Principal Scientist (Plant Physiology)

Career:  15 Years

  • Senior Scientist, Division of Crop Improvement, CSSRI, Karnal (13-04-2015- continue)

  • Senior Scientist, Directorate of Groundnut Research, Junagadh, Gujarat (12-06-2012 to 10-04-2015)

  • Associate Professor & Co-ordinator, NIILM University, Kaithal, Haryana (01-04-2011 to 17-02- 2012)

  • Research Associate, ICAR-CIRB, Hisar (12-06-2009 to 31-03-2011)

  • Lecturer, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar (22-02-2008 to 02-01-2009)

  • DST-Young Scientist fellowship at CCS HAU Hisar (01-12-2004 to 30-11-2007)

  • CSIR Fellowship at CCS HAU Hisar (16-08-2001 to 30-11-2004)

  • Research Associate at CCS HAU Hisar (16-07-1999 to 15-08-2001)


Degree University Year Subject
B.Sc. KUK 1992 Botany, Zoology, Chemistry
M.Sc CCS HAU Hisar 1995 Plant Physiology
Ph.D CCS HAU Hisar 1999 Plant Physiology
PGDIPR (Post graduate diploma) IGNOU, Delhi 2010 Intellectual Property Rights


Awards/ Recognitions:

  • Distinction in Hindi in 12th board during 1989.

  • Merit stipend during Master’s and Doctorate’s programme during 1995-1999.

  • Second prize in M.Sc. in the department during 1996.

  • CSIR award (2001-20014)

  • DST Young Scientist award (2004-2007)

  • Recognized as Guide for P.G. Teaching and Ph.D. Research and allotted one M.Sc. and one Ph.D. student from Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh (w.r.t letter No. JAU/DR/PGT/T- 6/ACA/301-360/2013,Junagadh Dt 01/04/2013)

  • Reviewer of research papers

  • Degree University Year Subject B.Sc. KUK 1992 Botany, Zoology, Chemistry M.Sc. CCS HAU Hisar 1995 Plant Physiology Ph.D. CCS HAU Hisar 1999 Plant Physiology PGDIPR (Post graduate diploma) IGNOU, Delhi 2010 Intellectual Property Rights  Delivered talks on All India Radio, Hisar as well as Doordarshan, Hisar.

 Externally Funded Projects as PI

Title of project Funding Agency Duration
Molecular analysis of Quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for drought tolerance in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi Three years 01-12-04 to 30-11-07
Cultivar identification using molecular techniques Council for Scientific and Industrial Research(CSIR), New Delhi 3.3 yrs 14-08-01 to 30 -11-04


Membership of National professional Bodies

  1. Life member of Indian Society of Plant Physiologists, New Delhi

  2. Life member of Indian Society of Seed Technology (ISST), New Delhi

  3. Life member of Indian Society for Forage Research, CCS HAU Hisar

  4. Founder Member of Society for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences (SAAS)

 Research Publications: 25 in national and international journals

Selected publications:

  • Anita Mann, Sujit Kumar, Sangeeta Singh and Bhumesh Kumar. 2015. Ionomics as an important component of functional biology: updates and recent advances.” Current Science. (Under revision). Manuscript ID: 11417

  • Anita Mann and A. L. Singh. 2014. Antiodixant defence system in iron deficient groundnut plants. Malaysian J. Plant Physiology (In press).

  • Jarnail Singh, Anita Mann, D Kumar, J S Duhan, PS Yadav, 2013. Cultured buffalo umbilical cord matrix cells exhibit characteristics of multipotent mesenchymal stem cells. In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology – Animal.

  • Mann A, R. P. Yadav, J. Singh, D. Kumar, B. Singh and P. S. Yadav. (2013) Culture, characterization and differentiation of cells from buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) amnion. Cytotechnology. 65 (1):23-30.

  • P S Yadav, Anita Mann, Jarnail Singh, D Kumar, RK Sharma and Inderjeet Singh (2012). Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) Fetal Skin Derived Fibroblast Cells Exhibit Characteristics of Stem Cells. Agricultural Research. 1(2): 175-182

  • Amrita Poonia and Anita Mann. (2011). Bioactive peptides in Food, their Functional Significance and Stability. Indian Food Industry. 30(3):29-34.

  • Anita Mann, K. S. Boora, B. S. Dahiya, A. S. Nandwal and Urvashi Vashist. (2010). PCR based genetic diversity in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) genotypes using random primers. IUP J. Genetics & Evolution. 3(3): 32-43.

  • S. Yadav, Anita Mann, Vijay Singh, Shikha Yashveer, R.K. Sharma and Inderjeet Singh. (2010). Expression of pluripotency genes in buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) amniotic fluid cells. Reproduction in Domestic Animals. Manuscript ID: RDA-OA-MAY-2010-0198. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0531.2010.01733.x.

  • S. Mor, D. P. Deswal, Anita Mann, B. S. Dahiya and B. S. Beniwal (2008). Characterization of Marigold (Tagetes spp.) Genotypes using SDS-PAGE and RAPD markers. Seed Science and Technology 36:756-765.

  • Ajit Singh Nandwal, Sarvjeet Kukreja, Neeraj Kumar, Praveen Kumar Sharma, Monika Jain, Anita Mann and Sunder Singh. (2007). Plant water status, ethylene evolution, N2-fixing efficiency, antioxidant activity and lipid peroxidation in Cicer arietinum L. nodules as affected by short-term salinization and desalinization. J. Plant Physiology 164(9): 1161-1169.

  • Anita Mann, B. S. Dahiya and A. S. Nandwal. (2005). Genetic diversity studies in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) using total seed protein separation by SDS-PAGE. Seed Research 36(1):193- 199.

  • Chauhan, C. Ram, Anita Mann and V. P. Sangwan. (2002). Molecular weight analysis of seed protein of forage sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench). Seed Science and Technology 30 (6): 11-17.

  • Mann, A. S. Nandwal, I. S. Sheoran, B. S. Kundu, S. Sheokand, D. V. Kamboj, A. Sheoran, B. Kumar, D. Dutta. (2002). Ethylene evolution, H2O2 scavenging enzymes and membrane integrity of Cicer arietinum L. nodules as affected by nitrate and aminoethoxyvinylglycine. J. Plant Physiology 159: 347-353.

  • Mann, A.S. Nandwal, B.S. Kundu, S. Sheokand, B. Kumar, D. Dutta and A. Sheoran. (2001). Effect of nitrate and aminoethoxyvinylglycine on Cicer arietinum L. nodules. Biologia Plantarum 44 (1): 131-135.

Other publications (Invited lectures/Book chapters etc):

  1. अननता मान, कु लदीप कालरीया, निध्या चौधरी और ए एल ससह .2014. सूक्ष्म पोषक तत्िों की कमी और उनके प्रबंधन । ककसानों के नलए ट्रेसनग काययक्रम “मूूँगफली की उत्पादकता बढ़ाने के नलए उन्नत प्रौधोनगकी ”, मूूँगफली अनुसंधान ननदेशालय, जूनागढ़। नसतम्बर 30-26 2014

  2. K A Kalariya, A L Singh, Anita Mann, Nisha Goswani and Deepti Mehta. (2014). Latest lowcost INM practices and an appraisal on available INM products in the market. In: Training Programme held at Directorate of Groundnut Research, Junagadh.

  3. Anita Mann, Kaushik Chakraborty and Kuldeep Kalariya. (2013). Physiological movement of micronutrients from soil to seeds. In: 30 days Seasonal Long Training Programme on IPM in Groundnut Crop by Directorate of Plant Protection, Quarantine & Storage, CIPMC, Vadodara, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt of India held at Directorate of Groundnut Research, Junagadh from 16th Sep-15th Oct 2013.

  4. A L singh and Anita Mann. (2012). Recent advances in plant nutrition. In : National Seminar of Plant Physiology on “Physiological and Molecular Approaches for development of Climate Resilient Crops” at Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad from December 12- 14, 2012.

  5. Anita Mann (2012). Plant biomass resources as a renewable energy source. In: International conference on “Renewable Energy for Institutes and Communities in Urban and Rural Settings”, held at Manav Institute of Technology and Management, Jevra, Hisar from April 27-29, 2012.

  6. S. Yadav and Anita Mann. (2010). Stem Cell Research in domestic animals. Invited paper in National Conference on Medical Biotechnology-Vision 2020, held at Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak, Haryana from 16-18 April, 2010. pp 37.

  7. Anita Mann. (2005). Electrophoretic techniques for seed evaluation of seed quality. In: Advanced training course on Advances in Biorational approaches to Pest Management (Nov. 8- 28, 2005). Department of Entomology, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, India. pp: 41-53.

  8. Anita Mann and R. K. Singh (2003). Cultivar identification and characterization through analysis of protein and enzyme profiles. In: Refresher course on electrophoretic techniques for variety identification. (March 6-15, 2003). Department of Seed Science and Technology, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, India. pp: 45-64.

  9. Ram and Anita Mann (2003). Variety identification by various chemical tests. In: Training on Seed Quality Assurance. Department of Seed Science and technology, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, India.

  10. Anita Mann (2003). Chemical tests: tools for variety identification. In: Training course for Seed Quality Assurance. Department of Seed Science and technology, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, India (Aug 14 – Sept.12, 2003). Chapter 17, pp 58.

  11. Chandgi Ram, B.S. Dahiya and Anita Mann. (2000). Manual on Laboratory techniques for variety Identification/characterization. Department of Seed Science & Technology, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, India.

  12. Anita Hooda, A. S. Nandwal, M. S. Kuhad and Divya Dutta. (1999). Plant water status and C, N and K distribution in potassium fertilized mungbean under drought and during recovery. In: Management of Arid Ecosystem (Eds. A.S. Faroda, N. I. Joshi, S. Kathju and Amal Kar) Arid Zone Research Association of India and Scientific Publishers, Jodhpur.

  13. Kuhad, M. S., Nandwal, A.S., Singh, N. and Hooda, A. (1997). Physiological studies on effect of potassium in some crops of Haryana under water stress. In: Use of potassium in Haryana Agriculture. Potash and Phosphate Institute of Canada India Programme, Gurgoan. Dev,G. and Oswal, M.C. (eds), pp 97-105.

General/Popular Articles

  1. Sujit Kumar Bishi, Anita Mann and Mahesh K. Mahatma. 2014. Two-Tiered Innate Immune System In Plants. Agrobios Newsletter. Vol 12(04):42-43.

  2. Lokesh Kumar, M. K. Mahatma, K. A. Kalariya, S. K. Bishi and Anita Mann. 2014.

  3. Plant Phenolics: Important Bio-Weapon against Pathogens and Insect Herbivores. Popular Kheti. 2(3): 149-152.

  4. Sujit Kumar Bishi, Anita Mann, Lokesh Kumar, M. K. Mahatma, and Kiran Kumar Patel. 2015. Role of miRNAs in Plant Development. Agrobios Newsletter. Vol 13(08):26-28.

  5. Anita Mann, Jayanti Tokas and Sujit Bishi. 2015. Unlocking genetic diversity through use of molecular markers. Agrobios Newsletter. Vol 13(08):19-21.

  6. अननता मान, ननशा गोस्िामी, दीनि मेहता और ए. एल . ससह . 2013. खाद्यान फसलों में जैि सुदृकिकरण द्वारा- कु पोषण ननयंत्रण । नगरनार पनत्रका । मूूँगफली अनुसन्धान ननदेशालय, जूनागढ़

  7. अननता मान, जयन्ती टोकस और सुजीत बीशी . 2014. मनहलाओं का कृ नष में महत्िपूणय योगदान। ककसान खेती. अंक 1(4):108-109.


  • सलाह मशिरा-: खराब मानसून के चलते उत्पादन हुआ कम । अक्तू बर 27, 2014, खेती ककसानी, प्रमुख समाचार। गाूँि कनेक्शन, इंनियाज़ रूरल न्यूज़ पेपर ।

  • E-Discussion on “Forward Thinking for ICT use in Asian Agri-Food Chains”

Visits abroad

International Conference on Plant Physiology 2014 (ICPP 2014) on “Enhancing Strategic Plant Physiological Research and Technologies for Sustainable Resources” held at Bali, Indonesia from 26-28 August 2014.

TV Talks/radio talks: Four

Participation In International Conferences: 8

Seminar/ Symposia/ Workshop: 12

Mailing Address

ICAR-Central Soil Salinity Research Institute
Zarifa farm, Karnal-132001, Haryana