Dr. Narayan Kumar

Faculty, Narayan Kumar - NIIT University


Assistant Professor


Biotechnology and Bioinformatics


B.Sc. [Banaras Hindu University]
M.Sc. [Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee]
Ph.D. [Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani ]

Teaching Field: 

Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering, Biochemistry & Bioinformatics.


Teaching Experience:  5 Years (During PhD.) +  5 Years (NIIT University)
Research Experience:  6 years (During PhD.) + 5 Years (NIIT University)
Industrial Experience:  6 month (Techno Concept Pvt. Ltd.)

Research Areas:

Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics

Research Focus:

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology aspects of Lactic acid bacteria
Plasmid manipulation and Prokaryotic vector designing.
Drug Docking and Protein Modelling

Other Interests:

Reading Novels, Playing Chess & Badminton.



Information of Research Publications

Research Publication Details (From 2011 to 2016):

  • Mehrotra, R., Gupta, G., Sethi, R., Bhalothia, P., Kumar, N., Mehrotra, S. (2011), “Designer promoter: an artwork of cis engineering”, Plant Molecular Biology, 75(6), 527 - 536.
  • Kumar, N., Jyotsana, N., Paul, S., and Das, A. (2011), “Identification and screening of lactic acid bacteria for the presence of naturally occurring plamids”, International Journal of Integrative Biology,11(2): 85 - 89.
  • Kumar, N., Ponnaluri, C. V. K., Putarjunan, A., Ranganathan, S., Roy, U., and Das, A. (2012), “Characterization of temperature inducible promoters from a novel rolling circle replicating plasmid of Enterococcus faecium DJ1”, Plasmid, 67(3), 211-226

Research Publication Details (Before 2011):

One Patent filed with the title:

  • 3004/DEL/2010, Das, A. and Kumar, N. (2010), “ Temperature inducible promoter derivable from Enterococcus faecium DJ1 plasmid, and its use in E. coli for production of desired protein”

Dr. Narayan Kumar has joined NU as Assistant Professor in the area of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics. He received a PhD. degree in Biotechnology from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (BITS, Pilani). He did his Master degree in Biotechnology from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IITR) and Bachelor degree in Chemistry from Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi. Dr. Narayan Kumar has few months of industrial experience in Protein Synthesis. He started his scientific career in the area of Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics. As a research outcome, Dr. Narayan Kumar has published number of research papers in renowned journals. Also, he has filed a patent on “Temperature Inducible Promoter Derived and Modified from Enterococcus Faecium DJ1 Plasmid, and its Use in E.coli for Production of Desired Protein”.