Dr. Rajiv Ranjan
Assistant Professor
Education Qualification - 

M.Sc. (Agricultural Biotechnology), Ph.D.in Biotechnology (Institute of Life Sciences, Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, Bhubaneswar)

Department of Botony
Dayalbagh Educational Institute (Deemed University)
Dayalbagjh, Agra 282 005(UP), India
Tel.:- (0562)280 1545
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Teaching Assignment:

Odd Semester:

  • ESC-161 (B.Com I Year) Title: Environmental Science
  • EBT 102 (PG Diploma) Title: Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering
  • BOW 101 (B.Sc. I Semester) Title: Herbal Technology
  • VAT 101 (B.Voc. Ag Tech) Title: Fundamental of Ornamental Horticulture
  • BOM 703/714 (M.Sc. I Year) Title: Cell and Molecular Biology/Intro. Molecular Biology

Even Semester:

  • BOM 604: (B.Sc. Hons) Title: Biometrics and Computer Application
  • BOM 801/811 (M.Sc. II year) Title: Inheritance Biology/Genetics
  • BOM 814 (M.Sc. II year) Title: Bioinformatics & Biostatistics

Area of Research

  • Plant Bioprospecting
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Plant Genomics and Transcriptomics
  • Bioremediation

Research Interest:

  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Plant Genomics and Transcriptomics

Awards and fellowships

  • iGEM-2017 Award by DBT to visit MIT, Boston, USA
  • Summer Research Fellowship-2014 organized by IASc-INSA-NASI
  • Young Scientist Travel Award  by DST for Canada (2011)
  • CSIR fellowship (Senior Research Fellow) from 2010-2012
  • CSIR fellowship (Junior Research Fellow) from 2007-2009
  • ICAR (ARS) NET in Agricultural Biotechnology
  • CSIR- UGC (NET) Lectureship in Life Sciences
  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) in Life Sciences
  • Department of Biotechnology (DBT) Scholarship during M. Sc. Study
  • I.C.A.R (National Talent Scholarship) during B. Sc (Agriculture) study
  • Winner of State Level Orissa Biotech Olympiad-2006


Patent Granted

  1. Title: Novel sub-genomic transcript promoter DNA fragments and a method for   obtaining sub-genomic promoter DNA fragments from figwort mosaic virus. Inventors:  Nrisingha Dey, Rajiv Ranjan, Alok Kumar and I. B. Maiti, Patent No-Patent No-292986, Award Date: 16/02/2018

Patent Applied

  1.  Title: Vascular and stress inducible hybrid promoter ideal for plant derived  pharmaceutical production. Inventors: Nrisingha Dey, Rajiv Ranjan, SunitaPatro and I. B. Maiti, Patent Application No. 1449/KOL/2011.

 Selected publications in peer Reviewed Journals

  1. Dipinte Gupta, Suresh Satpati, Anshuman Dixit and Rajiv Rajan (2019) Fabrication of biobeads expressing heavy metal-binding protein for removal of heavy metal from wastewater. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00253-019-09852-6
  2. Dipinte Gupta and Rajiv Ranjan (2017) In silico comparative analysis of promoters derived from plant pararetroviruses. Virus Disease, 28, 416-421
  3. Acharya, S., Ranjan, R., Pattanaik, S., Maiti, I. B., Dey, N. (2014): Efficient chimeric plant promoters derived from plant infecting viral promoter sequences. PlantaVolume 239,381-396
  4. Kumar, D., Patro, S., Ranjan, R., Sahoo, D. K., Maiti, I. B., Dey, N. (2011): Development of useful recombinant promoter and its expression analysis in different plant cells using Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy. PLoS ONE 6(9):e24627. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0024627
  5. Ranjan, R., Patro, S., Pradhan, B., Kumar, A., Maiti, I. B., Dey, N. (2012): Development and functional analysis of novel genetic promoters using DNA shuffling, hybridization and a combination thereof. PLoS ONE 7 (3): e31931. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031931
  6. Patro, S., Kumar, D., Ranjan, R., Maiti, I. B., Dey, N. (2012):The development of efficient plant promoters for transgene expression employing plant virus promoters.  Molecular Plant. doi: 10.1093/mp/sss028
  7. Ranjan, R., Patro, S., Kumari, S., Kumar, D., Dey, N. (2011): Efficient chimeric promoters derived from full-length and sub-genomic transcript promoters of   Figwort mosaic virus (FMV). Journal of Biotechnology.152,1-2
  8. Ranjan, R.,Dey, N. (2012):  Development of vascular tissue and stress inducible hybrid-synthetic promoters through Dof-1 motifs rearrangement.Cell BiochemBiophys. DOI 10.1007/s12013-012-9359-9
  9. *Sahoo, D. K.,*Ranjan, R., Kumar, D., Kumar, A., Sahoo, B. S., Raha, S., Maiti, I. B., Dey, N. (2009): An alternative method of promoter assessment by confocal laser scanning microscopy.Journal of Virological Methods. 161, 114-121.*Equally contributed.

Book published

  • Rajiv Ranjan and Dipinte Gupta (2015) Introduction to Plant Promoter ((ISBN 978-3-659-82081-6) LAP LAMBERT Academic Publication, OmniScriptum GmbH & Co. KG Bahnhofstraße 28, D-66111 Saarbrücken

Book Chapter Published

  • Sushma Mishra, Dipinte Gupta andRajiv Ranjan: Approaches for enhancing abiotic stress tolerance in plants, CRC press, Taylor & Francis Group, published on January 21,2019.
  • Dipinte Gupta, Anamika Gupta, Kritika Yadav & Rajiv RanjanMolecular Mechanism of Plant Adaptation and Tolerance to Cold Stress (Springer) Accepted.

Editorial Board Member

  • “InternationalJournal of Agricultural Research, Sustainability, and Food Sufficiency” (IJARSFS), published by Academia Scholarly Journals.
  •  African Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, published by Oceanic Academic Journals
  • International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Modern Education, R&D Modern Research Publication

Project sanctioned/ Completed

  • UGC-BSR Start-up-grant for newly recruited faculty (6.0 Lakhs) “Evaluation of novel hybrid promoter for its stress inducibility in plants. Letter no-F-20-16(15)/2013(BSR)
  • Major project from DAE-BRNS (28.00 Lakhs) on the topic entitled “Development of heterologous stress inducible strong-hybrid synthetic promoters suitable for both monocot and dicot plants. (Letter No-37 (I)/14/40/2014-BRNS/1423
  • Biochip for removing heavy metal toxicity from Industrial Effluents by Department of Biotechnology  (10 Lakhs), DBT, Govt. of India

Invited Speaker in the Conference/Workshop

  1. National Conference on Microbes in extreme environment: Diversity and Translational Application during October 30-31, 2015  Organized by Department of Botany & Microbiology, School of Life Sciences, H.N.B. Garhwal University, Uttarakhand.
  2. HCST-DBT sponsored VIGS 2016 (A Tool to study Gene Function in Plants) and National Workshop on Tools and Techniques in Biotechnology held at Hindustan College of Science & Technology, Mathura during Jan 20 to Feb.02 ,2016
  3. International Conference on Biotechnology & Health care held during October 26-27, 2017 at PJTSAU, Hyderabad, India
  4. National Workshop on “Application of Geoinformatics in Geographical and Botanical studies” held on 30th and 31st January, 2017.
  5. International Conference on Bioinformatics and System Biology at Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad on October 26-28th 2018.
  6. India International Science-2018 held  on Indira Gandhi Pratishtan, Lucknow from 5th -8th October 2018 organized by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India.
  7. UGC-sponsored National Conference on Biodiversity: Management Issues and Conservation  Strategies on 21-22nd December 2018,Organized by Department of Zoology, Gokhale Centenary College, Ankola, Karnataka
  8. UGC-SAP Sponsored Seminar on Advances in Nano & Bioscience on March 27, 2019 organized by Department of Physics and Computer Science
  9. Integrated East-West Forum (TSC-2019) on 25-28th June 2019 at Interlaken, Switzerland organized by DEI and Center for consciousness Studies, University of Arizona

Training/ Workshop attended

  1. Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme-III on Microbial Diversity for Human Welfare from 9-11th April 2018 organized by Indian Institute of Technology, Hauz Khas, New Delhi
  2.  Expression Profiling of RNAi Pathway Components in Nicotiana benthamiana during May-July 2014 as a Summer Research Fellow under of Prof. Indranil Dasgupta, University of Delhi, South Campus, New Delhi jointly sponsored by IASc (Bangalore), INSA (New Delhi) and NASI (Allahabad)
  3. Molecular Analysis of Plants infected with Begomovirus during 02.06.2017- 19.06.2017 at Advanced Center of Plant Virology, Division of Plant Pathology, IARI, New Delhi
  4. Programme Officer Training for seven days NSS Training and Orientation Programme from 28th February to 05th March, 2016 at St. John’s College, Agra
  5. UGC sponsored Orientation Course during 06-04-2015 to 01.05.2015 organized by Academic Staff College, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
  6. UGC sponsored Refresher Course in Life Science & Biotechnology during 03-10-2016 to 28.10.2016 organized by Academic Staff College, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
  7. One Week Practical Training Programme on High Pressure Liquid Chromatography from 19th to 23rd September, 2016 organized by Small & Medium Pharmaceutical Industry Centre, NIPER, Mohali (Punjab)
  8. Smart Metabolic Engineering for Plants for Drugs Biosynthesis during 16-17 March, 2018 organized by ICGEB, New Delhi
  9. Workshop on Application of Bioinformatics in Modern Molecular Biology held at ICGEB, New Delhi from 21-25 October, 2013.
  10. Indo-US CRISPR/Cas mediated genome Editing: Applications, tools and experimental design Workshop held at May 27-31, 2019 organized by Department of Genetics, South Campus, Delhi University

Foreign Country Visited

  1. Delivered an invited talk on International Gene Conference held at Montreal, Quebec, Canada during Nov 3-4, 2011
  2. Visited MIT, Boston along with 6 students (UG and PG level) to participate Global Competition called International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition (iGEM-2017) during November 9-November13, 2017 funded by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India.  As a result of this competition finally our team DEI-AGRA bagged “Bronze Medal”.
  3.  Delivered an ORAL Presentation at Integrated East-West Forum (TSC-2019) on 25-28th June 2019 at Interlaken, Switzerland organized by DEI and Center for consciousness Studies, University of Arizona