Faculty of Applied Sciences

Dr. Arun Kumar

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Designation : Dean & Principal
Total Exp : 12 Years
Educational Qualification : Ph.D. (Environmental Sciences)
Research Area :
Soil Biology and Biochemistry, Microbial Diversity (Structural and Functional), Soil Metagenome, Plant Physiology

Dr. Arun Kumar has completed his Ph.D. research work from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi under a DST funded project. He has completed M.Sc (Biotechnology) from Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal Central University, Srinagar, Uttarakhand, and B.Sc. (Biotechnology) from Muthayammal College of Arts and Science, Rasipuruam. He is recipient of Department of Science and Technology Fellowship, New Delhi, and Indian Council of Agricultural Research Fellowship. He has 46 full length publications, 6 Gen Bank submissions and 27 papers in National and International Conferences. Dr. Arun Kumar K was listed among the top 100 productive research authors by Indian Citation Index published by Confederation of Indian
Industry (CII), New Delhi. He received Young Scientist in Soil Microbiology Award” by Jai Mata Durgi (JMD) Educational Society, UP. He is recipient of Teacher Appreciation Award by Union Human Resource Minister (MHRD). Dr Arun Kumar has 1 practical book to his credit and has about 12 years of research teaching and academic administration. He has experience and hands on in well recognized institutions like Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) etc. He has been member and coordinator for NAAC and ICAR accreditation board for well recognized other Universities. He has guiding one PhD students, and guided 15 M.Sc Students and 12 groups of final year B.Sc Students.

Contact Information
Office Phone02668-260300/359
Email[email protected]
Membership
Fellow, Academy for Environment and Life Science
Specialization
Specialization AreasBio-Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Bio-Technology
Subject Taught UGMolecular Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Soil biology and Biochemistry
Subject Taught PGMolecular Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Soil biology and Biochemistry
Title Description Achieved On
Research Fellowship-DST Fellowship to work in DST funded project in Central Himalayan Region 2007-2011
ICAR-SRF- National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP) Scheme Fellowship to work in NAIP Scheme by ICAR- Incubator Programme 2011-2013
ICAR-SRF Indian Council of Agricultural Research Senior Research Fellowship to work in National Fellow Project on Indian Termites 2013
Highly Cited Author in India Listed Among 100 Productive Author of Private University 2016-2017
Young Scientist Award Young Scientist in Soil Microbiology by JMD Educational Society 2017
Institute / Organization Designation Duration
Parul University Dean and Principal May 2018-Till Date
Lovely Professional University Associate Professor and Head of Department August 2014- May 2018
Division of Entomology, IARI, New Delhi Research Associate May 2013- July 2014
Zonal technology management and business planning and development unit, IARI, New Delhi Research Associate June 2011- April 2013
Division of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, IARI, New Delhi Research Associate April 2007- May2011
Qualification Specialization University Passing Year % Class
Ph.D. Environmental Science Sambalpur University 2012 - -
M.Sc Biotechnology Hemvati Nandan Bhauguna Garhwal University 2005 71.1 I
B.Sc Biotechnology Periyar University 2003 70.6 I

Book

Title ISSN / ISBN No Publisher Volume Year
A Manual: Collection, Preservation and Identification of Termites - Indian Council of Agricultural Research 1 2014

International Conference

Title ISSN / ISBN No Publisher Volume Year
Global Conference on Exploring Basic & Applied Sciences - LPU, Punjab - 2014
International Conference on Biodiversity: Issues and Concerns - RRS, Kolkata - 21-23 November 2007
International Conference on Biodiversity, Environment and Sustainability: Challenges for Future - Delhi University, New Delhi - 4-6 Sept 2008

International Journal

Title ISSN / ISBN No Publisher Volume Year
Soil carbon pools and carbon management index under different land use systems in the Central Himalayan region 0906 -4710 Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B 63: 200-205 2013
Land use practices in the Central Himalayan region affect soil enzyme activities and their relationship with carbon pools 0906 -4710 Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B 63: 403-408 2013
The case for banning diclofenac and the vanishing vultures 1488-8386 Biodiversity 15: 265-268 2014
Conventional Indian Soil Testing: Need For Major Change. Current Sci. 0011 -3891 Current Science 108 (7):1410-1411 2015
Role of Some Plant Growth Promotory Bacteria on Enhanced Fe Uptake of Wheat 0010-3624 Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 10.1080/00103624.2017.1298780 2017
Phosphorus dynamics and solubilizing microorganisms in acid soils under different land uses of Lesser Himalayas of India 0167-4366 Agroforestry Systems 10.1007/s10457-017-0168-4 2017
Grafted papayas: a boon for dioecious papaya industry. 0011 -3891 Current Sci. 111 (8):1287-1288 2016
Influence of Different Nutrient Concentration on Strawberry under Hydroponic Cultivation System. 2319-7692 Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(10): 2999-3006 2017
Impact of different land use management on soil enzyme activities and bacterial genetic fingerprints of North-Western Himalayas. Vol. 9. 0973-4929 Current World Environment 10.12944/CWE.9.3.22 2015
Probing of microbial community structure, dehydrogenase and soil carbon in-relation to different land uses in soils of Ranichauri (Garhwal Himalayas) 2319-7692 Int. J. Curr. Microbiol.Applied Sci. 2: 325-338 2013
Effect of Different Combination of Nitrogen Sources on the Yield of Direct Seeded Rice (Oryza sativa). doi 2319-7692 Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(3): 242-249 2018

Project Guided

project Title Agency Start Date
Effect of Zeolite and Sewage Sludge in combination with inorganic fertilizers on soil carbon pools, growth and yield of rice (Oryza sativa) under green house conditions Lovely Professional University. Supervisor for Ms. Jencymol Thomas (MSc) 2017
Impact of different organic and inorganic fertilizers on soil carbon fractions, growth and yield parameters of fodder sorghum Lovely Professional University. Supervisor for Mr Vijay Saini Thomas (MSc) 2017
Evaluation of vermicompost and flyash combined inorganic fertilizers on soil biological properties, carbon fractions, yield and growth attributes of wheat Lovely Professional University. Supervisor for Mr Perveen Thomas (MSc) 2017
Impact of organic and inorganic based soil amendments on soil nitrogen fractions, growth and yield of wheat Lovely Professional University. Supervisor for Mr Selvaganapathi (MSc) 2017
Impact of zeolite combined organic manures on growth and yield of maize Lovely Professional University. Supervisor for Mr Mahesh (MSc) 2016
Impact of different herbicides on transplanted basmati rice in a Typic Haplustept soil of Punjab, India Lovely Professional University. Supervisor for Ms Anita Jaswal (MSc)