Dr. Elsa Cherian


Saintgits wins the prestigious IDA – STEM Award for Community Development.
Saintgits ASCE Student Chapter qualified in the ASCE Sustainable Solutions Competition at ASCE India Student Symposium and earned an invitation to represent India at the finals rounds going to be held at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana, USA
ASCE Saintgits Student Chapter bagged Third Prize at ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition, hosted by Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh.
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Dr. Elsa Cherian

Dr. Elsa Cherian

Designation: Associate Professor
Education: M.Tech.  Ph. D

Professional Experience
Teaching: 12 years

UG: Biotechnology
PG: Industrial Biotechnology
Ph. D: Optimized production of cellulase and its application in bioethanol production


  • Production of bioplastic using Jackfruit perianth. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology (IJEB) Vol. 58, 875-878, 2020.
  • Published a book chapter on Immobilized Biocatalysts in Bioethanol Production: Scale-up Opportunities for Commercialization” was published in Horizons in Bioprocess Engineering, R.Pokagu(ed) by Springer Nature Switzerland. 2019. 241-262.
  • Published a book chapter on Biofuel Production from Agricultural Waste—An Economical Approach Alternative Fuels and Their Utilization Strategies in Internal Combustion Engines. Springer, Singapore. 2020. 65-80.
  • Enzyme Biosensors Based on Enzyme Inhibition for Pesticide and Heavy Metal Detection. Enzyme Inhibition-Environmental and Biomedical Applications 1, 59-72, 2020.

Professional Society Membership

Member of The Institution of Engineers (India)



  • Successfully completed NPTEL course and FDP on Dairy and Food process and products technology.
  • Attended AICTE sponsored STTP on Prospects and challenges in Biofuels and Bioenergy at St. Joseph’s College of Engineering, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
  • Attended Faculty Development programme on Mentoring and transactional analysis from 3rd to 7th December 2019 organized by Saintgits College of Engineering in association with ISTE student chapter.
  • Attended Faculty Development programme on Entrepreneurship Development from 16th December to 18th December 2019 organized by Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Cell (IEDC) of SAINTGITS College of Engineering, in association with Kerala Start Up Mission (KSUM)
  • Successfully completed online course on Online course on examination reforms from 29th to 2nd May 2020 conducted by AICTE.
  • Successfully completed Faculty Development programme on “Designing of Food processing equipment & Fabrication” from May 23-29, 2020 Organized by Department of Food technology , Kalasalingam college of research and Education
  • Attended STTP on Wastewater treatment and hands on experience conducted by Department of Chemical Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology from 19 – 24 Oct 2020
  • Attended FDP on Creating and managing online classes by IQAC MACFAST from 17-26 June 2020

Conferences and workshops 

  • Resolving complex environmental issues – A Futuristic approach, Dept of Chemical Engineering, Saintgits College of Engineering, Kottayam, Kerala, 15-16 Feb 2019
  • Attended an International Lecture workshop on cell cycle and cell death at Mar Athanasios College of Advanced Studies, Tiruvalla from 10th to 11th October 2019.
  • Participated in International e-Conference on Frontiers in Industrial Biotechnology, by Department of Biotechnology, St.Joseph’s College of Engineering, Chennai, Tamil Nadu from 27-29 July 2020.

Invited Talks: 

  • Nanocatayst in Biofuel Production, Ten days Internship program on Nanotechnology organized by Institute of innovations, Thiruvannamalai during 20-30 July 2020.
  • Prospects and challenges in Biofuels and Bioenergy, AICTE sponsored STTP at St.Joseph’s College of Engineering, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 12-16 November 2019.

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