DEPARTMENT OF
Microbiology & Biochemistry

faculty

Dr. Vincy Mary Varghese

Assistant Professor

vincybrilliant@gmail.com
Full Name:
Vincy Mary Varghese
Designation:
Assistant Professor
Department:
Microbiology & Biochemistry
Mobile Number:
8547326249
Residence Phone Number:
0479 – 2426249
Educational Qualifications:
M. Sc Zoology (2002) M.Phil in Environmental Sciences (2005) Ph. D in Environmental Sciences (2015)
Area of Specialization:
Entomology, Environmental Sciences
Papers Presented:
1.    Greeshma Gireesh, Brilliant Rajan, Rahim, P., Vincy Mary Varghese. 2022. Coral Deterioration as an Indicator of Global Warming and Climate Change. International Online Conference on Environmental Status of Estuarine and Coastal Ecosystems in India (ECEI – 2022) held on 26th to 28th January 2022 organized by the Dept of Environmental Sciences, University of Kerala. 2.    Jasmeya Beevi, Vincy M. V. and Brilliant Rajan. (2019). Analysis of physico-chemical characteristics of groundwater samples of Pallikal Grama Panchayat, Thiruvananthapuram District, Kerala. Proceedings of the National Seminar on Climate Change Impacts on Biodiversity, Environment and its Management, organized by PG Department of Environmental Sciences, S. John’s College, Anchal, sponsored by Directorate of  Environment & Climate Change, Govt. of Kerala and KSCSTE, Thiruvananthapuram, held on 19th and 20th February, 2019. 3.    Brilliant Rajan, Alexander, T. and Vincy M. V. (2019). GIS based Landuse Planning for Sustainable Tourism Developments in Western Ghat Grassslands, South India. Proceedings of the National Seminar on Environmental Education in India: Scope and Challenges, organized by Department of Environmental Studies, Kannur University, Kannur in association with Directorate of Environment and Climate Change, held on 29th – 31st January 2019. 4.    Vincy, M. V. (2018). Flood hazard assessment & mapping using RS & GIS. International Colloquium on Environment & Sustainable Development, 01 November 2018, St. Berchmans College, Changanacherry. 5.    Soorya, R. B., Varsha Bhadran, Vincy, M. V. and Brilliant, R. (2015). Rare earth elements & heavy metals in coastal springs of southern Kerala: A hydrogeochemcial analysis. Proceedings of the National Seminar on Nanomaterials and its Applications (NSNA-2015), organized by the Department of Chemistry, Mar Ivanios College (Autonomous), Nalanchira, Thiruvananthapuram, held on October 1, 2015, pp: 33-34. 6.    Brilliant, R., Soorya, R. B., Vincy, M. V. and Pradeepkumar, A. P. (2015). Solid Waste Generation and Associated Problems of selected Tourism Destinations in Kerala – A Comparative Approach. Proceedings of the National Seminar on Solid waste Management: Emerging Trends and Challenges (SWMETAC-2015), organized by the Post Graduate & Research Department of Zoology, St. Stephen’s College Pathanapuram, pp: 25-29. 7.    Varsha Bhadran, Soorya, R. B., Vincy, M. V. and Brilliant, R. (2015). Analysis of Dissolved Minerals in different Ground water samples of Varkala Coast area – South India. Proceedings of the National Seminar on Solid waste Management: Emerging Trends and Challenges (SWMETAC-2015), organized by the Post Graduate & Research Department of Zoology, St. Stephen’s College Pathanapuram, pp: 153-157. 8.    Brilliant, R. and Vincy, M. V. (2014). Hydrochemical characteristics of a highland tourism destination in India with emphasis on potability of water. National Seminar on Recent Trends in Chemical Sciences (NSRTCS-2014) organized by the Department of Chemistry, St. John’s College, Anchal, October 23-24, 2014, pp: 24.
  1. Shari, S. P., Vincy, M. V. and Brilliant, R. (2014). Traditional Medicinal Plants -Alternative Source of Antibiotics. U.G.C. Sponsored National Seminar on Recent Trends and Challenges in Environmental Biotechnology organized by the Department of Zoology, Sree Narayana College, Punalur, Kollam, Kerala from 20th and 21st February 2014
10. Shari, S. P., Vincy, M. V. and Brilliant, R. (2014). Prevalence and Antibiotic Susceptibility of traditional medicinal plants on pathogenic bacteria using Agar Well Diffusion Method. Proceedings of the 26th Kerala Science Congress, January 28-31, 2014, Pookode, Wayanad, pp: 2312-2321. 11. Brilliant, R. Vincy, M. V. and A. P. Pradeepkumar. (2012). Faunal diversity status of a coastal tourism destination in Kerala, South India. Proceedings of the First National Biodiversity Congress at Kanakakkunnu Palace, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala from 27-30 December 2012. pp: 161
  1. Brilliant, R., Vincy, M. V., Joby, P. and Pradeepkumar, A. P. (2012). Floristic diversity & associated fauna in a high altitude tourism destination of Western Ghats, Kerala, India. National Seminar of the Second Indian Biodiversity Congress held at Bengaluru, Karnataka from 9th to 11th December 2012. pp: 13.
13. Brilliant, R., Vincy, M. V. and A. P. Pradeepkumar. (2012). A Statistical Modelling Approach for Forecasting of Tourism Developments and its impact on biodiversity on the largest wetland ecosystem in South India. Proceedings of the National Conference on Conservation and Management of Wetland Ecosystems, November 06-08, 2012, School of Environmental Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, pp: 190-191. 14. Brilliant, R., Vincy, M. V., Prasanth Narayanan, S., Toms, A. and Pradeepkumar, A. P. (2012). Study of Avian Associated with Patched Shola Forests and Grasslands of Vagamon hills, Western Ghats, Kerala, S. India. International Conference on Wildlife with special emphasis on Human-Animal Conflict (ICWHAC), 16-18 August 2012, St. Berchmanns’ College, Changanacherry. 15. Brilliant, R., Vincy, M. V., Joby, P., Toms, A., Prasanth Narayanan S. and Pradeepkumar A. P. (2011). Environmental risk assessment & vulnerability analysis of tourism in a high altitude destination in Kerala, South India. Disaster, Risk and Vulnerability Conference held at School of Environmental Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. March 12-14, 2011. 16. Brilliant, R., Vincy, M. V., Toms, A., Babu, P. and Pradeepkumar A. P. (2010). Butterfly Diversity of Western Ghats Grasslands of Kerala – A case Study in Vagamon, Book of Abstracts: First Indian Biodiversity Congress December 2010 Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala Pp: 22. 17. Brilliant, R., Vincy, M. V. and George, K. V. (2010). Correlation analysis on water quality parameters of Backwater Tourism Destination: A Ramsar Site in Kerala, S. India. Proceedings of the 22nd Kerala Science Congress, January 28-31, 2010, KFRI, Peechi, pp: 666-667. 18. George, K. V., Brilliant, R. and Vincy, M. V. (2010). Sustainable Development of a Backwater tourism Destination in Kerala with Special Reference to Agritourism. Proceedings of the National Seminar on Sustainable Agriculture, January 15-16, 2010, CMS College, Kottayam. Pp: 38-40. 19. Vincy, M. V. Brilliant, R., Pradeepkumar, A. P. and Riju, S. (2010). GIS-Based Landuse/Land Cover Change Characterization in the Humid Tropical Meenachil River Basin, Kerala, South India. Proceedings of the Applied Geoinformatics for Society and Environment, August 2-7, 2010, Universidad Catolica de Santa Maria, Arequipa, Peru, Volume 109, pp: 45-50.
  1. George, K. V., Brilliant, R. and Vincy, M. V. (2010). Wetland and Mangroves for carbon Sequestration with Special Reference to Vembanadu Lake, A Ramsar Site in Kerala, S. India. Proceedings of the International Conference on Climate Change and Developing Countries from February 19-22, 2010, Hotel Windsor Castle, Kottayam. Pp: 101-102.
21. George, K. V., Brilliant, R. and Vincy, M. V. (2008). Impacts of Tourism on Agroecosystem of Kumarakom – A Case Study. Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture, February 6-7, 2009, CMS College, Kottayam. Pp: 124-129.
  1. Brilliant, R. and Vincy, M. V. (2007). Influence of Nutrient flux on Phytoplankton Diversity and its Impacts on Water Transport Systems – A Case Study of Karamana River, Kerala, India. BIOVERVE 2007. Proceedings of the National Level Seminar on Genomics and Stem Cell Research, November 22-23, 2007, Department of Biosciences, Marthoma College, Thiruvalla. Pp: 31-35.
23. Vincy, M. V. and Brilliant, R. (2007). Phytoplankton Diversity of Neyyar River of Kerala with Special Reference to Hydrogeochemistry. BIOVERVE 2007. Proceedings of the National Level Seminar on Genomics and Stem Cell Research, Nov. 22-23, 2007, Department of Biosciences, Marthoma College, Thiruvalla. Pp: 35-41. 24. Vincy, M. V. (2005). A Taxonomic Study of some Lepidopterans. Proceedings of the International Conference on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development, August 10-13, 2005, St. Berchmanns’ College, Changanacherry, pp: 39.
Papers Published:
  1. 1.       Sadanandan, S., Vincy M. V., Elias, R. S., Prasad, C. K. and George, J. (2019). Screening of growth hormone producing microorganisms. International Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 8(2): 1-5. 2.       Vincy M. V., Shimi, S. S., Brilliant, R., Anila, G. and Alexander, T. (2018). Assessment of water quality and plankton communities of pond ecosystems of Kulathupuzha Grama Panchayat, Kollam District, Kerala. Ecochronicle, 13(2): 61-68. 3.       Raheem, P., Vincy M. V. and Brilliant, R. (2018).Evaluation of groundwater quality and its suitability for drinking and agricultural use in Kavaratti Island in the Lakshadweep Archipelagos, India. International Research Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences, 5(3): 64-87. 4.       Prasanth, J., Vincy M. V. and Brilliant, R. (2018). Study on photo-degradation of Sulfamerazin in honey samples by accurate mass LC-MS/MS.  International Journal of Research in Chemistry and Environment, 8(1): 31-36. 5.       Prasanth, J., Vincy M. V. and Brilliant, R. (2017). Determination of oxidation byproducts of carbaryl in honey by Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry. International Journal of Recent Scientific Research, 8(9): 20301-20307. 6.       Raheem, P., Vincy M. V. and Brilliant, R. (2017). Estimation of Beach Carrying Capacity for Lakshadweep Islands, South India. Global Journal of Current Research, 5(3): 120-127. 7.       Vincy M. V., Brilliant, R., and Pradeepkumar, A. P. (2017). Prevalence of indicator and pathogenic bacteria in a tropical river of Western Ghats, India. Applied Water Science, 7(2): 833-844. 8.       Prasanth, J., Vincy M. V. and Brilliant, R. (2017). High resolution accurate mass multi-class multi-residue screening method for the analysis of honey samples collected from various parts of Kerala state, India using LC-QTOF. Research Journal in Chemistry & Environment, 21(6): 16-30. 9.       Brilliant, R., Jude, E., Vincy M. V. & Pradeepkumar, A. P. (2016). Analysis of Socio-economic and cultural impacts of tourism for sustainable development – A Case Study of Varkala. Amal International Journal of Economic & Social Sciences, 2(1): 47-52. 10.   Vincy M. V., Brilliant, R. and Pradeepkumar, A. P. (2016). A Checklist of Odonata species as indicators of riparian ecosystem of a tropical river, the southern Western Ghats, Kerala, S. India. Journal of Entomology & Zoology Studies, 4(2): 104-108. 11.   Vincy M. V., Brilliant, R., Prasanth Narayanan, S. and Pradeepkumar, A. P. (2016). A Checklist of riparian avifauna of Meenachil River Basin, Kerala, South India. International Journal of Fauna & Biological Studies, 3(2): 24-28.   12.   Vincy M. V., Brilliant, R. and Pradeepkumar, A. P. (2015). Hydrochemical characterization and quality assessment of groundwater for drinking and irrigation purposes: a case study of Meenachil River Basin, Western Ghats, Kerala, India. Environmental Monitoring & Assessment. 187: 4217. DOI 10.1007/s10661-014-4217-4. 13.   Vincy M. V., Brilliant, R. and Pradeepkumar, A. P. (2015). Comparison of riparian species diversity between the main river channel and subwatersheds of Meenachil River Basin, Kerala, Southern India. Brazilian Journal of Botany, 38(1): 81-98. 14.   Shari, S. P., Vincy M. V. and Brilliant, R. (2014). Invitro Antibacterial Efficacy of Medicinal Plants Against Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria A Comparative Analysis. Asian Academic Research Journal of Multidisciplinary, 1(27): 356-368. 15.   Brilliant, R., Vincy M. V. and Pradeepkum Brazilian Journal of Botany ar, A. P. (2013). Coastal Water Recreation and Public Health of South India – A Case Study in Varkala Beach. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, 2(5): 247-255. 16.   Brilliant, R., Vincy M. V., and Pradeepkumar, A. P. (2013). Beach Carrying Capacity Analysis for Sustainable Tourism Development in the South West Coast of India. Journal of Environmental Research, Engineering & Management, Nr. 1(63): 67-73. 17.   Vincy M. V., Brilliant, R. and Pradeepkumar, A. P. (2013). A Checklist of Butterflies of Meenachil River Basin, Kerala, India. Journal of Research in Biology, 3(1): 768-774.  18.   Brilliant, R., Vincy M. V. and Pradeepkumar, A. P. (2013). Landuse/Land Cover Evaluation for Sustainable Coastal Tourism Development of Varkala, Kerala. International Journal of Plant, Animal and Environmental Sciences, 3(1): 44-49.  19.   Vincy M. V., Brilliant, R. and Pradeepkumar, A. P. (2012). Water Quality Assessment of a Tropical Wetland Ecosystem with Special Reference to Backwater Tourism, Kerala, South India. International Research Journal of Environmental Sciences, 1(5): 62-68. 20.   Brilliant, R., Vincy M. V. and Pradeepkumar, A. P. (2012). Vegetation Analysis of Montane forest of Western Ghats with special emphasis on RET species. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation, 4(15): 652-664. 21.   Vincy M. V., Brilliant Rajan and Pradeepkumar, A. P. (2012). Geographical Information System based Morphometric Characterization of Sub-Watersheds of Meenachil River Basin, Kottayam district, Kerala, India. Geocarto International, 27(8): 661-684. 22.   Brilliant R., Vincy M. V. and Pradeepkumar, A. P. (2011). Recreational Boat Carrying Capacity of Vembanad lake Ecosystem, Kerala, South India. Journal of Environmental Research, Engineering and Management, 56(2): 11-19. 23.   Brilliant R., Vincy M. V. and George, K. V. (2009). Comparative Analysis of Phytoplankton Diversity of Two Rivers of Kerala in relation to Water Quality. Ind. J. Bot. Res., 5(1 & 2): 131-136.
Book/ Book Chapters Published:
1.       Jasmeya Beevi, M. V. Vincy and Brilliant Rajan. 2021. Analysis of physico-chemical characteristics of groundwater samples of Pallikal Grama Panchayat, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. In: Vashisht A. K. & George, A. Impact of Climate Change Biodiversity & Environment. Associated Publishing Company - A Division of Astral International Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi. Pp: 19-23. 2.       Brilliant, R., Vincy, M. V. and Pradeepkumar, A. P. 2019. Environmental Impact of Coastal Tourism in South India. In: Jayadev, A., Asok, V. S., Conlon, K. & Siji V. L. Marine Debris: Problems & Management. Published by All Saint’s College & Directorate of Environment & Climate Change, pp: 148-172. 3.       Brilliant, R., Vincy, M. V., Joby P. and Pradeepkumar, A. P. (2013). Floristic diversity and associated fauna in a high altitude tourism destination of Western Ghats, Kerala, S. India. Biodiversity development and climate change, pp: 116-122. 4.       Vincy, M. V. (June 2016). Biodiversity Conservation. Science Voyager, pp: 9-13.
FDP'S ATTENDED:
  1. 1.       Five day online Faculty development program on “Mentoring Teaching & Pedagogy in Technical Education” organized by the Faculty of E and T, I year E and T and Academic Staff College, Dr. M. G. R. Educational and Research Institute, Maduravoyal, Chennai, Tamil Nadu from 29.11.2021 – 03.12.2021. 2.       Seven Days National FDP on “ Mission on Interdisciplinary Approaches in Biological Sciences” organized by PG and Research Department of Microbiology in association with IQAC, Sengamala Thayaar Educational Trust Women’s College (Autonomous) Sundarakkottai – 614 016, Thiruvarur (Dt), Tamil Nadu from 20.09.2021 - 26.09.2021. 3.       Seven Days International Faculty Development Programme on “Application of Tools & Techniques in Research Methodology” organized by Dept of Economics, Statistics, Commerce & Library & Information Science, Anjuman Arts, Science, Commerce College and P.G Studies, Dharwad, Karnataka from 02.08.2021 - 08.08.2021. 4.       Two Day Online Faculty Training Programme on Mentoring Generation Z: Challenges & Strategies, Scope of Blended Learning in Futuristic Education organized by the Dept of Commerce (Self Financing), St. Berchmans College, Changanacherry, Kerala on 25.6.2021 & 03.07.2021. 5.       National Level One Week Faculty Development Programme organized by Amar Sewa Mandal’s Kamla Nehru Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur from 26.4.2021 – 1.5.2021. 6.       Faculty Development Program on Online Teaching Tools organized by Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) organized by Rajah Serfoji Government College, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu on 18.8.2020. 7.       One Week Faculty Development Programme on “Research Article Writing and Online Academic Presentation” organized by Zoology & Biotechnology Department and Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) In Association with The National Academy of Sciences, India, Bhopal Chapter, Govt. Girls’ P.G. College, Ujjain (M.P.) from 17.8.2020 - 23.8.2020. 8.       Five Day Faculty Development Programme on “Insights into Marine Biodiversity and Taxonomy”, organized by the Centre for Climate Change Studies, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai from 10.8.2020 -14.8.2020. 9.       Three Day Faculty Development Programme on “BIORESOURCES” organized by the Dept. Of Microbiology, K. R. College of Arts & Science, K. R. Nagar, Kovilpattu, Tamil Nadu from 30.7.2020– 1.8.2020.
PATENTS/CONSULTANCY:
Statistical Analysis
DETAILS OF SEMINARS/ CONFERENCES ORGANIZED:
  1. Awareness Programme on IPR held online on Feb 21, 2022, jointly organized by NIPAM, IPRICK, KSCSTE & IQAC.
World Ozone Day Celebrations 2018 sponsored by KSCSTE, Thiruvananthapuram.
E-CONTENT DEVELOPED:
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PEER REVIEW ACTIVITIES / EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERSHIP:
Journal Reviewer of Geo Carto International, Brazilian Journal of Botany, Environmental Monitoring Assessment, Spatial Information Research
OFFICIAL ROLES IN ADMINISTRATION / CORPORATE LIFE OF THE COLLEGE:
Centre for Interdisciplinary Research - CIDR (Research Board Member) (2021-22) Department Association President (2018-2019) Mentor (2011-2014, 2017, 2019, 2020) Value Education (2011-) Department IQAC Co-ordinators (2019-) Autonomy Extension Committee Member (2019-2022)