Dr. A. Meenatchi Sundaram


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  • B.Arch. , M.Arch(Landscape – CEPT), Ph.D.



  • Associate Professor: From 2011 December till date at Dept. of Architecture, NIT, Tiruchirappalli.

  • Assistant Professor: From 2008 December to 2011 December at Dept. of Architecture, NIT, Tiruchirappalli.

  • Selection Grade Lecturer: From 2006 to 2008 at Dept. of Architecture, MIT, Manipal.

  • Teaching Research Associate : 2001 to 2004 at SAP Anna University, chennai



Research interests

Landscape planning and design, Environmental planning and design, GIS Spatial analysis, Digital image processing.


Project experience


Senior GIS research assistant worked in the Environmental Impact assessment of East Coast road (length 732 km), project of Prof Dr.S.P.Sekar. Addressed verity of issues ranges from Physical impact to visual impact of the project, including tourism development and planning policy considering demographic change for the entire stretch. This is, the major transportation corridor connecting various tourist destinations along Bay of Bengal at south eastern part of India.


Courses Conducted

Conducted Short Term Training Program on ‘“Sustainable Urban Landscape”  sponsored by AICTE under QIP  from 25th -30th August 2008 at Department of Architecture, School of Architecture and Planning, Anna University, Chennai -25



Fulbright scholar - Visited Cartographic modeling Laboratory of University of Pennsylvania for the year 2004- 2005.


Trainings Undergone

Modeling Geographical Space, course offer by Prof. Dana Tomlin at University of Pennsylvania, US

Advanced Topics in GIS, course offer by Prof. Dana Tomlin at University of Pennsylvania, US

3rd NNRMS training program on Remote sensing and GIS application in Urban and Regional Planning at Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), department of space, Deharadun. India

ESRI’s Customer training Program on Arcinfo 8.1 and ArcGIS Spatial Analysis

Digital image processing course at Indian remote Sensing Department of Anna University, Chennai, India


Paper Published


Meenatchi Sundaram. A (2010) "Urban Green Cover and the Environmental Performance of Chennai City".
Published in Journal of Environment,Development and Sustainability, Vol 13 No 1. pp 107-119, 
Meenatchi Sundaram. A (2009)Planning ‘tree-cover’ is passive means for low carbon Cities (2009)
- published in the proceedings of 45th ISOCARP Congress, held at Porto - Portugal, 18-22 October 2009.
Meenatchi Sundaram. A (2008), Green infrastructure for ‘quality of urbanlife’ case study on Chennai city
published in ‘The Journal of The Indian Institute of Architects, vol 70, Issue 06, pp 6-7.
Meenatchi Sundaram. A (2007), Development takes its toll on Chennai environs(2007),
published in the journal Geospatial Today, Vol 5, Issue 5. pp 24-30
Meenatchi Sundaram. A (2007), GIS model to assess Chennai city’s environmental performance, using green-cover as the parameters (2007), 
published in the proceedings of Map world forum Conference (18-19 January 2007) held in Hydrabad , India. 
Meenatchi Sundaram. A (2002)”City green as a means to achieve sustainable development – A GIS approach” paper presented at fifth 
international Map India 2002 conference.
(URL:www.gisdevelopment.net/index.html  )


Contact Address


Associate  Professor and Head of the Department of Architecture,
National Institute of Technology , Trichy 620015
Tamil Nadu, India
Phone: 04312503567