Dr. Shweta Saraswat

Educational Profile

Ph. D. (Environmental Science) from G. B. Pant University of Agri. & Tech., Pantnagar

M. Sc. (Environmental Science) from Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, Agra

B. Sc. (Industrial microbiology, Chemistry, Botany) from Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, Agra­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­


Research Areas/ Specialisation/ Consultancy

Bioremediation of Industrial Wastes

Teaching Experience


Awards & Recognisation


Courses Teaching/ Taught To

UG Course: 
Environmental Studies and Disaster Management (BBE 204)

PG Courses: 
Environmental Waste Utilization (BBE 732)
Biodiversity: Concept and Management Practices (BBE 613)
Biodegradation and Waste Treatment Design (BBE 645)


Membership of Professional Societies


Thesis Guided


Institutional/ Administrative Experience


Any Other


Research Papers Published/ Presented

1. Saraswat S., Tewari S., Rai J.P.N. 2007. Impact of brass and electroplating industry effluent on some physico-chemical and biological properties of soil. J. Sci. Indus. Res. 66, 957-962.

2. Saraswat S., Rai J.P.N. 2009. Phytoextraction potential of six plant species grown in multimetal contaminated soil. Chemistry and Ecology 25, 1-11.

3. Fuloria A., Saraswat S., Rai J. P. N. 2009. Effect of Pseudomonas fluorescens on metal phytoextraction from contaminated soil by Brassica juncea. Chemistry and Ecology 25, 385-396.

4. Saraswat S., Rai J. P. N. 2010. Heavy metal adsorption from aqueous solution using Eichhornia crassipes dead biomass. Int. J. Mineral Processing 94, 203–206.

5. Saraswat S., Rai J. P. N. 2011. Prospective application of Leucaena leucocephala for phytoextraction of Cd and Zn and nitrogen fixation in metal polluted soils. Int. J. Phytorem. 13, 1–18.

6. Saraswat S., Rai J.P.N. 2011. Zn and Cd accumulation and their detoxification in plants: Implications for soil decontamination. Rev. Environ. Sci. Biotechnol. 10, 327-339.

 7. Dhiman R. C., Yadav Y. K, Saraswat S, Singh P. 2013. Altitude, temperature, and malaria vectors in Nainital and Udham Singh Nagar districts of Uttarakhand, India: An evidence-based study. J. Vector Borne Diseases 50 (3): 220-4.

 8. Saraswat S. 2014. Patent analysis on bioremediation of environmental pollutants. J Biorem Biodegra. 5, 251-6.

 9. Singh P., Yadav Y., Saraswat S., Dhiman R.C. 2016. Intricacies of using temperature of different niches for assessing impact on malaria transmission. Indian J. Medical Research 144, 67-75.

 10. Saraswat S., Rai J.P.N. Agriculture, Environment and Climate Change. In Indian Farmers’ Digest, ed: Singh V., Arya A. G. B. Pant Univ. of Agri. & Tech., Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, 2016. Vol. 49 (06), 05-07.

 11. Saraswat S., Rai J.P.N., 2018. Aquatic macrophytes mediated remediation of toxic metals from moderately contaminated industrial effluent. Int J Phytorem 20, 876–884. doi.org/10.1080/15226514.2018.1438359.

 12. Saraswat S., Rai J.P.N., 2018. Enunciation of macrophytes harvest regimes to maximize metal removal from mixed wastewater in constructed wetland. Ecological Engineering. Communicated


Books Published/ Edited

Book Chapters

1. Saraswat S., Tewari S., Chauhan J.S., Rai J.P.N. 2007. Phytoremediation: An essential component of environmental biotechnology. In: Environmental Biotechnology, Mishra C.S.K. and Juwarkar A.A., APH Corporation, New Delhi, pp. 193-208.

2. Saraswat S., Rai, J.P.N. 2011. Mechanism of metal tolerance and detoxification in mycorrhizal fungi. In: Biomanagement of Metal-contaminated soils, Khan M. S., Zaidi A., Goel R., Musarrat J., Springer Publishers, Vol. 20, 225-240.

3. Saraswat S., Rai, J. P. N.  2018. Integrative agronomic paradigm for efficient phytoremediation of metals contaminated soil. In: Green technologies and Sustainable agriculture. Eds. Sengar R.S., Chaudhary R., Bhadauria H.S. CRC Press, Taylor and Fransis group.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Residence: I 43 A- 8 Lalbagh, Pantnagar
  • Tel: +91-9412828867
  • E-mail: shwetasara@gmail.com,

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