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Dr. Rita Singh Majumdar

Professor, Biotechnology

rita.singh@sharda.ac.in

About

Prof. (Dr) Rita S Majmdar is a Senior Professor of the Dept of Biotechnology, Sharda University.  She guided the Dept of Biotechnology as a Head since its establishment in the year 2009 and continued heading it till September 2018.  She has also achieved the “Best Teacher Awards” twice at Sharda University for her overall performance in this department.
 Regarding her academic qualification, she did her B.Sc (Hons) from the Presidency College, Calcutta and M.Sc & Ph.D from Calcutta University. After Ph.D, she got a degree Associate-ship in Information Science (AISc) from INSDOC, CSIR, Govt of India; Post-Doctoral research was from IIT, Delhi and AII India Institute of Medical  Science (AIIMS, Delhi) .Having almost 20years teaching experience & 30 years research experience in  the area of Tissue culture of Medicinal & Aromatic plant; Microbial Technology , Soil and Soil health Recovery, Transgenic plants, Genetic Engineering, etc                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
She has attended a number of International /national conferences in different countries of Europe, UK and India. She has authored four books on different aspects of Biotechnology and also written several book chapters. Apart from this, she has almost 42 publications of her research work. Six candidates got Ph.D awards from Sharda University under her supervision.  

Mail Id- rita.singh@sharda.ac.in, Phone No. 9971168120 

Experience
  • 25 years of research experience in the field of plant tissue culture technology, Separation Technology, Molecular Biotechnology, Technology developed for the sustainable development of rural people in UP, cultivation of Medicinal & Aromatic plants, wasteland development,  pharmacognostic studies of crude drugs  and phytochemical analysis  of medicinal & aromatic plants as well as crude drugs.
  • 19 years of teaching experience and presently working as Head, Department of Biotechnology.
  • Worked as a Scientist in IIT (Delhi) & All India Institutes of Medical & Sciences (AIIMS) under different projects since 1999.
  • Achieved different fellowship awarded by ICAR and CSIR.
  • 4 years industrial experience in working as Pharmacognosist in Homeopathic drug industry.
  • Working as Editor of several journals of  National & international  standard
Qualification
  • Post Doc research from IIT , Delhi
  • Two Years Degree Course in ASSOCIATESHIP IN INFORMATION SCIENCE (AISC DEGREE) conducted by Indian National Scientific & Documentation Centre (INSDOC) CSIR New Delhi.
  • Ph.D (Calcutta Univ.)
  • M.Sc (Cal univ.)
  • B.Sc (Hons) Presidency College, Cal Univ.
Award & Recognition

  • Achieved fellowship JRF & SRF from ICAR for Research work Achieved Post-Doctoral Fellowship at IIT Delhi Attended & Honored as Chairperson in several International Conferences/Congress Rated as 3rd best Teacher of the Sharda University (2009).
  • Rated as second best teacher of Sharda University in the year 2013-14 and  2014-15
  • 2 Time rated "Best Teachers Awards" in 2014 and 2015 of Sharda University.
  • Eminent Scientist of the year 2015 Awarded by International Foundation Ecology in association with Confederation of Indian Universities, New Delhi

Research

34 Research Publications and 19 Conference paper along with 2 book chapters, 

  • A chapter of a book onEmerging Issues and Challenges in Nanotechnology and Agricultural and Biological Engineering –Publisher Apple Academic Press (AAP) CRC press Taylor Francis group, 2015
  • Editor of the book “Global Progress in Development of Sustainable Environment and wrote a chapter on Escalating HazardousImpacts of Municipal Solid Waste on Health an Environment Globally

Research scholars

  • 7 research scholars working under my supervision.

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Certifications

  • Short term course in Computer from COM VISION (INDIA) Pvt. Ltd.
  • Achieved certificate in Workshop on Pedagogy of Distance Education organized by IILM Academy of Higher Learning with Expertise from STRIDE, IGNOU & SOET, IGNOU, New Delhi

Area of Interest

Natural Products Extraction Rural Energy-Environment Systems Molecular Biology Microbiology Bioremediation Wasteland Recovery through Biological Methods (Silvipastoral Technology, Mycorrhizal Technology & Biological Nitrogen Fixation) Biomass Production Pharmacognostic study of crude drugs