Kural சிறப்பீனும் செல்வம் பெறினும் பிறர்க்கு இன்னா செய்யாமை மாசற்றார் கோள்.       In English: The pure by faith mean pain to none Though princely wealth by that is won.

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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

Applications are invited for JRF Positions in all Science Departments unde DST-Purse Program

M.L.Degree (Private Study) Examination, June 2014 - Revaluation Result

157th Annual Convocation 2014

Award of Various Endowment Scholarship for the year 2014-2015 (Extended upto 21-10-2014)

Higher Studies & Research in Germany by DAAD

Academic Staff College all Courses admission offer

TECHOFIESTA 2014 - Online Registration

Invitation to contribute research articles to  The Madras University Journal of Business and Finance

Financial Estimate for 2015-2016 - Proposal sought from the University Departments [ DOC Format ]

Financial Estimate for 2015-2016 - Proposal sought from the University Departments [ PDF Fprmat ]

University Examination -  Time Table - NOVEMBER 2014

M.L (Private Study) - II Year (2014-2015) - PCP Classes for all Branches - Notification

Notification and Application for Educational Agencies for Starting New Arts and Science colleges, Professional Colleges(MBA / MCA courses alone), Existing college for further affiliation and for starting additional section(s) in the existing course(s) for the academic year 2015-2016

M.L. Degree Examination Application Form - December 2014

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

Format to be submitted by Affliated collleges/Research institutions for Ph.D Program Continuation

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

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

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