Kural அவாவினை ஆற்ற அறுப்பின் தவாவினை தான்வேண்டு மாற்றான் வரும்.       In English: Destroy desire; deliverance Comes as much as you aspire hence.

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Employee No:
Dr. N. Rajeshwara Rao , M.Sc., Ph.D.



Office: Department of Applied Geology School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences University of Madras Guindy Campus, Chennai - 600 025



Off: 22202725


Mobile: 9841661017



  • Life Member, Geological Society of India
  • Life Member, Paleontological Society of India


  • President, ISEMMM, Winnipeg, Canada

Projects (Total Projects : 5)

  • Title : Deciphering Paleoenvironmental Changes in Pulicat Lake, East Coast of India - Principal Investigator  
    Duration :
    Funding Agency : DST
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 10
  • Title : Management Strategies in Ocean Herbal Wealth Enrichment - Co-Investigator  
    Duration :
    Funding Agency : UGC
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) :
  • Title : Development of Informatics Databases on Coastal Zone Influence on Marine Plants - Co-Investigator  
    Duration :
    Funding Agency : UGC
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) :
  • Title : Beach Placer Mineral Exploration - Co-investigator  
    Duration :
    Funding Agency : DOD
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) :
  • Title : Microhabitats and Taphonomic Tiering of Foraminifera in the Salt Marshes near Muttukadu, South of Chennai, Tamil Nadu - Principal Investigator  
    Duration :
    Funding Agency : UGC
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) :


Articles (Total Articles: 3)

  • Articles - Regional 3, 
  • Articles - National 10, 
  • Articles - International 18, 

Books (Total Books: 3)

  • Crystallography : Problems & Solutions,  )
  • Benthic Foraminiferal Research : A Global Perspective,  )
  • Climate Change : Chapter 8 in Manual on Disaster Risk Management, funded by WBI-ISDR, under the 3-party MoU among the University of Madras (India) - Kyoto University (Japan) - Middle East Technical University (Turkey).,  )

Seminar / Conference / Workshop


  • National >40


  • International 5
  • International 2 Presided, convened, organized and conducted the Fifth International Congress and Conference on Environmental Micropaleontology, Microbiology & Meiobenthology in the University of Madras, Chennai, from February 17 - 25, 2008. More than 20 scientists and researchers from Australia, USA, Canada, Ukraine, Russia, Iran, and Iraq participated.  

Research Guidance

  • Ph.D Awarded 6
    Ph.D Students 3
    M.Phil Awarded 5
    M.Phil Students 1

News & Announcements

Provisionally Selected for Admission of M.Phil (Human Resources Management) for the year 2014-15

M.L. Degree Examination Application Form - December 2014

M.L. Degree Examination Results - June 2014

M.Phil (HRM) Entrance Examination is scheduled on 22nd August 2014 between 10.00 a.m to 12.30 p.m in the Adult & continuing Education Department

UGC sponsored Special Course on Principals Meet (1day programme) scheduled to be held on 21.08.2014 has been postponed and new date will be displayed in the Academic Staff College, University of Madras website.

MBA (Regular and Self-Supportive) I year Classes notification

PG Revaluation - Answer script for APRIL 2014 examination

Guidelines For Admission To M.Phil. Degree Courses In Affiliated Colleges For The Year 2014-2015

Admission notification  to M.Sc Geoinformatics (Private Study) in the Department of Geography  - Last Date extended upto 20-08-2014

Admission to Online Degree Course on M.Sc (International Environmental Management) by the Department of Geography -- Last Date extended upto 20-08-2014

Academic Staff College  all Courses admission offer

Admission Notification for M.A (Bharathanatyam & Rhythmology) degree course for the academic year 2014-2015

Applications are invited for the post of Venterinary Surgeon in the rank of Assistant Surgeon for the Animal Houses at the Taramani/Guindy Campuses

Format to be submitted by research institutions for Ph.D Program Continuation

Consolidation of Project details sanctioned to department faculties for the year from 2013-14

Common wealth Scholarship in Low and Middle income Countries 2014

M.L.Degree (Private Study) Examinations, June 2014 -Timetable

Post Graduate Programme offered by Department of Geography- Click here for more details

Submission of Major Research Project Proposal

Application and Prospectus for PG / M.Phil/ PG Diploma / Diploma / Certificate Courses for the Academic Year 2014-2015 (Last date extended upto 16.6.2014).

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