BALAJI S. Associate Professor

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  • Department of Coastal Disaster Management (A & N Campus)
  • School of Physical, Chemical & Applied Sciences
  • drbalaji64@gmail.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 Ph.D EARTH SCIENCE/STRUCTURE & TECTONICS OF NORTHERN TAMIL NADU, INDIA THROUGH INTEGRATED REMOTE SENSING BHARATHIDASAN UNIVERSITY 1995
2 M.SC GEOLOGY UNIVERSITY OF MADRAS 1988
3 B.SC GEOLOGY BHARATHIDASAN UNIVERSITY 1985

Area of Specializaion

Disaster Management, Active Tectonics, Hydrogeophysics

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
1 Best Teacher Award REGIONAL Pondicherry University 2018 Nil
2 National Essay Competition on Water NATIONAL Ministry of Water Resources, Central Ground Water Board 2016 Rs.75,000
3 Best Teacher Award REGIONAL Pondicherry University 2013 Nil
4 William Greenwood Memorial Scholarship Fund INTERNATIONAL Association of Geoscientists for International Development 1994 $150
5 National Talent Scholarship NATIONAL Government of India 1977 500 per annum

Teaching Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution
1 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (STAGE 1) COASTAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT PONDICHERRY UNIVERSITY
2 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (STAGE 2) COASTAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT PONDICHERRY UNIVERSITY
3 Assistant Professor (Stage 3) Coastal Disaster Management Pondicherry University
4 ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (Stage 4) Coastal Disaster Management Pondicherry University

Research Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution Area of Research
1 JRF EARTH SCIENCE/REMOTE SENSING BHARATHIDASAN UNIVERSITY STRUCTURE & TECTONICS
2 RESEARCH ASSOCIATE EARTH SCIENCE/REMOTE SENSING BHARATHIDASAN UNIVERSITY STRUCTURE & TECTONICS
3 ASSISTANT GEOPHYSICIST CENTRAL GROUND WATER BOARD MINISTRY OF WATER RESOURCES GEOPHYSICS
4 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (STAGE 1) COASTAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT PONDICHERRY UNIVERSITY DISASTER MANAGEMENT, STRUCTURE & TECTONICS, HYDROGEOPHYSICS
5 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (STAGE 2) COASTAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT PONDICHERRY UNIVERSITY DISASTER MANAGEMENT, STRUCTURE & TECTONICS, HYDROGEOPHYSICS
6 Assistant Professor (S3) COASTAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT PONDICHERRY UNIVERSITY DISASTER MANAGEMENT, ACTIVE TECTONICS, HYDROGEOPHYSICS
7 ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (S4) COASTAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT PONDICHERRY UNIVERSITY DISASTER MANAGEMENT, ACTIVE TECTONICS,HYDROGEOPHYSICS

Industry Experience

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Contribution towards Innovation

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Patent Details

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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 Flood Inundation Mapping Using Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Data and Its Impact on Land Use Land Cover (LULC) A Case Study of Kerala Flood 2018, Ind Maniruzzman SK, Balaji, S Disaster Advance pp. 2020 0.5
2 Cyclone Lahar and its associated wave characteristics with special reference to Andaman Islands - A Numerical modelling approach Hamid Hussain and S.Balaji Disaster Advance 13(6), pp.1-7 2020 0.5
3 Cyclone Lahar and its associated wave characteristics with special reference to Andaman Islands - A Numerical modelling approach Hamid Hussain and S.Balaji Disaster Advance 13(6), pp.1-7 2020 0.5
4 Smart city development: An Indian retrospect Nupur Mistry, S.Balaji, Gouri Desai NICMAR Construction Management pp.258-2632 2019 0.5
5 Urbanization process and Environment: A spatio-temporal analysis (1951-2011) of South Andaman Islands using Geo-spatial tools Mohsin H Dar, Showkat Ahmad, S.Balaji Andaman Science Association 19(1), pp.119-129 2015 0.5
6 Recent trends in climate variability and its impacts on the island ecosystem of Andamans Showkat A Bhat, S.Balaji and Mohsin H Dar Andaman Science Association 20(1), pp.110-118 2015 0.5
7 Post-tsunami impact of Tectonic subsidence and erosion-accretion: A profile from GPR and Remote Sensing S.Balaji, Shrikant Maury, Balakrishna, Vazeem Iqbal and Sujata Coastal Environment 3(2),pp.12-19 2012 0.5

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 PRIMARY ON-FAULT PALAEOSEISMIC EVIDENCE FROM TRENCH INVESTIGATION ALONG BATHUBASTI FAULT, SOUTH ANDAMAN, INDIA GULAM RASOOL BHAT, S.BALAJI, MAHBOOL YUSOOF, BIKRAM SINGH BALI Springer "SEISMOLOGY" JULY 2020 1.45
2 Indian summer monsoon variability during last millennium as recorded in stalagmite from Baratang Mahadev cave, Andaman Islands Sonu Jaglan, Anil Gupta, Hau Cheng, Steven Clemens, Som Dutt, S. Balaji Elsevier "Palaeo-Geography, Climatology, Ecology" 557, July, pp.1-10 2020 2.83
3 Geophysical characterization of the active fault geometry and trends in tectonic deformation in the shallow stratigraphy along active faults, South An Gowtham Krishna Teja Gunda, S.Balaji, Champati Ray, PK, Gulam Rasool Bhat, Balakrishna and Kannaujiya S Springer "Geological Society of India" March, pp.286-292 2020 1
4 Neotectonics and related crustal deformation along Carbyn thrust fault, South Andaman, India: Implications of the frontal surface faulting and propaga GULAM RASOOL BHAT, S.BALAJI, Balakrishna, Vazeem Iqbal, MAHBOOL YUSOOF, Springer "Arabian Journal of Geoscience" 12:149, pp.1-13 2019 1.53
5 Palaeoseismological investigations along Joggers park, Port Blair, South Andaman:Implications towards delineation of blind thrusting and related crust GULAM RASOOL BHAT, S.BALAJI, Bikram S Bali, Vazeem Iqbal, Balakrishna, and Hamid Hussain Springer "Geological Society of India" 91, January, pp.81-90. 2018 1
6 Sources and causes of 2015 Great Pluvial Flood of Chennai, Tamil Nadu and its surroundings A.Akilan, S.Balaji, Abdul Azeez and Satyanarayana Springer "Geological Society of India" 90, November, pp.602-608. 2017 1
7 Joint application of Remote Sensing, GPR and Resistivity techniques for targeting ground water in fractured Ophiolites of South Andaman Island, India Shrikant Maury, Tiwari RK and Balaji S Springer "Environmental earth science" 75:237, PP. 2016 2.25
8 Earthquake triggered soft sediments deformation structures of Kashmir valley GULAM RASOOL BHAT, Bikram S Bali, S.BALAJI, Springer "Geological Society of India" 87, pp.439-452 2016 1
9 The plate kinematics of Burmese microplate relative to its surroundings A.Akilan, S.Balaji, S.Padhy, Abdul Azeez, and Y.Srenivas Springer "Arabian Journal of Geoscience" 9:333, pp.1-8 2016 1.53
10 Application of resistivity and GPR techniques for the characterization of the coastal litho-stratigraphy and aquifer vulnerability due to sea water in Shrikant Maury and Balaji S Elsevier "Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf science" XXX, PP.1-13. 2015 2.33
11 GPS derived Zenith Total Delay observed at tropical location in South India during atmospheric storms and depressions A.Akilan, S.Balaji, Abdul Azeez, H.Schuh, and Y.Srenivas Elsevier "Atmospheric and solar-Terrestrial Physics" 125-126,pp.1-7. 2015 1.503
12 Geoelectrical method in the investigation of ground water resource and related issues in Ophiolite and Flysch formations of Port Blair, Andaman Islan Shrikant Maury and Balaji S Springer "Environmental earth science" 71(1), pp.183-199 2014 2.25
13 Are the tectonic blocks around the Wharton basin dispersed during an earthquake?-A GPS Geodesy solution A.Akilan, S.Balaji, Y.Srinivas CSIR "Indian J Geo-marine science" 43(4), pp.453-462 2014 0.5
14 Ground water potential in fractured aquifers of Ophiolite formations, Port Blair, South Andaman Islands using ERT and VES Balakrishna, S.Balaji, Shrikant Maury and G.Narashimulu Springer "Geological Society of India" 83, pp.393-402 2014 1
15 Plate motion predictability using Hurst component exponent applied to the Maitri-Antarctica GPS network A.Akilan, S.Balaji, Y.Srinivas and N Yuvaraj Springer "Geological Society of India" 82, pp.613-620 2013 1
16 Crustal deformation around East Antarctica and Southern Ocean using GPS-Geodesy A.Akilan, S.Balaji, Neelakantan Current Development in Oceanography 6 (1), 41-59 2013 0.5
17 Current scenario of crustal deformation and strain distribution around the Equatorial Indian ocean region using GPS-Geodesy A.Akilan, S.Balaji, E.C Malaimani, N.Ravikumar and Abilash K Indian Geophysical Union 16(1), pp.21-28 2012 0.5
18 Fresh/Saline water interface studies along the Kerala coast Between Kappil and Chakkai using Geochemical and Geophysical studies Balaji, S, G.Sreelatha, Bindu and Jaganathan R Applied Chemistry March, pp.11-18 2012 0.5

Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

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Books

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Chapters in Books

S.No Title of the Chapters Name of the Authors Title of the Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 Seismic-prone lineaments of Tamil Nadu, India and its impact on environment :An analysis through Remote Sensing S.Balaji and SM.Ramasamy Geomatics in Natural Disaster Rawat Publisher 2017 9788131610428
2 Probabilistic Risk Assessment Shrikant Maury and Balaji S Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Narosa Publishing House 2013 978-81-8487-251-4
3 Application of Remote Sensing for Geothermal exploration in Southern Indian Peninsula SM RAMASAMY, R.JAYAKUMAR, S.BALAJI, T.BALASUBRAMANIAN Trends in Geological Remote Sensing Rawat publishers 1995 391

Edited Books

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Ongoing Projects

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Ongoing Consultancy Works

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Completed Projects

S.No Title of the Project Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 Palaeoseismology, Active Tectonics and seismic hazard of Active faults of Andaman with special emphasis on Jarawa thrust Ministry of Earth Sciences 2016-2020 23,23,200 2016
2 Fracture Aquifer Modelling of South Andaman Island through GPR and Resistivity Imaging University Grants Commission 2013-2016 10,70,800 2013

Completed Consultancy Works

S.No Title of the Consultancy Work Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 Ground Water Exploration Vir Savarkar Airport, Airport Authority of India 7 days 100000 2018

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 2021 M.SC 6 Coastal Disaster Management
2 2020 M.SC 6 COASTAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT
3 2019 M.SC 3 COASTAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT
4 2018 M.SC 5 COASTAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT
5 2017 M.SC 8 COASTAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT
6 2016 M.SC 3 COASTAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT
7 2015 M.SC 5 COASTAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT
8 2014 M.SC 3 COASTAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT
9 2013 M.SC 3 COASTAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT
10 2012 M.SC 3 COASTAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT
11 2011 M.SC 2 COASTAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT
12 2010 M.SC 4 COASTAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT

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 MOHSIN HAMID DAR 13-09-2013 Vulnerability Assessment and Multi-hazard mapping of North Kashmir, India for Disaster Risk Reduction using Geo-spatial tools YES 17-12-2018 YES 04-11-2020
2 GULAM RASOOL BHAT 13-09-2013 Palaeoseismic investigations along active fault in the Northern segment (South Andaman) of the Sunda-Andaman subduction zone YES 09-04-2017 YES 07-03-2018
3 AKILAN A 13-09-2013 Plate motion and seismotectonics in and around Indian ocean using GPS-GEODESY YES 18-09-2016 YES 30-01-2017
4 BALAKRISHNA 16-08-2010 Neotectonics of South Andaman Island as deduced through geomorphic parameters, Geophysical characterization and palaeostress YES 09-04-2016 YES 15-11-2016
5 VAZEEM IQBAL 13-09-2010 Sea Water Intrusion along East and West coasts of South Andaman Island through Geophysical and Geochemical approach YES 09-05-2016 YES 19-08-2016
6 SHRIKANT MAURY 10-08-2010 Spatial modelling of ground water potential in parts of South Andaman Island , India -An integrated approach of Remote Sensing and Geophysical approach YES 10-07-2014 YES 12-11-2015

Research Guidance - Post Doctoral

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

S.No Conference/ workshop attended for which financial support provided Professional body for which membership fee is provided Amount of Support Place From Date To Date Year
1 International Conference on Geomorphology 2013 IAG To and Fro, registration & per diem Paris 27-08-2013 31-08-2013 2013
2 Indian Geography congress 2013 IGC To and Fro, registration & per diem Chennai 12-12-2013 14-12-2013 2013
3 National seminar Modern and Palaeo sediments Indian Association of Sedimentalogists To and Fro, registration & per diem New Delhi 23-11-2011 26-11-2011 2011
4 Asia Oceania Geoscience Society 2009 AOGS To and Fro, registration & per diem Singapore 11-08-2009 15-11-2009 2009

E-Lecture Details

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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 Palaeoseismology, Active Tectonics, Seismic Hazard of Andaman Islands with special emphasis on Jaraw MOES Review Meeting Ministry of Earth Science National 22-02-2020 25-02-2020 2020
2 Ground water issues of Andaman Island workshop Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources, Govt of India Regional 11-03-2019 11-03-2019 2019
3 GIS Application in disaster studies Training Botanical Survey Of India Regional 01-02-2019 01-02-2019 2019
4 Remote sensing & GIS in Marine environment Training Botanical Survey Of India Regional 10-02-2019 10-02-2019 2019
5 Applications of Remote Sensing in earth related problems Training Botanical Survey Of India Regional 20-02-2019 20-02-2019 2019
6 Remote Sensing in Tectonics & Ground Water Training Botanical Survey Of India Regional 21--02-2019 21-02-2019 2019
7 GIS Training Botanical Survey Of India Regional 18-03-2018 18-03-2018 2018
8 GRIDDS Training Botanical Survey Of India Regional 15-03-2018 15-03-2018 2018
9 GIS Training Botanical Survey Of India Regional 11-03-2018 11-03-2018 2018
10 GIS Training Botanical Survey Of India Regional 10-03-2018 10-03-2018 2018
11 Use of GPR in Ground Water studies workshop Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources, Govt of India Regional 10-11-2017 10--11-2017 2017
12 Delineation of Sea water intrusion in coastal aquifers of parts of South Andaman Island using Geophy workshop Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources, Govt of India Regional 27-11-2015 27-11-2015 2015
13 Palaeoseismology, Active Tectonics, Seismic hazard assessment of Andaman Islands, India with special Review meeting Ministry of Earth Science National 15-10-2015 15-10-2015 2015
14 Ground Penetrating Radar & Resistivity techniques in the water conservation structures of South Anda workshop Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources, Govt of India Regional 27-03-2014 27-03-2014 2014
15 Ground Water potential of Andaman & Nicobar islands Guest Lecture Science Centre, Andaman Administration Regional 27-03-2013 27-03-2013 2013
16 Tectonic geomorphology and its implication on landscape evolution and hazards of South Andaman Islan Seminar University of Madras National 12-12-2013 14-12-2013 2013
17 IAG 2013- Tectonic Geomorphology conference IAG International 27-08-2013 31-08-2013 2013
18 IAG 2013- Tectonic Geomorphology conference IAG International 27-08-2013 31-08-2013 2013

Conferences/Seminars 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
1 Warden (Boys Hostel) Pondicherry University 4.5 years administrative work of the Boys hostel and supervising & monitoring hostel inmates,

Affiliation in Academic Bodies/Societies

S.No Name of the Body/Society Nature of Affiliation Year
1 INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HYDROLOGICAL SCIENCES LIFE MEMBER 2000

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