Born on 1st February 1959 at Prithvipur district Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh (India). Professor Singh got educated in Kushinagar, Gorakhpur (U.P.), and Indore. He is a Professor of Environmental Science, Director IQAC, Dean of Academic Affairs and Coordinator Center for Industry-University Partnership Program in the Central University: Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow. He has been Chairman, State Environmental Impact Assessment,Authority, UP; An statutory body of MoEF, New Delhi during Oct, 2017 to June 2021.
Previously he has Worked as faculty of Bioscience and Biotechnology at Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak during 1986-2005 and from 2005 working as Professor of Environmental Science at BBAU, Lucknow. He has successfully guided 08 Post Doctoral Fellow, 35 scholars for their Ph.D Degree, 3 students for M.Phil Dissertation about 150 students for their Master’s dissertation..He has Worked as visiting scientist at AIIMS, New Delhi, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada and Yunnan Agriculture University, Kunming, PR China. Earned 8 National and State Awards for research and academic contributions i.e. Prof. G. Panigrahi Memorial Lecture Award, The Indian Botanical Society (2022), Maharshi Samman, (2020) ,RASSA, New Delhi ,Panjab Singh Vishisth Krishi Vaigyanik Puraskar ,Uttar Pradesh Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lucknow, India (2016), Scientist of Excellence Award ,Society for Plant Research, Meerut, India (2008), AEB Honour Academy of Environmental Biology India, Lucknow, India (2012), R. D. Asana Medal ,Indian Society for Plant Physiology, New Delhi, India (1992), JEB Young Scientist Award ,Academy of Environmental Biology India, Lucknow, India (1992), First prize award on Poetry Book ,Haryana Sahitya Academy, Chandigarh, India (1988-89), First prize award on Children’s Book Haryana Sahitya Academy, Chandigarh, India (1994-95) and other awards i.e. NSERC Biotech Visiting Fellowship – University of Guelph, Canada (1996), UNESCO ST Biotech Fellowship by UNESCO, Paris, France (1994), INSA Visiting Fellowship Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, India (1992), Co-edited 18 books and published over 204 research publications which have been highly cited by the peers worldwide. His Google Scholar citation index show a total citation of over 6384 for his research publications with a H index of 42 and i10 index of -105.
Professor Rana Pratap is Editor-in-Chief of an International monthly Research Journal Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants (PMBP, Thomson Reuters IF-3.04, NAAS IF>8, SCOPUS – 3.4) , Co-published by Springer Nature and Professor HS Srivastava Foundation for Science and Society (www.phssfoundation.org). He is also Editor and Editorial board Members of 3 more International journals. Presently he is President of Two National Academic Societies “The Society for Science of Climate change and Sustainable Environment” and “Society of Environmental Sustainability” and General Secretary of PHSS Foundation for Science and Society. He has contributed significantly in the field of nitrogen metabolism and heavy metal toxicity in Plants with a present research interests “Understanding biodiversity and ecological behaviour of rhizospheric microbes, Development of novel Climate Resilient Multifunctional microbial stimulants and Rhizo engineering of beneficial soil inoculants for sustainable agriculture and to design novel below ground and above ground agro-ecosystems for enhanced ecological and economic benefits . Professor Singh is actively involved in promoting innovation, technology, cultural built-up, education and MSMEs for Rural upliftment. He is fellow of Indian Water Resources Fellowship by Indian Water Resources Society (IWRS) (HQ: IIT, Roorkee), Fellow of International Society for Environmental Botanists, (ISEB), CSIR-NBRI, Lucknow, Fellow of Indian Society for Plant Physiology, New Delhi (HQ: ICAR – IARI, New Delhi), Fellow of Academy of Environmental Biology of India (HQ: CSIR – IITR, Lucknow).
He has also worked as officiating VC, Dean Research and Development, Dean School for Environmental Science, Dean School for Management Studies ,Dean School for Physical Sciences , Head , Department of Environmental Science and Department of Mathematics , Proctor, Controller of Examination incharge Registrar and at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University , Lucknow time to time.