Scientific-Staff 

shanthi 
Shanthi.B. Ms.Dr
Designation : Principal Scientist
Discipline : Home Science Extension
Division : Social Sciences Division
Specialization : Gender studies & aquaculture extension
Research areas:
  • Gender studies in aquaculture & fisheries
  • Aquaculture extension & social science research
  • Transfer of technologies to the clientile
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.

Current Research Projects (3 important ones):

NoTitle Funded By
1 Diversification of livelihoods among women self help groups through coastal aquaculture technologiesDBT
2Assessment on the impact of environmental changes on the livlihoods of coastal women in Tamil NaduICSSR
3Research and developmental interventions for sustainable brackishwater aquacultureInstitute

Recognitions (National & international level) :
  • Awarded the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, England – 1987. (silver standard of duke of edinburgh’s award) - International Award.
  • Awarded the ICAR Team Research Award, New Delhi. (for outstanding multi- disciplinary team research in agriculture and allied sciences - 1997 -1998). National Award.
  • Awarded the K. Chidambaram Memorial Award – 2008, (for extension work and women’s empowerment) – Society Award.
  • Honour Received from the Central Govt. Staff Co-operative Thrift & Credit Society ltd., chennai – 2015. (for receiving the national award for outstanding achievement).
Best 5 Publications during the career:
  1. B. Shanthi, V.S.Chandrasekaran, M. Kailasam, M. Muralidar,T. Ravisankar, C. Sarada and M. Krishnan. ‘Aquaculture as an action programme:An exercise in building confidence and self worth’. Aquaculture Asia Magazine, Thailand, October – December 2005,. Vol X No.4, pp 10 – 13.
  2. B. 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.
  3. B. 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.
  4. B. Shanthi and M. Jayanthi. 2006. Empowering Fisherwomen in Coastal Sectors – A Strategy for Improving Farming. J. Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research. Publication of Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research. Kolkata . Pp-306 – 309.
  5. B. Shanthi, S. Kannappan, V.S.Chandrasekaran, M. Krishnan, K. Ambasankar and C.P. Balasubramaniam. 2010. Building market linkages for the value added fish products developed by the coastal women Self Help Groups. Fishing Chimes.Vol.30.No.8 / November 2010.
Best 3 Publications during last 3 years:
  1. B. Shanthi. 2013. Indian women scientist empowers the women tribals. Cited in Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries.http://genderaquafish.org/.
  2. B. Shanthi, V.S. Chandrasekaran, S.M. Pillai, M. Kailasam, K. Ambasankar and P. Mahalakshimi. 2013. Development of Alternate Livelihood Opportunities among the Scheduled Tribal Women Self Help Groups through Aquaculture Integrated with Agro - based Technologies. Fishing Chimes Vol. 33 No. 3 / June 2013.
  3. B. Shanthi. 2013. Gender Equality in the Fishery Sector. A report. Call to Action? Survey Highlights the Shortcomings of Business-as-Usual in Addressing Gender Equality in the Fishery Sector. Agnew Street, Aspley, Queensland, Australia 403. MERYL J WILLIAMS1* and POH SZE CHOO2. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 2Asian Fisheries Society, c/o Laboratory of Marine Biotechnology, Institute of Bioscience, University Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Malaysia
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