Dr. Neetha V

Dr. Neetha V. was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. She did her schooling in Chennai and completed her under graduation at Stella Maris College, Chennai under the University of Madras. She ranked first in her post graduate degree in Loyola College, Chennai also affiliated to University of Madras. Neetha qualified the CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test and was awarded junior research fellowship with which she joined for Ph.D in Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University. She then continued her research career as a post-doctoral fellow at the Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics, Hannover, Germany where she was funded by Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Government of Germany. She has publication her research findings in several international journals and has made presentations at National Conferences. She has worked at St. Aloysius College, Elthuruth and Sacred Heart College, Chalakudy as a government guest lecturer. She became a regular staff at the college in June 2017.

Academic Profile

Ph. D (Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University)

M Sc. Zoology (University of Madras)

Postdoctoral / Professional Experience

Research Fellow at Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics, Hannover, Germany.

Research Interests

Environmental Science, Climate Change, Greenhouse gases, Mangroves

Understanding of biogeochemical processes that affect the flow of carbon through its various reservoirs in a tropical coastal ecosystem is the need of the hour. In field measurements to quantify greenhouse gases using especially in highly heterotrophic environments such as mangrove and coral reef ecosystems and delineating the sources of these gases using stable isotopes and understanding their production or sequestration helps understand their levels in the atmosphere. Such studies give a better understanding of the sources and sinks of these gases for predicting the global trace gas productions in similar ecosystems around the world and an insight into their role in climate change.


  1. Neetha V. and Ramesh R. 2015. “Dissolved trace gas concentrations in the Hooghly estuary” Millennium Zoology, ISSN 0973 – 1946. Vol. 16(1), pp. 5 – 8.
  2. Neetha V., Ramachandran R., 2014. pCO2 and Dissolved CH4 in mangrove surrounding waters of Jharkali, Sundarbans, North East India. Millennium Zoology, ISSN 0973 – 1946. Vol. 15(1), pp. 12-15.
  3. Neetha, 2014. Trace gases (CO2 and CH4) from waters surrounding mangroves on the east coast of India and the Andaman Islands. Proceedings of the National Conference on Modern Trends in Zoological Research, ISBN No. 978-81-909551-8-8, pp. 194-198.
  4. Neetha V., Barnes J., Ramesh R., Jennifer D., Purvaja R., Upstill Goddard R.C., 2013. Carbon dioxide and methane emissions from mangrove associated waters of the Andaman Islands, Bay of Bengal. Estuaries and Coasts 37: Print ISSN 1559-2723, Online ISSN 1559-2731, Publisher Springer US, pp. 381-398.
  5. Jennifer Divia., Neetha V., Hariharan G., Kakolee B., Purvaja R., Ramesh R., 2013. “N2O emission from South Andaman mangrove and surrounding creek waters”. International journal of oceans and oceanography. ISSN 0973-2667 Volume 7 (1), pp. 73-82.
  6. M. Jayaprakash, R.Nagarajan, P.M.Velmurugan, L.Giridharan, V. Neetha and  B. Urban (2014) Geochemical Assessment of Sediment Quality Using Multivariate Statistical Analysis of Ennore Creek, North of Chennai, SE Coast of India. Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology, ISSN: 0128-7680, Vol. 22 (1) 315-328.
  7. Ramesh R., Purvaja, R., Neetha V., Jennifer Divia., Barnes J., Upstill Goddard R.C., 2007. CO2 and CH4 emissions from Indian mangroves and its surrounding waters. Greenhouse gas carbon balances in mangrove coastal ecosystems, pp. 257, Tateda Y. et al., (eds.) Maruzen, Tokyo, Japan 153 – 164.
  8. Neetha V. Venkatesan P., 2006. Multispecies effect in the predatory performance of water bugs exposed to Culex larvae. Journal of Entomological Research, 99 – 103.


  1. Participated in National Level FDP on “National Education Policy and Curriculum Design” jointly organized by Central University of Kerala, Kasargod and Christ College (autonomous), Irinjalakuda under the PMMMNMT Scheme at Christ College from 22-28th November 2022.
  2. Participated in RUSA sponsored online short term course on “Coastal Biodiversity”, organized by UGC, HRDC, University of Mumbai from 15 – 21 April 2021.
  3. Participated in a Faculty Development Program on “Quality Science Education in India in the 21st Century, jointly organized by Guru Angad Dev Teaching Learning Center and Christ College, Irinjalakuda from 3 – 9 November 2020.
  4. Participated in a Faculty Development Program on “Moodle Learning Management System” organized by Sacred Heart College with Spoken Tutorial Project, IIT Bombay from 27 – 31 October 2020.
  5. Participated in 2 week Faculty Development Programme on “Advanced Concepts for Developing MOOCS, organized by the Teaching Learning Center, Ramanujam College, University of Delhi from 2 – 17 July 2020.
  6. Participated in 4 week induction program for “Faculty in Colleges of Higher Education” from 4th June – 1st July 2020.
  7. Participated in 7 day online course on “Online Teaching – Learning for Beginners”, organized by the Department of Physics, KKTM Government College, Pullut, from 14 – 21 May 2020.
  8. Participated in a National Seminar on “Futuristic Trends in Teaching-Learning Process: Prospects and Praxis), organized by IQAC, Sree Narayana College, Nattika on 13th – 14th June 2019.
  9. Participated in the “Faculty Development Programme conducted by Teaching Learning Center, IIT Madras and organized by Department of Higher Education, Government of Kerala through the Program Fostering Linkages in Academic Innovation and Research (FLAIR) from 11th to 20th February 2019.
  10. Participated in a 2 day workshop on “Basic Bioinformatics Workshop” organized by t St. Joseph’s College, Devagiri, Kozhikode on 20 – 21 March 2018.
  11. Participated in National Seminar on “Faunal Diversity and Recent Trends in Animal Taxonomy”, organized by Department of Zoology, Christ College, Irinjalakuda on 20-21 December 2017.
  12. Participated in the NPTEL Workshop conducted by IIT, Madras, organized by Federal Institute of Science and Technology, Angamaly held on 20th July 2017.
  13. Presented research paper titled “Mangroves and Climate change” In National Workshop in mangrove conservation, held at St. Aloysius College, Elthuruth on 16th to 17th October 2015.
  14. Young Scientist Award for presentation on “Trace gases (CO2 and CH4) from waters surrounding mangroves on the east coast of India and the Andaman Islands”. In National Conference on Modern Trends in Zoological Research, 25th – 26th March 2014.
  15. Presented a paper on “Mangrove ecosystems and Climate change” in the State level seminar on Biodiversity held at Loyola College, Chennai, 5th June 2005.

Invited Lectures


Positions Held in the College

2022 – Staff in charge of Students Union, IQAC department Coordinator.

2021 – Staff in charge, Students Union

2020 – Staff in charge, Students Union

2019 – Returning Officer, Students Union Election

2018 – DBT STAR scheme Department Coordinator

2017 – WWS Department Coordinator, Mentor

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