ARUMUGAM N Professor

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  • Department of Biotechnology
  • School of Life Sciences
  • arumugan.dbt@pondiuni.edu.in

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. In vitro propagation and conservation of Podophyllum hexandrum Royle – an endangered medicinal plant University of Delhi 1992

Area of Specializaion

Plant Biotechnology and Molecular Plant Breeding

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

Teaching Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution
1 Professor Biotechnology Pondicherry University

Research Experience

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1 Research Associate Biotechnology TERI, New Delhi Plant Biotechnology
2 Fellow Biotechnology TERI, New Delhi Plant Biotechnology
3 Research Scientist Center for Genetic Manipulation of Crop Plants, Delhi University South Campus Dhara Oil, Fruit and Vegetable Project, Delhi Brassica Biotechnology
4 Senior Research Scinetist Center for Genetic Manipulation of Crop Plants, Delhi University South Campus Mother Dairy Fruit and Vegetable Limited, New Delhi Brassica Biotechnology
5 Reader Biotechnology Pondicherry University Plant Biotechnology and Molecular Plant Breeding
6 Associate Professor Biotechnology Pondicherry University Plant Biotechnology and Molecular Plant Breeding
7 Professor Biotechnology Pondicherry University Plant Biotechnology and Molecular Plant Breeding

Industry Experience

S.No Designation Company/Corporate Nature of Work
1 Senior Research Scinetist Mother Dairy Fruit and Vegetable Limited, New Delhi R&D

Contribution towards Innovation

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Patent Details

S.No Title Status Patent Number Year of Award Type Commercialized Status
1 A new cytoplasmic male sterility for Brassica species and its use for hybrid seed production in Indian oilseed mustard Brassica juncea GRANTED US 20080148429 A1 2011 INTERNATIONAL YES
2 A method for producing an insulator construct GRANTED 199542 2006 NATIONAL NO
3 A new cytoplasmic male sterility for Brassica species and its use for hybrid seed production in Indian oilseed mustard Brassica juncea GRANTED AU2005276075 2005 INTERNATIONAL YES
4 Regulation of lethal gene expression in plants GRANTED US 6, 833, 494 B1 2004 INTERNATIONAL NO
5 A new cytoplasmic male sterility for Brassica species and its use for hybrid seed production in Indian oilseed mustard Brassica juncea GRANTED CA2578187C 2004 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
1 Assessment of Genetic diversity in Sesamum indicum by EST-SSR: problems and prospects. RAKHI K AND ARUMUGAM N Res. J. Biotech 15:53-61 2019 0.05
2 Isolation and GCMS characterization of certain non-polar compounds from Spilanthes ciliata. SHARMA R, ZIMIK M and ARUMUGAM N International Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences 8: 889-903 2018 0.888
3 The FAD2 gene in plants: Occurrence, Regulation and its Role. DAR AA, CHOUDHURY AR, KANCHARLA PK, ARUMUGAM N Frontiers In Plant Sciences 8, Article 1789 2017 3.678
4 Induction of shoot regeneration in cotyledon explants of the oilseed crop Sesamum indicum L. Zimik M and ARUMUGAM N Journal of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology 15, 303-308 2017 1.580
5 Comparative assessment of genetic diversity in Sesamum indicum L. using RAPD and SSR markers DAR AA, MUDIGUNDA S, MITTAL PK, ARUMUGAM N 3 Biotech 7 (1), 10 2017 1.497
6 Comparative analysis of bioactive N-alkylamides produced by tissue culture raised versus field plantlets of Spilanthes ciliata using LC-Q-TOF (HRMS) BHAT ZS, JALADI N, KHAJURIA RK, SHAH ZH, ARUMUGAM N Journal of Chromatography B 1017, 195-203 2016 2.441
7 An updated method for isolation, purification and characterization of clinically important antioxidant lignans–Sesamin and sesamolin, from sesame o DAR AA, VERMA NK, ARUMUGAM N Industrial Crops and Products 64, 201-208 2015 3.849
8 Lignans of sesame: Purification methods, biological activities and biosynthesis – A review. DAR AA and ARUMUGAM N Bioorganic Chemistry 50, 1-10 2013 3.929
9 Improved Micropropagation in Hybanthus enneaspermus L. Muell PREMKUMAR G, ARUMUGAM N, MUTHURAMKUMAR S, VARATHARAJU G, RAJARATHINAM K American Journal of Plant Sciences 4, 1169-1172 2013 1.22
10 Induction of apoptosis in human pancreatic MiaPaCa-2 cells through the loss of mitochondrial membrane potential (Δψm) by Gentiana kurroo root extrac WANI BA, RAMAMOORTHY D, RATHER MA, ARUMUGAM N, HAMID A, GANIE SA, GANAI BA, ANAND R and GUPTA AP Phytomedicine 20, 723– 73, 2013 3.610
11 QTL mapping of yield-associated traits in Brassica juncea: meta-analysis and epistatic interactions using two different crosses between east European YADAVA SK, ARUMUGAM N, MUKHOPADHYAY A, SODHI YS, GUPTA V, PENTAL D AND PRADHAN AK Theor Appl Genet 125:1553-1564 125, 1553-1564 2012 3.930

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 Optimization of a Liquid Culture System for Shoot Regeneration and Achieving an Enriched Level of Scopadulcic Acid B in the Leaf Organ Cultures of Sco PREMKUMAR G, KARUPPANAPANDIAN T, SURESHPANDIAN C, ARUMUGAM N, SELVAM A AND RAJARATHINAM K In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology – Plant 56: 60–71 2020 1.454
2 Variation of oil, sesamin and sesamolin content in the germplasm of the ancient oilseed crop Sesamum indicum L. KANCHARLA PK and ARUMUGAM N J Am Oil Chem Soc 97:475-483 2020 1.72
3 Albumin and Globulin Fractions from Black Bean Seeds (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) used in the Management of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) in the West Region of Kenmoe LR, Kotue TC, Chandra K, Djouhou FM, Pieme AC, Kansci G, Fokou E and Arumugam N J Biotechnol Biomed 3: 078-092 2020 1.6
4 Assessment of variability in lignan and fatty acid content in the germplasm of Sesamum indicum L. DAR AA, KANCHARLA PK, CHANDRA K, SODHI YS and ARUMUGAM N J Food Sci Technol. 56: 976-986 2019 1.797
5 HPLC profiling, in vitro anti sickling and antioxidant activities of phenolic compound extracts from black bean seeds (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) used in NKENMENI DC, KOTUE TC, KUMAR P, DJOUHOU FM, NGO SF, PIEME AC, KANSCI G, FOKOU E and ARUMUGAM N International Journal of Food and Nutrition Research 3:30 2019 0.52
6 Gene isolation, heterologous expression, purification and functional confirmation of sesamin synthase from Sesamum indicum L. CHANDRA K, SINHA A and ARUMUGAM N Biotech Rep 22:e00336 2019 4.47
7 Molecular Dynamics of Interaction of Sesamin and Related Compounds with the Cancer Marker β-catenin: An In-Silico Study. CAVUTURU BM,BHANDARE VV, RAMASWAMY A and ARUMUGAM N Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics 37:4, 877-891. 2018 3.1
8 A new cytoplasmic male sterility system for hybrid seed production in Indian oilseed mustard Brassica juncea. SODHI YS, CHANDRA A, VERMA JK, ARUMUGAM N, MUKHOPADHYAY A, GUPTA V, PENTAL D AND PRADHAN AK Theor Appl Genet 114:93-99 2006 3.930

Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

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Books

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Chapters in Books

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Edited Books

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Ongoing Projects

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Ongoing Consultancy Works

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Completed Projects

S.No Title of the Project Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 Landscape genetics of three Asian elephant (Elephas maximus L.) populations in Western Ghats India (Co-PI) US Fish and Wild Life Services (USFWS) 2015-17 US$ 85,880 2015
2 Evaluation and production of secondary metabolites Spilanthes acmella L. a valuable medicinal plant UGC 2012-2015 13.89 2012
3 Interdisciplinary Programme in Life Sciences (Coordinator) DBT 2010-2017 631 2010
4 Development of High Oleic Sesamum indicum (Gingelley) by Genetic Engineering CSIR 2009-2012 11.58 2009

Completed Consultancy Works

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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.,

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Research Guidance - PG

S.No Year Degree No. of Students Awarded Department/Centre
1 2019 M.SC 1 Biotechnology
2 2018 M.SC 27 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 Masochon Zimik 22-08-2012 1200103008 In vitro plant regeneration in Sesamum indicum L. - An ancient oilseed crop YES 22-08-2018 YES 10-01-2020
2 Aejaz Ahmad Dar 09-08-2010 R20031 Assessment of phenotypic, genotypic and metabolic diversity in germplasm of Sesamum indicum L. YES 01-10-2014 YES 10-09-2015

Research Guidance - Post Doctoral

S.No Scholar Name Designation Funding Agency Fellowship Title Year of Joining Year of Completion
1 Dr. K.T. Charles CV Raman Fellow DST C V Raman International Fellowship for African Researchers 2016 17-01-2018 16-04-2018

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

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E-Lecture Details

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Details of Online Education Conducted

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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 Effect of tissue culture on synthesis of N-Alkylamide in Spilanthes ciliata HBK Trends in Plant Biotechnology and Agriculture Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology (TIET), Patiala National 06-02-2020 08-02-2020 2020
2 Isolation and quantification of a pungent alkylamide spilanthol from vegetative parts and flower hea International Conference on Trends in Plant Sciences and Agrobiotechnology-2019 (ICTPA2019) Plant Tissue Culture Association-India and IIT, Guwahati International 14-02-2019 17-02-2019 2019
3 Diversity in Oil and Lignan content in different Sesamum indicum accessions grown in India Indian Plant Science Congress (IPSC 2019) SRM University, Chennai National 23-01-2019 25-01-2019 2019
4 Maintenance of Oral and Skin hygiene by using Natural Sesame Oil International Conference on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene - 2019 (WASH-2019) Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, Srikakulam National 23-02-2019 24-02-2019 2019
5 Genotypic effect on In vitro plant regeneration in Sesamum indicum L. National Symposium on Plant Biotechnology: Recent trends in Plant Propagation, Genetic Improvements & Industrial Applications ARID FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE (Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education), Jodhpur, Rajasthan National 16-02-2018 18-02-2018 2018
6 Modern Trends in Plant Tissue Culture Recent Trends in Industrial Pharmacognosy -2013 Mother Theresa PG & R IH Sci, Puducherry National 16-03-2013 16-03-2013 2013
7 Phytochemical Profiling of Secondary Metabolites from Plants With Specific Reference To Centratherum Innovative research trends in Biological Science Dept of Life Sci, Shri Shivaji College of Arts, Com and Sci, Akola National 08-09-2012 09-09-2012 2012

Conferences/Seminars Organized

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Workshop Organized

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Administrative Responsibilities in the Government and Quasi Government Agencies

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Affiliation in Academic Bodies/Societies

S.No Name of the Body/Society Nature of Affiliation Year
1 Academy of Sciences, Chennai Fellow 2019
2 Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists Life Member 2015
3 Biotechnology Society of India Life Member 2010

Participation & Extension Activities (Academic/Administraion)

S.No Name of the Position (Head, Dean, Co-ordinator, Director, etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites
1 Co-ordinator, IPLS, Programme 2015-2017 Progress Reporting and Fund generation
2 Member Secretary, IBSC 2016-2019 Organizing and monitoring research related to hazardous and GM organism in the University
3 DBT-GOI, Nominee, IBSC of neighboring Institutions 2013-2016 monitoring research related to hazardous and GM organisms
4 Head 2014-2016 Administration
5 Member Secretary-IBSC 2017-2020 Facilitate Bio safety in Research
6 Co-ordinator 2009-2014 To run PGD in Biotechnology course
7 Co-ordinator 2019-2021 Patent Facilitation Committee
8 Deputy Co-ordinator 2015-2020 UGC-SAP

Participation & Extension Activities (Co-Curricular)

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Collaboration with Institution/Industry

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

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

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