Sunil Kumar Pramanick received PhD (1926) from University of London, UK. He worked as Meteorologist, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) (1927-45); Director, Regional Meteorological Centre, IMD (1945-47); and Deputy Director-General of Observatories, New Delhi and Pune (1947-54).
Academic and Research Achievements: Dr Pramanick worked on problems in terrestrial magnetism and meteorology. His work on six-hourly variations of atmospheric pressure and temperature, involving a worldwide survey of data, brought out the important features of these elements. He also made notable contributions to hydrology and hydrometeorology.
Other Contributions: Pramanick’s expertise was of great help in setting up the new Iranian Meteorological Department and in organizing of meteorological work in that country.
Awards and Honours: Dr Pramanick was Member of the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy.