BIO-DATA    

Dr. Munruchi Kaur

 

 

1.

Name

: Dr. MUNRUCHI KAUR

 

   

 

 

2.

Designation

: ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

3.

Department

: BOTANY

4.

Date of Birth

: 27th June, 1968

5.

Address for Correspondence

: Dr. Muruchi Kaur

  Department of Botany,

  Punjabi University,

  Patiala 147 002

 

 

Phones 

0175-3046265 (O)

 

Mobile

09988195434

 

Fax

0175-304-6265

 

E-mail 

munruchi@gmail.com, munruchi@pbi.ac.in

6

Areas of Specialisation

: Mycology & Plant Pathology, Mushroom Systematic and Culturing

 

7.         Academic Qualifications:  M.Sc. (Gold Medal), M.Phil., Ph.D

 

Sr. No.

Degree

Held

Year

Board/Univ./

Inst.

% of

marks

Div./Rank

Subjects Taken

1

B.Sc.

1988

Pbi. Univ. Patiala

82.22

 Ist

   (2nd inUniv.           

      Merit)

Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Sanskrit.

2

M.Sc.

1990

Pbi. Univ. Patiala

75.33

Ist

(Gold Medalist)

Botany (Spl. Mycology & Plant Pathology)

3

M.Phil.

1991

Pbi. Univ. Patiala

O-Grade

 

Mycology

4

Ph.D.

1996

Pbi. Univ. Patiala

 

 

Mushroom-Russula Systematics.

 

8.         Membership of Professional Bodies/Organisations           

 

Life Member Indian Botanical Society, Meerut.

Life Member Mushroom Society of India, NRCM, Chambaghat, Solan

Life Member Punjab Acadmy of Sciences, Punjabi University, Patiala.

Life Member, Mycological Society of India, Chennai.

                  Life Member Mushroom Growers Association of India, UHF, Nauni, Solan.

Member Indian Science Congress

 

9.         Medals/Awards/Honours/Received

                        i)          College Roll of Honour

                        ii)         Gold Medal in M.Sc. (Botany)

10.       Scholarships:             

i)                    University Merit Scholarship1988-1990

ii)                  JRF – 1992 – 1994

iii)                SRF – 1994 - 1996

11.       Details of Experience: 

           

S. No.

Name of the Inst./Employer

Position Held

Duration

Major Job Responsibilities and Nature of Experience

1.

Punjab Govt.

(Through PPSC)

College Cader

Lecturer-

Lecturer (Selection Grade)

Dec.,96 – Jan.,2006

Teaching

2.

Pbi. Univ. Patiala.

Assistant Professor (Senior Scale)

Jan.,2006 onwards

Teaching and Research

 

3.

Pbi. Univ. Patiala.

Associate Professor

Jan., 2008 onwards

Teaching and Research

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.       Published Work (Please specify numbers only):

a.       Research Papers =  25      

b.      Conference/Seminar Presentation

i) National =           17                   

ii) International = 04           

c.       Books                                                                   

i)                    Original :                                               01

ii)                   Edited  :                                                Nil

     (Please attach the list)

 13.      R & D Projects                                              Nil

 

14.       Invited Talks/Articles                                    Nil

           

15.       Ph.D. Students guided/under guidance (Details):               

Sr. No.

Name of the Student

Title of Thesis

Year of Registration

1.

Yadwinder Singh

Mycofloristic study on Amanitoid and Pluteoid Mushroom of North - western India.

2007

2.

Amandeep Kaur (Co-Guide)

Mycofloristic Explorations on the coprophilous mushroom from Punjab.

2007

3.

Harvinder Kaur

 

Punjab Mushrooms-A Investigation Study on Some Dark Spored agarics.

2009

4.

Samidha Sharma (Co-Guide)

 

Exploration of Russulaceous Mushrooms from North-West Himalayas.

2009

 

 

16.              M.Phil./M.Tech Students guided:                                              

 

Sr. No.

Name of the Student

Thesis title

Year of registration

1.

Janki Priya

 

Taxonomy of Genus Russula Pers. from Himachal Pradesh

 

2008-09

 

2.

Baljeet Kaur

Mushoom flora from Ludhiana

2009-2010

 

 

 

 

17.       List of Papers/Courses taught at P.G. and U.G. Level

 

S. No.

Paper

Class

1.

Angiosperm Taxonomy

Graduate

2.

Plant Physiology

Graduate

3.

Plant Embryology

Graduate

4.

Plant Anatomy

Graduate

5.

Plant Ecology

Graduate

6.

Biology and Diversity of Gymnosperms

Post-Graduate

7.

Biology and Diversity of Pteridophytes

Post-Graduate

8.

Biology and Diversity of Fungi, Bacteria and Viruses

Post-Graduate

9.

Plant Utilization

Post-Graduate

10.

Applied Ecology

Post-Graduate

11.

Plant Tissue Culture

Post-Graduate

12.

Plant Pathology

Post-Graduate

 

 

 

 

 

18.       Technical Proficiency

 

·                                      Proficiency in collecting and identifying various wild, gilled mushrooms upto species level; worked extensively on the systematics of family Russulaceae, Pluteaceae, Amanitaceae, and other light and dark spored genera.

·                                      Worked on post harvest fungal diseases of fruits and vegetables and fungal diseases of ornamental and avenue plants.

 

19.       List of Papers Published

Book

 

1.         Munruchi Kaur,Fuldar Velan” (In Punjabi), Department of Languages, Patiala (1998).

 

Papers Published

 

1.                  Saini, S.S., Atri, N.S. and Saini, M.K. (1989). North Indian Agaricles VI, J Indian Bot Soc, 68, 205-208.

2.                  Atri N.S., Saini S.S., Saini M. K. & Gupta A. K. 1992 Two new records of the genus Russula from India. Geobios new Reports  11: 101-103.

3.                  Atri N.S. , Saini S.S. & Saini M.K. 1993. Some Russulaceous fungi from Dalhousie (H P) – The genus Russula Pers Geobios new Reports 12: 137-140.

4.                  Saini, S.S., Atri, N.S., Anjula, Saini, M.K., (1993) Studies on the Russulaceous fungi from Narkanda J Indian Bot Soc. 72: 28-36.

5.                  Atri, N.S., Saini, S.S., Saini, M.K. and Gupta, A.K., (1993), Systematic studies on Russulaceous fungi – The genus Lactarius Pers., J. Indian Bot. Soc., 72: 155-158.

6.                  Atri N.S., Saini M. K. & Saini S. S. 1994. Indian Russulaceae Roze – A check list In (T.A. Sarma, S.S. Saini, M. L. Trivedi & M. Sharma, Eds) Current Researches in Plant Sciences Vol 1 Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh Dehra Dun Pp 81-93.

7.                  Atri, N.S., Saini, S.S., and Saini, M.K. (1997) Studies on genus Russula Pers. from North Western Himalayas Mushroom Research, 6 (1) 1-6.

8.                  Kaur, Munruchi, N.S. Atri and S.S. Saini, (2002), Genetic Diversity, Association, Culinary Potential, and Conservation of Members of Section Rigidae Fr. Of Genus Russula Pers. in the forests of Himachal Pradesh In “The Fungi: Diversity and Conservation in India” (Eds. J. S. Dargan, N. S. Atri & Gurpaul Singh). Bishan Singh Mahendra Pal Singh Cannaughat Place Dehra Dun pp. 32-34.

9.                  N.S. Atri, M.K. Saini and Damanjeet Kaur. 2007. Three New Leaf Spot Diseases Caused by Pseudocercospora Speg. From India. Journal, Punjab Academy of Sciences 4 (1&2) 66-68.

10.              N.S. Atri, R.C.Upadhayay, Rajinder Singh and M.K. Saini 2007. Effect of Culture Media and Physical Factors on Vegetative Growth of Lentinus squarrosulus (Mont.) Singer. Journal, Punjab Academy of Sciences 4 (1&2) 91-94.

11.              Munruchi Kaur 2007. Russula himalayensis – A New Species from Himachal Pradesh. Journal, Punjab Academy of Sciences 4 (1&2) 103-105.

12.              Munruchi Kaur, Havinder Kour and N.S. Atri. 2008. Study of Punjab Mushrooms: Three New Records of Family Tricholomataceae from India. Indian Journal of Mushrooms. Vol. 26 (1&2) 14-17.

13.               A.K. Gupta, N.S. Atri, Munruchi Kaur and S.S. Saini. 2008. Studies on the genus Agaricus L.: Fr– IV. The sub genus Agaricus section Arvenses Konr. et Maubl. from North West India.  Indian Journal of Mushrooms. Vol. 26 (1&2) 22-30.

14.              A.K. Gupta, N.S. Atri and Munruchi Kaur. 2008. Studies on genus Agaricus L.: Fr. –V The Subgenus Agaricus Section Xanthodermatei Sing. Indian Journal of Mushrooms. Vol. 26 (1&2) 38-44.

15.              Atri N.S., Harvinder Kour, Amanjeet Kaur and M. K. Saini. 2008. Mushroom Wealth of North Eastern Punjab – Their Ecology, Conservation and Screening. In Germplasm Diversity and Evaluation. pp- 57 – 72. Edt. N.S.Atri, R.C.Gupta, M.I.S.Saggoo and V.K.Singhal. Publisher Bishan Singh Mahinder Pal Singh, Dehradun, U.A. (India).

16.              Atri, N. S., Upadhyay, R. C., Singh, Rajinder and Saini, M. K. 2009. Effect of carbon and nitrogen sources on the vegetative growth of Lentinus squarossutus (Mont.) Singer. Indian J. Mush. 27:  29-32.

17.              Atri, N.S, Kaur, M. and Kaur, D. 2009. Pathological problems of Two common Avenue plants from Punjab. JPAS 5-6: 107-108.

18.              Atri, N.S., Kaur, H., Kaur, A. and Saini, M.K. 2009. Mushroom wealth of North Eastern Punjab - their ecology, conservation and screening. In: Atri, N. S., Gupta, R. C., Saggoo, M.I.S. and Singhal, V.K. (Eds.). Germplasm Diversity and Evaluation - Algae, Fungi and Lichens. Bishen singh and Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehra Dun. pp. 59-74.

19.              Saini, M.K., Singh, Y., Kaur, H. and Atri, N. S. 2009. The genus Volvariella Speg. - from North India. JPAS 5-6: 52-56.

20.              Atri, N.S., Kaur, A. and Kaur, M. 2009. Three New Records of Coprophilous Mushrooms of Family Bolbitiaceae from India. Mushroom Research 18 (2) : 51-56.

21.              Atri, N. S., Saini, M. K., Gupta, A. K., Kaur, A., Kaur, H. and Saini, S. S. 2010. Documentation of wild edible mushrooms and their seasonal availability in Punjab. In: K. G. Mukherji and C. Manoharachary (Eds.). Diversity and Conservation of Fungi. I. K. International Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi. pp. 161-169.

22.              Atri, N. S., Kaur, M., Kour, H., Kaur, A. and Gupta, A. K. 2010. Mushroom Diversity in Punjab: Application, Prospects and conservation. In: Prospecting Fungal Diversity: Conservation and Applications in Biotechnology.Edt.By S.K. Singh and V.S. Rao. Anamya Publishers, New Delhi, India. pp. 81-89.

23.              Harvinder Kour, N.S. Atri and Babita Kumari. 2010.Studies on genus Lepiota (Pers.) Gray from North –West India. Indian Journal of Mushroom 28: (1 &2): 1 – 7.

24.               73. N.S. Atri, Babita Kumari and M.K. Saini.2010. Two interesting Lepiotoid mushrooms from North West India. Mushroom Research 19 (2): 82-85.

25.              Saini, M. K., Atri, N. S., Sharma, S. and Priya, J. 2010. Taxonomic studies on genus Rassula Pers. From Himachal Pradesh, India. J. Mycol. Pt. Pathol. 40: 52-54.

 

SYMPOSIA/CONFERENCES ATTENDED

Sr.

No.

Year

Conference

1.          

1992

National Symposium on Botanical Research – Trends and Achievements. Botany Department, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

2.          

1993

16th Botanical Conference Jabalpur (November 28-30)

3.          

1993

80th session of Indian Science Congress Goa

4.          

1994

National Symposium on Current Research in Plant Sciences (November 29-30). Botany Department, Punjabi University, Patiala.

5.          

1996

83rd Indian Science Congress, Punjabi University, Patiala.

6.          

1996

National Symposium on Biosystematics: in retrospect and prospect Botany Department, Punjabi University, Patiala. September 2-3

7.          

1997

First Punjab Science Congress. April 28-30

8.          

1997

Indian Mushroom Conference. National Centre for Mushroom Research and Training, Chambaghat, Solan. September 10-12.

9.          

2001

National Symposium on Plant Biodiversity and its Conservation, Department of Botany, Punjabi University, Patiala. February 14 -15.

10.      

2002

National Symposium on Fungal Diversity: Present Status and Future Challenges. Botany Department, Punjabi University, Patiala.

11.      

2006

National Symposium on Germplasm Evaluation: Present trends. Department of Botany Punjabi University, Patiala. January 23 – 24.

12.      

2006

Mycology and Plant Pathology Group Agharkar Research Institute.

13.      

2007

International Conference of Mushroom Biology and Biotechnology. N.R.C.M (Chambaghat) Solan. Feb 10-11-2007

14.      

2007

2nd Asian Congress of Mycology and Plant Pathology. December 19 – 22, 2007. Hydrabad, India.

15.      

2007

National Symposium on Researches in Fungal Biology–Emerging Trends. Department of Botany, Punjabi University, Patiala. January 30-31

16.      

2009

National Symposium on New Vistas for Mycology in Meeting Global Challenges and 35th Annual Meeting of the Mycological Society of India. 29th -30th January. p.61.

17.      

2010

National Syposium on Botanical Researches- Present Scenario. February 18-19, 2010.  Department of Botany, Punjabi Univarsity, Patiala.

18.      

2010

International Mycological Congress (IMC-9) on The Biology of Fungi. Held at Edinburgh, UK from 1-6 August 2010.

19.      

2011

98th session of Indian Science Congress organized by S.R.M. University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu from 3-7 January, 2011.

20.      

2011

National Symposium on "Diversification for sustaining profitability in mushroom production" organized by Indian Mushroom Growers Association and Department of Mycology and Plant Pathology, Y.S.Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan,- 173 230, Himachal Pradesh.

21.      

2011

National Syposium on Fungal Biology and Applications" organized by the Department of Botany, Punjabi University, Patiala from March 21 – 22, 2011.