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Sarita Kumar

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Sarita Kumar
Employer:Acharya Narendra Dev College, University of Delhi
Occupation:Associate Professor, Zoology
Nationality:Indian
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Who Am I


Hi friends!! I am Associate Professor in Zoology in Acharya Narendra Dev College, University of Delhi. I did my B.Sc.(1983) and M.Sc.(1985) from Hans Raj College,University of Delhi, completed Ph.D. from the Department of Zoology, University of Delhi (1990) and since then I have been in teaching profession. I started my teaching profession from Maitreyi College, University of Delhi and then taught in Shivaji College and Deen Dayal Upadhayay College and finally joined Acharya Narendra Dev College (ANDC) in 1994. I am the pioneer teacher to establish the Department of Zoology at ANDC.


Recently, I have been recognized by the University of Delhi as the independent supervisor to guide the Ph. D. students.

My College


I am working as Associate Professor in Acharya Narendra Dev College, a constituent college of University of Delhi, India. Established in 1991, our college is now one of the most renowned colleges in University of Delhi.



What Keeps Me Busy


Besides teaching, I am involved in and spent a lot of time in

1. Research Activities
2. Curriculum development, review and editing work at NCERT
3. Training of PGT teachers at SCERT
4. Writing books at the school levels (primary and secondary)
5. Developing e-learning content materials at college levels for ILLL.
6. Working as moderator in Vimarsh, an online community for Science fraternity of students and teachers where one can discuss all scientific facts and issues. The website is maintained by Centre for Science Education and Communication (CSEC), University of Delhi.
7. Finalizing the Theory and Practical books on Microbiology course, developed by IGNOU.
8. facilitating and Organizing workshops for college and school teachers and students.


Our college is organizing workshops on OER and educational courses regularly. First workshop WikiEducator-'Wikied-08' was conducted on 3,4 & 6th October, 2008, where I worked as one of the coordinators. Click here for the details and the list of members who attended this workshop and completed the course successfully. Thanks to our Principal Dr. Savithri_Singh who took this initiative. Another workshop on Biotechnology was organized by our college in collaboration with ILLL (21-24th October, 2008) for the University teachers, where our college teachers taught them new techniques of Biotechnology. I was one of the resource persons in that workshop.

Life sciences Workshop
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Our college conducted two parallel workshops L4C31 and L4C32 on WikiEducator and EasyNow - 'Wikied-09' from 9 January, 2009 to 13 January 2009. This workshop was in collaboration with Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, Canada. It was convened by our Principal Dr. Savithri Singh and I worked as one of the facilitators. For the list of participants in L4C31, please click here and for the list of participants in L4C32, please click here

Our college joined hands with the scientific world and celebrated 200th birth anniversary of Charles Robert Darwin, an Evolutionary Biologist on 12th February, 2009 with great enthusiasm to recognize his contributions to the scientific community. It was first of this kind in the Delhi University.

Acharya Narendra Dev College organized two more parallel L4C workshops L4C42 and L4C43 on Open Educational Resources from 13th - 17th April, 2009 in South campus, University of Delhi. The aim of the workshops was to introduce the participants to WikiEducator and enable them to create and upload e-learning material on the web. The teachers from different colleges of University of Delhi participated in the workshop.

Thereafter, Our college held two more workshops on WikiEducator for college teachers in the college premises -L4C44 and L4C45 and one more -L4C46 was held in The Shri Ram School, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi for school teachers.

A training workshop on WikiEducator was conducted from 29th June to 1st July, 2009 at CIET, NCERT for their faculty. The enthusiasm of the teachers was remarkable. For details, please click here.

A Few Workshops...I am a part of

1. Part of the Organizing Committee of 2-days National Symposium on “Chemistry in Biology: The Future of Life Sciences”, Feb. 12-13, 2010; organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College, Univ. of Delhi at India International Centre, New Delhi

2. Worked as facilitator of following Workshops:

  • Parallel workshops LC42 and LC43 on ‘WikiEducator’ for College teachers, organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College and supported by Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, on 13th -17th April, 2009.
  • Parallel workshops LC44 and LC45 on ‘Open Educational Resources’ for College teachers and students, organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College and supported by Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, on 12th -15th May, 2009.
  • Workshop LC46 on ‘Open Educational Resources’ for School teachers, organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College held at Sri Ram School, Vasant Vihar on 16th -18th May, 2009.
  • Workshop on ‘WikiEducator’ for the faculty of CIET, NCERT, held on 29th June, 2009.

3. Worked as coordinator and resource person of the workshop ‘Wikied-09 and EasyNow’ – A workshop on Open Educational Resources for College teachers and students, to be organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College, supported by Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver on 9th-13th January, 2009.

4. Worked as coordinator of the workshop ‘Wikied-08’ – A workshop on Open Educational Resources for College teachers and students, organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College and Gandhi Bhavan, University of Delhi, supported by Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, on 3rd-6th October, 2008.

5. Organized and acted as resource person in a workshop on ‘Biotechnology’ based on the Biology course of B.Sc. Life Sciences Part III for University teachers, organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College and Institute of Life Learning, University of Delhi on 21st October-24th October, 2008.

6. Acted as resource person in the practical training workshop on ‘Understanding Complexities of Life from Molecules to Systems: Concepts and Tools’ from 12th May-23rd May, 2008 held at Acharya Narendra Dev College.

7. Worked as coordinator of a 3-day workshop ‘WikiEd 08’ conducted at Acharya Narendra Dev College, 3,4 and 6th October, 2008.

8. Worked as one of the members of organizing committee of 2-days National Symposium on “Biotechnology: Expanding Horizons”, 22-23 Nov., 2003; Organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College, Univ. of Delhi at INSA Auditorium.


My Other Interests


I am a continuous learner and always love to learn new things in life. I believe that there is so much to learn that life is too short for that. I had done diploma in French from University of Delhi during my research days. Listening to music is my best pass time and it also makes me stress-free. Further, I love to do Sudoku, cross words, word games, etc. I feel that it sharpens my brain and makes my memory stronger. Now-a-days writing is my new passion. In last three years, I have authored ten books and contributed to many others.


Passion For Research


I have always been fascinated by colourful insects around me. I did my Ph.D. from Delhi University under the supervision of Pro f. M.K.K. Pillai. The work was based on the development of deltamethrin resistance in three species of mosquitoes; An. stephensi, Cx. quinquefasciatus and Ae. aegypti; role of the synergist (PBO) on the reversion of the resistance and biochemical assays to identify the mechanism of resistance.

The following studies were performed:

i) Toxicological Studies:

Bioassays on the various species of field-collected mosquitoes, reared in the laboratory under continuous selection pressure of deltamethrin to assess the resistance levels to deltamethrin using susceptibility tests and dosage-mortality responses.

Synergistic studies to study the impact of synergists on the reversion of the development of resistance to insecticides.


ii) Biochemical Studies:

Quantitative study of various enzymes in single mosquito by ELISA, Electrophoresis and spectrophotometry. The study of mechanism of resistance to insecticides by estimating the difference in titers of these enzymes in susceptible and resistant mosquitoes.

My Thesis

Studies on the impact of the synergist, Piperonyl Butoxide on the development of deltamethrin resistance in Indian strains of Aedes aegypti L., Culex quinquefasciatus Say and Anopheles stephensi Liston.


Research Guidance

1. Research students registered in University of Delhi under me:

  • Ms. Radhika Warikoo
  • Ms. Monika Mishra


2. Mentoring research students registered in IGNOU:

3. Supervised following students for M. Phil. Degree

  • Mr. Jitender Kumar, NCERT - The role of microbial agents in the improvement of yield and variety of crops.


  • Mr. Vikas Premzada - Larvicidal efficiency of cyclopoid copepods on mosquito larvae in the presence of microbial and chemical insecticides.


Research Projects Completed

1. UGC Project - A Laboratory Study on the Larvicidal Properties of Certain Botanicals against Mosquito Larvae-An Alternative for Mosquito Control.


2. IEDC projects sponsored by DST

a) Identification and formulation of products from weed extracts exhibiting anti-mosquito potential.

b) Formulation of certain beneficial products from silk coccon wastes.


Ongoing Research Projects

1. IEDC project sponsored by DST Evaluation of the beneficial properties and formulation of certain useful products from the waste peels of banana.


2. DU innovation project Mobile healthcare: The future of health management in India- A Feasibility Study.


My Writing Skills



I have written several papers and published in reputed journals. Also, I have authored a number of books for the students of upper primary and secondary level.


The Courses I Love to Teach


I teach the undergraduate students of the honours courses in Zoology. I have great passion and love for my subjects. Currently, I am teaching

The assignments based on these courses can be seen at the following links.


Awards and Honors

  • Winner of 'Wikieducator User Page Expo' for the month of February, 2013.
  • One of the ‘Open Access Competition Winners’ amongst the ten worldwide by the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP), United Kingdom, to celebrate the Open Access Week
  • Received Shiksha Rattan Puraskar by IIFS, India in October, 2011.
  • Conferred Meritorious Teacher Award by Directorate of Higher Education, Government of NCT of Delhi. Received award on 10th May, 2011.













  • Recognized as Distinguished Teacher by University of Delhi and got the award from the former President Dr. Abdul Kalam on 7th September, 2009.














  • Selected as Featured WE on India Page for the month of August, 2009.


Contributions to the Corporate Life of the College


A. Curriculum Development

Worked as a team member in the curriculum development of:

  • Science text book for Class VII, NCERT, New Delhi
  • Honours courses for Zoology at the undergraduate level, University of Delhi
  • Zoology for Life Sciences courses at the undergraduate level, University of Delhi
  • Zoology for Applied Life Sciences courses at the undergraduate level, University of Delhi

B. Cultural/Extra-curricular Activities

  • Convener of Zoological Society-Niche (2008-2009)
  • Convener of Dance Competition in Annual Cultural Festival (2008-2009) and (2006-2007)
  • Convener of Music Competition in Annual Cultural Festival (2007-2008)
  • Member of Dramatic society of the college (2006-2008).
  • Convener of annual festival, and all the cultural activities of the college (2004-2006).

C. Sports/Community and Extension Service

  • Convener of women’s welfare society ‘SASHAKT’ in the academic years- 2002-2004.
  • Created awareness among the students regarding the issues faced by them and attempted to show the women students that the issues faced by them are also faced by others in the society and provided a forum to discuss the same.
  • Arranged Self Defense classes for the students and the staff of the AND College (Conducted by Delhi Police and Crime against Women Cell) in order to ensure that the empowerment of women was not just left as a topic of discussion the society.
  • Organized a panel discussion for the girl students of the college in which they could interact with the panel members and discuss the problems faced by them.

D. Administrative Assignments

  • Teacher Representative in PF Committee (2008-2010)
  • Convener of Central Purchase Committee of the college (2009-2010)
  • Convener of Central Development Committee of the college (2009-2010)
  • Member of the Fellowship Committee (2008-2010)
  • Convener of the committee formed for the planning of new college building (2008-2010)
  • Co-convener of the Library Committee (2006-2008)
  • Teacher-In-Charge of the Department of Zoology (1996-2000; 2002-2004)
  • Teacher-In-Charge of the Department of Sericulture (2002-2004)
  • Bursar of the College (2003-2005)
  • Teacher Member of the Governing Body of the college (1999-2000)
  • Teacher-In-Charge of the Life Sciences Courses (2004-2006)

E. Others

  • Arrange educational trips for the students of 3rd Year of Zoology to IARI, Entomology Division every year to familiarize them with the new developments in the field of Entomology.
  • Arrange educational trips for the students of first Year of Zoology to tissue culture laboratory or poultry farms/hatchery every year to familiarize them with the new developments in the field of Developmental Biology.
  • Organized Sericulture Exhibition in the College 7-8th March, 2004, where students could showcase their talents in the field of sericulture.


Contributions in NCERT

  1. Worked as a part of the team for developing the course content of Class VII Science text book developed by NCERT.
  2. Participated as expert panelist on ‘Heredity and Evolution’ in the live telecast at Gyan Bharti organized by CIET, NCERT.
  3. Working as a part of team deputed by NCERT for preparation of the ‘Exemplar problems in Science for Classes VI and VII.
  4. Participated as the expert panelist for the orientation of teachers of KVS/NVS/CBSE affiliated schools to new Text Books of Class VII developed by NCERT through teleconferencing.
  5. Participated as the expert panelist for the orientation of teachers of KVS/NVS/CBSE affiliated schools to new Science Text Books of Class VIII developed by NCERT through teleconferencing.
  6. Worked as a part of team deputed by NCERT for preparation, review and editing of the ‘21 day Training Package for teachers without substantial background of Science/Math at Upper primary stage’.
  7. Part of the committee deputed by NCERT to discuss the contents and pedagogic aspects to study classroom transactions of Biology textbooks for classes XI and XII.
  8. Resource person in the programme entitled ‘Orientation of Masters Trainers of SC Category of NCR for Activity-based Science Teaching at Upper primary stage’ held at NCERT.
  9. Worked as a member of the committee constituted by SCERT to train the PGT teachers of KVS/NVS/CBSE affiliated schools to new Science Text Books of Class XII developed by NCERT.
  10. Worked as a member of the editing team for finalization of Class VIII Science Textbook (English as well as Hindi) in Department of Education in Science and Mathematics, NCERT.
  11. Working as a part of team deputed by RIE, Ajmer to finalize the ‘Teacher’s Handbook of Science for Class VI’.
  12. Working as a part of team deputed by NCERT for preparation of the ‘Manual of Practical for Class VI-VIII’.
  13. Participated in the workshop entitled ‘Capacity building of head masters and teachers of RIE DMP schools on the use of science and mathematics kits’ from 29th Jan., 2008 to 2nd Feb., 2008 organized by NCERT. Working as a part of the team developing the manual for the same.


A Few Pictures I Would Like to Share

My family Pics

Pictures of Mammalian Sperms

The following pictures were clicked By Our Students during their visit to National Institute of Health and Family Welfare, Delhi on 17th November, 2008.


Pictures of Mammalian Oocytes

The following pictures were clicked By Our Students during their visit to National Institute of Health and Family Welfare, Delhi on 17th November, 2008.

Pics During College Activities


Colourful Pictorial Lessons


Philosophy of Life

Working In Harmony

Insects as Pests

Insect Pest Management

Countries I visited


My Wiki Project

Foundation Course_Environment and Public Health


E-Museum of Zoology



A few pics of my dear insects





Important Links

India Page

Acharya Narendra Dev College

ANDC DU/Biology Protocols

WikiEducator Tutorials

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Thanks a lot Nisha!



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