Dr. Prananath Barman had his BSc. degree in horticulture from Central Agricultural University, Imphal, India in 2004 and had his MSc. degree in 2006 from University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, India in Horticulture (Pomology) and then earned PhD degree in Horticulture (Pomology) from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. He was appointed as an Assistant Professor in Fruit Science from April to December 2012 and thereafter appointed as Scientist (Horticulture â€“ Fruit Science) under Indian Council of Agriculture Research, New Delhi since January 2013 till now and he has 14 research papers in the field of crop production in national and international journals. He was awarded with best Research Paper by the Horticultural Society of India for research paper entitled â€œSynergistic interaction of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and mycorrhiza helper bacteria in improving antioxidant activities in Troyer citrange and Cleopatra mandarin under low moisture stressâ€, during Inaugural Function of 7th Indian Horticulture Congress, New Delhi 2016 on November 15, 2016. He was awarded with young scientist Award by Mahima Research Foundation and Social Welfare committee, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi in the International Conference on â€œAgricultural, Allied Sciences & Biotechnology for Sustainability of Agriculture, Nutrition & Food Securityâ€, held on 25-26 November 2017 at Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP, India
Dr. Barman research interests are Horticulture i.e Organic Horticulture, Agriculture Microbiology and Stress physiology of horticulture crops.