Dr. Manu Pant | Distinguished Faculty

Associate Professor & Head
Dr. Manu Pant

Plant Biotechnology with a focus on plant propagation and sustainable utilization

• Ph.D. Biotechnology, HNB Garhwal University (A Central University) , India (2012)
• M.Sc. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Banasthali Vidyapith, Rajasthan, India (2007)
• B.Sc. (CBZ), HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar-Garhwal, India (2005)

• Invited speaker, International Conference on Biotechnology: Academia to Industry” held at Kathmandu, Nepal (March 16-19, 2023)
• Session chair and Keynote speaker “Conservation of medicinal plants”, International Conference on Medicinal Aromatic and Nutraceutical Plants from Mountainous Areas (in association with ACMAP, USA)- February 14-16, 2019
• Poster award on “International Biodiversity Day Programme”, by State Biodiversity Board, Government of Uttarakhand (2017)
• Best scientific presentation award, National Conference on Orchids (2017), The Orchid Society of India
• Young scientist award, National Conference on Medicinal Plants, ICAR, New Delhi (2016)
• Research accomplishment Award, Graphic Era Deemed to be University (2015, 2018, 2021)
• Annual award by Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund in recognition of academic excellence at postgraduate level
• Banasthali Padak (Gold Medal), M.Sc., Banasthali Vidyapith Rajasthan (2007)

As Principal Investigator- 03 , Co-Principal Investigator- 02

A gold medallist in M.Sc. from Banasthali Vidyapith Rajasthan, Dr. Manu Pant received her doctorate in Biotechnology from HNB Garhwal University (A Central University) and has previously worked as a research fellow at the prestigious Forest Research Institute (FRI) and the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) in different projects funded by Govt. of India. Her research and teaching experience of over 15 years involves studies on various aspects of plant sciences. Besides being actively involved in research work in the form of funded research projects, Dr. Pant has organized 2 international conferences (with the support of international agencies) and over 16 national-level conferences, seminars, training, and outreach programs. She has also imparted academic consultancies to student-trainees from other institutes including NASI summer trainees. Dr. Pant has more than 70 peer-reviewed research publications in journals national and international, edited books indexed conference proceedings, and five published patents to her credit. Dr. Pant has delivered numerous oral and poster presentations, keynote addresses, and invited talks at national and international scientific events. She has been supervising Ph.D., Undergraduate, and postgraduate students in their research work primarily on plant-related studies. For her work in the field of plant sciences, Dr. Pant has received appreciation in the form of awards from different State and National level bodies.