Here i am attatching my CV. It is required for applying a PhD program in Germany. Please look my CV and give valuable suggestions.


I am looking for a PhD program where I have the opportunity to gain a deeper empirical knowledge of the numerical modelling.

Personal Details:

Name : LITTA. A. J

Designation : Research Fellow,

Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences,

Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT)

Age & Date of Birth : 26, 08-05-1980

Sex : Female

Nationality : Indian

Languages Known : English, Hindi, Malayalam

Marital Status : Single

Educational/Professional Qualifications:



University/ Board

Year of Passing

% Age/ Division

Subjects taken
Kerala Educational Board




General Science

Social Studies



University of Calicut






BSc University of Calicut




Computer Science




University of Kerala




Computer Science


Ø Working as Research Fellow in Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences, CUSAT, Cochin, India from Feb 16-2004 onwards (more than 2 years)

Ø Worked as Guest faculty (part-time) for Advance Oceanography Course in School of Naval Oceanology and Meteorology (SNOM), Ministry of Defence, Naval base, Cochin, India (Subjects: MATLAB, GrADS, SURFER, GRAPHER)
Computer Awareness:

Ø Programming Languages: FORTRAN 77/90, COBOL, C, C++, Visual Basic, JAVA, MATLAB

Ø Graphics tools: SURFER, GRAPHER, GrADS and NCAR Graphics

Ø Operating systems: Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP, RedHat Linux, Unix, Irix, Solaris

Ø Workstations: SUN Microsystems, Silicon Graphics (Origin 2000 and SGI350)

Ø Mesoscale model (MM5) installation in Sun Solaris workstation, SGI workstation and RedHat Linux Pc

Ø Wavelet analysis of sea surface temperature in Arabian Sea during 1990-1996.

Ø Wavelet Transform: Application to Satellite Data Analysis.

Ø Analysis of sea surface temperature from TRMM microwave imager data using wavelet based methods.

Ø Modified smoothing technique for better representation of orographic features in MM5 mesoscale model.

Ø Cloud resolving mesoscale simulation of Mumbai heavy rainfall event.

Ø Explicit Simulation of Tropical Mesoscale Convective Systems over Mumbai.

Ø A Diagnostic study of heavy rainfall event over Mumbai on 26th July 2005 using MM5 mesoscale model.

Ø Cloud resolving mesoscale simulation of intense convective events over India using MM5 model.

Ø Mesoscale simulation of extreme rainfall event over Mumbai using high resolution MM5 model

Ø Numerical Simulation of Chennai heavy rainfall using MM5 mesoscale model with different Cumulus Parameterization schemes.

Ø Simulation of vertical structure and dynamics of thunderstorm over Cochin using MM5 mesoscale model- A case study
Seminars and Workshops:

Ø Training/Workshop on Wind Profiler Radar WP/RASS at Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), PUNE, India.

Ø Emerging trends in meteorology and oceanography organized by Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences, CUSAT and SNOM, Kerala, India

Ø Data Assimilation in Atmospheric and Oceanic Modelling at Indian Institute of Science and Technology (IISc), Bangalore, India.

Ø ‘Atmosphere ocean Interaction and monsoon variability’ conducted by Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences, CUSAT, Kerala, India.

Ø XIV National Space Science Symposium (NSSS-2006) organised by Dept. of Physics, Andhra University, Visakapatnam, India.

Ø ‘Dynamics and Simulation of Extreme Rainfall’ conducted by Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation (C-MMACS), Bangalore.

Ø National Workshop on Cloud physics at Centre for Earth Science Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

Ø 8th User’s Sceintist workshop at National Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL), Gadanki, Thirupati.

Ø First national workshop on Megha Tropiques Satellite Mission conducted by ISRO, at IISc, Bangalore.
Present Project Work:

Ø Title Vertical Structure and Dynamics of Topical Mesoscale Convective Systems: Observational and Modelling Studies
Tropical mesoscale convective systems and their influence on the general atmospheric circulation is an interesting area of current investigation. MST Radar together with LAWP is a powerful tool to study the tropical mesoscale convective systems. In India, NARL at Gadanki is having this facility. A detailed study of the structure and dynamics of these convective activities can be made using MST Radar and LAWP. In this research work, the 5th generation PSU/NCAR mesoscale model (MM5), non-hydrostatic, terrain following sigma co-ordinate, will be used to simulate and study the tropical mesoscale convective systems. (Software: FORTRAN 77/90, GrADS and Atmospheric Data Processor)

Project Works:

Ø Title: Mesoscale Modelling for Monsoon Related Predictions
In this project, the Terrain Module is modified to get the better representation of the orographic features of the mesoscale model (MM5). For getting that I have developed a new smoothing technique named as one pass desmoother in Terrain module of MM5. This modified Terrain module can be used successfully to any part of the world to get a realistic representation of orography. I have sent the modified code of MM5 to Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), USA. (Software: FORTRAN 77/90, GrADS, SURFER and MATLAB)

Ø Title: Satellite data in Ocean Studies (SOS)
SOS is used to decode, process and analyze the voluminous data of Sea Surface Height (SSH) and Sea Surface Temperature (SST) collected by TOPEX/POSEIDON and NOAA – n satellites for Indian Ocean bounded by 300E to 1000E longitude and 250S to 250N latitude. Wavelet Analysis is used to study the inter-annual variability of these parameters. (Software: FORTRAN 77/90, Visual Basic, MATLAB and SURFER)

Case Studies:

Ø Title: Hospital Management System: This work is done to remove the slow and tedious process of managing all types of transactions in a Hospital. (Software: C)

Ø Title: DOSGUI: This is a graphical user interface for DOS. This serves as an attractive, efficient and user friendly GUI(Software: C)

Ø Title: Inet Share: Inet Share is an http proxy server. It is developed to share Internet connection with an easily configurable user interface. It can cache recently accessed files. It is designed in such a way that it is easily extendable and other protocols can be integrated to it. (Software: JAVA)

Dr. K. Mohan Kumar

Dr. C. K. Rajan
I do hereby declare that the above given information are correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.
Place: Cochin
Date: 13-10-2006 Litta A. J

In N. America, we usually omit age/gender/marital status.

In many places, it is illegal for employers or other institutions to use these factors as a basis for their decision.

Best wishes, Clive

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 Clive's reply was promoted to an answer.
A couple of things to start with:
- have you run a spellcheck - 'Sceintist' is one mistake I saw but I didnt read it all through
- are you following a set format for CVs? I would have thought Computer Awareness would come lower down the CV.
- I think the lay-out could be clearer (I realise it may have been distorted by posting it here). I think using different size headings can help recategorise subjects eg Work Experience (level 1), details of that work (level 2).... Qualifications (level 1), details of that study (level 2), papers (level 3), seminars (level 3).