Dr. Kuldeep Tripathi

Division of Germplasm Evaluation
Economic Botany & Plant Genetic Resources
kuldeep.tripathi(AT), kdtripathi89(AT)
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Salient Achievements:
  • Germplasm Collection: Conducted exploration mission to Maharashtra, Karnataka, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal and Collected around 200 germplasm accessions belonging to Grasspea (21), Cowpea (14), Field Pea, Wild Vigna and other crops.
  • Germplasm Characterization and Evaluation: Large-scale characterization & evaluation of >15000 pulse germplasm  viz. Cowpea (3720), Lentil (2314), Pea (3,054), Grasspea (2,612), Mungbean and Urdbean 
  • Development of INGB core set: Lentil (170),  Cowpea (425) & Pea (244)
  • Registration of Trait Specific Genetic Stocks (24):. Lentil (7) Cowpea (4) Pea (1) Chickpea (2)& Tuber cowpea (1) etc.
  • PG Teaching: I associated as faculty in Division of Plant Genetic Resources of ICAR-IARI, New Delhi.
  • Development of Teaching Aid: (1)Teaching manual on plant taxonomy (2) Plant Genetic Resources Evaluation: Principles and Procedures


  • Tripathi, K., Pamarthi, R.K., Gore, P.G. et al. (2023) Development and standardization of key descriptors for agro-morphological characterization in Vigna stipulacea (Lam.) Kuntze.: a potential legume for India. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution.
  • Singh, B., Singh, S., Mahato, A. K., Dikshit, H. K., Tripathi, K., & Bhatia, S. (2023). Delineation of novel genomic loci and putative candidate genes associated with seed iron and zinc content in lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.). Plant Science, 335, 111787.
  • Ramya KR, K Tripathi *, A Pandey, S Barpete, PG Gore, AP Raina, KM Khawar, N Swain, A Sarker (2022) Rediscovering the potential of multifaceted orphan legume grasspea- a sustainable resource with high nutritional values. Frontiers in Nutrition, 8:826208. doi: 10.3389/fnut.2021.826208
  • Thendral US, DP Semwal, V Gupta, S Archak, RM Nair, K Tripathi* (2023) Spatial distribution, diversity mapping, and gap analysis of wild Vigna species conserved in India’s national genebank. Diversity 15, 552.
  • Tripathi K*, J Kumari, PG Gore, DC Mishra, AK Singh, GP Mishra, C Gayacharan , HK Dikshit, N  Singh, DP  Semwal, R Mehra, R  Bhardwaj, R  Bansal, JC Rana, A Kumar*, V  Gupta, Singh, A Sarker*  (2022) Agro-morphological characterization of lentil germplasm of Indian national genebank and development of a core set for efficient utilization in lentil improvement programs. Frontiers in Plant Science, 12:751429. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2021.751429
  • Padhi SR, R John, A  Bartwal,  K Tripathi , K Gupta , DP Wankhede, GP Mishra, S Kumar ,JC Rana ,A Riar, R Bhardwaj*  (2022). Development and optimization of NIRS prediction models for simultaneous multi-trait assessment in diverse Cowpea germplasm. Frontiers in Nutrition 9:1001551. doi: 10.3389/fnut.2022.1001551
  • PG Gore, V Gupta, R Singh, K Tripathi*, R Kumar, G Kumari, L Madhavan, HK Dikshit, K Venkateswaran, A Pandey, N  Singh, KV Bhat, RM  Nair and A Pratap (2022) v Genotypic variation in root architectural traits under contrasting phosphorus levels in Mediterranean and Indian origin lentil genotypes underutilized Indian legume, Vigna stipulacea (Lam.) Kuntz., using morphological traits and microsatellite markers. PLOS ONE, 17(1): e0262634.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0262634
  • Tripathi K*, R Sadhukhan ,A Das, K Jana, DP Semwal, A Kumar, A Sarker, SP Ahlawat (2022) An expedition collection of Khesari (Lathyrus sativus L.) landraces from parts of West Bengal. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge 21(2):395-403
  • Gore PG, A Das, R Bhardwaj*, K Tripathi*, A Pratap, HK Dikshit, S Bhattacharya, RM  Nair, V Gupta*  (2021) Understanding G × E interaction for nutritional and antinutritional factors in a diverse panel of Vigna stipulacea (Lam.) Kuntz germplasm tested over the locations. Frontiers in Plant Science, 12:766645. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2021.766645
  • Gayacharan*, K Tripathi  SK Meena, BS Panwar, Hanuman Lal, JC Rana, K Singh (2021) Understanding genetic variability in the mungbean (Vigna radiata L.) genepool, Annals of Applied Biology, 177 (3): 346-357


  • Rana JC, Krishna Kumar NK, Singh M, Yadav R, Tripathi K, Bhardwaj R and Gayacharan. 2018. Underutilized Grain Legumes: Rice Bean, Moth Bean, Adzuki Bean, Faba Bean and Horse Gram. pp. 121-131. In: R.K. Tyagi, A. Pandey, A. Agrawal, K.S. Varaprasad, R.S. Paroda, R.K. Khetarpal (Eds. Regional Expert Consultation on Underutilized Crops for Food and Nutritional Security in Asia and the Pacific –Thematic, Strategic Papers and Country Status Reports. Asia-Pacific Association for Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), Bangkok, Thailand, November 13-15, 2017, 349 p.
  • BOOK

  • Pandey A, Tripathi K, Pradheep K, Rajkumar S and Gupta V (2019) The Teaching Manual on Plant Taxonomy. ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi, India, 119p. ISBN: 978-81-937111-4-9.



  • Tripathi K, Bhardwaj R, Bhalla S, Kaur V, Bansal R, Yadav R, Gangopadhyay KK, Kumar A and Chaudhury R (2018) Plant Genetic Resources Evaluation: Principles and Procedures. Indian Council of Agricultural Research -National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (ICAR[1]NBPGR), New Delhi, vi+ 50 p.


  • Tripathi, K., Gore, P.G., Ramya, K.R., Sarker, A. (2022). Grass Pea an Inherent Abiotic Stress-Tolerant Legume: Current Status and Future Scope Under Changing Environment. In: Jha, U.C., Nayyar, H., Agrawal, S.K., Siddique, K.H.M. (eds) Developing Climate Resilient Grain and Forage Legumes. Springer, Singapore.
  • Mishra GP, Dikshit HK, Tripathi K, Aski MS, Pratap A, Dasgupta U, Nair RM and Gupta S (2022). Mungbean Breeding. In: Yadava, D.K., Dikshit, H.K., Mishra, G.P., Tripathi, S. (eds) Fundamentals of Field Crop Breeding. Springer, Singapore.
  • Dikshit HK, Mishra GP, Aski MS, Tripathi K, Bansal R, Pratap A, Gupta S and Kumar S (2022). Lentil Breeding. In: Yadava, D.K., Dikshit, H.K., Mishra, G.P., Tripathi, S. (eds) Fundamentals of Field Crop Breeding. Springer, Singapore.
  • Gore, PG, Gowthami R, Tripathi K, Malav P, Tyagi V, Singh and Gupta V (2022). Genetic Resources. In: Galanakis, C.M. (eds) Environment and Climate-smart Food Production. Springer, Cham. pp. 109-149.
  • Parihar AK, Yadav R, Lamichaney A, Mishra RK, Chandra A, Gupta DS, Tripathi K, Hazra KK and Dixit GP (2022). Field Pea Breeding. In: Yadava, D.K., Dikshit, H.K., Mishra, G.P., Tripathi, S. (eds) Fundamentals of Field Crop Breeding. Springer, Singapore.
  • Veeranagappa, P, Manu B, Ganesh Prasad, M. Blair W, Hickok D, Naveena NL, Manjunath L and Tripathi K (2022). Advanced Breeding Strategies for Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Cowpea. In: Kole, C. (eds) Genomic Designing for Abiotic Stress Resistant Pulse Crops. Springer, Cham. pp. 115-144.
  • Tripathi K, PG Gore, Mamta Singh, Ravi K. Pamarthi, Reena Mehra and Gayacharan (2020) Legume Genetic Resources: Status and Opportunities for Sustainability Intech Open. DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.91777.
  • Tripathi K, Padmavati G Gore, Gayacharan and Rashmi Yadav (2018) Crop Wild Relatives (CWR): A Vital resource for Meeting the Global needs under climate change. In: Hemlata Pant, Manoj Kumar Singh, DK Srivastava and Vandana Mathur (Eds.) New approaches in Agricultural, Environmental and Nutritional Technology Vol.II pp. 181-186.
  • Gore Padmavati G, Tripathi K, Rakesh Bharadwaj and I. S. Bisht (2018) Role of Plant Genetic Resources in Nutritional Security and Agricultural Sustainability. In: Hemlata Pant, DK Srivastava, Preeti Singh, Devendra Swaroop, Kamlesh Singh (Eds.) New approaches in Agricultural, Environmental and Nutritional Technology Vol.1 pp. 76-82
  1. ISPRD Young Scientist Award 2023 in ICPulse23 organized by Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development, Kanpur from Feb 10, 2023 to Feb 12, 2023 at NASC, New Delhi
  2. DST-SERB International Travel Support (ITS) Award for participation in TropAg 2022, Brisbane, Australia
  3. RS Paroda Young Scientist Award 2020 by Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources , New Delhi
  4. Young Scientist Travel Grant Award for attending Third Jack R Harlan International Symposium, France (3-7, June, 2019)
  5. Young Scientist Award-2017 (SBSRD, Uttar Pradesh)
  6. ICAR-SRF (2013)
  7. ICAR-NET in Economic Botany & PGR
  8. DST-INSPIRE Fellow (Awarded in 2013)
  9. Dr. K L Mehra Memorial Award for Best M. Sc. Student of 2013 by ISPGR, New Delhi
  10. ICAR-JRF (2010-12)
  11. Chancellor's Gold Medal (B.Sc. Agriculture)
  12. Rai Sahab Gajodhar Lal Memorial Gold Medal ( Agriculture)
  13. Chaudhary Charan Singh Smriti Pratibha Puraskar by Kisan Trust ( Agriculture)
  14. ASPEE Gold Medal (( Agriculture)
  15. University Merit Scholarship (B.Sc. Agriculture)
Recent Publications Research Papers
1.  Gore PG, Das A, Bhardwaj R,Tripathi K, Pratap A, Dikshit HK, Bhattacharya S, Nair RM and Gupta V (2021). Understanding G×E Interaction for Nutritional and Antinutritional Factors in a Diverse Panel of Vigna stipulacea (Lam.) Kuntz Germplasm Tested Over the Locations.Frontiers in Plant Science
2.  Dharmendra Singh, Chandan Kumar Singh, Kishor U Tribuvan, Punit Tyagi, Jyoti Taunk, Ram Sewak Singh Tomar, Shanti Kumari Kuldeep Tripathi, Ashok Kumar, Kishor Gaikwad, Rajendra Kumar Yadav, Madan Pal (2020). Development, Characterization, and Cross Species/Genera Transferability of Novel EST-SSR Markers in Lentil, with Their Molecular Applications. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter,38114-129
3.  Tripathi Kuldeep, Prasad, T., Bhardwaj, R., Jha, S., Semwal, D., Gore, PG., Sharma PK and Bhalla, S. (2020). Evaluation of diverse germplasm of cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.] against bruchid [Callosobruchus maculatus (Fab.)] and correlation with physical and biochemical parameters of seedPlant Genetic Resources: Characterization and Utilizationdoi:10.1017/S14792621200001801-10
4.  Kuldeep Tripathi, P.G. Gore, S.P. Ahlawat, V. Tyagi, D.P. Semwal, N.K. Gautam*, J.C. Rana1 and A. Kumar  (2019). Cowpea genetic resources and its utilization: Indian perspective – A reviewLegume Research42(3)439-448
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