Profile of Dr Mahesh Kumar


Name: Dr. Mahesh Kumar

Designation: Scientist 

Date of Birth: 15.01.1981

Area of Specialization: Phenotyping for Abiotic Stress Tolerance

Email Id:

Mobile: +91-7709451261; Phone: 02112-254057, Fax: 02112-254056




Year of Passing


Ph.D. (Plant physiology)


Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India

M.Sc (Plant Physiology)


CCS HAU, Hissar

B.Sc (Agriculture)


Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi


Professional History





April , 2011 to till Date

ICAR-National Institute for Abiotic Stress Management, Malegaon, Baramati, Maharashtra



Published more than 15 research papers,   review papers, 10 popular articles . h-index 7, i10- 6 index.

Publications List (10 best)

  1. Govindasamy V., George, P., Aher, L.,  Ramesh, S.V., Thangasamy, A.,  Anandan, S.,  Raina, S.K., Kumar, M.,  Rane, J.,  Annapurna, K., Minhas, P.S. 2017. Comparative conventional and phenomics approaches to assess symbiotic effectiveness of Bradyrhizobia strains in soybean (Glycine max L. Merrill) to drought. Scientific Reports. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-06441-3
  2. Kumar, M., Raina, S.K., Govindasamy, V., Singh, A.K., Choudhary, R.L., Rane, J. and Minhas, P.S. 2017. Assimilates mobilization, stable canopy temperature and expression of expansin stabilizes grain weight in wheat cultivar LOK-1 under different soil moisture conditions. Botanical Studies 58:14. DOI 10.1186/s40529-017-0169-7
  3. Mahesh Kumar., Govindasamy, V., Rane, J.,  Singh, A.K,  Choudhary, R.L, Raina, S.K., George,P., Aher Lk., Singh NP. 2017. Canopy temperature depression (CTD) and canopy greenness associated with variation in seed yield of soybean genotypes grown in semi-arid environment. South African J Botany. DOI 10.1016/j.sajb.2017.08.016
  4. Rane, J., Sharma, D., Ekatpure, S., Aher, L., Kumar, M., Prasad, S.V.S., Nankar, A.N., & Singh, N.P. (2019). Relative tolerance of photosystem II in spike, leaf, and stem of bread and durum wheat under desiccation. Photosynthetica, 57(4), 1100-1108. doi: 10.32615/ps.2019.111.
  5. Govindasamy, V., Raina, S.K,., Kumar M. et al. 2017. Functional and phylogenetic diversity of cultivable rhizobacterial endophytes of sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek.  doi:10.1007/s10482-017-0864-0
  6. Raina, S.K., Govindasamy, V., Kumar, M. et al.  2017. Genetic variation in physiological responses of mungbeans (Vigna radiata (L.)  Wilczek) to drought. Acta Physiol Plant 38: 263. doi:10.1007/s11738-016-2280-x
  7. S.K. Bal, P.S. Minhas, Yogeshwar Singh, Mahesh Kumar, D.P. Patel, J. Rane, P. Suresh kumar, P. Ratnakumar B.U. Choudhary and N.P. Singh. (2017). Coping with hailstorm in vulnerable Deccan Plateau region of India: technological interventions for crop recovery. Current science.
  8. Mahesh Kumar, Jagadish Rane, Narendra Pratap Singh and Mukesh Kumar (2017) Imaging techniques to assess plant responses to abiotic stresses. Bulletin of Environment, Pharmacology and Life Sciences. Special issue 1, 2017
  9. Sukumar Taria, Jagadish Rane, Badre Alam, Mahesh Kumar, Rohit Babar, Hirdayesh Anuragi K, et al (2019) Combining IR imaging, chlorophyll fluorescence and phenomic approach for assessing diurnal canopy temperature dynamics and desiccation stress management in Azadirachta indica and Terminalia mantaly Agroforest Syst


Awards and Recognitions

  • Secured ICAR-JRF in the year 2006
  • Secured ICAR-SRF in the year 2008


Member of Professional bodies

  • Life Member of Indian Society for Plant Physiology
  • Life member of Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA)
  • Life member of SARAS
  • Life member of Indian Ecological Society
  • Life member of Prof HN Srivastava Foundation