Dr V.S. Joji, working as Scientist, Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Govt. of India (GoI), Kerala Region, Kesavadasapuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. A former faculty at National Ground Water Training and Research Institute, GOI, Raipur, Chhattisgarh is also working as Recognized Trainer of Direct Trainer Skills (D.T.S.) course of Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), GoI and TNA consultant. He completed his graduation and post-graduation from University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram. He carried his PhD work at the University of Kerala availing financial assistance from University Grants Commission in the form of UGC-Junior Research Fellowship (UGC-JRF), Human Resources Dept., GoI. Dr. Joji qualified many competitive examinations in the field of Geology in India and a few among them are NET, UGC-JRF, CSIR-JRF, Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, Geologist in Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, Geological Survey of India, Central Ground Water Board, Lecturer in Geology and many others. Dr. Joji has successfully completed many Trainer Development Courses of DoPT such as Systematic Approach to Training (SAT), National Training Policy (NTP), Training Needs Analysis (TNA), Mentoring skills, Experiential Learning Tools (ELT), Management of Training (MOT), Direct Trainer Skills (DTS) and Design of Training (DOT) Courses designed by Thames valley University, UK. He has more than 60 published international, national research, technical papers and reports to his credit.
Dr V.S. Joji, Actively involved in the research, teaching and training. The research areas mainly include ground water studies of inland, coastal and island aquifers especially rock -water interaction, water quality, various types of hydrogeologic processes; GIS application in groundwater, watershed characteristics and artificial and rain water harvesting, river basin studies especially morphometric analysis, ground water exploration, management and quantification water, various aspects related to different branches of Geology. Related to teaching and training involved in the Trainer Development Programme - Direct Trainer Skills (D.T.S.) course of Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Govt. of India (GoI) and various aspects related to ground water of Central Ground Water Board, GoI. Number of published research articles