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Rajakkamangalam is a block or Panchayat Union of Kanyakumari district, India. It is one of the nine administrative divisions of the district of Kanyakumari. The present President of the Rajakkamangalam Panchayat is T. Vajila. It includes the following 15 village panchayats,
- Rajakkamangalam Thurai
Research Centre: Centre for Marine Science and Technology is the research Centre of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University for Coastal Aquaculture and Marine Biotechnology research activities. The Centre is recognized by DST-FIST, UGC-SAP, DRS by Govt of India. The centre is one of the very few Institutes in India offering M.Sc., M.Phil and Ph.D in Marine Biotechnology. The centre is the offshoot of Madurai Kamaraj University, and later it was formulated as Institute of Artemia Research and Training inaugurated by Dr. J. Jayalalitha during early 1990s and later it was renamed as Institute if Coastal Area Studies and now it is functioning in the name of Centre for Marine Science and Technology with advance research activities in the areas of Marine Genomics, Marine Microbiology, Nanobiotechnology, Marine Pharmacology, Marine Biodiversity, Microalgal Technology, Molecular Biology, etc.
Azhathangarai-Rajakkamangalam Estuary and Marshy land contains a Coastal ecosystem with Mangroves habitat, sand dunes and Sea turtle breeding site near Azhathangarai beach. Rajakkamangalam estauary and Azhathangarai marshy land is considered as one of the breeding and feeding ground for many birds like Painted stork, cormorant, spot billed pelicans, purple swaphen, dabchick, garganey, purple heron, open bill stork, black winged stilt, etc.
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