Dr. Devika.V

Dr. Devika.V
Dr. Devika.V

Assistant Professor
Area: Biochemistry
Affiliation: Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur.


Ph.D. Biochemistry Bharathiar University, 2015
M. Phil Biochemistry Bharathiar University, 2007
M.Sc. Biochemistry Bharathiar University, 2006
B.Sc. Biochemistry Bharathiar University, 2004

Other Details:


  • Biomolecules
  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Nutrition & Cancer Biology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Plant Biochemistry
  • Microbial Biochemistry
  • Enzymology
  • Drug Biochemistry
  • Nanotechnology

Research Interests

  • Clinical Toxicology
  • Phytomedicine
  • Cancer Biology& Medicinal Plants                                         
  • Nanotechnology

Selected Publications

  • Invitro antioxidant and free radical scavenging potential of foeniculum vulgare, World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, ISBN No/ISSN No: 2278-4357, Impact Factor-7.421
  • Exploration of antifungal potential of methanolic extract of foeniculum vulgare, International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Research , ISBN No/ISSN No:2349-7203, Impact Factor-5.016
  • Effect of foeniculum vulgare on melanogenesis in B16 melanoma cells, Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research, ISBN No/ISSN No:0975-7384, Elsevier and Scopus Indexed -0.9

Conference/ Seminars/ Workshops Attended

  • Presented a research paper on “An Epidemiologic study on effect of pesticides in food and ADHD disorders in school children’s” in two day National Conference on Student Mental Health Vs School Bullying held at Sri Ramakrishna College of Arts and Science on 9th -10th October, 2018.
  • Presented a paper on ‘Effect of Melamine in Milk powder of Infants’ in the National Conference on Natural Sciences held at Bose Science Society on 15th September, 2018.
  • Attended DBT sponsored two days seminar and workshop on “Intellectual Property Rights” (IPR) held at Hindusthan College of Arts and Science on 6th -7th September, 2018.
  • Presented a research paper titled ‘Synthesis of silver nanoparticles and antimicrobial activity of solanum nigrum’ in the International Conference on Phytomedicine-2018 organized by Department of Botany, Bharathiar University from 29th -31st August, 2018.
  • Presented a research paper titled ‘Screening of phytochemicals and invitro anticancer activity of glycine max’ in the International seminar for prostate cancer therapy held at K.S.G College of Arts and Science on 11th August, 2018.
  • Participated in one week Faculty Development Program on “Innovating smart Teachers: Train the Trainer Concept” organized by Nehru Arts and Science College on 18th – 24th November, 2017.
  • Participated in two day Faculty Development Program on “Introduction to R Programming ”  conducted by ICT Academy on 31st July& 1st , August, 2017.
  • Attended Two days National Work shop entitled “Hands on Training in writing and Publishing research papers in international journals” Nehru Institute of Engineering &Technology, Coimbatore on 24th -25th November, 2017.
  • Participated in the International Conference on “Novel Antibiotic Resistance Breakers and Diagnostic Biomarkers” organized by Department of Biosciences, B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science & Technology, Chennai on 23rd -24th December, 2017 and presented a paper on “Synthesis of silver nanoparticles and anti bacterial activity of foeniculum vulgare”.
  • Acted as a judge in NIET - SCINIETLA 2017 Science exhibition in NIET, Coimbatore campus held on 6th October, 2017.
  • Participated in one day International Conference on “Stem cells - Promising Approach” at Sree Narayana Guru College, Coimbatore on 28th June, 2017.
  • Presented a research paper titled Invitro anticancer studies of foeniculum vulgare in crude extract in 34th Annual Symposium of Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists (IABMS)-Role of Natural Resources in healthcare at University of Madras, Chennai held on 27th-29th January, 2014.
  • Presented a research paper titled Biofabrication of Silver nanoparticles using Carica papaya leaves and their antibacterial studies at Hindusthan Arts and Science College, Coimbatore-29 on January 30th, 2013.
  • Presented a research paper titled ‘Invitro Studies of Antibacterial Properties of Different Extracts from Foeniculum vulgare in the National Conference on Contemporary Issues in Social Science and Science Research on 28th January, 2013.
  • Presented a research paper titled ‘Analysis of chemical composition, invitro cytotoxic properties of Foeniculum vulgare in methanolic extract in the International conference on Bioengineering-2013 at Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Thandalam, Chennai on January 02-04, 2013.
  • Presented a paper entitled ‘Phytochemical characterization of Glycosmis arborea’ in ‘BIOVISION 2012’ at Mercy college, Palakkad ,Kerala on August 2012.
  • Participated and presented a paper entitled ‘The future of Goverance in the global bioeconomy, policy regulation and investment challenges’ in the National conference on Role of foreign trade in economic Development held on 22nd February 2012 by the Department of International Business, Dr.N.G.P.Arts and Science College, Cbe.
  • Participated in the ICMR sponsored workshop on Man and medicinal Plants organized by department of Botany, Bharathiar University, Cbe on 23rd &24th February 2012.
  • Participated and presented a paper entitled synthesis of silver nanoparticles and antimicrobial activity of Datura metel in National symposium on emerging trends in Biotechnology for the sustainability of human society sponsored by Ministry of health science organized by department of Biotechnology, K.S.G. College of Arts and Science, cbe-15 on 22nd & 23rd, September 2011 and bagged first prize for the paper presentation.
  • Participated and presented a poster in the UGC funded national Seminar on “Traditional and Modern Medicines: Current trends and future Prospects” organized by the department of chemistry at PSGR Krishnammal College for Women, Coimbatore on 25th, February 2011.

Academic/ Research Experiences

  • Worked as Head, Department of Biosciences, Rathinam College Of Arts And Science, Coimbatore from June 2018-November-2018.
  • Worked as Assistant Professor (SG), Nehru Arts and Science College, Coimbatore, from June 2017-June 2018.
  • Worked as Assistant Professor, Dr. N.G.P. Arts And Science College, Coimbatore, from June 2008-April 2015.

Achievements and Awards

  • Received Har Gobind Khorana Best Young Scientist Award in Biochemistry in the year 2018 from Tamil Nadu Scientific Research Organization (TNSRO).
  • Fellowship in Bose Science Society (FBSS).
  • Sanctioned a minor research project titled ‘Study of cytotoxic, trail- induced apoptosis & inhibition of melanogenesis of foeniculum vulgare in distinct cancer cell lines’ from UGC, Hyderabad for Rs 1,05,000 ,March 2013 (completed).
  • Recieved National Level Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam Award for Teaching Excellence-2019 from Marina Labs, Chennai.


  • Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists, Chennai.(Life Member)
  • Indian Science Congress, Kolkata.(Life Member)
  • International Association for Engineers.(Life Menber)
  • Member and Fellow of Bose Science Society.
  • Advisory Board Member of World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (WJPPS).