Kural எதிரதாக் காக்கும் அறிவினார்க் கில்லை அதிர வருவதோர் நோய்.       In English: No frightful evil shocks the wise Who guard themselves against surprise.

Department of Botany

Faculty Profiles

Employee No:
Dr. P. T. Kalaichelvan , Ph.D
Plant Pathology



Office: CAS in Botany, University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai 600025.

Residence: 15/20, Zenith Flats Brindavan Street Mylapore Chennai - 600 004


Off: 91-44-22202754


Mobile: +91 - 9381033198


  • PAPER PUBLICATIONS - 56 (Both national and International)

Projects (Total Projects : 16)

  • Title : Production of Cyclosporin A from Tolypocladium inflatum through strain and process improvement. 
    Duration : 1999 -2002
    Funding Agency : CSIR
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 995400
  • Title : Exploration of hemicellulolytic products from bacteria and fungi and their potential industrial applications. 
    Duration : 2001-2004
    Funding Agency : UGC, New D
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 544940
  • Title : Biodiversity and Molecular biology of Ganoderma species complex by randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD). 
    Duration : 2001-2004
    Funding Agency : DST
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 916800
  • Title : Biomolecules screening and comparative studies on common medicinal plants from Tamil Nadu and China. 
    Duration : 2003-2008
    Funding Agency : UGC-INPHES
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 450000
  • Title : Comparative genome analysis of Ganoderma sp. complex Phylip (Phylogeny inference package) .
    Duration : 2004-2007
    Funding Agency : DBT
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 969000
  • Title : Biodegradation of dioxin and furon by microorganisms. 
    Duration : 2007-2010
    Funding Agency : UGC
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 722600
  • Title : Biochemical and microbial testing of herbal products.
    Duration : 2003-2004
    Funding Agency : Chinnu Ex
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 50000
  • Title : Food Standardize the process.
    Duration : 2006-2007
    Funding Agency : Tajmahal Agro Industries PVT LTD
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 66120
  • Title : Development of functional food, Value added Noodle, Flakes and Nutrimix for Diabetes.
    Duration : 2006-2007
    Funding Agency : Tajmahal Agro Industries PVT LTD
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 66120
  • Title : Role of Alpha Amylposse Inhibitors to achive low Glycemic Index In Rice.
    Duration : 2006-2007
    Funding Agency : Tajmahal Agro Industries PVT LTD
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 66120
  • Title : Mass cultivation of Ganoderma spp. 
    Duration : 2008-2009
    Funding Agency : ASTOR Scientific Pvt L
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 183400
  • Title : Carbon sequestration by cultivating Spirulina platensis. 
    Duration : 2008-2009
    Funding Agency : Reliance Industries L
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 647200
  • Title : Biological synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles and its potential in Cancer therapy
    Duration : 2011-2014
    Funding Agency : MHRD, NCNST
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 513000
  • Title : Allwin Products Evaluvation
    Duration : 2008-2009
    Funding Agency : Sree Ramcides C
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 28719
  • Title : Coir Pith Humic Acid Bricks
    Duration : 2009-2010
    Funding Agency : Sree Ramcides C
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 588000
  • Title : Lignocellulose degradation by microorganisms and its potential application in bioethanol production.
    Duration : 2011-2014
    Funding Agency : UGC
    Amount Sanctioned (in Lakhs.) : 1112800


Articles (Total Articles: 2)

  •  Decolourization of Effluent using Immobilized Fungus (Pleurotus sp. MAK-II).,  M. Arulmani, K. Murugesan, V. Geetha and P.T. Kalaichelvan.,  ENVIS CENTRE Newsletter,  6,  (2008),  5-7.
  • Bioremediation of textile dyes and sludge by Plerotus sajor -caju: An Edible Mushroom. Anna University, Chennai, India.,  M. Arulmani, K.Murugesan and P.T.Kalaichelvan.,  (2005),  275-282

Books (Total Books: 5)

  • Plant Physiology 'Thavara Vazhviyal' for BSc Students ,  P.T Kalaichelvan, Mohan Pathipagam,  )
  • Microbiology and Biotechnology - A Laboratory Manual (A Unit of Tamil Nadu book House - MJP Publisher).,  P.T. Kalaichelvan,  (2005), )
  • Bioprocess Technology ,  P. T. Kalaichelvan and I Arul Pandi.,  (2007), )
  • Trends in Molecular plant pathology in Advances in Applied Plant Sciences (Ed) N. Anand. 150th year Book publications, University of Madras, Chennai, India.,  N. Mohan and P.T. Kalaichelvan.,  (2007), ) 325-361., 
  • Veettukkul Thottam, Kannadasan Pathippagam.,  P. T kalaichelvan,  (2004), )

Journals (Total Journals: 19)

  • Biosorption of textile dyes and effluents by Pleurotus florida, Trametes hirsuta and evoluation of theirr laccase enzyme activity.,  Sathiya moorthi P, Periyar selvam S, Deecaraman M, Murugesan K and P. T. Kalaichelvan.,  Iranian Journal of Biotechnology.,  5,  (2008), 
  • Incorporation of partially antimicrobial enzymes in to sodium alginate films for carrot preservation.,  P. Sathiya Moorthi, K. Praveen Kumar, N. Kishan Vaidyanat, M. Deecaraman, P. T. Kalaichelvan.,  Inovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies,  (2008), 
  • Ganoderma australe from southern India. ,  Kaliyaperumal, M and P.T. Kalaichelvan,  Microbiological Research,  163,  (2008),  286-292, 
  • Efficiencies of alternate carrier electives for Rhizobium bio-fertilizer.,  Sathiya Moorthi P, Periyar selvam S, Deecaraman M and P. T. Kalaichelvan.,  ICFAI Journal of Life Sciences,  2,  (2008),  41-51, 
  •  'Purification, Characterization and crystallization of an extracellular alkaline protease from Aspergillus nidulans HA-10'. ,  P. Charles, V. Devanathan, Periasamy Anbu, M. N. Ponnuswamy, P. T. Kalaichelvan, and Byung-Ki Hur.,  J. Basic Micro.,  48,  (2008),  1-6, 
  • Genotoxicity studies of dry extract of Boswellia serrata.,  Magesh, M. Deccaraman and P. T. Kalaichelvan,  Tropical J. Phar. Res.,  7,  (2008),  1129-1135, 
  •  Isolation and characterization of bioactive and antibacterial compound from Helianthus annuus Linn. ,  S. Sankaranarayanan, P. Bama, M. Deccaraman, M. Vijayalakshmi, K. Murugesan, P.T. Kalaichelvan and P. Arumugam,  Indian journal of experimental biology.,  46,  (2008),  831 - 835, 
  • Production of tannase by Aspergillus niger under solid state fermentation using tamarind seed powder.  ,  Arulpandi, I., R. Sangeetha, P.T. Kalaichelvan,  Zaffois Biotech.,  3,  (2008), 
  • Methanolic extract of Indigofera tinctoria induces apoptosis in HCT116 cells.: ,  V.Magesh, G. Yuvaraj, M. Deecaraman and P.T. Kalaichelvan.,  Journal of Applied Biosciences,  14,  (2009),  768 - 774., 
  • Mycobased Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles and Their Incorporation into Sodium Alginate Films for Vegetable and Fruit Preservation.,  A. Mohammed Fayaz, K. Balaji, M Girilal, P. T. Kalaichelvan and R. Venkatesan.,  Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry,  57,  (2009),  6246–6252, 
  • Fungal based synthesis of silver nanoparticles-An effect of temperature on the size of particles.,  A. Mohamed Fayaz, K. Balaji, P.T. Kalaichelvan and R. Venkatasen,  Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces,  74,  (2009),  123–126, 
  • Blue orange light emission from biogenic synthesized silver nanoparticles using Trichoderma viride. ,  A. Mohammed Fayaz, C.S. Tiwary, P.T. Kalaichelvan, R. Venkatesan,  Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces,  75,  (2009),  175-178., 
  • Biogenic synthesis of silver nanoparticles and their synergistic effect with antibiotics: A study against gram-positive and gram- negative bacteria. ,  A. Mohamed Fayaz, K. Balaji, M Girilal, Ruchi Yadav, P.T. Kalaichelvan and R. Venkatasen,  Nanomedicine: nanotechnology, biology and medicine.,  6,  (2010),  103-109, 
  • Synthesis of silver nanoparticles using Acalypha indica leaf extracts and its antibacterial activity against water borne pathogens. ,  C. Krishnaraj, E. G Jagan, S. Rajasekar, P. Selvakumar, P. T. Kalaichelvan, N. Mohan.,  Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces,  76,  (2010),  50-56, 
  • Electricity generation from cerratia marcescens isolated from anerobic sludge using microbial fuel cell technology and its optimization.,  K. Ghanapriya, Sachindri Rana and P. T. Kalaichelvan.,  Journal of advanced biotech.,  9,  (2010),  32-38, 
  • In vitro  platelet aggregation  inhibitory  effect  of  triterpenoid compound  from the leaf of Elephantopus  scaber  linn.  ,  S Sankaranarayanan, P. Bama, J. Ramachandra, R. Jayasimman, P. T. Kalaichelvan, M Deccaraman, M. Vijayalakshimi, M Visveswaran, C. V. Chitibabu.,  International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.,  2,  (2010),  49 – 51, 
  • Vancomycin bound biogenic gold nanoparticles: A different perspective for development of anti VRSA agents.   ,  A Mohammed Fayaz, M. Girilal, Saba. A. Mahdy, S. S. Somsundar, R. Venkatesan and P. T. Kalaichelvan.,  Process biochemistry,  46,  (2011),  636-641, 
  • Biosynthesis of silver and gold nanoparticles using thermophilic bacterium Geobacillus stearothermophilus. .,  A. Mohammed Fayaz, M. Girilal, Mashihur Rahman, R. Venkatesan and P. T. Kalaichelvan.,  Process Biochemistry,  46,  (2011),  1958–1962, 
  • Biosynthesis of anisotropic gold nanoparticles using Maduca longifolia extract and their potential in infrared absorption.,  A. Mohammed Fayaz, M. Girilal, R. Venkatesan and P. T. Kalaichelvan.,  Colloids and Surface B: Biointerface.,  88,  (2011),  287–291, 

Seminar / Conference / Workshop


  • Organized Tamil conference in Maraimalai campus on 21st January 2011. 
  • Institutional animal ethical committee workshop animal ethical issues and GLP for animal handling on 17th and 18th March 2011
  • Workshop on Nanobiotechnology and Molecular Biology from 6th -9th July 2011
  • Workshop on Nanobiotechnology and Molecular Biology from 6th-9th September 2011

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