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Affiliated to CVM University, New Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat, India
Four Star College in Gujarat, KCG(GSIRF), Recognized under 2(f) and 12(B) of the UGC act, 1956

Dr. Kalpesh Ishnava
Assistant Professor (Plant Biotechnology)


  • Medicinal Plants
  • Genetic Diversity
  • Plant Biodiversity and Taxonomy
  • Plant Molecular Biology


  1. 3rd Prize winner of epservices online quiz at the Eppendorf India Limited, Ambattur, Channai-600058.
  2. Gaurave purskar from Charutar Vidyamandal (CVM) at the Vallabh Vidyanagar 68th foundation day on 3th March, Sunday, 2013.
  3. Prof. T.R. Sahu award for the best paper in medicinal plant systematic at the annual conference of the IAAT (Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy) of the year 2012.
  4. Best research paper award form Asian Journal of Experimental Biological Sciences (Society of Applied Sciences) for Vol.3 (3) 2012, July, 2012.
  5. First Prize in Best oral presentation at 16th National convention of society of pharmacognosy and international symposium on herbal and traditional medicine in 2012.
  6. Fellow of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy (FIAAT) in 2011.
  7. Fellow of Society for Applied Biotechnology (FSAB) in 2011.
  8. Best Research paper award during the academic year 2008-09 from ARIBAS.
  9. Best Adjudged Research Paper in Plant Sciences for the year 2007-2008 in the subject of Plant Science for the award of Dr. C. K. Shah Award in Sardar Patel University.
  10. Second prize in Poster presentation at 3rd convention of BRSI and International conference on "Exploring Horizons in Biotechnology: A Global Venture" in 2006.
  11. Passed the NCC –A (1988), B (1996), C (1998) certificates.
  12. Represented the university as a player in the west zone interuniversity basketball tournament 1995 – 96 and 1998 – 99.
  13. Best cadet (Boys wings) for the year 1997 – 98.
  14. Treasurer of SPUBS for the academic year 2004 – 2005.


  1. A. S. Reddy, V. R. Rao, K. B. Anjaria & K. B. Ishnava (2002). The baobab: Making a Guest Feel at Home. Honey Bee. Vol. 13(1). January – March 2002.
  2. Kalpesh Ishnava (2002). Safed musali – Desai Viagara. Healthcare. Vol. (4), 15 December, page – 37.
  3. A. S. Reddy, Kalpesh Anjaria and Kalpesh Ishnava (2002). Africa nu audbhut tree: Amaru kalpvruksha. Healthcare. September Vol. (1).Page-36-38.
  4. J. S. S. Mohan and Kalpesh Ishnava (2002). Lupta thati ausadhiy vanaspati - Safed musali ni Kheti. Gujarat Samachar. 15th December.
  5. Kalpesh Ishnava (2004).Charutar Nu Puranu Vruksha: Rukhado. Journal of V-Vidyanagar. Vol. 390. February, Page 11- 12.
  6. Ishnava Kalpesh, V. Rama Rao, F. M. Parabia, I. L. Kothari and M. H. Parabia (2004). Ethnobotany of Little Rann of Kachchh, Gujarat. Ethnobotany.Vol.16, Pp. 40 – 43.
  7. Kalpesh Ishnava, V. Rama Rao, J. S. S. Mohan, I. L. Kothari and F. M. Parabia (2005). Occurrence of a rare medicinal Plant - Schweinfurthia Papilionacea A. Br. (Scrophulariaceae) in Gujarat. Journal of Economic & Taxonomic Botany.Vol.29 (1), pp.192 – 197.
  8. J. S. S. Mohan, Sonal Sharma, Yogesh Mahida and Kalpesh B Ishnava (2006). Spectrum of antibacterial activity possessed by petals of some Indian plants. Journal of Medicinal & Aromatic Plant Sciences. Vol.28 (4): 557- 561.
  9. Kalpesh Ishnava and J. S. S. Mohan (2007). Interspecific variation in isozymes of Commiphora wightii (Arn.) Bhandari: A Trational hypocholesteremic medicinal shrub of India. Journal of Herbs, Species and Medicinal plants. Vol.13 (2): 25-40.
  10. Kalpesh Ishnava and J. S. S. Mohan (2008). Study of Genetic Diversity of Tribulus terrestris L. (Zygophyllaceae) - Medicinal herb, from Gujarat, India. Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Sciences (JMAPS). Vol.30. :105-108.
  11. Farzin Parabia, I.L.Kothari, Kalpesh Ishnava and M.H.Parabia (2008). Conservation of desert biodiversity in special reference to Little Rann of Kutchh. Journal of Economic & Taxonomic Botany. Vol. 32(1). Pp.56-62.
  12. Kalpesh Ishnava, V. Rama Rao, M. H. Parabia, I. L. Kothari and J. S. S. Mohan (2008). Plant diversity and its present status in Little Rann of Kachchh, Gujarat. Journal of Economic & Taxonomic Botany. Vol. 32(2). Pp.302-310.
  13. Kalpesh Ishnava and J. S. S. Mohan (2009). Assessment of genetic diversity in medicinal climber of Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Miers (Menispermaceae) from Gujarat, India. Asian Journal of Biotechnology. Vol. 1 (3): 93-103.
  14. Kalpesh B. Ishnava, Yogesh N. Mahida and J. S.S. Mohan (2010). In vitro assessments of antibacterial activity of ethno medicinal plant: Commiphora wightii (Arn.) Bhandari. Gum extract. International Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy. Vol. 2(7): 91-96.
  15. Kalpesh B Ishnava, V. Rama Rao, J. S. S. Mohan and I. L. Kothari (2011). Ecologically important and life supporting plants of Little Rann of Kachchh, Gujarat. Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment. Vol.3 (2): 33-38.
  16. Kalpesh. B. Ishnava, K.H. Chauhan and C.A. Bhatt (2011). Screening of antifungal activity of various plant leaves extracts from Indian plants. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection. Vol.45 (21): 1-9.
  17. Kalpesh B Ishnava, Jenabhai B Chauhan, Akanksha A Garg and Arpit M Thakkar (2012). Antibacterial and phytochemical studies on Calotropis gigantea (L.) R. Br. Latex against selected cariogenic bacteria. Saudi Journal of Biological Science. Vol.19:87-91.
  18. Kalpesh Ishnava, Tejas Patel and Jeenabhai B Chauhan (2012). Study of Genetic Transformation of Medicinal Plants, Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal by Agrobacterium tumefaciens (MTCC – 431). Asian Journal of Experimental Biological Sciences. Vol. 3(3): 536-542.
  19. Kalpesh B Ishnava, Jenabhai B Chauhan, Jignya B Kachhiya and Nikita R. Patel (2012). Screening and evaluation of ethano-botanical plants for their efficacy against cariogenic bacteria. Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Sciences (JMAPS). 34(1-2):57- 62.
  20. Kalpesh B Ishnava, Jenabhai B Chauhan and Mahesh B Barad (2013). Anticariogenic and phytochemical evaluation of Eucalyptus globules Labill. Saudi Journal of Biological Science. 20:69-74.
  21. Samir A Anuj and Kalpesh B Ishnava (2013). Plant mediated synthesis of silver nanoparticles by using dried stem powder of Tinospora cordifolia, its antibacterial activity and comparison with antibiotics. International Journal of Pharma and Biosciences. 4(4): 849 – 863.
  22. Meghna P Patel and Kalpesh B Ishnava (2014). In vitro study of Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Miers (Menispermaceae)- a multipurpose plant, by using different plant bark extracts for secondary metabolites production. Journal of Herbs, Species and Medicinal plants. Vol. 20 : 341-349.
  23. Mahesh K Barad, Kalpesh B Ishnava and Jenabhai B Chauhan (2014). Anticariogenic activity and phytochemical studies of crude extracts from some Indian plant leaves. Journal of Intercultural Ethanoparmacology. 3(2):85-90.
  24. Kalpesh B Ishnava and Pankit P Shah (2014). Anticariogenic and hemolytic activity of selected seed protein extracts in vitro condition. Journal of Dentistry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences. 11(5):576-586.
  25. Hiral Soni, Kalpesh Ishnava and Khushal (2014). Anticariogenic activity and hemolytic study of some medicinal plants leaf extract against six oral pathogen in in vitro condition. International Journal of Applied Sciences and Biotechnology. 2(3):253-259.
  26. Khushal Patel, Kalpesh Ishnava and Hiral Soni (2014). Biopesticide formulation for plant growth regulation and anti-mealy bug-borer activity of Brinjal (Solanum melongena L.) or egg plant. International Journal of Recent Research and Review. 4(7):7-15.
  27. Ankita R.Patek and Kalepsh B Ishnava (2015). In vitro multiplication from nodal explants of Coccinia grandis (L.) Voigt. and it’s antidiabetic and antioxident activity. Asian Journal of Biological Sciences. 8(2): 1-15. I
  28. Kapesh Ishnava, Ruchi Kotadia and Sandip Patel (2015). Nutritional properties and chemical composition of Corallocarpus epigaeus (Arn.) Cl: As remedy to control Diabetes mellitus. Chiang Mai Journal of Science. 42(4): 806-815.
  29. Mehul G Patel, Kalpesh B Ishnava (2015). Momordica dioica Roxb. (Spine Gourd): Multiple shoot induction from nodal cultures and itsantidiabetic activity. Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies. 3(6): 82-88.
  30. Jenabhai B Chauhan and Kalpesh B Ishnava (2015). Dental Caries and Medicinal Plant Extracts. Quest. 3(2): 8-13.
  31. Vandana Bharthi, Kavya B, Shantha TR, Prathapa Reddy M, Kavya N, Rama Rao V, Kalpeshkumar B Ishnava, Venkateshwarlu G (2015). Pharmacognostical evaluation and phytochemical studies on Ayurvedic nutritional fruits of Trapa natans L. International Journal of Herbal Medicine. 3(5): 15-19.
  32. Indrani Bhattacharyaa, Kalpesh Ishnava, Jenabhai Chauhana (2016). In Vitro Anticariogenic activity of some Indian medicinal plants towards human oral pathogen. Asian Journal of Traditional Medicines. 11(4):88-98.
  33. Kalpesh B Ishnava and Jenabhai B Chauhan (2016). Role of plant secondary metabolites in dental caries. Quest. 4(1): 8-12.
  34. Nisheet Bhoot and Kalpesh B. Ishnava (2016). Antimicrobial activity of medicinally important essential oils against selected dental microorganisms. Int. J. Curr. Microbiol. App. Science. 6(6): 1562-1575.
  35. Daxa Rajput and Kalpesh Ishnava (2017). Anticariogenic Activity of some Indian medicinal plants. European Journal of Dentistry and Medicine.1(1):1-8.
  36. Kalpesh B Ishnava (2018). Role of herbal medicine in dental health. Journal of Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology.2(1):41-42.
  37. Shweta N Shouche and Kalpesh B Ishanva (2018). Screening of herbal formulation for anticariogenic activity. Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies. 6(1): 243-249.
  38. Pratik Trivedi, Jenabhai Chauhan and Kalpesh Ishnava (2018). In vitro assessment of inhibition potential of ethanomedicinal plants against cariogenic bacteria. Acta Scientific Microbiology.1(6):43-49.
  39. Ishnava KB and Motisariya DM (2018). In-vitro study on α-amylase inhibitory activity of selected ethno-botanical plant extracts and its herbal formulations. International Journal of Pharmacognosy and Chinese Medicine. 2(3): 000136. .
  40. Jeemeesh P Patel, Kalpeshkumar B Ishnava, Ritu B Dixit (2018). Evaluation of antifungal effects and seed growth using bio-formulation. International Journal of Botany Studies. 4 (39):16-20.
  41. Bhumika R. Gehloth and Kalpesh B. Ishnava (2018). Evaluation of probiotic candidate in combination with tuber extracts from Corallocarpus epigaeus (Arn.)Cl. for assessment of in vitro alpha amylase inhibition activity. International Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences. 8(3):863-866.
  42. Siddhi K Patel and Kalpesh B Ishnava (2019). In-vitro Antioxidant and Antimicrobial activity of Fruit Pulp and Peel of Hylocereus undatus (Haworth) Britton and Rose. Asian Journal of Ethnopharmacology and Medicinal Foods. 5(2):30-34.


  1. Krishna N. Patel and Kalpeshkumar B. Ishnava (2018) Evaluation of Nutritional and Medicinal Properties of Opuntia elatior Mill. In book: Phytochemicals - Source of Antioxidants and Role in Disease Prevention. Chapter-8; Pp. 121-138. DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77081. Published: November 7th 2018; ISBN: 978-1-78984-378-1; Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-377-4.


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