Rachna Verma

Associate Professor / Science
Associate Professor, Ph.D., M.Phil., NET


Rachna Verma

Associate Professor at Shoolini University and teaches Botany. Received PhD from Shoolini University in Botany and MPhil from Chaudhary Devi Lal University Sirsa, Haryana. NET and HP-SET/SLET qualified. Currently areas of research are Mycology, Ethnobotany and Phytochemistry.


1. Verma, R., Kumar, D., Nagraik, R., Sharma, A., Tapwal, A., Puri, S., Kumar, H., Kumari, A., Nepovimova, E., Kuca, K. (2021) Mycorrhizal impact on biological activities and phytochemicals of Acorus calamus plant of Western Himalaya . Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 265, 113353. 10.1016/j.jep.2020.113353 

2. Dhalaria R., Verma, R., Kumar, D., Puri, S., Tapwal, A., Kumar, V., Nepovimova, E., Kuca, K. (2020) Bioactive compounds of edible fruits with their anti-aging properties: a comprehensive review to prolong human life. Antioxidants.  9, 1123. https://doi.org/10.3390/antiox9111123 

3. Dhalaria, R., Kumar, D, Kumar, H., Nepovimova, E., Kuča, K., Islam, M.T., Verma, R. (2020) Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi as potential agent in ameliorating heavy metal stress in plants. Agronomy. 10(6). https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10060815. 

4. Kumar, H., Bhardwaj, K., Dhanjal, D.S., Nepovimova, E., Șen, F., Regassa, H., Singh, R., Verma, R., Kumar, V., Kumar, D., Bhatia, S.K., Kuča, K. (2020) Fruit extract mediated green synthesis of metallic nanoparticles: a new avenue in pomology applications. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2020, 21, 8458. https://10.3390/ijms21228458

5. Kumar, H., Bhardwaj, K., Nepovimova, E., Kamil, K., Dhanjal, D.S., Bhardwaj, S., Bhatia, S.K., Verma, R., Kumar, D. (2020) Antioxidant functionalized nanoparticles: a combat against oxidative stress. Nanomaterials. 10(7); 10.3390/nano10071334 

6. Bhardwaj, K., Dhanjal, D.S., Sharma, A., Nepovimova, E., Kalia, A., Thakur, S., Bhardwaj, S., Chopra, C., Singh, R., Verma, R., Kumar, D., Bhardwaj, P., Kuca, K. (2020) Conifer-derived metallic nanoparticles: green synthesis and biological applications. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 21(23), 9028. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms21239028

7. Verma, R., Tapwal, A., Kumar, D., Puri, S. (2020). Phytochemical profiling and biological activity of Leucas lanata Wall. ex Benth. – an important ethnomedicinal plant of Western Himalaya. Ecology, Environment and Conservation. 2020(26), S169-S175

8. Kumar, H., Bhardwaj, K., Sharma, R., Dhanjal, D.S., Verma, R., Bhardwaj, P., Sharma, S., Nepovimova, E., Kuca, K., Kumar, D. (2020). Fruit and vegetable peels: utilization of high value horticultural waste in novel industrial applications. Molecules.  25(12), 2812.  https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25122812  

9. Kumar, H., Bhardwaj, K., Kuca, K., Kalia, A., Nepovimova, E., Verma, R., Kumar, D. (2020). Flower-based green synthesis of metallic nanoparticles: applications beyond fragrance. Nanomaterials. 10(4), 1-16.  https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10040766 

10. Kumar, H., Kuca, K., Bhatia, S.K., Saini, K., Kaushal, A., Verma, R., Bhalla, T.C., Kumar, D. (2020) Applications of nanotechnology in sensor-based detection of foodborne pathogens. Sensors. 20(7); 1-19. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20071966. 

11. Duggal, S., Sharma, S., Verma, R., Kumar, D. (2020) Preparation of different zein films from corn gluten meal and their use in coating of different model foods. Plant Archieves.  20(1): 2481-2486.

12. Kumar, D., Singh, K., Verma, R. (2020). Bioethanol production from apple pomace using co-cultures with Saccharomyces cerevisiae in solid-state fermentation. Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences. 9(4), 742-745. https://doi.org/10.15414/jmbfs.2020.9.4 742-745 

13. Kumari, A., Guleria, I., Pathania, D., Verma, R. (2020) Phytochemicals analysis and antibacterial activity of leaf extracts of Populus ciliata wall. Ex Royle. Medicinal Plants. 12(1), 120. https://doi.org/10.5958/0975-6892.2020.00016.7 

14. Thakur, N., Gupta, S., Nagraik, R., Sharma, S., Verma, R., Kumar, D. (2019) Elucidation of structure of MALDI-TOF peptide fingerprint of purified microbial protease and its use in bioactive dipeptide precursor synthesis. International Journal on Emerging Technologies.  10(3), 363-369.         

15. Verma, R., Tapwal, A., Kumar, D., Puri, S. (2019) Vesicular arbuscular mycorrhizal diversity in some important ethnomedicinal plants of Western Himalaya. Medicinal Plants. 11(3), 279-285.  https://doi.org/10.5958/0975-6892.2019.00036.4                            

16. Guleria, I., Kumari, S., Verma, R., Kumari, A. (2019) Further insight into the distribution and morphology of some Viola species occurring in Himachal Pradesh, Western Himalaya, India. Medicinal Plants. 11(2), 169-176. https://doi.org/10.5958/0975-6892.2019.00021.2          

17. Verma, R., Tapwal, A., Kumar, D., Puri, S. (2019) Assessment of medicinal and phytochemical potential of ethnomedicinal plant Bergenia ciliata (Haw.) Sternb. plant in western Himalaya. Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences. 2019: 9(1), 15-20. https://doi.org/10.15414/jmbfs.2019.9.1.15-20             

18. Singh, S., Gupta, A., Verma, R., Kumari, A. (2019) Antimicrobial and antioxidant potential of Hibiscus rosa-sinensis L. in western Himalaya. Biological Forum. 11(1), 35-40.

19. Kumari, A., Verma, R., Sharma, M., Chauhan, P., Thakur, A. (2018). Evaluation of phytochemical, antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-cancerous activity of Ficus auriculata Lour. and Osyris wightiana Wall. ex Wight. Bulletin of Environment, Pharmacology and Life Sciences. 7(4), 64-70.

20. Thakur, S., Verma, R., Kumari, A. (2017) Intraspecific Morphological and Genetic Variations within the Populations of Calotropis gigantea (L) W.T. Aiton from Shivalik Hills of Himachal Pradesh. Asian Journal of Biological and Life sciences. 6(3), 389-395.   

21. Verma, R., Puri, S. (2016). Antimicrobial, antioxidant and GC-MS profiling of Rumex obtusifolius L. an important ethnomedicinal plant of Himachal Pradesh in North Western Himalaya Medicinal Plants- International Journal of Phytomedicines and Related Industries. 8(3), 249- 254. https://doi.org/10.5958/0975-6892.2016.00030.7 

22. Verma, R., Tapwal, A., Puri, S. (2016) Phytochemical Profiling and GCMS Study of Adhatoda vasica Nees. an Ethnomedicinal Plant of North Western Himalaya. Biological Forum. 8(2), 268-273.                                                                  

23. Verma, R., Parkash, V., Kumar, D. (2012). Ethnomedicinal uses of some plants of Kanag Hill in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India. International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy. 3(2), 319-322.                         

24. Kumar, D., Verma, R., Sharma, P., Rana, A., Sharma, R., Prakash, C., Bhalla, T.C. (2010) Production and partial purification of xylanase from a new thermophilic isolate Bacillus pumilus SILB-X MTCC 8964. Biological forum- An International Journal. 2(2), 83-88

25. Kumar, D., Verma, R., Bhalla, T.C. (2010). Citric acid production from apple pomace left after juice extraction by Aspergillus niger van. Tieghem MTCC-281. Journal of Food Science & Technology. 47(4), 458-460.                   

26. Kumar, D., Savitri, Thakur, N., Verma, R., Bhalla, T.C. (2008). Microbial proteases and application as potential laundry detergent additive. Research Journal of Microbiology. 3, 661-672.           

27. Kumar, D., Verma, R., Bhalla, T.C. (2007) Commercializing the traditional fermented alcoholic beverages of India. Invention Intelligence. 42: 19-23.


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