Sustainable use of plant resources of the southern Western Ghats is the thrust area of research in the department, and the projects ongoing, submitted, and the dissertations submitted are discussing issues related with the thrust area.
Aims & Objectives of the Research Centre
- The vision is to make the centre, a place of excellence in botanical research.
- The centre aims primarily at advanced research in various aspects of Plant Science with a special emphasis on Plant Biotechnology.
- It also plans to take up projects on the Plant Based Drugs and Pharmaceuticals, Value Added Product Development, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Development of Innovative Agricultural Practices, Biodiversity Monitoring, Plant Systematics and Bioinformatics.
- Cater to the needs of the student community by providing facilities and guidance in the field of Higher Education.
- To serve as a centre for disseminating novel and innovative concepts and ideas in the field of plant science.
DETAILS OF RESEARCH SCHOLARS (Full Time)
- Ms Sayoojia K S
- Ms Athira M
- Ms Surya
- Ms Siji V
- Mr Subhash C P
- Ms Devi S
- Ms Renju Ammu Joseph
- Ms Aiswarya S
- Mrs Ramsiya A
- Ms Reshma Benson
Research Guides :
- Dr. Sophiammal Nettar P.
- Dr. Shaiju P.N.
- Dr B Sinilal
- Dr. A.S. Rubin Jose
- ‘Studies on the marine brown algal species of Kerala
Principal Investigator: Dr. Sophiammal Nettar P
Funded by UGC
- ‘Improvement of infrastructural facilities in Botanical Garden’ Principal Principal Investigator : Dr. Thomas Bennans
Funded by Ministry of Environment and Forests,
Govt. of India
- Collection, Database Preparation, Micropropagation and Conservation of Mangroves of Kollam District
Principal Investigator : Dr. Rubin Jose
Funded by University Grants Commission
- ‘Stigmatic area organization as an aid in inter-specific systematics of the genus Thottea Rottb. (Aristolochiaceae) from the Western Ghats’.
Principal Investigator : Dr. Shaiju P.N.
Funded by University Grants Commission
LIST OF RESEARCH SUPERVISORS
|SlNo||Name||University||Faculty||Scubject||Area of Specialization|
|1||Dr. Shaiju P.N.||University of Kerala||Science||Botany||Biodiversity Conservation & Characterization|
|2||Dr. Sinilal B.||University of Kerala||Science||Botany||Biochemistry & Molecular Biology|
|3||Dr. A. S Rubin Jose||University of Kerala||Science||Botany||Plant Biotechnology|
LIST OF RESEARCH SCHOLARS
|SLNO||NAME OF THE SCHOLAR||NAME OF THE SUPERVISOR||U.O. GRANTING REGISTRATION||TITLE|
|1||SAYOOJIA K.S.||Dr. SHAIJU P.N.||AcEVI(1)/716/BOT/14338/2016||GYNOSTEMIUM MORPHOLOGY AND ITS IMPLICATIONS IN THE REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY OF THE GENUS THOTTEA ROTTB. (ARISTOLOCHIACEAE) FROM THE WESTERN GHATS|
|2||SOORYA S.S. KUMAR||Dr. SHAIJU P.N.||AcEVI(1)/716/BOT/14336/2016||PANDEMONIUM IN FLOWERING PHENOLOGY: A CASE STUDY IN CASSIA FISTULA LINN.|
|3||ATHIRA M.||Dr. SHAIJU P.N.||AcEVI(1)/717/BOT/16000/2017||SYSTEMATIC DOCUMENTATION, PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS AND COMPARATIVE TOXICOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF THOTTEA SILIQUOSA (Lam.) DING HOU WITH TRIBAL HERBAL PREPARATIONS OF KERALA|
|4||SIJI V||Dr B Sinilal||Development of suspension Cell culture system for plant mediator gold nano particle synthesis|
|5||SUBASH C P||Dr. SHAIJU P.N.||No. AC. EVI(1)/118/BOT/16762/2018||Taxonmic investigation on intra-family relationship in vitaceae|
|6||DEVI S||Dr B Sinilal||Transformation of leguminous cover crops with zinc transporter for heavy metal extraction from soil|
|7||RENJU AMMU JOSEPH||Dr. A S RUBIN JOSE||No.AcEVI/119/BOT/19153/2019||Tissue culture and transformation studies in Withania sominifera(L.) Dunal for the exploitation of secondary metabolites using nanoparticles|
|8||AISWARYA S||Dr. A S RUBIN JOSE||No. AcEVI/119/BOT/18875/2019||Tissue culture and transformation studies Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni for the exploitation of stevioside|
|9||RAMSIYA A||Dr. A S RUBIN JOSE||No. AcEVI(3)/719/BOT/21090/2019||In vitro studies for micropropagation and exploitation of aristolactam from Aristolochia bracteata Retz.|
|10||RESHMA BENSON||Dr. A S RUBIN JOSE||NO. AcEVI(3)/719/BOT/21101/2019||In vitro propagation and caryophyllene production in Aristolochia krisagathra Sivar. & Pradeep|