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Designation: Associate Professor & Head of Department

Department: Botany

Type of Appointment: Regular

Email Address: meenaverdes@carmelcollegegoa.org

Educational Qualifications: M.Sc., SLET

Years of Teaching Experience: 26 years

Subjects Taught: Biodiversity I (Microbes, Algae, Fungi and Bryophytes), Biodiversity II (Vascular Plants), Plant Anatomy and Embryology, Plant Physiology, Microbiology and Plant Pathology, Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering&Plant Tissue Culture.

Areas of Interest: Plant Tissue Culture and Microbiology.

Books Authored (Title, Publisher, Year):

Book Chapters:
Rodrigues, B.F.; Miranda, M.V.B.andVallack, H.W.1997.Screening of probable plant species (based on vegetation survey) for revegetation of iron ore mine wastelands in Goa.Irfan A. Khan (Ed.). In: Frontiers in Plant Science. pp. 207-227.

Awards and Honours

  1. Awarded ‘Goa University Prize’ for standing first at the M.Sc. (Botany) examination held in April, 1993.
  2. Awarded ‘Botanical Society of Goa Prize’ for securing highest marks in Botany at the M.Sc. Examination conducted by Goa University during the year April 1993.
  3. Presented ‘Rajiv Gandhi Awards ’93’ by Goa N.S.U.I. (National Students Union of India) for highest marks scored in the department of Botany.

Extracurricular activities/hobbies: Gardening and composting