Experiences

Research Experience:

  • About 22 years of Research Experience.

Area of Specialization

  • Pesticide Toxicology/ Environmental Toxicology/ Biodegradation and Bioremediation of pesticide residues and heavy metals/ Soil Health / Soil Microbial Ecology/Food and feed traceability.

Specialized Training

  • IAEA/FAO (Vienna , Austria) Regional Training Course on Pesticide Residues by using Radioisotopes Techniques. Bangkok , Thailand , 1992 for five weeks.
  • Training Programme on Radiation Safety Aspects, Atomic Energy Regulation Board and Delhi University, December 1-3, 2010

Supervision in Research

  • Post Doctorate : 4
  • Ph.D. : Eighteen Awarded, Four submitted and Eight Registered
  • M.Phil. : Thirty Awarded and two registered
  • Project : 6
  • M.Sc. : 64

Administrative Experience : 4 years

  • R. T. Mansarowar Hostel, University of Delhi , Delhi (January 1998 - March, 2002).

Editor : Indian J. of Microbiology

  • Executive Editor : (2006 - 11)
  • Editor : (2011-13)

Treasurer AMI (Association of Microbiologists of India)

  • AMI Treasurer (April, 2011 - March, 2014)
  • AMI Treasurer ( April 2014 - March, 2017)

Teaching Experience : 22 years

  • Assisted in teaching as expert in IAEA/FAO ( Vienna , Austria ) Regional Training course on Pesticide Residues by using Radioisotopes Techniques given in the Department of Zoology, University of Delhi , Delhi , 1994 for five weeks.
  • Teaching "Insect Toxicology" to M.Sc. (Final) Entomology, Department of Zoology, University of Delhi , for last 20 Years.
  • Teaching "Principles of Ecology" to M.Sc. (III Semester) Department of Zoology, University of Delhi, since 2010
  • Teached "Pesticide Toxicology", Department of Agrochemicals and Pest Management, University of Delhi , for last 15 years.
  • Teaching " Techniques used in TLC, GLC, HPLC" to Doctorate Degree students, Department of Zoology, University of Delhi, since 2011

 

 Resource Person

  • CPDHE - Course in Zoology, Department of Zoology, University of Delhi , Entitled "Pesticide and Soil Health." April 25, 2001.
  • IARI - Summer Course Entitled "Pesticide degradation in soil and its impact on microflora and fauna." June 29, 2001.
  • CPDHE : Course in Zoology, Department of Zoology, University of Delhi , Entitled "Trends in Physiology." 2002.
  • CPDHE : Expert in evaluation of projects in many programme 2006-2009.
  • NAAS meeting on " Water in Agriculture" May 31, 2011, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi
  • NAAS meeting with delegation of European Union on June 7, 2011, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi , presented work on "Contaminated water used for irrigation in urban and peri-urban agricultural areas"
  • CPDHE " Contaminated waste water used for irrigation in urban and peri-urban agricultural areas and its treatment" August 13, 2012
  • CSIR-NISCAIR : Task Force Member : Wealth of India, 2015

Coordinator

  • Refresher Course on 'Life Sciences' for CPDHE (2005-06) organized by the Department of Zoology, University of Delhi . December 20th, 2005 to January 9th, 2006.
  • DST -PAC Animal Science, February 18th-19th, 2007
  • Coordinated ICAR -NFBSFARA group Project Advisory Committee Meeting, November 9th, 2012
  • Coordinated ICAR -NFBSFARA group Project Advisory Committee Meeting, November 29th, 2013

Research Activities: As Supervisor (1997-2015)

    Research Activity: Research Associate/Post Doctoral Fellow
    1. Dr. Avadesh Kumar 1997-2000 ICAR Soil Bio-diversity Post Doctorate Associate Professor in Entomology, Pant Nagar Agriculture University, UP
    2. Dr. Menu Agarwal 1997-2001 ICAR Soil Bio-diversity Post Doctorate IARI, Pusa, Delhi. Working in Project
    3. Dr. Komal Vig 2003-2005 Delhi University Environmental Toxicologyy Post Doctorate Assistant Professor USA
    4. Dr. Pooja Suman 2008-2009 UGC Pesticide Residues Post Doctorate Adhoc Lecturer
    Research Activity: Ph.D. Awarded
    1. Dr. Jitendra Singh 1996-2001 ICAR Impact of Insecticides Usage on Plant Available Nutrients, Microbes and Soil Enzyme activities in Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) field Ph.D.  Principal Scientist C, ICAR
    2. Dr. Sushma Pandey 1997-2001 ICAR Soil Health of Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) Field After Chlorpyrifos and Quinalphos Applications Ph.D. Adhoc Lecturer
    3. Dr. Subhas Das 1997-2001 NET (UGC) Biodegradation of Monocrotophos by Pseudomonas aeruginosa F10B and Clavivacter michiganense Subspecies Infidiosum SBL11 Ph.D. USA
    4. Dr. Vandana Rai 2001-2005 NATP-CGP Impact of insecticide and its residues on nitrogen fixing microbes and enzymes in the Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) field. Ph.D. USA
    5. Dr. Manju Lata Kapoor 1998-2001 NBPGR, Pusa Campus New Delhi Evaluation of Indiginous Citrus Peel Oils for Use As Quarantine Fumigant Against Hidden Infestation By Callosobruchus maculates (Fab.) Ph.D. Scientist E, NBPGR, Pusa Campus, New Delhi
    6. Dr. Alka Mittal 2003-2007 NATP-CGP Characterization of resistance in Diamond back moth to Bacillus thuringiensis Cry toxins Ph.D. Dept. of Entomology, IARI, New Delhi
    7. Dr. Pooja Suman 2003-2007 RGNF (UGC) Pesticide Residue Analysis on Different matrices: Estimation of Uncertainty and Variability Ph.D. Adhoc Lecturer
    8. Dr. Supriya Goswami 2003-2008 NATP-CGP Biodegradation of Endosulfan Ph.D. Adhoc Lecturer
    9. Dr. Shivani Tyagi 2007-2010 CSIR -NET Studies on soil health of Himachal Soil using 16S rRNA gene, nif H gene and soil enzyme Ph.D.  Assistant Professor 
    10. Dr. Shandhya Rai 2007-2011 CSIR-NET nif H diversity Ph.D. Adhoc Lecturer
    11. Dr. Sandeep Singh 2006-2011 DST Pesticide residue analysis in lettuce, orange and mango using modified QuEChERS method : Estimation of precesion, uncertainty and variability Ph.D. Adhoc Lecturer
    12. Ms. Mayanglambam Thoibi Devi 2005 DBT, RGNF Biodegradation of Endosulfan by Pseudomonas species K2 and Klebsiella pneumoniae IW1 and endosulfan Sulfate by Klebsiella pneumoniae IW1 Ph.D. Assistant Professor, SS College, DU
    13. Ms. Pooja Deopa 2007 DU Studies on soil bacterial diversity of Himanchal Pradesh using 16Sr DNA and nifH gene and soil enzyme activities Ph.D. Adhoc Lecturer
    14. Ms. Madhu Singh 2013 CSIR-JRF Biodegradation of Endosulfan and its induced alteration in bacterial protein profile and total RNA yield. Ph.D. Assistant Professor
    15. Ms. Ritu Mishra 2014 CSIR-UGC  Impact of Bt-endotoxin on annelids, arthropods, microbial processes and diversity in soil. Ph.D. Adhoc Lecturer
    16. Ms. Ranju Sharma 2014 UGC Microbial diversity and Enzymes' activity  of Yamuna River soil from Delhi-NCR, India. Ph.D. IPFT
    17. Mr. Sarat N Singh 2015 CSIR-UGC Enzymetic studies of Endosulfan and Endosulfan Sulfate  Biodegradation by Achromobacter xylosoxidans C8B. Ph.D. Adhoc Lecturer
    18. Ms. Sushma Sharma 2015 Project Temporal variation in diversity of soil diazotrophic population and nifH expression of Pseudomonas sp. S10 under stress conditions Ph.D. Guest Lecturer

    Research Activity: M.Phil Awarded
    1. Ms. Poonam Chauhan 1997-1998 - Biodegradation and Effects of Organophosphorus Insecticides on Microorganisms M.Phil. Teacher in DPS, RK Puram, New Delhi
    2. Ms. Vandana Rai 1999-2000 - Impact of Baeuveria brongniartii and B. bassiana application on soil fertility in Groundnut field M.Phil. USA
    3. Ms. Swati Joshi 1999-2000 - Biodegradation of Chlorpyrifos by Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus niger M.Phil. USA
    4. Mr. Vishal Sharma 1999-2000 - Impact of Endosulfan in vitro on Bacterial Growth M.Phil. -
    5. Ms. Supriya Goswami 2001-2002 NATP-CGP Bacterial Degradation of Azadirachtin M.Phil. Ph.D.
    6. Mr. Sunil Kumar 2001-2002 DST Soil Micro-arthropods Collembola and Acarina in Insecticide Treated Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) Soil M.Phil. -
    7. Mr. Pushpendra Kumar 2002-2003 - Impact of Endosulfan and Quinalphos on Soil Microarthropods with Special Reference to Acarina and Collembola in Cotton (Gossypium sp.,Y-1) Field M.Phil. Lecturer in DAV College Dehradun
    8. Ms. Vritika Arora 2002-2003 - Biodegradation of Quinalphos by Aspergillus niger and Aspergillus flavus M.Phil. USA
    9. Ms. Ankita Pandey 2002-2003 - Validation of Pesticide Residue Analysis Method for Organochlorine Pesticide: DDT in Soil M.Phil. UK
    10. Ms. Mayanylambam Thoibi Devi 2003-2004 - Biodegradation of Quinalphos by Pseudomonas species and its Dissipation in Soil M.Phil. Lecturer, S.S.College, DU
    11. Mr. Manish Kumar Sachdeva 2003-2004 - Determination of Factors Related to Uncertainty and Variability in Pesticide Residue Analysis M.Phil. Assistant Professor in Shivaji College, D.U
    12. Mr. Sandeep Kumar Singh 2004-2005 - Determination of Pesticide Residues in Brinjal Matrix: estimation of Uncertainty factors M.Phil. Ph.D.
    13. Ms. Gauri Sukla 2004-2005 - Determination of Pesticide Residues in Turmeric Matrix: Estimation of Uncertainty Factors M.Phil. Lecturer, SS College, DU
    14. Ms. Pooja Deopa 2005-2006 - Studies on Soil Microbes and Soil Enzymes of Three Different Locations: Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab M.Phil. Ph.D.
    15. Ms. Parul Puri 2005-2006 - Impact of Matrix on Pesticide Analysis: Apple as Matrix M.Phil. Adhoc Lecturer
    16. Mr. Ashish Pandey 2006-2007 - Screening of Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) Varieties Against Pulse Beetle (Callosobruchus chinensis Linn.) and its Management M.Phil. Lecturer, D.A.V. College Kanpur
    17. Ms. Madhu 2007-2008 CSIR Biodegradation of Endosulfan M.Phil. Ph.D.
    18. Ms. Ranju Sharma 2007-2008 DU Soil Bio-indicators M.Phil. Ph.D.
    19. Mr. Sharat Singh 2008-2009 CSIR Biodegradation of endosulfan and endosulfan sulphate by Pseudomonas sp. C8B in broth medium M.Phil. Ph.D.
    20. Mr. Anand Shanker Bhatacharjee 2008-2009 amoA  gene diversity M.Phil. USA
    21. Ms. Sushma Sharma 2009-2010 16SrRNA diversity of Yamuna Soil M.Phil. Ph.D.
    22. Ms. Ritu Mishra 2009-2010 CSIR Effect of Cry 1Ac endotoxins from Bacillus thuringiensis subsp kurstaki on whole cell protein profile of two nifH containing soil bacterium M.Phil. Ph.D.
    23. Ms. Khusboo Singh 2010-2011 Diversity of 16S r DNA and ammonia oxidizing bacteria of Yamuna river soil of Delhi M.Phil. Research
    24. Mr. Kiran Kumar 2010-2011 Bacterial diversity M.Phil. ---
    25. Ms. Deepika Rashmi 2011-2012 CSIR Estimating traceability using nuclear and molecular techniques for foods and feeds in India M.Phil. Research
    26. Ms. Pallee Shree 2011-2012 Estimating traceability using nuclear and molecular techniques for foods and feeds in India M.Phil. Research
    27. Ms. Tanvi Singh 2012-2013 ICAR Lindane contamination of soil and water in Nazafgarh drain and degradation studies M.Phil.  ICAR-NFBSFARA Project
    28. Ms. Ashmita Singh 2012-2013 Project nif H diversity and dehydrogenases activity of agricultural soil M.Phil. Ph.D.
    29. Ms. Anina James 2014 CSIR Degradation of lindane by epiphytic bacteria isolated from roots of aquatic weeds. M.Phil. Ph.D.

    Short Term Project Scholars in Master Programme (1993-2007)
    Sixty Four  M.Sc. Students 1993-2016 - Summer Project/Course Work Zoology/ACPM/Dept. of Environment Outsiders

    Research Students enrolled for Ph.D. Programme/M.Phil. Programme
    Sl. No. Name of the Research Fellow Year Employed in Research Project / Others Area / Title of the Research Remarks Placement
    Registered Students in Ph.D.
    1. Ms. Ranju Sharma 2010 UGC-SAP Soil Bio-indicators Ph.D. Awarded
    2. Mr. Sarat Singh 2010 CSIR Biodegradation of Endosulfan Ph.D. Awarded
    3. Ms. Sushma Sharma 2012 Project Diversity of nitrogen metabolizing bacteria based on nifH, nar G and amoA genes Ph.D. Awarded
    4. Ms. Ritu Mishra 2010 CSIR Studies on the impact of Bt toxin on soil microbes, nematodes, annelids and arthropods Ph.D. Awarded
    5. Ms. Neha Mishra 2013 ICAR DDT Biodegradation Ph.D. Submitting
    6. Ms. Khushboo Singh 2010 Project DDT biodegradation Ph.D. Submitted
    7. Ms. Tanvi Singh 2013 ICAR Bioremediation Ph.D. Registered
    8. Ms.  Deepikas Rashmi 2014 CSIR Estimating traceability using nuclear and molecular techniques for foods and feeds in India Ph.D. Submitting
    9. Ms. Palee Shree 2014 Non-NET Fellowship Estimating traceability using nuclear and molecular techniques for foods and feeds in India Ph.D. Registered
    10. Ms. Annina James 2016 CSIR Biodegradation of pesticide Ph.D. Registered
    11. Ms. Sneh Sagar 2016 UGC Bioremediation of Heavy Metals Ph.D. Registered
    12. Ms. Ashmita Singh 2016 Project Fellow Bioremediation of Pesticides Ph.D. Registered
    Registered Students in M.Phil. 2013-14
    1. Ms. Sumati 2015-16 DU Biodegradation of Contaminants M.Phil. Registered
    2. Mr. Rahul 2015-16 DU Biodegradation of Contaminants M.Phil. Registered
    3. Mr. Amit 2016-17 DU Biodegradation of Contaminants M.Phil. Registered
    4. Ms.K. Kaur 2016-17 DU Biodegradation of Contaminants M.Phil. Registered

    Academic visits : 11

    • 1. Thailand : FAO/IAEA Training Programme, 1992
    • 2. China : FAO/IAEA Research Committee Meeting, 1999
    • 3. Austria : FAO/IAEA Research Committee Meeting, 2002
    • 4. Argentina : FAO/IAEA Research Committee Meeting, 2007
    • 5. Sweden : FEMS 2009
    • 6. Austria : FAO/IAEA Research Committee Meeting, 2011
    • 7. Portugal : FAO/IAEA Research Committee Meeting, 2014
    • 8. Austria : IAEA International Symposium, 2014
    • 9. Uganda : FAO/IAEA Research Committee Meeting,  26-30 October, 2015
    • 10. Austria : FAO/IAEA Research Committee Meeting, 7-11, November, 2016
    • 11. Austria : FAO/IAEA Research Committee Meeting, 15-19 May, 2017