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Dr. C.B. Gena– Vice - Chancellor

Residential Address 23, Civil Lines, Bikaner

V.C. Dr. C.B. Gena

QUALIFICATIONS

M.Sc. (Botany), Ph.D., F.B.S., F.I.F.S

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Undergraduate classes

36 years

 

Post graduate classes

25 years

 

M.Phil

15 years

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

A

RESEARCH PROJECTS COMPLETED:

 

i

Studies of pteridophytes with special reference to genus Isoetes in Rajasthan (UGC minor research project, 1977-1979).

 

ii

Investigations of fern flora of Rajasthan with special reference to their ecology, reproductive biology and survival strategies (UGC major research project, 1981-1983).

 

iii

Experimental studies of genus Isoetes in Rajasthan (UGC, minor research project, 1985-1986).

 

iv

An aerobiological survey of Ajmer with special reference to palynological studies of local flora (UGC major research project, 1988-1991).

 

v

Studies of rare and endangered species of Rajasthan. (UGC minor research project, 1999-2001).

 

 

B

RESEARCH WORK SUPERVISION:

 

Supervised research work of following candidates for the award of Ph.D. degree:

 

a.

University of Rajasthan, Jaipur:

 

vi

Dr. (Miss) Nilima Bhardwaj– “Eco-physiological and experimental studies of Isoetes L.” (1989).

 

vii

Dr. (Mrs.) Anshuma Kumar- “Reproductive biology of some xerophytic ferns of Rajasthan” (1990).

 

vii

Dr. (Miss) Maria I.C. D’Souza– “Amphibious habit with particular reference to land and water forms in Marsilea”. (1990).

 

b.

M.D.S. University, Ajmer:

 

iv

Dr. Manoj Kumar- “Ecological investigations of some Marsilea L species of Rajasthan with special reference to their reproductive biology” (1992).

 

v

Dr. Devendra Singh Barola- “Ecological and ethnobotanical investigations of the flora of Ajmer tehsil” (1992).

 

vi

Dr. (Mrs.) Zahida Khan- “Studies of pteridophytic flora of Haroti plateau, Rajasthan” (1993).

 

vii

Dr. A. K. Joshi- “An aerobiological survey of Ajmer with special reference to studies of local flora” (1994)

 

viii

Dr. Joseph, T.S.- “Cyto-taxonomic and eco-morphological studies of genus Marsilea with particular reference to Marsilea coromendeliana complex” (1995)

 

ix

Dr. Raja Ram- “Studies of population differentiation and speciation pattern in the genus Marsilea (Marsileaceae) - Impact of prolonged cultivation. (1995).

 

x

Dr. Dharminder Pal Singh- “Studies of genus Isoetes L. in Rajasthan” (1996).

 

xi

Dr. P.L. Gena- “Eco-physiological investigations of pteridophytic flora of Rajasthan” (1996).

 

xii

Dr. Sanjay Dixit- “Studies of pteridophytic flora of central Rajasthan” (1996).

 

xiii

Dr. Rajendra K. Sharma- “Experimental studies of rare and threatened ferns of Mt. Abu, Rajasthan”.

 

xiv

Dr. Ram Swaroop Jakhar- “Morphology and systematics of genus Isoetes L. in India” (1997).

 

xv

Dr. D.B. Janu- “Taxonomic investigations of the flora of Ajmer district with special reference to ecological studies of leguminous taxa” (1998).

 

xvi

Dr. Mrs. Shashi Gupta– “Floristic analysis of the vegetation of Beawar Tehsil with special reference to ecophysiological studies of Asteraceae” (1999).

 

xvii

Dr. Mukesh Khandelwal- “Taxonomical and ecological studies of vegetation of Degana tehsil, Nagaur, Rajasthan” (1999).

 

xviii

Dr. Jahangeer Kuraishi- “Taxonomical and ecological studies of vegetation of Deedwana, Nagaur district, Rajasthan”. (2000)

 

xix

Dr. Suman Yadav– “Eco-physiological investigations of genus Adiantum L. in Rajasthan”. (2000)

 

xx

Dr. Hari Prakash Yadav- “Studies of vegetation of Ajmer tehsil with special reference to taxonomic and ecological investigations of Asteraceae” (2000).

 

xxi

Dr. Natwar Kumar Vyas- “Studies on pteridophytic flora of Mewar region, Rajasthan” (2000).

 

xxii

Dr. Rajender Prasad Kanther- “Studies of Acacia Mill, and Prosopis L. in Rajasthan with special reference to seed biology and eco-physiology”.(2001)

 

xxiii

Dr. Mrs. Rekha Todarwal- “Ecological investigations of weed flora of Central Rajasthan”.(2001)

 

xxiv

Dr. Madhu Gupta- “Morphological, ecological and experimental studies of Parthenium hysterophorus Linn.”(2001)

 

xxv

Shabana Khan – “Systematics, ecology and seed biology of genus Euphorbia L. in Rajasthan”. (2002)

 

xxvi

Abha Dhingra- “Eco-physiology of Alhagi pseudoalhagi (M.Bieb.) Desv. (Family-Fabaceael) and Ageratum conyzoides Linn. (Family -Asteraceae).” (2002)

 

xxvii

Dr. Mrs. Anupama Yadav- “Phytogeographical Investigations of Central Rajasthan”.(2002)

 

xxviii

Dr. Mrs. Vibha Bharadwaj– “Taxonomy of Medicinal Plants of Ajmer” (2005).

 

 

C

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS:

 

1

Isoetes in Rajasthan. 1976. J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 73: 559-562 (Jointly with Mital & Bhardwaja).

 

2

New localities for leptosporangiate ferns in Rajasthan, India, 1978. J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 75: 533-535 (jointly with Bhardwaja & Yadav).

 

3

The genus Qphioglossum in Rajasthan. 1979. J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 75: 988-989 (jointly with Sharma & Bhardwaja).

 

4

Occurrence of foliar leaves on long.shoots of Pinus, 1978. Experientia 34: 1168 (jointly with Ghemawat).

 

5

Twins in Plants. 1978: Scientia 21 : 61-63.

 

6

A new species of Selaginella from India. 1979. Amer. Fern. J. 69 : 119-121 (jointly with Bhardwaja & Yadav).

 

7

Occurrence of Parthenium hysterophorus Linn, in Rajasthan, India. 1980. Geobios 7 : 230-231 Gointly with Bhardwaja).

 

8

Congress grass- Parthenium hysterophorus Linn, in Ajmer. 1981. Scientia 22 & 23 : 75-76.

 

9

Newly recorded and rediscovered ferns at Mt. Abu, Rajasthan, India. 1981. J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 78 : 639-641 (jointly with Bhardwaja et al.).

 

10

SEM studies of Rajasthan species of genus Isoetes L. 1984. Progress in Botanical Research, Chandigarh. 76-77 (jointly with Bhardwaja).

 

11

Three new species of Isoetes from Rajasthan, India. 1984. J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 81 : 165-168 Jointly with Bhardwaja).

 

12

Phytochemical investigations of the Rajasthan species of Isoetes L. 1984. J. Indian bot. Soc. 63 (Supplement) : 33 (jointly with Malik & Padala).

 

13

Ecological and phytogeographical studies of pteridophytic flora of Rajasthan. 1984. J. Indian bot. Soc. 63 (Supplement) : 33 (jointly with Bhardwaja & Yadav).

 

14

Recent pteridological researches in Rajasthan. A Review-1960-1984. 1984. National Seminar on Bot. Researches in India (Rajasthan) 39 (jointly with Bhardwaja).

 

15

Bio-energy potential of Rajasthan flora with special reference to Ajmer region. 1985. National Seminar on Bio-energy Education, Ajmer (jointly with Bhardwaja & Yadav).

 

16

Epidermal features of Rajasthan species of genus Isoetes L. 1985. J. Indian bot. Soc 64 (Supplement) 39 (jointly with Bhardwaja & Sen).

 

17

Pteridophytic flora of Mainal, Rajasthan, India. 1985. J. Indian bot. Soc. 64 (Supplement) 38 (jointly with Bhardwaj & Sen).

 

18

Reproductive biology with special reference to biological status and speciation in some pteridophytic taxa of north-western India. 1985. National seminar on Reproductive Biology of plants including endangered species, Meerut. 57 (jointly with Bhardwaja).

 

19

Tracheary tissue morphology and habitat variations in genus Marsilea. 1985. Symposium on Advances in Bryology and Pteridology, Hyderabad (jointly with Bhardwaja).

 

20

Observations on cytological status of Rajasthan ferns. 1986. Indian Sci. Congress Association, Delhi (jointly with Bhardwaja).

 

21

Distribution and ecology of Rajasthan species of Isoetes L. 1986. National Symposium on biology of Indian Pteridophytes. 25 : (jointly with Bhardwaja & Sen).

 

22

A screening of pteridophytic flora of Rajasthan with special reference to endangered ferns and fern allies. 1986. National Symposium on Biology of Indian Pteridophytes. 35 (jointly with Bhardwaja & Varma).

 

23

SEM studies of sporoderm of Rajasthan species of Ophioglossum L. 1986. 73rd Indian Science Congress Association, New Delhi! 73 (jointly with Yadav & Bhardwaja)

 

24

Tracheary morphology of Rajasthan species of Isoetes L. 1986. J. Indian bot. Soc. 65 (Supplement) : 37.

 

25

Status survey of pteridophytic flora of Rajasthan with special reference to endangered ferns and fern allies. 1987. Indian Fern J. 4 : 47-50 (jointly with Bhardwaja & Verma).

 

26

Distribution and ecological studies .of Rajasthan species of Isoetes L. 1987. Indian Fern J. 4 : 51-54 (jointly with Bhardwaj & Sen).

 

27

Problems of eutrophication in lakes around Ajmer. 1987. Scientia 29-30 : 17-20 (jointly with Sharma).

 

28

SEM studies of spores of Isoetes L. of Rajasthan, India. 1987. Phytomorphology 37 : 29-33 (jointly with Bhardwaj).

 

29

Cytotaxonomic studies of Rajasthan Isoetes L. 1987: J. Indian bot Soc. 66 (Supplement).

 

30

Researches in Pteridophytes of Rajasthan. A Review. 1987. National Seminar on advances in Botanical Researches in India during the last ten years, Bikaner. 7.

 

31

A census of weed flora of Ajmer district, Rajasthan, 1987. All India Seminar on advances in Botanical Researches in India during the last ten years, Bikaner. 40 (jointly with Sankla & Bhardwaja).

 

32

Status survey of pteridophytic flora of Rajasthan with special reference to endangered ferns and fern allies. 1987. In S.S. Bir (Ed.) “Biology of Indian Pteridophytes” 167-170 (jointly with Bhardwaja & Varma), Indian Fern Society, Patiala.

 

33

Distribution and ecological studies on Rajasthan species of Isoetes L. 1987. In S.S. Bir (Ed.) “Biology of Indian Pteridophytes” 171-174 (jointly with Bhardwaj & Sen), Indian Fern Society, Patiala.

 

34

A note on vegetation of Rajasthan, 1988. Scientia 31: 19-26 (jointly with Sharma).

 

 

 

35

A survey of pteridophytic flora of Haroti plateau, Rajasthan, India. 1988. Indian Fern J. 5: 58-62 (jointly with Sharma & Varma).

 

36

Athyrium gametophytes in nature. 1988. Geobios New Reports. 7: 175-177 (jointly with Malik & Bhardwaja).

 

37

Survival strategies of Isoetes L. in Rajasthan. 1988. Second National Conference on Pteridology, Lucknow. 34 (jointly with Bhardwaja).

 

38

Heat and drought resistance in some Rajasthan ferns. 1988. Second National conference in Pteridology, Lucknow. 35 (jointly with Bhardwaia1)

 

39

Effect of Dikegulac-sodium on spore germination on some ferns. 1988. National Seminar on Research Advances in Plant Growth regulator Research, Jodhpur. 42 (jointly with Bhardwaj & Sharma).

 

40

Pteridophytic flora of Parasuram Hills, Rajasthan. 1989. 76th Indian Science Congress Association, Madurai. 88 (jointly with Bhardwaja).

 

41

SEM studies of two species of Selaginella Beauv. of Rajasthan, India. 1989. Phytomorphology 39 (jointly with Sharma & Bhardwaja).

 

42

SEM studies of five species of Ophioglossum L. of Rajasthan, India. 1989. Phytomorphology : 39 (jointly with Yadav & Bhardwaja).

 

43

A study of growth hormones on Ophioglossum sporophytes. 1989. Adv. Plant Sci. 2(1) : 130-133 (jointly with yadav & Bhardwaja).

 

44

Observations on Isoetes L. in Rajasthan. 1989: International Symposium on Present and Future perspectives in Pteridology, Jaipur. 123.

 

45

Isoetitalia of Rajasthan, India. 1989. International Symposium on Present and Future Perspectives in Pteridology, Jaipur. 125 (jointly with Bhardwaja).

 

46

Pteridological researches in Rajasthan. 1989. International Symposium on Present and Future Perspectives in Pteridology, Jaipur. Souvenir. 29-41 (jointly with Bhardwaja).

 

47

Observations on Isoetes 1989. National Symposium on Plant Science Research in India: Present Status and Future Challenges, Patiala. 12.

 

48

Ecological investigations of Rajastan species of Isoetes L. 1989. J. Indian bot. Soc. 67 (Supplement): 46-47.

 

49

New localities of Isoetes in Rajasthan. 1990. XII Botanical Conference, Nagpur.

 

50

Effect of light on spore germination in some ferns of Rajasthan. 1990. National Symposium on Environmental Influence on seed and germination mechanism- Recent Advances in Research and Technology, Jodhpur 63-64 (jointly with Joshi).

 

51

An enumeration of grasses and sedges of Ajmer district. 1990. Geobios New Report 9: (jointly with Sharma and Joshi).

 

52

Effect of hypertermia on photosynthetic pigmet stability in Rajasthan species of Selaginella. 1990. Indian Sci. Congress Association, Cochin (jointly with Sharma & Sharma).

 

53

Atmospheric pollen survey of Ajmer. 1990. National Symposium on “Frontiers of Botanical Research, Department of Botany, Punjab University, Chandigarh, 129-130 (jointly with Joshi).

 

54

Biogeographic dimensions of the northwest Indian Pteridophytes. 1990. Progress in Pteridology, Michigan Ann. Arbor, USA. 23-27 (jointly with Bhardwaja).

 

55

Effect of light qualities on spore germination in some fern species. 1991. Proc. Intern. Seed Symposium, Jodhpur, India (Eds.) D.N. Sen & S. Mohammed. 165-167 (jointly with Joshi).

 

56

Cytological studies of Rajastan species of Isoetes 1. 1992. In : T.N Bhardwaja & C.B Gena (Eds.) Perspectives in Pteridology - Present and Future. Today & Tomorrow's Printers & Publishers, New Delhi. 495-499. (jointly with Bhardwaja).

 

57

Effect of carbohydrate nutrition on isolated rhizome apical segments of Marsilea L. 1992. In : T.N. Bhardwaja & C.B. Gena (Eds.) Perspectives in Pteridology- Present and Future. Today and Tomorrow’s, Printers & Publishers, New Delhi. 393-399. (jointly with Bhardwaja).

 

58

Scope and relevance of environmental education. 1992. Natl. seminar on “Communication strategy for environmental awareness for a common man” sponsored by Dept. of Envt. Govt. of Rajastan, Jaipur at Kota Open University Kota. (jointly with Manoj Kumar & Daya Ram).

 

59

Extension strategy for environmental awareness. 1992. Natl. seminar on “Communication strategy for environmental awareness for a common man” sponsored by Dept. of Envt. Govt. of Rajastan, Jaipur at Kota Open University Kota. (jointly with Manoj Kumar & Daya Ram).

 

60

Mass media and environmental awareness 1992. Natl. seminar on communication strategy for environmental awareness for a common man" sponsored by Dept. of Envt. Govt. of Rajastan, Jaipur at Kota Open University Kota. (jointly with Manoj Kumar & Daya Ram).

 

61

Anatomical studies of Isoetes tuberculata. 1993. 16th Botanical Conference, Indian Botanical Society held at R.D. Univ., Jabalpur.

 

62

A comparative study of vascular tissues of some Marsilea species. I. Xylem. 1993. Indian Fern J. 10: 92-97 (jointly with Bhardwaja & D’Souza).

 

63

A comparative study of vascular tissues of some Marsilea species. II. Phloem. 1993. Indian Fern J. 10: 86-91 (jointly with Bhardwaja & D’Souza).

 

64

A new species of Marsilea L. from India. 1994. Indian Fern J. 11: 49-52 (jointly with Bhardwaja & D’Souza).

 

65

Allelopathic effects of Parthenium hysterophorus Linn, on spore germination in Christella dentata (Forsk.) Holttum. 1994. 81st session of ISCA held at Jaipur.

 

66

Phenology of Rajastan taxa of Isoetes L. 1995. National symposium on “Researches in Pteridology held at Jodhpur. 77.

 

67

Pteridophytic flora of Udaipur division. 1995. National symposium on “Researches in Pteridology” held at Jodhpur. 34. (jointly with Gena, PL. et. al.).

 

68

Epidermal and stomatal morphology of some Marsilea species. 1995. National symposium on “Researches in Pteridology” held at Jodhpur. 75. (jointly with D’Souza & Bhardwaja).

 

69

Vivipary in the Genus Isoetes L. from Rajasthan. 1995. National symposium on “Researches in Pteridology” held at Jodhpur. (jointly with Bhardwaj).

 

70

Pollen calender of Ajmer. 1998. National symposium on “Bronchial Asthma Update” held at JLN Medical College, Ajmer (jointly with Joshi).

 

71

Systematics and taxonomy of pteridophytes of Rajasthan. 1998. Indian Fern J. 15 : 139-148.

 

72

Epidermal and Stomatal morphology of some Marsilea species 1999. Indian fern J 16: 134-137.

 

73

Rediscovery of Cordia crenata from Ajmer-2001. Geobios New Records. 21: 141-142

 

74

Pteridological researches in Rajasthan, 2002. Advances in Pteridology PC Trivedi (Ed) 154-172.

 

D

ACADEMIC AWARDS:

 

i

Recepient of Prof. S.S. Bir Medal for outstanding research contribution in the field of pteridology by the Indian Fern Society, Patiala (1991).

 

ii

Fellow- Indian Botanical Society, Meerut (1994).

 

iii

Fellow- Indian Fern Society, Patiala (1996)

 

 

E

MAJOR RESEARCH CONTRIBUTIONS:

 

i

First record of Isoetes from Rajasthan.

 

ii

Report of a new species of Selaginella from India.

 

iii

Report of Parthenium from Rajasthan.

 

iv

Report of three new species of Isoetes from Rajasthan

 

v

Report of many endangered and threatened taxa of Rajasthan.

 

vi

Report of a new species of Marsilea from India.

 

vii

Report of a new species of Marsilea from Rajasthan.

 

viii

Report of several new tree taxa from Ajmer.

 

 

F

MEMBERSHIP OF ACADEMIC BODIES:

 

i

Founder member, The India Fern Society, Patiala.

 

ii

Life member, The Indian Botanical Society, Bhagalpur.

 

iii

Member, The Society of Bionaturalists, Bhopal.

 

iv

Member, The Indian Science Congress Association, Calcutta.

 

v

Member, Geobios International, Jodhpur

 

vi

Member, Geobios New Reports, Jodhpur.

 

vii

Member, Academic Council, Shri Rawatpura International University, Chhattisgarh

 

viii

Member Editorial Board Indian fern Journal, Patiala.

 

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Member, Board of Studies in Botany, MDS University, Ajmer.

 

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Member, Academic Council, MDS University, Ajmer.

 

 

G

PARTICIPATION IN SEMINARS, SYMPOSIA AND CONFERENCES:

 

i

Seventh All India Botanical Conference held at University of Rajasthan, Jaipur 1984.

 

ii

National Seminar on "Botanical Researches in India (Rajasthan)" held at University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, 1984.

 

iii

National Symposium on "Biology of Indian Pteridophytes" held at Punjabi University, Patiala, 1986.

 

iv

National Seminar on "Bio-Energy Education" held at Regional College of Education, Ajmer 1986.

 

v

Nineth All India Botanical Conference held at Madras University, Madras, 1986.

 

vi

National Seminar on "Role of Herbaria in Scientific Research and Development," Univ. of Rajasthan, Jaipur, 1988.

 

vii

Second National Conference on Pteridology, held at National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, 1988.

 

viii

International Symposium on "Present and Future Perspectives in Pteridology" held at University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, 1989.

 

ix

International Symposium on "Environmental Influences on Seed and Germination Mechanism -Recent Advances in Research and technology", University of Jodhpur, Jodhpur, 1990.

 

x

National Symposium on "Frontiers of Botanical Research", held at Punjab University, Chandigarh, 1990.

 

xi

National Symposium on "Current Trends in Pteridology" held at St. Xavier's College, Palayamkottai, Tamilnadu, 1991.

 

xii

National Symposium on "Research in Pteridology", held at Jodhpur, 1995.

 

xiii

National Symposium on "Bronchial Asthma Update" held at JLN Medical College, Ajmer, 1998.

 

 

H

BOOKS AUTHORED:

 

i

"Present and Future Perspectives in Pteridology" (Two volumes), M/s. Today & Tomorrows Printing & Publishers, New Delhi.

 

ii

Text book of Botany - 8 volumes

 

iii

Practical Botany - 3 volumes

 

iv

Textbook of Microbiology.

 

v

Textbook of Environmental Studies.

 

 

 

I

ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE:

 

i

Convener an All India UGC sponsored seminar on "Information services for college librarians" held at Government College, Shahpura, Rajasthan in 1981.

 

ii

Co-Convener, International Symposium on "Present and Future Perspectives in Pteridology" held at the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur in 1989.

 

iii

Administrative-Secretary to Vice-Chancellor, Kota Open University, Kota (1.8.1991 to 31.7.1992)

 

 

J

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE:

 

i

Administrative-Secretary to Vice-Chancellor, Kota Open University, Kota (01.08.1991 to 31.07.1992)

 

ii

Head, Department of Botany, Government College, Ajmer (26.02.1997 to 17.04.2001)

 

iii

Drawing & Disbursing Officer, Government College, Ajmer (18.04.2001 to 12.10.2002)

 

iv

Vice Principal, Academic, Government College, Ajmer (12.10.2002 to 31.07.2003)

 

v

Principal, Government College, Nasirabad. (01.08.03 to 15.07.05)

 

vi

Principal, Government College, Ajmer. (16.07.2005 to 07.08.06)