Dr.Brilliant RajanAssistant Professor of Environmental Sciences

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Education
  • M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D
Areas of Interest
  • Ecotourism
  • Sustainable Development
  • Ecosystem Studies

Date of Joining: 03.02.2012

Phone Number: 9446917941

Email Id: brilliantrajan@gmail.com

2012 Ph. D Assessment of carrying capacity of selected Tourism Destination in Kerala – A Strategy for Sustainable Development
2005 M. Phil Landuse / Land Cover Changes in Meenachil River Basin using Remote Sensing and GIS
2003 M. Sc Physico Chemical characteristics of Kallada River in Punalur Municipality Area

Publications

International Papers

1. Raheem, P., Vincy M. V. and Brilliant, R. (2017). Estimation of Beach Carrying Capacity for Lakshadweep Islands, South India. Global Journal of Current Research, 5(3): 120-127.

2. Brilliant, R., Jude, E., Vincy M. V. & Pradeepkumar, A. P. (2016). Analysis of Socio-economic and cultural impacts of tourism for sustainable development – A Case Study of Varkala. Amal International Journal of Economic & Social Sciences, 2(1): 47-52.

3. Vincy M. V., Brilliant, R. and Pradeepkumar, A. P. (2016). A Checklist of Odonata species as indicators of riparian ecosystem of a tropical river, the southern Western Ghats, Kerala, S. India. Journal of Entomology & Zoology Studies, 4(2): 104-108.

4. Vincy M. V., Brilliant, R., Prasanth Narayanan, S. and Pradeepkumar, A. P. (2016). A Checklist of riparian avifauna of Meenachil River Basin, Kerala, South India. International Journal of Fauna & Biological Studies, 3(2): 24-28.

5. Vincy M. V., Brilliant, R., and Pradeepkumar, A. P. (2015). Prevalence of indicator and pathogenic bacteria in a tropical river of Western Ghats, India. Applied Water Science, DOI 10.1007/s13201-015-0296-9. ISSN 2190-5487 (print)/ISSN 2190-5495 (online).

6. Vincy M. V., Brilliant, R., and Pradeepkumar, A. P. (2015). Hydrochemical characterization and quality assessment of groundwater for drinking and irrigation purposes: a case study of Meenachil River Basin, Western Ghats, Kerala, India. Environmental Monitoring & Assessment. 187: 4217. DOI 10.1007/s10661-014-4217-4. ISSN 0100-8404 (print)/ISSN 1806-9959 (online). Impact factor: 1.679

7. Vincy M. V., Brilliant, R., and Pradeepkumar, A. P. (2015). Comparison of riparian species diversity between the main river channel and subwatersheds of Meenachil River Basin, Kerala, Southern India. Brazilian Journal of Botany, 38(1): 81-98. ISSN 0100-8404 (print)/ISSN 1806-9959 (online) Impact factor: 0.648

8. Shari, S. P., Vincy M. V. and Brilliant, R. (2014). Invitro Antibacterial Efficacy of Medicinal Plants Against Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria A Comparative Analysis. Asian Academic Research Journal of Multidisciplinary, 1(27): 356-368.

9. Brilliant, R., Vincy M. V. and Pradeepkumar, A. P. (2013). Coastal Water Recreation and Public Health of South India – A Case Study in Varkala Beach. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, 2(5): 247-255. ISSN 2319-7706.

10. Brilliant Rajan, Vincy Mary Varghese and Pradeepkumar, A. P. (2013). Beach Carrying Capacity Analysis for Sustainable Tourism Development in the South West Coast of India. Journal of Environmental Research, Engineering & Management, Nr. 1(63): 67-73. ISSN 1392-1649 (print)/ISSN 2029-2139 (online).

11. Vincy M. V., Brilliant, R., and Pradeepkumar, A. P. (2013). A Checklist of Butterflies of Meenachil River Basin, Kerala, India. Journal of Research in Biology, 3(1): 768-774.  ISSN 2231 –6280 (print); ISSN 2231- 6299 (online).

12. Brilliant, R., Vincy Mary Varghese and Pradeepkumar, A. P. (2013). Landuse/Land Cover Evaluation for Sustainable Coastal Tourism Development of Varkala, Kerala. International Journal of Plant, Animal and Environmental Sciences, 3(1): 44-49.  ISSN 2231-4490.

 

13. Vincy M. V., Brilliant Rajan, and Pradeepkumar, A. P. (2012). Water Quality Assessment of a Tropical Wetland Ecosystem with Special Reference to Backwater Tourism, Kerala, South India. International Research Journal of Environmental Sciences, 1(5): 62-68. ISSN 2319-1414.

14. Brilliant, R., Vincy Mary Varghese and Pradeepkumar, A. P. (2012). Vegetation Analysis of Montane forest of Western Ghats with special emphasis on RET species. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation, 4(15): 652-664. ISSN 2141-243X.

15. Vincy M. V., Brilliant Rajan, and Pradeepkumar, A. P. (2012). Geographical Information System based Morphometric Characterization of Sub-Watersheds of Meenachil River Basin, Kottayam district, Kerala, India. Geocarto International, 27(8): 661-684. ISSN 1010-6049 (print)/ISSN 1752-0762 (online). Impact factor: 1.37

16. Brilliant Rajan, Vincy Mary Varghese and Pradeepkumar, A. P. (2011). Recreational Boat Carrying Capacity of Vembanad lake Ecosystem, Kerala, South India. Journal of Environmental Research, Engineering and Management, 56(2): 11-19. ISSN 1392-1649 (print)/ISSN 2029-2139 (online).

 

17. Paul, J., Thomas, R. P., Brilliant, R. and Unni, K. S. (2015). Phenology of trees in the Riparian Forests of Pamba River Basin, Southern Western Ghats, India. mRNA, 4(3): 4-11.

18. Brilliant Rajan, Vincy Mary Varghese and K. V. George. (2009). Comparative Analysis of Phytoplankton Diversity of Two Rivers of Kerala in relation to Water Quality. Ind. J. Bot. Res.5(1 & 2): 131-136. ISSN 0973-2233

19. Raju, K., Suchindan, G. K. and Brilliant Rajan. (2007). Terrain Evaluation for Sustainable Coastal Tourism Development of Varkala, Kerala. Indian Catrographer, pp: 114-119. 

 

20. Brilliant, R. & Ardra, A. S. (2016). Climate Change & Prevalence of Diseases – A Case Study from India. International Seminar on Rising India, Higher Education & the World Order in the 21st century, March 10-11, 2016, St. John’s College, Anchal, pp: 67-68.

21. Brilliant Rajan, Vincy Mary Varghese, Prasanth Narayanan, S., Toms Augustine and Pradeepkumar, A. P. (2012). Study of Avian Associated with Patched Shola Forests and Grasslands of Vagamon hills, Western Ghats, Kerala, S. India. International Conference on Wildlife with special emphasis on Human-Animal Conflict (ICWHAC), 16-18 August 2012, St. Berchmanns’ College, Changanacherry.

22. Vincy Mary Varghese, Brilliant Rajan, A. P. Pradeepkumar and Riju Stephen. (2010). GIS-Based Landuse/Land Cover Change Characterization in the Humid Tropical Meenachil River Basin, Kerala, South India. Proceedings of the Applied Geoinformatics for Society and Environment, August 2-7, 2010, Universidad Catolica de Santa Maria, Arequipa, Peru, Volume 109, pp: 45-50.

23. George, K. V., Brilliant Rajan and Vincy Mary Varghese. (2008). Impacts of Tourism on Agroecosystem of Kumarakom – A Case Study. Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture, February 6-7, 2009, CMS College, Kottayam. Pp: 124-129.

24. George, K. V., Brilliant Rajan and Vincy Mary Varghese. (2010). Wetland and Mangroves for carbon Sequestration with Special Reference to Vembanadu Lake, A Ramsar Site in Kerala, S. India. Proceedings of the International Conference on Climate Change and Developing Countries from February 19-22, 2010, Hotel Windsor Castle, Kottayam. Pp: 101-102.

25. Brilliant Rajan. (2005). Physico Chemical characteristics of Kallada River in Punalur Municipality Area. Proceedings of the International Conference on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development, August 10-13, 2005, St. Berchmanns’ College, Changanacherry, pp: 39.

 

26. Soorya, R. B., Varsha Bhadran, Vincy M. V. and Brilliant Rajan. (2015). Rare earth elements & heavy metals in coastal springs of southern Kerala: A hydrogeochemcial analysis. Proceedings of the National Seminar on Nanomaterials and its Applications (NSNA-2015), organized by the Department of Chemistry, Mar Ivanios College (Autonomous), Nalanchira, Thiruvananthapuram, held on October 1, 2015, pp: 33-34.

27. Brilliant Rajan, Soorya, R. B., Vincy M. V. and Pradeepkumar, A. P. (2015). Solid Waste Generation and Associated Problems of selected Tourism Destinations in Kerala – A Comparative Approach. Proceedings of the National Seminar on Solid waste Management: Emerging Trends and Challenges (SWMETAC-2015), organized by the Post Graduate & Research Department of Zoology, St. Stephen’s College Pathanapuram, pp: 25-29.

28. Varsha Bhadran, Soorya, R. B., Vincy, M. V. and Brilliant, R. (2015). Analysis of Dissolved Minerals in different Ground water samples of Varkala Coast area – South India. Proceedings of the National Seminar on Solid waste Management: Emerging Trends and Challenges (SWMETAC-2015), organized by the Post Graduate & Research Department of Zoology, St. Stephen’s College Pathanapuram, pp: 153-157.

29. Brilliant Rajan and Vincy Mary Varghese. (2014). Hydrochemical characteristics of a highland tourism destination in India with emphasis on potability of water. National Seminar on Recent Trends in Chemical Sciences (NSRTCS-2014) organized by the Department of Chemistry, St. John’s College, Anchal, October 23-24, 2014, pp: 24. 

30. Shari, S. P., Suja, S., and Brilliant, R. (2014). Analysis of Soil nutrients in Different Agricultural Practices in India for Sustainable Fertilizer Options. Proceedings of the Two Day National Seminar on Contemporary Techniques in Environmental Research and Conservation (CTERC-2014) organized by the PG Department of Environmental Sciences, All Saints’ College Thiruvananthapuram from March 13-14, 2014, pp: 103-105.

31. Shari, S. P., Vincy, M. V., and Brilliant, R. (2014). Traditional Medicinal Plants -Alternative Source of Antibiotics. U.G.C. Sponsored National Seminar on Recent Trends and Challenges in Environmental Biotechnology organized by the Department of Zoology, Sree Narayana College, Punalur, Kollam, Kerala from 20th and 21st February 2014

32. Shari, S. P., Vincy, M. V. and Brilliant, R. (2014). Prevalence and Antibiotic Susceptibility of traditional medicinal plants on pathogenic bacteria using Agar Well Diffusion Method. Proceedings of the 26th Kerala Science Congress, January 28-31, 2014, Pookode, Wayanad, pp: 2312-2321.

33. Brilliant Rajan, Vincy Mary Varghese and A. P. Pradeepkumar. (2012). Faunal diversity status of a coastal tourism destination in Kerala, South India. Proceedings of the First National Biodiversity Congress at Kanakakkunnu Palace, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala from 27-30 December 2012. pp: 161

34. Brilliant, R., Vincy Mary Varghese, Joby Paul and Pradeepkumar, A. P. (2012). Floristic diversity & associated fauna in a high altitude tourism destination of Western Ghats, Kerala, India. National Seminar of the Second Indian Biodiversity Congress held at Bengaluru, Karnataka from 9th to 11th December 2012. pp: 13.

35. Brilliant Rajan, Vincy Mary Varghese and A. P. Pradeepkumar. (2012). A Statistical Modelling Approach for Forecasting of Tourism Developments and its impact on biodiversity on the largest wetland ecosystem in South India. Proceedings of the National Conference on Conservation and Management of Wetland Ecosystems, November 06-08, 2012, School of Environmental Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, pp: 190-191.

36. Brilliant Rajan, Vincy Mary Varghese, Joby Paul, Toms Augustine, Prasanth Narayanan S. and Pradeepkumar A. P. (2011). Environmental risk assessment & vulnerability analysis of tourism in a high altitude destination in Kerala, South India. Disaster, Risk and Vulnerability Conference held at School of Environmental Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. March 12-14, 2011.

37. Brilliant Rajan, Vincy Mary Varghese, Toms Augustine, Babu Padmakumar and Pradeepkumar A. P. (2010). Butterfly Diversity of Western Ghats Grasslands of Kerala – A case Study in Vagamon, Book of Abstracts: First Indian Biodiversity Congress December 2010 Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala Pp: 22.

38. Brilliant Rajan, Vincy Mary Varghese and George, K. V. (2010). Correlation analysis on water quality parameters of Backwater Tourism Destination: A Ramsar Site in Kerala, S. India. Proceedings of the 22nd Kerala Science Congress, January 28-31, 2010, KFRI, Peechi, pp: 666-667.

39. George, K. V., Brilliant Rajan and Vincy Mary Varghese. (2010). Sustainable Development of a Backwater tourism Destination in Kerala with Special Reference to Agritourism. Proceedings of the National Seminar on Sustainable Agriculture, January 15-16, 2010, CMS College, Kottayam. Pp: 38-40.

40. Brilliant Rajan and Vincy Mary Varghese. (2007). Influence of Nutrient flux on Phytoplankton Diversity and its Impacts on Water Transport Systems – A Case Study of Karamana River, Kerala, India. BIOVERVE 2007. Proceedings of the National Level Seminar on Genomics and Stem Cell Research, November 22-23, 2007, Department of Biosciences, Marthoma College, Thiruvalla. Pp: 31-35.

41. Vincy Mary Varghese and Brilliant Rajan. (2007). Phytoplankton Diversity of Neyyar River of Kerala with Special Reference to Hydrogeochemistry. BIOVERVE 2007. Proceedings of the National Level Seminar on Genomics and Stem Cell Research, Nov. 22-23, 2007, Department of Biosciences, Marthoma College, Thiruvalla. Pp: 35-41.

42. Brilliant Rajan, Muraleedharan Nair, M. N. and Suchindan, G. K. (2007). Water Quality Study of Varkala Coast with special reference to Tourism Carrying Capacity. Proceedings of the 19th Kerala Science Congress, January 29-31, 2007, Kannur, pp: 736-739.

43. Special mention in the national daily The Hindu dated 31 Jan 2011

Ph. D GUIDESHIP
Guideship in Bharathiar University, Coimbatore ENV-GU3258
Guideship in School of Environmental Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam

 

PARTICIPATION
10 October 2014 Participated in the People’s Commission on Vembanad Ecosystem constituted by KSSP held at the School of Marine Sciences, CUSAT, Foreshore Road, Ernakulam.
5-6 June 2014 Participated in the World Environment Day Celebrations 2014 organized by P G Dept. of Environmental Sciences, St. John’s College, Anchal funded by Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment & Environment Govt. of Kerala.
  Participated in the World Environment Day Celebrations on “Green your daily routine & make sustainable consumption” organized by the P. G. Department of Environmental Science, St. John’s College, Anchal and funded by Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment.
27-28 September 2007 Participation in the two day “Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights: Prospects & Procedures” organized by the Postgraduate & Research Department of Zoology, Mar Thoma College, Thiruvalla, sponsored by Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment, Government of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram on at Mar Thoma College, Thiruvalla
5 June 2007 Attended a Seminar on Biodiversity Conservation & Eco Tourism Development of Pathiramanal Island organized by CESS & Muhamma Grama Panchayat at St. George Church Parish Hall, Muhamma
28 March 2006 Attended the Regional Workshop on Vembanad Wetland Conservation held at Hotel Royale Park Auditorium, Alappuzha
29-31 January 2006 Participated in the XVIII Kerala Science Congress held at the Centre for Earth Science Studies, Akkulum, Thiruvananthapuram

 

TRAINING PROGRAMMES
23-24 October 2013 Training course on Village level Aquifer Management Plan held at Anchal, Kollam, Kerala
25-27 March 2008 Training Workshop on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) organized by Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI), Thrissur, Kerala
25th February to 26th March, 2008 One month training in laboratory techniques of Bacteriology and Mycology at Tropical Institute of Environmental Sciences (TIES)
10-11 January 2008 Training Workshop on Lichen Diversity, Significance and Taxonomy organized by Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI), Thrissur, Kerala
January 2004 Training  on Remote Sensing & GIS at the Centralized Remote Sensing & GIS Facility, School of Environmental Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
  Participation of Environmental Training Programme conducted by CPR environmental foundation.

 

Research works Guided

SI.No Name of Student Title of work Course Year
1 Sruthi, P. Assessment of water quality and diversity of Phytoplankton in Kulathupuzha river – Western Ghats, India. M. Sc 2012
2 Shumaisy, A. Analysis of Nutrient Flux in Different Landuse practices of Anchal Panchayat – Kerala. M. Sc 2012
3 Sari S. Pillai Comparative analysis of antibiotic sensitivity of selected antibiotics and medicinal plant extracts. M. Sc 2013
4 Veena Ganasan Analysis of potability of drinking water in different groundwater samples of Nellanadu panchayat with special emphasis on fluoride and iron contamination. KSCSTE funded Project. M. Sc 2013
5 Sujamol, A Analysis of nutrient flux in different land use practices in the border districts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. M. Sc 2013
6 Bhagyalekshmi, C. L Assessment of Biodiversity with Respect to Water Pollution by the KMML (Kerala Minerals and Metals Ltd), Chavara Kollam. KSCSTE funded Project. M. Sc 2014
7 Sreekutty, S. Health Impact of Synthetic, Chemicals Present in Cosmetics and Food Additives – An Imperative Approach. M. Sc 2014
8 Thara Thankachan A Study on Linkage between Traditional Knowledge, Biodiversity and Community Health: Kerala. M. Sc 2014
9 Varsha Bhadran.B Analysis of dissolved minerals in Ground water samples of Varkala coastal area, Kerala M. Sc 2015
10 Soorya.R.B Hydrogeochemical and trace elements analysis of coastal springs of Varkala cliff, South India M. Sc 2015
11 Bhagyalekshmi, C. L Analysis of Hydrogeochemistry of different Pond ecosystems of Kollam District M.Phil 2016
12 Jasmiaya Beevi.J Analysis of Physico-chemical charecteristics of Ground water samples of Pallikal Gramapanchayat- Thiruvananthapuram District, Kerala M. Sc 2016
13 Neenu.M Marine algae as a Biological indicator of Heavy metal Accumulation-A case study, Kollam coast, Kerala M. Sc 2016
14 Anu.V.S. Analysis of Physico-chemical charectiristics of Ground water samples of Kavarathi-Lakshadweep Islands- India M. Sc 2016
15 Shimi.S.S. Analysis of Plankton Diversity and Hydrogeochemical Characteristics of Pond ecosystems of Forest and Non forest areas of Kulathupuzha Gramapanchayat, Kollam District, Kerala M. Sc 2017
16 Saranya Prasad.A.S. Comparative analysis of Nutrient status in different soil layers from various Landuse practices of Kollam District, Kerala M. Sc 2017
17 Ardra.A.S Hydro-geochemical and Socio-economic Impacts of two Cashew Factoriesin Thiruvananthapuram Distrct, Kerala M. Sc 2017
18 Prasanth Joseph Analysis of Pesticide contaminants in Honey samples of Kerala Ph.D
19 Rahim.A Analysis of tourism Carrying Capacity of selected Islands of Lakhadweep Islands of India Ph.D

 

INVITED TALKS
20-21 February 2014 Presented an invited paper in the two day National Seminar on Recent Trends and Challenges in Environmental Biotechnology, Sponsored by the University Grants Commission and organized by Department of Zoology, Sree Narayana College, Punalur, Kerala
10-11 January 2013 Presented a paper titled Environmental Rights as part of human rights in the context of International Conventions in the UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Human Rights in the Era of Information Technology t St. John’s College, Anchal organized by the Post Graduate Department of Political Science and Public Administration, St.John’s College, Anchal.

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