Associate Professor, Civil Engineering Deptt.
Sh. J.V.Natani, Associate Professor(CE) was born on 10th June1954 and was awarded M.Sc. Tech.(Applied Geology) degree in 1977 from University of Rajasthan, Geology Department, Udaipur. He served in Rajasthan Ground Water Department from January 1978-May1982 and completed assignments on district key well monitoring, Banas basin studies, feasibility studies for dug wells, dug cum bore wells and tube wells, water budgeting, design of wells and significantly contributed in word bank aided project on over exploited areas of Rajasthan.
He joined Geological Survey of India as Geologist (Group A) through UPSC exam1980. He has distinction of attending trainings in Photogeology and remote sensing at GSI,TI Hyderabad, Environmental policy and management for top bureaucrats and policy makers, conducted by IOI at IIT Chennai, disaster management, Survey techniques at Survey of India, Hyderabad; BRGM, France training on Environmental impact assessment and management of mining areas. He has served Geological Survey of India Western region, Northern region, North eastern region and has immensely contributed as Scientist and in various administrative capacities as regional mission head(Mission-II), Director, Petrology, and Technical consultancy cell, Northern region, and as Director, Remote Sensing with additional charge of Director(Finance),Western Region.
His main contributions as scientist are establishment of core library, environmental studies and impact assessment of Makrana marble mining area, Rajpura-Dariba Pb-Zn mine, Jaipur urban and its hinterland, work on Fluoride problem in Sirohi district ,guiding officers of Western and northern region GSI officers and partner institutes in prestigious NRSA collaboration item on National Geo-morphological and lineament mapping. He represented Government of India in ESCAP forum meeting at Shanghai China in 1992 in workshop cum training on urban Geology of fast growing cities and presented his work on Jaipur and its hinterland. He has more than 50 peer reviewed research papers to his credit published in GSI publications, national and international journals and national and international seminar proceeding volumes.