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Academic Level
PhD
Position
Other
Working Sector
Secondary School / College / University
Highest Degree
Ph. D.
Discipline
Life Sciences: Agric. Sciences
Reseach Topic
Rhizosphere chemistry, Nutrient use efficiency
Publications

1.1. International (Last 5 years)

1. Sen,A V. K. Srivastava, Ram K Singh, A. P. Singh, P. Raha, A. K. Ghosh, N. De, A. Rakshit, R. N. Meena,Ashok Kumar, Om Prakash, M. K. Ghosh, Marwan Manea & P Upadhaya (2014) Soil and Plant Responses to the Application of Ascophyllum nodosum Extract to Zero-Till Wheat (Triticum aestivum L), Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis,DOI: 10.1080/00103624.2014.956938
2. Singh, S. P. Singh , H.B. Singh, D. K. & Amitava Rakshit (2014)Trichoderma-mediated enhancement of nutrient uptake and reduction in incidence of Rhizoctonia solani in tomato. Egyptian Journal of Biology 16:29-38.

3. Kumari, S., Rakshit, A and K Beura(2014) Decomposition of bt cotton and non bt cotton residues under varied soil types. The Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences 3(5):.360-363.

4. Sen, D., Amitava Rakshit, and D. C. Ghosh (2014). Effect of transplanting dates and plant population on growth parameters of potato (solanum tuberosum l.) raised from true potato seed (TPS). Cercetări Agronomice în Moldova Vol. XLVII , No. 1 (157) :97-106

5. Kumar,L and Rakshit, A(2014) Evaluation of ground water quality in the shallow aquifers of humid south-eastern plain of Baran district. Slovak Journal of Civil Engineering 22(2):7-14.

6. Avinash Rai, Sumit Rai, Amitava Rakshit (2013) Mycorrhiza-mediated phosphorus use efficiency in plants.Environment Experiment Biology 11: 107–117.
7. Beura, K. and Rakshit, A. (2013) Bt cotton influencing enzymatic activities under varied soils. Open Journal of Ecology, 3, 505-509. doi: 10.4236/oje.2013.38059.

8. Rakshit A(2013)Pest and Disease Tolerance in Rice cv Pusa Basmati as Related to Different Locally Available Organic Manures Grown in New Alluvail Region of West Bengal, India .Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences16(12): 593-597.
9. Pal,Sumita Harikesh Bahadur Singh and Amitava Rakshit.2013. Potential of different crop species for Ni and Cd phytoremediation in peri-urban areas of Varanasi district, India with more than twenty years of wastewater irrigation history.Italian Journal of Agronomy 8(1):58-64.
10. Kasturikasen Beura and Amitava Rakshit (2011). Effect of Bt cotton on nutrient dynamics under varied soil type. Italian J. Agron.6(4)25-28.
11. Rakshit, A and P.B.S.Bhadoria (2010) Role of VAM on growth and phosphorus nutrition of maize with low soluble phosphate fertilization. ACTA AGRONOMICA (ISSN: 0120-2812). 59 (1) 2010, p 119-123.
12. Sen, D., Amitava Rakshit, N C Sarkar, D. C. Ghosh and S.K. Bardhan Roy (2010). Effect of transplanting dates and spacing on yield attributing character, productivity and economics of cultivation through true potato seed (TPS) technology. Italian J. Agron.5(1)35-42.

13. Triyugi Nath, Priyankar Raha and Amitava Rakshit (2010) Sorption and Desorption Behaviour of Iodine in Alluvial Soils of Varanasi, India AGRICULTURA(A).8,9-14 (ISSN 1581-5439).

14. Rakshit ,A., Kuldeep Singh, Dileep Kumar and Prabhat Kumar (2009) Bioremediation of peri urban areas of Varanasi irrigated with treated sewage water. New Biotechnology Supplement 1- pp. S1-S378,
15. Rakshit, A (2009) Performance of Abelmoschus esculentus L. cv Arka Anamika (IIHR Sel 10) grown in New Alluvail Region of West Bengal, India with different locally available Organic Manures. e-Journal of Science & Technology(ISSN 17905613 ) 4(1):17-28.

16. Rakshit, A and P.B.S.Bhadoria (2009) Influence of arbuscular mycorrhizal hyphal length on simulation of P influx with the mechanistic model. African Journal of Microbiology Research (ISSN: 1996-0808) Vol. 3 (1), pp. 001-004.

1.2. International (Before 5 years)

1. Rakshit, A and Debashish Sen(2008) Potential of different locally available Organic Manures on the performance of Abelmoschus esculentus L. cv Arka Anamika (IIHR Sel 10) grown in New Alluvail Region of West Bengal, India American-Eureian J.Agric& Environ Science (ISSN 1818-6769 ) 4(5):603-610.

2. Rakshit, A, N C Sarkar and Debashish Sen(2008) Influence of organic manures on productivity of two varieties of rice. Journal of Central European Agriculture (ISSN 1332-9049) 9(4):629-634.

3. Rakshit, A and P.B.S.Bhadoria (2008) Measurement of Arbuscular Mycorrhiinal Hyphal Length andprediction of P influx by a mechanistic model World Journal of Agricultural Sciences (ISSN: 1817-3047 EISSN :1817-5082) 4(1):23-27.
4. Rakshit, A and P.B.S.Bhadoria (2008) Indigenous arbuscular mycorrhiza is more important for early growth period of groundnut (Arachis hypogea) Acta agriculturae Slovenica, 91(2) str. 5 – 14.

5. Bhadoria, P.B.S., Y.S. Prakash, S. Kar and A. Rakshit (2003). Relative Efficacy of organic manures on the performance of rice in a lateritic soil. Soil Use & Manag, UK.19: 80-82.

6. Singh, S., Bhadoria, P.B.S., and A. Rakshit (2003). Simulation of Phosphorus uptake of Groundnut by Model on Low Phosphorus Supplying Soil. Italian J. Agron. Vol.7, 65-70.

7. Prakash, Y.S., P.B.S. Bhadoria, A. Rakshit and A. Wais (2003). Response of Basmati rice to integrated nutrient sources in lateritic soil of eastern India. Italian J. Agron. Vol.6, 143-150.

8. Prakash, Y.S., P.B.S. Bhadoria, and A. Rakshit (2002), Relative efficacy of organic manures in improving milling and cooking quality of rice. IRRN (Philippines) 27.1, 43-44.

9. Bhadoria, P.B.S., A.Rakshit and N. Claassen (2005). Phosphorus efficiency of wheat, maize and groundnut grown in low phosphorus-supplying soil. W.J Horst et al (Eds) Plant Nutrition. Kluwer Pub. 530-532.

10. Sen, D., Mukherjee, A. and Amitava Rakshit. (2006). Studies on various growth parameters of twelve wheat genotypes under late sown condition. Bangladesh J. Agril. Res. 31 (3): 419 - 429.

1.3. National (Last 5 years)

1. Kumari,S.,Manjhi, B.K.,Beura,K.Sa and Amitava Rakshit(2015) Decomposition Bt Cotton Residues affecting Soil microbial activity under varied Soils International Journal of Agriculture, Environment & Biotechnology 8(2): 363-368.
2. Deb, S ., Bhadoria,P.B.S.,Mandal,M,Rakshit,A.,Singh,H.B.(2015)Soil organic carbon: Towards better soil health, productivity and climate change mitigation.Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability 3(1): 26-34
3. Rakshit , A (2015) Soil Biodiversity : Stars Beneath Our Feet SATSA MUKKHAPATRA (Annual Technical Issue),Vol 19, 43-48.(ISSN 0971-975X).
4. Senapati ,Nimai ., Ghosh, S., and Rakshit, A.(2015) Towards Management Practices for SustainableAgriculture : Modelling Initiative SATSA MUKKHAPATRA (Annual Technical Issue),Vol 19, 49-58.(ISSN 0971-975X).
5. Kaushal Kumar, Prasad S. K., Rakshit, A. M. K. Singh and Mahendra Singh(2014)An economics of rice cultivation through appropriate management of zinc under northern gangetic alluvial plain Economic Affairs 59 (4), 485-488.
6. Parewa,H.P.Yadav,J.,Rakshit,A.,Meena,V.S. and N.Karthikeyan(2014)plant growth promoting rhizobacteria enhance growth andnutrient uptake of crops. Agriculture for Sustainable Development 2(2):101-116.
7. Singh, M., Singh,M.K., Rakshit, A. and Kaushal Kumar, S. K. Prasad (2014) Herbicides, Nitrogen-Scheduling and–Rates Effects on Economics of Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Economic Affairs 59 (4), 663-668.
8. Rai ,A.,Rakshit ,A., Sumit Rai, Manoj Parihar , Maneesh Kumar, S Pal and H B Singh(2015)Influence of Soil factors on Diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in hot Sub humid eco-region of middle Gangetic Plains of India. Ecology, Environment and Conservation 21(3):235-243.
9. Parewa, H. P.,Yadav, J and Rakshit, A(2014)Effect of Fertilizer Levels, FYM and Bioinoculants on Soil Properties in Inceptisol of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. International Journal of Agriculture, Environment & Biotechnology 7(3): 517-525.
10. Parewa, Hanuman Prasad , Rakshit Amitava, Ali Monsefi, Banwari Lal(2014)Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi: A Way to Improve Soil Quality.Popular Kheti,2(2)85-92.
11. Rakshit , A., Pal , S., Meena,S., Manjhee,B., Preetipriya, Rai,S., Rai ,A., Bhowmik,M.K. and H.B.Singh(2014)Bio-priming: a potential tool in the integrated resource management. SATSA MUKKHAPATRA (Annual Technical Issue),Vol 18, 94-103.(ISSN 0971-975X)
12. Pal,Sumita Harikesh Bahadur Singh Avinash Rai and Amitava Rakshit.(2013) Evaluation of different medium for producing on farm arbuscular mycorrhizal inoculums . International Journal of Agriculture, Environment & Biotechnology 6( 4):557-562
13. Dileep Kumar, A.P. Singh, P. Raha, Amitava Rakshit C.M. Singh and P. Kishor (2013) Potassium Humate: A Potential Soil Conditioner and Plant Growth Promoter. International Journal of Agriculture Environment & Biotechnology: 6(3) :441-446.
14. Debashis Dutta, Madhuban Gopal, Deb Prasad Ray, A Rakshit(2013)Comparison of nutrients in transgenic and non-transgenic cabbage (Brassica oleracea. L) for bio-safety evaluation International Journal of Agriculture Environment & Biotechnology 6(1):11-14.
15. Rakshit ,Amitava Pal, S ., and PB.S.Bhadoria (2013) Maize and Groundnut Prefer Different Form of Phosphorus on P-fixing Soil .Mycorrhiza News 24(4):6-9 .( ISSN No.: 0970-69X).

16. Rakshit, A. S. Pal, S. Rai , A. Rai, M. K. Bhowmick and H. B. Singh (2013). Micronutrient Seed Priming: A Potential,Tool in Integrated Nutrient Management . SATSA MUKKHAPATRA(Annual Technical Issue),Vol 17,77-89.(ISSN 0971-975X).

17. M. K. Bhowmick, B. Duary, P. K. Biswas, A. Rakshit and B. Adhikari (2013) Seed Priming, Row Spacing and Foliar Nutrition in Relation to Growth and Yield of Chickpea under Rainfed Condition SATSA MUKKHAPATRA(Annual Technical Issue),Vol 17,114-119.(ISSN 0971-975X).

18. Pal, S ., Singh, H.B.and Amitava Rakshit (2012) Impactof Long term wastewater irrigation on the abundance of arbuscular mycorrhizalspores in the periurban soil of Varanasi.Mycorrhiza News 24(3): 16-19 .( ISSN No.: 0970-69X)

19. D.K. Verma and Amitava Rakshit (2010) Waste water: A Resource for Agriculture. International Journal of Agriculture Environment & Biotechnology: 3(3) :339-341.

20. D.K. Verma and Amitava Rakshit (2011) Water purification using indigenous method. International Journal of Agriculture Environment & Biotechnology: 4(3): 283-284.

21. Choudhury, M and and Amitava Rakshit (2012) Chemical aspects of ground water quality in the shallow aquifers in selected districts of eastern Uttar Pradesh. International Journal of Agriculture Environment & Biotechnology: 5(4): 309-315

22. D.K. Verma and Amitava Rakshit (2012) Evaluating Effects of Water Withdrawals on Chemical aspects of Ground Water Quality in Araziline block of Varanasi district, Uttar Pradesh, India. International Journal of Agriculture Environment & Biotechnology: 5(4): 343-350.

23. Beura Kasturikasen and Amitava Rakshit (2012) Effect of BT Cotton on Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungiinfection under varied soil type Mycorrhiza News 24(1):11-12.( ISSN No.: 0970-69X)
24. Dileep Kumar, Amitava Rakshit, Hanuman Prasad Parewa and Prabhat Kumar(2011) Nutrient use efficiency in different crop species-A review.Environ. & Eco 29,4A 2098-2105. .(NAAS:4.09)

25. Kuldeep Singh Amitava Rakshit, D. Kumar and H P Parewa (2011) Efect of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal fungus on the accumulation of Ni and Cd in rice (Oryza sativa L) crop.Environ. & Eco 29,3B 1538-1543. .(NAAS:4.09)

26. Rakshit, Amitava, Ratikanta Maiti and N. C. Sarkar (2010) Salt-affected Soils and their Management IJBSM 1(1), 5-12 (Print;ISSN 0976-3988;0975-4038(NAAS:4.56).

27. H.P.Parewa, Amitava Rakshit , A.M.Rao, N.C. Sarkar and Priyankar Raha (2010) Evaluation of maize cultivars for phosphorus use efficiency in an Inceptisol International Journal of Agriculture Environment & Biotechnology 3(2):195-198(ISN 0974-1712)

28. Rakshit, A and P.B.S.Bhadoria (2007) An Indirect method for predicting activity of root exudates in field grown maize and groundnut in a low P soil Journal of Indian Society of Soil Science 55(4):493-499.

29. Amitava Rakshit, P.Raha, and N C Sarkar (2008) Farming goes vertical – the new agriculture option for the future?.Green Farming (ISSN 0974-0775) 1(4), 28-29

30. Amitava Rakshit, N. C. Sarkar and R. K. Maity(2008) Implications of genetically engineered crops on so il fertility LEISA INDIA (ISSN: 1569-8424 ) 10(02), 27-28.

31. Maity, R. K., Amitava Rakshit and N. C. Sarkar (2008) Abiotic factors affecting Tomato productivity, mechanisms of adaptation and management strategy .International Journal of Agriculture Environment & Biotechnology 1&2, 9-35.

32. Amitava Rakshit, D. Sen, N. C. Sarkar, and R. K. Maity(2008) Evaluating different model based decision support systems(DSS) in Agriculture. International Journal of Agriculture Environment & Biotechnology 3&4, 64-67.
33. Maity, R. K., V.Padmavathi, Amitava Rakshit and N. C. Sarkar (2008) Research advances on physiological basis of crop growth in tomato(Lycopersicon esculentum). International Journal of Agriculture Environment & Biotechnology 3&4,94-106.
34. Mihra, P.K and Amitava Rakshit (2008) Conequence of climate change for Indian Agricultural Productivity and land use. International Journal of Agriculture Environment & Biotechnology 1(3)160-162 (ISSN 0974-1712)
35. Sarkar ,N.C.,A.K.Paul, A Rakshit R.K.Maiti and Rualthankhuma (2008) Liquid nutrition , a modern technique for efficient fertilization International Journal of Agriculture Environment & Biotechnology 1(3)163-165 (ISSN 0974-1712)
36. Kumar, P., Amitava Rakshit, D. Sen N. C. Sarkar and D. Kumar (2009) Bioremidiation of contaminated soil-what is it? International Journal of Agriculture Environment & Biotechnology 2(2)105-109 (ISSN 0974-1712)
37. Rakshit, Amitava and N. C. Sarkar (2009) Fertiliser quality control with quick testing kits International Journal of Agriculture Environment & Biotechnology 2(2)188-189 (ISSN 0974-1712)
38. Triyugi Nath, Priyankar Raha and Amitava Rakshit (2009) Quality of underground water with a special reference to selenium in Varanasi district of Uttar Pradesh. International Journal of Agriculture Environment & Biotechnology 2(3):278-283(ISSN 0974-1712)
39. Amitava Rakshit, N.C. Sarkar, and R. K. Maiti (2009) Diagnosis of soil acidity and alkalinity problem in crop International Journal of Agriculture Environment & Biotechnology 2(4)478-479 (ISSN 0974-1712)
40. Rakshit, Amitava, N. C. Sarkar and R.K.Maiti (2009) Managing Salt-affected Soils for crop cultivation International Journal of Agriculture Environment & Biotechnology 2(4)480-483 (ISSN 0974-1712)
41. Rakshit, Amitava, N. C. Sarkar and R.K.Maiti (2010) Basics of conversion to Organic farming International Journal of Agriculture Environment & Biotechnology 3(2)253-256 (ISSN 0974-1712)

42. Thorie, M, N. C. Sarkar, Rakshit, Amitava, and R.K.Maiti (2010) Rice Nursery Management for healthy seedling International Journal of Agriculture Environment & Biotechnology 3(2)247-251 (ISSN 0974-1712)
43. Sarkar ,N.C., A Rakshit and R.K.Maiti and Rualthankhuma (2008) Biodiesel, a hope for future International Journal of Agriculture Environment & Biotechnology 1(4)293-293 (ISSN 0974-1712).
44. Amitava Rakshit, H.P. Parewa, K Beura and Kuldeep Singh (2010) Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Cooperation in the Rhizosphere In:III Annual Cnvention of Indian Society of Agricultural Chemists & National Conference on "Soil Management for achieving food security and nutritional safety under normal and intensified agro-ecosystem". November 1-2, 2010. Banaras Hindu University Varanasi,35-41.

1.3. National (Before 5 years)

1. Prakash, Y.S., P.B.S. Bhadoria and A. Rakshit. (2002). Relative efficacy of organic manures in improving resistance and pest tolerance of okra (cv.Parvani Kranti). Annals of Agri. Res. 23, 525-531.

2. Prakash, Y.S., P.B.S. Bhadoria and A. Rakshit. (2002). Comparative efficacy of organic manures on the changes in soil properties and nutrient availability of an Alfisol. Journal of Indian Society of Soil Science . 50: 219-221.

3. Rakshit, A., P.B.S. Bhadoria and D. Ghosh. (2002). Influence of boron on NPK uptake of rice (Oryza sativa L.) in acid alluvial soils of Coochbehar, West Bengal. Environ & Ecology 20, 188-190.

4. Rakshit, A., and P.B.S. Bhadoria. (2002). Distribution of arbuscular mycorrhizal propagules in relation to physico-chemical properties in acid alluvial soils. Environ. & Eco 20, 383 – 385.

5. Rakshit, A and P.B.S. Bhadoria and B.N. Mittra. (2002). Nutrient use efficiency for bumper harvest. Yojona. 56, 28-30.

6. Bhadoria, P.B.S., Y.S. Prakash and A. Rakshit. (2002). Importance of organic manures in improving quality of rice and okra. Environ. & Eco. 20, 628-633.

7. Rakshit, A. P.B.S. Bhadoria and D.K. Das. (2002). An overview of mycorrhizal symbioses. J. Interacademicia 6, 570-581.

8. Sarkar ,N.C. R.K.Maiti and A Rakshit (2007) Advances in integrated weed management technology for modern rice farming. Green Farming (ISSN 0974-0775) 1(2):10-15

2. Books

1. Technological Advancement for Vibrant Agriculture. (Rakshit,A (2014), The book consists of ten disciplines with voluminous and diverse issues in Agriculture.. It can serve as a basic tool to help confront new realities in Agricultural Sciences and mark the beginning of a new phase in Agriculture to advance in to the 21st century. Athens Institute for Education and Research, 10671 Athens, Greece ISBN 978-618-5065-19-5.)
2. Nutrient Use Efficiency: From Basic to Advances. This book addresses in detail multifaceted approaches to boosting nutrient use efficiency (NUE) that are modified by plant interactions with environmental variables and combine physiological, microbial, biotechnological and agronomic aspects. Conveying an in-depth understanding of the topic will spark the development of new cultivars and strains to induce NUE, coupled with best management practices that will immensely benefit agricultural systems, safeguarding their soil, water, and air quality. (Rakshit,A., Singh, HB and Sen, Abhijit (2015) XXIII, 417 p. 56 illus., 38 illus. in color. Springer-Verlag GmbH. Heidelberger Platz 3 14197 Berlin Germany. ISBN 978-81-322-2169-2.)
3. Terminologies in Agricultural Sciences: Provide a comprehensive guide to the terminologies in agriculture. Discusses terminology for a broad range of areas in agriculture from basic of agriculture science to the frontier scientific development of molecular biology & biotechnology .The book bridges the gap among diverse branches of the agricultural sciences & will facilitate as a ready reference in the broad spectrum of agricultural sciences. Significant and relevant issues pertaining to all spheres pertaining to agriculture and natural resource have been discussed in the book.( Amitava Rakshit and P.Raha (2009).Terminologies in Agricultural sciences .International Book Distributing Co, Lucknow . ISBN 81-8189-269-0.)
4. Bioremediation: Concepts And Country Experiences: The strengths of this book are bioremediation guide that are clear and concise manner in which fundamentals and practical aspects of many forms of bioremediation have been conveyed. The book is very well organized, and presents complex concepts in plain language while providing excellent discussions that detail the major bioremediation processes and considerations With an informative guide offering many facts and concepts in a format that is enjoyable to read. The book will benefit practitioners and novices alike in the decision-making of where and how to implement bioremediation in the field. This book on bioremediation provides a great deal of fundamental concepts and technical information necessary to understand and implement a bioremediation strategy at contaminated sites.( Rakshit, A., and S. Ghosh (2009) “Bioremediation: Concepts and Country Experiences” ICFAI University Press , Hyderabad. (ISBN 8131423654 ,ISBN-13:9788131423653).
5. Manures, Fertilizers and Agrochemicals-Theory and Application: Rakshit,A., P.Raha and N De (2015). In general this updated book covers the courses dealt to the graduate and undergraduate students as per the recommendation of 4th Dean's Committee report the ICAR. This textbook is aimed at the majority of students and scientists working in the broad field of soil science, agronomy, plant physiology, entomology and plant pathology who need to quickly acquire a concise overview of organic and inorganic inputs with a comprehensive theoretical and practical exposure. CBS Publishers, New Delhi. ISBN 978-81-8189-531-8.

6. A Glossary of Soil Science: The Glossary of Soil Science as provide a single glossary of terms for the various disciplines of soil science. More than 1800 terms are included in this glossary. Subject matter includes soil physics, soil chemistry, soil biology and biochemistry, pedology, soil and water management and conservation, forest and range soils, nutrient management and soil and plant analysis, mineralogy, wetland soils, and soils and environmental quality. Appendices on tabular information also are included.( Rakshit, A., Bhadoria, P.B.S., and D.K. Das. A Glossary of Soil Science. Kalyani Publishers Ludhiana, 2004. ISBN 81-272-1848-0)

7. Analytical Agricultural Chemistry: Analytical chemistry has always played an important role in agricultural research. Particularities of agricultural analytical chemistry are characterised and the currently used methods for inorganic and organic trace analysis as well as examples of their applications are reported.(S L Chopra, J S Kanwar and A Rakshit Analytical Agricultural Chemistry, Kalyani Publishers Ludhiana, 2013 ISBN 10: 817096444X / ISBN 13: 9788170964445 ).

8. ABC of Organic Farming. This book is packed with incredibly useful information that is hard to find elsewhere.Significant and relevant issues pertaining to all aspects of organic farming have also been discussed in the book. Rakshit,A and Singh, HB(2015) Jain Brothers, Karol Bagh, New Delhi.ISBN978-81-8360-215-0.
9. Principles of Soil Science. The edited book provides a current and comprehensive introduction to soil science for a larger audience in the fields of agricultural science, ecology, soil and land management, natural resource management and environmental science and engineering covering all fundamental physical, chemical and biological properties of soils and processes governing formation, development and differentiation. Rakshit,A., P.Raha and P.B.S.Bhadoria .Kalyani Publishers Ludhiana,2015. 482p. ISBN : 978-93-272-5118

10. Biofertiliser Manual: This manual has the following chapters: 1) Introduction, 2) General methods to evaluate microbial activity, 3) Carriers for biofertilizers, 4) Inoculant for biofertilizers including rhizobia, non-symbioticnitrogen fixers, mycorrhiza, phosphorous solubilizers, and 5) Quality control of biofertilizers, from advanced basic information to practical methods in each participating country. (H.B.Singh and A Rakshit Biofertiliser Manual, 2012, Institute of Agricultural Sciences,Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP.)
11. GM COTTON: Impacts on soil ecosystem & yield attributes:Beura, K., Rakshit, A and Pradhan,A.K(2014). Pg. 1-72. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing,ISBN 978-3-659-54941-0

2.1 Book Chapters

1. Amitava Rakshit and N C Sarkar (2008), “Questions on Agrofuels” published in the book “Agrofuels: A New Frontier” pp 94 – 104, by ICFAI University Press, Hyderabad.

2. N C Sarkar, A K Makar and Amitava Rakshit (2008), “Accreditation and Certification on Organic Farming” pp63 – 100 published in the book “Organic Farming: A Global Perspective” by ICFAI University Press, Hyderabad.

3. S Mandal , Amitava Rakshit and N C Sarkar (2008), “Agricultural Insurance in Developing Countries: Experiences and Way Ahead ” published in the book “Agricultural Insurance” pp 123-136., by ICFAI University Press, Hyderabad.

4. Anand Pratap Singh, Amitava Rakshit, Priyankar Raha and Mohammad Sahid (2008) “A Paradigm for Soil Resilience” published in the book ““Fundamentals and Management of Soil Quality”.(Edited by R. Chandra and S. K. Singh) pp 57-70 ,Westville,New Delhi.

5. R.Karmakar, Amitava Rakshit, K Banerjee and R.Chandra (2008) “Impact of Agro-chemicals on Soil health” published in the book ““Fundamentals and Management of Soil Quality”.(Edited by R. Chandra and S. K. Singh) pp 269-294.

6. R.K.Maity , Amitava Rakshit and N C Sarkar (2010), “Plant Nutrition and Management ”
a. published in the book “Advances in Rice science ” pp 223-276., by New Delhi Publishers,. New Delhi ISBN 978-81-907421-5-3.
7. Sumita Pal , H B Singh and Amitava Rakshit (2012)The Arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis: an underground world wide web. Microbial Communities for Sustainable Soil Health and Ecosystem Productivity In Trends in Soil Ecology Studium Press, LLC,USA, 219-253.

8. Rakshit, A., Sumita Pal and H B Singh (2013)Arbuscular mycorrhiza: A versatile component in agroecological matrix 43-56. In "Current Research & Review on Microbial Mega Diversity” Astral International (P) Ltd. Publishing Authors Across The Globe Ansari Road, Daryaganj New Delhi
9. Rakshit, A., Pal,S and Rajib Karmakar(2013) Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Perception, Documentation,and Threat 577-583 In Information and Knowledge Management Tools, Techniques and Practices(Edited by Ajit K. Roy), NEW INDIA PUBLISHING AGENCY,New Delhi
10. Rakshit,A(2014) Integrated Nutrient Management : Current Issues and Future Challenges In SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE IN 21st CENTURY, Regal Publications, New Delhi,239-249.
11. Sen,D and Rakshit,A(2014) Problem Soils and their Management In SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE IN 21st CENTURY, Regal Publications, New Delhi,134-173.
12. Senapati ,Nimai ., Ghosh, S., Daniel, H and Rakshit, A.(2014) A basic concept on modeling soil organic carbon In 'Modeling and Simulation of Diffusive Processes: Methods and Applications', (Ed.S.K. Basu, Naveen Kumar)Springer-Verlag London Ltd. 236 Gray's Inn Road , Floor 6, London,1-24, 293-313p.
13. Meena ,K.S and Rakshit,A(2013) Does rhizospheric microorganism enhance nutrients availability In Systemic Approach in Implementation of Informational and Resource saving technologies in food-crop production:prerequisite for ecobalancing(Ed.R.Rao), Mahima Publications, Karaundi, BHU, Varanasi57-65(ISBN 978-81-926935-2-1).
14. Rai, Avinash., Sumit Rai and Amitava Rakshit(2013)Blueprint for sustainable use of Phosphorus In “Systematic Approach in Implementation of Informational and Resource-Saving Technologies in Food-Crop Production : Prerequisite for Eco-Balancing(Ed.R.Rao), Mahima Publications, Karaundi, BHU, Varanasi57-65(ISBN 978-81-926935-2-1).146-149.
15. Rakshit ,A., Sumit Rai and Avinash Rai (2015) Use of nanotechnology for improving water quality,pp 309-326. In: A.K.Roy (eds.).Emerging Technologies of the 21st Century. New India Publishing Agency, 101,Vikash Surya Plaza, New Delhi-110034,India, ISBN 978-93-83305-33-9:890p.
16. Rakshit,A.,S.Rai &A.Rai. (2015) Use of modelling in agriculture,pp 685-700 . In: A.K.Roy (ed.).Emerging Technologies of the 21st Century. New India Publishing Agency, 101,Vikash Surya Plaza, New Delhi-110034,India, ISBN 978-93-83305-33-9:890p.
17. Raja, P. Rakshit, A and R. Patidar (2014) Integrated Disease Management in Nursery, pp 121-128.In:K.M.Singh(Ed.) Integrated pest management for sustainable agriculture. New Delhi Publishers, New Delhi,India, ISBN 978-93-81274-70-5.

3. Popular Articles

1. Rakshit, A. P.B.S. Bhadoria and S. Kar. (2003). Agricultural sustainability as a measure for alleviating poverty in developing countries. Indian Grains June 2003, 7-9.

2. Dutta, A., A. Rakshit, and P.B.S. Bhadoria. (2003). Genetically engineered food a serious health concern. Yojana( ISSN : 0971-8400). 47, 33-34.

3. Rakshit, A., P.B.S. Bhadoria. (2003). Kharif Khanda Phosphate shar bhabohar upar guruto din. Bulletin, Agri. Food & Rural Development. I. I. T, Kharagpur., 4-5.

4. Rakshit, A., and P.B.S. Bhadoria. (2002). Biotechnology for sustainable agriculture. Indian Grains June 2002, 7-9.

5. Rakshit, A., P.B.S. Bhadoria and S. Kar. (2002). Population, Energy use, and the ecology of agriculture. Indian Grains May 2002, 6-9.

6. Rakshit, A., P.B.S. Bhadoria and B.N. Mittra. (2002). Nutrient use efficiency for bumper harvest. Yojana ( ISSN : 0971-8400). May 2002, 12-15.

7. Rakshit, A and P.B.S. Bhadoria. (2002). Soil problems and their management for higher agricultural production in Midnapur district. Bulletin, Agri.Food & Rural Development. I. I. T, Kharagpur. 5-8.

8. Rakshit, A, P.B.S. Bhadoria and S. Kar. (2002). India’s key to solving food resource problems. Indian Grains, Feb, 2002. 28-29.

9. Rakshit, A., P.B.S. Bhadoria and S. Kar. (2001). Precision agriculture: a comprehensive approach for 21st century. Debacle, VII: 54-56.

10. Rakshit, A and P.B.S. Bhadoria. (2001). Information technology and agriculture. Yojona( ISSN : 0971-8400). 45. 17-19.

11. Rakshit, A and P.B.S. Bhadoria. (2002). Managing non point source pollution from Agriculture. Indian Farming. 25-28.

12. Rakshit, A and P.Rai. (2003).Organic food- a conscious choice. May, Indian Grains ,9-11 .

13. Rakshit, A (2005). Combating malnutrition through biofortification. SATSA( O) AGM Annual Issue

14. Rakshit, A (2007) Relevance of Precission Farming Technologies to Sustainable Agriculture in India. SATSA Mukhopatra, 11,71-75.

15. Rakshit, A (2008) Matir sasthya rakhay mati parikha o susomo sarer bebohar. Annadata April Issue, 58-60.
16. Rakshit, A (2008) Sadhinottar paschimbonge krishir chalchitra o bartoman paristhiti. Bhumiputra 5th Issue, 10-12.

17. Rakshit, A. and D. Ghosh. (2008). Mukhya o anukhadyer susomo bebohar ebong eder bhejal nirupaner tatkhanik samyak gyan agami diner krishite bishesh jaruri. Bhumiputra,6,37-44.

18. Rakshit, A. and D. Ghosh. (2008).Khadya nirapattar janeye krishite ashu sarbik sanrakhan bises jaruri. Bhumiputra,6,77.

19. Sen, D and Rakshit, A. (2009). Vermicompost for LEISA in Arunachal Pradesh. Souvenior of North East Agri Fair-2009 and National symposium on 'IPM Strategies to Combat Emerging Pests in the current scenario of Climatic Change' 28th -30th of January, College of Horticulture and Forestry, Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh,17-22.

20. Rakshit, A. (2009).Soil less vertical farming to aid food security. SATSA MUKKHAPATRA(Annual Technical Issue),Vol 13,13-19(ISSN 0971-975X).

21. Rakshit, A. (2009).Jaibo bastur punorbebohar:Matir sathaya rakhar ekmatro upay. Annadata December Issue, 3,12,62-63.(Regd No:H/SD-409/07-09)

22. D.K. Verma and Amitava Rakshit (2010) Waste water: A Resource for Agriculture IJAEB: 3(3) :339-341.
23. 23. Parewa H.P., Singh K. K., Kumar Dileep, Beura K., Rakshit Amitava(2010)Knowledge of Fertilizer Mixing is Key for Improving Nutrient Use Efficiency IJAEB: 3(4) :381-383.

24. D.K. Verma and Amitava Rakshit (2011) Water purification using indigenous method IJAEB: 4(3): 283-284

25. Rakshit, A and A Das (2011)Ecoagriculture-A model for commitment and change. SATSA Mukhopatra, 15,91-95.

26. Anupam Das,Amitava Rakshit and Hanuman Prasad Parewa (2011)Unrealized Potential of Sensor in Precision Agriculture IJAEB 4(1):99-102
27. Rakshit, A. and M. K. Bhowmick (2012)Unrealized Potential of Traditional Knowledge in Combating Climate Change SATSA MUKKHAPATRA(Annual Technical Issue),Vol 16, 68-73.(ISSN 0971-975X).
28. Rajiv Rakshit, Amitava Rakshit, and Anupam Das(2012) Customized Fertilizers:Marker in Fertilizer revolution IJAEB 5(1):67-75.

Prizes / Awards

Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) BY (3rd rank in All India Level) ICAR & ASRB ,New Delhi 1997
Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) by (topped in all India level) ICAR & ASRB ,New Delhi 2000
Student bursary award (1000 Euro)
New Phytologist Trust, United Kingdom 2002
Student grant award ( 700 Krone+Accomodation+Registration)
International Mycologist Association (IMC), Oslo 2002
Registration bursary award
(300 Euro)
International Oat Conference, AgriFord Foundation, Helsinki 2004
Certificate Malda Merchant Chamber of Commerce, WB 22831/565 2007
Assistantship (600 Euro+Accomodation) Rhizosphere-2, France 2007
Member of Young Innovators' Awards Program
18 Mahmoud Bassiouni St. Downtown, Cairo, Egypt(www.nahdetmasr.org) 2007
TWAS.Nxt Award (550 USD+Accomodation+Registration) TWAS, Italy+Biovision,France 2008
Fellowship Under Young Scientist Scheme Council of Science & Technology, U.P. 2008
CIMQUSEF’2009 Bursary
(400 Euro) Moroccan Association for Improvement of quality ofEducation (AMAQUEN), Rabat, Morocco 2009
Biovision Next Fellow(700 Euro+Accomodation+registration+Local hospitality) Biovision,France 2009
Darwin Now Bursary(500 Pound+Accomodation+registration+Local hospitality) British Council, UK 2009
Mahindra Samriddhi Grant F11 (Rs.25,000=00) Mahindra and Mahindra, Mumbai 2010
Achievers Award Society for the Advancement of Human and Nature (SADHNA),HP 2012
Best Teacher Award (UG Level) (Rs.10,000=00) BHU, Varanasi 2012
Review College Member British Ecological Society, London, UK 2013-14
Academic Member Athens Institute for Education and Research(ATINER)
8 Valaoritou Street, Kolonaki, 10671 Athens, Greece 2013-14
Expert member
Palestine Academy of Sciences (http://www.researchsea.com/html/experts.php/eid/831/research/amitava_rak...) 2013
Innovative Young Scientist Award PGPR Society, ICRISAT, Hyderabad 2014
Research project has been chosen to include in a book of the important achievements CST,UP 2014
Academic Member Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) 2014
Best Teacher Award (PG Level) (Rs.10,000=00) BHU, Varanasi 2014
Fellow Society of Earth Scientist, Lucknow 2015

Research Tags
• Nutrient use efficiency of crop species grown on low P soil., • Simulations modeling in nutrient use efficiency., • Development of organic farming protocols for vegetable based cropping system., • Development of Integrated Nutrient Management module for vegetable crops(okra) and fruits (mango, litchi), • Assessing heavy metal toxicity at the peri-urban interface of Varanasi region., • Input quality control
Bio

Dr Amitava Rakshit , an IIT, Kharagpur alumnus is the faculty member in the Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry at Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP, India. His research areas include: Nutrient use efficiency, Simulations modeling, organic farming, Integrated Nutrient Management and bioremediation. His consulting capabilities are: Composting Techniques, Soil Health Management, Input quality Control. He was involved in "Participatory Research" and "Lab to Land" Programmes of ICAR; Dept. of Agricultural Cooperation, Govt. of India; Department of Agriculture, Government of West Bengal ;NHB, New Delhi and NHM for on farm demonstrations of agro-technologies in cerals/pulses/oilseeds/Cash crops/vegetables/Fruits. Actively involved in imparting training and dissemination of technical knowledge and information to diversified end users. He has supervised approximately five research projects, many in partnership with industry. He is widely acknowledged for his skills in linking research with the broader community in regional languages. He has been working closely with undergraduate and post-graduate students in BHU presently. He has visited Norway,Finland,Denmark,France,Austria Russia,Thailand, Egypt, Turkey number of occasions pertaining to his research work and presentation. Dr.Rakshit has previously worked at Department of Agriculture, Government of West Bengal in research extension and implementation roles. He is presently the Chief Editor of International Journal of Agriculture Environment and Biotechnology (NAAS: 4.1) .He was awarded with TWAS Nxt Fellow by TWAS, Italy+Bibleotheca, Alexandria and Biovision Nxt Fellow by Biovision, Lyon, France for the year 2008-09. He is serving as review college member of British Ecological Society, London since 2011-12. He was awarded with Best Teacher’s Award by BHU(ICAR, New Delhi) both at under graduate and post graduate layer in 2012 and 2014. He is the author of four books (Springer, CBS,ATINER, ICFAI, Kalyani , Jain Publishers and IBDC). He also published numerous articles/reviews in professional journals.

General and Contact Information

Title
Dr.
First Name
Amitava
Last Name
Rakshit
Date of Birth
29/07/1975
Country of Origin
Afghanistan
Country of Residence
India
City
Varanasi
Your Website
http://amitavar.hpage.co.in/; http://livedna.net/?dna=91.7860
Languages
English, Hindi, Bengali

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