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Name Dr. SATYAWADA RAMA RAO
Date of Birth July 22, 1957
Designation Professor
Occupation Teaching & Research
Office Address Department of Bio-Technology & Bio-Informatics
North Eastern Hill University
Permanent Campus,
Mawkynroh-Umshing
Shillong- 793 022 Meghalaya (India)
Residential Address La Villa
Near Nepali School, Lumbasuk Road, Near Jeinking
Nongthymmai, Shillong-793014
Phone Nos. (0364) 272 2404 (Dept. Chamber)
(0364) 272 2402 (O)
(0364) 2536572  (R)
(0)-9436332760  (M)
E-mail
  • srrao22@yahoo.com
  • srrao@mail.com
Web www.nehu.ac.in
Current Areas Research Interests Plant Biotechnology, Cellular and Molecular Cytogenetics, Conservation Biology.

Educational Qualifications:

Degree Year University Subject
Ph.D. 1991 University of Jodhpur, Jodhpur, India Title of the Ph.D.Thesis: Cytogenetics of Phlox and Vigna
Masters/M.Sc. 1980 University of Jodhpur, Jodhpur, India Botany
Bachelors/B.Sc 1977 Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India Botany(Main), Zoology and Chemistry

Honours and Awards:

  • Awarded Biotechnology National Associateship of Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, New Delhi, India ; February, 1997.

Professional Experience:

  • Professor and Head (July 22, 2008 - contd. ….)
    Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
    North- Eastern Hill University
    Permanent Campus, Mawkynroh,
    SHILLONG (Meghalaya)
  • Professor (July 16, 2006 - July 22, 2008)
    Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
    North- Eastern Hill University
    Permanent Campus, Mawkynroh,
    SHILLONG (Meghalaya)
  • Associate Professor (19 th May, 2001 - 15 th July, 2006)
    Department of Botany
    J.N.V. University of Jodhpur,
    Jodhpur, India
  • Assistant Professor (Selection Grade) (4 th Nov. 2000 - 18 th May 2001) Department of Botany
    J.N.V. University of Jodhpur, Jodhpur, India
  • Assistant Professor (Senior Scale) (4 th Nov. 1996 – 3 rd Nov. 2000) Department of Botany
    J.N.V. University of Jodhpur,
    Jodhpur, India
  • Assistant Professor (4 th Nov1991 - 3 rd Nov 1996)
    Department of Botany
    J.N.V. University of Jodhpur,
    Jodhpur, India
  • Research Associate (28 th Aug 1988 - 3 rd Nov 1991)
    National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR),
    New Delhi, India

Teaching Experience:

  • Post Graduate Level: 20 years
    • 1 year (1984-1985)- Genetics, Cytogenetics,Plant Breeding
    • 19 years (1991-present) - Plant Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Cytogenetics, Plant Breeding
  • Graduate Level: 15 years
    • 15 years (1991-2006) - Genetics, Cytogenetics, Plant Breeding, Biotechnology

Academic Activities:

  • Scholars awarded Ph.D. - 5 (Five)
  • Registered Students currently working for Ph.D  Degree - 5 (Five)
    • Mr. Santosh Kumar Sharma (2007)
      Cellular and Molecular Characterization of Natural Genetic Variations in Mantisia and Cymbidium species.
    • Shamurailatpam  Anju
      Molecular Cytogenetics studies on inter– and intraspecific variation in Vigna species from North-East India
    • Rajkumari Khedasana
      Studies on genetic basis of variation in genus Cucumis.
    • Marlykynti Hynniewta
      Cytogenetic studies in Citrus species of North-East India
    • Keisham Merita Devi
      Analysis of inter– and intraspecific variation in cultivated and wild species of Abelmoschus Medik
  • M.Sc. Dissertations supervised - 25 (twenty five)

List of Publications:

A. Research Papers in peer reviewed journals

  1. Rao, S.R., Raina, S.N. and Srivastav, P.K. 1982. Induced autotetrapolidy in Phlox drummondii Hook.  Journal of Cytology and Genetics. (India), 17: 53-58.
  2. Srivastav,P.K., Rao, S.R. and Raina, S.N. 1983. Translocation heterozygosity in Phlox drummondii Hook. The Nucleus (India), 26: 131-134.
  3. Raina, S.N., Srivastav, P.K. and Rao, S.R. 1986. Nuclear DNA variation in Tephrosia. Genetica (The Netherlands), 69: 27-33.
  4. Arya,I.D., Rao, S.R. and Raina, S.N. 1988. Cytomorphological studies of               Trigonella foenum-graecum in autotetraploids in three (C1, C2, C3) generations. Cytologia (Japan), 53: 525-534.
  5. Arya, I. D. and Rao, S. R. 1989. Colchicine in evolution of higher polyploids of Sunnhemp (Crotolaria juncea L.). Journal Cytology and Genetics. 24: 173- 178.
  6. Rao, S.R. and Chandel, K.P.S. 1991. Karyomorphological studies in the cultivated and wild Vigna species in Indian gene center. Cytologia (Japan), 56: 47-57.
  7. Pandey, R., Chandel, K.P.S. and Rao, S.R. 1992. In vitro propagation of Allium tuberosum Rottl. E.x Spreng. by shoot proliferation. Plant Cell Reports, (Springer Verlag, U.S.A), 11: 375-378.
  8. Rao, S.R., Pandey, R. and Chandel, K.P.S. 1992. Genetic stability studies in          regenerated plants of Alium tuberosum Rottle. ex. Spreng.- A cytological approach. Cytologia (Japan)   57:339-347.
  9. Kaur, G., Rathore, T.S., Rao, S.R. and Shekhawat, N.S. 1992.  In vitro micro-propagation of Caralluma edulis (Edgew.) Benth. & Hook.f. A rare edible plant species of Indian desert. Indian Journal of Plant Genetic Resources (India), 5: 51-56.
  10. Shekhawat, N.S., Rathore, T.S., Singh, R.P., Deora, N.S. and Rao, S.R. 1993. Factors affecting in vitro clonal propagation of Prosopis cineraria. Plant       Growth Regulation (The Netherlands), 12: 273-280.
  11. Singh, A., Rao, S.R., Singh, R., and Chacharkar, M.P. 1998. Identification and dose estimation of irradiated onions by chromosomal studies. Journal of Food Science and Technology (India), 35: 47-50.
  12. Choudhary, B.R., Joshi, P. and Rao, S.R. 2000. Interspecific hybridization    between Brassica carinata and Brassica rapaPlant Breeding (Germany), 119:  417-420.
  13. Rao, S. R. and Kumar, A. 2001. Mutagenic effects of NMU, MMS, EMS, NaZ, γ- rays and induced inversion heterozygosity in Phlox drummondii Hook. The Nucleus (India), 44: 162-164.
  14. Choudhary, B.R., Joshi, P. and Rao, S.R. 2002. Cytogenetics of Brassica juncea Brasica rapa hybrids and patterns of variation in the hybrid derivatives. Plant Breeding (Germany), 121: 292-296.
  15. Kumar, A. and Rao, S.R. 2002. Cytological investigations in some important    tree species of Rajasthan I. Karyomorphological investigations in some species of Anogeissus (DC.) Guill, Perr. & A.Rich.  Silvae Genetica (Germany), 51: 100-104.
  16. Kumar, A. and Rao, S.R. 2002. Cytological investigations in some important    tree species of Rajasthan II. Male meiosis studies in the genus Anogeissus (DC.)Guill, Perr. & A.Rich. Caryologia (Italy), 55: 63-73.
  17. Kumar,A and Rao, S.R. 2002. Cytological investigations in some important treespecies of Rajasthan III. Karyomorphological studies in the genus Salvadora L. Indian Journal of Forestry (India), 25: 326-330.
  18. Kumar, A., Rao, S.R. and Rathore, T.S.2002. Cytological investigations in some important tree species of Rajasthan IV. Male meiosis studies in the genus     Salvadora L. Cytologia (Japan), 67: 105-115.
  19. Rao, S.R. and Kumar, A. 2003.  Cytological investigations in a synaptic variant of Anogeissus sericea var. sericea Brandis (Combretaceae), an important hardwood       tree of Rajasthan. Botanical Journal of Linnean Society (U.K), 142: 103-109.
  20. Kumar, A., Rao, S.R. and Shekhawat, N. S. 2003. Cytological investigations in some important tree species of Rajasthan VI. Radiation induced chromosome aberrations in Anogeissus pendula and A. latifolia. Journal of Cell and Molecular Biology (Turkey), 2: 105- 111.
  21. Kumar, A. and Rao, S.R. 2003. Chromosome studies in Capparis decidua. The Nucleus, 46:95-98
  22. Rao, S.R. and Kumar, A. 2004. Chromosome studies in some important arid zone tree species of India. Biochemistry and Cell Biology (Canada) 82: 521 (Abst.)
  23. Kumar, A., Rao, S. R. and Ram, H. 2004. Morphological diversity in the genus Anogeissus:A multipurpose tree of Rajasthan. The Botanica 54: 1-6.
  24. Devarumath, R.M., Hiremath, S.C. Rao, S.R. and Kumar, A. 2005. Genome interrelationship in genus Eleusine (Poaceae) as revealed through heteroploid crosses. Caryologia (Italy), 58: 300-307.
  25. Devarumath, R.M., Hiremath, S.C., Rao, S.R., Kumar, A. and Bewal, S. 2005. Genome analysis of finger millet E. coracana by interspecific hybridization among diploid wild species of Eleusine (Poaceae). Cytologia (Japan), 70: 427-434.
  26. Rao, S.R. and Raina, S.N. 2005. Cytological evaluation of colchitetraploidy in moth bean (Vigna aconitifolia) and its allied species. Journal of Arid Legumes (India), 2:389-396.
  27. Joshi, N., Kumar, A., Rao, S.R. and Purohit, S.D. 2006. Cytological characterization of a rare medicinal herb ‘Safed Musli’ (Chlorophytum borivlianum Sant. ET Fernand.). Cytologia (Japan), 71: 153- 159.
  28. Rawat, D., Kumar, A. and Rao, S. R. 2006. Meiotic chromosome studies in Tribulus rajasthanensis, an endemic and threatened medicinal herb of Rajasthan, Cytologia (Japan),
  29. 71:  365-370.
  30. Rawat, D., Kumar, A. and Rao, S.R. 2007. Studies on cytogenetical variation in Prosopis cineraria (Linn.) Druce- A key stone species of Indian desert, Silvae Genetica (Germany), 56: 3-4.
  31. Joshi, G., Rao, S.R., Sharma, S.K. and Bhagobaty, R.K. 2007. β chain of T-Cell receptor protein-structure reduces total energy in simulation process. Advanced Biotech. 11: 17- 19.
  32. Singh, A., Devarumath, R.M., Rao, S.R., Singh, V.P. and Raina, S.N. 2008. Assessment of genetic diversity, and phylogenetic relationships based on ribosomal DNA repeat unit length variation and Internal Transcribed Spacer (ITS) sequences in chickpea (Cicer arietinum) cultivars and its wild species. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution (Springer- Netherlands), 55: 65-790.
  33. Kumar, A. and Rao, S. R. 2007. Meiotic chromosome analysis in Tecomella undulate (Sm.) Seem. - Teak of Indian desert .Chromosome Research, 89. (Abst.)
  34. Rao, S. R., Rawat, D. and Kumar, A. 2007. Meiotic chromosome studies in Dipcadi erythraeum Webb. And Berth, a bulbous medical plant of Rajasthan, India. Chromosome Research, 10. (Abst.)
  35. Ram, H., Kumar, A., Sharma, S. K. and Rao, S. R. 2008. Genetic variation and chromosomal mosaicism in the natural populations of Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Del. from Rajasthan, India. Journal of Sustainable Forestry (USA), 26: 328- 343.
  36. Kumar, A., Ram, H., Sharma, S. K. and Rao, S. R. 2008. Comparative meiotic chromosome studies in nine accessions of Tecomella undulata (Sm.) Seem, threatened tree of Indian desert. Silvae Genetica (Germany), 57:301-306.
  37. Bewal, S., Sharma, S. K. and Rao, S. R. 2008. Analysis of Intra-species genetic variation in Calligonum polygonoides L. (Polygonanceae) – A key stone species of Indian desert. Cytologia, 73: 411-423.
  38. Bewal, S., Sharma, S. K., Parida, A., Shivam, S., Rao, S. R. and Kumar, A. 2009. Utilization of RAPD marker to analyze genetic variation in Calligonum polygonoides L. – A key stone species of Thar Desert. International Journal of Integrative Biology, 5: 148-151.
  39. Bhowmik, S. S. D., Kumaria, S., Rao, S. R. and Tandon, P. 2009. High frequency plantlet regeneration from rhizomatous buds in Mantisia spathulata Schult and Mantisia wehgeri Fisher and analysis of genetic uniformity using RAPD markers. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, 47: 140-146.
  40. Rao, S. R., Kumar, A., Ram, H.  and Sharma, S. K. 2009. Analysis of genetic variation among natural populations of two threatened plants of Indian Thar Desert. Chromosome Research. 17: 568/P26 (Abst.)
  41. Sharma, S. K., Rawat, D., Kumar, A and Rao, S. R. 2009. Cytological analysis of Indian Squill to detect intra-specific variation. Chromosome Research, 17: 568/P27 (Abst.)
  42. Bewal, S., Purohit, J., Kumar, A., Khedasana, R and Rao, S. R. 2009. Cytogenetical investigation in Colchitetraploids of Cyamopsis tetragonoloba L. Czech Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding, 45: 143-154.
  43. Dkhar, J., Kumaria, S., Rao, S. R and Tandon, P. 2010. Molecular phylogenetics and taxonomic reassessment of four Indian representatives of the genus Nymphaea. Aquat. Bot., doi: 10.1016/j. aquabot.  2010. 03. 010.
  44. Sharma, S. K., Khedasana, R., Kumaria, S., Tandon, P and Rao, S.R. 2010. Karyo- morphological characterization of natural genetic variation in some threatened Cymbidium species of Northeast India. Caryologia, 63: 1-7.


B. Papers submitted for submission
  1. Rao, S. R.  2010. Single primer amplification reaction (SPAR) reveals intra-specific natural variation in Prosopis cineraria (L.) Druce. Tree-Structure and Function, (In press).
  2. Purohit, J., Kumar, A., Hynniewta, M and Rao, S.R. 2010. Karyomorphological studies in Guar (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (Linn.) Taub.) –An important gum yielding plant of Rajasthan, India. Cytologia, (Commn.)
  3. Khan, K., Sharma, S. K., Rao, S. R and Purohit, S. D. Karyomorphological studies in Wrightia tomentosa and W. tinctoria; Multipurpose tree species of Aravallis in South-East Rajasthan. Cytologia, (Commn.)
  4. Kumar, S., Kumaria, S., Rao, S. R and Tandon, P. Analysis of natural genetic variation using DAMD and ISSR markers in Jatropha curcas L. collected from North-East India, Indian Journal of Experimental Biology  (Commn.).
  5. Gatphoh, E. M., Sharma, S.K., Khedasana, R and Rao, S. R. 2010. Random primer pair arrays in plant genome analysis-A Case Study. Biologia plantarum, (Commn.)
  6. Rawat, D., Sharma, S. K and Rao, S. R. 2010. Cytogenetical scrutiny of probable amphidipliod nature of Dipcadi erythraeum-a rare and endemic plant of Indian Thar Desert. Heriditas, (Commn.).


C. Review articles published in peer reviewed journals
  1. Shekhawat, N.S., Rathore, T.S., Rao, S.R. and Singh, R.P. 1991. Artificial seeds:   Problems and Prospectives. In: Proc. Intern. Seed Symp, (eds. David N. Sen and S. Mohammed). Jodhpur, India. pp:349-352
  2. Trivedi, S., Rao, S.R. and Gehlot, H.S. 2005.  Nucleic acid stability in thermophilic prokaryotes: A review. Journal of Cell and Molecular Biology (Turkey), 4:61-69
  3. Jindal, D., Kumar, A., Rawat, D. and Rao, S.R. 2005. Artificial Chromosomes. The Botanica (India), 55: 25-38.
  4. Trivedi, S., Gehlot, H.S. and Rao, S.R. 2006. Protein thermosatbility in Archaea and EubacteriaGenetics and Molecular Research (Brazil), 5: 816-827.
  5. Rao, S.R., Trevedi, S., Emmanuel D., Merita, K and Hynniewta, M. 2010. DNA repetitive sequences-types, distribution and function: A Review. Journal of Cell and Molecular Biology, 7 (2): 1-9.


D. Research topics appeared as book chapters:
  1. Rao, S.R. and Raina, S.N. 2005. Studies on male meiosis in cultivated and wild Vigna species. In: Plant Biotechnology and Molecular Markers (eds. P. S. Srivastava, A. Narula and S. Srivastava) Springer, Netherlands. 331- 345.
  2. Rao, S.R. and Bewal, S. 2007.  Cell Division and Genetic Inheritance.  In: Cell Biology and Genetics  (ed. S.L.Kothari), National Science Digital Library at NISCAIR, New Delhi, India, pp: 1-24.
  3. Kumar, A., Rawat, D., Sharma, S. K. and Rao, S. R. 2008. Analysis of meiotic chromosome associations in Maytenus emarginatus (Willd.) Ding Hou., a multipurpose arid-zone tree of  India. In: Utilization of Biotechnology in Plant Sciences (eds. I. D. Arya and S. Arya). Forest Research Institute, Dehradun. (India). pp 95-104.
  4. Rao, S. R. Kumar, A. and Gaur, N. 2008. Haploidy and Cybrids. In: Cellular and Biochemical Science Book (ed. G. S. Tripathi). I. K. Publishers, New Delhi (India). pp 19.1-19.15.
  5. Sharma, S.K., Rao, S. R., Joshi, G. and Anju, S. 2010. DNA based molecular markers: concept, technique and comparison. In: Advances in Applied Biotechnology   (Eds. P. Parihar and L. Parihar). Agrobios, Jodhpur (India). 1-22
  6. Joshi, G., Rao, S. R., Sharma, S.K., and Khedasana, R. 2010. Bioinformatics: a booster for biotechnology. In: Advances in Applied Biotechnology   (Eds. P. Parihar and L. Parihar). Agrobios, Jodhpur (India). 145-149.


E. Papers presented at symposia and seminars:
  1. Arya, I.D. and Rao, S.R. 1987. Anther and ovary culture in Crotalaria juncea L. Proc. Sump. Plant Cell and Tissue Culture (ed.) G.M. Reddy, Hyderabad, India.
  2. Rao S.R., Verma, R.C. and Raina, S.N. 1988. Utility of Phlox drummondii in the study of induced chromosomal aberrations. Genome (Canada) (Suppl.): 31: 54.28.
  3. Rao, S.R., Kaul, M.L.H., Raina, S.N. and Bisht, M.S. 1988. Genotype variability in Vigna aconitifolia. Proc. Intren. Symp. On Population Genetics and Germplasm Resources in Crop Improvement (Suppl. Vol.) (ed.) Patric E.McGuire. pp. 51. Univ. of California, Oakland, USA.
  4. Rao, S.R., Raina, S.N. and Verma, R.C. 1988. Genetic improvement of Phlox drummondhii. Proc. Intern. Conf. On Research in Plant Science and Its Relevance to Future, University of Delhi, India. Pp. 389.
  5. Shekhawat, N.S., Rathore, T.S., Rao, S.R., Singh, R.P., Kaur, G., Singh, N., Deora, N.S. and Mohnot, S. 1993. Micropropagation of forest platns of Indian desert. Proc. Workshop on Tree Improvement and Provenance Research, Jaipur, India. Pp. 250-253.
  6. Singh, R.P., Rathore, T.S., Rao, S.R. and Shekhawat, N.S. 1994. Cloning of 20 year old Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis (Link.) Scheider). Proc. 1994 Congress on Cell and Tissue Culture, Research Triangle Park, USA.
  7. Rao, S.R. and Raina, S.N. 1999. Morphometric based genetic diversity of germplasm resources in Moth Bean (Vigna aconitifolia Jacq.) Proc. Nat. Seminar on Plant Genetic Diversity: Evaluation and conservation, Chandigarh, India (eds.) S.P. Vij, M.L. Sharma, P. Kaur, A. Gupta pp. 30.
  8. Kumar, A. and Rao, S.R. 2000. Some observation on partially desynaptic variant of Anogeissus sericea var. sericea an important hardwood tree species of Rajasthan (India). Int. Conf. On Science and Technology for Management of Plant Genetic Diversity in 21st Century (SAT 21), Kaulalampur, Malaysia.
  9. Kumar A. and Rao, S.R. 2000. Karyological studies in the genus Anogeissus (Combrettaceae), and important hardwood tree of Rajasthan. Proc. Nat. Symp. On Prospects of Potentials of Plant Biotechnology in India in the 21st Century. Jodhpur, India (eds.) V. Arya, R.P. Singh, H.S. Gehlot, H.R. Dagla and N.S. Shekhawat, pp. 184.
  10. Rao, S.R. 2000. Genetic Improvement through induced autotetaploidy in five species of the genus. Vigna. Proc. Nat. Symp. on Prospects and Potential of Plant Biotechnology in India in the 21st century. Jodhpur, India (eds.) V. Arya, R.P. Singh, H.S. Gehlot, H.R. Dagla and N.S. Shekhawat, pp. 162.
  11. Kumar, A. and Rao, S.R. 2000. Studies on Jal (Salvadora persica Linn.), an important tree of stressed ecosystem of Rajasthan: A cytological apprisal. Proc. Nat. Seminar on Pl. Physiol at Interface of Agri-Horticulture and Industry. Udaipur, India (eds.) K.K. Bora, Sudha R. Mathur & R. Ganesh pp. 184.
  12. Kumar,A. and Rao,S.R. 2001. Male meiosis studies in some important tree species of Rajasthan. Proc. Golden Jubilee Symp. On Biotechnological Innovations for conservation and Analysis of Plant Diversity. New Delhi, India.
  13. Rao, S.R. and Kumar, A. 2003. Cytomorphological studies in some arid zone tree species. In: Proc. National Symposium on  Environmental  Biotechnology and Biodiversity Conservation (31st Jan. & 1st Feb., 2003 at Sardar Patel  University, Vallabh Vidya Nagar, India.
  14. Rao, S.R. and Kumar, A. 2003. Chromosome studies in some important arid zone tree species of India. In: Proc. 25th Annual Chromosome and Chromatin Meeting (11-14, Dec. 2003 at Asilomar, California, U.S.A.).
  15. Kumar, A. and Rao, S.R. 2004: Mitotic chromosome aberrations and dose response studies in some hard word tree species of Rajasthan, India. In: Proc. International Conference on Multipurpose Trees in the Tropics: Assessment, growth and management. Arid forest Research Institute, Jodhpur, Rajasthan.   
  16. Rao, S.R. 2006: Analysis of Genetic variation in M. emarginatus. In: Proc. National Symposium on Plant Biotechnology: In vitro Regeneration & Cloning Technique. (12-14, Oct. 2006 at Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, Uttar Pradesh).
  17.  Rao, S.R. 2007: Phylogenetic studies based on ITS sequence variation of rDNA. In: Proc. National Conference Emerging Trends in Microbiology and Biotechnology. (29-30, Jan. 2007 at Dr. Tanveer Malawat College of Biosciences, Bikaner, Rajasthan).
  18. Rao, S.R., Rawat, D. and Kumar, A. 2007. Meiotic chromosome studies in Dipcadi erythraeum Webb. And Berth, a bulbous medicinal plant of Rajasthan, India. In: Proc. 16th International Chromosome Conference (16th ICC), (25-29, Aug. 2007 at RAI conference centre, Amsterdam).
  19. Rao, S.R., Bewal, S., Kumar, A and Sharma, S.K. 2007. Analysis of natural variation in Calligonum polygonoides Linn. using Cytogenetical and RAPD analyses. In: Proc. Seventy-Seventh Annual Session and Symposium on “Novel Approaches for Food and Nutritional Security”. (6-8, Dec. 2007 at Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, Karnataka).
  20. Rao, S.R., Kumar, A. and Sharma, S.K. 2007. Dosimetry studies through analysis of γ-ray induced chromosome aberrations in root-tip cell of Anogeissus, an important Indian desert plant. In: Proc. International conference on Bioinformatics and Drug discovery (Bioconvene 2007), University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad. (Dec. 16-22, 2007): pp-88.
  21. Purohit, J., Bewal, S., Kumar, A. and Rao, S.R. 2008. Cytological evaluation of Colchitetraploidy in different accessions of Guar (Cyamopsis tetragonaloba) – An important arid legume. In: Proc. National Symposium on Plant Biotechnology for Conservation, Characterization and Crop Improvement & 29th Annual Meeting of Plant Tissue Culture Association (India); held at Department of Biotechnology, Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, Rajasthan.
  22. Rao, S. R., Kumar, A., Ram, H.  and Sharma, S. K. 2009. Analysis of genetic variation among natural populations of two threatened plants of Indian Thar Desert. In: XVII International Chromosome conference held at University of Appalachian, Boone, North Carolina, USA; from June23-27, 2009.
  23. Sharma, S. K., Rawat, D., Kumar, A and Rao, S. R. 2009. Cytological analysis of Indian Squill to detect intraspecific variation. In: XVII International Chromosome conference held at University of Appalachian, Boone, North Carolina, USA; from June23-27, 2009.
  24. Dkhar J., Kumaria S., Rao, S.R. and Tandon, P. 2010.  An Indian perspective of the phylogenetic position of Nymphaea.  In 97th Indian Science Congress, Thiruvananthapuram, pp. 49-50.
  25. Malik, S.K., Patil, P.D., Chaudhury, R., Bhat, K.V., John, J., Negi, K.S., Yadav, S.R., Krishnan, G. and Rao S.R. 2010. Scanning electron microscopy of seed coat in the genus Abelmoschus Medik.: Taxonomic and phylogenetic implications. In. International Conference on Advances in Electron Microscopy and Related Techniques, Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Mumbai. pp. 188-189.
  26. Rao, S.R., Sharma, S.K., Kumaria, S. and Tandon. P. 2010. Cytogenetical Studies of North-East Indian Orchids. In: National Conference on Orchids: Systematics and Diversity Analysis for Conservation and Sustainable Utilization, GB Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment, Almora. pp. 75.
  27. Rao, S.R.   Genome Structure and Analysis. In: Emerging Trends In Biotechnology, SKBR College, Amalapuram, India (1st -2nd Feb.2010). pp: 15.
  28. Sharma, S.K., Kumaria, S., Tandon. P. and Rao, S.R.2010. Karyo-morphological characterization of natural genetic variation in some threatened Cymbidium species of Northeast India. In: UPE- Biosciences Seminar on Assessment, Conservation and value addition of Biodiversity (April 22-23, 2010), School of Life Science, NEHU, Shillong, India


F. Chapters appeared in laboratory manuals
  1. Rao, S.R. 1989. Cytological techniques for monitoring genetic stability of conserved germplasm. In: Laboratory manual for techniques of in vitro and cryopreservation of germplasm, NBPGR, New Delhi.
  2. Rao, S.R. 1991. Cytological methods for assessing the genetic stability of in vitro conserved germplasm. In: Techniques of in vitro and cryopreservation of germplasm, NBPGR, New Delhi.
  3. Rao, S.R. 1992. Role of polyploidy in evolution of plants. In: Hand Book for Refresher Course participants (University and College Teachers), Department of Botany, JNV University, Jodhpur.
  4. Rao, S.R. 1996. Polyploidy and its relevance to plant evolution. In: Hand book for refresher course participants (University and College Teachers), Department of Botany, JNV University, Jodhpur.
  5. Rao, S.R. 1996. Tools and techniques of Cytogenetics. In: Manual for fresher course  participants (University and College Teachers), Department of Botany, JNV University, Jodhpur.


G. Workshops/ Knowledge Enrichment Programs Attended:
  1. Indo-US workshop on Genes and Development held at National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi from 11th to 18th –21st Dec., 1988
  2. UGC-Refresher Course in Botany held at JNV University, Jodhpur from Nov. 7th to Nov. 27th, 1994
  3. Workshop on Tools & Techniques of Microscopy held at JNV University of Jodhpur, from July 25th to 28th, 1995.
  4. UGC Orientation Program held at Academic Staff College Jodhpur from June 12 to July 8, 1995
  5. Short term course on Test, Maintenance & Calibration of Optical and Analytical Instruments conducted by Western Regional Instrumentation Centre, University of Bombay, Bombay and USIC,JNV University, Jodhpur held at Jodhpur from July 24th to 29th, 1995.
  6. UGC -Refresher course in Botany held at H.P.University, Shimla from Sept. 25th to Oct. 14, 2000.
  7. UGC-Refresher Course in Botany held at JNV University, Jodhpur from July    23rd to August 11th 2001.
  8. INSA sponsored Refresher Course in “Genetics and Evolution” held at University of Mysore, Mysore from 10th -22nd September, 2001.
  9. Indo-US Work shop on Grantsmanship in India conducted by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India; held at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi from 6th-7th; 2004.
  10. UGC National Seminar on Quality Education for All Young People: Challenges, Trends& Priorities; conducted by JNV University at Jodhpur from 1st -3rd Nov. 2004.
  11. DBT- Brain Storming Session on Biodiversity Conservation Organized by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India held at NEHU, Shillong; November 15-16; 2006.
  12. National Symposium on Traditional Knowledge, Organized by MoEF, Government of India and World Intellectual property Organization (WIPO), Kolkatta at NEHU, Shillong; 7th-8th August, 2008.
  13. 96th Indian National Science Congress, NEHU, Shillong- Chaired a session of New Biology Section, 3rd-7th January; 2009.
  14. 96th Indian National Science Congress, NEHU, Shillong- Chaired a session on Popularization of Science, 3rd-7th January; 2009.
  15. INSPIRE-Winter Camp- Organized by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India held at NEHU, Shillong-Chief Resource Person: Biological Science; 14th -21st December; 2009.
  16. National Workshop on Microbial Diversity database held at NEHU, sponsored by Department of Information Technology, MCIT. Govt. of India; Chaired a session on Food Microbiology, 29th -30th October 2009.
  17. IPR and Innovation management in Knowledge Era. NRDC sponsored Regional Seminar at Indian Institute of Technology, Gawahati, 5th-6th May, 2010.

Membership of Scientific Societies/Professional Bodies:

  1. Member, Academic Advisory Board, TERI, New Delhi
  2. Member of Society of Cytologists and Geneticists, Bangalore
  3. Life Member of Orchid Society of India, Chandigarh
  4. Life Member of Delhi University, Botanical Society, Delhi
  5. Faculty Member of North- Eastern Hill University, Shillong (Meghalaya)
  6. Board of Post Graduate studies in Biotechnology (BPGS), NEHU, Shillong
  7. Board of under graduate Studies in Biotechnology (BUGS), NEHU, Shillong
  8. School Board of Life Sciences (SBLS) NEHU, Shillong
  9. Member of Academic Council, NEHU, Shillong
  10. University Court, NEHU, Shillong.

Visits Aboard:

  • Presented a research paper at International symposium on population genetics held at University of California, Davis (U.S.A.) from August 9-11, 1988.
  • Visited Cytogenetics Laboratory of Prof. Kozo   Nishikawa of Faculty of Agriculture, University of Gifu, Gifu (Japan) for a brief informal training in 1988.
  • Presented a research paper at 25th Annual west Coast chromatin and Chromosome Meeting held at Asilomar Convention Grounds, Pacific Grove, California, USA; from December 11-14, 2003.
  • Presented a research paper at XVII International Chromosome conference held at University of Appalachian, Boone, North Carolina, USA; from June23-27, 2009

Research Projects Undertaken:

  • Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India funded Research Project: Cytogenetical studies and conservation of novel variations in some important tree species of Rajasthan.
    P.I.: Dr. S. Rama Rao  1996-2000.
    (Cost of the project - approx.: Rs.1.183 Millions)
  • Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India funded Research Project: Setting up unit for micropropagation and conservation of some important tree species of Rajasthan.
    P.I.: Dr. N.S. Shekhawat, Co-P.I.: Dr. S. Rama Rao  1993-1998.
    (Cost of the project - approx.: Rs. 9.3 Millions)  
  • University Grant Commission, Govt. of India funded Research Project: Conservation Biotechnology of Some Rare and Endangered Plants of North-east India. (UPE- Biosciences).
    P.I.: Prof. S. Rama Rao
    Co-P.I: Prof. P. Tandon  and  Dr. S. Kumaria  2007- contd.
    (Cost of the project - approx.: Rs. 1.7 Millions)

  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Govt. of India funded Consortium Research Project: Biosystematics of the Genera Vigna, Cucumis and Abelmoschus.
    P.I.: Prof. S. Rama Rao        2007- contd.
    (Cost of the project - approx.: Rs. 10.06 Millions)
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