Dr. Rithin Varghese C

Assistant Professor
Email: [email protected]


  • BSc., 2010, MG University
  • MSc, 2012, Bangalore University
  • Ph.D, 2022, Andhra University

Area of Specialization

  • Microbiology
  • Bioprocess Technology
  • Plant Genetic Diversity
  • Archaeobotany
  • Plant Tissue Culture


Took part in the archaeological excavation at archaeological site of Pattanam (Ernakulam District, Kerala) in 2015 to study the botanical findings unearthed from there.

Interested in the research on paleobiodiversity, past plant utilizations, historical spice trade and domestication of important plant commodities especially in the scenario of Kerala.

Morphological and molecular studies in black pepper (Piper nigrum L.) genotypes

As part of the doctoral research, morphological and molecular analysis of various cultivated and wild genotypes of black pepper present in south and central Kerala was carried out. The intention of the work was to shed light to the domestication process of black pepper, which was once the economic backbone of Kerala.

Interested in a multidisciplinary research which investigates the origin of cultivation of black pepper and other spices in Kerala.

  • BT1921104 Microbiology
  • BT1921601 Laboratory Course 1
  • BT1922106 Immunology and Immunotechnology
  • BT1922602 Laboratory Course 2
  • BT1923109 Bioprocess Technology
  • BT1923603 Laboratory Course 3
  • BY1812102 Microbiology, Mycology & Plant Pathology
  • BY1812602 Microbiology, Mycology & Plant Pathology (Practical)
  • BT1812102 Biophysics & Instrumentation
  • BT1812602 Biophysics & Instrumentation (Practical)
  • BT1813104 Microbiology & Microbial Biotechnology
  • BT1813604 Microbiology & Microbial Biotechnology (Practical)
  • BT1814107 Plant Biotechnology
  • BT1814607 Plant Biotechnology (Practical)
  • BT1816301 Phytochemistry & Pharmacognosy
Sl No. Title of Presentation Conference name Place Date
1 Anthropological Influence on Plant Communities in Ancient Kerala Transmission of spices from the Periyar River basin, Kerala During the Iron Age- Early Historic Period and its impact on India Exchange Ocean Dept. of Geology and Environmental Science, Christ College (Autonomous), Irinjalakuda, Kerala. 05-01-2023
2 Paleo-environmental evidences of the Spice trade and Plant utilization from the Peat formation of Pattanam Archaeological site Geology: Emerging Methods and Applications Dept. of Geology and Environmental Science, Christ College (Autonomous), Irinjalakuda, Kerala. 06-02-2017- 08-02-2017