Scientific Staff

Ms. Deepika Cheruku

Dr. Deepika Cheruku

Discipline: Genetics and Plant Breeding | Designation: Scientist | At IIMR Since: 2016

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Academic Qualifications

Degree Institute / University Year of completion Subject(s) with major field


Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi


Genetics (Major) Molecular biology and Biotechnology (Minor) Plant pathology (Minor)

M. Sc (Ag)

Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi


Genetics(& Plant breeding)

B. Sc (Ag)

Agriculture college of Bapatla, ANGRAU, Andhra Pradesh.



Employment Record & Experience (Starting from the present position)

Designation Organization Institution & place of posting Period
(years, months)
Scientist ICAR Indian Institute of Millets Research, Hyderabad 2016 to till date  

Current responsibilities:

  • Genetic enhancement of Kodo millet grain yield and its contributing traits
  • Assisting for AICRP on Kharif Sorghum as Co-PI

Recent major contributions:


Recent awards and recognitions:


Current collaborative activities:


Recent most significant publications:

    Research article
  • Rathod, D.R., Chandra, S., Yadav, R.R., Poonia, Shreenivasa, V., Deepika, C.,Lal, S.K. and Talukdar, A. 2018. Molecular characterization of the recombinant inbred line population derived from a soja and max soybean cross. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences Special Issue-6: 1874-1880 (JrnID: I199; IF: 5.38).
  • Aruna, C., Suguna, M., Visarada, K. B. R. S., Deepika, C.,Ratnavathi, C. V., &Tonapi, V. A. (2020). Identification of sorghum genotypes suitable for specific end uses: Semolina recovery and popping. Journal of Cereal Science, 102955.
    Book Chapters
  • Aruna, C. and Deepika, C. 2018. Genetic improvement of grain sorghum. pp 157-174. Breeding Sorghum for Diverse End Uses (eds. Aruna C, Visarada KBRS, Bhat BV and Tonapi VA) Woodhead Publishing (Elsevier). Hardcover ISBN: 9780081018798 _
  • C Aruna ,P SanjanaReddy,Deepika, C and N KannaBabu.2018.Millets improvement progress and prospects-Area,production and productivity.pp21-42.Climate Resilience in Milllets(eds. H S Talwar, N Kannababu ,B VenkateshBhat and Vilas A.Tonapi,ISBN 81-89335-85-5.
    Popular articles
  • Swarna, R., Jinu, J. and Deepika, C. 2019. Sorghum allelopathy for weed management. Agrobios Newsletter 17 (8): 47-49.
  • Swarna R, Deepika C, AmasiddaB,Sooganna D and Sangappa C.2019.GuliRagi: A Novel Technique of Doubling Ragi Yields.Agrobios Newsletter 18 (6): 7-8.
  • Vinu V, Deepika C and Amasiddha B. New Plant Breeding Techniques (NPBTs):The Future of Crop Improvement.Agrobios Newsletter 18 (6): 76-77.
  • DeepikaCheruku, Vinu V, Amasiddha.B and Sooganna. 2019 Association Mapping in Crop Plants.Agrobios Newsletter 18(07): 57-59.
  • Sooganna, Deepika C, Sangappa and Amasiddha B.2019. Safe Seed/Grain Storage and Pest Control.Agrobios Newsletter 18(08): 108-109.

Other professional activities

  • Life member of Indian society of genetics and plant breeding, New Delhi
  • Life member of Indian society of millets research, Hyderabad

Dr Deepika Cheruku