Dr. Kannan is an Associate Professor and Head in the Department of Geography, Sophia Girls’ College (Autonomous), Ajmer, Rajasthan, India. She is engaged in teaching and research for the last 18 years contributing specifically in the area of Crime Mapping and analysis, Geopolitics, GIS and Remote Sensing, Gender issues, Juvenile delinquencies and Border disputes. She has to her credit 7 books and nearly 60 research papers in journal and magazines of National and International repute. Dr. Kannan has received several awards such as the Certificate of Excellence- by France Congress, Paris, Certificate of Merit by Rajasthan Public Service Commission, Govt. of Rajasthan, India and National Young Geographer Award for her exemplary contributions in the field of research. Dr. Kannan is the Chief Editor ‘Khoj-The International Peer Reviewed Journal of Geography’, besides being on the editorial boards of several other journals. She is the Principal Investigator for ICSSR Major project (Impress Scheme) on ‘Impact of Geographical Space and Urban Transformation on Woman in Society: A Study of Ajmer City (Rajasthan)’. Dr. Kannan has been a consultant for Institute of Development Study, Jaipur (Raj.) and Tata Institute of Social Sciences, (Mumbai) for ‘The Urban India Reform facility, Ajmer and Pushkar’ project. She has been Certified by Harvard, Cambridge (USA) in Data Wise Management Techniques and has undertaken training from prestigious Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun, India under the NNRMS program with specialization in Geoinformatics.
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