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Ms. V.Santhanam

Senior Lecturer Gr.I in Zoology
Dept. of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Applied Sciences

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Ms. V.Santhanam
Designation Senior Lecturer Gr.I in Zoology
Department / Unit Dept. of Biological Sciences
Faculty Faculty of Applied Sciences
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  • MPhil in Marine Ecology - University of Cardiff - Wales - United Kingdom - 1994
  • BSc (Hons) Zoology (Major Marine Biology) Second Class Upper Division - University of Colombo 1977
  • Dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, June 2001 to June 2004.
  • Acting Dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, January 2000 to June 2001
  • Academic Coordinator, & Acting Head(Biology) Faculty of Applied Sciences, SEUSL, April 1998- December, 1999
  • Chairperson/Board of Study/MSc ( 2004-2008)
  • Member of panel of reviewers- Annual Research Session-FAS/SEUSL & EUSL
  • Subject Coordinator/Zoology
  • Coordinator Special Degree program in Applied Biology
  • Marine Biology
  • Ecology
  • Cell Biology
  • Animal Diversity & Taxonomy
  • Animal Physiology
  • Conservation Biology
  • fauna of Sri Lanka
  • Marine Ecology and Fish Biology
  • Mettam,CJ: Santhanam,V and Havard, MSC(1982) Oogenic cycle of Nereis diversicolor, O F Muller, under natural conditions.The journal Of the Marine Biological Association of the United kingdom Vol 62(3)
  • The U.K journal publication was also read to the International Conference on Invertebrate Reproduction held at University of New Castle, England, September,1981.
  • Effects of Oluvil Harbour Construction on Marine Beach Seine Fish’ by Santhanam,v & Sujarajini,v. International Symposium, SEUSL Sri Lanka, ,2010
  • Effect of Oluvil Harbour construction on the Length Weight relationships of pony fish Secutor ruconius. by Santhanam,v & Sujarajini,v. Annual Research Session of FAS,SEUSL.2012
  • A survey report on two fishing communities in the Batticaloa district By Santhanam,V. Annual Research Session of FAS,SEUSL.2012
  • Assessing Undergraduate Performance of Biology students at the Faculty of Applied Sciences, SEUSL , by Santhanam, V. Annual Research Session of FAS, SEUSL, 2013
  • Worshop for science teachers of Ampara District, Faculty of Applied Sciences, SEUSL, June 2001.

  • Seminar on integrated development and management of resources of Batticaloa, Central Environmental Authority, 2000
  • Urgent Academic Issues in the universities, UGC, June, 2001.
  • Workshop on e-learning, Commonwealth Media Educational Centre for Asia, Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, January/February,2003
  • Improving Relevance & Quality of University Education, World Bank Project, workshops held between September to December,2003
  • National seminar on Advanced Level Technology NIE, Maharagama, 2003
  • Improving relevance & quality of university education, World Bank project, workshops held between September to December,2003.
  • Biodiversity Baseline seminar, Department of Wild Life Conservation, Colombo, September, 2008
  • Participated in the workshop on modern teaching methodology conducted by Mustafa International University, SEUSL, September, 2013.
  • Training workshop on outcome based teaching, learning and assessment methods under HETC project. 2015
  • Drafted the Zoology General and Special Degree Syllabi
  • Prepared orders for zoology books for FAS Library and orders for Zoology laboratory equipment
  • Member of the Curriculum Revision Committee
  • Submitted an initial proposal on Quality Enhancement of Biology Curriculum to the Ministry of Higher Education for a competitive quality enhancement fund from the World Bank.
  • Drafted the syllabus and at present conducting lectures and practical classes for 6 course credits on Marine Bio-resources and Economic Marine Biology as part of a BSc (Special) degree in Applied Biology, which commenced in March 2012 and is in progress.
  • Drafted the initial Corporate Plan and the annual/progress reports of FAS, 1998-2003
  • Forwarded a report on the academic and development activities of our faculty and the progress made in implementing the new reforms in education. to the UGC Chairman.
  • Submitted a report on the growth and development of FAS to the Minister of Tertiary Education.
  • Submitted a proposal to senate on the feasibility of amalgamating the Hardy Technical Institute with FAS.
  • Submitted plans for future faculty construction to the Works Engineer/SEUSL
  • Consultant Zoologist for Central Engineering Bureau, Colombo, in the preparation of an Environmental Impact assessment report on the proposed development of a port at Oluvil, August to October 2000.
  • Consultant Zoologist for Teams Consultancy service, Colombo, in the preparation of a environmental impact assessment report on the proposed Karavahu Drainage and productivity enhancement study , Ampara District.

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