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Curriculum Vitae


Principal Scientist (Nematology)

Division of Nematology

ICAR-IARI, New Delhi-11012

Former Professor (Research) in Agricultural Entomology (Nematology)
Department of Agricultural Entomology, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Vishwavidyalaya  


  • 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 and Sales Management, IMS, New Delhi, 1998

General areas of interest: Nematology: Nematode biosystematics and biocontrol

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

Publication Summary
195 research papers in refereed scientific journals, 18 refereed abstracts, 36 popular articles, 03 one-line articles, 16 book chapters 01 Nematode Distribution Atlas, 10 Technical reports and 3 monographs

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)


General Secretary, NSI (New Delhi),  Officer-in-Charge, AICRP (Nematodes), Professor-in-Charge (2018-2023), Member of Academic Council, IARI, Associate Editor of  The Allelopathy Journal, The Journal of Entomology and Nematology, Reviewer of Crop Protection, Executive Member of the 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, Assam Agricultural University, BAU, CAU, OUAT,  TNAU, Vidyasagar University, Ph.D. Thesis Examiners of Manipur University, TNAU, OUAT, AAU, Bangladesh University, and Rajshahi University

Students Supervised: 14 M.Sc., 14 Ph.D.

Project handled (externally funded): 18 Ad-hoc Research projects

Curses taught at IARI

NEMA-501 (2+1): General Nematology

NEMA 502(2+2): Fundamentals of Nematode Biosystematics

NEMA 503(2+2) Structural and functional organization of nematodes  

NEMA-601 (2+1):  Advances in Nematode Biosystematics

NEMA -607 (1+1): Advances in Nematological Techniques

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)

Undergraduate Courses
Introductory Nematology (1+1)
Plant Protection-1
Plant Protection-II

Contact Information

Division of Nematology, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa, New Delhi-110012
Mobile: +91-9433362293/9540829296
Email: mrkhan.icar@gmail.com/aapp_bckv@yahoo.co.in