Assistant Professor of Botany
Post Graduate Department of Botany and Biotechnology
Bishop Moore College
Kallumala (PO), Mavelikara
Kerala, India, 690 110
Email – dineshrajr@gmail.com
Kannamba, Varkala
Varkala (PO)
Kerala, India, 695 141
Mobile – 9446525492



Education                    :                       Ph.D. in Biotechnology, Kerala University, 2014

                                                            M.Sc. Botany, Calicut University - 2003

                                                            B.Sc. Botany, University of Calicut -2001 


Research Experience :


  1. Worked as CSIR Junior Research Fellow at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB). Thiruvananthapuram - 2004-2006


  1. Worked as CSIR Senior Research Fellow at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB). Thiruvananthapuram - 2006-2007


Positions/Responsibilities held

  1. Member, Board of studies in Biotechnology (Pass), University of Kerala (2007-2020)
  2. Member, Board of studies in Botany (UG), Assumption College, Changanacheri (Autonomous)- 2020 onwards




  1. Dinesh Raj R, Kiran AG and Thomas G (2010) Population genetic structure and conservation priorities of Oryza rufipogonGriff. populations in Kerala, India. Current Science 98: 65-68


  1. Kavitha PG, Kiran AG, Dinesh Raj R, Sabu M and Thomas G (2010) Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism (AFLP) analyses unravel a striking difference in the intraspecific genetic diversity of four species of genus ZingiberBoehm. from the Western Ghats, South India. Current Science 98: 242-247


  1. Varghese G, Jose M, Dinesh Raj R, Bocianowski J, Thomas G and Omanakumari N (2013) Quantitative and molecular analyses reveal a deep genetic divergence between the ancient medicinal rice (Oryza sativaL), Njavara and syntopic traditional cultivars. Annals of Applied Biology 164: 95-106


  1. Nair VD, Dinesh Raj R, Panneerselvam R, Gopi R (2013) Assessment of diversity among populations of Rauvolfia serpentinaBenth. ex Kurtz. from Southern western Ghats of India, based on chemical profiling, horticultural traits and RAPD analysis. Fitoterapia 92: 46-60


  1. Arsha K., Sivaprasad A., Asha Ramachandra and Dinesh Raj R. (2017) Phytochemical Analysis of in vitro generated Callus and Leaves of Emilia sonchifolia (L.) DC. International Journal of Current Trends in Science and Technology, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 10, p. 20377-20382, ISSN 0976-9730


  1. Lekshmi S., Dinesh Raj R., Asha Ramachandran and Sivaprasad A. (2017); Anatomical and molecular characterization of selected species of Euphorbia l. (Euphorbiaceae) from Kerala, India. Int. J. of Adv. Res.5(10). 332-341


  1. Soumya S. R., Asha Ramachandran, Dinesh Raj R. and Sivaprasad A. (2017); Mosquito larvicidal and cytotoxic studies on Annona reticulata L. Int. J. of Adv. Res.5(10). 414-419


8.Mariet Jose, Dinesh Raj R., Vinitha M.R., Madhu R., Varghese G., Bocianowski J., Yadav R., Patra B.C., Singh O.N., Rana J.C., Kurmari S.L. and Thomas G. (2018) The Prehistoric Indian Ayurvedic Rice Shashtika is an Extant Early Domesticate With a Distinct Selection History. Front. Plant Sci. 9:1203.