Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India


Dr. GOVINDARAJU Munisamy

Dr. GOVINDARAJU Munisamy



Assitant Professor (SS)
Department of Environmental Biotechnology


Profile


Dr. M. Govindaraju received his B.Sc., degree in Zoology from University of Madras and completed his M.S Ecology, M.Phil, degree at Pondicherry University and awarded Ph.D., by Anna University, Chennai, India. He has eight years of research experience as JRF, SRF and RA. Also eight years of teaching experiences as Assistant Professor till date. His area of research interest includes development of Bio-Spatial Technology towards Ecological Restoration, Climate Change Studies, Health GIS, EIA and Urban Ecology. He has ten research papers in international and national peer-reviewed journals and nine papers as monographs in books. At present he is supervising eight Doctoral Researchers and one M.Phil, Scholar. He is the Principal investigator of some of the major research projects funded by DST, ICMR, UGC, and NRDMS for total cost of 75 Lakhs approximately.


Area of Research


Ecological Restoration using RS & GIS
Urban – Bio and Regeneration
Climate Change Studies
Ecological Genomics (Genetic Diversity)
Health GIS


Awards


Award

Year

Country

Agency

Best Paper presentation

December, 2008

India

Centre for Research in Medical Entomology (ICMR), Madurai

Senior Research Fellowship

April, 1997

India

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Third Prize for Best Paper Presentation

March, 1994

India

Centre for Future Studies,  Madurai Kamaraj University

Won consolation prize

February, 1993

U.S.A

New Jersey Tamil Sangam




Honours Received


Honours Received

Year

Country

Agency

Organized Refresher Course on “Environmental Education” as Assistant Co-ordinator

November, 2006

India

UGC-Academic Staff College, Bharathidasan University

Invited lecture as resource person

June, 2011

India

Kalaignar Karunanidhi Institute of Technology. Coimbatore

Delivered talk in All India Radio

June, 2011

India

AIR, Tiruchirappalli

Delivered talk in All India Radio

June, 2011

India

AIR, Tiruchirappalli

Delivered an invited lecture in ISRO sponsored training program

June, 2011

India

Kalaignar Karunanidhi Institute of Technology. Coimbatore

Delivered an invited lecture as a resource person

April, 2010

India

Tamil University, Thanjavur

Delivered an invited lecture

February, 2010

India

Discussed with public in All India Radio

Delivered an invited lecture as a resource person

January, 2009

India

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development

Delivered an invited talk

December, 2008

India

Centre for Research in     Medical Entomology (ICMR), Madurai

Delivered a Plenary lecture

December, 2008.

India

Centre for Research in Medical Entomology (ICMR)

Delivered an invited lecture

May,2008

India

Centre for Research in Medical Entomology (ICMR), Madurai

Delivered an invited lecture as resource person

April – May, 2008

India

Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore

Delivered an invited lecture

May,2008

India

Centre for Research in Medical Entomology (ICMR), Madurai

Delivered an invited lecture as resource person

April –May, 2008

India

Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore

Delivered an invited lecture as resource person

December, 2006

India

Vivekananda College, Madurai.

Delivered an invited lecture as resource person

November, 2006

India

BDU Academic Staff College, Bharathidasan University

Delivered an invited lecture as resource person

November, 2006

India

Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli

Delivered an invited lecture as resource person

April, 2006

India

Mahendra Engineering College, Tiruchengode

Delivered an invited lecture as resource person

March, 2006

India

Adhiyamaan Engineering College, Hosur

Delivered an invited lecture

January, 2006

India

Centre for Research in Medical Entomology (ICMR), Madurai

All India Radio

August, 1993

India

Pondicherry Station



Publications


Journals

1. Thangaswamy Selvankumar, Muthusamy Goverthanan and Munisamy Govindaraju (2011) Endoglucanase production by Bacillus amyloliquefaciens using coffee pulp as substrate in solid state fermentation. International journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences. Vol.2, Issue-3, Jul-Sept-2011.

2. Thangaswamy Selvankumar, Muthusamy Goverthanan, Munisamy Govindaraju (2010). Production of extracellular α-amylase enzyme by Bacillus amyloliquefaciens using coffee pulp waste as a substrate. Biotechnol. An Ind. J, 4(3), 156-159.

3. Govindaraju.M ., Palanikumar.L., V.R.Muthukumaran., P.Visvanathan and R.S.Ganeshkumar (2010) “Pollution and its impact on Noyyal river basin – An integrated approach of Remote Sensing and Biotechnology using GIS , International Journal of Environmental Engineering , 2(4), 414-428.

4. Visvanathan.P., Maruthanayagam.C and Govindaraju.M (2009) “Effect of Malathion and Endosulfan on Biochemical Changes in Channa punctatus” Journal of Ecotoxicology and Environmental Monitoring Volume (19):3 251-257

5. Muthukumaran.V.R., Govindaraju.M , Mohandass.S, P.Visvanathan and R.S.Ganeshkumar (2008) Evaluation of Neuroprotective role of Garlic (Allium sativum) extract and Methionine on Mercury induced toxicity – An Invitro study” Current Biotica, Volume 2 (2), 161-172.

6. Visvanathan.P and Govindaraju.M (2008) “Filariasis Incidence of Thanjavur Town in TamilNadu: An Assessment”, Journal of Ecotoxicology and Environmental Monitoring, Volume 18(2) 167-172.

7. Lakshumanan.C., Govindaraju.M and Saranathan.E. (2007) “Tsunami Disaster in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Impact Assessment”, Indian Journal of Geomorphology

8. Lakshumanan.C and Govindaraju.M (2006) “Land use / Land Cover mapping for irrigation sustainability delineation for Agaram watershed using GIS”, Indian Journal of Geographical society, Volume 81, (2).

9. Govindaraju.M and Lakshumanan.C (2005) “Water Resources Potential Assessment using Geomorphic characteristics for Thoothukudi taluk through Remote Sensing and GIS”, Indian Journal of Geomorphology, Volume 10(1&2). 59-66

10. Lakshumanan.C and Govindaraju.M (2005) “Effects of Tsunami Inundation on coastal Landforms and Damage pattern in TamilNadu Coast, India”, Indian Journal of Geomorphology, Volume 10(1&2), 121-136.

Books (Papers as Monograph)

1. Govindaraju.M (2008) Applications of Remote sensing and GIS to identify the habitats of vectors – An overview published in the book “Vector-borne diseases: Epidemiology and control”, Dr.B.K.Tyagi (Eds.) pp 27-35.

2. Visvanathan.P., Nageshwaran.R and Govindaraju.M (2008) “Filariasis incidence survey of Thanjavur town in Tamil Nadu,India – An assessment” published in the book “Vector-borne diseases: Epidemiology and control”, Dr.B.K.Tyagi (Eds.) pp 231-236.

3. Govindaraju.M (2007) Remote Sensing and GIS Applications for land and water resources potential assessment – A case study In: “Geospatial Technology” Sathish Serial Publishing House, Delhi.

4. Lakshumanan. C and Govindaraju.M Targeting potential Groundwater zones in hard rock environment using GIS for rural development – An integrated approach Mineral Exploration: Recent Strategies (2007) Rajendran.S (Eds), New India publishing Agency, New Delhi pp.181-197.

5. Govindaraju.M and Krishnan.M , (2005) “Land Use / Land Cover Changes and its Impact on Terrestrial Ecosystem through Remote Sensing and GIS – A Case Study” has published in the book “Remote Sensing for Environmental Studies” by Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, pp173-186

6. Govindaraju.M and Ramasamy.A.M.S, (2000) "Groundwater problems and management in pondicherry region, India ", has published in the book " Waste Recycling and Resource Management in the Developing World'', B.B. Jana et al (Eds.),for International Ecological Engineering Society, Switzerland, pp 579 – 583.

7. Govindaraju.M , Bhaskar.G and Nagarathinam.V (1997) "Environmental Impact Assessment of Coastal Industrial Town Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu using Remote Sensing Technique” published in the book ‘Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System for Natural Resources Management’ Jointly published by ISRS NNRMS, Dehradun , pp 269 – 284.

8. Ramasamy.A.M.S, Govindaraju.M and Sundaravel.S.S, (1996) "Human Resource Development for Environmental protection & Industrial Safety” published in the book "Understanding Human Resource Development Basic concepts" B.S.Bhetia and H.L. Verma (Eds) for Deep & Deep Publications, New Delhi, pp 187 – 196.

9. Ramasamy.A.M.S Sundaravel.S.S and Govindaraju.M , (1996) "Gandhian Approach to Environmental Challenges” published in the book`Gandhian Approach to Contemporary Problems", Anil Duitta Mishra (Eds) for Mittal publications, New Delhi, pp 228 – 233.


Research Projects


Funding Agency

 

Title

 

Amount

Duration
(Completed/ Ongoing)

 

NRDMS - DST

Development of Integrated Marine Environment Resource information System (DIMERIS) for Kudankulam Coastal Area – A Sustainable Development approach.

 

Rs.26,98,800

 

2010-2013
Ongoing

 

ICMR

An Epidemiological Survey of Vector Borne Diseases and Control Strategies for Tribal Health Development Through Remote Sensing and GIS for Sitheri Hills, Dharmapuri District of Tamil Nadu.

 

Rs.16, 28,480

 

2009 – 2011
Ongoing

 

UGC

An Assessment of Functional Alterations of Forest Ecosystem in Response to Climate Change Through Spatial Technology.

 

Rs. 6,78,800

 

2009- 2012
Ongoing

 

DST

An Integrated Approach to Develop a Specialised Green Belt Model to Minimise Carbon Emission using Remote Sensing, GIS and Biotechnology for NLC Campus, Tamil Nadu.

 

Rs.25,00,000

 

2008-2011
Ongoing

 

              TNSCST
(Student Project)

River Ecosystem Changes and its Impact on Molecular Materials in Noyyal River: An Integrated Approach of Remote Sensing, GIS and Biotechnology.

Rs. 5,000

Completed




Collaboration


Collaborator

Country

Purpose

Funding Agency

Centre for Research in Medical Entomology (ICMR),Madurai

 

India

Major Research Project

 

ICMR



Conferences organised


Title

Location

Duration

Funding Agency

User Interface Training in Arc GIS 10: Environmental and Health Application, 2011

Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli

 

11th – 15th July, 2011

Bharathidasan University & ESRI

PAMC (Project Advisory Monitoring Committee)

Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli

 

8th – 9th July, 2010

Department of Science and Technology

National Seminar on Climate change and Environment

Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli

 

17th October 2007

Bharathidasan University

National Seminar on Environmental Genomics

Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli

 

20th March 2006

Bharathidasan University



Abroad Visits


Country visited

Purpose

Funding Agency

Duration

Hong Kong SAR, China

International Conference

Bharathidasan University

3rd – 7th May 2011

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

International Conference

Bharathidasan University

14th  – 16th August 2007



Memberships


Member

Country

Year

Life Member (Indian Society for Remote Sensing) ISRS

India

1998

Life Member (Indian Society for Technical Education) (ISTE)

India

2004

International Congress on Ecology (INTECOL)

Australia

2009



Alumni and Members of the Lab


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Contact


Dr. GOVINDARAJU Munisamy
Assistant Professor (SS)
Department of Environmental Biotechnology
E-mail : mgrasu@bdu.ac.in, mgrasu@gmail.com
Phone : 00-91-431-2407088 - (632)
Fax : 00-91-431-2407045