Dr. Sarita Kumar

Dr. Sarita Kumar, (Reader) is a source of inspiration for all. Students eagerly wait for her classes and counseling sessions. Apart from her academic duties, she is deeply involved in a UGC research project, writing books on science education, creating e-learning educational content and organizing workshops on Open Educational resources. She works closely with NCERT and IGNOU for content development.Presently Vice-Principal of the College.

Title  Dr. First Name Sarita Last Name Kumar Photograph
Designation Associate Professor
Department Zoology

Address
(Campus)

Acharya Narendra Dev College
Govindpuri,
Kalkaji
New Delhi-110019.
Phone Number(Campus) + 91 11 2629 4542
Fax + 91 11 26294540
 Email saritakumar@andc.du.ac.in
sarita.sanjay90@gmail.com
Web Page http://www.wikieducator.org/
Education Subject Institution
B. Sc. (H) Zoology Hans Raj College, University of Delhi
M. Sc. Zoology Hans Raj College, University of Delhi
Ph. D. Zoology Department of Zoology, University of Delhi
Research Interests/ Specialization
Insecticide Toxicology, Applied Entomology, Mosquito Control, Biosensors
Teaching Experience ( Subjects/Courses Taught):
23 Years (1994-Till date)

B.Sc. (H) Zoology-Sem I: Animal diversity-I: Non-Chordata
B.Sc. (H) Zoology-Sem IV: Biochemistry
B.Sc. (H) Zoology-Sem VI: Applied Zoology

Scholarship/ Awards
  • K S Krishnan Teacher Fellow Award from HBCSE, TIFR, Mumbai
  •  Winner of WikiEductor User Page Expo Award for the month of February,2013
  • Distinguished Teacher Award by University of Delhi (2009)One of the ‘Open Access Competition Winners’ amongst the ten worldwide by the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP), United Kingdom, to celebrate the Open Access Week
  • Meritorious Teacher Award, Govt. of NCT of Delhi (2011)
  • Shiksha Rattan Puraskar by IIFS, New Delhi (2011)
  • Selected as Featured WE on India Page for the month of August, 2009 
  • Recognized Internationally with biography published in
    •  Marquis Who is Who in the World
    •  Marquis Who is Who in Asia 
    •  2000 Intellectuals of the 21st Century 
    •  Leading Scientists 
    •  Who is Who in Science and Engineering
  • CSIR Research Associate: 1990-1992 
  • CSIR Senior Research Fellowship: 1987-1990 
  • CSIR Junior Research Fellowship: 1985-1987 
  • U.G.C. Junior Research Fellowship: 1985 
  • National Scholarship: Post-graduation (1983-1985); I in College; II in University 
  • All India scholarship: Graduation (1981-1983); II in University
Research/ Academic Project
Completed:
  1. 3-year UGC Project - “A laboratory study on the larvicidal properties of certain botanicals against mosquito larvae – An alternative for mosquito control.” 1st May 2009-30th April 2012.
  2. 1-year project under Innovation and Entrepreneur Development Cell of college – “Identification and formulation of products from weed extracts exhibiting anti-mosquito potential.” Sponsored by National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Department of Science & Technology (DST).
  3. 1-year project under Innovation and Entrepreneur Development Cell of college – “Formulation of certain beneficial products from silkworm cocoon waste.” Sponsored by National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Department of Science & Technology (DST).
  4. 1-year project under Innovation and Entrepreneur Development Cell of college – “Evaluation of the beneficial properties and formulation of certain useful products from the waste peels of banana.” Sponsored by National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Department of Science & Technology (DST).

    In progress:

    1. 1-year project under Delhi University Innovation Scheme – “Mobile healthcare: The future of health management in India- A Feasibility Study”

    Others:

    Registered as research supervisor in University of Delhi. Two students registered:
    a) Ms. Radhika Warikoo (Thesis submitted in August 2014)
    b) Ms. Monika Mishra

    Facilitated summer training of 37 Undergraduate students under ELITE scheme of the college in June-July, 2012; 20 UG students in June-July, 2013 and 03 students in June-July 2014

     
Publications (Last Five Years)
In Indexed/Peer Reviewed Journals
Year of Publication Title Journal Co-author/s
2014,  2:11-17. ISSN: 2320-7078.
Oviposition altering and Ovicidal Efficacy of Root extracts of Argemone mexicana against Dengue Vector, Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae). Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies Radhika Warikoo and Sarita Kumar
2014, 2: 1-7. DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2014.00147 Larvicidal, repellent and irritant potential of the seed-derived essential oil of Apium graveolens against Dengue Vector, Aedes aegypti L. (Diptera: Culicidae) Frontiers in Public Health Monika Mishra, Naim Wahab and Radhika Warikoo
2014, 6: 71-78. doi: 10.4137/IJIS.S19006 Impact of the Argemone mexicana stem extracts on the reproductive fitness and behaviour of adult dengue vector, Aedes aegypti L. (Diptera: Culicidae). International Journal of Insect Science Radhika Warikoo and Sarita Kumar
2014 Impact of stem extracts of yellow oleander, Thevetia neriifolia (Apocynaceae) on the feeding potential of IV Instars of Gram Pod Borer, Helicoverpa armigera Hübner (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) International Journal of Advanced Life Sciences (In Press) Monika Mishra and Sarita Kumar

2002;Vol.: 50 pp:1-8

Effect of the synergist, Piperonyl Butoxide, on the development of deltamethrin resistance in yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti L. (Diptera: Culicidae).

Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology

Thomas, A.; Sahgal, A.; Verma, A.; Samuel, T.; and Pillai, M.K.K.

2004;Vol.:98 pp:861-871

Variations in the Insecticide spectrum of Anopheles stephensi Liston on selections with deltamethrin/PBO combinations Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology Thomas, A.; Sahgal, A.; Verma, A.; Samuel, T.; and Pillai, M.K.K.
2004;Vol.:28 Stage-specific expression of resistance and behavioral response to deltamethrin and DDT selection pressure in Indian strain of Culex quinquefasciatusSay. Journal of Parasitic Diseases Thomas, A.; Samuel, T.,Sahgal, A.; Verma, A.; and Pillai, M.K.K.
2009;Vol.:26
pp: 155-164
Diminished reproductive fitness associated with the deltamethrin resistance in an Indian strain of dengue vector mosquito,Aedes aegypti L.
Tropical Biomedicine,24: 155-164 Thomas, A.; Samuel, T.,Sahgal, A.; Verma, A.; and Pillai, M.K.K./td>

2011

Correlation between the Reproductive Potential and the Pyrethroid Resistance in an Indian strain of Filarial Vector, Culex quinquefasciatus Say (Diptera: Culicidae) Bulletin of Entomological research. 101: 25-31. (Online, June 2010, doi:10.1017/S0007485310000131)
Pillai, M.K.K.

 2010

Reproductive Disadvantage in an Indian Strain of Malarial Vector, Anopheles stephensi Liston on selections with deltamethrin/synergized deltamethrin. Acta Entomolgica Sinica Pillai, M.K.K.
 

2010

 

Larvicidal Potential of Commercially Available Pine (Pinus longifolia) and Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) Oils Against an Indian Strain of Dengue Fever Mosquito, Aedes aegypti L. (Diptera: Culicidae).  Tropical Biomedicine Warikoo, R.; Wahab,N.

2010

 

Larvicidal Potential of Ethanolic Extracts of Dried Fruits of Three Species of Peppercorns Against Different Instars of an Indian Strain of Dengue Fever Mosquito, Aedes aegypti L. (Diptera: Culicidae)

 Parasitology Research

Warikoo, R.; Wahab, N.

 

2011 Impact of Parthenium hysterophorus leaf extracts on the fecundity, fertility and behavioural response of Aedes aegypti L. Parasitology Research 108:853-859 (DOI: 10.1007/s00436-010-2126-1) Sarita Kumar, Abhay Pratap Singh, Gokul Nair, Sahil Batra, Anubha Seth, Naim Wahab and Radhika Warikoo
2011 Bioefficacy of Mentha piperita essential oil against dengue fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti L. Asia Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, 2: 90-93. Sarita Kumar, Naim Wahab and Radhika Warikoo
2011 Oviposition-altering and ovicidal potentials of five essential oils against female adults of the dengue vector, Aedes aegypti L. Parasitology Research, 109:1125–1131 (DOI: 10.1007/s00436-011-2355-y). Radhika Warikoo, Naim Wahab and Sarita Kumar
2011 Deltamethrin: Promising mosquito control agent against adult stage of Aedes aegypti L. Asia Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine, 4(6): 430-435 (DOI: 10.1016/S1995-7645(11)60120-X). Sarita Kumar, Anita Thomas and MKK Pillai
2011 Relative Larvicidal Efficacy of the Hexane Extracts of Three Species of Peppercorns against Dengue Fever Mosquito, Aedes aegypti L. Journal of Entomological Research Society, 13(2): 27-36. Sarita Kumar, Radhika Warikoo and Naim Wahab
2011 Larvicidal efficacy of the Citrus limetta peel extracts against Indian Strains of Anopheles stephensi Liston and Aedes aegypti L. Parasitology Research (DOI: 10.1007/s00436-011-2814-5). Sarita Kumar, Radhika Warikoo, Monika Mishra, Anubha Seth and Naim Wahab
2011 Efficacy of the ethanolic leaf extracts of citrus plant, Citrus sinensis as larvicidal and irritant agent against dengue vector Aedes aegypti L. Communicated to Asia Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, 3(2): 152-155. Sarita Kumar, Ankita Ray, Jasdeep Kaur, Roopa Samal, Naim Wahab and Radhika Warikoo
2012 Evaluation of fifteen local plant species as larvicidal agents against an Indian strain of dengue fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti L. (Diptera: Culicidae). Frontiers in Physiology; 3(104), 1-6; doi: 10.3389/fphys.2012.00104. Sarita Kumar, Naim Wahab, Monika Mishra, Radhika Warikoo
2012 Evaluation of the larvicidal efficiency of stem, roots and leaves of the weed, Parthenium hysterophorus (Family: Asteraceae) against Aedes aegypti L. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Diseases; 2(5): 395-400 Gokul Nair, Abhay Pratap Singh, Sahil Batra, Naim Wahab and Radhika Warikoo
2012 Print to Digital: A study of students’ psychosomatic cost in traditional and e-learning Elsevier Procedia of Human Behaviour 67: 553 – 560 Ravi Toteja
2012 Usefulness of m- devices in education: A survey Elsevier Procedia of Human Behaviour 67: 538 – 544 Ravi Toteja
2013 Impact of Argemone mexicana extracts on Cidal, Morphological and Behavioural Responses of Dengue vector Aedes aegypti L. (Diptera: Culicidae). Parasitology Research, Doi: 10.1007/s00436-013-3528-7, IF: 2.856 Radhika Warikoo
2013 Evaluation of fifteen local plant species as larvicidal agents against an Indian strain of dengue fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti L. (Diptera: Culicidae). Published in e-book “Frontiers Research Topics: Global change and human vulnerability to vector-borne diseases” Ed., Rubén Bueno Marí and Ricardo Jiménéz-Péydro, Switzerland. Naim Wahab, Monika Mishra, Radhika Warikoo
2010

A  Laboratory Study on the Larvicidal Properties of Three Peppercorns Against an Indian strain of Dengue Fever Mosquito,Aedes aegypti L. (Diptera:Culicidae)


National Symposium; Chemistry in Biology: The Future of Life Sciences, 12-13 Feb, 2010, New Delhi, India


Radhika Warikoo and Naim Wahab


2012 Transition from traditional to e-learning: Student’s acceptance and readiness The Academic Congress – Enabling the Young: Redefining Education’ held at University of Delhi, 6-7 September, 2012  
2012 Argemone mexicana: A weed with larvicidal, anti-juvenile and growth inhibitory potential against Dengue vector, Aedes aegypti L. V International Congress of Environmental Research, 22-24th November, Terengganu, Malaysia Radhika Warikoo, Monika Mishra, Amit Gaurav
2012 Larvicidal and irritant potential of Citrus peel wastes against Indian strains of Dengue vector Aedes aegypti and Filarial vector Culex quinquefasciatus V International Congress of Environmental Research, 22-24th November, Terengganu, Malaysia Monika Mishra, Radhika Warikoo, Amit Gaurav, Naim Wahab
2013 Isolation, identification and biochemical characterization of bacteria as potential biocontrol agents Biosparks-2013, School of Life Sciences, Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi, February 15 – 16, 2013 Rajiv Kumar Shukla, Pushplata Tripathi
2013 Creation of E-museum as OER using wiki platform for Undergraduate Courses in Zoology
National Conference on ‘Redefining Science Teaching: Future of Education’ organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College at University of Delhi South Campus, March 7-9, 2013 Aashifa Pasha
2013 Formulation of beneficial products from the wastewater of silk industry
National Conference on ‘Redefining Science Teaching: Future of Education’ organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College at University of Delhi South Campus, March 7-9, 2013 Ankush Jain, Anubha Seth
2013 Larvicidal and irritant potential of Citrus peel wastes against Indian strains of Malaria vector Anopheles stephensi (Diptera: Anophelinidae).
National Conference on ‘Redefining Science Teaching: Future of Education’ organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College at University of Delhi South Campus, March 7-9, 2013 Anubha Seth, Radhika Warikoo, Monika Mishra
2013 Alterations in haemolymph proteins of Helicoverpa armigera larvae treated with hexane stem extracts of Achyranthes sp.
National Conference on ‘Redefining Science Teaching: Future of Education’ organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College at University of Delhi South Campus, March 7-9, 2013 Hemlata Sharma, Monika Mishra
2013 Delayed and abnormal development of Red Cotton Bug, Dysdercus cingulatus (Hemiptera: Pyrrhocoridae) reared on Aloe vera aqueous leaf extract-treated diet.
National Conference on ‘Redefining Science Teaching: Future of Education’ organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College at University of Delhi South Campus, March 7-9, 2013 Rahul Khewadia, Mahak Juneja
2013 Potential of Argemone mexicana extracts to manage Indian strain of Aedes aegypti: A novel approach for vector control XII International Conference on Vector and Vector Borne diseases, Udaipur, 16-18th September, 2013 Radhika Warikoo
2013 Larvicidal Efficacy of Natural Extracts Prepared from Chrysanthemum flowers against Indian Strains of Anopheles stephensi Liston, Culex quinquefasciatus Say and Aedes aegypti L XII International Conference on Vector and Vector Borne diseases, Udaipur, 16-18th September, 2013 Naim Wahab, Radhika Warikoo, Monika Mishra
2014 Isolation, identification and biochemical characterization of bacteria as biocontrol agents against dengue vector larvae. Proceedings of International Conference on “New approaches in food security and value addition: Technological and genetic options” NAFSVA – 2014 Rajiv Kumar Shukla, Pushplata Tripathi and Sarita Kumar
2014 Creation of E-museum as Open Educational Resource Repository of Organisms for Students of Biological Sciences. OCWC Global 2014’ Ljubljana, Slovenia Sarita Kumar, Ravi Toteja and Charu K Gupta
Professional Societies Memberships

On Editorial Board of:  

  1. Journal of Applied and Natural Science 
  2. International Research Journal of Microbiology
  3. Journal of Applied and Natural Science
  4. Asia Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine

Associate Editor of:

  1. International Journal – ‘International Research Journal of Microbiology’

Reviewer in:

  • Pesticide, Biochemistry and Physiology’, ‘Pesticide Science’, ‘African Journal of Biotechnology’, ‘Acta Tropica’, ‘Journal of Medicinal Plant Research’ and many others of International Repute.

Life member:

  1. Indian Science Congress, India
  2. National Academy of Vector Borne Diseases , Bhubaneswar
  3. Indian Society for Parasitology, Lucknow
  4. Member of Scientific Advisory Board, Virginia, USA
  5. Member of WikiEducator Community, India (www.wikieducator.org/User:Saritasanjay)

 

Participation in Corporate Life
  1. Vice Principal of the college (October 2014 – till date) 
  2. Convener of Finance Committee ( 2010-2014)
  3. Convener of Sashakt ( 2012-2014)
  4. Convener of College Complaints Committee (2012-2013)
  5. Convener of Central Purchase Committee (2009-2010).
  6. Member of PF Committee of the college (2008-2010).
  7. Member of the Fellowship Committee (2008-2010).
  8. Convener of the Zoological Society ‘Niche’ (2008-2010).
  9. Convener of Music competition during the annual festival of the college (2007-2008).
  10. Convener of Dance competition during the annual festival of the college (2006-2007).
  11. Member Secretary of Library Committee and member of Dramatic Society of the college (2006-2008).
  12. Convener of Annual Festival, and all the Cultural Activities of the college (2004-2006).
  13. Worked as ‘Bursar’ of the College from 15th July, 2003 to 14th July, 2005.
  14. Convener of women’s welfare society ‘SASHAKT’ in the academic years 2002-2004.
  15. Member of different societies of the college, such as Aesthetic, Admissions, Examination, Canteen, Sports, Cultural, Purchase etc. during various years.
  16. Worked as Staff council secretary (1996-1998).
  17. Convened various events during the college festival and functions, such as Sketching competition, Debate, Quiz, Rangoli, Just-A-Minute, etc.

 

Workshops Organized/Conducted/Invited talks
  1. Organized a one-day workshop on “Think Lab – Cube Interactive Meet” held at ANDC; September, 18 2014.
  2. Organized a one-day workshop on “Collaborative Undergraduate Biology Education, CUBE-2014” held at ANDC; February, 7 2014.
  3.  Attended one day workshop on ‘Open Science for Higher Education and Research’ held on October 3, 2013 at UDSC, New Delhi.
  4.  Attended re-launch of ‘Creative Commons India’ held on November, 12, 2013 at India Islamic Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.
  5. Organizing Secretary of National Conference ‘Redefining Teaching Science: Future of Education’ held at Conference Room, UDSC, March 7-9, 2013. 
  6. Attended a one-day workshop on ‘Open Educational Resources and Open Licensing in the Indian Context’ held at India International Centre, Lodhi Road, on 22nd February, 2013.
  7. Organizing Secretary of National Conference ‘Redefining Teaching Science: Future of Education’ to be held at Conference Room, UDSC, 7-9th March, 2013.
  8. Member of Organizing Committee of ‘The Academic Congress – Enabling the Young: Redefining Education’ held at University of Delhi, 6-7 September, 2012.
  9. Invited for talk by Indian Science Congress Delhi Chapter on ‘Genetically Modified Foods: Harmful or Useful’ For ICSA members, held at India International Centre Annexe, New Delhi on 11th May, 2012.
  10. Invited as resource person for the “Collaborative Undergraduate Biology Education (CUBE) program” held from 29th June 2012 to 1st July 2012 at Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), TIFR, Mumbai.
  11. Invited as resource person to “Orient and train pedagogical co-ordinators of Science and Mathematics under the program strengthening of State functionaries on preparation and use of Science and Mathematics kit developed by NCERT” held from 6th November 2012 to 10th November 2012 at Division of Educational Kits, NCERT, New Delhi.
  12. Invited as a resource person for “OER Workshop” held on 22nd November, 2012 at Apeejay Stya University, Sohna, Haryana; in collaboration with CEMCA
  13. Attended a one day workshop on ‘Animal Welfare and Alternative Models’ held at IGIB-CSIR, University of Delhi on 6th July, 2012.
  14. Attended a one day seminar on ‘Use of Animals in Education and Research’ held at Department of Zoology, University of Delhi on 20th October, 2012.
  15. Facilitating faculty of Mumbai University for e-Content development in Economics and understanding soft skills.
  16. 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 Nov.-2 Dec, 2011.
  17. Convener of One day National Seminar on ‘Teaching Redefined: Open Access to Education’ held at AND College on 1st Nov., 2011; sponsored by INASP, UK.
  18. Member of organizing committee of 2-days “Workshop on Evolution” 9-10th May, 2011, held at Institute of Life Long Learning, University of Delhi.
  19. Facilitator of OER workshop held at Institute of Distance and Open Learning, Mumbai, from 24th to 26th February, 2011.
  20. Organizing Secretary of the International Conference on “Open Paradigms in EducatioN – OPEN 2011” held from 31st January to 2nd February, 2011 at India International Center, New Delhi.
  21. Attended a 2-day workshop on “Genetics in Drosophila” held at Department of Zoology, University of Delhi from 13th November to 14th November, 2010.
  22. Attended a 5-day workshop on “RNAomics: Isolation to Interference” held at Shivaji College from 25th October to 29th October, 2010.
  23. Part 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, Univ. of Delhi at India International Centre, New Delhi.
  24. Worked as facilitator of following Workshops:
    • Parallel workshops LC42 and LC43 on ‘WikiEducator’ for College teachers, organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College and supported by Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, on 13th -17th April, 2009.
    • Parallel workshops LC44 and LC45 on ‘Open Educational Resources’ for College teachers and students, organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College and supported by Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, on 12th -15th May, 2009.o    Workshop LC46 on ‘Open Educational Resources’ for School teachers, organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College held at Sri Ram School, Vasant Vihar on 16th -18th May, 2009.
    • Workshop on ‘WikiEducator’ for the faculty of CIET, NCERT, held on 29th June, 2009.
  25. Worked as coordinator and resource person of the workshop ‘Wikied-09 and EasyNow’ – A workshop on Open Educational Resources for College teachers and students, to be organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College, supported by Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver on 9th-13th January, 2009.
  26. Worked as coordinator of the workshop ‘Wikied-08’ – A workshop on Open Educational Resources for College teachers and students, organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College and Gandhi Bhavan, University of Delhi, supported by Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, on 3rd-6th  October, 2008.
  27. Organized and acted as resource person in a workshop on ‘Biotechnology’ based on the Biology course of B.Sc. Life Sciences Part III for University teachers, organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College and Institute of Life Learning, University of Delhi on 21st October-24th October, 2008.
  28. Acted as resource person in the practical training workshop on ‘Understanding Complexities of Life from Molecules to Systems: Concepts and Tools’ from 12th May-23rd May, 2008 held at Acharya Narendra Dev College.
  29. Working as coordinator of a 3-day workshop ‘WikiEd 08’ conducted at Acharya Narendra dev College, 3,4 and 6th October, 2008.
  30. Worked as one of the members of organizing committee of 2-days National Symposium on “Biotechnology: Expanding Horizons”, 22-23 Nov., 2003; Organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College, Univ. of Delhi at INSA Auditorium 
Other
  • Wrote e-chapters and e-quizzes to be uploaded on the site of Institute of Life Long Learning, University of Delhi.
  • Preparing e-content ‘Biology of Parasitism’ under e-PG Pathshala, a project funded by UGC.

E-chapters: (http://vle.du.ac.in/mod/tab/view.php?id=9778)
1. General characteristics and classification of Phylum Nemathelminthes
2. Life cycle, pathogenicity and prophylaxis of Ascaris lumbricoides
3. Life cycle, pathogenicity and prophylaxis of Wuchereria bancrofti
4. Parasitic adaptations in Nematoda
5. General characteristics and classification of Phylum Cnidaria
6. Morphology and Physiology of Obelia
7. Coral Reefs
8. Social Life in Insects
9. Vision in Arthropoda
10. Respiration in Arthropoda

  • Contributed towards the preparation of manuscripts for ‘Microbiology Elective’ and Practical Microbiology for IGNOU, New Delhi, India.
  • Working towards the development of manuscript for ‘Foundation Course in Science and Technology’, IGNOU, New Delhi.
  • Worked as moderator of the ‘Biological Science group’ registered under: VIMARSH- A forum for DU Science Community.
  • Initiated and working on the project of developing ‘Glossary of Entomological Terms’ on WikiEducator. It is a collaborative project and is open for all the educators to join in. Can be seen on my page on WikiEducator: (www.wikieducator.org/User:Saritasanjay)
  • Wrote following books for M/S Sultan Chand & Sons:
    • Our Environment- A Comprehensive Approach (Class VI)
    • Our Environment- A Comprehensive Approach (Class VII)
    • Our Environment- A Comprehensive Approach (Class VIII)
    • New Visualised Science (Class VI)
    • New Visualised Science (Class VII)
    • New Visualised Science (Class VIII)
    • Exploring Biology Class X Based on ICSE Syllabus
    • Exploring Biology Class IX Based on ICSE Syllabus
    • Visualised Biology for class X based on CBSE syllabus
    • Visualised Biology for class IX based on CBSE syllabus
    • New Visualised Science – I Term (Class IX) based on CBSE syllabus
    • New Visualised Science – II Term (Class IX) based on CBSE syllabus
    • New Visualised Science – I Term (Class X) based on CBSE syllabus
    • New Visualised Science – II Term (Class X) based on CBSE syllabus
  • Worked as a team member in the curriculum development of:
    • Science text book for Class VII, NCERT, New Delhi
    • Honours courses for Zoology at the undergraduate level, University of Delhi
    • Zoology for Life Sciences courses at the undergraduate level, University of Delhi
    • Zoology for Applied Life Sciences courses at the undergraduate level, University of Delhi
  • Worked as a reviewer in the curriculum development of science text book for Class X, NCERT, New Delhi
  • Worked as an editor in the development of science text book for Class VIII, NCERT, New Delhi.
  • Participated as the expert panelist for the orientation of teachers of KVS/NVS/CBSE affiliated schools to new Text Books developed by NCERT through teleconferencing.
  • Working as a part of team deputed by RIE, Ajmer to finalize the ‘Teacher’s Handbook of Science for Class VI, VII and VIII’.
  • Working as a part of team deputed by NCERT for preparation of the ‘Learning modules in science for the students seeking lateral entry to Class VI-VIII’
  • Working as a part of team deputed by NCERT for preparation of the ‘Manual of Practical for Class VI-VIII’.
  • Working as a member of the ILLL (Institute of Life Long Learning, University of Delhi), team involved in writing the e-chapters for undergraduate students of Life Sciences.
  • Resource person in the workshop entitled ‘Orientation of master trainers in the laboratory techniques and practical work in biology at higher secondary stage’ held at ANDC, organized by NCERT•
  • Participated in the workshop entitled ‘Capacity building of head masters and teachers of RIE DMP schools on the use of science and mathematics kits’ organized by NCERT. Working as a part of the team developing the manual for the same.
  • Resource person for the activity-based orientation of teachers to science kits developed by NCERT
  • Part of team deputed by DESM, NCERT, Delhi to finalize the exemplar problems of Maths’ and Science for Class VI-VIII
  • Expert in the review of course material for OBE ‘A’ level in the subject of EVS, NIOS.
  • Resource person for training of Post-Graduate Teachers teaching Classes IX to XII in Army schools across the country, held at Army Welfare Educational Society (AWES) on 28th June, 2011
  • Developing online content for CTES (Certificate Programme for Teaching of Elementary School Science), initiated by NCERT
  • Developing Educational Games and Toys for teaching Biology at upper primary and secondary level as a part of team of NCERT, New Delhi.
  • Expert for ‘Field Trial and Finalization of the Training Package in Biology at Higher Secondary Stage’, NCERT, New Delhi
  • Developed ‘Shabdawali’ on Environment terms for ‘Vishwakosh’ – a project of MHRD, Govt. of Delhi.
  • Developing Biology Kit and Kit Manual at NCERT for the Higher Secondary stage.