REGINA SHARMILA DASS Assistant Professor

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  • Department of Microbiology
  • School of Life Sciences
  • reginadass@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. Microbiology University of Mysore 2011
2 M. Sc. Microbiology University of Mysore 2001
3 B. Sc. Microbiology, Biochemistry and Botany University of Mysore 1999

Area of Specializaion

Molecular Genetics (Fungal) and Mycotoxicology, Mycology, Myconanotechnology, Food Microbiology, Agricultural and Environmental Microbiology

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 Best Paper Presentation INTERNATIONAL ICBH-2013, SASTRA University 2013 1000
2 Best Teacher Award NATIONAL Pondicherry University 2012 -
3 Woman Achiever award REGIONAL The Alumni Association and Cultural Committee, University of Mysore 2011 -
4 Oral Presentation STATE Association of Microbiologists in India (AMI) 2004 1500
5 Oral Presentation STATE Association of Microbiologists in India (AMI) 2000 1000

Teaching Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution
1 Assistant Professor (Contract Basis) Microbiology Pondicherry University
2 Assistant Professor Microbiology Pondicherry University
3 Lecturer (Guest) Department of Microbiology University of Mysore
4 H.O.D and Lecturer Department of Microbiology Amrita Vishwavidyapeetham, Mysore Campus

Research Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution Area of Research
1 UGC Fellow Microbiology University of Mysore Fungal Genetics and Mycotoxicology
2 M.Sc., Dissertation Scholar Microbiology Central Food Technological and Research Institute (CFTRI) CSIR-INSTITUTE Application of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) in the detection of Nuclease (Nuc) gene in Staphylococcus aureus

Industry Experience

S.No Designation Company/Corporate Nature of Work
1 Faculty and Training Co-ordinator Eco Agri Research Foundation Teaching, Documentation, National Organic Certification programme and International Demeter Certification programme (Food Safety Programme).

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

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 Green Synthesis of Selenium metalloid from the extract of cabbage (Brassica oleraceae var. capitata) leaf and its antimicrobial activities Lokanadhan Gunti, Kanak Raj Kanak, Pranab Kumar Mahata and Regina Sharmila Dass. Journal of Nanoscience, Nanoengineering and Applications 9 (1): 12-20 2019 4.512 (SJIF)
2 Isolation and identification of endophytic fungi from medicinally important plant Hibiscus surattensis L. Ilakiya J, Ramamoorthy D and Regina Sharmila Dass International Journal of Scientific Research and Reviews 8 (1): 2985-3001 2019 ISI Impact Factor- 1.536
3 Investigations on water quality characteristics in selected areas of Karnataka State, India Jayalakshmi O, Belagali, S. N., Ramaswamy S.N., Dass R. S. and Janardhana G. R. Indian Journal of Environment and Ecoplanning 10 (2): 405-408 2005 -

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 First Report of Secondary infection on Senna alata (L.) Roxb caused by two Aspergillus species Savitha Veeraragavan, Sudhakaran Mani, Ramamoorthy Duraisamy, Regina Sharmila Dass, Kalai Mohan Sankaran Acta Ecologica Sinica - 2020 0.62
2 Phytofabrication of Selenium nanoparticles from Emblica officinalis fruit extract and exploring its biopotential applications: Antioxidant, Antimicrob Lokanadhan Gunti, Regina Sharmila Dass and Naveen Kumar Kalagatur Frontiers in Microbiology 10: 1-17 2019 4.259
3 Evidence of life on Mars? R. Gabriel Joseph, Regina Sharmila Dass, V. Rizzo, N. Cantasano, G. Bianciardi Journal of Astrobiology and Space Science Reviews 1, 40-81 2019 -
4 The High Probability of Life on Mars: A Brief Review of the Evidence Regina Sharmila Dass Cosmology 27: 1-19 2017 -
5 Toxigenic Fusarium species and Fumonisin B1 and B2 associated with freshly harvested sorghum and maize grains produced in Karnataka, India. Sreenivasa, M. Y., Diwakar, B. T., Charith Raj, A. P., Regina Sharmila Dass, Naidu, K. A. and Janardhana, G. R. Annals of Food Science and Technology 14(1): 100-1 2013 -
6 Determination of Toxigenic Potential of Fusarium species occurring on sorghum and maize grains in Karnataka, India, using Thin Layer Chromatography Sreenivasa, M. Y., Diwakar, B. T., Charith Raj, A. P., Regina Sharmila Dass, Naidu, K. A. and Janardhana, G. R. International Journal of Life Sciences 6(1): 31-36 2012 -
7 Diversity of Fusarium species associated with maize and sorghum grains grown in Karnataka, India. Sreenivasa, M. Y., Regina Sharmila Dass, and Janardhana, G. R. Fungal Science 26(2): 111-123 2012 0.5
8 Mycological evaluation of maize grains in Karnataka (India), for post harvest fungal contamination Sreenivasa, M. Y., Regina Sharmila Dass, and Janardhana, G. R. World Applied Science Journal 13(4): 688- 692 2011 -
9 Assessment of the growth inhibiting effect of some plant essential oils on different Fusarium species from sorghum and maize grains. Sreenivasa, M. Y., Regina Sharmila Dass, Charith Raj, A. P., Nagendra Prasad, M. N., Achar, N. P. and Janardhana, G. R. Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection 118(6): 208-213 2011 1.526
10 Survey of post-harvest fungi associated with Sorghum grains produced in Karnataka (India) Sreenivasa, M. Y., Regina Sharmila Dass and Janardhana, G. R. Journal of Plant Protection Research 50(3): 335- 339 2010 0.97
11 PCR-based detection of genus Fusarium and fumonisin producing isolates from freshly harvested sorghum grains grown in Karnataka, India Sreenivasa, M. Y., Regina Sharmila Dass, Charith Raj, A. P. and Janardhana, G. R. Journal of Food Safety 28: 236-247 2008 1.665
12 PCR based assay for the rapid detection of fumonisin-producing Fusarium species in maize based animal and poultry feeds in Karnataka Regina Sharmila Dass, Sreenivasa, M. Y., Charith Raj, A. P. and Janardhana, G. R. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection 42(8): 796-804 2008 0.560
13 High incidence of Fusarium verticillioides in animal and poultry feed mixtures produced in Karnataka, India Regina Sharmila Dass, Sreenivasa, M. Y. and Janardhana, G. R. Plant Pathology Journal 6(2): 174-178 2007 1.570
14 A PCR-based assay for the detection and differentiation of potential fumonisin-producing Fusarium verticillioides isolated from Indian maize kernels Sreenivasa, M. Y., María Teresa González Jaen, Dass, R. S., Charith Raj, A. P. and Janardhana, G. R. Journal of Food Biotechnology 33(2): 159-169 2007 0.921
15 Molecular detection of fumonisin producing Fusarium species of freshly harvested maize kernels using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) Sreenivasa, M. Y., Dass, R. S., Charith Raj, A. P. and Janardhana, G. R. Taiwania 51(4): 1-10. 2006 0.770

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 Mycosynthesis of Zinc Oxide nanoparticles from Aspergillus strain RR2 and their antibacterial activity against food-borne bacteria Regina Sharmila Dass, Diamond Salahe, Kanak Raj Kanak National Conference on “Recent Trends in Microbiome Research”-Exploring the Microbial Diversity 22 2019
2 Fungal mediated biosynthesis of CuONPs from Neurospora crassa and their Antimicrobial Activity Kanak Raj Kanak, Regina Sharmila Dass, G. Lokanadhan, Pranab Kumar Mahata National Conference on Recent Advances in Biodiversity, Biology and Biotechnology of Fungi 123 2019
3 Biodynamic Agriculture: The Indian Scenario Regina Sharmila Dass North American Biodynamic Conference 2019, 21st to 25th November 2019, New York - 2019
4 In Vitro Antibacterial Effect of Fermented Biodynamic Preparations on Food-Borne Pathogenic Bacteria Regina Sharmila Dass North American Biodynamic Conference 2019, 21st to 25th November 2019, New York - 2019
5 Biogenic Nanoparticles-Beginning of a new era Sujitha ElanSeralathan, Regina Sharmila Dass 43rd Annual Conference of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists on Newer Diagnostics, Emerging Diseases and preparedness, MicroCon 2019 - 2019
6 Achieving Microbial Balances in Soil through Biodynamic Agriculture Regina Sharmila Dass First International Conference on Biodynamic Research, Dornach, Switzerland, 5th -8th September 2018 22 2018
7 The Efficacy of Biodynamic Compost for Soil Restoration and Crop Health. Regina Sharmila Dass International Conference on India’s Soils: Science-Policy-Practice Interfaces for Sustainable futures, 26th February to 1st March 2017, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, India 13- Summary Rep 2017
8 Antifungal Activity of Biologically Synthesised AGNPs alone and in combination with Fluconazole against Planktonic cells and Biofilm formation Rakesh Banerjee and Regina Sharmila Dass International Conference on 25th and 26th August 2017. Biospectrum-2017, Calcutta, India - 2017
9 Biogenic synthesis of Elemental nanoparticles with Therapeutic Potential: A Short Review. Lokanadhan G, Nitesh Kumar Sharma, Pranab Kumar Mahata and Regina Sharmila Dass National Seminar on Drug Discovery and Cancer Therapy, 25th to 26th February 2016. Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, India. 51 2016
10 Identification and biochemical properties of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from milk-based and street foods from the region of Pondicherry Regina Sharmila Dass and Pramanick, R. National Seminar on Probiotics in sustainable food production: Current status and future prospects, March 15th and 16th, 2013. Faculty of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Gandhigram Rural Institute- Deemed University - 2013
11 Assessment of Mycotoxigenic Potential of Fusarium verticillioides and Fumonisin B1 (FB1) Production in Animal and Poultry feedstuffs. Regina Sharmila Dass International Conference on Biotechnology and Human Welfare- ICBH-2013, organized between December 6th- 8th, 2013. SASTRA University, Tanjore, India. - 2013
12 Determination of Fumonisin-Producing ability of Fusarium species by TLC. Sreenivasa, M. Y., Charithraj, A.P., Dass, R. S., Nagaraj, H and G. R. Janardhana. Global Conference on Plant Pathology for Food Security, January 10th to 13th, 2012. Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology and Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. 118 2012
13 Molecular detection & differentiation of fumonisin-producing F. verticillioides and F. proliferatum isolated from cereals and cereal based foodstuffs Janardhana G. R., M.Y. Sreenivasa, P.K. Maheshwar and R. S. Dass. National Symposium on Molecular approaches for Management of fungal diseases of crop plants. Indian institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore, India. December 27-30, 2010. - 2010
14 Diversity of Fusarium species occurring on maize and sorghum grains produced in Karnataka, India Sreenivasa, M.Y., Dass, R. S., Maheshwar P K and G. R. Janardhana. National conference on Plant Biodiversity and Bioprospecting, March 16-17, D. O. S. in Botany, University of Mysore, Mysore, Karnataka. - 2009
15 Occurrence of potential mycotoxigenic Fusarium species on maize and sorghum from Karnataka, India, and their detection by PCR Sreenivasa, M. Y., Dass, R. S. and G. R. Janardhana National seminar on Molecular plant Pathology and Biotechnology for sustainable Crop Production. D. O. S. in Applied Botany and Biotechnology, University of Mysore, Mysore and Indian Phytopathological Society, India. - 2007

Books

S.No Title of the Book Name of the Authors as per the order in Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 Fusarium species and Fumonisins in Animal and Poultry Feedstuffs Regina Sharmila Dass LAMBERT Academic Publishing 2011 978-38454-3466-7

Chapters in Books

S.No Title of the Chapters Name of the Authors Title of the Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 A Concise Compilation of Diverse Detection Methods to Study Plant-Microbe Interface at the Cellular and Molecular Level: The Past, Present and Future Regina Sharmila Dass and Rathijit Mallick Plant Microbe Interface SPRINGER Nature Switzerland AG 2019 978-3-030-19830-5
2 Fumonisins: A new class of Fusarial Toxins Janardhana, G. R., Dass R. S. and Sreenivasa, M. Y. Frontiers in Fungal Ecology, Diversity and Metabolites IK International Publishing House Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi-16 2009 978-81-89866-91-4

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

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

Completed Consultancy Works

S.No Title of the Consultancy Work Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 Jury Member and Consultant in Microbiology Araku Coffee Farming Project January 2020 0.30 lakhs 2020
2 Jury Member and Consultant in Microbiology Araku Coffee Farming Project February 2019 0.25 lakhs 2019
3 Consultant in Organic Agriculture Sprukfield Company, Spanish Honourary Consulate in Togo and Government of Togo May 2019 2.20 Lakhs Sponsored 2019
4 Jury Member and Consultant in Microbiology Araku Coffee Farming Project February 2018 0.20 lakhs 2018
5 Biodynamic Agriculture Consultant Eco Agri Research Foundation 2018 to present Honourary 2018
6 Consultant Microbiologist Mahindra World City, Chennai 2017 Honourary 2017
7 Jury Member and Consultant in Microbiology Araku Coffee Farming Project January 2017 0.20 lakhs 2017
8 Consultant Microbiologist Mahindra World City, Chennai 2016 Honourary 2016
9 Consultant for design of Technical Document on Pomegranate Cultivation using Sustainable Agriculture Practices Wardha Family Farming Project (WFFP) and Naandi Foundation June 2015 to July 2015 0.60 lakhs 2015
10 Organic Agriculture Field work Wardha Family Farming Project (WFFP) and Naandi Foundation 21.05.2015 to 29.05.2015 0.25 lakhs 2015
11 Trainer and Field Work Consultant in Organic Agriculture National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Government of India and Naandi Foundation May 2014 0.25 lakhs 2014
12 Consultant Soil Microbiologist National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Government of India and Naandi Foundation May 2012 0.10 lakhs 2012

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 5 Microbiology
2 2018 M.SC 4 Microbiology
3 2017 M.SC 3 Microbiology
4 2016 M.SC 4 Microbiology
5 2015 M.SC 4 Microbiology
6 2014 M.SC 5 Microbiology
7 2013 M.SC 5 Microbiology
8 2012 M.SC 5 Microbiology
9 2011 M.SC 2 Microbiology

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 Pranab Kumar Mahata 25-08-2015 1500128003 Molecular Diversity of Aspergilli from Foeniculum vulgare NO NO
2 Lokanathan G. 21-03-2016 Biogenic Selenium Nanoparticles and their Applications NO NO
3 Kanak Raj Kanak 21-03-2016 Mycogenic Synthesis of nanoparticles and their catalytic applications NO NO
4 Pooja Appasaheb Thorat 06-09-2019 Mycotoxigenic Aspergillus species and their ability to produce aflatoxins NO NO

Research Guidance - Post Doctoral

S.No Scholar Name Designation Funding Agency Fellowship Title Year of Joining Year of Completion

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
1 First International Conference on Biodynamic Research Section for Agriculture Rs 70000/- Switzerland 05-09-2018 08-09-2018 2018

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
1 Characterization of Viral Products Expressed during Cell Infection Virology-Course MOOCS 2019 https://swayam.gov.in/nd2_cec20_bt15/preview - -
2 Visualization and Enumeration of Virus Particles Virology-Course MOOCS 2019 https://swayam.gov.in/nd2_cec20_bt15/preview - -
3 Membranes of Microorganisms, Ion Channels Microbial Physiology and Metabolism-Course MOOCS 2019 https://swayam.gov.in/nd2_cec20_bt14/preview - -
4 Group Translocation and Iron Uptake Microbial Physiology and Metabolism-Course MOOCS 2019 https://swayam.gov.in/nd2_cec20_bt14/preview - -
5 Passive and Facilitated Diffusion, Primary and Secondary Active Transport, Concept of Uniport, Symport and Antiport Microbial Physiology and Metabolism-Course MOOCS 2019 https://swayam.gov.in/nd2_cec20_bt14/preview - -

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 Microbial Genetics: Insights to Bacterial Transformation and Transduction Training Programme UGC-CSIR Coaching Centre, University of Mysore University Level 23-03-2019 23-03-2019 2019
2 Biodynamic Agriculture in the Indian Subcontinent North American Biodynamic Conference 2019, New York Biodynamic Association of America International 20-11-2019 24-11-2019 2019
3 Benefits of Silicon dioxide in Sustainable Agriculture Training Programme POABS BIOTECH Pvt. Ltd. Regional Level Seminar 08-07-2019 10-07-2019 2019
4 Mycorrhizosphere: Nutrient exchange and Disease Resistance Training Programme POABS BIOTECH Pvt. Ltd. Regional Level Seminar 08-07-2019 10-07-2019 2019
5 The Science of Soils and Soil Systems - Scientific Evidence and Opportunities for Policy Reform National Convention Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India and IIT, New Delhi National 14-02-2019 15-02-2019 2019
6 Biodynamic Agriculture: Practices and Perspectives Training Programme Naandi Foundation National Level 16-03-2018 20-03-2018 2018
7 Biodynamic Agriculture: Practices and Perspectives Training Programme SARG Training Centre, Nainital, Uttarakhand National Level 09-06-2017 13-06-2017 2017
8 Biodynamic Agriculture: Practices and Perspectives Training Programme BDAI and Naandi Foundation National Level 17-03-2017 20-03-2017 2017
9 Physical, Metabolic and functional roles of Mycorrhizal Fungi in Plant-Soil-Microbe Interactions - University of Mysore University 2016 2016 2016
10 Current Status and Future Prospects of Research Activities of Biodynamic Agriculture in India Workshop Initial Startegic Workshop organised by Andreas Hermes Akademie, Germany and BDAI, India National 01-08-2016 02-08-2016 2016
11 Research and Development in Ecological Regenerative Agriculture National Conference on Ecological approaches Towards Diet for a Green Planet-EADGP-2015 BERAS INTERNATIONAL (Sweden) and BDAI (India) National Conference 20.11.2015 21.11.2015 2015
12 Physical, Metabolic and functional roles of Mycorrhizal Fungi in Plant-Soil-Microbe Interactions Regional Seminar on "Body and Soil" Dr. Lucas Dengel (BERAS, India) and Dr. Regina Sharmila Dass (Pondicherry University) Regional Level Seminar 11.07.2015 11.07.2015 2015
13 Plant Growth Promoting Microbes (PGPMs) National Level Training Programme on Agriculture Punjabrao Deshmukh University, Akola and Naandi Foundation National Level Training Programme 23.05.2015 26.05.2015 2015
14 Soil-Microbe-Plant Interactions and their Role in Sustainable Agriculture National Level Training on Organic/ Biodynamic Soil Amelioration Programme National Skills Development Programme (NSDC) by the Government of India and Naandi Foundation National level Training Programme May 2014 May 2014 2014
15 Vesicular Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Associations in Organic soils National Level Workshop on Biodynamic, Vegetable, Fodder and Dairy Management Workshop for Organic farming Systems Biodynamic Association of India (BDAI) and Organic Farming Association of India (OFAI) National Level Workshop 12.01.2014 19.01.2014 2014
16 “Biodynamic Farming Systems - Microbiological Perspectives” Biodynamic Farming in India- Reflections on Biodynamic Activities and Research and their relevance in India Biodynamic Association of India (BDAI) International Conference 17.03.2012 18.03.2012 2012
17 Significance of Rhizosphere Microorganisms National Level Training Programme on Organic and Biodynamic Farming Eco Agri Research Foundation National Level Training Programme 05.05.2012 08.05.2012 2012
18 Antimicrobial Properties of Achillea millefolium and Matricaria chamomilla against human pathogens National Level Training Programme on Advanced Techniques in Organic and Biodynamic Farming Eco Agri Research Foundation National Level Training Programme 09.08.2012 12.08.2012 2012
19 Vesicular Arbuscular Mycorrhizal and Rhizobacterial Associations in organically managed soil systems National Level Training Programme on Agriculture National Skills Development Programme (NSDC) by the Government of India and Naandi Foundation National Level Training Programme 10.05.2012 13.05.2012 2012
20 Significance of Rhizosphere Microorganisms Organic and Biodynamic Farming Eco Agri Research Foundation National Level Training Programme 05.05.2012 08.05.2012 2009

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 Body and Soil BERAS India SAIIER Institute, Auroville Regional 11-07-2015 11-07-2015 2015
2 Introductory Course on Organic and Biodynamic Agriculture Eco Agri Research Foundation Mysore, 04 days National 05-02-2011 08-02-2011 2011

Workshop Organized

S.No Title of the Programme Sponsors Venue & Duration Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Introductory Training Programme on Biodynamics Eco Agri Research Foundation BASIL Academy, 04 days National 05-02-2011 08-02-2011 2011

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 International Conference Committee on Biodynamic Research, Royal Agricultural University, UK Member 2020
2 BERAS India Steering Committee Member 2014

Participation & Extension Activities (Academic/Administraion)

S.No Name of the Position (Head, Dean, Co-ordinator, Director, etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites
1 Member, Special Board of Studies in Microbiology, Pondicherry University 2012 Active participation in the revision of syllabus for M.Sc., Microbiology
2 Member, Special Board of Studies in Microbiology, Pondicherry University 2013-14 Active Participation in the revision and COMPILATION of Syllabus for M.Sc., Microbiology
3 Member, School Board of Life Sciences, Pondicherry University 2012-2015 Participation in the Board meetings
4 Member, Special Board of Studies in Conservation Biology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sc 2012-2015 Participation in Board meetings for Syllabus Preparation and suggestions for infrastructure and conduct of the course, Laboratory, academic programmes for the course
5 Co-ordinator in-charge, Department of Microbiology, School of Life Sciences, Pondicherry University 12.11.2012 to 19.11.2012 Administrative work, Conduct of End-Semester Examination
6 Co-ordinator in-charge, Department of Microbiology, School of Life Sciences, Pondicherry University 23.11.2012 to 04.12.2012 Administrative work, Conduct of End-Semester Examination and External Examination Evaluation
7 Member, Institutional Committee for Stem Cell Research (IC-SCR), Pondicherry University 2012-2015 Active participation in Board meetings for evaluation and approval of Stem Cell related research projects in the Pondicherry University
8 External Examiner for Practical Examinations, Pondicherry University Affiliated Institution 2013 Conduct, Question paper setting and Evaluation of practical exercises and answerscripts for End-Semester examinations
9 M.Sc., Microbiology Admission Co-ordinator 2013 to 2019 Planning (with the Departmental Admission Committee) and Execution of the entire admission process
10 Judge, Reflections 2014, Annual Science Festival, Department of Physics, Pondicherry University 21.02.2014 Judge for Oral Presentations
11 University Observer 02.01.2015 to 06.01.2015 To ensure smooth and fair conduct of DDE examinations, at Bangalore
12 University Observer 02.01.2016 to 06.01.2016 To ensure smooth and fair conduct of DDE examinations, at Secunderabad/ Hyderabad
13 External Examiner, JSS University, Mysore 24.01.2019 and 25.01.2019 Evaluation and Practical Examiner
14 NEET Examination Observer, CBSE Board, Government of India 04.05.2013 and 05.05.2013 To ensure smooth and fair conduct of NEET examinations at Hyderabad
15 NEET Examination Observer, CBSE Board, Government of India 23.07.2016 and 24.06.2016 To ensure smooth and fair conduct of NEET examinations at Chennai
16 NEET Examination Observer, CBSE Board, Government of India 2015 To ensure smooth and fair conduct of NEET examinations at Trivandrum
17 Member, BOS in Microbiology, University of Mysore 2019-2021 Active participation in the revision of syllabus for M.Sc., Microbiology, Approval of Examiners Panel, etc
18 Member, Governing Council, Sabari College of Nursing, Pondicherry 2016-2019 Participation in Governing Council meetings and offer suggestions for various academic activities
19 Member, Advisory Committee, Kasturba College for Women, Puducherry 17.06.2019-16.06.2022 Participation in Advisory Committee meetings
20 Member, Purchase Committee, Institutional Animal Ethical Committee, Pondicherry University 2018 onwards Participation in Committee meetings and facilitating the academic and research/ research proposal procedures
21 Member, Purchase Committee, Central Instrumentation Facility, Pondicherry University 2018 onwards Committee meetings
22 Member, Purchase Committee, Department of Food Science and Technology, Pondicherry University 10.09.2018 Purchase Committee meetings
23 Member of the Mess Audit team, Pondicherry University 2020 Quality Control and Assessments
24 External Examiner, JSS University, Mysore 23rd and 24th January 2019 Theory and Practical Examination Evaluation
25 External Examiner, JSS University, Mysore 05th to 8th January 2020 Theory and Practical Examination Evaluation
26 External Examiner, JSS University, Mysore 26.06.2020 to 27.06.2020 Dissertation and Summer Project Viva-Voce Examination
27 Member, BOS in Microbiology, Pondicherry University 2019-2021 Active participation in the revision of syllabus for M.Sc., Microbiology
28 Reviewer 2015 onwards Reviewer of Research Articles for Scientific Journals namely Frontiers in Microbiology, Journal of Food Science and Technology, Open Agriculture, Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 3 Biotech, etc
29 External Auditor for Vellore Institute of Technology 26-04-2016 (one day) Conduct of Academic Audit
30 CPCSEA Nominee, Pondicherry University 2018-2019 Participation in IAEC Meetings
31 Co-ordinator of Educational Trip 2013 Organising, Planning, Execution, Accompanying and Serving as Faculty in-charge of Educational Tour
32 Co-ordinator of Educational Trip 2016 Organizing, Planning, Execution, Accompanying and Serving as Faculty in-charge of Educational Tour

Participation & Extension Activities (Co-Curricular)

S.No Name of the Position (NSS, NCC, Warden etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites
1 Co-ordinator, NOEL-2013 2013 Co-ordination of the Annual University Event with students from various departments of Pondicherry University
2 Co-ordinator, NOEL-2015 2015 Co-ordination of the Annual University Event with students from various departments of Pondicherry University
3 Co-ordinator, NOEL-2018 2018 Co-ordination of the Annual University Event with students from various departments of Pondicherry University
4 Jury, Naandi Foundation 05.01.2017 to 07.01.2017 Field Work and Assessments in Coffee Plantations practising Sustainable Agriculture (Societal-based work)
5 Jury, Naandi Foundation 02.02.2018 to 05.02.2018 Field Work and Assessments in Coffee Plantations practising Sustainable Agriculture (Societal-based work)
6 Member of the Jury, Naandi Foundation 05.02.2019 to 08.02.2019 Field Work and Assessments in Coffee Plantations practising Sustainable Agriculture (Societal-based work)
7 Member of the Jury and Consultant in Microbiology, Naandi Foundation 28.01.2020 to 31.01.2020 Field Work and Assessments in Coffee Plantations practising Sustainable Agriculture in the capacity of a soil microbiologist (Societal-based work)
8 Independent Procurement Committee Member 28.05.2015 To evaluate and approve certified herbs for use as Antimicrobials
9 Jury 2015 Field Work, Technical Document Preparation and Assessments for Gems of Araku (GOA)-2015 (Societal-based work)

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 Barbara Smith Associate Professor Coventry University INTERNATIONAL Research 01-01-2017 31-12-2019 0 0 Soil Microbiology Research

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
1 Workshop on Training of Teachers UGC and HRDC-Pondicherry University Pondicherry University 01 day 06-09-2019 06-09-2019 2019
2 International Level Workshop on Future Strategies of BDAI Andreas Hermes Akademie, Germany Kodaikanal Golf Course 05 days 28-03-2017 01-04-2017 2017
3 National Level Workshop on General Awareness and Propagation of Extramural Research Ministry of AYUSH Pondicherry University 01 day 21-04-2017 21-04-2017 2017
4 Refresher Course in Life Sciences UGC-HRDC Pondicherry University 21 days 05-12-2017 25-12-2017 2017
5 Training Programme on Biodynamic Agriculture Biodynamic Association of India (BDAI) ICHOR Estate, Kodaikanal 5 days 24-09-2016 28-09-2016 2016
6 Refresher Course in Life Sciences UGC-HRDC Pondicherry University 21 days 04-12-2015 24-12-2015 2015
7 National level Author Workshop SPRINGER and Pondicherry University Pondicherry University 1 day 06-02-2014 06-02-2014 2014
8 National Level Workshop Department of Food Science and Technology, Pondicherry University Pondicherry University 5 days 28-01-2013 01-02-2013 2013
9 National level Workshop on Implementation of Research Projects Directorate of Research, Pondicherry University Pondicherry University 01 day 26-04-2013 26-04-2013 2013
10 Orientation programme in Life Sciences UGC-HRDC Pondicherry University 28 days 01-09-2012 28-09-2012 2012

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