Dr. Rishi Kumar

Core Faculty Bio

Dr. Rishi Kumar
  • Associate Professor
  • Ph. D, M. Tech. (IIT Kharagpur)

Department: Microbiology, Agricultural Biotechnology, Food Microbiology.


15 Yeasrs


  1. Rishi has more than 15 years of teaching experience along with 3 years of research experience from IIT Kharagpur. He did his Doctoral degree in Agricultural engineering from central university of Assam, Silchar campus. He is having double post-graduation degree M. Tech.  in Agricultural Biotechnology from IIT Kharagpur and M.Sc. (Microbiology) from CCS university campus, meerut. He has three years research experience in a CSIR funded project at SRIC, IIT Kharagpur. He has more than 13 years of experience in academics. He taught various papers of biological sciences at both UG and PG level. He is CSIR-UGC-NET qualified in life sciences subject. He has published various research papers and book chapters in reputed publications.

    Awards & Honors-
  • Awarded Senior Research Fellowship (2003) by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi.
    GATE Fellowship (2000).
    Qualified NET UGC-CSIRfor lectureship Examination held on Dec 2000 and July 2001.
  • Invited Speaker in National Conference, BHIT 2.0 Dehradun.


  1. Intellectual Contribution (Publications)


  1. Kumar, Singh K., Sarkar S. and Sethi L. N. (March. 2014) An Assessment of Bio-Sorption Potential of Heavy Metals by Scenedesmus Obliquus. (ISBN: 978–93–5156–339– 6,‘’Mangalmay Journal of Management & Technology’, MIMT, Gr Noida), pp 55-58.
  2. Kumar, Singh K., Sarkar S. and Sethi L. N. (Jun. 2014) Accumulation of Cu by microalgae Scenedesmus obliquus and Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 (IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology) Volume 8, Issue-6 Ver. I, PP 64-68.
  3. Kumar R., Sarkar S. and Sethi L. N. (Nov. 2015) Waste Water Treatment for Removal of Copperand Cadmium Ions through Biosorption Process (Journal of Energy Research and Environmental Technology) Volume 2 Number 1, pp 25-29.
  4. Kumar, Sethi L. N. and Sarkar S. (Mar. 2019) Evaluation of Green microalgae potential for the removal of Lead and Chromium Ions through Biosorption Process, (Journal of Advances in Science & Technology) Volume 16, Issue-1, pp 96-101
  5. Singh, R. K., Sethi L. N. and Sarkar S. (Jul. 2021) Evaluation of Biosorption Potential of GreenMicroalgae for Lead and Cadmium Biosorption from Aqueous Streams, ‘International Journal of Medical and Allied Health Sciences) Volume 1, Issue-1, pp 37-43
  6. Sweta S. Kumar, Singh B, Singh R. K., Yadav R, Mehta S, Singh H. P.(Jul. 2022) Quality Control Challenges and Vaccine Manufacturing, ‘International Journal of Medical and Allied Health Sciences) Volume 2, Issue-4, pp 85-87. 


  • Kumar,, Sarkar S. and Sethi L. N. (Jan. 2015) Waste Water Treatment for Removal of Copper and Cadmium Ions through Biosorption Process (International Conference CEBTME-2014 at JNU, New Delhi),p. 14 (oral presentation)
  • Kumar, R., Sarkar S. and Sethi L. N. (Nov. 2014) Biosorption of heavy metals from aquous streams toprevent contamination of environment (National Conference on Emerging Technology Trends in Agricultural Engineering, NERIST, Nirjuli (Itanagar)),  9 (oral presentation)
  • Kumar, R., Singh K., Sarkar S. and Sethi L. N.(March. 2014) An Assessment of Bio-Sorption Potential of Heavy Metals by Scenedesmus Obliquus. (International Conference on ‘Technological and Management Advances in the New Age Economy: An Industry perspective MIMT, Gr Noida),  8 (oral presentation)
  • Kumar, R. and Mallick, N. (2005) An evaluation of heavy metal potential of Scenedesmus obliquus underbatch mode study (Proceedings of International Congress of Chemistry and Environment. Indore), p.13 (oral presentation)
  • Kumar, R. and Mallick, N. (2004) Accumulation of Cu by microalgae Scenedesmus obliquus. (NationalConference on Plant, Microbes and Environments: Issue and Chalanges. University of Burdwan, Burdwan), p.2 (oral presentation)


1 Sonkar, S., Sharma, L., Singh, R. K., Pandey, B., Rathore, S. S., Singh, A. K., Porwal, P., Singh, S. P., (2021) Plant Stress Hormones: Mitigation of Abiotic Stress in Plants. (Nanobiotechnology) Chapter: 15 Publisher: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-73606-4_15.

2 Sonkar, S., Singh, A. K., Rathore, S. S., Pandey, B., Prakash, A., Singh, R. K., Husain, A., (2023) Auxins biosynthesis for hormone crosstalk and plant development (Hormonal Cross-Talk, Plant Defense and Development) Chapter: 4 Publisher: Academic Press. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-323-95375-7.00021-5.



  • Workshopon Role of technology and some specific tools in research, 28 June-03 July 2021, SGT University 
  • Workshopon Designing and Development of e-Resources for Teaching and Learning, 22-24 June 2021, Rajdhani College, University of Delhi.
  • FacultyDevelop program on Industrial Biotechnology on 16-17 Jan 2015, IMS engineering college, Adhaytmic Nagar, 
  • BioExcellenceWorkshop: Whole Genome Expression profiling Using QPCR & Miccroarray Technology on Feb 05, 2011 at i-Life Discoveries  Ltd.
  • NationalConference: Leads for futuristic biotechnological inputs, Indian context on 26-27 Mar 2010 at Institute of Applied Medicines & Research, Ghaziabad. UP
  • FacultyDevelopment Program: Recent Advances in Research methods and data analytical tools attended on 18-19 Oct 2010, Mangalmay Institute of Management & Technology,  Noida. UP
  • NationalConference: Medicinal Plants, its present status, prospects and conservation on 23-24 Mar 2006 at Vidya Sagar Degree College,  WB



  • Member ofBiotech Research Society of (BRSI)
  • Memberof the Microbiology Society 



MEMBER OF EDITORIAL BOARD OF INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL ENTITLED “International Journal of Medical and Allied Health Sciences”.