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Dr. K.Sreedevi Shankar

Principal Scientist (Food & Nutrition}

Education : Ph.D. in Food & Nutrition
Major research areas : Quality aspects, elevated CO2 and biofortification of Dryland crops
E-mail : k.sreedevishankar@icar.gov.in ; sreedevikobaku@gmail.com

Experience profile
  • Senior Scientist: 26.11.2008 onwards, CRIDA, Hyderabad
  • Scientist Sr. Scale: 26.11.2005-25.11.2008 CRIDA, Hyderabad
  • Scientist: 21.5.2001– 25.11.2005, CRIDA, Hyderabad
  • Scientist: 26.11.1999 – 21.5.2001, CIAE, Bhopal
Membership
  • Life member, The Horticultural Society of India, New Delhi
  • Life member, Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (ISAE), New Delhi
  • Life member, Association of Food Scientist and Technologists (AFST) Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore.
  • Life member, Nutrition Society of India (NSI), National Institute of Nutrition (NIN, ICMR), Hyderabad
  • Life member, Indian Dietetic Association (IDA), National Institute of Nutrition (NIN, ICMR), Hyderabad
  • Life member, Indian Society of Dryland Agriculture (ISDA) Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (ICAR) Hyderabad.
  • Awards
    • Best paper Award
    • “Phytoremediation of heavy metals with Amaranthus dubius in semi-arid soils of Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh” Paper presented in National Symposium on “Innovation and Modern Technologies for Agricultural productivity, Food security and Environmental management” during July 22-23, 2011 held at Mangalore, Karnataka.
    • Received First award in Academic Proficiency from Acharya N.G Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU), Rajendranagar, Hyderabad in Ph.D during 2004 - 05.
    • Qualified for National Eligibility Test (NET) -1997 in NET/SRF/ARS examination conducted by ASRB, ICAR in 1997.
    Publications
    • Research Papers:
    • K. Sreedevi Shankar, Sumathi S., Shankar M., Reddy N.N. 2012 Comparison of nutritional quality of organically versus conventionally grown tomato Indian Journal of Horticulture 69(1): 86-90
    • K. Sreedevi Shankar and Ch.Anjani 2011 Phytoremediation of heavy metals with Amaranthus dubius in semi-arid soils of Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh Indian Journal of Dryland Agricultural Research and Development 26(2): 71-76
    • K. Sreedevi Shankar, S. Sumathi, M. Shankar and K. Usha Rani 2009 Effect of Organic Farming on Nutritional Profile, Quality characteristics and Toxic parameters Spinach crop. Indian Journal of Dryland Agricultural Research and Development 24(2): 66-73
    • K. Usha rani, K.L. Sharma, K. Nagasri, K. Srinivas, T. Vishnu Murthi, G.R. Maruthi Shankar, K. Sreedevi Shankar, M. Madhavi and J. Kusuma Grace 2009 Response of Sunflower to Sources and Levels of Sulfur under Rainfed Semiarid Tropical Conditions. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis.40 (17): 2926 — 2944
    • K. Usha rani, K. L. Sharma, K. Srinivas, G.R. Korwar, K. Nagasri and K. Sreedevi Shankar 2008 How safe is the sewage water irrigation under Musi river basin of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Green Farming 1(4): 10-12
    • K. Sreedevi Shankar, S. Sumathi and, M. Shankar 2008 Minerals and Microbiological Quality of Organically and Conventionally grown Vegetables, Indian Journal of Dryland Agricultural Research and Development 23(1): 87-95
    • Sunita Singh, S.D. Kulkarni and K.S. Sreedevi 2003 Quality of mango bar stored in three types of packaging materials. Journal of Food Science & Technology. 40 (1), 84-88.
    • Paper presentations:
    • K. Sreedevi Shankar, and S. Sumathi 2008 “Nutritional quality of Organically grown crops” in 6th International Food Convention held at CFTRI Mysore, “Newer challenges in Food Science and Technology: Industrial Perspective” on December 14-19 2008 pp 34.
    • K. Sreedevi Shankar, K. Kareemulla and B. Venkateswarlu 2009 “Promotion of Coarse Cereals through Value Addition and Potential Market Demand of Millet Foods” Paper presented in 23rd National Conference on Agricultural Marketing held on 12th-14th November 2009 at CRIDA, Hyderabad.
    • K. Sreedevi Shankar, I. Srinivas and C.R. Thyagaraj 2010 “Processing and fortification of Whole grains to improve nutrient quality” Paper presented in National Seminar in “Commemoration of the Bicentanary of Nicholas Apperts’s Invention of Thermal Processing of Foods” during 18-19 Septemter 2010 at Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad.
    • K. Sreedevi Shankar, I. Srinivas and C.R. Thyagaraj 2010 “Processing of Coarse cereals and millets to improve nutrient and Phytochemical quality” Paper presented in National Seminar on “Engineering Agriculture for Evergreen Evolution” held on 24-25 Septemter 2010 at S.V.Veterinary University, Tirupati.
    • Ch.Anjani and K. Sreedevi Shankar 2011 “Phytoremediation of heavy metals with Amaranthus dubius in semi-arid soils of Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh” Paper presented in National Symposium on “Innovation and Modern Technologies for Agricultural productivity, Food security and Environmental management” during July 22-23, 2011 held at Mangalore, Karnataka.
    • K. Sreedevi Shankar 2008 Importance of Nutrients in Human Nutrition In: Proceedings of National Seminar on Food Nutrition-Societal Importance, Indo-German Nachkontakt Association, NGRI, 21-22 November, 2008.