Elected Fellow – 2007
Basic Sciences: Environmental SciencesDB: 09-03-1959
Sivakasi, Virudhunagar District, Tamil Nadu, India
Educated at School of Energy, Environment and Natural Resources, Madurai; Kamaraj University, India, 2003 (D.Sc. (Environment); Department of Energy, University of Ancona, Italy,1996-98 (PDF); School of Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj , University, India,1988. Ph.D. (Environment).
Vice-Chancellor, Periyar University, Salem (2010); Director, Centre for Biodiversity and Forest Studies, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai (2001 to till date); Professor & Head, School of Energy, Environment and Natural Resources, Madurai, Kamaraj University, Madurai (2004 to till date); Expert member - Man and Biosphere programme (MAB), Government of India, New Delhi (2007-2010).
Forest Ecosystem, Biodiversity Conservation, Ecosystem development and afforestation, Global Climate Change, Sustainable Energy Production
Awards and fellowships
Prestigious Member - The New York Academy of Sciences, USA (1996); Prestigious Member- International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources [IUCN] Switzerland; ICTP fellowship, Italy (1997).
Vice-Chancellor, Periyar University, Salem- 636 011, Tamil Nadu, India
2/133, “Sakthi Kudil”, Palkalai Nagar East, North 1st Street, Palkalai Nagar, Madurai – 625 021, Tamil Nadu.