IDCE Students Profiles

Vijay Chellappan (GISDE '2011)

Vijay Chellappan (India) graduated from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science at Pilani in India with a dual degree in physics and civil. During his undergraduate studies, he worked on several GIS projects as part of the C-DDR (Center for Desert Development Technologies) at BITS-Pilani. He was a prominent member of the team that had worked on the project “Aakash-Ganga - River from Skies” that developed a prototype for a rainwater harvesting model in Raila village in Rajasthan in India, which was one of the 30 projects selected by the World Bank for funding. Upon graduation, he joined ESRI-India as a software developer in New Delhi where he worked with state-of-the-art GIS technologies and implemented GIS applications for private and public clients in India and abroad.