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Status of Ph.D. Thesis (Awarded/Submitted/Registered)                                             Updated on 30.10.2018

Ph.D. Degree Awarded

SACON is the Research Center of Bharathiar University, Coimbatore and Manipal University, Manipal
S.No
Name of Ph.D. Scholar
Title of Thesis
Name of University
Year of Award
Name of Supervisor(s)
1. Dr. Umapathy G. Impacts of Habitat Fragmentation on the Arboreal Mammals in the wet evergreen Forests of the Anamalai Hills in the Western Ghats, South India Bharathiyar University 1998 Dr. Ajith Kumar
2. Dr. Prabhakar A. Impacts of Habitat Fragmentation on The Terrestrial Small Mammal Communities in the Tropical Rain Forest of the Anamalai Hills in the Western Ghats, South India Bharathiyar University 1998 Dr. Ajith Kumar
3. Dr. Gokula V. Bird Communities of the Thorn and Dry Deciduous Forests in Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, South India Bharathiyar University 1998 Dr. Lalitha Vijayan
4. Dr. Maya V. Mahajan A Study of The Ecology of select Species of weeds in different Vegetation types of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. Bharathiyar University 2000 Dr. P.A. Azeez
5. Dr. Arun P.R. Seasonality and abundance of Insects with Special reference to Butterflies (Lepidoptera : Rhopalocera) in a Moist Deciduous Forest of Siruvani, Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, South India. Bharathiyar University 2000 Dr. V. S. Vijayan
6. Dr. Rajasekaran A. Ecology and Utilization of Medicinal Plants with Special reference to Select Tribal groups in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve Bharathiyar University 2000 Dr. S. N. Prasad
7. Dr. Sivakumar K. A Study on the Breeding biology of the Nicobar Megapode Megapodius Nicobariensis. Bharathiyar University 2000 Dr. Ravi Sankaran
8. Dr. Divya Cauvery Mudappa B. Ecology of Brown Palm Civet Paradoxurus Jerdoni in the Tropical Rainforests of the Western Ghats, India Bharathiyar University 2001 Dr. Ajith Kumar
9. Dr. Krishnamani R. Phyto-Ecology of the Lion-Tailed Macaque (Macaca silenus) Habitats in Southern India Bharathiyar University 2002 Dr. Ajith Kumar
10. Dr. (Sr.) Nirmala T. Ecology of Bird Communities in Anaikatty Hills, Coimbatore. Bharathiyar University 2002 Dr. Lalitha Vijayan
11. Dr. Mohanraj R. Air Quality of Coimbatore With emphasis on Respirable suspended Particulate Matter Bharathiyar University 2002 Dr. P. A. Azeez
12. Dr. Maheswaran B. Habitat Utilization by Malabar Grey Hornbill at Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Western Ghats Bharathiyar University 2002 Dr. P. Balasubramanian
13. Dr. Mathews Nixon Armstrong A. Population and Resource utilization by Reptiles in Upper Nilgiris, Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Western Ghats, India. Bharathiyar University 2005 Dr. S. Bhupathy
14. Dr. Eswaran R. Ecological studies of Insect communities in Anaikatty hills Bharathiyar University 2006 Dr. P. Pramod
15. Dr.Somasundaram S. Status and Ecology of the Nilgiri Wood Pigeon in the Western Ghats. Bharathiyar University 2006 Dr. Lalitha Vijayan
16. Dr.Debanik Mukherjee Resource Utilization Patterns of Reptiles in the Tropical Dry Mixed Deciduous Forest of Anaikatty Hills, Western Ghats, India Bharathiyar University 2007 Dr. S. Bhupathy
17. Dr. Uma J Vindo Status and Ecology of the Nilgiri Pipit in the Western Ghats Bharathiyar University 2007 Dr. Lalitha Vijayan
18. Dr. Jayakumar R. Heavy metal contamination in the fishes of Inland wetlands of India Bharathiyar University 2007 Dr. S. Muralidharan
19. Dr.Basundhara Chettri Distribution and Resource use patterns of Reptiles along the Teesta Valley, Eastern Himalayas, Sikkim, India Bharathiyar University 2007 Dr. S. Bhupathy
20. Dr. Anjan Kumar Prusty B. Distribution of Select Nutrients and Metals in the Soils of a Wetland-Terrestrial Ecosystems Complex : A Case Study of Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, India Bharathiyar University 2007 Dr. P. A. Azeez
21. Dr. Balakrishnan P. Status, Distribution and Ecology of the Grey-Headed Bulbul Pycnonotus Priocephalus in the Western Ghats, India Bharathiyar University 2007 Dr. V. S. Vijayan
22. Dr. Gunasekaran K. Studies on Taxonomy, Ecology, Distribution and Conservation values of Sthalavrikshas (Temple Plants) in Tamil Nadu, South India Bharathiyar University 2007 Dr. P. Balasubramanian
23. Dr. Anoop Das K.S. Bird Community structure along the altitudinal gradient in Silent Valley National Park, Western Ghats, India Bharathiyar University 2008 Dr. Lalitha Vijayan
24. Dr. Bhoj Kumar Acharya Bird Communities and their Distribution pattern along the elevation gradient of Teesta Vally, Sikkim Bharathiyar University 2008 Dr. Lalitha Vijayan
25. Dr. Jaya Thapa Communities of small mammals and small carnivores in the Teesta River Basin, Sikkim Himalaya, India Bharathiyar University 2008 Dr. S. Bhupathy
26. Dr. Baladhandapani M. Techno-economic Assessment of Physio-Chemical and anaerobic Treatment of Textile Wastewater from the Textile Industrial clusters in Tiruppur. Bharathiyar University 2008 Dr. P. A. Azeez
27. Dr. Dhananjayan V. Levels of organic Contaminates and select Biomarkers in the birds of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, India Bharathiyar University 2009 Dr. S. Muralidharan
28. Dr. Ezhilarasi N.

 

Status and Ecology of the Andaman Crake Bharathiyar University 2009 Dr. Lalitha Vijayan
29. Dr. Manchi Shirish S. Breeding Ecology of the Edible-nest Swiftlet Aerodramus fuciphagus and the Glossy Swiftlet Collocalia esculenta in the Andaman Islands, India Bharathiyar University 2009 Dr. P. Pramod /

Dr. R. Ravisankar

30. Dr.M. A. Rajamamannan Avifaunal diversity of the Andaman Islands Bharathiyar University 2010 Dr. Lalitha Vijayan
31. Dr. E. Santhoshkumar Studies on frugivory and Seed dispersal by Indian Grey Hornbill, Ocyceros birostris in Sathyamangalam Forest Division, Eastern Ghats Bharathiyar University 2010 Dr. P. Balasubramanian
32. Dr. Rachna Chandra Nutrients and Metals in soils and Plants in Araku, AP, Inida Bharathiyar University 2010 Dr. P. A. Azeez
33. Dr. N. Sheeba Ecology and conservation of spot-billed pelican Bharathiyar University 2011 Dr. Lalitha Vijayan
34. Dr. J. Gokulakrishnan Ecology of sea turtles along the Nagapattinam coast, Bay of Bengal Bharathiyar University 2011 Dr. S. Bhupathy
35. Dr. Srinivas G. Ecology of amphibians in high wavy mountains, Western Ghats Bharathiyar University 2011 Dr. S. Bhupathy
36. Dr. Nikhil Raj P.P. An analysis of environmental changes in the Bharathapuzha River basin, Southern India”. Bharathiyar University 2011 Dr. P. A. Azeez
37. Dr. Ramesh C. Ecology of the Indian python in Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur Bharathiyar University 2012 Dr. S. Bhupathy
38. Dr. Aruna R.

 

Frugivory and seed dispersal by birds in mixed dry deciduous and scrub forests, southern India Bharathiyar University 2012 Dr. P. Balasubramanian
39. Dr. Jayanthi P. Organochlorine pesticides residues in the commercial marine fishes of Coimbatore and their suitability for human consumption Bharathiyar University `2012 Dr. S. Muralidharan
40. Dr. Chetan Nag Addressing the issue of taxonomic position of peninsular Indian Hanuman langurs (Semnopithecus entellus) through a multidisciplinary approach Bharathiyar University 2013 Dr. P. Pramod
41. Dr. Dhanya R. Urbanization and environmental transition: A study on the impact of developmental activities with special reference to EMR on the House Sparrows. Bharathiyar University 2013 Dr. P. A. Azeez
42. Dr. Alaguraj A. Organic contaminants in the marine fishes available in Coimbatore and their suitability for human consumption Bharathiyar University 2013 Dr. S. Muralidharan
43. Dr. Nehru P.

 

Floristic diversity, dynamics and recovery of littoral forests of Nicobar Islands, India-a post Tsunami scenario Bharathiyar University 2013 Dr. P. Balasubramanian
44. Dr. Anbarasu C. Avian frugivory and seed dispersal in the shola forests of Nilgiris, Western Ghats, India. Bharathiyar University 2014 Dr. P. Balasubramanian
45. Dr. Ranjini J. Adaptation and tolerance of birds to urbanization – a critical evaluation with emphasis on life strategy Bharathiyar University 2014 Dr. P. A. Azeez
46. Dr. Jayakumar S. Impact of agricultural pesticides on the population status and breeding success of select species of fish-eating birds in Tamil Nadu Bharathiyar University 2014 Dr. S. Muralidharan
47. Dr. Rajan P. Bird community of Andaman Island with emphasis on human associated and introduced birds Bharathiyar University 2014 Dr. P. Pramod
48. Dr. K. Ganesan Comparative study on pesticide residues in select components of an agro ecosystem adopting organic and chemical farming in Padayetti village, Palakkad District, Kerala Bharathiyar University 2015 Dr. S. Muralidharan
49. Dr. K. Santhosh Status, ecology and conservation of Lion Tailed Macaque in Sirsi-Honnavara forests of Western Ghats, Karnataka Bharathiyar University 2016 Dr. H. N. Kumara
50. Dr. Mohd. Zeeshan Malik Assessment of environmental changes in three districts (Jammu, Rajouri & Ramban) representing altitudinal gradients in Jammu region. Bharathiyar University 2017 Dr. P. A. Azeez
51. Dr. K. Nishad Usage and application of real time and continuous environmental data for climate change adaptation. Bharathiyar University 2017 Dr. P. A. Azeez
52. Dr. A.P. Zaibin Insular biogeography of Nicobar Islands from a bird community perspective. Bharathiyar University 2017 Dr. P. Pramod
53. Dr. Jins, J.V Reptile communities of Agasthiyamalai Hills, Western Ghats Bharathiyar University 2018 Dr. P. R. Arun
54. Dr. Ramesh Kumar S. Environmental Impacts of Wind power generation with special reference to birds in Kutch District, Gujarat. Bharathiyar University 2018 Dr. P. R. Arun
55. Dr. Manikandan P. Study on nest tree preferences by cavity nesting birds in the riparian forests of Athikadavu Valley, Western Ghats Bharathiyar University 2018 Dr. P. Balasubramanian
56. Dr. Akshaya Mohan Mane Population dispersal studies of Edible nest Swiftlet in Andaman & Nicobar islands, India Bharathiyar University 2018 Dr. Manchi Shirish S.

Ph.D. Degree Awarded

1. Ms. Aditi Mukherjee Burrow use patterns by terrestrial vertebrates in Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, India Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2018 Dr. H. N. Kumara

Ph.D. Scholars Registered

SACON is the Research Center of Bharathiar University, Coimbatore and Manipal University, Manipal
S.No Name of Ph.D. Scholar Title of Thesis Name of University Year of Ph.D Registration Name of Supervisor(s)
1. Mr. L. Joseph Reginald Diversity and habitat preference of bats (Order Chiroptera) of Coimbatore Bharathiyar University      2007 Dr. P. Pramod
2. Mr. R. Chandran Impacts of environmental education on higher education students Bharathiyar University      2011 Dr. P. A. Azeez
3. Ms. Madhumita Panigrahi Bird communities of Agasthiyamalai Hills, Western Ghats Bharathiyar University      2012 Dr. P. A. Azeez
4. Mr. Kirubhanandhini V. Levels of metal contamination in select species of birds Bharathiyar University      2012 Dr. S. Muralidhran
5. Ms. Suhirtha Muhil M. Ecology of Odonates in the Coimbatore Bharathiyar University      2012 Dr. P. Pramod
6. Mr. Mohd. Samsoor Ali Waterbird Assemblage of Human-Made Wetlands in Bhachau Taluk, Kutch District, Gujarat, India Bharathiyar University      2012 Dr. P. R. Arun
7. Mr. B Shantha Kumar Impact of developmental activities on bird communities along Sutlej river basin, Himachal Pradesh Bharathiyar University      2012 Dr. P. R. Arun
8. Ms. Mythreyi Devarajan Impact of pesticides on select components of a rice field ecosystem Bharathiyar University      2013 Dr. S. Muralidharan
9. Mr. Roy Aditya Ashimkumar Effects of environmental contaminants on ecology and breeding biology of Gyps vultures Bharathiyar University      2013 Dr. S. Muralidharan
10. Mr. Arijit Pal A study on reproductive behavior of Nicobar long tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis umbrosa) in Nicobar Islands, India – Manipal University Manipal University      2013 Dr. H N Kumara
11. Mr. Anoop V. Impacts of Wind power generation on select faunal components of a dry deciduous forest at Harpanahalli, Davangere Bharathiyar University      2014 Dr. P. R. Arun
12. Mr. L. Prakash

 

A study on the flora of Sathyamangam Tiger Reserve, Southern Eastern Ghats, Tamil Nadu Bharathiyar University      2014 Dr. P. Balasubramanian
13. Ms.Divya Priya Spatial and temporal variations of call & song repertoire in Common Iora in selected locations of Westeren Ghats. Bharathiyar University      2014 Dr. P Pramod
14. Ms. Chaitra shree Dynamics of biodiversity in paddy fields: A study of indicator communities Bharathiyar University      2014 Dr. P Pramod
15. Mr. Parthasarathi Misra Aggression and post-conflict affiliation in Nicobar long-tailed macaques Macaca fascicularis umbrosa Bharathiyar University      2014 Dr. H. N. Kumara
16. WG. CDR. Srinidhi S. Assessment of management strategies of bird hazards to aircrafts in select Indian Air force airfields. Manipal University      2014 Dr. P Pramod
17. Mr. Avadhoot D Velankar Population status and resource utilization of Nicobar long-tailed macaque Macaca fascicularis umbrosa in Nicobar Islands, India Manipal University        2014 Dr. H. N. Kumara
18. Mr. Suresh Marimuthu S. Occupancy and Distribution pattern of Owls in Andaman Islands with special reference to Community Assembly Rules Manipal University        2015 Dr. S. Babu
19. Mr. Pankaj Pramod Koparde Molecular phylogeny and comparative phylogeography of owlets in India Manipal University        2015 Dr. Shomita Mukherjee
20. Mr. Joydeep Shil Feeding Ecology and social structure of golden langur (Trachypitheus geei) in secondary forests of chakrashila wildlife sanctuary, India. Manipal University        2015 Dr. H. N. Kumara
21. Mr. Golusu Babu Rao Assemblage of shorebirds in Sindhudurg district, Maharashtra Manipal University        2015 Dr. S. Babu
22. Ms. Aakriti Singh Ecology of elephants (Elephas maximus) and their interactions with humans in South-West Bengal, India Manipal University 2017 Dr. H. N. Kumara
23. Mr. Anoop Raj P N Diversity and distribution of birds in Bharathapuzha river basin, Kerala Manipal University 2017 Dr. P. Pramod
24. Mr. Prathamesh Study on the factors affecting dispersal patterns of the endemic Andaman Edible-nest Swiflet in the Andaman Islands Bharathiyar University 2017 Dr. Manchi Shirish S.

Syllabus & Curriculum

Award of Raptor Research and Conservation Foundation Scholarship  

Wildlife Trust of India Scholarship 

Award of World Wide Fund for Nature-India (WWF-India)scholarship


Students Profile

Abhilasha S. Fulzele
I was born in Nagpur-The Tiger Capital of India. With about 8 Tiger Reserves, 4 National Parks and 17 Wildlife Sanctuaries around my city, I developed an admiration for wildlife at a very young age. I completed my Bachelors in Life Sciences from Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University. I started my volunteering work with WWF. I’ve volunteered with the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) on two projects; one was a study on behavioural ecology of Asiatic Wild Dogs and the other was a landscape level survey of the Great Indian Bustard. I was also a volunteer with National Centre for Biological Sciences(NCBS) for a project on Genetic Connectivity of Ungulates and Small Carnivores in Central Indian Landscape. My main area of interest is animal behaviour and ecology. And I also have a particular interest in vegetation sciences. Since I grew up visiting the forests of central India, I want to work towards conservation of these forests in future.

Deepak Arvind Chavan

An interest and curiosity towards wildlife and nature were inculcated in me since my childhood as I often used to visit the countryside accompanied by my grandmother. I was born and brought up in Pune. I completed my Bachelors in Science (Honors) from Azim Premji University in Bangalore. This is when my interest and curiosity towards wildlife got a form and structure and my mentor Dr. Shomen Mukherjee has been the biggest source of my inspiration. In 2016, I conducted a mesocosm experiment on the effect of Acacia and Eucalyptus leaf litter on life history traits of Microhyla ornata tadpoles. I presented my study at SCCS (2017) and YETI (2018) conferences. For my honors, I looked at the effect of the different amounts of Eucalyptus leaf litter. I worked with Divya Uma on the effect of predatory cues on the phototactic index of Daphnia spp. I interned with Dr. Abi Tamim Vanak (ATREE) on his project on ‘Adaptation of Mesocarnivores to Human-Modified Landscapes’ in 2016. In 2018, I interned with Dr. S. Sathyakumar of WII on a project which looked at the mitigation of human-wildlife conflicts. Apart from this, I did volunteer with rescue of snakes for 3 years in the peri-urban area of Bangalore.

I have a keen interest in ecology, evolution and conservation biology. I am very interested in understanding how environment shapes life-history parameters of a species and how a species alters its environment. Questions addressing such interactions in terms of behaviour, morphology and physiology fascinate me. Conceptual interests aside, I would actually like to apply my research findings to find solutions to habitat and species management issues on the ground, as I believe that conservation should be based on sound science.


Paurnima Vikas Mohite

I was born and brought up in the rural area of Konkan, Maharashtra. Naturally most of my childhood was spent wandering aimlessly in the forest. I completed my graduation in forestry during which I, along with my classmates started a bird-watching group out of our interest towards birds and field ornithology. In due course I participated in the Volunteer Patrolling Programme arranged by Maharashtra Forest Department at Bhimashankar WLS. I also volunteered for a study on genetic connectivity of ungulates in the Central Indian Landscape under Mr. Abhinav Tyagi, PhD student of Dr. Uma Ramakrishnan, NCBS.

I am interested to study different aspects of natural history, ornithology, wildlife biology, ecology and evolution during this course. I wish to conduct research on these subjects and contribute efficiently for conserving the flora and fauna of the nation. I also would like to work in public outreach and conservation education programmes.

My main pastime includes travelling to different landscapes, trekking and explorations, watching wildlife documentaries and wildlife photography. I am a sea swimmer and I also love to play water-polo and badminton.


Priyanka Das

The first seed of environmental consciousness was sown in me with the introduction of environmental education in 5th standard. I did my BSc in Christ University, Bangalore where I joined Green Army, a student movement for nature conservation. Apart from conducting regular biodiversity studies and awareness programmes, we published books on bird and butterfly diversity of the campus and started restoration work of a local lake. To strengthen the footing that Green Army provided, I attended a workshop on rainforest ecology during my vacation, and volunteered for projects on human-leopard conflict, ant-bird interaction across elevational gradient and biogeography of wetland birds. In order to attain a holistic understanding of conservation and ecology, I took a year off and worked on various field projects that involved study of East Kolkata Wetlands, Fishing Cat, Human-Wildlife Interaction and Marine biology. My primary interest lies in human-animal interactions and finding sustainable solutions to rising conflicts.


Sangeeth Sailas S.

I owe my interest towards birds to a couple of seniors and my alma mater the Madras Christian College (MCC) itself which is situated inside a scrub jungle. Birdwatching is something I really enjoy, which sort of drew me towards the field of wildlife ecology and conservation. Since I wanted to contribute to research, I volunteered for a WCS project in Tungareshwar WS, camera-trapping for leopards and did occupancy surveys and call recordings for the Forest Owlet Athene blewitti in Melghat Tiger Reserve for WRCS. I enjoyed and found myself very interested in both these experiences, which motivated me to make my career in this field. I also interned at the Chennai Snake Park and conducted a behavioural study of captive Gharials Gavialis gangeticus to get a feel of doing my own research. Although I’ve had experiences with a couple of taxa, birds will always be special for me since they were the start of this very serious interest of mine. For this reason, I’m sure SACON and my current course are the best fit for me. I have a particular fascination towards polymorphism and acoustics in birds – particularly owls, which I hope to work on later in my career. Apart from this, I’m interested in science communication and theatre and I am also learning German at the moment.


Shardul Shrikant Joshi

I got introduced to nature and natural beings by my father,a keen naturalist and my mother, an animal lover. With their support and encouragement, I went on to do my Bachelor’s degree in forestry during which I also completed one-year online Basic Course in Ornithology offered by  BNHS. My selection for the Winter School in Ecology and Evolution at IISER, Mohali introduced me to the fundamentals of biological research and experimentation. I was awarded the best presentation award at a National Seminar on Wetlands at Christ University, Bengaluru where I presented the findings of a preliminary study on wintering shorebirds in Dapoli taluka. I have volunteered for a project on the genetic connectivity of ungulates in the Central Indian Landscape with Mr. Abhinav Tyagi, a PhD student under Dr. Uma Ramakrishnan, NCBS, Bengaluru.  I also volunteered with the Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT) on their camera- trapping project in Melghat Tiger Reserve. My areas of interest include Ornithology, Biogeography, Paleoecology and Evolutionary Biology. Apart from academics, I also indulge in classical music, reading, photography and sports.


Shriranjani L Iyer

Being brought up in Coimbatore surrounded by the Western Ghats, I have been fascinated by the natural world since my childhood. The earliest memories I have were visiting Topslip (Indira Gandhi National Park) as a kid, thanks to my parents who decided to spend many weekends there. My fascination led me to begin exploring forests using every opportunity that came my way –trekking expeditions, wildlife census, birding, butterfly-watching, insect photography and public outreach. Eventually I joined as a member of the Salim Ali Naturalists Forum – an initiative of the SACON’s Nature Education Programme. With increasing exposure to conservation issues, research projects and interaction with ecologists, my enthusiasm for wildlife and forests naturally graduated to ecological research. I developed an avid interest in bats during my school days and that fascination I had with them continues to this day! The choice of dedicating my life to the study of ecology and natural history was thus a natural transition, I went on to get my Bachelor’s in Zoology From PSG college. My current research interests lie in understanding bat diversity, behavioural ecologyand biogeography.


Subhiksha Lakshmi Maxima

In spite of a city upbringing, my fascination with the natural world began at a very young age thanks to a lot of hand-holding and guidance from seniors in the field, Gerald Durrel’s books and summer vacations spent travelling to wilderness areas across the country. Birdwatching became my favourite pastime since 2009, the year of my first bird survey at Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve. During my Bachelors degree course, I became interested in butterflies and “butterflying” became my second favourite pastime. Subsequently, I got opportunities to take part in various  bird/butterfly/mammal surveys and they immensely helped me to gain first-hand exposure to nature and its myriad ways of functioning. I also interned at ZSI- Marine Biology Regional Centre, volunteered with the SSTCN (turtle conservation) and joined as a Docent at Madras Crocodile Bank Trust. My internship with BNHS at the Bird Migration Study Centre, Point Calimere and the Bird Ringing Project at Lake Chilika, Orissa after my graduation propelled me in the right direction to join the inaugural Masters course at SACON. My other hobbies are photography, reading, and playing piano. My research interests lie in the field of natural history, ecology and evolution with focus on birds, herpetofauna and arthropods.


Swapna Lawrence

I happened to discover my interest in wildlife during my Bachelor’s degree at Christ University, Bangalore. At the university, I found like-minded peers with whom I spent hours observing and documenting birds and butterflies across green spaces within the campus and also the city. As my interest piqued, I used my summer breaks to volunteer for line transect surveys conducted by Centre for Wildlife Studies to estimate ungulate populations in the Western Ghats. After I graduated, I joined CWS as a research assistant and worked on population estimation of large carnivores and their prey using camera trap, line transect and occupancy data. I also took some time off to volunteer for a behavioural study on elucidating the social structure and reproductive strategies of Central Himalayan Langurs. More recently, I worked under Dr. Divya Vasudev on a social survey based study investigating the effects of NTFP collection on Lion-tailed Macaques across the Western Ghats. Among various things, animal behaviour specifically interests me and I would like to study species’ responses to changes in their environment and work towards the conservation of these species.

Post Doctoral Fellows / Young Scientists / Research Affiliates

(Candidate seeking affiliation at SACON without a funded project)

Validity period Affiliation fee       Rs. Caution Money refundable Rs. Access fees non-refundable Rs.
3 Years 10000 5000 5000

    Foreign Nationals

Fee details Amount
Affiliation fee US$ 150
Refundable Caution Fee US$ 100

External candidates for Ph.D., M.Phil., and M.Sc.

Duration   Course/purpose Validity period Admission Fee Rs. Caution Money refundable Rs. Access fees non-refundable Rs.
1-6 months Masters degree Up to 6 months 500 2,000 3,000
1-2 years M. Phil Up to 1 year 500 3,000 5,000 / Year
3 – 6 years PhD Up to 1 year 500 5,000 10,000 / Year

            Foreign National

Admmission Fee US$ 15
Caution money (refundable ) US$ 150
Access Fee US$ 150

Internship Programme

Fee details Amount
Affiliation fee Rs.3,000/- for Indian Nationals (or)
US$ 50 for Foreign Nationals
Refundable Caution Fee Rs.1,000/- for Indian Nationals
(or)
US $ 20 for Foreign Nationals

volunteers

Access Fee Rs. 2,000/- for Indian Nationals (or) US $ 30 for Foreign Nationals

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