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Associate Professor
Department of Geography

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Present Position
Associate Professor
  • Worked as "Project Scientist" in "Panchayat Level Resource Mapping" at Centre for Earth Science Studies, Thiruvananthapuram from 1991 to 1996.
  • Teaching experience for 14 years at UG level and 13 years at PG level.
Highest Qualification
Areas of Interest Agricultural Geography
Field of Research
Guideship Details
Subjects Handled
Economic Geography, Agricultural Geography, Environmental Geography
Academic Responsibilities Undertaken
  • Was a member of Board of Studies (1998-2001)
  • Was a member of Faculty of Science
  • Worked as UG and PG Examiner
Duties Performed Executive Committee Member of Nature Club
Research Projects Undertaken
Research Publications
Books Published

Paper Presentations
Seminars / Workshops Organized
Seminars Attended
  • Seminar on Women Empowerment at University College, Thiruvananthapuram on 29th March 2004.
  • National Seminar on Geo-informatics and Environmental Management at Government College, Karyavattom on 15-03.2006.
  • International Seminar on Democratic and Secular Education organised by Government of Kerala at Karyavattom Campus from 4th to 6th December 2008.

Workshops Attended
  • Training programme conducted by Rolta India Limited, Chennai, GEOVEC Office, GIS Office, MPA, IA, MGGA and ERMA DM at Department of Geography University College, Trivandrum from 01.08.2000 to 14.08.2000.
  • Workshop on PG Semesterisation in affiliated colleges held in the Department of Geology, Karyavattom Campus on 7th June 2001.
  • Workshop on Census Data Dissemination on 10th August 2007 at Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Three day’s training programme on ERDAS.
  • Workshop on Eco-Informatics organized by IIIM Kerala at Science and Technology Museum, Thiruvananthapuram on 23rd November 2007.
  • National Workshop on Natural Hazards, Disaster Mitigation and Management at Central for Earth Science Studies, Akkulam Thiruvananthapuram during 25th to 26th August, 2009.
  • XIX Indian Geography Congress – National Association of Geographers India at Kerala State Science and Technology Museum, Thiruvananthapuram from 29th to 31st December 1997.
Refresher Courses Attended
  • Refresher course in Geography at Department of Geography, University College, Thiruvananthapuram from 03.03.1999 to 25.03.1999.
  • Refresher course at Academic Staff College, Karyavattom Campus in Environmental Science from 21.07.2003 to 11.08.2003.
  • Refresher course at Academic Staff College, Karyavattom Campus in Environmental Science from 24.01.2006 to 14.02.2006.
Orientation Programmes Attended
  • Orientation course for College Teachers in Multidiscipline conducted by the Academic Staff College, University of Kerala, Karyavattom, Thiruvananthapuram from 17.07.1996 to 13.08.1996.
  • Orientation course (IT Oriented) at Academic Staff College, Karyavattom Campus from 24.02.2009 to 23.03.2009.
  • Orientation programme on the Regulation of Choice Based Credit and Semester System held on 10.12.2009 at Government College for Women, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Orientation programme on Methodology and Common Courses for Restructured Undergraduate Programme in Geography on 15th & 16th of January 2010 at University College, Thiruvananthapuram.

Awards / Honours / Patents Conferred
Membership (s) in Member, Indian Meteorological Society
Consultancy Services