July 15, 2019
+91-44-24618817, 24616948
Faculty Member


Mahalakshmi. P. Ms .Dr

Principal Scientist & OIC AKMU
Discipline: Computer Applications in Agriculture
Division: Social Sciences Division
Specialization: ICT for brackishwater aquaculture developement

Contact Me

Phone: +91- 044 – 24618817 Ext:108
Fax: +91- 044 – 24610311

Brief profile:

After taking masters in Computer Science & Engineering in Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai [1997] and PhD in Information Technology and Engineering in VIT University, Vellore [2011], I am working in CIBA since 1999 on Computer Applications in Aquaculture. I currently work in division of Social Sciences in CIBA. I have worked on optimizing models and decision support tools using advanced techniques such as Mahalanobis Taguchi System, Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to the Ideal Solution, Analytical Hierarchy Process and fuzzy logic etc for aquaculture farming development. I have contributed for the development of (1) decision making models for identification and classification of optimal location models; (2) methodologies and procedures for evaluating ICT projects; (3) e-Learning modules for disseminating aquaculture information; (4) database management system in aquaculture for making an archive of the existing and evolving culture practices. I have interests in the development of (1) decision making models for shrimp farming operations under different intensification practices; (2) methodologies for assessing the impact of ICT projects; (3) digital dissemination system for knowledge management; (4) Knowledge Centers in coastal/tribal areas.

Research areas:

  • Modelling and stimulations.
  • Soft computing.
  • ICT in extension.

Current Research Projects:


Funded By
1 Research and Developmental Interventions for Sustainable Brackishwater Aquaculture Institute
2 Demonstration of improved culture technologies in shellfish and finfish aquaculture in Gujarat Institute
3 Upgradation of breeding and culture technology of Indian white shrimp fenneropenaeus indicus through stock evaluation and culture demonstrations NFDB
Recognitions (National & International)


  • “Young Scientist Award 2006”, Society of Extension Education, Tamil Nadu for the best paper presentation (3rd December 2006, Pudhucherry).
  • “Jawaharlal Nehru Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Agricultural and Allied Sciences for the year 2012” for the thesis entitled “Decision Making Models for Identification and Classification of Optimal Location for Aquaculture Farming Development”. (16th July 2013, New Delhi)
  • “SOFT(I) Best Scientific Paper Award 2012” for the research paper entitled “Development and Evaluation of an e-Learning Module for Aquaculture Development through ICT Projects: ADDIE Model” by P.Mahalakshmi and M.Krishnan published in Fishery technology, 49(1):72-79. (27th August 2013, Kochi)
  • “Best Stall Display Award” and “Best Women Self Help Group Stall Display Award”, Tamil Nadu Fish Festival- TANFIS 2013 on 12th May 2013 at Island Grounds, Chennai, Tamil Nadu - Institute (Nodal officer)
  • “Special Achiever Award for the year 2014”, VIT University, Vellore for exemplary performance at various national/international events and in recognition of meritorious academic performance (22nd April, 2014, Vellore)
  • “IRAJ Excellent paper award”, IRAJ Research Forum, Bhubaneswar, for the best paper presentation (17th august 2014, Chennai)


Best 5 Publications during the Career



Best 3 Publications during last 3 years


  • P. Mahalakshmi, A. G. Ponniah and M. Krishnan. 2014. Aquaculture Knowledge Dissemination through Information and Communication Technology Projects: e-Learning Module Approach. Fishery Technology 51: 220 – 224.
  • Mahalakshmi, P. and K.Ganesan. 2015. Mamdani fuzzy rule based model for classification of aqua sites for aquaculture development. Indian Journal of Fisheries. 62(1):110-115
  • P. Nila Rekha, R. Gangadharan, P. Ravichandran, P. Mahalakshmi, A. Panigrahi, S.M. Pillai. 2015. Assessment of impact of shrimp farming on coastal groundwater using Geographical Information System based Analytical Hierarchy Process. Aquaculture, 448: 491–506