Rakesh Kumar Singh is working as a Scientist-E (Information Technology) in G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment & Development, Kosi-Katarmal, Almora, Uttarakhand, India which is a premier research and development institute of Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Government of India. Presently, he is posted at Himachal Regional Centre (HRC) of the Institute which is located at Mohali, Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, India.
He earned his Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) degree from MCRP University, Bhopal, India in 2000 and Master of Computer Applications (MCA) degree from UP Technical University, Lucknow, India in 2003. He also earned Master of Technology (M.Tech.) in Information Technology from KSO University, Karnataka, India in 2010 and Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Computer Science from EIILM University, Sikkim, India in 2011. He is also pursuing PhD (Information Technology) from the Department of Information Technology, Kumaun University, SSJ Campus, Almora. He has served in SVBPUA&T, Meerut, India w.e.f. 16/12/2003 to 26/03/2007 as a Programme Assistant (Computer) and after that, he joined GBPNIHESD, Almora, India and worked as a Scientist-C w.e.f. 27/03/2007 to 31/12/2010 and Scientist-D w.e.f. 01/01/2011 to 31/12/2015.
He is a life member of 16 national and international professional societies. He has published more than 25 research papers/popular articles in reputed national and international journals and presented research papers in various national conferences. He developed different techniques and training manuals and also delivered many lectures/presentations in multiple workshops and conferences. He also attended many national and international workshops and conference. He has more than 11 years of R&D experience in the field of Computer Science and Information Technology. His area of interest is wireless networks, mobile computing, etc.
G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment & Sustainable Development (formerly known as G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment & Development) was established in 1988-89, during the birth centenary year of Bharat Ratna Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant, as an autonomous Institute of the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Govt. of India, which has been identified as a focal agency to advance scientific knowledge, to evolve integrated management strategies, demonstrate their efficacy for conservation of natural resources, and to ensure environmentally sound development in the entire Indian Himalayan Region (IHR). The Institute attempts to maintain a balance of intricate linkages between socio-cultural, ecological, economic and physical systems that could lead to sustainability in the IHR. To achieve this, the Institute follows a multidisciplinary and holistic approach in all its Research and Development programmes with emphasis on interlinking natural and social sciences. In this effort, particular attention is given to the preservation of fragile mountain ecosystems, indigenous knowledge systems and sustainable use of natural resources. A conscious effort is made to ensure participation of local inhabitants for long-term acceptance and success of various programmes. Training, environmental education and awareness to different stakeholders are essential components of all the R&D programmes of the Institute.
This profile appears in the World Book of Researchers 2019.
Information correct as on 30 April 2019 1335 HRS GMT.