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Dr. Bandana Kullu


Dr. Bandana Kullu
Name: Dr. Bandana Kullu
Designation: Assistant Professor
Qualification: M.Phil, Ph.D
Phone No.: +91-9937622193
E-mail ID: bandkullu(at)gmail(dot)com
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Microbiological Diversity
  • Exploration and Bioprospecting
  • Molecular Biology
  • Arbuscular Mycorrhiza
  • Stress Physiology of Plants
  • Arbuscular Mycorrhiza (AM) and stress alleviation in plants
  • Axenic Culture of Arbuscular Mycorrhiza
  • Mycorrhizoremediation
  • Diversity of Plants
  • Microbiology
  • Mycology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Biochemistry & Molecular biology
  • Ecology & Evolution
  • Conservation Biology

Guidance :

  • MPhil Guidance:
Sl No Name of the ScholarYear of award of DegreeTopic of MPhil ThesisSummary of the Research Outcome(In 100 Words)
1Subhasmita Panigrahi2019Effect of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) Rhizophagus irregularis association on physiology of Vigna radiate L. grown under Manganese (Mn) stress. 
2Mama Sahoo2018Prevalence of antibiotic resistant coliform bacteria in drinking water samples from slum areas of Bhubaneswar 
3Ritishree Mallick2018Effect of arbuscular mycorrhiza (AM) Glomus intraradices inoculation on growth and physiology of Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn. Var. Bhairabi under different concentration of Chromium (VI) 
4Monalisa Mallick2017Analysis of vesicular arbuscular mycorrhizal root association in some medicinal plants of Bhanja Bihar campus 
5Sarita Nalini Pradhan2017Effect of Glomus intraradices inoculation on morphological, physiological and biochemical parameters of Triticum aestivum under Zinc stress 
6Deeptimayee Panigrahi2017Effect of Glomus intraradices inoculation on morphological, physiological and biochemical parameters of Eleusine coracana under Zinc stress 
7Rosalin Samal2016Effect of pesticide treatment on mycorrhizal root association of some crop plants 
8Arundhati Samal2016A study of mycorrhizal root association of some crop plants in response to salt stress 
9Lopa Mudra Mishra2016Mycorrhizal root association of some medicinal plants of Balugaon 
10Kalpana Naik2016Study of vesicular arbuscular mycorrizal root association in some nursery saplings of Berhampur 
11Poonam Hira Hansda2016Effects of induced cadmium stress on growth, biochemical parameters and mycorrhizal root association of Vigna radiata seedlings 
12Paragati Nayak2015Mycorrhizal root colonization in pesticide treated soil
  • PhD Guidance
Sl No Name of the ScholarYear of award of DegreeRegistration NoName of the Co-guide if anyFellowship received if any during researchTopic of PhD ThesisSummary of the Research Outcome(In 100 Words)

Journal Publications :

  • International Publications:
    1 Kullu, B. and Behera, N. (2016). A Study of Arbuscular Mycorrhiza (AM) Root Colonization in the Herbaceous Vegetation of Different Age Series Sponge Iron Solid Waste Dumps. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, 5(10): 968-979. ISSN: 2319-77065. 2015-16
    2 Kullu, B. and Behera, N. (2015). Physico-chemical characterization of different age series sponge iron solid waste dumps with respect to reclamation. International Journal of Environmental Sciences 5(6): 881-889. ISSN 0976 – 4402. 2015-16
    3 Kullu, B. and Behera, N. (2012). Status and diversity of vesicular arbuscular mycorrhiza in different age series sponge iron solid waste dumps with respect to reclamation. The Bioscan 7(3): 539-542. ISSN: 0973-7049. 2012-13
    4 Kullu, B. and Behera, N. (2011). Vegetational succession on different age series sponge iron solid waste dumps with respect to top soil application. Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences 3(1): 38-45. ISSN: 2041-0492. 2011-12
    National Publications:
    1 Kullu, B. and Behera, N. Status and diversity of vesicular arbuscular mycorrhiza in different age series sponge iron solid waste dumps with respect to reclamation. The Bioscan, 7(3): 539-542, 2012.
    2 Kullu, B. and Behera, N. Physico-chemical characterization of different age series sponge iron solid waste dumps with respect to reclamation. International Journal of Environmental Sciences, 5(6): 881-889, 2015.
    3 Kullu, B. and Behera, N. Vegetational succession on different age series sponge iron solid waste dumps with respect to top soil application. Research Journal of Enviornmental and Earth Sciences, 3(1): 38-45, 2011.
    4
    ? Kullu, B. and Behera, N. A Study of Arbuscular Mycorrhiza (AM) Root Colonization in the Herbaceous Vegetation of Different Age Series Sponge Iron Solid Waste Dumps Int. J. Curr. Microbiol. App.Sci.. 5(10): 968-979, (2016).
    5 Kullu, B. and Behera, N. (2016). Soil microbial enzyme activities in different age series sponge iron solid waste dumps with respect to reclamation. Plant Science Research, 38(1 & 2): 19-22. 2016-17.
  • Review Articles(State Level Publications):

Conference Publication(Presented/Published in proceedings):

  • Presented/Published in proceedings
    1. Presented papers in international and national seminars (8 nos)
  • Edited Books :
  • Text Books :
  • Book Chapters :
    1. Hansda & Kullu (2019). Effects of Cadmium Induced Stress on Growth, Biochemical Parameters and Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Root Association of Vigna radiata (L.) R. Wilczek. In: Bioprospecting in Life Sciences (R.K. Behera & E. Kariali Eds), Narosa Publishing House, ISBN: 978-81-8487-651-2. Chapter-4 (pp.1-12)
  • Research Books :
  • Workshops:
    1 National Conference on Recent Advances in Biological Sciences, Organized by School of Life Sciences, Sambalpur University, Odisha from 3rd to 4th April 2019. Presented Oral Presentation “Effects of arbuscular mycorrhiza Rhizophagus irregularis inoculation on growth and biochemical parameters of Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn. under different concentrations of Zinc”.
    2 Winter School Dt. 24.01.2018 to 13.02.2018 (21 days) UGC-HRDC, Utkal University
    3 National Conference on Biotechnological Interventions for Environmental Stress Management in Plants and Microbes & 42nd Annual conference of Orissa Botanical Society, held at P.G. Department of Botany, Utkal University, 20th & 21st January, 2018 & presented a paper entitled “Isolation and characterization of antibiotic resistant coliform bacteria in drinking water samples collected from slum areas of Bhubaneswar.
    4 Participated “STEM Teacher Training Workshop on Research Based Pedagogical Tools” held at Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur from 6th to 9th October 2017.
    5 International Conference “Recent Tends of Chemical & Biological Sciences in Medicine, natural Product and Drug Discovery” held at P.G. Dept. of Chemistry, Berhampur University, 3rd to 5th March 2017 presented a paper entitled “Arbuscular Mycorrhiza root colonization in pesticide treated crop field”.
    6 Annual Conference of Orissa Botanical Society held at P.G. Department of Bioscience & Biotechnology and P.G. department of Environmental Science, held at F.M. University, Balasore, Odisha from 9-10 February 2016, presented a paper entitled “Microbial Biomass: an indicator of reclamatory process in sponge iron soild waste dump”.
    7 International conference on “Innovative application of Chemistry in Pharmacology & Technology”, held from 06-08 February, 2015 at P.G. Dept. of Chemistry, Berhampur University.
    8 Refresher Course 10.09.2014 to 30.09.2014 (21 days) UGC-Academic Staff College, Sambalpur University
    9 National conference on “Current Trends in Life Sciences Research and Challenges ahead” (NCCTLSRCA), held from 28th Feb. to 2nd March 2014 at School of Life Sciences Sambalpur University, Odisha and presented a paper entitled “Status and diversity of vesicular arbuscular mycorrhiza in different age series sponge iron solid waste dumps with respect to reclamation”.
    10 Participated in DST sponsored training programme on “Forest, Ecosystem, Biodiversity and Climate Change: Vulnerabilities and adaptation strategies”, held at ICFRE, Dehradun from 9th to 13th Dec. 2013.
    11 Participated in short term course on “solid waste management” held from 4th to 6th Nov. 2013, organized by UGC- Academic staff college, Sambalpur University.
    12 Orientation Programme 05.03.2012 to 01.04.2012 (28 days) UGC-Academic Staff College, Sambalpur University
    13 International Conference on “Climate change, Forest resource and Environment” held from 9-11 December, 2011 organized by Dept. of Environmental Sciences, University of Kerala, Thiruvanathapuram and presented a paper entitled “A study of mycorrhizal association with the herbaceous vegetation of different age series sponge iron solid waste dumps with respect to reclamation”.
    14 Attended the workshop on “Sensitization–cum-Awareness Programme for Technology Development and Utilization for Woman” organized by P.G. Dept. of Home Sciences, Sambalpur University in collaboration with the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. India on 14th December, 2010 held at Sambalpur University, Jyoti Vihar.
    15 International Conference on “Energy, Environment and Development” held from 10-12 December, 2010 organized by Dept. of Environmental Sciences, Sambalpur University, Jyoti Vihar, Odisha and presented a paper entitled “Reclamation sponge iron solid waste dump with top soil application”.
    16 Participated in the National Level “SPSS Workshop on Data Analysis using PASW Statistics” organized by Sambalpur University in collaboration with AIMSCS, Hyderabad and SPSS South Asia, Bangalore from 17th – 19th September, 2009 at School of mathematics, Statistics and Computer Sciences, Sambalpur University, Odisha, INDIA.
    17 Participated in the 60th BRNS-IANCS workshop “Radioisotopes & its application” sponsored by BARC, Mumbai, 17th – 18thAugust 2006 and conduct by P.G. Department of Chemistry, Sambalpur University, Odisha, INDIA.
  • Seminars:
    1 National Seminar on Plants for Sustainable Development and Clean Environment & 43rd Annual conference of Orissa Botanical Society Department of Botany, School of Applied Sciences, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Bhubaneswar from 23rd to 24th December, 2018. Poster Presentation on topic “Isolation and characterization of antibiotic resistant coliform bacteria in drinking water samples collected from slum areas of Bhubaneswar.”
    2 National Seminar on “Stress Management in Plants” P.G. Department of Botany, Utkal University, 27th March 2017 & presented a paper entitled “Effect of Glomus intraradices inoculation on morphological, physiological and biochemical parameters of Triticum aestivum”.
    3 National seminar “ Biodiversity and Conservation (BIOCON)” held from February 16-17, 2013 at School of Life Sciences Sambalpur University, Odisha and presented a paper entitled “ Microbial population and soil microbial enzymatic activities in activities in different age series sponge iron solid waste dumps with respect to reclamation”.
    4 National seminar “Ecotoxicology and Human Health” held from January 08-09, 2012 organized by Dept. of Zoology in collaboration with dept. of Botany, Berhampur University, Odisha and presented a paper entitled “Soil microbiological enzyme activities in different age series sponge iron solid waste dumps”.
    5 National seminar “UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Medicinal Plants: Status, Conservation and Exploration” held on 27th March, 2010 at School of Life Sciences, Sambalpur University and Poster presented on: “Ethnomedicinal use of plants by Kandha tribes in orissa” .
    6 National seminar “Present Scenario of Environmental Pollution and its Effect on Living Organisms” held from 9th to 11th Dec. 2009, at Govt. college of Arts & Science, Aurangabad and oral presented a paper entitled “A study of vegetational analysis on Sponge iron solid waste dump with respect to reclamation”.
    7 International seminar “Material processing Technology” (MPT-09) held from 28th to 30th Oct. 2009, at IMMT, Bhubaneswar.
  • CSIR NET-JRF
  • Teaching:
    1 Lecturer, Dept. of Botany, Berhampur University (2011-2015)
    2 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Botany Utkal University, Bhubaneswar (2015-continuing).
  • Important Activities:
    1 Life Member, Orissa Botanical Society
    2 Life Member, Alumni Association, School of Life Science, Sambalpur University.
  • Research Projects Undertaken:
    1 Prevalence antibiotic resistant Coli form bacteria in drinking water samples from slum areas of Bhubaneswar Seed Grant- Utkal University 2 years (2016-18) Dr. B. Kullu, (PI) Rs. 1 Lakh (Completed)
    2 Axenic culture of Claroideoglomus claroideum and its application on micro-propagated plants DST, Govt. of Odisha 3 years (2018-21) Dr. B. Kullu, (PI) Rs. 9,16,000/- (On going)
    3 Short term Research and Studies on Forest Fire Crisis occurring in the State Department of Forest, Govt. of Odisha 6 months (2019) Dr. B.Kullu (Co-PI) Rs.13,18,773/- (Ongoing).
  • Invited Lectures:
    1 29 Oct. 2018 ‘Useful Plant and Plant products’ In: “Certificate courses under green skill development programme” funded by Centre for Environmental Studies Forest and Environment Dept., Gov. of Odisha.
    2 29 Nov.2018 ‘Grassland Ecosystem’ In: “Certificate courses under green skill development programme” funded by Centre for Environmental Studies Forest and Environment Dept., Gov. of Odisha.
    3 06 Dec.2018 ‘Fruits and Vegetables’ In: “Certificate courses under green skill development programme” funded by Centre for Environmental Studies Forest and Environment Dept., Gov. of Odisha.
  • Administrative/Executive experience:
    1 Examination In-Charge, M.Sc. Applied Microbiology, Utkal University (2019-2020)
    2 Member, NIRF Data Compilation Committee, Utkal University (2018-2019)
    3 Assistant Superintendent, Ladies Hostel VII, UU from July 2017 till date
    4 Treasurer, Old Students Association, Dept. of Botany, Utkal University Since 2017
    5 Member of SRC in the subject of Botany, Microbiology & Environmental Science, UU
    6 Seminar advisor, Parijatak Seminar, Dept. of Botany Utkal University
    7 Co-ordinator, Dept. Of Botany, Berhampur University (from Dec. 2014 to Oct. 2015).
    8 Assistant Superintendent of Ladies Hostel, Berhampur University (2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14)
    9 Associate Vice-president, Athletic Association, Berhampur University (2013-2015)
    10 Member, Complaint Committee on Sexual harassment of Women at work Place, Berhampur University (2013-2015)
    11 Member discipline Committee, P.G. Departments, Berhampur Univ. (2014-15)
    12 Member, Gender Audit Committee, NAAC Cell, Berhampur University (2015)
    13 Member, Infrastructure and Learning Resources Committee, NAAC Cell, Berhampur University (2015).
  • Conference organized as Organizing Secretary:
    1. Associate Organizing Secretary, National Conference on Biotechnological Interventions for Environmental Stress Management in Plants and Microbes & 42nd Annual conference of Orissa Botanical Society