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Reaccredited by NAAC with 'A' grade

Faculty

Sudhikumar A. V

Dr.Sudhikumar A. V

Head of the Department

Full Time Faculty

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Sl No Programme Institution/University Year of Passing
1 Ph.D. Mahatma Gandhi University 2008
2 M.Sc. Mahatma Gandhi University 2000
3 B.Sc. Mahatma Gandhi University 1998

Sl No Title Guide Name Institution Month/Year
1 Studies on the Taxonomy and Bionomics of Some Predacious Spiders on

Insect Pests of Rice Agroecosystem in Kuttanad, Kerala, India.

 Dr. P.A.  Sebastian Mahatma Gandhi University 2008

Sl No Title
Name of Journal  
ISSN No Year
1 Revision of the genus Hindumanes Logunov, 2004 (Araneae: Salticidae: Lysomaninae) and description of a new species from the Western Ghats of India. Zootaxa

 

1175-5334

 

2017
2 First report of Epidius parvati Benjamin, 2000 (Araneae: Thomisidae) from Pathiramanal Island, India Check List 809-127X

 

2017
3 On the type species of the genus Aetius O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1896: The first description of male with notes on cymbial notch and mating plug (Araneae: Corinnidae: Castianeirinae). Zootaxa 1175-5334 2016
4 Reporting Plesiophrictus sp. (Araneae: Theraphosidae) from Bengaluru region. Biotic Environment 0975-1963 2016
5 Natural history of dominant spiders in Kuttanad rice agroecosystem, Kerala, India. International Research Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences 2349-4077 2015
6 A new species of the ant spider genus Suffasia (Araneae: Zodariidae) from the Western Ghats, India with a key to the species of the genus. Zootaxa 1175-5334 2009
7 Preliminary studies on the spider fauna (Arachnida: Araneae) in Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary in Western Ghats, Kerala, India. J. Bombay. Nat. Hist. Soc. 2454-1095 2008
8 A new species of green lynx spider of the Genus Peucetia Thorell (Araneae: Oxyopidae) from Tamil Nadu, India. Entomon 0377- 9335 2006
9 First record of Perenethis unifasciata (Doleschall) from India (Araneae: Pisauridae). J. Bombay. Nat. Hist. Soc. 2454-1095 2006
10 New record of the salticid spider Thiania bhamoensis Thorell (Araneae: Salticidae) from Kerala, India with its redescription and field notes on behaviour. J. Bombay. Nat. Hist. Soc. 2454-1095 2006
11 Diversity of spiders in Kuttanad rice agro-ecosystem, Kerala. J. Bombay. Nat. Hist. Soc. 2454-1095 2005
12 Spiders of Cardamom Ecosystems. Insect Environment   2005
13 Hither to unknown Genus Trigonobothrys Simon (Theridiidae: Araneae) from India with description of the female of Trigonobothrys martinae. Entomon 0377- 9335 2004
14 Redescription of Tetragnatha viridorufa Gravely from Kerala, India (Araneae: Tetragnathidae) J. Bombay. Nat. Hist. Soc. 2454-1095 2004
15 Web building spiders of Rice Agroecosystems in Kuttanad, Kerala. Insect Environment   2004
16 Biocontrol potential of Oxyopes chittrae Tikader (Araneae: Oxyopidae) on three leptidopteran pests of cotton. J. Biol. Control. 0971-930X 2004
17 Reproductive behavior and biology of Oxyopes chittrae occurring on cotton. Zoosprint   2004
18 Feeding potential of spiders (Order: Araneae) on Aphis craccivora Koch occurring on cotton. Entomon 0377- 9335 2003
19 Argyrodes flagellum (Araneae: Theridiidae), a Rare Comb-footed Whip spider: First Report from India. Entomon 0377- 9335 2003
20 Description of female Amycieae forticeps (Cambridge) with a redescription of its male from Kerala, India (Araneae: Thomisidae)  J. Bombay. Nat. Hist. Soc. 2454-1095 2003
21 Observation on the biology of Cheiracanthium melanostoma (Thorell) (Araneae: Clubionidae) occurring on cotton. Entomon 0377- 9335 2002
22 Predatory spiders of the family Argiopidae from Kerala (Araneae: Argiopidae). J. Biol. Control.   2002

Sl No Title Author Names ISBN no Year
1 Biodiversity conservation: Trends and prospects. Sudhikumar A.V. 9788193050750 2015
2 Diversity of spiders (Araneae) in the Western Ghats – an overview. In: Invertebrate Diversity and Conservation in the Western Ghats, India. Sebastian P. A., Sudhikumar A.V., M. J. Mathew and E. Sunish. 10:81-902338-5-8. 2016
3 Preliminary survey of spiders (Order: Araneae) in Muriyadkol wetlands – A part of Vembanad-Kol Ramsar site. In: Perspective on Biodiversity of India. Volume II Part.1 Bijukumar, A Pradeep N S, Ajit Kumar K G and Rajendran P G., (Eds), Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action, Thiruvananthapuram, India, pp. 204-212. Nafin K.S., Sudhin P.P. and Sudhikumar A.V. 978-81-929896-2-4. 2016
4 Diversity of spiders in Chettuva mangrove ecosystem, Kerala. In: Perspective on Biodiversity of India. Volume II Part.1 Bijukumar, A Pradeep N S, Ajit Kumar K G and Rajendran P G., (Eds), Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action, Thiruvananthapuram, India, pp. 225-232. Pooja A. Anilkumar and Sudhikumar A.V. 978-81-929896-2-4 2016
5 Effect of insecticides on spiders of Kuttanad rice agroecosystem, Kerala, India. In Animal Diversity, Natural History and Conservation. Vol. 5. Daya publishing house, New Delhi. 85-97. Sudhikumar A.V. 9789351306610 2015
6 Diversity of spiders associated with human habitations in Kerala. In Animal Diversity, Natural History and Conservation. Vol. 4. Daya publishing house, New Delhi. 107-121. Sudhikumar A.V. 9789351246152 2015
7 Diversity of spiders in Kuttanad rice agroecosystem, Kerala, India. In Animal Diversity, Natural History and Conservation. Vol. 2. Daya publishing house, New Delhi. 127-150. Sudhikumar A.V. 9788170358312 2013
8 Biology of dominant spiders in Kuttanad rice agroecosystem, Kerala, India. In Animal Diversity, Natural History and Conservation. Vol. 2. Daya publishing house, New Delhi. 339-354. Sudhikumar A.V. 9788170358312 2013
9 Spider Fauna of India: A Biogeographic Analysis. In Animal Diversity, Natural History and Conservation. Vol. 1. Daya publishing house, New Delhi. 339-352. Sudhikumar A.V. & P. A. Sebastian 10: 8170357527 2011
10 Systematics and evolution. In P.A. Sebastian & K.V. Peter (Eds.) Spiders of India. Orient Blackswan, Hydrabad. Pp. 70-90. Sudhikumar A.V., M.J. Mathew & Samson Davis Padayatty 9788173716416 2009
11 Natural history and bioecology. In P.A. Sebastian & K V. Peter (Eds.) Spiders of India. Orient Blackswan, Hydrabad.  Pp. 40-63. Mathew M.J., Sudhikumar A.V. & K. Sunil Jose 9788173716416 2009
12 Studying spiders. In P.A. Sebastian & K.V. Peter (Eds.) Spiders of India. Orient Blackswan, Hydrabad. Pp. 64-69. Sebastian P.A. & Sudhikumar A.V. 9788173716416 2009
13 Suborder Araneomorphae. In P.A. Sebastian & K.V. Peter (Eds.) Spiders of India. Orient Blackswan, Hydrabad. Pp. 114-500. Sebastian P.A., Sudhikumar A.V., M.J. Mathew & Samson Davis Padayatty 9788173716416 2009
14 Seasonal Variation in the Diversity of Spiders in Kuttanad Rice Agroecosystem, Kerala. In S. Ignacimuthu & S. Jayaraj (Eds.) Biodiversity and insect pest management. Narosa publishing house, New Delhi. Pp. 105-111. Sudhikumar A.V., M.J. Mathew & P.A. Sebastian 9788173197765 2006
15 Synanthropic spiders of Kerala, India. In J.G. Ray, Kuruvilla Joseph & George Varghese (Eds.) Science and Technology for Sustainable Development. Allied publishers, New Delhi. 27-32. Sudhikumar A.V., M.J. Mathew, E. Sunish & P.A. Sebastian 8184240163 2006

Sl No Name Description Organisation Year
1 Equipment grant from Idea Wild organization, USA Equipment grant Idea Wild organization, USA 2017
2 Kenneth King Foundation Grant Publication fund International Society of Arachnology 2016
3 Biodiversity Researcher Award   Kerala State Biodiversity Board 2016
4 Young Scientist Project Award Project fund Department of Science and Technology (DST), India 2013
5 Equipment grant from Idea Wild organization, USA Equipment grant Idea Wild organization, USA 2013
6 Travel grant Travel fund University Grants Commission 2011
7 Rubenstein Fellowship Research fund Encyclopedia of Life 2010
8 Equipment grant from to create Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) Equipment grant Smithsonian Institution, USA 2010
9 Minor grant Travel fund International Society of Arachnology 2010
10 Minor grant Travel fund European Society of Arachnology 2009
11 Special Research Fund (BOF) Research fund Ghent University, Belgium 2009
12 Equipment grant Equipment grant Idea Wild organization, USA 2008
13 Minor grant Travel fund European Society of Arachnology 2008
14 Special Research Fund (BOF) Research fund Ghent University, Belgium 2007
15 Travel grant Travel fund Barwale Foundation 2006
16 Minor grant Travel fund National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) 2006
17 Minor grant Travel fund European Society of Arachnology 2006
18 Global Taxonomy Initiative (GTI) Training fund Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences 2006
19 Minor grant Travel fund European Society of Arachnology 2005
20 Travel grant Travel fund Dept. of Science & Technology 2005
21 Travel grant Travel fund Indian National Science Academy (INSA) 2005
22 Travel grant Travel fund Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) 2004
23 Travel grant Travel fund International Society of Arachnology 2004
24 SRF Research fellowship CSIR 2003
25 JRF Research fellowship CSIR 2001

Sl No Title Venue/Place Date/Year
1 Biodiversity Conservation Government Vocational Higher Secondary School, Puthukkad, Kerala 16th June, 2016
2 Spiders of Kerala St. Joseph’s College, Irinjalakuda, Kerala 11th September, 2013
3 Diversity of spiders in the Western Ghats of Kerala Devamatha College, Kuravilangad, Kottayam, Kerala 26th August, 2011
4 An introduction to spiders Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thekkady 27th July, 2011
5 Faunistic affinities of spiders of the Western Ghats Belgian Arachnological Society (ARABEL), Brussels, Belgium 26th January, 2008

Sl No Name Role Period  
1 International Society of Arachnology (ISA)   Life member  
2 American Arachnological Society (AAS)   Life member  
3 European Society of Arachnology (ESA)   Life member  
4 Canadian Arachnological Society (CAS)   Life member

Sl No Name of Project Funding Agency Cost (Rs) Status Year
1 Diversity of Millipedes in Southern Western Ghats SERB 50,30,200 Ongoing 2017
2 Diversity of spiders in rice agroecosystem, Kattoor, Kerala KSCSTE 11,000 Completed 2015
3 Diversity of spiders in Kanakamala hill of Thrissur, Kerala KSCSTE 11,000 Completed 2015
4 Diversity of spiders in KFRI campus, Peechi KSCSTE 11,000 Completed 2015
5 Diversity and ecology of spiders in Muriyad kol wetlands KSCSTE 11,35,000 Completed 2014
6 Diversity of spiders in Athirappilly forest, Kerala KSCSTE 11,000 Completed 2014
7 Comparative study on diversity of spiders in different habitats KSCSTE 11,000 Completed 2014
8 Diversity of spiders in Wayanad wildlife sanctuary SERB 25,000,00 Completed 2013
9 Comparative study on diversity of spiders in different habitats KSCSTE 11,000 Competed 2013
10 Preliminary study on identification of spiders using mitochondrial DNA KSCSTE 11,000 Competed 2013
11 Diversity of spiders in Christ college campus UGC 60,000 Completed 2011
12 Web building behaviour in spiders – An evolutionary study based on spinneret morphology KSCSTE 10,000 Completed 2011

Sl No Title Name of Student Institution Role Status Month/Year
1 Ecology of social spider  Stegodyphus sarasinorum Karsch,1891 (Araneae: Eresidae) DRISYA MOHAN O. M. Christ College, Irinjalakuda Guide Ongoing 2016
2 Diversity and ecology of spiders in coastal areas of Thrissur district, Kerala FATHIMA P. A. Christ College, Irinjalakuda Guide Ongoing 2016
3 Diversity of spiders in Wayanad wildlife sanctuary, Kerala with special reference to their ecology SUDHIN P.P. Christ College, Irinjalakuda Guide Ongoing 2016
4 Diversity and ecology of spiders (Arachnida : Araneae) in selected areas of the Thar desert, Rajasthan KASHMEERA N.A. Christ College, Irinjalakuda Guide Ongoing 2015
5 Diversity of spiders in horticultural ecosystems of Thrissur district, Kerala PRASAD N.K. Christ College, Irinjalakuda Guide Ongoing 2015
6 Diversity of spiders on selected sites adjoining the tributaries of  Bharatapuzha in Kerala SHIHABUDEEN A.S. Christ College, Irinjalakuda Guide Ongoing 2015
7 Diversity and ecology of spiders in the sacred groves of northern Kerala SUMESH N. V. Christ College, Irinjalakuda Guide Ongoing 2015
8 Diversity and ecology of spiders (Order: Araneae) in Muriyad Kol wetlands of Kerala NAFIN K.S. Christ College, Irinjalakuda Guide Ongoing 2014
9 Revision of the spider family Corinnidae Jobi M. J. Christ College, Irinjalakuda Guide Ongoing 2014
10 Diversity of spiders in Central Western Ghats Prajapati Dhruv Anilkumar Christ College, Irinjalakuda Guide Ongoing 2014
11 Larvicidal efficacy of a few bioactive

compounds from traditionally used medicinal

Plants and their action on a few target

Enzymes in Aedes aegypti (l), a dengue fever

Vector

Anoop Kumar A. N. St. Josephs College, Irinjalakuda Co-guide Ongoing 2016
12 Diversity and molecular characterisation of gut

content in mosquito larvae of Trichur district

Lekshmi Jayakrishnan St. Josephs College, Irinjalakuda Co-guide Ongoing 2016
13 Vectorial capacity of mosquito Asha A. V. St. Josephs College, Irinjalakuda Co-guide Ongoing 2014
14 Population structure of mosquito Lakshmi K. V. St. Josephs College, Irinjalakuda Co-guide Ongoing 2014
15 Diversity of mosquito Fathibi K. St. Josephs College, Irinjalakuda Co-guide Ongoing 2014

Full Papers Published in Seminars Proceedings:

  •     Pooja A. Anilkumar & Sudhikumar A.V. 2015. Diversity of spiders in KFRI campus, Peechi. of National Seminar on Biodiversity conservation: Trends and prospects. (Ed. Sudhikumar A. V.) Christ College Publishers, Kerala. 41-48. ISBN: 9788193050750.
  •     Nafin K.S, Sudhin P.P. & Sudhikumar A.V. 2015. Paddy field spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of Muriyad kole wetlands, Kerala. of National Seminar on Biodiversity conservation: Trends and prospects. (Ed. Sudhikumar A. V.) Christ College Publishers, Kerala. 34-40. ISBN: 9788193050750.
  •     Sudhin P.P., Nafin K.S., Sobha T.R. & Sudhikumar A.V. 2015. A survey of spider fauna along the banks of Chaliyar River, Kerala, India. of National Seminar on Biodiversity conservation: Trends and prospects. (Ed. Sudhikumar A. V.) Christ College Publishers, Kerala. 73-78. ISBN: 9788193050750.
  •     Sibi K.K., Binitha V.S. & Sudhikumar A.V. 2015. Diversity of spiders in Vazhachal forest, Kerala. of National Seminar on Biodiversity conservation: Trends and prospects. (Ed. Sudhikumar A. V.) Christ College Publishers, Kerala. 59-63. ISBN: 9788193050750.
  •     Prasad N.K., Shihabudeen A.S., Shaji E.M., Rishikesh P.J., Akshay Madhavan & Sudhikumar A.V. 2015. Comparative study on spider fauna of Pullut and Chappara mangroves of Kodungallur, Kerala. of National Seminar on Biodiversity conservation: Trends and prospects. (Ed. Sudhikumar A. V.) Christ College Publishers, Kerala.  49-53. ISBN: 9788193050750.
  •     Sarija K. S., Sudhikumar A.V. & Sherin Varghese. (2014). Diversity of synanthropic spiders in Thrissur district, Kerala. Proceedings of the National Seminar on Trends in Biodiversity Studies. 192-200.
  •     Drisya Mohan O. M., Geethika K. & Sudhikumar A.V. (2014). Diversity of spiders in Chettuva mangrove ecosystem, Kerala. Proceedings of the National Conference on Modern Trends in Zoological Research. 190-193.
  •     Geethika K., Drisya Mohan O. M. & Sudhikumar A.V. (2014) Diversity of spiders in selected agroecosystems. Proceedings of the National Conference on Modern Trends in Zoological Research. 206-209.
  •     Sudhikumar A.V. (2013) Diversity of spiders in Christ college campus, Kerala. World congress on research and innovations. 278-281.
  •     Sudhikumar A.V., J.P. Maelfait, L. Lens & P.A. Sebastian (2008) African and Southeast Asian elements in spider fauna of the Western Ghats of India. Contributions to Natural History, (Bern). 23 (1): 147-157.
  •     Sudhikumar A.V., M.J. Mathew, E. Sunish & P.A. Sebastian (2005) Seasonal variation in spider abundance in Kuttanad rice agroecosystem, Kerala, India. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica. Suppl. (1): 181-190.
  •     Sudhikumar A.V., M.J. Mathew, E. Sunish, S. Murugesan & P.A. Sebastian (2005) Preliminary studies on the diversity of spider fauna in Mannavan shola forest, Kerala, India. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica. Suppl. (1): 319-327.
  •     Sebastian P.A., M.J. Mathew, Sudhikumar A.V., E. Sunish & S. Murugesan (2005) Diversity of spiders in Mangalavanam, an ecosensitive mangrove forest in Cochin, Kerala, India. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica. Suppl. (1): 315-318.
  •     Sudhikumar A.V., M.J. Mathew, P.A. Sebastian & Pham Dinh Sac (2005) First report of the genus Atypena (Araneae: Linyphiidae) from India with redescription of Atypena adelineae. Proceeding of the 5th Vietnam National Conference on Entomology. Agricultural Publishing House. 208-210.
  •     Sudhikumar A.V. & P.A. Sebastian (2003) Qualitative study on the diversity of spider fauna in Kerala. Nat. Semi. Biodiversity conservation and participatory forest management. 123-133.
  •     Sudhikumar A.V. & P.A. Sebastian (2002) Studies on the population fluctuation of spiders in Kuttanad rice agroecosystems. 14th Kerala Science Congress. 660-661.
  •     Sudhikumar A.V. & P.A. Sebastian (2001) Studies on the spider fauna in rice field of Kuttanad in Kerala. Symp. Bioc. Based Pest Management for Quality Crop Protection in the Current Millennium. 31-32.

Papers Presented in Seminars/Conferences:

  • Abroad:
  •     26th European Congress of Arachnology (ECA). Ben Gurion, Israel. 2011. September 4-8.
  •     18th International Congress of Arachnology (ICA). Siedlce, Poland. 2010. July 11-17.
  •     25th European Congress of Arachnology (ECA). Alexandroupoli, Greece. 2009. Aug. 16-21.
  •     24th European Congress of Arachnology (ECA). Bern, Switzerland. 2008. Aug. 25-29.
  •     23rd European Colloquium of Arachnology (ECA). Sitges, Barcelona, Spain. 2006. Sep. 4-8.
  •     22nd European Colloquium of Arachnology (ECA). American University in Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. 2005. Aug. 1-6.
  •     16th International Congress of Arachnology (ICA). Ghent University, Belgium. 2004. August 2-7.
  • India:
  •     World Congress on Research and Innovations (WCRI2K13). St. Joseph’s College, Irinjalakuda, Kerala. 2013. December 17-20.
  •     International Congress of Entomology (ICE). Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab. India. Feb. 20-22.
  •     2nd International Rice Congress (IRC). National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), New Delhi, India. 2006. Oct. 9-13.
  •     National Congress of Entomology. Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab. India. 2006. Mar. 15-17.
  •     International Conference on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development. Berchmans College, Kerala. India. 2005. Aug. 10-13.
  •     National Symposium on Biodiversity and Insect Pest Management, Loyola College, Chennai, India. 2005. Feb. 3-4.
  •     National Seminar on Biodiversity conservation and participatory forest management. Devagiri College, Calicut, Kerala. India. 2003. Dec. 11.
  •     14th Kerala Science Congress. Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala. India. 2002. Jan. 29-31.
  •     Symposium on Biocontrol Based Pest Management for Quality Crop Protection in the Current Millenium. Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab. India. Aug. 7-10.

Seminars/Conferences attended without paper presentation:

  •     National Workshop on Information Management System: Strategies on E-Resource Management in Higher Education. Christ University, Bangalore. 2013. Feb. 26-28.
  •     Seminar on Quality Sustenance in Higher Education: Challenges and Prospects of Academic and Research Transactions. Christ College, Irinjalakuda. 2011. Dec. 8-9.
  •     Workshop on Methodology Course in the New Curriculum for Undergraduate Programme. Christ College, Irinjalakuda, Kerala. 2011. Aug. 18-19.
  •     National Seminar on Biotechnology – A Tool for Sustainable Environmental Conservation. Morning Star Home Science College, Anagamaly, Kerala. 2011. Aug. 11-12.
  •     National Seminar on Aquatic Biodiversity. Little Flower College, Guruvayoor, Kerala. 2010. Oct. 20.
  •     Seminar on Statistical Research Methods. St. Berchmans College, Kerala. 2001. Dec. 10-13.
  •     Eastern Hemisphere Tarantula Hands on training workshop. Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary, Kerala. India. 2001. Sep. 9-13.

 

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