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FACULTY - Department of Zoology/Environmental Science

Prof. (Dr.) Rajesh Rayal

rajeshrayal@sgrru.ac.in
Area of Interest Histology, Fish Biology & Ecology, Biodiversity & Climate Change, Macrozoobenthos, Water Mites, Firefly.
Qualifications -

Awards and Achievements

  • Discovery of 03 New Species of Water Mites (Acari, Hydrachnidia) from River Ganga near Rishikesh and Song River Dehradun.
    • Aturus uttarakhandensis
    • Sperchonopsis himalayaensis
    • Neoatractides tashiwangmoi (Male)
  • Nomenclature Acts Published: 02 A) Aturus uttarakhandensis Pešic, Smit, Sharma, Rana, Bahuguna & Rayal, 2022 B) Sperchonopsis himalayaensis Pešic, Smit, Sharma, Rana, Bahuguna & Rayal, 2022
  • Outstanding Achievement Award-2023: In the National Seminar on “Ecology Vs Economic Development with special reference to the Ganga Basin (NEED-2023)” Organized by the Dept. of Zoology Nehru Gram Bharti (Deemed to be University), Kotwa-Jamunipur-Dubawal Prayagraj, UP In Association with ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute (CIFRI), Barrackpore, W. Bengal & Kalash Research & Welfare Society, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, held on 25-26 Feb. 2023.
  • Best Paper Presentation Award-2022: for the paper entitled “Ontogeny of feeding and digestive system in Himalayan snow trout Schizothorax plagiostomus (Heckel)” in the National Seminar on “Bhoomi Suposhan: Approaches and Practices to Enrich Soil and Domestic Animals for Sustainable Rural Development" on 08-09" January 2022 at Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramodaya Vishwavidyalaya, Chitrakoot, Satna, M.P.
  • Scientist of The Year Award-2022: Honored by Kalash Research and Welfare Society, Prayagraj, UP, India on the occasion of the National Seminar on “Bhoomi Suposhan:
  • Approaches and Practices to Enrich Soil and Domestic Animals for Sustainable Rural Development" on 08-09" January 2022 at Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramodaya Vishwavidyalaya, Chitrakoot, Satna, M.P.
  • Best Researcher Award-2021: In the International Conference for award winners on Engineering, Science, and Medicine, held on 12-Nov-2021, Chennai, India.
  • Excellence in Research of The Year-2021 Award: Honoured by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami, on the Occasion of the “4th Teacher of The Year-2021” Award Ceremony organized in collaboration with DIVYA HIMGIRI, VMSB Uttarakhand Technical University, Uttarakhand State Council for Science & Technology & Society for Research & Development in Science, Technology and Agriculture (SRADSTA), on Sunday, 5th September 2021 at VMSB Uttarakhand Technical University, Sudhowala, Chakrata Road, Dehradun.
  • Award for Excellence in Teaching, Training, and Research: In 03 Days International Conference-NAMASTE-2020 in Collaboration with Govt. of Uttarakhand, Uttarakhand Science Education & Research Centre, Association of Microbiologists of India, Indian Immunology Society, GINO FARM, SAMVET BHARAT, held on 10-12 September 2020.

Professor

Designation : Professor & Head Department of Zoology/Environmental Science rajeshrayal@sgrru.ac.in
  • Area of Specialization:

    Fish and Fisheries

Area of Interest:

Area of Interest Histology, Fish Biology & Ecology, Biodiversity & Climate Change, Macrozoobenthos, Water Mites, Firefly.
Qualifications -

Awards and Achievements

  • Discovery of 03 New Species of Water Mites (Acari, Hydrachnidia) from River Ganga near Rishikesh and Song River Dehradun.
    • Aturus uttarakhandensis
    • Sperchonopsis himalayaensis
    • Neoatractides tashiwangmoi (Male)
  • Nomenclature Acts Published: 02 A) Aturus uttarakhandensis Pešic, Smit, Sharma, Rana, Bahuguna & Rayal, 2022 B) Sperchonopsis himalayaensis Pešic, Smit, Sharma, Rana, Bahuguna & Rayal, 2022
  • Outstanding Achievement Award-2023: In the National Seminar on “Ecology Vs Economic Development with special reference to the Ganga Basin (NEED-2023)” Organized by the Dept. of Zoology Nehru Gram Bharti (Deemed to be University), Kotwa-Jamunipur-Dubawal Prayagraj, UP In Association with ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute (CIFRI), Barrackpore, W. Bengal & Kalash Research & Welfare Society, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, held on 25-26 Feb. 2023.
  • Best Paper Presentation Award-2022: for the paper entitled “Ontogeny of feeding and digestive system in Himalayan snow trout Schizothorax plagiostomus (Heckel)” in the National Seminar on “Bhoomi Suposhan: Approaches and Practices to Enrich Soil and Domestic Animals for Sustainable Rural Development" on 08-09" January 2022 at Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramodaya Vishwavidyalaya, Chitrakoot, Satna, M.P.
  • Scientist of The Year Award-2022: Honored by Kalash Research and Welfare Society, Prayagraj, UP, India on the occasion of the National Seminar on “Bhoomi Suposhan:
  • Approaches and Practices to Enrich Soil and Domestic Animals for Sustainable Rural Development" on 08-09" January 2022 at Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramodaya Vishwavidyalaya, Chitrakoot, Satna, M.P.
  • Best Researcher Award-2021: In the International Conference for award winners on Engineering, Science, and Medicine, held on 12-Nov-2021, Chennai, India.
  • Excellence in Research of The Year-2021 Award: Honoured by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami, on the Occasion of the “4th Teacher of The Year-2021” Award Ceremony organized in collaboration with DIVYA HIMGIRI, VMSB Uttarakhand Technical University, Uttarakhand State Council for Science & Technology & Society for Research & Development in Science, Technology and Agriculture (SRADSTA), on Sunday, 5th September 2021 at VMSB Uttarakhand Technical University, Sudhowala, Chakrata Road, Dehradun.
  • Award for Excellence in Teaching, Training, and Research: In 03 Days International Conference-NAMASTE-2020 in Collaboration with Govt. of Uttarakhand, Uttarakhand Science Education & Research Centre, Association of Microbiologists of India, Indian Immunology Society, GINO FARM, SAMVET BHARAT, held on 10-12 September 2020.
Research and Publications
S. No. Name of the Author Title of Paper/Book Published Name of the journal/Publication house Year of Publication Manuscript no./DOI
1 Prof. (Dr.) Rajesh Rayal Mathematical modeling of the food items in the gut and their availability in the environment for the hill-stream fish, Barilius bendelisis (Hamilton) based on Strauss Selectivity Index. UPJOZ 2022 ACCEPTED 
2 Prof. (Dr.) Rajesh Rayal Study on breeding capacity of snow trout Schizothorax richardsonii (Gray) from river Yamuna, Uttarakhand, India. Scientific Temper 2021 https://connectjournals.com/03960.2020.11.87 
3 Prof. (Dr.) Rajesh Rayal Periphyton community structure of the spring-fed foothill stream Tamsa Nadi from Doon Valley, Uttarakhand, India. Scientific Temper 2021 https://connectjournals.com/03960.2020.11.81 
4 Prof. (Dr.) Rajesh Rayal Fecundity of the snow-fed minor carp Barilius bendelisis (Ham.-Buch.) (Pisces: Cyprinidae) from River Yamuna, India. UPJOZ 2021 https://mbimph.com/index.php/UPJOZ/article/view/2096 
5 Prof. (Dr.) Rajesh Rayal Breeding Capacity of freshwater prawn Macrobrachium assamensis in River Song from Doon Valley, Uttarakhand, India. UPJOZ 2021 https://mbimph.com/index.php/UPJOZ/article/view/2132 
6 Prof. (Dr.) Rajesh Rayal Sex-ratio structure of Puntius ticto in spring-fed River Aasan from district-Dehradun, Uttarakhand. UPJOZ 2021 https://mbimph.com/index.php/UPJOZ/article/view/2194 
7 Prof. (Dr.) Rajesh Rayal Reproductive Potential of Puntius ticto in Foot Hill River Aasan from Doon Valley, India. J.Env.Bio-Sci 2021 https://connectjournals.com/03843.2021.35.21 
8 Prof. (Dr.) Rajesh Rayal Length-Weight Relationships and Relative Condition Factor of Puntius ticto in the Aasan River, Uttarakhand, India. UPJOZ 2021 https://mbimph.com/index.php/UPJOZ/article/view/2268 
9 Prof. (Dr.) Rajesh Rayal Observation on ecology and diversity of periphyton community in the Mal Gad stream from Garhwal region, India. UPJOZ 2021 http://mbimph.com/index.php/UPJOZ/article/view/2402 
10 Prof. (Dr.) Rajesh Rayal Snow trout, Schizothorax richardsonii (Gray), from the river Yamuna, Uttarakhand, India: a study on the length-weight relationship and relative condition factor UPJOZ 2021 http://mbimph.com/index.php/UPJOZ/article/view/2445 
11 Prof. (Dr.) Rajesh Rayal Fluctuation in germination on exposure to salt stress in Trifolium alexandrinum L. In cultivars J. Mountain Res 2021 https://doi.org/10.51220/jmr.v16i3.6
12 Prof. (Dr.) Rajesh Rayal Morpho-functional observation on ontogenic development of the renal excretory system in pre to post-flexion stages larvae of Himalayan snow trout Schizothorax plagiostomus (Heckel) J. Mountain Res 2021 https://doi.org/10.51220/jmr.v16i3.22 
13 Prof. (Dr.) Rajesh Rayal Influence of heavy metals on seed germination, shoot length, root length and the profiling of antioxidant activity of Linum usitatissimum L J. Mountain Res 2021 https://doi.org/10.51220/jmr.v16i3.23 
14 Prof. (Dr.) Rajesh Rayal The Biochemical investigation and analysis to determine a potent biomarker for HCC and HCV infections. J. Mountain Res 2021 https://doi.org/10.51220/jmr.v16i3.25 
15 Prof. (Dr.) Rajesh Rayal Rhizospheric Soil Microfungal Diversity under Hipphophae salicifolia D.Don ecosystems of Garhwal Himalayas. Asian Journal of Mycology  2021 https://asianjournalofmycology.org/pdf/AJOM_4_2_9.pdf 
16 Prof. (Dr.) Rajesh Rayal Fecundity of Noemacheilus denisonii day from river Yamuna, India UPJOZ 2021 http://mbimph.com/index.php/UPJOZ/article/view/2784
17 Prof. (Dr.) Rajesh Rayal Study on the chemical composition and antioxidant activity of extract from wild and in vitro raised endangered medicinal plant Ephedra gerardiana Scientific Temper 2021 https://scientifictemper.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/The-Scientific-Temper-Volume-12-Odd-Pages.pdf
18 Prof. (Dr.) Rajesh Rayal Hepatitis c virus, pathogenesis, genotypic distribution,medications in current era and its clinical relevance-a review International Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews 2021 https://www.ijrar.org/papers/IJRAR21A1058.pdf
19 Prof. (Dr.) Rajesh Rayal Density and diversity of aquatic mites in a glacier-fed river Mandakini from Garhwal central Himalaya, India. UPJOZ 2020 https://mbimph.com/index.php/UPJOZ/article/view/1600 
20 Prof. (Dr.) Rajesh Rayal Studies on the drifting behavioral patterns of macrozoobenthos in Kyunja Gad, a mountain stream from Garhwal Himalaya, India. J. Mountain Res 2020 https://doi.org/10.51220/jmr.v15i1.11 
21 Prof. (Dr.) Rajesh Rayal Morpho-functional and developmental study of swim bladder in pre to post-flexion stages larvae of Himalayan snow trout Schizothorax plagiostomus (Heckel) reared in artificial and natural conditions J. Mountain Res 2020  https://doi.org/10.51220/jmr.v15i1.17
22 Prof. (Dr.) Rajesh Rayal Sexual maturity of an ornamental Himalayan foot-hill region fish Barilius barna as determined by Dobriyal index and Gonado-somatic index. Scientific Temper 2020 https://connectjournals.com/03960.2020.11.75 
23 Prof. (Dr.) Rajesh Rayal Observation on length-weight relationship and relative condition factor of a fresh water fish, Barilius barna from India. UPJOZ 1900 http://mbimph.com/index.php/UPJOZ/article/view/2347
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