Inspirational Milestones: Dr. R. Devika’s 25 Years of Academic Excellence and Pioneering Contributions in Environmental Sciences and Bioengineering.


Dr.R.Devika, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,PGDBI.,M.Tech.,Ph.D.,
Professor cum Research Promotion Management Officer – AV campus Department of Biotechnology
Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology Paiyanoor – 603 104

Dr. R. DEVIKA, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.,(Env.Sci.), PGDBI, M.Tech., Ph.D.,(BioEng.) is a passionate teacher presently working as Professor Cum Research Promotion Management Officer – AV campus, Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology, Paiyanoor. Her specializations are in Environmental Sciences and Bioengineering with 24.7 years of Academic experiences and 4.5 Years industrial experiences. She completed her Ph.D under CSIR – SRF Fellowship. She is an university rank holder right from Under Graduation till M.Phil. She has completyed several certification courses consistently to acquire and update her knowledge in her area of experitise. She is guiding two Ph.D scholars and guided one in various fields of expertise. She has published 90 research papers in several peered SCOPUS and Web of Science indexed National and International journals with high impact factors. She has presented and participated in 132 National and International conferences / seminars. She has published five books namely “Enzyme” and “Food Microbiology”, “Biomedical Nanotechnology”, “Food, Agriculture, Biotechnology and Nanotechnology” and “Recent advances in Biosciences and Bio-Engineering” and published several books chapters.

She has submitted 34 new Actinomycetes, Fungi and bacterial sequences in NCBI database and published one patent. She has been recognized as Editor In Chief for Basic Research Journal of Microbiology, Hononary Member of Editorial Board of IJBST group of journals and as reviewer for several reputed peer journals. She is an active Life member in several professional societies like Indian Science Congress, Indian Society for Technical Education, Society for Biotechnologist, Society of Biological Chemist, Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists, Association of Food Scientists and Technologists, International Association of Engineers, Institute for Science, Engineering and Technology etc. She has been as Chief Guest and delivered scientific lectures in the field of Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and in FDPs in various institutions / organizations. As Head of the department, she has organised two National and two International Conferences, six MoUs with reputed industries and research laboratries, several guest lectures, workshops, hands on trainiing, Industrial visits and seminars for students of Bioinformatics and Biotechnolgy.

She has coordinated many awareness programs for villagers, school children, Polytechnic colleges and Engineering colleges in the areas of food adulteration, Nuclear energy, Vaccinations, Food and Nutrition, Vermi compost, Mushroom cultivation, TN ISTE chapter conference etc. She has received sponsored funding around Rs 6,43,000/- for conduction of conferences, awareness programs, Earth Day celebration, Entrepreneur awareness program and for conducting Communal Harmony Celebrations from various sectors of Govt. of India. As convener of Centre for Innovation and Excellence organised several FDPs, Training programmes, Workshop, Micro teaching for faculty members of various polytechnique college, Nursing colleges, Engineering colleges, Medical colleges etc. in variuos places like Kanchipuram, Puducherry, Paiyanoor.

She is a recipient of several awards such as “Swathik Award for Proficiency, “The Best Citizens of India Award, “Bharat Jyoti Award” ,“Certificate of Excellence”, “Bharat Ratna Mother Teresa Gold Medal Award”, “Life Time Education Achievement Award-2016”, “Inspirational Teacher Award”, “Human Handbook”, Short biography with photo in Asian Admirable Achievers, “Highest Research Paper Publications – 2018”, “Lead Editor”, “Best outstanding performance” in the contribution of Indian and Asian thickest book 2020 and recently she received a Guinness record certificate for contributing a book in the World thickest book “WORLD 2023” of 1,00,100 pages of 19 ft 34 inches.




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