Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India

Research, Consultancy and Extension

The research profile of the faculty is quite impressive. Many of the faculty members received prestigious awards and prizes and recognition.

Four of the senior faculty members (Prof.P.K.Ponnusamy, Prof.C.Thangamuthu, Prof. S.M. Ramasamy and Prof. R. Karpaga Kumaravel became Vice-chancellors of reputed state/central universities in Tamilnadu.

Awards and recognition received during the last 5 years

The research accomplishments of different Departments have been duly recognised and special funding support under various lead-schemes have been received as follows:

UGC-SAP Programme

The following Schools / Departments have been recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under its Special Assistant Programme (SAP).

DST-FIST Programme

The Following Schools / Departments are supported by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) under its FIST- Programme.

DST-PURSE Programme

Under this programme, the university is identified to receive a grant of Rs.9.0 Crore based on the past performance of some of the science departments in terms of high quality publications and impact factor.

Specialized Research Centres

There are a few specialized internationally recognized centres with faculty members and good facilities. These include the Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics, the National Facility for Marine Cyanobacteria and the Centre for Remote Sensing. Due to its international recognition, the Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics attracts regular visitors including top experts from abroad for discussion and collaboration.


The faculty members of the different departments have contributed to their fields of research through high quality publications in reputed international journals with high impact factor.

Conferences and Workshops

Conferences are organized in the Departments regularly and also faculty members attend conferences in India and abroad. The details are as under:

Research Students

There are 318 full-time Ph.D. students and 153 part-time research scholars in the University Departments. The students are benefited well from the good collection of books and current journals in addition to the electronic resources.

Research Projects

The faculty members of the university departments are continuously in receipt of research grants in large sum from agencies such as UGC, DST, CSIR, DAE, DBT, DRDO, IUAC, in the Departments. At present, there are 119 project going on with a total outlay of Rs. 32.28 crores.

Technology transfer and consultancy earnings

Title Department Agency Amount (Rs.)
Clinical Diagnostic Service Biotechnology Apollo Speciality Hospital, Madurai
Meenakshi Mission Hospital, Madurai
Madurai Kidney Centre
ABC Hospital, Trichy
Maruti Hospital, Trichy
Training Workshop Environmental Biotechnology Tamilnadu Pollution Control Board, Chennai. 20,000


Preparation of Land plan Schedule

Establishment of Ground Control Points 22,000
Centre for Geographic Information Technology Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd., Chennai.

Public Elections Department, Govt. of Tamilnadu

M/s STUP Consultancy P. Ltd., Chennai.

M/s Hazma Infracon India, Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad





Isolation and Identification of Value added Compounds during Degradation of Coir Pitch by Cyanobacteria for dry and Crops as foliar Spray. Marine Biotechnology Coir Board, Kerala 7,30,000
Bioactive Compound Testing and Technology Transfer Marine Biotechnology ABL Tecnhno-logies Nicholas Piramal, Mumbai 9,09,000

National and International Research Linkages

School of Physics

University of California (USA), Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (Germany), International Centre for Theoretical Physics (Italy), University of Cergy – Pontoise (France), University of Denmark, Max – Planck Institute for Complex Systems (Germany), Los Alamos National Laboratory (USA), Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Spain), Oxford University (England), Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing), University of Tokyo (Japan), FCT-UNL (Portugal), University of Nerdchatel (Switzerland), University of Toledo (USA), Sungkyunkwan University (Korea), University of San-Palo (Brazil).

School of Chemistry

University de Neuchatel (Switzerland), Frenking-Philipps University (Germany), Coventry University (England) Horward University (USA), University of Manchester (England), Ningbo University (P.R.China), University of Zurich (Switzerland).

Department of Animal Science

University of Kentucky (USA), University of Camerino (Italy), Hokkaido University (Japan), Nanyang Technical University (Singapore).

School of Marine Science

Computational Biology Research Centre (Tokyo), University of Plovdiv (Bulgaria).

Department of Biotechnology

Paichai University (Korea), Bar-Illam University (Israel), Entomological Research Institute (Czechoslaviya), University of Exetes (England), Wurzberg University (Germany).

Recently, the University has established a nodal agency, "Bharathidasan University Business Development Cell" for co-ordinating / channelising the university-industry R & D linkages and several MoU's have been signed.

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