Department

Awards

Member of the team which won the ‘ICAR  TEAM  AWARD’  for  outstanding multi-disciplinary team research in Agriculture and Allied Sciences,  1994 - 96   given by  Indian Council of Agricultural Research,  Government of India.

Editorialship in Magazines

Consultant Editor, Flower World (Malayalam)- Magazine for Floriculture, Floristry,   Landscaping  and Nursery, published by Hindustan Flowers, Cochin, Kerala.

Membership in Academic Bodies

  1.    Additional & Chief Examiner - Botany Board M G University
  2.   Sole Examiner & Chairman – B0tany Board, M G University
  3.   Subject expert in Biotechnology- M G University
  4.   Subject expert in Botany- Kerala Public Service Commission 

Editorialship in Magazines

Consultant Editor, Flower World (Malayalam)- Magazine for Floriculture, Floristry,   Landscaping  and Nursery, published by Hindustan Flowers, Cochin, Kerala.

Training Programme attended

Attended training programme on ‘Horticultural Practices with special reference to Ornamental Gingers’ sponsored by Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi,  held in the Department of Botany, University of Calicut, Kerala on 25th September 2009

Orientation Programme attended

Participated in the ‘Orientation Programme for Women Counsellors of Affiliated Colleges’ held at Chaithanya Pastoral Centre, Carithas Junction, organized by Department of Student Services, Mahatma Gandgi University.

 Books published

i)        Jacob Vargheese Kunthara & Mini P. Mathai (2012), Oushadha Sasyangal- Arivum Prayogavum (Malayalam), H&C Publishers. Thrissur

ii)      Mini P. Mathai (2010), Flowering Plants of Cochin College Campus, Kochi, Kerala, published by Department of Botany, The Cochin College, Kochi.

iii)    Nirmal Babu  K., Minoo  D., Sajina  A., Geetha  S.  P.,  Mini P. M., Manjula C.,   John C. Z, Samsudeen K, Rema  J, Ravindran P.N. and Peter  K. V. (Eds.),  1994,  Short protocols for micropropagation of spices and aromatic crops,  Indian Institute of Spices Research,  Calicut, Kerala, India.

Articles  in Book

1.      Contributed  two chapters ‘Madhura valan puli’ and ‘Dragon Fruit’  in the book titled ‘Amrutham Madhuram ee Navaphalangal’(2013) edited by Pradeep Kumar D., Paridhi Publications, Thiruvananthapuram, 2013, January.

2.                  Ravindran P. N., Peter  K. V, Nirmal  Babu  K, Rema  J, Samsudeen  K, Minoo D, Geetha  S. P, Sajina  A, Mini  P. M, Manjula  C   and  John  C. Z. 1995.  Biotechnological Approaches in Spice CropsPresent Scenario and Future Prospects, in Biotechnology for Development, (Eds.),  M. R. Das  &  Sathish  Mundayoor), State Committee on Science, Technology and Environment, Kerala,  pp.175 - 197.

 

2.      Publications:

1.      National Journals:

 

i)        Sajina  A,  Mini  P. M, John  C. Z, Nirmal Babu  K, Ravindran  P. N. and Peter  K. V.  Micropropagation of large cardamom (Amomum  subulatum  Roxb). Journal of Spices and Aromatic Crops 6 (2) : 145-148, 1997.

2.      International Journals:

 

i)        Nirmal Babu K, Sajina  A, Minoo D, John  C. Z, Mini  P. M, Tushar K. V., Rema  J, and Ravindran  P. N.   Micropropagation of camphor tree (Cinnamomum camphora  Presl.) Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture 74: 179-183, 2003.

3.      National Conferences:

 

i)        Regy Yohannan, Krishnakumari Jayan, Jayesh Kuriakose & Mini P. Mathai (2011), Rapid Assessment of the Flowering Plants of Cochin College Campus, Ernakulam, Kerala. UGC Sponsored national Conference on Biodiversity and Bioprospecting with reference to Plants and Microbes (Biopros 11). Organized by Department of Botany, St. Albert’s College, Ernakulam. Pp- 30.

ii)      Regy Yohannan & Mini P. Mathai (2012) Flowering Plant Diversity of Muvattupuzha Municipal Park, Ernakulam, Kerala. National Seminar on Recent Trends and Future Prospects of Biodiversity and Conservation. (Biofest 2012) orgazied by the Departments of Botany and Zoology, Sree Narayana College, Punalur, Kollam, Kerala. Pp-34.

iii)    Mini P. Mathai,  John C. Z, Samsudeen K, Rema J, Nirmal Babu K and                 Ravindran P. N.  Micropropagation of Cinnamon  ( Cinnamomum verum  Bercht. & Presl.) 1996, Proc. of National Seminar on Biotechnology of Spices and Aromatic Plants (BIOSAAP), April 24 - 25, Calicut, Kerala.

iv)    Rema  J,  John C. Z and  Mini  P. M.  1995,  In  vitro plant regeneration of some important piper species (P. nigrum L., P. betle L., P. longum and P. chaba Hunt.)  Proc. 7th Kerala Science Cong, pp.321 - 324,  Palghat,  Kerala.

v)      Ravindran  P. N,  Nirmal  Babu  K,  Rema  J,  Samsudeen  K,  Minoo  D,  Geetha  S. P,  Sajina  A,  John  C. Z,  Mini  P. M,  Manjula  C  and   Peter  K. V. 1994Micropropagation of some important spices and medicinal plants,  Proc. of the Exposition and Workshop on Micropropagated Commercial Plants,  8 - 9 April, 1994,  West  Bengal.

4.International Conferences:

 

i)        Mini P. Mathai & Regy Yohannan (2012). Flowering Plant Diversity of Municipal Jubilee Park, Kottayam District, Kerala. International Seminar on World Bio-heritage Concerns over Climate Change with a Special Reference to Ethnic Vegetables (Botanica 2012). Organized by the Department of Botany, Sree Narayana College, Chempazhanthy, Kerala

ii)      Regy Yohannan & Mini P. Mathai (2013). A Synoptic account on the trees of Vadavucodu, Puthencruz Panchayath, Kerala State, International Conference on ‘Sustainable utilization management and conservation of bioresources (ICSMCB 13)’ pp 94-95. Organized by the Department of Botany, St. Joseph College (Autonomous) Thiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu.

 

iii)    Ravindran  P. N,  Peter  K. V, Nirmal  Babu  K,  Rema  J,  Samsudeen  K,  Minoo  D,  Geetha  S. P,  Sajina  A,  Mini  P. M,  Manjula  C  and  John  C  Zachariah,  1995.  Biotechnological Approaches in Spice Crops – Present Scenario and Future Prospects.  In Abst. International Symposium on Strategies for exploiting Biotechnology potentials, Centre for Plant Molecular Biology, Osmania  University,  Hyderabad,  India.

Articles published in Magazines

i)        Mini P. Mathai, 2013 February, Sweet Tamarind, Kerala Karshakan  Magazine (Farm Information Beurau, Dept. of    Agriculture, Govt. of Kerala)

ii)      Mini P. Mathai, 2012 March, Pookalil varnaviplavam ( Colour revolution in flowers), Flower World magazine, Published by Hindustan Flowers, Cochin, Kerala.

iii)    Mini P. Mathai, 2012 April, Cut flower- Krishiyidam muthal vipani vare ( cut flowers –field to market), Flower World magazine, Published by Hindustan Flowers, Cochin, Kerala.

iv)    Mini P. Mathai, 2012 July, Sukhachikitsa sugandhapooritham (Seasonal Preventive Treatment with Aromatic oils),  Flower World magazine, Published by Hindustan Flowers, Cochin, Kerala.

v)      Mini P. Mathai, 2012 August,  Orkidukalile sankarayinangal- Ulpaadanareethi (Method of production of hybrid orchids), Flower World magazine, Published by Hindustan Flowers, Cochin, Kerala.

vi)    Mini P. Mathai, 2012 September, Chedikalum valangalum ( Plants and Fertilizers), Flower World magazine, Published by Hindustan Flowers, Cochin, Kerala.

vii)  Mini P. Mathai, 2012 October, Chedikalude valarchayum Mannum (Plants, fertilizers and soil), Flower World magazine, Published by Hindustan Flowers, Cochin, Kerala.

viii)            Mini P. Mathai, 2012 November, Chedikalum valangalum- N, P, K (Plants and fertilizers-N, P, K), Flower World magazine, Published by Hindustan Flowers, Cochin, Kerala.

ix)    Mini P. Mathai, 2012 December, Chedikalum valangalum-Ca, Mg, S (Plants and fertilizers- Ca, Mg, S),  Flower World magazine, Published by Hindustan Flowers, Cochin, Kerala.

x)      Mini P. Mathai, 2013 January, Chedikalum valangalum-Zn, Fe, B (Plants and fertilizers-Zn, Fe, B), Flower World magazine, Published by Hindustan Flowers, Cochin, Kerala.

xi)    Mini P. Mathai, 2013 February, Chedikalum valangalum-Copper, Cobalt, Chlorine (Plants and fertilizers- Copper, Cobalt, Chlorine), Flower World magazine, Published by Hindustan Flowers, Cochin, Kerala.

xii)  Mini P. Mathai, 2013 March, Chedikalum valangalum- Valangal palatharam (Plants and fertilizers-Different types of fertilizers), Flower World magazine, Published by Hindustan Flowers, Cochin, Kerala.

xiii)            Mini P. Mathai, 2013 April, Chedikalum valangalum- Nitrogen fertilizers (Plants and fertilizers- Nitrogen fertilizers ) Published by Hindustan Flowers, Cochin, Kerala.

xiv)            Mini P. Mathai, 2013 May, Chedikalum valangalum- Phosphorus fertilizers (Plants and fertilizers- Phosphorus fertilizers ) Published by Hindustan Flowers, Cochin, Kerala.

xv)  Mini P. Mathai, 2013 June, Chedikalum valangalum- (Plants and fertilizers) Published by Hindustan Flowers, Cochin, Kerala.

xvi)            Mini P. Mathai, 2013 July, Jaivavalangal (Biofertilizers) Published by Hindustan Flowers, Cochin, Kerala.

Worked as Research Associate in a DBT sponsored project viz., ‘ Rapid Clonal Multiplication of Tree Spices’ in the Indian Institute of Spices Research’(ICAR)