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Guru Angad Dev Veterinary And Animal Sciences University

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College of Animal Biotechnology

Faculty Detail

Dr. Vandna Kumari

Designation: Teaching Associate
Contact Address:Department of Microbial and Environmental Biotechnology, College of Animal Biotechnology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana-141004
Telephone :
Mobile: +91-8427756717

Academic Credentials

  • B.Sc. (Botany, Zoology, Chemistry),  HPU Shimla (H.P.): 2008
  • B. Ed. (Life and Physical Science), HPU Shimla (H.P.): 2009
  • M.Sc. (Botany), Punjabi University Patiala: 2011
  • M. Phil. (Botany), Punjabi University Patiala: 2013
  • Ph.D. (Botany: Cytogenetics), Punjabi University Patiala: 2019

Teaching and Other Appointments

  • Teaching: Actively involved in the Teaching of undergraduate courses: Botany, Zoology, Cell Biology, Classical and Molecular Cytogenetic, Biodiversity and its conservation, Molecular Biology, Environmental studies and Disaster Management.
Other Appointments:
  • CoABT Library Management (March, 2021- Feb. 2023) College of Animal Biotechnology Cytogenetic profiling (Karyotyping) of Cattle and Buffaloes
  • Worked as Asstt. Professor in Department of Botany at Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana 11.9.2018-18.04.2019.

Area of Research Interests

  • Cytogenetics
  • Molecular biology
  • Diversity analysis of grasses
  • Plant Systematics

Research Honour’s /Awards

  • Women Scientist Fellowship (WOS-A) 2014-2017 from Department of Science & Technology Govt. of India.
  • Prof. K.S. Bilgrami “Gold Medal” of the Indian Botanical Society for Best Poster Presentation during 40th All India Botanical conference at Punjabi University Patiala 15-17 Sep 2017.

No. of Publications

Research: 11Extension: Nil     
Books: Nil      
Manuals: 04


  • Kumari, V., Singh, J. and Singhal, V.K. 2021. A report of intraspecific polyploidy (4x, 6x) in Festuca gigantea (L.) Vill (Family: Poaceae) from Western Himalaya, India and comments on its cyto-geography.  The Nucleus 64(2):219-223.
  • Kumari, V., Kumar, R. and Singhal, V.K. 2019. IAPT/IOPB Chromosome data. 31 Taxon 68(6):E36-E39. (Impact factor: 2.586, NAAS rating: 8.34)
  • Kumari, V., Kumar, R. and Singhal, V.K. 2019. Cytomorphological Evaluation of Three Cytotypes (2x,4x,6x) of Phacelurus speciosus from Western Himalaya, India. Cytologia 84: 25-29. (NAAS rating: 6.58, Impact factor: 1.027)
  • Kumar, R., Kumari, V. and Singhal, V.K. 2018. IAPT/IOPB Chromosome data. 28 Taxon 67(6):E18-E21. (Impact factor: 2.586, NAAS rating: 8.34)
  • Singhal, V.K., Singh, J. and Kumari, V. 2018. Chromosome counts through male meiosis in seven species of genus Elymus L. (Tribe Triticeae: Poaceae) from North-West Himalayas, India. Cytologia 83: 365-368. (NAAS rating: 6.58, Impact factor: 1.027)
  • Kumari, V. and Singhal, V.K. (2018). Meiotic study in a completely male sterile wild plant of Deyeuxia scabrescens from Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh (Northwest Himalayas), India, Chromosome Botany 13(1): 25-30 (RG Journal impact: 0.94)
  • Arora, S., Mohanpuria, P., Sidhu, G.S., Yadav. I.S., and Kumari, V. 2018. Cloning and characterization of limonoid glucosyltransferase from Kinnow mandarin (Citrus reticulata Blanco). Food Technology and Biotechnology. Special Issue, Original Scientific Paper 56(2): 228-237. DOI: 10.17113/ftb. (NAAS rating: 9.92, Impact factor: 2.33)
  • Kumari, V. and Singhal, V.K. 2018. Structural Heterozygosity in a Cytotype (2n=30) of Arthraxon hispidus (Thunb.) Makino from North-West Himalayas. Cytologia 83(2): 187-191. (NAAS rating: 6.91, IF=1.027)
  • Kumari, V. and Singhal, V.K. 2017. Intraspecific euploid (2x, 4x) cytotypes (based on x=9) in Brachypodium sylvaticum (Huds.) P. Beauv. from North-West Himalayas. International Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences 7: 171-178.
  • Singhal V.K. and Kumari, V.* 2017. Structural heterozygosity for reciprocal translocations affecting chiasma frequency and pollen fertility in a natural tetraploid of Anthoxanthum odoratum L. from North-West Himalayas Cytologia 82:151-155. (NAAS rating: 6.92, IF= 1.027)
  • Singhal, V.K., Kumari, V., Kumar, P. 2014. Cytomorphological diversity in some selected members of Poaceae from Parvati Valley in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, India.  Plant Systematics and Evolution 300:1385-1408. (NAAS rating: 7.63, IF=1.644)