LASITHA S. Assistant Professor

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  • Department of Earth Sciences
  • School of Physical, Chemical & Applied Sciences
  • lasitha_s@yahoo.com

Academic Activity

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Educational Qualification (UG,PG & Higher Order)

S.No Degree Subject/Title of thesis University/Board Year of Passing
1 Ph.D Geophysics Cochin University of Science and Technology 2007
2 MSC(Tech) Marine Geophysics Cochin University of Science and Technology 2001
3 B Sc Physics Mahatma Gandhi University 1997

Area of Specializaion

GEOPHYSICS

Awards / Prizes Conferred

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Teaching Experience

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1 Assistant Professor Earth Sciences Pondicherry University

Research Experience

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1 Research Scientist National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research, Goa NCAOR, Goa Geosciences
2 CSIR-SRF Marine Geology and Geophysics Cochin University of Science and Technology Geophyics
3 CSIR-JRF Marine Geology and Geophysics Cochin University of Science and Technology Geophyics
4 Assistant Professor Earth Sciences Pondicherry University Geophyics

Industry Experience

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Contribution towards Innovation

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Patent Details

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Papers Published in UGC Approved Journals

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Journal Name Volume, Issue & Page Nos. Year Impact Factor
1 Changes in the moment rate and the long term seismic deformation pattern: Before and after 26 Dec 2004 earthquake S. Lasitha Journal of Indian Geophysical Union v.19, no.2, pp:190-199 2015 0
2 Methane Hydrates: A Global Environmental Concern Shinu N , S.Lasitha Disaster advances Vol. 8, N o.9, 18-25 2015 0.19
3 Seismotectonics of the lithospheric Subduction in the Esatern Indian Ocean S. Lasitha Disaster advances Vol. 7, no.11,pp.57-68 2014 0.19
4 Seismicity, Gravity Anomalies and Lithospheric Structure of the Andaman Arc, NE Indian Ocean Radhakrishna, M., Lasitha, S., Mukhopadhyay,M Tectonophysics doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2008.08.021 2008 2.686
5 Seismically active deformation in the Sumatra– Java trench-arc region: geodynamic implications S. Lasitha, M. Radhakrishna and T. D. Sanu Current Science VOL. 90, NO. 5,690-696 2006 0.843
6 Preliminary results of a recent cruise to the Northern Central Indian Ridge. International research: Indian Ridge Drolia et al Inter ridge news vol.11 (1), 43-46 2002 0

Papers Published in Peer Reviewed Journals

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Journal Name Volume, Issue & Page Nos. Year Impact Factor
1 Geophysical evidence for marine prolongation of the Palghat-Cauvery shear system into the offshore Cauvery basin, Eastern continental margin of India S. Lasitha: Twinkle,D; JOhn Kurian, P; Harikrishnan, P R Journal of Asian Earth Sciences https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jseaes.2019.103981 2019 2.76
2 Changes in the moment rate and the long term seismic deformation pattern: Before and after 26 Dec 2004 earthquake S. Lasitha Journal of Indian Geophysical Union v.19, no.2, pp:190-199 2015 0
3 Methane Hydrates: A Global Environmental Concern Shinu N , S.Lasitha Disaster advances Vol. 8, N o.9, 18-25 2015 0.19
4 Seismotectonics of the lithospheric Subduction in the Esatern Indian Ocean S. Lasitha Disaster advances Vol. 7, no.11,pp.57-68 2014 0.19
5 Seismicity, Gravity Anomalies and Lithospheric Structure of the Andaman Arc, NE Indian Ocean • Radhakrishna, M., Lasitha, S., Mukhopadhyay,M Tectonophysics doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2008.08.021 2008 2.686
6 Seismically active deformation in the Sumatra– Java trench-arc region: geodynamic implications S. Lasitha, M. Radhakrishna and T. D. Sanu Current Science VOL. 90, NO. 5,690-696 2006 0.843
7 Preliminary results of a recent cruise to the Northern Central Indian Ridge. International research: Indian Ridge Drolia et al Inter ridge news vol.11 (1), 43-46 2002 0

Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

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Books

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Chapters in Books

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Edited Books

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Ongoing Projects

S.No Title of the Project Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 TECTONICS OF SOUTHERN GRANULITE TERRAIN OF SOUTH INDIA BASED ON INTEGRATED GEOPHYSICAL, STRUCTURAL AND REMOTE SENSING STUDY DST-SERB 3 years 41.7 2018
2 CO- PI for the project :Methodology Development for Exploring Precious metals (Gold) Using Imaging Spectroscopic Technique DST(NISA) 2016-19 36.97 2016

Ongoing Consultancy Works

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Completed Projects

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Completed Consultancy Works

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Career Guidance Offered to students

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List of capability enhancement such as Soft skill development, Remedial coaching, Language lab,
Bridge courses, Yoga, Meditation, Personal Counselling and Mentoring etc.,

S.No Name of the Programme/Scheme Date of Implementation No. of Students Enrolled Agencies Involved

Research Guidance - PG

S.No Year Degree No. of Students Awarded Department/Centre
1 2020 M.SC 3 Earth Sciences
2 2019 M.SC 1 Earth Sciences
3 2018 M.SC 1 Earth Sciences
4 2017 M.SC 3 Earth Sciences
5 2016 M.SC 3 Earth Sciences
6 2016 M.TECH 2 Earth Sciences
7 2015 M.TECH 1 Earth Sciences
8 2015 M.SC 2 Earth Sciences
9 2014 M.TECH 1 Earth Sciences
10 2014 M.SC 2 Earth Sciences
11 2013 M.SC 2 Earth Sciences

Research Guidance - Ph.D

S.No Student Name Registration Date Registration No. Thesis Title Thesis Submitted Status Thesis Submitted Date Vivavoce Completed Status Date Awarded
1 Harikrishnan P R 21-09-2016 20161110006 Ground magnetic studies-Salem NO NO
2 Akhil S Susheel 14-08-2017 20171110004 southern Granulite terrain NO NO
3 Menta Naresh 2019-08-08 1900110005 Geophysics NO NO

Research Guidance - Post Doctoral

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Financial assistance availed to attend conferences / workshops and to pay membership fee
of professional bodies during the year

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E-Lecture Details

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Details of Online Education Conducted

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Invited Talks in Conference/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme

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Conferences/Seminars Organized

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Workshop Organized

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Administrative Responsibilities in the Government and Quasi Government Agencies

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Affiliation in Academic Bodies/Societies

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Participation & Extension Activities (Academic/Administraion)

S.No Name of the Position (Head, Dean, Co-ordinator, Director, etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites
1 Co-ordinator, Day care Centre and pre primary school, Pondicherry University 2016-2017 Plan, organize, and direct developmental programs and activities for the children of staff of Pondicherry University,implement policies and procedures relating to the care, training and development of children
2 Member, school board, SPCAS 3 years --
3 Purchase committee member, Dept. Of Earth Sciences. Pondicherry University 2018- --
4 Member, Women cell, Pondicherry University 2019- --

Participation & Extension Activities (Co-Curricular)

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Collaboration with Institution/Industry

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Faculty Development Programme Attended (Orientation, Refresher, other Short Term Course during the year)

S.No Title of the FDP Organiser Venue Duration From Date To Date Year
1 FDP on managing online classes and co creating MOOCs MHRD Taeching Learning Centre,Ramanujan College, New Delhi online 14 days 18.05.2020 03.06.2020 2020
2 Course on Marine Geology and Geophysics GSITI, Hyderabad Online 7 days 17.06.2020 23.062020 2020
3 Referesher Course in Environmental Sciences UGC-HRDC Pondicherry University 14 days 21.08.2019 03.09.2019 2019
4 Refresher Course in Woman Studies UGC-ASC Pondicherry University 21 days 07.02.2014 27.02.2014 2014
5 107th Orientation Course UGC-ASC Pondicherry University 28 days 15.11.2011 12.12.2011 2011

Details of Executive Development Prog/Management Development Prog. conducted

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Participation in IMPESS, IMPRINT, SPARC, STARS, LEAP Programme etc and DSF Funding Programme

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Enrolment under ARPIT Programme

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