Accreditations and Awards


  • Recognized by Manonmaniam Sundaranar University of Govt. of Tamil Nadu as “Research Centre”, leading to Ph.D. programme.
  • Recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC) of Govt. of India.
  • Identified Institution by the Government of India for Environmental Monitoring of the Sethusamudram Ship Canal Project (SSCP).
  • Identified Institution by the Tamil Nadu State Coastal Zone Management Authorityfor Coastal Baseline Studies and Monitoring including Marine Water and Sediment Quality; Heavy Metals in Organisms; Fish Catch; Under Water Survey and Monitoring of Coral, Seagrass Beds and Associated Fauna and Flora and Fish Population.
  • Recognized by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) of Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India as Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO).


  • Awarded “Dr. Guruswamy Mudaliar Award” for the year 2012, by Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu for the excellent contribution in the field of Environmental Management an Protection .