Dr. G. Selvakumar

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Dr. G. Selvakumar

Assistant Professor
Area: Plant Breeding and Genetics
Affiliation: Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, SRM Institute of Science and Technology
E-mail: selvakumar.g@srmuniv.ac.in

Education

Ph.D. Plant Breeding and Genetics Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, 2014
M.Sc. Plant Breeding and Genetics Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, 2010
B.Sc Agriculture Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, 2008

Other Details:

Courses 

  • Introduction to Agricultural Botany
  • Principles of Genetics
  • Principles of Genetics and Cytogenetics

Research Interests

  • Germplasm characterization
  • Biofortification
  • Pre-breeding

Selected Publications 

  • Shekar Shetty Huntrike, Rakesh Kumar Srivastava, Chandra Nayaka Siddaiah, Niranjan Raj Satyanarayana, Venkataramana Mudili, Vijai Kumar Gupta, Selvakumar Gurunathan, Shobith Rangappa. 2017. Elicitation of resistance and associated defense responses in Trichoderma hamatum induced protection against pearl millet downy mildew pathogen. Scientific Reports. Vol. 7. (Impact factor: 4.1)
  • Selvakumar, G., C.R. Anandakumar, C. Chinniah and R. Ushakumari. 2014. Combining  ability  analysis  in  the  inter  subspecific  crosses  of  cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.) and Yard long bean (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp. spp. sesquipedalis). Electronic Journal of Plant Breeding,5(2): 187-191 (NAAS Rating – 4.19)
  • Selvakumar, G. and R. Ushakumari. 2014. Association analysis in the Inter subspecific crosses of Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.) and Yard long bean (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp. spp. sesquipedalis). Electronic Journal of Plant Breeding, 4(4): 1336-1339 (NAAS Rating – 4.19)

Conference/ Seminars/ Workshops Attended

  • National Conference on “Computational Biology” during 2018
  • “Elemental Analysis Made Simple for Agriculture Scientists: X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrophotometer” during 2017
  • National Symposium on “Recent Advances in Molecular Biology” during 2015
  • National seminar on “Forest and Agriculture during 2014
  • International conference food and nutraceuticals for nutrition and health: Technology and Delivery (ICFAN) during 2011
  • Global Summit on AgBio Innovation during 2011

Academic Experiences

  • Young Scientist [SERB] – (3 years)
  • Assistant Professor in RVS Agricultural College, Tanjavur (5 Months)
  • Assistant Professor in PGP College of Agricultural Sciences, Namakkal (6 months)

Achievements and Awards

Sponsored research projects

  • Generation and characterization of Ultra Low Glycemic Index Rice varieties for effective management of Diabetes: An introduction of a mutational breeding approach
    • Name of the Award and Research Grants: Start-Up Young Scientist Grant
    • Funding Agency: Science and Engineering Research Board, Government of India
    • Project Cost: Rs. 36 Lakhs.
  • Molecular characterization of mutants expressing high Resistant Starch and development of molecular breeding strategies for introgression of high RS trait in hybrid rice
    • Name of the Award and Research Grants: Pioneer Hi-Bred International Student Research Scholarship
    • Funding Agency: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, USA.
    • Project Cost: 22,500 USD