Madhura Saha

Madhura Saha

2023 EAGLE Student


Hi, I’m Madhura, from the eastern part of India, a country which is built on the gospel of “Unity in Diversity”. For my bachelor’s, I completed Geography honours from the University of Calcutta. There, I learned about Oceanography, Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and many other fundamental concepts. Here, I worked on a project to study the groundwater patterns of a small village nearby, and that influenced many of my future career decisions.

For my master’s, I chose the Applied Geography course from the University of Madras, where I became familiar with geospatial programs like ArcGIS, QGIS, and ERDAS. I wanted to learn more, so I decided to do an internship at the National Institute of Ocean Technology, where I learnt how to use Landsat imagery to analyze changes in geomorphological features and shorelines. Additionally, I was given the chance to work on my project under the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), where I utilised GNSS data and geodynamics. I focused on researching and mapping the Himalayan upliftment rate using MATLAB as part of this project.

However, I felt my knowledge of Remote Sensing was lacking and wanted to concentrate more on that, and that’s what attracted me to the EAGLE program and doing my second Masters. As an EAGLE student, I look forward to making my programming skills and my basics stronger. Being in an international degree, I hope to experience a change in environment and interact with people from other places because I have always believed that doing so enlightens us more.

Besides, I am interested in travelling. Since my childhood, my parents made sure I travelled to a new place every year and get to know about that place. That generated the interest of learning about places and studying them. Apart from that, I spend a lot of time reading, playing musical instruments music, and sports.


Background image: Antarctic Peninsula