Scientific Staff

Natural Resource Management


Dr. Gopal R. Mahajan


(Soil Sciences)


Section in-charge 

"My research interest is soil fertility and plant nutrition and management of degraded soils (coastal saline soils and mine reject soils)......... more


Dr. Bappa Das


(Agricultural Meteorology

  • Effect of climate change on crop yield through use of Crop Growth Simulation Models

  • Statistical Crop Weather Model development for the major crops grown in West Coast Plains and Ghats

  • Soil and water conservation  ......... more



Dr. Paramesha V.



  • Integrated farming system for west coast plains and Ghats agro-climatic zones

  • Integrated weed management in Rice based cropping system

  • Soil and water conservation ......... more



Shri. Sujeet Desai


(Land and Water Management Engineering)

  •  Hydrological Modelling and Climate change

  • Remote Sensing and GIS in Land and Water Management

  •  Soil and Water Conservation  ......... more


Crop Science

Dr. R. Ramesh

Principal Scientist

(Plant Pathology) &

Section in-charge

My research area is management of plan diseases of economic importance. I am working on biological control of plant diseases using antagonistic bacteria for the last 10 years and I study bacterial diseases of crop plants especially on R. solanacearum for the past 5 years.   ..............more

Dr. Manohara K. K.


(Genetics & Plant Breeding)

Rice breeding.  Development of Mapping populations.  Marker Assisted Selection. Team member in the development of aerobic rice variety ARB-6 (Anagha), released from University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK Bangalore.. ..............more

Dr. Maruthadurai. R


(Agricultural Entomology)

Management of insect pests through Bio control agents. Semiochemical studies of natural enemies and integrated pest management. Studies on insect pest of cashew and their management. ..............more


Dr. M. Thangam

Principal Scientist

(Vegetable Science) &


Germplasm collection, conservation, evaluation and improvement in important vegetable crops, Introduction and evaluation of improved varieties of vegetable crops under Goa condition, Standardization of production technology for protected cultivation of high value flower and vegetable crops, ...............more

Dr. V. Arunachalam

Principal Scientist

(Spices, Plantation and Medicinal & Aromatic Crops)

Marker express 1.0 software developed to locate RAPD/ISSR primers & design iSCAR primers. It was validated using expressed sequences and published polymorphic RAPD primers on oil palm. DG-MAP software was developed for locating RAPD and SSR priming sites and to work out the distance between the priming sites. It was validated using genome sequence of cucumber. .............more

Dr. A. R. Desai

Senior Scientist

(Fruit Science)

Management of genetic resources  of horticulture crops for conservation  and utilization in crop improvement programmes, with special reference to fruits, plantation crops and spices. Development of improved production practices for fruits, plantation crops and spices with special reference to  mango, cashew ,  ................. more

Dr. S. Priya Devi

Senior Scientist

(Fruit Science)

During my initial period of research, I conducted preliminary studies on under-utilized fruit crops of Goa like Kokum, Jamun, Roseapples, Carambola, Bilimbi, Hog Plum, Bread fruit, Jack etc. Later on, I focused my research on Kokum (Garcinia indica), owing to its commercial value and importance in the international market.  ..............more

Dr. (Ms.) Mathala Juliet Gupta

Scientist SS

(Agri. Structures and
Process Engineering)


  • Greenhouse Engineering

  • Modelling and Simulation

  • Food Safety

  • Research Findings

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Ms. Maneesha S. R.


(Fruit Science)

Improvement of fruit crops using conventional and modern approaches, Management of abiotic and biotic stress tolerance, Post-harvest management of horticultural crops, Collection, Characterization and exploitation of under-utilized fruit crops.........more

Animal Science and Fishery Science

Dr. E. B. Chakurkar

Principal Scientist

(Animal Reproduction & Gynecology) &

Section in-charge

Use of advance techniques like Embryo transfer technology, synchronization of estrous, use of ultrasonography for fertility management,  to enhance fertility and productivity of farm animals and transformation of these findings in farmers field.  Estrous synchronization and controlled breeding in case of meat and dairy animals so as to get production as per market requirements.  ...........more

Dr. Susitha Rajkumar


(Veterinary Pathology)

  • Avian Health

  • Animal Disease Diagnosis and surveillance  ..........more


Dr. R. S. Rajkumar


(Livestock Products Technology)

  • Poultry  and Meat Technology

  • Food Safety and Quality Assurance of Livestock Products

  • Technology Management in Agriculture..........more


Dr. Shivasharanappa Nayakvadi


(Veterinary Pathology)

  • Diagnosis and surveillance of infectious diseases of livestock and wildlife

  • Toxicopathology and molecular pathology of lab animals and livestock.

  • Disease resistance with reference to Toll Like Receptors (TLRs) and pro-inflammatory cytokines in innate immune response against brucellosis, rabies and other diseases of lab animals and livestock...........more


Dr. Gokuldas P. P.


(Animal Reproduction)

  •  Female animal reproduction, Reproductive endocrinology, Semen biology and Frozen semen technology

  • Reproductive management interventions to improve fertility in farm animals

  • ..........more


Dr. Chethan Kumar H. B


(Veterinary Public Health)

  • Zoonoses and food safety

  • Environmental hygiene..........more


Dr. Sreekanth G. B.


(Fisheries Resource Management)

  • Marine fisheries resources management

  • Population dynamics and stock assessment

  • Ecosystem modeling............... more