July 15, 2019
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Faculty Member

Scientists

Shanthi.B. Ms.Dr

Principal Scientist
Discipline: Home Science Extension
Division: Social Sciences Division
Specialization: Gender studies aquaculture extension

Contact Me

Phone: +91- 044 – 24618817 Ext:121
Fax: +91- 044 – 24610311

Email:drshanthi@ciba.res.in

Brief profile:

After taking masters in Home Science Extension in 1989, Mphil (family resource management) in 2000 and phd in Home Science Extension in 2002. I am working in ciba since 2001. I currently work in division of Social Science Division in ciba. I have worked on gender studies in aquaculture & fisheries. I have contributed to Gender Studies in Aquaculture & Fisheries, Aquaculture Extension & Social Science Research & Transfer of Technologies to the Clientile. I have interests in Gender Studies in Aquaculture & Fisheries & Family Farming in Aquaculture.

Research areas:

  • Gender studies in aquaculture & fisheries
  • Aquaculture extension & social science research
  • Transfer of technologies to the clientile

Current Research Projects:

 

No
Title
Funded By
1 Diversification of livelihoods among women self help groups through coastal aquaculture technologies DBT
2 Assessment on the impact of environmental changes on the livlihoods of coastal women in Tamil Nadu ICSSR
3 Research and developmental interventions for sustainable brackishwater aquaculture Institute
4 Knowledge and economic empowerment of women, tribal and their families in coastal villages of tamil nadu through adoption of brackishwater aquaculture and allied technologies integrated with societal development programmes CIBA- CPCL CSR

Recognitions (National & International)
  1. Received ICAR award for Outstanding Interdisciplinary Team Research in Agricultural and Allied Sciences. A team of scientist led by Dr. B. Shanthi, Principal Scientist of Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, Chennai, have been conferred with the Outstanding Interdisciplinary Team Research in Agricultural and Allied Sciences – 2011-12” by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) on 29th July 2014 for the project sponsored by the Department of Bio-Technology funded project on “Diversification of Livelihoods among Women Self Help Groups through Coastal Aquaculture Technologies”. The project team comprises of B. Shanthi, Dr. M. Krishnan, Dr.V.S.Chandrasekaran, Dr.C.P.Balasubramanian, Dr.K.Ambasankar, Dr.S.Kannappan. 
  2. Awarded the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, England – 1987. (SILVER STANDARD OF DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S AWARD) - International Award.
  3. Awarded the ICAR Team Research Award, New Delhi. (for outstanding multi- disciplinary team research in agriculture and allied sciences - 1997 -1998). National Award.
  4. Awarded the K. Chidambaram Memorial Award – 2008, (for extension work and women’s empowerment) – Society Award.
  5. Honour Received from the Central Govt. Staff Co-operative Thrift & Credit Society ltd., Chennai – 2015. (for receiving the national award for outstanding achievement).
  6. Received an appreciation certificate from Dr. Meryl J Williams, FTSE (Australia), Honorary Life Member Asian Fisheries Society, Former Director General, World Fish Centre (1994 -2004) for my research contributions in aquaculture
  7. Received an appreciation note from Dr. Angela Lentisco Marine and Coastal Specialist, Thailand, for the work done under the Indian Council of Social Science Research, (ICSSR) project  titled “Assessment on the impact of environmental changes on the  livelihoods of  coastal women in Tamil Nadu”
  8. Facilitated the irular tribal farmer SMT. M. USHA, to receive the “IARI Innovative Farmers” Award”- 2016.  She received this award for her expertise in crab fattening, seabass nursery in hapas and polyculture of crab and seabass in community pond from the Hon’ble Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri. Radha Mohan Singh and the Hon’ble Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries, Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan.  Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, inaugurated this Mela during the KRISHI UNNATI MELA 2016, 19-21 March 2016 held at New Delhi. 
  9. Received an appreciation note from S. Ayyappan, Former Secretary (DARE) & Director General (ICAR), New Delhi, for the achievements made in this project by the project team (D.O.No. PS/ DDG (Fly) 2009/267; dated 22nd December, 2009). 
  10. Received an appreciation mail from Dr. Dr. S. Ayyappan, Former Secretary (DARE) & Director General (ICAR), for the excellent organization of sea bass nursery rearing in hapas demonstration on 13th September 2013 and for remarkable work done under the CIBA- TSP project in uplifting the irular tribal women self help groups at Kulathumedu villages of Tiruvalur dt through aquaculture technologies
  11. Received an appreciation note from Dr. M. Sakthivel, President Aquaculture, Foundation of India, for the excellent organization of inauguration programmes on sea bass nursery rearing in hapas, scat ornamental fish farming in tanks and mushroom farming for the tribal women Self Help Groups held during 5th October and 10th October 2012 at Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur dts.
  12. Received an appreciation note from Dr. M. Sakthivel, President Aquaculture, Foundation of India, for the excellent organization of  ‘Training Cum Marketing of Farm Made Produce of Irular Tribal Women Self Help Groups (Capacity Building of Tribal Women Self Help Groups on Brackishwater Aquaculture Integrated with Agro -Based Technologies) during 26th Dec – 28th December 2012 at CIBA. 
  13. Received an appreciation note from Krishna Srinath, Director, DRWA, Bhubaneswar, Orissa. For actively contributing to the success of crab farmers meet held at Orissa on 22nd October 2009. And also for giving a presentations on Kinds of Mud crab fattening – A livelihood option for coastal women and ICT for aquaculture in the short course programme conducted by NRCWA.
  14. Received and appreciation note from Dr. Merly Williams, Former DG, World Fish Center, Malaysia  on 14th April 2011 for the excellent arrangements made during her visit to the coastal villages of Tiruvallur Dst and also for the dedicated work done by me in the fields.
  15. Received and appreciation note from Merly Williams, Former DG, World Fish Center, Malaysia in May 2011 for the excellent presentation made by me in the 3rd Global Symposium on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries. held at Shanghai, China during April 21st – 25th 2011.  I was also complemented as ‘Presentation Star’ of the programme 
  16. Received an appreciation certificate from Meryl J Williams, FTSE (Australia), Honorary Life Member Asian Fisheries Society, Former Director General, World Fish Center (1994 -2004) for my research contributions in aquaculture. 
  17. Received an appreciation note from Angela Lentisco Marine and Coastal Specialist, Thailand, for the work done under the Indian Council of Social Science Research,(ICSSR) project titled “Assessment on the impact of environmental changes on the livelihoods of coastal women in Tamil Nadu” during 2016-17. 
  18. Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries Section (GAF Section has nominated me as the Inaugural Officers of the Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries Section (GAFS) as a Constitution Coordinator of the Asian Fisheries Society during 2016-17.              https://genderaquafish.org/gaf-section/about-us/executive-committee/
Best 5 Publications during the Career
  1. Shanthi, P. Mahalakshimi and V.S. Chandrasekaran. 2017. Assessing the Pre and Post Tsumani Impact on the Livelihoods of Coastal Women Using Socio-Economic and Gender Analysis (SEAGA).Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries. Asian Fisheries Science Special Issue 30S. (2017):199-217. 
  2. Shanthi, P. Mahalakshimi and V.S. Chandrasekaran. 2017. Challenges faced by the coastal women due to the impact of climatic change.  Indian Journal of Fisheries. 64 (Special Issue) 153 -159,.
  3. Shanthi, B., Mahalakshmi, P., and Chandrasekaran, V.S. 2016. Entrepreneurship Development Among Coastal Fishers Through Brackishwater Aquaculture   Technologies.In: Sinha, V.R.P. ,Gopal Krishna, Keshavanath, P.  and NaliniRanjan Kumar (Eds.).  Social  Entrepreneurship in Aquaculture. Narendra Publishing House, Delhi, India, pp. 325-333. 
  4. Shanthi, M. Krishnan and A.G. Ponniah. 2012. Successful Women Entrepreneurs in Aquaculture: Case Studies from Tamil Nadu, India. Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries: Moving the Agenda Forward. Asian Fisheries Science Special Issue Vol. 255 (2012): 177-185 @Asian Fisheries Society, Malaysia. 
  5. Shanthi, K. Ambasankar, M. Krishnan, C.P. Balasubramaniam, S. Kannappan, V.S.Chandrasekaran, K.Merline Jayamalar and G. Gayathri. 2010. Crab Fattening: A Livelihood Option for the Coastal Women Self Help Groups. 2010. Fishery Technology. Vol 47 (2), pp: 185 -188.
Best 3 Publications during last 3 years
  1. Shanthi, P. Mahalakshimi and V.S. Chandrasekaran. 2017. Assessing the Pre and Post Tsumani Impact on the Livelihoods of Coastal Women Using Socio-Economic and Gender Analysis (SEAGA).Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries. Asian Fisheries Science Special Issue 30S. (2017):199-217.  
  2. Shanthi, P. Mahalakshimi and V.S. Chandrasekaran. 2017. Challenges faced by the coastal women due to the impact of climatic change.  Indian  Journal of Fisheries. 64 (Special Issue) 153 -159,. 
  3. Shanthi, Krishna Sukumaran, G.Thiagarajan, M.Kailasam, and C.V.Sairam. 2018. Enhanced Livelihood of Coastal Communities Through Backyard Pearl Spot Seed Rearing. Asian Fisheries Society. e- Newsletter. https://www.asianfisheriessociety. org.e-newsletter
Video films produced during the externally funded project

Diversification of Livelihoods among Women Self Help Groups through Coastal Aquaculture Technologies” project (2007-2010), funded by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India” was loaded in youtube videos;