SAKTHIVEL N. Professor

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  • Department of Biotechnology
  • School of Life Sciences
  • puns2005@gmail.com

Academic Activity

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Educational Qualification (UG,PG & Higher Order)

S.No Degree Subject/Title of thesis University/Board Year of Passing
1 Ph.D. Botany, Biocontrol of Sarocladium oryzae (Saw.) Gams & Hawksworth, sheath-rot pathogen of rice by bacterization with Pseudomonas fluorescens. University of Madras 1988
2 M.Sc. Botany/Biochemistry,Genetics,Physiology,Taxonomy,Cell Biology Madurai Kamaraj University 1983
3 B.Sc. Botany/Zoology,Chemistry Madurai Kamaraj University 1981

Area of Specializaion

Molecular plant-microbe interaction, Microbial metabolites, enzymes and bionanomaterials. (i) Genetic and functional diversity of marine and soil microbes (ii) Bioactive metabolites, small molecules and their antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and anticancer potential. (iii) Characterization and heterologous expression of antimicrobial proteins and cellulolytic enzymes (iv) Synthesis, characterization and applications of biological metal nanoparticles, nanocomposites and nanocrystallites that exhibit antimicrobial and catalytic potential. (Research Citations=6225; h-index=35; i10-index=70)

Awards / Prizes Conferred

S.No Name / Title of the Award Type Name of the Agency conferred the Award Year of the Award Amount for Cash Award
1 International Fellowship for Senior Biomedical Scientist (Host: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Kansas State University, USA) INTERNATIONAL Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi 2016 NIL
2 Exchange Scientist Fellowship Award, SDC Visiting Scientist to University of Basel under Indo-Swiss Collaboration (Host: Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Basel, Switzerland) INTERNATIONAL Swiss Agency for Science and Cooperation (SDC), Switzerland 2015 NIL
3 Best Teacher Award, Pondicherry University (Award citation handed over by Lft. Governor of Puducherry) STATE Pondicherry University, Puducherry 2010 NIL
4 Biotechnology Overseas Associateship Award (Host: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Kansas State University, USA) INTERNATIONAL Department of Biotechnology (DBT), New Delhi 2009 NIL
5 Biotechnology Career Research Fellowship (Host: Department of Biochemistry, Kansas State University, USA) INTERNATIONAL The Rockefeller Foundation, New York, USA 1997 NIL
6 Guest Scientist Award (Host: Danish Government Institute (DGISP), Denmark) INTERNATIONAL Danish Government Institute, Denmark 1995 NIL
7 International Rice Biotechnology Postdoctoral Fellowship (Host: Department of Plant Pathology, Kansas State University, USA) INTERNATIONAL The Rockefeller Foundation, New York, USA 1991 NIL
8 Postdoctoral Fellowship (Host: International Rice Research Institute, Philippines) INTERNATIONAL The International Rice Research Institute, Manila, Philippines 1990 NIL
9 Robert S. McNamara Award (Host: International Rice Research Institute, Philippines) INTERNATIONAL The World Bank, Washington, USA 1989 NIL
10 Pool Scientist Award (Host: CAS in Botany, University of Madras) NATIONAL Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, New Delhi 1988 NIL
11 Junior Research Fellowship (Host: CAS in Botany, University of Madras) NATIONAL University Grants Commission, New Delhi 1984 NIL

Teaching Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution
1 Lecturer (Direct Appointment) Biotechnology Pondicherry University, India
2 Lecturer (SS) (CAS promotion) Biotechnology Pondicherry University, India
3 Reader (CAS promotion) Biotechnology Pondicherry University, India
4 Professor (Direct Appointment) Biotechnology Pondicherry University, India

Research Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution Area of Research
1 Collaborative Research Scientist Department of Plant Pathology, International Rice Research Institute International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Manila, Philippines Biocontrol Technology
2 Visiting Scientist Department of Biochemistry Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA Plant Biotechnology/Antimicrobial protein genes
3 Visiting Scientist Department of Biochemistry Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA Heterologous Expression of antimicrobial genes
4 Guest Scientist Plant Pathology Division Danish Government Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark Molecular Diagnosis of Xanthomonads
5 Visiting Scientist Department of Biochemistry Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA Heterologous Expression of antimicrobial genes
6 Visiting Scientist Department of Biochemistry Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA Transformation vectors, Marker genes
7 Visiting Scientist Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA Bioactive metabolites of fluorescent pseudomonads
8 Visiting Scientist Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA Bioactive metabolites of fluorescent pseudomonads
9 Collaborative Visiting Scientist Department of Environmental Sciences University of Basel, Switzerland Metagenome anaysis for microbial population dynamics
10 Visiting Scientist Department of Biochemistry Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA Plant Biotechnology/Antimicrobial protein genes
11 Visiting Scientist Department of Biochemistry Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA Plant Biotechnology/Antimicrobial protein genes
12 Senior Research Associate Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Pesticide Research Center Michigan State University, USA Biocontrol Technology
13 Visiting Professor Department of Plant Pathology Kansas State University, USA Molecular Probes/Insertion Sequence Elements
14 Senior Research Associate Department of Plant Sciences, School of Life Sciences University of Hyderabad, India Phytochemistry/Flavonoids
15 Guest Scientist Plant Pathology Division Danish Government Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark Molecular Plant Pathology/PCR detection of rice seed borne pathogens
16 Lecturer Center for Biotechnology Pondicherry University, India Molecular Plant-Microbe Interaction/Fungal metabolites/Microbial Diversity
17 Senior Lecturer Department of Biotechnology Pondicherry University, India Molecular Plant-Microbe Interaction/Fungal metabolites/Microbial Diversity
18 Reader Department of Biotechnology Pondicherry University, India Molecular Plant-Microbe Interaction/Fungal metabolites/Microbial Diversity
19 Professor Department of Biotechnology Pondicherry University, India Microbial Metabolites, Small molecules and their antimicrobial, anticancer potential, Microbial Biodegradation, Industrial Enzymes, Bionanomaterials
20 Visiting Professor Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA Microbial metabolites-doped bionanomaterials and anticancer potential

Industry Experience

S.No Designation Company/Corporate Nature of Work

Contribution towards Innovation

S.No Name of the Work/Contribution Specialization Remarks

Patent Details

S.No Title Status Patent Number Year of Award Type Commercialized Status
1 Dimer of phenazine-1-carboxylic acid and to the process of preparation thereof GRANTED Indian Patent: # 243949 2010 NATIONAL NO
2 Dimer of phenazine-1-carboxylic acid GRANTED USA Patent # US7,365,194 B2 2008 INTERNATIONAL NO

Papers Published in UGC Approved Journals

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Journal Name Volume, Issue & Page Nos. Year Impact Factor

Papers Published in Peer Reviewed Journals

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Journal Name Volume, Issue & Page Nos. Year Impact Factor
1 Green one pot synthesis of gold nanoparticles using Sansevieria roxburghiana leaf extract for the catalytic degradation of toxic organic pollutants Indramani Kumar, Moumita, M., and Sakthivel, N. Materials Research Bulletin 117: 18-27 2019 2.873
2 Di and tetranuclear Cu(II) complexes with simple 2-aminoethylpyridine: Magnetic properties, phosphodiester hydrolysis, DNA binding/ cleavage, cytotoxi Sureshbabu, P., Junaida, Q. M., Upadhyay, C., Victoria, W., Vidhyapriya, P., Sakthivel N. and Sabiah, S. Polyhedron 164: 202-218 2019 1.7
3 Selenolato-Bridged Manganese (I)-Based Dinuclear Metallacycles as Potential Anticancer Agents and Photo-CORMs Kumar, U., Roy, S., Jha, R. K., Vidhyapriya, P., Sakthivel, N. and Manimaran, B. ACS Omega 4: 1923-1930 2019 2.584
4 Self-assembly of manganese (I) based thiolato bridged dinuclear metallacycles: synthesis, characterization, cytotoxicity evaluation and CO-releasing s Kumar, U., Jose, S., Divya, D., Vidhyapriya, P., Sakthivel, N. and Manimaran, B. New Journal of Chemistry DOI. 10.1039/C8NJ06271D 2019 3.069
5 Molecular interaction of manganese based carbon monoxide releasing molecule (MnCORM) with human serum albumin (HSA) Vidhyapriya,P., Divya, D., Manimaran, M. and Sakthivel, N. Bioorganic Chemistry DOI: 10.1016/j.bioorg.2019.103078 2019 3.926
6 Phosphoester binding, DNA binding, DNA cleavage and in vitro cytotoxicity studies of simple heteroleptic copper(II) complexes with bidentate ligands Sureshbabu, P., Moumita, M., Sakthivel, N. and Sabiah, S. Journal of Coordination Chemistry Article ID: GCOO 1527029 2018 1.703
7 A novel guaiane sesquiterpene derivative, guai-2-en-10α-ol, from Ulva fasciataDelile inhibits EGFR/PI3K/ Akt signaling and induces cytotoxicity Lakshmi, P., Vajravijayan, S., Moumita, M., Gunasekaran, K., Krishna, R. and Sakthivel, N. Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry 438(1-2): 123-139 2018 2.561
8 One-pot reaction of amide functionalized Re(I) based dinuclear metallacycles-Synthesis, characterization and evaluation for anticancer potential Govindarajan, R., Nagarajaprakash, R., Veena, V., Sakthivel, N and Manimaran, B. Polyhedron 139: 229-236 2018 1.926
9 Photoactivated [Mn(CO)3Br(μ-bpcpd)]2 induces apoptosis in cancer cells via intrinsic pathway Vidhyapriya,P., Divya, D., Manimaran, M. and Sakthivel, N. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology 188: 28-41 2018 3.165
10 Physico-cultural parameters during AgNPs biotransformation with bactericidal activity against human pathogens Raman, G., Anil, K.S. and Sakthivel, N. Enzyme and Microbial Technology 100: 45-51 2017 2.932
11 Self‐Assembly of Chalcogenolato‐Bridged Ester and Amide Functionalized Dinuclear Re (I) Metallacycles: Synthesis, Structural Characterization Karthikeyan, M., Govindarajan, R., Duraisamy, E., Veena, V., Sakthivel, N. and Manimaran, B. Chemistry Select 2(11): 3362-3368 2017 1.909
12 Molecular interaction of 2,4-diacetyl phloroglucinol (DAPG) with human serum albumin: The spectroscopic, calorimetric and computational investigation Lakshmi, P., Moumita, M., Krishna, R. and Sakthivel, N. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 183, 90-102 2017 2.880
13 Identification of natural allosteric inhibitor for Akt1 protein through computational approaches and in vitro evaluation Lakshmi, P., Amit Kumar, T., Veena, V., Krishna, R. and Sakthivel, N. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 96: 200-213 2017 3.909
14 Molecular interaction between human serum albumin (HSA) and phloroglucinol derivative that shows selective anti-proliferative potential Moumita, M., Lakshmi, P.T, Krishna, R. and Sakthivel, N. Journal of Luminescence 192: 990-998 2017 2.732
15 Self-assembly of manganese(I) and rhenium(I) based semi-rigid ester functionalized M-type metallacyclophanes: Synthesis,characterization,cytotoxicity Kumar, C.A., Divya, D., Nagarajaprakash, R., Veena, V., Vidhyapriya, P., Sakthivel, N and Manimaran, B. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 846: 152-160 2017 1.946
16 Medium constituents mediated engineering for size and shape tuning of gold nanocrystallites Anil, K.S., Veena, V., Ramasamy, S. and Sakthivel, N. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry 51, 288-294 2017 4.841
17 Anticancer potential of pyrrole(1, 2, a) pyrazine 1, 4, dione, hexahydro 3-(2-methyl propyl) extracted from a new marine bacterium, Staphylococcus sp. Lalitha, P., Veena, V., Vidhyapriya, P., Lakshmi, P., Krishna, R. and Sakthivel, N. Apoptosis 21: 566-577 2016 3.967
18 Anti-leukemic, anti-lung and anti-breast cancer potential of the microbial polyketide 2, 4-diacetylphloroglucinol (DAPG) and its interaction Veena, V.K., Kennedy, K., Lakshmi, P., Krishna, R. and Sakthivel, N. Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry 414 (1-2): 47-56 2016 2.561
19 Synthesis, characterisation and cytotoxicity studies of Manganese (I) and Rhenium (I) based metallacrown ethers Kumar, C.A., Nagarajaprakash, R., Victoria, W., Veena, V., Sakthivel, N and Manimaran, B. Inorganic Chemistry Communications 64: 39-44 2016 1.810
20 Draft genome sequence of a novel nicotine-degrading bacterium, Pseudomonas plecoglossicida TND35 Raman, G., Park, S.J. and Sakthivel, N. Genome announcements 3 (4): e01162-14 2015 1.180
21 Molecular cloning, overexpression and characterization of a new thiol-dependent, alkaline serine protease with destaining function and fibrinolytic fr Revathi, M. and Sakthivel, N. Biologia 70: 1143-1149 2015 0.696
22 Self-assembly of oxamidato bridged ester functionalised dirhenium metallastirrups: synthesis, characterisation and cytotoxicity studies Ramakrishna, B., Nagarajaprakash, R., Veena, V., Sakthivel, N. and Manimaran, B. Dalton Transactions 44: 17629-17638 2015 4.099
23 5-Methyl phenazine-1-carboxylic acid: A novel bioactive metabolite by .....soil bacterium that exhibits potent antimicrobial and anticancer activities Kennedy, R.K., Veena, V., Naik, P.R., Lakshmi, P., Krishna, R., Sudharani, S. and Sakthivel, N. Chemico-Biological Interactions 231: 71-82 2015 3.296
24 Isolation and characterization of a novel thermostable β-glucosidase from Bacillus subtilis SU40 Asha, B.M., Pathma, J. and Sakthivel, N. Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology 51:21-26 2015 0.707
25 Phenazine-1-carboxamide (PCN) from Pseudomonas sp. strain PUP6 selectively induced apoptosis in lung (A549) and breast (MDA MB-231) cancer cells Kennedy, R.K., Veena, V., Naik, P.R., Lakshmi, P., Krishna, R., Sudharani, S. and Sakthivel, N. Apoptosis 20: 858-868 2015 3.967
26 Green chemistry approach for the synthesis of gold nanoparticles using the fungus Alternaria sp. Dhanasekar, N.N., Rahul, G., Narayanan, K.B., Raman, G. and Sakthivel, N. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 25: 1129-35 2015 1.650
27 In vitro antiproliferative, pro-apoptotic, antimetastatic and anti-inflammatory potential of 2,4-diacteylphloroglucinol by Pseudomonas aeruginosa Veena, V., Naik, P.R., Kennedy, R.K. and Sakthivel, N. Apoptosis 20: 1281-95 2015 3.967
28 DNA binding, molecular docking and apoptotic inducing activityof nickel(II), copper(II) and zinc(II) complexes of pyridine Haleel, A., Arthi, P., Reddy, N.D., Veena, V., Sakthivel, N., Arun, Y., Perumal, P.T. and Kalilur Rahiman, A. Royal Society of Chemistry Advances 4: 60816-60830 2014 3.108
29 Synthesis, characterisation and cytotoxicity evaluation of rhenium (I) based ester functionalised dinuclear metallacyclophanes Kumar, C.A., Karthikeyan, S., Varghese, B., Veena, V., Sakthivel, N. and Manimaran, M. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 766: 86-94 2014 1.946
30 Production, purification and characterization of a new cellulase from Bacillus subtilis that exhibit ....alkalophilic and solvent-tolerant properties Asha, B.M. and Sakthivel, N. Annals of Microbiology 64:1839-1848 2014 1.407
31 Biodegradation of nicotine by a novel nicotine-degrading bacterium, Pseudomonas plecoglossicidaTND35 and its new biotransformation intermediates Raman, G., Mohan, K., Manohar, V. and Sakthivel, N. Biodegradation 25: 95-107 2013 2.410
32 Mycocrystallization of gold ions by the fungus Cylindrocladium floridanum Narayanan, K.B. and Sakthivel, N. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 29: 2207-2211 2013 1.658
33 Current status on biochemistry and molecular biology of microbial degradation of nicotine Raman, G. and Sakthivel, N. The Scientific World Journal Article ID 125385 2013 1.550
34 Molecular and functional characterization of bacteria isolated from straw and goat manure based vermicompost Pathma, J. and Sakthivel, N. Applied Soil Ecology 70: 33-47 2013 2.916
35 Extracellular synthesis of mycogenic silver nanoparticles by Cylindrocladium floridanum and its homogeneous catalytic degradation of 4-nitrophenol Narayanan, K.B. and Sakthivel, N. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 116: 485-490 2013 2.880
36 Cloning, expression of Beta-1,3-1,4 glucanase from Bacillus subtilis SU40 and effect of calcium ion on the stability of recombinant enzyme Revathi, M., Om P.S., Suresh, K.M. and Sakthivel, N. Bioinformation 9: 958-962 2013 0.800
37 Transgenic expression of plant chitinases to enhance disease resistance Cletus, J., Balasubramanian, V., Vashisht, D. and Sakthivel, N. Biotechnology Letters 35(11): 1719-32 2013 1.846
38 Purification and characterization of a thermophilic cellulase from a novel cellulolytic strain, Paenibacillus barcinonensis Asha, B.M., Revathi, M., Yadav, A. and Sakthivel, N. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 22: 1501-9 2012 1.650
39 Assessment of microbial richness in pelagic sediment of Andaman sea by bacterial tag encoded FLX titanium amplicon pyrosequencing (bTEFAP) Sundarakrishnan, B., Pushpanathan, M., Jayashree, S., Rajendhran, J., Sakthivel, N., Jayachandran, S. and Gunasekaran, P. Indian Journal of Microbiology 52(4):544–550 2012 1.310
40 Plant β-1,3-glucanases: their biological functions and transgenic expression against phytopathogenic fungi Balasubramanian, V., Vashisht, D., Cletus, J. and Sakthivel, N. Biotechnology Letters 34: 1983-90 2012 1.846
41 Microbial diversity of vermicompost bacteria that exhibit useful agricultural traits and waste management potential Pathma, J. and Sakthivel, N. SpringerPlus 1:26 2012 0.982
42 Secondary metabolite production by bacterial antagonists Pathma, J., Rahul, G.R., Kennedy, R.K., Subashri, R. and Sakthivel, N. Journal of Biological Control 25: 165-181 2011 1.8
43 Extracellular synthesis of silver nanoparticles using the leaf extract of Coleus amboinicus Lour Narayanan, K.B. and Sakthivel, N. Materials Research Bulletin 46: 1703– 1708 2011 2.43
44 Green synthesis of biogenic metal nanoparticles by terrestrial and aquatic phototrophic and heterotrophic eukaryotes and biocompatible agents Narayanan, K.B. and Sakthivel, N. Advances in Colloids and Interface Science 169: 59-79 2011 7.81
45 Heterogeneous catalytic reduction of anthropogenic pollutant, 4-nitrophenol by silver-bionanocomposite using Cylindrocladium floridanum Narayanan, K.B. and Sakthivel, N. Bioresource Technology 102: 10737-40 2011 4.91
46 Synthesis and characterization of nano-gold composite using Cylindrocladium floridanum...its heterogeneous catalysis in the degradation of 4-nitrophol Narayanan, K.B. and Sakthivel, N. Journal of Hazardous Materials 189: 519-525 2011 4.83
47 Facile green synthesis of gold nanostructures by NADPH-dependent enzyme from the extract of Sclerotium sp. Narayanan, K.B. and Sakthivel, N. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 380: 156-161 2011 2.76
48 Assessment of genetic and functional relationship of antagonistic fluorescent pseudomonads of rice by repetitive sequence, protein coding sequences Pathma, J., Ayyadurai, N. and Sakthivel, N. The Journal of Microbiology 48: 715–727 2010 1.62
49 Biological synthesis of metal nanoparticles by microbes Narayanan, K.B. and Sakthivel, N. Advances in Colloids and Interface Science 62: 1-13 2010 7.81
50 Phytosynthesis of gold nanoparticles using leaf extract of Coleus amboinicus Lour Narayanan, K.B. and Sakthivel, N. Materials Characterization 61: 1232-1238 2010 2.38
51 Simultaneous phosphate solubilization potential and antifungal activity of new fluorescent pseudomonads, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, P. plecoglossida Babita Kumari, J., Pragash, M.G., Cletus, J., Raman, G. and Sakthivel, N. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 25: 573-581 2009 1.53
52 Characterization of Chryseobacterium aquaticum strain PUPC1 producing a novel antifungal protease from rice rhizosphere soil Pragash, M.G., Narayanan, K.B., Naik, P.R. and Sakthivel, N. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 19: 99-107 2008 1.68
53 Characterization of a new antifungal lipid transfer protein from wheat Kirubakaran, S.I., Begum, S.M., Ulaganathan, K. and Sakthivel, N. Plant physiology and Biochemistry 46: 918-927 2008 2.93
54 Recent advances in selectable marker genes for plant transformation Kirubakaran, S.I. and Sakthivel, N. Journal of Plant Physiology 165: 1698-1716 2008 2.97
55 Genetic and functional diversity among fluorescent pseudomonads isolated from the rhizosphere of banana Naik, P.R., Sahoo, N., Goswami, D., Ayyadurai, N. and Sakthivel, N. Microbial Ecology 56: 492-504 2008 3.23
56 Site-directed mutagenesis, heterologous expression of cyanamide hydratase gene and antimicrobial activity of cyanamide Kirubakaran, S.I. and Sakthivel, N. Current Microbiology 56: 42-47 2008 1.52
57 Coriander leaf mediated biosynthesis of gold nanoparticles Narayanan, K.B. and Sakthivel, N. Materials Letters 62: 4588-4590 2008 2.44
58 Assessment of genetic and functional diversity of phosphate solubilizing fluorescent pseudomonads isolated from rhizospheric soil Naik, P.R., Raman, G., Narayanan, K.B. and Sakthivel, N. BMC Microbiology 8: 230 2008 2.58
59 Cloning and overexpression of antifungal barley chitinase in Escherichia coli Kirubakaran, S.I. and Sakthivel, N. Protein Expression and Purification 52: 159-166 2007 1.41
60 Functional characterization of antagonistic fluorescent pseudomonads associated with rhizospheric soil of rice Ayyadurai, N., Naik, P.R. and Sakthivel, N. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 17: 919-927 2007 1.68
61 Heterologous expression of new antifungal chitinase from wheat Singh, A., Kirubakaran, S.I., and Sakthivel, N. Protein Expression and Purification 56: 100-109 2007 1.41
62 Isolation and characterization of a novel banana rhizosphere bacterium as fungal antagonist and microbial adjuvant in micropropagation of banana Ayyadurai, N. Naik, P.R., Sreehari Rao, M., Sunish Kumar, R., Samrat, S.K., Manohar, M., and Sakthivel, N. Journal of Applied Microbiology 100: 926-937 2006 2.16
63 Functional characterization of a novel hydrocarbonoclastic Pseudomonas sp. strain PUP6 with plant-growth-promoting traits and antifungal potential Naik, P.R. and Sakthivel, N. Research in Microbiology 157: 538-546 2006 2.15
64 Effects of carbon sources and auxins on in vitro propagation of banana Madhulatha, P., Kirubakaran, S.I. and Sakthivel, N Biologia Plantarum 50: 782-784 2006 1.66
65 Comparison of exopolysaccharides produced by Xanthomonas oryzae pv oryzae strains, BXO1 and BXO8 that show varying degree of virulence in rice (Oryza Singh., V.B., Kumar, A., Kirubakaran, S.I., Ayyadurai, N., Sunish Kumar, R., and Sakthivel, N. Journal of Phytopathology 154: 410-413 2006 0.94
66 Biological and molecular variability of Sarocladium oryzae, the sheath rot pathogen of rice (Oryza sativa L.) Ayyadurai, N., Kirubakaran, S.I., Srisha, S. and Sakthivel, N. Current Microbiology 50: 1-5 2005 1.52
67 Characterization of antifungal metabolite produced by a new strain Pseudomonas aeruginosa PUPa3 that exhibit broad-spectrum antifungal activity and bi Sunish Kumar, R., Ayyadurai, N., Pandiaraja, P., Reddy, A.V., Venkateswarlu, Y., Prakash, O., and Sakthivel, N. Journal of Applied Microbiology 98: 145-154 2005 2.16
68 Identification and characterization of IS1112 and IS1113 insertion element sequences in Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae Ryba-White, M., Sakthivel, N., Yun, C., White, F., and Leach. J.E. DNA Sequence 16: 75-79 2005 0.41
69 Polysaccharides of pathovar strains that infect pea, tomato and Soya bean Datta, S., Sunish Kumar, R., Ayyadurai, N., Kumar, S. and Sakthivel, N. Current Microbiology 49: 35-41 2004 1.52
70 Influence of treatments of growth hormones on in vitro propagation of banana (Musa spp. AAA) Madhulatha, P., Anbalagan, M., Jayachandran, S. and Sakthivel, N. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture 76: 189-192 2004 2.39
71 Compositional difference of the exopolysaccharides produced by the virulent and virulence-deficient strains of Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae Kumar, A., Sunish Kumar, R. and Sakthivel, N. Current Microbiology 46: 251-255 2002 1.52
72 Production of phytotoxic metabolites by Sarocladium oryzae Sakthivel, N., Amudha, R. and Muthukrishnan, S. Mycological Research 106: 609-614 2002 2.81
73 Detection and quantification of phytotoxic metabolites in sheath rot-infected grains of rice Ghosh, M.K., Amudha, R., Jayachandran, S. and Sakthivel, N. Letters in Applied Microbiology 34: 398-401 2002 1.58
74 Detection of Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae in artificially inoculated and naturally infected rice seeds and plants by molecular techniques Sakthivel, N., Mortensen, C.N. and Mathur, S.B. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 56: 435-441 2001 3.37
75 Exopolysaccharides of Xanthomonas pathovar strains that infect rice and wheat crops Sunish Kumar, R. and Sakthivel, N. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 55: 782-786 2001 3.37
76 Differential sensitivity of rice pathogens to growth inhibition by flavonoids Padmavathi, M., Sakthivel, N. and Reddy A.R. Phytochemistry 46: 499-502 1997 2.78
77 Efficacy of bacteriogenic strains of Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae on the incidence of bacterial blight of rice Sakthivel, N. and Mew T. W. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 37: 764-768 1991 1.33
78 Biological control of sheath blight disease of rice with antagonistic bacteria Devi, T.V., Malarvizhi, R., Sakthivel, N. and Gnanamanickam, S.S. Plant and Soil 119: 325-330 1989 2.97
79 Incidence of different biovars of Pseudomonas fluorescens in flooded rice rhizospheres in India Sakthivel, N. and Gnanamanickam, S.S. Agriculture, Ecosystem and Environment 25: 287-298 1989 3.56
80 Evaluation of Pseudomonas fluorescens for suppression of sheath rot disease and for enhancement of grain yield in rice (Oryza sativa L.) Sakthivel, N. and Gnanamanickam, S.S. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 53: 2056-2059 1987 3.82
81 Isolation of and assay for cerulenin produced by sheath rot pathogen, Sarocladium oryzae (Saw) Gams Sakthivel, N., and Gnanamanickam, S.S. Current Science 55: 988-989 1987 0.97
82 Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria in enhancing plant growth and suppressing plant pathogens Sakthivel, N., Sivamani, E., Unnamalai, N., and Gnanamanickam, S.S. Current Science 55: 22-25 1986 0.97
83 Toxicity of Pseudomonas fluorescens towards rice sheath rot pathogen, Acrocylindrium oryzae saw Sakthivel, N., and Gnanamanickam, S.S. Current Science 55: 106 107 1986 0.97

Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Details of Conference Publication Page Nos. Year
1 Biological synthesis of gold nanoparticles using aqueous leaf extract of Sansevieria roxburghiana Indramani Kumar and N. Sakthivel National Symposium on "Reaching the unreached through Science & Technology", 8th March, 2018 11 2018
2 Antimicrobial activity of carbon monoxide releasing molecules P. Vidhyapriya, D. Divya, B. Manimaran and N. Sakthivel National Symposium on "Reaching the unreached through Science & Technology", 8th March, 2018 12 2018
3 Bioactive potential of phloroglucinol derivative and its molecular interactions with human serum albumin Moumita Mondal, Pragna Lakshmi T., R. Krishna and N. Sakthivel National Symposium on "Reaching the unreached through Science & Technology", 8th March, 2018 10 2018
4 Anticancer potential of carbon monoxide releasing molecules P. Vidhyapriya, D. Divya, B. Manimaran and N. Sakthivel International Conference on “Trends and Innovations in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Technologies”, 3rd February, 2017 10 2017
5 Bioactive potential of marine bacteria of Bay of Bengal Indramani Kumar and N. Sakthivel National Symposium on Science and Technology for National Development. 27th February, 2017 15 2017
6 Evaluation of 4H-chromene derivative for broad-spectrum activities against cancer cells Moumita Mondal, Veena Vijaykumar, Rajarathinam Balakrishnan, N Sakthivel, Vasuki, Gnanasambandam National Symposium on "Science and Technology for National Development", 27th February, 2017 16 2017
7 Selective cytotoxicity of carbon monoxide releasing molecules towards cancer cells P. Vidhyapriya, D. Divya, N. Sakthivel and B. Manimaran National Symposium on "Science and Technology for National Development", 27th February, 2017 17 2017
8 Isolation, characterization and antimicrobial potential of marine bacteria from the deep sea sediment of Bay of Bengal, India Indramani Kumar and N. Sakthivel Recent Trends in Biosciences, 9th April, 2016 88 2016
9 Anticancer and antimetastatic potential of 4H-chrome (2-amino-6-nitro-4-(4-oxo-2-thioxothiazolidin-5-yl)- 4H-chromene-3-carbonitrile) derivative M. Moumita, V. Veena, R. Raja Rathinam, N. Sakthivel and G.Vasuki Recent Trends in Biosciences, 9th April,2016 24 2016
10 Biofertilization and bioirregation for sustainable mixed cropping of pigeon pea and finger millet N. Mathimaran, Paul Maeder, AngsarKahman, Devesh Singh, Thangavel Muthukumar, N. Sakthivel et.al International Symposium on "Microbe-Assisted Crop Production-Opportunities, Challenges & Needs", 23rd to 25th November, 2015 93 2015
11 Biochemical characterization of deep sea sediment bacteria of Bay of Bengal and their bioactive potential P. Lalitha and N. Sakthivel 36 th Annual Conference of Indian Association of Biomedical Scientist (IABMS), 18th- 20th December, 2015 129 2015
12 Characterization of a new antifungal class IV acidic chitinase gene from wheat and its heterologous expression in Escherichia coli and tobacco Jean Cletus, V. Divya , V. Balasubramian, N. Sakthivel 34th PTCA (I) Meeting and National Symposium on PTCBFNS, 12th -15th March 2013 60 2013
13 GCMS Approach towards the characterization of metabolites formed due to biodegradation of nicotine by a new strain Pseudomonas plecoglossicidaTND35 G. Raman, Mohan Kasi, Saravanan Subramaniyan, Venkat Manohar, and N. Sakthivel 61st Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Subjects. 9th to 13th June, 2013 80 2013

Books

S.No Title of the Book Name of the Authors as per the order in Book Publisher Year ISBN No.

Chapters in Books

S.No Title of the Chapters Name of the Authors Title of the Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 Metabolites of fluorescent pseudomonads and their antimicrobial and anticancer potentials Kranti, T., Moumita, M., Raman, G., and N. Sakthivel Recent Trends and Developments in Natural Product Research Springer, USA 2020 978-981-15-1393-0
2 Microbial synthesis of silver nanoparticles and their biological potential Annuja, A., Meyappan, V., Indramani, K., and Sakthivel, N. Nanoparticles in Medicine Springer 2020 978-981-13-8954-2
3 Plant microbiome interaction and the effects of biotic and abiotic components in agroecosystem Indramani, K., Moumita, M., Raman, G., Sundarkrishnan B. and Sakthivel, N. Microbial Interventions in Agriculture and Environment Volume 2: Rhizosphere, Microbiome and Agro-ecology Springer Nature 2019 978-981-13-8383-0
4 Microbiome of rhizospheric soil and vermicompost and their applications in soil fertility, pest and pathogen management for sustainable agriculture Pathma, J., Raman, G., and N. Sakthivel Soil Fertility Management for Doubling Farmers Income in Sustainable Manner Springer 2019 978-981-13-5903-3
5 Green synthesis of phytogenic nanoparticles Indramani, K., Moumita, M. and Sakthivel, N. Green Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of Nanoparticles Elsevier 2019 978-0-08-102579-6
6 Microbial management of organic waste in agroecosystem Patchaye M., Sundarkrishnan B., Tamilselvan S. and Sakthivel N. Microorganisms for Green Revolution. Microorganisms for Sustainability, Springer, Singapore 2018 9789811071454
7 Biosynthesis of nanomaterials Niranjan, D.N., Pathma, J., Gurusamy, R. and Sakthivel, N. Microbiology for Minerals, Metals, Materials and the Environment CRC Press 2015 9781482257304
8 Metallic nanocomposites: Bacterial-based ecologically benign biofabrication and optimization studies Narayanan, K.B., Suresh, A.K and Sakthivel, N. Eco-friendly Polymer Nanocomposites Springer India publishers 2015 9788132224709
9 Microbial and functional diversity of vermicompost bacteria Pathma, J. and Sakthivel, N. Bacterial Diversity in Sustainable Agriculture Springer International Publishing 2014 9783319059365
10 Nanotechnology and cardiovascular diseases. In: Cardiovascular diseases Narayanan, K.B. and Sakthivel, N. Nutritional and Therapeutic Interventions CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group 2013 9781439882009
11 Biological control of pathogens and plant growth promotion potential of fluorescent pseudomonads for enhancement of crop productivity Subashri, R., Raman, G. and Sakthivel, N. Bacteria in Agrobiology: Disease Management Springer publishers, USA 2012 9783642336393
12 Genetically engineered crops and their implications Balasubramanian, V. and Sakthivel, N. Genetically Engineered Crops: Biotechnology, Biosafety and Benefits Nova Science Publishers, USA 2011 9781611225266
13 Mechanisms of fluorescent pseudomonads that mediate biological control of phytopathogens and plant growth promotion of crop plants Pathma, J., Kamaraj Kennedy, R. and Sakthivel, N. Bacteria in Agrobiology: Plant Growth Responses Springer publishers, USA 2011 9789811003875
14 Role of fluorescent pseudomonads in sustainable agriculture Ravindra Naik, P., Raman, G. and N. Sakthivel Sustainable Agriculture: Technology, Planning and Management Nova Science Publishers, USA 2009 9781608762699
15 Genetic and functional diversity of phosphate solubilizing fluorescent pseudomonads and their role in plant growth promotion and soil health. Badri Narayanan, K., Jaharamma, Raman, G. and N. Sakthivel Genetic Diversity Nova Science Publishers, USA 2008 9781607411765
16 Extracellular biological synthesis of gold nanoparticles Badri Narayanan, K. and Sakthivel, N. Colloids in biotechnology Research Signpost publishers 2008 9781439830802
17 Evaluation of culture media and molecular probes for the detection of Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae in rice Gnanamanickam, S. S., Sakthivel, N., Nelson, R. J., and J. E. Leach Detection of plant pathogens and their management Angkor Publishers, New Delhi, India 1995 9788185992044
18 Beneficial bacteria for plant disease management Sakthivel, N., Sivamani, E., Anuratha, C.S., Savithry, S. and S.S. Gnanamanickam Advances in Research on Plant Pathogenic Bacteria International Bioscience Series XIII 1987 9788170193050

Edited Books

S.No Title of the Book Name of the Authors as per the order in Book Publisher Year ISBN No.

Ongoing Projects

S.No Title of the Project Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 Biofertilization and bioirrigation for sustainable mixed cropping of pigeon pea and finger millet (PI, Indo-Swiss Network) DBT, New Delhi 2014-2019 65.37 2014
2 Novel approaches to populating biological chemical space- Identification of structure based small molecules possessing anticancer and anti-inflammatory activity (Co-PI, Collaboration with Dr.G.Vasuki) DST, New Delhi 2014-2018 30 2014

Ongoing Consultancy Works

S.No Title of the Consultancy Work Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year

Completed Projects

S.No Title of the Project Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 Microbial synthesis of bioactive nanoparticles by plant rhizosphere- associated bacteria and fungi (PI) CSIR, New Delhi 2011–2014 18.68 2011
2 Evaluation of antagonistic fluorescent pseudomonad bacteria for the disease management in the north-east region (PI, Collaborative research with Assam University) DBT, New Delhi 2011–2014 69.95 2011
3 Isolation of nicotine degrading bacteria and characterization of their intermediate metabolites (PI) UGC, New Delhi 2011-2014 8.69 2011
4 Metagenomics of the Andaman sea: the under-explored rare biosphere (PI, Collaborative research, transferred project upon superannuation of Prof. S. Jayachandran) DBT, New Delhi 2008–2011 25.75 2008
5 Cloning and expression of novel cellulose genes from potent cellulase producing bacteria (PI) DBT, New Delhi 2008–2011 25.75 2008
6 Identification of novel functional genes that encode antifungal metabolites from metagenome of soil microbiota (PI) DBT, New Delhi 2007–2010 58.00 2007
7 Molecular diversity of fluorescent pseudomonads that degrade agricultural chemical pesticides (PI) UGC, New Delhi 2006–2009 7.2 2006
8 Biochemical and molecular characterization of novel fluorescent pseudomonad strains and genetic analysis of antifungal metabolite production (PI) DBT, New Delhi 2005–2008 34.00 2005
9 Biocontrol of weeds using fluorescent pseudomonads (PI) CSIR, New Delhi 2004–2005 4.29 2004
10 Development of plant transformation vectors with lipid transfer proteins (PI) DST, New Delhi 2003–2006 14.00 2003
11 Biochemical and DNA fingerprinting of fluorescent pseudomonads isolated from agricultural field soils (PI) UGC, New Delhi 2001–2004 4.50 2001
12 Molecular analysis of antifungal activity of antagonistic bacteria (PI) DBT, New Delhi 2000–2003 21.00 2000
13 Genetic Engineering of anti-fungal genes for the management of sheath Disease of rice (PI, International collaborative research) Rockefeller Foundation, USA 1997–2001 19.00 1997
14 Studies on detection, transmission and survival of rice bacterial blight Pathogen using Bio-PCR (PI, International collaborative research) Danish Government (DANIDA), Denmark 1997-2000 14.00 1997

Completed Consultancy Works

S.No Title of the Consultancy Work Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year

Career Guidance Offered to students

S.No Name of the Scheme No. of Students Competitive Examinations/ Career Counseling No. of Students Passed No. of Students Placed

List of capability enhancement such as Soft skill development, Remedial coaching, Language lab,
Bridge courses, Yoga, Meditation, Personal Counselling and Mentoring etc.,

S.No Name of the Programme/Scheme Date of Implementation No. of Students Enrolled Agencies Involved

Research Guidance - PG

S.No Year Degree No. of Students Awarded Department/Centre
1 2019 M.SC 1 Biotechnology
2 2018 M.SC 2 Biotechnology
3 2017 M.SC 2 Biotechnology
4 2016 M.SC 3 Biotechnology
5 2015 M.SC 3 Biotechnology
6 2014 M.SC 2 Biotechnology
7 2013 M.SC 2 Biotechnology
8 2012 M.SC 2 Biotechnology
9 2011 M.SC 1 Biotechnology
10 2010 M.SC 2 Biotechnology
11 2009 M.SC 2 Biotechnology
12 2008 M.SC 4 Biotechnology
13 2007 M.SC 2 Biotechnology
14 2006 M.SC 3 Biotechnology
15 2005 M.SC 3 Biotechnology
16 2003 M.SC 4 Biotechnology
17 2002 M.SC 3 Biotechnology
18 2001 M.SC 3 Biotechnology
19 2000 M.SC 3 Biotechnology
20 1999 M.SC 4 Biotechnology
21 1998 M.SC 4 Biotechnology
22 1997 M.SC 3 Biotechnology

Research Guidance - Ph.D

S.No Student Name Registration Date Registration No. Thesis Title Thesis Submitted Status Thesis Submitted Date Vivavoce Completed Status Date Awarded
1 V. Balasubramanian 28-08-2009 421 Molecular characterization, heterologous expression and antifungal potential of wheat β-1,3-glucanase YES 13-08-2014 YES 06-07-2015
2 R. Subashri 27-07-2006 NA Genetic and functional characterization of rhizobacteria isolated from plants growing within the rocks lacking visible soil YES 01-07-2013 YES 19-09-2013
3 M. Revathi 24-09-2009 R18840 Cloning, heterologous expression and characterization of glucanase, xylanase and protease genes delineated from Marinobacter aquaeolei MS2-1 YES 20-01-2014 YES 02-03-2015
4 P. Vidhyapriya 19-09-2014 R37235 Evaluation of manganese carbon monoxide-releasing molecules for their anticancer potential NO NO
5 Jean Cletus 19-09-2009 R17173 Molecular characterization of an antifungal wheat chitinase and its heterologous expression in Escherichia coli and tobacco YES 03-07-2013 YES 05-12-2013
6 Asha B.M. 19-09-2009 R20826 Molecular characterization of cellulolytic soil bacteria and their enzymes YES 12-08-2013 YES 03-07-2015
7 J. Pathma 19-02-2008 17165 Molecular and functional diversity of vermicompost bacteria YES 10-12-2012 YES 26-04-2013
8 Indramani Kumar 18-08-2015 20151103001 Phytogenic nanoparticles and bioactive metabolites from medicinal plants: Extraction, purification and characterization NO NO
9 Moumita Mondal 18-08-2015 20151103002 Screening of phloroglucinol derivatives for their anticancer and antimetastatic properties NO NO
10 V. Veena 17-09-2012 R24314 Antiproliferative, proapoptotic, antimetastic and anti-inflammatory potential of 2,4-Diacetylphloroglucinol (DAPG) produced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain FP10 YES 25-02-2016 YES 26-08-2016
11 G. Raman 15-02-2008 R17164 Biodegradation of nicotine by a novel nicotine-degrading bacterium Pseudomonas plecoglossicida TND35 and characterization of its new biotransformation metabolites YES 22-05-2013 YES 09-12-2013
12 R. Kamaraj Kennedy 12-10-2010 R24211 Extraction, purification and characterization of phenazine derivatives from fluorescent pseudomonads and evaluation of their anticancer potential YES 19-11-2015 YES 10-05-2016
13 N. Ayyadurai 10-10-2001 013 Genetic and functional characterization of antagonistic fluorescent pseudomonads YES 29-12-2005 YES 04-05-2006
14 K. Badri Narayanan 08-10-2007 21 Biological synthesis and characterisation of metal nanoparticles and their potential for the degradation of 4-nitrophenol YES 24-10-2011 YES 24-10-2011
15 P. Mangalam 07-03-2011 20110307004 Molecular and functional characterization of gene encoding enolase from lymphatic filarial parasite, Brugia malayi NO NO
16 M. Patchaye 04-08-2016 20161103004 Molecular diversity and bioactive potential of soil bacilli NO NO
17 T. Kranti 03-08-2016 20161103003 Anticancer potential and molecular interaction of triaryl pyridine derivatives with HSA NO NO
18 R. Sunish Kumar 03-01-2000 PU/XV106/3111 Molecular analyses of antibiotic production in fluorescent pseudomonads YES 15-10-2004 YES 22-02-2005
19 P. Ravindra Naik 02-07-2004 1012697 Molecular and functional characterization of potent fluorescent pseudomonad strains and their antifungal metabolites YES 19-03-2009 YES 04-09-2009
20 P. Lalitha 01-06-2010 R25780 Purification and characterization of bioactive metabolite produced by a marine bacterium, Staphylococcus sp. strain MB30 YES 23-06-2016 YES 31-01-2018
21 S. Isaac Kirubakaran 01-06-2003 26 Construction of plant transformation cassettes and heterologous expression of genes encoding cyanamide hydratase and antifungal proteins YES 11-09-2007 YES 28-09-2007

Research Guidance - Post Doctoral

S.No Scholar Name Designation Funding Agency Fellowship Title Year of Joining Year of Completion
1 Anil Kumar Post doctoral fellow DBT, New Delhi Ramalingaswami fellowship 30-09-2013 08-02-2017
2 J Shilpha Post doctoral fellow UGC UGC-Dr. D.S. Kothari Post Doctoral Fellowship 05-02-2020 04-02-2023

Financial assistance availed to attend conferences / workshops and to pay membership fee
of professional bodies during the year

S.No Conference/ workshop attended for which financial support provided Professional body for which membership fee is provided Amount of Support Place From Date To Date Year

E-Lecture Details

S.No E-Lecture Title Development of e-content/e-learning/delivering Member of Editorial Bodies Reviewer/Referee of
Content/Module Title Institution/Platform Year Weblink

Details of Online Education Conducted

S.No Nature of Online Course No. of Sessions Target Group Date

Invited Talks in Conference/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme

S.No Title of the Paper Conferences/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme Organized by Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Life, biology, biodiversity and challenges UGC MHRD course on "Challenges in conservation and utilization of plant biodiversity" Centre for Advanced Studies in Botany, University of Madras National 22-10-2019 22-10-2019 2019
2 Plant Microbiome: Genetic and functional diversity National Conference on “Recent Trends in Microbiome Research” Department of Microbiology, Pondicherry University National 20-03-2019 20-03-2019 2019
3 Pathogenesis-related proteins and transgenic resistance. National Seminar on “Current Scenario on Research and Developments in Plant Sciences” Centre for Advanced Studies in Botany, University of Madras National 29-03-2018 29-03-2018 2018
4 Pathogenesis-related proteins and transgenic resistance Current Scenario on Research and Developments in Plant Science Centre for Advanced Studies in Botany, University of Madras, Chennai National 29-03-2018 29-03-2018 2018
5 Secondary metabolites of fluorescent pseudomonads and their antimicrobial and anticancer potential. International Conference on “Advanced Functional Materials for Energy, Environment and Biomedical Applications Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai International 12-12-2017 12-12-2017 2017
6 Antimicrobial and anticancer potential of microbial metabolites Advanced Functional Materials for Energy, Environmental and Biomedical applications Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai International 12-12-2017 12-12-2017 2017
7 Anticancer metabolites of pseudomonads First Indo-Russian Meet and Second International Conference on "Biotechnological Advancement in Free Radical Biology and Medicine" Integral University, Lucknow International 23-01-2017 23-01-2017 2017
8 Genetic engineering of crops Capacity Building and Content Enrichment Training Programme for Lectures Directorate of School Education, State Training Centre, Government of Puducherry State 04-01-2016 04-01-2016 2016
9 Biological diversity and technology Capacity Building and Content Enrichment Training Programme for Lectures Directorate of School Education, State Training Centre, Government of Puducherry State 07-01-2016 07-01-2016 2016
10 Microbial production phenazines that exhibit antimicrobial and anticancer potential National Seminar on "Frontiers in Bioprocess Technology and Microbial Ecology" Periyar University, Salem National 28-01-2016 28-01-2016 2016
11 Microbial metabolites and plant proteins for fungal disease management National Conference on "Challenges and Opportunities in Mycological Research" Centre for Advanced Studies in Botany, University of Madras, Chennai National 11-02-2016 11-02-2016 2016
12 Effects of biofertilizer inoculation on non-target native rhizosphere bacterial communities International Symposium on Schloss Schonbrunn Tagungszentrum Apothekertrakt, Vienna, Austria International 23-11-2015 25-11-2015 2015
13 Effect of inoculated biofertilizer on the native microbial population of BioFi field soils Institute Research Seminar in Plant Biology Botanisches Institut, University of Basel, Switzerland International 11-05-2015 11-05-2015 2015
14 Antimicrobial compounds and genes for enhancing disease resistance in plants Institute Seminar in Organic Agriculture Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Frick, Switzerland International 01-04-2015 01-04-2015 2015
15 Metabolites of fluorescent pseudomonads and their bioactive potential Myc Seminar in Plant Biology Botanisches Institute, University of Basel, Switzerland International 30-03-2015 30-03-2015 2015
16 Genetic Engineering of PR proteins for enhanced resistance National Conference on Plant Proteomics for Teaching Faculty Department of Biotechnology, SRM University, Chennai National 28-01-2015 28-01-2015 2015
17 Microbial diversity and its biotechnological potential National Level Seminar on "Environmental Protection: Ways and Means" NMSSV College for Women, Madurai National 16-07-2014 16-07-2014 2014
18 Biocontrol and biofertilizing potential of fluorescent pseudomonads Guest Lecture Programme KSR College of Technology, Tiruchengode National 11-07-2014 11-07-2014 2014
19 Microbial synthesis of metal nanoparticles National Seminar on "Wonders of the Small: Exploring the Microbial World" Centre for Microbiology, Pondicherry University, Puducherry National 03-04-2014 03-04-2014 2014
20 Biological nanoparticles: synthesis, characterization and bioactive potential National Conference on "Innovations, Implementations and Controversies of Animal Biotechnology" Department of Animal Biotechnology, Bharathidasan University,Triruchirapalli National 21-03-2014 21-03-2014 2014
21 Biological antimicrobial metabolites and proteins National Seminar on "Recent Trends in Macromolecular Crystallography" Centre for Bioinformatics, Pondicherry University, Puducherry National 12-03-2014 12-03-2014 2014
22 Life, Science and Technology Rev. Fr. Alfred Rapinat SJ Memorial Lecture Loyola College, Chennai National 17-02-2014 17-02-2014 2014
23 Plant transformation cassettes with antifungal proteins for engineering resistance Recent Trends in Plant Biotechnology Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli National 28-02-2013 28-02-2013 2013
24 Bioactive compounds from soil microbes Seminar on Recent Trends in Plant Science Kanchi Mamunivar Centre for Post Graduate Studies, Puducherry National 22-03-2013 22-03-2013 2013
25 Antagonistic rhizobacteria, antimicrobial compounds and genes for the management of phytopathogens Prof. T. S. Sadasivan’s Birth Centenary Celebration’s-National Conference on Advances in Plant Pathology University of Madras, Chennai National 28-03-2013 28-03-2013 2013
26 Application of Biotechnology in Agriculture TEQIP-Faculty Development Programme on "Trends in Biotechnology" Department of Biotechnology, Anna University, Triruchirapalli National 20-08-2013 20-08-2013 2013
27 Technology in Science Research National Workshop (STP) on "Research Methodology, Knowledge Management and Environmental Management" UGC-Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC), Puducherry National 18-10-2013 18-10-2013 2013
28 Biological synthesis of metal nanoparticles as catalysts to degrade industrial pollutants International Conference on "Nanomaterials and Applications" Department of Nano-sciences, Mother Theresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal, International 29-02-2012 29-02-2012 2012
29 Bioremediation and Bionanomaterials National Workshop on "Bioremediation" Department of Eco-Biotechnology, Bharathidasan University, Thiruchirapalli National 06-03-2012 06-03-2012 2012
30 Heterologous expression of antimicrobial proteins for crop resistance Short-term Training Course (STTC) on “Commercial Plant Tissue Culture and Gene Transfer Techniques in Plants” Bharathidasan University, Triuchirapalli National 17-03-2012 17-03-2012 2012
31 Molecular analyses of antimicrobial compounds PURSE-DST programme on “Structural and Functional Genomics” Madurai Kamaraj University - Madurai National 27-03-2012 27-03-2012 2012
32 Biological synthesis of nanomaterials National Seminar on “New Horizons in Biotechnology and Biomedicine” Department of Microbiology, Periyar University, Salem National 24-09-2012 24-09-2012 2012
33 Antimicrobial gene cassettes for fungal resistance in crop plants UGC-NRCBS-Winter School on "Plant Cell Culture" Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai National 20-10-2012 20-10-2012 2012
34 Genes encoding plant pathogenesis – related proteins for enhancing disease resistance Heading Towards Molecular Horizons in Plant Pathology : Host Resistance Pathogen Dynamics and Management Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore National 17-11-2012 17-11-2012 2012
35 Gene cassettes for crop resistance National conference on “Genomics and Genetic Engineering Strategies for Crop Improvement” Periyar University, Salem National 27-02-2012 27-02-2012 2012
36 Tissue culture techniques in Biotechnology Conference cum scientific meet on “Industry-Institute Interaction in Biotechnology Department of Biotechnology, KSR College of Technology State 20-11-2011 20-11-2011 2011
37 Fluorescent pseudomonads and its application in agriculture National Seminar on Biodiversity conservation Department of Life Sciences, Assam University, Silchar, India National 22-03-2011 22-03-2011 2011
38 Genetic Engineering of crops with antimicrobial protein gene for enhancing disease resistance International Conference on Biotechnology and global warming Department of Biotechnology, Vivekannanda Engineering College, Tiruchengode, India International 11-03-2011 11-03-2011 2011
39 Metagenome of rhizobacteria and their applications in agriculture ICAR winter School Department of plant pathology, TNAU, Coimbatore, India National 30-11-2010 30-11-2010 2010
40 Isolation and characterization of bioactive metabolite by soil bacterium Frontiers in Medical Biotechnology Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology Annamalai University , Chidambaram, India National 20-02-2010 20-02-2010 2010
41 Molecular approaches for plant pathogen diagnosis and management Prof. P. Mahadevan Endowment Lecture University of Madras, India National 11-03-2010 11-03-2010 2010
42 Phytopathogens: Diagnosis and Current status and emerging trends in management Eco-sustainable management of plant diseases Department of Life Sciences, Pondicherry University, India University 12-03-2010 12-03-2010 2010
43 PCR and its applications in Biological sciences UGC Networking resource Center in Biological sciences- Summer School Madurai Kamaraj University, India National 30-03-2010 30-03-2010 2010
44 Transgenic crops: benefits and fears Green energy Technologies: Challanges in research and human resource development Department of Ecology, Pondicherry University, India National 15-05-2010 15-05-2010 2010
45 Pathogenesis related protein genes for enhancing disease resistance International Conference on Genomic sciences Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India International 13-11-2010 13-11-2010 2010
46 Biological materials Perspectives in Nanoscience and nanobiotechnology Department of Biotechnology, Karunya University, Coimbatore, India State 4-12-2010 04-12-2010 2010
47 Bioactive phenazines from fluorescent pseudomonads National workshop on Recent trends in Biochemistry and Biotechnology with special reference to Natural products in Health Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Annamalai University National 24-02-2006 24-02-2006 2006
48 Lipid transfer proteins and antimicrobial gene cassettes Advisory committee meeting on Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology & Microbiology Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, India National 28-03-2006 28-03-2006 2006
49 Antimicrobial plant proteins International workshop on Proteomics insights into plant-insect interaction National chemical Laboratory, Pune, India National 13-12-2006 13-12-2006 2006
50 Genetic engineering of antifungal genes National seminar on Recent trends in Bio-Sciences and management Prof. Dhanapalan college for woman, Chennai, India National 11-02-2003 11-02-2003 2003
51 Role of Biotechnology in Agriculture National seminar on Techniques in Biochemistry Srisankara Deemed University, Kanchipuram, India National 23-01-2002 23-01-2002 2002
52 Insertion sequence based molecular diagnosis of plant pathogenic bacteria International workshop on Seed Health Testing Copenhagen, Denmark International 20-07-2001 20-07-2001 2001
53 Molecular probes for plant pathogen detection National seminar on molecular biology Lady doak college, Madurai, India National 08-09-2001 08-09-2001 2001
54 Techniques in Biotechnology State level one day training programme for Pondicherry High School teachers on Techniques in Biotechnology Government of Puducherry State 28-12-2000 28-12-2000 2000
55 Construction of plant transformation cassettes carrying antimicrobial pathogenesis related (PR) prot International Conference on Rice Biotechnology Rockefeller Foundation, USA International 23-09-1999 23-09-1999 1999
56 Techniques used in Biotechnology National symposium on Current scenario in the application of tissue culture Department of Biochemistry, Avinasilingam Institute for Home Science Higher Education Coimbatore, In National 07-12-1998 07-12-1998 1998
57 Molecular techniques in plant biotechnology National workshop on Techniques in Molecular Biology and Plant Biotechnology Pondicherry University & DBT, New Delhi National 11-09-1998 11-09-1998 1998
58 Applications of polymerase chain reaction National seminar on trends in Biotechnology Department of Biotechnology, Bharathidasan University, Trichy National 12-03-1998 12-03-1998 1998
59 Characterization of metabolites produced by Sarrocladium oryzae, the sheat-rot pathogen of rice International conference on Rice Biotechnology Rockefeller Foundation, USA International 17-09-1997 17-09-1997 1997
60 Use of Bio-PCR for the detection of seed-borne pathogens Asian region- Research training programme on seed health management Asian Seed Health Centre, University of Mysore International 07-03-1996 07-03-1996 1996
61 DNA probes for molecular diagnosis of plant pathogens Danish Government Institute seminar on seed health Danish Government Institute, Denmark International 16-11-1995 16-11-1995 1995
62 Molecular detection of the rice bacterial blight pathogen International conference on Rice Biotechnology Rockefeller Foundation, USA International 03-02-1993 03-02-1993 1993
63 Characterization of an insertion sequence from Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae International conference on Rice Biotechnology Rockefeller Foundation, USA International 04-10-1991 04-10-1991 1991
64 Biological control of bacterial blight with bacteriocinogenic bacteria International Rice Research Institute Special Seminar International Rice Research Institute, Philippines International 24-07-1989 24-07-1989 1989

Conferences/Seminars Organized

S.No Title of the Programme Sponsors Venue & Duration Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Molecular characterization of Ehrlichia chaffeensis(Prof.Roman Ganta, Kansas State University, USA) UGC Pondicherry University University Level 27-12-2016 27-12-2016 2016
2 Plant Biotechnology – Crop improvement (Prof. Shailaja Hittalmani, UAS, Bangalore) UGC Pondicherry University University Level 29-03-2016 29-03-2016 2016
3 Development and evaluation of medicine (Dr. Mohan Subramanian, NIC, Chennai) UGC Pondicherry University University Level 18-03-2016 18-03-2016 2016
4 Bioprocessing aspects of solid state and submerged fermentation (Dr. M. K. Gowthaman, CLRI, Chennai) UGC Pondicherry University University Level 04-03-2016 04-03-2016 2016
5 Role of national knowledge network in collective research (R. Rajasekaran, NIC, Puducherry) UGC Pondicherry University University Level 26-02-2016 26-02-2016 2016
6 Scientific communications and innovations (Dr. D. M. Thappa, JIPMER, Puducherry) UGC Pondicherry University University Level 26-02-2016 26-02-2016 2016
7 Social contract of Life Sciences for sustainable development (Dr. P. C. Kesavan, MSSRF, Chennai) UGC Pondicherry University University Level 26-02-2016 26-02-2016 2016
8 RNA silencing mediated antiviral defense against Pararetroviruses: Defense, Counter-defense and Evas UGC Pondicherry University University Level 14-07-2015 14-07-2015 2015
9 Indian Patent Policy ( Dr. S. P. Subramanian Assistant Controller of Patents & Designs Chennai) Pondicherry University Pondicherry University University Level 14-10-2014 14-10-2014 2014
10 Hospital acquired human pathogens ( Prof. Rebo Kanungo, PIIMS, Puducherry) UGC Pondicherry University University Level 05-08-2014 06-08-2014 2014
11 Biofertilization, Bio-irrigation for sustainable Agriculture (Dr.N.Mathimaran,FiBL,Switzerland) Pondicherry University Pondicherry University University Level 30-07-2014 30-07-2014 2014
12 Genetic correction of disease specific puripotent stem cells (Dr.S.Chandrasegaran, John Hopkins, USA Pondicherry University Pondicherry University University Level 25-04-2014 25-04-2014 2014
13 Structural Insight into Protein Translocation Across Membrane (Dr. R. Suresh Kumar, NCL, Pune) UGC Pondicherry University University Level 11-04-2014 11-04-2014 2014
14 The future of cancer therapy (Prof. Kumaravel Somasundaram, IISc, Bangalore) UGC Pondicherry University University Level 27-03-2014 27-03-2014 2014
15 Biotechnological production of Chitooligosaccharides (Prof. Appa Rao, University of Hyderabad) UGC Pondicherry University University Level 28-10-2013 28-10-2013 2013
16 Chromosomal structure & Gene expression (Prof. Georgi Muskhelishvili, Jacobs University, Germany) UGC Pondicherry University University Level 28-10-2013 28-10-2013 2013
17 Biodiversity and Bioeconomics (Prof. Gauri Dutta Sharma, Bilaspur University) UGC Pondicherry University University Level 07-02-2013 07-02-2013 2013
18 Biorefinery (Prof. Rajni Hatti Kaul, Lund University, Sweden) UGC Pondicherry University University Level 13-03-2013 13-03-2013 2013
19 Nanomedicine (Prof. B. A. Chopade, University of Pune) UGC Pondicherry University University Level 23-03-2013 23-03-2013 2013
20 Protein-protein interactions as targets for novel drug development (Dr. M. Anbalagan, VIT, Vellore) UGC Pondicherry University University Level 20-09-2013 20-09-2013 2013
21 Engineered Nanoparticles (Dr. Anil K. Suresh, Beckman Research Institute, USA) Pondicherry University Pondicherry University University Level 04-10-2013 04-10-2013 2013
22 Carotenoid Biosynthetic Pathways (Prof. Manoj K. Dhar, University of Jammu) UGC Pondicherry University University Level 04-10-2013 04-10-2013 2013
23 Biology and Genome of white spot virus (Prof. C. Ramasamy, Alagappa University) UGC Pondicherry University University Level 04-10-2013 04-10-2013 2013
24 Molecular diversity of viruses (Prof. H. S. Prakash, University of Mysore) UGC Pondicherry University University Level 11-10-2013 11-10-2013 2013
25 Decoding cell - Asymmetric bacteria (Dr. R. Sunish Kumar, IISER-TVM) UGC Pondicherry University University Level 17-02-2012 17-02-2012 2012
26 Human Bacterial Pathogenesis (Dr. Saravanan Periasamy, NIH, MD, USA) UGC Pondicherry University University Level 23-02-2012 23-02-2012 2012
27 Tailor made proteins-Engineering the genetic code ( Dr. N. Ayyadurai, CLRI, Chennai) UGC Pondicherry University University Level 12-03-2012 12-03-2012 2012
28 Coastal Bioresources (Prof. K. Kathiresan, Professor, CAS in Marine Biology, Annamalai University) UGC Pondicherry University University Level 16-03-2012 16-03-2012 2012
29 Lipophorin - A tool for pest management (Prof. M. Krishnan, Bharathidasan University) UGC Pondicherry University University Level 23-03-2012 23-03-2012 2012
30 Molecular cloning and over expression of industrially important enzymes (Prof.P.Palanivelu,MKU) UGC Pondicherry University University Level 10-02-2012 10-02-2012 2012

Workshop Organized

S.No Title of the Programme Sponsors Venue & Duration Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Research training and motivation programme for undergraduate students University Grants Commission Department of Biotechnology, Pondicherry University, 4-weeks State 02-05-2011 30-05-2011 2011
2 Under Graduate Students Motivation Programme University Grants Commission Department of Biotechnology, Pondicherry University, 4-weeks State 03-05-2010 31-05-2010 2010
3 Life Science-Refresher Course University Grants Commission Human Resource Development Centre, Pondicherry University, 3-weeks National 11-10-2010 31-10-2010 2010
4 Life Science-Refresher Course University Grants Commission Human Resource Development Centre, Pondicherry University, 3-weeks National 13-08-2008 02-09-2008 2008

Administrative Responsibilities in the Government and Quasi Government Agencies

S.No Name of the Position Agency/Organisation Duration Nature of Duties

Affiliation in Academic Bodies/Societies

S.No Name of the Body/Society Nature of Affiliation Year
1 Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists Member 2016
2 Biotechnology Research Society of India Life Member 2000
3 Journal Club, Biochemistry, Kansas State University Member 1997
4 International Seed Testing Association, Denmark Member 1995

Participation & Extension Activities (Academic/Administraion)

S.No Name of the Position (Head, Dean, Co-ordinator, Director, etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites
1 Head of the Department, Biotechnology 2007-2013 Providing leadership for the development of Department and exelling progress in teaching and research programmes. Admission and other routine department activities
2 Coordinator, UGC-Special Assistance Programme (SAP) 2008-2018 Implementation of research facilities and progemme as per SAP awarded to the Department of Biotechnology
3 Coordinator, DST-Fund for Improvement of Science and Technology (FIST) 2009-2014 Implementation of research facilities and progemme as per FIST awarded to the Department of Biotechnology
4 Coordinator, PG Biotechnology Programme, CEEB , DBT-JNU, New Delhi 2007-2013 Course implementation, admission, advisory committee and progress presentation in course coordinator meetings
5 Coordinator, Bradford University, Pondicherry University, UK 2009-2011 Collaborative research, MoU
6 Coordinator Frontier Life Line (FLL) and Dr. K. M. Cherian Heart Foundation, Chennai 2011 Collaborative research, MoU
7 Coordinator, Non-medical courses, Pondicherry 2011 Non-medical course coordination
8 Coordinator, ASC-NAAC Review Committe, Pondicherry University 2012 Coordinator
9 Member, Institutional Biosafety Committee, Pondicherry University 2007-2015 Research proposals-Biosafety Guidelines Assessement
10 Member, Horticulture Committee, Pondicherry University 2007-2017 Visiting sites and verification of work
11 Member, Management cum Monitoring of Central Instrumentation facility, Pondicherry University 2007 Management cum monitoring of instrumentation facility
12 Member, Board of Studies, M.Tech Industrial Biotechnology, Annamalai University 2007-2009 Syllabus revision
13 Admission Committee for Ph.D. Zoology, KMCPGS, Pondicherry 2009 Admission for Ph.D. in Zoology
14 Member, DBT Nominee, IBSC, Pondicherry Uniiversity 2009-2012 Research Proposals-Biosafety Guidelines Assessement
15 Member, Board of Studies, M.Tech Industrial Biotechnology, Annamalai University 2009-2010 Syllabus revision
16 Member, Admission Committee for Ph.D. Entomology, RMRC, Port Blair 2010 Ph.D. admission in entomology
17 Member, Research Collaboration with Frontier Lifeline Hospital, Chennai (formerly, CCTVD) 2010 Facilitating research collaboration
18 Member, Faculty Selection Committee of IGMCRI, Puducherry 2010 Selection of faculty members
19 Member, Screening Committee Member for PU-RC-Lab assistant positions – Pondicherry University 2010 Screening applications for laboratory assistants
20 Member, School Board of Life Sciences, Pondicherry University 2010-2011 Revision of syllabus
21 Member, TNAU-CPMB-DPMB&B –XVI PG Advisory Committee meeting , TNAU, Coimbatore 2011 PG courses progess monitoring
22 VC Nominee, Selection Committee-Lab Assistant (Biotechnology), Pondicherry University 2011 Selection of laboratory assistants
23 VC Nominee, Selection Committee-Lab Assistant (Biochemistry), Pondicherry University 2011 Selection of laboratory assistants
24 VC Nominee, Selection Committee-Senior Lab Assistant (Biochemistry), Pondicherry University 2011 Selection of senior laboratory assistants
25 Scrutinizing Committee Member, CAS of faculty members (Biotechnology), Pondicherry University 2011 Carrier advancement for faculty members
26 Expert, Enquiry Committee, Kalasalingam University 2011 Assessement for research ethics
27 Selection Committee Member, Recruitment of faculty positions – Bharathiar University 2011 Recruitment of faculty positions
28 VC Nominee, Selection Committee for Guest faculty recruitment (Microbiology), Pondicherry Universit 2011 Selection of guest faculty in microbiology
29 Member, Constitution of Institutional Ethical Committee, Pondicherry University 2011 Assessement and approval of proposals
30 Expert, Selection Committee for Scientist recruitment in Plant Biotechnology, SRM University 2011 Recruitment of scientists in plant biotechnology
31 NAAC Steering Committee, Pondicherry University 2011 Undertaking NAAC steering committee activities
32 VC Nominee, Admission Committee for Ph.D. Entomology, RMRC, Port Blair 2011 Admission for Ph.D. in entomology
33 Member, University Brochure, Pondicherry University 2011 Assisting the preparation of university brochure
34 Organizer, Landscape painting art material display meeting 2011 Landscape painting art material display and purchase recommendation
35 VC Nominee, Inspection of campus, Frontier Lifeline Hospital, Chennai 2011 Inspection of facilities
36 VC Nominee, Selection Committee for JRF and SRF, DBT-PU-IPLS programme, Pondicherry University 2011 Selection of research fellows
37 Member, State Level Committee for grant of capital investment subsidy - Govt. of Puducherry 2011 Assessement for the grant of capital investment subsidy
38 Member, Selection Committee for studentship/Traineeship, Bioinformatics, Pondicherry University 2011 Selection of fellows for studentships/traineeships in bioinformatics
39 Member, Selection Committee for Technical Assistant, Officer, DBT-PU-IPLS, Pondicherry University 2011 Selection technical assistants and technical officers
40 Member, Vetting Committee for purchase of equipment for MARC, VC 2011 Approving the specifications of equipments
41 VC Nominee, Admission Committee-Ph.D.Biotech., FLLH and K.M Cherian Heart Foundation, Chennai 2011-2012 Admission of Ph.D. in biotechnology
42 Member, School Board of Life Sciences, Pondicherry University 2011-2012 Approving the revision of syllabus
43 Member, Board of studies, Non-medical courses 2011-2012 Approving the revision of syllabus
44 Scrutinizing Committee Member, DST-PURSE JRF, RA and Project Assistants, Pondicherry University 2012 Scrutinizing applictions for research positions
45 Member, UGC National Advisory Committee 2012 Recommendation for major research projects
46 Member, Selection Board for selection of RA/SRF in ICMR- sponsored MRP 2012 Selection of research associates and senior research fellows
47 Member, Faculty Selection Committee member, Dr. SJS Paul Memorial College of Engineering, Puducherry 2012 Recruitment of faculty positions
48 Member, Selection Committee for the selection of SRF under CSIR project 2012 Selection of senior research fellow
49 External Expert, Selection Committee of Project Fellow (MRP Project), BMB, Pondicherry University 2012 Selection of project fellow
50 Programme Committee, Department of Microbiology, Pondicherry University 2012 Assessment of academic activities
51 Member- Inspection Committee in the Arts & Science College, Pondicherry 2012 College inspection
52 Selection Committee for JRF in DBT-MRP, Bioinformatics, Pondicherry University 2012 Selection of junior research fellows
53 Stock Verification Committee, CDC, Pondicherry University 2012 Stock verification
54 Selection Committee for Faculty Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering and Technology, Puducherry 2012 Selection of faculty members
55 External Expert, Selection Committee of Project Fellow (MRP Project), Department of BMB, Pondicherry 2012 Selection of project fellow
56 DBT-Nominee, Institutional Biosafety Committee-Biogenomics Ltd., Puducherry 2012 Biosafety assessment
57 VC Nominee, Admission Committee, Ph.D., FLLH, Chennai 2012 Admission of Ph.D.
58 Member, Board of Examiners, M.Tech Food Processing Technology and M.Tech. Food Process Engineeering 2012 Syllabus revision
59 Expert Member, Selection Committee candidates in JRF and PDF, SRM University 2012 Selection of junior research fellows and research associates
60 DBT Nominee, PG Advisory Committee, TNAU, Coimbatore 2012 Monitoring academic activities
61 Expert Member, Institutional Biosafety Committee –Shasun Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Puducherry 2012 Assessment of biosafety
62 Member, Selection Committee for recruitment of faculty, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University 2012 Recruitment of teaching faculty members
63 Selection Committee member for recruitment of faculty positions – Bharathidasan University, Trichy 2012 Recruitment of faculty positions
64 Member- Advisory Committee of Mother Teresa Post Graduate & Research Institute Of Health Science, Po 2012-2015 Monitoring research facilities and programmes
65 Member, PG Board of studies – Biotechnology, Pondicherry University 2012-2013 Syllabus revision
66 Member, School Board of Life Sciences, Pondicherry University 2012-2013 Syllabus revision
67 Member, Board of studies, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Annamalai University 2012-2013 Syllabus revision
68 Inspection Committee Member, College Development Council, Pondicherry University 2013 College inspection
69 Scrutinizing Committee Member, JIPMER 2013 Scrutinizing Committee member, JIPMER
70 Member, Inspection Committee for Plant science, Avvaiyar Government college for Women, Karaikal 2013 College inspection
71 Member of Academic Council, Pondicherry University 2013 Approval of academic council agenda
72 VC Nominee Programme Committee for CCAAT programme, Puducherry 2013 Monitoring academic activities
73 VC nominee Admission Committee for Ph.D. in Disaster management, Pondicherry University 2013 Ph.D. admission in disaster management
74 Expert Member for Institutional Biosafety Committee –Shasun Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Puducherry 2013 Biosafety assessment
75 VC nominee Admission Committee for Ph.D in Microbiology, Regional Medical Research Centre, Port Blai 2013 Admission for Ph.D in microbiology
76 Member, Selection Committee for Reader, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur 2013 Recruitment of faculty positions
77 Admission Committee for Ph.D. Microbiology and Entomology, RMRC, Port Blair 2013 Admission for Ph.D. in microbiology and entomology
78 DST-PURSE Programme Implementation Committee meeting, Pondicherry University 2013 Approval of proposals and activities
79 Member-Purchase Committee (Microbiology), Pondicherry University 2013-2015 Approving equipment specifications
80 Member, School Board of Life Sciences, Pondicherry University 2013-2014 Approving the revision of syllabus
81 Member, Board of Studies, PG Biotechnology, University of Mysore 2013-2014 Syllabus revision
82 Member, Board of Studies, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Annamalai University 2013-2014 Syllabus revision
83 Member, Board of studies, Department of Botany, Annamalai University 2013-2014 Syllabus revision
84 Member, Ethics Committee, JIPMER, Puducherry 2013-2014 Approval of proposals
85 Screening cum Evaluation Committee for Career advancement scheme, Annamalai University 2014 Career advancement for faculty members
86 Advisory Committee Member (External Expert), DBT-PG Biotechnology Advisory Committee, Tamil Nadu Agr 2014 Assessment of academic progress
87 VC nominee, Advisory Committee for Zoological survey of India, Port Blair 2014 Assessment of academic progress
88 Scrutinizing Committee for Dean recruitment, PAJANCOA, Karaikal 2014 Scrutinizing applications for Dean recruitment
89 Academic Audit Committee Member, Madurai Kamaraj University 2014 Academic audit
90 UGC BSR Selection Committee, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Annamalai University 2014 Selection of students for fellowships
91 CAS Screening cum Evaluation Committee Member, Bharathidasan University, Trichy. 2014 Career advancement for faculty members
92 VC Nominee, Inspection Committee, VCRC, Puducherry 2014 Inspection of research facilities and providing recommendations
93 Member, DBT advisory Committee, Pondicherry University 2014 Presentation of academic progress and implementing the advisory committee recommendations
94 Member on UGC Expert Committee Member 2014 Recommendation for research proposals
95 Member, Vetting Committee, JIPMER, Puducherry 2014 Approving the equipment specifications
96 Selection Committee for Faculty recruitment (Food Science and Technology), Pondicherry University 2014 Screening of applications for faculty recruitment
97 Member, School Board of Life Sciences, Pondicherry University 2014-2015 Approval of the revision of syllabus
98 Member, Board of studies, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Annamalai University 2014-2015 Syllabus revision
99 Member, Board of Studies, M.Sc. Botany, KMCPGS, Pondicherry 2014-2015 Syllabus revision
100 Chairman, Disciplinary Committee, Pondicherry University 2015 Assessment of punishment level for students involved in malpractice in examinations
101 Member- Fact finding Committee, Pondicherry University 2015 Verification of purchase proposals
102 Screening Committee for faculty positions, Pondicherry University 2015 Screening of applications for faculty positions
103 VC Nominee Member- Programme Committee of CSSE&IP, Pondicherry University 2015 Monitoring academic activities
104 Expert Member for Institutional Biosafety Committee – MGMCRI, Puducherry 2015 Assessment of biosafety
105 Expert Member for Institutional Biosafety Committee – VCRC, Puducherry 2015 Assessment of biosafety
106 VC Nominee Admission committee for Ph.D in Electronic media & Mass Communication, Pondicherry Univer 2015 Ph.D. admission in electronic media and Mass communication
107 UGC BSR Selection Committee, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Annamalai University 2015 Selection of students for fellowships
108 Member- Review Committee on Genetic Manipulation (RCGM), DBT, New Delhi 2015-2017 Biosafety assessment
109 Member, School Board of Life Sciences, Pondicherry University 2015-2016 Approval of the revision of syllabus
110 Member, Board of studies, Bharathidasan University 2015-2016 Revision of syllabus
111 Member, Board of Studies in Biochemistry, Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore 2015-2016 Revision of syllabus
112 VC Nominee Purchase Committee, Department of Microbiology, Pondicherry University 2016 Approval of specifications and proposals
113 Garden Inspection Committee Member at Pondicherry University 2016 Inspection of garden works in campus
114 Member, Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) sub-committee, Annamalai University, Chidambaram 2016 Assessment of academic performance
115 External Expert, DST-PURSE JRF/SRF, Bharathidasan University 2016 Selection of research fellows
116 VC Nominee Inspection Committee, PAJANCOA & RI College, Karaikal 2016 Inspection of facilities and providing recommendations
117 Member for the Annual Stock Verification Committee for the office of the Dean, SLS. 2016 Stock verification
118 VC Nominee Admission Committee for Ph.D in School of Education, Pondicherry University 2016 Ph.D. admission in school of education
119 Member, Selection Committee for Ph.D., Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth University, Pondicherry 2016 Selection of students for Ph.D.
120 Member- Selection Committee-CAS promotion, Indira Gandhi College of Arts and Science, Pondicherry 2016 Career advancement for faculty members
121 Chairman- ICMR Condemnation Board, VCRC 2016 Approval of equipment condemnation proposals
122 Member, School Board of Life Sciences, Pondicherry University 2016-2017 Approval of the revision of syllabus
123 Member, BoS, PGD in Pharmacogenomics & personalized medicine, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth 2016-2017 Revision of syllabus PG diploma in pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine
124 Member, Board of studies, UG/PG Biotechnology, Pondicherry University 2016-2017 Revision of syllabus
125 Member, Board of studies, Biotechnology, Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore 2016-2017 Revision of syllabus
126 Member, School Board of Life Sciences, Pondicherry University 2016-2017 Approval for the revision of syllabus
127 Member, API Screening-cum-Evaluation Committee,Indira Gandhi College of Arts &Science, Puducherry 2017 Career advancement for faculty members
128 Chairman- Equipment Purchase Committee, VCRC 2017 Chairman- Equipment Purchase Committee, VCRC
129 Member in the Flying Squad in the affiliated colleges of Pondicherry University 2017 Monitoring the conduct of examinations
130 Expert member for Planning and Monitoring of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth 2017 Assessment of academic progress
131 External expert in the Selection Committee for assistant professor in botany at Lady Doak College, M 2017 Selection of assistant professor in botany
132 VC nominee, Admission Committee, Ph.D. Botany, KMCPGS, Puducherry 2017 Ph.D. admission in botany
133 Subject expert, Selection Committee for Project Assistant, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnol 2017 Selection of project assistant
134 Selection Committee for the post of Associate professor of biotechnology, University of Jammu 2017 Selection of Associate professor in biotechnology
135 Member of Mock team - Inspection of Academy of Maritime Education and Training (AMET) University 2017 Assessment of academic progress
136 Member- Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC), VCRC, Pondicherry 2017 Approval of proposals
137 Member, Patent Facilitation Committee, Pondicherry University 2017 Patent applications facilitation
138 Member, Monitoring Committee for ensuring the conduct of classes, Pondicherry University 2018 Monitoring Committee ensuring the conduct of classes
139 Subject Expert, DST-SERB Selection Committee 2018 Selection of proposals
140 Examiner, VCRC-Ph.D. Examination 2017 Question paper setting and evaluation
141 Advisory Committee Member, CIDF, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth 2018 Assessment of academic and research progress
142 Member, Review Committee on Genetic Manipulation (RCGM), DBT, New Delhi 2018 Assessment of Biosafety
143 VC Nominee, Ph.D.Admission Committee, Food Science and Technology, Pondicherry University 2018 Ph.D. admission in food science and technology
144 Member, Sabbatical Leave Committee 2019-2021 Scrutinize the request for sanction of sabbatical leave applied by faculty members

Participation & Extension Activities (Co-Curricular)

S.No Name of the Position (NSS, NCC, Warden etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites
1 Organizer, National Science Day Celebration 28-02-2007 (1 day) Organizer
2 Invitee, Interactive Meeting- DBT- Brainstorming session on utilization of potential biopesticides 09-10-2009 to 10-10-2009 (2 days) Interactive seminar
3 Guest, Radio Interview on Fermentation Technology 07-06-2010 (1 day) Radio talk
4 Felicitation, 103rd and 104th Orientation courses in Refresher Course in Life Science 2-12-2010 (1 day) Delivering lecture
5 Participant, Faculty Interaction Meeting- 36th BRNS. 15-11-2011 (1 day) Interaction
6 Organizer, International BIOFI-ISCB, Indo-Swiss Collaboration in Biotechnology- Inauguration 17-11-2014 to 18-11-2014 (2 days) Organizer
7 Guest of Honor, International Symposium on New perspectives in modern biotechnology 23-03-2015 (1 day) Guest of Honor-delivering special lecture
8 Invitee, DST–Brain storming session on Plant Microbiome Interaction with Faculty and Industry 30 -11-2016 (1 day) Interactive seminar
9 Chief Guest, Annual and Sports Day 12-04-2017 (1 day) Chief Guest-delivering talk and prize distribution
10 Dignitary, Doctoral convocation and felicitation ceremony, Balaji Vidyapeeth-Deemed University 22-09-2017 (1 day) Participation

Collaboration with Institution/Industry

S.No Collaborator Name Designation Institution/Industry Type Nature of Collaboration Period of Collaboration Visits to Collaborating
Institution / Industry
Details of Collaborative Research/Teaching
From Date To Date From Date To Date
1 Prof. Jan Leach, Prof. S. Muthukrishnan Professor Kansas State University, USA INTERNATIONAL Rockefeller Foundation - Rice Biotechnology Programme 31-08-1993 31-07-1999 01-05-1997 31-07-1997 Characterization of Insertion sequences of xanthomonads and antimicrobial proteins
2 Dr. Carmen Mortensen Professor Danish Government Institute, Denmark INTERNATIONAL Danish Government - Collaborative research programme 01-07-1997 31-08-2001 07-05-2001 09-07-2001 Molecular detection of rice seed borne pathogens
3 Prof. G. D. Sharma Pro-Chancellor Assam University, Silchar NATIONAL DBT-North-east region collaborative research programme 10-10-2011 07-10-2011 18-03-2011 23-03-2011 Antagonistic fluorescent pseudomonads-disease management in north-east region
4 Dr. Thomas Boller, Dr. N. Mathimaran, Dr. Paul Maider Professor, Coordinator, Scientist University of Basel, Switzerland INTERNATIONAL Indo-Swiss Biotechnology Network Programme 01-10-2014 05-07-2018 01-03-2015 31-05-2015 Metagenome anaysis for microbial population dynamics
5 Prof. Om Prakash Professor Kansas State University, USA INTERNATIONAL ICMR International Programme 10-09-2016 26-09-2016 10-09-2016 26-09-2016 Microbial metabolites-doped nanomaterials and anticancer potential

Faculty Development Programme Attended (Orientation, Refresher, other Short Term Course during the year)

S.No Title of the FDP Organiser Venue Duration From Date To Date Year

Details of Executive Development Prog/Management Development Prog. conducted

S.No Name of the Programme No. of Participants Venue Duration From Date To Date Year Revenue Generated

Participation in IMPESS, IMPRINT, SPARC, STARS, LEAP Programme etc and DSF Funding Programme

S.No IMPRESS/IMPRINT/SPARC/STARS/LEAP/Others Place From Date To Date Year

Enrolment under ARPIT Programme

S.No Name of the Programme Period of the Programme
From Date To Date