Dr. K. Dharanirajan, Assistant Professor &

Designation: 
H.O.D. i/c
Gender: 
Male
Academic
Academics: 
DegreeSpecializationUniversity / InstitutionYear of Completion
1Ph.D.-Anna University2006
2M.Tech.(Remote sensing)Bharathidasan University1993
3M.Sc.(Geology)Madras University1989
4M.Sc.(Computer science)Annamalai UniversityFinal semester appeared
5B.Sc.(Geology)Madras University1984
Total Experience: 
2
Area of Specialization/Interest: 

Remote sensing and GIS

Publications (in last 3 years): 

Research Publications

2008

  1. Suresh, M,Gurugnanam,Vasudevan, Kumaravel, , Dharanirajan, K (2008) “GIS analysis for the identification of shallow groundwater weathered zone using Geophysical data in Upper Thirumanimuthar sub-basin, Cauvery river, Tamil Nadu, India”, pp.101-108. Eco-Chronicle, Vol.3, No.2,  ISSN:0973-4155.

2009

  1. M. Suganya., B. Gurugnanam., S. Vasudevan., S.V. Lingeswara Rao., K. Dharanirajan (2009), “Groundwater quality and its suitability for drinking and irrigation uses from sembaiyuthu micro watershed, Pambar river basin, Tamil Nadu, India”, Journal of Applied Geochemistry, Vol.II No.2, pp 254-265 ISSN:0972-1967.
  2. M. Suresh, B. Gurugnanam, S. Vasudevan, K. Dharanirajan, N. Jawahar Raj (2009), “Drinking and irrigational feasibility of groundwater, GIS spatial mapping in Upper Thrumanimuthar Sub-basin, Cauvery river, Tamil Nadu, Journal of Geological society of India, J09-141:A80. ISSN:0016-7622 .
  3. K. Dharanirajan., N. Ramanujam., R. Ramesh., B. Gurugnanam., Yacob and Manoharan (2009), “ Remote sensing and GIS studies for the conservation and management of coastal environments”, ECO-CHRONICLE, vol.4, no.2, June 2009, pp.85-100.

2010

  1. Gurugnanam. B., Suresh. M., Vasudevan. S., Dharanirajan. K., and Sivanatarajan. G., (2010), “GIS study for locating village wise suitable groundwater quality zones in parts of veeranam catchments area, Tamil Nadu, South India, Journal of Applied Geochemistry, Vol.12 No.1. pp.84-94.
  2. Ramanujam. N., Dharanirajan. K., Mothilal Yuvaraja. P., and Prasad. P. (2010), “A study of rock slope failures in the coastal landslide zone in the South Eastern part of Port Blair through Ground Penetrating Radar and resistivity imaging techniques”, Indian Landslides, Vol.3. No.1. May 2010, pp.1-8.
  3. S. Aravindan, K. Shankar, Poovalinga Ganesh and K. Dharanirajan (2010), “Groundwater geochemical mapping in hard rock area of Gadilam river basin using GIS technique, Tamil Nadu, India, Journal of Applied Geochemistry, Vol.12, No.2 (2010) pp 209-216, ISSN: 0972-1967.
  4. Suresh.M., Gurugnanam.M., Vasudevan. S., Dharanirajan. K., Sulochana shekar, (2010), GIS analysis for the delineation of groundwater bearing fracture zones using geophysics in Upper Thirumanimuthar sub basin, Cauvery river, Tamil Nadu, India, Geo-spectrum interaface- A journal of Earth, planetary, Environmental and space sciences, Jun 2010 ISSN:0975-1688.
  5. Dharanirajan.K., Ramanujam, N., Ramesh. R., Gurugnanam. B., Yacob., and Manoharan (2010), Remote sensing and GIS studies for the conservation and management of coastal environments, ECO-CHRONICLE, Vol.4. No.2, pp:85-100.

2012

  1. Narashimulu.G., Dharanirajan.K., Shivashankar., Rajmohan., Gurugnanam.B., (2012), Impact of tsunami in Havelock Island, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India., Indian Landslides Volume 5, No.2. November, 2012. P.25-34
  2. Shivashankar, Dharanirajan.K., Deepak Kumar Agrawal, Narayanan (2012), Assessing the variation caused by tsunami on land cover and land use of Little Andaman, Island, India using GIS and Remote sensing techniques, Indian Landslides Volume 5, No.2. November, 2012. P.1-8.
  3. Yuvaraj.E., Dharanirajan.K., Gurugnanam.B., Kasinatha Pandian,. Gopal Chandra Falia (2012), Shoreline change and its impacts on the Burmanala coast of South Andaman: A Geospatial approach, Indian Landslides Volume 5, No.2. November, 2012. P.9-16
  4. Saravanan, Dharanirajan.K., Om Prakash, Rahmohan. K (2012), The study of tsunami inundation on coastal villages of South Andman Island, Indian Landslides Volume 5, No.2. November, 2012. P.17-24

2013

  1. N. Ramanujam, K. Dharanirajan, P. Mothilal Yuvaraja, P. Prasad (2013), “Geophysical imaging of seismically induced coastal landslides and rock slope failures in Port Blair, South Andaman”, Vol.5. No.1&2 April & November 2011 Disaster & Development, Journal of the National Institute of Disaster Management, New Delhi, ISSN:0973-6700, pp.73-84  (published during May 2013)

2. International journal:

2008

  1. B.Gurugnanam, M.Suganya, M.Suresh and K.Dharanirajan (2008), “ Geochemical studies of groundwater in Upper Thirumanimuthar sub basin, Tamil Nadu, India”, Nature environment and pollution technology, Vol.7, No.3, September, 2008, pp.423-428, ISSN:0972-6268 .

2009

  1. B. Gurugnanam, M. Suresh, M. Vinoth, M. Senthilkumar, K. Dharanirajan, “IRS P6 L4 MX satellite data and GIS analysis in demarcation of groundwater possible zone – A study in Upper Manimuktha sub basin, Tamil Nadu, India, International journal of Physical sciences, Ultra scientist of physical sciences, Vol. 21 (3), 599-606 (2009), ISSN:0970-9150.
  2. M.Suresh, B. Gurugnam, S. Vasudevan, B.Rajeshkanna, K. Dharanirajan and N. Prabhakaran (2009), Hydrogeochemical studies by Multivariate statiscal analysis in Upper Thirumanimuthar sub-basin, Cauvery river, Tamil Nadu, India, Nature Environment and International Quarterly scientific journal, Vol.8, No.4, pp. 693-700.

2010

  1. Dharanirajan. K., Thanikachalam. Gurugnanam. B  Narayanan. RM.,., M Gopal Chandra Falia, (2010), Remote sensing and GIS for the study of coastal ecosystem changes and its conservation, International journal of earth sciences and engineering, ISSN 0974-5904, Vol.03, No.04, August 2010, pp.512-524

2011

  1. Dharanirajan. K., Ramanujam.N., Ramesh.D., Gurugnanam.B., (2011), “Coral reef mapping in South Andaman Islands using remote sensing and GIS”, Asian Journal of Geoinformatics (January 2011).
  2. Dharanirajan. K., Ramanujam. N., Gurugnanam. B., Ramesh (2011), “The study of tsunami induced ecological changes in South Andaman Islands using remote sensing and GIS”, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Hyderabad (will be published in June 2013).

2013

  1. Narshimulu, G.,   Dharanirajan, K.,   Manoharan,   Balakrishna, Rajmohan. K (2013), “Landuse and landcover changes in Havelock Island   using remote sensing and GIS” International  Journal of  Earth Sciences&Engineering(ISSN 0974-5904), Vol.06, June – 2013, No.3.
  2. Shiva shankar. N, Dharanirajan .K., Deepak kumar agarwal, Manoharan, R. M. Narayanan,  K. Rajmohan (2013), “Pre  and  Post  Tsunami  Changes  of  Land  Use  and  Land  Cover  in  the  Little  Andaman Island, India: A Geospatial Approach” International journal of Earth sciences and engineering, Vol.6, No.1. pp.80-86, Feb.2013 ISSN:0974-5904
  3. S. Kumaravael, T. Ramkumar, B. Gurugnanam, M. Suresh, K. Dharanirajan (2013),“Application of remote sensing and GIS for mapping and monitoring landcover changes in the parts of cuddalore district, East coast of Tamil Nadu”, International journal of recent scientific researchVolume 4, Issue2, pp.128-134, February, 2013, ISSN:0976-3031.
  4. S. Kumaravel, B. Gurugnanam, M. Bagyaraj, S. Venkatesan, M. Suresh, K. Dharanirajan (2013),“Monitoring Landcover changes in the parts of East coast of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry Union Territory using Geospatial technology, International journal of innovative technology and exploring engineering (IJITEE), Vol.-2, issue-4, March 2013, ISSN:2278-3075
  5. Yuvaraj.E., Dharanirajan.K (2013), “ Status of mangroves in Flat Bay coast after eight years ahead the catastropuic events in Andaman Islands”, (IOSR-International organization of Scientific research community of researcher), IOSR-JESTFT-  Journal of environmental science, Toxicology and food technology, e-ISSN:2319-2402, p-ISSN:2319-2399.Volume 2, issue 6, Jan – Feb 2013,47-54, www.Iosrjournals.Org.

3. International conference:

2011

  1. Dharanirajan. K. (2011), “The status of coral reef in South Andaman Islands using remote sensing and GIS”, Geospatial World forum International conference, Hyderabad International convention centre, Hyderabad, (18-21 January 2011).

2013

  1. Dharanirajan. K (2013), “Vulnerability assessment and disaster preparedness for South Andaman Islands using remote sensing and GIS”,  (23rd January 2013), India Geospatial forum, Hyderabad International convention centre, Hyderabad

National conference  
2011

  1. Sucheta, K. Dharanirajan, (2011), “Coral reef risk assessment and management using remote sensing and GIS” , TROPMET conference 2011 conducted by Indian Meteorological society, between 14-15 December 2011 at Hyderabad.

National Seminar 
2009

  1. M. Suresh, B. Gurugnanam, S. Vasudevan, B. raheshkanna, K. Dharanirajan (2009), “Demarcation of shallow groundwater favourable zone using Geophysics and GIS techniques in Upper Thirumanimuthar sub-basin, Cauvery river, Tamil Nadu, India”, International year of planet earth (2007-2009), National seminar on Earth resource, Environment and Earth sciences for society and 12th national convention of South Asian Association of Economic Geologists. (Abstract accepted, full paper submitted)
  2. K. Dharanirajan, M. Thanikachalam, B. Gurugnanam, S. Aravindhan, S. Balaji, RM. Narayanan, R. Neelakantan and S. Ramachandran (2009), “Environmental impact on coastal ecosystem in South Andaman Island using remote sensing and GIS”,  International year of planet earth (2007-2009), National seminar on Earth resource, Environment and Earth sciences for society and 12th national convention of South Asian Association of Economic Geologists. (Abstract accepted, full paper submitted)
  3. S. Balaji, K. Ramam, Jeganathan, R. Neelakantan and K. Dharanirajan, “Evaluation of ground water potential in tensile and shear fractures of Precambrian crystalline rocks of Palghat district using geophysical techniques”, International Association Hydrological Science Scientific Assembly &IAH congress (6-12, Sep 2009, Hyderabad). (Abstract accepted, full paper submitted).

2010

  1. National seminar on “Applied chemistry in marine sciences: Current and future trends and annual general body meeting: 2010 of Indian Society of Applied Geochemists (ISAG), Hyderabad, February 24-25, 2010, Venue: Port Blair, Andaman (participated).

2011

  1. Gurugnanam. B., Bakiaraj. M., Vasudevan. S., Vinoth. M., Dharanirajan. K (2011), “Geospatial technology in locating the landslide zones in parts of kodaikanal taluk, South India” National seminar on “Tropical ecosystems; structure, function and services, 28-29th December, 2010, Institute of forest genetics and tree breeding, Coimbatore.
  2. Dharanirajan. K., Mohanraju. R., Gurugnanam. B., Ramesh D., Manoharan., (2011), “The study of coral reef threats in South Andaman Islands using remote sensing and GIS” National seminar on “Tropical ecosystems; structure, function and services, 28-29th December, 2010, Institute of forest genetics and tree breeding, Coimbatore.

2012

  1. K. Saravanan, K. Dharanirajan, Om Prakash (2012), “Tsunami inundation and its impacts on coastal ecosystem in South Andaman Island using remote sensing and GIS”, National seminar on “ Energy resources, environmental impacts and industrial waste management – EEIWM 2012”, February 27-28, 2012, Organised by Department of environmental sciences, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati – p.54, A.P, India p.54.
  2. E. Yuvaraj, K. Dharanirajan, Shiva Shankar Gopal Chandra Falia (2012), “Evaluation of coastal erosion in parts of South Andaman using remote sensing and GIS”, National seminar on “ Energy resources, environmental impacts and industrial waste management – EEIWM 2012”, February 27-28, 2012, Organised by Department of environmental sciences, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati – p.38, A.P, India.
  3. G. Narashimulu, K. Dharanirajan, K. Manoharan, Rajmohan, Balakrishna (2012), “Landuse and land cover changes and its impact on coral reef in Havelock Island using remote sensing and GIS”, National seminar on “ Energy resources, environmental impacts and industrial waste management – EEIWM 2012”, February 27-28, 2012, Organised by Department of environmental sciences, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati – p.39, A.P, India.
  4. Saravanan, K. Dharanirajan, Om Prakash, K. Rajmohan, (2012) “The study of tsunami inundation on coastal villages of South Andaman Island using remote sensing and GIS”, 3rd Indian Landslides congress, October 405, 2012, Port Blair, India
  5. Shiva Shankar, K. Dharanirajan, Deepak kumar Agarwal, Narayanan (2012), “ Assessing the changes caused by tsunami on land use and land cover of Little Andaman Island, India using GIS and remote sensing techniques”, 3rd Indian Landslides congress, October 405, 2012, Port Blair, India
  6. G. Narshimulu, K. Dharanirajan, Shivashankar, Rajmohan, Gurugnanam, (2012), “Tsunami impact on landuse and Landcover changes in Havelock Island using remote sensing and GIS, 3rd Indian Landslides congress, October 405, 2012, Port Blair, India
  7. E. Yuvaraj, K. Dharanirajan, B. Gurugnanam, Kasinatha pandian, Gopal Chandra Falia, (2012), ”Shoreline change and its impacts on the Burmanala coast of South Andaman: A geospatial approach” 3rd Indian Landslides congress, October 405, 2012, Port Blair, India.
  8. B. Gurugnanam, M. Arun, K. Dharanirajan, (2012), “Landslide domain zone targeting through remote sensing and GIS in parts of Kodai taluk, South India, 3rd Indian Landslides congress, October 405, 2012, Port Blair, India
  9. Gopal Chandra Falia, K. Dharanirajan, E. Yuvaraj,(2012), “Landuse and Landcover changes in Neil Island using remote sensing and GIS, 3rd Indian Landslides congress, October 405, 2012, Port Blair, India
  10. N. Karpoorasundara Pandian, K. Dharanirajan, Saravanan, G, Narasumulu, E.Yuvaraj, (2012), “ Vulnerability assessment for Coastal region of Puducherry, 3rd Indian Landslides congress, October 405, 2012, Port Blair, India
  11. Manohar, K. Dharanirajan, K. Rajmohan, (2012), “Assessment of coastal wetlands of Baragang island using remote sensing and GIS”, 3rd Indian Landslides congress, October 405, 2012, Port Blair, India
  12. Yuvaraj E. Dharanirajan. K., Jayakumar. S., Saravanan, Shiva Shankar. V, (2012), “Mangrove forest distribution and dynamics in sippighat, South Andaman”, National Seminar on, “innovative technologies for conservation and sustainable utilization of island biodiversity – 2012”, held at Central Agricultural Research Institute,  Andaman on Dec. 20-22, 2012,  pg.31-32.

2012
National workshop

  1. National workshop on Geo-statistics and spatial data analysis (NWGSDA-2012), organized by Department of Statistics, Pondicherry University, Dec. 19-21, 2012

Proceedings

2011

  1. Yuvaraj E. Dharanirajan. K., Jayakumar. S., Saravanan, Shiva Shankar. V, (2012), “Mangrove forest distribution and dynamics in sippighat, South Andaman”, National Seminar on, “Innovative technologies for conservation and sustainable utilization of island biodiversity – 2012”, held at Central Agricultural Research Institute,  Andaman on Dec. 20-22, 2012,  pg.214-267..
Contact Details
Telephone No: 
03192-262357
Mobile No: 
09474246079
Email: 
dharanirajan.omb@pondiuni.edu.in, dharanirajan@gmail.com