghaghra- Gandak and Rapti river basin for flood zone mapping at A.M.U. Aligarh and at NISTADS (National Institute of Science Technology and Development Studies)CSIR, New Delhi as a project scientist under the NRDMS project.

Dr. Mohammad joined in NATMO as a Research Officer in the year 1992 and carried out the NRDMS Project of Bankura district (W.B.). He has prepared other maps on Landform and DPMS (District Planning Map Series) map of different districts of India. He and carrying out the Golden Map Service map of Mysore and Bangalore. He has also published some research papers on geomorphology, hard rocks and on deformation of rocks.



Research Officer & Coordinator

Technical Group IV

Dr.Sonali Saha Bhattacharyya has acquired her M. Sc and Ph.D degree in Geography from University Of Calcutta & B.Ed from the same University. She has attended some short term courses on "Remote Sensing & Geographic Information System" from Regional Remote Sensing Service Centre (RRSSC), Kharagpur IIT, post graduat certificate course on "Ground Water Development & Management" from joint collaboration with Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (ISWBM ) & Centre For Ground Water Studies(CGWS) and also Orientation course on Record Management from National Archives Of India, New Delhi .

Prior to joining NATMO Dr.Saha Bhattacharyya was a teacher at Mudiali Girls High School at Garden Reach during the year 1988- 1989(May).

Dr. Saha Bhattacharyya Joined NATMO as a Junior Drafts Man in the year 1989. She was directly selected to the post of Drafts man in 1992. Thereafter in 1994 she was directly selected as Research Assistant through UPSC and promoted to the post of Scientific Officer in 2006 and then promoted to the present post ,Research Officer in 2012. During her long tenure,she served the organisation in different capacities and acquired experience and proficiency in Thematic Cartography and map production. Her significant contribution to NATMO include the planning and preparation of major projects like District Planning Map Series, Block maps of West Bengal, Cultural Heritage Atlas, Tourist map of West Bengal, Golden Map Services(GMS). She is also the editor of NATMO journal Manchitran.

Dr.Saha Bhattacharyya is responsible for preparing and supervising thematic maps and other products, propose new technology for preparation of maps and basic planning of new projects, to carry out research on different aspects of cartography, map products, GIS and other survices.

At present she Heads the Division III of NATMO which is engaged in the preparation of several District Planning Maps, Atlases, Golden Map Services,Tourist map, State Atlases etc.

In addition to her present assigned duties she is performing the duty of NATMO Record room In-charge,Chairman of Implementation of Judgement of Supreme court Sexual Harassment at Workplace. She was assigned as In-charge of Map Sales, exhibition and Publicity.

Dr. Saha Bhattacharyya is a Life Member of International Cartographic Association( INCA), Geographical Society Of India, Indian Society Of Remote Sensing (ISRS) Kolkata chapter & Maha Bodhi Society of India.



Scientific Officer & Coordinator

Technical Group I

Shri Sajikrishnan K  has acquired his Masters in Geology from the University of Kerala in the year 1990 and Joined Centre for Earth Science Studies(presently National Centre for Earth Science Studies) as Project Scientist. He was involved in resource mapping for more than seven years and has commendable experience as field geologist. He was a resource person to impart training for the local volunteers engaged in cadestral mapping and socio-economic survey. Resource inventory, planning and development at Panchayat Level were the major focus of his assignments.

During his service in Center for Earth Science Studies he was also associated with a major project entitled "Lowland to Highland Migration and its Environmental Impact". A case study on the environmental impact with reference to the changes in forest cover of Wayanad and Idukki districts published has received much attention in the year 1996.

Shri Sajikrishnan joined NATMO as Research Assistant in the year 1998. He has undergone some basic level in-house trainings before being assigned major projects. Though he has completed few thematic maps and tBlock maps Since then he was engaged in some of the most prestigious projects of NATMO and  


Dr.(Smt) Mousumi Roy Chowdhury

Research Officer 

Head of Division IV


Smt Swagata Chatterjee

Research Officer

Head of Division V


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