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About Our Faculty

NMIMS always aims to be one of the premier institutes of global repute in education, and our SAST has been equipped with highly qualified faculty. Our dignified faculty members are passionate and curious individuals who spearhead their own research as well as teaching. Our team is composed of professionals across the country from the best universities who would bring diverse wealth of knowledge and technological illustrations. We believe in nurturing and inculcating smart teaching skills wherein a deep sense of intuitiveness and curiosity would be created among students. The students are trained to follow the state-of-the-art practices and scientific skills.

 

Dr. T. Krishna Chaitanya has obtained Doctoral degree from the esteemed Annamalai University, with specialisation in Agricultural Entomology. He is the recipient of ICAR-NPIB Fellowship funded by NASF for his Ph.D. programme. He obtained advanced skills in insect taxonomy and registered 46 new species of insects in parasitic Hymenoptera under family Encyrtidae. Dr. Chaitanya has peer reviewed publications in six international and four national scientific journals.

Awards

  • Awarded for best Demonstration Programme on IPM methods for Rice Stem Borer Management (2009), at Annamalai University.
  • Recipient of meritorious fellowship (2011-2013) for M.Sc. (Agrl. Entomology) by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru College of Agriculture and Research Institute, TNAU.

Trainings

  • Training of Field Functionaries and Extension Workers (2013), Organized by Regional Centre of Organic Farming, Bengaluru, held at PAJANCOA & RI, Karaikal, UT of Puducherry.
  • Adaptation Intervention for Climate Resilient Agriculture in Coastal Agro-Eco Systems (2017), Organized by ANGRAU, RARS, Guntur.
  • Regulatory Mechanisms, Transgenic Technology and Applications in Plants (2018), Jointly Organized by Department of Botany and Microbiology, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur and Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Tirupati, AP.
  • Emerging Challenges and Opportunities in Biotic and Abiotic Stress Management (2014), Organized by Directorate of Rice Research, Rajendranagar, A.P. Membership in Scientific Bodies

Membership in Scientific Bodies

  • Society for Biocontrol Advancement (NBAIR, Bangalore)
  • Natural History Museum (London)
  • National Insect Repository (EDAU, Registration No. Enc/001-46)


 

Dr. C. Sudharshana has obtained doctoral degree from the renowned University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur in Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry as major and Agronomy & Agricultural Microbiology as minor subjects. He is the recipient of UGC-RGNF Fellowship and World Bank funded Sujala-III project for his Ph.D. programme. He gained expertise in soil pedology, soil & water conservation, soil chemistry, fertility and health testing.

Dr. Sudharshana has 15 international and national research publications to his credit


Awards

  • Best poster award for Ph.D. research at EPRASS Conference, Meerut (2017), organized by Astha Foundation, Meerut.
  •  Young scientist award from Endling Conferences, New Delhi (2017).
  • Best doctoral thesis award from ICFA, Dhanbad, Jharkhand (2018).
  • Excellence in research award from SSDAT, Jaipur, Rajasthan (2018).

Trainings

  • Field orientation training program on Land Resource Inventory under SUJALA III project (2014), Organized by NBSS and LUP and UAS (R) at Bheemarayanagudi, Yadgir.
  • Training on GIS in Agriculture Essentials and Applications (2016), Conducted by IIT, Kanpur.
  • Extension Training Programme on Organic farming at UAS Raichur (2014), Organised by Department of Agriculture and UAS, Raichur.


 

Dr. Rajendragowda Patil has obtained Doctoral degree from the renowned University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur, Karnataka with specialization in Genetics and Plant Breeding as major and molecular genetics & biotechnology as minor subjects. He received fellowship for Ph.D. from International Crop Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) Hyderabad, India. He obtained advanced skills in plant phenotyping, Genomic Selection in Groundnut, handling of various molecular markers, Marker Trait Association, Association Mapping, Marker Assisted Selection (MAS), breeding for drought resistance in groundnut, assessing nutritional quality traits and usage of Biometrical tools (GenStat, SPSS, SAS and XL-Stat) for statistical analysis.

Dr. Patil has publications in 4 International and 9 National peer reviewed journals.

Awards

  • Junior Young Scientist in National Symposium on Nutritional Security, Environmental Protection: Present scenario and Future Prospects (2017), conducted by Society of Biological Sciences and Rural Development, Allahabad.
  • Best oral presentation in 1st Post Graduate Research Conference (2018), Conducted at University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur.
  • Best Poster Presentation in student symposium on Next Generation Plant Breeding (2017), Conducted at University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru.
  • Best Research Scholar in National Symposium (2016), Conducted by Indian Academic Researcher Association, Bharthidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu.
  • Best Researcher Award in National Symposiums (2017), Conducted by Indian Academic Researcher Association, Bharthidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu.

Trainings

  • Hands on training course on ‘Marker Assisted Selection (MAS) for Crops’ (2019), at Agharkar Research Institute, Pune, Maharashtra.
  • Training program on ‘Communication to Collaboration’ (2017), conducted by Dale Carnegie and Associates, Inc. at ICRISAT.
  • Training program on ‘Use of Agropedia in Agriculture’ (2011) at University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur, Karnataka.

Membership in scientific bodies

  • Society of Biological Sciences and Rural Development, Allahabad.
  • Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding, New Delhi.

 

Dr. Mohammad Faisal has obtained Doctoral degree from the prestigious Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology & Science (formerly known as Allahabad Agriculture Institute), Prayagraj from the discipline of Plant Pathology. He is the recipient of UGC-MANF fellowship for his Doctoral programme. He obtained advanced skills in Pulse Pathology, pathogen identification, integrated disease management, organic farming and in vitro as well as in vivo biological management of plant diseases.

Dr. Faisal has publications in one international and three national peer reviewed journals.

Awards
  • Received best poster award for thesis work (2017) at National Conference organized by Indian Phytopathological Society, New Delhi and GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology.
Trainings
  • Faculty Development Programme on Soft Skills (2020) at NMIMS Shirpur campus, conducted by NMIMS University.

 




 

Dr. Krishna Kumar G has obtained doctoral degree from the most coveted ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) in Plant Physiology as major and Biotechnology & Biochemistry as minor subjects. He received ICAR-JRF Fellowship for his M.Sc. and UGC-CSIR fellowship for his Ph.D. programme. He obtained advanced skills in root phenotyping, bioinformatics, gene cloning, genome editing and generation of transgenics.

Dr. Krishna has scientific publications in three international and six national peer reviewed journals. To his credit, he has more than 50 annotated gene sequences in NCBI database.

Awards

  • Recipient of Best Essay Writing Award at District level on the National Science Day Celebrations, Thiruvananthapuram (2007), Organized by CDAC, Kerala.
  • Ph.D. work received Best Poster Award at PSMB conference, Gwalior (2018), Conducted by NESA, New Delhi.

Trainings

  • Development Banking with Special Emphasis on Rural Development (2008), Organized by South Malabar Gramin Bank, Kerala.
  • Non-destructive Phenotyping and Phenomics for Dissection of Abiotic Stress Tolerance, Gene Discovery and Crop Improvement (2014), Organized by ICAR-IARI, New Delhi.
  • Green Revolution Global Certification Program by United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (2015), Organized under UN at ICAR-IARI.
  • Non-destructive High Throughput Phenotyping for Gene Discovery and Development of Climate Resilient Crops (2019), Organized by ICAR-IARI, New Delhi.

Membership in scientific bodies

  • Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata-700017
  • Indian Society for Plant Physiology, New Delhi-110012
  • Indian Society for Genetics and Plant Breeding, New Delhi-110012

 

Dr. Vijay Kumar Didal has obtained doctoral degree in Agronomy from the renowned Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Hyderabad, Telangana. He received ICAR-JRF Fellowship for his M.Sc. and UGC-NFOBC Fellowship for his Ph.D. programme. He obtained advanced skills in sustainable agriculture, precision farming, integrated farming system, plant mineral nutrition and integrated weed management.

Dr. Didal has 16 peer reviewed scientific publications and 14 popular articles to his credit.

Awards

  • IPNI Scholar Award‒2018 by International Plant Nutrition Institute, USA.
  • Recipient of Excellence, AIASA Member Award for outstanding contribution and recognition in the field of Agriculture.

Trainings

  • Training course on "Vermicomposting” (2014), organized by Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, S.K.N. College of Agriculture, Jaipur.

 


 

Dr. Nithin K.N. earned his doctoral degree from the esteemed University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka in Agribusiness Management. He secured ICAR’s Senior Research Fellowship for pursuing Ph.D. programme.

Dr. Nithin has six research articles published in international and three in national NAAS rated journals. He has also published two books and two popular articles to his credit.

Awards

  • University gold medal for Ph.D. in Agribusiness Management from UAS, Dharwad (2017-18)
  • University gold medal for PG in Agribusiness Management from JAU, Junagadh (2013-14)

Trainings

  • Agri-Startup Fest (2017) organized by the University of Agricultural Sciences Dharwad, Karnataka
  • Climate Change and Agrarian Economy (2015) University of Agricultural Sciences Dharwad, Karnataka
  • Leveraging Institutional Innovations for Agricultural Development (2014) organized by the University of Agricultural Sciences Raichur, Karnataka

 


 

Dr. Mallikarjun Dhotre obtained his Doctoral degree in Horticulture from the esteemed University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad. He is specialized in Olericulture and Protected cultivation of high value Horticulture. His research interests are in protected cultivation of vegetables and flowers, soil-less cultivation, good agricultural practices to produce crops without chemical residues.

Dr. Dhotre authored 13 full length papers in National and International peer reviewed journals. To his credit he has 6 full length papers in National and International conference/symposiums.

Awards
  • Young Scientist Award at ‘International Conference on Food and Agriculture (2017), by Endling Conferences, Philippines for Masters Research Quality, Novelty and Significance.
  • Best Oral Presentation award at ‘International Conference on Food and Agriculture (2018), Dhanbad, Jharkhand.

Trainings

  • He visited Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA as a part of International Agriculture and Rural Development Programme organized by Cornell University. He undergone symposiums and workshops related to Hi-Tech Horticulture.


 

           
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