R.V. Kavitha

Ms.R.V.Kavitha.ID-WF-1095

MS.R.V. Kavitha

Assistant Professor

MS.R.V. Kavitha is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Biotechnology at PES University.

Brief Profile:

Ms. R V Kavitha is an Assistant Professor in the Biotechnolgy Department at PES University, Bangalore. She completed her Bachelor’s degree from M S Ramaiah institute of Technology, Master’s degree from Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU). She was the topper in her Master’s degree .Pursuing Ph.D from RVCE ,Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU). She has 10 years of teaching experience and 3 years of research experience. She has several journal articles, National and International conference publications to her credit. She has taught a plethora of courses and has guided several projects and research activities at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She is a life member of ISTE, Zero waste society, reviewer & Judge of conferences , Quiz programmes, Biomodelling competition and member of many technical committees .
Her research areas includes Biochemical Equipment Design and Drawing using CAED, Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, Momentum Transfer, Unit Operations, Bioprocess and Bioreaction Engineering, Biokinetics , Lab to Industrial scaling , Fluid Mechanics & Mechanical Operations, Heat transfer & Mass Transfer, Process Control and automation, Downstream process Technology , Environmental Biotechnology, Metabolic engineering

Major Activities Organized

  • As a faculty member , was part of a team, responsible in organizing an “International Conference on Molecular Mechanisms and Systems Biology” in PESIT campus, Bangalore, from 2-4 May 2008
  • As a faculty member ,was part of a team, responsible in organizing a “National Conference on Protein folding dynamics and diseases” in PESIT campus, Bangalore, from 29-31 st Oct 2009
  • As a faculty member, was part of a team, responsible in organizing a “National Conference on Olfaction and enose” in PESIT campus, Bangalore, from 20-21st April 2012.
  • Was a Coordinator, responsible in organizing a “National Conference on Emerging Trends in Bioprocessing & simulation” in PESIT campus, Bangalore, from 12-13th September 2013.

Roles and Responsibilities as an Administrator

  • Interaction with industries and academia in India and abroad for enhancing teaching, placements, industry grade projects and research.
  • Organizing and coordinating various  International / National conferences at department and institution level.
  • Enabling off-campus internships and industrial visits
  • As a Coordinator, responsible in organizing many seminars , workshops, guest talks, industrial visits for the Biotechnology students

Awards and Honors

  • Topper in M.Tech
  • Our project entitled “Biosorption of hexavalent chromium using tamarind seeds” was awarded I consolation prize in SANKALPA Innovative Idea Presentation conducted by CORI, PESIT on 25th Feb 2012.
  • Our project paper entitled “Bio-degradation of Azo dyes by different Microbial species and determining optimum parameters” was awarded II Best paper in a National Symposium conducted by BMSCE, Bangalore on 28th Apr 2012.

Roles and Responsibilities as a Teacher

  • Guided several academic UG level projects, many of them leading to research publications. Internships and industrial
  • visits organized and conducted for UG students.
  • Counseling to students and slow learners especially witha rural background .
  • Mentored many students to score good CGPA .

Subjects Taught

Under Graduate Courses:
Biochemical Equipment Design and Drawing using CAED, Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, Momentum Transfer, Unit Operations, Bioprocess and Bioreaction Engineering, Biokinetics , Lab to Industrial scaling , Fluid Mechanics & Mechanical Operations, Heat transfer & Mass Transfer, Process Control and automation, Downstream process Technology , Bioprocess Design & economics

● Special Topics: Chemical enginnering topics in Biotechnology.

Research Interest
Chemical enginnering, Metabolic Engineering , Biotechnology .

1. Published a paper on “Performance evaluation and biological treatment of dairy waste water treatment plant by upflow anaerobic sludge blanket reactor” in the International Journal of Chemical & Petrochemical Technology (IJCPT), pages 9-20, vol 3, Issue 1, March 2013. (I F2.5673).

2. Published a paper on “Potential study of A.niger in the removal of chromium (VI) from industrial wastewater based on the physico-chemical properties of metal solution” in the International Journal of Environmental Pollution Control & Management (IJEPCM), pages 29-37, vol no-1, Jan-June 2012.

3. Published a paper on “Physico-Chemical analysis of effluents from pharmaceutical industry and its efficiency study” in the International Journal of Engineering Research and Applications (IJERA), Vol. 2, Issue 2, Mar-Apr 2012, pp.103-110.

4. Published a paper on “Biosorption: An Eco-Friendly Technique for the Removal of Heavy Metals” in the Indian Journal of Applied Research (IJAR), Volume: 2, Issue: 3, December 2012. (I F 3.919).
5. Published a paper on “Bioleaching of pyrite ores using Facultative anaerobes ” in the International Journal of Scientific Research and Applications (IJSR), Volume: 5, Issue: 3, March 2016. (I F 3.508).

Conference Papers
International Conferences & National Conferences

1. Presented a paper on “Performance and Efficiency study of sewage treatment plant” in an International Conference conducted in PESIT campus, Bangalore, from 2-4 May 2008
2. Presented a poster on “Isolation, screening, Biochemical characterization, pilot scale production and partial purification of Amylase from soil bacteria- Bacillus species” in an International Conference conducted in PESIT campus, Bangalore, from 2-4 May 2008
3. Presented a paper on “Environmental Biotechnology – remedies for ozone layer depletion” in a National Conference conducted by Rajalakshmi college of Engineering, Tamilnadu, Chennai, 2008
4. Presented a paper on “Biosorption of heavy metals using pseudomonas species” in a National Conference conducted by Rajalakshmi college of Engineering, Tamilnadu, Chennai, 2008
5. Presented a paper on “Biosorption of heavy metals using Aspergillus niger” in Young Researchers Conference conducted by Institute of chemical Technology, Mumbai, on 27-28 Jan 2009
6. Presented a paper on “Assessment of traffic Noise pollution in Banepa” in a National Symposium conducted by Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering, Mysore, on 7 th March 2009
7. Presented a paper on “Extraction of Horseradish Peroxidase using Reverse Micelles” in a National Conference conducted by M.V.J.College of Engineering, Bangalore, on 17 th March 2009
8. Presented a paper on “Spatial Distribution of suspended particulates in Banepa, a semi- urban area of Nepal” in a National Conference conducted by M.V.J.College of Engineering, Bangalore, on 17 th March 2009
9. Presented a paper on “Effect of pretreatment of Biosorption of heavy metal ions on Mucor rouxii” in an International Symposium conducted by S.V.University, Tirupathi from 25-27 th July 2009
10. Presented a paper on “ Heavy metal removal by Biosorption” in a National Conference conducted by PESIT from 29-31 st Oct 2009
11. Presented a paper on “ Removal of chromium ions from industrial waste waters by staphylococcus saphrophyticus ” in a National Conference conducted by Pune from 13-14th Nov 2010
12. Presented a paper on “Heavy metal Biosorption by fungi, its mechanisms and influence of various parameters” in a National Conference conducted by Tumkur University on 21st Sep 2011.
13. Presented a paper on “Efficiency study of Effluent treatment plant at CIPLA, a pharmaceutical plant in Bangalore ” in a National Conference conducted by BIET,Davanagere on 21st Oct 2011
14. Presented a paper on “Analysis of Design of Fermenter & process modeling of Hemorrhagic Septicemia (HS) vaccine production” in a National Conference conducted by BIET, Davanagere on 21st Oct 2011.
15. Presented a paper on “Detection of chronic carriers of Salmonella Typhimurium in Rodents and its utilization in phage therapy” in SANKALPA Innovative Idea Presentation conducted by CORI, PESIT on 25th Feb 2012.
16. Presented a paper on “Biosorption of hexavalent chromium using tamarind seeds” in SANKALPA Innovative Idea Presentation conducted by CORI, PESIT on 25th Feb 2012.
17. Presented a paper on “Production of bacteriorhodopsin using halobacterioum” in SANKALPA Innovative Idea Presentation conducted by CORI, PESIT on 25th Feb 2012.
18. Presented a paper on “Street lights replaced by Bioluminescent trees” in SANKALPA Innovative Idea Presentation conducted by CORI, PESIT on 25th Feb 2012.
19. Presented a paper on “Biosorption: An impact of different pretreatment methods for evaluating pH & degree of kinetics for Lead & Zinc using Mucor rouxii” in Bangalore India BIO 2012 Conducted on 6-8 th Feb 2012.
20. Presented a paper on “Comparison of bio-degradation of Azo dyes among different Microbial species and establishment of optimum parameters” in a National Conference conducted by MSRIT Bangalore on 11-13th Apr 2012.
21. Presented a paper on “Optimized production of Bacteriorhodopsin” in a National Conference conducted by MSRIT Bangalore on 11-13th Apr 2012.
22. Presented a paper on “Prospects on various implications of scaffold based tissue Engineering” in a National Conference conducted by MSRIT Bangalore on 11-13th Apr 2012.
23. Presented a paper on “Isolation, screening, biochemical characterization, production and purification of amylase enzyme from soil bacteria” in a National Conference conducted by MIT, Manipal, on 14-16th Apr 2012.
24. Presented a paper on “Bio-degradation of Azo dyes by different Microbial species and determining optimum parameters” in a National Symposium conducted by BMSCE, Bangalore on 11-13th Apr 2012.
25. Presented a paper on “Production of beer using finger millet as an adjunct” in a National Symposium conducted by BMSCE, on 28th Apr 2012.
26. Presented a paper on “Development of health oriented nutrilife whey beverage” in a National Symposium conducted by BMSCE, on 28th Apr 2012.
27. Presented a paper on “Designing of a temperature control loop in a bioreactor” in a National Symposium conducted by BMSCE, on 28th Apr 2012.

Training/Research/Teaching Experience:

1. Attended Faculty Development Program in Biotransformation and Bio kinetics, organized by The Department of Biotechnology, MVJCE Bangalore, from 23rd to 27th Aug.2004.
2. Attended Faculty Development Program in Bioprocess and Bio reaction engineering organized by The Department of Biotechnology, MVJCE Bangalore, from 23rd to 27th Aug.2004.
3. Attended Faculty Development Program in Thermodynamics organized by The Department of Biotechnology, BIET, Davanagere, from 20th to 21st Feb.2004.
4. Attended Faculty Development Program in Bioprocess principles and calculations organized by The Department of Biotechnology, MVJCE Bangalore, from 29th to 30th Jan.2004.
5. Attended Faculty Development Program in Mathematical modeling in Biotechnology jointly organized by The Department of Biotechnology and The Department of Mathematics, MSRIT Bangalore, on 12th May 2004.
6. Attended Faculty Development Program in Bioprocess control and Automation jointly organized by The Department of Biotechnology and The Department of Chemical Engineering, MSRIT Bangalore, from 25th -26th Feb 2005.
7. Attended Faculty Development Program on Creativity organized by The International Academy for Creative Teaching, JGI, Bangalore, from April 7th to 8th 2005.
8. Attended AICTE-ISTE sponsored STTP Program on Chemical Engineering Applications in Biotechnology, conducted by The Department of Chemical Engineering, MSRIT Bangalore, from 09th to 20th Aug.2004.
9. Attended AICTE sponsored STTP Program in Pedagogy Organized by Acharya Institute of Technology, Bangalore, from 04th to 20th Jan.2006.
10. Attended VGST& VTU sponsored Faculty Development Program on Environmental Biotechnology, conducted by The Department of Biotechnology, PESIT, Bangalore, from 14th to 19th Dec.2009.
11. Attended a Workshop on Introduction to Probability & Statistics for applications in Engineering conducted by the Department of Mathematics,PESIT,Bangalore, from 8 th June to 11 th June 2010
12. Attended a Workshop on Cutting Edge Process Control Technologies- Industrial Perspective, conducted by the Department of Instrumentation, BIT, Bangalore, from 24th to 25th July 2010.
13. Attended a National level Workshop on NMR & Mass Analysis, conducted by the Department of Pharmaceutical analysis, PES College of Pharmacy, Bangalore, on 25 th Feb 2011.
14. Attended one day High Performance Computing pre-Conference workshop on Research Paper Writing conducted by the PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore, on 23 rd July 2011.
15. Attended 14th ISTE Karnataka State Faculty Convention, conducted by PESIT, Bangalore, from 18th to 19th Nov 2011.
16. Attended an awareness Workshop on Knowledge & learning solutions, jointly organized by PESIT & BITES, Bangalore, on 4th Feb 2012.
17. Attended a Workshop on SPSS, organized by the Department of Biotechnology, PESIT, Bangalore, from 9th to 14th Jan 2012.
18. Attended a Workshop on Research Methodology, organized by the Department of Telecommunication Engineering, PESIT, Bangalore, from 3rd to 4th May 2012.
19. Attended an “Open Lecture Series on Advanced Science & Technology” organized by PESIT, Bangalore, under the aegis of KSTA, GoK, on Nov 16th 2012.
20. Attended Faculty Development Program in “ Thermal Management in Electronic Devices” organized by The Department of Mechanical engineering, PESIT, Bangalore, from 4th to 7th March 2013.
21. Attended a Workshop on Research Methodology,, organized by the Department of Biotechnology, PESIT, Bangalore, from 17 th to 18th May 2013.
22. Attended a Workshop on Project Proposal Writing, organized by the Department of Biotechnology, PESIT, Bangalore, from 16 th to 17th July 2013.
23. Attended a TEQIP II sponsored Workshop on Sustainable Innovations, organized by PESIT in collaboration with Karnataka State Innovation Council & ACCS ,IISc, Bangalore, on September 21 st 2013.