Achievements during 2014-15

Achievements of Faculty
Best Paper Award for paper presented by Devipriya MS, Devipriya V. and Udayan PS.,on Morphological and Taxonomical Studies on Eight Species of Salacia L.  at the National Seminar on Flowering Plant Reproduction & Diversity Post Graduate Department of Botany, Fatima National College, Kollam, Kerala 9th to 10th  January2015.
  Devipriya V. along with Devipriya MS, Regy Yohannan and Udayan PS.,has reported two new species of Salacia, the locally common endemic species of which has been found to be effective against colon cancer and cervical cell lines. This study was done in collaboration with RGCB, Thiruvananthapuram.
  Dr Devipriya V. is also a Fellow of the Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy; Member, Executive Council, IAAT; Member, Executive Council, The Society of Cytologists and Geneticists, India and Reviewer, Journal of Human Ecology.
  Dr Devipriya.V served as an Expert Member of Evaluation Subcommittee of Green Protocol Committee of 35th National Games, India at Thiruvananthapuram from 31st January to 14th February 2015.
  Dr Devipriya.V also Judged the Science Exhibition organized as part of National   Science Day celebrations at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Vivekananda Vidya Mandir, Manvila, Thiruvnanthapuram on 21st February 2015.
Achievements of Students
  Selected in ASAP Programme
SumiSundaresan (I DC)
Geethu.R (I DC)
Surabhi.M.S (I DC)
Spectrum -2015 Seminar Series
  Best Paper Award : Sumi Sundaresan (I DC)
 
Paper presenters in sessions organized by various departments
Botany III DC Arjun S.K., Anju G. Das
II DC Athira AB, Viji Das
I DC SumiSundaresan
Physical Education III DC Krishnapriya K.S.,  Haritha P.
Malayalam II DC Athira AB
Sports
 
Nisha S. – III DC
  1. First prize in Senior State Softball Championship at MAMO College Ground, Mukkom, Kozhikode from 22-12-2014 to 24-12-2014.
  2. Fourth prize in Senior National Softball Championship at Kasturchand Park Ground, Nagpur, Maharashtra from 06-01-2015 to 11-01-2015.
  3. Participation in InteruniversitySoftball Championship at Delhi, from 16-02-2015 to 02-03-2015.
  4. Team Member in InteruniversityBaseball Championship Team (2014-15) of Kerala University.
Abdul Muhsin– II DC
  1. National Games -2015-Volunteer
  2. UniversityMeet - Third prize in Swimming
  3. State levelKeralolsavam – First prize in Swimming
Shahin – II DC
  1. State level University meet –participated in Kabaddi
AthulyaRajan– I DC
  1. Jawline Throw- College Level

Achievements during 2013-14

Achievements of Students
Kerala University Yuvajanolsavam
Akhil DT - Poster Making 3rd prize
College Level Competitions- Ponkathir -2013 (Onam Celebration)
Athapookalam- 2nd prize Department participation
Onapattu- 2nd prize Snehalatha.A.V, Harsha Krishnan, Sreelekshmi, Athira.I, Arya Murali, Praveen PJ, Akhil DT, Kamalapriya
Thiruvathira- 3rd prize Archana R Nair, Arya Murali, Athira, Karthika, Aswathy, Anjali, Reshma
Republic Day Celebrations
Quiz competition 1st prize Arun S Nair, Anurenj P Kumar, Arjun.S.K
VIBGYOR (College Fest)
Musiq mania- 3nd prize Anju.G.Nair, Snehaletha.A.V, Athira.I
Drawing- 2nd prize Department participation
Arts Fest
Essay writing- Hindi 1st prize Athira.V
Essay writing- Hindi 2nd prize Amrutha.V.V
Group dance- 2nd prize Athira.I, Arya Murali, Arya Suresh, Karthika, Aswathy,Nisha,Amrutha.V.V
Poster making- 1st prize Akhil.DT
Skit- 3rd prize Padmajan, Arjun.S.K, Anju.V.Das, Arya,Sujith,Vishnu
Mohinyattam- 3rd prize Athira.I
Oppana- 2nd prize Archana R Nair, Arya Murali, Anju,Arya M.S, Anju.V.Das, Reshma, Kamalapriya, Haritha.P, Soumya
Malayalam poem - 2nd prize Arya Suresh
Mapilapattu- 3nd prize Arya Murali
Light music- 2nd prize Snehaletha A.V
Folk dance- 3rd prize Arya Suresh
Achievements of the Teaching Staff
Prof. Gadha S.
Paper Published
Regy Yohannan, Gadha S. & Devipriya V. 2014. A Checklist of the Flowering Plants of Napier Museum Campus, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Logos, 1(2) : 61-75.
Dr. Suma B.S.
Research Degree Awarded
Ph.D awarded for her thesis titled “Floristic and Ecological Studies on Algae of Polluted Waters in and Around Chavara Industrial Area” in May 2013. Other Achievements
Attended Workshop on Syllabus revision at Mar Ivanios College on 18-19 March 2014.
Dr. Devipriya V.
Research Project
UGC Minor Research Project sanctioned Rs.1,60,000/- in March 2014
Papers published
Devipriya V & Regy Yohannan. 2014. An Introduction to the Section Trifoliolata of Jasminum L. from Kerala. Logos, 1(2) : 54-59.
Regy Yohannan, Gadha S. & Devipriya V. 2014. A Checklist of the Flowering Plants of Napier Museum Campus, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Logos, 1(2) : 61-75.
Papers presented – International Seminars
Presented a paper entitled ‘An Introduction to the Medicinally Important Genus Jasminum L.’ in the International Seminar on Molecular Secrets of Plant Medicines (MSPM-2013) organized by Dept of Biotechnology, C.M.S. College, Kottayam 17 -18 October 2013.
Presented a paper entitled ‘An Overview of the Species of Salacia L. from Kerala, South India’ in the International Seminar on Molecular Secrets of Plant Medicines (MSPM-2013).
Presented a paper entitled ‘Daturas and Brugmansias of South India – A Review’ in the International Seminar on Molecular Secrets of Plant Medicines (MSPM-2013).
Presented a paper entitled ‘Leea D. Royen ex L., a Medicinally Less Explored Genus of the Leeaceae’ in the International Seminar on Molecular Secrets of Plant Medicines (MSPM-2013).
Presented a paper entitled ‘Jasminum sambac (L.) Ait. - a medicinally valuable species of the Oleaceae’ in the International Seminar on Molecular Secrets of Plant Medicines (MSPM-2013).
Presented a paper entitled ‘The Medicinal Prospects of Thunbergia Retz., a Popular Ornamental’ in the International Seminar on Molecular Secrets of Plant Medicines (MSPM-2013).
Papers Presented – National Seminars
Presented a paper entitled ‘Petiolar Anatomy and the Intrageneric Classification of Jasminum L. (Oleaceae)’ in XXIII IAAT National Conference on Recent Advances in Plant Taxonomy Research organized by IAAT &Department of Botany, RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur on 27 -29 December 2013.
Presented a paper entitled ‘The Inflorescence Architecture in Eleven Accessions of Jasminum sambac (L.) Ait.’ in XXIII IAAT National Conference on Recent Advances in Plant Taxonomy Research organized by IAAT &Department of Botany, RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur on 27 -29 December 2013.
Presented a paper entitled ‘Studies on the Microspore Exine Ornamentation of Datura L. and Brugmansia Pers.’ in the National Seminar on Socio-Economic Root Causes of Biodiversity Loss. Organized by Department of Botany, Sree Narayana College, Kannur. 24 -25 January, 2014.
Presented a paper entitled ‘Assessment of Climbing Plant Diversity of Aikaranad Panchayath, Ernakulam, Kerala State’ in the National Seminar at Sree Narayana College, Kannur in January, 2014.
Presented a paper entitled ‘In vitro Propagaton of Scoparia dulcis L.’ in the National Seminar at Sree Narayana College, Kannur in January, 2014.
Presented a paper entitled ‘Flowering Trees of Mazhuvannoor Panchayath, Ernakulam District, Kerala’ in the National Seminar on Role of Plant Systematics in Biodiversity and its Conservation, organized by Department of Botany, Sree Narayana College, Cherthala. 4 -5 March, 2014.
Presented a paper entitled ‘Comparative Study on the Inflorescences in Eleven Accessions of Jasminum sambac (L.) Ait.’ in the National Seminar at Sree Narayana College, Cherthala. March, 2014.
Presented a paper entitled ‘Pollen Morphological Studies on Selected Members of the Genus Hibiscus L.’ ’ in the National Seminar at Sree Narayana College, Cherthala. March, 2014.
Other achievements
Elected Executive Council Member of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy for two years with effect from 1-1-2012 to 31-12-2014.
Elected Executive Council Member of Society of Cytologists and Geneticists for four years with effect from 31-1-2012 to 31-12-2016.
Co-ordinator, NAAC Steering Committee, S.N. College, Chempazhanthy
Guiding eight students for their Ph.D. work