Prof. Dr. Samir  Kumar Biswas

Prof. Dr. Samir Kumar Biswas

Professor
CSA University of Agriculture & Technology, India


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur, India

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Biography

Dr. Samir Kumar Biswas was born on 17th January, 1972 at Nadia district of West Bengal, working as an Associate Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, C.S. Azad University of Agriculture & Technology, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. He obtained his B. Sc. (Ag.) degree from BCKV, West Bengal in 1994, M. Sc. (Plant Pathology) in 1997 and Ph.D. (Plant Pathology) in 2001 both from I.A.R.I, New Delhi. He was received merit scholarship in secondary education, JRF (IARI) in M.Sc and SRF (ICAR) in Ph. D. programme. Dr. Biswas is teaching fundamental course of Plant Pathology to under graduate student, basic and advanced course of Plant Pathology to post graduate student. He has published more than 72 research papers in National & International Journal, 02 books (Sustainable disease management of Agricultural Crops & Organic farming and management of biotic stresses), 15 book chapters and 10 articles. He has also guided both M.Sc.(Ag) & Ph. D. students majoring in Plant Pathology and Plant Biotechnology. He has attended several national and international symposia and presented his research paper. He was received the Young Scientist Award-2003 by UPCAR, Lucknow & M. K. Patel Memorial Young Scientist Award by Indian Phytopathological Society, New Delhi in 2011, Excellence in Teaching Award by Astha Foundation and also received Best Poster Award. Dr. Biswas is also associated with various scientific community and organized zonal symposium at Kanpur. He is also a very good sports man and is having 59 certificates from different game & sports. Dr. Biswas is also working as Hostel Warden, Athletes councilor as an additional duty in the University. He also visited the Ohio State University, Columbus, USA under Indo-US Agriculture Knowledge Initiatives work-plan entitled “Teaching and Learning Excellence: A Capacity Building Model”.

Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
100%
Applied Microbiology
62%
Biological Control
90%
Phytopathology
75%
Plant Extract
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Singh, M., S.K. Biswas, K. Lal, D. Nagar, J. Singh and P. Naresh, 2016. Development of suitable package using bio-fertilizers for management of late blight of potato under climate change. J. Pure Applied Microbiol., 10: 761-768.
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  2. Shankar, P., P. Naresh, S.K. Biswas, S. Kumar, A. Kumar and Erayya, 2016. Integrated effect of oil cakes, bioagent and nematicide on root knot namatode and root nodulation in lentil. J. Pure Applied Microbiol., 10: 2949-2955.
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  3. Mishra, Y., S.K. Biswas, K. Lal, P. Naresh, A. Sushree and N. Kumar, 2016. Sustainable integrated approach for management of early blight and their effect on crop growth parameters in tomato. BioScan, 11: 133-139.
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  4. Biswas, S.K., M. Rajik, M. Sharma, P. Naresh, U. Kumar, K. Lal and R. Singh, 2016. Variable disease response to spot blotch in different eat varieties and it assessment at biochemical and genetics level. Plant Pathol. J., 15: 57-64.
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  5. Singh, R., S.K. Biswas, D. Nagar, J. Singh, M. Singh and Y.K. Mishra, 2015. Sustainable integrated approach for management of Fusarium wilt of tomato caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici (Sacc.) Synder and Hansen. Sustain. Agric. Res., 4: 138-147.
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  6. Nagar, D., S.K. Biswas, R. Singh, M. Singh, J. Singh, V. Kumar and K. Lal, 2015. Disease management of late blight potato with plant extracts. BioScan, 10: 1849-1854.
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  7. Kumar, S., A. Kumar, G. Chand, S.K. Biswas and R. Kumar, 2015. Cultural and physiological studies of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. ciceri causing wilt of chickpea and its management. J. Pure Applied Microbiol., 9: 1063-1068.
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  8. Biswas, S.K., U. Shankar, S. Kumar, A. Kumar, V. Kumar and K. Lal, 2015. Impact of bio-fertilizers for the management of spot blotch disease and growth and yield contributing parameters of wheat. J. Pure Applied Microbiol., 9: 3025-3030.
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  9. Biswas, S.K., P.K. Sahu, J. Bahar, A. Kumar, S. Kumar and C. Kanchan, 2015. Evidences of variable response to spot blotch in different wheat varieties. BioScan, 10: 1695-1699.
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  10. Singh, A., M. Shahid, M. Srivastava and S.K. Biswas, 2013. Molecular and antagonistic variability of Trichoderma atroviride against legume crop pathogens in Uttar Pradesh, India. Int. J. Bio-Resour. Stress Manage., 4: 582-587.
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  11. Biswas, S.K., A. Rawat and P. Kumar, 2013. Epidemiological studies of late blight of potato and its correlation with disease severity. J. Mycopathol. Res., 51: 235-242.

  12. Rajik, M., S.K. Biswas and S. Shakti, 2012. Biochemical basis of defense response in plant against Fusarium wilt through bio-agents as an inducers. Afr. J. Agric. Res., 7: 5849-5857.
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  13. Biswas, S.K., N.K. Pandey and M. Rajik, 2012. Inductions of defense response in tomato against Fusarium wilt through inorganic chemicals as inducers. J. Plant Pathol. Microbiol., Vol. 3, No. 4. 10.4172/2157-7471.1000128.
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  14. Biswas, S.K., C. Biswas and K.D. Srivastava, 2012. Resistance to wheat spot blotch induced by crude extract of Chaetomium globosum and mild strain of Drechslera sorokiniana. J. Mycopathol. Res., 50: 267-271.
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  15. Biswas, S.K., A. Rashmi, K.D. Srivastava, G. Sangeeta and D. Prem, 2012. Characterization of antifungal metabolites of Chaetomium globosum Kunze and their antagonism against fungal plant pathogens. J. Biol. Control, 26: 70-74.
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  16. Arzoo, K., S.K. Biswas and M. Rajik, 2012. Biochemical evidences of defence response in tomato against Fusarium wilt induced by plant extracts. Plant Pathol. J., 11: 42-50.
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  17. Rajik, M., S.P. Pathak, S.K. Biswas and P.R.E.M. Naresh, 2011. Effect of organic amendment on soil microflora and soil borne diseases of potato. Indian Phytopathol., 64: 280-285.
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  18. Mishra, V.K., S.K. Biswas and M. Rajik, 2011. Biochemical mechanism of resistance to alternaria blight by different varieties of wheat. Int. J. Plant Pathol., 2: 72-80.
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  19. Sinha, P. and S.K. Biswas, 2010. Slow wilting components in pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.). Eur. J. Plant Pathol., 128: 503-509.
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  20. Biswas, S.K. and S.S.L. Srivastava, 2010. Influence of date of sowing on occurrence of spot blotch and yield of wheat varieties in Eastern Uttar Pradesh. Indian Phytopathol., 63: 203-206.

  21. Biswas, C., S.S.L. Srivastava and S.K. Biswas, 2010. Effect of biotic, abiotic and botanical inducers on crop growth and severity of brown spot in rice. Indian Phytopathol., 63: 187-191.
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  22. Biswas, C., S.S.L. Srivastava and S.K. Biswas, 2010. Biochemical changes associated with induction of resistance by Trichoderma spp. in paddy against brown spot disease. Indian Phytopath., 63: 269-272.
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  23. Biswas, S.K., M. Rai and S.S.L. Srivasatva, 2009. Evaluation of antibiotics in combination with chemicals for management of bacterial blight of paddy [Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Ishiyama) Dye]. Indian Phytopathol., 62: 126-128.

  24. Kumawat, G.L., S.K. Biswas and S.S.L. Srivastava, 2008. Biochemical evidence of defense response in paddy induced by bio-agents against brown leaf spot pathogen. Indian Phytopathol., 61: 197-203.
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  25. Biswas, S.K., V. Ratan, R. Yadav and S.S.L. Srivastava, 2008. Influence of seed treatment with biocides and foliar spray of fungicides for management of brown leaf spot (Drechslera oryzae) and sheath blight (Rhizoctonia solani) of paddy. Indian Phytopathol., 61: 55-59.

  26. Biswas, S.K., K.D. Srivastava, R. Aggarwal, S. Praveen and D.V. Singh, 2003. Biochemical changes in wheat induced by Chaetomium globosum against spot blotch pathogen. Indian Phytopathol., 54: 374-379.
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  27. Biswas, S.K., K.D. Srivastava, R. Aggarwal and D.V. Singh, 2002. Evaluation of Chaetomium globosum as an inducer of resistance against spot blotch pathogen of wheat. Indian Phytopathol., 55: 510-512.