|Complete postal Address with city code||Department of Plant Pathology, Odisha University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar - 751003, Odisha|
Birth & Educations: Born in the village Pokhraira, Samastipur, Bihar. Educated at Khajauli (schooling), Madhubani; +2 from R.K. College, Madhubani, Bihar. B.Sc. (Ag.) from Anand Niketan College of Agriculture, Warora (Chandrapur district of Maharashtra) Under Dr. PDKV, Akola, Maharashtra during 2002-2006. M.Sc. in Plant Pathology from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi during 2006-2008. Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi during 2008-2013.
Positions hold: Junior Scientist (Plant Pathology), AICRP on MULLaRP, Centre for Pulses Research, Berhampur under OUAT, Bhubaneswar (2012-2016). Assistant Professor (Plant Pathology), AICRP on MAP and Betelvine, OUAT, Bhubaneswar (2016-2021). Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture, OUAT, Bhubaneswar (2021 to till date, continuing).
Awards/Honours: Awarded Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) Fellowship by Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India; IARI Merit/Gold Medal for outstanding performance during PhD programme (2014); Prof. M.J. Narsimhan Academic Merit Award by Indian Phytopathological Society (IPS), New Delhi (2014); ICAR’s Jawaharlal Nehru Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Crop Protection (in 2015 for the year 2014).
Fellow: INSPIRE Fellow
Research Areas: Disease diagnosis, development of diagnostics, viral diseases of pulses and horticultural crops, diseases of pulses and Medicinal, Aromatic Plants and Betelvine and their management, Integrated disease management.