Scientific Staff

Ms. Deepika Cheruku

Dr. Deepika Cheruku

Discipline: Genetics and Plant Breeding | Designation: Scientist | At IIMR Since: 2016

Email: deepika@millets.res.in | Mobile: 9899175817

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Academic Qualifications

Degree Institute / University Year of completion Subject(s) with major field

Ph.D

Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi

2012-2016

Genetics (Major) Molecular biology and Biotechnology (Minor) Plant pathology (Minor)

M. Sc (Ag)

Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi

2012

Genetics(& Plant breeding)

B. Sc (Ag)

Agriculture college of Bapatla, ANGRAU, Andhra Pradesh.

2010

Agriculture

Employment Record & Experience (Starting from the present position)

Designation Organization Institution & place of posting Period
(From-to)
Duration
(years, months)
Scientist ICAR Indian Institute of Millets Research, Hyderabad 2016 to till date  

Current responsibilities:

  • Genetic enhancement of Kodo millet grain yield and its contributing traits
  • Assisting for AICRP on Kharif Sorghum as Co-PI

Recent major contributions:

Nil

Recent awards and recognitions:

Nil

Current collaborative activities:

Nil

Recent most significant publications:

    Research article
  • Rathod, D.R., Chandra, S., Yadav, R.R., Poonia, Shreenivasa, V., Deepika, C.,Lal, S.K. and Talukdar, A. 2018. Molecular characterization of the recombinant inbred line population derived from a soja and max soybean cross. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences Special Issue-6: 1874-1880 (JrnID: I199; IF: 5.38).
  • Aruna, C., Suguna, M., Visarada, K. B. R. S., Deepika, C.,Ratnavathi, C. V., &Tonapi, V. A. (2020). Identification of sorghum genotypes suitable for specific end uses: Semolina recovery and popping. Journal of Cereal Science, 102955.
    Book Chapters
  • Aruna, C. and Deepika, C. 2018. Genetic improvement of grain sorghum. pp 157-174. Breeding Sorghum for Diverse End Uses (eds. Aruna C, Visarada KBRS, Bhat BV and Tonapi VA) Woodhead Publishing (Elsevier). Hardcover ISBN: 9780081018798 _
  • C Aruna ,P SanjanaReddy,Deepika, C and N KannaBabu.2018.Millets improvement progress and prospects-Area,production and productivity.pp21-42.Climate Resilience in Milllets(eds. H S Talwar, N Kannababu ,B VenkateshBhat and Vilas A.Tonapi,ISBN 81-89335-85-5.
    Popular articles
  • Swarna, R., Jinu, J. and Deepika, C. 2019. Sorghum allelopathy for weed management. Agrobios Newsletter 17 (8): 47-49.
  • Swarna R, Deepika C, AmasiddaB,Sooganna D and Sangappa C.2019.GuliRagi: A Novel Technique of Doubling Ragi Yields.Agrobios Newsletter 18 (6): 7-8.
  • Vinu V, Deepika C and Amasiddha B. New Plant Breeding Techniques (NPBTs):The Future of Crop Improvement.Agrobios Newsletter 18 (6): 76-77.
  • DeepikaCheruku, Vinu V, Amasiddha.B and Sooganna. 2019 Association Mapping in Crop Plants.Agrobios Newsletter 18(07): 57-59.
  • Sooganna, Deepika C, Sangappa and Amasiddha B.2019. Safe Seed/Grain Storage and Pest Control.Agrobios Newsletter 18(08): 108-109.

Other professional activities

  • Life member of Indian society of genetics and plant breeding, New Delhi
  • Life member of Indian society of millets research, Hyderabad

Dr Deepika Cheruku