Dr. M Varnakulasingam

B.A.(Hons), (UPDN); M.A(UPDN); MA(EUSL), PGDE (OUSL), PhD (NUST & EUSL)
Senior Lecturer
Department of Geography
Faculty of Arts & Culture
Eastern University, Sri Lanka

 
Biography

A . PERSONAL

Name : Dr. MARAGATHALINGAM  VARNAGULASINGAM

Present Position:         Senior Lecture in Geography, Gii

B.      ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION   (Obtained Degree/ Diploma)

No.

Degree /Diploma

University/ Institution

Period

01

B.A. Hon. in Geography

University of Peradeniya Sri Lank    

1985

02

M.A. in Geography

University of Peradeniya Sri Lank    

1993

03

PGDE (Education)

Open University of Sri Lank             

2000

04

M.A. in Geography

Eastern University of Sri Lanka

2006

05

PhD in Geography

Norwegian University of Science and Technology and Eastern University of Sri Lanka

2014

C.    ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION   (Obtained Certificates)

 

No.

 

Certificate

 

Conducted University/ Institution

 

Period

01

Obtained Certificate  in Communication  in English       

University of Warwick- England

1991

02

Successfully completed Six Week Full time Staff Development Programme and obtained certificate.

University of Peradeniya,  Sri Lank    

2006

03

Obtained Certificate for participate  for Five Days Workshop on “32nd WEDC  International” Conference

The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka

2006

04

Obtained Certificate for participate Two Days International Workshop on “RISK ASSESSMENT OF FLOODS AND LANDSLIDES”

Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lank             

2007

05

Obtained Certificate  in Training Course on “Data Analysis Using SPSS”

Sri Lank  Association for the Advancement of Science  

2008

06

Obtained Certificate  for submitting research paper on    “A Study of Socio- Economic Problems of    Lagoon Fishing Families of Batticaloa District with Special Reference to Panichchankerni  Lagoon Dependents in Vakarai Aria”  

 Nordic International Conference and Workshop on “Peace and Development in Sri Lanka” at Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo, Norway

2008

07

Obtained Certificate for participate  in the Workshop on Performance Indicators for Higher Education Institutions

Quality Assurance and Accrediation Council (QAAC – IRQUE)

2009

08

Obtained Certificate for participate and Served as Conference panel  Member in the International Conference of ASIA PACIFIC REGIONAL ECO TOURISM CONFERENCE

Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation and Sri Lanka Ecotourism and Ministry  of Tourism

2009

D.   Language ability

Able to read, write and speech in Sinhala language   in addition to Tamil and English

 

Publications
  1. Books

No

Title

Authar/s

ISBN

Year

01

Environment Geography

M.Varnagulasingam

955-1443-05-5,

2006

02

Economic Geography of South Asia

M.Varnagulasingam

955-1443-06-3

2007

03

Physical Geography of South Asia,

M.Varnagulasingam

955- 50015-0-2,

2008

04

Eco Tourism (Evaluation work  is in progress by  the EUSL)

M.Varnagulasingam and Pathmanandakumar

955-1442-09-5,

2013

05

Columbus (in print)

M.Varnagulasingam

955-1445-.3-1

2014

 

RESEARCH  PAPERS

 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP

 

  1. Participated in the International Conference of “32nd WEDC – International Conference”, BMICH, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2006.

  2. Participated in the International Conference of “Reviewing the past for Reshaping future”, conducted by Eastern University, Sri Lanka, Chenkaladi, 2006.

  3. Submited a paper in title of    “A Study of Socio- Economic Problems of    Lagoon Fishing Families of Batticaloa District with Special Reference to Panichchankerni  Lagoon Dependents in Vakarai Aria”  in the Nordic International Conference and Workshop on “Peace and Development in Sri Lanka” at Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo, Norway on 24th -25th  April 2008.
  4. Participated in the International Conference of “Norwegian Geographers Annual Conference” held in Hotel Britannica, Trondheim, Norway, on April 2008.

  5. Submitted a Research Paper in the International Symposium Conducted by South Eastern University of Sri Lanka in title of “Settlement Experiences of Sri Lankan Tamil Refugees in Trondheim, Norway” on 10th – 12th November 2008 at South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil. 

 

NATIONAL LEVEL CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP

  1. Research carried out to the masters degree entitled “Education facilities in the Batticaloa District and special reference to their spatial distributions” Submitted to the University of Peradeniya, 1992.

  2. Submitted a Research paper entitled of  “ The World water Pollution” for the Environment day  organized by the Dept of Geography, Eastern University, 1999

  3. Submitted a Research paper at the 1st Annual research session of the Eastern University, Sri Lanka entitled  of “ Socio Economic Status of people who involved in lagoon fishing in Panichchankerni  and Valaichchenai Lagoon in the Batticaloa District” 2000.

  4. Submitted a research paper entitled   “Education facilities in the Batticaloa District” for annual research forum organized by the faculty of Arts & Culture, Eastern University, Sri Lanka,  2000.
  5. Research paper submitted for Annual Faculty Research forum of Faculty of Arts & Culture   of Eastern University Sri Lanka in titled of : World Water – Use and Shortage” 2001.

  6. Research paper submitted for World Environment Day in titled “Batticaloa Lagoon and Development of People” Eastern University Sri Lanka 1992.
  7. Research paper Submitted   in Conference and Workshop Conducted by the Eastern University and Mandru in titled “Socio Economic Condition of Peoples who are involved in Lagoon Fishing in Manmunai North Fishing Region, Batticaloa”, 1992.

  8. Research Paper submitted in conference and workshop conducted by the Eastern University and Mandru in titled “Ten point Action Plan towards Sustainble Development of Batticaloa District”, 1992.

  9. Research Paper Submitted entitled of “Socio Economic Status of Fishing Families in the Manmunai North Division, Batticaloa District” for Annual Research Session of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Sri Lanka, 1994.

  10. Research paper submitted entitled “Women in fisheries in two ethnic groups in Batticaloa” for 52nd Annual Research Session of Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science, 1996.

  11. Research Paper Submitted  at the 4th Annual Research Sessions 2005 of Eastern University Sri Lanka entitled of “ Karawalai Fishing – Problems and Challenges – in Some Selected Area in the Batticaloa District” 2005.

 

ARTICLE PUBLISED IN JOURNALS   

  1. Article on “ Solar Energy Balance” Published in Journal of KILAKKOLI, published by Eastern University, Non Academic Employees Union, 1992 .

  2.  Article on “World Water Circle” Published in Journal of KILAKKOLI, published by Eastern University non Academic Employees Union, 1992.

  3. Article published on “Batticaloa Lagoon – People and Development” in the Journal of “World Environment” published by the District Environmental Agency , Batticaloa, 1992.    

  4.  Article published on “Education Facilities in the Batticaloa District” in the   Refereed Research Journal of NEITHAL, published by the faculty of Arts & Culture, Eastern University, Sri Lanka, 2001.

  5. Article published on “The Strength and Use of World Energy Resources” Published in the Journal of PUVIARUVI, Published by Geography Society, Dept. of Geography   of Eastern University Sri Lanka – 2004.   

  6. Article published on “Environmental Problems and the Use of Energy Resources” Published in the Journal of PUVIARUVI, Published by Geography Society, Dept. of Geography of Eastern University Sri Lanka – 2004.   
  7. Article published on “World Water – Use and Shortage” in the Refereed Research Journal of NEITHAL, published by the    Faculty of Arts & Culture of Eastern University, Sri Lanka. 2006.

  8. Article published on “Poverty and Disastrous  Living  Conditions of South Asian People” in the   Refereed Research Journal of NEITHAL, (ISSN No 1800 – 380X) published by the Faculty of Arts & Culture, Eastern University, Sri Lanka, 2007/2008.

 

Research Interests
  • Livelihood

  • Displacement

  • Socio Economics  and Environment
Awards

 

 

Positions Held

Work Experiences at Eastern University -  28 years Since 1986 to Date


No

Appointment

Institution

Period

01

Permanent Sub Warden

EUSL

1986

02

Asst. Librarian

EUSL

1991

03

Lecturer Prob. in Geography

EUSL

1998

04

Senior Lecturer in Geography

EUSL

2009

05

Acting Rector

Trinco Campus - EUSL

2010

Experience in Academic Administrative Positions

No

Position Held

Faculty/ Department

Institution

Period

01

Acting Head/ Library

Library

EUSL

1996

02

Student Councilor

EUSL for more than 08 years

EUSL

1991 - 2008

03

Deputy Warden

Mens Hostel, EUSL

EUSL

2001

04

Head / Geography

Department of Geography

EUSL

2007

05

Senior Student Councilor

EUSL

EUSL

2009

06

Chairman / Sports Advisory Board

EUSL

EUSL

2009

07

Dean

Faculty of Arts and Culture

EUSL

2010

08

Acting Rector

EUSL

Trinco Campus

2010

Served As Committee Member

No

Position Held

subject

Intitution

Period

01

Member

Board of Exam

EUSL

1998 - 2014

02

Member

EUSL Development Committee

EUSL

2007

03

Member

Senate

EUSL

2007 - 2011

04

Member

Council

EUSL

2010 -2011

05

Member

Finance Committee

EUSL

2010/20011

06

Member

Senior Management Committee

EUSL

2010/2011

07

Member

Subject committee for Geography

UGC

2009

08

Coordinator

IRQUE

EUSL

2007

 

 

Teaching
  • At Present Environmental  Management

  • Regional Studies

  • Bio Geography

  • Sri Lankan Studies and  From 2015 Tourism

  • Fisheries Geography

 

Contact

Address  (Official)     

Senior Lecturer,
Department of Geography,
Faculty of Arts and Culture,
Eastern University, S.L.
Vantharumoolai
Sri Lanka

Address (Private)          

Vipulananda Road,
Valaichchenai           
Batticaloa
Sri Lanka

Contact Numbers  

Home   :  0652257309,
Office  :  0652240739,
Mobil  :  0715193215, 0772681366

E-mail    :     varnan1963@yahoo.com