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2007: “Compilation of Annotated Bibliography for Indigenous Scientific and Cultural Studies by Germans in Tamilnadu during 18th and 19th Centuries – A digital Archives Project” - Ongoing research project, funded by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi. 

2005: Doctoral Committee Member to conduct Comprehensive Viva-voce Examination for Ph.D. research scholars of the department of Humanities and Social Sciences in Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Chennai-600 036 on 17 October, 2005 and 14 November, 2005

 2004: “Early German-Telugu Interactions”: Special lecture at the Symposium organized by the Andhra Pradesh History Congress, Vijayawada, 4th January, 2004

2004: Doctoral Committee Member to select Ph.D. students at the department of Humanities and Social Sciences in Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai-600 036 on 28 April 2004 

2003: March–Chennai–Berlin–Chennai air travel grant offered by the German Research Council through Berlin Society for Mission History to present my research paper at the international conference held in Berlin, 6-8 March, 2003.

2003: “Madras in olden times: Three German eye-witness reports” Aaron Memorial Lecture, delivered at Gurukul Theological and Research Institute, Chennai, on 15th September, 2003

2001: “Tamilo-German interactions during the 18th century: A few aspects”: Resource Person lecture at the Academic Staff College, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi on 27th September, 2001 

1999: “German Contributions to Tamil Studies: A few Aspects”: Special lecture, delivered at the international conference organized by Max Mueller Bhavan, Calcutta, 10-11 December, 1999

1999: February – Chennai–Berlin–Chennai air travel grant offered by the German Research Council through Berlin Society for Mission History to present my research paper at the international conference held in Berlin, 18-20 February,1999. 

1998: “German observations of the native Tamil Society, 300 years ago”: Lecture delivered at Max Mueller Bhavan, Chennai on 11th March, 1998

1998: “German Contributions to Tamil Grammar: Some References”: Lecture delivered at Max Mueller Bhavan, Chennai on 17th March, 1998 

1994: October - Madras-Berlin-Madras air travel grant offered by the German Research Council through the Center for Modern Oriental Studies in Berlin to present my research paper at the international conference held in Berlin 17-20  October, 1994

1994: “The Interaction between the Germans and the Tamils in 18th century”: Guest Lecture at the South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University, Germany on 21st October, 19941993: “German Contributions to Tamil Language and Culture”: Lecture delivered at the Fulbright Alumni Association, Madras, on 18th Feb., 1993

1993: Publication subsidy grant of Indian Council of Historical Research, N.Delhi to publish my doctoral dissertation  

1992: “German Tamilology”: Lecture delivered at the Humboldt Club, I.I.T., Madras, on 22nd Sept., 1992 

1990: “German interest in Siddha medicine, 300 years ago”: Lecture delivered under the auspices of Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Madras, on 17 Nov., 1990 

1988-89: Conducted doctoral research at the Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences in Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T.), Chennai-600 036

1988: “German contributions to Indian Studies in the 18th and 19th centuries”: Lecture delivered at the Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, I.I.T., Chennai on 9th February, 1988

1987-89: Pay-protected fellowship granted by Indian Council of Historical Research, N.Delhi, to do full-time doctoral research 

1986: DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship to visit Heidelberg university and Franckens archives in Germany for research data collection