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Dr Anitha Jose
Dept. of Zoology
Designation Principal & Associate Professor
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Institutional email ID anithajose@assumptioncollege.edu.in
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Area of specialisation Environmental Toxicology
Date of joining the college 16 September 1992
Academic qualification
  • B Sc(Zoology), 1987, Nirmala College for Women, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore
  • M Sc (Zoology), 1989, S.B.College, Changanacherry, Mahatma Gandhi University , Kottayam
  • Joint CSIR-UGC NET – 1989
  • M Phil (Zoology), 1992, Kariavattom Campus, Kerala University
  • PhD,2018 School of Biosciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
Current or previous Positions/Responsibilities (outside the college)
  • Member of the Higher Education Council of the Archdiocese of Tiruvalla from 2006 onwards.
  • Chairperson – III Sem CBCSS Theory & Practical Exams 2013, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
  • Zonal Chairperson – I Semester CBCSS Theory & Practical Exams 2012, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
  • Zonal Chairperson – IV Semester CBCSS Theory & Practical Exams (2012, 2013), Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
  • Woman representative in the committee for amendment of laws of the Archdiocese of Tiruvalla.
  • Executive body member of BODHANA – the social service wing of Tiruvalla Archdiocese.
  • Nominated member of the Executive committee of Malankara Catholic Association (MCA), Tiruvalla Archdiocese.
  • Appointed as member of the Archdiocesan Safe Environment Committee (SEC), Tiruvalla (01/05/2020 to 01/05/2025)
  • Life member – Zoological Society of Kerala
Current Positions/Responsibilities (in the college)
  • Principal
  • Secretary, Managing Board
  • Member, Governing Body, Assumption College (Autonomous), Changanacherry
  • Chairperson, Academic Council, Assumption College (Autonomous), Changanacherry
  • Chief Controller of Examinations, Assumption College (Autonomous), Changanacherry
  • Member, IQAC
  • Chairperson,UGC Planning Board
Awards and Achievements
  • First Rank with Distinction in M.Sc.Zoology examination of Mahatma Gandhi University (1989).
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial fund Award on securing I Rank with distinction in M.Sc.Zoology examination of Mahatma Gandhi University (1989).
  • Prof.M.M.Sebastian Memorial award for outstanding performance in M.Sc Zoology(1989).
  • Qualified the Joint CSIR-UGC National Level test for eligibility for lectureship in Life   Science held in December 1989.
Courses attended (Orientation, Refresher, FDP, etc.)
  • U.G.C .Sponsored refresher course in Environmental Science from 12-1-1998 to 2-2-1998 at ASC, University of Calicut.
  • U.G.C. Sponsored refresher course in Life Science from 2-11-2000to 23-11-2000 at ASC, University of Kerala.
  • Orientation Course organised by Mahatma Gandhi University  from 02-05-2002 to 29-5-2002 at University Campus.
  • UGC Sponsored refresher course in Environmental Sciences ,from 22-10-2002 to 15-11-2002, at Mahatma Gandhi University.
Resource person for seminars and workshops/Invited Lectures
  • Invited talk on ‘The toxic nature of cosmetics’ at the Inauguration of the Zoology Association ‘Tierra’ of BCM College, Kottayam – 8th August, 2017
  • Chaired a session in the two days National seminar ‘Ecotechnological Perspectives for Sustainable Development’ (NSEPSD) jointly organized by School of Biosciences, M G University, Kerala Academy of Sciences (KSCSTE) & Kerala State Biodiversity Board on 27th and 28th July, 2017.
  • Resource person – Towards the Development of a responsible and sustainable society in the International Conference on Gender, Environment and Sustainable Development organized by Assumption College Autonomous, Changanacherry ,in collaboration with School of Biosciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, on 1st and 2nd November, 2018
Paper presentation in Seminars
  • Environmental toxicity of certain commercially available fairness creams in Kerala In: National seminar on Recent Innovations and Current Trends in Biological Sciences (RICTBS-2017) sponsored by KSCSTE, and organised by Post Graduate Department of Botany and Biotechnology, Bishop Moore College, Mavelikara, Kerala, from 8th to 10th February 2017.
  • Heavy metal contamination in commonly consumed fishes in Kerala (Poster).In: National seminar on Ecotechnological Perspectives for Sustainable Development (NSEPSD) jointly organized by School of Biosciences, M G University, Kerala Academy of Sciences & Kerala State Biodiversity Board, on 27th and 28th July, 2017.
  • Environmental Impacts of CFL waste disposal in the Indian Scenario. In: National Seminar on Municipal Solid Waste Management and its Impact on Ecosystems, jointly organized by Dept of Zoology and KSCSTE, on 7th & 8th December,2017.
  • Study on automotive emission in three different localities in Kerala : National seminar on Futuristic Approach on Climate Change organized by REYONO journal of interdisciplinary studies and IQAC, St Thomas College Kozhencherry, on January 31, 2020.
Publications

International Journals

  • Jose A, Ray J G (2018). Toxic heavy metals in human blood in relation to certain food and environmental samples in Kerala, South India. Environ Sci Pollut Res 25:7946-7953. doi:10.1007/s11356-017-1112-x.(Impact factor 2.914, Citations 19).
  • Anitha Jose & J.G. Ray (2018). Toxic content of certain commercially available fairness creams in Indian market. Cogent Med 5:1-8. Link:https://doi.org/10.1080/2331205X.2018.1433104(Impact factor 0.39, Citations 13)
  • Anitha Jose (2018). Fluorescent Lamps and their Alternative .Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (ISSN : 2349-5162.5(12): 1132-1134
  • Anitha Jose (2019). The Spiritual Dimension of Environment and its influence on Sustainable Development. Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (ISSN : 2349-5162).6(5): 3124 – 3125
  • Anitha Jose (2019). Mobile Phone Related Health Issues. International Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews . 6(2): 933-935
  • Anitha Jose (2021). Heavy Metal Mediated Human Health Risk International Journal of Creative Research Thoughts (ISSN : 2320-2882).9(3): . 6263-6266

National Journals

  • Jose, A., Cherian, G. & Ray, J.G. (2017).Amalgam practicing style and other related variables on blood mercury levels of dentists in Kerala, India. Kerala Dental Journal 40 (3):201-2.
  • AnithaJose  and J G Ray (2019).Mercury Pollution :Awareness among general population, Kerala, South India. Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Research. JET2019.11.04:15-21.ISSN:2394-3874.
  • Jose, A., Cherian, G. & Ray, J.G. (2020).Human blood mercury level in relation to dental amalgam usage and other environment sources in Kerala, South India.Kerala Dental Journal 43 (2):60-64.
  • Anitha Jose, Nandhana P M, DivyaGopan and Mahima V Vijayachandran (2020). Study on Automotive Emission in Three Different Localities in Kerala, REYONO journal of interdisciplinary studies, 9(1):104-114.

Conference proceedings

  • Anitha Jose& J.G. Ray (2017) ‘Environmental toxicity of certain commercially available fairness creams in Kerala’ In: Abstracts of National seminar on ‘Recent Innovations and Current Trends in Biological Sciences (RICTBS – 2017)’ sponsored by KSCSTE, and organised by Post Graduate Department of Botany and Biotechnology, Bishop Moore College, Mavelikara, Kerala, from 8th to 10th February 2017.
  • Towards the Development of a responsible and sustainable society in:Proceedings of the International Conference on Gender, Environment and Sustainable Development , organized by Assumption College Autonomous, Changanacherry ,in collaboration with School of Biosciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, on 1st and 2nd November, 2018. ISBN:978-81-951635-2-6.
  • Anitha Jose (2018). Environmental Impacts of CFL waste disposal in the Indian Scenario. In: Proceedings of the National Seminar on Municipal Solid Waste Management and its Impact on Ecosystems, organized by Dept of Zoology and KSCSTE,TVM from 7th to 8th December, 2017.ISBN:978-81-936506-0-8

Book chapters

  • AnithaJose.Part II-Zoogeography-Chapters 7,8,9,10 (pages 112-169). In:Text Book on Evolution,Zoogeography & Ethology-The Fundamentals published by Green Leaf Publications (First edition 2011).ISBN.978-81-920269-6-1
  • Anitha Jose.Water quality and public health concerns - Chapter8(pages 82 - 99). In:Text Book for Open course on Public Health, Nutrition & Human Genetics The Fundamentals published by Green Leaf Publications (First edition 2011).ISBN.978-81-920269-7-8
  • Anitha Jose, JG Ray. Toxic content of certain commercially available fairness creams in Indian market. In:Ninh The Son, editor. Prime Archives in Medicine. Hyderabad, India: Vide Leaf.2020. ISBN: 978-93-90014-01-9. https://videleaf.com/product/prime-archives-in-medicine/(Book Chapter)

 Other publications

  • Article titled ‘Daivathinayimattivekkappettavar’ in Aikyadeepam magazine, Tiruvalla,52 (9):44-45
  • Article titled Nammude  Kudumbam in Aikyadeepam magazine, Tiruvalla,(2021).53(6):44-45
Seminars and workshops organized
  • International-10
  •  National-16
  •  Others-30
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