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Faculty Member Details

Staff Id : 05412
Qualification : M.Sc.,Ph.D.,
Specialization : Sedimentology, Geospatial Technology, Climate Change
Date of Birth : 28-09-1972
Date of Joining : 08-10-2001
Present Address Contact Number E-Mail Address
No.124, 2nd North Cross,
Mariyapp Nagar,
Annamalai Nagar - 608 002.
Research Guidance
Discipline Awarded Guidance
M.Phil./M.E./M.Sc. 191
Ph.D. 48

Conference /Seminar / Symposia / Workshop
Conference Seminar Symposia Workshop
National International
Attended 2213118
Conducted 1-4-18

Research Projects
Major Projects Minor Projects Total Amount (Rs.)
Completed 13-1,44,11,000
Ongoing 3-71,00,000
Teaching and Research Experience Industry Experience
16 Years2 Years
Journals Conference Books Published Popular Article
National International National International
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List of Publications - National
Suresh Gandhi M., Vasudevan S, Raja M., Chenthamil Selvan and Sathiyamoorthy G , "Textural, Heavy Mineral and FT-IR Characteristics of beach sediments between Besant Nagar and Marakanam, Tamil Nadu.", Annamalai Uni. Sci., Volume 49, Number 49, 2016, pp. 77-84. 2016.
Balamurugan P, Vasudevan S, Selvaganapathi R and Nishikanth C V , "Interpretation of Sedimentary depositional environment based on particle size distribution in Pichavaram wetland, East Coast of India..", Annamalai Uni. Sci, Volume 49, Number 49, 2015, pp. 77-84. 2015.
Senapathi Venkatramanan, Sang Yong Chung, Thirunavukkarasu Ramkumar and Sivaprakasam Vasudevan , "A study on seasonal accumulation of metals in Tirumalairajan river estuary and adjacent coastal track, Tamil Nadu, east coast of India.", Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences, Volume 43, Number 5, 2014, pp. 841-847. 2014.
Vijayakumar V., Vasudevan S., Ramkumar T., Srinivasamoorthy K., Venkataramanan V., and Chidambaram S. , "Hydrogeochemistry in parts of Ariyalur region, Perambalur district, Tamilnadu, India. .", Jr. of Applied Geochemistry , Volume 12, Number 2, 2010, pp. 253-260. 2010.
Venkatramanan.S, T.Ramkumar, S.Vasudevan, G.Ramesh, I.Anithamary and V.Vijayakumar. , "Assessment of hydrogeochemistry of groundwater in Muthupet coastal region, Tamilnadu, India.", International Journal of Applied Environmental Sciences (IJAES), Volume 3, Number 4, 2009, pp. 617-628. 2009.
Srinivasamoorthy, K., Vasanthavigar M, Vijayaragavan S, Chidambaram S, Anandhan P, Vasudevan, S, Manivannan R, Rajivgandhi R and Pethaperumal S , "Application of Statistical Analysis for source determination of major ions arround Veeranam Lake, Tamilnadu, India..", Annamalai University Science Journal, Volume 45, Number 45, 2008, pp. 13-18. 2008.
Vasudevan S, Arumugam M, Sakthivel R and Vadivelan , "Devastating Tsunami Strikes Cuddalore Beach of Central Tamil Nadu Coast on 26th December 2004, East Coast of India..", Indian Journal of Geomorphology, Volume 11 & 12, Number 1 & 2, 2007, pp. 123-126. 2007.
Chidambaram S, Vijayakumar V, Srinivasamoorthy K, Anandhan P, Prasanna M.V and Vasudevan S. , "A study on variation in ionic composition of aqueous system in different litho units around Perambalur region, Tamil Nadu, India.", Journal of Geological Society of India, Volume 70, Number 6, 2007, pp. 1061-1069. 2007.
Chidambaram S, Anandhan P, Srinivasamoorthy K, Prasanna MV, Vasudevan S , "A study on the Hydrogeochemical Modelling of the Neyveli Aquifer, Tamilnadu, India.", Indian Journal of Geochemistry , Volume 21, Number 1, 2006, pp. 229-245. 2006.
Srinivasamoorthy K, Chidambaram S Anandhan P and Vasudevan S, "Application of statistical analysis to the hydrogeochemical study of groundwater in a hard rock terrain – Salem district, Tamilnadu.", Indian Journal of Geochemistry, Volume 20, Number 20, 2005, pp. 181-190. 2005.
Srinivasamoorthy, K., Chidambaram,S., and Vasudevan, S.,, "Ground water pollution studies in the industrial town-Manali, northern Madras, Tamilnadu, India.", Annamalai University Science Journal, Volume 1, Number 1, 2004, pp. 20-27. 2004.
Vasudevan S, Arumugam M, Chidambaram S and Sakthivel R, "Coastal Geomorphology and its evolution in the Paravanar river basin, Tamil Nadu, South India.", Indian journal of Geomorphology, Volume 9, Number 1 & 2, 2004, pp. 17-24. 2004.
Arumugam M, Sagaayadoss A, and Vasudevan S., "Dehydration, firing and IRA – Studies of Tertiary, Gondwana and Cretaceous clay from clay rich formations in parts of Tamil Nadu, India. .", Journal of the Mineralogical Society of India, Volume 34, Number 2, 2000, pp. 65-70. 2000.
List of Publications - International
Selvaganapathy R., Vasudevan S., Balamurugan P and Nishikanth C. V. , "Spatial Distribution of Fluoride Contamination in Groundwater Sources in Hard Rock Terrain, Parts of Dharmapuri District, Tamil Nadu, India. .", International Jr. of Scientific Research Engg. & Tech., (IJSRET), Volume 5, Number 2, 2016, pp. 91-95. 2016.
Balamurugan P, Vasudevan S, Singhal R. K, Ramkumar T, Selvaganapathi R, and Nishikanth C V , "Spatial Assessment of Heavy Metal Contamination in the Sediments of Kodaikanal Lake, Tamil Nadu, India.", Intr.Jr. for Research in Appl. Sci. & Engg. Tech., Volume 3, Number 4, 2015, pp. 805-818. 2015.
Vasudevan S, Munganyink Jeanne Pauline, Balamurugan P, Sumanta Kumar Sahoo and Ashis Kumar Swain , "Delineation of groundwater potential zones in Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu using Remote Sensing and GIS techniques. .", International Jr. of Engg. Research and General Science, Volume 3, Number 6, 2015, pp. 203-210. 2015.
Latha, M., Rajendran, M., and Vasudevan, S. , "Spatial Analysis of Rainfall using GIS in Veeranam Catchment, Cuddalore district, TN, India. .", International Jr of Recent Scientific Research, Volume 5, Number 1, 2014, pp. 36-39. 2014.
Srinivasan, S., Vasudevan, S., Selvaganapathi, R., Balamurugan, P., Pruthiviraj, T and Vijayakumar, V , "GIS Based Assessment of Hydrogeochemical Characteristics and its inferences in displaying Hydrocarbon microseepage in Nagapattinam Subbasin, Cauvery Basin (Onland), .", India.International Journal of Recent Scientific Research Research,, Volume 5, Number 1, 2014, pp. 252-260. 2014.
Srinivasan, S., Vasudevan, S., Balamurugan, P., Selvaganapathi, R., Vijayakumar, V., Pruthiviraj, T and Sathyamoorthy, G , "Spatial Scheming of Physico-Chemical Characteristics of Soil and its inferences in understanding the microseepage in and around Nagapattinam Subbasin, Cauvery Basin, Tamil Nadu, India. .", International Journal of Current Physical Sciences, Volume 3, Number 1, 2014, pp. 1-7. 2014.
Gnanachandrasamy G, T. Ramkumar, S. Venkatramanan, S. Vasudevan, S. Y. Chung and M. Bagyaraj , "Accessing groundwater quality in lower part of Nagapattinam district, Southern India: using hydrogeochemistry and GIS interpolation techniques.", Appl Water Sci., Volume 5, Number 1, 2014, pp. 39-55. DOI 10.1007/s13201-014-0172-z.
Pruthivraj T., Vasudevan S., Bhishm Kumar, Singhal R. K. and Vijayakumar V, "Rate of Sedimentation in Veeranam Lake, South India, Using 137Cs and 210Pb.", International Jr. of Advanced Earth Sciences and Engineering, , Volume 3, Number 1, 2014, pp. 122-129. 2014.
Balamurugan P, Vasudevan S, Selvaganapathi R and Nishikanth C V , "Grain Size and Hydrodynamics of Pichavaram Wetland Sediments, Tamil Nadu, East Coast of India.", Invent Rapid: Water & Environment, Volume 2014, Number 4, 2014, pp. 1-6. 2014.
Balamurugan P, Vasudevan S, Selvaganapathi R and Nishikanth C V , "Spatial distribution of Grain Size characteristics and its role in interpreting the sedimentary depositional environment, Kodaikanal Lake, Tamil Nadu, India..", Jr. Earth Sci. Clima. Change,, Volume 5, Number 8, 2014, pp. 1-8. 10.417/2157-7317.1000217.
Anithamary I, T. Ramkumar, S. Venkatramanan S. Vasudevan , "Assessment of Heavy Metal Concentrations in Surface Sediments of Coleroon Estuary of Tamil Nadu, East Coast of India. .", Carpathian Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Volume 8, Number 1, Feb 2013, pp. 39-46. 2013.
P. Ramasamy, R. Karikalan, G. Palaniselvan, E.P. Nobi, S. Vasudevan , "Studies on Remote Sensing and GIS Applications on Coastal Geomorphological Landforms between Thondi and Muthupettai, Tamil Nadu, India..", Research Jr. of Applied Sciences , Volume 8, Number 1, 2013, pp. 51-58. 2013.
V. Vijayakumar, S.Vasudevan, T.Pruthiviraj , "An Assessment of Morphometric Characteristics of Coastal Lakes of Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu, South East Coast of India, by using GIS..", Int. Jr. of Advanced Research, Volume 1, Number 4, 2013, pp. 2320-5407. 2013.
Pruthivraj T, S. Vasudevan, P. Balamurugan, R. K. Singhal, R. Selvaganapathi, S. Srinivasan and C. V. Nishikanth , "Spatial distribution and temporal variation in the Textural characteristics of the Veeranam lake sediments, Cuddalore district, Tamil Nadu. .", Int. Jr. of Rec. Sci. Res, Volume 4, Number 6, 2013, pp. 949-955. 2013.
Gnanachandrasamy G, Ramkumar T, Vasudevan S, Bagyaraj M, Venkatramanan S, Chung S Y, Chinnaraja B. , "Hydrogeochemical Characteristics of Coastal Environment in Parts of Vadaranyam Block, Tamil Nadu, India - Using GIS.", Inventi Rapid: Water & Environment , Volume 2014, Number 1, Oct 2013, pp. 1-5. 2003.
Venkatramanan S, S. Y. Chung1, T. Ramkumar, G. Gnanachandrasamy, S. Vasudevan , "A multivariate statistical approaches on physicochemical characteristics of ground water in and around Nagapattinam district, Cauvery deltaic region of Tamil Nadu, India.", Earth Sci. Res. SJ. , Volume 17, Number 2, 2013, pp. 97-103. 2013.
B. Selvaraj, R. Prabhakaran, S. Vasudevan and R.S. Kumar , "Petrology and geochemistry of mafic dykes from Villupuram district Southern granulite terrain of Tamil Nadu, India.", INT J CURR SCI 2012, Volume 4, Number 1, Jun 2012, pp. 75-82. 2012.
G. Gnanachandrasamy, T. Ramkumar, S. Venkataramanan, I. Anitha Merry and S. Vasudevan, "GIS Based Hydrogeochemical Characteristics of Groundwater quality in Nagapattinam District, Tamilnadu, India.", Carpathian Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Volume 7, Number 3, 2012, pp. 205-210. 2012.
Venkatramanan. S, T. Ramkumar, I. Anithamary. S. Vasudevan , "Heavy metal distribution in surface sediments of the Tirumalairajan river estuary and the surrounding coastal area, east coast of India..", Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Volume 7, Number 1, Nov 2012, pp. 123-130. 10.1007/s12517-012-0734-z.
Srinivasamoorthy K, Nanthakumar C, Vasanthavigar M, Vijayaragavan K, Rajiv Ghandi R, Chidambaram S, Anandhan P, Manivannan R, and Vasudevan S. , "Groundwater quality assessment from a hard rock terrain, Salem district of Tamilnadu, India.", Arab J Geosci., Volume 4, Number 1, Feb 2011, pp. 91-102. 1O.1007/s12517-009-0076-7.
Vijayakumar.V, Vasudevan.S, Pruthiviraj.T , "Sedimentological characteristics of Perumal lake Cuddalore District, Tamilnadu, South India.", Int. Jr. of Environmental Sciences, Volume 1, Number 7, 2011, pp. 2018-2027. 2011.
V. Vijaya Kumar, S. Vasudevan and T. Pruthiviraj , "An assessment of surface water chemistry of Perumal Lake, Cuddalore District, TN, India.", Geomatics and Geosciences, Volume 1, Number 3, 2010, pp. 599-609. 2010.
Vasanthavigar M, Srinivasamoorthy K, Vijayaragavan K, Rajiv Ghandi R, Chidambaram S, Sarma V.S, Anandhan P, Manivannan R, and Vasudevan S, "Hydrogeochemistry of Thirumanimuttar Basin: An Indication of Weathering and Anthropogenic Impact.", International Journal of Environmental Research. , Volume 3, Number 4, 2009, pp. 617-628. 2009.
S. Venkatramanan, T. Ramkumar, S. Vasudevan, G. Ramesh, I. Anitha mary and V. Vijayakumar , "Assessment of Hydrochemistry of Groundwater in Muthupet Coastal Region, Tamilnadu, India.", International Journal of Applied Environmental Sciences , Volume 4, Number 2, 2009, pp. 165-172. 2009.
Chidambaram S, Ramanathan AL, Prasanna M.V, Anandhan P, Srinivasamoorthy K and Vasudevan S. , "Identification of Hydrogeochemically active regimes in Groundwaters of Erode District, Tamilnadu - A Statistical Approach. .", Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution, Volume 5, Number 3, 2007, pp. 93-102. 2007.
Vasudevan S, Arumugam M, Srinivasamoorth K, Anandhan P, Chidambaram S. , "Morphological changes in the beaches caused by Tsunami in between Pondicherry and Portonova, East Coast of India.", Jounal of Geoscience, Osaka City University, Volume 50, Number 7, Mar 2007, pp. 83-91. 2007.
Srinivasamoorthy. K, Chidambaram S, Anandhan P, Vasudevan S and Prasanna MV , "Geochemistry of fluoride bearing groundwaters from north-western part of Salem district, Tamilnadu, India. .", Eco Chronicle. International Quarterly Journal of Environment and Social Sciences, Volume 1, Number 2, 2006, pp. 87-91. 2006.
Chidambaram S, Ramanathan AL, Srinivasamoorthy K, Anandhan P and Vasudevan.S , "A study of the coastal groundwaters from Puduchatram to Coleroon, Tamilnadu, India.", . International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences , Volume 31, Number 3, Mar 2005, pp. 299-306. 2005.
Chidambaram S, Ramanathan Al, and Vasudevan S. , "Fluoride in the ground water of Erode district, Tamil Nadu.", Journal of Water Research, Volume 29, Number 3, Jul 2003, pp. 46-52. 2003.
List of Conferences - National
2. Vasudevan S, Sakthivel R, Arumugam M, Vijayakumar V, and Suba K., , Distribution and Resources of offshore Placer Mineral off Cuddalore, Central Tamil Nadu, South East coast of India, The Modern Trends in Mineral Exploration & Surveyā€¯, Mining Engineers Association of India, Tamilnadu Chapter, Mar 6-6, 2010, Anna University, Chennai., pp. 51-57. Tamil Nadu, Mining Engineers Association of India, Tamil Nadu Chapter.
List of Conferences - International
1. Vasudevan S, Vijayakumar V, Singhal R. K., Balaram V and Sathyanaryana M , Rare Earth Element Geochemistry of Lake Perumal Sediments: its implications for geochemical response to source and depositional environment, International Conference on Sediment Management, Mar 20-23, 2012, International Conference on Sediment Management, pp. 43-43. Vienna, IAEA, INIS Volume 43, Issue 40.
List of Book Published
Dr. S. Vasudevan, Dr. T. Ramkumar, Dr. S.R.Singarasubramanian, Dr. R. S. Kumar & Mr. G. Ramesh , Lakes, Rivers & Coastal Wetlands - Recent Perspectives, 23 Ansari Road, New Delhi-110002: New Academic Publishers, 978-81-86772-57-7, pp. 1-240. Apr 2013, http://www.newacademicpublishers.com/.
Dr. S. Vasudevan, Mr. G. Ramesh & Dr. T. Ramkumar, Geospatial Technology, 23 Ansari Road, New Delhi-110002: New Academic Publishers, 978-81-86772-56-0, pp. 1-256. Feb 2013, http://www.newacademicpublishers.com/.
Dr. S. Vasudevan, Dr. T. Ramkumar, Dr. A. Rajanikanth and Mr. G. Ramesh , The Face of Climate Change, 47, West Car Street, Chidambaram: Mani Bharathi Publishers, 938444601-7, pp. 1-178. Jul 2014, manibarathipress@yahoo.co.in.
Dr. S. Vasudevan, Dr. T. Ramkumar, Dr. R. K. Singhal, Dr. A. Rajanikanth, and Mr. G. Ramesh, Lakes and Wetlands, Partridge India: Partridge (A Penguin Random House Company), 978-1-4828-4545-7, pp. 1-345. Oct 2015, www.partridgepublishing.com/india.
Dr. T. Ramkumar, Dr. S. Vasudevan, Mr. G. Ramesh and Dr. S. Kumaravel, Geospatial Technologies and Applications, 15/4, Ramanathan Street, T. Nagar, Chennai-600017: LKM Publications, 978-81-907116-3-0, pp. 1-336. Sep 2015, lkmpublication.com.
T. Ramkumar, G. Ramesh, S. Vasudevan, Coastal Groundwater – Modern Observations, No.61,Gangadhar Street, MTH Road, Villivakkam, Chennai-600049: Orchid Publishers, 978-1-4116-8691-5, pp. 1-194. Mar 2016, www.orchidbooks.in.
S. Vasudevan, C. V. Nishikanth, Anu Nishikanth, T. Ramkumar, Introduction to Geomatics – QGIS Training Guide, S-25, Green Park Extension, Uphaar Cinema Market, New Delhi-110016: IK International ,,,,,,, New Delhi, 978-93-85909-05-4, pp. 1-118. Feb 2016, www.ikbooks.com.