Name:

Dr. (Mrs.) Savitha Santosh

 eMail:
abdhi2050@gmail.com
 Specialisation
Agricultural Microbiology
Qualification
Ph.D. (Agril. Microbiology)

 Years of experience

January 2015 to till date

Address
ICAR-Central Institute for Cotton Research
Post bag No.2, Shankar Nagar P.O, NAGPUR ,
Maharashtra: 440010, India

Phone: 07103-275549 (Extn: 206)

Fax No.: 07103-275529 |

ACADEMIC QUALIFUCATION:

  • Ph.D. in Agricultural Microbiology, College of Agriculture, Dharwad, University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Dharwad, 2013
  • M.Sc. in Agricultural Microbiology, GKVK, University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Bangalore, 2009
  • B.Sc. in Agriculture, College of Agriculture. Dharwad, University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Dharwad, 2007

EMPLOYMENT:

 

Designation
Organisation
Period

Scientist

ICAR-CICR, Nagpur

10th  April 2015 to Present

 

Scientist

NAARM, Hyderabad for Foundation Course on Agricultural Research Service (FOCARS) Training

01st  January 2015 to 31st  March, 2015

 

Senior Research Fellow (SRF)

University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Dharwad under the project “Development of technology for efficient utilization of pressmud and spentwash for production for value added compost”

27th September 2013 to 11th January 2014

 

Assistant Professor (against the vacant post of Junior Microbiologist)

University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Dharwad under the project “AICRP on RES (Bioconversion Technology)”

30th November 2009 to 05th March2010

 

 

SEMINAR/ SYMPOSIA/ CONFERENCE/ WORKSHOP ATTENDED

  • International conference on biotechnology for better tomorrow, held at Osmanabad (Maharashtra), 6th -9th February, 2011.
  • National conference on biodiversity and biotechnology for sustainable development, held at Dharwad, 21st to 22nd March, 2011.
  • 5th National women’s science congress, held at Bidar (Karnataka), 7th to 9th November, 2012.

AWARDS / MEDALS / FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

  • . Awarded Junior Research Fellowship by ICAR for M.Sc. (Agriculture).
  • Awarded Senior Research Fellowship by ICAR for pursuing Ph.D. in Agril. Microbiology.
  • Secured “Best Oral Presentation Award” for the paper titled “Production of biofuel and bioenergy from microalgae” at 5th National Women’s Science Congress held at Bidar (Karnataka), 7th to 9th November, 2012.
  • Awarded “University Gold Medal” for the academic excellence during Ph.D. from University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Dharwad.

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Full length research papers

  • Savitha, P., Sreenivasa, M.N. and Nirmalnath, J. P. (2013). Production of plant growth hormones by pink pigmented facultative methylotrophs. Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology. 7(2): 981-985.
  • Savitha. P., Nandish. M.S., Mishra, S. and Shivaprakash. M.K. (2012). Field performance of Nomuraea rileyi formulations against Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) in tomato crop. Research on Crops. 13(1):385-387.
  • Savitha. P., Nandish. M.S. and Shivaprakash. M.K. (2012).  Utilization of entomopathogenic fungi Nomuraea rileyi formulations against Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner). Bioinfolet. 9(2): 84-90.
  • M.S. Nandish, P. Savitha, D. S. Archana, M.R. Lakshmi, and M.K. Shivaprakash. (2012). Collection, characterization and screening of entomopathogenic fungi against fieldbean pod borer (Helicoverpa armigera, Hubner). Bioinfolet 9 (4B): 679 – 682.
  • Namagoudar, M.S., Sreenivasa, M.N. and Savitha, P. (2012). Influence of microbial isolates of Beejamruth on seed germination and seedling vigour index of chilli. Organic Farming Newsletter. 8(3): 8-10.
  • Nandish, M.S., Savitha, P., Divya, M. and Shivaprakash, M.K. (2011). Isolation, characterization and screening of Bacillus thuringiensis against field bean pod borer (Helicoverpa armigera Hubner). Journal of Microbial World. 13(2): 255-262.

Abstracts in conference/symposium/seminars:

  • Nandish, M.S., Savitha, P., Divya, M. and Shivaprakash, M.K. 2010. Collection, characterization and screening of entomopathogenic fungi against fieldbean pod borer (Helicoverpa armigera, Hubner). pp 49. Annual Conference of Association of Microbiologists in India held at Ranchi (India).
  • Nandish, M.S., Savitha, P., Divya, M. and Shivaprakash, M.K. 2011. Isolation, characterization and Screening of Bacillus thuringiensis against fieldbean pod borer (Helicoverpa armigera, Hubner).pp 24-25. International conference on biotechnology for better tomorrow held at Osmanabad (Maharashtra).
  • Savitha, P., Nandish, M.S. and Shivaprakash, M.K. 2011. Dose and time mortality response of Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) to different entomopathogenic fungal agents. pp 61-62.  International conference on biotechnology for better tomorrow held at Osmanabad (Maharashtra).
  • Nandish, M.S., Savitha, P., Divya, M. and Shivaprakash, M.K. 2011. Isolation, characterization and screening of entomopathogenic viruses against fieldbean pod borer (Helicoverpa armigera, Hubner).pp 71. National seminar on Application of microbes in management of Agriculture and environment held at Anantapur (Andhra Pradesh).
  • Nandish, M.S., Savitha, P., Divya, M. and K. S. Jagadeesh. 2011. Effect of carbon sources on phenol degradation by native Pseudomonas p. jn-6. pp 47-48.  National seminar on application of microbes in management of agriculture and environment held at Anantapur (Andhra Pradesh).
  • Savitha, P., Nandish, M.S. and Shivaprakash, M.K. 2011. Preparation of different formulations of Nomuraea rileyi and their shelf life studies. pp 113-114. National conference on biodiversity and biotechnology for sustainable development held at Dharwad (Karnataka).
  • Nandish, M.S., Savitha, P. and Shivaprakash, M.K. 2011. Invitro evaluation of aqueous formulation of entomopathogenic microorganisms against field bean pod borer. pp 108-109.  National conference on biodiversity and biotechnology for sustainable development held at Dharwad (Karnataka).
  • Savitha, P., Lakshmi, M.R., Divya, M. and Nandish, M.S. 2011. “Spirulina- food of the future”. pp 50-51. 4th National women’s science congress held at Bengaluru (Karnataka).
  • Lakshmi, M.R., Savitha, P., Archana, D. S., Nandish, M.S. and Kalyanamurthy, K.2012. Effect of different levels of nitrogen on growth and yield of chilli (Capsicum annum).pp 61-62. 8th Kannada Vijnana Sammelana held at Dharwad (Karnataka).
  • Savitha, P., Sarita, V. Gund and Nandish, M.S. 2012. Production of biofuel and bioenergy from microalgae. pp 68. 5th National women’s science congress held at Bidar (Karnataka).
  • Savitha, P. and Sreenivasa, M.N. 2012. Pink pigmented facultative methylotrophs- unique phyllobacteria for plant growth promotion. pp 32-33. 5th National women’s science congress held at Bidar (Karnataka).
  • Gund. S.V., Mahale, B.M. and Savitha P. 2012. Microbial molecular engineering approaches for biofuel production from lignocellulosic biomass. pp 70. 5th National women’s science congress held at Bidar (Karnataka).
  • Gund. S.V., Savitha P and Mahale, B.M. 2012. Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria as a biocontrol agent for broad spectrum resistance in crop plants. pp 54. 5th National women’s science congress held at Bidar (Karnataka).

Popular articles

  • Nandish, M.S., Divya, M and Savitha, P.2011. Krishiyalli jaivika gobbara haagu jaivika niyanthrakagala pramukyate. Krishi Kamadhenu. 3(4): 28-33.
  • Santosh, H.B. and Savitha, P. 2011.Quorum sensing in prokaryotes. AgroBios Newsletter.10 (7):12.
  • Savitha, P and Santosh, H.B.2011. Aflatoxins and its detoxification. AgroBios Newsletter.10 (7):13.
  • Nandish, M.S, Lakshmi, M.R. Savitha, P. and Divya, M.2011.Mycorrhiza: A classical fungus and its role. AgroBios Newsletter.10 (7):15.

 

 

 

Last updated on 27:05:2013