School of Social Sciences

Radhamany Sooryamoorthy

Radhamany Sooryamoorthy




Contact Number 031-260-2120

CampusHoward College Campus

Office Address MTB 126

Last Updated 4 months ago

Degrees Held

  • MA in Sociology (1986) and Ph. D (1993) (University of Kerala, India)

Research Interests

  • Sociology of Science
  • Communication
  • Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Family Studies

Teaching Interests

  • Research Methodology

Digital Video Movies


Collaboration Blues

  • Language: English
  • Duration: 22min, DVD

This movie shows how scientific collaboration could be a strenuous and long drawn process fraught with difficulties and problems despite the benefits it brings in. Revealed through the experiences of a long standing physical geographer in South Africa, the movie focuses on the personal and professional dimensions of scientific collaboration.


A Journey to Robben Island

  • Language: English
  • Duration: 20min, DVD

This movie takes us to Robben Island in South Africa which, since the 15th century, was used as a place of banishment, exile and prison. Set against the backdrop of apartheid and the struggle for democracy, the film is centred around the prison life of Nelson Mandela who spent 17 years of his imprisonment on this island.


Storing the Unstorable

  • Language: English
  • Duration: 11min, DVD

A group of botany students and their professor collect seeds and process in their cryotechnology laboratory. The film also shows different stages of seed processing that includes application of in vitro biotechnological processing.


Pat’s Seeds

  • Language: English
  • Duration: 40min, DVD

This movie is about Patricia Berjak, an internationally known seed scientist. She is widely recognised for her groundbreaking research in seed science. This film captures Patricia as a researcher, teacher, collaborator, mentor, supervisor, and a friend.


Awards and Honors

  • Prolific Researcher
    Selected as one of the Prolific Researchers of the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2011 and 2014. 
  • Top 30 Researchers
    Selected as one of the 30 Top Researchers of the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2010.
  • NRF Rated Scientist