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Ms Smitha Mathews
Dept. of Zoology
Designation Assistant Professor in Microbiology
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Institutional email ID smithamathews@assumptioncollege.edu.in
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Area of specialisation Food Microbiology
Date of joining the college 21 March 2011
Academic qualification
  • MSc. Microbiology (84%)Bharathidasan  University,trichy with JRF(Rank-169)           
Work Experience
  • St. Thomas college, Palai(5 years)
Current or previous Positions/Responsibilities (outside the college)
  • Appointed as the member of the Board of Question setters3rdSemester BSc Zoology and Industrial Microbiology Degree Examination October- November 2015 of S.B college (autonomous)Changanacherry.
  • Member of Zoology board of studiesM.G.University,Kottayam(2015-16).
  • Appointed as the member of the Board of Question settersIst ,IIIrd and Vth Semester BSc.Zoology and Industrial Microbiology Degree Examination October- November 2016 of S.B College (autonomous)Changanacherry.
  • Appointed as the member of the Board of Examiners for the IVth and VI thSemester BSc Zoology and Industrial Microbiology Degree Examination Viva voce & Project Evaluation April 2018 of S.B college (autonomous)Changanacherry.
  • Appointed as Chairman of the Scrutiny board of UG Degree Examination October- November 2018 of S.B college (autonomous)Changanacherry.
  • Appointed as the member of the Board of Question setters V th Semester BSc Zoology and Industrial Microbiology Degree Examination March –April 2019 of S.B college (autonomous)Changanacherry.
  • Appointed as Chief Examiner  and  member of the Board of Examiners for IVth  Semester BSc Zoology and Industrial Microbiology Degree Examination August 2020 of S.B college (autonomous)Changanacherry.
  • Appointed as Chief Examiner  and  member of the Board of Examiners for VIth  Semester BSc Zoology and Industrial Microbiology Degree Examination March 2020 of S.B college (autonomous)Changanacherry.
  • Appointed as the member of the Board of Question setters V th Semester BSc Zoology Degree Examination March –April 2020 of S.B college (autonomous)Changanacherry.
  • Appointed as Member of the panel of examiners ( Scrutiny) of UG Degree  End semester Examination April 2020 of S.B college (autonomous)Changanacherry.
  • Appointed as Member of the panel of examiners ( Scrutiny) of UG Degree  End semester Examination April 2021 of S.B college (autonomous)Changanacherry.
Current Positions/Responsibilities (in the college)
  • Co-Ordinator(Nature Club)
  • Co-Ordinator (AMoCE)
  • Secretory (AASA)
  • NCC Care taker(2011-2012)
Awards and Achievements
  • Life Member of the Microbiologists Society,IndiafromOctober 2020.Life membership No.MS/LM/511.
  • Covid Duty at WarrierSamajamHall ,Mathumoola,Changanacherry on 28/10/2020 and 11/01/2021.
  • Appointed as Presiding Officer(Reserve) at local body election of Madapally Grama Panchayat on 09/12/2020.
Projects - Completed projects
  • Minor Project-UGC sponsored (3,20000/-)on ‘Efficacy of      Microencapsulation on Synbiotic yogurt Production.’U.G.C Minor  Research Project Report, No: 1939-MRP/14-15/KLM034/UGC-SWRO dated 04/02/2015.
  • Student Projects(SPYTiS-II)KSCSTE Sponsored-3(10,000/-each)            
    • KSCSTE Sponsored Student project on ‘Characterization of Bactria for solid waste  management’for the year 2017-18 and recommended Rs.10,000/- towards financial assistance to conduct the project.
    • KSCSTE Sponsored Student project on ‘Impacts of a flash flood on drinking water quality: Sanitary analysis of Drinking water of Kuttanad area affected with flood’for the year 2018-19 and sanctioned Rs.10,000/- towards financial assistance to conduct the project.
    • KSCSTE Sponsored Student project on ‘Production of protease producing strain of Bacillus thuringenesis’for the year 2018-19 and sanctioned Rs.10,000/- towards financial assistance to conduct the project.
Courses attended (Orientation, Refresher, FDP, etc.)
  • UGC sponsored (IT-Oriented) Orientation Programme at Academic Staff college,Kariavatom, Thiruvananthapuram from 27/07/12 to 23/08/12.
  • 2. UGC sponsored Summer School Programme at Academic Staff college, Kariavatom, Thiruvananthapuram from 14/10/16 to 03/11/16.
  • 3. UGC sponsored Refresher Course in Human Rights (Multidisciplinary) at UGC-HRDC Kariavatom, Thiruvananthapuram from 11/09/2020  to 24/09/2020.
  • Two Week Online Interdisciplinary Refresher Course (FDP) on "Advanced Research Methodology: Tools & Techniques"from 30/01/2021 to 14/02/2021 conducted by Teaching Learning Centre, Ramanujan College University of Delhi under the aegis of Ministry Of Education Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission On Teachers and Teaching.
Paper presentation in Seminars

International seminars – (2)

  • Participated and Presented a paper on ‘Characterization of bacteria for solid waste management’ at ‘International conference on Gender,Environment and Sustainable Development’at Assumption college,Changanacherry on 1st and 2nd November 2018.
  • Participated and Presented a paper on ‘Isolation of Potent Human Bacterial Pathogens from carp reared in Eutropic Pond at Kulumani’ at ‘International symposium on fresh water aquaculture’SriPushpamCollege,Poondi,Tamilnadu-December 2003.

National seminars –  (1)

  • National Seminar on ‘Municipal Solid Waste Management and its Impact on Ecosystem’at Assumption college, Changanacherry. ISBN:978-81-936506-0-8,pp:61-66.
Publications

International – (4)

  • 1.   Smitha Mathews(2017) Microencapsulation of Probiotics by Calcium Alginate and Gelatin and Evaluation of its Survival in Simulated Human Gastro-Intestinal Condition.International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences,ISSN: 2319-7706 Volume 6 Number 4,pp. 2080-2087.
  • 2.   Smitha Mathews. A Study on Isolation, Partial Characterization and antifungal activity of Pseudomonas fluorescensfrom soil.International Journal of Recent Research in Life Sciences (IJRRLS) Vol. 3, Issue 3, pp: (701-707), Month: July - September 2016, Available at: www.paperpublications.org.
  • 3.   SmithaMathews&Denna Mary Tom.A Study on Sewage Treatment Using Effective Microorganisms (EM) Technology, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Approach and Studies. ISSN NO: 2348 – 537X,Volume 03, No.4, July- August 2016,pp. 45-53.
  • 4.   Smitha Mathews and R.Gowrilekshmi. Solid Waste Management using Effective Microorganism (EM) Technology .International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences ISSN: 2319-7706 Volume 5 Number 7 (2016) pp. 804-815.

National – (5)

  • Smitha Mathews and Mridula Mohan K.(2017). ‘Effect of Protein intake on milk Production and composition of Dairy bred Jersy cow’ on Proceedings of the National Seminar on ‘Municipal Solid Waste Management and its Impact on Ecosystem’.ISBN:978-81-936506-0-8,pp:61-66.
  • Smitha Mathews (2016). ‘Probiotic yogurt production in Homogenisedpasteurised milk and skimmed milk’ in A journal of Multidisciplinary Studies and Research (Aureole) published by St Stephen’s college, Uzhavoor, Kerala, vol. VIII, ISSN : 2249-7862,pp-19-28.
  • Smitha Mathews .Isolation of Potent Human Bacterial Pathogens from carp reared in Eutropic Pond at Kulumani at International symposium on fresh water aquaculture’SriPushpamCollege,Poondi,Tamilnadu-December 2003.
  • Smitha Mathews and JeenaJacob.Efficacy of agro-industrial wastes for the improvement of Poly hydroxybutyrate (PHB) production and comparison of Depolymerase’ on proceedings of 22 nd Kerala Science congress January 2010,KFRI,Peechi pp.249-250.
  • Smitha Mathews and Sruthileya S. Characterization of Staphylococcus aureusfrom wound infection and efficacy of Chitosan against MRSA &MSSA.ISSn:2249-7862,Aureole,Vol II&III,December2011,pp 53-61

 

Seminars and workshops organized
  • Member of organizing committee of the National Seminar on ‘Municipal Solid Waste Management and its Impact on Ecosystems’, jointly organized by Department of Zoology and KSCSTE, on 7th& 8th December,2017.
  • Co-ordinator of International Webinar series on’ Entomology ’organised by  Department of Zoology,Assumption college Autonomous,Changanacherry on 31/07/2020,01/08/2020 and 03/08/2020.
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