Dr. S. Geetha

Geetha
Dr. S. Geetha

Assistant Professor
Area: Agroecology
Affiliation: Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur.
E-mail ID: geethas1@srmist.edu.in

Education

Ph.D. Biochemistry Madurai Kamaraj University, 2016
M.Sc. Biochemistry University of Madras, 2000
B.Sc Biochemistry University of Madras, 1998

Other Details:

Courses 

  • Agroecology
  • Ecology and Environment
  • Organic practices in Agriculture
  • Plant Physiology and Biochemistry
  • Plant metabolism
  • Molecular biology of  Plants
  • Gene transfer techniques in Plants
  • Phyto pathology
  • Phytomedicines
  • Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Natural Resource Management

Research Interests

  • Microbial Fertigation
  • Organic Farming for sustainable agriculture
  • Organic Herbal garden

Selected Publications 

  • Geetha, S. and S. Rajeswari. 2019. “A preliminary study on proximate, phytochemical and and antibacterial studies of Andrographis paniculata seed extract, Research journal of Pharmacy and Technology, 12(5): 2083-88 (Scopus indexed)
  • Geetha, S. and Aruna Devaraj. 2018. ‘Evaluation of antiulcer activity of organic grapes produced by microbial fertigation’, International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Research, 9(3): 931-934 (Scopus indexed)
  • Geetha, S., Jannathul Firdous, T. Karpagam, Sugunabai and S. Gomathi. 2018. ‘Studies on Hepatoprotective and Anti-inflammatory activity of  Coix lacryma – jobi (LINN)’,  Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, 11 (11): 290-293 (Scopus indexed)

Conferences/ Seminars/ Workshops Attended

  • Participated in National workshop on Computer aided drug development, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, Bengaluru, during 16th February, 2019
  • Participated and presented a paper on “Efficacy of Microbial fertigation on health status of Vineyard soils” in National Symposium on Current trends in Plant sciences [NSCTPS18], held at Madras Christian College (Autonomous), Chennai., sponsored by TNSCST during 22nd-23rd February, 2018
  • Participated and presented poster presentation on BIOSENSORS -“An Innovative Approach in Cancer Diagnosis” in National Symposium on current trends in Plant Sciences, National Conference on Interdisciplinary Research and Innovations in Biosciences, held at Mohamed Sathak College of Arts & Science, PG & Research dept. of Biochemistry, Chennai during 24th-25th January 2018
  • Participated in International Workshop on Biochemical & Bioinformatics Techniques, held at Shrimati Indira Gandhi College, Trichirapalli during 5th September 2017
  • Participated in National workshop on 4-R Approaches in Pharmacology and Toxicology, at SRM College of Pharmacy, SRM University, Kattankulathur, SRM University during 4th August 2017
  • Participated in Workshop on Scientific Awareness among rural farmers, Dept. of Botany & Zoology, HKRH College & IQAC, sponspored by Tamilnadu State council for Science and Technology, Chennai, during 9th-10th February, 2017
  • Participated in National Seminar on “Interdisciplinary Application of Biology”, Research centre & PG Dept. of Zoology, JA College, Periyakulam, sponspored by UGC during 18th-19th December, 2016
  • Participated and presented poster on “Metabolic Engineering” in National Seminar on “Opportunities and Challenges in Life Science”, Dept. of Biochemistry, Biotechnology & Nutrition FSM & D, SACWC College, Cumbum during 12th September, 2016
  • Participated and presented poster presentation on “Evaluation Of  Antiulcer Activity Of  Organic Grapes Produced By Microbial Fertigation” in National Conference on New Biological Researches (NABS), Dept. of Energy, Environment & Natural resources, held at Madurai  Kamaraj University, sponsored by SERB,UGC and ICAR during 11th-12th August, 2016
  • Participated and presented a paper on “Evaluation of anti-inflammatory activity of Coixlacryma jobi” in national conference on “New Perspectives in Biosciences”, Dept. of Biotechnology, held at Mother Teresa University during 5th-6th October, 2015
  • Participated in National workshop on Microbial tool and Bioremediation (NWMB -2017 PG & Research centre of Zoology, held at Jayaraj Annapackiam College for Women (Autonomous) DST during 9th-10th February, 2016
  • Participated in International Conference on Recent trends in Biological Sciences, Dept. of Zoology, Botany and Biochemistry, HKRH College, sponsored by UGC,SERO Division, Hyderabad during 25th January, 2016
  • Participated in National Conference on “New Perspectives in Biosciences” Dept. of Biotechnology held at Mother Teresa University, Kodaikanal, sponsored by UGC during 5th-6th  July, 2015
  • Participated and presented  a paper on “Influence of Panchagavya on the growth of Amaranthus tricolor” in International Conference on Green Energy & Green Environment, Dept. of Microbiology & Biochemistry, Nadar Saraswathi College, Theni during 21st January, 2015
  • Participated and presented a paper on Hepatoprotective studies on Coixlacaryma-jobi” in National Seminar held at Jayaraj Annabackiam college for women, Periyakulam, theni dt., during 25th-26th February, 2014
  • Participated in Workshop on “Statistical Tools for Biology”, Curriculum Development Cell, Mother Teresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal, 30th August, 2013
  • Participated in State level workshop on “Statistical Packages for the Social Sciences (SPSS), Research centre & PG Dept. of Zoology, JA College, Periyakulam, Tamil Nadu sponsored by State Council for Science and Technology, Chennai during 11th - 15th February, 2013
  • Participated and presented a paper on “Bioremedial role of Panchagavya and Microbial fertigation in Viticulture” in National Seminar on “New Frontiers in Biology”, Research centre & PG Dept. of Zoology, JA College, Periyakulam during 18th-19th December, 2012
  • Workshop on Practical Aspects of Rearing Italian Honey Bees “APIS MELLIFERA Dept. of Biology, HKRH College, State Council for Science & Technology & NCSTC, New Delhi, 17th October, 2012
  • Participated and presented a paper on “Effect of microbial fertigation and Panchagavya on the growth of Vitis vinifera graftings” in National summit on “Recent trends in Biosciences” , BIOTRENDS 2012, IC & SR Auditorium, IIT  Madras during 2012
  • Participated in National workshop on “EXPERIMENTS IN BIOPROCESS TECHNOLOGY”, Dept of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, Loyola college, Chennai, sponsored by UGC during 9th-10th December, 2009
  • Participated and presented poster on “GLOBAL WARMING” at the state level conference, , Hajee Karthu Rowther Howdia College – Won the second prize in the presentation during 10th-11th December, 2009
  • Participated in National symposium on Biotechnology and Women Empowerment”, Dept. of  Biotechnolgy, Mother Teresa women’s university, Kodaikanal during 25th-27th August, 2005.

Academic Experiences

  • Assistant professor in (Plant Biochemistry & Ecology- 15 years)
  • Lecturer in (Biochemistry) (6 months)
  • Research guidance - Guided 5 PG Projects 
  • Designed a BIOCOOL PAD model for Laptop computers by employing naturally available plant based raw materials, accepted by Department of Higher Education, Government of Tamil Nadu, for display at CHENNAI SCIENCE FESTIVAL – 2019, Feburary 2019, at Science City, Chennai
  • Coordinator, Organic farming, HKRH College, June.2016 – Apirl.2017
  • Programme officer, Red Ribbon Club (RRC), Hajee Karutha Rowther Howdia College (Autonomous), Madurai Kamaraj university, Dec.2016 – April. 2017
  • Awarded “Best Woman Assistant Professor award by “PEARL-A Foundation for Educational Excellence”, Madurai on 12th December, 2016
  • Qualified Tamil Nadu State level  Eligibility Test for lecture ship, January, 2016
  • Additional Programme Co-ordinator in YSSP-2014 and YSSP-2015 (Young students scientist programme, Sponsored by TNSTC)
  • NSS Programme officer (Girls unit 118), Hajee Karutha Rowther Howdia College (Autonomous), Madurai Kamaraj university, June 2013 to June 2016
  • Awarded second position in Poster presentation on “GLOBAL WARMING” in the State level conference held at Hajee Karthu Rowther Howdia College, Uthamapalayam, during 12th  December, 2009

Other Professional Experiences

  • Organized national and international conferences
  • Students Coordinator – SWAYAM PORTAL Online classes Coordinator
  • Delivered Guest Lecture on “AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDES – An alarming hazard to human health” SACWC College, Cumbum, Theni dist.
  • Acted as  Resource person in  YSSP (Young students Scientist Programme) – Autoimmune Diseases – “The self Destructing disease”
  • NSS orientation Programme – to 300 NSS Voulnteers
  • Awareness Programme on Adolescence – to about 150 NSS volunteers
  • Awareness Programme on Breast feeding among women students
  • Held positions in Students Disciplinary Committee, Students counselling and guidance cell

Achievements and awards

  • Designed a BIOCOOL PAD model for Laptop computers by employing naturally available plant based raw materials, accepted by Department of Higher Education, Government of Tamil Nadu, for display at CHENNAI SCIENCE FESTIVAL – 2019, Feburary 2019, at Science City, Chennai
  • Coordinator, Organic farming, HKRH College, June.2016 – Apirl.2017
  • Programme officer, Red Ribbon Club (RRC), Hajee Karutha Rowther Howdia College (Autonomous), Madurai Kamaraj university, Dec.2016 – April. 2017
  • Awarded “Best Woman Assistant Professor award by “PEARL-A Foundation for Educational Excellence”, Madurai on 12th December, 2016
  • Qualified Tamil Nadu State level  Eligibility Test for lecture ship, January, 2016
  • Additional Programme Co-ordinator in YSSP-2014 and YSSP-2015 (Young students scientist programme, Sponsored by TNSTC)
  • NSS Programme officer (Girls unit 118), Hajee Karutha Rowther Howdia College (Autonomous), Madurai Kamaraj university, June 2013 to June 2016
  • Awarded second position in Poster presentation on “GLOBAL WARMING” in the State level conference held at Hajee Karthu Rowther Howdia College, Uthamapalayam, during 12th  December, 2009.

Memberships

  • Membership in International Society for Environmental Information Science organization (ISEIS)  & International  Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID)
  • Member, Board of Studies, Department of Biochemistry, School of  Life Sciences, Vels Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies
  • Member, Departmental Research Committee, Department of Biochemistry, School of  Life Sciences, Vels Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies