Faculty Profile

 

Name:
Dr. Vinod Haridas
Designation:
HOD
Department:
Botany
Qualification:
Ph.d
Teaching Experience (UG) in years:
Teaching Experience (PG) in years:
Date of Birth:
1973-03-15
Email id:
vinuhari.das@gmail.com
Phone No: with code:
Mobile Number:
Religion & Caste:
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Awards and Achievements: RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

1. K. Ajayakumar, RVJ Ilango and Vinod Haridas. 2001. Large scale trial on the use of motorised harvesters in a seedling field. Newsletter, UPASI TRF. 11(2): 2.

2. Vinod Haridas, T. Balasaravanan, R. Raj Kumar and S. Marimuthu. 2000. Factors influencing somatic embryogenessis in Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze. Recent advances in plantation crops research; PLACROSYM XIII. Allied publications (eds.) N. Muraleedharan and R. Raj Kumar. pp 31-35.

3. S. Balasubramanian, S.Marimuthu, R. Raj Kumar and Vinod Haridas. 2000. Somatic embryogenesis and Multiple shoot induction in Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze. J. Plantn. Crops. 28 (1): 44-49.

4. K. Ajaya Kumar and Vinod Haridas. 2002. Some observations on mechanical harvest ing in tea. Planter’s Chronicle. 4: 137-140.

5. R.Raj Kumar, T. Balasaravanan, D. Jayakumar, Vinod Haridas and S. Marimuthu. 2001. Physiological and biochemical features of field grown somaclonal variants. UPASI TRF Bulletin . 54: 73-81.

6. K. Ajaya Kumar and Vinod Haridas. 2002. Affter-effects of mechanical harvesting in tea bush health. J. Plantn. Crops. 30 (1): 38-41.

1. T. Balasaravanan, Vinod Haridas, R. Raj Kumar and S. Marimuthu. 2000. Protoplast isolation from embryogenic calli of Camellia sinensis and their responses to culture conditions. Plantation crops research and development in the new millenium; PLACROSYM- XIV. Coconut Development Board, Kochi. (eds.) P. Rethinam, H.H. Khan, V.M. Reddy, P.K. Mandal and K. Suresh. pp 288-292.

RESEARCH PAPERS / POSTERS PRESENTED IN SEMINARS

1. Vinod Haridas and Nileena, C, B. 2012. Biogas from aquatic weeds. “National Conference on Conservation of Wetlands – A multidisciplinary approach-II” organized by Dept. of Botany, St.Joseph’s College, Alappuzha on 11 & 12 January, 2012. (Lead paper)

2. Vinod Haridas and T. Balasaravanan, Published a paper entitled ‘Effect of pollution on stomatal aperture in Sida acuta’ in UGC sponsored National Seminar on ‘Role of Plant Systematics in Biodiversity and its Conservation organized by the Department of Botany, Sree Narayana College, Cherthala, Alappuzha on 4th and 5th March, 2014. (Proceedings Chapter).
3. T. Balasaravanan, Vinod Haridas, R. Raj Kumar, S. Marimuthu and K.X. Gunaseelan. 1999. Hormonal regulations in somatic embryo maturation in tea. In National conferance on ‘Biotechnology Hitherto and Henceforth’, (28-30th Dec. 1999)American College, Madurai.
4. Vinod Haridas Bio-energy production from exotic species and synchronized conservation of native biodiversity Paper presented at UGC Sponsored National seminar on “Management of Bioresources – A technological Approach”- in Collaboration with Kerala State Biodiversity Board on 17-18th September 2015 at SAS SNDP Yogam College, Konni.

TRAINING/WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

1. Course/Workshop on ‘Internal audit for laboratories quality management system’ organized at UPASI Tea Research Institute, Valparai Coimbatore by Balaji Consultancy services, Bangalore, conducted on 14 to 16 May 2001.
2. Orientation Programme at Academic Staff College, University of Madras from 1/11 to 28/11/2006
3. Hands-on workshop in “DNA barcoding ” organized by Department of Botany, CMS College, Kottayam on 13th and 14th December, 2011.
4. Orientation programme for teachers in Botany to familiarise with semesterization of U. G. Programme under CBCSS, held at UGC ASC Trivandrum, 2 & 3 September 2010
5. Refresher course in ‘Bioinformatics’ at University of Kerala from 27/12/2010 to 17/1/2011
6. Refresher course in ‘Life sciences’ at University of Kerala from 5/7/2012 to 26/7/2012.

As Resource person
1. Made an invited Lecture presentation on ‘Advancements in Tissue culture’ at Nehru College, Coimbatore, in February 2009.
2. Made an invited Lecture presentation on ‘Bio-Waste Management’ at St. Joseph’s College, Alappuzha, on 14 December 2012.


SEMINARS CONVENED /ATTENDED

Convened
1. State level Seminar on “Scientific Temper and Awareness in Organ Donation” organized by Post Graduate Department of Botany, Sree Narayana College, Cherthala on 7th December 2011.
2. State level Seminar on ‘Intellectual Property Rights organized by Department of Botany, Sree Narayana College, Cherthala sponsored by PIC-KSCSTE, Trivandrum on 21st March, 2012
3. National Seminar on ‘Eco-friendly alternatives to Plastics’ organized by Department of Botany, Sree Narayana College, Cherthala sponsored by KSCSTE, Trivandrum on 7th March 2012.
4. National seminar funded by UGC on the topic “Biodiversity and its Conservation” on January 2012. The Proposal for the Two day National seminar entitled ‘Role of Plant Systematics in Biodiversity and its Conservation’ (SEM 0474/12-13/KLKE004/UGC-SWRO) was sanctioned by the UGC and collaborated by The Kerala state Biodiversity Board.
Attended
5. UGC sponsored Seminar on ‘Biofuels’ at SN College For Women on 28/2/2007
6. 2 day UGC Sponsored state level seminar on ‘Modern methods in Herbal Drug development during July 28-29, 2010 at Bharat Matha College, Thrikkakara.
7. State level Seminar on Data Mining” organized by the Department of Computer Science, Sree Narayana College, Cherthala on 3rd to 5th February 2011.
8. National Seminar on Energy Conservation” organized by Post-Graduate Department of Physics, Sree Narayana College, Cherthala on 29th and 30th March 2011.
9. State level Seminar on ‘Intellectual Property Rights organized by Department of Botany, Sree Narayana College, Cherthala sponsored by PIC-KSCSTE, Trivandrum on 21st March, 2012
10. Participated and presented a paper “Biogas from aquatic weeds” in “National Conference on Conservation of Wetlands – A multidisciplinary approach-II” organized by Dept. of Botany, St.Joseph’s College, Alappuzha on 11 & 12 January, 2012.
BOOKS PUBLISHED

One of the Chief Editors of Proceedings of the National Seminar on “Role of Plant systematic in Biodiversity and its conservation”, Department of Botany, Sree Narayana College, Cherthala on 4th and 5th March 2014.
RESEARCH ACTIVITY

1. Successfully completed a Minor Research Project Proposal entitled “Detection of amount and nature of biogas and it’s economic production from Eichhornea crassipes, other aquatic plants and domestic waste under a variety of test conditions.” Funded by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi from June 2009 – Nov 2010.
2. Another Minor Research Project Proposal entitled “A case Study on bio-energy from bio-waste at Alappuzha District Kerala, India” submitted to the University Grants Commission, New Delhi on July 2013- Project sanctioned (MRP(S)/13-14/KLKE004/UGC-SWRO) on 15th February, 2014.
3. A survey on the status of ‘Organic farming ‘ at Kanjikkuzhy Panchayat which is in the vicinity of the College, is being pursued

PRIZES/AWARDS
NTRF (National Tea Research Foundation, Kolkotta) Project fellowship- 1998-2000
DBT project Fellowship-2000-2002
Guideship at Bharathiar University Coimbatore. (One Student awarded PhD- No.COE/Ph.D./2009/117 dt. 30.1.2009)
Tea Colloquim award for Best Paper presentation 1999, 2000
Permanent Post of Assistant Botanist at UPASI TRF (Tea Board of India)- 2000-2004
Extra Curricular- Published Malayalam Poetry in reputed Monthly ‘Bhashaposhini’ May 2003
Reasearch Area: Tissue culture, Bio-energy, Organic farming
Additional Informations: Professional

Research experience : Seven years research experience in tissue culture, molecular studies, agronomy and husbandry of the plantation crop ‘tea’.

Present Research Areas : Tissue culture, Bio-energy, Organic farming

Teaching experience : Worked as Asst. Prof. and Head at Post graduate Dept. Of Botany, S.N. College, Cherthala, Keralam. (8 years)
Presently working as HEAD, Dept. Of Botany, TKMM. College, Nangiarkulangara

Date of Joining at SN College
Cherthala as Lecturer in Botany : 14.03.2005 (Appoint order (revised) No. 02/SHE/2362; dt. 13.12.2006)

University (Kerala) Approval No. : Ac.F.III/1/10045/05; Dt. 6.02.2007

Instrumentation : Hands on working knowledge of sophisticated equipments related to biotechnology and plant physiology

Sponsored schemes : Successfully monitored IX plan and X plan projects sponsored by Tea Board, Govt. of India, at plant physiology division, UPASI Tea Research Foundation, Valparai, Coimbatore.

Successfully completed UGC aided Minor Project on “ Biogas production from Aquatic weeds” at S. N. College, Cherthala

Publications & Symposiums : Ten publications in journals and scientific symposia . Attended and presented research papers in Seminars.

Awards : First three prizes in the annual ‘C.S. Venkataram memorial Tea Colloquium’ from 1998 to 2003 (Held at UPASI Tea Research Institute, Valparai, TN)

Recognition : Recognised as a research supervisor by Bharathiar University to guide the candidates doing Ph.D. in Botany/Biotechnology

Ph.D. title : ‘PRODUCTION OF SOMACLONAL PLANTS
IN TEA (Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze)
AND SCREENING FOR VARIATION’

Research Guide : Dr. S. Marimuthu, (Head Scientist, Plant physiology Division, UPASI Tea Research Institute, Valparai, Coimbatore)
Date of Registration : 01.01.1998
Date of Submission : 30.12.2002
Date of Award : 06.09.2003
University : Bharathiar University, Coimbatore
Place of work : UPASI Tea Research Institute, Valparai, Coimbatore

No. of Ph.D. Students : One student (Dr. Sarvottam Joshy, Bharathiar University); completed in 2009.( No.COE/Ph.D./2009/117 dt. 30.1.2009)

Additional Positions held : Convener, CBCSS (UG monitoring committee) of SN College Cherthala from 2009 to 2012

Secretary, PTA development fund SN College Cherthala, from 2011 to 2014