Prof. Madho Singh Bisht

Environmental Studies Department

Designation: Professor

Qualifications:

Ph.D. 

Areas of Interest: Natural resource use and management, waste recycling and use

Experience: 26 Years (10 years and  6 months at NEHU)

Publication/Books : 32 (Annexure 1)

Research Projects: 7 (Annexure 2)

Ph. D. Awarded/Supervised  :   4

Administrative responsibilities undertaken:

  • Headship (Centre for Science Education)

 Academic Affiliation 

  • Indian Science Congress, Indian Society of Plant Physiology

Papers Presented in conference: More than 10 (Annexure 3)

Collaboration/Consultancy   :  

  1. Prof. Y. Mukai, Osaka Kyoiku University, Osaka, Japan
  2. Prof. Kanan Bala,     Department of Bio-Sciences, Manipur     University, Imphal
  3. Prof. N. Chongtham, Department of Botany, Panjab University, Chandigarh
  4. Prof. S. Rama Rao, Department of Bio-informatics and Biotechnology, NEHU, Shillong         

 Any other: JSPS Fellowship (1998-2000)

 

Research Projects

  1. Novel Plant Genotypes for Predicted Climate Change. UGC, New Delhi,  Rs. 7,06,800 (PI)
  2. Development of Processing Techniques for Preserving Juvenile Shoots of nutritionally Rich Bamboos of Sub-Himalayan and North-Eastern Region of India. Ministry of Food Processing Industries, New Dlhi, Rs. 13,30,000. (Co-PI)
  3. Exploration and Germplasm Collection of Citrus from the North-East India and Characterization of Genetic Variability Using Cellular and Molecular Cytogenetical Approcaches. UGC, New Delhi. (Co-PI)
  4. Bamboo Shoots as a Functional Food and Nutraceutical: Extraction of Bioactive Compounds from Juvenile Shoots for Commercial Exploitation and Economic Development of the Region. DBT, Rs. 14, 38,000. (Co-PI).
  5. Organic Garbage recycling for the Generation of Livelihood and Zero Waste. DST, New Delhi. Rs. 13, 50,584, (PI).
  6. Technology Development for Bamboo-Plastic-Board from Waste Plastic and Bamboo Strips. State Council of Science, Technology and Environment, Meghalaya. Rs. 10,91,000, (PI)
  7. Technology Development for Making Board from Waste Pine Needle. State Council for Science Technology and Environment, Meghalaya. Rs. 8,19,000, (PI).

Publications

Research Publications

  1. Santosh O., Bajwa H.K., Bisht M.S., and Nirmala C., (2019). Functional biscuits from bamboo shoots: Enrichment of nutrients, bioactive compounds and minerals in bamboo shoot paste fortified biscuits. International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition, 4(1):89?94.
  2. Bajwa H.K., Santosh O., Koul A., Bisht M.S., and Nirmala C., (2018). Quantitative determination of macroelement and microelement content of fresh and processed bamboo shoots by wavelength dispersive X?ray fluorescence spectrometry. X-Ray Spectrometry, doi.org/10.1002/xrs.3048.
  3. Nirmala C., Bisht M.S., Bajwa H.K., and Santosh O., (2018). Bamboo: A rich source of antioxidants and its application in the Food and Pharmaceutical industry. Trends in Food Science and Technology, doi.org/10.1016/j.tifs.2018.05.003.
  4. Bajwa H.K., Santosh O., Koul A., Bisht M.S., and Nirmala C., (2018). Antioxidant content and antioxidant activity of aqueous extract from processed shoots of an edible bamboo Dendrocalamus hamiltonii Nees & Arn. Ex Munro and their effect on hepatic lipid peroxidation levels in Balb/c mice. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, 7(5): 3248-3255.
  5. Santosh O., Bajwa H.K., Bisht M.S., and Nirmala C., (2018). Freeze-dried bamboo shoot powder for food fortification: enrichment of nutritional content and organoleptic qualities of fortified biscuits. MOJ Food Processing and Technology, 6(4):342?348.
  6.  Rawat Kanchan, Vivek Sharma, Natasha Saini, C. Nirmala and Bisht M. S. 2016. Impact of different boiling and soaking treatments on the release and retention of antinutrients and nutrients from edible shoots o three bamboo species. American Journal of Food Science and Nutrition Research 3: 31-41.
  7. Harjit Kaur Bajwa, C. Nirmala, Ashwani Koul and Bisht M. S. 2016. Changes in organoleptic, physicochemical and nutritional qualities of shoots of an edible bamboo Dendrocalamus hamiltonii Nees and Arn ExMunro during processing. Journal of Food processing and Preservation 00: 00-00 (accepted).
  8. Kanchan Rawat, C. Nirmala and Bisht, M. S. 2015. Processing techniques for reduction of cyanogenic glycosides from bamboo shoots. Proceedings X World Bamboo Congress, Damyang, South Korea.
  9. Nirmala, C. and Bisht M. S. 2015. Bamboo: a prospective ingredient for functional food and nutraceuticals. Proceedings X World Bamboo Congress, Damyang, South Korea.
  10.  Harjit Kaur Bajwa, C. Nirmala, Ashwani Koul and Bisht,   M. S.  2015. Effects of processing and preservation on phenols and phytosterols content in bamboo shoots. Proceedings X World Bamboo Congress, Damyang, South Korea.
  11. Thounaojam Premlata, Natasha Saini, C. Nirmala and Bisht M. S. 2015. Nutrient components in young shoots of edible bamboos of Manipur, India.  Proceedings X World Bamboo Congress, Damyang, South Korea.
  12. Natasha Saini, C. Nirmala and Bisht, M. S. 2015. Bamboo resource of Himachal Pradesh (India) and potential of shoots in socio-economic development of the state. Proceedings X World Bamboo Congress, Damyang, South Korea.
  13. Bisht, M. S., C. Nirmala and Oinam Santosh Meetei. 2015. Bamboo shoots for food in North-East India: Conventional and contemporary. Proceedings X World Bamboo Congress, Damyang, South Korea.
  14. Nirmala, C., Bisht, M. S. and Manikanta, L. 2014. Bioactive compounds in bamboo shoots: health benefits and prospects for developing functional foods. International Journal of Food Science and Technology 49: 1425-1431.
  15. Nirmala Chongtham, Bisht M. S.and Sheena Haorongbam 2011.  Bamboo shoots: Potential and prospects of utilization as health food. Comprehensive Review in Food Science and Food Safety 10: 153-169.
  16. Nirmala C, Bisht M.S. Premlata. T. 2013. Germplasm evaluation in bamboos: From chromosomes to molecular markers. Pl Cell Biotech Mol Biol. 13: 99-104.
  17. Sharma, S. K., Bisht M. S. and Pandit M. K. 2010. Synaptic mutation-driven male sterility in Panax sikkimensis Ban.     (Araliaceae) from Eastern Himalaya, India. Plant Systematic and Evolution 287: 29-36.
  18. Nirmala Chongtham and Bisht, M. S. 2012. Bamboo shoots as a functional food. Proceeding of the IX World Bamboo Congress, Antwerp, Belgium. pp 753-763.
  19. M. S. Bisht and Nirmala Chongtham. 2012.  Bamboo shoot as a resource for the health food and socioeconomic development in North-East India. Proceedings of the IX Wprld Bamboo Congress, Antwerp, Belgium. Pp 393-402.
  20. Nirmala, C., Bisht, M. S. and Sharma, V. 2014. Bioactive compounds in bamboo shoots: health benefits and prospects of developing nutraceuticals. In: current Topics in Redox Biology (G. J. Sharma and R. N Sharan Eds). McGraw Hill Education(India) Private Limited, New Delhi. Pp 83-100.
  21. . Vyas P., Bisht M. S., Miyazawa S-I, Yano S., Noguchi K.,               Terashima I.  and Funayama-Noguchi S. 2007. Effects of          plyploidy on photosynthetic properties and anatomy in leaves of       Phlox drummondii. Functional Plant Biology 34: 673-682.
  22. Pandit M. K., Tan, H. T. W. and Bisht, M. S. 2006. Polyploidy in invasive plant species of    Singapore. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 151:395-403.
  23.   Bisht, M. S. and Mukai, Y. 2002. Genome organization and polyploid         evolution in the genus Eleusine. Plant Syst. Evol. 233: 243-258.
  24.  Bisht, M. S. and Mukai, Y. 2001. Identification of genome donors to the      wild species of finger millet, Eleusine africana by genomic in situ   hybridization. Breeding Science 51 :263-269.
  25. 25.  Bisht, M. S. and Mukai, Y. 2001. Genomic in situ hybridization identifies genome donor   to   finger millet (Eleusine coracana), Theor. Appl. Genet. 102:825-832.
  26. Bisht, M. S. and Mukai, Y. 2000. Mapping of rDNA on the chromosomes of Eleusine species      by    fluorescence in situ hybridization. Gene and Genet.  Syst. 75:343-348.
  27. Joshi S.C., Bag N., Palni L.M.S., Bisht M.S. and Vyas P. 2000. Use of CO2 uptake and   chlorophyll fluorescence for early selection of tea clones: an assessment. J. Plant Biol. 27: 247-252.
  28. Kaul K.K., Raina S.N., Parida A. and Bisht M.S. 1999. Sex differences in meiosis between Vicia      faba L. and its close wild relatives. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 129: 239-247. 
  29. Bisht, M.S., Kesavacharyulu K. and Raina, S.N. 1998. Nucleolar chromosome polymorphism  and evolution in the genus Vicia. Caryologia 51: 133-147.
  30. Vyas, P., Bisht, M.S., Bhuchar, S., Sharma, S. and Palni, L.M.S. 1998. Polypit, an improved technique for raising nursery plants. J. Sustainable Forestry. 8 (1): 43 - 59.
  31. Raina, S.N., Parida, A., Kaul, K.K., Salimath, S.S., Bisht, M.S., Raja, V. and Khoshoo, T.N. 1994. Associated chromosomal DNA changes in polyploids. Genome 37: 560 – 564.
  32. Raina, S.N. and Bisht, M.S. 1988. DNA amounts and chromatin compactness in Vicia. Genetica 77: 65 – 77.

Papers presented in seminars and conferences

  1.  “Skill development for livelihood earning based on local resources: scope and prospects of bamboo shoots for employment and income generation in North-East region of India”. At International Seminar on Lifelong Learning and Skill Development, Oct, 17th-18th, 2011, at North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong-793022.
  2. “India and its diversity”. To the graduate students at Division of Natural Sciences, Osaka Kyoiku University, Osaka, Japan on Nov. 10th, 2011.
  3. “Study of plant chromosomal diversity in India”, at Kanagawa University, Hiratsuka, Japan on Nov. 12th, 2011.
  4. “Bamboo shoot as a natural resource for sustainable socio-economic development of North-East regionof India: bamboo shoot as food”, at International Bamboo Conclave and Expo2014, Feb. 22nd-23rd, 2014, Bamboo Society of India, Bagaluru, Karnataka.
  5. “Genomic in situ hybridization confirms the evolution of finger millet as an allopolyploid, at New Horizons in Genetics and Education (Memorial Symposium on superannuation of Prof. Y Mukai) March 7th, 2015, Osaka, Kyoiku University, Osaka, Japan.
  6. “Bamboo shoots for food in North-East India: Conventional and Contemporary”, at 10th World bamboo Congress, Damyang, South Korea on Sep. 19th, 2015.
  7. “Processing and packaging of bamboo shoots and other neglected crops of north-East India: prospects for prosperity and food security” on Feb. 24th, 2011 at Workshop on packaging of bamboo shoots and other ethnic foods for cottage, micro, small and medium entrepreneurs, Pinewood Hotel, Shillong, Meghalaya.
  8. “Techniques of anther culture” under UGC Innovative Programme, Sep. 18th-19th, 2013, at Dayalbagh Educational Institute (Deemed University), Agra, Uttar Pradesh.
  9.  “Is bamboo failing in becoming a promising natural resource for the socio-economic development of NE India”  on July 2-3, 2014, Manipur State Bamboo Mission, Forest Department, Imphal.
  10.  Presented a paper, “The scope of bamboo in the 21st century for the socio-economic development of India” in National Seminar cum Workshop, ‘Bamboo as Wood and Food for 21st Century’, on Sep 18-19, 2014 at Department of Botany, Panjab University, Chandigarh.
  11. Delivered a lecture on, “Bamboo as Wood and Food for 21st Century” in Regional Workshop, ‘Youth and Entrepreneurship’ Dec. 10-11, 2014 at Shillong College, Shillong.
  12. Presented paper, “Bamboo shoot as a potential source of dietary fiber for food fortification” on Aug. 17, 2018 at 11th World bamboo Congress, Xalapa, Mexico Aug. 14-19, 2018.
  13. Lecture on, “Bamboo: a sustainable resource for the socioeconomic development of    Manipur in the 21st   century” on Oct. 24, 2019 at Lamka Bamboo Fair, 2018, Churachandpur, Manipur.
  14. Lecture on, “Bamboo for nutrition .and health” on Feb. 5, 2019 in world Bamboo workshop 2019 at Imphal, Manipur, Feb. 4-8, 2019.