DST, Alagappa University to launch study on Poompuhar


The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, and Alagappa University have proposed to launch a comprehensive study to survey seabed configuration of Poompuhar region.

“The inter-institutional and inter-disciplinary study, to be undertaken in coordination with more than a dozen academic institutions and research organisations, has been planned to retrace the already-known spreads and bring out new possible areas of submerged Poompuhar, known as Kaveripoompattinam,” SM. Ramasamy, Distinguished Professor, Alagappa University and coordinator of the project, said.

The study mooted by Murali Mohan, advisor, DST, was also aimed at bringing out a computerised visualisation model on the total life history of Poompuhar in three- dimensional animation mode, he said.

The DST, the funding agency, had given its approval and the project was likely to be launched…

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