About Me

Dr. Dileep K. Singh is a Professor in the Department of Zoology, University of Delhi, Delhi and is working on pesticide toxicology, bioremediation of pesticide molecules and heavy metals, soil microbial ecology, soil microbial taxonomy, soil health and soil fertility, waste water treatment, food and feed traceability. He has about twenty two years of teaching experiences in Postgraduate Departments of the University i.e. in the Department of Zoology and Department of Agrochemicals and Pest Management and has similar years of research experiences. He has completed eleven research projects funded by FAO / IAEA, NATP-CGP (ICAR-World Bank), ICAR , DBT, DST and DU-DST Purse Scheme. Four ongoing research projects are funded by IAEA/FAO (1), DBT (1) and NFBSFARA (ICAR, 2).

He has published 40 international papers in journals like J. Agricultural Food Chemistry, Environmental Science and Technology, Chemosphere, Canadian J. Microbiology, Biodegradation, J. Environ. Science and Health, Journal of Hazardous Materials and Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol, Annals of Microbiology, Journal of Basic Microbiology, International Bioterterioration and biodegradation, Food Control. Impact factor of these journals ranges between 0.825 to 5.393. About 11 national papers are published in journals like Pesticide Research Journal, Indian J. of Microbiology and Indian J. of Entomology. He was an Executive Editor of Indian J. of Microbiology between 2006-2008. Reviewed many international research papers i.e. FEMS Microbiology Letter, J.


Five best publications : Impact factor 3.107 to 5.481

  • Singh D.K. and Agarwal H.C. (1992) Chemical Release and nature soil bound residues of DDT in soil. J. Agricultural Food Chemistry 40 : 1713-1716. Impact factor : 3.107
  • Singh D.K. and Agarwal H.C. (1995) Persistence of DDT and nature of bound residues in soil at higher altitude. Environmental Science & Technology 29: 2301-2304. Impact factor : 5.481
  • Singh J. and Singh D.K. (2005) Available nitrogen and Arginine deaminase activity in groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.)  fields after Imidacloprid, Diazinon and Lindane treatments. J. Agricultural Food Chemistry 53: 363-368. Impact factor : 3.107
  • Pandey S. and Singh D.K. (2006) Soil dehydrogenase, Phosphomonoesterase and arginine deaminase activities in an insecticide treated groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) soil. Chemosphere 63 : 869-880. Impact Factor : 3.499
  • Madhu and Dileep K. Singh (2014)  Endosulfan induced alteration in bacterial protein profile and RNA yield of Klebsiella sp. M3, Achromobacter sp. M6, and Rhodococcus sp. M2. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 265 : 233-241 DOI 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2013.11.061. Impact factor : 4.331

Important Publications:

  • Dileep K. Singh and Hari C. Agarwal (1992) Chemical Release and nature of soil bound DDT residues. J. Agricultural Food Chemistry 40 : 1713-1716. Impact factor : 3.107
  • Dileep K. Singh and Hari C. Agarwal (1995) Persistence of DDT and nature of bound residues in soil at higher altitude. Environmental Science & Technology 29: 2301-2304. Impact factor : 5.481
  • Subhas and Dileep K. Singh (2003) Utilization of Monocrotophos as phosphorus source by Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Clavibacter michiganense sub sp. insidiosum. Canadian J. of Microbiology 49 :101-109. Impact factor : 1.200
  • Sushma Pandey and Dileep K. Singh (2004) Total bacterial and fungal population after chlorpyrifos and quinalphos treatments in groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) soil. Chemosphere 55: 197-205.Impact factor : 3.499
  • Jitendra Singh and Dileep K. Singh (2005) Available nitrogen and Arginine deaminase activity in groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) fields after Imidacloprid, Diazinon and Lindane treatments. J.Agricultural Food Chemistry 53: 363-368.Impact factor : 3.107

Number of PG, M.Phil., Ph.D. and Post Doctorate scholars guided /guiding: 136

1. PG Scholars 64
2. M.Phil. Scholars:  
  a. Awarded: 29
b. Registered: 2 +2
3. Ph.D. Scholars  
  a. Awarded: 18
  b. Submitted 3
  c. Registered: 8
4. Post Doctorate: 4
5. Research Projects 6

Academic visits : 10

  • Thailand : FAO/IAEA Training Programme, 1992
  • China : FAO/IAEA Research Committee Meeting, 1999
  • Austria : FAO/IAEA Research Committee Meeting, 2002
  • Argentina : FAO/IAEA Research Committee Meeting, 2007
  • Sweden : FEMS 2009
  • Austria : FAO/IAEA Research Committee Meeting, 2011
  • Portugal : FAO/IAEA Research Committee Meeting, 2014
  • Austria : IAEA International Symposium, 2014
  • Uganda : FAO/IAEA Research Committee meeting,  October 26-30, 2015
  • Austria : FAO/IAEA Research Committee meeting, November 7-11, 2016