A. JOHN DE BRITTO
Dr.A.John De Britto obtained his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degree in Botany from St.Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Trichy. He completed his M.Phil., Degree from the same college. Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.,) was awarded by Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai. He also obtained Master of Psychology Degree from Annamalai University, Chidambaram and PGDCA from Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli.
He has completed 34 years of teaching and 28 years of research in St.Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Palayamkottai in the field of Molecular Biology, Phytochemistry, and Environmental Science. He has taught Foundation Courses (Personality Development, Value Education and Social Awareness) for 26 years. He has completed 14 Major Projects and 7 Minor projects funded by TNSCST, UGC, DST, CSIR, ICMR, MOEF, PWD, Tamil Nadu and ICSSR which include both scientific and socially relevant projects. He has published six books on Environmental Science, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Personality Development. He also published 220 research articles in National and International Journals. Under his able guidance, 32 research scholars have been awarded Ph.D., Degree and 24 scholars have been awarded M.Phil.,Degree.
He has participated in various International Exchange Programmes, Seminars and Conferences and presented papers in countries like Japan (1992, 2000), China (1997, 2005), United Kingdom (1995), USA (1999,2009,2014,2016) Finland (2003), Thailand (2003), Australia (2007, 2011), Czech Republic (2005), Jordan (2012), Portugal (2005), Austria (2005) and Denmark (2016).
He is the recipient of awards such as Best NSS Programme Officer Award by Govt. of Tamil Nadu, Best Researcher Award – 2006, 2008, 2012 by St.Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Palayamkottai, Best Teacher Award – 2008 by Tamil Nadu Institute for Educational Research and Development and Fr. T.A. Mathias Memorial Award for Innovative College Teachers of India 2010-11 by All India Association for Christian Higher Education (AIACHE), New Delhi.
He held many positions such as NSS Programme Officer (1994-1999), NSS Programme Coordinator (2000-2002) and the Registrar (2014-2017) of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, Dean of Science (2007-2010), Dean of Research (2012-2013), Member in Academic Council, Board of Studies, Governing Body, IQAC, NAAC, CPE etc., He is a motivational speaker and trainer and he has trained students and staff of various schools, colleges and other institutions.