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* Personal Glimpses
* Languages Known
* Educational Qualifications
* Research Projects
* Fellowship Awarded
* Life Membership
* Talks Delivered
* Personal Interview
* Books Under Print
* Areas of Interests

Dr. R. Niranjchana Devi
  M.A, M.Phil, D.N.H.E, D.C.H, P.G.D.C.A, Ph.D


PERSONAL GLIMPSES

Father's Name : Prof. R. Ramakrishnan, M.A, M.Sc
Date of Birth : 22 - 4 - 1964
Place of Birth : Virudhu Nagar, (Thamil Nadu)
Nationality : Indian
Religion : Hindu
Marital Status : Spinster

LANGUAGES KNOWN

Language Speak Read Write
Thamil Yes Yes Yes
English Yes Yes Yes
Hindi - Yes Yes
Sanskrit - Yes Yes

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Courses
B.A History Madras University, II Class 1985
M.A History Madras University, II Class 1987
M.Phil History Madras University, I Class 1989
Ph.D Archaeology Madras University,   1999

Diploma Courses
DNHE Diploma in Nutrition & Health Education IGNOU
( Indra Gandhi National Open University )
1994
DCH Diploma in Conversational Hindi
(Gold Medalist)
SBIOA
( State Bank of India Officers Association)
2001
DCA Diploma in Computer Application IIC
( Indian Institute of Computer Education )
2001
PGDCA Post-Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications        MKU
( Madurai Kamaraj University )
2003
DCH Diploma Course in Hindi CHD
( Central Hindi Directorate Govt. of India )
2002
ADCH Advanced Diploma Course in
Hindi (Doing)
CHD
( Central Hindi Directorate Govt. of India )
2008

Certificate Courses
Training Course in "Domestic Preservation of Fruits & Vegetables and Nutrition"    Govt. of India 1987
CFN - Certificate Course in "Food & Nutrition" IGNOU
(New Delhi)
1992
Certificate Course in "Computer Applications in Office Automation" DTE
( Directorate of Technical Education )
1993
Refresher Course in "Care of Museum Objects" Govt. Museum
Chennai.
1993
Participation in Workshop on "Manuscriptology" IAS
(Institute of Asian Studies, Chennai)
1995
Hindi Certificate Course
      (Distinction)
CHD
( Central Hindi Directorate Govt. of India )
2002
Certificate Course in "Astrology for Beginners"
      (Distinction)
Universal Research Academy
Chennai.
2005

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Project Work
* Attitude and Awareness of Home Remedial Medical Knowledge among Hindu and Muslim College Girls. (1994)
* Gnaanak kanavu kanda Maalai (A Vision of Wisdom Dream - A Commentary Work on Siddhas Thamil palm-leaf manuscript. (1995)
* Mathematical Functions of MS-Excel. (2001)

Research Work
* Irrigation and Water management in Ancient Thamil Nadu - upto 900 A.D : For M.Phil (1989)
* History of Medicine in South India with special reference to Thamil Nadu - upto 16th c. A.D : For Ph.D (1999)

FELLOWSHIPS AWARDED

UGC
Project Fellow
1997 September to 1999 September
University Grants Commission's Major Research
Project scheme Under Dr.A.Ekambaranathan
ICHR
Post Doctorate Research
Project Fellow
2003 March to 2005 March
Indian Council of Historical Research Project

LIFE MEMBERSHIP

* ALL INDIA SCIENCE TAMIL CONGRESS, THANJAVUR
* ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF TAMIL NADU, THANJAVUR
* DR.M.RAJAMANICANAR HISTORICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE, THIRUCHY
* KANNIYAKUMARI DISTRICT HISTORICAL & CULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE, NAGERKOYIL

TALKS DELIVERED

Virudhunagar V.VanniyapPerumaal College for Women
Arranged by 'IDHAYAM' Managing Director
V.R.MUTHU (gingeli oil merchant)

Topic: "ARCHAEOLOGY AND AYURVEDA"
23-3-2002
   
Shri Sai Ram Ayurvedic Medical College, West Tambaram
arranged by Dr. B. Rama Rao, former Director of
Indian Council Of Medical Research, Hyderabad

Topic: "ARCHAEOLOGY AND AYURVEDHA IN RETROSPECT"
27-9-2002

PERSONNAL INTERVIEW

Interviewed by Programme Executive Mrs. Sandhyasri for "ALL INDIA RADIO - CHENNAI" and Broadcasted on as a Special Programme for "World Water Day" 22nd March 2007 in the Ladies Programme "MAGALIR POONGA"

BOOKS UNDER PRINT

1. VAZHIBAADUM MARUTHUVAMUM (Worship and Medicine)
2. IRRIGATION AND WATER MANAGEMENT IN ANCIENT THAMILNADU
3. TECHNOGRAPHY OF SCIENCES IN THAMIL NADU

AREA OF INTERESTS

Language Education, Communication Management, Comparative Literature
If Time Permits, then and then,
* Writing Thamil Literary poems.
* Writing Research articles in various subjects.
* Writing Historical Stories with epigraphical sources.
* Translating the Good & meaningful songs from Hindi movies.
* Learning Sanskrit Language.
* Collecting & Preparing the Medicinal Recipes from the Deep South ThamilNadu.
* Collecting Classical & melodious songs from Thamil, Hindi Movies on CD.
* Playing Word Games on PC.
* Surfing the net.
 
 
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