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MANDALIYA, Viralkumar B. Dr
Ph.D. (Biotechnology), M.Phil., M.Sc., PGDIPR, B.Sc.
Assistant Professor (Research)

CONTACT

Email : vmandaliya@gnlu.ac.in

Phone : (+91) - +91 -79-23276611/12

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Teaching / Research Experience
  • Worked as Research Associate (RA) in AMAAS Project at ICAR-Directorate of Groundnut Research, Junagadh, March 2016 - August 2016.
  • Worked as Research Associate (RA) in IPR Project at ICAR- Directorate of Groundnut Research, Junagadh, May 2013 - March 2016.
  • Worked as UGC Meritorious Senior Research Fellow (SRF) for 1 year at Department of Bioscience, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, April 2012 - March 2013.
  • Worked as UGC Meritorious Junior Research Fellow (JRF) for 2 year at Department of Bioscience, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, April 2010 - March 2012.
Area of Research/Interest

Research Projects Running/Undertaken

  • Project titled “Climate-Smart Agriculture: An Address of Food Security and Climate Change” is currently running under Government of Gujarat (GoG) funding at Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar.
  • Project titled “The Key Development in Biotechnology and its Impact on the Society, and Creation of Techno-legal Awareness towards the Recent Trends in Biotechnology” is currently running under Government of Gujarat (GoG) funding at Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar.
  • Project titled “Exploring the diversity of extreme halophiles by functional and comparative genomics of isolating novel genes and alleles for affording salinity tolerance to crop plants” worked under the funding of AMAAS (Application of Microorganisms for Agriculture and Allied Sectors) Project of Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR), New Delhi at ICAR- Directorate of Groundnut Research, Junagadh.
  • Project titled “Intellectual property management and transfer/commercialization of agricultural technology scheme (up-scaling of existing component i.e. Intellectual property rights - IPR)” worked under the funding of Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR), New Delhi headquarter scheme on management and information service at ICAR- Directorate of Groundnut Research, Junagadh.
  • Project titled "Molecular and Biochemical studies on Genus Gossypium" worked as a Doctoral dissertation  under the funding of UGC Meritorious Fellowship & Government of Gujarat (GoG) funded CPBGE (Center for Advanced Studies in Plant Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering) Programme at Department of Bioscience, Saurashtra University, Rajkot.
  • Project titled "Genomics and Bioinformatics studies of the Genus Gossypium" worked as a M. Phil. dissertation under the funding of Government of Gujarat (GoG) funded CPBGE (Center for Advanced Studies in Plant Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering) Programme at Department of Bioscience, Saurashtra University, Rajkot.

Areas of General Interest

  • Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
  • Microbiology and Molecular Biology
  • Biological and Agricultural Sciences
  • Intellectual Property Rights

Current Research Interest

  • Interdisciplinary Research Area on Science, Policy & Law
Publication

Books

  • Neem Biotechnology, Pages: 1-89 (5 Chapters). Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany. ISBN: 978-3-659-80077-1.

Book Chapters

  • Endophytic microorganism: Future tools for climate resilient agriculture. In: Microbes for Climate Resilient Agriculture, First Edition. Edited by Prem Lal Kashyap. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2018. ISBN: 978-1-119-27592-3.
  • Plant Breeding Tools and Techniques for Crop Improvement Programme: A Conventional and Modern Approach. Page no. 213-240. In: Crop Improvement in the Era of Climate Change, Ed. R Chouthary. I.K. International Publishing House Pvt. Ltd. 2014. ISBN: 9789382332619.
  • Scientometric analysis on Cloning from 2004-17. In: Green Biotechnology. Astral International Publishers. 2018.
  • Research & Developments in Medicinal Plants Sector: An Analysis from 36 States/Union Territories of India. In: Red Biotechnology. Astral International Publishers. 2018.
  • Role of transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics in linking genome and phenome; importance of understanding the phenotypes for expiating the outcome of genomic technologies-knockout mutant studies and high throughput phenotyping. In: Green Biotechnology. Astral International Publishers. 2018.
  • The Protection of Food and Agricultural Goods under Geographical Indications in India: An Update. In: Purple Biotechnology. Astral International Publishers. 2018.

Books Edited

  • Legal Aid & Awareness in India: Issues & Challenges. Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany. 2018. ISBN: 978-613-9-58569-4.
  • Red Biotechnology. Astral International Publishers. 2018.
  • Green Biotechnology. Astral International Publishers. 2018
  • Purple Biotechnology. Astral International Publishers. 2018.

Research/Review Paper

  • Book Reviewed on Law Relating to Biotechnology by Sreenivasulu N.S. Current Science, 2019, Vol. 115, No. 11, Page no. 2162. ISSN: 0011-3891. IF: 0.883 (UGC Approved).  
  • A Bibliometric Analysis of Corporate Governance: Historical Research from Indian Citation Index Database. Siddhant - A Journal of Decision Making, 2018, Vol. 18, No. 4, Page No. 277- 284. ISSN: 2231-0649.
  • Dowry - A Social Evil: A Bibliometric Exploration. Indian Journal of Social Research, 2019, Vol. 60, No. 1. ISSN: 0019-5656 (UGC Approved).
  • Transgenic Peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) Overexpressing mtlD Gene Showed Improved Photosynthetic, Physio-Biochemical, and Yield-Parameters under Soil-Moisture Deficit Stress in Lysimeter System (Co-author). Frontiers Plant Science, 2017, Vol. 8, Page no. 1881. ISSN: 1664-462X. IF: 4.298; NAAS: 10.30 (UGC Approved).
  • Transgenic peanut overexpressing mtlD gene confers enhanced salinity stress tolerance via mannitol accumulation and differential antioxidative responses (Co-author). Acta Physiol Plant, 2016, Vol. 38, Page no. 181, ISSN: 0137-5881. IF: 1.681; NAAS: 7.36 (UGC Approved).
  • Industrial Design Registered & Published. Title: Rack for Multisided Test Tube. Design Number: 286865, Class: 24-02. Date of Registration: 15/09/2016. Published in The Patent Office Journal No. 36/2017 dated 08/09/2017. (Patent Journal)
  • CSNP: A tool for harnessing the genetic potential of Cotton (First Author). Cotton Research J, 2011, Vol. 2(1), Pg. 1–14. ISSN: 0970-308X. NAAS: 3.45 (UGC Approved).
  • Use of RAPD marker to confirm mutation in morphological variants on Neem tree (Co-author). Electro J of Plant Breeding, 2011, Vol. 2(3), Pg. 473-478. ISSN: 0975-928X. NAAS: 4.97 (UGC Approved).
  • A simple and efficient protocol for high quality of DNA from Vitis quandrangularis L (Co-author). Electro J of Plant Breeding, 2011, Vol. 2(1), Pg. 87-95. ISSN: 0975-928X. NAAS: 4.97 (UGC Approved).
  • Conversion of monomorphic band into polymorphic pattern using nucleotide sequencing data in Musa varieties (Co-author). Genetics and Plant Physiol, 2013, Vol. 3 (1–2), Pg. 77–89. ISSN: 1314-5770. (UGC Approved).
  • Simple and Efficient Protocol for RNA and DNA extraction from Rice (Oryza sativa L.) for Downstream Applications (Co-author). Int Res J Biological Sci, 2015, Vol. 4(2) Pg. 62-67, ISSN: 2278-3202. (UGC Approved).
  • Comparison of Cotton DNA extraction method for high yield and quality from various cotton tissue (First Author). J Cotton Res and Dev, 2010, Vol. 24(1), Pg. 9-12. ISSN: 0972-8619. NAAS: 4.69.
  • Genetic diversity analysis of Cotton (Gossypium) hybrids using RAPD markers (First Author). J Cotton Res and Dev, 2010, Vol. 24(2), Pg. 127-132. ISSN: 0972-8619. NAAS: 4.69.
  • Molecular characterization of genetic male sterile lines using RAPD, ISSR and SRAP markers (First Author). J Cotton Res and Dev, 2015, Vol. 29 Pg. 1-6. ISSN: 0972-8619. NAAS: 4.69.
  • Role of Expressed Sequence Tags in Cotton Improvement (First Author). Science International, 2017, Vol 5(3), Pg. 127-132. ISSN: 2305-1884.
  • Molecular markers in male sterility: step towards crop improvement (First Author). Int. J Mol Bio & Biochem, 2016, Vol 4, Pg. 1-12. ISSN: 2349-2341.
  • SNP: A trend in genetics and genome analyses of plants (First Author). General Appl Plant Physiol, 2010, Vol. 36, Pg. 159–166. ISSN: 1312-8183.
Conference / Seminar / Workshop

Paper Presentation 

  • Carbon gain through alternate routes: analysis of complete genome data of haloarchaeon 3A1-DGR and expression of relevant genes shows the way for developing cultivars resilient to climate change, In: National Conference at ICAR- Directorate of Groundnut Research, Junagadh, 6-9 April 2018.
  • Dowry – a social evil: A bibliometric exploration. In: 40th All India Criminology Conference Organized by Gujarat National Law University in Collaboration with the Indian Society of Criminology, GNLU, 19-21 Jan 2018.
  • Revitalizing Agriculture of Economic Growth and Food Security, In: National Conference on Human Rights: Issues, Perspectives and Realities, United World School of Law, Karnavati University, Gandhinagar, 22 July 2017.
  • Pre-natal Sex Selection and Infanticide: Advanced Technology vs Social Issues, Global Perspective, In: National Commission for Women, GoI sponsored One Day National Seminar on Role of Women in Sustainable Development, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, 1 April 2017.
  • ICT Enabled Value-Additive Scientific Learning at Digital Edge, In: GUJCOST Sponsored State Level Seminar on Crossing Edges of Research in Science, Government Science College, Gandhinagar, 11 March 2017.
  • Endophytic bacteria endow solace to drought-stressed peanut, In: InterDrought – V Hyderabad, India, ICRISAT (International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Hyderabad, 21 - 25 Feb 2017.
  • MOOCs: The future of Indian Higher Education, In: National Seminar on Higher Education, Satlasan, Mehasana, 18 Feb 2017.
  • Nanotechnology enabled Climate-Smart Agriculture: A Solution towards Food Security and Climate Change, In: XXXI Gujarat Science Congress – 2017, Gujarat Science Academy, Ahmedabad, 4 – 5 Feb 2017.
  • Mannitol - an important compatible solute used to develop abiotic stress tolerance in plant through genetic engineering, In: XXXI Gujarat Science Congress – 2017, Gujarat Science Academy, Ahmedabad, 4 – 5 Feb 2017.
  • Climate-Smart Agriculture: An Address of Climate Change and Food Security, In: UNITES 2016 Virtual Conference, UNITES 2016 Virtual Conference, Mumbai, ISBN: 978-93-5267-702-3, 15 - 16 Oct 2016. 
  • Marker assisted selection for high oleate trait in groundnut, In: UGC-CAS National Conference on Biodiversity and Bioresource Utilization, Dep. of Biosciences, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, 17 - 18 March 2015.
  • Marker assisted selection of groundnut with high oleic acid to linoleic acid ratio, In: National Conference on Plant Physiology NCPP, Indian Society for Plant Physiology, New Delhi, 13 - 16 Dec 2013.
  • Molecular marker studies on selected varieties of rice (Oryza sativa L.), In: National Conference on Plant Physiology NCPP, Indian Society for Plant Physiology, New Delhi, 13 - 16 Dec 2013.
  • Molecular and biochemical studies on genus Gossypium, In: 3rd Annual Research Seminar-2013, Dep. of Biosciences, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, 17 - 18 Jan 2013.
  • Effect of Fagonia cretia Linn in the in vitro inhibition of cholesterol crystals, In: 16th National Convention of Society of Pharmacognosy, Society of Pharmacognosy, India, 9 - 11 March 2012.
  • Studies on peroxidase gene properties in Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.), In: International conference on mycololgy and plant pathology ICMPB-2012, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, 27 - 29 Jan 2012.
  • Molecular characterization of cytoplasmic male sterile lines of cotton, In: World Cotton Conference-5, World Cotton Research Organization, USA organized the conference at Mumbai, 7 - 11 Nov 2011.
  • Studies on morphological variants of neem tree using molecular markers, In: Biochemistry: Recent advances in molecular research, Dep. of Biochemistry, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, 20 Feb 2011.
  • RAPD markers studies in some medicinally important plant, In: Biochemistry: Recent advances in molecular research, Dep. of Biochemistry, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, 20 Feb 2011.
  • Molecular phylogeny of male sterile lines of cotton, In: Swarnim Gujarat Symposium on Trends in Biological Sciences, Department of Biosciences, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, 11 Jan 2011.
  • Molecular identification of Cytoplasmic male sterile lines of cotton, In: Symposium on trends in Biological research, Department of Biosciences, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, 16 - 17 Sep 2010.
  • An efficient micropropagation of Centella asiatica L. under in vitro condition, In: XXIV-Gujarat Science Congress 2010, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, 21 March 2010.
  • Genetic diversity analysis of cotton (Gossypium) hybrids using rapid markers, In: XXIV-Gujarat Science Congress 2010, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, 21 March 2010.
  • Rapid and sensitive protocol for multiple shoot formation in Ocimum sanctum L, In: XXIV-Gujarat Science Congress 2010, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, 21 March 2010.
  • Rapid and reliable Triton-X-100 based DNA extraction protocol for Catharanthus roseus, XXIV-Gujarat Science Congress 2010, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, 21 March 2010.
  • Studies on Cry gene identification from genetically modified cotton (Gossypium hirsutum RCH-2), In: Biochemistry: A global approach from molecules to cell, Dep. of Biochemistry, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, 30 Jan 2010.
  • New Era of Genetics: Good to Superior, In: 6th International Conference on Hands-on Science HSCI, GUJCOST, Ahmedabad, 27 - 31 Oct 2009.
  • Who Are Our Ancestors?, In: 6th International Conference on Hands-on Science HSCI, GUJCOST, Ahmedabad, 27 - 31 Oct 2009.
  • Derive to Retrieve: Bioinformatics, In: 6th International Conference on Hands-on Science HSCI, GUJCOST, Ahmedabad, 27 - 31 Oct 2009.
  • Plasmid curing of isolated haloalkalophiles using Ethidium Bromide, In: National Level Tech Fest Vibration 2007, VVP Engineering College, Rajkot, 29 - 30 March 2007.
  • DNA Profiling, In: National Level Tech Fest Vibration 2007, VVP Engineering College, Rajkot, 29 - 30 March 2007.
  • Forensic Psychology: Criminal Profiling, In: National Seminar on Forensic Science and Cyber Crime, Dep. of Law, Saurashtra University. Rajkot, 11 March 2007.
  • Model: Effect of Gravity on Life, In: Atmiya SciTech Utsav 2006, Virani Science College, Rajkot, 1 - 3 Dec 2006. 
  • Antisense Technology, In: National Level Science Symposium, Christ College, Rajkot, 17 Jan 2005.

Participation


Conferences/Seminars/Symposium/Summits

  • 40th All India Criminology Conference, Organized by Gujarat National Law University in Collaboration with the Indian Society of Criminology, GNLU, 19-21 Jan 2018.
  • National Seminar on Real Estate Legal Regime, Organized by Gujarat National Law University, 23 Aug 2017.
  • National Conference on Human Rights: Issues, Perspectives and Realities, Organized by United World School of Law, Karnavati University, Gandhinagar, 22 July 2017.
  • National Commission for Women, GoI sponsored One Day National Seminar on Role of Women in Sustainable Development, Organized by Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, 01 April 2017.
  • GUJCOST Sponsored State Level Seminar on Crossing Edges of Research in Science, Organized by Government Science College, Gandhinagar, 11 March 2017.
  • National Seminar on Higher Education, Organized by Satlasan, Mehasana, 18 Feb 2017.
  • XXXI Gujarat Science Congress – 2017, Organized by Gujarat Science Academy, Ahmedabad, 4 – 5 Feb 2017.
  • UNITES 2016 Virtual Conference, Organized by UNITES 2016 Virtual Conference, Mumbai, 15 - 16 Oct 2016. 
  • One Day Seminar on Establishing Start-Ups in the Domain of Law, Organized by Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, 07 Oct 2016.
  • SERB Sponsored National Seminar on Bioavailability enhancement: an industry desire and regulatory constraints, Organized by Dep. of Pharma. Sciences, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, 30-31 July 2016.
  • UGC-CAS National Conference on Biodiversity and Bioresource Utilization, Organized by Dep. of Biosciences, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, 17 - 18 March 2015.
  • National Conference on Plant Physiology NCPP, Organized by Indian Society for Plant Physiology, New Delhi, 13 - 16 Dec 2013.
  • Seminar on Biosafety and the era of changing needs of the Nation, Organized by DST, GoG and GSBTM at Dep. of Biotechnology, JAU, Junagadh, 01 Oct 2013.
  • 3rd Annual Research Seminar-2013, Organized by Dep. of Biosciences, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, 17 - 18 Jan 2013.
  • 16th National Convention of Society of Pharmacognosy, Organized by Society of Pharmacognosy, India, 9 - 11 March 2012.
  • World Cotton Conference-5, Organized by World Cotton Research Organization, USA organized the conference at Mumbai, 7 - 11 Nov 2011.
  • Symposium on Trends in Biological Research, Organized by Department of Biosciences, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, 18 Oct 2011.
  • UGC Sponsored One Day National Seminar Biochemistry: Recent advances in molecular research, Dep. of Biochemistry, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, 20 Feb 2011.
  • Swarnim Gujarat Symposium on Trends in Biological Sciences, Organized by Department of Biosciences, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, 11 Jan 2011.
  • Symposium on trends in Biological research, Organized by Department of Biosciences, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, 16 - 17 Sep 2010.
  • National Seminar on Nanotechnology, Organized by Nano Agro-Science Co-Operative Society Ltd., Rajkot, 08 May 2010.
  • XXIV-Gujarat Science Congress 2010, Organized by Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, 21 March 2010.
  • UGC Sponsored One Day National Seminar on Biochemistry: A global approach from molecules to cell, Organized by Dep. of Biochemistry, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, 30 Jan 2010.
  • International Seminar on Recent developments in structure and ligand based drug design, jointly Organized by Saurashtra University, Rajkot and Schrodinger LLC, USA, 23 Dec 2009.
  • Second Science Conclave: A Congregation of Nobel Laureates, Organized by Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, 08-14 Dec 2009.
  • 6th International Conference on Hands-on Science HSCI, Organized by GUJCOST, Ahmedabad, 27 - 31 Oct 2009.
  • Golden Jubilee Conference on Challenges and emerging strategies for improving plant productivity, Organized by Indian Society for Plant Physiology and Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 12-14 Nov 2008.
  • National Level Tech Fest Vibration 2007, Organized by VVP Engineering College, Rajkot, 29 - 30 March 2007.
  • National Seminar on Forensic Science and Cyber Crime, Organized by Dep. of Law, Saurashtra University. Rajkot, 11 March 2007.
  • Atmiya SciTech Utsav 2006, Organized by Virani Science College, Rajkot, 1 - 3 Dec 2006.
  • UGC Sponsored One Day National Seminar, Organized by Virani Science College, Rajkot, 03 Dec 2006.
  • UGC-DSA National Conference, Organized by Department of Biosciences, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, 17-18 Feb 2006
  • 2nd National Level Science Symposium, Organized by Christ College, Rajkot, 07 Jan 2006.
  • UGC Sponsored One Day National Seminar, Organized by Virani Science College, Rajkot, 01 Jan 2006.
  • National Level Science Symposium, Organized by Christ College, Rajkot, 17 Jan 2005.
  • UGC Sponsored One Day National Seminar, Organized by Virani Science College, Rajkot, 11 Oct 2004.
  • International Seminar on Emerging trends in molecular biology, medicine and diagnostics, Organized by Dep. of Microbiology and Biotechnology, MS University, Baroda, 18 Sep 2004.
  • State Level Science Symposium 2004, Organized by Christ College, Rajkot, 25 Jan 2004.
  • 15th State Level Seminar on Micro Study Circle, Organized by Virani Science College, Rajkot, 21 Dec 2003.

Workshops

  • Research Methodology Workshop, Organized by Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, 19-22 May 2017.
  • Workshop on Food Habits, Changing Lifestyle and Nutritional Needs of Adolescent, Organized by National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development, MWC, GoI, 22-23 Nov 2016.
  • National Workshop on “Patents and Related Updates”, Jointly Organized by TIFAC, New Delhi, Saurashtra University and GUJCOST, 19-20 Sep 2009.
  • National Workshop on “Nanotechnology – Opportunities & Challenges”, Jointly Organized by Saurashtra University and GUJCOST, 17 Oct 2005.
  • Basic Techniques in Plant Tissue Culture, Organized by Vimal Research Society for Agro-Biotech & Cosmic Powers, Rajkot, 2-11 Jun 2005.
  • Workshop on “Current Drug Patent Regime”, Jointly Organized GUJCOST & SJ Thakkar Pharmacy College, Rajkot, 5 March 2006.

Others

  • Panel discussion on Protecting Software through Patents, Organized by Gujarat National Law University, 07 Oct 2017.
  • IP Awareness Programme for Startups, jointly Organized by ASSOCHAM and Gujarat National Law University, 29 Sep 2017.
  • Special Lecture on Issues of Harmonization of Laws on International Trade from the Perspective of UNICITRAL: The past & current work, Organized by Gujarat National Law University, 11 Nov 2016.
Capacity Building Training Programmes

Organized

  • Certificate Course on the “Economics of Constitutional Law at Gujarat National Law University on 27-31 August 2018.
  • Joint National Seminar on Police Structuring – Enhancing Lean and Effective Institution at Gujarat National Law University on 21 August 2018. 
  • Certificate Course on the “Economics of Constitutional Law at Gujarat National Law University on 27-31 August 2018.
  • National Conference on Environmental Law, Organized at Gujarat National Law University, 7-8 April 2018.
  • One Day Conference on Behavioral Aspects of Law and Justice: Aspects of Negotiations and Decision-making, Organized at Gujarat National Law University, 25 Feb 2018.
  • 40th All India Criminology Conference, Organized at Gujarat National Law University in Collaboration with the Indian Society of Criminology, GNLU, 19-21 Jan 2018.

Participated


Training Programmes

  • Advanced Training Program on Social Entrepreneurship, Organized by Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, 23-24 Sep 2017.
  • EquIP the Intellectual Property Guide, Organized by Intellectual Property Office, Gov. of UK, UK, May 2014.
  • Bioinformatics Training Program, Organized by Indian Institute of Advanced Research (IIAR), Koba, Gandhinagar, 16-18 May 2007.
  • Quality control techniques in Immunohematology and blood banking, Organized by Navdeep Medical and Educational Trust, Rajkot, 15 April - 5 June 2004.

Orientation Programmes

  • UGC Sponsored Carrier Oriented Programme [COP 1 Year] in Plant Tissue Culture, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, Dec 2004 - Nov 2005.

Faculty Development Programmes

  • Faculty Development Programme (FDP), Organized by Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, 11-18 May 2017.

MOOCs Courses

  • agMOOCs ICT Basics Certificate (Four Week Course) from Ministry of HRD, GOI, Jun 2015. 
  • agMOOCs Integrated Pest Management (Eight Week Course) from Ministry of HRD, GOI, 14 March 2016.
  • agMOOCs Nutrition, Therapeutics and Health (Eight Week Course) from Ministry of HRD, GOI, 14 March 2016.
  • agMOOCs Weather Forecast in Agriculture and Agro-advisory (Eight Week Course) from Ministry of HRD, GOI, 14 March 2016.
  • agMOOCs GIS in Ag-Essentials and Applications (Eight Week Course) from Ministry of HRD, GOI, 14 March 2016.
  • agMOOCs Basic Concept of Crop Production (Six Week Course) from Ministry of HRD, GOI, 14 March 2016.
  • agMOOCs Basics of Entrepreneurship Development in Agriculture (Six Week Course) from Ministry of HRD, GOI, 19 March 2017.

Short-Term Courses

  • WIPO Basic Course on IPR [DL-101] Intellectual Property Rights from WIPO Academy, Geneva, 29 July - 3 Nov 2013
  • WIPO Advanced Course on IPR [DL-201] Copyright & Related Rights from WIPO Academy, Geneva, 8 May - 15 July 2014
  • WIPO Advanced Course on IPR [DL-202] E-Commerce & IPR, from WIPO Academy, Geneva, 8 May - 15 July 2014
  • WIPO Advanced Course on IPR [DL-503] Collective Management of Copyright for CMOs from WIPO Academy, Geneva, 8 Nov - 29 Jan 2016-17.

Certificate Courses

  • Introduction to Cyber Security (Eight Week Course) from The Open University, UK, 19 March 2017.
  • IPPO Capsule Course in Patent Drafting from Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, 9 Jan 2017.
  • Capsule Course on Trademark Registration – The Process & Practical Aspects from Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, 29 Sep 2017.
  • Certificate Course on Global Constitutional Emerging Trends from Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, 13-18 Feb 2017.
Honours / Awards

Awards Received

  • “Young Scientist Award (Specialization – Plant Biotechnology and Bioinformatics)” was awarded on 3rd Dec ’16 by Venus International Foundation at Royal Meridien Chennai, India during the Annual Research Meet - ARM 2016 (http://viraw.info/ra16/winners/Viralkumar.html).
  • “Bharat Shiksha Ratan Award” was awarded on 24 Sep ’16 by Global Society for Health and Educational Growth, Delhi in a function organized at Constitution Club of India, New Delhi.
  • UN Peacekeeping Badge was awarded on 13 September 2016 by UNITAR Virtual Learning Environment, UN Geneva.

Scholarship/Fellowships Received

  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva awarded Scholarship for participating in two courses Copyright and Related Rights (DL-201) & Electronic Commerce and Intellectual Property (DL-202) in 2014.
  • UGC Meritorious Fellowship (for 3 Years) was awarded by CAS-Department of Biosciences, Saurashtra University for carried out doctoral work April 2010 – March 2013.

Best Paper/Poster Awarded

  • Best Poster Presentation entitled “Marker assisted selection for high oleate trait in groundnut” Awarded by UGC-CAS National Conference on Biodiversity and Bioresource Utilization in 2015 organized by Department of Biosciences, Saurashtra University, Rajkot.
  • 1st Rank in Paper Presentation entitled “Plasmid curing of isolated haloakalophiles using Ethidium Bromide”, in “Vibration 2007”,  National Level Technical Festival held on March 29 & 30, 2007 at VVP Engineering College, Rajkot, Gujarat, India.
  • 2nd Rank in Poster Presentation entitled “DNA Profiling”, in “Vibration 2007”, National Level Technical Festival held on March 29 & 30, 2007 at VVP Engineering College, Rajkot, Gujarat, India.
Visiting Faculty/Guest Lectures/Keynote Address
  • Dr. VB Mandaliya was invited as Judge in National Level Symposium SciTech-2019 on "Recent Advancement in Science & Technology" organized by College of Computer, Science & Information Technology, Junagadh in association with Bhakta Kavi Narsinh Mehta University, Junagadh on 28 Jan, 2019.
  • Invited as a resource person for One Day Awareness Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Gov. College, Silvassa on 29th Sep. 2018.
  • Guest lecturer for Post graduate programme in Microbiology at College of Computer, Science & Information Technology (CCSIT), Junagadh, since 2015.
  • Special Invitee of FICCI and NCDEX jointly organized India Maize Summit 2014: Multidimensional approach for Outlook, Implication & Perspective at New Delhi, 2014.
Other Accomplishments
  • Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India’s Review Member for Research Proposal
  • Member of Project Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) Cell at ICAR-DGR, Junagadh from July 2015-March 2016.
  • Invited in Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2017 by FICCI, 2017.
  • Invited to Participate and Review on one of the Course Collective Management of Copyright and Related Rights for Collective Management Organizations (CMOs) (DL-503) by WIPO, Geneva, 2016.
  • Invited as Examiner for Practical Examination by Department of Microbiology, Gujarat Vidyapith, 2016
  • Invited as Co-guide for four of MSc Microbiology students at CCSIT, Junagadh for their PG Dissertation work (2016-17).