Faculty of Environmental Science

 

Name                                                       Mrs. ALAKNANDA J ADUR
Qualification                                          MSc in EVS , K-SET ,UGC-NET
Department                                            Environmental Science
Designation                                            Assistant Professor
Experience                                              

E-Mail   ID                                               alaka_evs@msrcasc.edu.inalakadur@gmail.com

Academic Achievements
Publications
  • Presented a paper in National Conference on Role of IQAC in higher Education with reference to Women’s College held in September 2013 organized by BMS college for Women, Bangalore Sponsored by NAAC on  ‘Water Audit –A MSRCASC Institutional Innovative Initiative”  ISBN - 978-93-83303-21-2·
  • Extraction of Mushroom beta glucan and its Immunomodulatoryeffects in International Journal of pharmaceutical and bioscience with  impact factor 1.862  ISSN-2277-8713. in April 2014.
  • Presented a poster on Biodiversity conservation –an hoilistic apporoach in the National conference-Recent Advances in Biosciences held in M S Ramaiah college of Arts, science and commerce in March 2014.
  • Presented a poster on “Saurya Mayika-An Innovative solution to energy woes by harnessing solar energy” , in the National Conference-Recent Advances in Biosciences held at M S Ramaiah college of Arts, science and commerce in March 2014.
  • Green Audit – An Institutional Best Practice” presented a poster at National conference sponsored by National Accreditation and Assessment Council(NAAC) and organized by M S Ramaiah College of Arts Science and Commerce , Bangalore in April 2013. ISBN-978-81-927564-0-0

Conferences / Workshops / Seminars

  • Presented a paper titled ‘Strategies towards Waste Management –An Entrepreneurial Outlook” in National Conference held on 24th and 25th January 2014 on waste management in Indian context sponsored by CSE, IISc Bangalore organized by Maharani Lakshmi Ammani College for women , Bangalore.
  • Presented a paper in National Conference on Role of IQAC in higher Education with reference to Women’s College held in September 2013 organized by BMS college for Women, Bangalore Sponsored by NAAC on  ‘Water Audit –A MSRCASC Institutional Innovative Initiative”  ISBN - 978-93-83303-21-2
  • Attended a two day National level NAAC sponsored Workshop at MLA college, Bangalore on ‘Benchmarking on higher Education’ April 2013.
  • Attended a two day workshop on “Geoinformatics: Basics and Applications” organized by Karnataka Science and Technology academy (KSTA), Government of Karnataka from 20-21, November 2012.
  • Participated in Bangalore Bio-India 2012;3 day International conference, organized by the Department of Information and Technology, Department of Biotechnology ,Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka, Vision group of Biotechnology , MM Active Science Tech Communication at the Lalit Ashok on 6th -8th Feb2012.
  • Participated in faculty development program titled “Forest Conservation, Wildlife protection and environment issues” on 30th January, 2012 at AMC, Bangalore sponsored by Karnataka Science and Technology Academy(KSTA).
  • Participated in Symposium on”Climate Change :implicatios, Challenges and policy towards sustainability organized and held at Mount Carmel College on 9th February 2010.
  • Participated in 2 day National level workshop on conservation of wetlands in August 2009 at Hubli organized by Nehru College, Hubli. (2009).
  • Attented the 3 day platinum Jubilee celebration of Indian Academy of Science at IISc Bangalore. (2009).
  • Participated in the seminar “Environmental Impact of Lead on Health” at St.Johns National Academy of Health Sciences, Bangalore on 28th feb 2008 organised by Quality Council of India,National Referral centre for Lead Poisoining in India and Eureka Forbes Pvt Ltd.
  • Participated one day workshop on “Bioinformatics” organized by Vithal Mallaya Scientific Research Institute, Bangalore. (2008)
  • Attended seminar on National seminar on “conservation of Biodiversity” organized By HKES sponsored by UGC at Bangalore (2007)

Projects 

  • Nodal person for the M.S Ramaiah College, project on Solid Waste Management in association with Intel Ltd. It includes the collection, segregation and disposal of the waste generated in the institute along with training the students and the support staff for the same in the year 2009.
  • Bioremediation of cyanides by pseudomonas Pseudoalcaligenes.
  • Initiation in installation of a Biogas unit as a pilot project in the campus for safe disposal of waste at source and slurry generated is used as a soil enricher in the campus.
  • Effect of UV radiation exposure on beta glucan and proteins in oyster mushroom.
  • Aerial Composting with dry leaf litter and cowdung on a coir bed
  • Littering of unused antibiotics on soil micro biome and plants leading to toxicity and contamination of environment.
  • Accumulation of heavy metals in roadway dust, soil, and plants from pune region under the guidance of Dr. Ravi Patil, Thermax Ltd pune Thermax supported this project for masters thesis and suggested out air sampling for various industrial and populated areas in and around pune city and suggested mitigation measures after analyzing the data in department laboratory.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Best paper presentation Award –strategies towards waste management –an entrepreneurial outlook’ in National level Conference held on 24th and 25th of January 2014 titled “waste mangament towards sustainable development in Indian Context”organized by Maharani Lakshmi Ammani College for women , Bangalore.
  • Qualified UGC-NET in the year 2012 conducted by UGC.
  • Certificate of Appreciation for timely inputs on the sessions covered on various aspects of biotechnology held during International conference –Bangalore India Bio 2012 organized by the department of Information Technology ,Biotechnology and Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka
  • Qualified Karnataka–SET in the year 2011 conducted by Mysore University,Mysore,Karnataka.
  • Institution of the University Grants Commission in the year 2009.

​Skills

  • MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Good at communication and written skills.
  • Author for Annual Quality Assessment Report from the year 2008 to 2014 and College Self Study report for two cycles in the year 2009 and 2014 for NATIONAL ASSESSMENT AND ACCREDITATION COUNCIL-An Autonomous Institution of the University Grants Commission.
  • Editor for the College Newsletter ‘ECOAGE’.
  • Member -Editorial Board for college magazine
  • Organizing committee member for National seminar and conference.
  • Good at organizing the Events independently-UN International years in the institution like World environment day, world renewable energy day, susatianble year for all etc.