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Publications:  30 Articles

Presentations:  10

Books Published:  4 Chapter in the book - Medicinal Plants in India - Importance and cultivation. Part –IV
1 Chapter in the book - Plant Stress Physiology

Conferences & Workshops Attended:  20

Dr KG Divya

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Academic Qualification: PhD Botany

Additional Qualification: Diploma in software development



Personal Details :

Marital Status : Unmarried

Date of Joining : 30.12.2016

Research Experience & Area of Specialisation

  • 14 years
  • Palynology: Angiosperms and Pteridophytes spores with Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • Taxonomy: Identification medicinal plants used in Indian systems of medicine in fresh and dried form.
  • Pharmacognosy: Macro-, microscopic examination of raw drugs, quantitative microscopy, camera lucida drawing.
  • Standardization: Derivation of Pharmacopoeial standards and preparation of monographs for medicinal materials.
  • DNA isolation techniques


Co-PI in IMR project entitled Development of DNA based markers for some substituent/ adulterant/controversial Siddha Medicinal Plants (Budget 70.92 Lakhs)


1. Divya KG, Nair MC, Shaji PK, Nair PK. Pollen Morphology of Pepper Cultivars and their wild allies from Southern Western Ghats, Kerala, India. International Journal. 2015;3(3):344-53.
2. Soumya M, Divya KG, Kmar SV, Nair MC. Heliotropium rottleri Lehm.: A lesser known endemic taxa in vulnerable hydrogeomorphic gap areas of Southern Western Ghats, Kerala, India. International Journal. 2015;3(3):1213-22.
3. Remya Andalil, Brindha Sundaramoorthy, Divya Kallingilkalathil Gopi, Sunil Kumar Koppala Narayana, Sathiya Rajeswaran P. Atlas of Macro-microscopy of Savuripazham of Siddha – Fruit of Trichosanthes tricuspidata Lour. J Ayu Med Sci 2017;2(1):153-7. DOI: 10.5530/jams.2017.2.3 (ISSN 2456–4990)
4. Brindha S, Divya KG, Remya A, Sunil Kumar KN, Sathiya Rajeswaran P. Foliar Macro-micro-morphology of Capparis zeylanica L. J Ayu Med Sci 2017;2(2):174-8. DOI: 10.5530/jams.2017.2.9 (ISSN 2456–4990)
5. Gopi DK, Andalil R, Sundaramoorty B, Narayana SKK, Parameswaran SR. Comparative Macro-microscopic Atlas of Two Aroids Used in Siddha Medicine. J Ayu Med Sci 2017; 2(4): 256-60. (ISSN 2456–4990)
6. Kallingil Gopi Divya, Mattumal Rubeena, Brindha Sundaramoorthy, Erni Bobbili, Remya A, Koppala Narayana Sunil Kumar. Macro-microscopic profiling of Azinjil, Aavaram and Marukkarai ver pattai (root bark) of Siddha. Int J Res Ayurveda Pharm 2018;9(4):62-69.
7. Rubeena Mattummal, Kallingil Gopi Divya, Koppala Narayana Sunil Kumar. Comparison of the leaf drug Ruta graveolens and its substitute Ruta chalepensis. Int J Res Ayurveda Pharm 2018;9(6):100-110
8. Divya KG, Rubeena M, Remya A, Erni B, Brindha S, Sunil Kumar KN, Sathiya Rajeswaran P. Macro – microscopic characterization of the Punica granatum flower. J Ayu Med Sci 2018;3(2):384-9.
9. Mandal AK, Shakila R, Divya KG, Rubeena M, Sunil Kumar KN, Sathiyarajeswaran P. Pharmacognostical-physico-chemical Evaluation and Development of HPTLC Finger print for Cichorium intybus L. fruits. Pharmacog J. 2018;10(4):694-9. 10.5530/pj.2018.4.115 Scopus
10. Divya Kallingilkalathil Gopi, Rubeena Mattummal, Sunil Kumar Koppala Narayana, Sathiya Rajeshwaran Parameswaran. IUCN Red Listed Medicinal Plants of Siddha. J Res Sid Med 2018; 1(1): 15-22.
11. RubeenaMattummal, Divya Kallingilkalathil Gopi, SathiyaRajeshwaran Parameswaran, Sunil Kumar KoppalaNarayana. Bioactive molecules in Siddha Polyherbal NilavembuKudineeralleviating symptoms of Dengue/Chikugunya. Traditional Medicine Research 2018;3(5):215-229. ESCI
12. Sujith Thatipelli, Shakila Ramachandran, Achintya Kumar Mandal, Kallingil Gopi Divya, Mahesh Francis, Koppala Narayana Sunil Kumar, Ganesan Rethinam. Powder Microscopic, Physicochemical, HPTLC and Antioxidant Studies on NoccikKudinirChooranam – A Polyherbal Siddha Formulation. J Young Pharm 2019;11(4):371-6. ESCI
13. Narayana SK, Gopi DK, Rubeena M, Parameswaran SR. Macro micro morphological diagnosis of leaves of two species of Cinnamomum (C. sulphuratumand C. verum) used as resource of bay leaf. AYU 2019;40:196-203.
14. Divya KG, Rubeena M, Remya A, Erni B, Brindha S, Sunil Kumar KN, Sujith T, Shakila R. Identity profile of Moringa oleifera Lam. Flower. International Journal of Botany Studies 2019;4(4);90-9.
15. Radha P, Divya KG, Rubeena M, Nagaraj R, Sunil Kumar KN. Macro-microscopy and HPTLC Fingerprinting of Stem Bark, Leaf and Seed of Swietenia macrophylla King. International Journal of Botany Studies 2019;4(4):179-89.
16. Rubeena Mattummal, Divya Kallingilkalathil Gopi, Erni Bobbili, Sunil Kumar Koppala Narayana. A review on molecular techniques employed for authentication of Indian medicinal plants. Plant Science Today 2019;6(4):465-78. ESCI 10.14719/pst.2019.6.4.58
17. KN Sunil Kumar, KG Divya, M Senthilkumar, SG Sreelekshmi, Hady M El-Sheikh, Mohamed A El-Sheikh, Abdullah Alghamdi, Bander Al-Munqedhi. On the Macro-micro-morphology of Organs of Host Invasion in Hemiparasite Helicantheselasticus(Desv.) Danser. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences 2020;28(1):1239-45. IF 4.052. (ISSN 1319-562X) Scopus 10.1016/j.sjbs.2020.11.080
18. Brindha S, Remya A, Divya KG, Rubeena M, Erni B, Murugammal S, Shakila R, Sunil Kumar KN. Key distinguishing characters (KDCs) of official (BoerhaaviadiffusaL.) and commonly mistaken (TrianthemaportulacastrumL.) sources of Mukkirattaiof Siddha. Plant Science Today 2020;7(3):391–403. ESCI 10.14719/pst.2020.7.3.792
19. KN Sunil Kumar, KG Divya, Rubeena M, B Erni, P Sathiyarajeswaran, K Kanakavalli. Pharmacological Actions of Contents of KabasuraKudineer - A Siddha Formulation for Fever with Respiratory Illness. Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research 2021;55(1):36-55. IF 0.843. (ISSN 0019-5464) Scopus 10.5530/ijper.55.1.7
20. Mandal AK, Sujith T, Rajesh A, Divya KG, Sunilkumar KN, Shakila R. Powder microscopic, physicochemical and chromatographic approach for the quality control of anti-hypertensive drug RatthaPiththathirkuKudinirChooranam. Plant Science Today 2021;8(3):604-9. ESCI
21. Sunil Kumar KN, Divya KG, Susikumar S, Abdul Kader S, Senthilkumar M. Comprehensive Pharmacognostical Profile of Drynariaquercifolia(L.) J. Sm. International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine2021;11(4):672-8. ESCI
22. Poovan E, Gopi DK, Narayanan SK, Subramanian M. Detailed microscopic profiling of Begonia albococcinea Hook. Used as Kalthamarai. Journal of Research in Siddha Medicine. 2021 Jan 1;4(1):33.
23. Achintya Kumar Mandal, Divya Kallingil Gopi, Sunil Kumar Koppala Narayana, Habeebmon KC, hakila Ramachandran. Fingerprints of two medicinal species of Alternanthera – A. ficoideaand A. sessilisto facilitate differentiation in dried form. Indian Journal of Natural Products and Resources 2022;13(4):525-36. ESCI
24. Kannan N, Gopi DK, Shanmugam SK, Narayana SK, Shamsudin AK. Comparative macro-microscopic studies of three wild Solanum species (S. melongena L., S. incanum L. and S. virginianum L.). Journal of Research in Siddha Medicine. 2023 Jan 1;6(1):1.
25. Radha P, Divya KG, Udhayavani C, Murugammal S, Shakila R, Kumar SKN. Morpho-anatomy and HPTLC Profiling of Senna Mill. Seeds Used in Traditional System of Indian Medicine. Phcog Res 2023;15(3):551-61. IF 0.7

Books Published

Chapters in Book
SN Ghosh, Prabhat Singh, Govindarajan Nartunai, Aditi Guha Choudhury (Editors). Medicinal Plants in India - Importance and Cultivation. Part – IV. New Delhi: Jaya Publishing house.
1. Chapter 13. Divya KG, Sunil Kumar KN, Nartunai G. Duboisia myoporoides R.Br. – p.180-91.
2. Chapter 18. Divya KG, Sunil Kumar KN, Nartunai G and Senthilkumar M. Inula racemosa Hook. f. – p.250-66.
3. Chapter 28. Divya KG, Sunil Kumar KN, Nartunai G and Subramani SP. Sinopodophyllum hexandrum (Royle) T.S.Ying – p.391-405.
4. Chapter 35. Divya KG, Sunil Kumar KN, Nartunai G, Subramani SP and Senthilkumar M. Uraria picta (Jacq.) DC. – p.483-96.
5. In book: Plant Stress Physiology August 2020; DOI:10.5772/intechopen.93396
Chapter: Characterization of Selected Drought Tolerance Rice Landraces: A Case in Kerala, India


Dr. P.D. Sethi Memorial National Award 2019 for the Best Research Papers on “Application of TLC / HPTLC in Pharma, Herbal and other Analysis” from India.