Dr. Atul Kumar

Educational Profile

  1. B.Sc. - Zoology, Botany, Chemistry - 1975
  2. M.Sc. - Plant Physiology - 1977
  3. Ph.D - Horticulture - 1983

Research Areas/ Specialisation/ Consultancy

Plant Physiology

Teaching Experience

Over 30 years (UG), Over 15 years (PG)

Awards & Recognisation

  • BEST PROFESSOR IN PLANT PHYSIOLOGY STUDIES Award by Agriculture Innovation (Congress & Awards) at Mumbai on February 12, 2020

  • Rashtriya Sanman Award by Economic Growth of Association India (EGAI) at Mumbai (August 29, 2007)

  • BHARAT JYOTI AWARD Certificate of Excellence presented by Indian International Friendship Society at New Delhi on May 6, 2006.

  • Awarded EXCELLENT grade after evaluation of project presented during International Course on Biotechnology in Agriculture: Plants and Microorganisms at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel) during Oct.29 to Dec. 16,2002.

  • Award of JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP & SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP of C.S.I.R. during Ph.D. (Hort.).

Courses Teaching/ Taught To

U.G. & P.G. Courses

Membership of Professional Societies

  • Member, International Society of Horticultural Sciences ISHS)
  • Life Member: Horticultural Society of India
  • Ordinary Member: Asian- Agri-History Foundation of India
  • Indian Science Congress Association
  • Ethiopian Horticultural Science Society (EHSS)
  • Founder Member, Indian Society of Hill Agriculture (ISHA) at College of Forestry and Hill Agriculture)


Thesis Guided

Masters - 07
Ph.D - 02

Institutional/ Administrative Experience

2012- To date: Head, Department of Plant Physiology, College of Basic Sciences & Humanities, GB Pant university of Ag. & Tech.

2009-2012:  Appointment as Head, Department of Basic Sciences by the orders of BOM after interview.

2005-2009: Appointment as Head, Department of Basic Sciences by the orders of Vice Chancellor

1997-2005: In-Charge nominated by Dean for Dept. of Basic Sciences

Any Other

Regular Member of: 

  • Vivekanand Swadhyaya Mandal, Pantnagar
  • ISHA Foundation, Coimbatore
  • Divine Life Society, Rishikesh
  • Member, Board of Studies of Seed Biotechnology at HNB Garhwal Central University, Srinagar - Garhwal


Research Papers Published/ Presented

Research Paper Published (Refereed Journals): 30
Popular articles (English and Hindi): 22


Books Published/ Edited

Books (Text-cum-Reference): 3+1 (Hindi)
Chapters in books: 08
Technical Bulletins / booklets : 07
  • Professor & Head
  • Plant Physiology
  • Residence: 1354, TA Colony, Pantnagar
  • Tel: +91-9411143868
  • E-mail: akumar@gbpuat-cbsh.ac.in, atulvkumar@rediffmail.com

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