G.S.Gill Research Institute

About

Ideally situated in the sylvan surroundings of the Guindy Reserve Forest, the research Institute provides a quiet and inspiring environment for higher research .Named after Lt. Col. G.S.Gill, Father of the Sikh Community in Chennai, and the Founder of the Guru Nanak College, the institute is located within the campus of the Guru Nanak College ate Velachery, Chennai. The G.S.Gill Research Institute, as it is known now, aims at paving the way in the pursuit of basic and applied research as well as fostering extension activities in various fields.

The G.S.Gill Research Institute was formally inaugurated on the 3rd day of August, 1990 by Dr. M.A.M. Ramaswamy, Pro-Chancellor of the Annamalai University. The institute commenced functioning with Mr.M.Gopalakrishnan, then Chairman of the Indian Bank, handing over the first set of books symbolically inaugurating the research library and handing over the cheque for a lakh of rupees for establishing the research library. Hence the library has been named after the Indian bank. Prof. T.N. Ananthakrishnan, the doyen of Entomology in India, inaugurated the various research schemes of the institute. To mark the occasion, a national seminar on “Grasshoppers, Locusts and agriculture” was held in the Institute, funded by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi and the Tamil Nadu state Council for Science and Technology.

With a clear vision and future development of the institute in mind, Lt. Gen.I.S.Gill paved the way by making it as an autonomous unit and an MOU was executed by the president of the Guru Nanak Educational Society giving an independent status to the institute in the college with effort from the year 2000.

RE-INAUGURATION OF GRI

  1. GRI recently received a face lift atthe Maharani Devi Vidyavati Block on the 24th of August 2015 with Dr. S. Natarajan, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology taking over as the Director, Dr. J. Jayanthi, Associate Professor, Department of Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology as the Deputy Director.
  2. With a modest new beginning the GRI will function as a centralized platform for promoting interdisciplinary research and exchange of ideas with all the research Departments of Guru Nanak College.
  3. The Institute aims at paving the way in the pursuit of basic and applied research as well as fostering extension activities in various fields.
  4. To disseminate the upto-date scientific knowledge among the academicians involved in research.
  5. To successfully transform these findings into applied research, so as to benefit the immediate community, in this millennium, as well as to be of significance in the wider perspective.

Staff Profile

Dr. S.NATARAJAN

DIRECTOR AND RESEARCH SCIENTIST

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS - M. Sc., M. Phil., B. Ed., Ph. D., FSLSc, FSAB

DEPARTMENTINSECT PLANT INTERACTION

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION-ECOANATOMY& BIODIVERSITY

NO.OF PH.Ds COMPLETED - 9

NO.OF PH.Ds GUIDING - 2

LIST OF PAPERS /BOOKS PUBLISHED TILL DATE - 44 PAPERS, 1 BOOK

NO.OF CONFERENCE CONFERENCE/SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS/SYMPOSIA CONDUCTED - 7

SYMPOSIA ATTENDED -37

NO. OF PAPER PESENTED IN SEMINARS/CONFERENCE/SYMPOSIA - 13

FELLOW AWARDS

  1. Fellow of the Society of Life-Sciences (FSLSc)
  2. Fellow of the Society of Advance Biotechnology (FSAB)
  3. Fellow Award 2011 of Society for Applied Biotechnology

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

Life member in Indian Science Congress Association

Dr. J.JAYANTHI

DEPUTY DIRECTOR

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS - M.Sc,M.Phil,Ph.D.

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION -BIOCHEMISTRY AND CRUSTACEAN ENDOCRIONOLOGY

NO.OF PH.Ds GUIDING -10

NO.OF PH.Ds COMPLETED - 13

LIST OF PAPERS PUBLISHED - 60

BOOKS PUBLISHED TILL DATE - 3

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

  1. Life member, Indian Association of Aquatic Biology.
  2. Life member in the Zoological Society of India
  3. Life member in the Indian Science Congress Association.
  4. Life member Indian Academy of Environmental Sciences.
  5. Life member Society for Life Sciences.
  6. Life member Society for Applied Biotechnology.

AWARDS/FELLOWSHIPS

  1. YOUNG SCIENTIST FELLOW - TAMILNADU STATE COUNCIL FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  2. FELLOW AWARD - ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF INDIA
  3. FELLOW AWARD- THE SOCIETY OF LIFE SCIENCE
  4. FELLOW AWARD - THE SOCIETY FOR APPLIED BIOTECHNOLOGY.
  5. FELLOW – INTERNATIONAL CONSORTIUM OF CONTEMPORARY BIOLOGISTS.
  6. SMT.AMRITA DEVI VISHNOI MEDAL FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

Dr. Uma Rani

RESEARCH SCIENTIST

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS - M.Sc,M.Phil,Ph.D.

FPRESENT POST - RESEARCH SCIENTIST

DEPARTMENT - INSECT PLANT INTERACTION

NO.OF PH.Ds GUIDING - 5

LIST OF PAPERS /BOOKS PUBLISHED TILL DATE -2

NO. OF CONFERENCE/SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS/SYMPOSIA ATTENDED - 22

NO. OF PAPER PESENTED IN SEMINARS/CONFERENCE/SYMPOSIA -2

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

Life member in Indian Science Congress Association

Events in GRI

SCIENCE COMMUNICATORS SEARCH MEET 2015 HELD IN GRI

  1. The G.S. Gill Research Institute (GRI) in association with the Indian Science Congress Association, Chennai Chapter conducted a Science communicators Search meet on 30th October 2015 at 3 p.m. in the G.S. Gill Research Institute, Guru Nanak College.

  2. The meeting was presided over by Dr. C. Muthamizchelvan, Director (Engineering & Technology), SRM University, Kattankulathur and Convener, Indian Science Congress Association, Chennai Chapter.

  3. The presentations were on the scientific topics like Indian Science - Beyond stone and pestle, Seaweed fertilizers, Bioactivity enhancement of Andrographolideand Oral cancer- Primary prevention to tertiary care.

Dr. C. Muthamizchelvan Dr. C. Muthamizchelvan, Director (Engineering & Technology), SRM University, Kattankulathur and Convener, Indian Science Congress Association, Chennai Chapter addressing the audience at the Science Communicators Meet

State Level Seminar on “Science for Indigenous India” - 28th March, 2016 Organized by G. S. Gill Research Institute In association with Indian Science Congress Association - Chennai Chapter

The G. S. Gill research Institute, Guru Nanak College (Autonomous) along with the Indian Science Congress Association – Chennai Chapter conducted a State level seminar on “Science for Indigenous India” on March 28th 2016. The seminar is an initiative to create awareness among teachers, Researchers, academicians, Professionals and students looking for indigenous invention and innovation that can bring inclusive sustained progress of India.

The seminar was inaugurated by Dr. Narayana Rao, General President (Elect), Indian Science Congress Association and Director (Research), SRM University. He spoke on the four important sectors namely milk sector, food sector, Pharameceutical sector and communication sector where young brains were able to create a revolution. He further added that with the increasing demand the young minds should be motivated and work towards meeting these demands.

Dr. C. Muthamizhchelvan Convener, Indian Science Congress Association- Chennai Chapter and Director (E&T), SRM University was the guest of honor. He spoke on the inception and objectives of the Indian science congress association. He briefed the audience on the chapters of ISCA and the young scientist categories available which is given for outstanding contribution in science.

About 300 students, Research Scholars and academicians from various Colleges have attended the seminar.


SCIENCE COMMUNICATORS SEARCH MEET 2016 HELD IN GRI

  1. The G.S. Gill Research Institute (GRI) in association with the Indian Science Congress Association, Chennai Chapter conducted the second edition of the Science communicators Search meet on 21st November 2016 at 3:30 p.m. in the G.S. Gill Research Institute, Guru Nanak College.

  2. The meeting was conducted by two selectors, Dr. M. G. Ragunathan, Associate Professor, Department of Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology, Guru Nanak College and Dr. G. Anandhi, Associate Professor, University of Madras nominated by Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata.


One day Workshop on ““Health Hazards due to Calcium Deficiency” – 03rd March, 2017 Organized by G. S. Gill Research Institute In association with Indian Science Congress Association - Chennai Chapter & Ministry of Women & Child Development, Food & Nutrition Board, Government of India

The G. S. Gill researchInstitute, Guru Nanak College (Autonomous) along with the Indian Science Congress Association – Chennai Chapter &Ministry of Women & Child Development, Food & Nutrition Board, Government of India have conducted a one day workshop on “Health Hazards due to Calcium Deficiency” on March 3rd, 2017. The theme of the Workshop was selected in accordance with the Prime minister’s priority agenda which was addressed in the Nutrition Policy and Prime Minister’s National Council on India’s Nutritional Challenges. The chief guest was Dr. C. Muthamizhchelvan, Convener, Indian Science Congress Association- Chennai Chapter, Director (E&T), SRM University.

The Keynote Address was delivered by Dr. Aghilavendan. P, MS Ortho, ISSLS, Travelling Spine Fellow (USA), Consultant Orthopedic & Spine Surgeon, Apollo Speciality Hospital, Vanagaram.

TheTechnical sessions were delivered by Dr. Gayathiri, Dept. of Clinical Nutrition, Sri Ramachandra University and Dr. S. Vandhana, The SankaraNethralaya Academy.

A parallel session on Health check up on height, weight, blood sugar, blood pressure, Bone Density Test and Pulmonary Function Test were conducted for 300 students and 345 staff members of Guru Nanak College. Counselling and awareness on health issues and health maintenance were given by a team of experts from Apollo hospitals.

Recipes rich in calcium were demonstrated by the Staff from the Ministry of Women & Child Development, Food and Nutrition Board, Government of India.


One day seminar cum health awareness “Prevention and management of Hepatitis”

G.S. Gill Research Institute in association with Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, organized a one day seminar to commemorate the World Hepatitis Day which falls on 28th of July. The Guest of Honor was Mr.R. Sudarsan, Vice President of Apollo Hospitals and the Chief Guest were Dr.Bharath Kumar Mookiah and Dr.Elankumaran from Apollo Hospitals who high-lighted the in course of the infection, treatment and prevention of hepatitis. In the other technical session, Dr.Dharini Krishnan, renowned dietician spoke about diet for healthy liver. This seminar is also tagged with the free health camp programme for hepatitis screening which includes liver enzymatic profile test, diabetics screening and also general health consultation for300 Faculty members. An intercollegiate poster/model competition was also conducted for under graduate and post graduate students and around 50 participants took part enthusiastically.


SCIENCE COMMUNICATORS SEARCH MEET 2017 HELD IN GRI

The science communicator meet was conducted on 27.10.2017 in association with Indian Science Congress Association Chennai Chapter to select two communicators to deliver a talk in the Indian Science Congress to be held from January 3 rd to 7th 2018 in Osmania University, Hyderabad.

In the day of the selection about ten delegates participated in the selection, Dr. Ananthi, Professor of Electronics Communication, University of Madras and Dr. M.G. Ragunathan Council Member, Indian Science Congress Association were the adjudicators. Dr. A.A Alagiriswamy, Assistant Professor of Physics, S.R.M University witnessed the occasion along with 50 interested participants.

Dr. P. Mahalakshmi, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, TSN College and Dr. A. Deepa Rani, Assistant Professor of Zoology, Ethiraj College were selected to represent the Chennai Chapter in Hyderabad.

GRI Offers the following facilities for research:

  1. Short term internship programmes

  2. Projects for Under graduate, Post graduate and M.Phil. students in Life Sciences

  3. Histology

  4. Cytotoxic analyses of drugs, herbal formulation in crab as experimental animals

  5. Immunological analyses of crab and prawn

  6. Crab behavioral studies

  7. Hands on training in biomolecules extraction and analyses (DNA, RNA & Proteins)

  8. Hands on training in phytochemical analyses and antimicrobial effects

  9. Microbial characterization and identification.