Ranjith C. V.

Assistant Professor

Specialisation: M. Sc. Botany


Educational Qualifications

  • M.Sc. Botany, M. G. University, Kottayam
  • B. Sc. Botany, University of Calicut

Employment History

  • Joined SCMS School of Technology & Management on 05-07-2017
  • Research Fellow, Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi. (11/03/2013 - 04/07/2017)

Key Responsibilities Held

Present Responsibilities

  • Methodology of Science and Introduction to Botany (Semester I)
  • Microbiology, Mycology and Plant Pathology (Semester II) – Theory & Practicals
  • Mycology, Lichenology and Plant Pathology (Semester V)- Theory & Practicals
  • Angiosperm Morphology, Taxonomy and Economic Botany (Semester V) – Theory & Practicals
  • Genetics, Plant Breeding and Horticulture (Semester VI) – Theory & Practicals
  • Phytochemistry and Pharmacognosy (Semester VI) – Theory
  • Accompanied students in field work.

Responsibilities held at previous institutions

  • Conservation activities of Rare, Endangered and Threatened (RET) plants
  • Survey and assessment of Medicinal Plant diversity in forest areas of Northern Kerala

Teaching Interests

  • Taxonomy
  • Genetics
  • Plant breeding & Horticulture
  • Mycology

Research Interests

  • Systematic Botany


National publications

  • Jose, P. A., Ranjith, C. V & Chandrasekhara Pillai P.K. (2017): Developing seed propagation protocols for conservation of endemic and threatened trees of Western Ghats: A case study on wild nutmegs: National workshop Seed collection and Conservation: Dept. of Botany, U- city of Kerala: 40-43
  • Jose, P. A., Ranjith, C. V & Chandrasekhara Pillai P.K. (2017): Clonal propagation and germplasm storage of wild nutmegs- a tool for conservation and resource enhancement: Propagation Techniques in tree improvement: Institute of wood science and technology: 42.
  • Jose, P. A., Hussain K. H., Sreekumar V.B., Vidhya K.V., &Ranjith, C. V. (2016): A database for the rare, endangered and threatened (RET) plants of Southern W. Ghats: A communication tool for the plant biodiversity conservation: 28th Kerala science Congress: 2230-33.

Paper Presentations


  • Ranjith, C. V & Jose, P. A. (2016): Conservation of wild nutmegs of the western ghats Kerala: A model study for the restoration of dwindling tree populations: 28th Kerala science Congress: 2390-92.