International Collaborative Partner of UTAR Global Research Network



Name Dr Paramananthan a/l Selliah
Designation Dr
Qualification DSc, State University of Ghent, Belgium, 1977
Postgraduate Diploma in Tropical Agronomy, University of Queensland, 1971
BSc (Hons.) in Geology, University of Malaya, 1965
Organization Param Agricultural Soil Surveys (M) Sdn Bhd
Email passparam@gmail.com
Tel No. 012 3639985
Fax No. 603 79601810
URL http://www.eng.qmul.ac.uk/staff/staff.php?d.l.bader@qmul.ac.uk
UTAR Contact Person Prof. Dr Ooi Aun Chuan, ooiac@utar.edu.my


Employment
  • Tutor, Department of Geology, University of Malaya, 1965
  • Head, Soil Survey Division, Department of Agriculture, 1966 – 1980
  • Associate Professor, Agricultural University Malaysia, 1980 – 1990
  • Research Associate, Department of Geology, University of Malaya, 2000 – 2002
  • Managing Director, Param Agricultural Soil Surveys (M) Sdn Bhd, 1990 - present
  • Visiting Lecturer, Universiti Putra Malaysia (last 5 years) for the subjects Land & Soil Management and Land Evaluation for the Master in Plantation Management and Master in Land Resources Management programmes respectively
Consultancy
  • Conducted over 40 soil survey projects not only on Malaysian soils but also in countries like Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Cambodia, Madagascar, Nigeria, Gabon Cameroon and Timur Leste.
Training
  • Conducted training courses in Soil Survey and Management to a number of Plantation Agencies/Companies.
Publications
  • Has presented/published over 70 technical papers at International/Local Conferences and journals
  • Published six books and five coloured posters on Soils of Malaysia .
Others
  • Assistant Secretary, Geological Society Malaysia, 1990 – 1993
  • Committee Member, Malaysian Soil Science Society, 1975 – 1978
  • Assistant Secretary, Geological Society Malaysia, 1972 – 1974
  • Lay Preacher, Methodist Church, Malaysia (retired)
  • Trustee, Agricultural Crop Trust, Malaysia – charitable organization
  • Member Project Assessment Committee, Malaysia Palm Oil Board, Malaysia (2011-2013)
Quarterly Activites
January - March 2018
  • Adviser on soil matters
October - December 2017
  • Adviser on soil matters - Share his work on soils with agriculture students
July - September 2017
  • Adviser on soil matters
April - June 2017
  • Report to follow
January - March 2017
  • Served as adviser on soil matters
October - December 2016
  • Served as adviser on soil matters
July - September 2016
  • Soil survey of Agriculture Park at UTAR Perak campus
  • Served as adviser on soil matters
January - March 2016
  • Survey and prepares the results of soil survey at the new biodiversity park - results of analysis awaited
  • Advise on research on problem soil  in a final year project at UTAR Perak campus -The key expert on peat soil matters in oil palm in Malaysia
  • Agreed to speak on peat soil for oil palm at the 12th Agriculture Technology Seminar - 14 November, 2015
October - December 2015
  • No activity
July - September 2015
  • Directed staff to sample soil in the new biodiversity park
  • Advise on research on problem soil  in a final year project at UTAR Perak campus
  • Agreed to speak on peat soil for oil palm at the 12th Agriculture Technology Seminar
April - June 2015
  • Will be responsible for all soil testing in the new biodiversity park
  • Advise on research on problem soil in a final year project at UTAR Perak campus
January - March 2015
  • Will be responsible for all soil testing in the new biodiversity park
  • Advise on research on soil improvement in a final year project at UTAR Perak campus
October - December 2014
  • Continue to support C4 land development especially on soil analysis
  • Advise on research on soil improvement - The key expert on soil matters in Malaysia
July - September 2014
  • Continue to support C4 land development especially on soil analysis
  • Advise on research on soil improvement
April - June 2014
  • No activity
January - March 2014
  • Advise on research on soil improvement and plans to teach soil science to Agriculture students in Year 3 Agronomy - The key expert on soil matters
October - December 2013
  • Continue to support for C4 land development especially on soil analysis
  • Advise on research on soil improvement and plans to teach soil science to Agriculture students in Year 3 Agronomy Option
July - September 2013
  • Continue to support for C4 land development especially on soil analysis
  • Advise on research on soil improvement and plans to teach soil science to Agriculture students in Year 3 Agronomy Option
April - June 2013
  • Continue to support for C4 land soil analysis
  • Advise on research on soil improvement and plans to teach soil science to Agriculture students in Year 3 Agronomy Option
January - March 2013
  • Support for C4 land soil analysis
  • Advise on research on soil improvement
October - December 2012
  • Agric. Technology Seminar Series VI: Sustainable Agriculture (Presented two papers on soils for sustainable agriculture)
  • Full report of C4 land soil analysis finalised and submitted to FSc
  • The agricultural technology was supported by Dr. Param's company (More than 100 UTAR students attending
  • Attended 2nd Biodiversity Task Force meeting at Faculty Science (Briefed the meeting about the C4 soils)
  • Willing to assist students in soil research (Will teach at Agriculture course)
July - September 2012
  • Land survey report for C4 land organized by Dr. Param A very professional effort (included in this report as annex A1)
  • Agreed to delivering two papers on the role of soil survey in sustainable agriculture for the Agricultural Technology Seminar Series VI - Sustainable Agriculture (Will share his experience on soil work)
  • Regular advise to the Head of Department on Agriculture syllabus (Effective monitoring of agriculture programme at UTAR)
April - June 2012
  • Agric. Technology Seminar Series V: Agrobiodiversity
  • Dr. Param's staff (Mr. Leman) collected soil samples for Dr. Param
January - March 2012
  • No activity. (Dr Teh has written to Dr Param last December and he had agreed to visit Kampar in March. However, Prof Ooi Aun Chuan invited him to attend the Agricultural Technology Seminar in May. He showed interest in attending the seminar. )
October - December 2011
  • No activity