Dr. Rajiv Ranjan
Associate 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 to be University)
Dayalbagjh, Agra 282 005(UP), India
Tel.:- (0562)280 1545
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Area of Research:

  • Synthetic Biology
  • Plant Genomics and Transcriptomics of Medicinal Plant
  • Promoter Engineering
  • Sustainable Agriculture

Teaching Assignment:

Course Taught:

Odd Semester

HOR101:   Fundamental of Horticulture

BOW 101: Herbal Technology

VAT 101: Fundamental of Ornamental Horticulture

ABS301: Plant Biotechnology

BAS301:  Agri- Informatics

ABS 503: Seed Science and Technology

BOM 703/714: Cell and Molecular Biology/Intro. Molecular Biology

Even Semester:

ABS202        : Fundamental of Horticulture

ABS604/BOM 604: Biometrics and Computer Application

UGE 605         :  High-Tech Horticulture

BOM 801/811: Inheritance Biology/Genetics

BOM 814       : Bioinformatics & Biostatistics

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

Publications in Peer Review Journals

  • Yachana Jha, Budheswar Dehury, SP Kumar, Anurag Chaurasia, Udai B Singh, Manoj Kumar Yadav, UB Angadi, Rajiv Ranjan MinaketanTripathy, RB Subramanian, Sunil Kumar, Jesus Simal-Gandara (2021) Delineation of molecular interactions of plant growth promoting  bacteria induced β-1,3-glucanases and guanosine triphosphate ligand for antifungal response in rice: a molecular dynamics approach. Molecular Biology Reports, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11033-021-07059-5
  • Dipinte Gupta, Gauri Sharma, Pooja Saraswat, Rajiv Ranjan (2021) Synthetic Biology in Plants, a boon for coming decades. Molecular Biotechnology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s13237-021-00353-4
  • Parul Tyagi and Rajiv Ranjan (2021) Comparative study of the pharmacological, phytochemical and biotechnological aspects of Tribulus terrestris Linn. and Pedalium murex Linn: Acta Ecologica Sinica An Overview https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chnaes.2021.07.008
  • Pooja Saraswat and Rajiv Ranjan (2021) CRISPR-Cas system: a precise tool for plant genome editing. Nucleus https://doi.org/10.1007/s13237-021-00353-4
  • Gupta, D., Dey, N. Leelavathi, S., Ranjan, R. (2020) Development of efficient synthetic promoters derived from pararetrovirus suitable for translational research.Planta253:42 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00425-021-03565-9 (Impact factor-3.5)
  • Gupta, D., Satpati, S., Dixit, A. Ranjan, R. (2019) Fabrication of biobeads expressing heavy metal-binding protein for removal of heavy metal from wastewater. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology.103,5411–542 (Impact factor-3.9)
  • Gupta, D., and Ranjan, R. (2020) Insilico characterization of synthetic promoters designed from Mirabilis Mosaic Virus and Rice Tungro Bacilliform Virus. Virus Disease  volume 31, pages369–373(Impact factor-0.4)
  • Gupta,A., and Ranjan, R. (2020) Grasses as an immense source of pharmacologically active medicinal properties: An overview, Proc Indian NatnSciAcad86 No. 4 December 2020 pp. 1323-1329
  • Prasad M, Srivastava, J. N., Dantu P.K.,Ranjan R (2019) Medicinal Plant of DEI Herbal Garden: A Survey, Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phyochemistry. Volume 8, Issue 5, Page 06-22.
    • Gupta, D., Ranjan, R. (2017) In Silico comparative analysis of promoter derived from Plant Pararetroviruses. Virus Disease Volume 28, Issue 4, pp 416–421 (Impact factor-0.4)
    • Acharya, S., Ranjan, R., Pattanaik, S., Maiti, I. B., Dey, N. (2014): Efficient chimeric plant promoters derived from plant infecting viral promoter sequences. Planta Volume 239, 381-396 (Impact factor-3.4)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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- 12.5)
  • 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 (Impact factor- 4.4) 3
  • 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)
  • 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. (Impact factor- 2.2)
  • Rajiv Ranjan and Mrinalini Prasad (2015) Confocal Microscopy: A precise biological tool. DEI Journal of Science and Engineering Research. Vol -17/No. 1& 2/ 2014-15. (ISSN: 0970-0463)
  • Gupta, D., Ranjan, R., Saxena, S. P. (2016) Parthenium Grass: Is it curse to the society? ASJ International journal of advances in scientific research and reviews. Vol. 2(2) 29 December, 2016, Pp. 33-50 .
  • Ranjan R, Dipinte Gupta (2016) Genetic Diversity Analysis of Chick Pea Using Seed Protein Profiling. International Journal for Innovative Research in Multidisciplinary Research 2 (9), 1-10.
  • Dipinte Gupta and Rajiv Ranjan (2016) Role of Bamboo in sustainable developmentVol. 2(1) 29 November, 2016, Pp. 25-32.

Paper published in conference proceedings

  1. M Prasad, C Ambika, S Pooja, PK Dantu,R Ranjan Genome wide in silico analysis of AP2/ERF transcription factor in Arachisduranensis (2018)., IEEE, International Conference on Bioinformatics and System Biology,182-188
  2. Anamika Gupta, ParulTyagi and Rajiv Ranjan (2019) Insilico characterization of stress related transcription factor in Oscimumtenuiflorum L: A System Biology Approach.  Bioprospecting and Bioactive Compounds from Microbes and Plants. ISBN – 978-93-81778-71-5) pg: 90-110.
  3. Anamika Gupta and Rajiv Ranjan (2019) Insilico characterization of stress related transcription factor in Artimisiaannua L: A System Biology Approach.  Bioprospecting and Bioactive Compounds from Microbes and Plants. ISBN – 978-93-81778-71-5) pg: 148-166.
  4. Dipinte Gupta, DeekshaLodhi, NidhiSaraswat and Rajiv Ranjan (2019) Insilico characterization of DREB transcription factor in some economically important plants.  Bioprospecting and Bioactive Compounds from Microbes and Plants. ISBN – 978-93-81778-71-5) pg: 1-9
  5. Yadav Kritika Kumar Amit, Ranjan Rajiv, Kumar Akhilesh  Assessment of ground water quality and contaminants : Geochemistry of Agra , National Conference on Bioprospecting and Bioactive compounds from microbes and plants, March 28-29, 2019 Pg. 193-204,  ISBN: 978-93-81778-71-5

Book published

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

Book Chapter Published

  • Ambika Chaturvedi, Pooja Saraswat, Anamika Gupta, Mrinalini Prasad, Rajiv Ranjan (2022) Springer (263-280)
  • Parul Tyagi., Ambika Chaturvedi., Anamika Gupta, Mrinalini Prasad, Rajiv Ranjan (2021). Mechanism and function of salicylate in plant toward biotic stress tolerance. (Elsevier)
  • Mrinalini Prasad, Anamika Gupta, Pooja Saraswat and Rajiv Ranjan (2021) Molecular basis of plant microbe interaction in remediating organic pollutants, Elsevier (603-623)
  • Pooja Saraswat, Anamika Gupta and Rajiv Ranjan (2021) Physiological and molecular basis for remediation of Polyaromatic hydrocarbons. Elsevier (535-550)
  • Anamika Gupta, Pooja Saraswat, Kritika Yadav, Mrinalini Prasad and Rajiv Ranjan (2021) Physiological and molecular basis for remediation of pesticides. Elsevier (551-568)
  • Dipinte Gupta, Kritika Yadav RajivRanjan (2020)  Molecular Mechanism of Plant Adaptation and Tolerance to Cold Stress, Springer Singapore (Page 61-87)
  • Mrinalini Prasad, Anamika Gupta, Rajiv Ranjan (2020) Nano-contaminants: Sources and impact on Agriculture, Contaminants in Agriculture Springer  (Page 175-199)
  • Mrinalini  Prasad, Rajiv Ranjan, Akbar Ali, Deepika Goyal, Arti Yadav, Teg Bahadur Singh, Preksha Srivastava, Prem Kumar Dantu (2020) Efficient transformation of Agriculture waste in India, Contaminants in Agriculture, Springer (271-287)
    • Mrinalini Prasad and Rajiv Ranjan (2020) Brassicaceae plants responses and tolerance to water logging and flood, Springer Singapore, 978-981-15-6344-7,475626_1_En.(Chapter-10)
    • Sushma Mishra, Dipinte Gupta andRajiv Ranjan (2019) Approaches for

Enhancing abiotic stress tolerance in plants, CRC press, Taylor &Francis

 Group (Page 405-416)

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:  NrisinghaDey, Rajiv Ranjan, Alok Kumar and I. B. Maiti Patent No-292986, Award Date: 16/02/2018
  2. Vascular and stress inducible hybrid promoter ideal for plant derived pharmaceutical production. Inventors: NrisinghaDey, Rajiv Ranjan, SunitaPatro and I. B. Maiti, Patent No. 334895, Award Date 17/03/2020

Patent Applied

  1. Title: Title: A Novel Synthetic Promoter and its Application, Inventors: Rajiv Ranjan, Dipinte Gupta and NrisinghaDey, Patent Application No. 0562022/DEL/2020

Editorial Board Member and Reviewer

  • 3 Biotech, Springer
  • International Journal of Environmental Research
  • Molecular Biotechnology
  • Horticulture Research
  • Virus Research

Life Membership

  • Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata
  • Bamboo Society of India
  • Mangrove Society of India


Other major activities at institute level

  1. Coordinator, PGS & Research, Department of Botany
  2. Coordinator, B.Sc. Applied Botany Science
  3. Coordinator, B.Sc. (Agriculture)
  4. Programme Officer, N.S.S. (Science Faculty)
  5. Coordinator, Hindi DEI News (Science Faculty)
  6. Coordinator, DEI Herbal Garden
  7. IQAC Auditor

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
  • Socio-economic empowerment of the in the Rajaborari estate Madhya Pradesh through scientific and technological interventions (DST-SEED, Amount 2,19,22,599) as Co-PI
  • Development of steel slag based cost effective eco-friendly fertilizers for sustainable agriculture and inclusive growth (Amount 78.23 Lakh, Ministry of Steel) as Co-PI

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, HauzKhas, 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.