Dr. Ashok Kumar Pandey
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Dr. Ashok Kumar Pandey

Research Scientist
Forest Research Institute, Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), Dehradun, India

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Forestry from Tropical Forest Research Institute, Jabalpur, india

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Dr. Ashok Kumar Pandey is currently working as Scientist G at Forest Research Institute, Dehradun. He has obtained his PhD in Chemistry from Lucknow University, Lucknow, India. Previously he was appointed as Scientist SC at Zoological Survey of India, Hyderabad, Scientist SD, ICFRE RFRI, Jorhat, and Scientist D at ICFRE CFRHRD, Chhindwara, Scientist E, and Scientist F at ICFRE TFRI, Jabalpur. He has published 5 books, 16 brochure/bulletins, 15 book chapters, 88 research papers in journals, and 12 popular articles contributed as author/co-author. He also received training from different national and international institutes. He also attended 96 seminar, symposia, conferences, and workshop and performed presentations. Dr. Ashok Kumar has received Gold Medal for securing First Position in M.Sc. He is also member of academic societies such as Flavor and Fragrance Association of India, Society for Promotion of Tropical Biodiversity, Society of Tropical Forestry Scientists, S.F.R.I, Jabalpur, and Medicinal and aromatic plants association of India. He is Associate Editor for Research Journal of Forestry, Asian Journal of Plant Sciences, International Journal of Pharmacology, and regional editor for Asian Journal of Biochemistry, member of editorial board in National Journal of Biofuels, Journal of Tropical Forestry, Indian Journal of Tropical Biodiversity, World Applied Sciences Journal and reviewer for Pharmacgnosy magazine. Dr. Ashok Kumar also devoted to the research on Non-Timber Forest Produce (NTFPs) including Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs) and contributed significantly in the area of Conservation, Cultivation, Quality Evaluation, Value Addition, Sustainable Harvesting and their Sustainable Utilization. Currently, he is working on identification of Superior Germplasm of Medicinal Plants for quality production of Raw Material on Sustainable Basis and Livelihood Generation. He also handled 17 research projects as Principal Investigator.

Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
Non-Wood Forest Product
Forest Genetics
Forest Science

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Shackleton, C.M., A.K. Pandey and T. Ticktin, 2015. Ecological Sustainability for Non-timber Forest Products: Dynamics and Case Studies of Harvesting. Routledge, New York, USA., Pages: 280..
  2. Shackleton, C.M. and A.K. Pandey, 2014. Positioning non-timber forest products on the development agenda. Forest Policy Econ., 38: 1-7.
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  3. Pandey, A.K. and R. Das, 2014. Good field collection practices and quality evaluation of medicinal plants: Prospective approach to augment utilization and economic benefits. Res. J. Med. Plant, 8: 1-19.
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  4. Pandey, A.K. and P. Bhargava, 2014. Effects of harvesting intensities and techniques on re-growth dynamics and quality of Terminalia bellerica fruits in central India. J. For. Res., 25: 177-184.
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  5. Pradhan, D., V. Ojha and A.K. Pandey, 2013. Phytochemical analysis of Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Miers ex Hook. f. and Thoms stem of varied thickness. Int. J. Pharm. Sci. Res., 4: 3051-3056.
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  6. Pandey, A.K. and V. Ojha, 2013. Standardization of harvesting age of bamboo shoots with respect to nutritional and anti-nutritional components. J. For. Res., 24: 83-90.
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  7. Saxena, H.O., R. Tiwari and A.K. Pandey, 2012. Optimization of extraction and dyeing conditions of natural dye from Butea monosperma (Lam.) Kuntze flowers and development of various shades. Environ. We: Int. J. Sci. Technol., 7: 29-35.
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  8. Pandey, A.K., V. Ojha and S.K. Choubey 2012. Development and shelf-life evaluation of value added edible products from bamboo shoots. Am. J. Food Technol., 7: 363-371.
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  9. Pandey, A.K., A.K. Mandal and S. Yadav, 2012. Sustainable Harvest of Medicinal Plants in Tropical Forests of Chhattisgarh, India. In: Sustainable Use of Medicinal Plants. Pati, R.N. (Ed.). Abhijit Publications, India., ISBN: 978-93-81136-49-2, pp: 378-414..
  10. Pandey, A.K., 2012. Cultivation technique of an important medicinal plant Gymnema sylvestre R. Br.(gurmar). Acad. J. Plant Sci., 5: 84-89.
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  11. Pandey, A.K. and C.M. Shackleton, 2012. The effect of harvesting approaches on fruit yield, embelin concentration and regrowth dynamics of the forest shrub, Embelia tsjeriam-cottam, in central India. For. Ecol. Manage., 266: 180-186.
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  12. Pandey, A.K. and A.K. Mandal, 2012. Sustainable harvesting of Terminalia arjuna (Roxb.) Wight & Arnot (Arjuna) and Litsea glutinosa (Lour.) Robinson (Maida) bark in Central India. J. Sustainable For., 31: 294-309.
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  13. Pandey, A.K., V. Ojha, S. Yadav and S.K. Sahu, 2011. Phytochemical evaluation and radical scavenging activity of bauhinia variegata, saraca asoka and terminalia arjuna barks. Res. J. Phytochemis., 5: 89-97.
  14. Pandey, A.K., S. Yadav and S.K. Sahu, 2011. Sustainable bark harvesting and phytochemical evaluation of alternative plant parts in Holarrhena antidysenterica R. Br. Sans (Kutaj). Int. J. Green Pharm., 5: 107-112.
  15. Pandey, A.K., P. Bhargava and M.S. Negi, 2011. Sustainable management of non-timber forest produce through joint forest management. Indian Forester, 137: 105-113.
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  16. Pandey, A.K., D. Sharma and A.K. Mandal, 2011. Performance Evaluation of Twenty Two Provenances of Pongamia pinnata (Karanja) in Madhya Pradesh. In: Biofuels: Potential and Challenges. Pandey, A.K. and A.K. Mandal (Ed.). Scientific Publishers, India., ISBN: 978-81-7233-696-7, pp: 277-286..
  17. Pandey, A.K., 2011. Non-timber forest products marketing interventions for augmenting livelihood of forest dependent communities. Community Forestry, 24: 10-16.
  18. Pandey, A.K., 2011. Influence of processing methods on nutritional value of bamboo shoots. In: Advances in Bamboo Plantation, Management and Utilization. Arya, I.D., S. Arya, T.S. Rathore and T. Kant (Ed.). Arid Forest Research Institute, Jodhpur, India., pp: 284-298..
  19. Pandey, A.K. and V. Ojha, 2011. Precooking processing of bamboo shoots for removal of anti-nutrients. J. Food Sci. Technol. (In Press). .
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  20. Pandey, A.K. and V. Ojha, 2011. Estimation of embelin in Embelia tsjeriam-cottam fruits by HPLC to standardize harvesting time. Indian J. Pharm. Sci., 73: 216-219.
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  21. Pandey, A.K. and P. Bhargava, 2011. Sustainable harvesting of non timber forest products (NTFPs) including medicinal plants in central India. ENVIS For. Bull., 11: 25-34.
  22. Pandey, A.K. and P. Bhargava, 2011. Biofules: An Overview. In: Biofuels: Potential and Challenges. Pandey, A.K. and A.K. Mandal (Ed.). Scientific Publishers, India., ISBN: 978-81-7233-696-7, pp: 1-28..
  23. Pandey, A.K. and D.C. Kori, 2011. Non-destructive harvesting practices of Terminalia arjuna (Arjuna), Phyllanthus emblica (Aonla) and Andrographis paniculata (Kalmegh). Indian Forester, 137: 1269-1279.
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  24. Pandey, A.K. and A.K. Mandal, 2011. Evaluation of Jatropha curcas Accessions under Tropical Climate of Madhya Pradesh. In: Biofuels: Potential and Challenges. Pandey, A.K. and A.K. Mandal (Ed.). Scientific Publishers, India., ISBN: 978-81-7233-696-7, pp: 241-248..
  25. Pandey, A.K. and A.K. Mandal, 2011.. Sustainable Harvesting of Terminalia arjuna (Roxb.) Wight and Arnot (Arjuna) and Litsea glutinosa (Lour.) Robinson (Maida) bark in central India. J. Sustainable Forestry (In Press). .
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  26. Pandey, P.K. and A.K. Mandal, 2010. Variation in morphological characteristics and andrographolide content in Andrographis paniculata (Burm.F.) nees of central India. Iranica J. Energy Environ., 1: 165-169.
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  27. Pandey, A.K., P. Bhargava, D. Sharma and N. Gupta, 2010. Growth parameters, seed characteristics and oil content evaluation in different accessions of jatropha curcas in Madhya Pradesh, India. J. Biofuels, 1: 182-196.
  28. Pandey, A.K., N. Gupta, P. Bhargava and D. Sharma, 2010. Evaluation of pongamia pinnata L. (Pierre) progenies for their growth performance in Madhya Pradesh, India. World Applied Sci. J., 10: 225-233.
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  29. Pandey, A.K., B. Pankaj, G. Nivedika and S. Dhanshree, 2010. Performance of Jatropha curcas: A biofuel crop in wasteland of Madhya Pradesh, India. Int. J. Energy Env., 1: 1017-1026.
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  30. Pandey, A.K., B. Pankaj and A.K. Mandal, 2010. Performance evaluation of superior accessions of jatropha curcas in tropical climate of Madhya Pradesh, India. J. Biofuels, 1: 131-139.
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  31. Pandey, A.K. and Y. Swati, 2010. Variation in gymnemic acid content and non-destructive harvesting of Gymnema sylvestre (Gudmar). Phcog. Res., 2: 309-312.
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  32. Pandey, A.K. and V. Ojha, 2010. Phenolic acids: Sources and importance. ENVIS forestry bulletin, Indian council of forestry research and education. Dehradun, 1: 25-33.
  33. Pandey, A.K. and P. Bhargava, 2010. Impact of climate change on non timber forest products (NTFPs): An overview. J. Tropical Forestry, 26: 56-64.
  34. Pandey, A.K. and A.K. Mandal, 2010. Influence of propagation techniques and harvesting time on root yield and alkaloid contents of Rauvolfia serpentina. J. Nat. Remedies, 10: 44-49.
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  35. Mishra, S., S.K. Tiwari, A. Kakkar and A.K. Pandey, 2010. Chemoprofiling of Andrographis paniculata (Kalmegh) for its andrographolide content in Madhya Pradesh, India. Int. J. Pharma and Biosci., 1: 1-5.
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  36. Pandey, A.K., P. Bhargawa and A.K. Mandal, 2009. Performance evaluation of Superior accessions of Jatropha curcas in Tropical Climate of Madhya Pradesh, India. In: New Frontiers in Biofuels. Sharma, P.B. and N. Kumar (Ed.). SciTech Publications India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India., pp: 409-421..
  37. Pandey, A.K., 2009. The Cymbopogons-Harvest and Post Harvest Management. In: Essential Oil Bearing Grasses: The Genus Cymbopogon. Anand, A. (Ed.). CRC Press, New York, USA., pp: 107-133..
  38. Pandey, A.K. and D.C. Kori, 2009. Variations in tannin and oxalic acid content in terminalia arjuna (Arjuna) bark. Phcog. Mag., 5: 159-164.
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  39. Pandey, A.K. and P.K. Shukla, 2008. Role of medicinal plants in health care and rural economy in the tribals of central India. Indian Forester, 134: 1438-1446.
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  40. Pandey, A.K. and A.K. Mandal, 2008. Cultivation of Andrographis paniculata. J. Trop. Med. Plants, 9: 178-182.
  41. Pandey, A.K., S.P. Tripathi and P.K. Chawdhry, 2007. Variation in seed characteristics of Jatropha curcas (Ratanjot) collected from different regions of India. J. of Trop. Forestry, 23: 40-46.
  42. Pandey, A.K. and H. Lal, 2007. Sustainable Development of Medicinal Plants Through Non-destructive Harvesting Practices. In: Threatened Wild Medicinal Plants. Shukla, P.K. and O.P. Choubey (Ed.). Anamol Publications, New Delhi, India., pp: 112-122..
  43. Pandey, A.K., P. Kumari and A.K. Mandal, 2006. Cultivation of Jatropha curcas (Ratanjot) in Madhya Pradesh, India. Indian J. Agroforestry, 8: 28-31.
  44. Pandey, A.K. and P.K. Shukla, 2006. Conservation and sustainable utilization of medicinal plants through people's participation and benefit sharing. J. Trop. Forestry, 22: 1-7.
  45. Pandey, A.K. and P.K. Chowdhry, 2006. Propagation techniques and harvesting time on productivity and root quality of withania somnifera. J. Trop. Med. Plants, 7: 79-81.
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  46. Vijayraghavan, A., P.B. Meshram, D.L. Nandeshwar and A.K. Pandey, 2005. Root production of asparagus racemosus in sandy loam soil of satpura plateau of Madhya Pradesh. Indian J. Trop. Biodiv., 13: 101-103.
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  47. Pandey, A.K., A.K. Patra and P.K. Shukla, 2005. Medicinal plants in satpura plateau of madhya pradesh: Current status and future prospects. Indian Forester, 131: 857-883.
  48. Rai, M.K., A. Varma and A.K. Pandey, 2004. Antifungal potential of spilanthes calva after inoculation of piriformospora Indica. Mycosis, 47: 479-481.
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  49. Pandey, A.K., A.K. Patra, M.K. Rai, N.J. Chikhale, P.A. Wadegaonkar, P.V. Thakare and A.P. Ramteke, 2004. Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainable Development by Medicinal Plants. In: Recent Trends in Biotechnology. Rai, M.K., N.J. Chikhale, P.A. Wadegaonkar, P.V. Thakare and A.P. Ramteke (Ed.). Scientific Publishers, Amravati, India., ISBN: 81-7233-369-2, pp: 160-170..
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  50. Pandey, A.K. and P.K. Shukla, 2004. Studies on the propagation methods of ashwagandha (withania somnifera dunal). J. Non-Timber Forest Products, 11: 131-134.
  51. Sonkar, S.D., A.K. Patra and A.K. Pandey, 2003. rowth performance and suitability of nitrogen and non nitrogen fixing tree species on degraded sites. Indian J. Forestry, 26: 271-275.
  52. Pandey, A.K., M.K. Rai and D. Acharya, 2003. Chemical composition and antimycotic activity of the essential oils of corn mint (Mentha arvensis) and lemon grass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) against human pathogenic fungi. Pharmaceutical Biol., 41: 421-425.
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  53. Pandey, A.K., 2003. Composition and in-vitro antifungal activity of the essential oil of menthol mint (Mentha arvensis L.) growing in central India. Indian Drugs, 40: 126-128.
  54. Pandey, A.K. and M.K. Rai, 2003. Antimycotic Potential of Some Naturally Occurring Essential Oils. In: Plant Derived Antimycotics: Current Trends and Future Prospects, Rai, M.K. and D. Mares (Eds.). The Haworth Press, London, Oxford, pp: 343-351.
  55. Pandey, A.K. and A.R. Chowdhury, 2003. Volatile constituents of the rhizome oil of Curcuma caesia Roxb. from central India. Flavour and Fragrance J., 18: 463-465.
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  56. Pandey, A.K. and P.K. Shukla, 2002. Effect of planting dates and spacing on yield of Abelmoschus moschatus Medical under tropical climatic conditions. FAFAI J., 4: 39-41.
  57. Pandey, A.K. and A.R. Chowdhury, 2002. Volatile constituents of the fruit oil of Thuja orientalis L. from Central India. J. Essential Oil Bearing Plants, 5: 93-98.
  58. Pandey, A.K. and A.R. Chowdhury, 2002. Essential oil of cyperus scariosus R.Br. tubers from central India. Indian Perfumer, 46: 325-328.
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  59. Pandey, A.K. and A.R. Chowdhury, 2002. Essential oil of Ocimum basilicum L. from Satpura plateau of central India. Indian Perfumer, 46: 131-134.
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  60. Pandey, A.K. and A.R. Chowdhury, 2002. Essential oil composition of pogostemon plectranthoides desf. From satpura plateau of central India. FAFAI J., 4: 47-49.
  61. Chowdhury, A.R., R. Banerjee and A.K. Pandey, 2002. GC-MS analysis of essential oil from Zanthoxylum armatum DC. and its biological activity. J. Non Timber Forest Products, 9: 179-181.
  62. Pandey, A.K and A.R. Chowdhury, 2001. Composition of the essential oil of Ocimum gratissimum grown in Madhya Pradesh. J. Med. Aromatic Plant Sci., 23: 26-28.
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  63. Rai, M.K. A.K. Pandey and D. Acharya, 2000. Ethno medicinal plants used by gond tribe of Bhanadehi, district, Chhindwara. J. Non-Timber Forest Products, 7: 237-241.
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  64. Pandey, A.K. and M.K. Rai, 2000. In vitro Antimycotic effect of volatile oil of six Eucalyptus species. Indian Perfumer, 44: 75-77.
  65. Pandey, A.K. and A.R. Chowdhury, 2000. GS-MS Studies of Japanese mint (Mentha arvensis L.) oil. J. Med. Aromatic Plant Sci., 22: 468-469.
  66. Rai, M.K., S. Qureshi and A.K. Pandey, 1999. In-vitro susceptibility of opportunistic Fusarium spp. to essential oils. Mycoses, 42: 97-101.
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  67. Pande, P.K., A.K. Bisaria and A.K. Pandey, 1999. Early flowering and seed setting in Acacia mangium Wild. Indian Forester, 125: 329-330.
  68. Pandey, A.K. and A.K. Bisaria, 1998. Rational utilization of important medicinal plants: A tool for conservation. Indian Forester, 124: 197-206.
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  69. Meshram, P.B., P.S. Rajput and A.K. Pandey, 1998. Evaluation of some natural plant products and chemicals against Bahera seed borer Mecobaris terminalae Marshal. Myforest, 34: 939-943.
  70. Meshram, P.B., N. Kulkarni and A.K. Pandey, 1998. Biological activity of neem extract against some forest insect pests. J. Appl. Zoo. Res., 9: 62-64.
  71. Rai, M.K. and A.K. Pandey, 1997. Folk medicines of gond tribe of seoni district, M.P. India. J. Non-Timber Forest Products, 4: 61-69.
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  72. Pandey, A.K., H.R. Bora, S.C. Deka, R.C. Rastogi and A.K.S. Baruah, 1997. Composition of the essential oil of the bark of Cinnamomum camphora. J. Med. Aromatic Plant Sci., 19: 408-409.
  73. Lal, R.B., A.K. Bisaria and A.K. Pandey, 1997. Human resource development through vocational training: An effective tool for forest extension. J. Non-Timber Forest Products, 4: 70-72.
  74. Pandey, A.K., 1996. Shifting Cultivation in N.E. States: Problems and Possible Remedies. Van Vighyan., 34: 58-69.
  75. Pandey, A.K. and H.R. Bora, 1996. Less Known Wild food plants of Assam. J. Eco. Taxo. Bot. Add. Series, 12: 357-358.
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  76. Pandey, A.K. and H.R. Bora, 1996. An ethno-medico-botanical study of golaghat district, assam: Native plant remedies for Jaundice. J. Eco. Taxo. Bot. Add. Series, 12: 344-349.
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  77. Pandey, A.K. and H.R. Bora, 1995. Traditional uses of weeds of Assam. The World Weeds, 2: 223-231.
  78. Pandey, A.K. and K.V. Rama Rao, 1993. Physico-chemical and biological characteristics of Hussain sagar, An Industrially Polluted Lake, Hyderabad. Proc. Acad. Environ. Biol., 2: 161-167.
  79. Pandey A.K. and S.Z. Siddiqui, 1993. Permissibility of Hussain Sagar (Lake) Hyderabad as Recreational Water. Okioassay, 10: 11-14.
  80. Pandey, A.K. and K.V. Rama Rao, 1990. An instance of fish kill in Hussain Sagar Lake (Hyderabad). Matsya, 15: 24-29.
  81. Sen Gupta, A.K. and A.K. Pandey, 1989. Synthesis and pesticidal activity of some quinazolin- 4 (3H)- one derivatives. Pesticide Sci., 26: 41-49.
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  82. Sen Gupta, A.K. and A.K. Pandey, 1988. Synthesis of new thiazolidinone derivatives as biologically active agents. J. Indian Chem. Soc., 65: 142-144.
  83. Sen Gupta, A.K. and A.K. Pandey, 1987. Synthesis and evaluation of Ache inhibitory activity of 5-substitued-1H-indol-2,3 Dione-3 [(6H/Bromo-3, 4-Dehydro-3-4-Substituted Phenyl)-4- oxo-2-quinazolinyl] hydrazones. J. Indian Chem. Soc., 64: 643-645.
  84. Sen Gupta, A.K., A.K. Pandey, T. Bhattacharya and H.N. Verma, 1985. Synthesis of substituted acetamides as potential anti-bacterial and anti-viral agents. J. Indian Chem. Soc., 62: 165-168.
  85. Sen Gupta, A.K., A.K. Pandey and H.N. Verma,+ 1984. Anti-viral evaluation of 2-substituted-3-aryl-quinazolin 4(3H)-ones. Indian drugs, 21: 435-437.
  86. Sen Gupta, A.K. and A.K. Pandey, 1984. Synthesis of 3-methyl-1-substituted-4 (4-Sulphomidophenyl) azapyrazol-ones as anti-bacterial and anti-viral agents. Indian J. Pharma. Sci., 46: 241-249.
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