Department of Geography

About Research




Coastal zone management


Landuse/landcover Changes

Urban Geography

Climate change


Research Highlights

Environmental Degradation

Featured Research

Geospatial Technology

   Major projects Completed

Awarded Research Project, “Spatio-temporal Analysis of Dengu Disease and its Epidemiological Characteristics : A Case Study of Madurai City” from Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), Auna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi, Grant Rs.600,000/-

Title of the Project : “A Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Land Use/Land Cover Change and Impacts of Quarry Dumps on Agricultural Land Using GIS –A Case Study of Melur Taluk in Madurai District, Tamil Nadu” Amount Rs. 5,00,000/-, During the Period 2014-2015, Funding agency ICSSR.

Title of the Project : “NGOs in Women Empowerment – A Geospatial study in Usilampatti Taluk, Madurai District, Tamil Nadu”, Amount Rs. 6, 54,600/-, During the Period 2012 – 2014, Funding agency UGC.

Socio-cultural and Ethics of fisherfolk in Tamilnadu-Continuity and changes (With special reference to Thiruvallur, Nagapattinam and Kanyakumari Districts)

Evaluation of land and water resources for sustainable development of land use using geoinformatics: A case study of Tambaraparani river basin. Rs.11,69,800-funding agency UGC

   On-going Projects

Evaluation of nesting ground and breeding season of Olive Ridley (Sea turtle) in the Nagappattinam Coast using GIS and GPS

PhD scholars name list with joining date and specialization


Research Supervisor



Dr. V. Emayavaramban

K. Mohankumar (F9413) –Project Fellow-SERB project-Coastal Zone management in Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu using Geo-Spatial Technology.

K. Karthikesan (F9472)- Coastal resources management in Nagapatinam district using geo-spatial technology.

M. Sathishkumar (P9936)- Part time- Coastal resources management in northern coast of Tamil Nadu – A case study in Kanchipuram district using remote sensing and GIS.

B. Anusuya (P9865)- Part time- Land use and land cover change detection in Nagapattinam district, Tamil Nadu, India, using remote sensing and geographical information system.

Ahmed Amirsha. P. V (F9483)- Dr. Moulana Azad National Fellowship- Integrated coastal zone management: A geo spatial analysis of Kavaratti and Andrott island, Lakshadweep.

C. Renganathan (P9951)- A study on climatic variation reference to landscape in northern Tamil Nadu.

Vinothkanna. S (P3478)- Impact of climate change on agricultural pattern and land use/ land cover in Namakkal district using Remote sensing and GIS.

Dr. V. Saravanabavan

Ms. J. Vimala Vinnarasi Reg No. F8551 Full Time Scholar (USRF-Research Fellow) “Epidemiological and Ecological Aspects of Tuberculosis: A Geo-Medical Study of Dindigul District

Mr. P.Ganesan, Reg No. P9844 (Part Time) Scholar “Spatial Pattern of Tea Plantation Labourers and their Health and Nutritional Problems in Nilgiris District – A Geo Medical Study C.U. Reshma Reg No F9082 (Full Time) Scholar ( UGC – Junior Research Fellow) “A Geo-Medical analysis of Women and Health: A Special reference to reproductive disorders among Working Women in Thrissur district “

S.K. Sheheersha, Reg No F9105 (Full Time) Scholar (UGC – Junior Research Fellow) “An analysis of Telemedicine and Modeling of Telehealth system in Kerala State –Using GIS” Department of Geography, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai

D.Balaji, Reg No F9401 (Full Time) (UGC-MRP) Geo- Medical analysis of Epidemiological and Environmental Characteristics of Vector born diseases in Madurai city: A special reference of Chikungunya

Ms. R. Rahamath Nisha, Reg No: P3665 (Part-Time) “Bio- Geo Characteristics of Dengue with reference to Vector Ecology in Madurai District”

Ms S. Eswari, Reg No: P4632 (Part-Time) “A Geo-Spatial analysis of Mother and Child Health care in Madurai District – A GIS Appraoch”.

Dr. V. Thangamani Post-Doctoral Scholars

Dr. P. Alaguraja: POST DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP, UGC Dr. RADHAKRISHNAN FELLOWSHIP: Research topic: Potential Areas of Artificial Recharge in Pudukkottai district, Tamil Nadu, India using Remote Sensing Data and GIS Techniques, Dt of Joining: 28-10-2015.

Ph.D Research scholars

Mr. Manu.N. Nair: Spatio – temporal Pattern of Road Accidents and Identification of Accident Prone Zones in Thiruvananthapuram District: A GIS Approach, Reg no: F9286, Dt: 05-03.2014. (DST – INSPIRE FELLOWSHIP. (not earlier than 28-02-2017) –On going

Miss. M. Sreelakshmy: Evaluation of Land and Water resources for sustainable development of landuse using Geoinformatics: A case of Coimbatore district. P3945 dated 27-07-2015 (not earlier than 23-07-2017) –On going.

Mrs.R.Saravani: Evaluate the morphology of drainage basins for intergrated watershed management of Theni district using geospatial technology, Reg no:P4045 , Dt: 22-09-2015. (not earlier than 07-09-2018) –On going.

Mrs. Geethanjalai, ``Dindigul district a spatio temporal analysis of land use land cover changes and its impact on occupational structure using remote sensing and GIS

Dr. I. K. Manonmani

Ms. S. Mohana (Regn.No:F8921) A Spatio-Temporal Analysis and Functional Characteristics of Towns in Madurai District Using Geospatial Techniques.

Mr. S. Ravichandran (Regn.No:P3157) Geographical Analysis of Urbanization Process, Problems and Prospects of Karur Urban Agglomeration – A GIS Approach.

Ms. S. Valarmathi (Regn.No:F9288) Spatio – Temporal Analysis of Female Population Characteristics Using GIS– A Case Study Of UsilampattiTaluk, Madurai District, Tamil Nadu

Ms. J. Ramalakshmi (Regn.No:P4112) An Assessment of Environmental Degradation in Varaganadhi Sub Watershed, Vaigai River Basing Using Geo Spatial Techniques.

Ms. P. Deepthi (Regn.No:P4046) A Spatio – Temporal of Population Characteristics and Primary Health Care in Kerala State.