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NRC in Marine Science

Harilal B. Menon
Harilal B. Menon
Professor (HAG)

Coordinator

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Goa University has been shortlisted as the National Resource Centre in Marine Science under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) initiative for the online professional development of higher education faculty using the MOOCs platform SWAYAM (Study Webs of Active learning for Young Aspiring Minds)


Objectives of the centre

  • Act as a knowledge base for anyone desiring to learn the subject without being physically present in the classroom in general
  • Upgrade the knowledge of young academicians and researchers especially in their initial phase of career with a flexibility on one's pace and time
  • Act as a catalyst in revolutionizing the professional development of the faculty in massive numbers by leveraging ICT using SWAYAM platform

Actions taken to meet objectives (Phase I)

  • Involve the experts from all over the country in the discipline
  • Twin experts to develop courses in various fields of marine sciences (Following courses were developed):
Expert Affiliation Course title
Prof. Varun SahniGoa UniversityGeo-politics and Maritime Domain
Dr. D. Shankar (Bhatnagar fellow)CSIR-NIOWind Driven Circulation
Dr. A.C. AnilCSIR-NIOMarine Bioinvasion
Dr. Aninda MazumdarCSIR-NIOGas-hydrates
Dr. RavichandranINCOISObservations in Oceanography
Prof. C.U. RivonkerDept. of Marine Sciences, Goa UniversityImpact of Anthropogenic Input on Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function
Dr. Lidita KhandeparkarCSIR-NIOBio-communication in the Oceans
Prof. Sunil Kumar Singh (Bhatnagar fellow)CSIR-NIOGeo-tracers
Dr. Pawan DewanganCSIR-NIOMarine Seismics
Dr. V.V.S.S. SharmaCSIR-NIOOxygen Minimum Zone in Arabian Sea
Prof. A.D. RaoIIT, DelhiStorm Surges
Dr. Parthasarathy Chakraborty (Bhatnagar fellow)CSIR-NIOMarine Pollution
Dr. Dattesh DesaiCSIR-NIO
Dr. AtmanandNIOTOcean Thermal Energy Conversion
Dr. ThambanNCAORAntarctica in a Changing World
Prof. VinayChandran (Bhatnagar fellow)IISc, BangaloreThermohaline Circulation
Dr. N. ThakurCSIR-NIODrugs from the Sea
Dr. S.S.C. ShenoiINCOISTsunami
Dr. K.K. VijayanCIBAFisheries and Biotechnology
Prof. H.B. MenonDept. of Marine Sciences, Goa UniversityOptical Remote Sensing of Coastal Waters
  • Make these available on SWAYAM - an indigenously developed platform to impart a unique educational environment thereby to expand the knowledge horizon to the knowledge seekers to keep abreast of the latest developments in marine Sciences through the technology-based online refresher course (The first Refresher Course in Marine Science was conducted between 26 November 2018 to 28 February 2019. In all 487 students enrolled for the same).