Profile of Dr. K. Kathiresan

Kathiresan, K.

Elected Fellow – 2018

Veterinary & Fisheries

DB: 25-12-1956

Birth place

Salem, Tamil Nadu.


University of Madras (B.Sc. (Bot.), 1977); (M.Sc.(Spl. Bot.), 1979); (Ph.D.(Bot.),1984); Annamalai University (D.Sc.(Marine Biol.), 2005).

Positions held 

Dean of Faculty of Marine Sciences (2013-2016); Director, CAS in Marine Biology (2013–2016); Member-Syndicate, Annamalai University (2015–2016); University Coordinator, RUSA, Annamalai University (2014-2016); University Coordinator, Promotion of University Research and Education (PURSE)  program of Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of  India (2013-2016); Convener, Grants Utilization Coordination Committee, Annamalai University (2013–2016); Coordinator, M.Sc., Teaching Program on Marine Biotechnology supported by Department of Biotechnology (Govt. of India) (2013-2016); Coordinator, Centre with Potential for Excellence in Particular Area (CPEPA) in Marine Biology  supported by UGC, New Delhi (2013-2016); Coordinator, Centre for Excellence in Training and Research in Frontier Area of Science and Technology sponsored by Ministry of Human Resource Development (Govt. of India) (2013-2016); Coordinator, Special Assistance Program (SAP) at the level of CAS status VII  sponsored by UGC, New Delhi  ( 2015-2016); Governing Council member of Muthiah Polytechnic College, Chidambaram (2015-2016); Professor of Marine Biology, (2002–2016); Reader in Marine Biology (1994-2002); Lecturer in Marine Biology; Annamalai University (1985-1993); NSS Program Officer, Annamalai University (1985-1989); Assistant Professor of Botany, St. Joseph’s College (1984-1985).

Research Area

Marine Biology-Marine Botany-Mangroves-Biodiversity Conservation & Management.

Awards and fellowships


NAGA-2001’ - International award (2001); Distinguished Teacher of Annamalai University (2009); Life Time Achievement Award (2007); Tamil Nadu Scientist Award (TANSA) (1995); National Biotechnology Associateship (1989); UGC-BSR Faculty Fellow Award (2017-2020);  Honorary Professor of Annamalai University (2018-2021)



National Institute of Ecology (2012); Mangrove Society of India (MSI)  (2017).



UGC-BSR Faculty Fellow, Honorary Professor, Centre of Advanced study In Marine Biology, Faculty of Marine Sciences, Annamalai University, Parangipettai: 608 502, Tamil Nadu, India


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