Excellence in Action
The perception of whole world is moving around to ocean to utilize the living or non-living 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 SethuSamudram, the study of Oceanography is warranted for recent
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 to the requirement of manpower generation in the field of marine research, technology and industries. The field centre is situated in a satellite campus extending over 13 acres at Thondi about 60 km away from the main campus. The department is spread along the wave front having the facility of boat landing jetty. The department has talented, motivated and well-trained staff members with expertise on multi-disciplinary aspects. Our university is distinctly projecting oceanography as the course admitting graduates from various disciplines so that the country will have skilled manpower to concentrate on the future requirements in the sphere of marine science and marine engineering. Thesyllabus been structured in such a way that it imparts knowledge to the students on geological, physical, chemical and biological
oceanography, marine biotechnology, marine microbiology, and marine pharmacology with input on Remote Sensing, GIS, Aquaculture and industrial application, environment, resource management and conservation. The department has published more than 250 research papers in SCI journals since its inception. The department has been nationally recognised by various funding agencies through the schemes such as UGC-SAP(Level I, Phase I 2016-2021and DST-FIST (Level I, Phase I 2018-2023).
Dr. C. Stella,
Professor and Head,
School of Marine Sciences
Department of Oceanography & Coastal Area Studies,
Thondi Campus, Thondi - 623409 / Karaikudi - 630003
Mobile : 9443212812;9500279997
Telephone : 04561 - 243320
Fax : 04561 - 243320
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
OCAS Journal - Vol.2
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Ocean Bulletin - [January-March 2017]
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