Department of Chemistry & Botany

NAME: Dr. GEEJA.S.KURIAN
POST: Associate Professor & HOD
E.MAIL ID: geejask@gmail.com
Qualification: M.Sc, M.Phil, PhD.
ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:32 years


EDUCATION

Degree Subject University, place ,year
Ph.D Botany (Plant Physiology) Bangalore University, Bangalore. 2007
M.Phil Botany Bharatidasan University, Tiruchirapalli. 1987
M.Sc Botany Madras University, Tiruchirapalli. 1982
B.Sc Botany Madras University, Tiruchirapalli. 1980

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Plant Physiology, Organic farming, Organic Manure production

PUBLICATIONS:
1. "Value addition in Coleus forskholii Briq. By Organic Farming" in Emerging trends in Value addition to plants and plant products sponsored by UGC, (2015). Asha publishers and Distributors, New Delhi pp 40-45.

2. "Antioxidant activity of Emblica officinalis Gaertn. fruit and leaf extracts". Scientia Vol. 5, pp 163- 179. 2015.

3. "Virtual Screening of Drugs against HIV - I Protease". Mapana J Sci. 13, 4 (2014), pp 1-13

4. Article on "Organic and Protected Farming for value based Products" published in JNC E-Cell Journal during National Entrepreneurship Week, 6-13 Feb.2010

5. Published paper on "Organic Farming of Coleus forskohlii Briq." In National Journal of Jyoti Research academy, Vol.4(1) Jan-June 2010, pp.11-17.

6. "Organic and Protected farming for value based products, JNCE - Cell Journal, 2010.

7. Published Paper on "Process and Preparation of Organic-Rich Manure" in National Journal of Jyoti Research Academy,Vol.3(1) Jan-June2009 pp.4-12

PAPER PRESENTED:
1. Presented paper on "Value Addition in Coleus forskholii Briq. By Organic Farming" at UGC sponsored National Level Conference on "Emerging trends in Value addition in Plan t and Plant products" at St. Joseph's College for Women, Vishakapatnam, 24-25 July, 2014.

2. Presented paper on "Influence of Organic rich manure on soil characteristics and value addition in vegetables" at Ghandhigram rural Institute - Deemed University in National Conference on "Biodiversity: Richness, uses, threats and Conservation", 19-21 Jan.2011

3. Presented paper on "Influence of Organic rich manure on soil characteristics and value addition in vegetables" at Ghandhigram rural Institute - Deemed University in National Conference on "Biodiversity: Richness, uses, threats and Conservation", 19-21 Jan.2011

4. Presented paper on "Enriched Organic Manure for improving Soil Health and Value addition in Vegetables", National Women Science Congress, Karnataka State Women University, Bijapur, Dec.2008

5. Presented a paper on "Process of Organic Manure formation" at International Farmer's Dialogue, Panchgani, and Maharashtra - Nov.2005.

CONFERENCE ATTENDED:

1. Participated in a training programme on "Organic Cultivation of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants at Dept. of Horticulture, Hulimavu, Bangalore - July 2005

2. Participated in National seminar on "Present Scenario of Organic farming for sustaining Soil-Plant health and Productivity" at Bangalore University, 30-31Jan.2009

3. Participated in Faculty Development Programme on "Energizing the future through Effective people skills" at Mount Carmel College, Bangalore - 27-28 August 2009

4. Attended and Organizing committee member for UGC sponsored State level Workshop on "Mushroom Cultivation and Ornamental Fish keeping at JNC - 10-11th Sept.2009

5. Attended National Workshop on "Empirical Research and Data Analysis" at Christ University, Bangalore -19-20th Nov.2009

6. Attended a Conference on "Transformational Leadership in Public Institutions" at XIME, Bangalore -27-28Nov.2009

7. Attended National Workshop on "Enhancing Quality in Research Publications "at Centre for Research' Christ University, 22-23 April 2010.

8. Participated and presented paper on "Influence of Organic rich manure on soil characteristics and value addition in vegetables" at Ghandhigram rural Institute - Deemed University in National Conference on "Biodiversity: Richness, uses, threats and Conservation", 19-21 Jan.2011

9. Participated in a UGC sponsored National level conference on 'Recent Trends in Medicinal Chemistry' in September, 2014 at Jyoti Nivas College Autonomous, Bangalore.

10. Participated in a National level biosymposium on 'Project Green Rescue' in February, 2016 at Jyoti Nivas College Autonomous, Bangalore.

11. Participated in a UGC sponsored National level conference on 'Bioscience ' Integrated Healthcare' in January, 2017 at Jyoti Nivas College Autonomous, Bangalore.

AWARDS/ACHIEVEMENTS:
1. Was a Resource person for Mushroom Culture demonstration at Inventure International School, Sarjapur Road, Bangalore on 4.7.2008.

2. Resource person for participants of e-week "FORTITUDE" at JNC for Composting and Organic manure production using common kitchen waste and other plants, Feb.2010 Was a guest speaker and Chairperson for an invited talk at National Seminar on "Advances in Biological Sciences" organized by Department of Botany, Holy Cross College Autonomous, Tiruchirapalli, 25-26 Feb.2011.

3. Awarded I Place for Best Paper at UGC sponsored National Conference on " Emerging trends in Value addition to plants and plant products" at Visakhapatnam, AP, 25th July, 2014.

4. Selected as Advisor of Interview Board by Staff selection Commission ( Karnataka - Kerala region), Govt. of India. Conducted interview for Asst. Plant Protection Officer, at Kendriya Sadan, Koramangala on 29.11. 2014 and 3.01. 2015.

MEMBERSHIP (BOS/BOE/GUIDE/CHAIRPERSON) :
Co-coordinator- Admission, Time-table, Discipline, AICUF, Sports, Value Education, Magazine, Examination

Student Union Advisor ( 1998-99; 2003-2004)

Paper Custodian ( April 2010), Convocation committee 2008-09,2009-2010)

Organizing committee member for International and National Conferences held at JNC, FAEA, Documentation Committee, Paper custodian,

Coordinator of science fest "SYNERGY"

Technical editor of Research Publication and Development cell.

Coordinator of UGC sponsored National level conference on 'Bioscience - Integrated Healthcare' in January, 2017

Coordinator of UGC sponsored National level conference on 'Project Green Rescue' in February, 2016

BOS member of dept. of Botany and Biotechnology

BOE member of NMKRV, Christ University, Mount Carmel College

Advisor of Interview Board , Staff Selection Commission ( Karnataka - Kerala region), Govt. of India