Department of Biotechnology

POST: Lecturer

Qualification:M. Sc., M. Phil., UGC-CSIR NET (LS) Qualified, Ph. D (registered)

Academic Experience:9.5 Years (In JNC), Total Academic experience - 3 Years (PG); 3 years (B. pharma); 12.5 Years (UG).


Degree Subject University, place ,year
B. Sc ., Chemistry, Botany and Zoology (CBZ) Bangalore University, Bangalore, 2002.
M. Sc., Biotechnology Bangalore University, Bangalore, 2004
M. Phil Biotechnology Vinayaka Mission University, Salem, TN., 2008
UGC - CSIR NET (LS) Life Science Cleared, 2005

1. Molecular Immunology
2. In Silico drug designing and discovery
3. Phytochemical studies
4. Microbiology and Biochemistry
5. Neurological /Psychological concepts for various microbial diseases
6. Plant molecular Biology.

1. Shanmugam V M and E. S. Arulraj Emmanuel., 2007, "A molecular view on Drought Resistance and its use in Transgenics", ASJNRA. Vol. 1 (2), 108 - 112.

2. Shanmugam V. M. and Sujatha Christopher., 2012, "Biochemical and Morphological changes in Helianthus annuus L. (Sunflower) plants under Copper dichromate (CDC) treatment", abstracts published at National Level Science Conference on "Science for Mankind", Synergy, February 2nd - 3rd, 2012, pp 31.

3. Shanmugam V. M., And Mahadevaiah M B., 2015 "Isolation and Characterization of potent poly - (3 - hydroxybutyrate) (PHB) producing bacteria from various environmental samples collected from locality of Bangalore, in the International Journal, Species, 12(35). 81 - 86." (

4. Shanmugam V. M., Geeja S. Kurian and Evelyn Nithisha Prathap, 2014, "Virtual Screening of drugs against HIV - 1 protease", Mapna J. Sci., 13 (4), ISSN 0975-3303.

1. Presented paper on "Morphological and Biochemical changes occur during Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA) treatment for Sunflower plant species", at the National Conference, Synergy conducted by Jyoti Nivas College, Autonomous on 2nd February, 2012.

2. Presented paper "Isolation and Characterization of Potent Polyhydroxy Butyrate (PHB) producing bacteria from various Environmental Samples collected from locality of Bangalore" at the National Conference on "MUBICS" conducted by Christ University on 1st September, 2014.

1. Attended UGC sponsored workshop and conference on Genomics and proteomics conducted by St. Joseph's College of Arts and Science, in the year 2005

2. Attended one day workshop on "Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics, conducted by Mount Carmel College in the year 2006.

3. Attended one day conference on "Human Genome Project and Onco-biotechnology", 2006.

4. National Conference on "Stem cells and Its applications", conducted by Seshadripuram First Grade College, 2008.

5. International conferences on "Entrepreneurship, cinema and Environmental sustainability - a global perspective concerns and challenges in associated with Jyoti Nivas College, Bangalore University and Deakin University, Australia in the year 2008

6. Attended workshop on Computer Aided Drug Designing and Down Stream Processing conducted by T. John College, Bangalore, 2009.

7. Attended National level conference on Medical Biotechnology and clinical research, 2009 - 2010.

8. Organizing member and Attended UGC sponsored state level workshop on "Mushroom cultivation and ornamental fish keeping" at JNC., 10th - 11th August, 2009.

9. Attended National conference on "Medical Biotechnology and Clinical Research" conducted jointly by MSRIT and MVIT on 2nd and 3rd October, 2009 at Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore

10. Participated and attended the conference and workshop on "How to Start Biotechnology Industry", Conducted by T. John College, from 7th - 9th February, 2011.

11. Attended a Conference and Workshop on "Bioinformatics techniques in Drug Designing" conducted by ST. Joseph's College of Arts and Science, Bangalore on 19th - 20th January, 2012.

12. Attended National Conference on "MUBICS" conducted by Christ University, Bangalore on 1st and 2nd September, 2014.

13. Organized and participated in the UGC Sponsored State level conference on Euthanasia titled "Kill the pain, not the patient", jointly organized by Jyoti Nivas College Autonomous and Archdiocesan Communications Centre, on January 23, 2015.

14. UGC Sponsored National Seminar organized by Department of Biotechnology, St. Joseph's College (Autonomous) on Emerging Trends in DNA Research - 3rd and 4th of March 2015.

15. UGC sponsored national conference on Medical Chemistry conducted by Dept. of Biochemistry and Chemistry, Jyoti Nivas College, Autonomous, Bangalore, 2015.

16. Organized and participated in the Symposium held on 18th and 19th February, 2016 conducted by Dept of Life Sciences, Jyoti Nivas College Autonomous, Titled on "Project Green Rescue".

17. Attended UGC Sponsored National Conference on "Recent Trends in chemistry" organized by Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jyoti Nivas College Autonomous, Bangalore on 24th February 2016.

1. Got merit scholarship award for highest marks in B.Sc., from Bangalore University,

2. Best Teacher Award from the SKM Institute of Management and Science in 2006.

3. Cleared UGC - CSIR NET (LS) in life science exam conducted by UGC CSIR biannually in the year 2008.

4. Successfully completed and submitted to UGC, the Minor Research Project on "Production and Characterization of lignocellulolytic enzymes produced by SSF of Rice Straw and Husk" in 2015.

- BOS members for St. Joseph College of Arts and Science

- BOE member for NMKRV College for Women, Christ University, ST. Joseph College of Arts and Science, Autonomous., Mount Carmel College Autonomous.

- Members of various committee of the Jyoti Nivas college such as Examination committee (2007 to till date), Admission (2007 to till date), Discipline and Overall Attendance monitoring committee (2007 - 2015), Value Education Discipline Committee (2010 to till date), Time Table (2014- 2015), Library committee (2014 to till date) Extended union Advisory Committee (2015 to till date), Sports Committee (2011 to till date), Light and Sound committee (2008 - 2012; 2014 - 2015).

- Coordinator of Prachinth club (A Biotech club of Jyoti Nivas College) [2007 - 2015], short term course (2008 - 2013), Examination Committee (2015 to till date).