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Dr. Dayakar Rao B

Discipline: Agrl. Economics | Designation: Principal Scientist | At IIMR Since: 1993

Email: dayakar@millets.res.in  |  Mobile: 08096900050

Academic Qualifications

Degree Institute/ University Year of completion Subject(s) with major field
Ph D NDRI, Karnal 1991 Agricultural Economics
M.Sc. (Ag) ANGRAU, Hyderabad 1987 Agricultural Economics
B.Sc. (Ag) ANGRAU, Hyderabad 1985 Agricultural Sciences

Employment Record & Experience (Starting from the present position)

Designation Organization Institution & place of posting Period
(From-to)
Duration
(years, months)
Principal Scientist ICAR Indian Institute of Millets Research , Hyderabad 08-08-2008 to till date  
Senior Scientist ICAR National Research Centre for Sorghum, Hyderabad, AP 08-08-1996 to 08-08-2008 12 years
Scientist ICAR National Research Centre for Sorghum, Hyderabad, AP 26-03-1993 to 08-08-1996 3 Years
Scientist ICAR Indian Institute of Horticultural Research Institute (IIHR), Bangalore 01-06-1992 to 26-03-1993 9 months
Scientist ICAR NAARM, Hyderabad & IARI, New Delhi 08-08-1991 to 31-05-1992 1 year 3 months

Current responsibilities:

  • Nodal person for policy planning and all issues related to economics of sorghum /millets
  • PI of Centre of Excellence on Sorghum Processing & Value Addition under NFSM
  • PI of NAIF- Agri Business Incubator
  • PI of NAIF-Zonal Technology Management Committee
  • Co-PI of CRP – Biofortification
  • Marketing analyst for sorghum/ millets seed, grain and fodder.
  • Entrepreneurship Development & Liasoning with industries and government line departments on establishing linkages.
  • Consultancy on techno-economic feasibility studies of sorghum/millets product technologies

Recent major contributions:

  • Launched three millet based product technologies under the brand name eatrite
  • Tie-ups and transfer technology to M/s Nutri Bee Azure Edge Ventures, Bangalore, M/s Raziyya Food Processing Unit, Nizamabad and M/s Vachhem Pvt Ltd, Nasik- Maharashtra

Recent awards and recognitions:

  • Accredited for guiding Ph. D in Agricultural Economics & MABM students in Agribusiness, PJTSAU, Hyderabad
  • Member of Association of Food Scientist and Technologist of India

Current collaborative activities:

  • DAC- IIMR NFSM- "Centre of Excellence" on Sorghum
  • Industry: Britannia, ITC ABD, Bambino, MTR etc
  • NGO's: Dhan Foundation, WASSAN, Earth 360
  • Partners with Fountain foods Ltd, Hyderabad Soulfull ltd, Bengaluru

Recent most significant publications:

Research papers

  • Dayakar Rao B, Mohamed Anis, Kalpana K, Sunooj KV, Patil J V and Ganesh T. 2016. Influence of milling methods and particle size on hydration properties of sorghum flour and quality of sorghum biscuits. LWT - Food Science and Technology. Vol. 67: 8-13.
  • Chavan U. D., Yewale K. V. and Dayakar Rao B. 2016. Preparation of bread and cookies from sorghum flour. International Journal of Recent Scientific Research. Vol. 7(5): 11145-53
  • Dayakar Rao B, Bhargavi G, Kalpana K, Vishala A D, Ganapathy K N and Patil J V. 2015. Development and standardization of sorghum pasta using extrusion technology. Journal of Food Science and Technology. Vol. 52(10): 6828-6833.
  • Rajendra Prasad MP, Dayakar Rao B, Kalpana K, Radhika M, Rao MV and Patil JV. 2015. Impact of Sorghum Supplementation on Growth and Micronutrient Status of School Going Children in Southern India—A Randomized Trial. The Indian Journal of Pediatrics. DOI: 10.1007/s12098-015-1782-7
  • Dayakar Rao B, Kalpana K, Srinivas K and Patil J V. 2015. Development and standardization of sorghum rich multigrain flour and assessment of its storage stability with addition of TBHQ. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation. Vol. 39(5): 451-457
  • Indhurathna S, Manisha Guha, Hebbar Umesh H, and Dayakar Rao B. 2015. Optimization of infrared heating conditions of sorghum flour using central composite design. Food Science and Biotechnology. Vol. 24(5):1667-1671
  • Rajendra Prasad MP, Dayakar Rao B, Kalpana K, Vishnuvardhan Rao M and Patil J V. 2014. Glycaemic index and glycaemic load of sorghum products. Journal of The Science of Food and Agriculture. Vol. 95(5):1626-1630
  • Swarnalatha M, Audilakshmi S, Ratnavathi CV, Dayakar Rao B and Patil J.V. 2013. Genetics of starch content and its correlations with Agro-morphological Traits in sorghum. Cereal Research Communication. Vol.1(1): 1-8

Books

  • Dayakar Rao B, Malleshi N.G, George A. Annor and Patil J.V. 2016. Millets Value Chain for Nutritional Security: A Replicable Success Model from India published by CABI, UK. ISBN-13: 978-1-78064-830-9
  • Dayakar Rao B, Sangappa, Vishala A D, Arlene Christina G D and Tonapi V A. 2016. Technologies of Millet Value Added Products. Centre of Excellence on Sorghum, ICAR-Indian institute of Millets Research. Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, India. pp 48.ISBN81-89335-61-8
  • Dayakar Rao B, Vishala AD, Arlene Christina GD, Tonapi V.A. 2016. Millet Recipes, A Healthy Choice. ICAR- Indian Institute of Millets Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, pp 137. ISBN81-89335-62-6
  • Dayakar Rao B, Patil JV, Chavan UD and Kachui N. 2015. Emerging Competitiveness of Sorghum in India- Intensive on farm Analysis of major rabi sorghum regions. ICAR- Indian Institute of Millets Research, Hyderabad, pp 140, ISBN: 81-89335-51-0
  • Dayakar Rao B, Bhaskarachary K, Rajendra Prasad MP, Balakrishna D, Dhanashri K and Nageshwar Rao TG. 2015. Nutritional and Health Benefits of Millets. ICAR- Indian Institute of Millets Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, AP- 500 030, India. pp. 86. ISBN: 81-89335-55-3
  • Tonapi VA, Dayakar Rao B and Patil JV. 2015. Millets - Promotion for Food, Feed, Fodder, Nutritional and Environment Security, Society for Millets Research, pp11-127 ICAR- Indian Institute of Millets Research, Rajendra Nagar, Hyderabad-500030, India. Pp258. ISBN 81-89335-52-9z

Book Chapters

  • Dayakar Rao B and Ratnavathi CV. 2015. Nutritional and Health Benefits of Millets. Pp 519-540. (in) Millets: Ensuring climate resilience and nutritional security, edited by Vilas A Tonapi and JV Patil, published by Astral International Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi- 110002. ISBN 978-93-5130-671-9
  • Patil J V, Vilas A Tonapi and Dayakar Rao B. 2015. Millets Improvement and Utilization: Progress and prospects. Pp 3-43. (in) Millets: Ensuring climate resilience and nutritional security, edited by Vilas A Tonapi and JV Patil, published by Astral International Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi- 110002. ISBN 978-93-5130-671-9
  • Dayakar Rao B. 2015. Utilization pattern of millets. Pp 541-550. (in) Millets: Ensuring climate resilience and nutritional security, edited by Vilas A Tonapi and Patil J V, published by Astral International Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi- 110002. ISBN 978-93-5130-671-9
  • Malleshi N G and Dayakar Rao B. 2015. Creating Demand of Millets through Value Addition. Pp 551-574. (in) Millets: Ensuring climate resilience and nutritional security, edited by Vilas A Tonapi and JV Patil, published by Astral International Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi- 110002. ISBN 978-93-5130-671-9
  • Dayakar Rao B, Ganapathy K N and Patil J V. 2015. Millets Improvement and Utilization: Progress and prospects. Pp 575-550. (in) Millets: Ensuring climate resilience and nutritional security, edited by Vilas A Tonapi and JV Patil, published by Astral International Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi- 110002. ISBN 978-93-5130-671-9

Popular articles

  • Hariprasanna K and Dayakar Rao B. 2016. Small Millets in India-current scenario and way forward. Indian Farming Special issue. Vol. 65(12):8-13
  • Dayakar Rao B and Deepika T. 2016. Nutritional Comparison of millets, cereals, oats and quinoa. Indian Farming Special issue. Vol. 65(12):14-1
  • Dayakar Rao B, Arlene Christina G D and Vishala A D. 2016. Emerging Opportunities for Extrusion in millets. Indian Farming Special issue. Vol. 65(12):79-83
  • Dayakar Rao B and Y Latika Devi. 2016. Trend in cost of cultivation and profitability of sorghum cultivation. Indian Farming Special issue. Vol. 65(12):87-88.
  • Sai Krishna Popuri and Dayakar Rao B. 2016. Millets for the new world-products, positioning and education. Indian Farming Special issue. Vol. 65(12):89-91.
  • Patil JV, Dayakar Rao B and Rao TGN. 2015. Overview of millets in India. Indian Farming. Special issue. Vol. 65(4):3-7
  • Dayakar Rao B, Balakrishna D and Kachui N. 2015. Utilization pattern of millets. Indian Farming. Special issue. Vol. 65(4):34-37
  • Malleshi NG and Dayakar Rao B. 2015 Diversification of processing technologies in millets. Indian Farming Special issue Vol. 65(4):50-54
  • Singh J P and Dayakar Rao B. 2015. Policy perspectives for millets production, consumption and utilization. Indian Farming Special issue. Vol. 65(4):63 -65
  • Dayakar Rao B, Saikat M and Mukesh P. 2015. Entrepreneurship development in millets. Indian Farming Special issue. Vol. 65(4):66-68

Other professional activities

  • Lifetime Executive member, Society of Agricultural marketing, Nagpur and Executive member, Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FAPCCI), Hyderabad.
  • Member of Editorial Board, Society for Underutilized Plants for Future Research, Gorakhpur, India
  • Serving as Board of Advisors of ASSOCOM, Institute of Baking Technology & Management.
  • Guiding M. Sc, PGDBM and Ph. D students
  • Reviewing Journal Papers of various national journals and few international journals
  • Member in the State Level Committee, Andhra Pradesh to create awareness on the “Nutritional Value of Millets and Promote Use of Millets”
  • Institutional Management Committee of Indian Institute of Rice Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad

Certified that above facts are correct and I have repeatedly edited and verified to my full satisfaction.

Dr. Dayakar Rao B

Last Updated on 20 August 2016

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