VENU S. Associate Professor

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  • Department of Ocean Studies & Marine Biology (A & N Campus)
  • School of Life Sciences
  • s.venu1974@gmail.com, venusasidharan@yahoo.com

Academic Activity

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Educational Qualification (UG,PG & Higher Order)

S.No Degree Subject/Title of thesis University/Board Year of Passing
1 PhD Faculty of Marine Sciences Cochin University of Science and Technology 2010
2 National Eligibility Fishery Science Agricultural Scientist Research Board, ICAR 2002
3 MSc MARINE BIOLOGY Cochin University of Science and Technology 1997
4 BSc ZOOLOGY Mahatma Gandhi University 1994

Area of Specializaion

Marine Biology, Fish Taxonomy & , Marine & Mangrove Fishery Biology, Aquaculture, Ecomorphology, Coral Resilience, Marine Ornamental Fishes

Awards / Prizes Conferred

S.No Name / Title of the Award Type Name of the Agency conferred the Award Year of the Award Amount for Cash Award

Teaching Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution
1 Instructor (Fishing Technology) Craft and Gear Central Institute of Fisheries Nautical and Engineering Training, Kerala (CIFNET)
2 Assistant Professor Ocean Studies and Marine Biology Pondicherry University

Research Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution Area of Research
1 Senior Research Fellow School of Industrial Fisheries Cochin University of Science and Technology Stock Assessment of Deep Sea Fishes
2 PhD Scholar School of Industrial Fisheries Cochin University of Science and Technology The Systematics, Distribution and Bionomics of Deep sea fishes beyond depth 200m along the South west coast of India

Industry Experience

S.No Designation Company/Corporate Nature of Work
1 Station Master Southern Railway Operating/Administration

Contribution towards Innovation

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Patent Details

S.No Title Status Patent Number Year of Award Type Commercialized Status

Papers Published in UGC Approved Journals

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Journal Name Volume, Issue & Page Nos. Year Impact Factor
1 FIRST REPORT OF FOUR DEEP-SEA CHONDRICHTHYANS (ELASMOBRANCHII AND HOLOCEPHALI) FROM ANDAMAN WATERS, INDIA WITH AN UPDATED CHECKLIST FROM THE REGION Ravi Ranjan KUMAR, S. VENU, K.V. AKHILESH, K.K. BINEESH and P.T. RAJAN ACTA ICHTHYOLOGICA ET PISCATORIA 48 (3): 289–301 2018 0.708
2 Comparison of beach profiles conducive for turtle nesting in Andaman Subramanian Narayani, Sasidharan Venu & Andrea Joan D’Silva Journal of Threatened Taxa Vol. 10, No. 10, Pages: 12337-12343 2018 NIL
3 First report of Tristomella laevis (Verrill, 1875) Guiart, 1938 parasitic on Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw and nodder, 1792) from Andaman Sea Pradeep H. D., Venu S., Sumitha G. Swapnil S. S. and Bineesh K. K. Indian Journal of Geo Marine Sciences 47 (8): 1616-1619 2018 0.200
4 First record and DNA Barcoding of Oman cownose ray, Rhinoptera jayakari Boulenger, 1895 from Andaman Sea, India Pradeep H. D., Swapnil S. S., Nashad M., Venu S., Ravi Ranjan K., Sumitha G., Monalisha Devi S. & Farejiya M. K. Zoosystema 40 (4): 67-74 2018 0
5 Mitochondrial signatures for identification of grouper species from Indian waters Basheer, V. S., N. Vineesh, K. K. Bineesh, Rahul G. Kumar, C. Mohitha, S. Venu, A. Kathirvelpandian, A. Gopalakrishnan & J. K. Jena Mitochondrial DNA Part A DOI:10.3109/19401736.2015.1137899 2016 1.760
6 New biogeographic data and DNA barcodes for the Indian Swell shark, Cephaloscyllium silasi (Talwar, 1974) (Elasmobranchii: Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorh 2. Ravi Ranjan Kumar, S. Venu, K.K. Bineesh, and V.S. Basheer Acta ichthyologica et piscatoria 46 (2): 131–135 2016 0.577
7 Impact of solid waste and ghost nets on the coastal biota of Andaman Islands – an underestimated threat for the Island ecosystem. Rahul G., B. Ganesh, R. R. Kumar and S. Venu Journal of the Andaman Science association 21(2): 229-238 2016 0
8 First incidence of three sharks of Andaman Islands, India. 6. Rajan P.T., S.S. Mishra., Ravi Ranjan Kumar., V.S. Basheer., K.K. Bineesh., S. Venu. Journal of Andaman Science Association Vol. 21(2): 221-228 2016 0
9 Recent sightings of marine mammals in Andaman Islands, India. 22. Malakar B, Venu S, Ojha C, Ram B S, Gogoi N K, Lakra R K, Basumatary G, Thomas L and Nagesh R. Journal of Threatened Taxa Vol.7 (5): 7175–7180 2015 0
10 Bioconcentration of trace metals by Saccostrea cucullata (von Born 1778) from Andaman waters 3. Abhilash K. R., Gireeshkumar T. R., Venu S., Raveendran T. V. Indian Journal of Marine Sciences 42(3): 326-330 2013 0.316

Papers Published in Peer Reviewed Journals

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Journal Name Volume, Issue & Page Nos. Year Impact Factor
1 Habitat Ecology and Ichthyofaunal Diversity of Two Creeks and Their Associated Streams from Port Blair, South Andaman Islands. Arun Kumar M., S. Venu and G. Padmavati International Journal of Ecology Volume 2016(1-8): http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/1649368 2016 0
2 Socio-Economic Status of Coastal Community of South Andaman, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India Aluri Swapna, Venu S. and Divya Singh International Journal of Current Research 8(1): 24883-24890 2016 0
3 Spatial temporal assemblage structure of fishery resources in relation with environmental variables along the mangrove creeks of South Andaman. Aluri Swapna., Ravi Ranjan Kumar and Venu Sasidharan International Journal of Recent Scientific Research 7(2): 8797-8805 2016 0
4 Fish Diversity and Distribution in Carbyn’s Cove Mangrove Habitat along the South Andaman Coast in Relation to Environmental Variables. Aluri Swapna, Santhosh Ram B. and Venu Sasidharan Research & Reviews: Research Journal of Biology Vol. 4(1): 28-37 2016 0
5 Marine Jetties as Artificial Reefs (ARs) – A Study on the Fish Assemblage Structure from Port Blair, South Andaman. Pranav P, Sajin V, Divya Singh, Bitopan Malakar and Venu S International Journal of Applied Biology and Pharmaceutical Technology. Vol. 7(2): 7-14.ISSN: 0976-4550 2016 0
6 Actinobacterial activity of actinobacteria isolated from mangroves of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India Sumitha Gopalakrishnan, Jai Sunder, Venu Sasidharan, Sai Elangovan Subramanian Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 4(5): 230-236 2016 0
7 Hydrolithon (Foslie) foslie (Hydrolithoideae, Corallinaceae) from shallow reefs of South Andaman, India Malakar, B., D. Singh, S. Kishore, S. Venu, and S. K. Singh International Journal of Applied Biology and Pharmaceutical Technology 7(3): 121-129. DOI: 10.21276/ijabpt.2016.7.3.15. 2016 0
8 First Record of the Pink Lipped Moray Eel, Echidna rhodochilus (Bleeker 1863) (Family: Muraenidae), from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. Arun Kumar, M., S. Venu, and G. Padmavati International Journal of Oceanography Volume 2016:1- 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/6098027 2016 0
9 Effect of storage temperature on sensory and microbial quality of Rastrelliger kanagurta (Cuvier, 1816) from Andaman Coast Sumitha Gopalakrishnan, Venu Sasidharan, Jai Sunder, Mothilal Mudavath, Ravi Ranjan Kumar Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 4(9): 468-475 2016 0
10 Interspecific interaction of corals in shallow water reefs of south Andaman with special reference to Acropora species Divya Singh, Bitopan Malakar, Venu S. International Journal of Applied Biology and Pharmaceutical Technology 7(4): 100-106 2016 0
11 Early signs of coral bleaching in shallow waters of South Andaman Malakar B., S. Venu, Divya Singh, Chandrakanta Ojha, Ravi Ranjan Kumar The Indian Ocean Bubble 3: 8-9 2015 0
12 Rainfall Aided Recovery of Shallow Water Bleached Coralsin South Andaman Malakar B., S. Venu, Divya Singh, Ravi Ranjan Kumar and B. Santhosh Ram The Indian Ocean Bubble 4: 8-9 2015 0
13 First Report of Magnificent Catshark, Proscyllium magnificum Last and Vongpanich, 2004 (Proscylliidae: Carcharhiniformes) from Bay of Bengal, Indian E Ravi Ranjan Kumar, S. Venu and K.V. Akhilesh World Journal of Fish and Marine Sciences. 7(6): 479-481 2015 0
14 First record of the reef fish, Lesson Thick Lip Plectorinchus lessonii (Cuvier 1830) (Family: Haemulidae) from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India Jayanthi G. Kumar MA., Narayani S, Venu S., Jayaraj KA. J. Mar Biol. Oceanogr. 4(1) 2015 0
15 . New recruitment of Acropora Oken, 1815 in South Andaman: A proof of recovery of Corals after 2010 mass bleaching Bitopan Malakar and Venu S Journal of Research in Biology 5(3): 1699-1706 2015 0
16 A study on the biodiversity of Snake Island in South Andaman Malakar Bitopan, Venu S, Santhosh Ram S and Prabhakaran M P J. Bio. & Env. Sci.. Vol. 6(4): 205-214 2015 0
17 Ecomorphology of the Feeding Characteristics in Selected Reef Fishes from South Andaman Islands: A Preliminary Study Narayani S, Venu S, Kumar MA, Ram BS. J Mar Biol. Oceanogr. 4:2. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2324-8661.1000145. 2015 0
18 Effect of Tetrodotoxin of Puffer fish Arothron immaculatus on Oreochromis mossambica from South Andaman Saha P, Singh D, Venu S, Santhosh R. Int. J. Environ. Sci. Toxic. Res. Vol. 3(6):85-91 2015 0
19 Socio-economics of fishermen community around the Junglighat fish landing centre, South Andaman – a case study. Santhosh Ram B., Ravi Ranjan Kumar, Bitopan Malakar and Venu S. Journal of Research in Biology 5(7): 1860-1867 2015 0
20 . Food and Feeding Dynamics of Stolephorus commersonnii (Lacepede, 1803) (Family: Engraulidae) from South Andaman. Arun Kumar M., G. Padmavati and S. Venu Journal of Marine Biology Volume 2015 (1-8):. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/870919 2015 0
21 Distribution of cultivable actinobacteria from the marine sediments along the Andaman Coast of Eastern Indian Ocean. Gopalakrishnan S, Sunder J, Venu S. Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 2 (12): 668-682. 2014 0
22 Distribution and abundance of Marine Sponges (Porifera) of two unique study areas of South Andaman, India. Ramkumar. B, S. Venu, C.M. Ramakritinan, M. Jayasingh Asian J Mar Sci. Vol.1(1): 17-23 2013 0

Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Details of Conference Publication Page Nos. Year

Books

S.No Title of the Book Name of the Authors as per the order in Book Publisher Year ISBN No.

Chapters in Books

S.No Title of the Chapters Name of the Authors Title of the Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 Diversity of Marine Mammals of India – Status, Threats, Conservation Strategies and Future Scope of research Venu S and Bitopan Malakar Marine Faunal diversity of India Academic Press, Elsevier, USA 2014 978-0-12-801948-1
2 Distribution of marine Actinomycetes along the South Andaman coast’, In: Perspectives on Biodiversity of India Gopalakrishnan S, Jai Sunder, Venu S, Ranjeet K and Sureshkumar S Perspectives on Biodiversity of India Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action, Thiruvananthapuram, India 2014 978-81-929896-0-0
3 Deep-Sea Fish Distribution along the South-West Region of Indian EEZ Venu, S Ecology and Conservation of Tropical Marine Faunal Communities Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013 978-3-642-38199-7

Edited Books

S.No Title of the Book Name of the Authors as per the order in Book Publisher Year ISBN No.

Ongoing Projects

S.No Title of the Project Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 The Role of Crustose Coralline Algae (CCA) and Algivorous Fish Assemblage Structure in Natural Revival of Damaged Reef Ecosystems in Selected Reefs of Andaman Group of Islands Ministry of Earth Sciences, New Delhi 3 yrs 42,23,400/- 2018

Ongoing Consultancy Works

S.No Title of the Consultancy Work Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year

Completed Projects

S.No Title of the Project Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 DNA barcoding of ornamental fishes from South Andaman Centre for Marine Living Resources and Ecology (CMLRE), Ministry of Earth Sciences, Kochi 5 yrs 35,00,000/- 2017

Completed Consultancy Works

S.No Title of the Consultancy Work Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year

Career Guidance Offered to students

S.No Name of the Scheme No. of Students Competitive Examinations/ Career Counseling No. of Students Passed No. of Students Placed

List of capability enhancement such as Soft skill development, Remedial coaching, Language lab,
Bridge courses, Yoga, Meditation, Personal Counselling and Mentoring etc.,

S.No Name of the Programme/Scheme Date of Implementation No. of Students Enrolled Agencies Involved

Research Guidance - PG

S.No Year Degree No. of Students Awarded Department/Centre
1 2018 M.SC 4 Ocean Studies and Marine Biology
2 2017 M.SC 3 Ocean Studies and Marine Biology
3 2016 M.SC 2 Ocean Studies and Marine Biology
4 2015 M.SC 4 Ocean Studies and Marine Biology
5 2014 M.SC 11 Ocean Studies and Marine Biology
6 2013 M.SC 6 Ocean Studies and Marine Biology
7 2012 M.SC 6 Ocean Studies and Marine Biology
8 2011 M.SC 3 Ocean Studies and Marine Biology
9 2010 M.SC 2 Ocean Studies and Marine Biology

Research Guidance - Ph.D

S.No Student Name Registration Date Registration No. Thesis Title Thesis Submitted Status Thesis Submitted Date Vivavoce Completed Status Date Awarded
1 Narayani S. 31-08-2012 Ecomorphology of Reef Fishes of the Families Acanthuridae and Pomacentridae from South Andaman Coast, India YES 17-11-2017 NO
2 Santhosh Ram B. 19-09-2011 Marine Fish Landings at Junglighat Fish Landing Centre, South Andaman with Special Reference to Fishing Pressure and Socio-economic Status of Fishermen Community YES 19-09-2017 NO
3 Divya Singh 14-08-2013 Colonization and Biochemical Composition of Crustose Coralline Algae and its Role in the Interactions of Scleractinian Corals along the Port Blair Coast, India YES 28-09-2017 YES 06-07-2018
4 Ravi Ranjan Kumar 14-08-2013 Taxonomy and Biology of Chondrichthyans from Indian EEZ around Andaman Islands with special reference to Eridacnis radcliffei, Smith, 1913 and Bythaelurus hispidus (Alcock, 1891) NO NO
5 Bitopan Malakar 13-08-2012 Interaction of Benthic Substrates - Crustose Coralline Algae (CCA), Macroalgae and Corals in the Shallow Reefs of South Andaman and their Influence on Reef Fish Diversity YES 05-10-2016 YES 20-10-2017
6 Swapna Aluri 05-09-2011 Spatial and temporal variations in fishery of mangrove habitats along the South Andaman coast with a note on the biology of Liza macrolepis (Smith 1849) and an overview of the socio-economic status of YES 02-12-2016 NO

Research Guidance - Post Doctoral

S.No Scholar Name Designation Funding Agency Fellowship Title Year of Joining Year of Completion

Financial assistance availed to attend conferences / workshops and to pay membership fee
of professional bodies during the year

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E-Lecture Details

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Details of Online Education Conducted

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Invited Talks in Conference/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme

S.No Title of the Paper Conferences/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme Organized by Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Overview of Sea cage culture practices and applicability National workshop on Mariculture Technologies for Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Potential, Prospects and strategies towards seaweed and open sea cage c Department of Fisheries, A&N Administration and NFDB, Hyderabad National 10-10-2018 11-10-2018 2018

Conferences/Seminars Organized

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Workshop Organized

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Administrative Responsibilities in the Government and Quasi Government Agencies

S.No Name of the Position Agency/Organisation Duration Nature of Duties

Affiliation in Academic Bodies/Societies

S.No Name of the Body/Society Nature of Affiliation Year
1 Andaman Science Association Life Member 2015
2 Society of Marine Biologists Member 2005
3 Marine Biological Association of India Life Member 2002

Participation & Extension Activities (Academic/Administraion)

S.No Name of the Position (Head, Dean, Co-ordinator, Director, etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites
1 Member, School Board in Life Science 23.03.2012 to 31.03.2015 Syllabus modification
2 Member, PG Board of Studies in Life Science 29.11.2013 to 30.11.2016 Syllabus modification
3 In Charge, Marine Specimen Depository, DOSMB, Port Blair 14.07.2015 onwards Maintaining the specimen depository in the department
4 Member, Campus maintenance committee, Port Blair Campus 11.08.2017 onwards Maintenance of Campus facilities

Participation & Extension Activities (Co-Curricular)

S.No Name of the Position (NSS, NCC, Warden etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites
1 In Charge of Cultural and Sports activities in Port Blair Campus 2011-2017 Coordinating extra curricular activities of students

Collaboration with Institution/Industry

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Faculty Development Programme Attended (Orientation, Refresher, other Short Term Course during the year)

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Participation in IMPESS, IMPRINT, SPARC, STARS, LEAP Programme etc and DSF Funding Programme

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Enrolment under ARPIT Programme

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