Dr. Nisha Rani D.

Head of the Department of Botany & Biotechnology 

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Contact Details

Address: Chaithravanika,
RKN Lane,
Pappanamcode P.O.

Mobile: 9447309819

Email: nishachithrakumar@gmail.com

 

Academic Qualifications
  1. M.Sc Botany - College for Women, TVPM, University of Kerala - 1996
  2. M.Phil Botany - Govt. College, Kariavattom, University of Kerala - 1998
  3. General Course on Intellectual Property - Intellectual Property Rights - WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization), e-learning - Distant learning - 2004
  4. Ph.D - Studies on the Oxidase rich Plant callus cultures for Biocatalysis - NIIST (CSIR), University of Kerala - 2007
Total Teaching Experience

Dept. of Botany & Biotechnology - St. Xavier's College, Thumba, Kerala University - 15 Jul 2011 onwards

Positions held in St. Xavier's College
  • Nature Club Coordinator - 4 years
  • NSS Coordinator - 1 year
  • IQAC co-ordinator 2017 onwards
Positions held outside St. Xavier's College

Chairman, Board of Examinations, S2,S4 BSc Botany and Biotechnology/Biotechnology Multimajor, 2016 vide lr no. EB VIII/2016 dated 29/06/2016 - University of Kerala (Controller of Examinations) - Till the completion of practical and theory papers of semesters concerned

Research Activities

Minor Research Project:

from UGC - vide approval no. 2352/15-16/KLKE033/UGC-SWRO dated 25/04/2016

Journals / Articles Published
  1. Chemical Industry Digest, 2004, 17(9):60-65 - Plant derived enzymes & its use - Block dale publishing - Mumbai
  2. In vitro Cell and Developmental Biology (Plant), 2006, 42 (1) 7-9. (Impact factor 2015- 1.152). - Effects of plant growth regulators on high frequency shoot multiplication and callus regeneration of an important Indian medicinal plant, nirgundi (Vitexnegundo L.).42 - Springer - New York City
  3. Journal of Food Engineering. 2006, 77: 594-600. (Impact factor 2015- 3.199). - Kinetic study of a purified anionic peroxidase isolated from Eupatorium odoratumand its novel application as time temperature indicator for food materials, Journal of Food Engineering - Elsevier - New York
  4. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 2006, 128: 1-12. (Impact factor 2015- 1.735). - Kinetics and thermal stability of two peroxidase isozymes from Eupatorium odoratum - Springer - New York city
  5. Pharmaceutical Biology,2006, 45 (1): 48-53. (Impact factor 2015-1.546) - Cell suspension cultures of Portulacagrandiflora as potent catalysts for biotransformation of L-tyrosine into L-DOPA - Taylor & Francis - London
  6. The website 'theyoungfarmer.com' on 01/10/2014 - Farming for framing fairer future - Electronic article
  7. Journal of Biochemical Engineering, 2016, 115: 23-29. (Impact factor 2015- 2.8). - A Potential Tissue culture Approach for the Phytoremediation of Dyes in Aquaculture Industry. Journal of Biochemical Engineering - Elsevier - New York
Patent

A process for the production of peroxidase from plant cell and callus culture

  1. European Patent No. EP1758992
  2. United States Patent No. 7390641
  3. Indian No. 1338/DEL/2005
Conference / Seminar / Workshop / Training Programmes attended (last 5 years) - Academic & General
  1. Women Achievers in science - Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment, Thiruvananthapuram - State Level - 2011 - Participation
  2. Research Methodology, Writing Practices and Language Skills for Women Scientists - Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment, TVPM - State Level - 2012 - Participation
  3. Orientation Programme (IT Oriented) - Academic Staff College, University of Kerala - National Level - 2012 - Participation
  4. Refresher Course on Life Sciences - Academic Staff College, University of Kerala - National Level - 2014 - Participation
  5. UGC sponsored National Seminar on Environmental Security and Sustainable Development - Sree Ayyappa College for Women, Chunkankadai - National Level - 2013 - Presented a paper
  6. UGC sponsored National Seminar cum workshop on Techniques in Biosciences - KKTM Govt. College, Kodungallur - National Level - 2014 - Presented a paper
  7. Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights funded by Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment - St. Xavier's College, Thumba - College Level - 2014 - Convener and participant - (Council Order No. (P)761/2013/KSCSTE dated 03/08/2013
Other Honours
  1. M.Sc. Botany - 5th Rank - Univ. of Kerala - 1996
  2. Lectureship-NET in Life Sciences - UGC/CSIR - Feb 2001
  3. JRF and SRF fellowships - CSIR - Jul 2001
  4. Best Paper Award for the paper presented in the UGC sponsored National Seminar cum workshop on Techniques in Biosciences - Dept. of Botany, KKTM Govt. College (UGC sponsored) - 2014