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Vivek Kale

  • Ph.D.
  • Head-Geospatial: Kalyani Global Pvt Ltd
  • Kalyani Group
  • 34PublicationsNumber of items in Vivek's My Publications folder on Mendeley.

Research interests

NeotectonicsProterozoic sedimentary basinsDeccan Traps


Dr Vivek S. Kale is an entrepreneur / technocrat of successful GIS enterprises in the fields of map-data development, content delivery for GIS based applications in telecom, fleet management and terrain / site assessment for mining, infrastructure and energy for over 10 years. Prior to joining the commercial world, he had a successful academic career at the Department of Geology, University of Pune, ending as a Reader in Structural Geology and Remote Sensing. He is a former Adjunct Professor in Earth Sciences at IIT (B), Mumbai. He is also the founder and Managing Trustee of a non-profit organisation, ACWADAM that is a water resources consultant to the Planning Commission of the Government of India. in addition to his professional assignment, and continues his academic activities under that banner, besides his professional duties. Besides more than 140 research papers, his achievements included the Young Scientist Award (1987) and the UGC Research Scientist Award (1989). He has been and continues to be the PI/Co-PI in numerous research projects funded by DST, CSIR, ISRO, MoES, AMD, etc. He was the only Indian representative at the IUGS project on spectral signature of rocks and minerals in the early 1990’s when hyperspectral remote sensing was in its formative stages. He continues his affiliations and contributions to Geology; as an active Fellow / Member of the Geological Societies of India and America; Indian Society of Remote Sensing, Indian Geophysical Union, Indian Science Congress Association, etc. and a contributing expert / consultant to several expert committees of the scientific world as well as the government (including the Planning Commission). As the CEO of Kalyani Net Ventures Ltd, he successfully led the site selection of more than 600 MW of installed wind turbines (with Enercon in India and Sri Lanka - 2005- 2008); release of the first operational navigational data in India (with Garmin- 2007), the largest installed fleet management system for the IOCL tankers spanning more than 25,000 tankers across the country (with CMC- 2009), on the backdrop of the land-base for the first successful implementation of the network management system for Hughes Telecom in Mumbai (with IEL-SMALLWORLD - 2002). He steered the first MOU with the Survey of India under the New Map Policy-2005 leading to the release of the first SOI approved digital data of the road-network of the country (2008), followed by the establishment of the JV with TeleAtlas NV for the development of a high-resolution navigational map data of India. As the Head - Geospatial in Kalyani Global Engineering Pvt. Ltd, his largest current responsibility is to implement an elaborate GIS based technology solution for of a multiproduct SEZ spanning more than 5,000 hectares; and the construction management system for several large industrial projects across India; involving investments of >7000 crore Rupees. The Web-enabled GIS system installed by KGEPL was awarded the UBM-Information Week Diamond Edge Award-2013 for enabling an integrative management support system for infrastructure and land-development projects.

Publications (5)

  • Deccan Plateau uplift: insights from parts of Western Uplands, Maharashtra, India

    • Kale V
    • Dole G
    • Upasani D
    • et al.
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  • Discussion on Triggering of the largest Deccan eruptions by the Chicxulub impact

    • Dole, G., Patil Pillai, S., Upasani, D. and Kale V
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  • DOLE et al 2002 Discussion on Arterial system of tubes in DT

  • Faulting in Deccan Traps in the Vicinity of Koyna-Warna Seismic Zone

    • Bhave N
    • Siddique M
    • Desai J
    • et al.
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  • Neotectonics of the Deccan Traps Province: focus on the Kurduwadi Lineament

    • V.V. Peshwa
    • Vivek S. Kale

Professional experience

Head-Geospatial: Kalyani Global Pvt Ltd

Kalyani Group

August 2009 - Present

Adjunct Professor of Earth Sciences

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

July 2014 - July 2016(2 years)

Head Geospatial: TeleAtlas Kalyani Pvt Ltd

Kalyani Group

June 2007 - August 2009(2 years)

CEO : Kalyani Net Ventures Ltd

Kalyani Group

June 2000 - June 2007(7 years)


Chordia Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

December 1999 - May 2000(5 months)

UGC Research Scientist / Reader

Department of Geology, University of Pune

May 1993 - December 1999(7 years)

Lecturer / Research Associate

Department of Geology, University of Pune

March 1987 - April 1993(6 years)

Research Scholar

Department of Geology, University of Pune

September 1983 - February 1987(3 years)



Department of Geology, University of Pune

February 1983 - August 1985(3 years)

PG Certificate in Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry

Indian Institute of Remote Sensing

January 1982 - December 1982(a year)

M.Sc. (Geology)

Department of Geology, University of Pune

July 1979 - May 1981(2 years)

B.Sc. (Honours)

Fergusson College

June 1975 - May 1979(4 years)