Department Of Physical Oceanography, Cochin University Of Science And Technology  - Dr. P. K. Saji
Dr. P. K. Saji
Assistant Professor and Head of the Department

Contact Info

Assistant Professor

Department of Physical Oceanography

Cochin University of Science and Technology

Cochin – 682016

Kerala, India

Phone | 0484 2863218, 9744000804   Email |




Ph. D. (Marine Science) 2016 Cochin University of Science and Technology
M. Sc. Oceanography 1995 Cochin University of Science and Technology
B. Sc. (Physics) 1992 M. G. University




Assistant Professor 2000 - till date Cochin University of Science and Technology
Scientist B 1996 - 2000 National Institute of Oceanography
Junior Research Fellow 1995 - 1996 National Institute of Oceanography

Research Projects

2020-2023 DST-SERB Teacher Associateship for Research Excellence | Modelling coastal oceanographic features in the South Eastern Arabian Sea


  • Ocean Instrumentation
  • Oceanographic Application Tools-I (Practical)
  • Air-Sea Interaction
  • Air-Sea Interaction (Practical)
  • Numerical Ocean Modelling
  • Ocean Modelling (Practical)


Research Publications

  1. Sarma, Y.V.B.; Rao, E.P.R.; Saji, P.K.; Sarma, V.V.S.S. (1999) Hydrography and circulation of the Bay of Bengal during withdrawal phase of the southwest monsoon. Oceanologica Acta, 22, 453-471. 
  2. Shenoi, S.S.C.; Saji, P.K.; Almeida, A.M. (1999) Near-surface circulation and kinetic energy in the tropical Indian Ocean derived from lagrangian drifters. Journal of Marine Research, 57, 885-907. 
  3. Saji, P.K.; Shenoi, S.S.C.; Almeida, A.M.; Rao, L.V.G. (2000) Inertial currents in the Indian Ocean derived from satellite tracked surface drifters. Oceanologica Acta, Vol.23; 635-640.
  4. Saji P. K., A. N. Balchand and M. R. Ramesh Kumar (2013) On some aspects of Indian Ocean warm pool., Ind. J. of Geo-Marine Sci., Vol. 44(4), pp. 475-479.
  5. Saji P. K., and A. N. Balchand (2014) Investigation on the warming trends of Indian Ocean Warm Pool., Proceedings of 28th Kerala Science Congress, Wayanad: 28-31 Jan 2014, 1781-1787.
  6. Saji P. K., A. N. Balchand and R. Sajeev (2014) Seasonal warming trend in Indian Ocean. Proceedings of National Seminar on Climate Change and Marine Ecosystems (CCME2014), pp. 83-89.
  7. Maya L. Pai, P. K. Saji, K. V. Pramod and A. N. Balchand (2015) Trend analysis of Sea Surface Temperature of Indian Ocean during the period 1960-2012. International J. of Oceans and Oceanography, Vol. 9(2), pp. 229-242.
  8. Nisa Anil, M. R. Ramesh Kumar, R. Sajeev and P. K. Saji (2016) Role of distinct flavours of IOD events on Indian summer monsoon. Natural Hazards, DOI 10.1007/s11069-016-2245-9