Assistant Professor of Biotechnology
Department of Botany and Biotechnology
Bishop Moore College
Kerala, 690110
Email –
Kattakada PO
Trivandrum District
India, 695572
Mobile – 9497689501


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Centre for Marine Science and Technology, Rajakkamangalam; Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Thirunelveli, October, 2008
  • Master of Science, SPK College, Alwarkurichi; Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Thirunelveli April, 2000
  • Bachelor of Science, Scott Christian College, Nagercoil, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Thirunelveli, April, 1998

Research Experience

  • Research guide of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Thirunelveli (Ref: No. MSU/RES/INT/Guideship/R5/2010 dated 08.04.2010) Worked as a senior research fellow in the Department of Biotechnology, University of Kerala under the guidance of Dr. V. Thankamani, on the topic ‘Molecular characterization and optimization of fermenter parameters’ of fungal cellulases (April 2007 to July 2007)
  • Six years(2000- 2006) of PhD work on extremophiles on the title ‘Isolation of Halobacteria from marine and coastal environs and their possible utility in trace metal bioremediation under the guidance of Dr. S.Ravikumar, Senior Lecturer in Marine Microbiology and Pharmaceutical Technology, Department of Oceanography and coastal Area studies, Alagappa University, Thondi campus, Ramnadu Dt, Tamilnadu, India
  • One year (2004) M.Phil Research on ‘Effect of heavy metals(Hg and Zn) on the growth, phosphatase activity and Macromolecular contents in halophilc phosphobacteria’ under the supervision of Dr. S.Ravikumar, associate Professor in Marine Microbiology and Pharmaceutical Technology, Department of Oceanography and coastal Area studies, Alagappa University, Thondi campus, Ramnadu Dt, Tamilnadu, India.
  • One year of PG Research(2000) on the topic ‘Antimicrobial activity and preliminary
  • Phytochemical studies of the herbal plant, Solanum trilobatum L under the supervision of the Late Dr. R. Palaniappan, Prof of Microbiology, Sri Paramakalyani College, Alwarkurichi, Tirunelveli Dt, Tamilnadu, India

Research Interests

  • Pharmaceutical Biology,
  • Food and Marine Microbiology
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Marine Biotechnology

Teaching Experience

  • Working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Botany and Biotechnology, Bishop Moore College, Mavelikara from 2010 October
  • Worked as a Lecturer at Malankara Catholic College, Mariagiri for four years from 2006 to 2010 July.


  • Member of UG Board of Studies in Biotechnology, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Awardee of SRF in Biotechnology, University of Kerala, from Feb. 2007 to July 2007
  • Awardee of USRF, MS University, Thirunelveli, 2003- 2006
  • Holder of Merit Certificate, SPK College, 1998- ‘99, Alwarkurichi.
  • Holder of Principal Dr John DK Sundersingh scholarship, 1997-‘98, Scott Christian College, Nagercoil.
  • Holder of Principal Rev Dr James Duthie memorial scholarship, 1997-’98, Scott Christian College, Nagercoil

Consultancy/ Extension activities

  • Consultancy and Extension activities in Pharmaceutical testing of plant drugs
  • Consultancy and Extension activities in Water Quality
  • Positions/Responsibilities held
  • Annual member of Indian Science Congress Association, Kolcutta.
  • Member of Counsellors’ Association, Trivandrum
  • Co- coordinator, Environment Club, Bishop Moore College, Mavelikara
  • Convenor, Bhoomithrasena, Bishop Moore College
  • Co-ordinator, Environment Conservation (EnCon) Club of Bishop Moore College, Mavelikara sponsored by BPCL, Kochi
  • Former Programme Officer, National Service Scheme (2010-‘13)

Personal Details

  • Date of Birth –30.05.1978
  • Nationality – Indian
  • Languages Known – English, Hindi, Malayalam&Tamil
  • Computer Skills – DCA (C-DAC), Master of Software Tools(Boston)