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·         Head of the Department of Biochemistry, University of Kerala.(93-95,98

till date) Coordinator, UGC Special Assistance Programme(DRS)(2004- till

date) & Coordinator, DST FIST Programme (2004-till date)


·         Dean,Faculty of Science, Kerala University (2002-2004)


·         Vice-Chairman , Academic Committee , responsible for co-ordination and

monitoring of post- graduate programmes  in 39 P.G Departments of the

University of Kerala (1997-2001)


·         As Chairman / member of the   various academic bodies of the University of

Kerala and other Universities  contributed to curriculum development and

organisation of post graduate education


·         Member/Chairman   Board  of Studies in Biochemistry( 1983-) ,Faculty of

Science (1985-), Academic Council (1994 -)of Kerala University,


·         Member,  Board of Studies in Biotechnology (2004-), Academic Council

(2004-2006) and Senate (1995-  99) of Cochin University of Science Tech.

Chairman,  Board of Studies in Biochemistry  and member, Academic Council,

MS University Tirunelveli (2004-),Member, Board of Studies  in Biochemistry of

University of Madras (2002-2005), Annamala University   (93-96,2003-2006)

and  Central University Pondichery ( 2004-2007 )


·         Chairman / member of Board of examiners for adjudication of Doctoral

thesis  of Universities of Madras, Pune, Mysore, Pondichery, Hyderabad,

Annamala University, Jadavpur University, JNU, MKU, SV University and

Osmania University.

Science & Technology Promotion & Management


·         Member, Research  Council, Kerala State Council for Science Technology

and Environment    (2003- )


·         Member, Scientific Advisory Council, ICMR Regional  Medical Research

Centre, Port Blair   (2005- )


·         Expert for review of research projects for various funding agencies (DST, CSIR,

DBT,    ICMR, KSCSTE, UGC) and for selection of  Scientific staff in  National

Institutes (CSIR, DST, ICAR labs)


·         Referee for international and national journals (Cell Biol International,

Physiol.  Plantarum, Tissue Engineering, Mol Cell Biochem, Ind J Biochem

Biophys, Curr Sci, Biochem Biophys Acta) Research Project monitoring and

performance evaluation (CLRI, RGCB, SCTIMST, CIFT)


Institutional Evaluation


·         As expert member of UGC committee for recommending financial support

for Universities( 9th Plan Review team Goa University, Add-on Courses,

Evaluation for  10 Northern States)


·         Member /coordinator of expert committee for institutional evaluation for

NAAC Accreditation  (Hamdard University, New Delhi, SIES

College Bombay, Devchand College Nipani, Karpagam College



·         Member,  Calicut University Commission appointed by Govt of Kerala for

review of  performance of University of Calicut (2000)


·         Chairman, Commission for evaluation of Self financing Programmes of

M G University(2001)




·         Member,Committee for restructuring PG Courses  under credit system

Kerala University (1995-96) ( Report accepted and implemented)


·         Convener, Committee for semesterisation of PG courses in colleges

affiliated to Kerala University (Report accepted and  implemented -2001)


·         Convener,Committee on Constituent colleges-Report submitted to the

Kerala University(2004)


·         Member, committee on Alcohol & Health, Govt of Kerala (1994-95)



Association with Professional Societies and Other Bodies


·         Secretary / convener / member of  professional societies – International

Atherosclerosis Society;  Society of Biological  Chemists,( India),

New York Academy of Sciences, Indian Society for Atherosclerosis

Research, Indian Society for Cell Biology,


·         President, Kerala Academy of Sciences(2005--)


·         President- Elect  ,Indian Society for Atherosclerosis Research (2007-)


·         President --New Biology Section 95th  Indian Science Congress( 2007-08)


·         Chairman ,Institutional Animal Ethics Committee(1998-)


·         Member Secretary ,Institutional  Ethical committee  (2004-)


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