Sanjeet Kumar

Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development

Dr. Sanjeet Kumar, Ph.D., DELF, is a Founder of Ambika Prasad Research Centre (Regional Centre Imphal, India; Regional Centre, Gangtok, Sikkim; Biodiversity and Conservation Division, Branch centre, Bhubaneswar, India) and currently working as Research Associate, Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development, Imphal, Manipur; Zonal Head, Sustainable Biodiversity Committee, Odisha Wildlife Hub, Odisha, India. His current research is focused on status, taxonomy, diversity, phytochemistry and antimicrobial activity of medicinal plants; population analysis and restoration of rare, endangered and threatened plant species; wetlands ecosystems and their biowealth; various management practices in protected areas particularly in Biosphere reserve and breeding habitat of Tigers; establishment of relation between flora and fauna and restoration of medicinal plants found in riverine ecology. He has 8 years of research experiences on medicinal plants and on rare, endangered & threatened taxa. Dr. Kumar has completed his PhD in Biotechnology from Ravenshaw University, India on Ethnobotanical, Nutritional and Antimicrobial values of selected wild Dioscorea species of Similipal Biosphere Reserve, India. He has added 4 new orchid species to the floral wealth of Manipur and 3 plant species new from India. He has completed DELF from Alliance Francaise du Bengal, Republique Francaise. He is about 70 publications in the journals of National and International repute and many popular articles on Medicinal plants. He has written three Books on medicinal plants (Mahanadi: Hub of medicinal Plants and Associated Taxa; Wild Cucurbits: Source of traditional therapeutic systems & medicines, Special reference with Wild Cucurbits of Similipal Biosphere Reserve, India; Ethnopharmacology and Biodiversity of Medicinal Plants) and he is currently writing two book on the floral wealth of Manipur, India. Recently he has organized a National Seminar on Medicinal Plants and Role of Sacred groves on the conservation of biodiversity in association with Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, January 2018. He has done successfully vegetative propagation of selected Orchid species found in Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspots and Eastern Himalayas. He has reintroduced and established Vanda, Oberonia, Epidendrum and Dandrobium species in the Nature in selected regions of Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot, India.