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Research Center

            The Meenakshi Sundararajan Research Center was started in 2004 under the aegis of the Research Coordination Committee of Meenakshi College. The Center was established with the aim of giving an impetus to research, channelize research activity on campus and to facilitate research projects. Over the last several years, the Research Center has been a hub of activity, with many a major and minor research project being done with funding from the UGC and other Government agencies.

  
  

            Some of the research work facilitated by the Meenakshi Sundararajan Research Center are listed below:

Department of Physics
1. "Background Radiation survey in and around Kudankulam"
Minor Research Project
Funding agency: Department of Atomic Energy (DAE)
Fund: Rs. 54,000/-
Duration: 1 year (1987-1988)
Principal Investigator: Dr. (Ms.) K. S. Lakshmi, Professor, Department of Physics

2. "Radon, Thoron measurement in dwelling of Madras City"
Major Research Project
Funding agency: Department of Atomic Energy (DAE)
Fund: Rs. 3,50,000/-
Duration: 3 years (1989-1992)
Principal Investigator: Dr. (Ms.) K. S. Lakshmi, Professor, Department of Physics

3. "Background Radiation Survey along the East Coast of Tamilnadu"
Major Research Project
Funding agency: Department of Atomic Energy (DAE)
Fund: Rs. 6,04,400/-
Duration: 3 years (1992-1995)
Principal Investigator: Dr. (Ms.) K. S. Lakshmi, Professor, Department of Physics

4. Characterization of Blood under storage by spectral measurements"
Minor Research Project
Funding agency: UGC
Fund: Rs. 74,800/-
Duration: 2 years (2005-2007)
Principal Investigator: Dr. (Mrs.) G. Sankari, Associate Professor, Department of Physics

5. Studies on the Environmental Radiation along the East Coast of Tamil Nadu after Tsunami’’
Major Research Project
Funding agency: Department of Atomic Energy (DAE)
Fund: Rs. 15,00,000/-
Duration: 5 years (2007-2012)
Principal Investigator: Dr. (Ms.) K. S. Lakshmi, Professor Emeritus, Department of Physics


Department of Commerce
1. "Effectiveness of Environmental Management Systems in Industry"
Minor Research Project
Funding agency: UGC
Fund: Rs. 42,500/-
Duration: 2 years (2008-2010)
Principal Investigator: Dr. (Mrs.) R. Geetha, Associate Professor, Department of Commerce

2. "Methodology Issues Pertaining to Provision of Micro Credit and Designing of Livelihood to Borrowers in Tamil Nadu"
Major Research Project
Funding Agency: UGC
Fund: Rs. 5,63,700/-
Duration: 1 year (2011-2012)
Principal Investigator: Dr. (Mrs.) Lavanya Vedagiri Rao, Associate Professor & HoD, Department of Commerce


Department of Mathematics
1. "Socio Economic Impact of TB on Public Health - A Mathematical Model"
Minor Research Project
Funding agency: UGC
Fund: Rs. 40,000/-
Duration: 2 years (2005-2007)
Principal Investigator: Mrs. P. V. Geetha, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics


Department of Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology
1. "Effective Management of Campus Waste and Creating Awareness of Vermiculture among the Students by Raising Demonstration Pits in Meenakshi College"
Minor Research Project
Funding agency: UGC
Fund: Rs. 65,000/-
Duration: 2 years (2006-2008)
Principal Investigator: Dr. (Mrs.) C. Sethukarasi, Associate Professor & HoD, Department of Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology


Department of History
1. "Impact of natural Disaster on Women in Tamil Nadu with Special Reference to Tsunami 2004 (An Explorative Study)"
Minor Research Project
Funding agency: UGC
Fund: Rs. 65,000/-
Duration: 2 years (2004-2006)
Principal Investigator: Dr. (Mrs.) Ashalatha Augustine, Associate Professor, Department of History
Co-investigator: Mrs. P. V. RadhamaniAssociate Professor, Department of History


Department of Economics
1. "A study of the Socio Economic Profile of Slums in Chennai City"
Minor Research Project
Funding agency: Malcolm & Elizabeth Adhiseshaiah Trust, Chennai
Fund: Rs. 50,000/-
Duration: 1 year (2001-02)
Principal Investigator: , Associate Professor, Department of Economics

2. "A Study of Inter District Disparities in Tamil Nadu"
Minor Research Project
Funding agency: Malcolm & Elizabeth Adhiseshaiah Trust, Chennai
Fund: Rs. 50,000/-
Duration: 1 year (2002-03)
Principal Investigator: , Associate Professor, Department of Economics

3. "A Study of  Thiru Vi. Ka. Industrial Estate, Guindy, Chennai"
Minor Research Project
Funding agency: Malcolm & Elizabeth Adhiseshaiah Trust, Chennai
Fund: Rs. 50,000/-
Duration: 1 year (2003-04)
Principal Investigator: , Associate Professor, Department of Economics

4. "A Study of Health care Provision in Tamil Nadu"
Minor Research Project
Funding agency: Malcolm & Elizabeth Adhiseshaiah Trust, Chennai
Fund: Rs. 50,000/-
Duration: 1 year (2004-05)
Principal Investigator: , Associate Professor, Department of Economics

5. "Status of Infrastructural Facilities in neighbourhood development – A Case    Study of   Kodambakkam and Vadapalani"
Minor Research Project
Funding agency: Malcolm & Elizabeth Adhiseshaiah Trust, Chennai
Fund: Rs. 50,000/-
Duration: 1 year (2005-06)
Principal Investigator: , Associate Professor, Department of Economics

6. "A Study on the Status of Elderly in India"
Minor Research Project
Funding agency: Malcolm & Elizabeth Adhiseshaiah Trust, Chennai
Fund: Rs. 35,000/-
Duration: 1 year (2006-07)
Principal Investigator: , Associate Professor, Department of Economics

7. "A Study on the Impact of Students’ Socio Economic Background on Educational Attainment"
Minor Research Project
Funding agency: Malcolm & Elizabeth Adhiseshaiah Trust, Chennai
Fund: Rs. 15,000/-
Duration: 1 year (2007-08)
Principal Investigator: , Associate Professor, Department of Economics

8. "Environmental Policy For Water Pollution Abatement – An Asian Perspective"
Minor Research Project
Funding agency: UGC
Fund: Rs. 70,000/-
Duration: 2 years (2007-09)
Principal Investigator: Dr. (Ms.) M. Karpagam, Associate Professor and HoD, Department of Economics