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Dr. Rajarshi Kumar Gaur

Professor & Head, Department of Biotechnology
1 B.Sc.Botany, Chemistry and ZoologyGorakhpur University1997
2 MScBiochemistryG.B.Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar2000
3 PhDLife SciencesCSJM University, Kanpur2005
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • Plant Virology
  • Bioinformatics
S.NO.DesignationCollege/InstituteFromToTotal Exp.
1 Post Doctoral FellowThe Volcani Centre, Israel15/05/2004 04/07/2006 2 Years 2 Months
2 LecturerMody University of Science and Technology, Sikar, Rajasthan05/07/2006 02/10/2009 3 Years 3 Months
3 Visiting ScientistUmea Plant Science Centre, Umea, Sweden28/08/2007 30/01/2008 5 Months
4 Post Doctoral FellowICGEB, Italy31/01/2008 30/09/2008 8 Months
5 Assistant ProfessorMody University of Science and Technology, Sikar, Rajasthan03/10/2008 31/12/2011 3 Years 2 Months
6 Associate ProfessorMody University of Science and Technology01/01/2012 30/06/2016 4 Years 5 Months
7 ProfessorMody University of Science and Technology, Sikar, Rajasthan01/07/2016 08/07/2019 3 Years 0 Months
8 ProfessorD.D.U Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, UP09/07/2019 01/12/2022 (Till) 3 Years 5 Months
S.NO.YearTitle of the professional development ProgrammeDate and Duration (from – to)
1 2010Indian National of Science Academy (INSA), India Visiting fellowship-201001.06.2010 to 30.06.2010
2 2014INSA International Bilateral Exchange programme for the year 2014 to visit Israel01.06.2014 to 15.06.2014


UG Experience: 14 Year(s)
  • General Biochemistry
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Food Chemistry

PG Experience: 14 Year(s)
  • Chemistry of Biomolecules
  • Virology and Mycology
  • Immunology
  • Plant Biotechnology


Total Research Experience: 14
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • Plant Virology
  • Bioinformatics
1 Megha Mishra, Rakesh Kumar Verma, Avinash Marwal,Pradeep Sharma and R.K. Gaur (2020). Biology and interaction of thenatural occurrence of distinct monopartite begomoviruses associated withsatellites in Capsicum annum from India. Frontiers in Microbiology.doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.512957
2 Avinash Marwal and R.K.Gaur (2020). HostPlant Strategies to Combat Against Viruses Effector Proteins. CurrentGenomics 21(6). Doi. 10.2174/1389202921999200712135131 
3 R.K. Verma, Megha Mishra, Avinash Marwal and R.K.Gaur (2020) Identification, Genetic Diversity and Recombination analysis ofWatermelon Mosaic Virus isolates. 3 Biotech (DOI:10.1007/s13205-020-02248-8)
4 Poornima Saraswat, R.K.Gaur andK.P.Sharma (2020). Effect of Prosopis cineraria (L) Druce Pods and CamelMilk for Nutritional Enrichment in Traditionally Fermented Minor Millet'sDrink. International J. of Gastronomy & Food Sci. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijgfs.2020.100251
Megha Mishra, R.K. Verma, and R.K. Gaur (2020) Identification of Chilli leaf curl virus and associated betasatellite infecting Osteospermum fruticosum in Rajasthan, India. 3 Biotech 10, 169 (2020)
6 Chitra Nehra, Avinash Marwal, Rakesh Kumar Verma, Megha Mishra, Pradeep Sharma and R. K. Gaur (2019) Papaya yellow leaf curl virus: A newly identified begomovirus infecting Carica papaya L. from the Indian Subcontinent, The Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology, 94:4, 475-480
7 Avinash Marwal, Rajesh Kumar, S. M. Paul Khurana and R. K. Gaur (2019). Complete nucleotide sequence of a new geminivirus isolated from Vitis vinifera in India: a symptomless host of Grapevine red blotch virus. Virus Dis. 30(1): 106-111. (IF: 0.364)
Avinash Marwal, Anurag Sahu, Pradeep Sharma, Rajarshi Kumar Gaur (2013). Molecular Characterizations of Two Begomoviruses Infecting Vinca rosea and Raphanus sativusin India. Virologica Sinica [10.1007/s12250-013-3275-z](IF 2.467).
Avinash Marwal, Anurag Sahu, and Rajarshi Kumar Gaur(2013). Molecular characterization of begomoviruses and DNA satellites associated with a new host Spanish Flag (Lantana camara) in India. ISRN Virology, Volume 2013, Article ID 915703, http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2013/915703
Avinash MArwal, airborne begomovirus infection in Melia azedarach (Pride of India), an ornamental tree in India. Aerobiologia (DOI: 10. 1007/s10453-013-9319-x) (IF 1.375).
Pradeep Sharma, R.KGaur and M. Ikegami (2010). Sub-cellular targeting of Tomato leaf curl Java virus V2 using green fluorescent protein and yeast hybrid system. Protoplasma. DOI: 10.1007/s00709-010-0166-0 (IF 2.651).
R.K.Gaur and and G.P.Rao (2010). Detection of a 16SrXII phytoplasma associated with sugarcane yellow leafsyndrome in India. Archives of Plant Pathology and Plant Protection. 43(11) 1132 - 1137. (IF 0.315)

Shekhar Jain, Anukool Vaishnav, Amrita Kasotia, Sarita Kumari, Rajarshi Kumar Gaur and Devendra Kumar Choudhary (2013). Rhizobacterium-mediated growth promotion and expression of stress enzymes in Glycine maxL. Merrill against Fusarium wilt upon challenge inoculation. World journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. 10.1007/s11274-013-1455-5 (IF1.779)
15 R.K.Gaur,G.P. Rao and Maneesha Singh. (2003).Molecular characterization of sugarcane mosaic virus of India. Sugar Tech, 5(3):149-154. (IF 0. 576)
P.Sharma, R.K. Verma, R. Mishra, D.K. Choudhary and R.K. Gaur (2013). First report of Turnip yellow virus (TuYV)in Brassica juncea (Indian mustard)in India. New Disease Reports 27, 21. [http://dx.doi.org/10.5197/j.2044-0588.2013.027.021
Avinash Marwal, A. Sahu, R. Prajapat, D.K. Choudhary and R.K. Gaur (2012). First reports of association of begomovirus with the leaf curl disease of a common weed, Datura inoxia.Indian Journal of Virology 23 (1): 83-84 (IF 0.364).
D.K.Choudhary, K. P. Sharma and R. K. Gaur (2011). Biotechnological perspectives of microbes in agro-ecosystems. Biotechnology LettersDOI: 10.1007/s10529-011-0662-0 (IF 1.591).
Avinash Marwal, Anurag Sahu, and Rajarshi Kumar Gaur(2013). First report on the association of a begomovirus With Chrysanthemum indicum exhibiting yellowing of leaf Vein disease characterized by molecular studies. Journal of Horticulture Research, DOI: 10.2478/johr-2013-0017, 21(2): 17-21 (IF 0.146)
Avinash Marwal, Anurag Kumar Sahu, Devendra Kumar Choudhary, Rajarshi Kumar Gaur (2013). Complete nucleotide sequence of a begomovirus associated with satellites molecules infecting a new host Tagetes patula in India. Virus Genes, DOI: 10.1007/s11262-013-0914-2 (IF 1.576)
A.Vaishnav, S. Jain, A. Kasotia, S. Kumari, R.K. Gaur and D.K. Choudhary (2013). Effect of nitric oxide signaling in bacterial-treated soybean plant under salt stress. Archives of microbiology, 1-7 (doi 10.1007/s00203-013-0902-x) (IF 1.667)
22 Anurag Sahu, Rakesh Kumar Verma, R.K.Gaur and Neeti Sanan-Mishra (2018) Complexity and recombination analysis of novel begomovirus associated with Spinach yellow vein disease in India. Plant Gene13: 42-49.
Avinash Marwaland R.K.Gaur (2019) Phylogenetic and Recombination Analyses of Sugarcane yellow leaf virus. Sugar Tech. DOI: 10.1007/s12355-019-00783-0.
Megha Mishra, Rajesh Kumar, Rajarshi Kumar Gaur and Rakesh Kumar Verma (2019) In silico analysis of chili encoded miRNAs targeting Chili leaf curl begomovirus and its associated satellite. Journal of Applied Biology & Biotechnology online
Rajesh Kumar, Prateek Bhanti, Avinash Marwal and R. K. Gaur (2019). Gene Expression-Based Supervised Classification Models for Discriminating Early- and Late-Stage Prostate Cancer. Proc Natl. Acad. Sci., India, Sect. B Biol. Sci. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40011-019-01127-4 (IF 0.396)
Chitra Nehra, Avinash Marwal, Rakesh Kumar Verma and R.K.Gaur (2018). Molecular Characterization of Begomoviruses DNA-A and Associated Beta Satellites with New Host Ocimum sanctum in India. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section B: Biological Sciences .DOI 10.1007/s40011-018-1006-9 (IF: 0.396)
Anurag Kumar Sahu, Chitra Nehra, Ritesh Mishra, Rakesh Verma, and R.K.Gaur (2016). Molecular evidence of Chili vein mottle virus and Chilli leaf curl virus simultaneously from naturally infected chilli (Capsicum annuum). Indian Journal of Biotechnology 15: 266-268 (IF 0.376)
Muhammad Shafiq Shahid, Mehmoona Ilyasb, Abdul Waheed and Rajarshi Kumar Gaur (2016) Role of Alphasatellite in Begomoviral Disease Complex. Pak. J. Sci. Ind. Res. Ser. B: biol. Sci. 59(1) 52-58.
Avinash Marwal, Anurag Sahu, Rajneesh Prajapat, Rajarshi Kumar Gaur (2013). First report of Begomovirus infecting two ornamental plants: Jasminum sambac and Millingtonia hortensisIndian Phytopathology. 66(1): 165-169
Shekhar Jain, Anukool Vaishnav, Amrita Kasotia, Sarita Kumari, Rajarshi Kumar Gaur and Devendra Kumar Choudhary (2013). Bacteria-induced systemic resistance and growth promotion in Glycine max L. Merrill upon challenge inoculation with Fusarium oxysporum. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section B: Biological SciencesDOI 10.1007/s40011-013-0172-z (IF 0.396)
Rajneesh Prajapat, Avinash Marwal, and Rajarshi Kumar Gaur (2013).Recognition of errors in the Refinement and Validation of three-dimensional structures of AC1 proteins of Begomovirus strains by Using ProSA-Web. Journal of Viruses, Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 752656
R.K.Verma, R. Mishra, C. Nehra, N. Petrov, M. Stoyanova and R.K.Gaur (2014). Molecular Characterization of Potyvirus and Begomovirus in India. J. of Mountain Agriculture on the Balkans, 17:6, 1572-1582.
R.K.Gaur, G.P. Rao. L.C.Mishra and Maneesha Singh. (2006). Identification and Molecular characterization of sugarcane streak mosaic virus of North Eastern region of India Sugar Cane International, UK, March /April 24 (2):13-25.
34 R.K.Gaur, A. P. Singh, Maneesha Singh, A.K.Singh, andG.P.Rao (2003) Reliability of Serological identification of sugarcanemosaic potyvirus (SCMV) and sugarcane yellow leaf luteovirus (SCYLV) from canestalk Juice. Sugar Cane International, UK Sep/Oct., p. 18-21.

Anurag Kumar Sahu,Avinash Marwal, Chitra Nehra, M.S. Shahid and R.K.Gaur (2014). First report of a begomovirus and associated betasatellite infecting Rosa indica in India. Australasian Plant Disease Notes.  9:147
Anurag Kumar Sahu, Avinash Marwal, Chitra Nehra, D.K.Choudhary, Pradeep Sharma and R.K. Gaur. (2014). RNAi mediated gene silencing against betasatellite associated with Croton yellow vein mosaic begomovirus. Molecular Biology Report. doi: 10.1007/s11033-014-3653-0 (IF 2.024)

Anurag Kumar Sahu, Chitra Nehra and R.K. Gaur (2014). Molecular diversity of monopartite begomovirus coat protein and betasatellite associated with different crop species in India. Phytoparasitica (DOI: 10.1007/s12600-014-0418-1) (IF 1.034)
Pooja Sharma, Anurag Kumar Sahu, Rakesh Kumar Verma, Ritesh Mishra and R.K. Gaur (2013). Biological and Molecular Characterization of Potato virus Y Infecting Potato (Solanum tuberosum) in India. Asian Journal of Biological Sciences, 6: 257-264.
V.K.Gupta, P.K. Jain, A.K.Misra R. Gaur and R.K Gaur. (2010). Comparative molecular analysis of Fusarium solani isolates by RFLP and RAPD. Mikrobiologiya, 79 (6), 772-776(IF 1.027).
41 P. Sharma, R. K. Verma, R. Mishra, A. K. Sahu, D. K. Choudhary, R. K. Gaur. (2014). First report of cucumber green mottle mosaic virus association with the leaf green mosaic disease of a vegetable cropLuffa acutangula L. Acta Virologica , doi: 10.4149/av_2014_03_103(IF 1.280)
Chitra Nehra,Anurag Kumar Sahu, Avinash Marwal and R.K. Gaur (2014).Natural occurrence of Clerodendron yellow mosaic virus on Bougainvillea in India. New Disease Reports 30, 19. http://dx.doi.org/10.5197/j.2044-0588.2014.030.019
S.NO.Title of the bookEditionAuthor(s)ISBN numberYear of publicationPublisherName of the publisher
1 Recent Trends in Biotechnology and Microbiology1R.K.Gaur et al978-1-60876-666-62010InternationalNova Science Publishers, Inc. 400 Oser Avenue, Suite 1600, Hauppauge, NY 11788
2 Emerging Geminiviral diseases and their management1Pradeep Sharma, R.K.Gaur and Ikegami978-1-61668-620-82011InternationalNova Science Publishers, Inc. 400 Oser Avenue, Suite 1600, Hauppauge, NY 11788
3 RNAi Technology1R.K.Gaur et al97815780871672011InternationalScience Publishers, New Hampshire, USA
4 Molecular Approaches to Abiotic Stress1R.K.Gaur and Pradeep Sharma97814665889362013InternationalTaylor and Francis Group,USA
5 Approaches to Plant Stress and Their Management1R.K.Gaur and Pradeep Sharma978-81-322-1619-32013InternationalSpringer (India) Private Limited, India
6 Plant Virus-Host Interaction: Molecular Approaches and Viral Evolution1R.K.Gaur, Thomas Hohn and Pradeep Sharma97801241158422014InternationalElsevier, USA
7 Plant Virus: Evolution and their management1R.K.Gaur, et al978-981-10-1405-52016InternationalSpringer (India) Private Limited, India
8 Plant Virus: Diversity, Interaction and Management1R.K.Gaur, S.M.Paul Khurana and Yuri Dorokov97811380615142018InternationalTaylor and Francis Group,USA
9 Plant Biotechnology: Progress in Genomic Era1S.M.Paul Khurana and R.K.Gaur97898113849812019InternationalSpringer (India) Private Limited, India
S.NO.Title of the proceedingsConference NameNational / internationalYear of PublicationISBN/ISSN NumberAffiliating Institute
1 Proceeding Cucurbitaceae-2008 IXth EUCARPIA Meeting on Genetics and breeding of Cucurbitaceae, Avignon – France, pp 1-8.International20084174784The Volcani Centre, israel
2 Conference ProceedingInternational Conference on Innovative Approaches in Applied Sciences and Technologies (iCiAsT-2016)International20169788188805235Mody University of Science and Technology
S.NO.Title of the paperConference/Workshop etc NameConference/Workshop etc TypeOrganised byDate:Place
1 Molecular Characterization of Begomovirus and Potyvirus in India17th International Scientific Conference 'Ecomountain 2014", held on 29—30 May 2014, at RIMSA in Troyan (Bulgaria).InternationalMountain agriculture in the Balkanes29-30, May 2014Bulgaria
2 Molecular Characterization of phytoplasma associated with GSD of sugarcane in India8th International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP 2003), 1-7th Feb 2003,Christchurch, New ZealandInternationalInternational Congress of Plant Pathology1-7, Feb 2003New Zealand
3 Sequence analysis of the entire RNA genome of sugarcane yellow leaf luteovirus of an Indian isolate. BSPP Presidential Meeting 2003 Plant Pathogen Genomics - From Sequence to Application. 15-18th December, 2003 at the Jubilee Campus, University of NottinghamInternationalBritish Society of Plant Pathology, UK15-18, Dec. 2003United Kingdom
4 RNAi mediated gene silencing against geminivirusNational conference on thrust area of biotechnology and bioengineering (NCTABB-2010)NationalInstitute of Biotechnology and Allied sciences, Rajasthan15-16, Feb, 2010Sikar
S.NO.Name of the principal InvestigatorDurationName of the Research ProjectAmount/Fund receivedName of funding agencyYear of sanctionStatus (Complted /Ongoing)
1 Rajarshi Kumar Gaur3 yearsRNAi mediated transgenic plant against begmovirus1541000Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi20102013
2 Rajarshi Kumar Gaur3 yearsA coordinated approach to creating Transgenic Cotton resistant to begomoviruses, cotton leaf curl viruses: efficacy and durability1259600SERC-DST, New Delhi20092012
3 Rajarshi Kumar Gaur3 yearDesign and application of two novel degenerate primer pairs for the identification & complete characterization of potyviruses2658200Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi20122015
4 Rajarshi Kumar Gaur3 yearsDevelopment of Non-Transgenic Strategic to Control Potyvirus Diseases ((Indo-Bulgarian Project))639000Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi20132019
5 Rajarshi Kumar Gaur3 yeardResistance to Cucumber mosaic virus infection using Intracellular Antibody Capture Technology2782000SERB(DST), New Delhi20162019
6 Rajarshi Kumar Gaur2 yearsConstruction of a DNA-based virus induced gene silencing system for functional genomics of soybean seed development3449000UGC, New Delhi20142016
Life member of Indian Science Congress
Life member of Indian Virological Society
Life Member of Indian Phytopathological Society
Life Member of Biotech Research Society of India

  • Currently Enrolled: 3
  • Awarded:              9

S.NO.Scholar NameThesis TitleYear of Award
1 Sakshi IssarMolecular Characterization of Pseudomonas spp. Isolated from Nodules of Leguminous Plants of Shekhawati Region, India2011
2 Rajneesh PrajapatMolecular and In silico Characterization of begomovirus components infecting weeds of North India2013
3 Avinash MarwalMolecular Characterization of begomovirus infecting ornamental plants in Northern India2014
4 Anurag Kumar SahuMolecular Characterization of begomoviruses and its resistance through RNAi silencing in Nicotiana benthamiana2015
5 Pooja SharmaIdentification and Characterization of potyviruses infecting economically important crops in north Rajasthan, India2015
6 Ritesh MishraMolecular characterization and in silico studies of cowpea aphid borne mosaic virus and papaya ringspot virus2016
7 Rakesh Kumar VermaMolecular Resolution of Genetic Variability in Different Potyviruses of India2017
8 Chitra NehraDiversity and Interactions of Begomoviruses and Their Associated DNA-Satellites2017
9 Madhu SharmaModeling Of Blood Flow And Vessel Mechanics In The Cardiovascular System 2018

Administrative Responsibility

S.NO.DescriptionFromToYear & Month
1 Head, Department of Biosciences, Mody University of Science and Technology15/07/201605/07/20193 Year 0 Month
2 NAAC-Coordinator , Mody University of Science and Technology03/09/201803/07/20191 Year 2 Month
3 Under Graduate Programme Committee-Member, Mody University of Science and technology01/07/200903/07/201910 Year 0 Month
4 Post Graduate Programme and Research Committee-Mody University of Science and Technology01/07/200903/07/201910 Year 0 Month
5 Coordinator, Information Technology and Communication Cell (ITC cell)06/04/2022Till Date 8 Month

Awards & Fellowships

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