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Prof R Varatharajan

Designation: Professor & Dean, School of Life Sciences

Specialization: ENTOMOLOGY (Insect Ecology & Systematics)

Contact: +91-9629940135

Email: rvrajanramya [AT] gmail.com

B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph. D (in Zoology) (1978; 1980; 1985) From the University of Madurai Kamaraj, Delhi and Madras respectively; PDF in the field of Insect Virology (1998) sponsored by DBT National Associate-ship program at the GREAT LAKES FORESTRY CENTRE, 1998 Sault Ste. Marie, ONTARIO, CANADA

Website: https://www.manipuruniv.ac.in/faculty/79

BIO-DATA OF R. VARATHARAJAN


Name: RAMAIYER VARATHARAJAN

Date of birth: 21-07-1958

Native address: Erachakulam Gramam, Nagercoil,

Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu 629 902

Address for Correspondence:

Dr. R. Varatharajan FRES

Professor and Dean, School of Life Sciences,

MANIPUR UNIVERSITY IMPHAL–795003

rvrajanramya [AT] gmail.com, Mobile- +91 96299 40135

Educational Qualification: B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph. D (in Zoology) (1978; 1980; 1985)

From the University of Madurai Kamaraj, Delhi and Madras respectively; PDF in the field of

Insect Virology (1998) sponsored by DBT National Associate-ship program at the GREAT

LAKES FORESTRY CENTRE, 1998 Sault Ste. Marie, ONTARIO, CANADA

 

Area of specialization: INSECT SYSTEMATICS, ECOLOGY & MANAGEMENT

Academic Experience: 41 years in research & 34 years in P.G teaching

(Dec. 1987 to till date as a faculty in the Dept. of Life Sciences, Manipur University)

Ph. D students guided as of 2020: 18 students completed and 4 students registered.

No. of research projects supervised: 8 projects sponsored by DST, DBT, MOEF, CSIR.

Published 75 research papers in UGC recognized peer reviewed journals [65 in Indian Journals; 10 in foreign journals] (besides 20 articles in Book chapters & 30 in symposium proceedings)

No of Book/Monographs published: 4

  1. A catalogue on the Insect Fauna of Manipur in the Indo-Myanmar hotspot region published by Manipur Biodiversity Board, Forest Head Qtrs. Imphal (2020) 116 pages

  2. Butterflies of Manipur, published by Manipur Biodiversity Board. (2015) 109 pages

  3. Edited a volume on Biodiversity & conservation strategies with special reference to NE India, under the Centre of Advanced Study (CAS) program of UGC. (2012) 350 pages

  4. Thrips (Insecta: Thysanoptera) fauna of North-Eastern India, Silver Jubilee Publication, Manipur University (2007) 74 pages

Made a short film on Insect Migration for the UGC countrywide classroom with the help of EMRC, Manipur University]

Awards & Honours: DBT National Associate award (1995) by DBT, New Delhi and Life Time Achievement award by the Society of Tropical Agriculture, New Delhi (2020).

Membership and other academic/administration related activities:

  1. Fellow of the Royal Society of Entomology, London {FRES}

  2. Coordinator of the Centre of Advanced Study in Life Sciences, Manipur University from 2019 to 2021.

  3. As a Head, Dept. of Life Sciences, Manipur University from Feb. 2008- June 2009.

  4. Life member in Indian Society of Plantation crops, ICAR; National Institute of Ecology-JNU, Association for advancement of Insect bio-resources, Kerala University, National Bureau of Agriculturally important insects, Bangalore, Member in Indian Entomological Society of India, New Delhi and Association for Plant Protection, IARI, New Delhi.

  5. Member School Board of studies – NEHU, shillong (2006-2008 and 2020-2022), Member, School Board of studies, Equivalence committee, Academic Council – Manipur University. Member – Res. Advisory Council, Central Silk Board, Jorhat (2015) & Berhampur (2021-2022) and UGC nominee for SAP programme of the Dept. of Zoology, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh (2014-16); Member – Internal Quality Assurance cell, Manipur University [2009-2012].

  6. Serving as member in the Project proposal screening committee of DST, DBT & MOEF

  7. Served as Expert committee member of Manipur & West Bengal Service Commissions.

  8. Serving as expert to identify thrips (insects) for different National Institutes & Universities besides, adjudicating Ph. D thesis (Entomology) across the country and screening research manuscripts for both National & International Journals of Entomology

 

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