Education Qualification

B.Sc.[Life Sciences] ,

M.Sc. [Botany] ,

Ph.D. [Botany]

Research Interests

Ethnobotany, Plant Taxonomy

Publications (from 2015 till date):

  •    Niyati Shah, Vipul Davariya, Sanjeev K. Gupta, Pankaj Gajjar, Jitendra Parmar, Lancelot D’Cruz (2020). Review: An    Insight into Coronaviruses: Challenges, Security and Scope. In: Reviews in Medical Virology, Vol. 30.Issue 6. Pp: 1-8.
  • D’Cruz Lancelot, Yadav Santosh and Yadav Rashmi (2018): A new species of Geranium L.(Geraniaceae)from Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India. In: Life Science Leaflets, Vol 106 (2018). Pp. 1-4.
  • Mehul Vasava, Lancelot D’Cruz, Hitesh Solanki, Sandip Gamit (2018): Study on Sacred groves of Dediyapada Taluka, Narmada District, Gujarat, India. In: Online International Interdisciplinary Research Journal, {Bi-Monthly}, ISSN 2249-9598, Volume-08, Nov 2018 Special Issue (02). Pp: 15-26.
  • Umerfaruq Qureshimatva, Lancelot D’Cruz, Hitesh A. Solanki and Santosh Yadav (2018): Distribution of near threatened palm Hyphaene dichotoma (White) Furtado in Gujarat State and Union Territories Diu, Daman,Dadra and Nagar Haveli, India. In: International Journal of Research in Advent Technology,Volume 6, Issue 11 – November 2018. Pp. 3014-3017.
  • Gamit Sandip B, Qureshimatva Umerfaruq M*, Fr. (Dr.) Lanceolot D’cruz and Solanki Hitesh A. (2018): Documentation of Ethno-medicinal plants used by Gamit tribals in Songadh Taluka, Tapi District, Gujarat. In: Plant Archives, Volume 18, no 2, October 2018.Pp.2303-2310.
  • Sonali Hasmukh Chauhan, Santosh Yadav, Taro Takahashi, Łukasz Łuczaj, Lancelot D’Cruz and Kensuke Okada (2018): Consumption patterns of wild edibles by the Vasavas: a case study from Gujarat,India. In: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine (2018) 14:57. Pp. 1-20.
  • Kokni, Hitesh A. Solanki, Lancelot D’Cruz (2017). Documentation of Ethno-Medicinal Plants Used by Different Tribes of Dangs District, Gujarat, India. In: International Association of Biologicals and computational Digest iABCD| Vol 2| Issue 1| June 2017. Pp. 23-33|  .


Books/ Book chapters:

  •  Lancelot DCruz SJ and Hector Andrade (2020). Weeds as Food and Medicine. Gujarat Sahitya Prakash, Anand, Gujarat. Pp.232.
  • Rappai Poothokaren, SJ and Lancelot D’Cruz. SJ (Eds), (2020) Sparsh- Down to Earth Experiences with Mother Nature’, New Leader Publications, Chennai. Pp. 206.
  • Lancelot D’Cruz, Macwan Francis (2016): Value addition to traditional Ethnomedicinal Biodiversity for sustainable livelihood options: The Aadi Aushadhi Paradigm”. In:  ‘Perspectives on Biodiversity in India’ by A. Bijukumar, N.S.Pradeep, K.G.Ajitkumar and P.G. Rajendran, Volume 2, Part 2. Centre For Innovation in Science and Social Action, Kerala. Pp. 7-10.

Recent (2019 till date) Paper Presentations/Seminars attended (Optional):

  • Lancelot D’Cruz was one of the speakers and participated in the Tarumitra National Webinar on ‘ The Relevance of Ecosystem Restoration During this Pandemic Era’ organized by AADI Eco-reserve Attappady, Kerala in Association with Tarumitra, Patna, Bihar on June 4, 2021.
  • Lancelot D’Cruz was one of the speakers at the online event ‘Suffering Humanity: Laudato si/ Fratelli tutti and our response’ organized by the JCSA’s Ecological Network and Digital Jesuits’ and held on May 29, 2021.
  • Lancelot D’ Cruz was the Moderator  and participated in the Tarumitra National Webinar on ‘Protecting Earth – Our Common Home: Reviving Agro-Ecology’ organized by the EcoJesuit Network of South Asia and the JRH and  held on July 4, 2020.
  • Fr Lancelot D’Cruz delivered an Invited lecture at the International Symposium on ‘Creation without a Creator: critical perspectives on Hawkins’s God’ organized by ‘Indian Institute of Science and Religion-Delhi in collaboration with XRF and St. Xavier’s College Ahmedabad from February 8 – 10, 2019.
  • Lancelot D’Cruz attended and made a presentation at a 2-Day Workshop on ‘Autonomous Colleges in India: the Road Ahead’ held at Century Bhavan, Mumbai on January 7-8, 2020.


  • Lancelot D’Cruz participated in the Discourse Webinar on ‘Pedagogical and Training Methods for Transacting Curriculum on Democracy and Ethics, Democracy and Economy and Democracy and Media’ organized by CEDBEC, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bangalore  held on  December 7-8, 2020.
  • Lancelot D’Cruz attended a Webinar on “Ex situ Conservation of Threatened Angiosperm Plants’ organised by NATUCARE India on  May 24, 2020.
  • Lancelot D’Cruz attended an International  Webinar on Global Webinar on ‘Impact of Covid 19: Future Endeavours for Sustainable Agriculture’ organised by Loyola Academy, Secunderabad and Sowbhagya Biotech Pvt Ltd on  May 23, 2020.
  • Lancelot D’Cruz attended a Webinar on ‘Smarter Strategies for Biodiversity Conservation’ organized by ENVIS at the Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Coimbatore on  May 22, 2020.
  • Lancelot D’Cruz attended a Webinar on ‘Plant-derived smoke compound as bio-stimulant and their application in crops’ organised by Botany Dept, KLE Society’s Science and Commerce College, Kalamboli, Navi Mumbai on May 9, 2020.
  • Lancelot D’Cruz attended a Webinar-‘Teaching in Digital Era’ organised by TCS ioN on Aprl 25, 2020.
  • Lancelot D’Cruz attended the Meeting of the ‘Jesuits in Science and Technology forum of South Asian Assistancy’ at Loyola Academy, Hyderabad from March 7-8, 2020.
  • Lancelot D’Cruz attended the National Seminar on “Current Issues Confronting Principals and Heads of the Institutions in India” at Jyoti Nivas College, Bangalore from February 19 to 21, 2020.
  • Lancelot D’Cruz attended the Principal’s Conference on Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities organised by JHEASA at St Xavier’s College, Kolkata from October 6 -7, 2019.
  • Lancelot D’Cruz attended the 23rd Triennial Conference of Xavier Board of Higher Education in India held at Don Bosco Institute, Guwahati, Assam from September 13 to 15, 2019.
  • Dr Lancelot D’Cruz participated in the 1-day Workshop on ICT Enabled Innovative teaching under the Autonomous system held at St Xavier’s College on February 1, 2019.


Awarded the Young Scientist Award  at the National Seminar on “Strategies to Understand Sustainable Utilization of Plant Wealth” (SUSUP-2014), Department of Botany, University School of Sciences, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad

Scholarship to attend the 11th International Congress of AIDS in Asia & the Pacific (ICAAP 11) held in Bangkok, Thailand from 18-22 November 2013.

Fellowship in Genetic Resources and Enhancement with special reference to “DNA Fingerprinting Techniques in Plants” under the guidance of Dr. N. Seetharama at ICRISAT. (1998)

Fellowships in Recognized National and International Academies:

  • Honorary Member of the Hon’ble Editorial Board of the IJBST Journal Group [April 2021].
  • Fellow of the “Society of Ethnobotanists” [since 2012].
  • Life Member of the Indian Botanical Society [since 2006]
  • Life Member of the Gujarat Bioscience Society [since 2000]