R. Aruna

Assistant Professor

  • Name:

    Aruna

  • Qualification:

    M.Sc., Ph.D.

  • Email:

    arsbot@gmail.com

  • Date of Join: 2015-04-01

Publications

Project Reports:

  • P.Balasubramanian, R.Aruna and P.Radhakrishnan (2008) ?Plant-bird interactions with special reference to identification of bird-dispersed plants for afforestation of Attappady hills, Western Ghats, Kerala? Project report.
  • P.Balasubramanian, C.Anbarasu, R.Aruna, S.Silambarasan (2010) ?Study of seed pollinators and seed dispersers in Scrub, Dry Evergreen and Shola forest ecosystems of Tamilnadu" Project report.
  • R.Aruna and Nihar Ranjan (2016) ?Documentation of Threatened plant species in various forest types of Madurai Forest Division' Project report Paper Publications:
  • Aruna, R., P.Balasubramanian, and P.Radhakrishnan (2009). Role of frugivorous birds in seed dispersal in the mixed dry deciduous forests of Attappady and Anaikatty, Western Ghats, The Indian Forester, Dehradun, India.1308-1316.
  • Ramachandran, V.S., Shijo Joseph, and Aruna, R (2009) Ethnobotanical Studies from Amaravathy Range of Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary, Western Ghats, Coimbatore District, Southern India, Ethnobotanical Leaflets 13: 1069-1087.
  • Balasubramanian, P., Aruna R., Anbarasu, C. & Santhoshkumar. E. (2011). Avian frugivory and seed dispersal of Indian Sandalwood Santalum album in Tamil Nadu, India. Journal of threatened taxa. 3(5): 1775-1777.
  • Aruna, R. and Balasubramanian, P. (2011). Flowering and fruiting phenology of a tropical mixed dry deciduous forest in Anaikatty hills, Western Ghats. Indian Journal of Forestry, Volume 34(2): 165-168.
  • Jisha, Aruna, R. and V. S. Ramachandran. (2013). Riparian flora of Athikadavu (Bhavani River) and Theppakadu (Moyar River), Tamil Nadu, a chapter in the book, Plant Diversity and Conservation edited by Prof.V.S.Ramachandran.
  • M. Sathya, Aruna R. and V. S. Ramachandran (2013). Weed flora of tea plantations of Kotagiri Taluk, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu a chapter in the book, Plant Diversity and Conservation edited by Prof.V.S.Ramachandran.
  • M. Geetha Eswari, R. Lakshmi Rathi, J. Harini, R. Aruna, V. Balakrishnan (2014) Phytochemical screening of Justicia simplex D. Don a valuable medicinal plant extract against Dental pathogens. International Letters of Natural Sciences 16: 10-21.
  • R. Aruna and P. Balasubramanian, (2014). Fruiting phenology and avian frugivory of Streblus asper Lour. in a mixed dry deciduous forest, Western Ghats, India. International Letters of Natural Sciences 17: 16-21.
  • Priya.M, V.Balakrishnan, A.Kiruthika Lakshmi, R. Aruna and K.C.Ravindran (2014). Mercury induced oxidative stress of antioxidants in Clitoria ternatea L. International Letters of Natural Sciences 18: 1-8.
  • Aruna.R, P.Sathyarajeswaran, K.Gopakumar and R.S.Ramaswamy (2014). Cardioprotective effects of kitchen culinaries mentioned in Siddha literature. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry 3(3) 71-79
  • Aruna.R, Sasikala Ethirajulu and S.Jega Jothi Pandian (2014) Pharmacognostical studies on Siddha medicinal plant Boerhaavia diffusa L. Research Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry 6(4) 156-159.
  • Aruna.R and P.Balasubramanian (2015) Fruiting Phenology of a Scrub Forest in Thiruporur, Eastern Ghats, India International Letters of Natural Sciences Vol.44, 25-30
  • Aruna.R and P.Balasubramanian Studies on avifauna of Attappady and Anaikatty, Western ghats Southern India International journal of fauna and biological sciences Vol.4, issuse1, Feb 2017 Proceedings:
  • Aruna.R (2016) Documentation of plants mentioned in Kurincipattu in Thiagarajar College Campus, Madurai. In Proceedings of the state level symposium on Ethnomedicinal significance of 99 Kurinji flowers recited by Kabilar, 24/02/2016 organised by Department of Zoology, Thiagarajar College.
  • Aruna.R (2016). Innovative methods in Teaching and Learning,In the Proceedings of the NAAC sponsored National Seminar on Benchmarks for Excellance in Teaching and Evaluation, April 1& 2nd ,Organised by IQAC, Thiagarajar College, Madurai.

  • Conference/Workshop Attended

  • Participated in Multi District RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) ? 2002 awarded by Rotary Club of Coimbatore Texcity (RI District ? 3200) during 12th ? 14th January 2002.
  • Presented a paper entitled ?The Role of Genetic Division of Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu Forest Department in disseminating knowledge on Medicinal plants? in the ICMR sponsored National Seminar on Medicinal plants & Health are at PSGR Krishnammal College for Women, Coimbatore held on 27th & 28th August 2003.
  • Attended one day training program (4.10.2004) on Mushroom cultivation organised by Rice Research Station, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University.
  • Attended one-day workshop on ?Environmental Protection of the People and the law? held at C.P.R. Environmental Education Centre, Chennai on 17.12.2004.
  • Participated in National Seminar on ?Plant Diversity in India: Current Status and Conservation? at Madras Christian College on January 21st and 22nd, 2005.
  • Participated in workshop on ?Science Writing / Journalism organized by National Council for Science and Technology Communication, Govt. of India, New Delhi and Bharathiar University, Coimbatore during 21.06.2006 to 25.06.2006.
  • Participated two days workshop on ?Perspectives on Biodiversity Conservation: Status of Species Richness in Protected Areas? sponsored by Ministry of Environment & Forests Government of India, New Delhi, organised by PG & Research Department of Botany, Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore on February 8th and 9th 2007.
  • Presented a paper entitled ?A study on the Exotic Medicinal Trees of Tamilnadu, India? in the National seminar organized by Karpagam College of Arts and Science, on ?Biodiversity and Conservation? sponsored by Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India, New Delhi on 16th and 17th February 2007.
  • Participated in UGC Sponsored State Level Seminar on Eco-Tourism, Scope & Significance: Nilgiris Perspective held on 20th and 21st March 2007 as a participant and presented a paper entitled ?The Role of Youth in Conserving the Bio-Diversity of Nilgiris, Western Ghats ? A Fragile Ecosystem? in Government Arts College, The Nilgiris.
  • Presented a paper in the national symposium on ?Herbal Drug Research? conducted by School of Life Sciences, Department of Botany, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore on 25th and 26th September 2008.
  • Presented a paper titled ?A study on wild edible plants of Chengelpet district, Tamilnadu? in National Seminar on Recent Trends in the conservation and utilization of under-utilized wild edible plants? (CUWEP, 2009) during 20th & 21st March 2009 by Department of Botany, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore ? 641046.
  • Participated in the Training Programme on ?Instrumentation and Analytical Techniques? during 27.07.2009 to 31.07.2009 organised by S?lim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore.
  • Participated and presented a poster entitled ?Studies on bird community structure in Attappady and Anaikatty, Western Ghats? in the International conference on Indian Ornithology (ICIO 2011) at S?lim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore, India, during 19th to 23rd September 2011.
  • Presented a paper entitled ?Home gardens of Irulars, Anaikatty, Western Ghats: Biodiversity, food security and Nutrient management? in the World Congress on Pharmaceutical Sciences and Chemical Technology during 16th to 18th December 2013 in Colombo, Srilanka.
  • Participated in the National Workshop on ?The Role of Siddha Medicine in the Management of Lifestyle Disorders? organized by Siddhs Central Research Institute, Chennai during 22.03.2014 to 23.03.2014.
  • Presented oral presentation on ?Ethnobotanical studies of Irular tribes in Thiruporur, Kanchipuram District, Eastern Ghats, India? in the Third Indian Biodiversity Congress held at SRM University, Chennai during 18.12.2014 to 20.12.2014.
  • Participated in two days workshop on Carbon neutrality and Sustainability Reporting GRI) organised by Lady Doak College, Madurai held on 20.02.2015 & 21.02.2015.
  • Participated in one day Faculty Development Programme on ?Student Psychology and Emotional Intelligence? organized by Women Study Centre, Thiagarajar College, Madurai
  • Presented oral presentation on ?Study on avian frugivory in Ficus spp in a mixed dry deciduous forest, Western Ghats, India? in National conference on ?Recent Trends in Modern Biology and 46th Aqua-Terr Annual conference?organized by Department of Plant Science, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai during 27th and 28th Februray 2015.
  • Presented oral presentation on ?A study on selected galactogogue plants mentioned in Siddha literature? in UGC sponsored national seminar on ?Discourses on Past, present and future scenario on medicinal plant conservation in India? organised by Saraswathi Narayanan College, Madurai held during 06.03.2015 & 07.03.2015.
  • Participated in DST-SERB sponsored National Conference on Recent Advances in Industrial Biotechnological Skills Development organized by Thiagarajar College, Madurai during 30.03.2015 and 31.03.2015.
  • Presented oral presentation on ?Documentation of plants mentioned in Kurincipattu in Thiagarajar College Campus, Madurai?. in Central Institute of Classical Tamil sponsored Symposium on Ethnomedicinal significance of 99 Kurinji flowers recited by Kabilar organized by Thiagarajar College, Madurai on 24.02..2016
  • Presented oral presentation on ?Fruiting Phenology and Avian Frugivory of Lantana camara in a Mixed Dry Deciduous Forest Tamil Nadu, Western Ghats, India? in National conference on ?Recent Trends in Modern Biology and 47th Aqua-Terr Annual conference?organized by Department of Plant Science, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai during 27th and 28th Februray 2015.
  • Presented oral presentation on ?Plant-bird interactions in the scrub forests of Thiruporur, Tamilnadu?. in UGC, DBT, DST sponsored National Conference on Emerging trends in Plant Science, was awarded 2nd best paper in the presentation organized by Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli during 10.03.2016 and 11.03.2016
  • Presented oral presentation on ?Innovative methods of Teaching and Evaluation?. in NAAC sponsored National Seminar on Benchmarks for Excellence in Teaching and Evaluation organized by IQAC of Thiagarajar College, Madurai during 01.04.2016 and 02.04..2016.
  • Presented oral presentation on ?Ethnomedicinal plants used for Pediatrics in Tamil Nadu, India? in UGC sponsored International Conference on ?Challenges and Opportunities in Life Sciences? organised by Sri Meenakshi Government Arts College for Women, Madurai held during 05.04.2016 and 06.04.2016.
  • Participated in three days workshop on Environmental Risk Assessement? organised by Centre for Environmental studies, Lady Doak College, Madurai held during 21.07.2016 to 23.07.2016.
  • Attended two days workshop on Entrepreneurship jointly organised by Entrepreneurship Development Institute, Chennai and Thiagarajar College of Engineering at TCE, Madurai on 14.10.2016 and 15.10.2016.
  • Presented oral presentation on Documentation of medicinal plants of Madurai Forest Division organised by Tamilnadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore and National Medicinal Plants Board, New Delhi at TNAU, Coimbatore held during on 16.02.2017 to 17.02.2017
  • Participated in 'Framing Course content for Networking ecohistoric and cultural heritage of India Course' organised by Lady Doak College, Madurai held on 07.03.2017

  • Books Published

    Book chapters:

  • Uyir mooligaigal ? Tamil ezhuthukkalum Siddha maruthuva Mooligaigalum? (2015)Published by Central Council for Research in Siddha, Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India.
  • Ethnobotanical studies of Irular tribes in Thiruporur, Kanchipuram district, Eastern Ghats: Chapter In ?India Perspectives on Biodiversity of India Volume II Part 1 (2016) ISBN No ? 978-81-929896-2-4 Published by CISSA, Trivandrum.

  • Lectures

  • Guest Lecture on 'Role of medicinal plants in human welfare' organised by E.V.R.N. Corporation Girls Higher Secondary School, Madurai on 02.09.2015
  • Guest Lecture on "Do?s and Dont?s during trekking in Forests? organised by Madurai Medical College, Tamilnadu Forest, Health and Education Departments at Madurai Medical College,Madurai on 29.09.2015
  • Guest Lecture on 'Medicinal plants & Health care' organised by Visakan CBSE School, Madurai on 20.11.2015
  • Invited Lecture on 'Mother Nature and the Amazing Science of birds' organised by Rotary Club of Madurai North West, Madurai on 20.12.2015
  • Invited lecture on 'Nature and Bird Science' organised by Rotary Club of Madurai Blossom, Madurai on 27.02.2016
  • Guest Lecture on 'Herbal Plants and its uses' organised by S.B.O.A. Matriculation and Higher Secondary School, Madurai on 06.08.2016

    • Working History

    • Junior Research Fellow

      1 Year 8 months

      Sàlim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON), Coimbatore.

    • Junior Research Fellow

      10 months

      Sàlim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON), Coimbatore.

    • Senior Research Fellow

      1 year 7 months

      Siddha Central Research Institute, Chennai

    Abroad

  • UK, 2008
  • Singapore, 2011
  • Srilanka, 2013

  • Awards / Recognitions

  • Selected for Darwin Scholarship ? ?Monitoring and Communicating Biodiversity?: This scholarship was offered for 28 participants from 21 countries of the world as a part of celebrations planned for 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth in 1809 and also the 150th anniversary of the publication of Origin of species in 1859 by the Field Studies Council (FSC). The programme was held at Shrewsbury, Shropshire, United Kingdom, from 08.08.2008 to 18.08.2008. The sponsors were Field Studies Council, Shrewsbury, UNITED KINGDOM.
  • Awarded C.S.Arumuga Gounder Endowment as the Best NSS Volunteer of N.S.S. activities for the year 2002- 2003.
  • Awarded Tamil Nadu state NSS Award in recognition of the outstanding service rendered to the community while in National Service Scheme for the year 2002 ? 2003.
  • Awarded Best Outgoing student award for B.Sc in P.S.G.R.Krishnammal College for Women for the batch (2001 -2004).
  • Awarded the KA.KA. Ganesan Prize for being the topper in Plant Taxonomy in Masters degree during 2004.
  • Awarded II best paper presentation for presenting ?Plant-bird interactions in the scrub forests of Thiruporur, Tamilnadu? in UGC, DBT, DST sponsored National Conference on Emerging trends in Plant Science, organized by Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli during 10.03.2016 and 11.03.2016.
  • Awarded best paper presentation for presenting 'Documentation of medicinal plants of Madurai Forest Division sponsored National Conference on Agrotechnology and Profitable Marketing of Tropical Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Sponsored by NMPB, New Delhi and TNAU, Coimbatore held during 16.02.2017 and 17.02.2017

  • Event Organised

  • Guest Lecture (Botany Association)- Organising Secretary- 18.08.2016 ?Self-transformation of budding botanists?, Guest Speaker- Dr.A.Premkumar Senior Scientist, Stockholm University, Sweden, UGC Autonomy Grant College Level
  • State level Intercollegiate Students? Seminar, 19.09.2016 Impact of Environmental issues on Human society, UGC Autonomy Grant State level

  • Achievements

  • Selected to participate in Tata Jagriti Yatra. Tata Jagriti Yatra is an annual train journey that takes hundreds of India's highly motivated youth (with some participation of international students) between the ages of 20-25 on an eighteen day national odyssey, introducing them to unsung heroes of India. The aim is to awaken the spirit of entrepreneurship - both social and economic - within India's youth by exposing them to individuals and institutions that are developing unique solutions to India's challenges. Through this national event we have begun to inspire the youth of India to lead and develop institutions both nationally and within their communities. Tata Jagriti Yatra successfully took place between December 24th 2008 to January 11th, 2009.

  • Ph.D Guidelines




    Scholar name Research area Status Year

    Sponserd Research




    Title Agency Responsibility Status
    ‘Documentation of Threatened plant species in various forest types TN Forest Department Principal Investigator Completed
    ‘Plant-bird interactions with special reference to identification of Keystone species in Alagar hills, Eastern Ghats, India’ UGC-Minor Research Project Principal Investigator Completed

    Membership




    Society Detail Period
    Madurai Nature Forum Expert Committee member for Botany 2015 onwards
    Bioinfo Publications Reviewer (Membership ID -CAFC5C6B28) 2015 onwards
    Environmental and Nature Club(Part 5), Thiagarajar College Coordinator September 2015
    Human Resource Development Cell ? IQAC Thiagarajar College Member October 2015 on
    Girl students guidance Cell Department staff Incharge December 2015 o