Department of Marine and Coastal Studies

  A Centre for Marine and Coastal Studies (CMCS) was instituted in 1998 for the establishment of a Marine Field Research facility at Pudumadam, a coastal village in Ramnad District. The university has received 6 acres of coastal Patta land by way of donation and One acre Seven cents by way of purchase from the local people to establish this centre. The Centre was upgraded to the Department of Marine and Coastal Studies from October 2009. Through MoES-ICMAM funding, the department established a Marine Ecotoxicology Research Laboratory at Pudumadam during X Plan period as a National Research Facility for carrying out the Marine Ecotoxicological Studies for the Derivation of Seawater Quality Criteria. The Department is well equipped with Marine Underwater (SCUBA) Diving facility.

Marine Field Research and Marine Ecotoxicology Laboratory facilities at Pudumadam

Analytical Lab
Research Laboratory

PG & Research Students under SCUBA Diving

Studetns undergone Snokeling and SCUBA Diving during field visit


Seawater Pump house with storage facility
FRP Boat
Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (UWROV)
Marine Genomics Laboratory
Marine Genomics Laboratory
MMarine Ecotoxicology Laboratory
Marine Ecotoxicology Laboratory
Underwater Camera

SCUBVA Compressor
Cylinders & other equipments
Cylinders & other equipments
Library at Pudumadam