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Name : Mrs. Kalpana Tewari
Designation : Scientist
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Telephone (Office) : +91-0512 2572464, +91-0512 2572465
Mobile No. : +91-96509 26730
Date of joining ICAR : 01st January, 2016
Discipline and specialization : Plant Biochemistry
Training/advance exposure in the area of work :

Research on quality improvement of soybean, fieldpea, cowpea and common bean. Chromatographic study of phytochemicals in pulses, Enzyme assays, Enzyme Kinetics, Protein profiling, Spectrophotometry.

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Contribution to the scientific advancement

  • Studied the effect of gamma irradiation on off-flavour reduction of soybean.
  • Studied the molecular characterization of the promoter of gamma tocopherol methyl transferase gene in soybean.
  • Carried out nutritional profiling of diverse field pea and cowpea genotypes. Studied the differences in starch composition between vegetable type and grain type varieties of cowpea and field pea.

Current area of research

Exploring common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) genotypes for bioactive components associated with health promoting properties and flatulence.


Tewari K, Kumar V., Kumar A. et al.(2018).Molecular cloning and functional analysis of the promoter of γ-Tocopherol Methyl Transferase (γ-TMT) gene of soybean (Glycine max). 3 Biotech 8:325.
Tewari K, Dahuja A., Sachdev A., Ali K., Kumar A., and Kumari S.(2017). Molecular cloning, heterologous expression and functional characterization of gamma tocopherol methyl transferase (γ-TMT) from Glycine max. Protein Expression and Purification 140: 81-89.
Tewari K Kumari S., Thimmegowda V., Singh B. and Dahuja A. (2015). Gamma irradiation induces reduction in the off-flavour generation in soybean through enhancement of its antioxidant potential. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 303: 2041–2051.
Lamichaney A., Tewari K., Basu P.S. et al. (2021). Effect of elevated carbon-dioxide on plant growth, physiology, yield and seed quality of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) in Indo-Gangetic plains. Physiol Mol Biol Plants 27: 251–263.
Kumar V., Ali K., Kumar A., Tewari K., Garg N.K., Changan S.S. and Tyagi A.(2018). Cloning and heterologous expression of Os-AP2/ERF-N22 drought inducible rice transcription factor in E. coli. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 88 (10): 1515–20.

Awards and Fellowships

Secured 2nd position in the International conference “Pulses as the climate smart crop: Challenges and Opportunities” organized by ISPRD held at Bhopal during Feb, 10-12, 2020. Tewari K, Kumar V., Charu S., and Parihar A. K. (2020). Profiling of fieldpea and cowpea genotypes for their bioactive contituents.
Awarded CSIR-UGC JRF, 2013 in Life Sciences by UGC, New Delhi.
Awarded DST-InspireFellowship [IF130322], 2013-2015.
Awarded Junior Research Fellowship (JRF), from ICAR in 2010.
ICAR NET in 2013 in Plant Biochemistry by ICAR, New Delhi.
Secured Ist Rank in ARS 2013.

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