भाकृअनुप - भारतीय मक्का अनुसंधान संस्थान

ICAR - Indian Institute of Maize Research

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Nurturing Diversity, Resilience, Livelihood & Industrial Inputs

Dr. Bharat Bhushan

Designation: Senior Scientist (Biochemistry)

Qualification: M.Sc. in Biochemistry from CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Ph.D. in Biochemistry from CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar

Address: Room No-19,ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research ,PAU Campus,Ludhiana

Email: bharat.bhushan@icar.gov.in/buddingbiochemist@gmail.com

Mobile: +91 7589143453

Phone: +91 0161 2440048 (O)

Work experience:

  • Scientist (SS) from July 09, 2018 till date: ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research, Ludhiana (India)
  • Scientist (SS) from June 20, 2017 to July 07, 2018: ICAR-NBPGR, New Delhi
  • Scientist (SS) from Feb.10, 2015 to June 19, 2017: ICAR-CIPHET, Abohar
  • Scientist (Biochemistry) from Nov. 17, 2011 to Feb. 09, 2015: ICAR-CIPHET, Abohar
  • Scientist (Biochemistry) from June 20, 2009 to Nov.16, 2011: ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute (India)
  • Scientist (Biochemistry) from Feb. 10, 2009 – June 09, 2009: ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (India)

Area of interest:

  • To do quality analyses of maize kernel.

Most significant achievements (in last five years):
Developed a methodology to control enzymatic browning

Publications (last five years):

Research papers

  • Chauhan R, Kumar M, Puri S, Punia S, Pundir A, Changan SS, Choudhary P, Parmeswari E, Alhariri A, Samota MK, Damale RD, Singh S, Berwal MK, Dhumal S, Bhoite AG, Senapathy M, Sharma A, Bhushan B, Mekhemar M. (2021). Evaluation of nutritional, phytochemical and mineral composition of selected medicinal plants for therapeutic uses from cold desert of Western Himalaya. Plants (MDPI journal). 10(7), 1429; https://doi.org/10.3390/plants10071429 NAAS 9.9.
  • Kumar M, Chauhan R, Devi H, Prakash S, Rathore S, Thakur M, Puri S, Pundir A, Punia S, Changan SS, Ilakiya T, Samota MK, Damale RD, Singh S, Berwal MK, Dhumal S, Bhoite AG, Sharma A, Senapathy M, Bhushan B, Mekhemar M. (2021). Ethnomedicinal plants used in health care system: A survey of mid-hills of district Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India. Plants (MDPI journal). 10(9):1842 doi: 10.3390/plants10091842. NAAS 9.9.
  • Meena M, Pilania S, Pal A, Mandhania S, Bhushan, B., Pal, Kumar S, Gohari G and Saharan (2020) Cu-chitosan nano-net improves keeping quality of tomato by modulating physio-biochemical responses. Scientific Reports (NATURE Publishing Group). DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-78924-9. PMID: 30787348. NAAS Score 10.00.
  • Yadav N, Pal A, Mandhania S, Yadav P, Bhushan B, Saharan V (2020) Extraction kinetics of phenolic compounds from jamun (Syzygium cumini L.) seeds: A statistical approach. Annals of Phytomedicine 9(1): 1-8, 10.21276/ap.2020.9.1.00. NAAS rate 5.81
  •  Bhushan, B., Kumar Satish, Mahawar, M.K., Jalgaonkar, K., Dukare, A., Bibwe, B., Meena, V.S., Negi, N., Narwal, R.K., Pal, A. (2019). Nullifying phosphatidic acid effect and controlling phospholipase D associated browning in litchi pericarp through combinatorial application of hexanal and inositol. Scientific Reports (NATURE Publishing Group). DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-38694-5. PMID: 30787348

Review/Popular articles

  • Kumar Satish, Paul D, Bhushan B, Wakchaure GC, Meena KK and Shouche Y (2020) Traversing the ‘Omic’ landscape of microbial halotolerance for key molecular processes and new insights. Critical Reviews in Microbiology. NAAS 13.35
  • Manoj Kumar, Maharishi Tomar, Vivek Saurabh, Minnu Sasi, Sneh Punia, Jayashree Potkule, Chirag Maheshwari, Sushil Changan, Radha, Bharat Bhushan, Surinder Singh, T. Anitha, Omar Alajil, Varsha Satankar Sangram Dhumal, Ryszard Amarowicz, Charanjit Kaur, Javad Sharifi-Rad, J.F. Kennedy (2021) Delineating the inherent functional descriptors and bio-functionalities of pectic polysaccharides. Carbohydrate Polymers (ELSEVIER). NAAS 13.18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2021.118319
  • Manoj Kumar, Maharishi Tomar, Jayashree Potkule, Reetu Verma, Sneh Punia, Jyoti Dhakane, Surinder Singh, Sangram Dhumal, Prakash Chandra Pradhan, Bharat Bhushan, T. Anitha, Omar Alajil, Ahmad Alhariri, Ryszard Amarowicz, J.F. Kennedy (2021) Functional characterization of plant-based protein to determine its quality for food applications. Food Hydrocolloids (ELSEVIER). NAAS 13.1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodhyd.2021.106986
  • Dukare A, Singh RK, Jangra RK, Bhushan B (2020) Non-Fungicides based promising technologies for managing post-production Penicillium induced spoilage in horticultural commodities: a Comprehensive Review. Food Reviews International (TAYLOR and FRANCIS) org/10.1080/87559129.2020.1727497.
  • Mahawar MK, Jalgaonkar K, Bibwe B, Bhushan B, Meena VS, Sonkar RK (2020). Post-harvest processing and valorization of Kinnow mandarin (Citrus reticulate): A Review. Journal of Food Science and Technology (SPRINGER). 57:799-815. DOI:10.1007/s13197-019-04083-z

 Book chapters

  • Bhushan B, Jat BS, Dagla MC, Aggarwal SK, Rakshit S (2020) Anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins as anticancer agents. In: Exploitation of plant cells for production of compounds of interest. (Editor Sonia Malik), Springer Publication, Brazil. 10.1007/978-3-030-58271-5
  • Bhushan B, Mahawar MK, Jalgaonkar K, Kumar S, Nishani S, Mahapatra A, Patil S (2021) Engineering the nanobased packaging materials for the post-harvest storage. IN: Postharvest Nanotechnology for Fresh Horticultural Produce: Innovations and Application. (eds. Radhakrishnan E.K; Ashitha Jose; Sunil  Pareek). Chapter 9, CRC PRESS.
  • Kumar S, Bhushan B, Wakchaure GC, Meena KK, Kumar M, Singh AK, Dukare AS and Rane J (2021). Metagenomic insights into the microbial communities of desert ecosystems. IN: Metagenomics and Microbial Ecology: Techniques and Applications. Eds: Dr. S. De Mandal; Dr. A. K. Panda; Prof. N. S. Kumar; Prof. S.S. Bisht and Prof. F. Jin. Chapter 9, CRC PRESS. ISBN 9780367487348
  • Kumar S, Kumar M, Wakchaure GC, Bhushan B, Meena KK, Singh AK, Gurumurthy S and Rane J (2021). Microbial management of crop abiotic stresses: Current trends and prospects. IN: Microbial Management of Plant Stresses: Current Trends, Application and Challenges. ELSEVIER
  • Pandey P, Pallujam AD, Leelavathi S, Mehta S, Dagla MC, Bhushan B, Aggarwal SK. (2021). Nitric oxide: a key modulator of plant responses under environmental stress. In: Plant performance under environmental stress (Ed. Husen A). (Springer). DOI:10.1007/978-3-030-78521-5_12.
  • Satish Kumar, Bharat Bhushan*, Goraksha Chimaji Wakchure, Mahesh Kumar, Kamlesh Kumar Meena, Nandlal Meena, Jagadish Rane (2020). Plant phenolics under water deficit conditions: Biosynthesis, accumulation and physiological roles in water stress alleviation. In: Plant Phenolics: Volume 1, Sustainable Agriculture (Springer Publisher) Eds. Rafiq Lone.

 Technical Bulletins

  • Dagla MC, Kumar P, Bhushan B, Kumar R and Singh SB (2020) Maize: crop and post-harvest management during covid-19 situation. In: technical bulletin on Instituitionalising COVID period innovations in agricultural marketing. (Eds. P.C. Shekara, V.K.J. Rao, M.K. Agrawal) pp. 37-46. CCS NIAM. http://krishi.icar.gov.in/jspui/handle/123456789/44866
  • बहादुर सिंह जाट, भारत भूषण, प्रदीप कुमार, दीपमोहन महला एवं मुकेश चौधरी (2019). फॉल आर्मीवर्म (स्पोडोप्टेरा फ्रुजीपरडा) की पहचान एवं प्रबंधन (बुलेटिन का हिंदी अनुवाद)
  • मुकेश चौधरी, आला सिंह, एस. डी. बाम्बोरिया, एस. एल. जाट, जे. पी. साही, बी.एस.जाट, प्रदीप कुमार, भारत भूषण, दीपमोहन महला एवं सुजय रक्षित (2019). उत्तरप्रदेश के लिए मक्का उत्पादन तकनिकियाँ. (बुलेटिन का हिंदी अनुवाद)

Significant recognition:

  • Associate editor of Journal- Insights of Enzyme Research, Advance Research in Biochemistry and Pharmacology (ADR Journal), International Journal of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology (ARSEAM Journal).
  • Scientific Journal Reviewer of Biotechnology for Biofuels (2018), Bio- Technology and Bioprocess Engineering (2019), Food BioChemistry (2018), Journal of Food Science and Technology (2018), Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine (2017), Int. J. Biol. Macromole. (2016)
  • Appreciation for (2012-2015) active participation in AICRP-APA team work at CIPHET, Abohar
  • Appreciation from IARI training (2017) coordinator for selection in best five trainees
  • Best poster award in Food and Nutrition Conclave at MPKV, Rahuri, India (2019)
  • CSIR-UGC junior and senior research fellow (2005-2008)

Project Associations:


  • Extraction, identification and stability analysis of maize anthocyanins.
  • Breeding for development of baby corn hybrids.
  • Evaluation of potential of maize in the emerging bio-based industry.
  • Genetic enhancement of maize for oil and methionine.