Kalyan K. Mondal

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Name Kalyan K. Mondal
Designation Principal Scientist
Complete postal Address with city code Division of Plant Pathology, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi-110012
Email IDs kalyanmondal@yahoo.com; mondal_kk@rediffmail.com
Mobile No. 9873313265, 9868153461

Brief Biodata

    Kalyan K. Mondal, Principal Scientist at ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India.
·     Work Area: 
Dr. Mondal has long working experience on bacterial diseases of rice and pomegranate. Dr. Mondal’s group for the first time demonstrated the total composition of effector proteins in blight pathogen of rice and pomegranate. His group deciphered the function of bacterial effector proteins in modulating plant immunity.
·        Education and Professional:
MSc(Ag) from BCKV, Kalyani (1993), and PhD in Plant Pathology from ICAR-IARI (1999). After a stint (2001-2006) as Scientist at CSKHPKV, Palampur, Dr. Mondal served Div. of Plant Pathology, ICAR-IARI, New Delhi as Senior Scientist (2006-2012) and presently as Principal Scientist (since Dec, 2012). Besides, he has been associated with teaching for >15 years and mentored PhD (5) and MSc (6) students. 
·        Advanced Exposure/Abroad visit:
Dr. Mondal visited Stanford University, USA to have an insight into the biochemical role of bacterial T3SS effectors in pathogenesis.  Besides, he visited China, Philippines, Vietnam Thailand for delivering invited talks in International conferences.
·        Recognition/Awards:
o   Fellow Indian Phytopathological Society (2013)
o   Member, The National Academy of Sciences India (2013)
o   SARP Associate Award 2017 from Societies for the advancement of research on pomegranate for his outstanding contributions in the field of plant protection.
o   Amulya Lahiri Smriti Gold Medal (1987) from Govt. of West Bengal
o   Prof M J Narasimhan Academic Merit award (2001) & Prof M. K. Patel Memorial Young Scientist Award (2008) from Indian Phytopathological Society
o   Member, American Phytopathological Society (2015-2018)
o   Member, International Society for Plant Pathology, USA (2015)
o   Life member of Societies-IPS, ISMPP, SARP.
·        Other Recognitions:
o   Member, Institute Management Committee, ICAR-NBAIM
o   Member, Plant Quarantine Inspection Committee 
o   Dr. Mondal had honour to serve the Indian Phytopathological Society in the capacity of Zonal Councillor (Delhi Zone-2013)
o   Editor (2016 and till date) and Associate editors (2004-2007 and 2011-2012).
·        Publications:
140 including 46 research papers with citation no. 604 h index 14 and i10 index 17.
Authored a very popular text book “Plant Bacteriology” published by Kalyani publishers. 
·        Research Grants:
Dr. Mondal is credited for fetching research grants from DBT (6), DST (1), NASF (1), ICAR (2).
·        He is honoured as guest reviewers to the scientific journals of international repute including Plant Disease, Frontiers of Microbiology, MPMI, Scientific Reports, Plant Pathology.