Hansraj College

University of Delhi

NAAC Grade A+ with CGPA 3.62

Dr Jaya Malhotra

Assistant Professor | Department of Zoology
Contact (Off.): +91-11-27667458

Email Address : jayamalhotra1508[at]gmail[dot]com

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  1. Molceular Biology
  2. Biotechnology
  • Ph.D (CSIR-UGC NET WITH JRF) , 2012 , Department of Zoology, University of Delhi
  • M.Sc. , 2008 , Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi
  • B.Sc. , 2006 , Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi
  1. Appointed as University Teaching Assistant for teaching postgraduate students (M.Sc. Zoology) at Department of Zoology, University of Delhi from 9 th May, 2009 – 23rd July, 2012.
  2. Appointed as assistant professor on ad-hoc basis in Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi (23rd July, 2012 – 22ndJan, 2014).
  3. Appointed as guest lecturer in Hans Raj College, University of Delhi (3rd Sep, 2014 – 14th Nov, 2014).
  4. . Appointed as assistant professor on ad-hoc basis in Hans Raj College, University of Delhi (20th January, 2015 – till date)
  1. Molecular Biology
  2. Physiology and biochemistry
  3. Animal diversity
  1. Member of Paramarsh:UGC, Hansraj College (2019 onwards
  2. Member of IQAC, Hansraj College
  3. Course Cordinator : Digital marketing under Community College Scheme by UGC (2020-21)
  4. Course Cordinator : Digital marketing under NSDC and Apar India (2020-21)
  5. Convener of music and dance society (ECA) of Hansraj College( 2019-2020, 2020-2021)
  6. Convener of Zoological Society, Hansraj College (2020-21)
  7. Member IIC-HRC, MHRD.
  8. Member time table committee, Hansraj College (2020-21)
  9. Co convener of life science society of Hansraj College (2017-2018
  10. Organized a one day workshop under the Life Science Society on “Computational Biology and its role in Genomics & Metagenomics” on 15th Feb, 2018 by Prof. Rup Lal, Department of Zoology, University of Delhi at Hansraj College, University of Delhi.
  11.  Organized a two day Training Programme on “Management skills in office Administration – Practices and Advances” for the non-teaching staff of the colleges during 22.11.2016 to 23.11.2016
  12. Co-convener for PG admissions in Hansraj College, University of Delhi (2016-2017)
  13.  Member for Display team,NAAC visit in Hansraj College
  14. Member of organizing committee in workshops conducted in Department of Zoology, Hansraj college
    1. Workshop on Bioinformatics held on 28th September, 2015
    2. Workshop on Model organism held from 14th -21st December, 2015
    3. Workshop on Biotechnology techniques from 21-22nd March, 2016
    4. d Workshop on Techniques in Immunology” on December 19th and 20th, 2016.
    5. e. workshop on Drosophila held on jan 20, 2017
    6. f. Workshop on “Beekeeping – Be a Bee” held at Department of Zoology, Hans Raj College on
  15. Staff Adviser of Zoology Society Kirori Mal College ,University of Delhi
  16.  President of Zoological Society of Kirori Mal College (2005-2006).
  17. Head Girl of J.D. Tytler School, New Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi (2001-2002).

Ph.D. degree awarded in the Delhi University Convocation held on 19thMarch 2013 on the topic “Dynamics of Soil Microbial Diversity at Pesticide Polluted Agricultural Soils”

Supervisor: Prof. Rup Lal , Department of Zoology, University of Delhi. Dr. Rajagopal Raman ,Department of Zoology, University of Delhi.

Chapters in books

  1. Shailly Anand, Jaya Malhotra, Neha Niharika, Devi Lal, Swati Jindal, Jaspreet Kaur, Aeshna Nigam, Nidhi Garg, Pushp Lata, Jasvinder Kaur, Naseer Sangwan, Amit Kumar Singh, Ankita Dua, Anjali Saxena, Vatsala Dwivedi, Udita Mukherjee and Rup Lal. 2013. Chapter 23 titled “Bioremediation of Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) Pollution at HCH Dump Sites” in KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS OF SOCIETIES FOR ADAPTATION AND MITIGATION OF IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE.doi 10.1007/978-3-642-36143-2_23.ISBN NO 978- 3-642-36143-2
  2. E lesson for undergraduate course on Eukaryotic transposable elements under the NME-CT MHRD project of Institute of Life Long Learning, University of Delhi. ISSN No. 2349-154X
  3.  E lesson for undergraduate course on Transposons in prokaryotes under the NME-CT MHRD project of Institute of Life Long Learning, University of Delhi. ISSN No. 2349-154X
  4.  E lesson for undergraduate course on Uses of transposons and eukaryotic viruses under the NME-CT MHRD project of Institute of Life Long Learning, University of Delhi. ISSN No. 2349-154X
  5.  CHAPTER FOR E-PATHSHALA FOR POST GRADUATE COURSES –AN MHRD PROJECT UNDER ITS NATIONAL MISSION ON EDUCATION THROUGH ICT (NMEICT), GOVT. OF INDIA ”Model oragnsims- ”Drosophila and C. elegans”.
  6.  CHAPTER FOR E-PATHSHALA FOR POST GRADUATE COURSES –AN MHRD PROJECT UNDER ITS NATIONAL MISSION ON EDUCATION THROUGH ICT (NMEICT), GOVT. OF INDIA ”system biology ”.
  7.  CHAPTER FOR E-PATHSHALA FOR POST GRADUATE COURSES –AN MHRD PROJECT UNDER ITS NATIONAL MISSION ON EDUCATION THROUGH ICT (NMEICT), GOVT. OF INDIA ” Model oragnsims- ”Mus musculus and Zebrafish”.
  1. Malhotra J, Dua A, Saxena A, Sangwan N, Mukherjee U, Pandey N, Rajagopal R, Khurana P, Khurana J & Lal R. 2012 Draft genome of Acinetobacter sp. HA isolated from gut of polyphagous insect pest Helicoverpa armigera . J Bacteriol. 194:5156. Impact factor 3.59
  2.  Malhotra J, Anand S, Jindal S & Lal R. 2012. Acinetobacter indicus sp. nov., isolated from hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) dumpsite. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 62:2883-90. Impact factor 2.11
  3.  Malhotra J, Aparna K, Dua A, Sangwan N, Trimurtulu N, Rao DLN & Lal R. 2014. Microbial and genetic ecology of tropical Vertisols under intensive chemical farming. Environ Monit Assess. 187:4081. Impact factor 1.68.
  4.  Dua A, Malhotra J, Saxena A, Khan F. & Lal R. 2013. Devosia lucknowensis sp. nov., a bacterium isolated from HCH contaminated pond soil. J. Microbiol. (Accepted). Impact factor 1.27
  5.  Sangwan N, Lata P, Dwivedi V, Singh A, Niharika N, Kaur J, Anand S, Malhotra J, Jindal S, Nigam A, Lal D, Dua A, Saxena A, Garg N, Verma M, Kaur J, Mukherjee U, Gilbert JA, Dowd SE, Rajagopal R, Khurana P, Khurana J & Lal R. 2012. Comparative metagenomic analysis of soil microbial communities across three Hexachlorocyclohexane gradients. Plos One. 7:e46219. Impact factor 4.09
  6.  Anand S, Malhotra J, Dua A, Garg N, Saxena A, Sangwan N, Lal D, Verma M, Jindal S, Kaur J, Kumari K, Nigam A, Niharika N, Kaur J, Jit S, Bala K, Negi P L & Lal, R. 2010. A New Life in a Bacterium through Synthetic Genome: A successful venture by Craig Venter. Indian J. Microbiol. 50:125-131. Impact factor 0.45
  7.  Abstract for poster presentation in Indo-Portuguese Workshop on Emerging Trends of Nanotechnology in Chemistry and Biology organized by Department of Chemistry, Hansraj College &Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi, India in association with Centro de Quimica da Madeira (CQM), University of Madeira, Portugal on 12-13 February, 2016. Title “Isolation, characterization and phylogenetic analysis of HCH (hexachlorocyclohexane) 4 degrading linA (Dehydrochlorinase) and linB(HaloalkaneDehalogenase) gene variants from HCH contaminated soil”. Journal of Materials NanoScience. 2016, 3(1),S1-S22. ISSN NO.2394-0867.
  8. E-waste in India: a concern for environment and public health. Hans Shodh Sudha 2020. Vol.1. pg 27.
  1. Kumari, H., Vogne, C., Sharma, P., Jindal, S., Malhotra, J., Roelof Van der Meer, J., and Lal, R. “Characterization of ? 54 Dependent Transcriptional Activator Protein HbpRandIsolation of Novel Members of the XylR/DmpR Subclass from Environmental Samples”. “Best Poster Award” presented in the 49th Annual Conference of the 5 Association of Microbiologists of India entitled “International Symposium on Microbial Biotechnology: Diversity, Genomics and Metagenomics” held at University of Delhi, Delhi from November 18 -20, 2008.
  2.  Malhotra, J., Jindal, S., Anand, S., Dua, A., Rao, D. L. N. and Lal, R. “Soil health assessment of pesticide polluted sites using culture independent and dependent approaches”. Poster presented in the 51st Annual Conference of the Association of Microbiologists of India entitled “International Symposium on Recent Advances in Cross-disciplinary Microbiology: Avenues & Challenges” held at Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi from December 14-17, 2010.
  3.  Malhotra, J.,Jindal, S., Anand, S., Dua, A., Rao, D.L.N., and Lal, R. “Studying The Effect Of Soil Microbial Diversity And Fuctional Marker Genes On The Pesticide Contaminated Sites”. “Best Poster Award” presented in the Indo-Swiss Collaboration in Biotechnology (ISCB) International Conference entitled “Recent Trends in Developing Bioremediation Strategies for Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) & Other Chlorinated Contaminants” held at University of Delhi, India from 9th – 11th February, 2011.
  4.  Malhotra, J., Dua, A., Sangwan, N., Rao, D, L, N., and Lal, R. “Studying the influence on soil microbial diversity and functional marker gene on addition of high amount of pesticides at agricultural sites”. Poster presented in the 52th Annual Conference of the Association of Microbiologists of India entitled “International Conference on Microbial Biotechnology for Sustainable Develpoment” held at Panjab University, Chandigarh, India from 3-6, Nov 2011.
  5.  Dua, A., Malhotra, J.,Gupta,A.K., and Lal, R. “Screening of antibiotic producing bacterial isolates against plant pathogen Agrobacterium tumefaciens C58”. Poster presented in the 52th Annual Conference of the Association of Microbiologists of India entitled “International Conference on Microbial Biotechnology for Sustainable Develpoment” held at Panjab University, Chandigarh, India from 3-6, Nov 2011.
  6.  S Anand, S., Lata, P., Dua, A., Malhotra, J., Verma, M., Kaur, J., Niharika, N., Kaur, J., Singh, A,K., Saxena, A., Sangwan, N., Dwivedi, V., Mukherjee, U., Raghuvanshi, S., Khurana, J,P., and Lal, R. “Genome sequence of a Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) degrading Sphingobium indicum B90A”. Poster presented in the 52th Annual Conference of the Association of Microbiologists of India entitled “International Conference on Microbial Biotechnology for Sustainable Develpoment” held at Panjab University, Chandigarh, India from 3-6, Nov 2011.
  7. IndoUS International Symposium on "Biological Timing and Human Health in the 21st Century" during 22-24 February 2017 at conference centre, University of Delhi organized by Department of Zoology, University of Delhi 8. Poster presentation entitled “ASSESSING SOIL HEALTH USING SOIL QUALITY INDICATORS INVOLVING PHYSICAL, CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL 6 PROPERTIES OF DELHI RIDGE AND GARDEN SOIL” in the internal conference organized by INSCR On theme “Role of Microbe-Plant-Animal Interactions in Human Health” held on 27-28 September 2017.

Resource person

  1. TGT SCIENCE workshop held at Bal Bharti Teacher Training Center, pitampura from 22-23rd may 2018.
  2. An Interdepartmental Workshop on “Basic Blood and Biochemical Parameters of Human Health” under aegis of DBT star College scheme held at Department of Zoology, Hans Raj College on September 07th, 2017.
  3. Hands on training in blood typing under INSPIRE organized by Hansraj College on 15th December 2017.
  4. Resource person and cordinator for TGT SCIENCE workshop held at Bal Bharti Teacher Training Center, pitampura from 22nd may-27th may 2017.

1. Awarded University Teaching Assistantship from University of Delhi. (May’2009- July’2012).

2. Selected for Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Fellowship for securing position among top 25 candidates in National Eligibility Test (NET) for Council

of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-JRF) in Life Sciences (2008).

3. Awarded certificate of excellence for ‘Best Poster Award’ in the International Conference on Recent Trends in Developing Bioremediation

Strategies for Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) & Other Chlorinated Contaminantsheld at University of Delhi, Delhi from February 09-11, 2011.

4. Awarded certificate of distinction for securing 3rd position in University of Delhi, M.Sc.Zoology (Hons.) examination(2007-2008).

5. Awarded certificate of distinction for securing 2nd position in University of Delhi, M. Sc.Zoology (Hons.) examination(2006-2007).

6. Received meritorious Scholarship by Department of Zoology, University of Delhi (2006-2007).

7. Scored 3rd rank in M.Sc. entrance examination and 5th position in University of Delhi, B.Sc (Hons.)

8. Awarded certificate of distinction for securing 1st position in Kirori Mal College, B. Sc.Zoology (Hons.) examination(2005-2006).

9. Awarded certificate of distinction for securing 2nd position in Kirori Mal College, B. Sc.Zoology (Hons.) examination (2004-2005).

10. Awarded certificate of distinction for securing 1st position in Kirori Mal College, B. Sc.Zoology (Hons.) examination (2003-2004).

11. Awarded certificate ofdistinction for three year diploma in Kathak dance from Pracheen Kala Kendra. 

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