Dr. K. J. Cherian is a well known academician, keen researcher & vigil administrator. He has taken charge as Principal of Sindhu Mahavidyalaya from April 2013.
He has done M.Sc. & Ph.D. in Botany. His academic excellence has been rewarded with Fellow Awards by reputed bodies. He is Fellow of International Congress for Environmental Research (FICER), International Council for Man and Nature (FMANU), Sustainable, Efficacious Development and Awareness (FASEA), International Society of Science and Technology (FISST).
Dr. K. J. Cherian’s research interest cover Phycology, Melittopalynology, Phytochemistry, Autecology, Aerobiology, Plantpathology, Floriculture, Vermicompostiung, Mushroom cultivation & Bee Keeping. He has published 28 research papers in national / international journals and has received projects worth Rs. 7,89,000/-. He is a recognized Ph. D. supervisor and currently 8 students are working under him. He is member of editorial boards of several journals. He was Editor for Special issue of Bionano Frontier; Member of Review board in ESSENCE – International Journal of Environmental Rehabilitation and Conservation; Member of Review board in Environment Conservation Journal. He has published 3 books and 3 more books have been accepted for publication.
Dr. K. J. Cherian’s role as administrator started with various duties and committees at college level. He became Head of the Botany Department, Hislop College, Nagpur in 1999, Served as Vice-Principal from 2002-2006 and as Director of P.G. Department & Research in Botany, Hislop College, Nagpur. He has experience in conducting University examinations as Officer In-Charge. He has been member of Various Interview committee as Subject Expert/ VC Nominee, Chairman/ Member of Local Enquiry Committee appointed by University, Member of Semester pattern Syllabus Committee for PG & UG course in Botany, Member of scrutinize committee for the promotion of Associate Professor, Chairman of Moderation Committee for UG course in Botany, RTM Nagpur University. Served as Chairman, Board of Studies in Botany, RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur. He has been also member of Academic Council RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur.