Department of Zoology

NAME:   Mrs. Geetha Mathew
POST:   Associate Professor
ADDRESS:   Flat no. 404, Embassy Grace, No. 27, Davis Road, RichardsTown, B'lore 84
Telephone Numbers : Residence : 080 25485117
                                  Mobile : 9342412039
Age & Date of Birth : 53 years, 31-01-1964.

Educational Qualification : M.Sc. in Zoology
                                         : M.Phil in Biosciences [genetics]

Professional Background
Two years as temporary full time lecturer of Zoology in National College, Jayanagar from1989 to 1991.

One year as part time Zoology lecturer in Ambedkar First Grade College, Indiranagar from 1992 to 1993.

Two years as full time lecturer in Zoology in MES Kishore Kendra, Malleswaram, from 1993 to 1995.

Joined Jyoti Nivas College in June 1995. Got approval from UGC in April 1998.

Total Teaching Experience of 27 years

Positions Held:
External: Member of BOE for government colleges, Paper valuer, redeployed as Govt. college lecturer.

Internal: Custodian for examinations, Paper setter, NSS Program Officer as well as member of the NSS unit. Staff secretary, Co ordinator and Member for various college committees.

Academic Record
1 st class throughout.
MSc - UniversityThird rank.
M Phil - First Class with Distinction.

Research Activities
M. Phil details
University ; Mangalore university.
Guide ; Dr.M.Abdul Rahiman and Dr.Vijayalaxmi K.K.

Whether sponsored/Grants/Fellowship; No
Topic ; A study on the genotoxic effects of an organophosphorus insecticide Methyl Paration in mice.
Abstract :The genotoxic effect of methyl parathion, an organophosphorus insecticide commercially available as Metacid 50,was studied in Swiss albino mice using bone marrow and peripheral blood micronucleus and sperm abnormality tests.Statistically significant increases in the data obtained for our experiments suggest that methyl parathion is a potent mutagen and so it is also likely to have a genotoxic effect in humans.

1. Paper titled In vivo genotoxic effects in mice of Metacid 50, an organophosphorus insecticide in MUTAGENESIS,Swansea,UK.Vol.5 no.2pp.147-149,1990

2. Paper titled 'Methyl parathion-induced sperm abnormalities in mouse in MUTATION RESEARCH, 280[1992]169-173,Elsevier Science Publishers

Conferences/Symposia/Seminars /Workshops
Attended 2 day workshop on college AIDS education programme organized by Karnataka state AIDS prevention Society 4th to 5th January 2005.

National seminar in exploring excellence in higher education, Feb23-24, 2007, Christ University, Bangalore.

Organized and participated in UGC sponsored State level workshop on "Mushroom Cultivation & Ornamental Fish Keeping" 10th & 11th September 2009 Jyoti Nivas College, Bangalore.

Organized and participated in UGC sponsored International conference on "Emerging trends in Higher Education- A Global Perspective: Concerns and Challenges in Environmental sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Cinema (ICEEC)" - organized Jyoti Nivas College, Bangalore, 12-14th Aug 2009.

National level Invertebrate Zoology Meet, 4 & 5th Dec 2009, Christ University. Bangalore.

Seminar on "Role of women in society" on 11th Jan 2010, in Vijaya College, Bangalore.

Organized and participated in the national level science conference on Science for Mankind on Feb 2nd to 3rd 2012 in Jyoti Nivas College.

Organizing member for the State level Science Seminar, " Building Blocks of the Universe: From the Finite to the Infinite" held on 12th February, 2013, organized by the Jyoti Nivas College.

UGC sponsored National Conference on "Relationship management - An Essential investment for Better Living", organized by MANASI- The Psychology Association of Jyoti Nivas College on Dec 5th and 6th 2013.

Organized a short term course in First Aid for credit system in college.

Participated in the UGC CPE seminar on "Impact of Urbanization" organized by Department of Zoology and Genetics in Government Science College on Aug 1st, 2014.

Organized UGC sponsored workshop for school teachers on "Practical Skills in Life Sciences" on 21st Aug 2014, in Jyoti Nivas College.

Participated in the UGC sponsored International Conference on "Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Inclusiveness - A Strategic Paridigm" organized by IQAC on 16th & 17th Sep 2014, at Jyoti Nivas College.

Participated in the National Conference on "Recent Advances in Animal Sciences" on 13th to 15th Feb 2015, at Mangalore University conducted by Department of Applied Zoology.

Participated in a State Level Workshop on "Higher Education in India: Issues, and Emerging Trends" Challenges on 25 July 2015 at Govt. College for Women, Chintamani.

Participated in National Seminar on "Quality Parameters in Higher Education " on 11, 12 September 2015 at Govt. College for Women, Chintamani. This seminar was organized by IQAC of Govt. College for Women, Chintamani in collaboration with NAAC.

Participated in the "Science Day" program in Chintamani Women's college in 2016.

Organized the UGC sponsored National Conference on 'Bioessence Integrated Healthcare" on 11th & 12th Jan, 2017, in Jyoti Nivas College Bangalore.

Participated in the National Seminar on "Dwindling Wetlands - Impacts on Livelihoods and Ecosystem Services" held at Christ University, Bangalore from 30th to 31st Jan, 2017.

Participation in sports:
Member of the Jyoti Nivas College staff throw ball team from 1995 to 2006.

Coordinator of Time table committee, Staff Secretary.
Coordinator of Sports and Student Welfare committee.
NSS Coordinator, Member of Admission Committee.