Consultant – Geospatial Lab | dhananjayan at iihs dot ac dot in

2013    MTech, Remote Sensing College of Engineering, Guindy Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2010    BE, Computer Science Shri Andal Alagar College of Engineering, Anna University Chengalpattu,

             Tamil Nadu, India



Countries: India
States: Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Karnataka
Cities: Chennai, Mumbai, Jaipur, Bengaluru, Delhi
English, Hindi and Tamil

Dhananjayan has over 10 years of professional experience on projects such as the Higher Education Atlas, the Urban India Atlas, the Bengaluru Metro Rail Transit-Oriented Development, CMRETAC, CWIS, TNUSSP, LTUEO, TESF, Monitoring Global Urban Expansion, Columbian Cities–Urban Expansion, Land Use/Land Cover Classification, and Geographic Information System (GIS) based slum inventory mapping. At IIHS, Dhananjayan is a Consultant with the Geospatial Lab. He provides geospatial analysis support to IIHS Research and Practice projects and is part of the teaching team that conducts GIS courses for the Urban Practitioners’ Programme and the Urban Fellows Programme.


  • Urban Sanitation Management (TNUIFSL), Urban Practitioners’ Programme (UPP), IIHS
  • Research Methods Suite,Digital Blended Learning (DBL) course, IIHS
  • Land Use Planning (GIZ), Urban Practitioners’ Programme (UPP), IIHS

Book/ Book chapters 

  • Malladi, T., Mayavel, D., Chatterji, N., & Tripathy, P. (2018). In Revi, A. (Ed.), India Higher Education Atlas (6 volumes). Bengaluru, Karnataka: Indian Institute for Human Settlements.


Other Writing

  • Kiran, A., Mahalingam, A., Singh, C., Mayavel, D., Koduganti, M., Roy, P., Poonacha, P., Patil, S., Sharma, S., & Malladi, T. (2023). An action agenda for urban agriculture in India (Policy Brief).  Indian Institute for Human Settlements.
  • (Re)thinking the Off Grid City
  • Bengaluru Metro Rail Project: Consultancy Assignment to Support Integrated and Sustainable Urban Development along Mass Rapid Transit Corridors in Bengaluru City
  • Chief Minister of Rajasthan’s Economic Transformation Advisory Council (CMRETAC) – Urban Transitions
  • Citywide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS)
  • Greening Urban Food Systems: Building Sustainable Urban Agriculture Practices in Bengaluru through Nature-Based Solutions
  • Improving Green and Blue Spaces in Urban India: Restoration of Hennagara lake in Bengaluru
  • India Data Cube
  • India Higher Education Atlas
  • India Urban Atlas 2017
  • PEAK Urban: Spatial Inequalities in Bengaluru
  • Recovery with Dignity (RwD)
  • Report to the XV Finance Commission: The Potential of Urbanisation to Accelerate Post-COVID Economic Recovery:
  • Study for Namami Gange Programme
  • Study on the Spatial Distribution of Employment and Income Categories in Chennai Metropolitan Area
  • Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP)
  • Transforming Education for Sustainable Futures (TESF)
  • Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture as Green Infrastructure (UP-AGrI)