Our Academic & Research Director's Message


Dr.B.G.Unni,(Balagopalan Unni)
Academic & Research Director
GEMS Arts & Science College

Greetings and a very warm welcome to GEMS Arts and Science College !

GEMS Arts and Science College, the first institution under GEMS Started functioning from the session 2008-2009 with 14 UG, 5 PG courses with excellent infrastructural facilities in all departments, became one of the best self financed college affiliated to Calicut University. The campus is set in a beautiful landscape with a spectacular view. My interaction with faculties and students after joining as Director Academic & Research is excellent and has got very good opinion about the quality of faculties and students .The management of the college is providing the best support for bringing the status of the college at a very high level.

My main intention of becoming a member of the college is to bring the college’s position in both academic and research front, and to be known as one of the best institution under Calicut university. At the same time, the students of GEMS college by the end of every academic session must get enough knowledge at all level so as to become the responsible citizen of the country, this is what the expectation of the entire fraternity of the college. I would be pleased to welcome you to GEMS Arts & Science College at any time. We need the support of each and every one.

May god bless you !

Brief Biography

Former Chief Scientist and Area Coordinator (Biotechnology &Biological Sciences ) and DADD and Fulbright Fellow retired from CSIR service on 31st Jan 2015 after 38 years of research career at CSIR North East Institute of Science & Technology Jorhat Assam. Appointed at Assam down town University as Director-Research in March 2015 and continued up to June 2019 and then re-designated as Adviser Research since August 2019). Back in Kerala, Dr.Unni has been appointed as Director Academic & Research at GEMS College of Arts & Science affiliated to University of Calicut since August 2019. Both the positions are on honorary basis to strengthen the institutions in research areas. He did his BSc Biology (1972-74, Ewing Christian College, Alld University), MSc in Biochemistry(1974-76)(Second Rank) and Ph.D in Biochemistry from Allahabad University(1976-80) and PDF in Molecular Biology from Texas A&M University, USA(1988-91). Dr. Unni is specialized in Biochemistry Molecular Biology, and Biotechnology and well established in his area of research and completed more than 38 years of research in both basic and applied field of research. Dr.Unni got more than 115 research papers 180 abstracts, 35 papers in proceedings, 4 patents,1 technology.18 chapters in books, edited 3 books and 26 students received PhD degree under his guidance and supervision. Dr. Unni had completed more than 20 projects sponsored by Commonwealth Science Council, London, Ministry of Non conventional Energy Sources, Department of Non conventional Energy Sources Govt of India, North Eastern Council Govt of India, Department of Science &Technology, Department of Biotechnology, Central Silk Board,GB Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, CSIR and DRDO, Ministry of Defense, Govt of India during his scientific tenure at CSIR NEIST. Dr Unni received- Fulbright Travel Award/Fellowship (USA) Dr. B.M. Das Memorial Science award, Hebrew University Award-Awarded in the area of Juvenile Hormone Research H.R. Cama Memorial Travel Award,COSTED Travel Award,. DAAD- fellowship-Germany, Well Mark International Scholarship (USA) & Technology award in life sciences by CSIR,Govt of India . Best Fulbright Alumni Chapter Leader-South Asia Selected by the United States Education Foundation In India ( USIEF), New Delhi .Nominated to represent India at the International Fulbright Scholars meet at Marrakech, Morocco- Nominated by United States Education Foundation In India, New Delhi . Dr. Unni is in the editorial board of more than eight indexed journal in the country .Dr.Unni was nominated to various state and central committees such as High power committee for development of sericulture activities Muga, Eri,Tassar and Mulberry in Assam nominated by Governor of Assam, .Expert in the area of non mulberry sericulture, Ministry of Textiles, Advisory Board, Post graduate Biotechnology programme, Academic Council, Assam Agricultural University, Research Council, Central Silk Board, Ministry of Textiles , DBT’s Nominee for Bio-safety Committee ,Vice President SBC (India) Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, Vice President Indian Academy of Neuro-sciences, Member Fulbright Academy of Science & Technology, USA, Board of studies- Botany Nagaland University and Biotechnology Saugar University Madhya Pradesh., Fellow, Indian Academy of Neurosciences & Indian Society of Agricultural Biochemists, Fellow Royal Entomological Society, London UK and Scientific Advisor International Foundation of Science, Sweden, Member, Board of Studies Raiganj University ( 2017----), Member Research Review committee Tea Board of India (2016-----), Member Advisory Committee Cancer Research Advisory Board, North East Cancer Hospital & Research Institute ( 2017--) President, Tea Improvement Consortium, Ltd, Tocklai Assam ( 2018-2020) . Dr.Unni has visited USA, Germany, Israel,Jordan, France, Morraco ,UK, Thailand ,Jordan, Singapore and China under various exchange programms

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