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TANSA Awards to our Varsity Professors
Tamil Nadu Scientist Award (TANSA) 2003 has been awarded to the Professors of University of Madras, by the Tamil Nadu State Council for Science & Technology, Tamil Nadu State Government.
Biological Sciences
Prof. N. Munuswamy
Hony.Director - ENVIS
Department of Zoology
University of Madras
Guindy Campus
Chennai - 600025
Prof. C. Panneerselvam
Department of Medical Biochemistry
University of Madras
Taramani Campus
Chennai - 600113
Physical Sciences
Prof. M.N. Ponnuswamy
Department of Crystallography and Biophysics
University of Madras
Guindy Campus
Chennai - 600025
Advisory committee, constituted for ENVIS Node on "Microorganisms and Environment Management" in the Department of Zoology, University of Madras was held first meeting on 10th June 2004 at 11.30 A.M. in the Syndicate Hall, under the chairmanship of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof.S.P.Thyagarajan. The meeting was attended by the Experts and a representative from the Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt. of India by Dr.Bhomik, Additional Director.
Participants of the National workshop on Zooplankton visited to our ENVIS Node and explained the objectives, services and functions of the node. They are highly impressed with our activities and facilities available in the ENVIS Node.
Prof. Shin-ichi Uye, Biological Oceanography, Hiroshima University, Japan has visited selected South Indian Universities and Research Institutions under the INSA-JSPS (Indian National Science Academy - Japanese Society for Promotion of Science) Exchange of Scientists Programme between 15th August 2004 and 3rd September 2004. He was invited by Prof. N. Munuswamy and Prof.T.Subramoniam (Host Scientists), Department of Zoology, University of Madras and he was honored by our Vice-Chancellor Prof.S.P.Thyagarajan. He delivered a lecture on "Coastal eutrophication/pollution and associated changes in the plankton community" under UGC-COSIST & DST-FIST sponsored programme in the Department of Zoology at Chemical Sciences Auditorium on August 19th 2004 at 11.30 A.M. Prof. M. Arumugam, Head, Department of Zoology welcomed the gathering and introduced Prof. Uye to the audience. Later, Prof. Uye visited the ENVIS Node and appreciated the objectives, activities and dissemination of environment related information to the benefit of national as well as global scientific community through on-line. He is highly impressed the efforts put forth by the ENVIS team for the creation of awareness of environment management and conservation. Besides, he also visited other Universities and Institutions and delivered interesting and popular lectures on biological and ecological aspects of the Japanese marine medusae (Jellyfish blooms) as well as on coastal eutrophication and management to the benefit of students, research scholars and scientists.
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