Dr. Ravi Toteja

Dr. Ravi Toteja is an immunologist with specialization in tumour immunology and molecular parasitology. He is nominated on the panel of the CEC "Consortium for Educational Communication" a UGC accredited organization for sanctioning of e-projects on Biotechnology and Microbiology. He works within set deadlines and is able to coordinate with everyone.

Title Dr. First Name  Ravi Last Name  Toteja Photograph
Designation Associate Professor
Department Zoology

Address
(Campus)

Acharya Narendra Dev College
Govind Puri,
Kalkaji
New Delhi-110019.

Phone Number
(Campus)

011-26294542

Fax

011-26294540

Email

rtoteja27@yahoo.com
Education Subject Institution
M.Sc. Cell Biology
University of Delhi
M.Phil. Tumor Immunology University of Delhi
Ph.D. Molecular Parasitology University of Delhi
Research Interests/ Specialization
Cell and Molecular Biology, Biotechnology
Teaching Experience
12 years, Presently teaching : Molecular Biology and Immunology.
Scholarship/ Awards

JRFship and SRFship

Jury member for National level exhibition & project competition (NLPEC-2013) under innovation in science persuit for INSPIRED Research (INSPIRE) program, Department of Science & Technology, From 8th to 10th october 2013.

Research/ Academic Projects
  1. “A study on heavy metal induced stress response at cellular and molecular level in ciliates for the development of a potential biosensor”. Sanctioned by Department of Science & Technology. 
  2. “Stress induced induction of metallothioneins (MTs) gene in ciliates and its use as biomarker to assess environmental pollution”. Sanctioned by University Grants Commission.
  3. “Use of Bioluminescent Ciliate Sensors as an Alternative Method for Measuring Heavy Metals in Fresh Water Samples”. Sanctioned by Innovative Entrepreneurship Development Cell of Department of Science & Technology.
  4. “Exploring useful bacteria from soil” Sanctioned by University of Delhi under scheme of innovation projects from colleges.
  5. A low cost microbiotest for detecting insecticides by exploring behavioral and ecotoxicological response of fresh water ciliates. Submitted to Innovative Entrepreneurship Development Cell of Department of Science & Technology.
Publications (Last Five Years)
In Indexed/Peer Reviewed Journals
Year of Publication Title Journal Co-author/s
2001 Genome comparison of progressively drug resistant Plasmodium falciparum lines derived from drug sensitive clone. Memoris do Instiuto Oswaldo Cruz, 96(3): 427-433.  Lathika Nair, VK Bhasin
2008 Authored two chapters  as under
  • Introduction to Cell  
  • Cell cycle and its regulation.
e-book on Cell Biology being developed by NISCAIR, National Institute of Science and Communication and Information Resources, Delhi.
2008
  1. To Perform Agarose Gel electrophoresis of DNA
  2. To perform digestion of lambda DNA by EcoRI and HindIII restriction endonucleases.
  3. To construct circular restriction map of plasmid from the data provided.
  4. Applications of Recombinant DNA Technology. 
  5. To perform Southern Blotting. 


Biology Laboratory Course Workshop (B.Sc. Programme LS part II) Manual. Workshop was organized by Institute of life long learning and Acharya Narendra Dev College  
2009 Uploaded contents of e-learning   www.edufarame.net  
2010 Authored an overview on Structural  Biology and Drug Discovery in National   Symposium; Chemistry in Biology: The Future of Life Sciences, 12-13 Feb, 2010, New Delhi, India organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College.
 
2012 Usefulness of m- devices in education: A survey Procedia-Social and Behavioral Science (67) 538-544 Sarita Kumar
2012 Print to Digital: A Study of students' psychosomatic Cost in Trational and e-learning' Procedia-Social and Behavioral Science (67) 553-560
Sarita Kumar
2013 Cadmium induced ultrastructural changes in the ciliate, stylonychia mytilus (Ciliophora, Hypotrichida) (Submitted) Acta Protozoologica  
Conference Publications
Year of publications  Title  Conference  Co-Author/s
1996 "Detection of drug resistance in P. falciparum by Polymerase chain reaction". International conference on Global Meet on Parasitic Diseases organized by Indian society of Parasitology in New Delhi  
1997 “Allele specific PCR for diagnosis of drug resistance in P. falciparum: Optimization of PCR cycle". International conference on Global Meet on Parasitic Diseases organized by Indian society of Parasitology in Hyderabad  
2010 Presented a poster on “Structural Biology: A tool for drug design" National Symposium; Chemistry in Biology: The Future of Life Sciences, 12-13 Feb, 2010, New Delhi, India, organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College.  
2013 Use of Bioluminescent Ciliate Sensors as an Alernative Method for Measuring Heavy Metals in Fresh Water Samples. Redefining Science Teaching: Future of Education  
2013 Screening of Soil actinomycetes for antimicrobial compounds. Redefining Science Teaching: Future of Education  
2013 Ciliate microbial biodiversity at Sanjay Lake, Delhi. 54th Annual confrence of AMI  
2013 Bio-Monitoring heavy metal pllution in fresh water bodies by single celled eukaryotic microorganisms. 54th Annual confrence of AMI  
Participation in Corporate Life
  1. Member of the committee constituted in 2007 for restructuring of Foundation and Life sciences Curriculum in University of Delhi. As a member of the committee, actively participated in various discussions and provided useful suggestions many of which were incorporated in reframing of the curriculum.
  2. Member of the committee constituted in 2006 for restructuring of Applied Life sciences (sericulture) curriculum. As a member of the committee, actively participated in various discussions and reframing of the syllabi. As a member of the committee, actively participated in various discussions and provided useful suggestions many of which were incorporated in reframing of the curriculum.
  3. Member of committee constituted in 2003 involved in restructuring the course contents of Chordata paper to be taught in IInd year (Gen).
  4. Attended all the meetings of course revision for B.Sc. Zoology (Hons.) and B.Sc. (Gen.) group B held at Department of Zoology, University of Delhi in 2003- 2005.
  5. Member of committee involved in restructuring the course contents of Biochemistry and Immunology paper to be taught in IInd year Zoology (Hons) 2003- 2005.
  6. Member of committee involved in restructuring the course contents of Immunology paper to be taught in B.Sc. Zoology (Hons); 2010.
  7. Member of committee involved in restructuring the course contents of Cell and Molecular Biology paper to be taught in B.Sc. Zoology (Hons); 2010.
  8. Member of committee involved in restructuring the course contents of Cell and Molecular Biology paper to be taught in B.Sc. Life Sciences; 2010
  9. Participated in 5 days Wikied 09" Workshop, organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College and CEMCA from 8th - 12th January, 2009.
  10. Participated in 6 days Easy Now Workshop on Multimedia Content Development, organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College and CEMCA from 20th - 25 April, 2009.
  11. Nominated in the panel of CEC, Consortium for Educational Communication, UGC accredited organization for sanctioning of e-projects on Biotechnology and Microbiology and evaluated two projects on the above subjects.
  12. Resource Person for the 3 days workshop on Open Educational Resources for school teachers, organized at Sri Ram School, Vasant Vihar from 16th May to 18th May, 2009.
  13. Participated in 3 days workshop on DRUPAL for constructing and maintaining website, organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College January, 2010 organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College, University of Delhi at India International Centre, New Delhi.

      Corporate Life
  1. Member of Time table and work load committee.
  2. Deputy Superintendent in the college for B category examinations of University of Delhi in 2006.
  3. Member of Library committee.
  4. Convenor of Debating Society.
  5. Member of Purchase committee.
  6. Member of the Departmental committee for internal assessment.

    (2008- 2010)

  7. Member of Fellowship committee.
  8. Member of Alumni committee.
  9. Member of Professional Development of faculty committee

    (2010-)

  10. Member of Editorial committee
  11. Member of the committee constituted in 2007 for restructuring of Foundation and Life sciences Curriculum in University of Delhi. As a member of the committee, actively participated in various discussions and provided useful suggestions many of which were incorporated in reframing of the curriculum.
  12. Member of the committee constituted in 2006 for restructuring of Applied Life sciences (sericulture) curriculum. As a member of the committee, actively participated in various discussions and reframing of the syllabi. As a member of the committee, actively participated in various discussions and provided useful suggestions many of which were incorporated in reframing of the curriculum.
  13. Member of committee constituted in 2003 involved in restructuring the course contents of Chordata paper to be taught in IInd year (Gen).
  14. Attended all the meetings of course revision for B.Sc. Zoology (Hons.) and B.Sc. (Gen.) group B held at Department of Zoology, University of Delhi in 2003- 2005.
  15. Member of committee involved in restructuring the course contents of Biochemistry and Immunology paper to be taught in IInd year Zoology (Hons) 2003- 2005.
  16. Member of committee involved in restructuring the course contents of Immunology paper to be taught in B.Sc. Zoology (Hons); 2010.
  17. Member of committee involved in restructuring the course contents of Cell and Molecular Biology paper to be taught in B.Sc. Zoology (Hons); 2010.
  18. Member of committee involved in restructuring the course contents of Cell and Molecular Biology paper to be taught in B.Sc. Life Sciences; 2010.

Cultural/ extra curricular activity

  1. As convenor of "Niche", Zoological society of the college, published "Probe", the third edition of the society magazine  and organized a Zoological Fest "Oikos"  in which various Intercollegiate competitions like Science Quiz, Rangoli, Poster making etc. were held in 2006-07. The society also organized a lecture on 'Role of ciliate in waste water management' by Prof Allen Warren, from the London Museum of Natural History, on 18 December 2006 for undergraduate students.
  2. Organized an Educational tours to Simla and Kulu & Manali, Himachal Pradesh for B.Sc. (Hons.) Zoology students in 2007 for collection of various species of insects.
  3. Organized Educational tours to Zoological Park, Biodiversity Park and Centre for Advanced Studies in Zoology, University of Delhi for B.Sc. (Hons.) Zoology, B.Sc. Foundation, B.Sc. Life Sciences and Applied Life sciences students in 2006-08 to study Ex-situ conservation of animals, diversified flora and fauna, tissue culture techniques and methods of animal breeding.
  4. Organized a lecture on "Silk Mark" by Central Silk Board, New Delhi for the benefit of students of Applied Life Sciences in 2008 educating them of the importance of "Silk Mark" in assuring the quality of silk fabrics and products.

Sports/ community and extension services

  • Resource Person for the 3 days workshop on Open Educational Resources for school teachers, organized at Sri Ram School, Vasant Vihar from 16th May to 18th May, 2009.
  • Facilitator of ‘OER Workshop’ held at Institute of Distance and Open Learning, University of Mumbai, from 17th to 20th October, 2011.
  • As Convenor of the Dramatics Society of the college, organized a play on Sau Mein Laga Dhaga…by the students of the college at Sri Ram Centre, New Delhi in 2011.
  • Resource person in the workshop for the faculty of Mumbai University on ‘e-Content development in Economics and understanding soft skills’ held at Acharya Narendra Dev College, 29th -2 Dec, 2011.
  • Facilitator of Workshop on Experimental Procedures in Cell & Molecular Biology for college teachers held at Acharya Narendra Dev College on 9 September 2011.
Workshops Conducted
  
  1. Coordinator of a ten days workshop "Understanding complexities of life from molecules to system: Concepts and tools" for undergraduate students of Biology held in the college from 12th to 23rd May, 2008.
  2. Coordinator of four days Biology Laboratory Course Workshop, B.Sc. Programme LSIII, organized by Institute of Life long Learning, University of Delhi and CPURT (Centre for Undergraduate Research and Training) Acharya Narendra Dev College from 21-24 October, 2008.
  3. Participated in 5 days “Wikied’09” Workshop, organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College and CEMCA from 8th – 12th January, 2009.
  4. Participated in the workshop for Preparation of online quizzes on Life sciences subjects, organized by Institute of Life Long Learning (ILLL), University of Delhi in April 13th, 2009.
  5. Participated in 6 days Easy Now Workshop on Multimedia Content Development, organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College and CEMCA from 20th – 25 April, 2009.
  6. Organizing secretary for the 4 days workshop on Open Educational Resources and Easy Now for college teachers and students, organized at Acharya Narendra Dev College from 12th May to 15th May, 2009.
  7. Participated in 3 days workshop on DRUPAL for constructing and maintaining website, organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College January, 2010 organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College, University of Delhi at India International Centre, New Delhi.
  8. Rapporteur of the session on Structural Biology in National Symposium;   Chemistry in Biology: The Future of Life Sciences, 12-13 Feb, 2010, New Delhi, India. Organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College, University of Delhi at India International Centre, New Delhi.
  9. Member of the Organizing Committee of 2-days National Symposium on “Chemistry in Biology: The Future of Life Sciences”, Feb. 12-13, 2010; organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College, University of Delhi at India International Centre, New Delhi.
  10. Member of the organizing committee for International Conference on Open Paradigms in Education held on 31 January- 2 February, 2011 at India International Centre, New Delhi, organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College.
  11. Participated in 2-days “Workshop on Evolution” from 9-10th May, 2011, held at Institute of Life Long Learning, University of Delhi.
  12. Member of the organizing committee for organizing two days workshop on Hands on Training, Molecular Phylogenetics: Understanding Evolutionary Histories, (Workshop for Students) on 15, 16 June 2011, organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College.
  13. Member of organizing committee of One day National Seminar on ‘Teaching Redefined: Open Access to Education’ held at Acharya Narendra Dev College on 1st Nov., 2011; sponsored by INASP, UK.