SCIENTIST (Genetics and Plant Breeding) (On Study Leave)
Date of birth: 22.10.1989
|Degrees||Board / University|
|B.Sc. (Agriculture) 2007-11||Acharya||N.G.||Ranga||Agricultural|
|University, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh|
|M.Sc. (Genetics and Plant Breeding) 2011-13||Acharya||N.G.||Ranga||Agricultural|
|University, Hyderabad, Telangana|
M.Sc. Area of research: “Genetic analysis of grain iron and zinc concentrations in sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench)”
List of projects being carried out as a CO-PI
|Name of the project||Funded by|
|1.||Development of salt tolerant genotypes in rice- conventional and||Institute, CSSRI|
|molecular breeding approaches.|
|2.||Molecular genetic analysis of resistance/ tolerance in rice, wheat,||ICAR|
|chickpea and mustard including sheath blight complex genomics.|
|3.||Stress tolerant rice for poor farmers of Africa and South Asia||BMGF-IRRI|
|4.||National Project on Transgenics in Crops-Salt tolerance in rice:||ICAR- NRCPB|
(a) Total (yrs): January 2015 to till date
Specialization: Biometrical Genetics and Plant Breeding
List of publications:
K.T. Ravi Kiran, K. Radhika and A. Ashok Kumar. 2015. Heterosis and inbreeding depression for grain iron and zinc concentrations along with yield and its contributing traits in sorghum (Sorghum bicolour L. Moench). Green Farming Vol. 6 (4): 668-671.
Awarded DST-INSPIRE fellowship during Ph.D. degree programme
“Sri Neelamraju Ganga Prasada Rao and Kamala Gold Medal” for having secured the highest OGPA in B.Sc. (Agriculture) Degree Course
“The award of 77 Agri-Cos Gold Medal” for having secured the highest OGPA in B.Sc. (Agriculture) Degree Course.
“Sri Munnangi V. Subba Reddy Gold Medal” for securing highest OGPA in M.Sc. (Ag.) in the department of Genetics and Plant Breeding in the Faculty of Agriculture
“Sri Mandava Venkataramaiah Gold Medal” for securing highest OGPA in M.Sc. (Ag.) in the department of Genetics and Plant Breeding in the Faculty of Agriculture
“Smt. G. Venkata Narasamma Gold Medal” for securing highest OGPA in M.Sc. (Ag.) in the Faculty of Agriculture
Seminars, conferences and trainings attended:
Participated via poster presentation in the 3rd International plant physiology conference held at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi from 11-14 December 2015.
Undergone Foundation Course for Agricultural Research Service (FOCARS 101) at National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM), Hyderabad from 1st January – 31st March 2015.
Three months Professional Attachment training at ICAR-CSSRI, Karnal on Exploration of novel genotypes for seedling stage salinity tolerance in rice
Life time member of Indian society of soil salinity and water quality