Principal's Profile of Dr. NSAM First Grade College



Dr.R.Shanti Iyer
(M.Sc., M.Phil., B.Ed., PhD)

Qualification:

  • Ph.D. in ‘Medical Phytochemistry’ from Open International University for Complementary Medicine with the topic as “Screening & Analysis of extract of medicinal plants by invitro studies to regulate glucose metabolism in relation to Diabetes mellitus”. Was awarded Gold Medal for Best Thesis for the year 2007.
  • M.Phil. Botany : Topic of Dessertation ‘Effect of herbicides on Alternara alternata’ from Vikram University, Ujjain (M.P.) in the year 1983 – [I Rank ]
  • M.Sc. Botany with specialosation in ‘Plant Pathology’ from Ravishankar University, Raipur (M.P.) in the year 1981- [VI Rank]
  • B.Sc. with CBZ combination in the year 1979 from Ravishankar University, Raipur (M.P.) in the year 1981- [I Class].
  • B.Ed. from Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu in the year 1993 with I Class in both theory and practical.

Work Experience (Academic / Administrative):

  • Head of Post Graduate Department of Forensic Science, Jain University 2013 - 2016.
  • Centre Head/ Director, School of Graduated Studies Jain University, Bangalore, 2013 - 2016
  • Principal Jain Independent Pre University College, J. C. Road Campus 2011 - 2013.
  • Professor, Department of Life Sciences at Jain University, Bangalore from 2009 - 2011.
  • Reader and Co-ordinator in Department of Life Sciences at Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College, Bangalore from 2004 - 2009.
  • Lecturer at Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College, Bangalore from 1996 – 2004.
  • Lecturer in S.S.M.R.V. Degree College, Bangalore from 1992 – 1994.
  • Principal for two years at East West Pre University College, Bangalore from 1992 – 1994.
  • Vice Principal for five years at East West Pre University College, Bangalore from 1987 - 1992.

PRESENTATION :

  • Presented a research poster on “Enriched Vermicompost - a tool to reduce the volume  of biofertilizer used” in International Conference on “Recent Advances in Environmental Biotechnology “organized by Birla College and sponsored by U.G.C. and University of Mumbai, in November 2009 and awarded for Best Poster Presentation and Young Scientist.
  • A research paper on “Use of Artemia slina to detect the presence of biomarkers” in World Congress on Holistic Medicine at Institute of Medical Sciences Madras University (September 2005).
  • Presented a research paper on “Screening of selected Indian Medicinal Plants for Therapeutic Value” in World congress on Holistic Medicine at Osmania University Hyderabad (September 2004).
  • A Review paper on “The role of Medical plant extracts in regulating thyroid gland activity” in World congress on Holistic Medicine conducted by IHMA & Open International University for Complementary Medicine at Goa University, Goa (September 2003).
  • A Review paper on “Effect of Medical plant extracts on memory improvement and enhancement” in World congress on Holistic Medicine conducted by IHMA & Open International University for Complementary Medicine at Goa University (September 2003).
  • A Review paper on “Problems of obesity and its control by the use of medicinal plants as therapeutic agent” in World congress on Holistic Medicine conducted by IHMA & Open International University for Complementary Medicine at Goa University (September 2003).

PRESENTATION AS GUIDE:

  • On Tear Examination : A New Tool in Forensic Investigation” in 8th International Conference on Current Trends in Forensic Science, Forensic Medicine and Toxicology organized by Indian Association of Medico Legal Experts at Agra, U.P from 29th September to 1st October 2017. The paper was awarded as Best Oral Paper.
  • On “ Role of Artifacts in Personal Identification” in State level 25th Annual Conference of Karnataka Medico Legal Society, organized by Department of Forensic Medicine, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore from 1si to 3rd December 2017. The paper was awarded as 2nd best paper.
  • An e-Poster presented on “ Microbial Profiling and its Role in Forensic Investigation” in State level 25th Annual Conference of Karnataka Medico Legal Society, organized by Department of Forensic Medicine, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore from 1si to 3rd December 2017.
  • On “Examination and Analysis of Mixed Serological Evidences” at International Seminar in Forensic Science organized by Indian Criminology and Forensic Science Association, Calicut, Kerala from 18th December to 20th December 2017.

PUBLICATIONS:

  • “Antioxidant activity of Ficus glomerata (Moraceae) leaf gall extract”. Pharmacognosy Research, Vol 7 (1): 114 -20, January 2015. ISSN – 0976 - 4836. 2015 Journal impact factor -0.831.
  • “Antioxidant activity of Syzium cumini leaf gall extracts”. Bioimpact, 4(2), 101 – 107, 2014. ISSN: 2228-5652 ; eISSN: 2228-5660; 2014 Journal impact factor - 2.53.
  • “Analysis of Nitrogen and Phosphorous in enriched and non enriched vermicompost” . Journal of Environmental Research and Development. Vol.7, No.2(a): 899-904,2012, ISSN :0973-7921 (Impact factor 0.6).
  • “Use of Lettuce seeds to detect the presence of biomarker in plants of therapeutic value.” Indian Journal of Scientific research, Vol. 3(2) :105-109, 2012 ISSN: 0976-2876, Online ISSN: 2250-0138.
  • “Screening of selected Indian Medicinal Plants for Therapeutic Value” Journal for Ecotoxicological and Environmental Biomonitoring; 16 (4):319 – 322; (2006).
  • “Use of Artemia slina to detect the presence of biomarkers in selected plants for their therapeutic value” Journal for Ecotoxicological and Environmental Biomonitoring; 16 (6): 533 – 536; (2006).

RSEARCH ACIEVEMENTS:

  • Invited as Guest Speaker to deliver a talk on “ Bioassays – To Evaluate Botanicals For Their Cytototoxic Properties” “ in UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “ Present Scenario in Phytomicrobial Aspects Beneficial to Mankind” organized by Dpartment of Botany and Microbiology, Govt. Dr. W.W. Patankar Girls P.G. College, Durg, (C.G.) on 27th and 28th January 2017.
  • Chaired presentation and Judged oral presentations at “National Conference of Science and Technology for National Development – Health, Environment and Agriculture” at CPGS Campus, Jain University, Bengaluru. between 05.10.2016 and 07.10.2016.
  • Invited to Participate in a five day Indo Turkey Discussion meet on “ Selected Problems in Genetics and Molecular Biology” conducted by Indian Academy of Science, Bangalore at Orange County, Coorg (December 2001).
  • Completed minor research project titled “Studies of beneficial organisms associated to vermicompost” sanctioned by Research Development Cell and funded by Management, S.B.M.J.C. Bangalore .
  • Completed a minor research project titled “ Study of Antioxidant property in galls of Ficus and Schizium sps. sanctioned by Research Development Cell and funded by S.B.M.J.C. Bangalore.

GUEST LECTURE DELIVERED:

  • Invited to conduct a Lecture workshop on “Dermatoglyphics: Its Importance in Genetic Research and Counseling” organized by Botanical Society, Department of Botany, Govt. N.P.G. College of Science, Raipur, (C.G.) for Post Graduate Students of Botany, Zoology and Biotechnology on 25th January 2017.
  • Delivered a motivational talk on “Chase your Goal” to II PUC students at Jain PU College R.R. Nagar, Bangalore in September 2012.
  • Delivered a talk on “What after II PUC” for II PUC students at Bishop Cottons PU College, Bangalore in September 2011.
  • A lecture on “ Gene Therapy “ was delivered for the degree students of Govt. Science College in October 2009.
  • Guest Faculty to teach Recombinant DNA technology, Immunology and Molecular Biology to the Post Graduate Diploma Students of Bioinformatics at Study Center, KR Road , Bangalore, under the affiliation of Bioinformatics Institute of India, Noida , New Delhi.

ADDITIONAL ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS :

GUIDING RESEARCH SCHOLARS:

  • Guiding two Research Scholars for PhD in Jain University on following topics:
    1. PhD in Biotechnology: Study of the effect of Areca catechu Extract on development and behavior of Drosophila melanogaster.
    2. PhD in Forensic Biology : Tear Examination: a New Tool in Forensic Investigations

GUIDEDFOR SHORT TERM PROJECTS:

  • Have guided Post Graduate Diploma Students for a project on ‘Protein Profile of Carrica papaya Seeds.
  • Have guided many Third year B.Sc. students for in house library reference projects as the part of curriculum in Biotechnology as prescribed by Bangalore University.
  • Guided VI Semester B.Sc. students for a project on ‘Study of Mendelian Traits in Human Population’ from the year 2007 to 2011 as the part of curriculum in Genetics as prescribed by Bangalore University.

SEMINARS , SYMPOSIUM & CONFERENCE ATTENDED (Intercollegiate/ National & International level):

  • University Level lecture workshop on "Fire Safety Products: Challenges and Opportunities" organized by UL Jain University Fire and Combustion Research Centre, Kanakapura campus 01st October 2016.
  • State Level CME Program "Medicolegal Update 2016" organized by Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Banashankari on 2nd September 2016.
  • Two day Lecture workshop on “Immunology in Health & Disease” organized by Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, Indian National Academy, New Delhi and The National Academy of Sciences, India Allahabad in association with Maharani Lakshmi Ammani College for women, Bangalore (February 2009).
  • World congress on Holistic Medicine at organized by Indian Holistic Medical Academy at Bangalore (September 2008).
  • A two day workshop on “Stem Cell Therapy” organized by St’ Joseph Autonomous College, Bangalore (August 2008).
  • U.G.C., SWRO and Bangalore University sponsored two day National seminar on “2nd Biological Sciences – Their Impact on Global Environment ‘BIOENJAFUTURA’ “ (February 2008).
  • Two day “National symposium on Phytomedicine and Phytopharmacology” organized by Bangalore University (November 2006).
  • Three day “National seminar on Fungal Biodiversity, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics & 32nd Annual Meeting MCI” organized by Mycological Society of India at SBMJC, Bangalore (February 2006).
  • Three day “National level Workshop in Botanical Latin” organized by Dr. S.G. Reddy College, Bangalore (January 2006).
  • Three day “National symposium in Recent Trends in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics” organized by VIT Vellore (August 2004).
  • One day symposium ‘Bioenigma’ conducted by MLA College, Bangalore (October 2003).
  • One day symposium in ‘Pharmacogonomics, Immunology, Genetics and Biotechnology’ conducted by CMR Institute, Bangalore (January 2002).
  • Seminar in ‘Biotechnology and Education’ conducted by Foundation for Awareness of Biotechnology (February 2000)
  • International Conference on “Lead Project” conducted by George Foundation (January 1999).
  • Seminar in ‘Proteomics and Genomics’ conducted by Bangalore Biotechnology Association (January 1999).
  • Seminar in ‘Crop Improvement’ conducted by Bangalore Biotechnology Association (September 1998).

SEMINARS , SYMPOSIUM & CONFERENCE CONDUCTED (Intercollegiate/ National & International level):

  • A number of Guest lectures and workshop for both UG and PG students of Forensic Science during the academic year 2016 – 17 on topics like Forensic Photography, Questioned Document Examination – A Practical Approach, Cyber Forensics, Fire arm injuries etc.
  • Faculty Development Program in “Forensic Accounting” in November 2016, by experts from KPMG.
  • Faculty Development Program in “ Police Administration” in April 2017 , Former DGPS and IGPs were invited as experts from Police Department to conduct the same.
  • Many number of Faculty Development Program as Principal / Center Head from June 2011 to August 2016 .
  • A three day National conference in “ Ancient Indian Traditions ” by Center for Ancient History and Culture, Jain University from 26th to 28th August 2015 at Knowledge Campus, 9th Block Jaynagar, Bangalore.
  • A two day Inter Collegiate Symposium ‘Bioneers’ every year from the year 2002 onwards till 2011.
  • A two day workshop for the teachers of various colleges in ‘Genetics Paper VII & VIII Practical Syllabus’ in collaboration with Department of Applied Genetics, Bangalore University (February 2007).
  • A two day symposium / workshop ‘Sasyavinyasa’ in “Angiosperm Taxonomy” (September 2003).
  • One day Workshop on ‘Bio Statistics’ at S.B.M.J.C. in collaboration with Bangalore Botanical Society and Botany Department Bangalore University (February 2001).
  • Many in house Seminars, Workshop and Guest lecture for students at SBMJC / Jain University and JIVAS during 1998 to 2016.

IN SYLLABUS FRAMING:

  • Designed and proposed the syllabus of Honors program in B.Sc. Forensic Science to the Planning and Monitoring Board of Jain University recently on 18th February 2017.
  • Have been appointed as External Member of Board of Studies of Microbiology and Biotechnology (UG) for the period of 2014 – 2017 at Bangalore University.
  • Have been the Chairperson of Board of Studies of Forensic Science (UG and PG) since 2013 at Jain University and have designed the syllabus of PG and UG Forensic Science of Jain University.
  • Have designed the course curriculum for B.Sc. degree program and M.Sc. Integrated Program in Biotechnology of Jain Deemed University for Botany and Genetics in 2013 - 14.
  • Appointed as Chairperson BOS of Biotechnology (UG) for the academic year 2012 – 13 by the Registrar Evaluation Tumkur University.
  • Have participated in framing the revised syllabus for B.Sc. degree program of Bangalore University for Genetics, which is implemented from the academic year 2010 - 11.
  • Have been the Internal Member of Board of Studies of Genetics and Biotechnology (UG) since 2009 at Jain University.
  • Have designed the course curriculum for Post Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology and for Certificate Course in Plant Tissue Culture at Jain Institute for Vocational and Advanced Studies during the year 1998 and 99.

EXAMINATION RELATED RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Have been appointed as External Member of Board of Examination of Biotechnology (UG) for the year 2015 – 16 and further for the year 2016 – 17 by Registrar, Bangalore University.
  • Have been the Chairperson of Board of Examination of Forensic Science (UG and PG) since 2013 till date at Jain University.
  • Worked as Chief Superintendent for II P.U.C. Public Examination from the year 2012 to 2015.
  • Was appointed as the External Member of Board of Examiners of Genetics (UG) for the year 2009 – 10, 2010 – 11, and 2011 – 12 by the Registrar Evaluation Tumkur University.
  • Have set the Question Papers for B.Sc. Degree University Examination for both Genetics and Biotechnology for Bangalore University and Tumkur University from 2009 to 2011.
  • Have set the Question Papers (for M.Sc. Life Science and Genetics and Botany for B.Sc.) of Autonomous Colleges like Mount Carmel College, NMKARV College and Jyothi Nivas College, Bangalore.
  • Was appointed as the Chairperson Board of Examiners in Genetics (UG) for the year 2007-08 by the Registrar Evaluation Bangalore University.
  • Was appointed as the Member of Board of Examiners of Genetics in the year 2004-05 and in the year 2006-07 (Two years) of Biotechnology in the year 2005-06 by Registrar Examination Bangalore University.
  • Has been working as Examiner for B.Sc. Degree Practical Examination and the valuer for Theory Examination from the year 1998 till 2009.
  • Worked as Chief Superintendent for II P.U.C. Examination from the year 1989 to 1994.
    Also worked as Custodian during the October Examination of P.U.C.

RESPONSIBILITIES RELATED TO COCURRICULAR AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACIVITIES:

  • Have been working as Convenor of Research Development Cell from the year 2005 at S.B.M.J.C., S.G.S., Jain University, Bangalore.
  • Have worked as Convenor of Cultural Committee from the year 2007 – 08 and 2008 – 09 at S.B.M.J.C. Bangalore.

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