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M.Sc., PhD (Botany), NET, GATE

Specialization: Molecular Biology,

Mycology & Nanotechnology


Mobile: +919*********



Innovative, ambitious, highly disciplined and versatile professional with admirable career achievement


Seeking challenging careers which utilize my technical, analytical and experimental skills for implementing innovative and creative ideas in the field of Biology, this will provide me both job satisfaction and satisfactory remuneration. I would like to be extremely successful in my subject and field of activity through professionalism, perfection, intelligence, sheer talent and hard work. Career Chronology

Presently I am working as Post Doctorate Researcher (Molecular Biology) in Division of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Faculty of Agriculture / Regional Research Station, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Science and Technology, Kashmir.

Previously I worked as Lecturer Botany at MET (Muslim Educational Trust) College of Education Sopore, Kashmir from March 2015 to October 2015.

I also worked as Project Research Fellow in Department of Biotechnology, SGB Amravati University, Amravati from September 2009 - August 2012 in project entitled “Diversity of Endophytic Fungi in Selected Medicinal Plants of Melghat Forest”, Granted by Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Govt. of India.

Worked as a Visiting Faculty in Post Graduate Department of Botany, Vidyabharti Mahavidyalaya Amravati Maharashtra in 2009 upto 2011.

During July 2007- May 2009 I worked as Full time Lecturer (Botany) in JET (Jehlum Educational Trust) College of Education, Baramulla Kashmir. Education

SGB Amravati University, Amravati (Maharashtra) India Ph.D. in Life Science (Botany), April 2014 (Molecular Mycology and Plant Pathology) Thesis Work: Genetic Diversity among Isolates of Cryphonectria and Related Fungi causing Chestnut (Castanae sativa) Blight in India.

Post Graduate (M.Sc.) in Botany (July 2007), Specialized in Molecular Biology of Plants, passed with 1st Div (University Rank 5).

University of Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Graduated (B.Sc.) in Botany, Zoology, Chemistry and English (March 2005), Present Address:

Division of Genetics and Plant Breeding

Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural

Sciences and Technology – Kashmir,

(SKUAST-K),Wadura (Jammu and

Kashmir) India - 193201

Curriculum Vitae

Additional Qualification

NET (National Eligibility Test 2015): conducted collectively by ICAR (ASRB), New Delhi GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2009): Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India PAT (PhD Aptitude Test 2007): Conducted by S.G.B. Amravati University. Amravati, Maharashtra.

DIT (Diploma in Information Technology 2004): Asian Institute of Information Technology

(Branch Baramulla, J & K), New Delhi

Skills: Teaching and Research

Laboratory Skills

o Molecular Breeding

o Genomics & Proteomics

o Isolation of microorganisms from

different Environmental niches

o Identification of Microorganisms

(Fungi and Bacteria)

o Identification of Fungal and

Bacterial diseases

o Isolation and Chemical Analysis of

Secondary Metabolites from

Microorganisms and Plants

o Nanotechnology

o Microorganism culturing and


o Isolation, purification, analysis and

sequencing of DNA, RNA, and


o Management of plant diseases

o Biocontrol of plant pathogens

o Plant protection

o Spectrophotometer

o Light Microscopy

o Polymerase Chain Reactor

o Gel electrophoresis

o Growing and maintain fungal


o Database management

o Use of microtome to prepare tissue


o Micro-dissection

o Use of Bioinformatics tools for

Phylogenetic analysis

o NanoDrop

o Nanosight LM20 (Nanoparticle

Size Analyzer)

o Zeta Sizer

Other Skills and Languages

o Proficient with basic computer programmes (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power-point and all related basic functions)

o Preparation of scientific Manuscripts, Articles, presentations, posters and reports Languages: English, Hindi, Urdu, Kashmiri (Read, Write Speak); Arabic (Read, Write) Publications Total Citations = 165 H index = 4 i10 index = 3 Research Articles: Total No. = 09 Total Impact Factor = 9.2 Mudasir A. Dar, Mahendra Rai (2017). First report of Diplodia seriata causing canker on Castanea sativa in India. New Disease Reports. 35, 19. Mudasir A. Dar, Mahendra Rai. (2015). Gnomoniopsis smithogilvyi a canker causing pathogen on Castanea sativa: First report. Mycosphere 6(3), 327–336, Doi 10.5943/mycosphere/6/3/8 (IF:0.564)

Mudasir A. Dar, Mahendra Rai. (2014). Cytospora castanae sp. nov., associated with perennial cankers of Castanea sativa. Mycosphere 5(6), 747–758, Doi:10.5943/mycosphere/5/6/5 (IF:0.564)

Rathod DP, Dar MA, Gade AK and Rai MK. (2014). Griseofulvin Producing Endophytic Nigrospora oryzae from Indian Emblica officinalis Gaertn: a New Report. Austin J Biotechnol Bioeng. 1(3): 5

Mudasir A. Dar, Avinash P. Ingle, Mahendra Rai (2013). Enhanced antimicrobial Activity of Silver Nanoparticles Synthesised by Cryphonectria sp.-Evaluated singly and in Combination with antibiotics. Nanomedicine. 9 (1) 105-110 (10.1016/j.nano.2012.04.007)

(IF: 6.93)

Mudasir A. Dar, Mahendra Rai. (2013). Biological and phylogenetic analyses, evidencing the presence of Gnomoniopsis sp. in India, causing canker of chestnut trees: a new report. Indian forester. 139 (1) : 37-42. ISSN No. 0019-4816 Mudasir A. Dar, Mahendra Rai. (2012). Declining population of Chestnut (Castanae sativa Mill) trees in Jammu & Kashmir State of India by Natural and Anthropogenic Activities. Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 5:72-75 ISSN No. 1588-8363 Mahendra Rai, Dnyaneshwar Rathod, Gauravi Agarkar, Mudasir Dar, Marian Brestic, Glaucia Pastore, Mario Roberto Marostica Junior. 2014. Fungal Growth Promotor Endophytes: A Pragmatic Approach Towards Sustainable Food and Agriculture. Symbiosis. 62:63–79 DOI 10.1007/s13199-014-0273-3 (IF: 1.107) Mahendra Rai, Aniket Gade, Dnyaneshwar Rathod, Mudasir Dar, Ajit verma. (2012). Mycoendophytes in medicinal plants: Diversity and bioactivities. Nusantara Biosciences. 4:86-96. ISSN No.: 2087-3956

Book chapters Total No. = 01

Dnyaneshwar Rathod, Mudasir Dar, Aniket Gade, Mahendra Rai and Ajit Varma (2012) Microbial Endophytes: Progress and Challenges. "Biotechnology for medicinal plants”. Springer


Molecular Sequences published Total No. = 70

I published 70 DNA sequences of fungal organisms in gene bank for authentication and publication, which have been published at different times and available on NCBI websit: by the name Dar M.A. and Rai M. K.. These sequences include both genic (beta tubilin) and non-genic (rDNA based ITS) sequences. Abstracts Total No. = 03

Mudasir A. Dar, Mahendra Rai. 2013. Epicocum nigrum a Potential Source for Extracellular Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles. Seminar on Recent trends in Nanobiotechnology. pp.25 Mudasir A. Dar, Mahendra Rai. 2012. Cryphonectria and Related fungi: A menace to Chestnut trees. Mycodiversity with its Sustainable Exploration and Biotechnological Applications and 38th Annual Meeting of Mycological Society of Indian.

Mudasir A. Dar, Mahendra Rai. 2012. Declining population of Chestnut (Castanae sativa Mill) trees in Jammu & Kashmir State of India by Natural and Anthropogenic Activities. 6th International Plant Protection Symposium at University of Debrecen. Hungary Workshops and Seminars attended


Participated in a workshop on Structural elucidation of secondary metabolites of plants Organized by Govt. Pharmacy College Amravati, held on October 2012. Participated in a workshop on Phylogenetic Analysis: Techniques and Tools. Organized by Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility Amravati, held on 26-28 March 2012. Seminars

Participated in National Seminar on “Trends in Nano-Biotechnology” Department of Biotechnology, SGB Amravati University, Amravati. Maharashtra (India), 04 January, 2013. Participated in National Conference on “Mycodiversity with its Sustainable Exploration and Biotechnological Applications and 38 th Annual Meeting of Mycological Society of Indian.” Department of Botany Shri Shivaji College Amravati, Maharashtra. 6 -8 February 2012. Participated in Avishkar “Intra University State Level Research Festival” Organized by SGB Amravati University, Amravati, held on 11-13 January 2012. Participated in Avishkar “6thInter University State Level Research Festival” Kolhapur University, Kolhapur held on 21-13 January 2012.

Participated in National Seminar on “Advances in Herbal and Traditional Medicines” organized by Govt. College of Pharmacy, Amravati. Maharashtra (India), 18 March, 2013. Fellowships and Awards


Junior and Senior Research Fellow in Pharmacy, Engineering and technology, UGC, New Delhi, India 2010 onwards (5 years)


Color-coat Holder in Avishkar 2012 at University level. Extra Curricular Activities

Active Participant in NSS (National Service Scheme), Govt. Degree College Baramulla

Participation in Bio-resource conservation club (BCC), Govt. Degree College Baramulla

Winner Inter-college painting competition, (Theme: Save Earth)

Volley Ball and Cricket Team Player both in University and College Personal Details



Dr. Mahendra K. Rai

Professor and Head,

Department of Biotechnology

SGB Amravati University, Amravati (Maharashtra) India – 444602 Phone Number: 91-721-*******, 2662209, 2662358

Mobile Number: 094********

e-mail id:

Dr. M. Ashraf Bhat

Professor and Head,

Div. of Plant Breeding and Genetics

SKUAST-K, Shalimar

Srinager (J&K), India


Dr. Absar Ahmad

Senior Principal Scientist

Biochemical Science Division

CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune

Pune, Maharashtra India - 411008

Telephone office: +91-20-259*****


Dr. Jamaluddin

Emeritus Scientist [CSIR]

Department of Biological Science

Rani Durgavati University

Jabalpur, M.P., India-482010




Mobile Number: 094********

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I, solemnly declare that the information given herewith is correct to my knowledge and I will be responsible for any discrepancy

Date: 15, August 2017 Mudasir Ahmad Dar

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