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Jenita Mary Nongkynrih, a young woman scientist from Meghalaya has been selected for the ISRO Young Scientist Award for the year 2011.  She was selected for her contribution to the project on National Urban Information System-10K for the NE region as the Principal Investigator, reports The Shillong Times.
The award carries a citation and cash of Rs 50,000.

She is currently working as a scientist at the North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC), Umiam.

Jenita did her secondary schooling from St. Mary’s HS School, and also completed her graduation from St. Mary’s College, Shillong before obtaining a Masters in Geography from NEHU.

Her technical contributions in urban planning for the towns in Meghalaya are worth mentioning. She is involved in national projects for natural resources management in Meghalaya.

Major accomplishments of her work in disaster management include the vulnerability and risk analysis for different hazards in three different urban areas and one district of Assam. She has also published various scientific reports and research papers and attended various trainings at international level (through distance mode) and national level. She has also contributed to the capacity building of students from various institutes working under her.

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