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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, Synthetic Biology, 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:

Social activities, Playing Chess & Badminton.



Information of Research Publications

Research Journals

  • 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
  • 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. 
  • Goyal, L., Kumar, N., and Khanna, S. 2019. Butanol tolerant bacteria: isolation and characterization of butanol tolerant staphylococcus sciuri sp. Journal of Biotech Research 10: 59-68. 
  • Devi, A., Kumar, N., and Khanna, S. 2019. Downregulation of Lactate Dehydrogenase Expression in Lactobacillus brevis ATCC367. Research journal of Biotechnology  
  • Devi, A., Kumar, N., and Khanna, S. 2019. Lactobacillus: A promising genus for the production of industrially important metabolite. Research journal of Biotechnology


  • 57th Annual Conference of AMI & International Symposium on Microbes and Biosphere: What's New and What's Next, Guwahati University, November 24-27, 2016
  • 2 day Workshop on In Silico Drug Discovery & Designing, AIIMS, Delhi, Sept 19-20, 2015
  • AMI National Conference-2014- Empowering Mankind with Microbial Technologies, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India, November 12-14, 2014
  • ASM Virtual Workshop on Art of Science and Communication, NIIT University, Neemrana, Sept 30, 2014
  • AMI- International symposium-2013- frontier discoveries and innovation in microbiology and its Interdisciplinary Relevance. Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, Haryana, India, November 17-20, 2013
  • National Conference on Contemporary Trends in Biological and Pharmaceutical Research, BITS, Pilani, March 12-13, 2011
  • Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights Management organized by ED and IPR Unit, BITS, Pilani, April 25, 2010
  • National Seminar on Frontiers in Biotechnology, DBT, Bharthiar University, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, July 22-24, 2009
  • International Symposium on Applied Phycology and Environmental Biotechnology, BITS, Pilani, Oct 29-31, 2007
  • All India Seminar on Advances in Botanical, Biotechnological and Microbiological, Bikaner University and MNAS, Bikaner, Dec 26-28, 2006
  • International Conference on Malaria, ICMR Delhi & NVBDCP, DELHI & MMV, Geneva, Nov 4-6, 2005


  • PhD fellowship from UGC-BSR and Ministry and Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, BITS-PILANI
  • Merit Scholarship in M.Sc. by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
  • Poster Award given in conference organized by Bharthiar University, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu

Patent Granted:

  • Patent No. 304798. Das, A. and Kumar, N. 2019. "Temperature inducible promoter derived and modified from Enterococcus faecium DJ1 plasmid and its use in E.coli for production of desired protein".

Dr. Narayan Kumar received his Ph.D in Biotechnology from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (BITS, Pilani). He has been actively involved in teaching as well as research for more than 12 years. He has chaired several conferences and symposia at the national level. He is a member of the American Society of Microbiology, USA and Association of Microbiologists of India. As a research supervisor, he has supervised 12 B.Tech, 8 Masters and 1 Ph.D thesis. He has published many research papers in the reputed journals. Recently he received a patent on temperature inducible promoter derived and modified from Enterococcus Faecium DJ1 Plasmid. He has received awards from UGC-BSR, MHRD, and DBT Government of India. He is currently working as Assistant Professor at NIIT University. Dr. Kumar is also associated with Swachh Bharat and Unnat Bharat project at NIIT university Neemrana.