Dr.Basavaraj Shellikeri.M  

Assistant Professor and Head;  PhD in  Horticulture (Vegetable Science); NET Qualified
Email Id : basavhorti1725@gmail.com


  • Qualified Junior Research Fellow (JRF-ICAR, 2015) in Horticulture with overall 93rd rank
  • Qualified Senior Research Fellow with overall 6th rank (SRF-ICAR, 2017) in Vegetable Science

Qualified ASRB-National Eligibility Test (NET- 2017-18) in Vegetable Science


  • Participated in the 5k/10k/ 21k run at “Go Heritage Run Bidar” conducted by Go-UNESCO on 2ndNovember, 2014.
  • Bagged Runner place in Volley Ball in “5th Inter Collegiate Sports Meet” 2013-14 during 17th -20thJanuary at Bagalkot.
  • Awarded “Best Volley Ball player” in the sports meet in 2013-14.
    Participated in “XV All India Inter Agricultural University Sports and Games Meet” in ‘VolleyBall’ organised Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat during March (24-28) 2014.
  • Participated in “20th Maharashatra State Inter University Sports Meet” in ‘Volley Ball’ organized at Vasanthrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth Parabhani, Maharashatra,India.
  • Bagged Runner place in Volley Ball in “9th Inter Collegiate Sports Meet” 2017-18 during December atKRCCH Arabhavi.
  • Represented as ‘Captain’ in ‘Volley Ball’ in “18th All India Agri-Sports Meet” at University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru during 30th – 3 rd. January 2017-18.

Dr. Bharathkumar A
P.hD. Assistant Professor of Horticulture, NET Qualified.
Email Id: : bharathkumara4@gmail.com 

Working Experience

  • Senior Project Associate in CSIR – Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore.
  • Assistant Professor July, 2022 – January, 2023. Department of Post Harvest Technology. J C Diwakar Reddy Horticultural College, Tadipatri.
  • Development and assessment of polyherbal formulation for anti-diabetic and beta-cell regeneration activity in diabetes induced rats.
  • Standardization of pre-treatments for quality improvement in raisins and dehydrated fig.
  • National Eligibility Test conducted by Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board, New
    Delhi, on 29-Dec – 2018.
  • Best oral presentation award in the theme of Post Harvest Management and value addition organized by Department of Horticulture, National Conference on “Arid fruits: A way forward for sustainable production and nutritional security, 28th to 30th November-2019, University of
    Agricultural Sciences, Raichur, Karnataka, India.


  • Physico-chemical analysis (moisture, water activity, textural properties, total soluble solids, titratable acidity, phenols, antioxidants, tannins, crude fiber, total ash, ascorbic acid and flavonoids).
  • Microbial analysis(Bacteria, yeast and mould).
  • Mass production of bio-control agent (Trichoderma harzianum).
  • Blood serum analysis (glucose, triglycerides, total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein, low-density lipoprotein, very high-density protein, total protein, alkaline phosphatase and lipid peroxidase).


  • National Conference on “Arid fruits: A way forward for sustainable production and nutritional security.
  • Interactive PG Poster Seminar on Post Graduate Research.
  •  National Seminar on “Horticulture for sustainable Development, Nutritional and Livelihood Security.”
  • National Virtual Conference on “Post-Harvest Management: Concepts, Challenges and Prospects (PHM-2022)” organized by department of Academics and Human Resource Development. National Institute of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management- Thanjavur (NIFTEM-T).


  • Study on fruit preparation on quality of fig fruits (cv. Bellary) osmotic-dehydrated under solar tunnel dryer.
  • Effect of storage period on organoleptic evaluation of raisins under refrigerated condition. 
  • Effect of storage on water activity and microbial count of dehydrated fig (cv. Bellary) under ambient condition.
  • Influence of storage period on colour quality parameters of raisins.
  • Influence of pre-treatments on sensory properties of raisins.
  • Influence of pre-treatment on total soluble solids, titratable acidity and sugars of raisin.
  • “Standardization and microbial quality assessment of antidiabetic polyherbal formulations.” 
  • Grafting in brinjal (Solanum melongena L.): a sustainable way of increasing the yield.
  • Evaluation of physical and functional properties of weaning food blended with banana, sweet potato and drumstick leaves powder.
  • Formulation and acceptability of blended weaning food by incorporating banana, sweet potato and drumstick leaves powder.
  • “Identification of elite jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.) genotypes for fruit characters, bulb characters and biochemical parameters in Doddaballapur and Tumkur districts of Karnataka, India (in Indian province of Karnataka).”

Susmitha Rachel Jillapegu
M.Sc. Assistant Professor of Horticulture
Email Id: rachelsusmitha6@gmail.com

Working Experience


  • Worked on research entitled “Effect of plant growth regulators and chemicals on seed germination and field establishment of Swollen root (Decalepis hamiltonii Wight & Arn.).”


  • Administrartive experience as Officer incharge in Academic matters for Kadiri Babu Rao College of Horticulture for a period of 1 year 6 months.
  • Worked as Program coordinator for a period of 2 years for “Vice Chancellor to Village Programme – Mana Gramam Mana Vishwavidhyalam”.
  • Organizer of Horticulture Training Programmes; Extension programmes viz., ‘One day Training Programme to farmers’ on “Post Harvest Management of Horticultural crops”.
  • “PALS FOR POMOGRANATE GROWERS” a Farmers – Students.


  • Published Research article in INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL STUDIES entitled “Effect of plant growth regulators and chemicals on seed germination and seedling growth of swollen root (Decalepis hamiltonii WIGHT & ARN.).”


  • “Advancement in Research and development of Plantation, Spice, Medicinal and Aromatic crops: 2020 and vision 2030.”


  • Training on Organic Farming at ICAR – Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal (M.P) (05 days)
  • Internship on “Maintenance and Production Operations in Commercial Nursery” at Gromor Food Nursery, Hyderabad. (1 Month)
  • Online Training programme on “Soilless Terrace Gardening” organized by ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru.


  • Preparation of processed products of Fruits and Vegetables.

P.hD. Assistant Professor of Horticulture, NET Qualified.
Email Id: : umachagishruti415@gmail.com

Working Experience


  • ICAR – JRF, AIR-50, 2017
  • ICAR, ASRB – NET Qualified, 2019
  • ICAR – SRF, AIR-19, 2019


  • MSc. Research : Response of tuberose to potassium and planting depth for growth, flowering, yield and quality.
  • Ph.D. Research : Studies on genetic variability and divergence in tuberose genotypes and varieties through morphological and molecular markers.


  •  2 Gold medals and 2 Cash prizes from Dr. PDKV, Akola for m.sc. topper


  • Vegetative and flowering parameters as influenced by potassium and planting depth