International Conference
Plant Pathology: Retrospect and Prospects
March 23-26, 2022

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Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues,

Greetings from Indian Phytopathological Society (IPS).

It is with immense pleasure to welcome you on behalf of the Indian Phytopathological Society, in the 8th International e-Conference on “Plant Pathology: Retrospect and Prospects” at ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, India, during Mach 23-26, 2022. The IPS along with prominent plant protection societies/institutions within and outside the country have come together to celebrate 2021 as the Platinum Jubilee Year of the Indian Phytopathological Socioety and planned to bring the world plant pathologists/microbiologists/biotechnologists on a common forum to discourse the issues related to plant pathogens, the disease they cause, the threat they pose to global agriculture and method & strategies to combat them.

Organizing team would like to ensure you that this conference will be an unforgettable experience. We look forward to your participation in the Conference to make it a grand success. Please do not hesitate to contact or email us if we can be of further assistance.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission (open)November 01, 2021
Abstract Submission (closing)January 31, 2022
Acceptance of AbstractWithin 10 days of submission of abstract
Early Bird Registration November 01, 2021 - January 31, 2022
Registration (with late fee)February 01, 2022 -  March 15, 2022

Technical Sessions

Technical Session 1: Teaching in plant pathology

1A. Evolving aspects of plant pathology teaching in India in the background of international scenario

       (Concepts, new terminologies, teaching aids, course content, shift in priority areas)

1B. New education policies (NEP) and impact on plant pathology

       (Concept, scope, future thrust and limitations)

Technical Session 2: Basic research in plant pathology

2A. Taxonomy and systematics of plant pathogens

       (Taxonomic conflicts and resolution)

2B. Genetics and ecology of plant pathogens

       (Genetic variability, population biology, evolution and emergence, ecological fitness)

2C. Genomics of plant pathogens

       (Structural and functional genomics)

2D.Mechanism of disease development

       (Pathogenicity factors, infection process, symptom development)

2E. Host plant resistance

       (Genetics of resistance, identification, characterization and deployment of R genes)

2F. Epidemiology and crop loss assessment

       (Monitoring, risk assessment, disease forecasting/ simulation/ surveillance, crop loss estimation, molecular epidemiology)

Technical Session 3: Applied research in plant pathology

3A. Diagnosis of plant pathogens

       (Diagnostics, success stories) 

3B. Resistant cultivar development

       (Resistance source, conventional and molecular breeding, transgenic, genome editing)

3C. Success stories in plant diseases management

       (Biological control, chemotherapy, nanotechnology, molecular approaches, pathogen free planting materials, extension pathology, IPM/IDM)

Technical Session 4: Commercial plant pathology

4A. Entrepreneurship, industry and business incubation in plant pathology


ICAR, New Delhi

IPS, New Delhi

ICAR-IARI, New Delhi


The design of the conference would be such as to present the conference themes through

  • Plenary lectures: these would offer an overview of the conference themes
  • Keynote & Invited lectures: these would offer an in depth analysis of various conference themes
  • Oral paper presentations: presented in parallel sessions, these would elaborate upon the various conference themes. 
  • Posters presentations: presented in parallel sessions, these would provide an opportunity to the participants to present their work in more informal manner with personalized interaction with other participants
  • Invited corporate lectures on prospects and constrains: directed towards diverse audience
  • Farmers-Scientists-Industries interface

Contact Us


Dr. Robin Gogoi

Organizing Secretary

International e-Conference

 Indian Phytopathological Society
Division of Plant Pathology, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute
New Delhi 110012, India

 +91-9868448896, 99533062699718811267


Important Announcements

APS Travel Sponsorship for Ph.D. Students

APS Travel Sponsorship for Students has been instituted by the IPS. The purpose of this award is to encourage plant pathology students pursuing a doctoral degree in India, who are members of IPS, to attend the American Phytopathological Society (APS) Annual Meeting or other APS approved meetings, if deemed appropriate by the IPS and APS Foundation Board. The award has been established with contributions from Plant Pathologists of Indian Origin. Students will compete at the zonal and national level competitions in India and the awardee will be selected from the top ranking student presenters at the national level competitions.

The terms and conditions for participating in APS meeting are as follows:

  1. The fund will be reimbursed to the awardee directly by APS for return airfare from India to the meeting venue, accommodation and incidentals.
  2. The awardee is expected to bear the cost of meeting registration.
  3. There will be no financial liability to the IPS.
  4. All the contestants/recipients should be the member of the Society during the year of presentation.
  5. The contestants will have to submit a brief biodata, certificate furnishing the age and proof of pursuing Ph.D. (First to Third year only) alongwith a short note (not exceeding one page) stating how participation in the APS meeting will help in achievement of their professional goals.
  6. The award will be given to the best paper presented in the Annual Meeting of APS.
  7. The awards will be judged by a committee appointed for the purpose and their decision will be final.
  8. The award will be given only to the Ph.D. Student presenting the paper.
  9. The time allocated for presentation of paper is 15 minutes.
  10. In-service candidates are not eligible for this APS travel award.

Prof. M.J. Narasimhan Merit Academic Award 

Zonal Chapter should organize a contest among the zonal members during their Zonal Chapter’s Meeting for preliminary selection of contestants. Only two names from each Zonal Chapter will be recommended by Zonal President for final contest to be held during Annual Meeting of the Society. The age limit for the contestant would  be 35 years. Selected contestant will provide an abstract upto 250 words alongwith brief biodata to the Secretary, Indian Phytopathological Society through Zonal President. Abstracts of all the contestants participating in the Annual Meeting will be published in the journal. Society will award a medal to Award recipient and Commendation Certificate to other contestants. Society will publish the paper of awardee. The award recipient must submit full-length paper (as per IPS guidelines) for its publication in Indian Phytopathology. There is no restriction of the age of co-author, if any. The paper should be submitted by mail ( alongwith a hard copy. 

Prof. M.J. Narasimhan Merit Academic Award contest shall be organized during Annual symposium of the society. The contestants will have to submit an abstract up to 250 words and full length paper along with brief biodata in duplicate to the Organizing Secretary on or before January 31, 2022. The contestants have to furnish the following certificate:

Keynote Speakers

Plenary Speakers

About Venue

The journey of Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), popularly known as Pusa Institute, began in 1905 at Pusa (Bihar). Following a devastating earth quake on 15th January 1934, the institute was shifted to Delhi on 29th July 1936. Post independence, the institute has been renamed as Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI). As the Mother of several ICAR institutions, IARI continues to be the leading institution for agricultural research, education and extension in the country.

The present campus of the institute is a self-contained sylvan complex spread over an area of about 500 hectares (approx. 1250 acres) and located about 8 km (5 miles) west of New Delhi Railway Station and about 16 km (10 miles) east of IGI Airport (Palam).

About the city (Delhi) and places of tourist interest

Delhi, capital city of the Republic of India, is one of India’s fastest growing metropolitan city. It has sprawled over the west bank of the river Yamuna. The city has two distinct parts, Old Delhi & New Delhi.

Delhi has some of the finest museums in the country. Its boutiques and shopping arcades offer access to a wealth of traditional and contemporary crafts, from all over the country. It is one of the fastest expanding cosmopolitan cities in this part of the world. It represents a unique amalgam of ancient history with modernity. Magnificence of the relics of ancient (5000 years old) Hindu era, glory of Moghul Monuments and the grandeur of modern buildings and shopping centres constitute today’s Delhi. The varied cultural activities offer myriad experiences which speak of the unity in diversity of this country.

At a short distance from Delhi, 200 km south east, is the famous city of Agra where Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the modern world is located. About 260 km south west of Delhi is located the pink city of Jaipur, the glory of various kinds is beautifully reflected in the magnificence of its palaces. In the north of Delhi are picturesque ranges of the Himalayas, including the Kashmir valley, dreamland of the tourists.

The famous Tiger Reserve, the Corbett National Park is about 6 hrs drive from Delhi. The park is located at the hills of Kumaon and proves a unique experience of Elephant Safari. For bird watchers, the Keola Deo Ghana Bird Sanctuary at Bharatpur is about 180 km from Delhi. The sanctuary harbours the most exquisite birds from all over the globe.


January is usually cold in Delhi. Ideal for nature lovers and whole Delhi blossoms with natural and cultivated flowers. The city experiences moderate winter (maximum temperature 22-24ºC and minimum 10ºC).


Indian rupee is the national currency of India. All the major international currencies can be exchanged at the International Airport, 5-Star hotels and several Banks. Major currencies are accepted at the hotels and some major shopping centres. International credit cards are widely accepted.

Hotel in Delhi

Single occupancy INR 6800 plus taxes (18%) without transfers (INR 7670)
INR 7400 plus taxes (18%) – (INR 8732) with two-way transfers with a minimum length of stay 4 nights
For booking, please contact:
Ms. Shweta Verma
Mob: 9871790285
Double occupancyINR 7000 plus taxes (18%) without transfers (INR 8260)
INR 8000 plus taxes (28%) – (INR 9440)with two-way transfers with a minimum length of stay 3 nights

Cut off date: 20th Dec 2019. After this room will be subject to availability. The rates are quoted on a per room per night basis.

The rates shall include the following: Complimentary Breakfast, One Bottle of Mineral Water on arrival & replenishment of one on subsequent days; Complimentary usage of Swimming Pool; Daily News Paper; In room tea/coffee maker; Complimentary WIFI; Taxes Extra

Name of Hotel & contact detailsSingle occupancy (INR)*Double occupancy (INR)*Extra person (INR)*GST @
Amrapali  Grand
Tel:91-11-25725700/ 11; M: 9999-869-900/
M: 097111 17299, 097111 17399
Tel: 25765767-68
Swiss International
Tel: 41538361, 43821162, 25751382
Hotel Kingston
Tel: 45095526, 45085526, 25814147/48
Hotel Rangoli
M: 097111 31621
Tel: 45140321-22
Nagpal Palace
Tel: 43465002, 25789017

Note: Above rates are per room, per night basis and include breakfast.

For Queries and Booking: Please contact hotels directly.


Pre and post conference tours will be organised for the registered delegates and accompanying person in and around Delhi as well as other places of interest on payment basis.


The registration fee does not include insurance for the participants regarding accidents, sickness or loss of personal property. It is advisable that participants make their own arrangements in respect of health and travel insurance before leaving their countries.


Emergency call numbers are: 100 for police, 101 for fire, 102 for ambulance and 1095 for Delhi traffic police.


The line voltage for electricity is 220 A.C., 50 Hz in the subcontinent. Most hotels provide 110 volt A.C. points for electric shavers.


Indira Gandhi International Airport is located in South west of Delhi. It is 18 km from the venue.

Conference Secretariat

IPS International Conference 2020
Indian Phytopathological Society, Division of Plant Pathology, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012, India; Tel: +91-11-25840023;
Mobile : +91-9868448896, 9953306269
Website :


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Registration Details

The conference will be open for registered delegates. The details of registration fee are given above. The filled Registration Form be sent to the Organizing Secretary before January 31, 2022, alongwith the registration fee details. The registration fee can also be paid through cheque/demand draft in favour of “Indian Phytopathological Society” payable at New Delhi.

Registration Fees

CategoryIndian delegates (INR)Foreign delegates (USD)*
Registration feeGST @18%Total (Rs.)Registration fee
GST @18%
Total (Rs.)
IPS Members3,000.00540.003,540.0040.007.2047.20
Students/ RA / SRF/ JRF1,500.00270.001,770.0020.003.6023.60

*Equivalent to prevailing exchange rate of Indian currency
**Students/Research Scholar/Research Associate in Education Institution should submit eligibility document duly endorsed by the Head of the Department accompanied by photocopy of the ID Card.
The registration fee for the participants will cover participation in all scientific sessions and the cost of proceedings.

Online registration may be made using Debit/Credit card. Card payment can be made online via the conference website ( Only Master, Visa, and American Express will be acceptable. It will be billed in Rs/US$. Consequently, the amount charged to your account may vary due to the fluctuation in exchange rates.

Registration can also be made via net banking (NEFT) using the following details:

Name of the Account HolderIndian Phytopathological Society
Name of the BankCanara Bank
Name of the BranchPusa Campus, IARI, New Delhi 110012
Account Number90292010005900
IFSC codeCNRB0019029

The payment can also done through Paytm No. 9999103422 (Indian Phytopathological Society) or by using QR Code


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Abstract Details

Submission of abstract for oral/poster presentation

Abstract  (250 words excluding, title, name and affiliation) for the conference should be submitted through online mode only. The abstract submission link will be provided on IPS website soon. Please contact the Organizing Secretariat ( if you don't receive confirmation about the receipt of your abstract within 10 days. The Scientific Programme Committee reserves the right to edit/reject any abstracts, if required. Abstracts will be printed only after receiving the registration fee.

Submit Abstract

    The Indian Phytopathological Society is organizing National e-Conference on “Plant Health and Food Security: Challenges and Opportunities” during March 25-27, 2021. The participants of poster presentation must follow the following guidelines for preparing their poster.

        Guidelines for poster preparation

        Poster preparation: The title card at the top should include in addition to title (in capitals), name(s) of the author(s) and their affiliation. The text of the poster may be divided into abstract, introduction/background mentioning objective, methodology, results and summary/ conclusions.

        Size: The size of the poster should be 1.20 m (height) and 0.90 m width (4ft x 3ft). In Microsoft PowerPoint, you could set the size as follows: Go to Design tab, then Slide Size followed by Page Setup. (Alternatively, you could use the template provided by IPS; see the attachment).

        Font size: The lettering for the title should be 72 points in bold capital while that of name of the authors in 60 points and affiliation in 40 points italics. The headings (for example, Abstract, introduction/background, methodology, results, and summary/conclusion) should be in 50 points bold Sentence case. All the text in the body should be minimum 35 points normal. Table headings and figure legends should be 28 points.

        Representation Style: Participants should not use more text rather they should use graphs, tables, charts, images to make their posters more interactive and attractive.

        Figure: Figure or photos or schematic diagrams should be of good quality (at least 300 dpi).

        File FormatParticipants are requested to make their posters in Microsoft Power Point slide first and then convert the slide into pdf format (Save as PDF from power point). (P.S.-Don’t use online converter as it reduces the quality of poster.N.B. Save your file with the allotted poster number.

        Communication: Posters should be sent in the following e-mail:

        N.B. Please mention the allotted poster number clearly in the subject line. 

        Poster Format                       List of abstracts for poster presentation

        Organizing Committee

        Local Organizing Committee

        IPS Executive Council


        • Asian PGPR Society
        • American Phytopathological Society (APS)
        • Sri Lanka Association for Mycology & Plant Pathology
        • ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR)
        • ICAR-National Research Centre for Integrated Pest Management (NRCIPM)
        • ICAR-Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute (IASRI)
        • ICAR-National Institute of Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NIAP)
        • National Institute for Plant Biotechnology (NIPB)
        • Association of Plant Pathologists (APP), Akola
        • Indian Society of Plant Pathologists (INSOPP)
        • Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology (ISMPP)
        • Indian Mycological Society (IMS)
        • South Asia Biotechnology Centre (SABC)