Prof. A. Balasubramanian, Course coordinator is serving as Professor of Earth Science at the DOS in Earth Science at the University of Mysore. He developed various documentary films on Tourism, Geography and socio economic originated programs for UGC's Higher education channel. He did his Ph.D in Hydrogeology and water resources evaluation with digital numerical simulation methods, by developing useful Software. He conducted his advanced numerical and experimental modelling research on Dense Contaminant Transport, at the Dept. of Civil and Systems Engineering, James Cook University of North Queensland, Australia. His computer programs like, HYCH (Hydrochemicalfacies analysis, FLOMOD - for two-dimensional groundwater flow analysis, AQPARM (APE) for aquifer parameter evaluation, PRINCI for principal component analysis, RMULT- for multiple regression, TIMESER- for time series analysis, POLYNOM and MORPHO were used during the last three decades, by several scholars. He has authored seven books, published over 150 research papers, 175 e-learning lessons, 400 documentaries in Earth Science, Geography, Tourism and other subjects. He is the recipient of Vikram Sarabhai Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008 and Dr. Abdul Kalam National Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2017.
He served as Dean, Faculty of Science & Technology, and Director of Centre for Information Science &Technology (CIST), Educational Multimedia Research Centre (UGC) at the University of Mysore, and also as Director of Culture and Cultural Relations (Statutory Position) at Pondicherry University, during the last two decades. He has 37 years of teaching, research and administrative experience. He developed curriculum for Master Degree courses, taught computer applications, conducted a dozen major projects and participated in hundreds of academic ventures, in several institutions.
He has developed e-contents for more than 200 topics, for CEC in Geography,Tourism and allied subjects.