Dr. Assuma a basic graduate of Govt. College of Nursing, Trivandrum, Kerala, with a second rank from Kerala University and a postgraduate of College of Nursing, Christian Medical College, Vellore. She had competed her doctoral studies in the year 2003 of University of Calicut. She had done Diploma in Medical Education, Diploma in Hospital Management, Diploma in Computer Applications, Training for trainers in Management, and HIV/AIDS?TB of Indian Nursing Council. She had 68 publications in indexed, peer reviewed and non indexed journals. Received many awards including best citizen award and best teacher award. She is presently the member of BOS in Nursing for 4 universities in India, Academic Council member and Senate member of Kerala University of Health Sciences. Wrote 8 books including Concise text book of Paediatric nursing by Reed Elsivier and Paediatric Care Plan of Jaypee publishers. Contributed chapters for 5 books of nursing research and Education.She is alife member of 6 professional associations and Presently holding the office of the Vice President of Nursing Research Society of India and core committee member of the scientific committee of Indian Nursing Council.