K. Pandiyan

Professional Experience:

Joined as Scientist at ICAR-NAARM (98th FOCARS) on 01.07.2013

Scientist from 10.10.2013 to till date at ICAR-NBAIM, Mau


Research Interest:

· Bio-energy and bio-products from agricultural residues

· Microbe mediated abiotic stress management

Contact Details:

Address : ICAR-National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms

Post Bag No.6, Kushmaur, Mau, Uttar Pradesh – 275103, India

Phone : +91 547 2530080 (Office); +91 8005202082 (Mobile)

E-Mail : Pandiyan.K@icar.gov.in; pandiannkl@gmail.com

Significant recognition (Awards/Fellowships/ Technologies transferred/ Patents etc.):


Junior Research Fellowship (Indian Council of Agricultural Research)


Senior Research Fellowship (Indian Agricultural Research Institute)


Junior Research Fellowship (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research – University Grants Commission, India)


International Travel Support (Science & Engineering Research Board, Dept. of Science & Technology) to attend conference at Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Membership of Societies:

On-going projects:

· Deciphering antimicrobial and plant growth promoting activities of rhizosphere actinomycetes under pathogenic stress condition in tomato (PI)

Publications (no.)

· Research papers - 03; · Reviews - 02 ; · Books - Nil; · Book Chapters - 07

· Popular articles - 02

List of publications (Best 10 publications):

  1. Chakdar, H., Kumar, M., Pandiyan, K., Singh, A., Nanjappan, K., Kashyap, P.L., Srivastava, A.K. (2016). Bacterial xylanases: biology to biotechnology. 3 Biotech, vol. 6: 150.
  2. Yadav, A.K., Manna, S., Pandiyan, K., Singh, A., Kumar, M., Chakdar, H., Kashyap, P.L., Srivastava, A.K. (2016). Isolation and characterization of biosurfactant producing Bacillus sp. from diesel fuel-contaminated site. Microbiology, vol. 85(1): 56-62.
  3. Dixit, R., Wasiullah, Malaviya, D., Pandiyan, K., Singh, U.B., Sahu, A., Shukla, R., Singh, B.P., Rai, J.P., Sharma, P.K., Lade, H. and Paul, D. (2015). Bioremediation of Heavy Metals from Soil and Aquatic Environment: An Overview of Principles and Criteria of Fundamental Processes, Sustainability, 7: 2189 – 2212
  4. Pandiyan, K., Tiwari, R., Rana, S., Arora, A., Singh, S., Saxena, A.K., Nain, L. (2014). Comparative efficiency of different pretreatment methods on enzymatic digestibility of Parthenium sp. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 30 (1): 55-64.
  5. Pandiyan, K., Tiwari, R., Singh, S., Nain, P.K.S., Rana, S., Arora, A., Singh, S.B., Nain, L. (2014). Optimization of enzymatic saccharification alkali pretreated Parthenium sp. using response surface methodology. Enzyme Research, Article ID 764898.