Genetics, Plant Biotechnology and Plant Phytochemistry.
PG- Pteridology, Cell Biology, Plant Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
UG- Cell Biology, Genetics,Biotechnology Phycology and Bryophyta.
Field of Research
Phytochemistry and Molecular Biology
Sanctioning order No. Ac.EVI(3)/16540/2019
Govt Higher Secondary School Teacher for six years.
Research Officer at State Council for Educational Research and Training (State level body of NCERT) on deputation
Has considerable experience in Curriculum development, Syllabus preparation, Text book writing, Teacher training, Training modules development and related academic activities pertaining to school education- from Pre-primary to Higher Secondary classes.
Has been the Academic Co-coordinator for development of Textbooks (EVS, Biology STD- 9&10), Teacher’s handbooks (EVS, Biology STD-9&10, Botany & Zoology STD-11&12), Curriculum & syllabus of VHSE course (Agriculture) of Kerala State.
5 years in S N College
Research experience – 10 years
GM Nair, Chithra Vijayan and VR Sumitha, Haploid plants and their Relevance in Agriculture, J.of palynology, Vol.46,2010 (Review article).
Chithra Vijayan, Mariamma Cheriyan, Omana Kumari & G M Nair Evaluation of antioxidant properties of some species of Lamiaceae. J of Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Sciences,Vol33(1) 2011.
Chithra Vijayan, P Sikha, P G Latha & G M Nair, Orthosiphon aristatus extract reduces CCL4 induced oxidative damage in mice. J of Phytological Research, Vol24(1),2011.
Chithra Vijayan & G M Nair, Identification of antioxidant principle, radical scavenging and anticancer activity of Indian cat’s whisker. J of Phytological Research, Vol24(2)2011.
V Gayathri Devi, Chithra Vijayan, Anitha John, K Gopakumar,Pharmacognostic and Antioxidant studies on Clerodendrum inerme and identification of ursolic acid as marker compound. International J of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences,Vol4(2),2012.
Chithra Vijayan, M Adersh, SR Reji & G M Nair, Screening biological activities of Orthosiphon aristatus, International J of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences. Vol5(4), 2013.
Chithra Vijayan, K Murukan, S R Reji & G M Nair Screening biological activities of Orthosiphon aristatus : some observations, International Journal of advanced research 5(12) 757-764
Chithra Vijayan, P Preeja, K Murugan Analysis of phytochemical profile and genotoxicity of crude methanol extracts of Quassia indica with anti-inflammatory & antioxidant properties.Journal of pharmacy, 2250-3013, vol (8) issue 2, feb2018
Chithra Vijayan, K Murugan & G M Nair Genetic Diversity of Orthosiphon aristatus accessions from different geographical regions using RAPD & ISSR Markers Trends in Biosciences 2018 Vol.11 No.7 pp.1242-1250
Manoj GS, Greeshma GM, Pradeep D P, Arathy R, Remya Krishnan, Bosco Lawarence, Sumayya SS, Jayakumar K, Saiaba A N, Lubaiana A S, Chithra Vijayan, Dinesh Babu KV, Sunila AV, Anil Kumar VS, Greeshma Murukan, Meenu Krishnan VG, Aswathy JM, Sunu Kumar SS and Murugan K*,“Secondary Metabolites and their Antioxidant Activities: An Overview”. EC Pharmacology and Toxicology 8.10 (2020): 64-75.
Remya Krishnan, Pradeep DP, Chithra Vijayan and K Murugan. Herbals as natural immunity boosters: some observations from native people of Kerala, Adv. Biores., Vol 13 (3) May 2022: 212-221.
Antioxidant and antibacterial activities of five species of Lamiaceae Chithra Vijayan, Mariamma Cheriyan & G M Nair National Symposium ‘ From Chromosomes to Genomes- Challenges and Prospects’, March, 2008.
Antioxidant activities and total phenolic content of Indian Orthosiphon, Chithra Vijayan & G M Nair, Indian Science Congress, January, 2010.
Orthosiphon extract reduces CCL4 induced oxidative damage in mice. Chithra Vijayan, P Sikha, P G Latha & G M Nair, International Symposium on Genomics, Crops, Medicinal Plants & Microbes, May 2011
Genetic Diversity of Orthosiphon aristatus accessions from different geographical regions using RAPD & ISSR Markers. National seminar on Insights into the Interdisciplinary Perspectives of Chemical & Biosciences, Govt. Arts College, Thiruvananthapuram., Feb 2018
Screening biological activities of Orthosiphon aristatus – A search, Chithra Vijayan. National seminar on Conservation of wetland ecosystems for long term ecological security, Department of Botany, Sree Narayana College for Women’s , May 2018
Variability in antioxidant activity and total phenolic content of accessions within Orthosiphon aristatus National seminar on Reaching the unreached through Science & Technology, Feb 2018
Biosystematics of Sida acuta, Chithra Vijayan & Amina S. International seminar on Current status and challenges for conservation & sustainable use of biodiversity, PG & Research department of Zoology, Sree Narayana College, Kollam, January 2020
Orientation Courses Attended
Orientation course at UGC- Academic Staff College, University of Kerala , Kariavattom, Thiruvanathapuram
Refresher Courses Attended
Refresher course in Life science at UGC- Academic Staff College, University of Kerala , Kariavattom, Thiruvanathapuram
Refresher course in Natural Sciences conducted by Teaching Learning Centre, Ramanujan College University of Delhi.
Short Term Courses Attended
Short term course in disaster management conducted by UGC- Academic Staff College, University of Kerala , Kariavattom, Thiruvanathapuram
Short term course in Digital security in class room conducted by Teaching Learning Centre, Ramanujan College University of Delhi
Organizing committee member-One day training programme on Mushroom cultivation on 11th February 2020organised by Dept. of Botany, S N college, Kollam, supported by College PTA
Programme Co-ordinator –Ozone day celebration on September 18th 2019organised by Dept. of Botany, S N college, Kollam, supported by supported by Social forestry extension unit , Kollam and Kerala Forests and wild life Department.
Organizing committee member – Workshop on Floriculture and flower arrangements-Principles and practices organized by Dept. of Botany, S N college, Kollam on 7th January 2020 supported by college PTA.
Organizing committee member – Seminar on current Trends in Plant Science Research: Perspectives and Priorities on 27th February 2020 supported by College PTA
Programme Co Ordinator– Webinar on Plant identification virtual-2020 Interpreting Plant taxonomy organized by Dept. of Botany and IQAC, S N college, Kollam on 03/08/20220
Golden Jubilee National Symposium on ‘Plant Diversity, Utilization and Management’ conducted by Dept. of Botany, University of Kerala, May 27-29, 2010.
Seminar on Ethanobotany organized by the Indian Botanical Society, Kerala Chapter, October 31, 2008.
Seminar on “ Genomics and Transgenics- Challenges and Prospects” organized by Dept. of Biotechnology, University of Kerala, November 14, 2008.
Webinar on Crop Genetic Diversity-Understanding its role in Agriculture’ organized by PG & Research Department of Botany in association with IQAC Sree Narayana College ,Kollam on 1st February, 2022
Faculty Development Programme on ‘OUTCOME BASED EDUCATION’ organized by IQAC, Sree Narayana College,Kollam in academic collaboration with Kerala State Higher Education Council from 14-06-2021 to 21-06-2021
Workshop on ‘Applications of Gas chromatographic techniques in plant science research’ held at KSCSTE-JNTBGRI from 30th December to 31st December 2021.
Workshop on ‘STRATEGIES FOR CONSERVATION OF ASHTAMUDI LAKE, RAMSAR SITE-1204” organized by Sree Narayana College, Kollam in association with Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, State Wetland Authority of Kerala (SWAK) & on 09-10-2021.
International Webinar on “Alternative therapy for oral diseases: Exploring newer Possibilities”. Organized by Department of Botany, Sree Narayana College for Women, Kollam on 24th July 2020 in association with IQAC.
Webinar on “Issues and challenges of climate change on Biodiversity” organized by PG I Research Department of Botany Kandaswami kandar’s College, Velur, Namakkal on 11th June, 2020.
National Webinar on Plant Taxonomy: Description to Digital Experiment organised by Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action (CISSA) in association with RE. Thiruvananthapuram, acknowledged by United Nations University from 05th to 09th & 12th to 15th October 2020
A national workshop on Hands own training in Molecular Biology Experiments organized by Dept. of Botany, University College.
Workshop on ‘ Biodiversity inventory on a selected area in the North Campus, University of Kerala’, March 29,2011.
Workshop for the development of Reference text for VHSE Course (Agriculture) organized by SCERT, Kerala, April 13, 2016.
Workshop on Floriculture and Flower arrangement: Principles and Practices organized by Dept. of Botany, S N college, Kollam on7th January, 2020.
Training programme on Mushroom Cultivation organized by Dept. of Botany, S N college, Kollam on February, 11, 2020.
Academic Responsibilities Undertaken
Department Level Co-ordinator, DBT STAR College Scheme 2021-2024
Subject expert in State Council For Educational Research and Training
Resource person for State Level Training for Govt Nursing College Tutors
Duties Performed at College
Grievance redressal cell
Co-ordinator, Career Guidance and Placement Cell
Sree Narayana College Kollam-TVM HighwayKollam, Kerala – 691001