Dr. Betty K P

Sr. Betty (Sr. Betsy F.C.C) was born in Avittathur, a village situated in Thrissur district in Kerala state. After Schooling in St. Mary’s Girls High School, Kuzhikkattussery, completed her Pre-Degree Course from Sacred Heart College, Chalakudy. She joined the Franciscan Clarist Congregation, Alvernia Province, Irinjalakuda and was professed in 1993. Her undergraduation was from Little Flower College, Guruvayoor with 4th Rank from the University of Calicut. She was graduated from St. Josephs College Devagiri, Kozhikode in M.Sc. Botany with 3rd rank from University of Calicut. She qualified National Eligibility Test (NET) of CSIR-UGC in the year 2001.Then, she completed M. Phil and Ph. D. from University of Calicut. Her Ph. D was on “Cytogenetic, Structural, Phytochemical and Antioxidant assays on in vivo and in vitro plants of Plectranthus zeylanicus Benth.” She is presently working as Assistant Professor in Botany at Sacred Heart College Chalakudy from December, 2007 onwards.


Email : srbetsy@gmail.com

Academic Profile

  • Ph. D (Dept. of Botany, University of Calicut)
  • M. Phil. (Dept. of Botany, University of Calicut)
  • M. Sc. Botany (St. Josephs College, Devagiri, Kozhikode)

Research Interests

Cytogenetics and phytochemistry


  • Betty K. P. and John E. Thoppil., Comparative chemical analysis of the essential oil of Plectranthus zeylanicus Benth. (Lamiaceae). The Scitech Journal. Vol. 1 (8): 20-29. August 2014. (ISSN 2347-7318 ISSN 2348-2311 Online)
  • Neenu Joy and Betty K. P. (2014). ‘Duckweed Aquaculture’. Proceedings of the National Seminar on eco-friendly aquaculture, held at Sacred Heart College, Chalakudy, September 15th – 16th 2015, pp 22.
  • Betty K. P. (2011) ‘Biodiversity of Chalakudy River’ In: Proceedings of UGC sponsored National seminar on Threats to Biodiversity- an urgent need for sustainable management orgnised by Dept. of Zoology, Sacred Heart College, Chalakudy, Kerala. And River Resesarch Centre, Thrissur on 13th and 14th October, 2011.p.96-109.
  • Betty K P and Thoppil J E (2007) ‘Antioxidant activities of Plectranthus zeylanicus Benth.(Lamiaceae)’ in International journal of essential oil therapeutics 1(3):140-142.
  • Umesh B T , Leeja L , Betty K P and Thoppil J E (2007). ‘Antimicrobial screening of essential oil of Coleus malabaricus Benth var mollis’(Benth) International Journal of essential oil therapeutics 1(1):49-50.
  • Betty K P and Thoppil J E (2006) ‘Karyomorphological analysis of six cultivated varieties of Coleus blumei’. Journal of cytology and genetics 7:161-166.
  • Umesh B T , Sreeranjini K , Leeja L , Betty K P, Samdhya K K and J E Thoppil (2003). ‘Microbicidal potential of essential oil of Curcuma haritha’. Journal of Natural remedies 3 (2): 199-201.
  • Betty K P and Thoppil J.E. (2008) ‘Structural features of the glandular trichomes and elemental analysis of Plectranthus zeylanicus Benth ( Lamiaceae)’, Journal of Phytolocical Research 21 (1): 115-118.

Positions Held in the College

  • Hostel Warden
  • Catholic activities
  • NSS Program officer
  • Assistant Superintendent for University Examinations
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