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Prof J G Ray

Founder Director
Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam

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Expertise

My Ph D is in Soil Ecology from the Department of Geobotany; worked under the Guidance of Prof. A P Travleev (Grand student of V V Dokuchaev, Father of Soil Science). The Ph D work was on the role of plant roots in the build-up of soil physical structure using soil micromorphological and SEM techniques. Now, my research focuses on Ecotechnology; the ecology of algae, fungi and metal accumulating plants (algae as biomaterial resource, Mycorrhiza as biofertilizer and plants for phytoremediation)

Personal Information

Prof J G Ray

1962 Male
Mahatma Gandhi University Campus, Priyadarshini Hills PO Athirampuzha
Kottayam, Kerala, India - 686560


Experience

  • Founder Director

    National Institute of Plant Science Technology

    Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam,Kottayam

  • Director

    School of Biosciences

    Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam,Kottayam

  • Professor

    School of Biosciences

    Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam,Kottayam

  • Research Officer

    College

    St Berchmans College (Autonomous), Changanaserry, Kerala 686101,Kottayam

  • Associate Professor

    Botany

    St Berchmans College (Autonomous), Changanaserry, Kerala 686101,Kottayam


Qualification

  • ISO 14000 Lead Auditor Certification

    British Standard Institution (BSI-India)

  • PGDE & E (Equivalent to Master of Ecology and Environment)

    Indian Institute of Ecology and Environment, New Delhi

  • Ph D (USSR Govt Scholarship)

    Dnepropetrovsk National University, Ukraine

  • M Sc (First Rank in the University)

    Kerala University

  • B Sc (2nd Rank in the University)

    Kerala University


Honours and Awards

1989

USSR Government Scholarship for Ph D Programme

Ministry of HRD, Government of India, New Delhi

1984

Dr A Abraham Gold Medal for First Rank in M Sc Botany from Kerala University

Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

1989

USSR Government Scholarship for Ph D Programme

Ministry of HRD, Government of India, New Delhi

1984

Dr A Abraham Gold Medal for First Rank in M Sc Botany from Kerala University

Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

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Doctoral Theses Guided

2020

Algal and fungal associates of velamen roots in some tropical orchids

Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam,Dr Deepthi AS

2020

Nutritional value of freshwater green algae of Kerala

Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam,Dr Prasanthkumar S

2019

Heavy metal accumulation and the biochemical responses in selected medicinal plants

Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam,Dr Chandana C

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2020

Algal and fungal associates of velamen roots in some tropical orchids

Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam,Dr Deepthi AS

2020

Nutritional value of freshwater green algae of Kerala

Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam,Dr Prasanthkumar S

2019

Heavy metal accumulation and the biochemical responses in selected medicinal plants

Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam,Dr Chandana C

2018

Phytosynthesis of metal nanoparticles (Zn and Ag) and their biological significance

Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam,Dr Soumya Soman

2018

Endomycorrhizal studies in Musa species of South India

Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam,Dr Nidheesh KS

2018

Heavy metals, especially Mercury in humans in Kerala in relation to dentistry and other environmental sources

Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam,Dr Anitha Jose

2017

Biomass productivity and chemical characterization of bio-oils of common green algae of Kerala

Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam,Dr Santhoshkumar Kookal

2015

Ecology of soil algae of wetland paddy fields of Kuttanadu

Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam,Dr Dhanya Vijayan

2013

Ecology and biodiversity of Soil Algae of Pathanamthitta District, Kerala

Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam,Dr Binoy T Thomas

2010

Roadside Vegetation in relation to heavy metal contamination in Kottayam District, Kerala

Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam,Dr Jojo George

2010

Studies on metal ion absorption (Calcium and Mercury) by certain members of Poaceae and the Cation Exchange Capacity of their roots

Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam,Dr George KJ

2008

Endomycorrhizal Studies in Phaseolus aureus (Greengram)

Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam,Dr N Valsalakumar

2008

Investigation on Hydrobiology and water quality parameters of Periyar Lake, Thekkady, Kerala

Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam,Dr Jithesh Krishnan

2005

A comparative study of the root and other biochemical characteristics towards salinity tolerance in two high yielding varieties of rice

Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Dr Aniamma Thomas

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Membership In Professional Bodies

2017

American Agronomy Society (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSA) and Soil Science Society of America (SSA)

Member

2012

Ukrainian Academy of Ecological Science

Member

1999

Indian Society of Environmental Scientists

Life Member

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2017

American Agronomy Society (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSA) and Soil Science Society of America (SSA)

Member

2012

Ukrainian Academy of Ecological Science

Member

1999

Indian Society of Environmental Scientists

Life Member

1995

Swadeshy Science Movement of India

Life Member

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Membership In Committees

2020

Admission Committee for PG Programmes in MG University Campus

Member

2017

Curriculum Committee for Organic Farming Certificate Course

Member

2016

Postgraduate Board of Studies in Biosciences, Mahatma Gandhi University

Chairman

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2020

Admission Committee for PG Programmes in MG University Campus

Member

2017

Curriculum Committee for Organic Farming Certificate Course

Member

2016

Postgraduate Board of Studies in Biosciences, Mahatma Gandhi University

Chairman

2015

Committee for Credit and Semester System, MG University

Convener

2014

Postgraduate Board of Studies in Botany, Mahatma Gandhi University

Chairman

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Research Projects

Phycorernediation of bio-industrial wastewaters using indigenous freshwater green algae of Kerala combined with biomass generation for food, feed and biofuel

Funding Agency : Government of Kerala

Collection, identification and screening of green algae from bloomed water bodies of Kerala for quality of lipid

Funding Agency : KSCSTE

Endomycorrhizal studies in Banana of South India

Funding Agency : UGC

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Phycorernediation of bio-industrial wastewaters using indigenous freshwater green algae of Kerala combined with biomass generation for food, feed and biofuel

Funding Agency : Government of Kerala

Collection, identification and screening of green algae from bloomed water bodies of Kerala for quality of lipid

Funding Agency : KSCSTE

Endomycorrhizal studies in Banana of South India

Funding Agency : UGC

Impact of Tourism on the Hydrobiology of Periyar Lake, Thekkady, Kerala, India

Funding Agency : UGC

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