Research

Three research guides and other faculty members of our department facilitates wide range of research areas which includes traditional as well as applied aspects. Our taxonomy research has made considerable development and firm footprints in basic research.

Research in the Department of Zoology is broadly based on themes such as Termite taxonomy, Aphids, sphecoid wasps, Waste management, Water management, Microbial steroid biotransformation, Vermiculture, Mosquitoes, Macro benthos, fish breeding etc.

 

Research Scholars of the Zoology Department and Publications

  1. Name :           Chitra

Designation                      :           Research scholar (PhD)

Year of joining                 :          2017

Research guide                :           Dr Sosamma Oommen

                                                       HOD of Zoology

                                                       CMS College Kottayam

 

Mode of Research             :           full-time

Research Title:  Water Conservation Need of the Hour: An Ecofriendly Design to reclaim            Wastewater using biofilters for Agricultural purposes.

Publication details

  1. Chitra (2017). A study on the Antennae of Different types of Insect. Baselius Researcher, Vol.XVIII No. 1, 53-58. ISSN- 09758658
  2. Chitra,Anusree A.S and Sosamma Oommen (2017). Treatment of Domestic wastewater using plants as biofiltering agents. Agroforestry with Special Reference to Apiculture, 125-134. ISBN- 978-81-937052-0-9.
  3. Chitra (2018) A study on the Sensitivity of insects to different colours of light. International Journal of Zoology Studies, Vol.3, Issue.3,38-41. ISSN-2455-7269.

Paper presented

  1. Chitra, Anusree A.S and Sosamma Oommen (2017). Wastewater Treatment Employing Phytoremediation in International Conference on Traditional and Alternative medicine.
  2. Chitra and Sosamma Oommen (2018). Invertebrate Fauna of Domestic Wastewater Treatment System in Second International Seminar on Emerging Trends in Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture.
  3. Name : Chinnu Ipe

Designation                      :           Research scholar (PhD)

Year of joining                 :           2016

Research guide                :            Dr Jobin Mathew

                                                       Assistant Professor of Zoology

                                                       CMS College Kottayam

 

Mode of Research             :           full-time

Research Title                   :         Diversity of Termites (Order:Isoptera) of Kuttanad, Kerala.

 

Publication details

  1. Jobin Mathew, Chinnu Ipe, Sivaprasad G, Arya P Kumar (2015). Termite diversity in CMS College Campus, Kottayam District, Kerala. Proceedings of the International conference on Biodiversity & Evaluation: Perspectives and Paradigm shifts by Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin & Department of Zoology, Sree Sankara College Kalady. ISBN 978-93-80095-70-7.
  2. ChinnuIpe & Jobin Mathew (2017) .Diversity of termite in Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kottayam District, Kerala. Agroforestry with Special Reference to Apiculture, 38-43. ISBN- 978-81-937052-0-9.
  3. Amitha Susan Mathew, Jobin Mathew, Chinnu Ipe (2017) .Odontotermes species diversity in CMS College campus. Agroforestry with Special Reference to Apiculture, 173-177. ISBN- 978-81-937052-0-9.
  4. Jobin Mathew& Chinnu Ipe (2018). New species of termite Pericapritermes travancorensisnov.(Isoptera: Termitidae:Termitinae) from India. Journal of Threatened Taxa,10(11):12582- 12588.

 

Paper presented

  1. Chinnu Ipe & Jobin Mathew (2016). Diversity of a termite genus Odontotermes(Isoptera: Termitidae) in Kottayam Municipality, Kerala in National Seminar on Life Sciences: A neorealistic approach.
  2. Name :        Sonia Jacob

Designation                      :        Research scholar (PhD)

Year of joining                 :        2019

Research Guide                 :       Dr. Maya George

                                                     Alphonsa College, Pala

 

Mode of Research             :        full-time

TITLE   : Diversity and Distribution of Odonates at selected watersheds of Meenachil river, Kerala

Papers published

  1. Manju Elizabeth Kuruvila, Aleena Elizabeth Cyril and Sonia Jacob, (2015). “Seasonal Variations of Odonate Diversity in Selected areas of Elanji Grama panchayath”. Aureole, Vol.VII, pp 7-16.
  2. Sonia Jacob, Manju E.K, (2016). "Potential of Odonate (Dragonflies and Damselflies) Diversity as a Bioindicator of Water Quality", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 5 Issue 7, pp 2033 – 2036
  3. Sonia Jacob, Manju E.K, (2016). “A study on the emerging stages of Odonate (Dragon flies and Damselflies) Nymphs”, Alphomine: International Journal (Sciences), Volume 4, Issue 5, pp. 23-27.
  4. Sonia Jacob, A.P. Thomas, Manju E.K., (2017). “Bio control efficiency of Odonata nymphs on Aedesaegypti larvae”, IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology (IOSR-JESTFT)., e-ISSN: 2319-2402,p- ISSN: 2319-2399.Volume 11, Issue 9 Ver. II, PP 01-04 DOI: 10.9790/2402-1109020104
  5. Sonia Jacob, A.P. Thomas, Manju E.K., (2017). “Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies) as Bio Indicators of Water Quality”. International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology., Vol. 6, Issue 9,pp.19464 – 19474, ISSN (Print): 2347-6710; DOI:10.15680/IJIRSET.2017.0609144;
  6. Neethu Mohanan, Manju E.K, Sonia Jacob, (2017). “The Effect of Different Types of Storage Vessels on Water Quality”. International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology., 6, Issue 10, pp 20363- 20368 ISSN (Print) : 2347-6710; DOI:10.15680/IJIRSET.2017.0610119.
  7. Manju Elizabeth Kuruvila, Saranya Mohan and Sonia Jacob, (2019), “Effect of Seasonal Variations in Grasshopper Diversity at Selected High and Low Range Areas”.  International Journal of Advanced Scientific Research and Management, Vol. 4, Issue 2.  ISSN: 2455-6378.
  8. Name : Shaloo Ann Thomas

Designation                      :           Assistant Professor Zoology

                                                       Catholicate College, pathanamthitta

 

Year of joining                  :           2017

Research guide                  :           Dr Sosamma Oommen

                                                         HOD of Zoology

                                                         CMS College Kottayam

Mode of Research              :             Part-time

 

Research Title:   Microbial Bio- Transformation of Selected Steroids Using Thermophilic Bacteria from Bio-Dung Compost Unit.

Publication details

  1. Shaloo Ann Thomas (2017). Species diversity and abundance of spiders in selected areas of Kottayam Municipality. Agroforestry with Special Reference to Apiculture, 113-119. ISBN- 978-81-937052-0-9.

 

  1. Name : Susan K Wilson

Designation                       :           Assistant Professor Zoology

                                                       Catholicate college, Pathanamthitta

Year of joining                  :           2018

Research guide                 :            Dr Jobin Mathew

                                                        Assistant Professor Zoology

                                                        CMS College Kottayam

 

Mode of Research             :            part-time

Research Title                   :         Comparative analysis on the bioecology of genera Apanteles and Cotesia (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Microgastrinae) with special emphasis on Rice agroecosystems 

 

  1. Name                      :       Deepthi G Nair

Designation                           :      Assistant Professor in Zoology

                                                       MSM College, Kayamkulam

Year of joining                      :           2018

Research guide                     :      Dr Nisha P Aravind

                                                        Assistant Professor Zoology

                                                        CMS College Kottayam

 

Mode of Research                :      part-time

Research Title                        :      Ecology of vector mosquitoes with special reference to Aedes albopictus in the rubber and pineapple plantations of Kottayam District, Kerala.