Dr.Maya Madhavan

Experience Details: 13 years. 

Qualifications: M Sc.,  CSIR-UGC NET, Ph.D.

Areas of Interest: Cancer Biology, Molecular Biology, Disease biology

Field of Research: Cancer Biology

Guideship Details: NA

Subjects Handled: Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Metabolism, Physiology, Biomolecules, Clinical Biochemistry, Techniques in Biology, Genetics.

Academic Responsibilities Undertaken:

  • Member, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Kerala University
  • Member, Board of Studies (Biochemistry), Kerala University
  • Member, Malpractice Prevention Squad, Kerala University
  • Co-ordinated Add-on Course in Food Technology sponsored by Kerala State Higher Education Council, Govt. of Kerala
  • Chairman, Board of Examiners for various semesters of B.Sc. (Biochemistry and Industrial Microbiology)-Kerala University.
  • External examiner for conducting practical examinations for various semesters of B.Sc. Biochemistry- Core and Complementary (Career related)
  • Question paper setter for Kannur University

Duties Performed: Purchase committee convener, Science Club Convener,Staff Club Secretary

Research Projects Undertaken: NIL

Research Publications:

  1. Cadherins as Predictive Markers of Nodal Metastasis in
  2. Breast Cancer
  3. Maya Madhavan, M.Sc., PriyaSrinivas, M.Sc., Elizabeth Abraham, M.D., Iqbal Ahmed, M.S.,
  4. Aleyamma Mathew, Ph.D., N. R. Vijayalekshmi, Ph.D., PrabhaBalaram, Ph.D
  5. Cadherins as Predictive Markers of Nodal Metastasis in
  6. Breast Cancer
  7. Maya Madhavan, M.Sc., PriyaSrinivas, M.Sc., Elizabeth Abraham, M.D., Iqbal Ahmed, M.S.,
  8. Aleyamma Mathew, Ph.D., N. R. Vijayalekshmi, Ph.D., PrabhaBalaram, Ph.D

Books Published: 

  1. Maya Madhavan, PriyaSrinivas, Elizabeth Abraham,  Iqbal Ahmed, M.S., Aleyamma Mathew, Ph.D., N. R. Vijayalekshmi, Ph.D., PrabhaBalaram, Ph.D.Cadherins as Predictive Markers of Nodal Metastasis in Breast Cancer.  Modern Pathology volume 14, pages423–427(2001).
  2. Maya Madhavan , PriyaSrinivasElizabeth AbrahamIqbal AhmedN R VijayalekshmiPrabhaBalaram. Down regulation of endothelial adhesion molecules in node positive breast cancer: possible failure of host defence mechanism. PatholOncol Res. 2002;8(2):125-8.
  3. P Srinivas , M MadhavanI AhamedE AbrahamN R VijayalakshmyP Balaram. Nm23H1 and p53 proteins are differentially correlated to metastasis in breast carcinoma. Neoplasma. 2002;49(4):225-30.
  4. P Srinivas , E AbrahamI AhamedM MadhavanN R VijayalakshmiM K NairP Balaram Apoptotic index: use in predicting recurrence in breast cancer patients. J ExpClin Cancer Res. 2002 Jun;21(2):233-8.
  5. G Ameetha, Maya Madhavan and T Rajamohan. Exploring the potential of Coconut based beverages as functional foods. Trends in Biosciences. 2018; 11(7)
  6. Maya Madhavan & Sabeena Mustafa En route to Peptide Therapeutics for COVID 19: Harnessing Potential Antigenic Mimicry Between Viral and Human Proteins. Transactions of the Indian National Academy of Engineering volume 5, pages411–415(2020) .
  7. Sabeena Mustafa 1AnishiaJayadev 2Maya Madhavan 3Dealing With COVID-19 Pandemic: Key Learnings From Kerala . Asia Pac J Public Health Sep-Oct 2020;32(6-7):373.
  8. Sabeena Mustafa 1AnishiaJayadev 2Maya Madhavan 3 COVID-19: Need for Equitable and Inclusive Pandemic Response FrameworkInt J Health Serv. 2021 Jan;51(1):101-106.
  • Served as the Academic co-ordinator for the preparation of equivalency textbooks by Kerala State Literacy Mission for Seventh and Tenth Standards

Paper Presentations: 

International

  • Oral presentation in Recent Biochemical Approaches in Therapeutics VI- organised by Department of Biochemistry, Kerala University on 11-13 December 2019.
  1. Presented a paper on Two-day Virtual Conference on Energy, Environment and Health (VICEEH-2020) organised by SreeAyyappa College, Chenganur, Kerala held on 11th and 12th September 2020.

Seminars / Workshops/Webinars  Organized:

  • UGC sponsored National seminar on “Nutrigenomics: An innovative solution to Lifestyle disorders” organised by Govt. College for women, Thiruvananthapuram on 24- 26 October 2008.
  • DCE sponsored National Seminar on “Cancer Biology: New Frontiers and Avenues” organised by Department of Biochemistry, University College on 16th December 2018.
  • DCE sponsored International Seminar on “ Human Chromosomes” organised by Department of Biochemistry, University College on the 9th and 10th January 2018.
  • DCE sponsored Seminar on “ Biosciences and Beyond: Diverse Dimensions” organised by Department of Biochemistry, Govt. Arts and Science College, Kulathoor, Neyyattinkara on on 6th and 7th January 2020.
  • Organised an international webinar on “The journey….It all started from here” via Google meet on 3rd October 2020 @7 p.m.
  • Organised an interactive webinar on “Early detection and Management of Breast Cancer” in collaboration with Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram via Zoom  on 10th October 2020 @7 p.m.

Seminars Attended: 15

Refresher Courses Attended: 3

  • Attended refresher course in Life Sciences organised by UGC-HRDC, University of Kerala from 02-07-2014 to 22-07-2014.
  • Attended Refresher course in Life Sciences organised by UGC-HRDC, University  of Kerala from 06-09-2018 to 26-09-2018.
  • Attended Refresher course in Women’s Studies and Women empowerment organised by UGC-HRDC from 02-12-2020 to 15-12-2020.

Orientation Programmes Attended: 1

Attended special summer school organised by UGC-HRDC, University of Kerala from 30-07-2008 to 19-08-2008

Other Duties

Arts Advisor

Anti-ragging Cell

Committee for Differently abled students

Discipline Committee

Muhammed Saleem Neermunda

Dr Dinesh Babu K V

Academic Qualifications:

  • PhD (University of Kerala) – 1999
  • MPhil (University of Kerala) – 1992
  • MSc (MG University) – 1989
  • BSc (MG University) – 1987

Research Guideship : Approved research guide in Chemistry (Faculty of Science) – University of Kerala

Research Students: 1. Archana V P (Part -Time), 2. Lekshmi V (Full-time)

Areas of Interest: Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Natural Products Chemistry

Projects undertaken:
  • Isolation, Synthesis and Bioactivity studies on plant pigments (2009-2010) UGC sponsored project. Grant amount Rs. 60000/- [Principal Investigator]
  • Taxonomic Survey of dye yielding plants of Kannur and Kasargod Districts of Kerala and establishment of cell suspension culture for the production of Anthocyanin (2009-2010) UGC sponsored project. Grant amount Rs. 23,26,600/- [Co-Investigator]
  • Utilization of Pine apple rind as a source of phytochemicals and its biological potentials (2018-2020) UGC sponsored project. Grant amount Rs. 23,26,600/- [Co-Investigator]

Research Publications:

  1. Ruby, A. J., Kuttan, G., Dinesh Babu, K. V., Rajesekharan, K. N. and         Kuttan, R., Anti-tumour and antioxidant activity of natural curcuminoids Cancer Lett 1995, 94 , 79-83.
  2. Dinesh Babu, K. V. and Rajesekharan, K. N. : Simplified conditions for synthesis of curcumin I and other curcuminoids. Org. Prep. Proc. Intl. 1996, 26, 674-7
  3. Anto, R. J., Kuttan, G., Dinesh Babu, K. V. Rajesekharan, K. N. and Kuttan, R., Antitumour and free radical scavenging activity of synthetic curcuminoids     International journal of pharmaceutics, 1996, 131, 1-7
  4. Ruby, A. J., Kuttan, G., Dinesh Babu, K. V., Rajesekharan, K. N. Kuttan, R Antimutagenic and anticarcinogenic activity of natural and synthetic curcuminoids.   Mutatation Res, 1996, 370,127-131
  5. Anto, R. J., Kuttan, G., Dinesh Babu, K.  , Rajesekharan, K. N. and    Kuttan, R., Antiinflammatory  activity of    natural and synthetic curcuminoids.         Pharm.  Pharmacol.  Commun. 1998,4,103
  6. V.Dinesh Babu, K. N. Rajasekharan, Synthesis of novel N-  [4-(diarylpyrazon-2-yl)phenyl]maleimides  as fluoroprobes,    Synth. Commun. 2002, 1635.
  7. Aswathy Aromal S, Dinesh Babu K.V., Daizy Philip, Characterization and catalytic activity of gold nanoparticles synthesized using ayurvedic arishtams Spectrochim Acta A, 2012, 96,1025- 1030,
  8. Anilkumar V S, Dinesh Babu K.V, Sunukumar S S, Murugan K, Taxonomic discrimination of solanum nigrum and solanum gigantum by FT IR spectral data 2012,2, 482-488
  9. Suchithra PS, Geethu M G, , Kavitha C H, , Aswathy J M, , Dinesh Babu K V, K Murugan Design of optimal solvent for extraction of bioactive ingredients using FTIR pectrometric9)studies of vibrational bands of dicranopterislinearis (burm.f.) underw.forked fern,        Indo American Journal of Pharmaceutical Research 2014 ,4 2173- 2179.
  10. Geethu M G, Suchithra P S, Kavitha C H, Aswathy J M, Dinesh Babu , K. V Murugan K fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy analysis of different solvent extracts of water hyacinth (eichhornia crassipes mart solms.) an allelopathic approach World journal of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences, 2014, 3(6),1256
  11. Murugan K, Aswathy J M, Greeshma Murukan, Manoj G S Dinesh Babu K.V Dye yielding plants of malabar region, kerala: a case studyInternational Journal of Biology, pharmacy and allied sciences 2015.4, 6191
  12. S. Anil Kumar, K.V. Dinesh Babu, R. Salini, JollykuttyEapen, M. S. Deepa, FTIR spectroscopy data as a fingerprint of withaniasomnifera root tissues: a case study with accessions of the species from keralasouthindia , Indo American Journal of Pharmaceutical Research ,2016, 6 , 5748- 5756
  13. Aswathy J M, Dinesh babu K V and Murugan K Anthocyanin from begonia cultivars and its antioxidant potentialities International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences, 2016,7,1
  14. Ajith Kumar, K. G., Sunil Kesava Deth, G., Dinesh Babu, K. V. and Anju, U. FTIR Spectroscopic analysis of biochemicals synthesized during embryogeny and embryo desiccation in Syzygium cuminii (L.) Skeels International journal of Current Research., 2016, 8 (04) 31380-31387.
  15. Ajith Kumar KG, Sunil Kesava Deth G, Pratheepkumar V, Suresh Kumar KA, Dinesh Babu K V, FTIR spectral analysis of the phytoconstituents in the mace of Myristica fragrans for the detection of possible adulteration with the mace of Myristica malabarica and Myristica beddomii.International journal of Current Research., 2016 8(11) 40897-40903.
  16. Greeshma G, Dinesh Babu K V, Murugan K, Chromatographic analysis (RP-HPLC) of phenolic acids and FTIR spectra in Brachythecium buchananii (Hook.) A. Jaeger The Journal of Phytochemistry 2016 , 117,410-416
  17. K Murugan, J M Aswathy, K V Dinesh Babu, In vitro Seeds Germination and Seedling Growth of Begonia Malabarica Lam. (Begoniaceae) a Source for Anthocyanin Advances in Biochemistry and Biotechnology 2016,105
  18. Jeena John, R. Sudha Devi, S. Balachandran, V. Dinesh Babu Synthesis, spectral characterization and thermal analysisof rubrocurcumin and its analogues Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2017, 130, 2301–2314.
  19. Pradeep Kumar, D. A. Evans, K. V. Dinesh Babu Isolation, characterization and mode of action of larvicidal compound 22-hydroxy hopane from Adiantum latifolium Lam. against Oryctes Rhinoceros Linn. Pesticide biochemistry and physiology, 2018, 153, 161-170
  20. Anil kumar, v.s. , Sreeja sudhakaran , Dinesh babu, K.V. , arya, s. Assessment of nutritional quality in tomato solanum lycopersicum l.) and cherry tomato solanum lycopersicum l. var. cerasiforme fruits Indian Journal of Tropical Biodiversity 2018,26,139
  21. Pradeep Kumar, D. A. Evans, Dinesh Babu K. V. Larvicidal efficacy of adiantobischrysene from Adiantum latifolium against Oryctes rhinoceros through disrupting metamorphosis and impeding microbial mediated digestions Pest Manag Sci. 2018, 74(8), 1821-1828
  22. Gayatri GP., Ajith Kumar K.G., Parvathy S Nair., Sunil Kesava Deth G., Dinesh Babu K.V. , FTIR spectroscopic analysis of biochemical synthesized in the mature, germinated and desiccated seeds of Vateria indica L Trends in bioscience 2018, 7( 11)., 1461-1500
  23. Pradeep Kumar, D. A. Evans, Dinesh Babu K.V. Characterization of multipotent compounds from Adinatum Latifolium leaves by Liquid chromatography-Electron spray-mass spectroscopy Analytical Chemistry Letters 2019, 9, 682
  24. S. Lubaina, P. R. Renjith and K. V. Dinesh Babu, Phytochemical Analysis and FT-IR Fingerprinting of Pineapple Peel-A Natural Resource of Bioactive CompoundsInternational Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences-2019, 9(3), 1229-1237
  25. Arathy, K. Murugan, K. V. Dinesh Babu and G. S. Manoj Journal of Drug Delivery and Therapeutics, 2020,  10(3), 31-35

 

Memberships in Professional bodies:

President, Academy of Chemistry Teachers

Dr. Sunil Kesava Deth G

Academic Qualifications : Ph.D (Bharathidasan University, Thiruchirapalli) / MSc. (University of Kerala)/ BLISc. (University of Kerala)

Research Students :
      1. Princy Raju,  Assistant Professor, Dept.of Botany, GCW, JRF NET/
     2. Lima S.Lawrance, JRF ,NET
Research Students :
  1. Ajith Kumar KG, Sunil Kesava Deth G, Pratheepkumar V, Suresh Kumar KA, Dinesh Babu KV, 2016. FTIR spectral analysis of the phytoconstituents in the mace of Myristica fragrans for the detection of possible adulteration with the mace of Myristica malabarica and Myristica beddomiiInternational journal of Current Research., 8-11; 40897-40903.
  2. Ajith Kumar, K. G., Sunil Kesava Deth, G., Dinesh Babu, K. V. and Anju, U., 2016. FTIR Spectroscopic analysis of biochemicals synthesized during embryogeny and embryo desiccation in Syzygium cuminii (L.) Skeels. International journal of Current Research., 8–04; 31380-31387.
  3. Ajith Kumar KG., Sunil Kesavadeth G., Pratheepkumar V., Suresh Kumar KA., Bindumole VR., Aswathy PJ., 2015. Pulping qualities of six year old clones of Eucalyptus tereticornis, Sm. International journal of Current Research., 7-12; 23928–23931.
  4. Ajith Kumar KG., Sunil Kesavadeth G., Pratheepkumar V., Bindumole VR., Aswathy PJ., Athira VR., Anju TU., 2015. ABA production in response to the desiccation of recalcitrant embryos of Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam and Artocarpus hirsutus Lam. International journal of Current Research., 7-08; 19386-19390.
  5. Ajith Kumar KG., Sunil Kesavadeth G., Pratheepkumar V., Bindumole VR., Aswathy PJ., 2015. Growth pattern, wood production and genotypic clustering of the clones of Eucalyptus tereticornis, Sm. International journal of Current Research., 7-07; 17652-17658.
  6. Ajith Kumar KG., Sunil Kesavadeth G., Pratheepkumar V., Bindumole VR., Aswathy PJ., 2015. Assessment of genetic divergence in Eucalyptus tereticornis, Sm. using physiological parameters. International journal of Current Research., 7-03; 13648-13651.
  7. Ajith Kumar KG., Sunil Kesavadeth G., Suresh Kumar KA., 2014.Effect of IBA pre-soaking in the regain of lost viability in the seeds of Myristica malabarica, Lam. International journal of Current Research., 6-05; 6974-6978.

Arun. U

Qualifications : M Sc. Biochemistry (School of BioSciences, M G University-Kottayam), CSIR-UGC NET

Area of Interest:  Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Bioenergetics, Metabolism

Focal area of Research: Synthesis of Nanomaterials, Nanobiology, Cancer Biology, Microarray

Examinership

  • External examiner for conducting B Sc.Biochemistry and Industrial Microbiology (Biochemistry – Core) practical examinations, University of Kerala
  • External examiner for conducting B Sc. Biochemistry practical examinations, University of Kerala
  • External examiner for conducting Botany and Biotechnology (Biochemistry – Auxiliary) practical examinations, University of Kerala
  • External examiner for the valuation of answer scripts of PG entrance in Biochemistry subject at CSS, University of Kerala, Kariavattom-2019

Academic Responsibilities Undertaken

  • Worked as a member of the syllabus revision committee constituted for revising the syllabus for B Sc. Biochemistry and Industrial Microbiology in
    2009.
  • Worked as a member of the Board of Studies in Microbiology, University of Kerala from 2009-2012
  • Chairman, Board of Examiners in B Sc. Biochemistry and Industrial Microbiology, (Biochemistry-Core) Kerala University.
  • Chairman, Board of Examiners in B Sc. Botany and Biotechnology, (Biochemistry-Auxiliary) Kerala University.
  • Worked as a member of the syllabus revision committee constituted for revision of the syllabus for B Sc. Biochemistry and Industrial Microbiology in 2019

Responsibilities undertaken

Purchase committee convener, Career guidance cell convener, IQAC member, College council member, Purchase committee member, Project implementation committee member

Dr Shibu Prasad S

Academic Qualifications :
  • B.Sc. Chemistry (2000)-University of Kerala
  • M.Sc. Chemistry (2002)-University of Kerala
  • B.Ed., Physical Science (2004) University of Kerala
  • Ph.D. Chemistry (2019)-University of Kerala

Teaching Experience : 15 Years
Areas of Interest : Inorganic Chemistry
Research Experience: 3 Years

Research Publications:

1) Shibu Prasad, S.; Sudarsanakumar, M.R.; Dhanya, V.S.; Suma, S.; Prathapachandra Kurup, M.R.; Synthesis and characterization of a prominent
NLO active MOF of lead with 1,5-naphthalenedisulfonic acid, J. Mol. Struct. 1167, 2018, 134–141

2) Shibu Prasad, S.; Sudarsanakumar, M.R.; Dhanya, V.S.; Suma, S.; Prathapachandra Kurup, M.R.; Design, synthesis, characterization and
photoluminescence studies of two new coordination polymers based on 4,4́ ′ – oxybis(benzoic acid) and N-donor ligand with transition metals, J. Mol. Struct.
1173 , 2018, 196–204.

3) Ashalatha, A. ; Sudarsanakumar, M.R.; Shibu Prasad, S.; Suma, S.; Prathapachandra Kurup, M.R.; Rahul, S.; Synthesis, crystal structure and
dielectric properties of a new acetate bridged coordination polymer:{[La(µ- CH 3 COO)(PDC)(H 2 O) 2 ].2H 2 O} n , J. Mol. Struct. 1195 , 2019, 522–527.

Positions held / Duties undertaken:

  • Coordinator SSP
  • Member, Board of studies (PG), University of Kerala

Seminars / Workshops Organized:

Coordinator of the national seminar on 2D-NMR spectroscopy & Computational Chemistry

Seminars / Workshops Attended:

1) Training on Cyber Security & Cyber Law, Govt. of India
2) Workshop on “Student projects for B.Sc. Chemistry (Core)”, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Kerala
3) “International Conference on Emerging Frontiers and Challenges in Chemistry”, KSCSTE, Govt. of Kerala
4) Two day workshop on “Microscale Experiments in Chemistry”, KSCSTE, Govt. of Kerala
5) National seminar on Computational Chemistry, UGC
6) Two day national seminar on “Synthetic Organic Chemistry: Fundamentals and Advances”, DC, Kerala
7) International seminar on “Organic Molecules for Material Applications”,DC, Kerala
8) Workshop on “Structure Refinement in Single Crystal X-ray Diffraction Data”, KSCSTE, Govt. of Kerala
9) National seminar on “Theoretical and Computational Chemistry”, KSCSTE, Govt. of Kerala
10) Two day national seminar on “Elements and Our World-IYPT 2019 & Spectroscopy”, DC Kerala

Memberships in Professional bodies:

Academy of Chemistry Teachers

Dr. K G Ajith Kumar

Academic Qualifications : MSc Botany (University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram) PhD (Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun)

Research Students : 
  1. Gayatri GP
  2. Parvathi S Nair
  3. Saranya KP
  4. Sreedevi S
  5. Sneha John
  6. Amritha VV

RESEARCH

Publications

International

  1. Ajith Kumar KG, Sunil Kesava Deth G, Pratheepkumar V, Suresh Kumar KA, Dinesh Babu KV, 2016. FTIR spectral analysis of the phytoconstituents in the mace of Myristica fragrans for the detection of possible adulteration with the mace of Myristica malabarica and Myristica beddomiiInternational journal of Current Research., 8-11; 40897-40903.
  2. Ajith Kumar, K. G., Sunil Kesava Deth, G., Dinesh Babu, K. V. and Anju, U., 2016. FTIR Spectroscopic analysis of biochemicals synthesized during embryogeny and embryo desiccation in Syzygium cuminii (L.) Skeels. International journal of Current Research., 8–04; 31380-31387.
  3. Ajith Kumar KG., Sunil Kesavadeth G., Pratheepkumar V., Suresh Kumar KA., Bindumole VR., Aswathy PJ., 2015. Pulping qualities of six year old clones of Eucalyptus tereticornis, Sm. International journal of Current Research., 7-12; 23928–23931.
  4. Ajith Kumar KG., Sunil Kesavadeth G., Pratheepkumar V., Bindumole VR., Aswathy PJ., Athira VR., Anju TU., 2015. ABA production in response to the desiccation of recalcitrant embryos of Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam and Artocarpus hirsutus Lam. International journal of Current Research., 7-08; 19386-19390.
  5. Ajith Kumar KG., Sunil Kesavadeth G., Pratheepkumar V., Bindumole VR., Aswathy PJ., 2015. Growth pattern, wood production and genotypic clustering of the clones of Eucalyptus tereticornis, Sm. International journal of Current Research., 7-07; 17652-17658.
  6. Ajith Kumar KG., 2015. Screening the juvenile clones of Eucalyptus tereticornis, Sm. for water use efficiency. International journal of Current Research., 7-04; 14251-14257.
  7. Ajith Kumar KG., Sunil Kesavadeth G., Pratheepkumar V., Bindumole VR., Aswathy PJ., 2015. Assessment of genetic divergence in Eucalyptus tereticornis, Sm. using physiological parameters. International journal of Current Research., 7-03; 13648-13651.
  8. Ajith Kumar KG., Sunil Kesavadeth G., Suresh Kumar KA., 2014.Effect of IBA pre-soaking in the regain of lost viability in the seeds of Myristica malabarica, Lam. International journal of Current Research., 6-05; 6974-6978.
  9. Warrier Kannan Chandasekhar., Ajith Kumar KG., Rekha Warrier., Gurumurthi K., 2000. Change in sex expression in clones of Casuarina equisetifolia Forst. IUFRO News., vol 29., Special issue –Scientific Congress Programme., ISSN 02256-5145.
  10. Jayaraj RSC., Kannan CS., Hegde R., Ajith Kumar KG., Gurumurthi K., 1997. A comprehensive method of assessing eucalypts clonal trials. Conference IUFRO Sobre Silvicultura Methoramento de Eucaliptos.
    1. NATIONAL
  11. M. Prajith, C. Anilkumar ., K. G. Ajith Kumar., 2017. Changes in abscisic acid levels in embryonic axis of Saraca asoca seeds during maturation and artificial dehydration. Ind J Plant Physiol 22; 354-357.
  12. KCS Warrier, Ajith Kumar KG., Rekha Warrier., Gurumurthi K., 2000. Studies on Casuarina equisetifolia Forst with reference to salt stress, experimental clonal seed orchard and sex expression. Casuarina 4th Annual Workshop held at IFGTB, Coimbatore 2000., Proceedings.
  13. KCS Warrier, Ajith Kumar KG., Rekha Warrier., Gurumurthi K., 2000. Changes in sex expression in clones of Casuarina equisetifolia Forst. Sylva Plus, News Letter., Vol. No. I. Research Article.
  14. KCS Warrier, Ajith Kumar KG., Stephen John David., Gurumurthi K., 1998. Mineral deficiency in plants with particular reference to Eucalypts. Industrial cum Demonstration Workshop on Clonal Forestry., Sponsored by World Bank., IFGTB Proceedings.
  15. KCS Warrier, Ajith Kumar KG., Venkataramanan KS., 1998. A low cost rooting medium for macropropagation of eucalypts. Sylva Plus, IFGTB, Coimbatore., vol. VI., No. 1. ISSN 0971-1414.
  16. Venkataramanan KS., KCS Warrier, Ajith Kumar KG., Gurumurthi K., 1998. Difference in rooting response between the juvenile and adult tissues of Casuarina equisetifolia Forst. Annals of Forestry., Vol 6., No.2.
  17. Jayaraj RSC., Gurumurthi K., Kannan CS., Hegde R., Ajith Kumar KG., Venkataramanan KS., 1997. Assessment of Clonal Trials of Eucalyptus. Clonal Multiplication of Eucalypts., Edt., K Vivekanandan, K Gurumurthi and RSC Jayaraj., IFGTB Field Document No. 1.

III PAPER PRESENTED

  1. 1. Ajith Kumar KG., 2017. Seed recalcitrance – A threat to plant conservation. Presented in the National Seminar held at Dept. of Botany, Govt. College, Chittur, Palakkad.
  2. Ajith Kumar KG., 1999. Pulping qualities of clones of Eucalyptus tereticornis. National Symposium on Forestry Towards 21st century, TNAU, TN.
  3. Stephen John David., Ajith Kumar KG., KCS Warrier., Gurumurthi K., 1998. Significance of ex-vitro rooting in micropropagation of Azadirachta indica. Tree Science Congress 98., organized by Indian Society of Tree Scientists.
  4. Kannan Chandrasekhara Warrier., Vijayakumar NK., Ajith Kumar KG., Stephen John David., 1998. Difference in culture response between juvenile and adult explants of Indian rose wood. Tree Science Congress 98 organized by Indian Society of Tree Scientists.

MORE ABOUT FACULTY MEMBER

CURRICULUM VITAE

Name                                  : Dr. K.G. AJITH KUMAR

Age & Date of Birth          : 48   30-05-1968

Designation                       : Associate Professor in Botany

Official Address                : Department of Botany, Govt. College For Women, Vazhuthacaud, Thiruvananthapuram. 695 014

Residence                          : Sreelekshmi, VP 1/1165, Vazhayila PO, Peoorkada, Thiruvananthapuram.

Date of Entry in Service :  15-01-2003

Date from which continuous service begins: 15-01-2003

Total Teaching Experience: 14.5 Yrs (Both UG and PG)

Total Research Experience: 21 Years

Members in Committees: UG Member of Board of Studies, Kerala University,

Question paper setter for MG, Kannur and Calicut Universities.

Award Received               : Bharat Ratna Mather Teresa Gold Medal Award for 2017-2018 instituted by Global Economic Progress and Research Association, New Delhi

Academic Qualifications

Sl. No Courses University Subject/Specialization Year Grade/Class
1 B.Sc Kerala University Botany 1985-55 First Class
2 M.Sc Kerala University Botany 1988-90 First Class
3 B.Ed Kerala University Natural Science 1992-93 Second Class
4 Ph D Forest Research Institute,  Dehra Dun Forest Genetics 1995-1999

Completed Projects:

1. One Major project funded by KSCSTE, TVPM

2. Two Minor Project funded by UGC, New Delhi.

Guide ship: Recognized guide of Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram and Bharathiyar University , Coinbatore

Ph D Scholars: Presently six students registered for Ph.D

Publications: 10 International and 7 National Papers

Dr Bessy Raj B N

Academic Qualifications :

BSc Chemistry (2000) – University of Kerala
MSc Chemistry (2002) – University of Kerala
PhD Chemistry (2010) – Cochin University of Science & Technology

Teaching Experience :  14 Years

Areas of Interest : Organic Chemistry, Coordination Chemistry

Research Experience: 10 Years

Projects undertaken: UGC minor project on “Synthesis, characterization and biological activity studies of metal complexes of some acid hydrazones” sponsored by UGC, MRP(S) 919/10-11/KLKE014/UGC-SWRO/KLKE014 dated 22nd December 2010. Amt. RS. 1,30,000/-

Research Publications:
1. A crystallographic study of 2-hydroxyacetophenone N (4)-cyclohexyl thiosemicarbazone, E. B. Seena, B. N. Bessy Raj, M. R. Prathapachandra Kurup, E. Suresh, J. Chem, Cryst. 36, 2006, 189.
2. Synthesis, spectroscopic characterization and crystal structure of mixed ligand Ni(II) complex of N-4-diethylaminosalicylidene-N’-4-nitrobenzoyl hydrazone and 4-picoline, B. N. Bessy Raj, M. R. Prathapachandra Kurup, E. Suresh, Structural Chemistry, 17, 2006, 201.
3. N-2-Hydroxy-4-methoxyacetophenone-N ‘-4-nitrobenzoyl hydrazine: Synthesis and structural characterization, B.N. Bessy Raj, M R Prathapachandra Kurup, Spectrochimica Acta Part A Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 66, 2007, 898.
4. Synthesis, spectral characterization and crystal structure of N-2-hydroxy-4-methoxybenzaldehyde-N ‘-4-nitrobenzoyl hydrazone and its square planar Cu(II) complex, B.N. Bessy Raj, M R Prathapachandra Kurup, Suresh Eringathodi, Spectrochimica Acta Part A Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 71(4), 2008, 1253-60.
5. “In silico studies on some of the naturally occurring hydroxy benzoquinones, naphthaquinones and anthraquinones as potent B-raf inhibitors” Arunkumar. B, Annette Fernandez, Shiny P. Laila, V. S. Vishnu and Bessy Raj B N., Journal of Computational Methods in Molecular Design, 2015, 5(4): 16-23.
6. “Synthesis, Characterization, in silico and in vitro studies of an amino derivative of embelin as potent anticancer agent against human breast cancer cell line MCF – 7”, Archana P Das, Annette Fernandez, B. Arunkumar, Shiny P Laila, V. S. Vishnu, and B N Bessy Raj, International Journal of Research and reviews in Pharmacy and Applied Sciences, (2017) Vol 7, Issue 1, pg-1426-1437.

 

Positions held / Duties undertaken:
1. Manager, Continuing Education Subcentre, Govt. College for Women, TVPM from 2015 to 2019.
2. IQAC Member, Govt. College for Women, TVPM from 2013 to till date.

Seminars / Workshops Organized:
Organized a Two-day National seminar on “Natural Products on Medicinal Chemistry” on 4 – 5 November 2014 sponsored by DCE.

Seminars / Workshops Attended:
1. National Seminar on “Advances in Chemistry – Research and Opportunities” at All Saints College, Trivandrum, sponsored by KSCSTE, on 5-8-2013.
2. National Seminar on “tomorrow’s Material Science TMS 2013) at Govt. College for Women, Thiruvanathapuram on 11-10-2013, sponsored by DCE
3. Seminar cum workshop on reaccreditation of the College by NAAC on 4-12-2013, sponsored by DCE.
4. National Seminar on “Organistional settings – New Trends”, at Govt. College for Women, Trivandrum on 22-23rd January 2015.
5. Faculty training and motivation and adoption of Schools and Colleges by CSIR Labs, February 17-18, 2015.
6. “Workshop on Practicals in BSc Chemistry” at Fathima Matha National College, Kollam on 10-10-2015, conducted by Academy of Chemistry Teachers.
7. National Workshop “Towards formulating Best class room Practices in Teaching, Learning & Evaluation” at Mar Ivanios College, Trivandrum on 10-11-2015, sponsored by UGC-NAAC.
8. “Workshop for College Chemistry Students and Teachers”, on 15-17 October 2015, conducted by JNCASR, Bangalore and FCBS, Trivandrum.
9. National Seminar on “Hermeneutics and Critique organized” at Govt. College for Women, Trivandrum, 15-16, November 2016, sponsored by DCE.
10. Refresher Course in “Renewable Energy Studies” at UGC-HRDC, University of Kerala, Kariavattom from 09-08-2017 to 29-08-2017 sponsored by UGC.
11. National Seminar on “Recent Advances in Chemistry”, at Govt. Brennen College, Thalassery, 16-18, November 2017, sponsored by DCE.
12. National Workshop on “Introduction to GAMESS – A Practical Approach”, at University College, Trivandrum, 21-23 February 2018, sponsored by DCE.
13. Short Term Course in “Student Counseling and Mentoring” from 24/10/2018 to 31/10/2018 at UGC –HRDC, University of Kerala, Kariavattom sponsored by UGC.

Memberships in Academic bodies: Member, Academy of Chemistry Teachers

Dr. Viji V

Academic Qualifications : M.Sc- Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram, Ph.D- Calicut University, Malappuram

Research

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Authors  Title Journal name, Vol., Number and year. Year
1. Viji. V., Ratheesh Chandra. P., Nabeesa Salim, Jos T. Puthur. Influence of desiccation and associated metabolic changes during seed germination in Corypha umbraculifera  Linn. Journal of Stress Physiology & Biochemistry. Vol. 9. No. 32013. 2013
2. Viji. V., Swapna. K. S., Nabeesa Salim, Jos T. Puthur. Seed germination pattern in selected species of Arecaceae Echoes of Research. Vol. 2. No. 2013
3 Swapna. K. S., Nabeesa Salim, Viji. V Jos T. Puthur. A simple staining technique for localization and detection of heavy metals in plants. Govt. Arts and Science College Research Journal 2014
4 Viji. V., Ratheesh Chandra. P., Nabeesa Salim, Jos T. Puthur Germination associated Morphological and anatomical changes in Corypha umbraculifera L. seeds Phytomorphology 2015
5 Salma nazreen, Anil kumar.s, Viji, and Anil kumar Foliar features of Alternanthera (Forssk.) species of southern western ghats of Kerala. International journal of advance

Resume

Dr. Vijayan K T V

Experience Details :

  •   Seven years of teaching experience in the field of Microbiology at School of Health Sciences,
  •   University of Calicut as a guest lecturer
  • Four years of teaching experience in Microbiology  for UG and PG courses at Pazhassiraja College, Pulpally,Wayanad

Qualifications: M. Sc. In Life Sciences (Specialization in Microbiology) , PhD in Microbiology

Areas of Interest: Microbiology, Immunology, Molecular biology

Field of Research : Microbiology/Immunology

Guideship Details : NIL

Subjects Handled: Microbiology, Immunology, Cellbiology,  Genetics, Molecular biology

Academic Responsibilities Undertaken:

  • Chairman, Board of Examiners in B. Sc. Biochemistry and Industrial Microbiology, Kerala University.
  • External examiner for conducting B. Sc.   Biochemistry and Industrial Microbiology Practical examinations, Kerala University
  • Chairman, Board of Examiners in B. Sc Microbiology(CBCSS), Kerala University

Duties Performed: Performing the duties of Convener, College Level Monitoring  Committee for First Degree Programmes under CBCSS

Additional Chief Superintendent, University Examinations at Government College for Women,Thiruvananthapuram.Member, PTA Executive Committee, Government  College for Women, Thiruvananthapuram. Member, Building Committee, Government College for Women, Thiruvananthapuram

Research Projects Undertaken: NIL

Research Publications: NIL

Books Published : NIL

Paper Presentations: NIL

Seminars / Workshops Organized:

  • Organized seminar on Emerging Infectious   Diseases- causes, treatment and prevention sponsored  by DCE, Kerala Government.
  • Organized Workshop on Molecular Techniques in  identification of microorganisms, (in association with  Botany Department) Sponsored by DCE, Kerala Government

Seminars Attended: 08

Workshops Attended: NIL

Refresher Courses Attended: 02

Orientation Programmes Attended:01

Awards / Honours / Patents Conferred:NIL

Countries Visited:NIL

Membership (s) in : NIL

Office Charges held:

  • Examination Committee: As CLMC convener for conducting the CE and ESE  examinations in the college
  • Accreditation Committee: Member of the committee for NAAC Accreditation of  the College (2014)
  • Internal Auditing: A member of PTA executive committee (internal auditing)
  • WWS: An internal mentor of WWS programme
  • Students Grievance Redressal Cell As CLMC convener
  • PTA Committee: Member PTA executive committee (Auditing)
  • Building, Electrical & Civil maintenance committee: Member, Building committee
  • Purchase Committee : Member Purchase committee of the college.
  • Member, IQAC, Government College for Women,  Thiruvananthapuram