Harikesh Bahadur Singh
Department of Mycology and Plant Pathology
Institute of Agricultural Sciences
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

Prof. H. B. Singh has an M.Sc. in Botany from Gorakhpur University and a Ph.D. from Banaras Hindu University (BHU)

Positions held

  • PDF (CISR), 1981-82
  • Research Associate, (UGC) 1983-84
  • Pool Officer, (CSIR) 1984
  • Lecturer at Banaras Hindu University, BHU, Varanasi; 1984-89
  • Sr. Lecturer, 1989-92, North- Eastern Hill University, NEHU, Medziphema, Nagaland
  • SRO-cum-Associate Professor, Plant Pathology, 1992-93, Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Hill Campus, Ranichauri, Tehri Garhwal
  • Scientist, 1993-94, Central Instittue of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), Lucknow
  • Scientist, 1994-98, CIMAP, Resource Centre, Pantnagar
  • Scientist & Head, Plant Pathology, National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, 1998 to 2006
  • Professor, Mycology & Plant Pathology, B.H.U., Varanasi since December 2006 till date


  • CSIR Technology Prize for Biological Sciences, 1999
  • Vigyan Bharti Award, 2000
  • Essential Oil Association of India, SOM Award, 2005
  • Prof. V. P. Bhide Memorial Award, 2006
  • Society for Plant Research, Scientist of Excellence Awards, 2007
  • BRSI Industrial Medal Award 2007
  • Bioved Fellowship Award 2009
  • Jyoti Sangam Award 2009
  • Society for Research Development in Agriculture, recognizing his contribution in the field of Plant Pathology, 2011
  • Prof. P. Maheshwari Medal, Indian Botanical Society, in recognition of work on Trichoderma, 2011

Organizational Memberships and Other Positions Held

  • Member Task Force Life Sciences Women Scientist Scheme (WOS-A) DST, Govt. of India (2005-09)
  • Executive Editor, Indian Journal of Plant Pathology 2003 till date
  • Vice President, Allium Society of India (2009-11)
  • Executive Committee Member of Essential Oil Association of India
  • Member, publication committee of “Indian Perfumer” (2005-07)
  • Member, publication committee of “Indian Perfumer”
  • Member of Uttar Pradesh State Biodiversity Board (2007-09)


  • National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (FNAAS), Indian Phytopathological Society (FPSI)
  • International College of Nutrition (FICN)
  • Indian Society of Mycology & Plant Pathology (FISMPP)
  • Biotechnology Research Society of India (BRSI)

Research Areas: Microbial-based biopesticides & biofertilizers; Organic farming

Prof. Singh has published more than 157 research papers in International Journal and 20 U.S. patents. He has also transferred technologies for biopesticide production to several industrial houses in the country.

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