Dr. N. Ramanujam

Designation: 
Professor & H.O.D
Gender: 
Male
Academic
Academics: 
DegreeSpecializationUniversity / InstitutionYear of Completion
1Ph.D.Himalayan GeologyCAS in Geology, Panjab University, Chandigargh1984
2M.Sc. GeologyPresidency College - Madras University1976
3B.Sc.GeologyV.O.Chidambaram College, Thoothukudi. Madurai Kamaraj University1973
Total Experience: 
29
Area of Specialization/Interest: 

Geophysics, Sedimentology, Seismology, Earthquake Prediction, Regional Forecasting, Geophysical Imaging of Solid Earth.

Publications (in last 3 years): 

National Journals: 28

  1. Shell abnormalities in foraminifera in Andaman Sea an indication of increasing environmental stress. P.Mothilal Yuvaraja, and N. Ramanujam, Journal of Indian Landslide. Volume 5, No.2 November, 2012
  2. A study of rock slope failures in the coastal landslide zone in the south eastern part of Port Blair through remote sensing techniques. P. Prasad and N.Ramanujam. Journal of Indian Landslides,  March 2012, Vol.5 No.1.
  3. Resistivity Variometer for seismological Studies. K.R.Ramanuja Chary, N. Ramanujam, K.Nathakiri Murugan and A. Antony Ravindran,  Indian Journal of Geophysics 2011. Vol 32, Pp 99 to 103
  4. Mechanism of Biomineralization in a reef., N. Ramanujam and M.V. Mukesh, Journal of Applied Geochemistry 2011, Vol. 12.
  5. 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, N. Ramanujam, K. Dharanirajan, P.Mothilal Yuvaraja and P. Prasad ,  Journal  of Indian Indian landslide  2010, Vol. 3,Pp 1-8.
  6. Geophysical Imaging of Seismically Induced  Coastal Landslides and Rock Slope Failures inPort Blair, South Andaman.  N.Ramanujam, K.Dharanirajan, P. Mothilal Yuvaraja and P. Prasad, Journal of  Disaster & Development April 2009, Vol. 3 No. 2 p.195-205.
  7. Resistivity   tomographic Imaging study of some landslide in Ooty area, Nilgiris district, Tamilnadu, N. Ramanujam Antony Ravindran KannanBaby Meena Loshini A.V. Udayana Pillai, Journal Indian landslide  2008 Vol.  1
  8.   Causes  of Intraplate seismicities in Indian subcontinents, N. Ramanujam  and Ravindran Antony, Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment (2007),  V11(3) pp29-35
  9. Azimuthal square array resistivity studies to detect the active fault zones in seismic area in Kottayam District, Kerala, N. Ramanujam K. Nathakiri Murugan and  A. Antony Ravindran, Journal of Indian Geophysical Union(2006), V10 (3)195-206.
  10. Impacts of December 26th 2004 Tsunami over the Gulf of Mannar and Coastal Aquifer System in Southern Part of Tamil Nadu, India, N. Ramanujam,  and A. Antony Ravindran, Published in The Tsunami the Indian Context Eds SM. Ramasamy, C.J.Kumanan. Allied Publishers Private Limited. Chennai. New Delhi (2006),  231-238.
  11. Detection and Warning System of Tsunami, N. Ramanujam, Tsunami and Impacts”. Conversation of Natural Trust, Nagercoil. Tamilnadu.(2005), 50-67.
  12. Identification of Seepage points inside additional storage reservoir in SPIC, Tuticorin. N. Ramanujam, Publication on International conference on sustainable water development.  Institute of Hydrology Roorkee.  2000, 1286-1305.
  13. Geological History and Geomorphologic evolution of Gulf of Mannar, N. Ramanujam,  andMukesh. M.V. In "Gulf of Mannar Biosphere research" Ed. Rajeswari Anand. Published by M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai.(1999),  7-11.
  14. Geomorphology of Tuticorin group of Islands, N. Ramanujam,  and Mukesh. M.V. In "Gulf of Mannar Biosphere research" (1999) Ed. Rajeswari Anand., 85-93
  15. Textural variations of beach sediments between Kanyakumari and Tuticorin,  N. Ramanujam,  and Sabeen H.M. Jour. of Marine Sci. 1997, V.15    180 – 189.
  16. Relation between heavy mineral sorting and wave climate between Kanyakumari and Tuticorin, N. Ramanujam,  Sabeen H.M and Mukesh M.V. Jour. Ind. Assoc of  Sedimentologist, 1996, V.16 452-456
  17. The relation between grain size and beach face slope between Kanyakumari and Tiruchendur, N. Ramanujam,  and Sabeen H.M. Jour. Ind. Assoc. of Sedimentologist,  1996, V. 15. 51-58
  18. Morphodynamic state of beaches between Vaippar and Tiruchendur, Tamilnadu,  N. Ramanujam,  Radhakrishnan V.Sabeen H.M.  and Mukesh M.V. Jour. Geol. Soc. India 1996, V. 47,741-746
  19. Morphological variation in some Islands in Gulf of Mannar,  N. Ramanujam,  Mukesh M.V.,Sabeen H.M., And Preeja N.B Jour. Geol. Soc. India,1995,  V. 45,703-708
  20. Climate condition of Teri sediments by light and heavy minerals by Tuticorin and Tirunelveli Districts.  N. Ramanujam,  Sabeen H.M.and Krishna Mohan, Jour. Ind. Assoc. of Sedimentologist 1993 V. 12, 89-96
  21. Calcium Carbonate accretion, mechanical properties and adaptive significance of corals in windward side of Karichali Island, Gulf of Mannar,  N. Ramanujam,  Mukesh. M.V.and Preeja N.B. Jour. Ind. Assoc.  Sedimentologist 1992V.11, 89-94
  22. Salient formation along Tuticorin Coastline - A geometric Approach,  N. Ramanujam,  IGCP – 1991, 274-283
  23. Genesis of Tal Sediments of the North -western Himalayas, N. Ramanujam and  Chaudhri  R.S,  Bull.Ind. Geol. Assoc. 1989, V.22(2) 113-125
  24. Hydrodynamic modeling of Coastal sediments using principal component analysis, N. Ramanujam, Pro. Recent. Quat. Stu. Ind. Dept. of Geol. Univ. of Baroda 1988,  190-197
  25. Stratigraphy of the Tal formation of the Mussoorie Hills, Kumaon Himalaya. N. Ramanujam  and Chaudhri R.S. Publ. Centre Adv. Study Geol., Panjab,  Univ. Chandigarh, Contri. Himalayan Geology, 1985. V.3, pp 99-110
  26. Clay mineralogy of the Tal formation of the Mussoorie Hills, Kumaon Himalaya, N. Ramanujam  and Chaudhri R.S. Publ. Centre Adv. study in Geology.  N.S. 1985.  V.1., pp.165-176.
  27. Heavy minerals from the Tal formation of the Kumaon Himalaya. N. Ramanujam  and Chaudhri R.S.  Current trends in the Geology v.5, sedimentary Geology of the Himalaya, 1985. Ed. R.A.K. Srivastava. 169-180
  28. Textural parameters of the Tal formations of Mussoorie Hills, Kumaon Himalaya and their bearing on the environment of Sedimentation.  N. Ramanujam  and Chaudhri R.S. Bull.Ind. Geol. Assec., Chandigarh, December, 1982. V.15, N2, pp. 99-111.

International Journals:

  1. Study of Biomineralization of foraminifera in south Andaman P.Mothilal Yuvaraja and N.Ramanujam, African Journal of Science and Research,2013 .ISSN: 2306-5877,  Pp.06-10 Vol. 2, No. 3 (2013).
  2. Study of abnormal benthic foraminifers and its impacts in Andaman Sea Port Blair India. P.Mothilal Yuvaraja and N.Ramanujam, International Journal of Current Research ISSN: 0975-833X. February, 2013.  Vol. 5, Issue, 2, pp.332-335.
  3. Occurrence of cross breeding of benthic foraminifera in South Andaman India. P.Mothilal Yuvaraja and N.Ramanujam, International Journal of Current Research ISSN: 0975833X. March, 2013. Vol.5, Issue, 3, pp.681-683.
  4. Delineation of Saltwater and Freshwater Inter phase in Beach Ground water study using 2D-ERI Technique in Northern Sector of Gulf of Mannar Coast, Tamil Nadu. Antony Ravichandran, Ramanujam.N, and Sudarsan.R,Water Vol 5, 1-11 April 14 2013
  5. Distribution of benthic foraminifera in South Andaman India. P.Mothilal Yuvaraja and N.Ramanujam, Journal of Coastal Environment, Vol.3, No.2, 2012, 165-172.
  6. Role of Symbiotic Benthic Foraminifera indicate the significance of coral reef ecosystem in Port Blair South Andaman. P.Mothilal Yuvaraja,and N.Ramanujam, African journal of Microbiological research. 2013, (Paper is under Review).
  7. Distribution of Benthic Foraminifera in Neil Island, SouthAndaman. P.Mothilal Yuvaraja and N.Ramanujam, African Journal of GeoScience Research. 2013, Paper is under Review.
  8. Study of Ocean Acidification from Benthic foraminifera in South Andaman India. P.Mothilal Yuvaraja and N.Ramanujam, International Journal of Advance Research(2013), Volume 1, Issue 2, 129-135.
  9. Distribution of Planktonic and Benthic foraminifera in South Andaman India, P.Mothilal Yuvaraja,and N.Ramanujam,  Asian Journal of Marine science 2013,  Paper is under Review.
  10. Ground Penetrating Radar A Tool To Map The Seismically Induced Fault And Fracture In The Coastal Cliff Of East Coast Of Port Blair, Andaman. P. Prasad, N. Ramanujam, A.Vignesh, S. H. K. Murti, Qazi Akhter Rasool, S. K. Biswas, Chandrakant Ojha and A. J. Boopalan. ARPN Journal of Earth Sciences. JANUARY 2013 ISSN 2305-493X. VOL. 2, NO. 1,.p.88-93
  11. Continuous Monitoring of Salinity Structures and Coastal Environmental study Using 2D-ERI in Vellappatti Beach, Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu. Antony Ravichandran.A, Ramanujam N, and juliya Damaris.D. Published in Golbal Adavanced Research Journal of Geography and Regional Planning Vol.1 (3)pp. 038-044 (2012)
  12. Exploration of Fresh Water Movement in Palaeo River and Coastal Environment Study Using   2D-ERI Study in Zirconium Complex, Atomic Energy, Pazhayakayal, Thoothukudi. Antony Ravichandran.A, Ramanujam.N, Manimaran.G and Manimaran.D. Research Journal of Earth Sciences. vol 3(2): 57-62
  13. Resistivity Steps As A Precursor And Impending Earthquakes Of Aftershocks Of Great Earthquake Of 26th December 2004 Recorded At Idukki Observatary, Kerala, India. Antony Ravindran A  and Ramanujam.N. Journal of Earth Sciences.  ARPN JANUARY 2013 ISSN 2305-493X. VOL. 2, NO. 1, p.102-107.
  14. Characterization Of The Relationship Between The Resistivity And Gas Hydrate Concentration In The Subsurface Of Mud Volcanoes In Baratang Island, Andaman Through Electromagnetic (Terra Tem) Technique, A. Vignesh, N. Ramanujam, P. Prasad, S. H. K. Murti, Qazi Akhter Rasool, Swapan Kumar Biswas, Chandrakanta Ojha and Janarthana Boobalan.  Pelagia Research Library Advances in Applied Science Research, 2013, ISSN: 0976-8610. Vol.4 (1):p.392-399.
  15. Landslide investigation study using seismic refraction and 2D electrical resistivity imaging (ERI) technique in Ooty, Nilgiri District, Tamilnadu. A. Antony Ravindran and N. Ramanujam. International Journal of Physical Sciences, 30 December, 2012.ISSN 1992 – 1950. Vol. 7(49), pp. 6263-6269 P. 6264-6269
  16. Application of 2D ERI technique in quartzite exploration in Sanganam Patti, Perayakaradu, Kunnurkulam, Theni, District, Tamilnadu. Antony Ravindran A. and Ramanujam N. International Research Journal of Geology and Mining (IRJGM) 2276-6618  October 2012. vol. 2(8)
  17. Wenner Array Resistivity And Sp Logging For Ground Water Exploration In Sawerpuram Teri Deposits, Thoothukudi District, Tamil Nadu, India.  A. Antony Ravindran, N. Ramanujam and P.Somasundaram. ARPN Journal of Earth Sciences.  ISSN 2305-493X. OCTOBER 2012. VOL. 1, NO. 1, .p.1-5.
  18. A case study of crystalline limestone intrusion and fault zone identication using 2 D ERT technique in Ramco cements, Pandalgudi mines, Tamilnadu. Antony Ravindran and Ramanujam.N. International Research Journal of Geology and  Mining  (IRJGM)  (2276-6618) January, 2012.  Vol. 2:P. 011-015.
  19. Palaeoscars and landslide prediction using 2D ERI techniques in Ooty area, Nilgiri
    district, Tamilnadu, Antony Ravindran A and Ramanujam  N , Archives of Applied Science Research, 2012,  Vol. 4 (1):262-268.
  20. Exploration of Freshwater Movement in Palaeo River and Coastal Environmental Study Using 2D ERI Study in Zirconium Complex, Atomic Energy, Pazhayakayal, Thoothukudi. Antony Ravindran,A and  N. Ramanujam, G. Manimaran and D. Manimaran.  Research Journal of Earth Sciences 2011 3 (2): 57-62
  21. An account of Submarine Groundwater Discharge of SW Indian Coastal zone, DS Suresh Babu , Anish KL Vivekanandan. N.Ramanujam, Natahkiri Murugan and Antony Ravindran, Journal of Coastal Research (International ) 2009  journal ISSN:1551-5036, Published, Impact factor: 0.766,Volume 25, Issue 1: 91-104. 2009
  22. A study of Coastal transformation at Tuticorin as a result of emerged and submerged natural breakwaters of Van Island, Gulf of Mannar. N. Ramanujam and R. Sudarsan Environmental Geology, (2003) International Journal of Geosciences (Springer) USA. V.43 pp.521 to 526.
  23. The provenance of garnet: constraints provided by studies of coastal sediments from Southern India. H.M. Sabeen, N. Ramanujam and Andrew C. Morton. Sedimentary Geology, 2002(Elsevier) V.152, pp. 279-287
  24. Metal concentrations in coral Skeletons in Tuticorin Group of Islands, Gulf of Mannar, India.      N. Ramanujam and Mukesh. M.V. Biogeochemistry of rivers in tropical south and southeast Asia.  Mitt. Geolpalaont. Inst.Univ. Hamburg, 1999. 279-283

(ii).   Publications in International Seminars
International Seminars (10)

  1. Application of Ground Penetrating Radar to detect orientation of cavities and carvens developed due to tectonic implication in Baratang Island, Middle Andaman, India, GPR2012, 4 – 8 June 2012, Tongji University, Sanghai, China. 2012 IEEE Publication 2012, 14th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar.
  2. Characterization of the relationship between the resistivity and gas hydrate concentration in the subsurface of mud volcanoes in Baratang Island, Andaman through Electromagnetic (Terra TEM) technique, 9th Biennial International Conference & Exposition on Petroleum Geophysics, Society of Petroleum Geophysicts, Hyderabad, 16 – 18 Febuary 2012.
  3. Time Domain Electromagnetic (TDEM) technique to demarcate the interface of salt water into fresh water aquifers in consequence to subsidence of landmass in 2004 earthquake in Sippighat region, Port Blair, Andaman Islands, Workshop on Recent Advances in Ground and Airborne Electromagnetic Methods – Innovations in processing and inversion techniques, Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research, Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India, Hyderabad 27 – 28 September 2011.
  4. Climatic Drivers. Tropical Island Ecosystems: Issues related to Livelihood, Sustainable, Development and Climate Change CARI, Port Blair 23-26 March 2011.
  5. Time Domain electromagnetic and Azimuthal Square Array Resistivity techniques to delineate the ingress of   salt water in the submerged and adjoining lands    in South Andaman due to 2004 Andaman – Sumatra Earthquake. Tropical Island Ecosystems: Issues related to Livelihood, Sustainable, Development and Climate Change CARI, Port Blair 23-26 March 2011.   
  6.    Identification of lithological   sequences and depositional   environment through surface level Resistivity and  Self Potential  investigation in Manapad and Neyveli, Tamil nadu:  Symposium on Application of Geophysics in the Environmental and Engineering Problems . Venue: Texas, USA   March- 2009 (International)
  7. Microzonation Mapping to identify seismic hazard zone Community based               disaster risk reduction and training and leaning circle Venue: New Delhi   4th July               2008 (International).
  8. Identification of Seepage points inside Additional Storage Reservoir in SPIC, Tuticorin. Publication on International conference on sustainable water development, Institute of Hydrology Roorkee.  2001.
  9.    Geothermal energy utilization in India, University of Delhi, Delhi, Nov.30- Dec.4, 1999.
  10.  Metal concentration in corals in Gulf of Mannar In Biogeochemistry of rivers in tropical South and southeast Asia. Jawaharlal Nehru University Dec. 1998.

Publications in National Seminars: 48

  1. Application of geophysical techniques to delination of ground water potential in hard rock region kamaraj nagar, South Andaman P. Prasad, N. Ramanujam, A. Janarthana Boobalan and Anil Kr Minj. 3nd Indian Landslides Congress, October, 2012, Port Blair, India.
  2. Shell abnormalities in foraminifera in Andaman Sea an indication of increasing environmental stress. P.Mothilal yuvaraja, and N. Ramanujam. 3nd Indian Landslides Congress, October, 2012, Port Blair, India.
  3. A Study of seismically induced coastal landslides through Eastern part of Port Blair, South Andaman through Remote Sensing and GIS, 2nd Indian Landslides Congress, 15 – 16, September, 2011, Guwahati, Assam, India.
  4. Identification of Minerals and rock roperties through the application of surface level self potential and apparent resistivity technique in Neyveli Lignite Mine, Tamilnadu. Venue: Pondicherry University, Port Blair February 24-25, 2010.
  5.     Mechanism of Biomineralization in a reef environment. Venue: Pondicherry University, Port Blair February 24-25, 2010.
  6.     Study of Hazadous solid waste and leachate plume-groundwater pollution through 2D electrical resistivity imaging at Ambasamudram, Tamilnadu, India. Venue: Pondicherry University, Port Blair February 24-25, 2010.
  7. Foraminifera a tool to decipher the modern and ancient environments in Andaman Islands. 
  8.    Disaster Prevention  Natural hazards conducted   by Indian Chamber of Commerce  and
    • Industries  Venue: Le Meridian Hotel, Chennai  November 2006
  9.    Scientific understanding of Adam Bridge Brainstorm session on scientific understanding
    • of Adam Bridge, Venue: University of Madras   11th June 2007
  10. Detection and Warning System of Tsunamis,National seminar on Tsunami and its impact 2nd April 2005 Conservation of Nature Trust, Nagercoil, Tamilnadu, India.
  11. Impact of tsunami on coastal aquifers in southern districts of Tamilnadu through two dimensional electrical imaging technique, Impacts Of Radiational Stress Of Tsunami    Waves On Biosphere Reserve In The Gulf Of Mannar And Coastal Aquifer System In The Southern Part Of Tamilnadu On December 26th 2004, Tsunami Mitigation Strategies, Bharathidasan University, 25-26 Feb, 2005
  12. Azimuthal square array resistivity studies to detect the active fault zones in seismic area in Kottayam District, Kerala, ”Inter and intraplate seismicity in India present knowledge   and future strategy”, 41st Annual convention Indian Geophysical Union, Hyderabad, 29-31 December 2004.
  13. Seismological studies through continuous monitoring of telluric and resistivity variations, “Inter and intraplate seismicity in India present knowledge and future strategy”, 41st Annual convention Indian Geophysical Union, Hyderabad, 29-31 December 2004.
  14. Impact of Mercury on Global Environment. Trends Environmental Geochemistry: Department of Earth Sciences, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar – 21 & 22    March  2003.
  15. Stability of coastal cliff through geophysical and compressive strength studies in Tiruchendur, Tamilnadu, International Geological correlation programme (IGCP-367) on Quaternary coastal environments: Records of rapid changes, Centre for Remote Sensing, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli - 26-27 October, 1999.
  16. Evolution of Gulf of Mannar and analysis of Quaternary vertical movement through the  beach ridge in Ramnad District. International Geological correlation programme (IGCP- 367) on Quaternary coastal environments: Records of rapid changes, Centre for Remote Sensing, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli, 26-27 October, 1999.
  17. Deterioration of coral islands of Tuticorin Group due to Human impacts.  A case study:  Presented a paper workshop on "Gulf of Mannar" 10-13 Feb., 1998 at M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai.
  18. Geomorphology of Tuticorin Group of Islands.  Presented in the workshop on "Gulf of Mannar" 10-13 Feb., 1998 at M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai.
  19. Geological History and Geomorphic Evolution of Gulf of Mannar.  Presented in the workshop on "Gulf of Mannar" 10-13 Feb.  1998 at M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai.
  20. A review of the geohazard zonation mapping by tree-ring analysis:  National symposium on GIS and Geological Remote Sensing, Centre for Remote Sensing, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli. 5-7 Feb., 1997.
  21. Geomorphology of Southern Tamilnadu - Certain newer observation and their tectonic connection - a review and reappraisal:  National symposium on GIS and Geologic Remote Sensing, Centre for Remote Sensing, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli. 5-7 Feb., 1997.
  22. Edaphic factors -  a paramount property for sustainable development of aqua forms: National seminar on sustainable shrimp farming, Fisheries College and Research Institute, TNVASU, Tuticorin, 18-19 Dec. 1996.
  23. Role of clay minerals in water quality management.  National seminar on water quality issues in aquaculture systems, Fisheries College and Research Institute, TNVASU, Tuticorin 18-19 Dec. 1996.
  24. Instability, migration and stability of Tuticorin group of Islands and their impacts on mainland.  Regional symposium on conversation of coral reef in Gulf of Mannar.  Kamaraj College, Tuticorin, Sep. 20-21, 1996.
  25. Cliff retreation studies along the coastal tract of South India - A geophysical approach.  International seminar on coastal research, Argentina, October, 1996 (submitted).
  26. Sea level variation along Tamilnadu coast, India.  International seminar on coastal research, Argentina, October, 1996 (submitted).
  27. Coastal land slides - an appraisal at Idinthakarai, Tamilnadu, India.  International conference on Dissasters and Mitigation, Anna University, Madras, Jan, 1996.
  28. Distribution of Kankar and its climatic significance in Chidambaranar District, Tamilnadu.  National seminar on Neogene and Quaternary sediments of India.  University of Panjab, Chandigarh, Feb. 23-25, 1995.
  29. The effects of transport and weathering on heavy minerals from Neyyar river basin, Kerala, India.  XI convention of Ind.  Associ. Sediment.  1994, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Univ. of Roorkee, Roorkee.
  30. Distribution pattern of reef sediments in and around Van island, Gulf of Mannar, Tamilnadu, XI convention of Indi. Associ. Sediment. 1994.  Dept. of Earth Sciences, Univ. of Roorkee, Roorkee.
  31. Urbanisation: A threat to coral reef ecosystem, seminar on Urban Environment of Tuticorin.  MIDS, Madras, August, 1993.
  32. Depositional environments of paleo lagoonal system along Tiruchendur coast, Tamilnadu.  IGCP IX Convention, Tamil University, Thanjavur, October, 1993.
  33. The relationship between the grain size and beach face slope between Kanyakumari and Tiruchendur.  X Convention of Ind. Assoc. Sediment, Dept. of Earth Science, Univ. Roorke, 1993.
  34. Development, stability and instability of Van, Koswari, Kariashuli and Vilangushulli islands: A case study in the Gulf of Mannar, India.  Workshop in evolution of east of India.  April, 18-20, 1993, Tamil University, Thanjavur.
  35. Mechanism of heavy mineral concentration in red sediments of Chidambaranar and Kanyakumari districts.  Workshop on evolution of East coast of India.  April 18-20, 1993, Tamil University, Thanjavur.
  36. Deduction of Paleo Sea levels from sedimentary structures and granulometric analysis of ancient Barrier beaches of Southern Tamilnadu, India.  Workshop on Evolution of West coast of India during Quaternary and Modern coastal processes, Goa, June 3-5, 1991.
  37. Model study for short - term beach changes in Kadalkaraimunai, Tuticorin, Tamilnadu.  Workshop on Evolution of West coast of India during Quaternary and Modern coastal processes, Goa, June - 3-5, 1991.
  38. Impact of sea level fluctuations in the Tamilnadu coast and Bengal submarine fans.  Seminar on Geoscientific stu.  In Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea, Calcutta, 1990.
  39. Grain size analysis of Heavy mineral assemblage of Rameshwaram Island, Tamilnadu, India: National convention of Indian Assoc. of Sedimentologists, Dept. of Geol., Univ. of Delhi 1990.
  40. Depositional Environments dynamics and evolution of Quaternary sediments in the coastal region of Gulf of Mannar Lecture series of ICGP - Project 274, Trivandrum, 1990.
  41. Hydrodynamic modeling of coastal sediments using Principal component analysis: Seminar on Recent Quarternary Stu. Ind., Dept. Geol., M.S. Univ., Baroda, Vadodara, 1988.
  42. Multivariate statistical correlation of beach face slope with the mean grain size and other wave parameters: National Seminar on Geol. Ind. subcontinent, centre for Adv. study in Geol. Panjab Univ. Chandigarh, 1988.
  43. Sedimentalogy of Barrier sequences in Tiruchendur region, Tamilnadu.  National seminar on Quaternary landscape of Indian subcontinent.  M.S. University, Baroda, 1988.
  44. A statistical correlation of beach face and mean grain size of beach sediments: A case study: Seminar on Appropriate statistical methods in Research Sciences at Dept., Geol., P.G. Ext. Centre, Salem, 1985.
  45. Analysis of variance test to distinguish the nearshore sediments National Seminar on Appropriate Statistical Methods in Earth Science, Dept. Geol. P.G. Ext. Center, Madras Univ., Salem, 1985.
  46. Beach geomorphology in Tiruchendur Area, Tamilnadu.  Seminar on coastal geomorphology, Marine. Geol.Dept., Mangalore, 1984.
  47. Stratigraphy and Sedimentation of the Tal formation of Mussoorie Hills: Seminar on Himalaya Geol. Panjab Univ. Chandigarh, 1983
  48. Heavy mineral of the Tal formation and their significance in provenance study: Seminar on Himalayan Geology Centre Adv. Stu. Geol. Panjab Univ., Chandigarh, 1981.
Seminars/Conferences/Workshops Participated(Last 3 Years): 
Year Organised Level of Participation Title of Programme (International/National/Institution)
4th July 2008 Community based disaster risk reduction and training and leaning circle Venue: New Delhi Presented Microzonation Mapping to identify seismic hazard zone
Honours / Awards (if any): 
Sl. No. Name of the Scholar Title of the Ph.D Thesis University Year of Awarded
1 Preeja, N.B Fluvial Sedimentology and Morphometric Studies of Neyyar River Basin, Trivandrum District, Kerala. Manonmaniam Sundaranar University Feb 1998
2 Sabeen, H.M Comparative Study of Beach Sediment in the East and West Coasts of India between Tuticorin and Quilon. Manonmaniam Sundaranar University Oct 1999
3 Mukesh, M.V Sedimentology of Coral Reef System in and Around Barrier Islands of Chidambaranar District, Tamil Nadu. Manonmaniam Sundaranar University Nov 1999
4 Arul Alphonse, P Electrical Properties of Rocks and Minerals. Manonmaniam Sundaranar University November 2007
5 Sudarsan, R Tidal Influences in the Beach Groundwater Table and Its Environmental Significances in the Southern Part of India Manonmaniam Sundaranar University May 2008
7 S.H. Mohamed Ameen A study of electrical resistivity and conductance in the coastal zone of Tuticorin Area Manonmaniam Sundaranar University 2010

 

M.Phil Level –Awarded: Eleven M.Phil Student Awarded in Manonmaniam Sundaranar University
Master Degree Dissertation Guided: Thirty five M.Sc., Dissertation Guided.

Projects Undertaken: 

Major Research Project

S. No Nature of Program coordinator/PI/ Co-Investigator Name of the Project Funding Agency Quantum of Assistance Status Report
1 N.Ramanujam Landslide inventory, characterization, detection of causative factors and mitigation strategies in South Andaman Islands Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi. Rs.12,70,000 Two years
2 N.Ramanujam Ground Water Quality Assessment, under Aegis of Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission National Remote Sensing Center(NRSC) Department of Space Government of India, Bala Nagar, Hyderbad. Rs:13,50,000 Two years
3 Principal Investigator Palaeo-seismological Investigations through geophysical application in Andaman Island. Ministry of Earth Science, Seismology Division Rs. 25,24,400 For Three year
4 Program
Co-ordinator
INSPIRE (Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research) for +1 and +2 School Students from Andaman & Nicobar Administration. Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. Rs. 7,00,000 Five days
25th – 31st
January 2010
5 Program
Co-ordinator
INSPIRE ( Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research ) for +1 and +2 School Students from Andaman & Nicobar Administration. Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. Rs. 7,00,000 Five days
2nd - 6th February 2011
6 Principal Investigator Resistivity Tomographic Imaging Study of Some Landslides in the Ooty areas, Nilgiris District NRDMS, DST,
Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi.
Rs. 11,22,800 Eighteen Months (2007-2009)
7 Principal Investigator Experimental Design to determine the interaction of surf zone hydraulics and beach (Ground) water table hydraulics in the natural environment Ministry of Water Resources Research& Development(R&D) Division, CWC, Government of India Rs. 33,55,000 For Two years (2005-2007)
8 Principal Investigator Monitoring of Resistivity Variometer and Self Potential to Reflect the Premonitory Rupture in the Focal Region in the Idukki - Kottayam Districts, Kerala Before Large Earthquake Seismology Division, DST, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi. Rs. 10,07,500 For Three years
2003 - 2006
9 Program
Co-ordinator
Fund for Improvement of  S& T Infrastructure
Level I DST-FIST
DST - FIST
Department of Science and Technology
Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi.
Rs. 20,00,000 For Five years
2002-2007

Minor Research Projects

Name of the Minor Research project & amount Funded by whom Status report
Sl.
No.
Details of the Project Title Funding Agency/ Authority Total cost Duration Place – Status
1 Electrical Resistivity Technique to detect brackish water for aqua-culture research and development Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture, Government of India,Tuticorin Rs. 10,000/- 1 1/2 days Tuticorin
Report Submitted
2 Electrical Resistivity Technique to detect groundwater resources in a site at Peelamedu, Coimbatore Sriram Properties Limited, Peelamedu, Coimbatore Rs. 30,000/- (Oct 2006)
One week
CoimbatoreReport Submitted
3 Delineation of Quartz deposit in Theni area using 2D Electrical Resistivity Methods Private Entrepreneur Rs. 15,000/- 3 days Theni
Report Submitted
4 Exploration of Kimberlite pipe intrusions and Diamondiferous Conglomerate through Electrical Resistivity Imaging studies at Panna, Madhya Pradesh, India. Paddar & Co, Diamond Export Company, Mumbai Rs. 1,50,000/- (Dec 2005)
2 weeks
Panna
Report Submitted
5 Vertical Electrical Sounding and Self Potential investigations at the selected piers of the Kadalundi accident spot on bridge no.924. The Chief Commissioner Railway Safety, Lucknow. Rs. 91,500/- July 2001
(Two weeks)
Kadalundi, Calicut, Kerala.
- Completed
6 Geophysical prospecting of Kankar and Gypsum deposit Private Entrepreneur Rs. 40,000/- 2000
(One Month)
Mela Arasadi, Tuticorin District.
-Completed.
7 A Report on Geological and Geophysical appraisal of sinking of Electrical post at Abhisehapatti, Parapadi, Tirunelveli Dt. Tirunelveli District Collector Nil 1998
( one week)
Tirunelveli
-Completed
8 Identification of Seepage points inside additional storage reservoir. SPIC Rs. 60,000/- 1998
3months
At Industrial Complex, Spic, Tuticorin.
-Completed
9 Suitability of soil condition and water resource INCON, Lucknow based Pharmaceutical Company Rs. 25,000/- 1997
2 months
Theivacheyal puram, Tuticorin District.
-Completed
10 Water resource location for Tuticorin Municipality Tuticorin Municipal Nil 1996
3 days
Vallanadu, Tuticorin District.
- Completed
11 Lime stone grade improvement RAMCO Cement Factory, Rs. 30,000/- 1993
2months
Pandalgudi
- Completed
12 Prevention of contamination of saline water intrusion from the Aqua farm. Tuticorin District Collectrate -- 1992
(3 days)
Pattinamaruthur Tuticorin District.
- Completed
13 Hydrodynamics of coastal sediments in Tuticorin. M.K.University, Madurai. Rs. 6,000/- 1988-89 Tuticorin
- Completed
14 Sedimentology of Rameshwaram UGC Rs. 9,000/- 1985-87 Tuticorin
- Completed
Research Guidance offered: 

Ph.D. Level:

Sl. No. Name of the Scholar Title of the Ph.D Thesis University
1 P.Mothilal Yuvaraja Foraminifera a tool to Decipher the recent and Ancient Environments in Andaman Islands. Pondicherry University
2 P.  Prasad Study of Coastal Landslides in Andaman. Pondicherry University
3 A. Vignesh Study of Salt water intrusion using TEM. Pondicherry University
4 S. H. K. Murti, Application of Geophysical Techniques to Identify the Cave Orientation in Middle Andaman Pondicherry University
5 Swapan Kumar Biswas Tsunami inundation modeling of Car Nicobar Pondicherry University
6 Qazi Akhter Rasool  Tectonic of Ophiolite in Andaman Pondicherry University
7 Janarthana Boobalan Electrical and Self-Potential Techniques to Assess Dam Site Areas of Andaman Pondicherry University
8 Chandrakanta Ojha Flood Hazard Analysis Through GIS and Geophysical Techniques in Mahanadi River Basin, Odisha. Pondicherry University
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