Dr Amit Chandra Kharkwal

Dy. Director/Associate Professor

Amity Institute of Microbial Technology
 
  • Academic Area

    Microbial Technology

  • Teaching Interests

    Microbial Technology, Biodiversity, Plant Microbe Interaction, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Plant Tissue Culture
  • Qualifications

    Graduation : B.Sc(Zoology, Botany, Chemistry)-1995,Shivaji College

    Post Graduation : M.Sc.(Environmental Botany)-1997,Jamia Hamdard

    Doctorate : Ph.D.(Botany)-2003,Guru Nanak Dev University

  • Experience

    05 Oct 2005 - Present
    Dy. Director/Associate Professor,
    Amity Institute of Microbial Technology





  • Current Courses Taught

    Bacteriology

    Dairy Microbiology

    Drug Discovery and Development

    Food Fermentation Techniques

    Fundamentals of Bacteriology

    Microbial Quality Control in Food and Pharmaceutical Industries

    Organic Farming

    Plant Tissue Culture Engineering

    Professional Ethics and Social Responsibility

    Professional Ethics and Social Responsibility for Sustainability

    Research Methodology in Biosciences and Biotechnology

  • Research Interests

    Plant-Microbe Interaction, Plant Tissue Culture, Commercialization,
  • Publications

    An efficient method of propagation of Podophyllum hexandrum – an endangered medicinal plant of Western Himalayas under Ex situ conditions. ,
    Journal of Natural Medicines

    Genetic variation within and among the populations of Podophyllum hexandrum Royle (Podophyllaceae) in western Himalaya ,
    PGR Newsletter FAO Rome

    Co-cultivation of Curcuma longa with Piriformospora indica enhances the yield and active ingredients ,
    American Journal of Current Microbiology

    Functions of Novel Symbiotic Fungus - Piriformospora indica ,
    Springer

    Mass Cultivation of Piriformospora indica and Sebacina species. In: Piriformospora indica Sebacinales and their Biotechnological Applications ,
    Springer

    A review on pharmacological properties of Aloe vera ,
    Global Research Online

    Co-cultivation of Curcuma longa with Piriformospora indica enhances the yield and active ingredients ,
    Ivy Union Publishing

    CURCUMIN: A WONDER THERAPEUTICAL DRUG ,
    WORLD JOURNAL OF PHARMACY AND PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES

    Isolation and screening of alkali tolerant trichoderma spp as biocontrol agent for alkaline agricultural soil ,
    International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science

    Study of bio-efficacy of alkali tolerant trichoderma against damping off and rotting diseases of tomato and cauliflower caused by Pythium spp. and Sclerotina spp ,
    International Journal of ChemTech Research

    Salt Stress Alleviation Using Mycorrhizal Fungi-A short review ,
    The Botanica

    Salt Stress Alleviation Using Mycorrhizal Fungi- A Short Review ,
    Delhi University Botanical Society

    Study of Piriformospora indica as bioinoculant for nutrient management in Calcareous soil. ,
    Chem Tech

    Evaluation of rhizospheric Trichoderma species strains for producing cell walldegrading and defense related enzymes in response to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lentis ,
    Springer

    Comparative Study on Different Modified Techniques Used For DNA Isolation From Teeth Samples for Obtaining Optimized Output ,
    Institute of Medico-Legal Publications

    Recent advances on Berberis aristata emphasizing berberine alkaloid including phytochemistry, pharmacology and drug delivery system ,
    Elsevier

    Eradication of Malaria by the mutualistic interaction between Wickerhamomyces anomalus and Anopheles sp. ,
    Springer

    Panorama of Metarhizium - Host interaction and its uses in Bio-control and Plant growth promotion. ,
    Springer

  • Projects

    Phytoremediation of saline soils by novel Arbuscular mycorrhiza-like-fungus for value addition and g(None)
    A project aimed at reclaiming degraded waste lands impacted by high salinity.by (Ministry of Environment and Forest)

    Growth analysis of value addition of some cultivated plants on interaction with multifunctional symb(DRDO)
    For cold tolerance studiesby (DBT)

    Mediation of Root Endophytes for Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry in Kandi Region of Punjab(SWRDC)
    For Societal Developmentby (DST)

  • Affiliations

    International Symbiosis Society Since 25 Nov 2014

    Association of Microbiologists, India Since 01 May 2012

  • Patents

    A modified medium for co-cultivation of sebacinales fungi with plants of lamiaceae family ,New Delhi,India - Complete ( 902/DEL/2009 )

    An efficient method of fungal elicitation of callus cultures of Lepidium sativum for enhanced production of lepidine ,New Delhi,India - Complete ( 3251/DEL/2011 )

    Novel and new nutrient for cultivation of Piriformospora indica ,New Delhi,India - Complete ( 944/DEL/2012 )

    Polymer based gelatin free capsules ,New Delhi,India - Complete ( 1031/DEL/2012 )

    Novel Polysaccharide Ethers ,New Delhi,India - Complete ( 2026/DEL/2012 )

    Carbohydrate based Biodegradable and Hydrobiodegradable Plastics ,New Delhi,India - Complete ( 2140/DEL/2012 )

    Thickening Agents for Food, Paint and textile Industry ,New Delhi,India - Complete ( 2800/DEL/2012 )

    A novel composition for the preparation of herbal tea ,New Delhi,India - Complete ( 2646/DEL/2012 )

    Novel composites prepared using coagulum (diterpene carboxymethyl ester) with jute fiber ,Delhi,India - Complete ( 680/DEL/2015 )

    Novel composites composition prepared from coagulum extracted plant source Scoparia dulcis ,Delhi,India - Complete ( 881/DEL/2015 )

    Novel composite prepared using derivatized diterpene from Clerodendrum kaichianum and PVC polymer ,Delhi,India - Complete ( 1102/DEL/2015 )

    Novel composites composition prepared from coagulum extracted from plant source Platycladus orientalis ,Delhi,India - Complete ( 1218/DEL/2015 )

    A METHOD TO ESTABLISH THE TRIPARTITE INTERACTION BETWEEN ENDOPHYTE TALAROMYCES PURPUREOGENUS HNB9 ,Delhi,India - Provisional ( 202111023162 )

    A METHOD AND FORMULATION FOR ENHANCEMENT OF XANTHAN GUM PRODUCTION BY USING MEDICINAL HERBS ,Delhi,India - Provisional ( 202111023163 )

    A METHOD AND FORMULATION FOR PLANT GROWTH PROMOTING CONSORTIA OF TALAROMYCES PURPUREOGENUS HNB9 AND BACILLUS SUBTILIS ,Delhi,India - Provisional ( 202111023165 )

  • Conferences attended

    International Symposium on Molecular Pathology
    Organized By :SRL Global Knowledge Forum

    National Symposium on HIV and AIDS: Biology to Bedside
    Organized By :Amity Science Technology and Innovation Foundation (ASTIF)

    4th annual Herbal International Summit cum Exhibition on Medicinal & Aromatic Products
    Organized By :NMPB & ASSOCHAM

    Conference and Brainstorming Session on Sustainable Green Revolution
    Organized By :PHD House

    Conference on Food Processing Industry INNOVATION & APPLICATION
    Organized By :ASSOCHAM

    PharmaTech India 2012
    Organized By :PHD Chamber of Commerce

    National Information Day in Food, Agriculture, Fisheries and Biotechnology
    Organized By :AIMT and JNU

    Promotion of Rootonic
    Organized By :Department of Agriculture, Punjab

    AUDIT BY IQAC & POST AUDIT PROCESSES
    Organized By :QAE

    The Mycorrhiza Network
    Organized By :TERI

    1st Meat & Poultry Summit 2013
    Organized By :Food & Agriculture, Centre of Excellence (FACE)

    Climate Change and Impact on Himalayan Population
    Organized By :Amulyanidhi Organic Farm Composite Farming Unit

    Promotion of Walnut and Almond in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand
    Organized By :WANGAI

    National IP Awards & National IPR Summit 2013
    Organized By :CII

    Promotion of Guar Cultivation
    Organized By :Sunita Hydrocolloids Private Ltd

    FICCI Global R&D Summit
    Organized By :FICCI

    National Fund for Basic, Strategic and Frontier Application Research in Agriculture (NFBSFARA)
    Organized By :Ministry of Agriculture

    Launch Seminar of HS-20
    Organized By :Shimadzu

    Amity Bio IPR
    Organized By :AIMt

    FARM 2 FORK 2013 International Conference cum Exhibition
    Organized By :FICCI

    Asian Congress on Biotechnology
    Organized By :IIT Delhi

    INDO-US INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS-CUM-WORKSHOP ON IPR- 2014
    Organized By :AUUP-USPTO

    NIFTEM & CII-FACE Food Safety Seminar and Workshop
    Organized By :NIFTEM & CII-FACE

    Common Effluent Treatment Plants in India: Issues, Challenges, Opportunities & Way Forward
    Organized By :CII

    Afro-Asian Congress on Microbes for Human & Environmental Health
    Organized By :AIMT

    Indo-Italian Workshop on “Food Technology & Cold Chain Management
    Organized By :AIMT

    Creation of Awareness among Students Faculty & Farmers on Provision of protection of Plant Varieties
    Organized By :AIMT

    Creation of Awareness among Students Faculty & Farmers on Provision of protection of Plant Varieties
    Organized By :AIMT and AUR

    National Conference on IPR in Bio Sciences for Scientists from North- East Indian States
    Organized By :AIMT and USTM

    National Workshop on Relevance of Microscopy in Microbial Characterization
    Organized By :AIMT

    Workshop on Promotion of Walnut and Almond in Himachal Pradesh & Uttarakhand, Solan
    Organized By :Amity Institute of Horticulture Research and Studies and Walnut and other Nut Growers Association of India

    Micropropagation of Walnut
    Organized By :Amity Institute of Horticulture Research and Studies and Walnut and other Nut Growers Association of India

  • Scholary Activities

    International Symposium on Molecular Pathology
    Organized By :SRL Global Knowledge Forum

    National Symposium on HIV and AIDS: Biology to Bedside
    Organized By :Amity Science Technology and Innovation Foundation (ASTIF)

    4th annual Herbal International Summit cum Exhibition on Medicinal & Aromatic Products
    Organized By :NMPB & ASSOCHAM

    Promotion of Rootonic
    Organized By :Department of Agriculture, Punjab

    National IP Awards & National IPR Summit 2013
    Organized By :CII

    Asian Congress on Biotechnology
    Organized By :IIT Delhi

  • Short Description

    Over 18 years’ experience in Research Development and Extension leading organizations. Currently associated as Dy. Director and Head with Amity University, Uttar Pradesh NOIDA. Have researched on varied topics including Plant Cell, Tissue and Hairy Root Culture; Transgenic Plant Research, Germplasm Characterization by using RAPD markers and Seed Biology. Well versed with Plant Tissue Culture, Molecular and Herbarium techniques. Experienced in translating innovative technologies to farmer’s field.