Central University of Kerala

Ajay Kumar Ajay Kumar - Assistant Professor
Department of Plant Science
School of Biological Sciences
Central University of Kerala
Email: Official: ajay@cukerala.ac.in
Personal: botanistajay@gmail.com,                                                   ajay.cukerala@gmail.com   
Phone: +91-8800104695 (M)
Other designations:       1. Member, Equal Opportunity Cell, Central University of Kerala.
2. Member, Advisory Committee, Centre for International Cooperation and Admission of Foreign Students.
3. Member, Committee, International Yoga Day.
Specialisation: Plant Developmental Biology, Crop Improvement
Course Offered: Core Courses
Ecology of Plants
Developmental Biology of the Plants
Economic Botany
Methods in Plant Biology (Team Teaching)
Omics Approaches in Plant Science (Team Teaching)

Elective Courses
Ethnobotany: Plants, People and Culture
Conservation and Sustainable Development
Topics in Phytochemistry and Pharmacognosy
Brief Profile: Ajay Kumar obtained his Master’s degree from the Department of botany, University of Jammu in 2013 with specialization in Plant Pathology and then he moved to the School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi for his Doctorate degree (PhD). He joined Central University of Kerala in 2016 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant Science, School of Biological Sciences. His research is focussed on the genetics and epigenetics of ovary to fruit transition inCapsicum species.

Research Interests:

Reproductive biology of plants.
Epigenetics of the ovary to fruit transition.
Plant developmental biology.
Himalayan medicinal plants.
Ethnobotany and biodiversity conservation                                           



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