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University Administration

Dr Agepati Sivasankar


Dr Agepati  Sivasankar

Dean, MNRU School of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences

About Dr Agepati Sivasankar

Dr Agepati  Sivasankar is the Dean, School of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, who obtained his M.Sc (Ag) (Plant Physiology) from APAU (Now ANGRAU) in 1982 and Ph D from the IARI, New Delhi in 1993. He has 38 years of experience as Teacher, Researcher and Administrator in Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU) till his superannuation in April 2021. He served as the Associate Dean, Director of Extension and the Controller of Examinations in ANGRAU. He guided 8 M.Sc(Ag) and 4 Ph D students in the discipline of Crop Physiology. He involved actively in the development of curriculum in both UG and PG programmes as per ICAR syllabus. He published 91 research articles in National/International Journals and presented 28 papers in various seminars/ symposia/ conferences. He was associated with release of two cold tolerant rice genotypes (JGL 384 & JGL 1798) and conferred cold tolerance in JGL 3855 and JGL 3844 which were subsequently released from Regional Agricultural Research Station, Jagtial, Telangana.

Dr Sivasankar was the Co-Principal Investigator for two (2) externally funded research projects in rice (from DBT and RKVY) and one research project in castor (from UGC). As Co-Convenor, he organised a National Seminar of ISCA Hyderabad Chapter on “Science for Shaping the Future of India” on 29th & 30thNovember, 2012 in Hyderabad. As a Co-Organising Secretary, he also organized a National Seminar of Plant Physiology (22ndto 24th December, 2012) in ANGRAU, Hyderabad, sponsored by Indian Society of Plant Physiology (ISPP) , New Delhi. He was a recipient of Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA): Young Scientist Award in 1988. He also received AP State Best Teacher Award from Govt. of AP. in 2012. He served as Expert Examiner for various institutions (ICAR-NTA/ASRB, UPSC, IARI, TNAU, UAS-Bangalore, UHS-Bagalkot).

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