Dr. P. T. Kalaichelvan

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Plant Pathology


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


Off: 91-44-22202754  Res: Nil

Mobile: +91 - 9381033198

Office: ptkalaichelvan@unom.ac.in

Other: ptkalai2003@yahoo.com


  • 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)
  • 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., 
  • Microbiology and Biotechnology - A Laboratory Manual (A Unit of Tamil Nadu book House - MJP Publisher).,  P.T. Kalaichelvan,  (2005), )
  • Veettukkul Thottam, Kannadasan Pathippagam.,  P. T kalaichelvan,  (2004), )
  • Plant Physiology 'Thavara Vazhviyal' for BSc Students ,  P.T Kalaichelvan, Mohan Pathipagam,  )

Journals (Total Journals: 19)

  • 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, 
  • 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, 
  • 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., 
  • 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), 


  • 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


Ph.D Awarded 22
Ph.D Students 10
M.Phil Awarded 35
M.Phil Students 3

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