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Department of Oceanography and Coastal Area Studies

The perception of whole world is moving around to ocean to utilize the living or nonliving resources and depends to nuclear disposal, defence blockade, satellite and astronauts landing. Ocean is also considered to be the important source for the future livelihood of human being. For to India concern, it encircled in three sides with much exploitation both living and non- living resources. But Tamilnadu exists a part in coastal stretch bestowed with Strait, Back waters, Estuarine habitats and two major ports. In addition to the port development, the possibilities of 4th international canal, connecting the oceans, namely Sethu Samudram, the study ofOceanography is warranted for recent years.

The Department of Oceanography and Coastal Area Studies is the only one of its kind in Tamil Nadu and it was established in the year 1998 to cater the need of manpower in the field of marine research, technology and industries. It is situated in a satellite campus of 13 acres at Thondi about 60 km. away from the main campus. The Department is spread over along the wave front having the facilities of boat landing jetty. The department is provided with well learned staff members of multidisciplinary nature.

The Alagappa University is the one distinctly projecting the oceanography with the real intake of multidisciplinary graduates with multidisciplinary field of science and engineering. The syllabus provides knowledge to the students on biological, physical, chemical and geological oceanography, marine microbiology, marine biotechnology and marine pharmacology with input on Remote sensing, GIS, Aquaculture and industrial application with in the field on environment, resource management and conservation.

Contact Us :

Dr. C. Stella,
Professor and Head,
Department of Oceanography & Coastal Area Studies,
Karaikudi - 630003
Tamilnadu, India,
Telephone : 04561 - 243320
Fax : 04561 - 243320

Faculty
S.No Photo Name Designation Profile
1 Dr. C. Stella Professor and Head, Chairperson
2 Dr. C. Govindasamy Professor
3 Dr.V. Sugumar Assistant Professor
4 Dr. S. Paramasivam Assistant Professor
Programmes Offered
OCEANOGRAPHY AND COASTAL AREA STUDIES
  • M. Sc. , Oceanography and Coastal Area Studies - Two Years
  • Diploma PG diploma in SCUBA Diving –Add on course -M.Sc Oceanography &CAS
  • M. Phil., Oceanography and Coastal Area Studies - One Year
  • Ph. D. in Oceanography and Coastal Area Studies.
  • M.Sc , Marine Biology (5 years integrated)
M. Sc. Oceanography and Coastal Area Studies
Programmes Objectives
  • To provide quality education in the field of Oceanography and Marine Biology to produce skilled manpower
  • To provide academic support to M.Phil and Research programmes of the department in the discipline of Marine Sciences
  • To train the fisher folk community for alternative employment through sea based training programme
Eligibility:
  • The Eligibility criteria for M.Sc.Oceanography and Coastal Area Studies, B.Sc., in Zoology/Botany/Chemistry/Fishery Science/Earth Science //Physics/Agriculture /Microbiology/Biotechnology/Geology/Acquaculture/Marine Biology/Applied sciences or equivalent thereof in the related disciplines at least 50% marks for SC/ST 45% marks
  • Selection Procedure: As the per University norms
Fees Structure
  • First Year Rs 6500/-Second year Rs 5500/- Diploma PG diploma in SCUBA Diving -Rs 20,000/-(Third and fourth semester)
M.SC , Marine Biology (5 Years Integrated)
Eligibility
  • A Pass in Higher Secondary (+2) with Biology or Bio-Maths (with 50% marks for others and for SC/ST 45% marks )
  • Selection Procedure: As the per University norms
Fee structure:
  • First Year Rs 5500/; Second Rs 5000/, Third year Rs 5000, Fourth Year Rs 7000/ and Fifth year Rs 5700/-
Hostel Facilities
  • Separate hostel facilities are available (Board &Lodging) for male and female candidate.
  • Lodging fees payable to the Hostel : Rs 14,000/-per annum
  • Boarding charge for every month will be collected under dividing systems
Syllabus
Fee Structure
  • M. Sc. Oceanography and Coastal Area Studies -First Year Rs 6500/- Second year Rs 5500/-
  • Diploma PG diploma in SCUBA Diving -Rs 20,000/-(Third and fourth semester)
Facilities
Infrastructure Facilities - Laboratories

The Department has well equipped laboratory facilities for Physical Oceanography lab, Chemical Oceanography lab, Biological Oceanography lab, Microbiology lab, Fishery biology lab, Ecology lab, Aquaculture lab and Remote sensing lab.

FIELD ORIENTED PRACTICALS AND SAMPLE COLLECTION
Wet Lab and Open sea farming

The department has well equipped Wet lab facilities for culturing marine organisms like fin fish, shell fish breeding, larval development and related aspects. Since the department is situated in the wave front of Palk Bay, the open sea farming facilities is available and it is more ideal for seaweed, Cephalopod, Prawns and Lobster culture in the natural environmental.

Library / Internet Facilities

The Departmental has well furnished library and Internet facilities and has a good collection of volumes of reference books, text books, current journals, manuals, bulletins and thesis for meeting the information requirements of the academic community of the department and for collection, organization and dissemination of information. Internet facilities are available for student’s reference.

Marine Museum

The Department has well established museum with good collection of rare specimens of living and non- living resources including marine plants for student’s and research scholars reference.

Hostel
  • Separate hostel facilities are available (Board & Lodging) for male and Female candidate at Thondi campus.
  • Lodging fees payable to the Hostel : Rs 1400/- per annum
  • Boarding charge for every month will be collected under dividing systems
Ladies Hostel
Gents Hostel
Research
  • Marine Biology
  • Ecology- EIA and Bio-Diversity
  • Molluscan Taxonomy and Biology
  • Marine Pharmacology
  • Marine Biotechnology
  • Marine Microbial Pharmacology
  • Drugs from the Ocean
  • Bio fuel Energy
  • Marine Bio-prospecting
  • Ecology
  • Biodiversity and Coastal Zone Management
  • Sedimentology
  • Coastal Geomorphology
  • Placer Mineral studies
  • Remote sensing and Geographical Information system
  • Hydrology
  • Crustacean Biology
  • Marine microbiology - fish spoilage, occurrence of human pathogenic Bacteria in seafood
  • Seafood safety-Biogenic amine amines and heavy metal hazards in seafood
Alumni
S. No. Name of the Alumni Period study Designation & Office Address Email.ID
1 Mr.M. Nithyanandan. 1998-2000 Consultant Scientist Marine Ecology atKuwait Institute for Scientific Research ,KUWAIT. Nandan.ocean@gmail.com
2 Dr.V. Yoganandan 1998-2000 Assistant Professor Department of Marine Science School of Marine Sciences Bharathidasan University Tiruchirappalli - 620 024 yoganandan1@gmail.com
3 Dr.M.Palanisamy 2008 Assistant Professor in Zoology H.H.The Rajahs college (Autonomos)Pudukottai -622001 palanisepis@rediffmail.com
4 Dr.M.Kalaiarasi 2012 Assistant Professor in Zoology Meenakshi College, Madurai kalaiarasi135@gmail.com
5 Dr.C.Balalakshmi 2012 Assistant Professor Department of Nano Science and Technology Alagappa University Karaikudi samyasribala@gmail.com

Conducted Alumni Meet
Association
  • Fisheries Survey of India
  • National Institute of Oceanography
  • Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute
  • Central Food Technology Research Institute
  • Central Institute of Fish Technolog
  • Central Institute of Brackish Water Aquaculture
  • Zoological Survey of India
  • National Remote Sensing Agency
  • Aquaculture Industries & Sea Food Processing Industries
Placement

The Alumni of the Department are well received by the institution and industries both inside and outside of the country. Most of the student's of this Department have been absorbed in various research institutes like…

  • Department of Marine Sciences
  • Fisheries Survey of India
  • National Institute of Oceanography
  • Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute
  • Central Food Technology Research Institute
  • Central Institute of Fisheries Technology
  • Central Institute of Brackish Water Aquaculture
  • Department of Ocean development
  • Zoological Survey of India
  • National Remote Sensing Agency
  • Aquaculture Industries & Sea Food Processing Industries.
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