Pradip Karmakar

Dr. Pradip Karmakar, Senior Scientist
Field of Specialisation: Vegetable Breeding ( Okra, melon and pointed gourd)
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M.Sc: Vegetable Science, GBPUAT, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand
PhD: Vegetable Science, ICAR-IARI, Pusa, New Delhi
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Joining date in ICAR : 
2010-10-04 00:00:00

Publications (Top 10 Publications having NAAS rating above 6.0 with first or corresponding author only):
  1.  Chaubey T, Sagar V, Singh RK, Chanotiya CS, Pandey S, Singh PM, Karmakar P, Singh J, Singh B, Singh DP (2022) Volatile Compounds Governed by Single Recessive Gene Impart Aroma in Sponge Gourd (Luffa cylindrica L. Roem). Plants, 11: 2881. plants11212881

  2. Aamir M, Karmakar P, Singh VK, Kashyap SP, Pandey S, Singh BK, Singh PM, Singh J (2021) A novel insight into transcriptional and epigenetic regulation underlying sex expression and flower development in melon (Cucumis melo L.). Physiologia Plantarum. 173(4):1729-1764.

  3. Karmakar P, Munshi AD, Behera TK, Sureja AK, Pati K. (2014) Hermaphroditism: A primitive sex form for improving plant architecture, earliness and yield traits in monoecious ridge gourd (Luffa acutangula Roxb.). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section B: Biological Sciences,84(3), 473–480

  4. Karmakar P,  Munshi  AD, Behera TK, Sureja  AK (2014) Heterosis in ridge gourd (Luffa acutangula Roxb.) using hermaphrodite lines. Indian Journal of Horticulture, 71(1), 61-66

  5. Karmakar P, Munshi AD, Behera TK, Kumar R, Kaur C, Singh BK (2013) Hermaphrodite inbreds with better combining ability improves antioxidant properties in ridge gourd [Luffa acutangula (Roxb.) L.]. Euphytica. 191:75–84

  6. Karmakar P, Munshi AD, Behera TK, Kumar R, Sureja AK, Kaur C and Singh BK (2013) Quantification and Inheritance of Antioxidant Properties and Mineral Content in Ridge Gourd (Luffa acutangula). Agricultural Research 2(3): 222–228

  7. Devi J, Sanwal SK, Koley TK, Mishra GP, Karmakar P, Singh PM, Singh B (2019) Variations in the total phenolics and antioxidant activities among gardenpea (Pisum sativum L.) genotypes differing for maturity duration, seed and flower traits and their association with the yield. Scientia Horticulturae, 240:141-150.

  8. Singh BK, Koley TK, Karmakar P, Tripathi A, Singh B and Singh M (2017) Pigmented radish (Raphanus sativus): Genetic variability, heritability and interrelation ships of total phenolics, anthocyanins and antioxidant activity. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 87 (12): 1600–1606

  9. Pati K, Munshi AD, Behera TK, Karmakar P   (2015) Estimating combining ability for yield and yield contributing traits in cucumber. Indian Journal of Horticulture, 72(1), 49-53.

  10. Halder J, Kushwaha D, Deb D, Karmakar P, Krishna R, Nagendran K, Rai AB and Singh B (2017) Assessment of susceptibility of Ocimum tenuiflorum to lace wing bug [Cochlochila bullita (Stal.)]: Host’s physico-morphic and biochemical properties. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies, 5(3): 814-821.

Patent / Technologies / Varieties / Methodologies / System etc. (Five only):
  1. Pointed gourd Varieties: Kashi Suphal, Kashi Amulya and Kashi Parwal-141
  2. Okra Varieties: VRO-111 and Kashi Utkarsh
  3. Okra parental lines:Yield potential advance line with high degree of tolarance to YVMV and ELCV i.e., VRO-110, VRO-113, VRO-115, VRO-119, VRO-120, VRO-125, VRO-145 were developed and commercialized as parental lines
  4. Cole and root crop varieties: Kashi Gobhi-25 (cauliflower) and Kashi Lohit (radish)
  5. Luffa varieties: Kashi Jyoti, Kashi Saumya, Kashi Shreya, Kashi Rakshita
Awards / Recognitions / Fellowship (Five only):
  1. Early Career Research Award, DST-SERB
  2. Himadri Young Scientist Award , ISHRD
  3. Outlook Swaraj Outstanding Scientist Award
  4. Best poster award in First Vegetable Science Congress (VEGCON- 2019)
  5. Certificate of recognition from University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, Romania