Payyanur College

PAYYANUR COLLEGE

Affiliated to Kannur University
Re-accredited by NAAC with B+ grade

Dr. Ratheesh Narayanan M K

Dr. Ratheesh Narayanan M K

Asst. Professor

M Sc, B Ed, Ph D

Email : ratheeshpoduval@yahoo.co.in

Tel : 09605562030

PERSONAL DETAILS:
Name of Teacher:  M. K. RATHEESH NARAYANAN     Father: K. Narayana Poduval Mother: M.K. Sarada Photo
Date of Birth: 28-05-1973 Sex: Male Marital Status: Married
Religion: Hindu Caste: Poduval Category: General (Gen/OEC/OBC/SC/ST)
Phone Numbers:  09605562030 Office: Mobile: 09605562030
Email ID: ratheeshpoduval@yahoo.co.in Home Page/Site/Blog:
                                Present Address Permanent Address
House Name Passiflora Poornima
Town Payyanur Pariyaram
P. O Payyanur Pariyaram Medical College
District, State Kannur, Kerala Kannur, Kerala
Pin Code 670 307 670 503
SERVICE DETAILS
Department & Designation BOTANY, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Date of Appointment: March 19, 2012 Total Service:   NINE and HALF years.
Date of Retirement:
Senior Scientist, Theme Leader- Biodiversity Programme; Community Agrobiodiversity Centre; M S Swaminathan Research Foundation April 2007 to March 2012
Scientist, Training and Education in Biodiversity, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation June 1999 to April 2007  
Senior Research Fellow, Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI), Kasaragod August 1997 to May 1999  
ACADAMIC QUALIFICATIONS (SSLC Onwards)
Course Institution Subject /Topic Year of Award
Ph.D. Botany University of Calicut, Kerala Angiosperm Taxonomy 2010
B. Ed. Natural Science Kannur University, Kerala Botany & Zoology 1997
M. Sc. Botany University of Calicut, Kerala Botany 1996
B. Sc. Botany University of Calicut, Kerala Botany, Zoology & Chemistry 1994
       F. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
-          13 years of working experience in sustainable agricultural and rural development programmes in hill area ecosystems; promoting conservation and sustainable use of Rare, Endemic and Threatened Plant species, medicinal plants and traditional crop varieties, wild relatives of crop plants and training and Education in conservation. Engaged in study of 80 RET plant species of Western Ghats and in a mission of planting 50,000 plants belonging to 100 RET trees species by the year 2015. -          Nine and Half years of Teaching experience in UG level.
ADDITIONAL DEGREES/DIPLOMAS/CERTIFICATES
Course Institution Subject /Topic Year of Award
State Eligibility Test (SET) Govt. of Kerala Botany 2002
PUBLICATIONS (Journal papers, Book chapters, Books & Booklets)
Research Journals/Magazine/ (with ISSN/ISBN) Topic/Title Author Position Year of Publication
Rheedea, Vol.11 (2):115-118. A new species of Dysoxylum from India. 3 2002
Agro biodiversity source book, Philippines:100-108. Coping role of wild edibles- a case study from Paniya tribes of Wayanad District, India. 1 2002
International Plant Genetic Newsletter, Rome, 135: 24-32. Ethnotaxonomy of Dioscorea among the Kattunaikka people of Wayanad District, Kerala. 2 2003
Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, Volume 6 (1): 204-216. Gendered knowledge and changing trends in utilization of wild edible greens in Western Ghats, India. 1 2007
Ethnobotany, Volume 20 (1):41-47. Traditional knowledge of three ‘mycophilic’ communities on wild edible mushrooms of Wayanad district, Kerala. 1 2007
Indian Journal of Horticulture. Volume: 64(3):309-313. Variations in nut yield of coconut and dry spell in different agro-climatic zones of India. 4 2007
Indian Journal of Horticulture, Volume: 66(6):212-217. Weather data based descriptive models for prediction of coconut yield in different agro-climatic zones of India. 4 2009
Proceedings of State level seminar-ethnobotany, the plant friendly practices on medicinal plants. 95-109. Wayanad- a centre of ethnobotany in Kerala. 2       2010
Journal of Botanical Research Institute,Texas 4(1): 63-67. Miliusa wayanadica (Annonaceae), a new species from Western Ghats, India 1 2010
Nordic Journal of Botany, 28: 1-4. A new species of Oberonia (Orchidaceae) from Kerala, India. 1 2010
Jour. Econ. Tax. Bot. Vol. 34 (3):501-504. Rediscovery of Eugenia argentea Beddome (Myrtaceae) with notes on its extended distribution 1 2010
http://www.westernghatsindia.org/commissioned-papers.   Diversity, use pattern and management of wild food plants of Western Ghats: a study from Wayanad District, Commissioned paper, Western Ghats. 1 2011
Journal of Medicinal Plants Research Vol. 5(4), pp. 604-612. Ethnobotanically important trees and their uses by Kattunaikka tribe in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala, India. 1 2011
Journal of Medicinal Plants Research Vol. 5(15), 4 3520-3529. Wild edible plants used by the Kattunaikka, Paniya and Kuruma tribes of Wayanad District, Kerala, India. 1 2011
Journal  Botanical Research Institute, Texas, 5(1): 153 – 158. Impatiens veerapazhasii (Balsaminaceae), a new scapigerous balsam from Wayanad, Western Ghats, India. 1 2011
Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxon, 18(2): 141-148. A new scapigerous species of Impatiens (Balsaminaceae) from India. 1 2011
Phytotaxa 42:26-34.   Miliusa gokhalaei, a new species of Annonaceae from India, with notes on interrelationships, population and conservation status 1 2012
Edinburgh Journal of Botany. 69 (3): 371–378. Memecylon wayanadense (Melastomataceae), a new species from India. 2 2012
Edinburgh Journal of Botany, 69 (2): 281–285. Impatiens mohana (Balsaminaceae), a new species from the Western Ghts, 1 2012
Journal Botanical Research Institute, Texas, 6(1) 113-118. Impatiens johnsiana (Balsaminaceae), a new scapigerous balsam from Wayanad, India. 1 2012
International Journal of Plant, Animal and Environmental Sciences, Vol. 4 (2). Eriocaulon kannurense (Eriocaulaceae), a new species from Kerala, India. 2 2012
International Journal of Plant, Animal and Environmental Sciences, Vol. 2 (3). Lindernia madayiparense (Linderniaceae), a new species from Kerala, India 1 2012
Phytotaxa 83 (1): 54–60 Impatiens theuerkaufiana sp. nov., (Balsaminaceae) a new scapigerous species from the Western Ghats, India. 1 2013
Edinburgh Journal of  Botany, 70 (1). 360-364. A new species and a new combination in Combretum (Combretaceae) in India. 2 2013
Phytotaxa 110(1). 55-60. A new species of Sonerila Roxb. (Melastomataceae) from Kerala, India. 1 2013
International Journal of Advanced Research, Volume 1(2):14-16. Rotala khaleeliana sp. nov. (Lythraceae), a new species from lateritic hills of Kannur, Kerala, India. 2 2013
International Journal of Plant, Animal and Environmental Science 3(2): 197-202. Endemic trees of Western Ghats – A checklist from Wayanad District, Kerala, India 2 2013
Phytotaxa, 162(1):044-050. A new species of Memecylon (Melastomataceae) from the Western Ghats, India. 2 2014
International Journal of Advanced Research, Volume 2, Issue 3, 759-763. Memecylon sahyadrica (Melastomataceae), a new species from the Western Ghats, India. 2 2014
International Journal of Advanced Research, Volume 2, Issue 3, 1055-1058. A new species of Syzygium (Myrtaceae) from the southern Western Ghats of Kerala, India. 1 2014
International Journal of Advanced Research, Volume 2, Issue 3, 1074-1079. Lindernia nelliyampathiensis (Linderniaceae), a new species from Western Ghats, India. 2 2014
Phytotaxa 188(4):227-232.   Rotala dhaneshiana, a new species of Lythraceae from India. 2 2014
Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 21(2): 153-157. A new species of Arundinella Raddi (Poaceae) from the Western Ghats, India 2 2014
International Journal of Advanced Research, Volume 2, Issue 12,149-152. Isachne kannurense (Poaceae), a new species from Lateritic Hills of Kannur, Kerala, India. 2 2014
Annals of Plant Sciences. 3(11): 863-868. A new species of Sonerila Roxb. (Melastomataceae) from Kerala, India 1 2014
International Journal of Advanced Research, 2(10): 772-777. Sonerila raghaviana sp. nov. (Melastomataceae), a new species from southern Western Ghats of Karnataka, India. 1 2014
Annals of Plant Sciences. 3 (05): 704-714 Diversity of Vascular Plants Associated With Wetland Paddy Fields (Vayals) Of Wayanad District in Western Ghats, India 2 2014
Nordic Journal of Botany, 000-004. Eriocaulon vandanamensis sp. nov. (Eriocaulaceae) from Kerala, India. 2 2015
Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 22(1): 9-15. A new species of Sonerila Roxb. (Melastomataceae) from the Western Ghats, India. 1 2015
Taiwania, 60(2): 91-94. A new species of Salacia (Celastraceae) from India. 2 2015
International Journal of Advanced Research, 3(1): 206-211 Butterfly Species Diversity and Abundance in Manikkunnumala Forest of Western Ghats, India 5 2015
Taiwania, 61(1): 13‒15. Isodon purpurescence (Lamiaceae), a new species from Western Ghats, Kerala, India. 2 2016
Nordic Journal of Botany, 35: 417–422. Sonerila janakiana sp. nov., a stoloniferous species of Melastomataceae from India. 1 2017
Telopia – Journal of Plant Systematics. 20: 119-123. Kleinia subrahmanianii (Asteraceae: Senecioneae), a new species from southern Western Ghats, Kerala, India. 4 2017
Nordic Journal of Botany, 35: 354–358. Isachne edamalayarensis sp. nov. (Poaceae: Micrairoideae) from southern Western Ghats, India. 4 2017
Botany Letters.164(1): 19-22 Fimbrystylis pokudaniana (Cyperaceae), a new species from Kerala, India 2 2017
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-3573-9_4. PP: 73-98. Bioresources for Food and Nutrition Security: The Case of Wild Edibles of Western Ghats 1 2017
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-3573-9_4. PP: 303-328. Ethnic knowledge in classification and conservation: a case study of wild yams in Western Ghats 3 2017
International Journal of Advanced Research 5(11); 670-676 Nanooravia kayyurense (poaceae) a new species from ephemeral wetlands on lateritic hillocks of north Kerala, India. 4 2017
Taiwania, 63(2): 106‒110. A New Species of Memecylon (Melastomataceae) from Western Ghats, India   3 2018
Annals of plant sciences. 8 (9): 3616-3620 Occurrence of Lepidagathis clavata Dalzell (Acanthaceae) an endemic species of the Western Ghats, in the lateritic plateau of Northern Kerala 3 2019
Down to Earth- First Food-Business of taste: 92-95 (ISBN:978-81-86906-34-7) Forest in the Kitchen 2 2019
Int. J. Plant Anim. Environ. Sci. 10 (3): 127-134. Two New Records of Dimeria R. Br. (Poaceae) from Kerala 4 2020
Abrahamia- an International Journal for Plant Sciences. 6(1): 10-15 Euploca Nutt. (Boraginaceae)- A new species record for India reveals Biogeographical link with Gondwana Super Continent 3 2020
Annals of phytomedicine. 10(1): 257-266. Healthcare management through mitigation of Covid-19 pandemic with leafy vegetables 5 2021      
BOOKS & BOOKLETS
MSSRF, CAbC/Book/04/12. Gender dimensions of wild food management in Wayanad District. Book (First Author) 2003
MSSRF, CAbC/Book/11. “Galasu’, Wayanatilae bakhyayogyamaya Kizhanguvargangal. Book (First Author) 2013
Lead Publications, Calicut. Orchids of Wayanad Book (First Author) ISBN 978-81-926125-3-9 2013
MSSRF, CAbC/Book/11. Trees of Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. Book (First Author) 2014
Southern Book Star, Delhi Rare, Endemic and Threatened Plants of Western Ghats Book (First Author)- ISBN 81-86660-27-5 2017
MSSRF, CAbC/Handbook 10. Medicinal plants for Primary health care (Malayalam). Booklets (Second Author) 2003
MSSRF, CAbC/ Handbook 11. Wayanattilae Bakshyayogyamaya Kooninagal (Malayalam). Booklets (First Author) 2005
MSSRF, CAbC/ Handbook 12. Wayanattilae Vanya Bakshya Ilakari Sasyanagal (Malayalam). Booklets (First Author) 2005
Research Reports
1.       Ratheesh Narayanan M. K., Rama Narayanan & K. U. K. Nampoothiri. 2007. Study of family food habits and nutritional status of mothers and children below three years in selected Paniya and Kattunaikka tribal colonies of Wayanad, Kerala. MSSRF, CAbC/Research Report/07. 2.       Sujanapal. P., N. Anilkumar & M.K. Ratheesh Narayanan. 2008. Environmental impact assessment of diversion of Wariyat coffee estate at Muttil, Wayanad, Kerala. MSSRF, CAbC/Research Report/09. 3.       Ratheesh Narayanan M. K. 2010. Ecological Fragile Land (EFL) study reports of Vythiri and Banasuramala forest EFL areas,Wayanad,  Kerala. MSSRF, CAbC/Research Report/10. 4.       Ratheesh Narayanan M. K. 2011. Ecological Fragile Land (EFL) study report of Melmuri EFL areas, Wayanad, Kerala. MSSRF, CAbC/Research Report/11. 5.       Ratheesh Narayanan M. K. 2012. Ecological Fragile Land (EFL) study report of Poongotte Kavu, Kolari village, Thalassery Taluk, Kannur, Kerala. Submitted to Kerala Forest Tribunal, Kozhikode. 6.    Ratheesh Narayanan M. K. 2012. Ecological Fragile Land (EFL) study report of Thalapuzha, Begur Range, North Wayanad Division, Wayanad district. Kerala. Submitted to Kerala Forest Tribunal, Kozhikode.
  1. Ratheesh Narayanan M. K. 2015. Ecological Fragile Land (EFL O.A 15/2011 in Resurvey No. 574)) study report of Vellamunda forest section of Manathavady Forest Range, North Wayanad Forest Division of Wayanad district. Submitted to Kerala Forest Tribunal, Kozhikode.
  2. Ratheesh Narayanan M. K. 2013. Ecological Fragile Land (O.A 07/2008; O.A 15/2007; 06/2008; 09/208; 08/2008) study report of Brahmagiri Estate, Thirunelli, Manathavady Forest Range, North Wayanad Forest Division of Wayanad district. Submitted to Kerala Forest Tribunal, Kozhikode.
  3. Ratheesh Narayanan M. K. 2015. Ecological Fragile Land (EFL O.A. 9/2012; O.A. 10/2012; O.A. 11/2011)
study report of Periya  Forest Range, North Wayanad Forest Division of Wayanad district. Submitted to Kerala Forest Tribunal, Kozhikode.
  1. Ratheesh Narayanan M. K. 2016. Ecological Fragile Land (EFL OA 36/2015) study report of Kakkayam Forest, Peruvannamuzhy Forest Range, Kozhikode Forest Division, Kozhikode district. Submitted to Kerala Forest Tribunal, Kozhikode.
  2. Ratheesh Narayanan M. K. 2017. Ecological Fragile Land (EFL OA 15/2014) study report of N. A Plantations, Ranipuram Forest, Hosdurg Forest Range, Kasaragod Forest Division, Kasaragod district. Submitted to Kerala Forest Tribunal, Kozhikode.
  3. Ratheesh Narayanan M. K. 2017. Ecological Fragile Land (EFL OA 7/2016) study report of Popular Estate, Malom Village, Hosdurg Forest Range, Kasaragod Forest Division, Kasaragod district. Submitted to Kerala Forest Tribunal, Kozhikode.
  4. Ratheesh Narayanan M.K. 2016. Report on ‘Santhivanam’ (JOHNCY VANAM) at Payyanur College. Submitted to Kerala Biodiversity Board, Thiruvananthapuram.
 
  1. Ratheesh Narayanan M. K.  2017. Flowering plants of Pookode Lake Area, Wayanad, Kerala. Submitted to Central Water Research Institute, Kozhikode, Govt. of India.
 
Ph.D. Thesis: Floristic study of Wayanad district with special emphasis on conservation of rare and threatened flowering plants: Supervisor: Dr M. Sivadasan, Dean of Faculty of Science (Rtd.), University of Calicut, Kerala, presently with Department of Botany & Microbiology, College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
ATTENDED
Thrust area Organiser Duration
  Year
Workshop on gender mainstreaming. M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (Kolli Hills, Tamil Nadu) April 5-9   2002
13th Swadeshi Science Congress M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, Kalpetta November 6-8   2003
Orientation refresher training course on science led approaches to rural development M S. Swamianthan Research Foundation, Chennai   2004
National workshop on Sacred Groves. Ministery of environment and forest, New Delhi, Govt of India September 16-18, 2004
Barefoot taxonomist training programme on documentation of traditional knowledge and natural resources. FRLHT, Bangalore August 18-20, 2004
National seminar on new frontiers in plant taxonomy and biodiversity conservation. JNTBGRI, Thiruvananthapuram, Govt. of Kerala   2004
International conference on human centered sustainable development paradigm. M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai August 7-10   2005
Workshop on UN millennium development goals, five years later: agricultural biodiversity and elimination of hunger and poverty. M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai April 18-19 2005
Workshop – science society interface on tribals and biodiversity related legislation. KIRTADS, Calicut April 26-27 2005
Workshop on biodiversity conservation of medicinal plants and revitalisation of traditional healthcare systems of Kerala. Christ College, Irinjalakuda June 10-11 2006
Training on project monitoring Karl Kubel Institute, Coimbatore November 27-29 2006
14th triennial symposium of international societies for roots and tuber crops Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Thiruvananthapuram November 20-26   2006
Workshop on Taxonomy vis-a-vis conservation. M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, Kalpetta May 23 2007
National nutrition conclave. M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai August 12-14 2007
National workshop on revitalising agrobiodiversity for alleviating poverty and hunger. M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, Kalpetta 24-26, November 2007
Annam- National agro-biodiversity seminar CISSA, Thiruvananthapuram December, 26-30 2008
International workshop on conservation and stewardship of agricultural biodiversity in an era of climate change. Chennai 7-9, August 2008
First Indian Biodiversity Congress. CISSA, Thiruvananthapuram, 27-31, December 2010
National Seminar on Natural Environment: Status and Significance sponsored by the Directorate of Collegiate Education, Govt. of Kerala (Delivered an invited lecture on the topic Floristic Diversity of Wayanad) Department of Zoology, Govt. Brennen College, Dharmadam, Thalassery 19th -21th January 2017
One day Seminar conducted by S.N. College Botany Alumni Association (Delivered an invited lecture on the topic Rare Endemic and Threatened Plants of Western Ghats) Department of Botany, S.N. College, Kannur 27-09-2017 2017
National Seminar on Biodiversity documentation and Conservation ((Delivered an invited lecture on the topic Ethnobotany and Floristic Diversity of Wayanad) M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, CAbC, Kalpetta August 2017
National Seminar on Ethnobotany and Conservation ((Delivered an invited lecture on the topic Ethnobotany and Biodiversity of Western Ghats) Govt. College, Kasaragod September 2013
Seminar in connection with world Environmental day celebrations, 2015 Payyanur College, Payyanur 10-06-2015 2015
P.V. Govindankutty memorial one day International Conference on Modern Trends in Plant Science Dept. of Botany, Payyanur College 09-02-2017 2017
One day seminar on ‘ Mangrove ecosystem and its ecological importance’ conducted by Wildlife Trust of India and Apollo Tyres Ltd. Wildlife Trust of India and Apollo Tyres Ltd. 26th July, 2016 2016
REFRESHER & ORIENATION COURSES
Thrust  area Conducting body Duration
From To Days
Orientation Course Academic Council, Kannur University 08-07-2014 04-08-2014 24  
Refresher Course RUSA-HRDC-  Kerala University 08-11-2017 28-11-2017 21
Refresher Course (online) Teaching Learning Centre, Ramanujan College University of Delhi under the aegis of MINISTRY OF EDUCATION PANDIT MADAN MOHAN MALAVIYA NATIONAL MISSION ON TEACHERS AND TEACHING 17-06-2021 01-07-2021 14
. PROJECT WORK DETAILS
  1. MINOR PROJECT WORKS: (Title, Funding Agency, Date of Commencement/Submission, Sanctioned Amount)
  Taxonomic and ecological studies of Scapigerous Impatiens (Balsaminaceae) of the Western Ghats (UGC)- 2016- August (1,20000).
  1. MAJOR PROJECT WORKS: (Title, Funding Agency, Date of Commencement/Submission, Sanctioned Amount)
 
  1. Principal Investigator: Education of Tribal and Rural Youth in Bio-resources Conservation, Inventorisation and Sustainable Utilization, Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India (2006-2009). (30,00000.00)
  2. Co- Principal Investigator: On-farm Conservation of YAM (Dioscorea) Diversity in Malabar Eco- Region in India, UNDP/SGP (15th Feb. 2004 to 15th Feb. 2006) (10,0000.00)
  3. Co-Principal Investigator: IIN-HSBC Programme- Conserving 10 key stone plant species for the livelihood security of the tribal and rural communities of Wayanad District, Kerala (April 2004 to December 2006). (10,0000.00)
  4. Co- Principal Investigator: Conserving 80 RET species by creating 8 research fellowships in plant taxonomy, Sir. Dorabji Tata Trust (SDTT), India (2006-2008). (50,0000.00)
  5. Co-Principal Investigator: Saving 80 Rare Endemic and threatened (RET) tree species of Western Ghats, India. Sir. Dorabji Tata Trust (SDTT), India (2010-2012).
  6. Co-Principal Investigator: On establishing a lead garden under the Ministry of Environment and Forest’s scheme on assistance for Botanical Garden/Botanical section, MoEF, India (2010-2012). (80,00000.00)
  7. Principal investigator: Establishment of ‘Shantisthal’. Kerala Biodiversity Board, Kerala (2013, June onwards) (1,80000.00).
  Supervisor, student dissertations - Master of Science level: 18 (2005-2017); UG level- 7 (2012-2007).
OUTSIDE THE CAMPUS
Chairman, Organising Committee Organised Chakamaholsavam in collaboration with Space Ezhilode, at Ezhilode 2014 March 3 Days
Chairman, Organising Committee Organised ‘Galasu’-Food Fest in collaboration with ‘Space’ Ezhilode, at Ezhilode 2015 April 5 Days
Co-ordinator Organised Primary Bio-health programme at Edanad West U.P. School 2014 March 2 Days
Co-ordinator ‘Sahyashyamalam’- Tree planting (50 trees)  in 10 Schools in the Payyanur Revenue District in connection with 50th year celebrations of Payyanur College 2015 3 Months
Co-ordinator Biodiversity Documentation of Edanaden Hillocks, in collaboration with Mother Charity, Kunchimangalam 2015 3 Days
Member Board of studies, Botany, Kannur University 2013-2016 3 Years
Chairman Board of Studies, Botany, Kannur University 16-03-2016 onwards Ongoing
Member Technical Support Group, Kerala Biodiversity Board 20-01-2016 onwards Ongoing
Member Monitoring Committee, Inter- national Inter University Centre for tropical Bio-diversity, Kannur University 19-03-2015 to 2016 March 1 Year
Member Implementation Committee, Inter- national Inter University Centre for tropical Bio-diversity, Kannur University 2016 January to March- 3 Months
Co-ordiantor Organised three study tour to different parts of India for B.Sc final year students 2013 February; 2014 December; 2016 December 7 days
Judge/Evaluator Sasthra Mela-Thaliparamba, Madayi and Payyanur sub districts (UP, High School and Higher Secondary) 2013 October 2014 November 2015 November 2016 October 2017 October 1 day each
Co-ordinator ‘Kavvotte ‘ project in selected sacred groves of northern Kerala 2020 February onwards Ongoing
ON THE CAMPUS
Co-ordinator ‘Biodiversity Club’ - Kerala Biodiversity Board 2013 onwards -
Co-ordinator Established ‘Shanthisthal;- Johnsy Vanam’ (with 224 endemic trees/Climbers of Western Ghats- 85 species) in collaboration with Kerala Biodiversity Board 2013 onwards -
Co-ordinator Established ‘Bamboosetum’ (25 species Bamboos and Ochlandra species) in collaboration with Rotary Club of Payyanur 2014 onwards -
Co-ordinator Established ‘Kadalivanam’-Musa Germplasm (27 local varieties of Plantain) 2015 onwards -
Co-ordinator Initiated ‘Fruit Orchard ‘ (22 cultivated edible fruit yielding trees) 2017 onwards -
Co-ordinator Established ‘Oushadavanam ‘ (100  medicinal trees of Kerala) 2017 Onwards -
Executive Committee Member Exhibition Committee- in connection with 50th year celebrations of Payyanur College 2014-2015 3 Months
Co-ordinator Scholar Support Programme 2014-2016 2 Years
NSS Programme Officer Payyanur College NSS Unit 11 2018 September onwards 3 years
E. HONOURS AND AWARDS
-          Swadeshi Young Scientist Award, 2003. For the paper titled ‘Gender dimensions and changing trends in utilization of wild edibles in Wayanad’. 13th Swadeshi Science Congress, November 2003. -          BPR Yadav Young Scientist Award, 2005. For the paper titled ‘Ethnobotany of wild edibles and its management, a case from Wayanad. 15th National seminar of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy, Nagpur, October, 2005.