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JTFP has been approved by UGC

The “Journal of Traditional and Folk Practices” has been enlisted in the approved list of UGC. Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute (JNTBGRI) and Patent Information Centre (PIC), functioning under Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE), Govt. of Kerala are jointly publishing the JOURNAL OF TRADITIONAL AND FOLK PRACTICES (JTFP) since 2013 (published biannually – ISSN 2278-5906).

Kerala Science Congress - Curtain Raiser Programmes

As you are aware, KSCSTE Thiruvananthapuram, in collaboration with KFRI Thrissur, is organising the 29th Kerala Science Congress, at Mar Thoma College, Thiruvalla, Pathanamthitta District on 28-30 January 2017. As a prelude to the mega event JNTBGRI, with support of KSCSTE, is organizing Curtain Raiser Programmes at the following centres.

  1. University of Kerala, Karyavattom, Thiruvananthapuram- 07.01.2017 (Saturday), 11.00 AM
  2. Sree Narayana College, Kollam, 09.01.2017 (Monday), 11.00 AM
  3. Sanatana Dharma College, Alappuzha, 10.01.2017 (Tuesday), 11.00 AM
  4. College for Women, Thiruvananthapuram, 11.01.2017 (Wednesday), 11.00 AM

The programme consists of short presentations on KSCSTE and the Scientific Institutes in the State, Kerala Science Congress, followed by presentation on a relevant general topic proposed by KSCSTE. Nearly 150 PG students and research scholars are expected to participate in each programme. You are cordially invited to participate in the programme.

Curtain Raiser Programme Schedule:  Download 

World Environment Day- 2017 celebrations at JNTBGRI

JNTBGRI, being an institution with the mandate of ‘Conservation and sustainable utilisation of plant resources’, is actively engaged in organising awareness programmes related to biodiversity and conservation aspects. This year, the theme of World Environment Day, was ‘Connecting People to Nature’ which is well in line with JNTBGRI’s motto.  In this connection, a one day colloquium on ‘People and Plants: Role of Botanic Gardens’ was organised to celebrate the World Environment Day with the support of Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) on June 5th, 2017. The programme involved presentation of theme topic, felicitation to a traditional tribal herbal healer, planting of tree saplings, field visit and quiz programme.

            The registration desk was opened at 9.30 AM at the venue and Post Graduate students from University College, Thiruvananthapuram, Christaian College, Kattakkada and Iqbal College, Peringamala were the main participants. The programme was commenced at 10.00 am with the inaugural session. After the invocation by Ms. Lekshmi N. Menon, Research Scholar, JNTBGRI, Dr. Mathew Dan, Senior Scientist, extended a warm welcome to all the participants and distinguished guests. Dr. A. G. Pandurangan, Director, JNTBGRI delivered the presidential address and inaugurated the programme. He elaborated the genesis of environment day celebration and stressed on the need for conservation and evaluation of our biodiversity. The chief guest of the day was Sri. Appukkuttan Kaani Vaidyan, a well known tribal healer from Njaraneeli, Palode. He was the recipient of the Kerala Sate Biodiversity Board Award-2017. Dr. K. B. Rameshkumar, Scientist, JNTBGRI introduced the guest with a short presentation on his activities and the Director, JNTBGRI felicitated the guest with a citation shield. An interactive session was followed, where the guest shared his experiences and challenges with the students and scientists.

World Bamboo Day celebrated in JNTBGRI

Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute (JNTBGRI), Palode, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India, celebrated the World Bamboo Day on 18th September 2016 with fervor and enthusiasm.

 

World Environment Day celebrations in JNTBGRI

JNTBGRI's Onam pageantry float won the second prize

 

JNTBGRI participted in Onam pageantry procession held at Trivandrum on 18-09-2016. JNTBGRI came up with a float on environment theme and won second prize for it under Central Govt Section. The pageantry was inaugurated by Governor Justice P Sathasivam. JNTBGRI's float conveyed the message of conservation of plants for the future of Earth.

Unique tree hugging event at JNTBGRI sets new Guinness World Record

People from all walks of life poured into the sprawling bio-diversity rich premises of Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanical Garden of India (JNTBGRI) on 21-3-2017 to participate in the unique tree-hugging event ‘Ente Maram, Ente Jeevan’ (My tree, My life) and to set a new world record. They erupted in joy as the representative of the Guinness Book of World Record declared it a world record event of maximum people (4620) hugging trees simultaneously.

World Bamboo Day celebration at JNTBGRI

In connection with the World Bamboo Day, following programmes are arranged at JNTBGRI on 19th September 2016.

Awareness classes:
10.00 to 10.30 am - ‘Bamboo Research and Bambusetum of JNTBGRI – History and Prospects’
                                      Dr K. C. Koshy, Former Scientist, JNTBGRI
10.30 to 10.50 am - ‘Bamboo – The Amazing Grass’
                                      Dr B.Gopakumar, Technical Officer, JNTBGRI


JNTBGRI honors contributions of Dr K. C. Koshy, Dr P. S. Santhoshlal, Mr. D. Harikumar, Dr G. Jee and Mr. K. P. Dintu in Bamboo Research.

Journal of Traditional and Folk Practices - December 2016 Issue: Cover & Contents

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Journal of Traditional and Folk Practices - July 2016 Issue

This is the second issue of the Journal of Traditional and Folk Practices (JTFP) jointly published by Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute (JNTBGRI) and Patent Information Centre (PIC) functioning under the Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment (KSCSTE).

JNTBGRI featured in 'Sanchariyodoppam' broadcasted by Akashavani Ananthapuri FM

Listen to the programme 'Sanchariyodoppam' broadcasted by Akashavani Ananthapuri FM on 16.07.2016 featuring JNTBGRI.

JNTBGRI organized a National Workshop on Ex-situ  Conservation and Utilization of Medicinal Plants Through Biotechnological Interventions

Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Division had organized a National Workshop on Ex-situ Conservation and Utilization of Medicinal Plants through Biotechnological interventions (8th to 21st 2017) with the financial support by SERB, DST Govt. of India and KSCSTE Govt. of Kerala in the Institute during 8 to 21 January 2017. Scientists, Teachers, Research Associate and Research Scholars (fifteen) from various Universities, Colleges and R&D organization within and outside Kerala State were the participants. The expert Scientists from CIMAP,IIHR, NIIST, RGCB, TNAU, Central University, Kerala and JNTBGRI were imparted knowledge to the participants through lecture classes and demonstrations on modern biotechnological tools on medicinal plants such as production of clonal plants, bioactive compounds through cell/root and genetically transformed root (hairy root) culture system and its scale up using bioreactor, cryopreservation, bio-prospecting using molecular and bioinformatics tools and technique. This Proceeding cum Manual of the Workshop was compiled with papers of the talk on various subjects pertaining to the ex situ conservation of medicinal plants including a three decade story on this line at JNTBGRI followed by the experimental protocols. Besides, the workshop coeverd a study tour to Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary which harbours tropical moist-deciduous, semi-evergreen and evergreen forests in Southern Western Ghats.

 

A glance into the National Workshop

 

 

 

 

 

 

JNTBGRI celebrated World Environment Day

 

 

JNTBGRI celebrated World Environment Day 2016. As part of this, Bamboo saplings were distributed to Kerala Forest Development Corporation - Arippa Unit and to Department of Botany, Iqbal College Peringammala. Specially grown 100 Bamboo saplings were distributed to KFDC which will be utilized to develop a Bamboo Trail plot there. 100 Bamboo saplings which were distributed to Iqbal College will be utilized for Chittar Riverbank Conservation.

Curtain Raiser Programmes of Kerala Science Congress

As a prelude to the 29th Kerala Science Congress to be held at Mar Thoma College, Thiruvalla, Pathanamthitta District on 28th-30th January 2017, KSCSTE had decided to organize ‘Curtain Raiser Programmes’ at various academic institutions across Kerala and JNTBGRI has been entrusted  to co-ordinate the programme at the following 4 colleges selected from the southern region of the State.  

1.University of Kerala, Karyavattom, Thiruvananthapuram
2.Sree Narayana College, Kollam
3.Sanatana Dharma College, Alappuzha
4.Govt. College for Women, Thiruvananthapuram

The programme consisted of short presentations on KSCSTE and KSC by concerned KSCSTE/R&D institution scientist and presentation on general topic by invited speaker.

 

JNTBGRI set to become part of CSIR

News from The Hindu on 06/04/2016

National Workshop on Next-Generation RNA Sequence Data Analysis

Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute is organizing a National Workshop on Next-Generation RNA Sequence Data Analysis to be held from 6-10 March 2017.

The purpose of this workshop is to get a deeper understanding of Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) with a special focus on miRNA and mRNA data analysis using open bioinformatics tools. The participants will be trained using real data sets generated from plants, finding potential problems/errors during the analysis process and finally perform downstream analysis such as differential gene expression.

For more details and registration, visit  http://www.jntbgri.res.in/events/ngs2017

Last date for Registration - 30 January 2017

List of Selected Candidates for the Scientist positions at JNTBGRI

List of Selected Candidates for the Scientist positions at JNTBGRI 

National Workshop on Ex-situ  Conservation and Utilization of Medicinal Plants Through Biotechnological Interventions

JNTBGRI is conducting a National Workshop on 'Ex-situ Conservation and Utilization of Medicinal Plants Through Biotechnological Interventions' from 8 to 21 January 2017.The workshop is sponsored by Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB), Government of India and Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment, Govt of Kerala.

The two week workshop will introduce the 15 participants to the topics on micropropagation, cryopreservation, cell cultures, genetic transformation with special emphasis on Agrobacterium rhizogenes, mediated hairy root culture for production of bioactive molecules, scale-up of hairy root culture using bioreactor, metabolic engineering, modern techniques on phytochemical profiling, and bio-prospecting of medicinal plants through molecular bioinformatics tools and techniques. Besides, the workshop will cover a study tour to Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary which harbours tropical moist-deciduous, semi-evergreen and evergreen forests in Southern Western Ghats.

External Faculty

Dr. A. K. Mathur
Ex Chief Scientist and Consultant, CIMAP, Lucknow, UP

Dr. P E. Rajasekharan
Principal Scientist, IIHR, Bangalore, Karnataka

Dr. J. Ramalingam
Professor, TNAU, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Dr. K. V. Radhakrishnan
Principal Scientist, NIIST, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Dr. E. V. Sonia
Scientist E II, RGCB, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

P Padmesh Pillai
Associate Professor, Department of Genomic Science Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod, Kerala

 

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