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Dr. Nilamani Dikshit

Principal Scientist (Economic Botany & PGR)

Academic Qualification
B.Sc.Botany (Hons.) M.Sc. (Botany) Visva Bharati University: and Ph.D, Osmania University, Hyderabad.

Designation with Discipline

Principal Scientist (Economic Botany & PGR)

Place of Posting

Division of Crop Improvement, ICAR- IGFRI, Jhansi -284003, India

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Plant Genetic Resources

Awards and Recognitions

  • Felicitated by Krushak Sambad for the outstanding work in the field of Plant Genetic Resources of Odisha and contribution towards valuable article in Agriculture and Environment, 1998.
  • Fellow, Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi, 2013
    Fellow, Environmental Research Academy International in the field of Plant Genetic Resources, 2014.
  • Recipient of Distinguished Worker Award on the occasion of 57th Foundation Day (1st Nov, 2018) of ICAR-IGFRI, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Best poster Award in the National Symosium on“Forage and Livestock based Technological innovations for doubling Farmer’s income held at UAS, Dharwad during 13-14th December, 2018.

Present Area of work
Augmentation, characterization, conservation and documentation of genetic resources of forage grasses and legumes.
Genomics and breeding approaches to develop non-shattering resistant lines in guinea grass (Panicum maximum).

No. of Research Articles, Published in Referred
84 research articles, six book chapters, ten e- publications and 16 popular articles.
Two books (Evaluation studies on Genetic Resources of Rice and Plant Genetic Resources of Orissa: Accomplishments and Future Strategies) and one booklet (Korku Agricultural Vocabulary).

Journals/Academic achievements