Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
भावाअशिप - उष्णकटिबंधीय वन अनुसंधान संस्थान
ICFRE - Tropical Forest Research Institute, Jabalpur

Dr. Hari Om Saxena

Name: Dr. Hari Om Saxena

Designation :  Scientist - E

Date of Birth : 29/01/1982

Date of Joining : 05/02/2007

Date of joining present post : 01/07/2014

Discipline : NTFPs, Medicinal & Aromatic Plants, Chemistry of Forest Products

Address (off.):Non Wood Forest Produce Division, Tropical Forest Research Institute, P.O.- R.F.R.C., Mandla Road, Jabalpur

Address (resi.): Quarter no. V/12, New TFRI Colony, P.O.- R.F.R.C., Mandla Road, Jabalpur (M.P.) - 482021

Telephone (off.) : 0761-2840483 (O), 09131649342, 09479843256

Fax : 0761-2840484, 4044002

Email address :,

Educational Qualifications : M.Sc., CSIR-NET (JRF), Ph.D.

Research Experience : 13 years


Membership/Fellowship of Professional Societies/Associations :

1- Life membership of Indian Science News Association (ISNA), Kolkata (WB), India.

2- Life membership of Scientific and Applied Research Centre (SARC), Meerut (UP), India.

3- Membership of Society for Promotion of Tropical Biodiversity (SPTB), Jabalpur (MP), India.

4- Life membership of Society for Tropical Forestry Scientists, Jabalpur (MP), India.



1)  National Symposium on "Plant Biotechnology: Recent Trends in Plant Propagation, Genetic Improvement & Industrial Applications&39th Annual Meeting of Plant Tissue Culture Association (India)" held on 16 18th February, 2018 at ARFI, Jodhpur (Rajasthan).

2)  National seminar on Forest and Tree- Based Land Use Systems for Livlihood, Nutritional and Environmental Security held on 21-23rd December, 2016 at Navsari, Gujrat.

3)  National Seminar on Recent Advances in Research & Development in Medicinal & Aromatic Plants A Country Scenario held on 27-28th November, 2015 at SFRI, Jabalpur (M.P.).

4)  National Conference on Materials & Methods for Sustainable Development held on 29-30th January, 2016 at Govt. Science College, Jabalpur (M.P.).

5)  International Conference on Harnessing the sub-Himalayan Plant Diversity for Human Welfare held on 11 -13th March, 2015 at Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh (Assam).

6)  National Seminar on Environmental Conservation: Challenges and Remedies held on 19 - 20th March, 2015 at Govt. Science College, Jabalpur (M.P.).

7)  National workshop on "Biological Diversity Act 2002, India: Constraints & Opportunities for Scientific Communities"held on 19  20th March, 2015at TFRI, Jabalpur (M.P.).

8)  NTFP Workshop of Silviculture Conference held on 24 28th Nov., 2014 at FRI, Dehradun (Uttarakhand).

9)  National symposium Advances in Biotechnological Research in Agri-Horticultural Crops for Sustaining Productivity, Quality Improvement & Food Securityheld on 14-16thSeptember,2011 at Centre of Excellence in Agri Biotechnology, College of Biotechnology, SardarVallabhbhai Patel University of Agri. & Tech., Meerut (U.P.).

10)  International Conference Indian Forestry Congress held on 22 25th Nov., 2011 at NASC complex, New Delhi, India.

11)  National Workshop on Non-Timber Forest Products Marketing: Issues and Strategies held on 19th February, 2011 at TFRI, Jabalpur (M.P.).

12)  National Workshop on Rehabilitation of Degraded lands held on 6 7th October, 2009 at C.S.F.E.R., Allahabad (U.P.).

13)  National Seminar on Bio-piracy An Imminent Threat to the Conservation of Bio-diversity and Bio-prospecting of the Flora and Vegetation of the North Eastern Region held on 7 8 Sep., 2008 at D.K.D. College, Dergaon, Distt. - Golaghat (Assam).

14)  National workshop on Sustainable Management of NTFPs held on 18-19 Jan., 2008 at TFRI, Jabalpur (M.P.).

15)  3rd International Symposium CTDDR 2007 (Current Trends in Drug Discovery Research) held on 17 21 Feb., 2007 at CDRI, Lucknow (U.P.).

16)   Regional workshop onExpert consultation workshop on Shifting Cultivation held in August, 2007 at RFRI, Jorhat (Assam).

17)   National Symposium Natural Products: Biodiversity & Challenges held on 2-3 Nov., 2006 at Chemistry Division, FRI, Dehradun (Uttaranchal).

18)   2nd International Symposium CTDDR 2004 (Current Trends in Drug Discovery Research) held on 17 20 Feb., 2004 at CDRI, Lucknow (U.P.).

19)   National symposium onThesixth national symposium of the chemical research society of India held on 6-8th February, 2004 at IIT, Kanpur (U.P.).



1- CSIR-UGC-NET (LS) by Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi (December, 2003).

2- Junior Research Fellowship (CSIR-UGC-NET) by Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi (June 2004).

3- Junior Research Fellowship (CSIR-UGC-NET) by University Grant Commission (UGC), New Delhi (December, 2004).

4- Among top 20% Junior Research Fellows in INDIA and nominated for Shyama Prasad Mukharjee Fellowship (June, 2005).

5- SARC Gold Medal Award 2011 for contribution in the field of chemistry by SARC (Scientific & Applied Research Center) Society, Meerut (U.P.), India on dated 14/09/2011.



a.   Participation in training programmes:

1)   Training on "NMR and LCMS" held on 15/01/2018 to 19/01/2018 at IIT, Roorkee (Uttarakhand).

2)   Training on "Technologies for processing of fruits and vegetables into value added products" held on 22/08/2016 to 02/09/2016 at CFTRI, Mysore (Karnataka).

3)   Training on 2nd Science Technology & Emerging trends in Governance held on 18/02/2013 22/02/2013at IIPA, New Delhi.

4)   Training programme Training on sophisticated analytical instruments at SICART, Anand (Gujrat) on dated 05/12/12 � 07/12/12.

5)   Training on IPR & WTO issues held on 22/08/2011 26/08/2011 at TERI, Retreat, Gurgaon (Haryana).

6)   Training on Bioremediation and Environmental Amelioration  from 03/08/2009 to 07/08/2009 at FRI, Dehradun(Uttarakhand).

7)   Training on Eco-restoration of wastelands from 13/07/2009 to 17/07/2009 at FRI, Dehradun (Uttarakhand).

8)   Ten week training in Basic Forestry  from 11/02/08 to 17/04/08 at SFS College, Dehradun (Uttarakhand).


b.   Training organizing as Course Director

1- Training on Instrumentation (HPLC, HPTLC, UV Visible Spectrophotometer, PCR, ICP, Gel Electrophoresis, Instruments related to ecology, soil analysis and pathological instruments etc) from the year 2014 till date, each year. 

c.   Trainings/ extension activities organized as Training Co-ordinator/ Organizing Secretary/ Committee member

 1- Cultivation methods and marketing of produce which can be grown in short period and Collection, Value addition and Marketing of Forest Products at TFRI, Jabalpur in the year 2011 and 2012 for employees of Rajeev Gandhi Watershed Mission, Bhopal (MP).

2- Training on "Sustainable harvesting, processing and value addition of NTFPs" at TFRI, Jabalpur from 28 30thJune, 2017 to the people of Access Development (NGO), SheopurKalan (MP).

3-  Training on Value addition of Medicinal plants for better yield and profit dated 23rd June, 2009 for stakeholders at CSFER, Allahabad (UP).

4-  Demo-Village related works for exhibiting the ICFRE technologies during the period from 22.06.2009 to 08.02.2010 at CSFER, Allahabad.

5-  Assisted in successful organization of various training programmes on NTFPs, Medicinal plants, Agroforestry, Bamboo, Systemic of Plants and Insects, Integrated management of insects and diseases etc in past years.

d.  Workshops/ Conferences/ Symposiums (As committee members)

1- National Workshop on Rehabilitation of Degraded lands held on 6 7th October, 2009 at CSFER, Allahabad.

2- Regional workshop "Non Timber Forest Products Marketing: Issues and Strategies" held on 29th November, 2011 at Raipur, Chhattisgarh for researchers, SFDs, farmers, NGOs etc.

3- National seminar on Recent Advances in Applied Statistics and its Application in Forestry (RAASAF) held on 15 17th April, 2013 at TFRI, Jabalpur.

4- National workshop Promising Agroforestry Systems for Sustainable Livlihood at TFRI, Jabalpur.

5- National workshop on "Finalization of Bamboo Working Manual" held at TFRI, Jabalpur on 13th August, 2015.


e.  Abstracts in conferences/ symposia/ seminars: 29

f.   Lectures delivered in trainings/ workshops/ seminars etc.: More than 30

g.  Dissertations of PG students: 08



a.  Research papers in peer reviewed International and National journals

1)  Tandon VK, Kumar M, Awasthi AK, Saxena HO andGoswamy GK (2004). Potential hypotensive agents: synthesis and hypotensive activity of oxime ethers derived from 1-naphthoxepines and related compounds.Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 14(12): 3177-3180.

2)  Srivastava V, Saxena HO, Shanker K, Kumar JK, Luqman S, Gupta MM, Khanuja SPS and Negi AS (2006). Synthesis of gallic acid based naphthophenone fatty acid amides as cathepsin D inhibitors. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 16(17): 4603-4608.

3)  Saxena HO, Faridi U, Kumar JK, Luqman S, Darokar MP, Shanker K, Chanotiya CS, Gupta MM and NegiAS (2007). Synthesis of chalcone derivatives on steroidal framework and their anticancer activitiesSteroids, 72(13): 892-900.

4)  Srivastava V, Darokar MP, Fatima A, KumarJK, Chowdhury C, SaxenaHO,DwivediGR, Shrivastava K, Gupta V, Chattopadhyay SK,Luqman S, Gupta MM, Negi AS and Khanuja SPS (2007). Synthesis of diverse analogues of Oenostacin and their antibacterial activities. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, 15(1): 518-525.

5)  Saxena HO, Faridi U, Srivastava S,Kumar JK,Darokar MP, Luqman S, Chanotiya CS, Krishna V,Negi AS and KhanujaSPS (2008). Gallic acid based indanone derivatives as anticancer agents.Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 18(14): 3914-3918.

6)  Saxena HO, Tiwari R and PandeyAK (2012). Optimization of Extraction and Dyeing Conditions of Natural Dye from Buteamonosperma(Lam.) Kuntze Flowers and Development of Various Shades. Environ. We Int. J. Sci. Tech. 7, pp 29-35.

7)  Saxena HO,Soni A, Mohammad N and ChoubeySK(2014). Phytochemical screening and elemental analysis in different plant parts of UrariapictaDesv.: A Dashmul species.Journal ofChemical and Pharmaceutical Research, 6(5), 756-760.

8)  Saxena HO,Soni A, Mohammad N, Kakkar A, Singh N (2014). HPLC analysis of rhoifolin in different plant parts of Urariapicta: a dashmool species. Indian Journal Tropical Biodiversity, 22(2): 199-201.

9)  Saxena HO, Deshmukh A, Ganesh, Kakkar A and Singh N (2014). Phytochemical screening and assessment of secondary metabolites in different plant parts of Solanumxanthocarpum: a dashmool species. Indian Journal Tropical Biodiversity, 22(2): 164-169.

10)  Mall A, Saxena HO,Agrawal N and Sarkar N (2014). Development of various shades on cotton fabrics using natural dyes from leaves of Buteamonosperma for application on handloom and crafts products. Indian Journal Tropical Biodiversity, 22(2): 210 213.

11)  Mall A, Saxena HO,Agrawal N, Sarkar N and Sharma B (2015). Natural dyes from leaves of Buteamonosperma to enhance livelihood opportunities for craftswomen through applications on handloom products. In: Women in the 21st Centuary: Working towards Empowerments: Proceedings of conference (ed. Dominic D.S.), 2015 Feb 13 14, Goa College of Home Science, pp. 237 239.

12)  Saxena HO, Mohan B and Kakkar A (2015). Phytochemistry and pharmacology of Plumbagozeylanica a review. Indian Journal Tropical Biodiversity, 23(2): 113-1126.

13)  Saxena HO, Mohan B and Kakkar A (2015). Assessment of Variation in Rhoifolin Content in Aerial Parts of UrariapictaDesv. from Different Locations of Madhya Pradesh. Journal of Pharmacy Research, 10(5): 185-190.

14)  Saxena HO, Mohan B, Kakkar A, Ganesh and Choubey SK (2015). Phytochemical screening and HPTLC finger print analysis of aerial parts of UrariapictaDesv. adashmool species. Journal of Pharma Research, 5(5): 87-93.

15)  Pathak MK, Kakkar A andSaxena HO (2016). Evaluation of antinutrients and secondary metabolites in sprouted Glycine max cultivars for enhancing food quality. Indian Journal Tropical Biodiversity, 24(1): 70-74.

16)  Saxena HO, Mohan B, Kakkar A and Ganesh (2016). Evaluation of plumbagin in roots of Plumbagozeylanica from different locations of Madhya Pradesh. Asian Journal of Chemistry, 28 (11): 2502-2504.

17)  Tripathi A, Ganesh, Pardhi Y, Saxena HO, Mohammad N (2017). Phytochemical screening of bark of Litseaglutinosa(Maida Chhal). Indian Journal Tropical Biodiversity, 25(1): 88-92.

18)  Saxena HO, Mohan B, Kakkar A and Pawar G (2017). Chemotypic variation of lupeol in roots of Hemidesmusindicus (L.) R.Br. from different agroclimatic regions of Madhya Pradesh state of India. Current Traditional Medicine, 3: 29-37.

19)  Mall A, Saxena HO, Agrawal N and SarkarN (2017). Natural dyes from leaves of Buteamonosperma and its application on cotton fabric, using chemical and natural mordants. International Journal of Textile and Fashion Technology, 2250-2378.

20)  Saxena HO, Mohan B, Kakkar A and Ganesh (2017).Variation in colchicine content in tubers of GloriosasuperbaL. from Madhya Pradesh for identification of elite chemotypes.International Journal of Chemical Studies, 5(5): 2278-2282.

21)  Pathak MK, Sharma A, Kakkar A and Saxena HO (2017). Food natural remedy for malnutrition in tribal areas: Soy cookies. Indian Journal Tropical Biodiversity, 25(2): 239 242.


b.  Book Chapters

1)  Hari Om Saxena and Naseer Mohammad (2015). Scope of NTFP yielding species in Agroforestery. In: Agroforestry- Notes of Agroforestry Principles & Management Practices (eds. N. Berry, R. Rai), pp. 185 194, TFRI Publication, Jabalpur, India.

2)   Naseer Mohammad, Hari Om Saxena and Yogeshwar Mishra (2015). Plant Ideotype for Agroforestery System. In: Agroforestry- Notes of Agroforestry Principles & management Practices (eds. N. Berry, R. Rai), pp. 78 82, TFRI Publication, Jabalpur, India.

3)   H.O. Saxena, Y.C. Tripathi, Ganesh Pawar, A. Kakkar and N. Mohammad (2015). Botanicals AsBiopesticides: Active Chemical Constituents And Biocidal Action. In: Familiarizing with Biodiversity- Notes on systemic of Plants and Insects (eds. S. Singh, P.K. Khatri, P.B. Meshram, P. Subramanyam and U. Prakasham), pp. 196 211, TFRI Publication, Jabalpur, India.

4)   Saxena, H.O.,Pandey, A.K. and Tripathi, Y.C. (2011). Ecological implications of bamboo flowering in Northeast region of India. In: Productivity Enhancement and Value addition of Bamboos. S. Singh and R. Das (eds.) pp 27 39. Excel India Publishers, New Delhi, India.

5)   Pandey, B.K., Saxena, H.O.,Tripathi, Y.C. and Hazarika, P (2011). Jatrophacurcas: a solution for moisture stress shifting cultivation areas of northeast region. In: Biofuels: Potential and Challenges (eds. A. K. Pandey and A.K. Mandal) pp. 131 136, Scientific Publisher, Jodhpur, India.

6)   Hari Om Saxena and Ashok Kumar Pandey (2011). Gum based Agroforestry models. In: Promising Agroforestry Systems for Sustainable Livlihood(eds. N. Berry and M.S. Negi),pp 78 82, TFRI Publication, Jabalpur, India.


c.  General Articles

1)  H.O. Saxena and Y.C. Tripathi(2008). Herbal Narcotics: An Overview. Science & Culture,Vol. 74 (3 & 4), Pages 114 121.

2)  H.O. Saxena, V. Rana, Y.C. Tripathi, and S.C. Biswas(2008).  Arjun (Terminaliaarjuna) bark: A Promising Herbal Drug For Heart Diseases.Sustainable Development, Vol-2, Pages, 11-17.

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4)  Hari Om Saxena, Santosh Kumar Choubey and Neelu Singh (2014). Introduction and domestic uses of medicinal plants found in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. Van Sangyan, Issue (July), pages 1- 7.

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