Department of Biotechnology

NAME: Dr. Geeja S. Kurian
POST: Associate Professor, Department of Botany
E.MAIL ID: geejask@gmail.com
Qualification: M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D

Academic Experience: 31years

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. Published Paper on "Process and Preparation of Organic-Rich Manure" in National Journal of Jyoti Research Academy,Vol.3(1) Jan-June 2009 pp.4-12

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

3. 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.

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

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

6. "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.

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

2. 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

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 "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

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

AWARDS/ACHIEVEMENTS:
1. Was 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 kichen waste and other plants, Feb.2010

3. 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

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

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