Govindarajan - Supervising Archaeologist - Chennai, TN, India

Kuppuram Govindarajan

Chennai, TN, India


Supervising Archaeologist

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


Excavation, analysis os cultural materials , interpretation of artifacts and heritage conservation of sites , monuments and cultural resource management besides promoting sustainable heritage tourism has been my duites and responsibilities.

Work History


Department of Archaeology and Heritage Management

From September 2012

Coordinator for Post Graduate Programs, Dean, College of Social Sciences and Languages, Aksum University, POB.No.1010, Aksum , Tigrai Region, Ethiopia.(Architect and pioneer of the MA program in Archaeology and Heritage Management).


Consultant, Coordinator , Professor and Supervisory Archaeologist

Aksum University and Authority

for Research and Conservation of Culture and Heritage - (ARCCH) - Federal Democratic Republic of the Government of. Ethiopia (2012 to Present)
• Title: Consultant, Coordinator , Professor and Supervisory Archaeologist (ARCCH)
• Responsibilities:
o Project oversight and framework development for full-scale excavations, survey, and conservation and preservation recommendations within the ancient capital of Aksum, Ethiopia:
* Regional analysis for the Aksum Area landscape archaeology and excavation;
* Report and documentation for UNESCO World Heritage Site Re-classification and Re-identification of Core Areas; Working jointly with Prof.Samuel Walker on the survey and assessment of the old Axum town.
* With the recommendations of Axum University and Prof.Samuel Walker -ARCCH representative for Aksum Area responsible for recommendations, project proposal review, test excavation, and monitoring of sites;
* Curriculum development for the Aksum University's Department of Archaeology and Heritage Management Master's Program;
* Establish the archaeology laboratory for the university;
* Instructor.
* Team Leader and Coordinator for the Protection and Conservation of Endangered archaeological sites and Monuments of the Northern, Central and Eastern Tigrai region of Ethiopia under the salvage and Philanthropic patronage of Aksum University, Aksum, Ethiopia.


Wolaita Sodo University

August 2011 - June 2012

Sodo, SNNPR, Ethiopia.(Architect and pioneer of the MA program in EDPM).


Jimma University

July 2010 - June 2011

Jimma, Oromiya region, Ethiopia.(Opened the MA program in EDPM).


Dilla University

July 2009 - June 2010

POB.No.419, Dilla, SNNPR, Ethiopia.(Opened the MA program in EDPM).


Eritrea Institute

September 2007 - June 2009

of Technology, Mai -Nefhi, Asmara, Eritrea.

Consultant, Supervisory Archaeologist/Field Director

National Physical Laboratory

, Ahmadabad, India and Kenyan Institute of Materials Science, University of Nairobi and British Institute of Eastern Africa, Nairobi. (2007-2010)
• Title: Consultant, Supervisory Archaeologist/Field Director
• Responsibilities (majority of work prehistoric contexts; some historical/WWII):

Gamma Ray Spectrometry of Ancient Chamorro Ceramics, National Physical Laboratory

o Designed, facilitated and researched a major investigation entitled - Gamma Ray Spectrometry of Ancient Chamorro Ceramics, National Physical Laboratory, Mumbai, India (2007)
o Co-authored threshold reports for the Joint Chennai Build-Up (JCBU) EIS
o Reconnaissance survey on the ancient Chola monuments of southern Karnataka and the Pallava monuments and sites of Pudukkotai region of Tamilnadu.
o Project structure and desk-based analysis
o Land-use history and irrigational or deltaic agriculture of the Chola Empire in Thanjavur district of Tamilnadu.
o Geo-referencing of the Paleolithic sites of western and eastern Kenya and the medieval sites of Historical Tamilnadu, India


JSS People's Education Foundation (NGO)

December 2006 - February 2007

Chennai, India.

Professor of History, Archaeology and Education

Egerton University

August 2000 - November 2006

(on three years contract), Faculty of Education, Egerton University, Kenya.


Vasishta School

May 2000 - November 2000


Principal, Trinity

TVS Group of Schools

Up to May 2000

India; Educational Advisor, TVS Group of Schools, Madurai and for the Vivekananda and Chinmaya Group of Schools in Tamilnadu state, India.

Senior Principal

Guru Shree Shanti Vijay Senior Secondary School, Chennai, India.

Senior Faculty member and Educational Advisor, Vice-Principal

IVY League Academy

Hyderabad, India.

Member and Educational Consultant


for Erode District Matriculation and State School Boards.

Senior Lecturer in History

Archaeology ,Education and Sociology, Egerton University,Kenya

Also on Sabbatical for six months as Visiting Professor and Director, Centre for International Relations ,University of Johannesburg, South Africa; Served as Deputy Controller of Examinations at Egerton University, Kenya.

Associate Professor of History

Archaeology and Education, Moi University

Hon. Dean and Administrative Officer ,School of Socio-Cultural and Development Studies ,Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya, East Africa; Also served as visiting lecturer and External Examiner of MPhil/PhD thesis at the Day Star University, Nairobi, and East African University , Barakhamba, Eldoret, KENYA

Part-time Lecturer of History , Archaeology and Education at Moi University

Egerton University

Kenya and Dean , Faculty of Social Sciences and Education;Chairman,Dept of History, Archaeology and Education; Director of Examinations; Special Faculty Representative, Egerton University, Kenya; As Part-time Lecturer of History , Archaeology and Education at Moi University, Eldoret , Kenyatta university and Nairobi University at Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa.(Taught several courses for B.A, B.Ed, M.A, MPhil students , Supervised Senior research papers and PhD fellows on Prehistoric Archaeology and Historical Studies).

Senior Faculty Member and Master, Dean, Faculty

Mayo College


Program officer and Educational consultant

Dr.Vikram Sarabhai Science

State, India and served as External Research associate ,Indian Institute of Management,Ahmedabad(1986-1988).

Guest lecturer and summer workshop Coordinator

Secondary school Teachers

May 1983 - July 1983

for MPhil Programs including the Secondary school Teachers training program.

Post- Doctoral fellow

Department of Ancient Indian & Asian Studies and Prehistoric Archaeology

Magadh University, Bodh Gaya, Gaya, Bihar state and Tutor, Department of Ancient Indian & Asian Studies and Prehistoric Archaeology, Magadh University, Bodh Gaya, Gaya, India.

Assistant Professor of Ancient

Archaeological Sciences, Tamil University

India (Taught the Masters program/MPhil/B.Ed/M.Ed) and supervised the Doctoral Candidates)

Assistant Professor of History

Archaeology and Education, St.Joseph's College

India (Taught for B.A, B.Ed & M.A. Students, Guided MPhil Students).

Teaching Assistant, Department Of History & Archaeology

Karnatak University

Karnatak University, Dharwad.India.

Qualifications & Certifications


Magadh University


Ranchi University


Karnatak University

Ranchi University

Educational Administration-History & English

Karnatak University

English language

Karnatak University

Epigraphy &Paleography

Karnatak University

History & Archaeology

Karnatak University

Zoology, Chemistry

Sir Theagaraya College, Madras University


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