Kural நிலைஅஞ்சி நீத்தாருள் எல்லாம் கொலைஅஞ்சிக் கொல்லாமை சூழ்வான் தலை.       In English: Of saints who renounce birth-fearing The head is he who dreads killing.

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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

The USAB is organizing Placement Officers Training and Principals Meet which is to be conducted by Dr.W.S.Rajkumar, Director, Verbit-E-Learning Solutions Pvt Ltd along with various corporate HRs like TCS, HCL, Sutherland, Sparon, TNQ, Just Dial, N Trust Infotech Pvt Ltd and Manpower Group Services India Pvt. Ltd, and  Ms. Shyama Iyer, National Co-ordinator - Training , IIT Bombay, will deliver a speech on Spoken Tutorial Project – Free Software Training,  on 12th August, 2014 in F – 50 Hall University of Madras, Chennai – 600 005. From 2.00 P.M to 5.30 P.M

UG / PG Degree Instant Examination Results - July 2014

M.Phil Degree Program 2014-2016- Selection List

M.Com (International Business and Finance) Degree Program 2014-2016 - Selection List

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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