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Dr. N. Sivaraj

Designation:
Principal Scientist
     
Division/RS/Unit:
ICAR-NBPGR RS, Hyderabad
     
Discipline:
Economic Botany
Contact:
+91 9849927346
     
E-Mail:
N.Sivaraj(AT)icar.gov.in
     
Personal Webpage:
     
Salient Achievements:
  • A total of Thirty-Six (37) germplasm collection missions were carried out  as Team Leader, in peninsular India covering South East Coastal Zone, parts of Eastern and Western Ghats and  5050 accessions of valuable genetic resources belonging to cereals, millets, pulses, vegetables, medicinal plants, fruit crops including banana, phalsa etc., were collected.
  • Promising Genetic Stocks (16 genetic stocks) were co-developed and registered with Indian Council of Agricultural Research for unique traits in agri-horticultural crops viz., Sorghum, Blackgram, Linseed, Bottle gourd, Chilli, Dolichos bean, Cowpea and others.
  • Contributed to the characterization and evaluation of horticultural crops such as brinjal (> 1200 accessions), Tomato (360 accessions), Jack bean and other crops and identified promising lines.
  • Contributed to the adoption of new concepts for plant genetic resources management in India and successfully implemented the Geographical Information System (GIS) - DIVA-GIS, FloraMap and others for the diversity analysis and mapping of crop genetic resources.
  • Facilitated supply/sharing of germplasm of over 3000 accessions of agri-horticultural crops to collaborators in South India for research purpose.
  • Published over 250 publications consisting of Journal articles & Book Chapters (153); book (1-co-authored); Professional abstracts (82); Popular articles, flyer, brochures (17).
     
Awards/Honours:
  • Proficiency prize in B.Sc. Botany & Chemistry (1983)
  • Proficiency prize in M.Phil. Botany (1986).
  • Awarded Senior Research Fellowship by Ministry of Environment & Forests, 1989.
  • Awarded Senior Research Fellowship (CSIR), 1991.
  • Best paper award in Plant Ecology by the Indian Botanical Society, 1989.
  • Fellow, Indian Society of Oilseeds Research, Hyderabad.
  • Fellow, Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi-2015
  • Awarded Nuffic fellowship under the Netherlands Fellowship Programme, 2007.
  • Talented Scientist Award by the International Seminar on Medicinal Plants and Herbal Products 2010, Tirupati
  • Life Time Fellow, Association for Advancement of Biodiversity Science, Dharwad
  • Distinguished Scientist Award by Venus International Foundation, Chennai.
  • Renowned Biodiversity Science Award-2015, AABS, Dharwad
  • Pearl Foundation Best Scientist Award in Botany – 2016, Madurai
  • Rashtriya Gaurav Award by India International Friendship Society-2016, New Delhi
  • Best Poster Award, First International Agrobiodiversity Congress, New Delhi-2016
  • Award for Excellence in Research by Education Expo TV (EET CRS)-2016, Mumbai
  • RK Arora Best Paper Award (2014) for an article (co-authored) published in Indian Journal of Plant Genetic Resources.
  • RK Arora Best Paper Award (2015) for an article(co-authored) published in Indian Journal of Plant Genetic Resources
     
Recent Publications Research Papers
1.  Natarajan Sivaraj, V. Kamala, M. Thirupathi Reddy, S. R. Pandravada, B. Sarath Babu, P. E. Rajasekharan, S. P. Ahlawat and V. Ramanatha Rao (2019). Geographical Information System and Management of Horticultural Genetic Resources with Special Reference to India. In: Rajasekharan P., Rao V. (eds) Conservation and Utilization of Horticultural Genetic Resources.Springer, Singapore pp483-506.
2.  N. Sivaraj, S.R. Pandravada, Kamala Venkateswaran, S.K. Chakrabarty, K. Anitha, Prasanna Holajjer, P. Pranusha, Babu Abraham, A. Ravindra, M.L. Sanyasi Rao, T. Narasinga Rao, P. Devullu, N.V. Naidu, Jogi Naidu, K. S. VaraprasadandB. Sarath Babu (2019). Italian millet and Little millet landraces of North Coastal Andhra Pradesh, India ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, Regional Station, Hyderabad, IndiaSpringer, Singapore1-38
3.  N. Sivaraj, Kamala Venkateswaran, S.R. Pandravada, K. Anitha, S.K. Chakrabarty, Prasanna Holajjer, P. Pranusha, Babu Abraham, A. Ravindra, M.L. Sanyasi Rao, T. Narasinga Rao, P. Devullu, N.V. Naidu, Jogi Naidu, K. S. Varaprasad, B. Sarath Babu, S.C. Dubey and Kuldeep Singh (2019). Pigeon pea landraces of North Coastal Andhra Pradesh. ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, Regional Station, Hyderabad, India.Springer, Singapore40
4.  N. Sivaraj, S.R. Pandravada, Kamala Venkateswaran, S.K. Chakrabarty, K. Anitha, Prasanna Holajjer, P. Pranusha, Babu Abraham, A. Ravindra, M.L. Sanyasi Rao, T. Narasinga Rao, P. Devullu, N.V. Naidu, Jogi Naidu, K. S. Varaprasad, B. Sarath Babu, S.C. Dubey and Kuldeep Singh, (2019). Seed atlas of ethnic crop landraces:North Coastal Andhra Pradesh, India ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, Regional Station, Hyderabad, India.Springer, Singapore46
5.  N. Sivaraj, S.R. Pandravada, Kamala Venkateswaran, K. Anitha, S.K. Chakrabarty, Prasanna Holajjer, P. Pranusha, Babu Abraham, A. Ravindra, M.L. Sanyasi Rao, T. Narasinga Rao, P. Devullu, N.V. Naidu, Jogi Naidu, K. S. Varaprasad, B. Sarath Babu, S.C. Dubey and Kuldeep Singh, (2018). Finger millet landraces of North Coastal Andhra Pradesh. ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, Regional Station, Hyderabad, IndiaICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, Regional Station, Hyderabad, IndiaP.1-24
     
 
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Last Updated : 25/01/2022