Dr. Arup Kumar Mukherjee is a Principal Scientist at Division of Crop Protection, ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, Odisha, India. He has completed his Ph. D. and Post Doc in Plant Biotechnology. Before joing ICAR-NRRI, he has worked as DBT Post Doctoral Fellow at NRC on Plant Biotechnology, IARI, New Delhi from, Scientist, Biotechnology at Regional Plant Resource Centre, Govt. of Odisha, Bhubaneswar, Visiting Scientist/DBT Overseas Associate at the Department of Biology, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel, Senior Scientist, Plant Pathology at ICAR-Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur.
He has 22 years of research experience after Ph.D. (nine years and eight months as Scientist in the Regional Plant Resource Centre, IRC Village, Bhubaneswar, Orissa). He guided 10 Ph.D. students, and 12 M.Sc. students. He has published 112 Research articles, 6 Newsletters, 3 Books/Technical Bulletins, 22 Book Chapters/Training Manual, 20 Symposium papers/Abstracts, 6 Review articles, 41 Gen Bank (NCBI Submission), 14 culture deposition in IMTECH, Chandigarh. He has Cumulative International IF of his publications is 160.019, with total citations=1297, H index 21, i10 index 43. He has developed 2 products and 1 patent. 8 scholars have been awarded with Ph.D under his guidance.Recently he has elected as Zonal President (Eastern Zone) (2020) of Indian Phytopathological Society, New Delhi and member of many repute associations/organizations.
(i). Developed one Trichoderma based bio fungicide against soil and seed borne cotton pathogens named as TrichoCash which performed extremely well for continuous three years (2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16) in the All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project (AICCIP) against Fusarium wilt of cotton.
(ii).Associated with release of 8 rice varieties namely CR Dhan 506 (CVRC), CR Dhan 311(high protein & high Zinc) and CR Dhan 507 (SVRC) and CR Dhan 510 has been identified in the current year 2016-17 for CVRC.CR Dhan -309 (CVRC), CR Dhan -102 & CR Dhan 210 (SVRC); CR Dhan 312 (CVRC).
Das Lipi, Sharma SG, Samal P, Patnaik SSC, Sahu RK, Rath PC, Mishra SK, Panda BB and Mukherjee AK (2017) Success Story on ‘Rice value chain in PPP mode for increasing farm income and entrepreneurship’, 1-4. ICAR-NRRI, Cuttack.
Mukherjee, A.K.,Adak, T. Swain, H, Behera, S.P., Dhua, U., Jena, M., Bagchi, T.B.,Bhattacharya, P.Kumar, A. and Dangar.T.K et.al. (2015). Multiuse composition of talcum powder based product containing novel Trichoderma sp. Complete Patent file No. 1240/KOL/2015.
Membership of Professional Societies:
Member of (i)Founder member of the Genome India International. (ii) Life Member of Society of Applied Biotechnology (iii) Life Member of National Academy of Biological Sciences, (iv) Life member of Society of Association for the Advancement of Biodiversity Science, (v)Life member of Scientific Society of Advanced Research and Social Change, (vi) Life member of Applied Zoologists Researchers Association (vii) Society of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics. (viii) Life Member of Indian Phytopathological Society.