Name                                      :                       Dr. Rakesh Kumar

Date of Birth                           :                       01.01.1956

Nationality                              :                       Indian

Marital Status                         :                       Married

Father’s Name                                    :                       Sri S.N. Gupta

Postal Address                                    :                       A32/53, Anand Nagar, Rae Bareli-229001

                                                                        Mob. No. : 9415034297, Phone No.: 0535-2205498

E.mail ID                                :             


Academic Qualifications

(I) Ph.D.  (Botany)                  :                       Thesis entitled “Divergence and Line x Tester analysis in (genetics and Plant Breeding) Opium Poppy (P. somniferum L.)” is awarded in 1982 by Kanpur university, Kanpur, India.

(II) M. Sc. (Botany)                :                       1977, passed with first division (sixth position in

order of merit) from Lucknow University, Lucknow, India.

(III) B.Sc. (Bot., Chem.,& Zoology):             1975, passed with second division from Lucknow University, Lucknow, India.

Designation.& Place of work :                       Associate professor of Botany, Feroze Gandhi

college, Raebareli.

Fellowship                              :                       Junior Research Fellowship of CSIR w.e.f. Oct.

‘1977 to Oct.’ 1979 (at National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow).

Senior Research Fellowship of CSIR w.e.f. Oct.’1979 to Oct. ‘1982 (at National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow).

Research Experience             :                       25 Years Experience in field of Genetics and

Plant Breeding.        

Teaching Experience              :                       32 years teaching experience of U.G. and P.G. classes in post graduate college, affiliated to C.S.J.M. University Kanpur .

(I) Since 9th Feb. 1983 to 15th Aug. 1983

Worked as a Lecturer in Botany at Y.D. Post Graduate College, Lakhimpur- Kheeri affiliated to C.S.J.M. University, Knapur.

(II) Since 24th Aug’ 1983 joined Feroze Gandhi College, Raebareli as a Lecturer in Botany Department and presently working as Associate Professor in same institution affiliated to C.S.J.M. University, Knapur.

Membership                           :                       Indian Science Congress Association. (Life Membership).

Symposia and Conferences Attended:

(a)  International conferences:

(I) 23rd -26th Feb’ 1985    :           Fifth ISHS International symposium on Medicinal,             Aromatic and Spice Plant held at Darjeeling.

(II) 20th-27th Aug’ 1988   :           XVIth International Congress on Genetics held at            Toronto, Canada.

(III) 20th-25th Feb’ 1989  :           International Conference on Bio Deterioration held at National research Laboratory on Conservation of Cultural Properties (NRLC), Lucknow.

(IV) 23rd-24th Feb’1991   :           SAARC conference on Environmental Management in Developing Countries held at F.G. College, Raebareli.                 

(b)  National Conferences :        

(I) 22nd-24th April’1980    :           All India Symposium on Current Researches in Plant            Sciences, Punjab University, Chandigarh.

(II) 31st -3rd Feb’1981       :           Fourth All India Workshop on Medicinal and Aromatic             Plants held at Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

(III) 3rd -8th Jan’1985        :           72nd Session on the Science Congress at Lucknow University,                                                       Lucknow.

(V) 22nd-25th Dec’1985      :           Sixth all India Workshop on Medicinal and Aromatic plants             held at Bangalore.

    (VI) 27th-29th Nov ‘1986    :           Special Geophytological conference held at University of                                                             Poona, Pune.

(VII) 3rd-29th Jan’ 1987      :           74th session of the India science Congress at Bangalore                                     University, Bangalore.

(VIII)14th -15th Oct.’2006 :           National Seminar on “Intellectual property Rights: Plant Varieties and Genome Conservation” held at Allahabad University, Allahabad.

Publications :

(i) Khanna, K.R. and Rakesh Kumar 1981, Germplasm evaluation and Line x Tester analysis in opium poppy with particular emphasis on factors influencing opium and morphine yields presented in ivth Indian workshop on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants held at Madurai.

(ii)  Khanna, K.R. and Rakesh Kumar 1981, An assessment of germplasm and prospects for exploitation of heterosis in opium poppy. Contemporary trends in Plant Science (Ed. S.C. Verma) Kalyani Publishers, pp 369-81.

(iii) Khanna, K.R. and Rakesh Kumar 1983, The effect of lancing and capsule position on opium yield and morphine percentage in P.somniferum L. Indian J. Pharm.Sci.1983 45(4)pp 159-160.

(iv). Khanna, K.R. and Rakesh Kumar 1983, Diversity and genetic architecture of the Indian Cultivaras of Opium Poppy. Paper presented in XV international Congress of Genetics held at New Delhi Abst. No. 994, pp.597.

(v) Khanna, K.R. and Rakesh Kumar S. Shukla, 1984, The development of advance breeding stock on opium poppy and prospects of producing varieties with higher content of phenanthrene alkaloids. Abstract has published in progress in Botanical Research Punjab University, Chandigarh, pp.18.

(vi) Khanna, K.R. and Rakesh Kumar 1985, Divergence studies in opium poppy. Presented in Vth ISHS International Symposium held at Darjeeling. Abst. No. 923, pp 19.

(vii) Rakesh Kumar 1986, Inheritance of quality characters in opium poppy. Presented in sp. India Geophytological Conference held at Pune, pp 21.

(viii) Sinha, A.K., Ajit Kumar & Rakesh Kumar 1986, Cultivated plants in Raebareli town. Presented in Symposium on Environment Hazard in Raebareli and published in Air and its Management, (1991) pp 90-95.

(ix) Khanna, K.R. and Rakesh Kumar 1987, Correlation and path analysis in opium poppy. Presented in 75th session of Ind. Sci. Cong. held at Pune, pp 225.

(x) Khanna, K.R. and Rakesh Kumar 1988, Presented a paper in Indian Congress of Genetics, held at Toranto, Canada.

(xi) Rakesh Kumar 2004, Genetic architecture of yield and its Qualitative traits in First Seminar of Ind. Sci. Cong. held at Chandigarh. pp 71.

(xii) Atul Bhargava, Sudhir Shukla, Rakesh Kumar and Deepak Ohri 2008, Metroglyph Analysis of marphological variation in Chenopodium spp, World J. Agri Sci. 2009 5(1) 117-120.

Books Published:

(xiii) A.K. Sinha, D.P. Pandey, Rakesh Kumar and Ram Boojh, 1991, Environment Management in Developing Countries Volume 1: Air and Management. The upper India Publishing House Pvt. Ltd, Lucknow.

Refresher/Orientation Course :      02 Refresher course & 01 Orientation

course from A.S.C. Lucknow, University, Lucknow.

Training Programme           :           Participated as a trainee in VIth NNRMS course of two month conducted by Indian Institute of Remote sensing (IIRS), Dehradun w.e.f. 5th June to 28th July, 2000.

Abroad visit                           :           Visited Canada (Toronto) to present research paper in XVIth Int. Cong. of Genetics held at Toronto in Aug, 1988. 

Other Special Attainments  :

Ø     Recently one variety of opium poppy BROP-3 recommended for U.P. has been developed by collective efforts of Genetics of N.B.R.I, Lucknow and myself.

Ø     More than 100 students of M.Sc Botany submitted their projects on different aspects of Biotechnology, Molecular Genetics, Bioinformatics and Genetics and Plant Breeding under my supervision.

Ø     Attended O.C. & R.C. of N.S.S . at Literacy House, Lucknow.

Ø     Attended U.T.A. Programme at B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra.

Ø     Attended Workshop on woman and Child development, jointly oragnised by N.S.S. and UNICEF at Agra w.e.f. 12-14th May 1998.

Ø     Guided Students in Tutorials.

Ø     Actively participated in group discussion on problems of higher education, a programme under Uva Darshan, was telecast by Doordarshan Lucknow.

Ø     Worked as a co-worker in modification and framing of new syllabus under new education policy.

Ø     Actively participated in pulse polio immunisation programme at Raebareli in Year 1996-200.

Ø     Worked as Programme officer of N.S.S. unit of college for three years i.e., 1996-97,1997-98 & 1998-99.

Ø     Working as counsellor of IGNOU, F.G. College of Raebareli, since last 10 years.

Ø     Worked as counsellor of R.P.T.O.U, Allahabad , U.P.

Conference organised           :            Member organising Committee SAARC conference on

“Environmental Management in Developing Countries”  held at F.G. College, Raebareli in the year 1991.     

Member organising Committee SAARC conference on “Recent Development in Material Science” held at F.G. College, Raebareli in the year 2011.         

 Member organising Committee of Workshop on “Excitement in Chemical Science” ” held at F.G. College, Raebareli in the year 2014.          

Brief Summary of the work done w.e.f. year 2010-2015

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

v    Supervising project work assigned to P.G. students on various aspects of Biotechnology (about 100 students).

v    Have been member of various academic and administrative committee of the college.

v    Actively participated as a member of sports, games, cultural activities. In the Session 2014-15 worked as President of Games Committee of the College.

v    Supervising the maintenance of College garden & lawns since 15 years.

v    Worked as Additional Chief Proctor & member of Student Welfare Committee of the College.

v    Worked as member Library Committee & presently Vice-President of Library Committee of the College.

v    Presently member of Anti-ragging Committee of the College.

v    Worked as Asst. Superintendent exams of C.S.J.M. University, Kanpur and presently working as Senior Superintendent of Exams (Year 2014-2015) of C.S.J.M. University, Kanpur 

v    Conducted All India competitive exams of C.B.S.E. as observer like C.T.E.T., J.E.E. (Mains), AIPMT etc. Also conducted UPPSC & other competitive exams of all India level as well as state level since 1985.

v    Motivation for higher studies/jobs & career counselling of the College students.

v    Both Remedial/Counselling provided to students as & when needed.

v    Worked as counsellor of IGNOU, F.G.College, Rae Bareli since establishment of the IGNOU centre at our College. 

v    Worked as co-organiser of seminars of P.G. students of the Department.

v    Worked as Subject expert for promotion of the teacher as well as selection of the teacher in affiliated colleges of the  different university.

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

v    Paper Setter of U.G. & P.G. subject in different Universities of India.

v    Actively involved in Evaluation of Answer books/ Assignments of various Universities  of India.

v    Actively involved in practical and Viva-voce  exams of different Universities of India.