NAME  & ADDRESS :  DR. ARASU SUNDARAM.
DATE OF BIRTH  :  28.04 .1965
QUALIFICATION :
1.Doctor of Philosophy in political
   Geography, 
     Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi ( 1992-97 ).
   Research Area : Risk Assessment and Natural Disaster  
     Management .
2.Master of Philosophy in political Geography ,
   Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (1990-92).
   Research Area : Migration, Urbanization and Environmental Issues.
3.Masters in Population Studies
   Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu (1986-88).
   Research Area : Fertility, Urbanization, and Population Issues.
4.Bachelor of Arts in Political Science ,
   Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu (1983-86).
POSITIONS HELD : 1.  Faculty of Disaster Management, Anna Institute of Management, 
     Chennai -28.
2.  Senior Research Scientist, Indian Institute of Technology (IITD).  
3.  Consultant, Aqua Foundation, Hauz Khas, and New Delhi.  
4.  Assistant System Analyst, Simens public Communication
     Networks Ltd., Gurgaon, India.
5.  Senior Research Fellow,Jawaharlal Nehru University.
6.  Project Associate, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
7.  Junior Research Fellow, Jawaharlal Nehru University , New
     Delhi.
TRAINING UNDERGONE : 1.   Trainee, PENTAFOUR Communication Ltd., Chennai. 
AREA OF SPECIALISATION : 1.   Natural Disasters Management. 
2.   GIS and Disaster Management. 
3.   Risk Assessment and Natural Disaster Management.
HONOURS / AWARDS : 1994 -95 Fieldwork trip to USA and European Countries Granted 
by Jawaharlal Nehru University and UGC New Delhi.
1990-95 Awarded UGC, Junior / Senior Research Fellowship, 
Government of India.
PARTICIPATION IN SEMINARS
& CONFERENCES : 1.Geomorphic Hazards and Environmental Degradation : a Suggested 
   Policy Framework by Arasu Sundaram and R.C.Sharma .
   (Paper presented at National Seminar on Man and Environment in High
   Land – Low land Interactive System , Feb. 23-25 , 1995 , Organized by
   the Department of Geography , University of Jammu , Jammu , India ).
2.Risk Management and Natural Hazards A Case of Earthquake in India 
   by Arasu Sundaram.
   (Paper presented at National Interaction Meet on Environmental
   Consultancy in India : Challenges and Opportunities , organized by 
   the Consultancy Development Center , New Delhi,supported by
   Department of Science and Industrial Research , Government of 
   India and Indian Institute of Ecology and Environment , New Delhi ,
   28 – 29 march , 1995 ).
3.Natural Hazards and South Asia : Typology , Risk Assessment and
   Policy Framework by Arasu Sundaram.
   ( Paper presented at the seminar on Environment Concerns In South
   Asia , Organized by South Asian Division , School of International
   Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 10th April,1995).
RELATED RESEARCH WORK 
EXPERIENCE : 1.1998 Participated as Natural Disaster Management Expert in a 
   Teleconference Session on Natural Disaster Management Course in 
     Indira Gandhi Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi .
2.1995 Visited prominent disaster research universities /institutes in USA
   and European countries and collected primary data. Also involved in
   intellectual discourse with eminent scholars in the field of Natural 
   Disaster Management, such as, Prof. Quarantalli (DRC, Delaware), 
   Prof. Jony Nigg, Director (DRC), Prof. Dynes (DRC), Prof. Militi 
   (NHRAIC, Colorado), A.J.Zeizel, Chief (FEMA, Washington D.C.),  
   W.J.Person, Chief  (USGS, Denver), Peter Atkission, Director (ISSM, 
   Los Angeles), McCathy, Executive Director (SSC, California).
3.1995 Prepared a research paper on Cyclone Disaster Management: A
   Case Study of Bay of Bengal, at Political Geography Department,
   Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
4.1994 Prepared a research paper on Coastal management and Sea    
   Level  Rise: A Case of India’s Coastal Area, at political Geography  
   Division, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

 

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