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:

Course Taught:

Odd Semester:

BOM 302 (B.Sc. III Semester) Title: Pteridophyte

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 Bio prospecting

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


Best fivepublications in peer Reviewed Journals

1.      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 (Impact factor- 4.3)

2.      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 (Impact factor- 4.4)

3.      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 (Impact factor- 6.4)

4.      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 (Impact factor-3.2)

5.      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 (Impact factor-4.3)


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

Patent Application

1.      Title: Novel sub-genomic transcript promoter DNA fragments and a method for   obtaining sub-genomic promoter DNA fragments from figwort mosaic virus. Inventors:  NrisinghaDey, Rajiv Ranjan, Alok Kumar and I. B. Maiti, Patent App. No-746/KOL/2009.

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

Invited talk

Participated in “International Gene Conference”, Montreal, Canada held on 3-4th November organized by EPS Global Medical Development Inc. and presented a  talk entitled “ Functional characterization of vascular and stress inducible hybrid-synthetic promoters and their utilization in engineering plants”.


Editorial Board Member

  • PENCIL publication of Agricultural Science, published by PENCIL Academic Press
  • “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

1.      UGC-BSR Start-up-grant for newly recruited faculty (6.0 Lakhs)

2.      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.

3.      Biochip for removing heavy metal toxicity from Industrial Effluents by Department of Biotechnology  (10 Lakhs)

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