Botany Department

OUR DEPARTMENTS

Dr Chithra Vijayan

chithraadersh@gmail.com
+91 9447029436

Designation

  • Assistant Professor

Department

  • Botany

Edu. Qualifications

  • M Sc
  • B Ed
  • M Phil
  • Ph D

Areas of Interest/Specialisation

  • Genetics, Plant Biotechnology and Plant Phytochemistry.

Courses/subject Taught

  • PG- Pteridology, Cell Biology, Plant Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
  • UG- Cell Biology, Genetics,Biotechnology Phycology and Bryophyta.

Field of Research

  • Phytochemistry and Molecular Biology

Guideship Details

  • Sanctioning order No. Ac.EVI(3)/16540/2019

Experience

  • 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

Papers Published

  • 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.

Papers Presented

  • 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

Seminars/Workshops/Trainings Organised

  • 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

Seminars/Conferences Attended

  • 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.

Workshops/Trainings Attended

  • 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

  • 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

  • Member-Discipline committee
  • Scholarship committee
  • Grievance redressal cell

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