BIO-DATA

 

1. Name : Pushpa Singal

2. Designation : Reader & Head

3. Department : Human Biology

4. Date of Birth : 10th June, 1950

5. Address for Correspondence : Department of Human Biology

Punjabi University

Patiala - 147001 (Punjab, India)

Phones : 0175-304-6277 (O) 0175-2371871(R)

Mobile : 94171-80737

6. Areas of Specialisation : Human Growth and Senescence

7. Academic Qualifications : M.Sc. (Human Biology) - 1972

: Ph.D. (Human Biology) (Faculty of Life Sciences) - 1980

8. Membership of Professional Bodies/Organisations

Life member of the following

I) Ethnographic and Folk Culture Society, Lucknow.

ii) Indian Science Congress, Calcutta.

iii) Indian Association of Sport Scientists and Physical Educationists, Patiala. (Pb)

iv) National Working Group on Kinanthropometry, Patiala. (Pb)

v) Punjab Academy of Sciences, Patiala. (Pb)

 

9. Details of Experience :

 

S. No.

Name of the Inst./Employer

Position Held

Duration

Major Job Responsibilities and Nature of Experience

1.

Punjabi University Patiala

Research Assistant

7-1-1982 to

27-5-1985

Teaching & Research

2.

Punjabi University Patiala

Lecturer

28-5-1985 to

27-5-1998

Teaching & Research

3.

Punjabi University Patiala

Reader

28-5-1998 - onward

Teaching & Research

 

 

10. Published Work (Please specify numbers only) :

a. Research Papers i) National = 56 Appendix-I

ii) International = 15

b. Conference/Seminar Presentation = 18

c. Books : Appendix-II

i) Original : 3 Submitted for publication

ii) Edited : two

11. R & D Projects

i) 1984 Rural urban differences in physique and body composition of adult

females of two endogamous groups at Punjab. U.G.C. Minor Research

Project.

ii) 1990 Secular trends and ageing in two endogamous groups living under

varied ecological conditions in North India (1990-92). As Co-

Investigator). U.G.C. Major Research Project.

iii) 1996 Ageing and Physical Activity in Women of Punjab. U.G.C. Minor

Research Project.

iv) 2001 Occupational stress and Health Status in Women of Punjab with special

reference to senescence. U.G.C. Minor Research Project.

 

12. Invited Talks / Articles : Twenty four

English - 3, Punjabi - 21

 

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

S. No.

Name of the Student

Title of Thesis

Year of Completion

1.

 

Ms. Harinder Kaur Sethi

 

A study of ageing on morphological characteristics of working and non-working Khatri females (co-supervisor)

1994

2.

Ms. Rita Gurcharan Singh

Anthropometric study of pre-school children of Chandigarh for standardization of measurements for garments and footwear.

(co-supervisor)

1995

3.

Ms. Rajinder Kaur Mahal

An epidemiological study of urban slum dwellers in Ludhiana city of Punjab

(co-supervisor)

2000

4.

Ms. Sukhvinder Kaur

Physiological maturity in athletes of Punjab ranging in age from 10-18 years. (supervisor)

2000

 

5.

Ms. Jasbir Kaur Saini

Physique and Psycho-social stresses in rural and urban Jat-Sikh women with special reference to senescence (supervisor)

2005

6.

Ms. Harleen Kaur

Physical growth and development of Punjabi children ranging in age from 3 months to 3 years (co-supervisor)

2005

7.

Ms. Inderjeet Kaur

An auxological study of fat, lean body mass and dental development among public and government schools Jat Sikh children (supervisor)

2007

8.

Ms. Asha Chawla

Impact of domestic violence on physical growth, psychological behaviour and academic performance of school children.

(supervisor)

(Under guidance)

9.

 

Ms. Tejinder Kaur

 

Anthropometric profile and psycho-social stresses in elderly people of nuclear families, extended families and old age homes of Punjab. (supervisor)

(Under guidance)

10.

Ms. Dimple Madan

Anthropometric profile and pulmonary functions of bronchial asthma patients.

(Under guidance)

 

14. List of Papers/Courses taught at P.G. Level :

 

S. No.

Paper

Class

1.

Human Anatomy

M.Sc. Part-I

2.

Human Physiology

M.Sc. Part-I

3.

Applied Human Growth

M.Sc. Part-II

4.

Human Growth and Development

M.Sc. Part-II

5.

Growth Disorders and senescence

M.Sc. Part-II

6.

Body composition

M.Sc. Part-II

 

15. Technical Proficiency

Technical proficiency in handling instruments to study growth and senescence. Proposed a new approach to estimate ageing and secular trend in stature from total arm length. Prepared standards for ready made garments of pre-school children and growth standards for Punjabi children.

 

 

 

 

Date : ....../......./......... (Signature of the Teacher)

 

Appendix -I

 

BOOKS WRITTEN

 

1. 1995 D.P. Bhatnagar and P. Singal :

Human Anatomy and Physiology.

Submitted to Pb. Univ. Text-Book Board, Chandigarh.

2. 1996 D.P. Bhatnagar and P. Singal :

Pollution and Human Health.

Submitted to Pb. Univ. Text-Book Board, Chandigarh.

3. 1997 D.P. Bhatnagar and P. Singal :

Human Ecology.

Submitted to Pb. Univ. Text-Book Board, Chandigarh.

BOOKS EDITED :

1. 1991 I.J.S. Bansal, L.S. Sidhu, L. Singh, D.P. Bhatnagar, P. Singhal, H. Kaur, P. Singal, S.P. Singh, S. Dhiman and S. Kaur.

New Horizons in Human Biology.

Proceedings of the U.G.C. National Seminar organized by the Human Biology Department, Pbi. Univ., Patiala on Nov. 9-10, 1989.

Today and Tomorrow Publishers, Delhi.

 

2. 2000 P. Singhal, S.P. Singh, L.S. Sidhu, D.P. Bhatnagar, H. Kaur, S.M.S.Chahal, P. Singal, P. Mehta and S. Kaur.

Advances in Human Biology at the Turn of Millennium.

Proceedings of the National Seminar on Recent Advances in Human Biology, February 3-5, 1998.

Publication Bureau, Punjabi University, Patiala.

 

 

 

Appendix- II

RESEARCH PAPERS

 

1. 1973 L.S. Sidhu and Pushpa Gupta. Sequence and age of eruption of permanent teeth in the Punjabi population of Patiala. The Eastern Anthropologist, 26 : 260-270.

2. 1978 L.S. Sidhu, A. Sharma, P. Singal and D.P.Bhatnagar. A study of relationship between pulmonary tuberculosis and palmar dermatoglyphics traits. Anthrop. Anz. (W.Germany) 36(3) : 219-223.

3. 1981 L.S. Sidhu, P. Malhotra, P. Singal and D.P. Bhatnagar. Palmar dermatoglyphics and Diabetes Mellitus: A comparative study of normal and patient series among females. Indian Anthropologist 11 (1) : 57-64.

4. 1981 P. Singal and L.S. Sidhu. Age changes in weight and linear measurements of the two communities of Punjab (India) with special reference to senescence. Anthrop. Anz. (W.Germany) 39 : 116-128.

5. 1981 P. Singal and L.S. Sidhu. Ageing and secular changes in adult stature of Jat Sikh and Bania females of Punjab (India). Anthrop. Anz. (W.Germany) 39 : 313-320.

6. 1981 D.P. Bhatnagar, L.S. Sidhu and P. Singal. Development of deciduous dentition in Punjabi infants and children. Acta Med. Auxol.(Italy) 13: 161-166.

7. 1981 L.S. Sidhu and P. Singal. Relationship between age at menarche and adult morphology in sportswomen. The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 21: 401-406.

8. 1982 L.S. Sidhu, P. Singal and Surinder Kaur. Physique and body composition of Jat Sikh and Bania girl students of Punjab. Z. Morph. Anthrop. (W.Germany) 73 : 51-58.

9. 1982 P. Singal and L.S. Sidhu. Age at menopause and its association with stature and weight in Jat Sikh and Bania females of Punjab. Human Biology Recent Advances. Today and Tomorrow's Publishers, New Delhi, Vol. I, 97-104.

10. 1983 L.S. Sidhu and P. Singal. Age changes in kyphosis and lordosis of Jat Sikh and Bania females of Punjab (India) from 20 to 80 years. Anthrop. Anz. (W.Germany) 41 : 59-66.

11. 1983 P. Singal and L.S. Sidhu. Age changes in skinfolds, body fat and lean body mass in Jat Sikh and Bania females during 20 to 80 years. Anthrop. Anz. (W.Germany) 41 : 179-189.

12. 1983 L.S. Sidhu, P. Singal and D.K. Kansal. Processes of maturation and senescence in two communities of Punjab as studied from morphological measures. Anthrop. Anz. (W.Germany) 41 : 149-159.

13. 1983 D.P. Bhatnagar, P. Singal, L.S. Sidhu and A.S. Puri. Association of finger ball dermatoglyphics with bronchial asthma. Human Biology- Recent Advances, Today and Tomorrow's Publication, New Delhi. Vol. II : 41-48.

14. 1983 P. Singal, D.P. Bhatnagar and L.S. Sidhu. Palmar dermatoglyphics and tuberculosis : a comparative study of normal and patient series among females. Human Biology- Recent Advances Today and Tomorrow's Publication, New Delhi. Vol. II : 165-171.

15. 1983 P. Singal and L.S. Sidhu. Changes in stature and skinfolds during 6 to 19 years in Rajput boys of Kulu valley. Indian Anthropologist., 13 : 63-71.

16. 1984 P. Singal and L.S. Sidhu. Age changes and comparison of somatotypes during 20 to 80 years in Jat Sikh and Bania females of Punjab (India). Anthrop. Anz. (W. Germany) 42 (4) : 281-289.

17. 1984 D.P. Bhatnagar, P. Singal, L.S. Sidhu and M.K. Batish. Anthropo-metric measurements of the full term Punjabi new borns. Indian Anthropologists 14 (2): 159-163.

18. 1984 D.P. Bhatnagar, P. Singal, L.S. Sidhu and J.L. Bhanot. Growth of weight, height, body surface area and their standards in Punjabi infants and children. J. Ind. Anthrop. Soc. 20 (2) : 169-181.

19. 1985 L.S. Sidhu, P. Singal, D.P. Bhatnagar and S. Jain. Sexual dimorphism- physique and body composition of adult Bhotias - a high altitudinal population. Indian Anthropologist 15 (2) : 115-126.

20. 1985 P. Singal and L.S. Sidhu. Menstrual age in two endogamous groups of Punjab. Ind. J. Phys. Anthrop. & Hum. Genet., 11 : 33-38.

21. 1985 D.P. Bhatnagar and P. Singal. A comparative study of athletes and volleyball players from rural areas of Assam and Madhya Pradesh. Modern Perspective in Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Harnam Publishers, New Delhi 117-123.

22. 1985 D.P. Bhatnagar, L.S. Sidhu, P. Singal and P. Chopra. Blood groups in asthma. Biologica 1 (1) : 86-89.

23. 1986 P. Singal and L.S. Sidhu. A study of cephalo-facial measurements from age 20 to 80 years in Jat Sikh and Bania females of Punjab (India). Anthrop. Anz. (W. Germany) 44 : 361-371.

24. 1986 D.P. Bhatnagar, A. Kumar and P. Singal. Physiological maturity in relation to socio-economic status. Biologica 1 (2) : 236-241.

25. 1987 P. Singal and L.S.Sidhu. Age changes in skeletal diameters of two communities of Punjab (India) from age 20 to 80 years. Anthrop. Anz. (W. Germany) 45 : 71-78.

26. 1987 P. Singal, L.S. Sidhu, D.P. Bhatnagar, H.S. Sodhi and A. Kumar. Criteria for determination of age through dental eruption for participation in sports. Sports Sciences - Health, Fitness and Performance. IASSPE Publication 93-100.

27. 1987 D.P. Bhatnagar, A. Kumar and P. Singal. Menarcheal age in relation to socio-economic status. Sports Sciences - Health Fitness and Performance. IASSPE Publication 143-149.

28. 1987 D.P. Bhatnagar, P. Singal and H.K. Grover. Somatometric variables and body components in relation to socio-economic status. NIS Scientific Journal 10 (3) : 35-46.

29. 1988 P. Singal, L.S. Sidhu and D.P. Bhatnagar. Estimated fat, bone mineral, total body water and cell solids in females of two communities of Punjab (India). Anthrop. Anz. (W.Germany) 46 : 51-57.

30. 1988 R. Mokha, P. Singal, D.P. Bhatnagar and L.S. Sidhu. Intersportive differences in physique and body composition of female players from Uttar Pradesh. NIS Scientific Journal 11 : 52-58.

31. 1988 P. Singal, R. Mokha, D.P. Bhatnagar and L.S. Sidhu. Physique and body composition of female hockey players from Uttar Pradesh. Trends in Sports Sciences, IASSPE Publication, 139-147.

32. 1989 D.P. Bhatnagar, P. Singal and P.S. Bajaj. Physical growth and body composition in two endogamous groups of Chamba. Ind. J. of Sport Sciences 71 (2) : 23-28.

33. 1991 D.P. Bhatnagar, P. Singal, G. Kaur and N. Khandelwal. Age changes in growth and body composition of Rajputs of Kulu Valley. Ind. J. of Sport Sc. & Phys. Edu. 2 (1) : 56-61.

34. 1990 P. Singal, D.P. Bhatnagar and H. Kaur. Changes in somatotypes during 5 to 16 years in Rajput and Brahmin girls of Chamba Distt. (H.P.). Ind. J. Phys. Anthrop. and Hum. Genet. 16 : 49-62.

35. 1989 P. Singal and G. Kaur. Physical growth and body composition in Muslim children of Haripari Gam in Srinagar (J&K). New Horizons in Human Biology. Eds. I.J.S. Bansal et al. Today and Tomorrow Printers & Publishers, New Delhi. 123-134.

36. 1991 P. Singal, L.S. Sidhu, D.P. Bhatnagar and H.K. Garcha. Cephalo-facial measurements in adult Bhotias of Mana Valley- a high altitudinal population. New Horizons in Hum. Biol. Eds. I.J.S. Bansal et al. Today and Tomorrow Printers & Publishers, New Delhi. 115-122.

37. 1991 L.S. Sidhu, D.P. Bhatnagar, P. Singal, A.K. Khullar and J.L. Bhanot. Age changes in working capacity studied from Oxygen consumption and heart rate on bicycle ergometer. Ind. J. Sports Science & Physical Edu., 3 (1) : 23-28.

38. 1991 P. Singal and S. Kaur. Physique and body composition of urban and rural Jat Sikh girls of Punjab. Ind. J. Sports Science & Physical Edu., 5 : 47-49.

39. 1993 P. Singal, D.P. Bhatnagar and S. Dhillon. Intersportive differences in anthropometric measurements and body composition of National level women. Ind. J. Sport Sc. and Phy. Edu. 5(2) : 74-83.

40. 1994 P. Singal, D.P. Bhatnagar, Y.K. Maraul and S. Dhillon. Morphological profile and body composition in various sports of national level men. Ind. J. Sport Sc. and Phy. Edu. 6 (1) : 21-31.

41. 1995 H.K. Sethi, L.S. Sidhu and P. Singal. Estimates of ageing and secular changes using total arm length. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 7 (3) : 363-368.

42. 1995 P. Singal, L.S. Sidhu, D.P. Bhatnagar and J. Kaur. Age at menopause and morphological profile of Bahawalpuria women. Bulletin of the Department of Anthropology, Dibrugarh University 23 : 109-117.

43. 1996 P. Singal, D.P. Bhatnagar and A. Kaur. Emergence and agenesis of third molar and its relationship with cephalo-facial measurements in Punjabi girls. J. Hum. Ecol. 7(1) : 51-54.

44. 1996 H.K. Sethi, L.S. Sidhu and P. Singal. Menopausal age and related factors. Global Developments in Human Biology. Eds. L.S. Sidhu & S.P. Singh, USG Publishers.137-151.

45. 1996 H.K. Sethi, L.S. Sidhu and P. Singal. Blood pressure variations with ageing in working and non-working Khatri women. In Aging Indian Perspective and Global Scenario Eds. Dr. Vinod Kumar, N. Delhi. 377-382.

46. 1998 M.K. Batish, H. Lall, D.P. Bhatnagar, P. Singal and A.P. Singh. Glucose6 phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency in newborns. Physical Anthropology and Human Genetics. Ed. I.J.S. Jaswal, Asia Visions, Ludhiana Pp. 240-248.

47. 1998 P. Singal, D.P. Bhatnagar and S. Kaur. Morphological profile of athletes and controls ranging in age from 10 to 18 years. Ind. J. Sport Sc. and Phy.Edu. 10 (1&2) : 53-63.

48. 1999 M.K. Batish, D.P. Bhatnagar, P. Singal and K.L. Batish. Electro-cardiographic changes in the first week of life-heart rate. Human Growth A Multidisciplinary Approach. Eds. D.P. Bhatnagar et al. Patiala. 28-32.

49. 1999 P. Singal, H.K. Sethi and M. Sharma. Changes in blood pressure and some related variables with ageing in rural and urban Jat Sikh females. Human Growth A Multidisciplinary Approach. Eds. D.P. Bhatnagar et al. Patiala. 87-94.

50. 1999 Rita G.Singh, L.S. Sidhu and P. Singal. Anthropometric standards for ready made garments of pre-school children. Anthropologist, 1 (4) : 253-259.

51. 1999 D.P. Bhatnagar, P. Singal and R.K. Purewal. Dental development and onset of menarche in Jat Sikh girls. The Anthropologist I (3) : 209-212.

52. 2000 D.P. Bhatnagar, P. Singal and G. Teka. Development of facial hair in Jat Sikh boys. Advances in Human Biology at the Turn of Millennium. Publication Bureau, Punjabi University, Patiala. 32-37.

53. 2000 D.P. Bhatnagar, P. Singal and G.K. Bains. Physiological maturity in Balmiki girls. Anthropology at the turn of Century. Eds. Vashisht et al. Chandigarh. 165-172.

54. 2000 R. Mahal, P. Singal and L.S. Sidhu. Eruption of deciduous teeth in urban slum dwellers of Ludhiana (Punjab). Advances in Human Biology at the Turn of the Millennium. Publication Bureau, Punjabi University, Patiala. 97-107.

55. 2001 L.S. Sidhu, P. Singal, D.P. Bhatnagar and A. Kaur. A study of age changes in skin colour reflectance of Vokkaliga boys of Mysore. The Anthropologist 3(2) : 105-109.

56. 2001 D.P.Bhatnagar, P. Singal and S.P. Thapar. Anatomy of Malleus- A Human Ear Ossicle. The Anthropologist 3(2) : 139-141.

57. 2002 P. Singal, D.P. Bhatnagar and S. Kaur. Body fat and lean body mass- bone mineral, total body water and cell solids in athletes ranging in age from 10 to 18 years. Ind. J. Sports Sc. and Phy. Edu. 11 : 1-14.

58. 2003 D.P. Bhatnagar, P. Singal, S.K. Verma, A.K. Wangoo and T. Singal. A haematological study among the Vokkaligas of Mysore. The Anthropologist 5 (1) : 45-48.

59. 2003 Ajit Pal Singh, P. Singal and S.P. Singh. Evaluation of physical growth performance in Punjabi boys. Understanding People of India. Anthropological Insight. Eds. Kalla and Bhattacharya, N. Delhi. 68-71.

60. 2003 H.K. Sethi, P. Singal, L.S. Sidhu and D.P. Bhatnagar. Body composition and blood pressure in working and non-working women with special reference to ageing. Understanding People of India - Anthropological Insight. Eds. Kalla and Bhattacharya, N. Delhi. 101-112.

61. 2003 H. Kaur, D.P. Bhatnagar and P. Singal. Physical growth of Punjabi children ranging in age from 3 months to 3 years. Understanding People of India - Anthropological Insight. Eds. Kalla and Bhattacharya, N. Delhi. 113-121.

62. 2003 D.P.Bhatnagar, L.S. Sidhu and P. Singal. Some important statistical methods for the analysis of biological/anthropological data. Understanding People of India - Anthropological Insight. Eds. Kalla and Bhattacharya, N. Delhi. 122-124.

63. 2003 Ajit Pal Singh, P. Singal, Rupinder Kaur and S.P. Singh. Assessment of malnutrition in Punjabi urban males according to body mass index (BMI) and weight and height criteria. Anthropologist, 5 (3) : 189-191.

64. 2004 P. Singal, D.P.Bhatnagar and S. Kaur. Skeletal maturity in athletes and controls : assessed by Tanner Whitehouse method (TW2). Ind. J. Sport Sc. and Phys. Edu. 13 (1&2) : 25-34.

65. 2005 G. Kaur, H.S. Kang, P. Singal and S.P. Singh. Nutritional status : Anthropometric Perspective of Pre school children. Anthropologist, 7(2) : 99-103.

66. 2005 P. Singal, R.K. Mahal and L.S. Sidhu. Auxology of Preschool slum children of Ludhiana. Ind. J. Phys. Anthrop. and Hum. Genet., 24 : 219-229.

67. 2005 H.S. Kang, G. Kaur, P. Singal and S.P. Singh. Nutritional status of Punjabi ;children : mid-upper arm circumference for age and BMI for age as screening indicators. Auxology. Eds. G.A. Toth, 73-78. Savaria Univ. Press, Szombathely, Hungary.

68 2006 P. Singal, D.P. Bhatnagar and S. Kaur. An auxological study of morphological and sexual maturation in female athletes. Ind. J. Sport Sc. and Phys. Edu., 15 : 13-24.

69 2006 P. Singal, D.P. Bhatnagar and S. Kaur. Morphologial profile and development of facial hair in male athletes. J. Exercise Sc. and Physiotherapy, 2 : 52-58.

70 2007 P. Singal, D.P. Bhatnagar and K. Kaur. Body mass index, lean tissue area, fat area and blood pressure in University level sports boys Ind. J. Sport Sc and Phys. Edu. 16 : 31-42.

71 2008 P. Singal, D.P. Bhatnagar, I. Kaur, V. Kaur and K. Kaur. Body mass index, blood pressure and haemoglobin in Jat Sikh children ranging in age from 10 to 16 years. J. Exercise Sc. and Physiotherapy, 4 : 63-68.