Scientific Staff

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Dr. Seva Nayak D

Discipline: Plant Physiology | Designation:Scientist (Senior Scale) | At IIMR Since: 2021

Email: sevanayak@millets.res.in | Mobile :

Academic Qualifications

Degree Institute / University Year of completion Subject(s) with major field
Ph D ICAR-Indian Institute of Agricultural Research, New Delhi 2010 Plant Physiology
M.Sc. (Ag) ICAR-Indian Institute of Agricultural Research, New Delhi 2004 Plant Biochemistry
B.Sc. (Ag) ANGRAU, AP, India 2002 Agriculture

Employment Record & Experience (Starting from the present position)

ICAR Scientist Scientist ICAR
Designation Organization Institution & place of posting Period
(From-to)
Duration
(years, months)
Scientist (Senior Scale) ICAR Indian Institute of Millets Research, Hyderabad 08th Nov 2021 to till date
Scientist (Senior Scale) ICAR ICAR-Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, Jhansi-UP 31th Dec 2017 to 06th Nov 2021 3 years 10 months and 5days
Scientist ICAR ICAR-Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, Jhansi-UP 01.09.2014 to 31.08.2019 5 years
Scientist ICAR ICAR-Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, Jhansi-UP 09th April 2014 to 31th Dec 2017 3 years 9 months
Scientist ICAR ICAR-Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, Jhansi-UP 09th April 2014 to 31th Dec 2017 3 years 9 months

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:

  • Awarded Scientist of the year -2022 by the Society for Agriculture Innovation and Development, Ranchi

Current collaborative activities:

  • Nil

Recent most significant publications:

    Journal papers

  • Selected Publications
  • Kajal Singh, Seva Nayak Dheeravathu,Pramod W. Ramteke1,Reetu,Nilamani Dikshit and Thulasi Bai Vadithe (2020).Effect of salt stress on morpho-physiological and green fodder yield of bajra napier hybrids and tri-specific hybrid. Forage Research, 46 (3) : 241-247.
  • Nilamani Dikshit, Tejveer Singh, Natarajan Sivaraj, Seva Nayak Dheeravathu and Gitanjali Sahay (2020). Ecological niche modelling for mapping deenanath grass (Pennisetum pedicellatum) distribution in India. Range management and Agroforestry, 41 (2): 209-217.
  • Nilamani Dikshit, Vikas C Tyagi, Gitanjali Sahay, Seva Nayak D, Shahid Ahmed, Ajay Kumar Singh and Dibyendu Deb (2019). Diversity in forage genetic resources of Assam and Ri-Bhoi district of Meghalaya. International Journal of Chemical Studies, 7 (2): 1620-1624
  • Tejveer Singh, A. Radhakrishna, D. Seva Nayak and Malaviya, D.R (2019). Genetic Improvement of Berseem (Trifolium alexandrinum) in India: Current Status and Prospects. Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(01): 3028-3036.
  • Tejveer Singh, Auji Radhakrishna, Devendra Ram Malaviya and Seva Nayak Dheeravathu (2020). Biomass accumulation, phenology and seed yield of Trifolium alexandrinum ecotypes evaluated in Central India Acumulación de biomasa, fenología y rendimiento de semilla de ecotipos de Trifolium alexandrinum en India central. Tropical Grasslands-Forrajes Tropicales Vol. 8(1):28-34.
  • Nilamani Dikshit, Tejveer Singh, Natarajan Sivaraj, S.N Dheeravathu, Gitanjali Sahay (2020). Ecological niche modelling for mapping deenanath grass (Pennisetum pedicellatum) distribution in India. Range management and Agroforestry, 41 (2): 209-217.
  • Seva Nayak Dheeravathu, Kajal Singh, Pramod W Ramteke, Reetu, Nilamani Dikshit Mahendra Parasad, and Dibyendu Deb (2021). Physiological response of Bajra-Napier Hybrids and Tri-Specific Hybrid to salinity stress. Tropical Grasslands-Forrajes Tropicales 9(3): 337-347.
  • Seva Nayak Dheeravathu, Tejveer Singh, A. Radhakrishna, Rahul Gajgatte, Reetu, S.R. Kantwa and bhargavi.H.A. (2021). Effect of salinity stress on different seed viability indices in single and multi-cut berseem (Trifolium alexandrinum) varieties. Forage.Resarch, 46 (4) :368-373.
  • Seva Nayak Dheeravathu, Hanamant M. Halli, Thulasi Bai Vadithe, Saida Naik Vadithe, Kajal Singh, Nilamani Dikshit, Usha T.N, Tejveer Singh, Reetu and Rahul Gajghate.(2021): Salinity tolerance of forage cowpea [vigna unguiculata (l.) walp.] during germination and early seedling growth. Forage.Resarch, 47 (2):213-221.
  • Edna Antony, Apoorva B Kawadikai, Savitha Hullur, K. Sridhar1, Seva Nayak and V.K. Yadav (2021). Biomass repartitioning, tiller regeneration and salt secretion through leaf microhairs for salinity tolerance in guinea grass (Megathyrsus maximus Jacq.). Range management and Agroforestry, 42 (2): 246-254.
  • Technical bulletin
  • Rana Maneet, Neeraj Kumar, Nitish Rattan Bhardwaj, RekhaBalodi, Reetu, Rahul Gajghate, Tejveer Singh, A. Radhakrishnan, Seva Nayak D, KK Dwivedi, Manoj Srivastava, Geetanjali Sahay, AK Singh and Shahid Ahmed (2018) TRAINING MODULES on PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY&BIOCHEMISTRY, PLANT BREEDING AND PLANT PATHOLOGY. CROP IMPROVEMENT DIVISION, ICAR- Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, Gwalior Road, Jhansi-284003, Uttar Pradesh
  • Seva Nayak D, VC Tyagi, CK gupta, Edna A (2017). Manual on Plant Stress Physiology
  • Mannta SK, Koli P, Singh KK, Das MM, Misra AK, Rokde SN,Singh S,SB Maity, Kushwaha BP, Seva Nayak D (2018) Compendium preparation winter school (21 days) training on “Feeding strategies in relation to Climate resilient forage and Livestock production” from 5-25 September-2017 at IGFRI, Jhansi pp 1-350.

    Conference papers:

  • International Grassland Congress: Sustainable use of grassland resources for forage production, biodiversity and environmental protection (Editors: A K Roy, R V Kumar, R K Agrawal, S K Mahanta, J B Singh, M M Das, K K Dwivedi, G. Prabhu, N. K. Shah)., November 20-24, 2015, Delhi-NCR, India, paper ID:1569.

    Book chapters:

  • Gitanjali Sahay Pradeep Saxena, Shahid Ahmed, Tejveer Singh and Sevanayak D (2016) Book chapter entitled “Role of genetic resources of forages in the present changing Climatic scenario” in Springer books on Climate change and conservation Agriculture in Indian Himalaya. pp 159-183
  • Singh B, Seva Nayak D Usha K B (2010). Micronutrient Deficiency: A Global Challenge and Physiological Approach to Improve Grain Productivity under Low Zinc Availability 4 :76-93
  • Seva Nayak D (2021). Physiological Tools and Techniques for screening Abiotic stresses in forage and Crop plants Editors, Nagaratna Biradar,Vinod Kumar,Narendra Kulkarni, Chandra Naik,Ratna Nashine,Rayees, Ahmad Shah, Laxmi Tirlapur, Dil preet Publishing House, New Delhi Pp 170-182.
  • Tejveer Singh, A.Radha Krishna, Bharvgavi HA and Dheeravathu,S.N. (2021). Berseem Breeding for Sustainable Forage Production Editors, Nagaratna Biradar,Vinod Kumar,Nrendra Kulkarni, Chandra Naik,Ratna Nashine,Rayees, Ahmad Shah, Laxmi Tirlapur, Dilpreet Publishing House, New Delhi Pp 158-169.
  • Chandan Kumar Gupta, D. Vijay, Edna Antony and D. Seva Nayak (2021). Physiological Interventions for Quality Seed Production in Fodder Crops. Edited by R.Gomathi, Arun K Shanker, Viswanathan C, M. Prakash, M. Maheswari & Ajay Arora Published by: International Books & Periodical Supply (Publisher of Scientific Books) Service , New Delhi, 110034. ISBN No.:978- 93-90428-56.

Other professional activities

  • 1. Range management society of India (life membership), Jhansi-UP,India
  • 2. Society for Agricultural Innovation and Development Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
  • 3. Green Reap Welfare Society (GRWS), Adilabad, Telangana, India
  • 4. Life member, Indian Society of millets

Dr. Seva Nayak D