Scientific Staff

Dr.Karnam Venkatesh

Dr. Karnam Venkatesh

Discipline: Genetics and Plant Breeding | Designation:Senior Scientist | At IIMR Since: 27th February, 2021

Email: | Mobile : 9996270154

Academic Qualifications

Degree Institute / University Year of completion Subject(s) with major field
Ph D ICAR-Indian Institute of Agricultural Research, New Delhi 2010 Genetics
M.Sc. (Ag) ICAR-Indian Institute of Agricultural Research, New Delhi 2007 Genetics
B.Sc. (Ag) University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad 2005 Agriculture

Employment Record & Experience (Starting from the present position)

Designation Organization Institution & place of posting Period
(years, months)
Senior Scientist ICAR Indian Institute of Millets Research, Hyderabad 27.02.2021-till date
Senior Scientist ICAR ICAR-IIIWBR, Karnal 01.09.2019 to 26.02.2021 1 year, 5 months
Scientist (Sr.scale) ICAR ICAR-IIIWBR, Karnal 01.09.2014 to 31.08.2019 5 years
Scientist ICAR ICAR-IIIWBR, Karnal 01.09.2010 to 31.08.2014 4 years

Current responsibilities:

  • Pre-breeding of sorghum and finger millet for trait improvement
  • Millets Genetic Resources Management

Recent major contributions:

  • Associated with the development of wheat varieties DBW71, DBW93, DBW110, DBW173, WB 2, DBW222, DBW252 and DDW47 released for cultivation by CVRC during 2012-2019
  • Associated in identification and registration of DBW-EMS-98 (Chlorophyll deficient), DDW42(high yellow pigment), PHS 1108 (high protein), QLD 49 (low grain hardness), QLD 46 (high protein), DDW 32 (loose smut resistance), QLD 84 (low grain hardness) and QLD 11 (high protein) as genetic stocks with ICAR-NBPGR, New Delhi
  • Identified NUE genotypes out of screening of 300 wheat germplasm lines under NUE project

Recent awards and recognitions:

  • Nil

Current collaborative activities:

  • Nil

Recent most significant publications:

    Journal papers
  • Selected Publications
  • Venkatesh, K., Gupta, V., K.M., S., H.M., M., Singh, G., Pratap Singh, G., 2020. Mitigating Heat Stress in Wheat: Integrating Omics Tools With Plant Breeding, in: C. Jha, U., Nayyar, H., Gupta, S. (Eds.), Heat Stress In Food Grain Crops: Plant Breeding and Omics Research. BENTHAM SCIENCE PUBLISHERS, pp. 1–27.
  • Venkatesh, K., Senthilkumar, K.M., Mamrutha, H.M., Singh, G., Singh, G.P., 2022. High-temperature stress in wheat under climate change scenario, effects and mitigation strategies, in: Climate Change and Crop Stress. Elsevier, pp. 209–229.
  • Ahlawat, O., Chugh, T., Venkatesh, K., Tiwari, R., Sharma, P., Sheoran, S., Singh, R., Mamrutha, H., Arora, N., Singh, G., others, 2021. Response of contrasting bread wheat genotypes for heat and drought stress tolerance for rhizospheric soil properties. Journal of Environmental Biology 42, 1298–1306.
  • Devi, K., Chahal, S., Singh, S., Venkatesh, K., Mamrutha, H., Raghav, N., Singh, G., Singh, G.P., Tiwari, R., 2021. Assessment of wheat genotypes based on various indices under different heat stress conditions. Indian J. Genet 81, 376–382.
  • Khobra, R., H.M., M., Venkatesh, K., Mishra, C., Meena, R., Singh, S., Singh, Gyanendra, Singh, GP, 2021. Exogenous melatonin improves seedling vigor and drought tolerance in wheat. Journal of Cereal Research (JCR).
  • Mamrutha, H.M., Rinki, K., Venkatesh, K., Gopalareddy, K., Khan, H., Mishra, C.N., Kumar, S., Kumar, Y., Singh, G., Singh, G.P., 2020. Impact of high night temperature stress on different growth stages of wheat. Plant Physiol. Rep. 25, 707–715.
  • Mamrutha, H.M., Sharma, D., Sumanth Kumar, K., Venkatesh, K., Tiwari, V., Sharma, I., 2017. Influence of Diurnal Irradiance Variation on Chlorophyll Values in Wheat: A Comparative Study Using Different Chlorophyll Meters. National Academy Science Letters 40, 221–224.
  • Meena, R.P., Karnam, V., R, S., Rinki, Sharma, R.K., Tripathi, S.C., Singh, G.P., 2019a. Identification of water use efficient wheat genotypes with high yield for regions of depleting water resources in India. Agricultural Water Management 223, 105709.
  • Meena, R.P., Karnam, V., Tripathi, S.C., Jha, A., Sharma, R.K., Singh, G.P., 2019b. Irrigation management strategies in wheat for efficient water use in the regions of depleting water resources. Agricultural Water Management 214, 38–46.

Other professional activities

  • Nil

Dr. Karnam Venkatesh