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Dr. (Ms.) K. S. Lakshmi

Professor Emeritus
Contact Details
Degree University Year
M.Sc. University of Madras 1975
M.Phil. University of Madras 1989
Ph.D. Bharathiar University 2000
Title of the Ph.D. ThesisStudy of Background Radiation  along the East Coast of Tamil Nadu

Date of Joining the College: 4 August, 1975
Areas of Interest
  • Radiation Physics
  • Nuclear Physics 
  • Mechanics
  • Properties of matter
Projects Undertaken:
  • Background Radiation survey in and around Kudankulam,  a site for Nuclear Power Plant, funded by DAE, 1988
  • Radon, Thoran measurement in dwelling of Madras City, funded by DAE, 1989-1992
  • Background Radiation Survey along the East Coast of Tamilnadu, funded by DAE 1992-1995
  • Studies on Environmental  radiation along east Coast of Tamil Nadu  after Tsunami, funded by DAE, 2007-2012    
  • A World Bank/MIDS project on Environmental studies.                                                                 
  1. Effect of Tsunami on the natural radioactivity contents in the beach sands along the entire east coast of Tamil Nadu State, India, Nuclear Analytical Chemistry, 5th Symposium, BARC, Trombay, BRNS, DAE, 20- 24, January 2014. (Accepted for presentation)
  2. Determination of Radiological and Civil Parameters in Fly-ash bricks for their utilization as construction material, ISRP 2013.
  3. Measurement of Environmental radioactivity in soil samples and indoor radon levels in Chennai City, Tamil nadu, India, Eighteenth National Symposium on Environment (NSE- 18), March 2013.
  4. Estimation of indoor radon levels and absorbed dose rates in air for Chennai city. Tamilnadu, Journal of Radio analytical and Nuclear Chemistry (2012), 293 (2), ISSN (Print) 0236-5731, ISSN (Online) 1588-2780
  5. Radionuclide in Soil of East Coast of Tamil Nadu, Journal of Environmental Radioactivity.
  6. Indoor Gamma Dose Measurements along the East Coast of Tamil Nadu, applied Radiation and Isotopes.
  7. Ambient Radiation Levels in the Environment of Coastal region of Tamil Nadu, Radiation Protection Dosimetry.
  8. Radon and Thoron Measurements in Dwelling at Madras City, India, International Workshop on Radon Monitoring in Radio Protection, Environmental Radioactivity and Earth Sciences, Trieste, Italy
  1. Jewel of India Award – Outstanding Achievement in the field of Higher Education - 2002
  2. Indira Gandhi Sadbhavana Award – Outstanding Achievement and Distinguished Services to the Nation – National Integration Council – 2003
  3. Inducted into the "Top 100 Scientists 2013" for the efforts made by her in the arena of astute analytical knowledge in Physics,Nuclear Radiation  Physics and Environment Protection,International Biographical Center,Cambridge,England.
  4. Sri Sharada Baktamani (title bestowed by Sri Sringeri Peetam) 2012
  5. Rajiv Gandhi Shiromani Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement and Distinguished Service to the Nation – Global Economic Council - 2002
  6. National Udyog Excellence Award – International Institute of Education and Management - 2002
  7. Seva Ratna Award - Centenarian Trust – 1999
  8. Fellow of the Madras Science Foundation - 1999
  9. Bharat Cultural Integration Committee Award - Service as Principal and overall in the field of Education - 1993
  10. Quest for the Best - Commendation award - 1996
  11. Lifetime Achievement Award for Significant and Outstanding Accomplishment and Service rendered to the Nation - United Writers' Association – 1999
  12. Architect of Service Award for excellent contribution to Lionism – Lions Clubs International - 2000-01
  13. Apaara Saraswathi Award in the field of education - Lioness Council 324A1 -1991
  14. Outstanding Zone Chairman – Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of stellar performance and significant contribution to the cause of Lionism – 2000
  15. Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of stellar performance and significant contribution to membership growth through friendship in Lionism – 2000
  16. New Horizons Award – for selfless service to people with diabetes, their families and society in establishing a diabetes education program.
  17. For the Sake of Honour Award - Rotary Club of North West
  18. Lioness Council Award - recognition of the outstanding services rendered to the community.
  19. Leo Council Award - continuous support and encouragement for the Leos – 2001 to 2003.
  20. Indian Red Cross Society Award – for maximum blood donations organized (in terms of number of units) every year.
  21. Best Teacher Award - Lions Clubs International - District 324A1-1996-97
  22. Best Teacher Award - in appreciation of yeoman service to the student community, teaching community and to the society - Bharat Vikas Parishad – 2002
  23. Best Service Award - Lions District 324A1
  24. Certificate of Honour - Mylapore Academy – for maximum percentage of results (continuously for over 15 years)
  25. Melvin Jones Worthy Person Award – Lions Clubs Multiple District 324A1 – 2004
  26. Certificate of Appreciation for Contribution to Voluntary Blood Donation - The Land Steiner Memorial Research Foundation – 2004
  27. Silver Jubilee Award for Excellence – Invaluable Contribution in the field of Higher Education – Brahmins Association, Tamil Nadu – 2005
  28. Exnora Excellence Award – Choolaimedu Exnora Innovators Club – 2006
  29. Lions International President’s Certificate of Appreciation – DC Treasurer’s Forum – 2006
  30. RC Multiple Council Award
  31. Anbu Paalam – Achievers Award for Service Rendered in the Field of Education
  32.  Life Time achievement award for unparalleled services in the field of college education for girls.
  33. Key of Nation Award
  34. District Membership Chairperson Award (Presented by International President Al Brande l)
  35.  Vishwa Seva Lion's Award (Twice).
  36.  Certificate of Fellowship-Madras Science Foundation
  37. Par Excellence District Chairman-District Kolu
  38. Par Excellence District Chairman award-DC President Forum
  39. Outstanding Chairman Award-DC Youth Outreach
  40. Best Service Award(lions District (324A1)
  41. Award for Meritorious Service to Lions Quest-LC KRS
  42. Shakthi Award-Aalayam and Snehidi
  43. International President's Certificate of Appreciation-DC Tresurer's Forum
  44. International President's Certificate of Appreciation-DC Leadership

 Conferences Attended

  1. International Conference on Radiation Physics held in Japan.
  2. National Symposium on Radiation Physics at BARC, Bombay.
  3. National Symposium on SSNTD at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.
  4. National Symposium on Radiation Physics at Osmania University, Hyderabad.
  5. National Symposium on Radiation Physics at DRDO Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
  6. National Symposium on Radiation Physics at Punjab University, Patiala.
  7. National Symposium on Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.
  8. National Symposium on Radiation Physics organised jointly by IGCAR, Kalpakkam and Anna University.
  9. Radon Thoran Workshop at BARC, Bombay.
  10. National Symposium on Radiation Physics at Mangalore University.
  11. National Symposium on Magnetron at Mangalore University. 
  12. Educational management at NIAS, Bangalore.
  13. Educational management at Anna Institute of Management Studies.
  14. Examination Reforms and Evaluation Techniques at University of Madras.
  15. National Conference on Women's Education at Mother Theresa Women's University.
  16. National Seminar on An overview of Semester and Non Semester Pattern held at Women's Christian College, Chennai.
  17. UGC Seminar on Restructuring of University Programme organised at Queen Mary's College, Chennai.
  18. National Seminar on Protection of Patent Rights organised by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
  19. International Seminar on Radiation Physics in Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam.