Photograph Name Dr CHARU KALRA
Email Id c.kalra@rediffmail.com Date Of Join
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Educational Qualifications
Degree Institution Year
B Sc. (Gen) SGN Khalsa College, Sri Ganganagar 1999
Ph. D Plant Biotechnology Dept. of Botany, University of Delhi 2010
NET/JRF CSIR 2002
PGDCA MCRPU, Bhopal 2001
M Sc. Botany SGN Khalsa College, Sri Ganganagar 2001
B Ed. PU, Chandigarh 2003
Career Profile

Name of Institution

From

To

Hansraj College, DU

Feb 8, 2009

 March 7, 2009

Kirori Mal College, DU

August 11, 2009

September 30, 2009

SGTB Khalsa College, DU

July 28, 2010

May 21, 2012

DDU College, DU

July 23, 2012

Till date

 
Administrative Assignments

2018-19

§ University Co-ordinator ECA Committee  

§ Co-ordinator Students Activity Board

§ Program Officer NSS

§ Convener Kalamkaar ‘ The Literary Society’

§  Convener College Festival committee

§ Member Purchase Committee

2017-18

§  §  Member ECA- University admission committee

§ Co-ordinator Students Activity Board

§ Program Officer NSS

§ Convener Kalamkaar ‘ The Literary Society’

§  Member College Festival committee

§ Member Purchase Committee

Ø 2016-17

§  Co-ordinator Students Activity Board

§  Convener Kalamkaar ‘ The Literary Society’

§  Convener Magazine committee

§  Convener Admission committee BSc. (Life sc.)

§  Member College Internal Quality Insurance Cell (IQAC)

§  Member Sangyaan ‘The Quizzing Society’

§  Member Research committee

§  Member Purchase committee

§  Member Prospectus Committee

§  Member Theatre Society “Yavanika”

Ø  2015-16          

§  Convener Magazine committee

§  Member College Internal Quality Insurance Cell (IQAC)

§  Member Research committee

§  Member Purchase committee

§  Member Silver Jubilee Celebrations Committee

§  Member Admission committee B Sc. (H) Botany

§  Member Theatre Society “Yavanika”

§  Member organizing committee Founder’s day

Ø  2014-15

§  Member Magazine committee as Editor Hindi section.

§  Co-Convener Vandematram- Intercollege Classical Dance and Choir competition.

§  Member organizing committee Antardhwani.

§  Member organizing committee of Founder’s Day and Annual Day.

§  Member Organizing Committee of the National Conference on Climate      Change: Impacts, Adaptation, Mitigation scenario and future challenges in Indian Perspective.

§  Acted as Facilitator Outbound ECA and organized college’s participation in various Inter-college and National events as BITS Pilani “Oasis”-2014.

Ø  2013-14

§  Member Magazine committee as Editor Hindi section.

§  Member Gardening committee.

§  Member organizing committee Antardhwani.

§  Co-Convener “Kalpavriksha” Botanical Society, Department of Botany

§  Associate Editor of Annual Newsletter Plant Contemporary Sciences by Department of Botany.

§  Organized ECA presentation during NAAC committee visit.

§  Member admission committee - ECA Quota.

§  Member Time Table Committee

Ø  2012-2013

§  Member organizing committee Antardhwani.

§  Co-Convener “Kalpavriksha” Botanical Society, Department of Botany

§  Organized National Conference on Advance in Environmental Sciences and Plant Biotechnology Sponsored by Department of Biotechnology in Department of Botany as Treasurer.

§  Member Gardening committee.

§  Member Time Table Committee

 

 

Areas of Interest / Specialization

Plant Biotechnology

Plant Physiology

Subjects Taught

S.No

Courses taught

semester

Paper code

Subjects

 

  1.  

B.Sc.(H) Botany

 

I

LSPT 101

BIOLOGY-1 (Introduction to Biology)

  1.  

B.Sc.(H) Botany

 

 

I

BTHT 101

Biodiversity-I

Algae and Microbiology

  1.  

B.Sc.(H) Botany

 

II

BTHT 202

Biodiversity II-Mycology And Phytopathology

  1.  

B.Sc.(H) Botany

 

 

 

II

BTHT 203

Biodiversity III-Archegoniatae (Bryophytes,

Pteridophytes And Gymnosperms)

  1.  

BSc. (H) Botany

IV

BTHT 405

Plant Development And Anatomy

  1.  

BSc. (H) Botany:

IV

BTHT 406

Plant Ecology And Phytogeography

  1.  

BSc. (H) Botany

V

BTHT 508

Plant Physiology

  1.  

BSc. (H) Botany

IV

LSPT 409

Bioinformatics

  1.  

BSc. (H) Botany 

 

V

GGHT501

Genetics And Genomics-I

  1.  

BSc. (H) Botany

VI

BTHT611

Reproductive Biology of  Angiosperms

  1.  

BSc. (H) Botany

(erstwhile FYUP)

 

III

Paper 6

Morphology and Anatomy of

Angiosperms

  1.  

BSc. (H) Botany

(erstwhile FYUP)

VI

Paper 12

Reproductive Biology of  Angiosperms

  1.  

BSc. (H) Botany

(erstwhile FYUP)

VI

Paper 13

Plant Physiology

  1.  

BSc. (H) Botany

(erstwhile FYUP)

VI

Paper 14

Analytical Techniques in Plant

Science

  1.  

BSc. (H) Zoology

 

IV 

DC-II

Economic Botany and

Plant Biotechnology

  1.  

BSc. (Life Sc.)

 

I

Paper 2

BIOLOGY‐ 1

  1.  

BSc. (Life Sc.)

 

IV

Paper 15

LSPT408

Biodiversity‐III

Plants

  1.  

BSc. (Life Sc.)

IV

LSPT-409

Bioinformatics

  1.  

BSc. (Life Sc.)

 

V

Paper 19

Developmen

Tal Biology&

Physiology-Plant

  1.  

BSc. (Life Sc.)

 

V

Paper 20

Genetics And Genomics

  1.  

BSc. (H) Zoology

I

GE-I  

Biodiversity (Microbes, Algae, Fungi and Archegoniatae)

 

Research Guidance

2012

Co-Supervised a Summer Project under DBT Star College Scheme, SGTB Khalsa College entitled,Effect of Water Stress on the Morphological and Biochemical Parameters of Legumes”.

Publications Profile

Ø  Research Publications:

S.No.

Author/s

Year

Title

Journal

Impact Factor

ISSN

(Print version)

1.

Charu Kalra and Shashi B Babbar

2010

Nitric Oxide Promotes In Vitro Organogenesis in Linum usitatissimum L.

PCTOC: Journal of Plant Biotechnology.103: 353-359

 

2.125

 

0167-6887

2.

Charu Kalra and Shashi B Babbar

2012

Stimulatory and period-specific effect of nitric oxide on in vitro caulogenesis in Albizzia lebbeck (L.) Benth.

Acta Physiologiae Plantarum. 34(1): 387-392

 

1.671

 

0137-5881

3.

Anjuli Sood, Charu Kalra, Sunil Pabbi, Prem Lal Uniyal

 

2012

Interplay between paraquat and exogenous nitric oxide in Azolla microphylla: differential responses of hydrogen peroxide, lipid peroxidation and antioxidant enzymes

Biologia 67(6): 1119-1128

 

0.827

 

0006-3088

 

Ø   Abstracts Published:

S.No.

Author/s

Year

Title

Journal/Proceedings

1.

Charu Kalra and Shashi B. Babbar

2014

Ameliorating Effect of Nitric oxide on In Vitro Caulogenesis of Linum usitatissimum on Iron-deficient Culture Medium Possibly by Its Internal Mobilization”

Proceedings International Symposium on Plant Signaling and Behavior (7th -10th March, 2014)  pg 92

2.

Charu Kalra and Shashi B. Babbar

2013

Role of nitric oxide in mitigating effect of paraquat, a ROS generator, on morphogenic response of hypocotyl explants of Linum usitatissimum.

Abstracts and Articles Booklet National Conference on Advances in Environmental Sciences and Plant Biotechnology (4th-5th February, 2013) at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, University of Delhi, Delhi.

 

Ø  Content  Contribution for Book Chapter:

S.No.

Author/s

Year

Chapter Title

Book Title (tentative) / Publishers

1.

Charu Kalra

2013

Biotechnology and its Applications

Fundamentals of Biology, Wiley Publications, Delhi.

 

Ø  Developed e-lessons:

S.No.

Author/s

Year

Title

 

1.

Darshan kaur Cheema and

Charu Kalra

 

2014

Applications of Plant Anatomy

MHRD project “NME-ICT”

2.

Charu Kalra and Shalini Kaushik

2014

Ergastic Substances, Plasmodesmata and Transfer cells

MHRD project “NME-ICT”

3.

Inderjeet Kaur Sethi and

Charu Kalra

 

2014

Fungi: Classification

Institute of Life Long Learning, University of Delhi

ISSN No. 2349-154X

4.

Inderjeet Kaur Sethi and

Charu Kalra

 

2014

General Characteristics of True/Allied Fungi-Part 1

Institute of Life Long Learning, University of Delhi

ISSN No. 2349-154X

5.

Inderjeet Kaur Sethi and

Charu Kalra

 

2014

General Characteristics of True/Allied Fungi-Part 1

Institute of Life Long Learning, University of Delhi

ISSN No. 2349-154X

6.

Inderjeet Kaur Sethi and

Charu Kalra

 

2014

The World of Fungi and Their Significance

Institute of Life Long Learning, University of Delhi

ISSN No. 2349-154X

7.

Inderjeet Kaur Sethi and

Charu Kalra

 

2014

Zygomycota

Institute of Life Long Learning, University of Delhi

ISSN No. 2349-154X

8.

Surinder Kaur walia and

Charu Kalra

 

2014

Lichens

Institute of Life Long Learning, University of Delhi

ISSN No. 2349-154X

 

Ø  General Scientific Articles:

S.No.

Author/s

Year

Title

Proceeding/Newsletter

1.

Charu Kalra

2015

Herbal Plants with Medicinal Properties - An Overview

Newsletter “Contemporary Plant Sciences” Vol. 2(1) pg 44-46 Department of Botany, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College ISSN No. 2393-8676

2.

Charu Kalra

2014

Nitric Oxide –A novel key player in plants

Newsletter “Contemporary Plant Sciences” Issue no.5 pg 15-16 Department of Botany, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College ISSN No. 2393-8676

3.

Shalini Kaushik and Charu Kalra

2014

Cordyceps sinensis: A Miracle Ascomycete

Newsletter “Contemporary Plant Sciences” issue no.5 Department of Botany, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College pg 29.

4.

Charu Kalra, Anju Chhibbar, V K Gautam and Nidhi Gautam

2013

Nanotechnology: Health and environment

Abstracts and Articles Booklet pg 64-65 National Conference on Advances in Environmental Sciences and Plant Biotechnology at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, University of Delhi, Delhi.

5.

Anju Chhibbar and Charu Kalra

2013

Global warming: A major concern

Abstracts and Articles Booklet pg 74-77 National Conference on Advances in Environmental Sciences and Plant Biotechnology at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, University of Delhi, Delhi.

6.

Charu Kalra

2013

Organic Foods – More nutritious or safer!

 

Newsletter Plant Science Vol.4 pg 6, Department of Botany, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, Delhi.

 

Conference Organization/ Presentations (in the last three years)
  1.  As Convener organized One Day Workshop on Recent Trends in Bioinformatics in Department of Botany under the aegis of DBT-Star College Scheme on 31st January, 2018 at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College.
  2.  Attended One Day Indo-Hungarian Symposium on recent Advances in Chemistry and Biology (INHCAB) organized by Miranda House in association with Deparment of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Debrecen, Hungary on 11th December, 2017.
  3.  Participated in Regional workshop on Research as Pedagogy a Science Teacher Education Program (RAP a STEP) held on May 9th and August 18th and 19th, 2017 at SGTB Khalsa College and Gargi College, University of Delhi respectively.
  4. Attended 3 weeks Refresher Course (June 9-30, 2017) on Cimate Change and Disater Management organized by CPDHE, University of Delhi, Delhi.
  5. Attended one day National Conference on “Pharmacognosy: Scope of Phytochemically Unexplored Medicinal Plants” on January 12, 2017 organised by Zakir Husain College, University of Delhi, Delhi.
  6. Presented a Paper entitled, “Green Banking-a novel approach” in National Conference on Emerging Issues in Marketing and HR in Current Corporate Scenario (8th November, 2016) organized by Department of Management Studies, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, University of Delhi.
  7. Presented a Poster entitled “Bioremediation –an overview” in National Seminar on water and Air quality in Urban Ecosystem (March 22, 2016) organized by Eco Club, Shivaji College, University of Delhi.         
  8. Attended 1-day workshop “Training the Trainers: IPR Workshop (Jan 15, 2016) organized by Miranda House in collaboration with MHRD IPR Chair (Technical), University of Delhi.
  9. Attended International conference on Science and Geopolitics or Arctic – Antarctic-Himalaya (SaGAA III) 2015 at India International Center, New Delhi. (September 29-30, 2015).
  10. Attended 3-Weeks Orientation Programme (OR-80) organized by CPDHE, University of Delhi (25th May- 20th June 2015).
  11. Member organizing committee of National Conference on “Climate Change: Impacts, Adaptation, Mitigation Scenario and Future Challenges in Indian Perspective”(March 2-3, 2015)  organized by Department of Botany, Deen Dayal Upadyaya college, held at Conference Center, University of Delhi.
  12. Attended 2-days workshop on Reproductive Biology of Angiosperms (March 16-17, 2015) organized by ILLL, UDSC and Department of Botany, Dyal Singh College, University of Delhi, Delhi.
  13. Member, Organizing Committee of International Seminar entitled,” Some Aspects of Religion and Sea Route Trade During Early Modern Period (August 7, 2015) organized by Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, University of Delhi.
  14. Attended 2-days International Conference on “Emerging Trends of Nanotechnology in Drug Discovery” (May 26-27, 2014) organized by Sri Venkateswara College & Department of Biochemistry University of Delhi
  15. Presented a Poster entitled “Ameliorating Effect of Nitric oxide on In Vitro Caulogenesis of Linum usitatissimum on Iron-deficient Culture Medium Possibly by Its Internal Mobilization” in an International Symposium on Plant Signaling and Behavior (March 7-10, 2014) organized by Department of Botany, University of Delhi.
  16. Attended 5-days “Workshop on Proteomics (December 26-31, 2013) organized by Delhi University Botanical Society held at Department of Botany, University of Delhi, Delhi.
  17. Organized (as Treasurer) National Conference on Advances in Environmental Sciences and Plant Biotechnology (February 4-5, 2013) at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, University of Delhi, Delhi.
  18. Attended “Workshop on Cheminformatics: An Advancement in In-Silico Drug Designing” (January 6, 2013) organized by Bioinformatics Institute of India, Noida, U.P.

 

Research Projects (Major Grants/Research Collaboration)
Awards and Distinctions

Awarded 'Meritorious Lecturer' Award by Government of NCT of Delhi for the year 2016-17.

Association With Professional Bodies

Life member of Delhi University Botanical Society (DUBS)

Other Activities

2007

Member of Content Advisory Committee for Biology for Development of e-contents for Biology SAKSHAT: One Stop Education Portal

2011 Literary Activities:

A book of self-written poems entitled “SHABADKOSH KE AANSU” has been published and released on June 20, 2011.

 

Assignment, Notes for Students