Discipline: Plant Physiology Designation: Scientist Since April, 2015
Email: Kuldeep.Kalariya@icar.gov.in Mobile: +91-9427710751

Academic Qualifications

Degree Institute/ University Year of completion Subject(s) with major field
BSc Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari 2002 Agriculture
MSc Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari 2005 Agriculture
PhD Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari 2009 Plant Physiology & Ecology


Employment Record & Experience (Starting from the present position)

Designation Organization Institution & place of posting Period(From-to) Duration(years, months)
Scientist ICAR, New Delhi ICAR-Directorate of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Research, Anand, Gujarat, India 27.04.2015 to till date
Scientist ICAR, New Delhi ICAR-DGR, Junagadh 18.09.2010 to 25.04.2015 4 years 7 months
Scientist ICAR, New Delhi ICAR-NAARM, Hyderabad 11.05.2010 to 17.09.2010 4 months
Research Associate NAU, Navsari SWMRU, NAU, Navsari 11.02.2009-25.04.2010 1 year 3 months
Senior Research Fellow NAU, Navsari SWMRU, NAU, Navsari 17.11.2008 to 10.02.2009 3 months

Current responsibilities:

  • Physiological interventions to enhance herbage yield in Kalmegh.
  • Physiological studies in selected medicinal plants under water deficit stress.
  • Amelioration of water deficit stress through growth regulators in Kalmegh.

Recent 3 major contributions:

  • Groundnut cultivar with high photosynthesis and better stress recovering capacity identified.
  • Tolerant groundnut genotypes to saline stress NaCl salinity during germination identified.
  • Physiological efficiencies of 181 mini-core peanut accessions evaluated and genotypes categorized into groups of high, medium, and low physiological activity.

Recent awards and recognitions:

  • Best poster award for presenting poster in seminar on ‘Physiological and molecular interventions on sustainable crop productivity under changing climatic conditions’ organized by ISPP, New Delhi and DMAPR, Anand held at Anand, on 17th January, 2012. pp 167.
  • Best research papers published in Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika, 2012 for “isozymes and SDS-page profiling in rice under salinity pp 168.

Current collaborative activities:

Recent most significant publications:

  • Kalariya KA, Singh AL, Chakraborty K, Ajay BC, Zala PV, Patel CB, Nakar RN, Nisha Goswami, Deepti Mehta (2015) SCMR: A More Pertinent Trait than SLA in Peanut Genotypes under Transient Water Deficit Stress during Summer.(In press) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section B: Biological Sciences DOI:10.1007/s40011-015-0636-4
  • Kalariya KA, Singh AL, Nisha Goswami, Deepti Mehta, Mahatma MK, Ajay BC, Chakraborty K, Zala PV, Vidya Chaudhary, Patel CB (2015) Photosynthetic characteristics of peanut genotypes under excess and deficit irrigation during summer. Physiol Mol Biol Plants 21 (3):317–327.
  • Kalariya KA, Singh AL, Chakraborty K, Zala PV, Patel CB (2015) Relative water content as an index of permanent wilting in groundnut under progressive water deficit stress. Electronic Journal of Environmental Sciences Vol. 8: 17-22.
  • Kalariya KA, Shah RR, Mahatma MK (2015) Response of exogenous abscisic acid on photosynthesis in contrasting rice genotypes under salinity shock. Electronic Journal of Environmental Sciences Vol. 8: 11-15.
  • Swami RM, Mahatma MK, Parekh MJ, Kalariya KA, Mahatma L(2015) Alteration of Metabolites and Polyphenol Oxidase Activity in Wilt Resistant and Susceptible Pigeonpea Genotypes during Fusarium udum Infection. Indian J Agric Biochem 28 (1), 18-23.
  • Chakraborty K, Singh AL, Kalariya KA, Goswami N, Zala PV(2014) Physiological responses of peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) cultivars to water deficit stress: status of oxidative stress and antioxidant enzyme activities. Acta Botanica Croatica 74 (1) 123-142.
  • Kalariya KA, Mahatma MK (2014) Response of exogenous abscisic acid on antioxidant enzymes in rice under salinity shock. Indian Journal of Agricultural Biochemistry 27 (2), 111-115.
  • Singh AL, Nakar RN, Chakraborty K, Kalariya KA (2014) Physiological efficiencies in minicore groundnut germplasm accessions during summer season. Photosynthetica 52(4): 627-635.
  • Chakraborty K, Bishi SK, Singh AL, Kalariya KA, Lokesh Kumar(2013) Moisture deficit stress affects yield and quality in groundnut seeds. Ind J Plant Physiol. (April–June 2013) 18(2):136–141.
  • Kalariya KA, Singh AL, Chakraborty K, Zala PV, Patel CB(2013) Photosynthetic characteristics of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) under water deficit. Ind J Plant Physiol. (2013) 18:157-163.

Other professional activities:

  • Life member-Indian Society for Plant Physiology(ISPP), IARI, Pusa, New Delhi, India.
  • Life member-Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Association of India (MAPAI), Anand, India.