Dr. Sr. 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 Associate Professor in Botany at Sacred Heart College Chalakudy.


Email : srbetsy@sacredheartcollege.ac.in

Academic Profile

  • PhD – Botany – University of Calicut(2008)
  • MPhil – Botany – University of Calicut(2004)
  • M. Sc. Botany – St. Joseph’s College, Devagiri, Calicut(2000)
  • B. Th. (2018)

Research Interests

  • Cytogenetics
  • Phytochemistry
  • Tissue culture


  • Journal Publications
    • Life-table parameters of Spider Mite: Tetranychus ludeni Zacher (Acari: Tetranychidae) on Amaranthus tricolor L., Uttar Pradesh Journal of Zoology (2021)
    • 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. (2008) ‘Structural features of the glandular trichomes and elemental analysis of Plectranthus zeylanicus Benth ( Lamiaceae)’, Journal of Phytolocical Research 21 (1): 115-118.
    • 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.

    Book Chapter Published

    • Perspectives in Life Sciences, ( 2019 ) UGC-HRDC, University of Calicut, ISBN No/ISSN: 978-93-88992-90-9/

FDP's Attended

  • Orientation Course at ASC, University of Calicut from 3.6.2010 to 30.6.2010
  • Refresher Course in Life Sciences at ASC, University of Kerala            from 19.07.2013 to 08.08.2013
  • Refresher course in Ecology& Environmental Sciences at UGC-HRDC, Pondicherry University from 27.06.2015 to 17.07.2015
  • Refresher course in Life Sciences at UGC-HRDC, University of Calicut from 18.10.2019 to 31.10.2019
  • Faculty Development Programme at TLC, Ramanujan College, University of Delhi on Multimedia tools for teaching and learning
  • Faculty Development Programme at GADTLC, MHRD under PMMMNMTT on E-Content Development from 27th July t0 31st July 2021
  • Short Term Course organized by  IQAC & LMS Monitoring Committee, SNGS college, Pattambi on Moodle Based Learning Management System from 7.5.2020 to 21.5.2020
  • Short Term Course KKTM Government College, Pullut Online Teaching-Learning for Beginners      from 14.05.2020 to 21.05.2020


  • Webinar on Healthy food habits through Ayurveda, KKTM College, Pullut (2020)
  • National Webinar series, Sacred Heart College, Thevara (2020)
  • Webinar on How to Read Scientific Literature, MANAV, Human Atlas Initiative (2020)
  • Webinar on Therapeutic role of medicinal plants, KKTM Govt. College, Pullut (2020)
  • Webinar on Laveraging Nanotechnology to tackle cancer, Bharat Mata College, Kollam (2020)
  • Webinar on Promotion under CAS-UGC guidelines, Carmel College, Mala (2020)
  • Webinar on Cholesterol & Cardiovascular diseases, KKTM Govt. College, Pullut (2020)
  • Webinar on Plant Taxonomy, Mar Athanasius College, Kothamangalam (2020)
  • Webinar on Interpreting Plant Taxonomy, Sree Narayana College, Kollam (2020)
  • Webinar on Floristic Diversity, NSS College, Nilamel (2020)
  • Webinar on Biodiversity, St. Thomas College, Thrissur (2020)
  • International webinar on Fine Tunings: Botany in Space, S. N. college, Nattika (2020)
  • Webinar on Classrooms to online Platforms, Little Flower College, Guruvayooor (2020)
  • Webinar on Molecualr Taxonomy & DNA Barcoding, R.D. S. H. Nationa College& S.W.A. College, Mumbai (2020)
  • National Webinar on Organised and successful Life Science Research, St. Thomas College, Thrissur (2020)
  • National workshop on Recent Trends in Cryptogamic Botany, Govt. Victoria College, Palakkad (2019)
  • Hands on training on DNA isolation & DNA fingerprinting, Sacred Heart College, Chalakudy (2019)
  • Hands on training on Plant DNA Barcoding, IUCPB, University of Calicut (2019)
  • Seminar on Wetlands for a sustainable Urban future, Sacred Heart College, Chalakudy (2018)
  • Seminar on Urban Wetlands Restoration & Conservation, Govt. Arts & Science College, Calicut (2018)
  • National seminar on Wetlands for a sustainable Urban culture, Christ College, Irinjalakuda (2018)

Positions Held in the College

NSS Programme officer, Hostel Warden, Senior superintendent of University Examinations, Chief Superintendent of University examinations

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