Botany Department

OUR DEPARTMENTS

Dr Nisha A P

nishaharivs@gmail.com
+91 9446527486

Designation

  • Assistant Professor and HOD

Department

  • Botany

Edu. Qualifications

  • M sc
  • B Ed
  • M Phil
  • Ph D
  • NET

Areas of Interest/Specialisation

  • Genetics
  • Plant Breeding
  • Plant Biotechnology and Plant Reproductive Biology.

Courses/subject Taught

  • PG- Phycology,Ethnobotany, Molecular Genetics, Plant Biotechnology andBioinformatics
  • UG- Morphology, Environmental science, Molecular Biology and Horticulture

Field of Research

  • Genetic diversity and Reproductive Biology

Experience

  • Teaching experience – 2.5 years in Higher secondary school and 12 years in S N Colleges
  • Researchexperience – 7years

Memberships in Learned Bodies/Societies, If any

  • Life member in Indian Association of Angioperm taxonomy&
  • All India congress for cytology and Genetics

Scholarships/Fellowships Obtained

  • UGC- FDP

Extension Activities

  • Member – Nature club at S N College, Varkala and at S N college, Kollam

Papers Published

  • Nisha A P and Radhamany P M. 201Fruit MorphologicalVariability In Different  Commercial Cultivars And Local Varieties Of Ananascomosus (L.)Merr. From Kerala.  International Journal of Botany and Research. 6 (5): 1–8.
  • Nisha A P and Radhamany P M. 2018. Floral morphology of
  • different commercial cultivars and local varieties of Ananascomosus (L.)Merr. Bromeliaceae) from Kerala.  The International Journal of plant reproductive Biology. 10 (1): 59- 64.
  • Nisha A P and Radhamany P M. 2019. Total phenol content and Antioxidant activity of different varieties of Ananascomosus L. (Merr.). Proceedings of International Conference PROVECTUS PLANTAE 19. ISBN No. 978-81-940-888-0-6.
  • Nisha A P, Sunitha S K and Radhamany P M. 2019. Analysis Of Genetic Diversity in AnanasComosus (L.) Merr Hybrids Using ISSRMarker. Proceedings of the 31st Kerala science congress at FathimaMatha National college, Kollam on 02-03 February 2019. ISBN No. 81 – 86366 – 97 – 0. Pp 175.
  • Nisha A P and Radhamany P M. 2020. Evaluation of Proximate and Mineral Constituents in Different Commercial Cultivars and Local Varieties of Ananascomosus
  • (L.) Merr. from Kerala. International Journal of Fruit science.20(3), 620–634..https://doi.org/10.1080/15538362.2019.1628683
  • AnjanaKartha A J, Nisha A P and Akshima G V Dev. 2020. Cytotoxic effects of crude extract of WoodfordiafructicosaKurz. onAlliumcepaL. Root tip cells. Proceeedings Of The National Seminar On Current Trends And Advances In Biological Sciences organized by Department of Botany, Bishop Moore College, Mavelikkara. Pp 72-73.

Papers Presented

  • Nisha a P and Ashalatha S Nair.Eleventh all India conference on cytology and Genetics organized by Department of Molecular Biology, Bangalore University, Bangalore & Society of Cytologists and Geneticists, India on January 23-25 .2012.
  • Nisha A P and Ashalatha S Nair.National seminar on Recent trends and future prospects of Biodiversity and conservation organized by Dept. of Botany and Zoology, SreeNarayana College, Punalur on March 15th-16th 2012.
  • International seminar on World bio heritage concerns over climate change with a special reference to ethnic vegetables organized by Dept. of Botany, SreeNarayanacollege, Chempazhanthy on September 7th to 8th 2012.
  • Nisha A P and Aswathy.16th All India Congress of Cytology and Genetics organized by Dept. of Botany, University of Kerala from October 22-24, 2013.
  • Nisha A P and Ashalatha S Nair.National seminar on Ethnic knowledge of Biological resources in contemporary plant sciences organized by Dept. of Botany, SreeNarayana college for women, Kollam on 28th &29th August 2014.
  • Nisha A P and Radhamany P M. Nutritional analysis in different varieties of Pineapple (Ananascomosus ) L. Merr. fruits in Kerala in National symposium on Under utilizedand wild edible plants of India- Future crops at Dept. of Botany, University of Kerala,Kariavattom from December 10–11, 2014.
  • Nisha A P and Radhamany P M . Analysis of Diversity in Fruit Morphology of different varieties of Ananascomosus (L.) Merr. cultivated in Kerala in National seminar on flowering plant Reproduction and Diversity organized by Post graduate Department of  Botany, Fatima Matha National College, Kollam on 10th January, 2015.
  • Nisha A P and Radhamany P M. Morphological variability in different cultivars and varieties of pineapple- Ananascomosus (Bromeliaceae) in Kerala in Silver Jubileeconference of IAAT and council meeting of IAPT and International seminar on advancements in angiosperm systematic and conservation at department of Botany,University of calicut from 19th to 21st November 2015.
  • Nisha A P and Radhamany P M. Analysis of crossability among the cultivated varieties of Ananascomosus (L.) Merr. (Bromeliaceae) in International seminar on new frontiers inCytogenetics of cytologists and and XIII conference of the society of cytologists andGeneticists at Department of Botany, University of Kerala from 15-17 December 2016.
  • Nisha A P and Radhamany P M. Floral morphological variability in different varieties of  Ananascomosus (L.) Merr. (Bromeliaceae) from Kerala. in National seminar on  conservation of wetland Ecosystems for long term ecological security at Department of Botany, SreeNarayana college for Women,Kollam from 18th -20th January 2018.
  • Nisha A P, Sunitha S K and Radhamany P M. Analysis of genetic diversity in Ananascomosus (L.) Merr hybrids using ISSR marker in 31st Kerala science congress at FatimaMata National College, Kollam on 2nd and 3rd February, 2019.
  • Nisha A P and Radhamany P M . Total phenol content and antioxidant activity of different varieties of Ananascomosus (L. )Merr. in International conference onExploring the scope plant genetic resources organized by Department of Botany, University of Kerala on 22–24 May, 2019.
  • RemyaR and Nisha A P. Analysis of morphological variability in two different varieties of Carica papaya (L.) in International Seminar on Current status and challenges for conservation and sustainable use of Biodiversity organized by Post graduate and Research Department of Zoology and Bhoomithrasena club, S N college, kollam and indian science congress Association, Cochin Chapter on 22 to 24 January, 2020.
  • AnjanaKartha, Nisha A P and Akshima G V Dev.Cytotoxic Effects Of rude extract of WoodfordiafruticosaKURZ. On Allium cepaL. root tip cells in National seminar on current trends in advances in biological sciences (CTAB 2020) organized byPost Graduate Department of Botany and BiotechnologyBishopmoore college, Mavelikkara, Keralain 5th– 7th February, 2020.

Orientation Courses Attended

  • Orientation course (IT oriented) atUGC- Academic Staff College, University of Kerala , Kariavattom, Thiruvanathapuram from 20-06-2009 to  from 17-07- 2009
  • One day orientation programme to the teaching staff of the colleges on the regulations of choice based Credit and semester system organized by university of  Kerala on 10th December 2009 at Govt. Arts College, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Two day orientation programmefor college teachers organized by UGC- Academic staff College, University of Kerala on 2nd and 3rd Sept. 2010.

Refresher Courses Attended

  • Refresher course in Life science atUGC- Academic Staff College, University of Kerala ,Kariavattom, Thiruvanathapuram from 26-05-2011 to16-06 -2011.
  • Summer school atUGC-HRDC, University of Kerala Kariavattom, Thiruvanathapuram from 23-07-2018 to  13-08-2018.
  • One week online short term faculty development programmeon ICT tools for teaching learning process- Post pandemic educational Strategies organized by Dept. physics and IQAC , S N College, Kollam in collaboration with Kerala State higher Education Council from August 17-23

Seminars/Workshops/Trainings Organised

  • Organizing committee member – National workshop on Seed Collection and conservation organized by Department of Botany, University of Kerala from March 08-10, 2017 sponsored by University of kerala and Kerala State Biodiversity Board.
  • Coordinator-One day training programme on Mushroom cultivation on 11th February 2020organised by Dept. of Botany, S N college, Kollam, supported by College PTA
  • Organizing committee member –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 practicesorganized 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
  • Organizing committee member – 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

  • National seminar organized by Dept. of Botany, S N College, Varkala on 6th and 7th August 2008 sponsored bu UGC.
  •  International symposium on Genomics, Medicinal plants and Microbes organized by dept. of Botany, University of Kerala on May 29-31, 2011.
  • Eleventh All India Conference on Cytology and Genetics organized by Dept. of Molecular Biology, Bangalore University and Society of Cytologists and geneticists, India on January 23-25, 2012.
  • National Seminar on Recent Trends and Future Prospects of Biodiversity and Conservation organized by the Dept. of Botany and Zoology, SreeNarayana College, Punalur on March 15th -16th , 2012 supported by KSCTE  .
  • International seminar on World bioheritage concerns over climate change, with a special reference to ethnic vegetables organized by Dept. of Botany, S N college, Chempazhanthy on September 7th-8th, 2012 supported by KSCTE.
  • National seminar on Biotechnology Vs Biodiversity challenges and Options organized by Dept. of Zoology, S N College, Kollam on 21st and 22nd November 2012, sponsored by UGC.
  • National seminar on Plant Reproductive Biology organized by Dept. of Botany, University of Kerala on July, 25, 2013.
  • 16th  All India Congress of Cytology and Genetics organized by Dept. of Botany, University of Kerala from October 22-24, 2013.
  • National seminar on Ethnic Knowledge of Biological Resources in Contemporary Plant sciences organized by Dept. of Botany, S N College for Women, Kollam on 28th and 29th August 2014, sponsored by UGC.
  • National seminar on Transgenics and Crop Improvement organized by Inter university centre for Genomics and Gene technology, University of Kerala on July 24, 2014.
  • National seminar on RNAi Technology and Biomarkers organized by Inter university centre for Genomics and Gene technology, University of Kerala on November 10, 2014.
  • National symposium on Underutilized and Wild edible Plants of India – Future crops organized by Dept. of Botany, university of Kerala from December 10-11, 2014.
  • National seminar on Flowering Plant Reproduction and Diversity organized by Fatima Mata National college, Kollam on 10th January, 2015.
  • National seminar on Recent Advances in Plant science  Dept. of Botany, university of Kerala on February, 27, 2015
  • National seminar on Current Vistas in Cell and molecular Biology, March, 26, 2015  Dept. of Botany, university of Kerala  and Kerala university Botany alumni Assiciation on March 26, 2015.
  • National seminar on flowering Plant Diversity and Reproductive Biology  organized by Fatima Mata National college, Kollam  on 7th August, 2015.
    National seminar on Advances in biosystematics and Biodiversity Conservation organized by Dept. of Botany, S N College, Varkala on 8th and 9th October 2015, sponsored by UGC and KSCSTE.
  • Silver Jubilee Conference on IAAT and Council meeting of IAPT and international seminar on Advances in angiosperm systematic and conservation organized by Dept. Botany, University of Calicut  from 19th to 21st November, 2015.
  • International symposium on Science Education and Sustainable Development jointly organized by the Dept. of Botany, University of Kerala, Hard Rain project, UK and Canterbury Christ church university from 22 to 23rd January 2016.
  • National symposium on biological applications of Confocal Microscopy organized by Dept. of Botany, University of Kerala, on 9th March, 2016, sponsored by DST, PURSE programme.
  • International seminar on New Frontiers in cytogenetics and XIII conference of the Society of Cytologists and Geneticists  organized by Dept. of Botany, University of Kerala on 15- 17 December, 2016, sponsored by SERB, Govt. of India .
  • National seminar  on The Impacts of Climate change on Natural resources organized by the Dept. of Botany, Baby John memorial Government College, Chavara on 21-22 November, 2017. Sponsored by DCE, Govt. of Kerala.
  • GMF National seminar on Modern Trends in Conservation, Utilisation and Improvement of Plant Genetic Resources organized by Dept. of Botany, university of Kerala and Gregor Mendel Foundation, Calicut university 23-24 November, 2017, sponsored by KSCTE and University of Kerala.
  • National Seminar on Conservation of Wetland Ecosystems for long term ecological security organized by Dept. of Botany, S N College for Women from 18th– 20th January, 2018, supported by KSCTE and KSBB.
  • National seminar on Reaching the Unreached through Science and Technology organized by S N College, Kollam on 12-14 Feb 2018, sponsored by Indian science congress Association Cochin chapter.
  • International Conference on Exploring the the scope of Plant genetic Resources organized by Dept. of Botany, University of Kerala on May 22-24, 2019 sponsored by SERB, Govt. of India.
  • 31st Kerala Science Congress at Fatima Matha National College, Kollam on 2nd and 3rd February, 2019 sponsored by KSCSTE and SERB.
  • National Seminar on Challenges and Changes in AQAR and SSR preparation 0rganized by IQAC, SreeNarayana College, Kollam on19 and 20 December, 2019 sponsored by NAAC.
  • International seminar on Current Status and Challenges for Conservation and Sustainable use of Biodiversity (ISCCSB) organized by dept. of Zoology, S N College, Kollam on 22-24 January, 2020.
  • National Seminar on Current Trends and Advances in Biological Sciences organized by Department of Botany and Biotechnology, Bishop Moore College, Mavelikkara on 5th and 7th February 2020.

Workshops/Trainings Attended

  • Training programme on General informatics organized by S N College, Varkala from 1st-3rd September 2011, sponsored by Kerala state higher education Council.
  • National workshop on Modern Trends in Molecular Phylogeny organized by Department of Botany, University of Calicut from 15th to 20th March, 2015, sponsored by SERB and KSCTE.
  • National workshop on Recent Advances inPhytochemical profiling of Medicinal plants organized by Dept. of Botany, University of Kerala on 4th -8th January, 2016.
  • National workshop on Seed collection and Conservation  at Dept. of Botany, University of Kerala on March 8-10, 2017.
  • M Sc Botany syllabus revision workshop at Dept. Of Botany, University of Kerala, Kariavattom on 13th and 14th June, 2018
  • Oneday International workshop on Microseeds and Marvellous Research organized by Post graduate and Research Department of Botany, fathimaMatha national College, Kollam on 2ndNovember , 2018.
  • 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

  • Head, Department of Botany
  • Deputy chairman and chief examiner of B Sc Botany& B Sc Botany and Biotechnology examinations
  • Deputy chairman and Additional examiner of M Sc Botany examinations
  • Question paper setter of an autonomous college
  • Participated in M Sc syllabus revision on 2018.
  • Subject expert for guest lecturer interviews
  • Member – NAAC reaccreditation committee,
  • Admission committee,PG monitoring committee.

Duties Performed at College

  •  Coordinator–Startup
  • Executive committee member -DST FIST
  • BOG member- RUSA
  • Chairperson- Department level monitoring committee
  • Member-Discipline committee
  • College level monitoring committee
  • Grievance redressal cell
  • Campus beautification committee

Botany Department