VENKATESWARA SARMA V. Assistant Professor

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  • Department of Biotechnology
  • School of Life Sciences
  • sarmavv@yahoo.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. Botany-Mycology “Studies on the biodiversity of fungi colonizing litter of mangrove plants in Godavary and Krishna deltas, East Coast of India” University of Madras 1999
2 M.Phil. Botany-Mycology "Studies on a wild type and a sterile mutant of Monascus sp." University of Madras 1992
3 M.Sc. Botany - Special subject "Plant Pathology" University of Madras 1991
4 B.Sc. Botany University of Madras 1989

Area of Specializaion

Microbiology, Microbial Biotechnology, Fungal Biotechnology

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 Fellow of Mycological Society of India NATIONAL Mycological Society of India 2007 0

Teaching Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution
1 Assistant Professor Department of Biotechnology Pondicherry university
2 Professor Department of Biotechnology Karpaga Vinayaga College of Eng.& Tech., Madhuranthakam
3 Lecturer Deparment of Plant Biology & Biotechnology New College, Chennai
4 Lecturer Department of Microbiology SRM College of Arts and Science, Kattangulathur

Research Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution Area of Research
1 Assistant Professor Department of Biotechnology Pondicherry university Fungal Biotechnology and Microbial Biotechnology
2 Senior Scientist Research and Development Shri A.M.M. Murugappa Chettiar Research Centre, Taramani, Chennai Microbial Biotechnology
3 Research Associate Research and Development Shri A.M.M. Murugappa Chettiar Research Centre, Taramani, Chennai Microbial Biotechnology
4 Research Officer in Mycology Research and Development ABL Biotechnologies Ltd., Tiruvanmiyur, Chennai Microbial Biotechnology
5 Management Executive (Senior Scientific Associate) Research and Development Biocon India Ltd., Bangalore Microbial Biotechnology
6 Post Doctoral Researcher Department of Ecology and Biodiversity University of Hong Kong Fungal Diversity and Biotechnology
7 Post Doctoral Researcher Microbial Oceanography National Institute of Oceanography Microbial Oceanography
8 Senior Research Fellow Mycology Section CAS in Botany, University of Madras, Chennai Aerobiology and Aeroallergens
9 Junior esearch Fellow Mycology Section CAS in Botany, University of Madras, Chennai Fungal Diversity and Biotechnology

Industry Experience

S.No Designation Company/Corporate Nature of Work
1 Management Executive (Senior Scientific Associate) Biocon India Ltd., Bangalore Research and Development
2 Research Officer in Mycology ABL Biotechnologies Ltd., Tiruvanmiyur, Chennai Research and Development

Contribution towards Innovation

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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 Refined families of Sordariomycetes Hyde, K.D.............. Sarma, V.V. ...et al. Mycosphere 11: 305-1059 2020 2
2 Phomopsis tersa as Inhibitor of Quorum Sensing System and Biofilm Forming Ability of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Himani Meena • Rashmi Mishra • Sampathkumar Ranganathan • V. Venkateswara Sarma • Dinakara Rao Ampasala • Vipin Chandra Kalia • Jung-Kul Lee • Busi Siddhardha Indian Journal of Microbiology 60: 7-77, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12088-019-00840-y 2020 1.53
3 Phylogeny of new marine Dothideomycetes and Sordariomycetes from mangroves and deep-sea sediments. Jones, E.B.G., Devadatha, b., Abdel-Wahab, M.A., Dayarathne, M.C., Zhang, S.N., Hyde, K.D., Liu, J-K, Bahkali, A.H., Sarma, V.V., Tibell, S., Tibell, L., Yu, X-D., Wang, M.M., Liu, F. and Cai, L. Botanica Marina 62: 155-181. 2020 1.2
4 Refined families of Dothideomycetes: orders and families incertae sedis Hongsanan S, Hyde KD, Phookamsak R, Wanasinghe DN, Mcnzie, E., Sarma VV, Boonmee S, Lücking et al Fungal Diversity Under review 2020 15.56
5 Refined families of Dothideomycetes Hongsanan S, Hyde KD, Phookamsak R, Wanasinghe DN, Mcnzie, E., Sarma VV, Boonmee S, Lücking et al Mycosphere Under review 2020 2
6 Inhibition of quorum sensing–associated virulence factors and biofilm formation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 by Mycoleptodiscus indicus PUTY1. Ahmed, T., Pattnaik, S., BabuKhan, M., Dinakara Rao, A., Siddhardha, B. and Sarma, V.V. Brazilian Journal of Microbiology 51: 467-487 2020 2.857
7 Stimulation of secondary metabolite production in Hypoxylon anthochroum by naturally occurring epigenetic modifiers. Rashmi, M., Kushveer, J.S., Debashis, M. and Sarma, V.V. Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization 14: 946-962 2020 1.4
8 New species and new records of Astrosphaeriellaceae from Andaman Islands, India. M. Niranjan and V.V. Sarma Kavaka In press 2020 0
9 Fungal diversity notes 1151–1276: taxonomic and phylogenetic contributions on genera and species of fungal taxa Hyde, K.D.............. Sarma, V.V. ...et al. Fungal Diversity 95: 1–273; https://doi.org/10.1007/s13225-020-00439-5 2020 15.56
10 Inhibition of Microbial Quorum Sensing Mediated Virulence Factors by Pestalotiopsis sydowiana. Parasuraman, P., Devadatha, B,. Sarma, V.V., Ranganathan, S., Ampasala, DR., Reddy, D., Kumavath, R.N., Kim, IW., Patel, SKS, Kalia, VC, Lee, JK and Busi Siddhardha. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 30: 571-582 2020 2
11 2,4-Di-tert-butyl phenol isolated from an endophytic fungus, Daldinia eschscholtzii, reduces virulence and quorum sensing in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Rashmi Mishra, Kushveer J.S., Imran Khan, M., Sudhakar, P., Meena, C.K., Ayaluru, M., Dhayalan, A. and Sarma, V.V. Frontiers in Microbiology Accepted 2020 4.09
12 Fungal diversity notes 929–1035: taxonomic and phylogenetic contributions on genera and species of fungi Rungtiwa Phookamsak et al. Fungal Diversity 95:1–273 2019 15.569
13 Anti-quorum sensing and antibiofilm activities of Blastobotrys parvus PPR3 against Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 Paramanantham Parasuramana, B. Devadatha, V. Venkateswara Sarma, Sampathkumar Ranganathan, Dinakara Rao Ampasala, Busi Siddhardha Microbial Pathogenesis https://doi.org/10.1016/j.micpath.2019.103811 2019 2.332
14 Phylogenetic Revision of Savoryellaceae and Evidence for Its Ranking as a Subclass. Dayarathne, M.C., Maharachchikumbura, S.S.N., Gareth Jones, E.B.G., Wei Dong, Devadatha, B, Jing Yang1, Ekanayaka, A.H., De Silva, W., Sarma, V.V., Al-Sadi, A.M., Khongphinitbunjong, K., Hyde, K.D. an Frontiers in Microbiology. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.00840 2019 4.09
15 A worldwide list of endophytic fungi with notes on ecology and diversity Rashmi M, Kushveer JS and Sarma VV Mycosphere 10(1): 798–1079 2019 2.0
16 Vittaliana mangrovei Devadatha, Nikita, A.Baghela & V.V.Sarma, gen. nov, sp. nov. (Phaeosphaeriaceae), from mangroves near Pondicherry (India), based Bandarupalli DEVADATHA, Nikita MEHTA, Dhanushka N. WANASINGHE, Abhishek BAGHELA & V. Venkateswara SARMA Cryptogamie Mycologie 40 (7): 117-132 2019 2.379
17 Evaluation of Antioxidant Potential, DNA Damage Protection and Anticancer Activities of Three Endophytic Fungi Associated with Selected Medicinal Plan Rashmi Mishra, Jai Shanti Kushveer, Mohd. Imran K. Khan and Vemuri Venkateswara Sarma International Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences 9 (2): 1174-1184 2019 -
18 New species and new records of Melanommataceae (Pleosporales) fromAndaman Islands Niranjan, M and V.V. Sarma Kavaka 52:103-108 2019 -
19 Assessment of antioxidant, anti-lipid peroxidation, DNA damage protection and anticancer activities of marine mangrove fungi. Kushveer, J.S., Rashmi, M., Devadatha, B., Mohd Imran and Sarma, V.V. International Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences 8: 291-310 2018 -
20 Anti-quorum sensing and antibiofilm potential of Alternaria alternata, a foliar endophyte of Carica papaya, evidenced by QS assays and in-silico analy Rashmi Mishra, Himani Meena, Chetan Kumar Meena, Kushveer, J.S., Sidhardha Bussi, Murali, A. and Sarma, V.V. Fungal Biology 122: 998-1012; doi.org/10.1016/j.funbio.2018.07.003 2018 2.7
21 Morosphaeria muthupetensis sp. nov. (Morosphaeriaceae) from India: Morphological characterisation and multigene phylogenetic inference. Devadatha, B., Sarma, V.V., Jeewon, R. and Jones, E.B.G. Botanica Marina. 61: 395-495 2018 1.3
22 Deniquelata vittalii sp. nov., a novel Indian saprobic marine fungus on Suaeda monoica and two new reocrds of marine fungi from Muthupet mangroves, Ea Devadatha, B., Sarma, V.V., Ariyawansa, H.A. and Jones, E.B.G. Mycosphere 9: 565-582 2018 2.018
23 Aspergillus ochraceopetaliformis modulates quorum sensing and biofilm formation by Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1. Pattnaik, S., Tanveer Ahmed, Ranganathan, S.K., Dinakar Rao, A., Sarma, V.V. and Siddhardha, B Biofouling 34: 410-425 2018 3.02
24 A Check-list of fungi from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India Niranjan, M. and Sarma, V.V. Phytotaxa 347: 101-126 2018 1.25
25 Need for a Web Portal to maintain information on morphological descriptions of all type specimens of fungi. Sarma, V.V. IMA Fungus 9: 38-39 2018 4.6
26 Thyridariella, a novel marine fungal genus from India: morphological characterization and phylogeny inferred from multigene DNA sequence analyses. Devadatha, B., Sarma, V.V., Jeewon, R., Wanasinghe, D.N., Hyde, K.D. & Jones, E.B.G. Mycological Progress 17: 791-804 2018 1.989
27 Introducing the new Indian mangrove species, Vaginatispora microarmatispora (Lophiostomataceae) based on morphology and multigene phylogenetic analysi Devadatha, B., Sarma, V.V., Wasnasinghe, D.N., Hyde, K.D. and Jones, E.B.G Phytotaxa 329: 139-149 2017 1.25
28 Seasonal occurrence of marine ascomycetes and anamorphic marine fungi in mangroves of Godavari and Krishna deltas, East coast of India. Sarma, V.V. and Vittal, B.P.R Kavaka 48: 61-69 2017 0
29 Diversity of mangrove fungi on wood in Puducherry, South east coast of India Sarma, V.V. Kavaka 46: 37-39. 2016 0
30 A nodal centre to screen microbial extracts for various properties Sarma, V.V. Current Science 108: 1969 2015 0.9
31 A dichotomous Key to the genera of marine fungi occurring on Rhizophora spp. Sarma, V.V. Indian Journal of Marine Sciences 44: 573-579. 2015 0.3
32 A nodal centre to screen microbial extracts for various properties. Sarma, V.V. Current Science 108: 1969 2015 0.9
33 Manglicolous fungi from Chorao mangroves, Goa, West coast of India: I. Diversity and frequency of occurrence. Sarma, V.V. and Raghukumar, S. Nova Hedwigia 97:533-542 2013 0.91
34 International Code of Botanical Nomenclature: Implications of Melbourne Convention 2011 to mycology in India. Bhat, D.J. and Sarma, V.V. Current Science 105: 17-19 2013 0.9
35 Keys to Genera Sarma, V.V. IMA Fungus 4: 20 2013 4.6
36 Manglicolous fungi from Chorao mangroves, Goa, West coast of India: Observations on fungal species consortia. Sarma, V.V. and Raghukumar, S Kavaka 41: 18-22. 2013 0
37 International Code of Botanical Nomenclature: Implications of Melbourne Convention 2011 to mycology in India. Bhat, D.J. and Sarma, V.V. Current Science 105: 17-19. 2013 0.9
38 We need a Microbiological Survey of India and not Prokaryotic Survey of India. Sarma, V.V. Current Science 98: 994 2010 0.9
39 Integrated use of straw and bioexploitation of Trichoderma Sarma, V.V. Current Science 96: 1164-1165 2009 0.9
40 Multiple cropping to increase agrobiodiversity and sequester carbon dioxide. Sarma, V.V. Current Science 95: 815 2008 0.9
41 Multiple cropping to increase agrobiodiversity and sequester carbon dioxide. Sarma, V.V. Current Science 95: 815 2008 0.9
42 Biodiversity and ecology of soil fungi in Godavari and Krishna river deltaic mangroves, east coast of India. Sarma, V.V. and Vittal, B.P.R. Kavaka 35: 65-83. 2007 0
43 Biodiversity and ecological observations on filamentous fungi of Nypa fruticans along the Tutong River, Brunei. Hyde, K.D. and Sarma, V.V. Indian Journal of Marine Sciences. 35: 297-307 2006 0.3
44 Diversity and Ecology of fungi on mangroves of Bay of Bengal region – An Overview. Vittal, B.P.R. & Sarma, V.V. Indian Journal of Marine Sciences 35: 308-317 2006 0.3
45 Manglicolous fungi recorded from Godavari and Krishna deltas, A.P., east coast of India along with a dichotomous key and notes on some taxa. Sarma, V.V. and Vittal, B.P.R Kavaka 32: 65-111. 2004 0
46 Need for microbial type culture collection centre in South India. Sarma, V.V. Current Science 85: 706-707. 2003 0.9
47 A preliminary study on vertical distribution of manglicolous fungi on prop roots of Rhizophora apiculata Blume at Krishna delta, east coast of India. Sarma, V.V. and Vittal, B.P.R Kavaka 30: 21-29. 2002 0
48 A review on frequently occurring fungi in mangroves Sarma, V.V. and Hyde, K.D Fungal Diversity . 8: 1-34 2001 14
49 Biodiversity of fungi on selected mangrove plants in the Godavari and Krishna deltas, east coast of India. Sarma, V.V. and Vittal, B.P.R Fungal Diversity . 6: 113-129 2001 14
50 Frequency of occurrence of mangrove fungi from the East coast of India Sarma, V.V., Hyde, K.D. and Vittal, B.P.R Hydrobiologia. 455: 41-53 2001 2.012
51 Lanceispora phyllophila sp. nov. on petioles of unknown leaves in Singapore Sarma, V.V. and Hyde, K.D Mycoscience 42: 97-99 2001 1.01
52 Koorchaloma spartinicola sp. nov. a new sporodochial marine taxon from Spartina alterniflora. Sarma, V.V., Newell, S.T. and Hyde, K.D Botanica Marina. 44: 321-326 2001 1,3
53 Curvatispora singaporensis gen et sp. nov. on Livistona spinosa from Singapor Sarma, V.V. and Hyde, K.D Nova Hedwigia 72: 479-485 2001 0.91
54 Vismaya chaturbeeja gen et sp. nov. on an unidentified dicotyledonous twig in Tai Po Kau Forest, Hong Kong Sarma, V.V. and Hyde, K.D Nova Hedwigia 73: 247-252 2001 0.91
55 A CD-ROM for documentation and identification of mangrove fungi. Sarma, V.V., Raghukumar, S., Hyde, K.D., Vittal, B.P.R. and Chandramohan, D. Fungal Diversity 5: 195-200 2000 14
56 Biodiversity of mangrove fungi on different substrata of Rhizophora apiculata and Avicennia spp. from Godavari and Krishna deltas, east coast of India Sarma, V.V. and Vittal, B.P.R Fungal Diversity 5: 23-41 2000 14
57 Ecological studies on mangrove fungi from east coast of India. Observations on seasonal occurrence Sarma, V.V. and Vittal, B.P.R Kavaka 26&27: 105-120. 1999 0

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 Diatrype: New records from Andaman Islands and a checklist from India M. Niranjan and V.V. Sarma MycoAsia 2020/2 2020 0
2 AJOM New records and collections of fungi Hyde, K.D. ……Devadatha, B., Niranjan, M.…… Sarma, V.V. et al. Asian Journal of Mycology 3: 22-294 2020 0
3 Twelve new species of Ascomycetous fungi from Andaman Islands, India. Niranjan, M. and Sarma, V.V. Kavaka 50: 84-97. 2018 -
4 Degradation of Azo dyes by saprobic microfungi from mangrove and terrestrial forests in India. Revanth Babu Pallam, Vaibhav Arun, Bhanuteja, Niranjan, M., Devadatha, B. and Sarma, V.V. Kavaka 50: 73-77. 2018 -
5 . New records of Ascomycetous fungi from Andaman Islands, India and their molecular sequence data. Niranjan, M., Tiwari, S., Baghela, A. and Sarma, V.V. Current Research in Environmental and Applied Mycology 8: 331-350 2018 0
6 Fungal species consortia on Nypa fruticans at Brunei. Sarma, V.V. and Hyde, K.D Studies in Fungi Fungi. 3: 19-26 2018 0
7 Pontoporeia mangrovei sp. nov, a new marine fungus from an Indian mangrove along with a new geographical and host record of Falciformispora lignatilis Devadatha, B. and Sarma, V.V. Current Research in Environmental and Applied Mycology 8: 238–246 2018 0
8 New Ascomycetous fungi in the family Aigialaceae from Andaman Islands, India. Niranjan, M. and Sarma, V.V. Current Research in Environmental and Applied Mycology 8: 351-359 2018 0
9 Kamalomyces polyseptatus sp. nov., from an unidentified bamboo twig in Andaman Islands, India. Niranjan, M. and Sarma, V.V. Studies in Fungi 3: 115–120 2018 0
10 Ascobolus gomayapriya, a new copropilous fungus from Andaman Islands, India. Niranjan, M. and Sarma, V.V. Studies in Fungi Studies in Fungi. 3: 73-78. 2018 0
11 Lyophilized diazotrophs for liquid biofertilzers Annapurna, B., Sarma, V.V and Raju, P.N. Ecochronicle 5:37-46. 2010 0
12 Fungal pretreatment of alternative cellulosic substrates for pulp and paper making. Saranya, S. Sindhu Kuttan, Sarma, V.V. Ecochronicle 4: 121-134 2009 0
13 Assumptions on survival strategies of marine fungi in oceans. Sarma, V.V. Ecochronicle 4: 193-198. 2009 0
14 Integrated Biomass Management for Sustainable Agriculture. Sarma, V.V. Ecochronicle 4: 59 – 66. 2009 0
15 Organic agricultural practices and their benefits to farmers and mankind. Sarma, V.V. Ecochronicle. 3: 81-83 2008 0
16 The myths and realities of biopulping for paper industry. Sarma, V.V. Ecochronicle 2: 41-44. 2007 0
17 On certain issues related to biodiversity research in India. Sarma, V.V. Ecochronicle 2: 113-114 2007 0
18 Measures to enhance taxonomic research and bioprospecting of microbes in third world and developing countries. Sarma, V.V. Ecochronicle 2: 233-235. 2007 0
19 Tirispora mandoviana sp. nov. from Chorao mangroves, Goa, India. Sarma, V.V. and Hyde, K.D Australian Mycologist 19: 52-56. 2000 0

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 Marine fungi and their biotechnological potential - An appraisal Sarma, V.V. Proceedings of the International conference on “Applied Bioengineering” held on 5-7 December, 2007 at Sathyabama University, Chennai, India. 16-22. 2007

Books

S.No Title of the Book Name of the Authors as per the order in Book Publisher Year ISBN No.

Chapters in Books

S.No Title of the Chapters Name of the Authors Title of the Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 Fungal Diversity in Mangroves of India V. Venkateswara Sarma and B. Devadatha Biotechnological Utilization of Mangrove Resources Elsevier 2020 ISBN: 978-0-12-819532-1
2 Marine fungal ecology in Molecular Era. V.V. Sarma and Rajesh Jeewon. Advancing Frontiers in Mycology and Mycotechnology Springer 2019 978-981-13-9348-8
3 Marine Fungal Diversity – Present status and Future Perspectives. Sarma, V.V. Microbial Diversity in Ecosystem Sustainability and Biotechnological Applications Springer 2019 978-981-13-8314-4_465089
4 Pharmaceutical Potential of Marine Fungal Endophytes Rajesh Jeewon, Amiirah Luckhun, Vishwakalyan Bhoyroo, Sadeer Nabeelah, Fawzi M. Mahoomodally, Sillma Rampadarath, Daneshwar Puchooa, V. Venkateswara Sarma, Siva Sundara Kumar Durairajan, and Kevin D. Endophytes and Secondary Metabolites Springer 2019 ebook ISBN 978-3-319-76900-4
5 Fungi as Promising Biofuel Resources. Revanthbabu Pallam and Sarma, V.V. Microbial Biotechnology in Agro-Environmental Sustainability Elsevier 2019 eBook ISBN: 9780444642813; Paperback ISBN: 9780444641915
6 Endophytic fungi and their enzymatic potential. Rashmi Mishra, Kushveer, Revanthbabu, P. and Sarma, V.V. Advances in Endophytic Fungal Research Springer 2019 ISBN 978-3-030-03589-1
7 Secondary metabolites produced by endophytic fungi from marine environments. Rashmi, M., Kushveer, J.S. and Sarma, V.V. Endophytic fungi and Secondary Metabolism Springer Nature, Switzerland 2018 ISBN 978-3-319-90485-6
8 Secondary Metabolite Production by Endophytic Fungi: The Gene Clusters, Nature, and Expression. Rashmi Mishra and Sarma, V.V Endophytic fungi and Secondary Metabolism Springer Nature, Switzerland 2018 ISBN 978-3-319-90485-6
9 Marine fungi for Sustainable Development. Sarma, V.V. Fungi and their Role in Sustainable Development: Current Perspectives. Springer Nature, Singapore 2018 ISBN 978-981-13-0393-7
10 Current perspectives of Endophytic fungi in Sustainable Development. Rashmi Mishra and Sarma, V.V Fungi and their Role in Sustainable Development: Current Perspectives. Springer Nature, Singapore 2018 ISBN 978-981-13-0393-7
11 Mycoremediation of Heavy Metal and Hydrocarbon Pollutants by Endophytic Fungi. Rashmi Mishra and Sarma, V.V Mycoremediation and Environmental Sustainability. Vol. I. Springer 2018 978-3-319-68956-2
12 Obligate marine fungi and biodeterioration Sarma, V.V. Mycoremediation and Environmental Sustainability. Vol. II. Springer 2018 978-3-319-77385-8
13 Myconanotechnology in Agriculture Sairengpuii HnamteBusi SiddhardhaV. Venkateswara Sarma Fungal Nanotechnology Springer 2017 978-3-319-68423-9
14 Diversity and distribution of Marine Fungi on Rhizophora spp.in Mangroves. Sarma, V.V. Biology of Marine Fungi Springer 2012 ISBN 978-3-642-23341-8
15 Fungal Diversity of Mangroves Vittal, B.P.R. and Sarma, V.V The Fungi - Diversity and Conservation in India Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh Publishers, Dehra Dun 2005 ISBN 10:8121104424
16 Mangrove fungi from Siargao Island, Philippines. Besitulo, A.D., Sarma, V.V. & Hyde, K.D. Fungi in Marine Environments. Fungal Diversity Press 2002 962-85677-8-0
17 Morphology and Taxonomy of Higher Marine Fungi Hyde, K.D., Sarma, V.V. and Jones, E.B.G Marine Mycology-A Practical Approach. Fungal Diversity Press 2000 962-85677-1-3
18 Pictorial Key to Higher Marine Fungi: Hyde, K.D. and Sarma, V.V. Marine Mycology-A Practical Approach. Fungal Diversity Press 2000 962-85677-1-3
19 Synoptic Key to Higher Marine Fungi: Sarma, V.V. and Hyde, K.D Marine Mycology-A Practical Approach. Fungal Diversity Press 2000 962-85677-1-3

Edited Books

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Ongoing Projects

S.No Title of the Project Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 Bioinventorying of higher marine fungi colonizing decomposing mangrove substrata in Muthupet mangroves, Tamil Nadu, East coast of India” Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India 3 and half years 20,28,000 2015
2 Bioinventorying of Ascomycetous fungi colonizing plant litter in the forests of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India Science and Engineering Research Board, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India 3 years 39,61,200 2015

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
1 Bioinventorying of higher marine fungi colonizing decomposing mangrove substrata in Muthupet mangroves, Tamil Nadu, East coast of India” Ministtry of Earth Sciences (MOES), Govt. of India January 2015 to July 2018 2028000 2018
2 Bioinventorying of Ascomycetous fungi colonizing plant litter in the forests of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), DST, Govt. of India May 2015 to May 2018 39,61,200 2018
3 Bioactivity-based screening of maritime fungi of Pondicherry, east coast of India for antifungal and antibacterial compounds” Pondicherry University 1 year 3,00,000 2013

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 2 Department of Biotechnology, Pondicherry Universit
2 2018 M.SC 1 Department of Biotechnology, Pondicherry Universit
3 2017 M.SC 2 Department of Biotechnology, Pondicherry Universit
4 2016 M.SC 2 + 1 Department of Biotechnology, Pondicherry Universit
5 2015 M.SC 3 Department of Biotechnology, Pondicherry Universit
6 2014 M.SC 3 Department of Biotechnology, Pondicherry Universit
7 2013 M.SC 3 Department of Biotechnology, Pondicherry Universit
8 2010 M.SC 1 Department of Biotechnology, Pondicherry Universit
9 2008 M.SC 5 MCRC, Chennai
10 2007 M.SC 2 Shri AMM Murugappa Chettiar Research Centre, Chenn

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 Tanveer Ahmed 30.08.2013 R34597 Studies on Antiquorum sensing potential of saprophytic fungi isolated from Carica papaya and Tridax procumbens YES 06-03-2020 NO
2 Rashmi Mishra 23/08/2013 1300103010 Studies on Antiquorum sensing potential of endophytic fungi isolated from two medicinal plants YES 22-07-2019 YES 06-03-2020
3 Revanth Babu Pallam 23.10.2014 1400103008 Purification and characterization of laccases produced by selected fungi from Andaman Islands, India NO NO
4 Niranjan, M. 18.09.2014 1400103005 Studies on biodiversity and molecular analyses of ascomycetous fungi from Andaman Islands, India YES 17-09-2019 YES 20-02-2020
5 Kushveer, J.S. 12.08.2015 20151103006 Isolation and characterization of marine fungal secondary metabolites and their bioactivities NO NO
6 DEVADATHA B 07-10-2014 1400103002 Studies on Biodiversity and Molecular Characterization of Marine Fungi from Muthupet Mangroves, East Coast of India and thier Anti-Quorum Sensing Potential YES 04-03-2019 YES 16-09-2019

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 International Symposium on Fungal Biology: Advances, Applications and Conservation Agharkar Research Institute, Pune, Maharashtra, India 21000 ARI, Pune, Maharashtra, India 19-11-2018 21-11-2018 2018
2 Workshop on "Molecular techniques for microbiologists and preservation" MTCC, CSIR-IMTECH, Chandigarh 20000 IMTECH, Chandigarh 20-03-2017 25-03-2017 2017
3 Asian Mycological Congress Department of Botany, University of Goa, Goa 21000 University of Goa, Goa 07.10.2015 10.10.2015 2015
4 Training program on "Molecular techniques for microbiologists" CFTRI, Mysore 24000 CFTRI, Mhysore, Karnataka 02-09-2014 19-09-2014 2014

E-Lecture Details

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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 Relevance of Saccardian classification of fungi in modern times. National Conference on “Recent Advances in Biodiversity, Biology and Biotechnology of Fungi” Department of Biotechnology, Pondicherry University at Pondicherry University National 07-11-2019 09-11-2019 2019
2 Plants that are hyperdiverse for fungi in marine environments International Symposium on Fungal Biology: Advances, Applications and Conservation Agharkar Research Institute, Pune, Maharashtra, India International 19-11-2018 21-11-2018 2018
3 Marine fungal diversity and their bioprospecting DBT sponsored short-term training program on Methods in Microbial Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Department of Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology, Loyola college, Chennai, Tamil Nadu National 14-03-2018 06-04-2018 2018
4 Need for a Web Portal to maintain information on morphological descriptions of all fungal type speci “Fungal Biology: Recent Trends and Future Prospects” University of Jammu, Jammu, India National 16-11-2017 18-11-2017 2017
5 Marine fungi: their diversity, roles in environment and Biotechnological potential” National seminar on “Emerging Trends in Environment and Sustainable Development” Dept. of Botany, Loyala College, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh National 02-09-2016 03-09-2016 2016
6 Suggestions to study Fungal Species consortia as routine ecological investigation for biotechnologic National conference on Fungal Biotechnology (NCFB-2016 Birla Institute of Scientific Research, Jaipur National 16-11-2016 18-11-2016 2016
7 Diversity and distribution of manglicolous fungi in the mangroves of India – An appraisal” Challenges and Opportunities in Mycological Research CAS in Botany, University of Madras National 11-02-2016 12-02-2016 2016
8 Marine derived fungi of Avicennia marina var. marina of a mangrove stand and their biotechnological Emerging trends in fungal biology and plant protection CAS in Botany, Banares Hindu University, Varanasi National 16-02-2016 18-02-2016 2016
9 Solid-state fermentation of filamentous fungi” workshop in Microbiology Department of Microbiology, Pondicherry University National 06-01-2015 06-01-2015 2015
10 Opportunities with marine fungi in Biotechnology National seminar on “A snapshot on the applications of marine microorganisms in Biotechnology” Dept. of Microbiology, Tirupur Kumaran College for Women, Tirupur, Tamil Nadu National 23-09-2015 23-09-2015 2015
11 Biodiversity of mangrove fungi in Puducherry, East coast of India” Asian Mycological Congress Goa Univerisity, Goa International 07-10-2015 10-10-2015 2015
12 Ecological biotechnology of marine fungi” National seminar Kanchi Sri Krishna Arts and Science College, Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, India National 03-03-2014 04-03-2014 2014
13 “Ecobiotechnology of marine fungi” Environmental conference Central University of Kerala, Kasargod, Kerala National 17-02-2014 19-07-2014 2014
14 A simple particle dilution technique for isolation of fungi from leaf litter National Conference on Fungal Diversity and Biotechnology for Food and Chemicals (FDBFC) CAS in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, Parangipettai, near Chidambaram. National 27-02-2014 28-02-2014 2014
15 Diversity and Biotechnological potential of Marine Fungi UGC-SAP sponsored on lecture series C.A.S. in Botany, University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai-600025 University level 13-02-2013 13-02-2013 2013
16 “Secondary metabolites from marine fungal isolates” National Seminar on Emerging trends in microbial biotechnology Department of Microbiology, Kachi Shri Krishna College of Arts & Science, Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu National 20-02-2013 21-02-2013 2013
17 Simple solutions to tackle Climate Change Environmental Sciences section at 98th Indian Science Congress SRM University, Chennai National 03-01-2011 07-01-2011 2011
18 Assumptions on survival strategies of marine fungi in oceans” New Vistas for mycology in meeting global challenges C.A.S. in Botany, University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai National 29-01-2009 30-01-2009 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 Recent Advances in Biodiversity, Biology and Biotechnology of Fungi National Biodiversity Authority (NBA), ICAR, SERB, CSIR, PU Culture-Cum-Convention Centre, Pondicherry University; 7-9, November, 2019 National Conference 07-11-2019 09-11-2019 2019
2 Biotechnology in Nation Building Pondicherry Univesity Pondicherry University, One day National 16-03-2015 16-03-2015 2015

Workshop Organized

S.No Title of the Programme Sponsors Venue & Duration Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Methods to Study Marine Fungi Registration fees from students Department of Biotechnology, Pondicherry University National 06-11-2019 06-11-2019 2019

Administrative Responsibilities in the Government and Quasi Government Agencies

S.No Name of the Position Agency/Organisation Duration Nature of Duties
1 Presiding Officer Election Commission of India 2 days in May 2016 Conduct of Puducherry Assembly Elections
2 Presiding Officer Election Commission of India 2 days in May 2019 Conduct of General Elections for Parliament and Assembly
3 Presiding Officer Election Commission of India 2 days in May 2011 Conduct of Puducherry Assembly Elections

Affiliation in Academic Bodies/Societies

S.No Name of the Body/Society Nature of Affiliation Year
1 Association of Microbiologists of India Life Member 2007
2 Mycological Society of India Life Member 2005

Participation & Extension Activities (Academic/Administraion)

S.No Name of the Position (Head, Dean, Co-ordinator, Director, etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites
1 Co-ordinator 2 years (2015, 2017) Department seminars by Ph.D. scholars
2 Governing Body Member to Dental College in Puducherry 3 years Advisory
3 Member, UG Board, Pondicherry University for Biotechnology 3 years Syllabus revision
4 Member, School Board 3 years (2018-2021) Syllabus revision

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)

S.No Title of the FDP Organiser Venue Duration From Date To Date Year
1 Workshop on "Molecular techniques for microbiologists and preservation" MTCC, IMTECH, Chandigarh MTCC, IMTECH, Chandigarh 6 days 20-03-2017 25-03-2017 2017
2 Training program on "Molecular techniques for microbiologists" CFTRI, Mysore CFTRI, Mysore 18 days 02-09-2014 19-09-2014 2014

Details of Executive Development Prog/Management Development Prog. conducted

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

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Enrolment under ARPIT Programme

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