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Dept. of Botany

V. S. Anilkumar, PhD.

Principal | Professor | MSc, B.Ed., MPhil, PhD

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. V. S. Anilkumar is a Principal, Professor, and Botanist at Government College Kasaragod, Kerala, India. He has a Master of Science in Botany with a Gold Medal, a Bachelor of Education in Natural Science, a Master of Philosophy in Botany, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Botany. He has been awarded various honors and achievements, including First Rank with Gold Medal for Post Graduate Degree (Botany) from Kerala University and Secured First Rank for Graduate Course from Kerala University. He is a subject expert of various government academic programs and the State Council of Educational Research and Training, Kerala State, India. He has been a resource person in national seminars and invited lectures.

Dr. Anilkumar has supervised 32 MSc dissertations and 1 M.Phil. dissertation. He has carried out systematic studies of Solanum species with micromorphological and molecular data and reported the first species from the country. He is currently carrying out extensive explorations in southern Western Ghats of Kerala state and guiding 3 Ph.D. scholars. His research interests include Amaranthaceae, Acanthaceae, Solanaceae, and Poaceae.

Dr. Anilkumar has technical expertise in plant identification and herbarium preparation, molecular systematic tools (ISSR, ITS, and cp genes), scanning electron microscopy and data interpretation, and FTIR spectral data interpretation and correlation with chemotaxonomy.

EDUCATION

  • MASTER OF SCIENCE(MSC) BOTANY 1994, KERALA UNIVERSITY, ABRAHAM MEMORIAL GOLD MEDAL, FIRST RANK IN THE UNIVERSITY
  • BATCHELOR OF EDUCATION (BED) NATURAL SCIENCE 1995, KERALA UNIVERSITY
  • MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY(MPHIL)BOTANY 1997, KERLA UNIEVRSITY
  • DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY(PhD) BOTANY 2015, KERALA UNIVERSITY

ACHIEVEMENTS/HONOURS RECEIVED

  • Secured First Rank with Gold Medal for Post Graduate Degree (Botany)from Kerala University (1994)
  • Secured First Rank for Graduate Course from Kerala University (1992)
  • A Grade for MPhil degree from Kerala University
  • Subject Expert of Various Government Academic Programmes
  • Subject Expert of State Council of Educational Research and Training, Kerala State, India
  • Reviewer of Journals like JoTT, JASP, Phytotaxa, Indian Forester, NORDIC Journal of Botany,Bothalia, Springer Nature
  • Resource person in National Seminars and invited lectures
  • Member, Board of studies for Post-graduation in University of Kerala
  • Member, Board of Studies in Mar Ivanios College (Autonomous) Kerala, India
  • Reported 23 new plant taxa from southern Western Ghats of Kerala (published in international indexed journals)

MEMBERSHIP

  • Life Member- Indian Botanical Society
  • Life Member- Indian Association of Angiosperm Taxonomy
  • Life Member- Italian Botanical Society
  • Life Member- Bose Science Society (TN)
  • Life Member- Society for Environment and Sustainable Development

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

  • Supervised 32 MSc dissertations and 1 M.Phil. dissertation
  • Carried out the systematic studies of Solanum species with micromorphological and molecular data and reported the first species from the country
  • Carrying out extensive explorations in southern Western Ghats of Kerala state
  • Currently guiding 3 Ph.D. scholars
  • Two scholars awarded Ph.D. under guidance
  • Concentrating on Amaranthaceae, Acanthaceae, Solanaceae and Poaceae

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

  • Knowledge in Plant Identification and Herbarium preparation
  • Knowledge in Molecular systematic tools - ISSR, ITS and cp genes
  • Expertise in Scanning Electron Microscopy and Data Interpretation
  • Expertise in FTIR spectral data interpretation and correlation with chemotaxonomy