G. Rajesha

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Name G. Rajesha
Designation Scientist (Plant Pathology)
Complete postal Address with city code ICAR-Indian Institute of Millets Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad - 500030, Telangana
Email IDs rajeshag337@gmail.com
Mobile No. 8729974471

Brief Biodata

Birth & Educations: Born on May 17th 1985 in Doddalahalli, Kanakapur Taluk, Ramanagara dist of Karnataka and obtained the BSc (Agri) and MSc (Agri) in Plant Pathology from University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka and PhD in Plant Pathology from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu. Again, obtained the PGDPP (Plant Protection) and PGDIPR (Intellectual Property Rights) from Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu; and PGDMM (Marketing Management) and PGDHRM (Human Resource Management) from Karnataka State Open University (KSOU), Manasa Gangotri, Mysore, Karnataka.

Positions hold: Served as Scientist at ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam, Meghalaya (April 2013 to October 2013); Scientist at ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Nagaland Centre, Medziphema, Nagaland (November 2013-December 2019); Scientist (Sr. Scale) at ICAR-IIMR, Hyderabad from January 2020 to till today.

Awards/Honours: Recipient of ICAR PG –SRF (Senior Research Fellowship) for Ph.D course; Awarded as ‘Zonal Councillor (North East)’ in Pest management in Horticultural Eco-systems; Awarded as “Best Scientist” of ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Nagaland Center for the year of 2016 from ICAR Research Complex NEH Region, Umiam, Meghalaya; Awarded “Bharat Vikas Award” for dedicated service in North East from Institute of Self Reliance, Bhubaneswar; Recognized as “Certificate of Reviewing” with respect of valued contribution as Reviewer (2018-19); Young Scientist Award” during 11th International conference on agriculture, Horticulture and Plant Sciences (ICAHPS 2020) from the society of Tropical Agriculture, New Delhi;

Research Areas: Molecular plant pathology, Endophytes for disease management, Host pathogen interaction

Achievements: Presently working in ICAR-Indian Institute of Millets Research, Hyderabad by handling 1 projects as Principal investigator, 4 projects as Co- Principal investigator of different area of agriculture with the working experience of 11 years and previously associated under 23 different completed projects of different funding agencies. So far I have reported diseases as first time in India, black spot/brown spot disease (Colletotrichum gloeosporoides) of star fruit (Averrhoa carambola) and rust of fababean caused by Uromyces vicea-faba. About 51 genome sequences of bio-control agents, plant pathogenic organisms and antibiotic biosynthetic genes of biocontrol agents were sequenced. Served as a nodal officer of “National Mission of Sustainable Himalayan Ecosystem” and NICRA projects. Besides, I associated in 6 professional societies as a life member to update the present knowledge in the specialized field of plant pathology. He has published the 33 research articles in national and international journals, 7 review articles, 4 books, 11 technical bulletins, 31 book chapters, 6 successes stories and 14 papers presented in national and international seminar/symposia.