I. K. Das

I. K. Das

Dr IK Das is a Principal Scientist in Plant Pathology at the ICAR- Indian Institute of Millets Research, Hyderabad, India. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswa Vidyalaya, West Bengal in 1991. He did his M. Sc in Mycology and Plant Pathology and Ph. D in Plant Pathology from the premier research institute, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi. He started his career as Scientist in Agricultural Research Service in 1997, and served for 18 years in the Indian Institute of Millets Research, Hyderabad in various positions. He has made an outstanding contribution in the field of sorghum disease management using host resistance. Identified new resistant sources for major diseases of sorghum and contribute to development of superior cultivars. He developed biocontrol agents for management of soil-brone disease and seed quality improvement for panicle disease of sorghum. First time he reported anatomical markers for assessing charcoal rot resistance in sorghum. Basic studies on Macrophomina phaseolina first time indicated that chlorate sensitivity in M. phaseolina had relations with its pathogenicity. Handled projects with national and international funding and published around 50 research articles in reputed journals in India and abroad including, Microbiological Research, Crop Protection, Crop Science, Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, Phytoparasitica, Current science, Food Control, Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, Journal of Agricultural Science (Cambridge), Euphytica, European Journal of Plant Science and Biotechnology, Indian Phytopathology, Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences. He has guided students for their post graduate and doctoral studies. He is also the Fellow of Indian Phytopathological Society (2015) and life member of many professional societies.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Plant Pathology, Indian Institute of Millets Research, Hyderabad, India


Editors: I. Das & P. Padmaja Release Date: 11 Aug 2016
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