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Pteridophytes are archaic plants commonly referred to as ferns or fern allies. Valuable links in the evolution and success of land plants, they were the dominant group of plants during the carboniferous period. Since their dominating era, some of the species have survived long and are known as relic species. These species play a major role in inferring the evolutionary trends and phylogenetic relationships. Pteridophytes have enormous aesthetic value and multifarious scope for exploring the bioactive molecules against various pathogenic causal organisms. They can be resources of genes for crop improvement, for example against desiccation and drought stress. A number of pteridophytic species are of immense economic value. The fern market, worth several million dollars and involving many entrepreneurs of different countries, plays a pivotal role in generating livelihood opportunities. It has become prime necessity to sustainably utilize our bio-resources and equitably share the benefit. Thus, to meet the market demand, the enormous setup of fernery and nursery of pteridophytes either at small or large scale can help to uplift the economy of common people, especially those living in the hilly areas.

Pteridophytes, already squeezed to minimal space by their competitive evolutionary successors, now bear the brunt of human development. Going back after years, we rarely find ferns where we saw them before. Peculiar lifestyle and exacting requirements of their holed up gametophytes also make them most vulnerable to climate change. Taxonomists and ecologists face the challenge of conserving what remains of this oldest group of land plants. We need to recommend setting up of 'Fern Parks and Sanctuaries" at suitable locations in India.

About The Conference

The Conference aims to provide an opportunity to the participants to exchange their views and share their ideas for promoting research in the field of pteridology. It will facilitate and promote interdisciplinary research among researchers.

Themes of The Conference

  • Floristics
  • Systematics, Molecular Phylogenomics
  • Anatomy and Palynology
  • Physiology and Ecology, Environmental Regulation
  • Cytology and Molecular Genetics
  • Biotechnology, Propagation
  • Ethnobotany and Pharmacognosy
  • Biopotency

The symposium shall comprise of plenary lectures by invited speakers. The best papers/posters presented in the conference shall be awarded, provided that there are a minimum of three participants in each session.

Mansarovar Global University

Mansarovar Global University (MGU) was established by Sri Sai Gramothan Samiti, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. The Society has established a range of educational institutions in the field of Dental, Ayurveda, Nursing, Education and CBSE affiliated School. The Mansarovar Global University is yet another milestone in our unending journey in pursuit of excellence. MGU is a State Private University established in 2018 by the Act of Madhya Pradesh Government and approved by the University Grants Commission under 2(f). MGU currently runs courses in Ayurveda, Agriculture Science and Technology, Pharmacy, Law, Paramedical, Science, Commerce and Finance, Management, Computer Science, Social Sciences & Humanities, Nursing, Library Science, Arts and Design, Journalism and Mass Communication (

Botanical Survey of India

Botanical Survey of India (BSI) was established in 1890 with the objective of exploring the plant resources of the country. BSI has been engaged in undertaking intensive floristic surveys and collecting accurate and detailed information on the taxonomy, distribution, ecology and economic utility of plants in the country; collecting, identifying and distributing materials that may be of use to educational and research institutions; and acting as the custodian of authentic collections in well planned herbaria and documenting plant resources in the form of local, district, state and national flora. BSI has 11 regional centers in different regions of India. Central National Herbarium is the largest herbarium in India.

Indian Fern Society

The Indian Fern Society founded in 1983, is an international organization of Researchers and persons interested in ferns and fern-allies. The main aim of the Society is to promote researches on Pteridophytes world-wide. The Indian Fern Society functioned at Patiala in 1983 from where it functioned for 25 years with the Late Prof. S S Bir as its first Secretary-Treasurer. Due to advancing age of Prof Bir, it was decided in the General Body meeting held at CSIR-NBRI, Lucknow, during the Silver Jubilee Celebrations (29 November 2008), to shift the Head Office of the Society to Chandigarh. The society also publishes the Indian Fern Journal and has so far published 39 volumes.

Office Bearers of Indian Fern Society

President : Prof. P. L. Uniyal
Vice Presidents : Prof. Nirupama Goswami
                             Dr. A. Beniamin
Secretary-Treasurer : Prof. S. P Khullar
Joint Secretary : Dr. V.K. Rawat

About Bhopal

Bhopal, capital City of Madhya Pradesh, is known as the city of lakes. Founded by Raja Bhoj, the city has many natural and artificial lakes and it is one of the greenest cities in the country amidst two beautiful man-made lakes. Bhopal is a sprawling city with the right blend of culture, heritage and modern life. The main cultural center of Bhopal is Bharat Bhawan. The State Museum has fossils, paintings and rare Jain sculptures. Taj-ul-Masajid is one of the Asia's largest mosques with white domes, and minarets. Van Vihar National Park, located in the middle of the city, has many species of animals living in their natural habitats. A large number of institutes of National importance have been established in Bhopal. Climate of Bhopal is pleasant in the month of November. It is also close to tourist places like Bhimbetka, Sanchi, Pachmarhi and Ujjain. A field trip to Pachmarhi will be arranged for the participants on payment basis.

How to Reach Bhopal

Bhopal is well connected by road, rail and air with major cities of India. Transport will be arranged for the delegates from airport, railway stations (Bhopal, Rani Kamalapati and Sant Hirdaram Nagar Railway stations) and bus stations upon prior intimation of travel details.

Registration Fee

Category With accommodation (Twin Sharing basis) Without accommodation After due date (Sep. 30, 2022)
Scientists/Faculty 7000/- 4000/- 8000/-
Research Scholars 5000/- 3000/- 6000/-
Accompanying person 4000/- - -


Participants will be provided accommodation in Hotels. Delegates will be provided separate forms to fill out the details for travel and accommodation. The accommodation will be arranged for three nights only.

Mode of Payment

Registration charges are to be paid to the Mansarovar Global University through RTGS/ NEFT.
Online transactions to be made to:
AXIS BANK LTD., Kolar Road Branch, Bhopal-462042.
Account Number: 918020097678391; IFSC code: UTIB0001933.

A copy of the Bank receipt should be mailed to the

Call for Papers

The conference is open for academicians, researchers, biodiversity planners, foresters and industry delegates. The participants are invited to submit the abstract (not exceeding 300 words), latest by 30th Sep, 2022
All the submissions are to be sent to email id:

Advisory Committee

Chief Patron:
Mrs. Manjula Tiwari
Chancellor, Mansarovar Global University

Er. Gaurav Tiwari, Pro-Chancellor
Dr. Arun K. Pandey, Vice-Chancellor
Col. H.R. Ruhil, Pro Vice-Chancellor

Conference Coordinators

Dr. Vishal Gupta
Dr. Pragya Sourabh
Dr. Devesh Pandey

Organising Committee

  • Prof. S.C. Verma, Chandigarh
  • Dr. A.A. Mao, Kolkata
  • Prof. H.K. Goswami, Bhopal
  • Prof. A.K. Bhatnagar, Delhi
  • Prof. A.P. Das, Itanagar
  • Prof. Ashwani Kumar, Jaipur
  • Prof. Santhosh Nampy, Calicut
  • Prof. P.V. Mdhusoodanan, Calicut
  • Prof. N. Punetha, Pithoragarh
  • Dr. P.B. Khare, Lucknow
  • Dr. B.S. Kholia, Dehra Dun
  • Prof. Lalit Tewari, Nainital
  • Prof. R.N. Mukhopadhya, Kolkata
  • Prof. K.S.Rajput,Vadodara
  • Prof. Smitha Hegde, Mangalore
  • Prof. Wen-Liang Chiou, Taiwan
  • Prof. Annette Scholch, Germany
  • Prof. J. Sharpe, USA
  • Mr. C.R.Fraser-Jenkins, Portugal
  • Prof. K. Mehltreter, Mexico

Local Organising Committee

  • Dr. Anurag Singh Rajput
  • Dr. Bharat Chauragade
  • Dr. Babul Tamrakar
  • Dr. Sachin Khedikar
  • Dr. Manisha Rathi
  • Dr. Jagpreet Singh
  • Dr. Vikas Jain
  • Mr. Sagar Singh
  • Ms. Sudha Kumar
  • Mr. Sachin Jain
  • Dr. Madan Singh Kushwaha
  • Mr. Himanshu Pandey
  • Dr. C.L. Gour
  • Ms. Anu Ahirwar
  • Dr. S.N. Mishra
  • Dr. Pawan Para
  • Dr. Kiran Sharma
  • Ms. Pratibha Sharma

Registration Form


NOTE: For any further queries, please send an email on: Conference Secretary (
Mansarovar Global University, Kolar Road, Bhopal-462042, (M.P.)
Phone: 9039839796/ 7260826100/ 9452278551