Advanced Zoology & Biotechnology
List of Successive HODs

1. Dr. C.Kumara Pillai ( former Principal, Gurur Nanak College)
2. Dr  M.C.Muralirangan
3. Prof. Dersan Ramesan

List of Existing Staff

Name
Designation
Qualification
Field of Specialisation
Experience at GNC since
Dr. K.P.Sanjayan
Associate Professor & Head
Ph.D
Entomology
20-1-88
Dr.M.G.Ragunathan
Assistant Professor
Ph.D
Invertebrate Reproduction
22-9-00
Dr. J.Jayanthi
Assistant  Professor
Ph.D
Biochemistry
21-3-01
Dr. S.S. Jayaraj Assistant Professor Ph.D. Invertebrate Immunology 01-06-13
Dr. P. Lakshmi Devi Assistant Professor  Ph.D. Bioinformatics 01-06-13

List of Research Guides( Ph.D. & M.Phil.) :

Name of the staff
Area of interest other than the field of specialization
Dr.K.P.Sanjayan

Microbiology & Bioinformatics

Dr.M.G.Ragunathan
Crustacean Endocrinology
Dr.J.Jayanthi

Crustacean Endocrinology

Details of Research carried out:

S.No
Name of the Research Guide
Phd
Completed
Ongoing
M.Phil
Completed
Ongoing
1
Dr.K.P.Sanjayan
11
8
3
2
2
Dr.M.G.Ragunathan
10
8
1
3
Dr.J.Jayanthi
8
1

Staff Achievements:
Membership in Professional Bodies:

Dr.K.P.Sanjayan

Fellow , Indian Academy of Entomologists Fellow,  Madras Science Foundation

Dr.M.G.Ragunathan

Fellow of Society For Life Sciences
Member, Zoological Society of India.

Life Member, Indian science Congress Associate Editor, Life Science Bulletin( 2010-11)

Dr.J.Jayanthi

Life Member, Indian science Congress Fellow of Society For Life Sciences Member, Zoological Society of India

 i)List of Papers Published in reputed Journals  till date

National/ Internl.

Author(s) as in the Publications
Title of the Article
Journal, Volume, Issue
Month & year of publication
Natnl.
K.P.Sanjayan
Impact of climate on embryonic & post embryonic development of Conocephalus maculatus
-do- vol 134 No 1
2008
Natnl.
K.P.Sanjayan

Spatial distribution of some plants in the Vandalur reserve forest. Food preferences of Daiabolocatontops pinguis(Orthoptera:Acrididae) A paradigm study

J.environments  Sociobiology
Dec 2002
Natnl.
K.P.Sanjayan
Parasitization potential  of a new braconid species,Glyptapanteles sp.(Hymenoptera:Braconidae) on Spodoptera litura
Proceedings of organic crop protection technologies for promoting export agri-Horticulture
Vol I &II
Natnl.
K.P.Sanjayan
Effect of aqueous root & shoot extracts of weeds on germination and seedling growth of cotton
Allelopathy Lournal
Chennai
Internl.
-do- & M.C.Muralirangan.

Influence of shoreic acid, a triterpenoid from Dysoxylum malabaricum Bedd. On the feeding and growth of Attractomorpha cremulata

Hexapoda
19(2) 2007
Intnl

M.G.Ragunathan N.Meera, & J.Jayanthi

Prolonged light and Fluoxetene stimulates deposition of organic reserves in gonads of a female brakish water crab, Ucalactea annulites

Hexapoda
14(1) 2007
Interntl.
.V.Mahalingam et al.
A comparative bio-efficacy study of 3 tritepenoids on the tobacco caterpillar Spodoptera litura(Fab.)(Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
Hexapoda
2007
Interntl.
V.Mahalingam and Aniata Rani
Record of new gregarine parasite(Xipocephalus sp.)of the dragon fly ,Diplacodes trivialis(Rambur)
Entomon pp285-288
2008
Natnl.
. N.Senthilkumar, N. and Sanjayan, K.P
Impact of climate change on embryonic and post

Indian
Forester

2008s
embryonic development of Conocephalus maculatus (Le Guillou) (Orthoptera: Ensifera: Tettigoniidae: Conocephalinae)

Vol 134 1

2008
Natnl.
K.P.Sanjayan

Induction of Specific Biochemical Pathways in Plant for Pest Management.

Journal of Biopesticides vol 134 No 1

2008
Natnl.
S. Muthukrishnan and K.P.Sanjayan
Diversity of alkalotolerant fungal species in Pongamia glabra Vent. Leaf litter samples of Guindy Reserve Forest, Tamil Nadu.

Asian 497-50

2008
Natnl.
K.M. Vasanth, K.Jahir Hussain, R. Shanthi and K.P.Sanjayan
Antifeedant property of osthole, a coum,arin against the rice grasshopper, Oxya nitidula (Walker).

J.Appl.Zool.Res. 19(2) 173-178

2008
Natnl.
 R. Shanthi, K. Jahir Hussain and K.P.Sanjayan

Opportunistic association of insect pests with plants in a cotton ecosystem.

Ins. Pest Magmt & Envtl Safety (Suppl) 4, Vol 1, 109-114.

2008

Natnl.
R. Kalpana Chandravadhani, K. Revathi1, R. Shanthi, K. Jahir Hussain, K.P.Sanjayan
Feeding deterrent and growth inhibitory property of Osthole, A coumarin compound against Spodoptera litura (Fab.) (Lepidoptera:  Noctuidae)

Ins. Pest Magmt & Envtl Safety (Suppl) 4, Vol 2 119-124

2008

ii). List of Papers presented in Seminars/Conferences etc till date

Dr. J. Jayanthi
A Mite Gall on Zizyphus jujube – Biotechnological Approach – GNJMDR – Vol – 1

 

Regional/National/Intnl
Author(s) as in the Publications
Title of the paper
Name of the Conference
Date & Venue

Intnl

K.P.Sanjayan

Induction of specific biochemical pathways in plants for Pest Managmt.

Biopesticide International Conference (BIOCICON 2007)

28th to 30th
Nov.2007
St.Xaviers Coll. Palayankottai

National
M.G.Ragunathan & J.Jayanthi

Biochemical mibilisation during ovarian development in a fresh water crab Oziotelphusa senex senex due to Methyl farnesoate injection

18th Congress of Zoology

07-12-2007 Univ. of Lucknow

National
& J.Jayanthi & M.G.Ragunathan
Enhanced ovarian maturation in a eyestalk ablated fresh water crab, Oziotelphusa senex senex when treated with farnesoate

18th Congress of Zoology

07-12-2007 Univ. of Lucknow

National
K.P.Sanjayan
Emerging trends of Research in Insect Pest Management& Environmental safety

Uttarpradesh Zoological Society

Haridwar Sep. 2008

National
K.P.Sanjayan
Impact of Climate factors
Madras Christian College

Oct.200/8

on Insect abundance- Changing scenerio

vi) Ongoing research projects, if any , with title, sanctioning authority and its value

Name of the Project

Principal Investigator
Sponsor
Amount in Rs.
Bioaccumulation of heavy metals in Certain Crustaceans of pulicat lake in TN
J Jayanthi
UGC
1.2 Lacs

Effects of PCB on the reproduction of a female crab S. tranquebarica & the ameliorative effects of vitamin C & E

M.G. Ragunathan
UGC
1.3 Lacs

 

vii) No. of projects completed and its value:

Department.

Principal Investigator
Sponsor
Sponsor
Advanced Zoology
K.P.Sanjayan
UGC
3.08 lakhs
Advanced Zoology
K.P.Sanjayan
CSIR
7.19 lakhs
Advanced Zoology
K.P.Sanjayan
DoEn.
6.45 lakhs
Advanced Zoology
K.P.Sanjayan
DST
5.8 lakhs
Advanced Zoology
K.P.Sanjayan
DBT
19.0 lakhs
Advanced Zoology
K.P.Sanjayan
MoEF
11.2 lakhs
Advanced Zoology
K.P.Sanjayan
KAR
14.54 lakhs
Advanced Zoology
J.Jayanthi
UGC
1 lakhs

vi) 14. Any other Highlights / Innovative methods adopted by the dept.:

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