Name: Dr. Udai B. Singh  
Designation: Scientist (Senior scale)
Professional Experience:

·        8 Year research experience in the area of Plant Microbe Interaction, Biological Control, Decomposition of Agro-waste, Bio-Phyto-remediation of HM, and Microbe-Mediated Enhancement of Nutrient Use Efficiency.

Research Interest:

  • Establishment of microbe-mediated stress responsive metabolomic platform in wheat rice, tomato and other crops.
  •  Molecular and Biochemical basis of recognition pattern in phytopathogen-host plant interactions and Systemic Resistance in Plant.
  • Bioremediation, Phyto-remediation, Biodegradation and Decontamination of pollutants for saving the Precious Natural Resources i.e. Soil and Environment.
  • Development of microbe-based eco-friendly, sustainable and natural techniques.
  • Equipping the farmers with these techniques to ensure sustainable crop production.
  • Opening avenues for life saving techniques and ensuring natural and sustainable way of stress management in plants


Contact Details:

ICAR-National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms, Kushmaur, Maunath Bhanjan, 275103, Uttar Pradesh (India)

Phone- 0547-2530358, 0547-2530080, 

Fax-0547-2530381, Mobile- +91-9450347358,



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


1.   U.P. Mandi Scholarship for B.Sc.           : 2001

2.   U.P. General Scholarship for M.Sc.        : 2005    

3.   UGC/BHU fellowship for Ph.D. Program : 2007 

4.   Senior Research Fellowship of ICAR      : 2008

5.   IARI fellowship for Ph.D. Program         : 2009




  1. DST Young Scientist Award : 2012 (under Fast Track Program, DST)
  2. Fellow Society for Applied Biotechnology : 2013 (Also a Life member of the society)
  3. Shri Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Krishi Patrika Puraskar-2014 : 2015 by ICAR, New Delhi



1.   Awarded Medal for obtaining highest marks in B. Sc. (Ag.): 2005

2.   Awarded B.H.U. Gold Medal for standing first in M. Sc. (Ag.): 2007

3.   Awarded Prof. U. P. Singh Gold Medal for obtaining highest marks in M. Sc. (Ag.): 2007


Membership of Societies:

·         Fellow Society for Applied Biotechnology Since 2013.

·         Life member of Indian Phyopathological Society (IPS) Since 2014

·         Life member of Society for Applied Biotechnology Since 2013.


Technology Developed

1.    Carrier-based bioformulation: 05- Eco-Pesticide: Talc based bioformulation of Pseudomonas fluorescens; Eco-Green Fungicide: Vermi-based bioformulation of Trichoderma viride; Green Fungicide: Talc based bioformulation of Trichoderma harzianum, Bio Pulse: Talc based bioformulation of Trichoderma harzianum and Bacillus amyloliquefaciens

2.    Delivery system developed: 02

3.    Prototype developed: A small bio-reactor has been designed in collaboration with CIAE, IISS and NBAIM to accelerate decomposition process and evaluated for agricultural waste, vegetable waste and municipal solid waste.

Developing team:

  • HL Kushwaha and VK Bhargav, ICAR-CIAE
  • Asha Sahu, JK Thakur, MC Manna, ICAR-IISS
  • Udai B. Singh, ICAR-NBAIM

4.    On-farm mass production technology of Nematode Trapping Fungi


On-going projects:

Externally Funded

·         Development of eco-friendly and cost effective mass production technology of biocontrol agent for resource poor farmers As Co-PI, funded by UP-CST, Cost: 12.56 Lakhs, Duration: 3 years (2015-2018)

·         Equiping farmers with microbial bioconversion technologies for rural livelihood security through low-cost farm-input productionAs Co-PI, funded by RKVY, Cost: 95.00 Lakhs, Duration: 4 years (2014-2018)

·         Bio-Prospecting of Microbes from Different Agro-Ecological Niches for Promotion of Low-Input Green Technology for Sustainable and Organic Farming in Eco- Agriculture. A collaborative project: Lead centre: NBAIM, Mau, Collaborative centre: CSAUAT, Kanpur. As Co-PI, funded by UPCAR, Cost: 30.00 Lakhs, Duration: 3 years (2015-2018)

Institutional Funded

·         Unravelling the microbe-mediated mechanisms of plant defense against Rhizoctonia solani causing banded leaf and sheath blight disease in maize (Zea Mays L.) As PI, Funded by ICAR, Duration: 5 Year, Cost: ~45 Lakh


Publications (no.)

· Research papers: 20; Reviews: 02; Books: 02;  Book Chapters: 12

· Popular articles: >30

· Others:

·         Training Manuals                      -03

·         Technical Bulletin and Brochure -03

·         Chapters in Training Manuals     >30

·         Abstracts                                -65


List of publications (Best 10 publications):

1.   Singh Udai B., et al., (2012) Evaluation of biocontrol potential of Arthrobotrys oligospora against Meloidogyne graminicola and Rhizoctonia solani in Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Biological Control. 60:262–270.

2.   Singh Udai B., et al., (2012) Co-inoculation of Dactylaria brochopaga and Monacrosporium eudermatum affects disease dynamics and biochemical responses in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) to enhance bio-protection against Meloidogyne incognita. Crop Protection. 35:102-109.

3.   Singh Udai B., et al., (2012). Arthrobotrys oligospora mediated induced systemic resistance and biochemical responses in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) affects disease dynamics and enhance bio-protection against Meloidogyne incognita and Rhizoctonia solani. Journal of Applied Microbiology 114:196-208.

4.   Singh Udai B., et al., (2013) Can endophytic Arthrobotrys oligospora modulate accumulation of defence related biomolecules and induced systemic resistance in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) against root knot disease caused by Meloidogyne incognita. Applied Soil Ecology 63:45-56.

5.   Singh Udai B., et al., (2013). Nematophagous fungi: Catenaria anguillulae and Dactylaria brochopaga from seed galls as potential biocontrol agents of Anguina tritici and Meloidogyne graminicola in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Biological Control 67 (2013) 475–482

6.   Ruchita Dixit, Deepti Malaviya, Kuppusamy Pandiyan, Udai B Singh, Asha Sahu, Renu Shukla, Bhanu P Singh, Jai P Rai, Pawan Kumar Sharma, Harshad Lade, Diby Paul (2015) Bioremediation of Heavy Metals from Soil and Aquatic Environment: An Overview of Principles and Criteria of Fundamental Processes. Sustainability 7 (2), 2189-2212.

7.   Bishnu Maya Bashyal, Rashmi Aggarwal, Sapna Sharma, Sangeeta Guptaand Udai Bhan Singh (2016) Single and combined effects of three Fusarium species associated with rice seeds on the severity of bakanae disease of rice. Journal of Plant Pathology 98, 1-12.

8.   Singh et al., 2016. Bio-protective microbial agents from rhizosphere eco-systems triggering plant defense responses provide protection against sheath blight disease in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Microbiological Research 192, 300-312.

9.   Singh et al., 2016. Compatible salt-tolerant rhizosphere microbe-mediated induction of phenylpropanoid cascade and induced systemic responses against Bipolaris sorokiniana (Sacc.) Shoemaker causing spot blotch disease in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Applied Soil Ecology 108, 300-306.

10.    Renu, Manish S Bhoyar, Udai B. Singh, Upasana Sahu, Dipak T Nagrale, Pramod K. Sahu (2017) Characterization of lytic bacteriophage Xcc9SH3 infecting Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris. Journal of Plant Pathology 99 (1), 233-238.