Name: Dr. Mukesh Singh                                                                                                       

Designation : Assistant Professort


        Dr. Singh joined this Institute in February, 2007


Mobile No.: +919903262707

Phone No. : 913224 252900; Extn.232
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Contact Details : 

Department of Biotechnology
Haldia Institute of Technology
ICARE Complex, HIT Campus, Haldia, PO-HIT                                                                                  
Dist. PurbaMedinipur, West Bengal, INDIA




Ph.D. (Molecular Biology  from Jadavpur University)                                                              Post Dctoral  Experience:

1, With Prof Dr. Pradeep Das, ICMR, Patna, India

Worked on multiple-drug resistant strains of Leishmania donavani. Cloning and functational characterization of full length Ascorbate peroxidase gene  was done to evaluate the role of this gene on oxidative stress in Leishmania sp.

 2, With Dr. K.P Mohankumar, IICB, Kolkata, India

Study the effect of Vitamin D3 on MPP+ treated coculture of neuroblastoma cell line and astrocytes.



Genetics, Recombinant DNA Technology, Proteomics and Nanobiotechnology.

Other Skills

Plant Breeding and Biostatistics



Teaching Experience:

  •     1. July 18, 2005 to February 16, 2007 in Bengal College of Engineering & Technology, Durgapur
  •     2. Since February 17, 2007 to till date as a Assistant Professor in the Department of  
  •       Biotechnology, Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia, India for the course Bachelor and Master in
  •                                             Engineering in Biotechnology.

    Course Taught

    Odd Semester 2015-16

    BT501 Genetics

    Course Home

    BT591 Genetics Lab     Course Home
    MBT115A  Genomics & Proteomics      Course Home

    CH301 Basic Environmental Engineering & Elementary Biology

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    Even Semester 2015-16

    BT601 Recombinant DNA Technology

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     BT691 Recombinant DNA Technology Lab     Course Home
    BT801 Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology     Course Home
    Areas of Research

    §  Molecular Genetics, Genetics Toxicology, Bioremediation and Nanobiotechnology



    Research Grants

    1.  Title of Proposed Project: Biorational management of rice pests: evaluation of nanoparticle based and endophyte mediated approaches (as Associate  Scientist)
    Name of the Agency: Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
    Period: August 2015- August 2018
    Budget: Rs. 25,00,000/-

    2. Title of Proposed Project: Heat and Salt Tolerant Microbial Biofertilizer with improved efficiency to withstand environmental stress (as Co PI)
    Name of the Agency: DST, West Bengal
    Period: Nov 2015-Oct 2018
    Budget: Rs. 14,38000/-


    Collaborative research with:

    1, Dr. Samar K Saha, Assot. Professor, Dept. of Zoology, Vishva Bharati.

    2, Dr. Abhishek Banerjee, Asst. Professor, ISI Giridih.

    3, Mr. Santosh Kumar, Asst. Prof. Dept. of Food Tech. Central Inst. of Technology, Assam.

    Research Guidance at Doctoral level

    A. Working as a Ph.D Scholars:

          1. Md. Shabbir, registered at Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, West Bengal

          2. Mrs. Swati Maity; Registered at Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal. 

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    Updated View on ResearchGate:

    Books/Book Chapter:

      1. Mukesh Singh*, 2012. Antimutagenic and Bactericidal effect of Betel vine ethanolextract.Lambart Academic Publisher, Germany. ISSN: 978-3-659-17920-4

    2.      Mukesh Singh*, Asmita Dutta and Abhijit Sarkar, 2014. Herbal Antioxidants: Blessing of Nature to the Living world", Edted by Dr. Sanjib Kumar Jana, Centre for Human development research (CHDR) Science I, Renaissance Publisher Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata, India

    Refereed Journal Publications:

    1. Mukesh Singh,*Anjana Mullick, Madhurima Banerjee, Ritesh Kumar, Bulletin of material Sciences [Springer; IF 1.02].

    2.      Mukesh Singh, Elucidation of biogenic silver nanoparticles susceptibility towards Escherichia coli: an investigation on the antimicrobial mechanism, 2015. IET Nanobiotechnology. [IEEE; IF 1.5]

    3.      Swati Maiti, Kankaayan Sasmal, Sudarson Sekhar Sinha, Mukesh Singh*, 2016. Analysis of cytotoxicity and genotoxicity on E. coli, Human blood cells and Allium cepa suggests a greater toxic potential of hair dye.  Ecotoxicology & Environmental Safety, 124, 248-254.[Elsevier; IF 2.79]

    4.        Santosh Kumar, Mukesh Singh, D Halder and A Mitra, 2015. Lippia javanica: a cheap natural source for the synthesis of antibacterial silver. Nanocolloid. Applied Nanoscience. [Springer] DOI:10.1007/s13204-015-0507-6

    5.      Mukesh Singh*, Monikonkana Dasgupta and Sohan Biswas, 2015. Leaf extract of cracker plant (Ruellia tuberosa Linn) induces metal chelating activity and DNA strands break: implications for its antioxidant-prooxidant property, Oriental Pharmacy and Experimental Medicine [Springer] DOI 10.1007/s13596-015-0203-9

    6.      S.R. Goswami, T. Sahareen, Mukesh Singh*, S. Kumar, Role of biogenic silver nanoparticles in disruption of cell–cell adhesion in Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli biofilm. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 2015. 26, 73-80.[Elsevier; IF 3.51]

    7.    S Kumar, Mukesh Singh, D Halder and A Mitra, 2014. Mechanistic Study of Antibacterial Activity of Biologically Synthesized Silver Nanocolloids. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects 449: 82–86.[Elsevier; IF 2.75]

    8.      Swati Maiti, Sudarson Sekhar Sinha, Mukesh Singh*, Hair Dye-DNA electrostatic interaction; plausible cause of mutation, Cosmetics 2015, 2, 313-321. doi:10.3390/cosmetics2040313 [MDPI]

    9.      Mukesh Singh*, A Das, D Singh, P Maiti, Md. Shabir, A Das, 2014. High genotoxicity of shipyard contaminants on Allium cepa and calf thymus DNA. Environmental Chemistry Letters 2014, 12(2): 321-327.DOI: 10.1007/s10311-013-0446-y. ISSN 1610-3653[Springer; IF 2.57]

    10.  S Kumar, R M Daimar, M Swargiary, A Brahma, S Kumar and M Singh, 2013. Biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using Premna herbacea leaf extract and evaluation of its antimicrobial activity against bacteria causing dysentery. International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences, 4(4): 378 – 384. ISSN 1023-4861.[IF 2.96]

    11.  Mukesh Singh*, R K Chowdhary, I Chowdhary, S K Mandal, 2012. Assessment of Genetic Diversity among Elite Cultivars of Ricinuscommunis L. Using RAPD Markers for Plant Breeding. International Journal of Plant breeding, 6(2): 84-88. ISSN 1752-3478.

    12.  Mukesh Singh* et al., 2012. DNA protective property of tea leaf (Camellia sinensis) against reactive oxygen species. Journal of Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Science, 22(09): 1-5. ISSN: 2230-7885.[IF 2.14]

    13.  Mukesh Singh*, I Chaudhuri, S K Mandal, R K Chaudhuri, 2011. Development of RAPD Markers linked to Fusarium Wilt Resistance Gene in Castor Bean (Ricinus communis L). Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Journal, Vol. 2011: GEBJ-28: 1-9. ISSN: 21503516.

    14.  A Dutta and Mukesh Singh*, 2011. Comparative analysis of Aqueous Extract of Amaranth and Coriander in scavenging free radical activity and protection of DNA against oxidative damage. Chiang Journal of Science, 38(4); 560-571. ISSN: 0125-2526.

    15.  A Datta, S Ghoshdastidar and Mukesh Singh*, 2011. Antimicrobial Property of Piper betel Leaf against Clinical Isolates of Bacteria. International Journal of Pharma Sciences and Research 2(3), 2011,104-109. ISSN: 0975-9492.

    16.  R Chatterjee, S Ray, P Som, A Datta, S Ghoshdastidhar, A Dutta and Mukesh Singh*, 2011. Free radical scavenging and antiglycation property of ethanol extract of paan (Betel vine). Discourses Sciences, 1(1): 99-107.

    17.  T Dasgupta and Mukesh Singh, 2003. Diversity in advanced breeding lines in chickpea. International Chickpea &Pigeonpea Newsletter, 10: 38-41.

    18.  Mukesh Singh, I Chaudhuri and R K Chaudhuri, 2006. PCR based isolation of Resistance gene anologuesfrom castor: genomic and cDNA library. J. of Bot. Society of Bengal 60 (2): 101-104.


    Sequences submitted in the EMBL/NCBI database

    Reported from castor plant- Three sequences:

    1. BankIt1359615Seq1HM748463

    2. BankIt1359615Seq2HM748464

    3. BankIt1359615 Seq3 HM748465