Dr. Ajith Kumar

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Dr. Ajith Kumar joined WCS India Program in 2003. He currently works as the Director of the Post-Graduate Program in Wildlife Biology and Conservation, initiated by WCS – India Program in partnership with National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore and Joint Director of WCS India Program. Ajith trains wildlife biologists to become passionate conservation leaders through a two-year Masters course. He obtained his Master’s degree in Zoology from Kerala University and Doctorate from Cambridge University in 1987 on the thesis titled, ‘The ecology and population dynamics of the lion-tailed macaque’. A professor at the Wildlife Institute of India, Ajith has inspired students at the Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History in Coimbatore before joining WCS India Program. He also runs an active research program on the distribution and ecology of mammals in the Western Ghats and the Himalayas, where he studies patterns of distribution, impacts of habitat fragmentation, wildlife in human-modified landscapes and feeding and reproductive ecology. As the director of the WCS-NCBS Wildlife Master’s program, Ajith has trained over 60 students and has established a dynamic network of researchers, professors, and institutions keen to devote time to the local capacity building in India.

3 Responses

  1. Preeti SIngh says:

    Respected sir,
    I am writing in response to the Research Opportunity. I respectfully submit this letter of request, for I believe my experiences are well qualified to meet the needs of the Research in Conservation. I Have 5 years of research experience in Biodiversity and Conservation.

    I Post graduated from Master in Biodiversity and Conservation program at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University in Delhi, in 2014. I worked as a Researcher at The University of Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology (TDU), Bangalore Since 2015. My experience in the Documentation of People’s Biodiversity Register in many fields and Digitization and Inventory Preparation of FRLH Herbarium, Sustainable harvesting of Commiphora wightii (Gugllu) and Test of antibiotics residue in the milk sample from different district of Karla and Karnataka. Besides my main responsibility, I also accomplished some research independently or in a team mainly in complex computation. These practices give me skill in the application of complex computation.

    I believe with these educational values that I possess, pursuing research will add more to it and expose me more to areas where Biodiversity and Conservation knowledge are relevant and in addition, put into practice what I have learned so far. I have enclosed my CV, Degree certificate and Statement Of Purpose. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you very much for your consideration.

    (Please Consider my Request, I will do my work with sincerity. I will never disappoint you.)

    Preeti Singh

  2. Mehnaz Nazir says:

    Sir I am very much passionated to work in the field of wildlife conservation.I am right now doing my M.Sc in environmental science.This is my last semester. I want to parsuve ph.D in wildlife conservation in WCS India.Please sir do provide help in this regard.

  3. Bismay Ranjan Tripathy says:

    I am Bismay from Odisha. Recently doing my PhD at Tsinghua University, Beijing. My major is Remote sensing and GIS, I want some suggestions.

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