Photograph Name Dr Anina James
Email Id Date Of Join
Designation Assistant Professor (Adhoc) Mobile No
Address Department of Zoology, DDUC
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Educational Qualifications
Degree Institution Year
Ph.D Department of Zoology, University of Delhi 2019
Career Profile

Assistant Professor in Department of Zoology at DDUC since January, 2020.

Administrative Assignments


Member, All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE),

Member, NAAC Second Cycle

Member, AQAR

Member, Scholarship Committee

Member, Admission Committee

Member, Sports Committee

Member, Gender Sensitization Club

Member, Photography Club



Areas of Interest / Specialization

Environmental Toxicology

Subjects Taught

Non Chordata

Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates

Food, Nutrition & Health

Medical Diagnostics

Public Health & Hygiene

Research Methodology


Molecular Biology

Animal Biotechnology

Research Guidance
Publications Profile

1) James A. (2022) Ceramic-microbial fuel cells (C-MFC) for waste water treatment: A mini review. Environmental Research 210, 112963 

2) James A. (2022) Bioaerogels, the emerging technology for cleaner, sustainable wastewater remediation: A comprehensive review on synthesis, properties and applications. Environmental Research 210, 112963,

3) Kumaran A, Vashishth R., Singh S., Surendran U, James A.*, Chellam PV* (2022) Biosensors for detection of organophosphate pesticides: Current technologies and future directives. Microchemical Journal 178, 107420, 

4) James A, Yadav D (2021) Valorization of coconut waste for facile treatment of contaminated water: A comprehensive review (2010–2021), Environmental Technology & Innovation 24, 102075

5) James A, Singh DK. (2021) Atrazine detoxification by crude enzyme extracts derived from epiphytic root bacteria associated with emergent hydrophytes. Journal of Environmental Science and Health Part B 56(6): 577-586.

6) James A, Singh DK (2018) Assessment of atrazine decontamination by epiphytic root bacteria isolated from emergent hydrophytes. Annals of Microbiology 68:953–962

7) James A, Singh DK, Khankhane PJ (2018) Enhanced atrazine removal by hydrophyte-bacterium associations and in vitro screening of the isolates for their plant growth promoting potential. International J of Phytoremediation. doi: 10.1080/15226514.2017.1337068

8) James A et al. (2017) Overwintering sites and strategies of Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae) larvae and impact of neem seed kernel aqueous suspension (NSKAS) and other eco-friendly tools on them. International Journal of Mosquito Research 2017; 4(2): 135-141

Book Chapters:

1) James A, Mertah O, Zargar M, Chauhan S, Kherbeche A, Padmanaban V. (2021) Advances in multifunctional composite aerogels: As a micropollutant scavenger. In: Inorganic-Organic Composites for Water and Wastewater Treatment, Editors: Eric Lichtfouse, Ali Khadir, Springer Nature.

2) James A. (2021) Phytoremediation of urban air pollutants. In: Urban Ecology and Global Climate Change. Editors: Rahul Bhadouria, Shweta Upadhyaya, Sachchidanand Tripathi, Pardeep Singh. Wiley, UK (accepted).


Conference Organization/ Presentations (in the last three years)

Oral Presentation

  • International conference organised by INSCR  on Microbes in Sustainable Development held in November 2021. 
  • International conference on Microbial world: Recent development in health, agriculture and environment sciences (February, 2021). Organized by Association of Microbiologists of India. Topic: Atrazine decontamination by emergent hydrophytes and epiphytic root bacteria; categorized under Innovative Research.
  • International conference on Changing environment: Understanding the emerging challenges and their management strategies (April, 2019); Topic: Atrazine decontamination by hydrophyte-bacterium associations.

Abstract Submission and Poster presentation for International conferences attended

  • Cross reactivity of Esterase (Beta-lactamase), to the non beta-lactam antibiotics through molecular docking at Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI) Conference, 2018 at Hyderabad, Telangana.


Research Projects (Major Grants/Research Collaboration)
Awards and Distinctions

CSIR-UGC JRF Life Sciences, Rank 067/0644, 2012

Association With Professional Bodies

Lifetime member of Indian Network for Soil Contamination Research (INSCR), membership ID: L-53 (2021)


Other Activities

Syllabus Drafting Committee member, UGCF 2022 for Environmental Toxicology paper

Faculty Development Programs attended

  • Pedagogical Training for Effective Teaching and Learning (3/8/2020 to 10/8/2020), conducted jointly by Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, University of Delhi and KTHM College, Savitribai Phule Pune University.    
  • Wildlife Conservation and Management (4/10/2021 to 9/102021) conducted jointly by Mahatma Hansraj Faculty Development Centre and Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi.

Webinars attended

  • Importance of IPR in Pandemic Situation: Special Focus on Expedite Patent Processing” organized by Shivaji College, University of Delhi on 11th July, 2020.
  •  “Small Solutions for Big Problems - Tackling Environmental Contamination" by Prof. Esta Van Heerden; organized by International Consortium of Water Researchers (ICWR) on 18th July, 2020.
  •  National Education Policy: Strategy for self-reliant India by Prof. Rajendra Pratap Gupta; organized by Internal Quality Assurance Cell, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, DU on 25th August, 2020.
  •  “Challenges of Emerging Pollutants in Water Management" by Prof Shane Allen Snyder; organized by International Consortium of Water Researchers (ICWR) on 17th September, 2020.
  •  “Advanced treatment of urban wastewater and reuse: Effect of consolidated and new treatments on contaminants of emerging concern" by Prof.Luigi Rizzo; organized by International Consortium of Water Researchers (ICWR) on 18th September, 2020.
  • Combating the Millennium Pandemic: Diagnostics and Infection Prevention” organized by Shivaji College, University of Delhi on 18th September, 2020.
  • Steps towards complex matter: Chemistry! By Nobel Laureate Prof Jean-Maria LEHN; organized by National Academy of Sciences, India and MHRD-Institution Innovation Council on 21st September, 2020.
  • Plastics and Endocrine Disruptions: A 21st Century Update” organized by Shivaji College, University of Delhi on 24th September, 2020.

Resource person

  • BRIDGE Program on 3rd October 2021 for Synapses- The Zoological Society of DDU college, Science Foundation and STAR DBT jointly organized a workshop session on ‘YOUR SALIVA IN ACTION’ for students of BSc. (Hons) Zoology and BSc. Life Science.

Event coordinator 

  • School outreach program for Bal Bharati School, Dwarka, held on 11-15th July 2022

  • Online Lecture: Re-search the purpose of research Event Convener held on 17th June 2022

  • Online Lecture: History of Science and Scientific Method Event Convener held on 10th June, 2022

  • BIRAC (Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council), Teacher coordinator held on 9th and 10th June 2022

  • IPR International Symposium, Session moderatorSession coordinator  held on 16th Feb, 2022.
  • SEP Basic and Advanced Session moderatorSession coordinator held in Feb-March 2022

  • Zoofestea, 22 Teacher coordinator    

  • Career Counselling & Alumni Interaction, Exploring science: My journey to a Master’s Degree and beyond. Dated: 11th December, 2021.
  • International Online Symposium: Reproductive Health and Physical Fitness, Day 2: Session 1 “A better you today- A yogini’s approach to women’s wellness”. Dated: 29th September, 2021.
  • International Conference (online) “Reaching out to Children & Society: A Step towards Promoting Microbiology Literacy”. Dated: 3rd February, 2021.
  • Study visit to Sulabh International Museum of Toilets, Delhi. Dated: 28th February, 2020.
  • Study visit to National Institute of Health and Family Welfare, Delhi. Dated: 5th March, 2020.


Assignment, Notes for Students