Dr .Remya R
Assistant Professor (Adhoc)
Department of Basic Sciences
Marian Engineering College, Trivandrum - 695582
Ph: +91-471-2707111 (O)
Email: remyasreepadam5@gmail.com
Date of Joining MEC: 02 September 2019
Educational Profile
  • PhD (2019)
    • Chemistry
    • University of Kerala, Kerala (Work carried out at ICAR-CTCRI, Sreekariyam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala)
    • Thesis title:Comparative study on the synthesis of Resistant starches of Diverse botanical origin by different modification techniques and investigation on their structural and functional properties. 
    • Thesis supervisor: Dr A N. Jyothi
  • MSc (2011)
    • Chemistry
    • SN College Kollam, University of Kerala
    • First Class

Courses handled
Times taken
Engineering ChemistryUG
Co-ordination chemistry
Solid State Chemistry
Nuclear ChemistryUG1

Previous Experience (R & D)

Five years’ experience as Junior Research Fellow (UGC-JRF) at ICAR-CTCRI, Trivandrum from 2013-2018. 

Area of Interest:

      • Starch Chemistry    • Resistant starch


Guest Lecturer in Chemistry at Government College Attingal, Attingal, Kerala, October 2018 to March 2019


 CSIR-UGC Junior Research Fellowship and Lectureship (July 2012)

 Best Oral Paper award in NCTTC-2016 held at ICAR-CTCRI, Thiruvananthapuram during 20- 22 october 2016.


1. Remya, R., Jyothi, A. N., Sreekumar, J. Morphological, structural and digestibility properties of RS4enriched octenyl succinylated sweet potato, banana and lentil starches. Food Hydrocolloids, 2018(Elsevier). 

2. Remya, R., Jyothi, A. N., Sreekumar, J. Effect of chemical modification with citric acid on the physicochemical properties and resistant starch formation in different starches. Carbohydrate Polymers, 2018(Elsevier).

3. Remya, R., Jyothi, A. N., Sreekumar, J. Comparative study of RS4 type resistant starches derivedfrom cassava and potato starches via Octenyl succinylation. Starch/Stärke, 2017 (Wiley). 

4. Remya, R., Jyothi A. N. A comparative study on the resistant starch content from different botanicalsources in relation to their physicochemical properties. Journal of Root Crops, 2015 (ISRC). 


1.   Remya R. and Jyothi A. N. Effect of octenyl succinylation and citric acid modification on resistant starch content and functional properties of sweet potato starch. Poster presented in in 29th Kerala Science Congress held at Thiruvalla during 28-30 January 2017.

2. Remya R. and Jyothi A. N. RS4type resistant starch of cassava, synthesis by chemical modification and its characterization. Paper presented in 26th Swadesi science congress, Kochi during 7-9 November 2016.

3. Remya R. and Jyothi A. N. Octenyl succinylation as a method for developing slowly digestible starch and resistant starch in stem and root tuber crops. Paper presented in the National seminar on tropical tuber crops for the sustenance and welfare of tribal communities (NCTTC), at ICAR-CTCRI, Sreekariyam during 20-22 October 2016. 

4.Remya R. and Jyothi A. N. Resistant Starch content in Different Botanical Origins. Paper presented in the International Conference on ‘Emerging Frontiers and Challenges in Chemistry’ held at All Saints College, Thiruvananthapuram during 17-18 February 2014. 

5.Remya R. and Jyothi A. N. A comparative Evaluation of Natural Resistant Starch Content in Different starch Composites. Paper presented in the National Seminar held at School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, kariavatom, Thiruvananthapuram during 05-07 November 2014