Name:  Dr. Adarsh Kumar                                                                                          

Designation:  Associate Professor

Qualification:  M.Sc., Ph.D.

Address: Ram Nagar, Opp. PWD Office, Civil Lines, Rae- Bareli, UP, India,229001.

Phone no. 0535-2700995, Mob.  09415745223

E-Mail –

Academic Achievements

1. Ph.D under eminent Bryologist Prof. Ram Udar F.N.A, Dept. of Botany, University of Lucknow, Lucknow

2.  Orientation Programme- University of Lucknow.

3.  First Refresher Course-Banaras Hindu University.

4.  Second Refresher Course-University of Lucknow.

5.  Diploma in Remote Sensing, Dehradun.




Life Membership:

1. Indian Journal of Environmental Protection (IJEP) ISSN : 0253-7141, Regd. No. R. N. 40280/83 Published & Printed by : Kalpana Corporation, Post Box No. 05 Varanasi-221010, India. Life Membership No. L. 26

2. Indian Society of Remoto Sensing, Dehradun, Regd. No. 1357/73-74 Life Membership No. L-1463

3. Indian Bryological Society, University of Lucknow, Lucknow

4. The Palaeobotanical Society, Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany (BSIP) Lucknow.

5. The Academy of Environmental Biology. J.Ecophysiol. occup. Hlth. I.T.R.C., Lucknow.


Fellowship Conferred


1. Palaeobotanical Society of India

2. Indian Botanical Society

3. Indian Society of Remote Sensing


Ph.D. Awarded


1.      Meenaskshi

2.      Shazia Kazmi


Research Projects


1.       A Comprehensive study of Ganga and its dependents under Integrated ecodevelopment project on River Ganga Basin. Ministry of Enviornment & Forest, Govt of India.


2.      A comprehensive study of soil deterioration due to sarda canal system and control measure sanctioned by Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India.



Book Published


1.      Botany for degree students “Bryophyta”, S.Chand & Company Ltd. New Delhi. ISBN : 81-219-0463-3


2.      Bryophytes in relation to Air Pollution with Shazia Kazmi. Parikrama Prakashan, Delhi 2015.




Dr. Adarsh Kumar was recognized as “Leading Scientist of the world -2012” by International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, London.


Published Papers


1.      A new Cephaloziella from India. Misc. Bryol. Et Lichenol. 8 : 137-139 (1980), Japan (With R. Udar).


2.      Genus Notoscyphus Mitt. In India. J. Hattori bot. Lab. 49 : 247-260 (1981) Japan (With R. Udar).


3.      Jungermannia (Plectocolea) rubripunctata (Hatt.) Amak. – new to India. Misc. Bryol. Et Lichenol 9 : 54-55 (1981) Japan (With R. Udar).


4.      Jackiella Javanica Schiffn. – a rare and interesting toxon from India. J. India bot. soc. 60: 105-111 (1981) INDIA (With R. Udar).


5.      The status of Nardia assamica (Mitt.) Amak. Geophytology 11 : 143-147 (1981), India (With R. Udar).


6.      Two new species of Cephaloziella from India. I Lindbergia 8 : 30-34 (1982), Copenhagin. (With R. Udar).


7.      The genus Jackiella in south India.Proc. India Acad. Sci. (Plant Sci) 91 : 131-137 (1982). India (With R. Udar).


8.      A remarkable Cylindrocoles Schust. From India. Lindbergia 8 : 181-184 (1982). India (With R. Udar).


9.      Studies in east Himalayan Hepaticae II. The genus Chandonanthus Mitten. Geophytology 12 : 59-64 (1982), India (With R. Udar).


10.  A new chonecollea from India. The Bryologist 85 : 315-318 (1982), America. (With R. Udar).


11.  Studies in Indian Jungermanniaceas – I Gottschelia schizopleura (spruce) Grolle – A rare taxon. J. India. bot. soc. 61 : 250-253 (1982) India (1982), (With R. Udar).


12.  Cylindrocolea tagawae (Kitag). Schust. New to India. Proc. India Acad. Sci. (Plant sci.) 92 : 1-4 (1982), India.


13.  A new frullania from India. Misc. Bryol. Et Lichenol. 9 (9) : 192-194, (1983), Japan (With R. Udar).


14.  Studies in India Jungermanniaceae 2. Jungermannia (Plactocolea) tetragona Lindenb. From Andman Island with a note on its disturbution in India. J. Indian bot. soc. 62 : 357-360 1983, India (With R. Udar).


15.  Family Cephaloziellaceae in south India. Geophytology ; 15(2) : 141-145, 1985 India.


16.  The genus Lethocolea Mitt. From India Lindergia 12 ;103-105, 1986. (12:2- 3,1987) Copenhagen, Sweden.


17.  Cylindrocolea chevalilieri (St.) Schust. – new to India Journal of Bryology, 1986, England.


18.  SEM Studies on spores of Riccia frostii Aust. Current Science56 (11) :542-544 1987, India.


19.  SEM Studies on spores Riccia gangetica Ahmad Collected from Ganga River.Geophytology17(1) : 116-117 1987, India.


20.  A survey of bryophytes of river Ganga with particular refrence to its pollution. Recent studies on Indian Bryophytes. Published by Bishen Singh, Mahendra Pal Singh, dehradun : 241-248 (1995).


21.  Oil-bodies and extension of distributional range of Notoscyphus Mitt. in India. Geophytology ; 19(2) ; 189-190. 1989.


22.  Water quality of river Sai at Rae Bareli – preliminary report. Research Journal of Plant and Environment Res. J. Pl.Environ. 2(2) ; 87-90 (1985), India.


23.  Water quality assessment of the Ganga at Dalmao (Rae Bareli) India on Kartika Poornima. 1985 Bulletin on Environmental science. Bull. Env. Sc.


24.  Algal flora of River Ganga between Shuklaganj (Unnao) and Kalakankar (Pratapgarh). Advances in Applied Phycology, 1989, 287-293.


25.  Bryological acivity at Feroze Gandhi College, RaeBareli. Bryological News Letter No. 5: 9-10. 1988 (Issued March, 1989).


26.  BRYOPHYES AND WATER POLLUTION Reprinted from “Water pollution : Conservation and Management, Eds. A. K. Sinha. Ram Boojh & P. H. Vishwanathan, 1989 Gyanodaya Prakashan Naiantal p. 373-377.


27.  Ganga pollution and the University. University News vol. xxvi No. 40 P 4-8 Monday. October 3, 1988.


28.  Moss flora of the Banks of River Ganga between Shuklaganj (Unnao) and Kala Kankar (Pratapgarh), Geophytology 20(1) : 37-40. 1990.


29.  SEM studies on spores of Cyathodium cavernarum Kanze., Nat. Acad. Sci. Letters Vol.14. No. 10, 1991, P 397-399.


30.  Impact of Mass Bathing on the water quality of the Ganga River at Haudesh warnath (Pratapgarh), India. A case study. The Science of the total environment, 101 (1991) 275-280 Elsevier Science Publishers B. V., AMSTER DAM.


31.  Studies on a rare Indian liveworts : Schiffneria hyalinaSteph., Geophytology, 23(2), 279-284 (1994).


32.  Bryophytes from River Ganga Banks- A Study on Concentration of heavy metals. Prespective in Indian Bryology. 285-289, 2001.


33.  “Morphology & Ecology of Bryophytes in relation to River Pollution”. Published in book- “River Pollution and its management” APH Publishing Corporation, New Delhi. PP. 81-96 (2003)


34.  Ceratodon stenocarpus- B.S.G. – a building moss. Vasundhra 6 57-63 2001.


35.  Anew Frullania from India. Miscellanea Bryologica ET Lechnologica Vol.9 No. 9 Dec. 1983 P. 192-194. This paper was quoted in international bryological conference -2002 at NBRI, Lucknow.


36.  Effect of Polluted water on chlorophyll concentration of bryophytes growing in Rae Bareli. Edited Book “Current Tends in Broyology” p.p. 189-205, 2005.


37.  Physico-Chemical Characteristics of Sai river at Rae Bareli in relation to its Pollution. J.Ecophysiol. Occup. Hlth.2 (2002) 33-38.


38.  Water Quality Index(WQI) of River Sai at Rae Bareli City U.P.J. Ecophysiol Occup. Helth 2 (2002) 163-172.


39.  A note on the identity and range extension on Riccia grollei Udar Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 104 (2) May-Aug; p. 252-253. 2007.


40.  Bryoflora around National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Unchahar, Rae Bareli, Geophytology: 34(1&2) P. 121-123 2004.


41.  Elemental analysis of Riccia frostii Aust. (A liverwort), with relation to pollution in River Sai in Raebareli District Flora & Fauna Vol. 9 No.2 Dec. 2003, P.P. 113-114.


42.  Leaf Area Index of mosses Uttar Pradesh. Geophytology. Vol. 36 (1&2):23-26 2006.


43.  The ecological studies on bryophytes growing on the bank of polluted river Sai (Rae Bareli) Indian. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. India. 75(B) I 41-50 (2005).


44.  Ambient Air quality assessment around National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Unchahar Raebareli. J. Ecophysiol. Occup. Hlth. Vol 5: P. 145-149 (2005).


45.  Air Quality Index around National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC). Unchahar, Reabareli.IJEP 25 (12) 1091-1095 (2005).


46.  Morphotaxonomical Studies on bryophytes with special reference to water pollution of Sai-River at Raebareli, U.P. India Geophytology 35 (1&2) p. 75-83 2005.


47.  Jungermannia nilgiriensis a new species from Nilgiri Hills (Western Ghats) India. Bull. Bot. Surv. India, 49 (1-4) : 219 -224, 2007, Afroz Alam, Adarsh Kumar, S.C. Srivastava.


48.  Chlorophyll concentration in mosses growing around National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Unchahar, Rae Bareli. I.J.E.P. 29(9) : 781-787 (2009).


49.  Notoscyphus darjeelensis var. sikkimensis, var. nov. (Hepaticae : Jungermanniaceae) from Sikkim, India. Journal of Forestry, Vol. 33 (1) : 93-96, 2010 (with Devendra Singh & D.K.Singh)


50.  A prelimnary study to assess the impact of air pollution on Bryophytes growing around NTPC Unchahar, Rae Bareli by transplantation technique. “Recent Development in Material Science” Ed. Sheila Srivastava. Research India Press, New Delhi : 243-247, 2011 (with Shazia Kazmi)


51.  Heavy metals concentration in mosses growing around National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Unchahar, Rae Bareli. I.J.E.P. : 31 (2) : 130-136-2011 (with Shazia Kazmi)


Papers Presented at Conferences / Symposia / Seminars

Abstracts Published in Symposia/Seminars & Conferences National and International


1. Genus Notoscyphus Mitt. In India. Abst. Third Indian Geophytological Conference : 47 (1979) (with R. Udar).

2. Genus Saccogyna Dumort. New to Indian byroflora. Abst. J. Indian bot. Soc. Suppl. 58 : 33 (1979) (with R. Udar).

3. Nardia sieboldii (S. Lac.) St. new to Indian bryoflora. Late abst. “Recent trends in study of plant structure. Botany Department, Allahabad, University Allahabad. (1979) with R. Udar)

4. Oil-bodies in the liverworts of Gangtok (Sikkim). Abst. Third Srivastava and U.S. Awasthi).

5. A new Cephaloziella from Meghalaya. Abst. J. Indian bot. Soc. Suppl. 59 : 34-35 (1980).

6. Genus Cephaloziella in South India. Abst. Fourth Indian Geophytological Conference : 17 (1981).

7. Some Noteworthy Jungermanniaceae from Kerala. Abst. J. Indian bot. Soc. Suppl. 60 : 27 (1981).

8. Jugermannia (Solenostoma) pusilla(Jens.) Buch from Kodaikanal, South India. Abst. J. Indian bot. Soc. Suppl. 61 : 18 91982).

9. Cylindrocolea chevalieri 9St.) Schust – new to India- Abst. Fifth Geophytological Conference (1983).

10. Scanning Electron Microscopy of some Jungermannia L. Abst. J. Indian bot. Soc. Suppl. 62 : 20 (1983).

11. Jungermannia (Plectocolea) truncate var. Setulosa (Hertz.) Amak – new to India, All India Confer. Bryol. Adarsh Kumar, Chandigarh, India , p.16-17. 1986..

12. A survey of bryophytes of River Ganga with particular reference to its pollution, D.C. Pandey, A. Kumar and A.K.Sinha. All India Confer. Bryol. p. 17-18. 1986.

13. Some observations on Indian. Jungermannia (Sub genus- Jungermannia) lanceolata. A. Kumar. Proc. 75th Ind. Sc. Cong. Part III p. 103 (1988)

14. Bacteriological quality of sediments of River Ganga from Shuklaganj to Kalakankar : A preliminary report. A. K. Sinha, (Miss) Poornima Vajpayee and A. Kumar. Proc. 75th Ind. Sc. Cong. Part III p. 192 (1988)

15. Some observation on Jungermannia(Plectocolea) glauca Aurak. Adarsh Kumar, National Symposium on Plant systematics : Advances and Trends (10-12 March, 1989, Sec 2 : p.20.

16. Ecological Studies of Riccia frostii Aust. Growing on the banks of river Ganga Between Shuklaganj and Kalakankar, Adarsh Kumar, A.K.Sinha and D.C. Pandey. SAARC countries conferences on Environment Management in Developing countries. Section II Water & its Management W – 56. p. 46. Feb., 23-24, 1991.

17. Studies on some aquatic angiosperms of River Ganga. D.C. Pandey, A.K. Sinha and A. Kumar. W. 58. p. 47.

18. Bryophytes from River Ganga Banks – Concentration of heavy metals D.C. Pandey, Adarsh Kumar & A. K. Sinha. “”National Conference on Bryology and Symposium on Recent advances in Bryology NBRI, Lucknow,”. Dec., 14-16, p. 20, 21, 1995.

19. The status of family Jungermaniaceae Dumort. With special reference to Indian Bryoflora Adarsh Kumar. “”National Conference on Bryology and Symposium on Recent advances in Bryology NBRI, Lucknow. Dec. 14-16, 1995. p. 19.

20. Ceratodon stenocarpus B.S.G. – a building damaging moss. “Nat. Conf. on Enconservation, sustainable, Dev. And Industrial Expansion in 21st Century. Allahabad. p. 26. 2000.

21. Effect of polluted water on chlorophyll concentration of bryophyte4s growing at Rae Bareli. Adarsh Kumar, Meenakshi Shukla & Dhirendra Kumar. World Conference on Bryology organized by World Association of bryologisis NBRI,Lucknow held on Jan. 23-30, 2002 Abstract PPL-123, p. 73. Note : 27 research papers were included in poster presentation session by International & National bryologists. Our paper was selected and awarded as the Best Poster. The chair person was Dr. J.N.Vohra of India and rapporteu was Dr. T. Cao of China. The certificate of Best Poster was given by Dr. Zen Iwatsuki of Japan.

22. Byroflora, Around National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Unchahar, Rae Bareli, Adarsh Kumar and Shazia Kazmi. National Conference on Biodiversity and Applied Biology of Plants. Held from 8th Oct. 10th Oct. 03 at Deptt. Of Botany Lucknow Unviersity Lucknow. p.130. (2003).

23. Ecological studies on Bryophyte : Barbula javanico Doz. Et Molk growing on different habitats at the banks of River Sai, Rae Bareli District, Uttar Pradesh. Meenakshi and Adarsh Kumar, ibid. pp.134-135. (2003)

24. Indian marsupial liverworts – a review. Dhirendra Kumar and Adarsh Kumar. Ibid. p.78. (2003).

25. Chlorophyll concentration in mosses from Unchahar Rae Bareli. Adarsh Kumar & Shazia Kazmi, National Seminar on Integrated Crop and Environment Management, Trends and Perspectives in developing Areas. Oct. 15-17, 2005, SMM, Town PG College, Ballia.

26. Heavy Metals Estimation in Mosses Growing Around National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Unchahar, Rae Bareli, Adarsh Kumar and Shazia Kazmi, ICPEP -03 Abstract p.46, 2005 Third International Conference on Plants & Environmental Pollution from 28th Nov. 2nd Dec. 2005, organised by International society of Environmental Botanists and National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow.
27. Mosses in relation to air pollution around HTPC, Unchahar, Rae Bareli, India. ICPA-4, Abstract:4th International Conference on Plants and Environmental Pollution : p 117-2010 : NBRI, Lucknow.

28. Impact of Air Pollution on mosses growing around NTPC, Unchahar, Rae Bareli. India. Abstract : National Seminar on management of Environmental Pollution for sustainable energy production : p45, 2010

29. Impact of Air pollution on ecology of Bryophytes  National Conference on “Green Chemistry : Theory and Practice. Abstract : p19-20, 2010, Kanpur

30. Mosses surviving in the stressed environment of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Unchahar, Rae Bareli. National Symposium on Current Status and new Horizons of Ecological Science and environmental  Biotechnology (ESEB-13) : p 23, 2013 : BHU, Varanasi

31. Barbula Consanguinea  : A pollution resistant moss. National Conference on “Eco-Restoration, Environmental Conservation and Management” Scholars World. Vol. III, p. 145, 2015.Scientific Journal Impact Factor : 3.552

32. Activities and ICT in changing scenario of Higher Education in India by Adarsh Kumar and R.D. Sharma. Proceedings of the National Seminar on Recent Initiatives in Higher Education, 20-21 February, 2016 organised by Government PG College, Fatehabad, Agra (IQAC and Department of Botany) Sponsored by Higher Education, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh. ISBN-978-93-83046-32-4, 2016. A-V Page 34-35.


Name :          Dr. Adarsh Kumar


Fellowship    :  JRF –UGC               (Dec. 1977- Dec. 1980)

   SRF – DST              (Dec. 1980 – 19th Aug. 1983)


Research Experience         :           37 yrs


Teaching Experience         :           32 yrs


Refresher/Orientation Course :

01.  Orientation Course

University of Lucknow

02.  Refresher Course Ist

University of Lucknow

03.  Refresher Course IInd

B.H.U. Varanasi


Training Programme :                   Participated as Trainee in NHRMS Course of two months conducted by Indian Institute of  Remote Sensing (Dehradun)


Honour Conferred     :                   International       Biographical       Center,

Cambridge, London has recognised as “Leading Scientist of the World-2012” in field of bryology.



1.     IQAC Convenor

2.     Member NAAC Committee

3.     Chief Proctor of the College and Chief Coordinator of Student Welfare Committee.

4.     Convenor of the College Time Table Committee.

5.     Member of Admission Committee of the College.

6.     Senior Vice President of Teacher Association.

7.     Worked as Programmer Officer of NSS.

8.     Worked as  Coordinator/Convenor of Career Counselling Cell  of the College.

9.     Participated as member of various academic & administrative committee of the College.

10.                        Imparting teaching of U.G. & P.G. level and preparation of study material & practical training.

11.                        Asstt. Superintendent  & Senior Superintendent (2014-2015) of Exams of C.S.J.M. University of Kanpur.

12.                        Conducted successfully All India Competitive Exams of CBSE  like AIPMT, JEE, CTET as Observer from different states of country.

13.                        Remedial/Counselling was provided to students as and when required.

14.                        Worked as subject expert for promotion of the teachers affiliated colleges of CSJM University Kanpur and in other Universities.

15.                        Worked as Panel Expert for approval of  the subject in the established/newly proposed colleges of C.S.J.M. University, Kanpur.

16.                        Confidential work of U.G. & P.G. subject in different Universities of India.

17.                        Confidential work of U.P. Board, Allahabad.

18.                        Actively involved in evaluation of answer books/assignment of various Universities of India.






Conferences Organised :

·        Member Organising Committee SAARC Conference on “Environmental Management in Developing Countries” 1991.

·        Member Organising Committee of a Conference on “Recent Development in Material Science” 2011


Other Achievements :

·        Discovered 03 genera new to India.

·        Discovered 08 species new to Science &  collected bryophytes.

·        Visited almost all the bryogeographical territories of India.

·        Delivered a Key Note Address in a Conference “Higher Education in India : Present State & Trend” organised by Sociology Deptt. F.G.C.

·        Research work carried in Collaboration with NBRI Lucknow & published the paper.

·        Research work carried in collaboration with BSI, Kolkata & published the paper.


Major Achievements : Remarkable work


1.   Following three genera have been discovered for the first time from India.

(i)             Chonecolea

(ii)          Lethocolea

(iii)       Cylindrocolea


2.   Following eight species have been added in bryoflora of the world.

(i)             Notoschyphus pandii

(ii)          Notoschyphus darjeelingensis

(iii)       Cephaloziella indica

(iv)        Cephaloziella dentifolia

(v)           Cephaloziella meghalayensis

(vi)        Chonecolea schusteri

(vii)     Frullania sharpentha

(viii)  Cylindrocolea reticulata


3.   International Biographical Center, Cambridge, London has recognised as “Leading Scientist of the World-2012” in this field.


4.   Two books were published :

(i)             Bryophyta – S.Chand, New Delhi

(ii)          Bryophytes in Relation to Air Pollution – Parikrama Prakashan Delhi.