21 October, 2018

Regional Centre

Academics & Staff

Dr Punam K Singh

Regional Director




Dr Punam Kr Singh, FBSI

M.Sc., Botany (Gold medalist), Ph.D.

Regional Director, IGNOU Regional Centre Shimla


Brief Profile:

Ph. D. in Botany, with emphasis on mycotoxins and associated bio-chemical changes.
Post-Doctoral Research in Bio-fertilizers (VAM), Mycology, Mycotoxins in plant produce during storage.
Special contribution - Mycotoxins related studies associated with cereals, Tree Borne Oil Seeds (TBOS) and Medicinal / edible plant produce.
Wide experience in Academics, Academic administration, Research & Project Management and Reviewer research articles.



i) PrincipaI Investigator (PI), Women Scientist Scheme of SERC-DST (WOS-A), Min. of Science & Tech., Govt. of India. “
ii) Research Associate (RA), Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi
iii) Post Doctoral Fellow (PDF), Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education, FRI Dehradun.
iv) Regional Director, IGNOU RC Saharsa (February, 2012 - June, 2014)



i) Research articles appeared in reputed national and international journals: Mycopathologia (Kluwer academic publisher, Belgium), Microbios Letters (Cambridge, England), J. Food Agric. (Society of Chem industry, Great Britain), Mycotoxin Research (Springer Berlin/Heidellberg), J. Stored Product Research (Elsevier Publication,USA), J. Food Research (Canadian Center of Science and Education), J. Indian Botanical Society, J. Indian Phytopathology, Indian Forester etc.
Published 39 journal and conference papers
ii) Authored Text Book for UG pharma students “Remedial Biology “
iii) Book Chapter on “ Biotechnological interventions for improvement of storage practices in rural India”
in Contemporary Issues in Rural Development.
iv) Popular science articles in Magazines and Newspapers.


Professional and Honor Societies:


i)Fellow of Indian Botanical Society (FBSI)
ii) Life Member of Nutrition Society of India
iii) Life Member of Indian Science Congress Association
iv) Life Member of Phytopathological Society of India
v) Life Member of Indian Botanical Society


Office of the Regional Director,
IGNOU Regional Centre,
Phone: +91 0177-2624612/13,
Fax: +91 0177-2624611,
Email: punamksingh@ignou.ac.in,