Dr. T.V. Ramana Rao


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Name : T. V. RAMANA RAO
Addresse: Department: B. R. Doshi School of Biosciences,
                  Sardar Patel University, Satellite Campus, Bakrol,
                  Gujarat – 388 120
E-mail : tadapanenirao@yahoo.com
Phone : Lab:+ 91 - 2692 - 234412 Ext. 111
Mobile: +91- 98254 38147
Home address: D-93, University Staff Colony,
                          Opp. Kendriya  Vidyalaya Vallabh Vidyanagar,
                          Gujarat – 388 120.
Phone: Resi. +91-2692-248262

Education:

Ph. D. 1986 Sardar Patel University
M. Sc. 1981 Sardar Patel University
B. Sc. 1978 Nagarjuna University

Positions Held:

Professor in Botany, Sardar Patel University, Since Sept, 2006
Reader in Botany, Sardar Patel University, Sept. 1998 – Aug, 2006
Lecturer in Botany, Sardar Patel University, Sept. 1989 - Aug. 1998
Technician, Sardar Patel University, June 1986 – Aug 1989

Research Experience : 27 years

Areas of Research:
(i) Histo-physiology of fruit development and ripening
(ii) Pre and Postharvest Physiology of fruits and vegetables
(iii) Improvement of health promoting properties in watermelon

Research guidance:

Ph. D. Degree Awarded: 05

(5) Study of certain physiological and histo-architectural changes associated with the growth and ripening of some underutilized fruitsPrakash R. Patel (February, 2010)

(4) Fruit ripening in some cucurbits: Physiological and biochemical approach– Payal T. Shah (2006)

(3) Morpho-histogenic and histochemical studies in the fruits of Combretaceae, Lythraceae and Myrtaceae with an emphasis on taxonomical and phylogenic relationship between inter and intra familiesNeelam Bhatnagar (1998)

(2) Effect of cement kiln dust pollution on some economically important Plants - Ch. Uma (1996)

(1) History-morphological and pharmocognostic studies in some Euphorbiaceae - G. V. R. Joseph (1996)

Ph.D. Students working at present: 03

(3) Antioxidant enrichment and antimicrobial protection of fresh cut fruits using innovative approaches.- Sonu Sharma (April 30, 2011).

(2) Histo-physiological analysis of melons with their different rates of ripening. – Soumya V. Menon (November – 2009)

(1) Study of pre and postharvest influences on textural and phytochemical changes in relation to nutritional quality of some climacteric fruits – Neeta B. Gol (October, 2008)


M. Sc. Dissertations: Completed: 13

(13) Biochemical and nutritional quality comparison of organically and conventionally produced papaya fruit and extension of their shelf life by using edible coatings. Pinal B. Vyas (2011)

(12) Enhancement of storage life and quality maintenance of capsicum fruit by using polysaccharides based edible coatings. Poonam N. Dadwani (2011).

(11) Biochemical and nutritional quality studies of organically and conventionally grown tomato fruit and enhancement of their shelf life by using edible coatings. Nilanjana S. Baraiya (2011).

(10)Evaluation of edible coatings to extend the shelf life and improve the quality of carambola (Averrhoa carambola l.) fruit. Manu L. Chaudhari (2011).

(9) Study of the impact of post harvest treatments on the phytochemical and nutritional quality of guava (Psidium guajava L.) fruit with an emphasis of extending its shelf life. Kinjal J. Vadsola (2010)

(8) Physiological and nutritonal quality analysis of capsicum (capsicum annuum l.) fruit during development and ripening and in response to postharvest chemical treatment. Khilana K. Shah (2010)

(7) Study of the impact of pre and post harvest treatments on the phytochemical and nutritional quality of tomato fruit with an emphasis of extending its shelf life. - Nirupama Pila (2009)

(6) Study of morphometric changes in grafted watermelon seedlings and analysis of certain biochemical changes associated with the growth of pumpkin fruit in relation to its seed development.- Jay B. Pandya (2009)

(5) Histo-morphological and physiological relationship between the stem and developing fruit of Luffa cylindrica (L.) Roem. - Chhaya Patel (2007)

(4) A study of histo-architectural and biochemical integration in organically grown Lagenaria leucantha (Roxb.) Rusby with an emphasis on the relationship between the parent plant and the developing fruit. Vinay R. Patel (2006)

(3) Biochemical changes during development and ripening of organically grown fruit of Papaya (Carica papaya L.). Sejal A. Patel (2005)

(2) Biochemical changes associated with the development and ripening of organically grown fruit of Psidium guajava L. (Guava). Jignasa M. Ramani (2005)

(1) Antioxidants in selected varieties of Spinacia oleracea L. and Trigonella foenum – graecum L.: A comparative quantitative study. Priya Shukla (2004)

Research Grants:

Major Research Projects (Completed 03, Ongoing 01)

(4) Histo-physiological analysis of melons at its different rates of ripening. (UGC – Major Project) 2009-2012.

(3) Fruit ripening in some cucurbits: Physiological and biochemical approach (UGC – Major Project) 2002 – 2005.

(2) Morpho-histogenic and biochemical studies in the fruits of some Papaveraceae and Capparideae (UGC – Major Project) 1998-2001.

(1) Morpho-histogenic and histochemical studies in the fruits of Combretaceae, Lythraceae and Myrtaceae with an emphasis on taxonomical and phylogenic relationship between inter and intra families (UGC – Major Project) 1994-1997.

Minor Research Projects (Completed 04)

(5) Improvement of health promoting properties of Watermelon fruits by using micronutrient management and grafting techniques - (Submitted to GUJCOST on 18-03-2010)

(4) Production of healthy watermelon seedlings using grafting techniques (GUJCOST – Minor Project) 2009.

(3) Biochemical characterization and morphogenetic analysis of Pongamia pinnata: A tree that provides biodiesel for India (UGC – Minor Project) 2000 – 2001.

(2) Morpho-histogenic analysis of some botano-chemical producing plants of Asteraceae (UGC – Minor Project) 1997-98.

(1) Structural, developmental and histochemical studies in the fruits of some Sapindaceae (UGC – Minor Project) 1993-94.


Extension Work:

· Acting as Managing Editor of “PRAJNA – Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences” Published annually by Sardar Patel University since 2009.

· Involved in organization of Environmental awareness and Biodiversity Conservation related programs.

· Acted as a Resource person for

Ø UGC sponsored Refresher Courses in Botany, Life sciences and Environmental Sciences held by Gujarat University, Ahmedabad.

Ø ICAR sponsored Seed Technology Courses held by Gujarat Agricultural University, Anand.

· Acted as a Visiting Faculty of

Ø M. S. University, Baroda.

Ø Nagarjuna University, Nagarjuna Nagar

Ø A. D. Patel Institute of Technology, New Vallabh Vidyanagar.

· Also delivered Invited Lectures on

Ø Photomicrography in Biology.

Ø Recent trends in post-harvest physiology of fruits and vegetables.

Ø Rise of Science in 17th & 18th centuries.

Ø Delivered a Radio Talk on The importance of gaining of knowledge on fruit science for reducing the postharvest losses of fruits.

Teaching Experience: 25 years

In the past training has been imparted to the Researchers of the Department in the subjects of Microscopy, Instrumentation and Photomicrography

Presently involved in teaching of Cell Biology, Biology and Diversity of Lower Plants, Plant Development and Reproduction and Plant Physiology to the students of M. Sc. Botany and M. Sc. Biochemistry course.

Professional Services: 28 years

Honors & Awards :

(5) Brain Pool Fellowship of Korean Science and Technology Societies Federation (KOSEF) for the year 2007

(4) Dr. C. K. Shah award for Best Research Paper in Plant Sciences for the year 2006-2007.

(3) Award of Visiting Fellowship of Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi for the year 2001 – 2002.

(2) Best Poster Presentation in Botany Section of 88th Indian Science Congress held at IARI, New Delhi from Jan. 3-7, 2001.

(1) Hari Ohm Ashram Prerit Prize for the Best Research Paper in Botany for the Year 1989.

Professional Memberships:

  • Life Member, Gujarat Biosciences Society
  • Life Member, Indian Association for Air Pollution Control
  • Member, Indian Science Congress Association
  • Member, Indian Botanical Society
  • Member, International Society of Plant Morphologists
  • Member, Electron Microscope Society of India
  • Member, Phytological Society
  • Member, Indian Plant Genetic Resources Society
  • Member, Indian Association of Plant Breeders
  • Member, Sardar Patel University Teachers Association (SPUTA)

Refresher and / or Orientation Courses attended:

7. Attended faculty development program held by ICFAI, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar on 1st December 2009.

6. Orientation Programme held by Academic Staff College of Gujarat University at M. B. Patel College of Education, Vallabh Vidyanagar from 11 May to 8 June 2001.

5. UGC sponsored Refresher Course in Botany held at Botany Department, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad from August 8 - 28, 2000.

4. Orientation Programme on Computer Awareness conducted by G. H. Patel Computer Centre of Sardar Patel University from 9 - 8- 1999 to 2 - 9 - 1999.

3. UGC Sponsored Refresher Course in Botany held at Department of Botany, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad from 14- 3 -1997 to 3- 4-1997.

2. UGC Sponsored Refresher Course in Botany (in Histochemistry and Photochemistry) held at Bharathidasan University, Tirchirapalli from 19-1-1991 to 15-2-1991.

1. Computer Orientation Programme organized by G. H. Patel Computer Centre of Sardar Patel University from 7 August to 14 September, 1990.


Publications :

Under Preparation:

4. Manu L. Chaudhari, Neeta B. Gol and T. V. Ramana Rao. Effect of edible coatings on the physicochemical characteristics of carambola (Averrhoa carambola L.) fruit during storage.

(Under preparation for submission to Food Chemistry)

3. Nilanjana S. Baraiya, Neeta B. Gol and T. V. Ramana Rao

Physiology and quality response of harvested tomato fruits by using edible coatings.

(Under preparation for submission to Food Research International)

2 Neeta B. Goland T. V. Ramana Rao

Application of chitosan coating combined with postharvest chemical treatments on mango (Mangifera indica L.) quality during storage

(Under preparation for submission to Postharvest Biology and Technology)

1 Soumya V. Menon and T. V. Ramama Rao

Enzyme activities in relation to development and ripening of watermelon [Citrullus lanatus (Thumb.) Matsum. & Nakai] fruit

(Under preparation for submission to Journal of Fruits)

Communicated

2. T. V. Ramana Rao and Soumya V. Menon

Nutritional quality of watermelon fruits of two icebox cultivars as revealed by their biochemical composition and enzyme activities (Communicated to International Journal of Fruit Science)

1. T. V. Ramana Rao, Neeta B. Gol and Khilana K. Shah.

Effect of postharvest treatments and storage temperatures on the quality and shelf life of sweet pepper (Capsicum annum L.) (Communicated to Scientia Horticulture)

List of Research Publications: 39

39 Neeta B. Gol and T. V. Ramana Rao. Banana fruit ripening as influenced by edible coatings. International Journal of Fruit Science 11:119-135, 2011.

38. Prakash R. Patel and T. V. Ramana Rao

Biochemical changes in relation to growth and ripening of Indian cherry (Cordia dichotoma Forst. F.): an underutilized fruit. International Journal of Fruit Science 11: 1-11, 2011.

37. Prakash R. Patel, Neeta B. Gol, Tadapaneni V. Ramana Rao. Physiochemical changes in sunberry (Physalis minima L.) fruit during growth and ripening, Fruits 66 (1): 1-10, 2011.

36. Nirupama Pila, Neeta B. Gol and T. V. Ramana Rao. Effect of post harvest treatments on physicochemical characteristics and shelf life of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) fruits during storage. American-Eurasian Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences 9(5): 470-479, 2010.

35. Jay B. Pandya and T. V. Ramana Rao. Analysis of certain biochemical changes associated with growth and ripening of pumpkin fruit in relation to its seed development. PRAJNA 18: 34-39, 2010.

34. Neeta B. Gol, T. V. Ramana Rao and Prakash Patel

Certain Physico-chemical changes in relation to growth and ripening of Moras alba fruit.

PrajnaJournal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 17: 58-64, 2009.

33. Prakash R. Patel and T. V. Ramana Rao

Physiological changes in relation to the growth, development and ripening of Khirni (Manilkara hexandra (Roxb.) Dubard) fruit

Fruits 64(3): 139-146, 2009.

32. Patel, K. G. and T. V. Ramana Rao

a. Effect of simulated water stress on the physiology of leaf senescence in three genotypes of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L). Walp).

b. Indian Journal of Plant Physiology 12 (2): 138-145, 2007.

31. Ramana Rao, T. V. and Yash Dave

c. Histo-architecture of the pericarp and seed liberation in the schizocarpic fruit of Sida rhombifolia L. (Malvaceae)

d. Pakistan Journal of Botany 38(1):: 353-359, 2006

30. Ramana Rao, T. V. and Yash Dave

e. Histo-architectural analysis in relation to fruit development in Gossypium hirsutum L..

f. Phytomorphology 55 (3&4): 223 – 240, 2005

29. Yash Dave, T. V. Ramana Rao and Kajal G. Patel

g. Are there real extra-floral nectarines in Pedaliaceae?

h. Phytomorphology 55 (3&4): 195 – 202, 2005

28. Ramana Rao, T. V. and Yash Dave

i. Morpho-histogenic studies in the pericarp of Cardiospermum halicacabum L.

j. Acta Botanica Haungarica 47(3-4) 453 – 458, 2005

27. Hetal B. Trivedi, T. V. Ramana Rao, D. L. Bagdi and G. Gururaja Rao

k. Influence of silicon on growth and salt uptake in wheat under salinity

l. Indian Journal of Plant Physiology 9(4): (N.S.) 360-366, 2004.

26. Yash Dave, T. V. Ramana Rao and Neelam Bhatnagar

m. Histo-architecture of the fruits of three selected species of Combretaceae.

n. Phytomorphology 54 (3&4): 01-09, 2004

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25. Ramana Rao, T. V., Neelam Bhatnagar and Yash Dave

p. Morpho-histogenic and histochemical analysis of fruits of some Myrtaceae. In Advances in Plant Reproductive Biology 215 – 232 (Ed.Pandey, A. K. and Dhakal, M. R.) Narendra Publishing House, Delhi, 2003.


24. Ch. Uma, T. V. Ramana Rao and J. A. Inamdar

r. Effect of particulate (cement kiln dust ) pollution on Hibiscus cannabinus L.

(Chapter 8 (pp 66 - 74) In Air pollution development at what cost?(ed. Jasrai, Y. and Arya, A.) Daya Publishing House, New Delhi, 2003.

23. Ramana Rao, T. V. and Yash Dave

s. Morpho-histogenic studies of the fruit wall of Argemone mexicana L. (Papaveraceae).

t. Acta Botanica Hungarica 43 (3-4): 391 - 401, 2001.

22. Neelam Bhatnagar, Yah Dave and T. V. Ramana Rao

u. Morpho-histogenic and histochemical studies in some fruits of family Lythraceae with the use of its systematic value.

v. Plant Cell Incompatibility News Letter 31: 1 -44, 1999

21. Ramana Rao, T. V. and I. L. Kothari

Potential of Linseed as herbal remedy

In Medicinal Plants: Indias’s Herbal Heritage (Eds. Kothari et al.)

112-113, 1998.

20. Neelam Bhatnagar, Yash Dave and T. V. Ramana Rao

Morho-histogenic and histochemical studies in the fruit of Callistemon selaginus (Smith) In Plant Structure and Morphogenesis(Eds. Ramana Rao, T. V. and I. L. Kothari)69-75, 1997.

19. Ramana Rao, T. V., Neelam Bhatnagar and Yash Dave

w. Developmental and structural studies in the fruit of Lawsonia inermis L. (Lythraceae)

x. Geobios 16 (2): 109-112, 1997.

18. Neelam Bhatnagar, Yash Dave and T. V. Ramana Rao

y. Structural design in the developing fruit wall of Terminalia arjuna (Roxb) (Combretaceae)

z. Journal of Indian Botanical Society 76: 77-80, 1997.

17. Neelam Bhatnagar, Yash Dave and T. V. Ramana Rao

aa. Epicarpic studies in the developing fruit of Eugenia jambos L. (Myrtaceae)

bb. Journal of Phytological Research 10 (1/2):9-14, 1997.

16. Dave Yash, Neelam Bhatnagar and T. V. Ramana Rao

cc. Histo-architecture in the developing fruit of Comretum coccineum lam. (Combretaceae)

dd. Phytomorphology 47 (2): 167- 172, 1997.

15. Joseph, G. V. R., T. V. Ramana Rao and J. A. Inamdar

Histo-morphological and pharmocognostic studies on the leaves of Kirgnelia reticulta (Poir) (Euphorbiaceae)

In Frontiers in Plant Science- Plant Taxonomy and Anatomy Section (Ed. Irfan A Khan) 887-893 1997.


14. Uma, Ch. and T. V. Ramana Rao

ee. Effect of cement kiln dust pollution on Hibscus cannabinus (L.)

ff. Geobios 23: 59-64, 1996.

13. Neelam Bhatnagar, Yash Dave and T. V. Ramana Rao

gg. Pericarpic studies in the developing fruit of Terminalia bellerica

Indian Botanical Contactor 12(1-4): 95-100, 1995.

12. Uma, Ch., T. V. Ramana Rao and J. A. Inamdar

hh. Impact of cement kiln dust pollution on sunhemp (Crotalaria juncea)

ii. Phytomorphogy 44 (3&4): 223-22 9,1994.

11. Uma, Ch. and T. V. Ramana Rao

jj. Morpho-biochemical changes due to cement kiln dust pollution in mustard

kk. Indian Botanical Contactor 10: 131-135, 1993.

10. Ramana Rao, T. V., Yash Dave and J. A. Inamdar

ll. Morpho-histogenic study of horned fruit of Pavonia sepium A. St. and its dehiscence

mm. Phytomorphology 43 (1&2): 1-8, 1993.

9. Inamdar, J. A., G. S. Chaudhary and T. V. Ramana Rao

nn. Studies on the cystoliths of Acanthaceae

oo. Feddes Repertorium, 101 (7-8): 417-424, 1990.

8. Inamdar, J. A., T. V. Ramana Rao and Yash Dave

pp. Histological structure of the pericarp of Abelmoschus esculentus L. (Moench) in relation to growth and dehiscence

qq. Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. (Plant Sci.) 99 (6) : 547-556, 1989.

7. Yash Dave, T. V. Ramana Rao and J. A. Inamdar

rr. Structural design of the developing and mature pericarp of Hibiscus sabdariffa L..

ss. Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. (Plant Sci.) 97 (1): 17-23, 1987.

6. Ramana Rao, T. V., Yash Dave and J. A. Inamdar

Morpho-histogenesis of fruit sculpture and dehiscence in Thespesia populnea (L.) Soland (Malvaceae)

tt. Korean Journal of Botany, 30(3): 189-199, 1987.

5. Ramana Rao, T. V., Yash Dave and J. A. Inamdar

uu. Morpho-histogenic studies in the pericarp of Hibiscus micranthus L.

vv. Feddes Repertorium, 98 (9-10) 485-491,1987.

4. Inamdar, J. A., R. Balakrishna Bhatt and T. V. Ramana Rao

ww. Internodal vessel elements of some Sterculiaceae

xx. Journal of Plant Anatomy and Morphology, 2: 1-7, 1985.

3. Ramana Rao, T. V., Y. S, Dave and J. A. Inamdar

Structure, ontogeny and morphology of glochid emergences on the fruit wall of Urena lobata (L.).

Indian Botanical Contactor 2: 89-96,1985.

2. Inamdar, J. A., R. Balakrishna Bhatt and T. V. Ramana Rao

yy. Structure, ontogeny, classification and taxonomic significance of trichomes in Malvales

zz. Korean Journal of Botany, 26: 151-160,1983.

1. Inamdar, J. A., R. Balakrishna Bhatt and T. V.Ramana Rao

aaa. Internodal vessel elements of some Malvaceae

bbb. Korean Journal of Botany, 26: 7-16, 1983.

Books, Book Chapters, Manuals:

2. Ramana Rao, T. V. and I. L. Kothari

Plant Structure and Morphogenesis

Proceeding volume of national symposium-cum-workshop on plant morphogenesis

1. Medicinal Plants: India’s Herbal Heritage

I.L.Kothari, M.H. Parabia, G.C.Jadega and T. V. Ramana Rao

KTC Corporation, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.


Details of participation in Seminars / Symposia / Conferences / Workshops etc.

NATIONAL/ INTERNATIONAL:

38. 98th Indian Science Congress

SRM University, Chennai.

January 3 – 7, 2011

37. National Conference on Biodiversity Conservation: Challenges Ahead held by Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda on December 18-20, 2010. Acted as a Co-Chairman of a Technical Session.

36. National Conference of Plant Physiology held by Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi on November 25-27, 2010.

35. National Seminar on Air Pollution Management in Changing Global Environmental Scenario held by Botany Department of M. S. University, Vadodara on February 7, 2010. Acted as a Co-Chairman of Poster Presentation Session.

34. International Symposium on Emerging Trends in Biomedical and Nanobiotechnology: Relevance to Human Health, organized jointly by Department of Biotechnology and Department of Nanobiotechnology at Acharya Nagaarjuna University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh during December 19 to 21 2009. Acted as a Chairman of one of the Technical sessions.

33. National Seminar on Role of Biotechnology in Alleviating Environmental Pollution held by Montessori Mahila Kalasala, Vijayawada on 23-10-2009.

32. National Seminar on Emerging areas in Plant Sciences at M. S. University of Baroda on 22nd February 2009.

31. National Conference on Frontiers in Biological Sciences, B R Doshi School of Biosciences, Sardar Patel University, February, 27-28, 2009

30. International Symposium on Stress in plants held on Nov. 8, 2007 at Gwanju, Korea

29. Conference of the Korean Society for Horticultural Sciences, Koean Society for Bio-environmnet control, Autumn 2007, October 26-27, 2007.

28. Conference of the Korean Society for Horticultural Sciences, Spring 2007, 1 -2 June, 2007, Seoul, Korea.

27. One day seminar held by Alpine Fluoriclture at Namwon, South Korea on 4th April, 2007

26. National Seminar on Emerging trends in Plant Physiology Botany Department, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, March 10 – 12, 2005. (Delivered an invited lecture on recent Trends in pre and postharvest physiology of fruits and vegetables)

25. 92nd Indian Science Congress Nirma University of Science & Technology, Ahmedabad, January 3 – 7, 2005

24. National Seminar on Plant Sciences Organized by Department of Life Sciences, Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar at Gandhinagar 25 – 27 November 2004 (Chaired one of the Technical Sessions)

23. All India Botanical Conference and National Symposium on Recent Trends in Plant Sciences, Department of Botany, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, A. P. October 29 – 31, 2004

22. Environmental Biotechnology and Biodiversity Conservation Department of Biosciences Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, 31st January and 1st February 2003

21. Practical Course on "Molecular approaches of crop improvement" International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) New Delhi, 11th to 22nd November 2002.


20. Training Programme on Plant DNA Fingerprinting National Research Centre (NRC) on DNA Fingerprinting of NBPGR, New Delhi 19th to 28th November 2001.

19. Orientation Training – cum – Workshop under HRD, NATP Mode Mission, NBPGR, New Delhi 27 February to 1 March 2001.

18. National Symposium on Sustainable Environment: Achievements and future prospects Department of Biosciences, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, 4 – 6, January 2001.

17. National Symposium on Mycology at 2000 and beyond Department of Biosciences, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, 21 – 23 December 1999.

16. National Symposium on Plant Morphogenesis: Biochemical and Molecular Approach, Department of Biosciences, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, 21 – 22 December 1998.

15. 86th Session of Indian Science Congress Anna University, Chennai, 3 – 7, January 1999.

14. 85th Session of Indian Science Congress Osmania University, Hyderabad, 3 – 7 January, 1998

13. National Symposium – cum Workshop on Plant Morphogenesis, Department of Biosciences, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, 29 – 30 December 1997.

12. UGC Major Research Project Monitoring Workshop UGC Office, New Delhi, 10th March 1997.

11. National Seminar–cum-Workshop on Perspectives of Research in Medicinal Plants Gujarat Agricultural University, Anand Campus, Anand, 1 – 3 March 1997.

10. 84th Session of Indian Science Congress University of Delhi, Delhi, 3 – 8 January 1997.

9. All India Symposium on Contemporary Studies on Plant Structure and Morphogenesis: In vivo and In vitro Morphogenesis, Department of Biosciences, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, 11 – 12 October 1996.

8. National Seminar on Contemporary Studies on Plant Structure and Morphogenesis Department of Biosciences, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, 6 – 8 October 1995.

7. 18th Indian Botanical Conference, University of Jammu, Jammu, 17 – 19 October 1995.

6. 80th Session of Indian Science Congress Goa University, Goa, 3 – 8 January 1993.

5. 79th Session of Indian Science Congress M. S. University of Baroda, Baroda, 3 – 8 January 1992.

4. National Seminar on Modern Trends in Botany Department of Botany, Poona University, Pune,  21- 24 February 1991.

3. National Symposium on Current Trends in Biological Research, Department of Biosciences, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, 1- 3 December 1989.

2. 72nd Session of Indian Science Congress, Lucknow University, Lucknow, 3 - 8 January 1985.

1. All India Symposium on Normal and Pathological Development and Structure of Economic Plants, Department of Biosciences, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar,  2 - 5 November 1981.


Regional:

31. One Day Workshop on “e- Content Development (NM-ICT)” organized by Sardar Patel University on 21st August, 2010.

30. State Level Workshop on combating Environment Degradation and Climate Change – A Roadmap for Gujarat,

Gujarat Ecological Commission, Department of Forest & Environment, Govt. of Gujarat

22nd April 2010

29. XXIV Gujarat Science Congress

Gujarat University

March 21, 2010.

28. IVth GSA-VVN CSC Annual Science Meet “Science Meet: 2010”

Department of Mathematics, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar

14th February, 2010.

27. Faculty Development Programme based on the Topic “Kindling Creativity” held by ICFAI’s IFEN-IU Flexi of V V Nagar Branch.

Dec. 1, 2009.

26. Vigyan Paryavaran Aur Bagadta Prakrutik Santulan

Department of Botany, M. S. Univeristy of Baroda, Vadodara

14th November 2009

25. IVth GSA-VVN CSC Annual Science Meet “Science Meet: 2009”

Department of Biosciences, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar

2nd February, 2009.

24. State Level Seminar on Current Trends in Environmental Sciences

N. V. Patel /College of Pure and applied Sciences, Vallabh Vidyanagar

20th September 2008

23. National Seminar on new horizons in Biological Sciences

Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Anand, Gujarat during 23 September 2007.

22. 19th Gujarat Science Congress

Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar

19th February 2005.

21. One Day Workshop on UGC – Infonet e - journals

G. H. Patel Computer Centre, Sardar Patel University

April 1, 2004

20. International Agri -Tech - 2004Seminar on Post –harvest Technology for Value Addition

Gujarat Agricultural University, Anand Campus, Anand

January 7, 2004

19. One Day workshop on Modern Biological Techniques

Department of Biosciences, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar

12th December 2003

18. One Day Seminar on DNA Structure and Genome Analysis

Organized by Society of Biological Chemists at Surya Hotel, Baroda

28th September, 2003

17. UGC sponsored State Level Seminar on Recent Trends in Plant Morphogenesis

P. G. Centre in Botany, Smt. S. M. Panchal Science College, Talod

25 & 26 November 2003..

16. UGC sponsored State Level Seminar on Recent Trends in Plant Sciences

P. G. Centre in Botany, Smt. S. M. Panchal Science College, Talod

25 & 26 November 2000.

15. One day Seminar on Bio-Resource Wealth of Gujarat – Its Conservation and Sustainable Utilization

N. V. Patel College of Pure and Applied Sciences and SICART, Vallabh Vidyanagar

19th November 2000.


14. Group Meeting for Cooperators on Conservation of Agro biodiversity in Arid Region Programme

Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar

20th June 2000

13. 15th Gujarat Science Congress

M. S. University, Baroda

12 – 13 February 2000.

12. One day Symposium on Recent Advances in Biochemistry

Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar

22nd January 2000.

11. Seminar on Science and Technology in the Next Millennium

SICART, Vallabh Vidyanagar

5th December 1999.

10. One day Seminar on Gujarat – Its Environment and Challenges

N. V. Patel College of Pure and Applied Sciences, Vallabh Vidyanagar

19th October 1999.

9. One day Workshop on Pollution: Regional Problems & Solutions

Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar

25th April 1999.

8. One day Seminar on Role of Plant Sciences in Changing Scenario

M. S. University, Baroda

13th February 1999.

7. One day Seminar on Strategies for Sustainable Agriculture

Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar

8th February 1998.

6. 16th Annual Meeting of Gujarat Biosciences Society

Gujarat University, Ahmedabad

15th March 1997.

5. 12th Gujarat Science Congress

Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar

15 – 16 February 1997.

4. One day Symposium on Microbiology – The Widening Horizons

Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar

2nd February 1997.

3. 11th Gujarat Science Congress

Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad

18 – 19 February 1996.

2. One day Symposium on Transfer of Technology to Rural Population:

Microbiology Technology

Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar

27th January 1996.

1. 8th Gujarat Science Congress

Saurashtra University, Rajkot

16 – 17 January 1993.


List of abstracts of research papers contributed during various Symposia, Conferences, Seminars etc.

96. T. V. Ramana Rao and Jay B. Pandya. Improvementb of health promoting properties of watermelon fruits by using mineral nutrition management and grafting techniques in 2nd International Seminar on Medicinal Plants and Herbal Products held on December 27-29, 2010 at SRI VENKATESWARA UNIVERSITY, TIRUPATI

95. Soumya V. Menon and T. V. Ramana Rao. Biochemical changes during the development and ripening of Muskmelon (Cucumis Melo L.) in 98th Indian Science Congress held on January 3-7, 2011 at SRM University, Chennai.

94. Khilana K. Shah, Neeta B. Gol and T. V. Ramana Rao.Impact of postharvest treatments and packaging on enzymes of sweet pepper (Capsicum annum L.) in different storage conditions. 98th Indian Science Congress held on January 3-7, 2011 at SRM University, Chennai.

93. Soumya V. Menon and T. V. Ramana Rao. Biochemical changes in watermelon (Citrullus Lanatus (Thumb.) Matsum & Nakai.) fruit with different rates of ripening. National Conference of Plant Physiology held on November 25-27, 2010 at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.

92. Neeta B. Gol and T. V. Ramana Rao. Impact of postharvest treatments on the phytochemical and nutritional quality of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum mill.) fruit with an emphasis of extending its shelf life. National Conference of Plant Physiology held on November 25-27, 2010 at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.

91. Soumya V. Menon and T. V. Ramana Rao

Changes in the activities of enzymes associated with watermelon fruit development and ripening Under Botany Section A2 – 05 of XXIV Gujarat Science Congress held on 21st March 2010 at Gujarat University, Ahmedabad.

90. Nirupama, P., Neeta, G. B., Tadapaneni, V. R. R.

Influence of postharvest chemical treatments on the shelf life and physicochemical characteristics of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.)

Contributed for 28th International Horticultural Congress to be held at Lisboa, Portugal during 22 – 27 August 2010.

89. Prakash R. Patel and T. V. Ramana Rao

Screening of antibacterial activity of some selected underutilized fruits.

Paper was presented in oral during 97th Indian Science Congress held at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala from January 3 – 7 2010.

88. Soumya V. Menon and T. V. Ramana Rao

Phytochemical profiling of watermelon (Citrullus lanatus Matsum and Nakai) in relation to its growth and ripening

Presented an oral paper during the National Seminar on Frontiers in Life Sciences organized by N. V. Patel College of Pure and Applied Sciences, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat during 19th December 2009.

87. Neeta B. Gol and T. V. Ramana Rao

Effect of post-harvest treatments on the nutritional quality and shelf life of mango (mangifera indica l.)

Presented an oral paper during the National Seminar on Frontiers in Life Sciences organized by N. V. Patel College of Pure and Applied Sciences, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat during 19th December 2009.

86. T. V. Ramana Rao and Jay B. Pandya

Analysis of certain biochemical changes associated with growth and ripening of pumpkin fruit in relation to its seed development.

Paper was accepted for its oral presentation during the 4th International cucurbitaceae symposia held during Sept 21-26, 2009 at Changssha, Hunan, China.

85. Jay B. Pandya and T. V. Ramana Rao

Compatibility analysis of different types of root stocks for grafting of watermelon plants.

Presented a poster during National Seminar on Emerging areas in Plant Sciences at M. S. University of Baroda on 22nd February 2009.

84. Prakash R. Patel and T. V. Ramana Rao

Certain physiological changes in relation to growth and ripening of Karanda (Carissa carandus L.) fruit

Presented an oral paper during IVthGSA- VVN CSC Annual Science Meet “Science Meet: 2009” held at Department of Biosciences, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat on 2nd February, 2009.

83. Neeta B. Gol, Prakash R. Patel and T. V. Ramana Rao

Physico-chemical changes during gowth and development in an underutilized fruit, Sunberry (Physalis minima L.)

Presented a poster during 96th Session of Indian Science Congress held at Shillong from Jan. 3 to 7, 2009.

82. Prakash R. Patel and T. V. Ramana Rao

Certain biochemical changes in relation to development and ripening of Gunda (Cordia dichotoma Forst. f.), an underutilized fruit.

Presented a poster during 96th Session of Indian Science Congress held at Shillong from Jan. 3 to 7, 2009.

81. Prakash R. Patel and T. V. Ramana Rao

Certain compositional changes in relation to development and ripening of Spanish cherry (Mimusoups elengi L.)

Presented a poster during Golden Jubilee Conference on Challenges and emerging stratergies for improving plant productivity organized by Indian Society for Plant Physiology and Indian Agricultural Research Institute held at New Delhi during November 12 to 14, 2008.

80. T. V. Ramana Rao

Misconceptions in Teaching about Plants

Taxonomy Teaching and Research : the Relevance in the National Context

Presented during National Conference organized by R.K. Parikh Arts and Science Colelge, Petlad, Gujarat during 27th September 2008.

79. T. V. Ramaana Rao, Sung-Whan Kwon and Yong Kyu Shin

Chilling stress in watermelon seedlings

Presented during International Symposium on Stress in plants held on Nov. 8, 2007 at Gwanju, Korea

78. Sung-Whan Kwon, T. V. Ramana Rao and Yong Kyu Shin

Source and sink relations between the growth of the vegetative parts and fruit of watermelon plant.

Presented during Conference of the Korean society for horticultural sciences and Korean society for bio-environment control, Autumn 2007 (October 26-27, 2007) held by…….:

77. T. V. Ramaana Rao, Sung-Whan Kwon and Yong Kyu Shin

Evaluation of efficacy of some chemical protectants against chilling injury of young watermelon plants: a chlorophyll fluorescence based study.

Presented during Conference of the Korean society for horticultural sciences and Korean society for bio-environment control, Autmn 2007 (October 26-27, 2007) held by…….:

76. Vinay R. Patel and T. V. Ramana Rao

Histo-architectureal and biochemical integration in organically grown Lagenaria leucantha (Roxb.) Rusby with an emphasis on the relationships between the parent plant and the developing fruit.

Presented during National Seminar on new horizons in Biological Sciences held at

Vallabh Vidyanagar, Anand, Gujarat during 23 September 2007.

75. Prakash R. Patel and T. V. Ramana Rao


Changes in the activity of cell wall degrading enzymes during fruit development and its ripening in muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.)

Presented during National Seminar on new horizons in Biological Sciences held at Vallabh Vidyanagar, Anand, Gujarat during 23 september 2007.

74. T. V. Ramana Rao, Sung, Whan Kwon* and Yong Gyn Shin

Effect of Mg ang K on growth and sugar accumulation in watermelon (Citrullus lanatus Thunb) fruit.

Presented during the Conference of the Korean Society for Horticultural Science, Spring 2007 (June 1 – 2, 2007) held by Korea University, Seoul.

73. T. V. Ramana Rao, Sung, Whan Kwon* and Yong Gyn Shin

Chilling tolerance and physiological parameters as influenced by selected chemical protectants in young watermelon plants.

Presented during the Conference of the Korean Society for Horticultural Science, Spring 2007 (June 1 – 2, 2007) held by Korea University, Seoul:

72. Prakash R. Patel and T. V. Ramana Rao

Biochemical changes associated with the development and ripening of muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.) fruit:: A preliminary study

Presented during 94th Session of Indian Science Congress held at Noida during Jan. 3 – 7, 2007.

71. Yash Dave and T. V. Ramana Rao

A morpho-histogenic study of the fruit of Pedalium murex L.

Presented during 94th session of Indian Science Congress Association held at Noida during Jan. 3-7, 2007.

70. Prakash R. Patel and T. V. Ramana Rao

Certain physiological changes associated with the development and ripening of Jamun (Syzygium cumini L.) fruit

Paper was accepted during National Seminar on Plant Physiology held at Vellanikkara, Thrissur, Kerala during 28 – 30 November, 2006

69. Payal T. Shah, Prakash R. Patel and T. V. Ramana Rao

Cell wall changes associated with fruit softening in Ivy gourd (Coccinia grandis (L.) voigt): An aid in fruit biotechnology

Presented during International Conference on Exploring Horizons in Biotechnology: A global venture, Organized by Department of Biosciences Sardar Patel University during November 2 – 4, 2006,

68. Yash Dave and T. V. Ramana Rao

Structure, development and dehiscence of the fruit of Sesamum indicum L. (Pedalicaeae)

Presented during 29th Annual Conference of Indian Botanical Society held at Udaipur during 9 – 11 October, 2006.

67. Yash Dave and T. V. Ramana Rao

Structure and development of the fruit of Martynia diandra Glox. (Syn. M. annua L.) with a view of its endoskeleton.

Presented during 17th International Symposium on Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology held during 24 - 28 September 2006 at Bonn, Germany.

66. Joseph, G. V. R. and T. V. Ramana Rao

Micromorphological and pharmacognostic analysis of surface features of the fruit of Mallotus philippensis Muell-arg. (Euphorbiaceae)

Presented during National Symposium on Current Trends in Medicinal plants and Herbal Technology held at Pondicherry during 22- 24, July 2006.

65. Yash Dave, T. V. Ramana Rao and Kajal G. Patel

Ultra-structure of the developing pericarp of Sesamum indicum L. (Pedaliaceae)

Paper presented during 93rd Session of Indian Science Congress to be held at Hyderabad from Jan. 3 to 7, 2006.

64. Prakash R. Patel and T. V. Ramana Rao

Physiology of fruit ripening in two cultivars of Cucumis melo L. A preliminary study (Ab. No. VII-P7, page No.155)

Presented during National Seminar on Plant Physiology held on 23rd to 25th Novemebr 2005 at Navasari Agricultural University, Navasari.

63. Kajal G. Patel and T. V. Ramana Rao

Effect of simulated water stress on the physiology of leaf senescence in three genotypes of

Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp). (Ab. No.Nil, page No.195)

Paper presented during National Seminar on Plant Physiology held on 23rd to 25th November 2005 at Navasari Agricultural University, Navasari.

62. G. M. Ramani and T. V. Ramana Rao

Biochemical changes associated with the development and ripening of organically grown fruit of Psidium guajava L. (Guava)

Paper was accepted for presentation during 1st International Guava Symposium held at Lucknow during 5 – 8 December 2005.

61. Sejal A. Patel and T. V. Ramana Rao

Biochemical analysis of development and ripening of organically grown papaya (Carica papaya L.) fruit.

Paper was accepted for presentation during First International Symposium on Papaya held at Genting Highlands, Malaysia during 22 – 24 November 2005.

60. Payal T. Shah, T. V. Ramana Rao and Prakash R. Patel

Physiological and biochemical changes associated with fruit development and ripening. In some Cucurbits

Paper was accepted for its presentation for 3rd International Symposium on Cucurbits held at Townsville, Australia during 11th to 17th September 2005.

59. Kajal G. Patel and T. V. Ramana Rao

Physiological changes during the development, maturation and senescence of leaves of Black gram (Vingo mungo (L.) Hepper) ( Ab. No. Nill, Page No. 152)

Paper presented during XIX Gujarat Science Congress on Recent advances in Science and Technology held on 19th February 2005 at Department of Biosciences Vallabh Vidyanagar.

58. Payal T. Shah and T. V. Ramana Rao

Physiological and biochemical aspects of fruit ripening in parval (Trichosanthes dioica Roxb.) ( Ab. No. Nill, Page No. 151)

Paper presented during XIX Gujarat Science Congress on Recent advances in Science and Technology held on 19th February 2005 at Department of Biosciences Vallabh Vidyanagar

57. Kajal G. Patel and T. V. Ramana Rao

Certain physiological changes associated with the leaf senescence of mung bean (Vigna radiata (L.) Wilczek ((Ab. No. 114 – Section XIV and Page No. 74)

Paper was presented during 92nd Session of Indian Science Congress held at Ahmedabad from Jan. 3 to 7, 2005.

56. T. V. Ramana Rao and Payal T. Shah

Physiology of developing and ripening of ivy gourd (Coccinia indica Weight and Arn.) fruit (Ab. No. 113 – Section XIV and Page No. 73)

Paper was presented during 92nd Session of Indian Science Congress held at Ahmedabad from Jan. 3 to 7, 2005.

55. T. V. Ramana Rao and Payal T. Shah

Physiological and biochemical changes associated with the development, maturation and ripening of Snake gourd (Trichosanthes anguina L.) fruit (Ab. No. Nil, Page No. Nil)

Paper was presented during National Seminar on Plant Physiology held at Department of Botany, University of Pune, Pune from 27th to 29th December 2004.

54. T. V. Ramana Rao

Certain strategies to improve post-harvest shelf life of fruits.

Paper was presented during National Seminar on Bioprocesses and Production Technologies (Ab. No. 30 Page No 41) held at Acharya Nagarjuna University, A. P. from 21st to 23rd December 2004.

53. T. V. Ramana Rao and Payal T. Shah

Physiology of fruit ripening in some cucurbits (Ab. No. 48/123 Page No. 23/49)

Paper presented during National Conference on Plant Sciences - 2004 held at Gandhinagar from 25th to 27th November 2004.

52. Yash Dave, T. V. Ramana Rao and Kajal G. Patel

Are there real extra-floral nectarines in Pedaliaceae? (Ab. No. Nil Section III, Page No. 32)

Paper presented during XXVII All India Conference of Indian Botanical Society held from October 29th to 31st 2004 at Botany Department of Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, A. P.

51. T. V. Ramana Rao and Payal T. Shah

Certain physiological changes associated with the development, maturation and ripening of Momordica balsamina L. (Cucurbitaceae) (Ab. No. Nil, Section – V, page No. 69)

Paper presented during National Symposium on Recent Trends in Plant Sciences held during XXVII All India Conference of Indian Botanical Society from October 29th to 31st 2004 at Botany Department of Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, 52. P.

50 Payal T. Shah and T. V. Ramana Rao

Physiology of fruit ripening

Paper presented during National Science Day Celebrations held on 27 – 28 Feb. 2004 at Department of Biosciences, Sardar Patel University.


49. K. G. Patel and T. V. Ramana Rao

Physiology of leaf senescence in blackgram (Vigna mungo (L.) Hepper ) grown under drought condition. A preliminary study (Ab. No. PP – 29, Page Nos. 63 – 64)

Paper presented during National Symposium on Current Perspectives in Stress Biology held at Department of Botany, University of North Bengal on Feb. 6 – 8, 2004.

48. Sheela M. Pandey and T. V. Ramana Rao

Biochemical changes due to virus infection in cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.) pusa

phalguni(Ab. No. AE - 13., Page No. 40)

Paper presented during National Symposium on Environmental Biotechnology & Biodiversity Conservation held at Department of Biosciences, Sardar Patel University on 31st January and 1st February 2003.

47. Ch. Uma, T. V. Ramana Rao and Sheela M. Pandey

Response of Coriandrum sativum (L.) to the cement kiln dust pollution. (Ab. No. AE - 20, Page No. 43)

Paper presented during National Symposium on Environmental Biotechnology & Biodiversity Conservation held at Department of Biosciences, Sardar Patel University on 31st January and 1st February 2003.

46. Payal T. Shah and T. V. Ramana Rao

Fruit development and ripening in bitter gourd (Momordica charantia L.) (Ab. No. AE - 12, Page No. 39)

Paper presented during National Symposium on Environmental Biotechnology & Biodiversity Conservation held at Department of Biosciences, sardar Patel University on 31st January and 1st February 2003.

45. Ramana Rao, T. V. and Ch. Uma

Impact of cement kiln dust pollution on Capsicum frutescens L. (Ab. No. PEO – 2, Page No. 15)

Paper presented during National symposium on Sustainable environment: Achievements and Future Prospects held at Department of Biosciences, Sardar Patel University on 4-6 January 2001.

44. Ramana Rao, T. V. and Yash Dave

Histoarchitecture of the fruit wall of Cleome viscosa L. (Capparidaceae) (Ab. No.112, Page No. 74) Paper presented during the 88th Session of Indian Science Congress to be held at Delhi, January 3-8, 2001.

43. Ramana Rao, T. V., Neelam Bhatnagar and Yash Dave

Comparative morpho-histogenic and histochemical features of the fruits of Myrtaceae with discussion on taxonomic and phylogenic relationships, (Ab. No. nil , Page No. nil )

Paper presented during UGC sponsored State level Seminar on Recent Trends in Plant Sciences held at P. G. Centre in Botany, Smt S. M. Panchal Science College,Talod, November 25 & 26, 2000.

42 Dave Yash, T. V. Ramana Rao and Neelam Bhatnagar

Comparative study on the structure and development of the fruits of Combretaceae with their taxonomic importance, (Ab. No. 4.02, Section IV: Phylogeny & Biodiversity, Page No.41)

Paper presented during National Seminar on Plant Biodiversity- Systematics, Conservation and Ethnobotany held at Department of Botany, North

Bengal University, Siliguri, West Bengal, November 9-11, 2000.

41. Yash Dave and T. V. Ramana Rao

Histoarchitecture of the fruit wall of Cleome gynandra, (Ab. No. (Section III) 5 Page No. 32)

Paper presented during 23rd All India Botanical Conference held at Charan Singh University, Meerut, October 14-16, 2000.

40. Neelam Bhatnagar, Yash Dave and T. V. Ramana Rao

Morpho-histogenic and histochemical studies in some fruits of family Lythraceae with the use of its systematic value (Ab. NO. B6, Page No. nil)

Paper presented during 15th Gujarat Science Congress held at M. S. University, Baroda, February 12-13, 2000.

39. Yash Dave, T. V. Ramana Rao and M. Sebastian

The pericarp structure of Papver somniferum (Ab. No. 56, Page No. 41)

Paper presented during 87th Session of Indian Science Congress held at Pune, January 3-7, 2000.

38. Ramana Rao, T. V. and Yash Dave.

Histo- architecture of the fruit wall of Cadaba fruiticosa (L.) Druce (Capparidaceae) (Ab. No. XI, Page No. 65)

Paper presented during 22nd Annual Meeting of Indian Botanical Society held at Mumbai, October 23-25, 1999.

37. Ramana Rao, T. V. and Yash Dave

Morpho-histogenic studies of the fruit wall of Argemone mexicana L. (Papaveraceae) (Ab. No. 20, Page 14)

Paper presented during 86th Session Indian Science Congress held at Chennai, January 3-7, 1999.

36. Uma, Ch., T. V. Ramana Rao and Palak, H, Savlani

Biochemical responses of some economically important plants to cement kiln dust pollution: A comparative study (Ab. No. 11, Page No. nil)

Paper presented during National Symposium on Plant Morphogenesis: Biochemical and Molecular Approach held at Department of Biosciences, Sardar Patel University, December 21-22, 1998.

35. Ramana Rao, T. V., Yash Dave and J. A. Inamdar

Histo-architectural analysis in relation to the fruit development in Gossypium hirsutum L. (Ab. No. 54, Page No. 32)

Paper presented during 85th Session of Indian Science Congress held at Osmania University, Hyderabad, January 3-7, 1998.

34. Palak, H. Savlani, Sunitha Mary Oommen, T. V. Ramana Rao, I. L. Kothari, G. B. Valand and A. Mishra

Formation of nuclear inclusion protein of Urdbean Leaf Crinkle Virus (ULCV) in Urdbean

Paper presented during National Symposium –cum- Workshop on Plant Morphogenesis held at Department of Biosciences, Sardar Patel University, December 29-30, 1997

33. Sunitha mary Oommen, Palak H. Savlani, T. V. Ramana Rao, I. L. Kothari, G. B. Valand and A. Mishra

Formation of nuclear inclusion of potyvirus CABMV in Cowpea,

Paper presented during National Symposium –cum- Workshop on Plant Morphogenesis held at Department of Biosciences, Sardar Patel University, December 29-30, 1997.

32. Neelam Bhatnagar, Yash Dave and T. V. Ramana Rao

Morph-histogenic studies in the fruit of Callistemon selaginus (Smith.) (Myrtaceae)

Paper presented during National Symposium –sum- Workshop on Plant Morphogenesis held at Department of Biosciences, Sardar Patel University, December 29-30, 1997.

31. Ramana Rao, T. V. and I. L. Kothari

Potenial of Linseed as herbal remedy

Paper presented during National Seminar-cum-Workshop on Perspectives of Research in Medicinal plants, held at Gujarat Agricultural University, Anand Campus, March 1-3, 1997.

30. Neelam Bhatnagar, Yash Dave and T. V. Ramana Rao

Anatomy: An aid in medicinal plant research

Paper presented during National Seminar-cum- Workshop on Perspectives of Research in Medicinal plants, held at Gujarat Agricultural University, Anand Campus, March 1-3, 1997.


29. Neelam Bhatnagar, Yash Dave and T. V. Ramana Rao

Histo- architecture of the developing and mature pericarp of Eugenia jambos L.(Myrtaceae) (Ab. No. BC-13)

Paper presented during 12th Gujarat Science Congress held at V. P. Science College, Vallabh Vidyanagar, February 15-16, 1997.

28. Ramana Rao,T. V., Neelam Bhatnagar and Yash Dave

Developmental and structural studies in the fruit of Lawsonia inermis L. (Lythraceae) (Ab. No. 81, Page No. 51)

Paper presented during 84th Session Indian Science Congress held at Delhi, January 3-8, 1997.

27. Neelam Bhatnagar, Yash Dave and T. V. Ramana Rao

Scanning electron microscopic study on the surface sculpture of selected Lythraceae members

Paper presented at XX National Conference of the EMSI held at Calcutta, December 5-7, 1996.

26. Yash Dave, T. V. Ramana Rao and Neelam Bhatnagar

Structural design of the developing fruit wall of Terminalia arjuna (Roxb.) (Combretaceae)

Paper presented during Indian Botanical Conference held at Haridwar, November 28-29, 1996.

25. Neelam Bhatnagar, Yash Dave and T. V. Ramana Rao

In vivo morphogenesis in the developing pericarp of Terminalia catappa L. (Combretaceae) (Ab. No. IV-6, Page No. nil)

Paper presented during All India Symposium on Contemporary studies on Plant Structure and Morphogenesis: In vivo and In vitro Morphogenesis held atDepartment of Biosciences, Sardar Patel University, October 11-12, 1996.

24. Yash Dave, T. V. Ramana Rao and Neelam Bhatnagar

Structural and developmental studies of the extrafloral nectarines in Lagerstroemia speciosa (L.) (Lythraceae) (Ab. No. Nil)

Paper presented during 7th International Pollination Symposium held at Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, June 23-28, 1996.

23. Yash dave, Neelam Bhatnagar and T. V. Ramana Rao

Histo-architectur of the developing fruit of Combretum coccinium (Ab. No. Nil)

Paper presented during 11th Gujarat Science Congress held at Ahemdabad, February 18-19, 1996.

22. Neelam Bhatnagar, Yash Dave, and T. V. Ramana Rao

Pericarpic studies in the developing fruit of Terminalia bellirica (Ab. No. S-34, Page No. 27)

Paper presented during National Seminar on Contemporary Studies on Plant Structure and Morphogenesis held at Department of Biosciences, Sardar Patel university, October 6-8, 1995.

21. Neelam Bhatnagar, Yash Dave and T. V. Ramana Rao

Structural studies of the outer epidermis of fruit of Syzium cumini (L.) (Myrtaceae)

Paper presented during Life Science Session of National Seminar on Recent Research in Science and Technology, held at Assam University, Silchar, Assam, November, 1995.

20. Neelam Bhatnagar, Yash Dave and T. V. Ramana Rao

Epicarpic studies in the developing fruit of Eugenia jambos L. (Myrtaceae)(Ab. No. 1-4, Page No. 2) Paper presented during 18th Indian Botanical Conference held at University of Jammu, Jammu, October 17-19, 1995.

19. Uma, Ch. and T. V. Ramana Rao

Response of Sesamum indicum L. to cement kiln dust pollution (Ab. No. 63, Page No. 6)

Paper presented during Annual Congress on Man and Environment held at Goa, March 8-10, 1995.

18. Ramana Rao, T. V. and Yash Dave

Morpho-histogenic studies in the pericarp of Cardiospermum halicacabum L. (Sapindaceae). (Ab. No. 81, Page No. 51)

Paper presented during 82nd Session of Indian Science Congress held at Calcutta, January 3-8, 1995.

17. Uma, Ch. and T. V. Ramana Rao

Studies on the response of Coriandrum sativum Linn. to the cement kiln dust pollution (Ab. No. 97, Page No. Nil)

Paper presented during National Symposium on Current Trends in Plant Sciences, held at Department of Botany, Osmania University, Hyderabad, March 11-12, 1995.

16. Neelam Bhatnagar, Yash Dave and T. V. Ramana Rao

Studies on sequential developmental changes of epidermis in the fruit of Terminalia catappa L. (Combretaceae) (Ab, No. 87, Page No. Nil)

Paper presented during National Symposium on Current Trends in Plant Sciences, held at Department of Botany, Osmania University, Hyderabad, March 11-12, 1995.

15. Ramana Rao, T. V. and Yash Dave

Morpho-histogenic studies in the pericarp of Sapindus laurifolius Vahl. (Sapindaceae). (Ab. No. 86, Page No. nil)

Paper presented during National Symposium on Current Trends in Plant Sciences held at Department of Botany, Osmania University, Hyderabad, March 11-12, 1995.

14. Uma, Ch. and T. V. Ramana Rao

Effect of particulate pollutant on Hibiscus cannabinus Linn. (Ab. No. II-3, Page No. nil)

Paper presented during National Seminar on implications of environmental statement held at Baroda, December 3, 1994.

13. Ramana Rao, T. V., Yash Dave and J. A. Inamdar

Structure, development and dehiscence in the schizocarpic fruit of Abutilon indicum G. Don. (Malvaeae)

Paper presented during 9th Gujarat Science Congress held at Surat, 10-11 April, 1994.

12. Ramana Rao, T. V., Yash Dave and J. A. Inamdar

Morpho-histogenic studies in the pericarp of schizocarpic fruit of Malvastrum coramandelianum (L.) (Malvaceae)

Paper presented during National Symposium on Frontiers in Plant Science Research held at Osmania University, Hyderabad (Ab, No, 23 , Page Nos, 223 & 224), February 13 and 14, 1994.

11. Joseph, G. V. R., T. V. Ramana Rao and J. A. Inamdar

Histomorphological and pharmocognostic studies on the leaves of Kignelia reticulata poir (Euphorbiaceae) (Ab. No. 17, Page No. 221)

Paper presented during Indian Pharmaceutical Congress – in the session of Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry and Pharmacy in indigenous system of medicine held at New Delhi, December 23-25, 1993.

10. Uma, Ch., T. V. Ramana Rao and J. A. Inamdar

A preliminary study on the effect of cement kiln dust pollution in Brassica nigra L. (Ab. No. II-6, Page No. nil)

Paper presented during National Seminar on Priorities and Challenges for Air Pollution Abatement – held at Baroda, March 5, 1993.

9. Joseph, G. V. R., T. V. Ramana Rao and J. A. Inamdar

Anatomical and pharmacognostic studies in the fruit of Jatropha curcas Linn. (Ab. No. 115, Page No. 194)

Paper presented during 80th Session of Indian Science Congress held at Goa, January 3-8, 1993.

8. Ramana Rao, T. V., Yash Dave and J. A. Inamdar

Morpho-histogenic studies in the schizocarpic fruit of Sida rhombifolia L. (Ab. No. 191, Page No. 114) Paper presented during 80th Session of Indian Science Congress held at Goa, January 4-8, 1993.

7. Ramana Rao, T. V., Yash Dave and J. A. Inamdar

Anatomy of fruit wall and horns of Pavonia sepium Bros (Malvaceae) (Ab. N. 187, Page No. 101) Paper presented during 79th Session of Indian Science Congress held at Baroda, January 3-8, 1992.

6. Dave Yash, T. V. Ramana Rao and J. A. Inamdar

Morpho-histogenesis of pericarp of Urena lobata (L.) (Malvaceae)(Ab. No. 34, Page No. 17)

Paper presented during National Seminar on Modern Trends in Botany held at Department of Botany, University of Poona, Pune, February 21-24, 1991.

5. Ramana Rao, T. V.,Yash Dave and J. A. Inamdar

Morpho-histogenesis pf fruit sculpture and dehiscence in Thespesia populnea L. Soland (Malvaceae) (Ab. No. 479, Page No. 344)

Paper presented during 75th Session of Indian Science Congress held at Poona, January 3-8, 1988.

4. Dave Yash, T. V. Ramana Rao and J. A. Inamdar

Structural design of the developing and mature pericarp of Hibiscus sabdariffa L. (Ab. No. 271, Page No. 149)

Paper presented during 74th Session of Indian Science Congress held at Banglore, January 3-8, 1987.

3. Ramana Rao, T. V., Yash Dave and J. A. Inamdar

Morpho-histogenic studies of the fruit of Hibiscus micranthus L. (Malvaceae) (Ab. No. 173, Page No. 117)

Paper presented during 73rd Session Indian Science Congress held at Delhi, January 3-8, 1986.

2. Ramana Rao, T. V., Yash Dave and J. A. Inamdar

Structural design of the developing pericarp of Abelmoschus esculentus (L) Moench (Ab. No. 98, page No. 54)

Paper presented during 72nd Session of Indian Science Congress held at Lucknow, January 3-8, 1985.

1. Inamdar, J. A., R. Balakrishna Bhatt and T. V. Ramana Rao

Internodal vessel elements of some Malvaceae

Paper presented during All India Symposium on Normal and Pathological development and structure of Economic Plants (Ab. No. Page No, ) held at Department of Biosciences, Sardar Patel University November 2-5, 1991.

Other information which is not covered above:

18. Acted as a Resource person for an UGC sponsored Refresher Course in Environmental Sciences held by Academic Staff College of Gujarat University Ahmedabad and delivered two lectures on June 16, 2010.

17. Acted as a Judge for the Technical session of BOTANY section of Gujarat Science Congress held by Gujarat Science Academy and Gujarat University on March 21, 2010.

16. Acted as a Co-Chairman of Poster Session of a National Seminar on Air Pollution Management in changing Global Environmental Scenario held by Botany Department of M. S. University of Baroda, Vadodara on 7th February 2010.

15. Acted as a Resource person and Chairman of one of the Technical Sessions of 3rd Annual Convention and International Symposium on Emerging Trends in Biomedical and Nanobiotechnology: Relevance to Human Health, organized jointly by Department of Biotechnology and Department of Nanobiotechnology at Acharya Nagaarjuna University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh during December 19 to 21 2009.

14. Delivered a lecture on the topic “Microscopy and its role in environmental pollution studies” during a National Seminar on “Role of Biotechnology in Alleviating Environmental Pollution” held by Montessori Mahila Kalasala, Vijayawada on 23rd October, 2009.

13. Acted as a Resource person at National Seminar on Emerging Areas in Plant Sciences at M. S. University of Baroda on 22nd February 2009.

12. Acted as Guest Faculty for Seed Technology Course of Botany Department of M. S. University, Baroda on 22nd Feb. 2003, 12th April 2004 and in March 2006.

11. Acted as a Visiting Faculty of ISTAR, Vallabh Vidyanagar to teach Plant Physiology subject to the students of their M. Sc. Environmental Sciences course, from 2001 -02 to 2003-04.

10. Also acted as Resource person on for a Winter School held on Seed Technology held at Dept. of Plant Pathology, B. A. College of agriculture, Gujarat Agricultural University, Anand (20 - 09 – 2001).

9. Delivered an invited talk on Microscopy at N. V. Patel College of Pure and Applied Sciences, Vallabh Vidyanagar on 21 February 1999.

8. Acted as Guest Faculty - Biotechnology Centre of Nagarjuna University during October 21st to 30th, 1998 and November 14 to 21, 1999 to teach Cell Biology subject for their M. Sc. (Prev.) Biotechnology students.

7. Also acted as a Resource Person for a Refresher Course held at Department of Biosciences, Sardar Patel University during 2nd to 21st November 2000.

6. Acted as Resource Person for UGC Sponsored Refresher Courses held at Department of Biosciences, Sardar Patel University during 7th to 28th January 1995 and at Department of Botany, Gujarat University during 14 March to 3 April 1997 and 8 to 28 August 2000 and 11 to 31 March 2004.

5. Acted as Resource Person for UGC Sponsored Refresher Courses held at Department of Biosciences, Sardar Patel University during 7th to 28th January 1995 and at Department of Botany, Gujarat University during 14 March to 3 April 1997 and 8 to 28 August 2000 and 11 to 31 March 2004.

4. Executive Member (Departmental representative) of Sardar Patel University Teachers Association (SPUTA) for the Years 1999 – 2000 and 2000 – 2001 and Joint Secretary for the year 2001 - 2002.

3. Member, Executive Committee, Electron Microscope Society of India for the Years 1997 – 98 and 1998 – 99.

2. Member, Executive Committee, Gujarat Biosciences Society for the years 1997 – 98 and 1998 – 99.

1. Member, Advisory Committee of UGC – DSA Programme of Department of Biosciences, Sardar Patel University.