Dr. Pragya Agrawal

May 16, 2017

Name                                                 : Dr.Pragya Agrawal

Area                                                   : Botany, Mycology, Aquatic fungi, Composting

Qualification                                     : M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., MPSLET

Contact                                              : 0761-2410740

E-mail                                                :  [email protected]

Brief profile:

Dr. Pragya Agrawal is actively associated with Teaching and Research in Mycological aspects of Botany. She is Counselor for IGNOU Partner Institute at Mata Gujri Mahila Mahavidyalaya (Autonomous), Jabalpur.
Beyond the boundaries of the subject, she is keenly involved in Astrology and Alternative Healing Therapies like Acupressure, Reiki, Mantra Healing, Naturopathy, Pyramid Therapy and Autosuggestion.


Research Experience: 13years

  • 1987-1992 during M.Phil. and Ph.D.

  • 2008 – till date.

  • Has 2 minor research projects funded by UGC to her credit (one completed, one ongoing)

List of Publication    

  1. Fungi associated with submerged decaying, leaves and twigs from j Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. India 61 (B) : 121-125 ( 1991).

  1. Seasonal occurrence of aquatic hyphomycetes in different aquatic habitats at Jabalpur. Ind. Bot. Soc. 71 : 95-97(1992).

  1. Seven new water borne conidial fungi from Jabalpur (M.P.) India. In ResearchVishaleshana, R.D.University, Jabalpur 5(2):9-16 (1998).

  1. Water borne hyphomycetes from river Narmada. Basic & Appl. Mycology, 7(1 & 2): 110-111 (2008)

  1. Mycoflora associated with water hyacinth Basic & Appl. Mycology 7 (1 & 2) : 112- 113 (2008) .

  1. Post harvest diseases of papaya in Jabalpur (M.P.) Basic & Appl. Mycology,8 ( 1&2):  82-83 (2009).

  1. Studies on hyphomycetes of four water bodies of Jabalpur Basic & Appl. Mycology,8 ( 1&2):  100-101 (2009).

  1. Studies on water borne conidial fungi from river Narmada at Jabalpur. J. App. & Pure Bio. 24(2):381-385 (2009)

  1. Effects of temperature on occurrence of waterborne conidial fungi .In: Proceedings of National Seminar on Current Trends in the Field of Biodiversity and sustainable use of Natural Resources, organized by Mata Gujri Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Jabalpur, 16- 17th November,2009, pp 62-65.

  1. Evolution of Alternaria alternata as a potential biocontrol agent of waterhyacinth. In: Proceedings of National Seminar on Current Trends in the Field of Biodiversity and sustainable use of Natural Resources, org anized by Mata Gujri mahila Mahavidyalaya, Jabalpur, 16- 17th November,2009.pp 66-68.

  1. Aquatic fungal diversity of Gour River at Jabalpur J.App. & Pure   Bio.,25(1):17-20(2010).

  1. Explotation of fungal pathogens for biological control of water hyacinth. J. App. & Pure Bio.,25(1):53-57 (2010) .

  1. Aquatic fungal diversity of tilwara ghat and Lamheta  Ghat at Jabalpur  . J. App. & Pure  Bio.,25(2  ):321-323 (2010).

  1. Integrated approach for the management of water hyacinth (Eichhornia

crassipes).International  Journal of  Microbiology  Research,4(4):211-212(2012)

Symposium ,Conference and Seminar attended       :

  • 78th Indian Science Congress held at Indore 1991.

  • 79th Indian Science Congress held at Vadodara in 1992.

·  49tAnnual Meeting of Indian Phytopathological Society and National Symposium of The Biology of Plant Microbe Interactions held at Jabalpur 1997.

  • International symposium of Microbial Biotechnology for sustainable development and productivity held at Jabalpur in 1998.

  • National Seminar on Perspectives of Micobial diversity in present in present scenario, at Dept. of Botany-Microbiology, Govt. Auto. M.H.College of home Science for Women , Jabalpur in 2003.

  • National Symposium on “Plant pathogens: Explotation and management”59th Annual meeting of Indian Phytopathological Soc., Organized by Deptt. Of Biological Sciences, RDVV, Jabalpur 16-18th 2007.


  • National Seminar on contemporary trends in Life Sciences Prospects and challenges ahead 16th and 17th April 2008, at St. Aloysius College
    [ Autonomous], Jabalpur.

  • National Seminar on Microbiology –Opportunities, challenges and skills 20-21st2009,D.N. Jain College ,Jabalpur.

  • Madhya Kshetriya Vigyan Sammelan 21-22nd2009 at Govt. M H College of Home Science and Science,Jabalpur

  • National Seminar on Current Trends in the field of Biodiversity and Sustainable use of Natural Resources. 16-17th November 2009 at Mata Gujri Mahila Mahavidyalaya ,Jabalpur.

  • National Seminar on Current advances in Bioscience: Application in Health, Environment and Agriculture. 23-24th November 2010at Hitkarini Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Jabalpur.

  • Madhya Pradesh Mahila Vigyan Sammelan 18-19th December 2010.

  • National seminar on Education: current trends & alternate modes. 24-25th March 2011,at Mata Gujri Mahila Mahavidyalaya ,Jabalpur.

  • National Conference on Developmental exploitation of microbial systems for mankind. 27-28th April 2012, at Mata Gujri Mahila Mahavidyalaya ,Jabalpur.

  • National Conference on Emerging Trends in Chemistry .29-30 Dec 2012. Mata Gujri Mahila Mahavidyalaya , Jabalpur.

  • Rashtriya Sangoshthi on Swami Vivekanand ke Shiksha Vshyak Vichar:Samagra Samajik Vikas ke Sandarbha me.2 and 3 February 2013,Sarojini Naidoo Govt.Girl’s College,Shivaji Nagar, Bhopal.

  • National Conference on Rashtriya Gyan –Vigyan Hindi Sammelan. 6th -7th June, 2013 at Atal Bihari Hindi Vishvavidyalaya, Bhopal.

  • National Seminar on Modern Biology: from discovery to applications.6th –7th September 2013 at St .Aloysius’ College (auto),Jabalpur.

  • National seminar on Population growth and environmental degradation Problem & Prospects.9th -10th October 2013 at Hawabagh Women’s College, Jabalpur.

  • National conference on Bhartiya Chintan: Vikas aur Niti Nirman,26- 28 December 2014.

  • National Conference on Sustainable Water Resources Management:Challenges And Opportunities ,20-21 January 2015

  • National conference on Ekatma Manav Darshan : samkaleen Samasyaye avam Samadhan. 11th February 2015, Atal Bihari Bajpai Hindi Vishvavidyalaya, Bhopal

  • National Seminar on Environmental Conservation: Challenges and remedies. 19- 20th March 2015 at Govt. Model Science College (Autonomous) Jabalpur.

  • National seminar on Marginalization of women: Challenges and Prospects towards women Impowerment,Rani durgavati Vishwavidyalaya,Jabalpur5-6 November(2015)


Workshop attended                          

  1. National Workshop on “Effective role of Information Technology for innovative teaching in Higher Education. 18th to 20thMarch 2007 organized by St. Aloysious’ College, Jabalpur.

  1. National workshop on State-of-the Art technique for Isolation, Identification & application of fung 29th July  -4th  August 2009 organized by Department of Biological Science, Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur(M.P.)

  1. National work shop on Empowerment of Tribal women in Mahakoshal region of Madhya Pradesh. Held on13-14th January 2012 at the Academic Staff college, R.D. University, Jabalpur.

  2. National workshop on Developing horizons in microbiological tools and techniques. 20-21 st February 2013 at Mata Gujri Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Autonomous, Jabalpur.

  1. National workshop on Hands on Training on Immunological Techniques. 3-9th February, 2014 at Mata Gujri Mahila Mahavidyalaya(Autonomous), Jabalpur.

  1. National Workshop on Quantitative Techniques for Economics, Commerce, Management and Bussiness Studies.24-30thMarch 2014.at Govt. O.F. K. College , Jabalpur.

  1. State level workshop on Basic trends in DNA technology 23rd & 24th 2006. Govt. M H College of Home Science and Science, Jabalpur

  1. Regional workshop on Mushroom Cultivation. 13-15th2009 at Govt. O F K College, Jabalpur.

  1. Orientation programme cum workshop 14-16 th October 2006 organized by Vigyan Prasar at Mata Gujri Mahila Mahavidyalaya , Jabalpur.

  1. Workshop on Molecular Biology(X-pert Teaching Kits) organized by Hi Media laboratories Pvt. Ltd. 10th-October-2012 at Mata Gujri Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Jabalpur.

  1. Regional Workshop on Nuclear Energy Awareness 16th May 2013 at Mata Gujri Mahila Mahavidyalaya(Autonomous), Jabalpur.

  1. Training Program on Instrumentation and Biotechnological Techniques. Organized by Govt. M.H. College of H. Sc. &science for Women Autonomous, Jabalpur from 10- 24 March 2013.

  1. National workshop on Use of Lantana to make Utility Articles; Employment generation and Biodiversity Conservation in Forest from 26th October to 01st November 2015.Organized by Mata Gujri Mahila Mahavidyalaya(Auto.),Jabalpur.

  1. Workshop on techniques in Molecular Biology organized by PG, Deptt. of Zoology, MGMM, Jabalpur 21 Oct 2016


  • National Seminar organized: AS CO-ORGANIZING SECRETARY

National Seminar on Current Trends in the field of Biodiversity and Sustainable use of                         Natural Resources. 16-17thNovember 2009 at Mata Gujri Mahila Mahavidyalaya , Jabalpur.

  • National Workshop organized: AS ORGANISING SECRETARY National workshop on Developing horizons in microbiological tools and techniques. 20-21 st  February 2013 at Mata Gujri Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Autonomous, Jabalpur.

Award and Recognition:

Fellow of Society of Life Science of India.