Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor
(Research) in Agricultural Entomology (Nematology)
Department of Agricultural Entomology, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya  

  • B.Sc. (Ag) Hons. Institute of Agriculture, Visva-Bharati, 1992
  • M.Sc. Nematology, Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi, 1994
  • M.Sc. Ecology and Environment, Sikkim Manipal University, New Delhi, 2003
  • Ph.D. Nematology, Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi, 1997
  • PG Diploma in Marketing & Sales Management, IMS, New Delhi, 1998


General areas of interest: Nematology: Nematode biosystematics and biocontrol

Specific Areas of interest: Research on nematode problems of crops, species identification, characterization, documentation, management, Nematode Awareness Campaign and Pest Advisory Services to the farmers.

Publication summary
60 research papers in refereed scientific journals, 18 refereed abstracts, 24 popular articles, 03 one-line articles, 6 book chapters, 01 Nematode Distribution Atlas, 10 Technical reports and 01 monograph

Technology developed
Tuberose foliar nematode (Aphelenchoides besseyi) management strategy in tuberose

Recipient of Award: Young Scientist Award in 2005

Fellowships: Fellows of Nematological Society of India (NSI), Society of Plant Protection Sciences (SPPS)

Recognitions: Associate Editor of The Journal of Entomology and Nematology, Reviewer of Crop Protection, Executive members of Nematological Society of India, Association of Plant Protection Sciences (AAPP), Group Leader (Identification of hot-spots, Documentation and Pest Risk Analysis) of AICRP (Nematode), Examiners/paper setters (UG/PG) in Visva-Bharati and Vidyasagar University, Ph.D Thesis Examiners of Manipur University, Bangladesh University and Rajsahi University.

Students Supervised: 08 M.Sc., 03 Ph.D.

Project handled (externally funded)
Four Ad-hoc Research projects

Courses taught at BCKV

Post Graduate courses

Ent - 550: Acarology and Nematology (2+1)
Ent - 606: Nematology-I (3+1)
Ent - 607: Nematology-II (2+1)

Under Graduate Courses
Introductory Nematology (1+1)
Plant Protection-1
Plant Protection-II

Contact Information
Dr. M. R. Khan
AICRP (Nematode), Directorate of Research,
Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (BCKV),
P.O. Kalyani, Nadia-741235, Phone: +9133-282 3951,
Mobile: +91-9433362293, FAX : +9133-2582 8407, 25025235