Name: Dr. Pramod Kumar Sahu   
Designation: Scientist, Ag. Microbiology 
Professional Experience: 3 yrs



Research Interest:

1) Bacterial endophytes with reference to biotic and abiotic stress management     

2) Consortium of microorganisms and bioformulation




Research Interest:

1) Bacterial endophytes with reference to biotic and abiotic stress management     

2) Consortium of microorganisms and bioformulation


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Significant recognition (Awards/Fellowships/ Technologies transferred/ Patents etc.):


1)      University of Agricultural Sciences Gold Medal for M.Sc.  

2)      Dr. B. P. Pal’S Prize- Gold Medal in M.Sc

3)      Dr. G. Rangaswamy Gold Medal in M.Sc

4)      Willium Rigo Award



1)      Merit scholarship in M.Sc.

2)      DST-INSPIRE fellowship for PhD

3)      ICAR-SRF for PhD


Membership of Societies: ARSSF

On-going projects:

As PI:

1) ‘Elucidation of endophytic bacteria-mediated mechanisms in biological control of Ralstonia solanacearum and induced systemic resistance in tomato’

2) ‘Cocktail of endophytic and rhizospheric bacteria for alleviation of salinity stress in tomato’

As Co-PI:

1) Development of Bioformulation(s) for low input organic farming

2) Development of eco-friendly and cost effective mass production technology of biocontrol agent for resource poor farmers.

3) Deciphering Transcriptomic & Proteomic Changes in Stress-Challenged-Rice under Microbe-Interaction(s) to Explore Mitigation Strategies using Bioinformatics Approaches

4) Microbial Diversity analysis of extreme ecological niches


Publications (no.): 24

· Research papers: 10; Reviews: 3; Books ;  Book Chapters: 6 ; Popular articles: 1

· Others: 4

List of publications (Best 10 publications):

1)      Meena KK, Sorty AM, Bitla UM, Choudhary K, Gupta P, Pareek A, Singh DP, Ratna Prabha, Pramod Kumar Sahu, Gupta VK, Singh HB, Krishanani KK and Minhas PS, 2017, Abiotic Stress Responses and Microbe-Mediated Mitigation in Plants: The Omics Strategies. Frontiers in Plant Sciences, 8(172): 1-25

2)      Renu, Manish S Bhoyar, Udai B. Singh, Upasana Sahu,   Dipak T Nagrale, Pramod Kumar Sahu, 2017, Characterization of lytic bacteriophage Xcc9SH3 infecting Xanthomonas campestris pv. Campestris. Journal of Plant Pathology, 99(1) 233-238

3)      Brahmaprakash, G. P. and Pramod Kumar Sahu. 2012, Biofertilizers for Sustainability. Journal of Indian Institute of Sciences, 92:1, pp. 37-62

4)      Pramod Kumar Sahu, Lavanya G, Gupta A and Brahmaprakash GP, 2016, Fluid bed dried microbial consortium for enhanced plant growth: A step towards next generation bioformulation. Vegetos, 29(4): 1-5.

5)      Sneha S Nair, Pramod Kumar Sahu and G P Brahmaprakash, 2017, Microbial Inoculants for Agriculture In Changing Climates. Mysore Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 51(1): 27-44


6)      Sahu, P. K., Lavanya, G., Brahmaprakash, G. P., 2013, Fluid bed dried microbial inoculants formulation with improved survival and reduced contamination level. Journal of Soil Biology and Ecology. 33(1&2): 81-94

7)      Lavanya, G., Pramod Kumar Sahu, Brahmaprakash, G. P., 2016, Survival and effectiveness of fluid bed dried formulation of microbial consortium on cowpea (Vigna ungiculata). Environment and Ecology, 34(4):2440-2444.

8)      Renu, Pramod Kumar Sahu, Upasana Sahu, Manish S Bhoyar, Munish Kumar, Udai Bhan Singh and R K Pathak, 2016, Ecological success of compatible microbes in consortia isolated from rice rhizosphere for growth and yield of mung bean (Vigna radiata L.). Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology, 10 (4):3231-3239.

9)      Renu, Pramod K. Sahu, Upasana Sahu, Manish S. Bhoyar, Rajiv K. Singh and Munish Kumar, 2016, Microbial dynamics in rhizosphere at different growth stages of rice (Oryza sativa L.) based on plant growth promoting functions. Ann. Agric. Res. 37 (4): 434-444


10)  Lavanya, G., Sahu, P. K., Manikanta DS, Brahmaprakash, G. P. (2015) Effect of fluid bed dried formulation in comparison with lignite formulation of microbial consortium on finger millet (Eleucine coracana Gaertn.). Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology 9(2):193-199.