Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India


Dr. M.V. Rao

Dr. M. V. Rao

Honorary Professor
Department of Plant Science




Academic Positions


1. Professor & Head, Department of Plant Science, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli- September 2011-June 2014.

2. Coordinator-M.Sc. Life Sciences (Five year-Integrated) Program, School of Life Sciences, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli – August 2009-June 2014.

3. Coordinator- Centre for Excellence in Life Sciences, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli –September 2008-June 2014.

4. Professor of Plant Science, Department of Plant Science, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli- October 2003-June 2014.

5. Reader in Plant Science, Department of Plant Science, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli- October, 1995- October 2003.

6. Lecturer in Plant Science, Department of Plant Science, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli- October, 1989 - October, 1995.


Administrative Experience


1. Member, Institute Biosafety Committee, National Research Centre for Banana, Tiruchirappalli-2014-2016.

2. Coordinator-XII Five Year Plan budget (FYP) grant preparation, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli-2013.

3. Coordinator, DST-FIST (Level-II), Department of Plant Science, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli- 2013-14.

4. Member, CAS assessment committee, University of Madras, Chennai-2013.

5. Member, CAS selection committee, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli-2013.

6. Member, University Electricity consumption saving Auditing committee, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli-2013.

7. Member, Renovation Committee, Tamil university, Thanjavur-2013.

8. Member, UGC Expert committee for the evaluation of Minor Research Projects, funding for Seminar/Conferences/ Workshops/Symposia-2012.

9. Member, Admission monitoring committee, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli- 2012-2013.

10. Member, Selection committee-Assistant Professor in Plant Science, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli – 2012.

11. Member, IQAC committee, Tamil University, Thanjavur-2012.

12. Member, Space committee, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli-2012.

13. Member, Institutional Animal Ethics Committee, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli-2012-2015.

14. Member, Purchase committee, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli-2012.

15. Member, Senate - Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli –2011-2014.

16. Chair persons meet, Tamil Nadu State Council for Higher Education, Chennai-2011.

17. Deputy Coordinator, UGC-SAP Department of Plant Science, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli -2011-14.

18. Coordinator, UGC-Non SAP, Department of Plant Science, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli -2010-12.

19. Coordinator-Execution of XI Five Year Plan budget grant of the University-2010-2013.

20. Member, DST-PURSE Program Working Committee- 2010-2014.

21. Coordinator, M.Sc. Life Sciences (5yr-Integrted) Program, School of Life Sciences, Bhrathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli – 2009-2014.

22. Member, Inspection Commission, Centre for Distant Education, Bharathidasan university study centre at Delhi, Global School of Business, Mumbai School of Business-2009.

23. Member, Academic council, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli- 2009-2014.

24. Chair Person, Board of Studies, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli-2009-12.

25. Member- National Team on “Survey and Documentation of Rock Art in Tamil Nadu funded by Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi-2008.

26. Coordinator, Centre for Excellence in Life Sciences, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli –September 2008-June 2014.

27. Member, Selection Committee -X FYP-FIP Teacher fellowship scheme, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli-2005.

28. Deputy Coordinator, University Vegetation Development Committee, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli-2004.

29. Deputy Coordinator, DST-FIST (Level-I), Department of Plant Science, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli-2004-09.

30. Member, Board of Studies, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli-2002-05.

31. Member, Committee for Development of Garden and Plantation in the University Campus, Bhrathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli-1992.

32. Member, Scrutinizing/Selection committee for the appointment of Assistant Professors, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Periyar University, Salem.

33. Member, Selection committee for the appointment of Assistant Professors in several colleges.

34. University nominee, Board of Studies, Inspection Committee for, Govt. Arts college for Women, Pudukottai(2004 & 2006), H.H.The Rajas college, Pudukottai (2004),Periyar EVR college, Tiruchirappalli (2004), Jamal Mohamed college, Tiruchirappalli (2007 & 2013-15), Holy Cross college, Tiruchirappalli (2007-08), ADM college for women, Nagapattinam (2006-08), St Joseph’s college, Tiruchirappalli (2007-08), Govt. Arts college, Ariyalur (208), Govt. Arts college, Karur(2008), Kundavai Nachiyar Govt. College for Women, Thanjavur (2008), Govt. Arts College, Musiri (2008).

35. Member, Board of Studies, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi, St.Xaviers College, Palayamkottai, Bangalore university, Bangalore., University of Madras, Chennai and Periyar University, Salem.

36. Adjudicator, PhD thesis:

 Andhra University, Waltair, A.P.,
 Osmania University, Hyderabad, A.P.
 Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, A.P.
 Sri Padmavati Mahila VisvaVidyalayam (Women’s University), Tirupati, A.P.
 Sri Krishna Devaraya University, Anantapur, A.P.
 Acharya Nagarjuna University, Nagarjuna Nagar, A.P.
 University of Hyderabad (Central Univ.), Hyderabad, A.P.
 Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, T.N.
 Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, T.N.
 Manormanain Sundarnar University, T.N.
 Mother Teresa University for Women, Kodaikanal, T.N.
 Tamil University, Thanjavur, T.N.
 Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, T.N.
 Bangalore University, Bangalore, Karnataka.
 University of Kerala, Tiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
 University of Calicut, Calicut, Kerala.
 Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala.
 Pondicherry University (Central Univ.), Pondicherry.
 Gauhati University, Gauhati, Assam.
 North- Eastern Hill University (Central University), Shillong.
 Mizoram University (Central University), Aizawl.
 Lucknow University, Lucknow, U.P.
 Allahabad University (Central Univ.), Allahabad, U.P


Area of Specialization


Plant Tissue Culture, Plant Conservation, Plant Ecology and Soil Microbiology


Positions held in International Institutes / Foriegn Visits


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Research Contributions


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Infrastructure Created


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Academic Acheivements


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Honours and Awards


1. Life Member of Swamy Botanical Club -2004.

2. Life Member of Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists (IABS)-2008.

3. Life Member of Orchid Society of India (OSI)-2008.

4. Fellow of Indian Botanical Society (FIBS)-2013.

5. Fellow of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy (FIAAT)-2013.


Research Projects


1. UGC-Minor research project. Salt stress effects on biochemical composition of Pisolithus tinctorius (Pers.) Coker and Com., under in vitro conditions, 1993-95.Sanction no. 9856/E3/92 dt.06.03.1993. Amount Rs.10,000.

2. UGC -Minor research project. Micropropagation of Centella asiatica (L.) Urb., a rare medicinal plant",1998-99. Sanction no.12300/E2/98 dt.31.12.1998. Amount Rs.12,000.

3. UGC-Minor research project. Plant regeneration from callus cultures of Centella asiatica (L.) Urb., a rare medicinal plant, 1999-2000. Sanction no. 7673/E2/99 dt.01.11.1999. Amount Rs.15,000.

4. Ministry of Environment and Forest (MOEF) Major research project. Ex situ conservation of some of the Red Data Listed plants of Eastern and Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu, through in vitro methods, 2006-2009. Sanction no.23/2/2006-Re dated 12.09.2006. Amount Rs.13,48,043.

5. UGC Major research project. Sanction no.32-405/2006(SR) dt.26.02.2006. Amount Rs.6,66,963/-. Conservation and reintroduction of Elaecorpus recurvatus and Hoya wightii ssp. palniensis, endangered plants of Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu, 2007-2010.

6. UGC Major research project. Ex-situ conservation and antibacterial studies of Plectranthus bourneae Gamble, an endemic red data listed plant, 2011-2014.Sanction no. F.NO. 40-325/2011 (SR) 30.06.2011. Amount Rs. 11,04,533.

7. Tamil Nadu State Forest Dept project-Status and distribution surveys of threatened taxa in wild as per IUCN guidelines under Tamil Nadu Biodiversity and greening project. 2013-2015. Amount Rs.2,92,800/- Sanction no. 934/2012 dt.20.2.2013.


Research Supervision


Degree

Awarded

Ongoing

Ph.D.

12

9

M.Phil.

8

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Research Publications Journals


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Research Publications Book Chapters


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Membership in Academic bodies


1. Member- National Team on "Survey and Documentation of Rock Art in Tamil Nadu funded by Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts", New Delhi (2008).

2. Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists.

3. Indian Botanical Society of India.

4. Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy.

5. Orchid Society of India.

6. Swamy Botanical Club.


Member – Board of Studies and Examiner


1. Nagarjuna University, Nagarjuna Nagar, A.P.

2. SriVenkateswara University, Tirupati, A.P.

3. Andhra University, Waltair, A.P.

4. Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anathapur, A.P.

5. Osmania University, Hyderabad, A.P.

6. University of Kerala, Thiruvanthapuram, Kerala.

7. University of Calicut, Calicut, Kerala.

8. Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala.

9. Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, T.N.

10. Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, T.N.

11. University of Madras, Madras, T.N.

12. Manormanian Sundarnar University, Tirunelveli, T.N.

13. Periyar University, Salem, T.N.

14. Mother Teresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal, T.N.

15. Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, T.N.

16. Gauhati University, Gauhati, Assam.


Contact


Dr. M.V. Rao
Honorary Professor
Department of Plant Science
School of Life Sciences
Bharathidasan University
Tiruchirappalli - 620 024
Phone: 0431-2407061 (O); 0431-2457460 (R)
Mobile: 09442147460
Fax: +91-431-2407045/2412750
Email: mvrao_456@yahoo.co.in