Dr Anilkumar A K

Associate Professor

Dept. of Botany

Govt. College for Women Thiruvananthapuram


Academic Qualification:

Natural Science

Employment History (teaching/ Research)

Date of entry in service:1/2/2008 as Assistant Professor in Botany

Government Brennen College, Thallasery: From 1/2/2008 to 5/6/2017

Government College for Women, Thiruvananthapuram: From 5/6/2017 to Present

Total teaching experience: 15 Years 6 months

Brief Profile

A passionate teacher engaging classes on diverse topics of Plant Sciences with a research specialization in Molecular Microbiology. With more than 15 years of teaching experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and guided more than 25 PG projects. Currently investigating research topics related to Plant-microbe interaction and Lichenology.  Has undertaken administrative duties of IQAC coordinator, NCC officer, Additional Skill Acquisition program, Scholar Support Program, and have been the convener of the building committee and infrastructure projects in the college funded by KIIFB.

Research Publications

    1. Ajithkumar, K., G. K. Madhavilatha, B. Sulekha, S. Godreuil, Anil Kumar AK, K. Girija, and S. Mundayoor (2010). Do Mycobacterium marinum infections occur in India? Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology 76 (2):191-192. Accession numbers: FJ868212, FJ868213, FJ868214 and FJ868215.
    2. Anil Kumar AK., G. K. Madhavilatha, L. K. Paul, I. Radhakrishnan, R. A. Kumar, and S. Mundayoor (2012). Standardization and evaluation of a tetraplex polymerase chain reaction to detect and differentiate Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex and nontuberculous Mycobacteria–a retrospective study on pulmonary TB patients. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease 72 (3):239-247. Accession numbers: FJ858752 to FJ858769 and HM454214 to HM454264 ; Impact Factor: 341.
    3. Anil Kumar AK, GK Madhavilatha, Sarojini S, Ajay Kumar R and Sathish Mundayoor, (2013). Mutations Associated with Pyrazinamide Resistance in the Clinical Isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from Kerala, India. Mapana J Sci, 12, 4(2013), 1-8
    4. Rajasree, Anil Kumar AK, M.S. Sheeba, Antibacterial potential of methanolic and n-hexane extracts of Lobelia alsinoides Lam.Trends in Biosciences, 2018,11(7), 1131-1134.
    5. Praveen Kumar, Archana G Mohanan, Anil Kumar AK, Homology Modelling, Phylogenetic Analysis and Molecular Docking of Glutamine Aminotransferase, gatD from Clostridium botulinum (Accepted for publication in Indo Global Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2020; 10(4): 46-57
  1. Oral/Poster Presentations

    1. Microbiological Examination of Street Vended Foods in Kannur District based on degree of Processing. 30th Kerala Science Congress held at Government Brennen College, Thalassery during 28th- 30th January 2018.
  2. Resources person

    1. Recombinant DNA technology, Molecular Cloning, Ph.D. Course Work, Department of Botany, Sir Syed College, Taliparamba, Kannur University 7th, Jan 2014.
    2. Application of PCR technologies, technical session in the two-day National workshop organized by DCE on PCR and Gene sequencing techniques on 20th and 21st October 2017 at Government Brennen College, Thalassery Kerala.
    3. Good Laboratory Practices in a Molecular Biology Lab, Technical session in the three-day National workshop organized by DCE on Real-Time PCR and Western Blotting on 27th and 29th November 2018 at Government College for women, Thiruvananthapuram.
  3. Membership in professional bodies
  4. Member of Indian Lichenological Society
  5. Awards/Honors

  6. Selected as second-best participant in Field based training on Lichen systematics organized by Indian Lichenological society and CSIR-NBRI in 2019 at Sattal, Uttarakhand, India