World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health

Department of Environmental Health Engineering

Faculty of Public Health

Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education & Research

(Deemed to be University)

Accredited by NAAC with 'A' Grade ( CGPA 3.62 on a 4 point scale )

Indian Council of Medical Research

Center for Advanced Research on Environmental Health : Air Pollution


Mrs. Jayachelvi Babu
MSc.DMLT., Ph.D., M.A. (Sociology), M.Sc. (Industrial Hygiene & Safety), B.Sc. (Zoology).
Mrs Jayachelvi obtained her master degree in Industrial Hygiene & Safety from Sri Ramachandra University, she is responsible for coordinating academic activities related to degree and also responsible for Industrial Hygiene, Research and Environmental Monitoring activities.


1.       Ph.D.: Assessing Heath Risks from Mercury Exposures through Human Bio-Monitoring in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. (Program registered in 2016; expected to complete by 2020)

2.       Post Graduation: M.A. (Sociology), 2011 - 2013Institution/University: Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamilnadu

3.       Post Graduation: M.Sc. (Industrial Hygiene & Safety), 2004-2007Institution/University: Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, Tamilnadu

4.       Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology, 1991-1992Institution/University: Stella Maris College, Chennai

5.      Under Graduation: B.Sc. (Zoology), 1988-1991Institution/University: Stella Maris College (under Madras University), Chennai


1.       Clinical Microbiology - underwent advanced level training in immunology and serology

2.       Bioaerosol standardization technique – worked as a part of a team

3.      Standardization protocol for sampling & analytical procedure for the determination of fungal biomarkers in indoor environments


1.       Involved in Industrial Hygiene and Safety practices

2.       Conducted exposure monitoring and risk assessment in various industrial sectors


1.       Co-Investigator in the project entitled, “Development of a plan for global monitoring of human exposure to and environmental concentrations of Mercury: A pilot survey in India”

Training & Other Programs attended:

1.       “Mentoring the Mentors” at SRIHER (DU), on 17th August, 2018

2.       “Research Methodology and Biostatistics as coursework for Ph.D. candidates” at SRU, on 16th & 17th February, 2017

3.       “Computer application in Research” at SRU, 18th February, 2017

4.       “National conference on setting benchmark in teaching & learning through ICT”at CRF, SRU on 5th & 6th February 2016

5.       “Workshop on Grant and Publication writing” at CRF, SRU on 14th September 2015

6.       Guest lecture on “Rabies & DPT vaccine production & testing” at Pasteur Institute of India, Conoor on 12th September 2014

7.       “Application of Pharmacokinetics and Toxicology in Clinical Management: Current methods and emerging tools” at the Dept. EHE/Dept. of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, SRU on 2nd August 2014

8.       CME on “Understanding Industrial Health” at Parvathy Hospital, Chromepet on 1st May 2014

9.       Refresher program on “Research Methodology & Research Ethics” at the Department of Community Medicine, SRU on 25th April, 2014

9.       National Workshop on “Current concepts and tools in Occupational Health & Safety Risk Assessment” at SRU on 2nd & 3rd November, 2012

9.       “Teach the Teacher to Teach program in Chennai” at the NIE from January 9-13, 2010

9.       “Promoting Research Ethics Education in India”, Indo-US CITI Workshop on November 24th to 26th 2009

Conference Proceedings:

1.       Jayachelvi B, Saraswathy M, Naveen P, Sankar S “Sampling and analytical protocol for the determination of fungal biomarkers in Indoor environments” – National Conference on Emerging issues in Occupational Health & Safety, ROHC(S)-NIOH-ICMR, Bengaluru, July 2015.

2.       Jayachelvi B, Sankar S, Kalpana B “Bioaerosol Exposure and Health Impact Assessment of Employees working with Metal working fluid” - 56th All India Annual Conference, IPHA, Kochi, February 2012

3.      Jayachelvi B, Sankar S, Kalpana B “Validation study of particulate matter monitor in solid fuel using households – implication for health studies” – APTCON 2008, Chennai, July 2008.

3.      Suchithra S, Padma Srikanth, Ayyappan R, Jayachelvi B, Anupma J Kindo, Ravi A, Sandhya S, Kalpana Balakrishnan, Steinberg R. “Characterisation of fungi in indoor air of hospitals in South Chennai” at National Conference of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists in XXXII National Conference of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists at AFMC, Pune, October 2008.

3.      Padma Srikanth, Ralf Steinberg, JJayachelvi, Suchithra S, Ayyappan, Kalpana Balakrishnan “Bioaerosols in Indoor Air of Hospitals and Assessment of Nosocomial Pathogens” IX National Conference of Hospital Infection Control Society of India, at Chandigarh 2007

3.      Padma Srikanth, Ralf Steinberg, Jayachelvi, Suchithra S, Ayyappan, Kalpana Balakrishnan “Bioaerosols in Indoor Air of Hospitals”, National Conference of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists (MICROCON 2006), Govt Medical College Nagpur 2006

Department of Environmental Health Engineering,Sri Ramachandra University,Porur,Chennai-600116
Senior Lecturer
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