RAJNI KANT
SCIENTIST F & HEAD

  RAJNI KANT

Publications

Date of Joining Present Post: 01-09-2015

Address (Off):

INDIAN COUNCIL OF MEDICAL RESEARCH
ANSARI NAGAR
NEW DELHI - 110029 .
Telephone (off): 91-11-26589578
Fax : 91-11-26589497
Email : kantr2001@yahoo.co.in
Educational Qualifications:

  • Ph.D.

  • Discipline:
    ZOOLOGY
    MALARIA
    VECTOR BIOLOGY AND CONTROL
    PUBLICATION
    Research Experience:
    More than 26 years in the area of malaria control, vector biology and Publication, Information & Communication
    Membership/Fellowship of Professional Societies/Associations :
    1. Life Member, National Academy of Vector Borne Diseases, Bhubaneswar
    2. Life Member, Indian Society for Parasitology, CDRI, Lucknow
    3. Life Member, Bioved Research Society, Allahabad
    4. Life Member, Vigyan Parishad, Allahabad
    5. Member, Indian Science Congress Association, Calcutta
    Workshops/Conferences/Symposiums :

    • ICMR-WHO Workshop on Community participation for disease vector control, 3-9 February, 1986. Kheda, Gujarat (Field visits of the participants were arranged and demonstrated mosquito control activities).
    • 79th Indian Science Congress Association, 3-7 January, 1992, Vadodara.
    • Workshop on cytotaxonomic techniques in mosquitoes held at MRC, Delhi on 17-28 October, 1994.
    • WHO Workshop on engineering methods of malaria control at Anand, Gujarat, 28-30th Nov, 1994.
    • National Symposium on prospects and problems of Technology Transfer and rural reality at Allahabad, 17-18th February, 1996.
    • Global meet on parasitic diseases held at New Delhi, 1996.
    • Workshop on biomedical communication in Hindi at ICMR Hqrs., New Delhi, 10th September, 1997.
    • National Symposium on New dimensions in biotechnology in 21st century, Allahabad, 4-5th December, 1999
    • XIV National Conference of Parasitology held at ICGEB, New Delhi, 23-26th April, 2000.
    • International conference on Malaria held at National Agricultural Science Complex, New Delhi, 4-6 November,2005
    • International conference on Urban Health Initiatives, 9-11 February, 2006, Surat, Gujarat
    • International Conference on Environmental Parasitology and Community Health Care Initiatives ENPARACOHI-2007, Agra, 13-15 October, 2007.
    • IX International symposium on vectors and vector borne diseases, Puri, 15-17 February, 2008.
    • National Symposium on sustainable management of potable water, Allahabad, 29-30 March, 2008.
    • Attended seminar on Open Access, FOSS & Copyright Law for Scholarly communication and Literary work on 26th April, 2008 at INSA, New Delhi.
    • Toxeminar-1, 1st Annual National Seminar of the Indian Society of Toxicology with the Theme ‘Human Toxicology & Environmental Health : New Frontiers and Future Challenges’, 22nd February, 2009 at AMU, Aligarh.
    • Attended workshop-cum Demo of open source software tool/technologies organized by CDAC,Noida on 29th July 2009 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
    • X International Symposium on vectors and vector-borne Diseases, Goa , 4-6th November 2009.
    • National Symposium on Health & Sanitation: Rural Perspective, Allahabad, 6-7 February, 2010.
    • Attended International Conference on Digital Libraries 2010 (ICDL 2010) at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi from 24-26th February, 2010.

    Awards:
    • Received Young Scientist Award in 1996 by Bioved Research Society, Allahabad for outstanding work in Malaria Research.
    • Merit certificate for second position in M.Sc. Zoology examination of Allahabad University.
    • Awarded Rashtriya Hindi Sewi Sahastrabdi Samman by World Peace Prabodhak Mahasang at Millinneium
    • World Hindi Sammelan held at New Delhi, 2000.
    • Certificate of appreciation from Kendriya Sachivalaya Hindi Parishad, New Delhi in 1998.
    • Biographical Note published in Who’s Who of Indo-US (1995) and Reference Asia (1996):Asia’s Who’s Who of Men & women of achievements
    • Review of work at Malaria Portal (http://www.anopheles.org)

    (Training Acquired):

    • Attended Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Workshop held at National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, 20-24th December, 1999
    • Attended Computer Awareness Programme held at National Informatics Centre NIC), New Delhi from 9 - 12th April 2001.
    • Attended 15th condensed course for Publishing Professionals of the Institute of Book Publishing held at India International Centre, New Delhi from 18- 27th November, 2002
    • Successfully completed the online General course on Intellectual Property Rights of WIPO, Geneva and scored 92% marks (A grade) between October-November,2004.
    • Attended workshop on building digital archive using advanced features of GSDL, TERI, New Delhi from 8-10 January, 2008.

    (Projects Handled)

    • Have been involved as Co-PI in DST sponsored Project on Global Database of Research Papers on Malaria during last 50 years & its Analysis
    • Worked as Co-PI in DST sponsored project on Preparation of Directory of Indian Science & Technology (including Medical) Journals
    • Digitization of Indian Journal of Medical Research since inception (1913) with searchable interface and developing a new website for the IJMR in collaboration with CDAC, Noida

    (Other Support)

    • Reviewed research papers submitted for publication in Indian Journal of Malariology (Renamed as Journal of Vector Borne Diseases), Journal of Parasitology & Vector Biology and others.
    • Attended selection committee meetings as an expert for recruitment of permanent positions as well as project posts.
    • Delivered lectures on topics related to malaria control and vector Biology.
    • Delivered lecture on medical writing during Technical writing workshop at CCRH, NewDelhi
    • Chaired Technical session at National Symposium on Sust. Manag of Potable Water at Allahabad
    • Delivered talk on Community based malaria control at NISTADS, Delhi.
    • On the Panel and worked as External Examiner for MSc Zoology (parasitology) viva-voce exam of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh.
    • Evaluated the Ph.D Synopsis of the Banasthali University, Jaipur
    • Delivered Radio Talk on Mosquito Menace and Fennel & its Uses in Hindi
    • Assisted in the publication and production related work of the Book titled Communication for Biomedical Scientists.
    • Prepared the Hindi version of Pictorial Identification Key for Indian Anophelines

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