Dr. Vidya Sagar, Scientist
Field of Specialisation: Genetics and Plant Breeding
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M.Sc: Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
PhD: Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
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Joining date in ICAR : 
2017-01-05 00:00:00

Publications (Top 10 Publications having NAAS rating above 6.0 with first or corresponding author only):
  1. Sagar, V., Pragya, R. Bhardwaj, J. Devi, S.K. Singh, P.M. Singh and J. Singh (2022). The inheritance of betalain pigmentation in Basella alba L. South African J. Bot.

  2. Devi, J.; Mishra, G.P.; Sagar, V.; Kaswan, V.; Dubey, R.K.; Singh, P.M.; Sharma, S.K.; Behera, T.K. (2022). Gene-Based Resistance to Erysiphe Species Causing Powdery Mildew Disease in Peas (Pisum sativum L.). Genes, 13, 316.

  3. Gupta N., Manimurugan C., Singh PM., Kumar R. and Sagar V. (2021). Determination of the physio-biochemical changes occurring during seed development, maturation, and desiccation tolerance in Moringa oleifera Lam. South African J. Bot. 144: 430-436.

  4. Devi J., Dubey RK., Mishra GP., Sagar V., Verma RK., Singh PM. and Singh J. (2021). Inheritance and stability studies of multi–flowering trait in vegetable pea (Pisum sativum L.), and its contribution in yield improvement. Scientia Horticulturae 287: 110235, 

  5. Sagar, V., Dhawan, G., Gopala Krishnan, S. et al. (2020). Marker assisted introgression of genes governing resistance to bacterial blight and blast diseases into an elite Basmati rice variety, ‘Pusa Basmati 1509’. Euphytica 216:16.

  6. Meena, BR., Nagendran K., Tripathi AN., Kumari S., Sagar V., Gupta N., Rai AB., Singh B. (2018). First Report of Charcoal Rot Caused by Macrophomina phaseolina in Basella alba in India. Plant Disease. 102 (8):1669-1670

  7. Sagar V., Yadav R., Gaikwad KB. and Gupta S. (2016). Exploring indicator scoring as a selection tool in plant breeding: A study under conservation vs conventional tillage systems.  Indian J. Genet. 76(3): 266-273   

  8. Kumar A., Yadav R., Sagar V., Gaikwad KB. and Jain N. (2017). Genetic and time series analysis for grain growth rate and grain filling duration under conservation agriculture in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Indian J. Genet. 77(2): 258-265.

  9. Sagar V., Yadav R., Jain N., Gaikwad KB. and Prabhu KV. (2014). Consolidating the yield gain by exploiting genotype x management interaction in wheat. Indian J. Genet. 74: 157-165

  10. Sagar V, Yadav R, Jain N, Gaikwad KB, and Prabhu KV. (2014). Deciphering yield formation process in wheat under contrasting tillage Conditions Indian J. Genet. 74(4): 506-510 

Patent / Technologies / Varieties / Methodologies / System etc. (Five only):
  1. Pusa Basmati 1847 (Rice)
  2. VRO-111 (Okra)
  3. Kashi Shuhaavani (Amaranth)
  4. Kashi Chaulai-1 (Amaranth)
  5. Kashi Utkarsh (Okra)
Awards / Recognitions / Fellowship (Five only):
  1. ‘Jawaharlal Nehru award’ for P.G. outstanding doctoral thesis research in agricultural and allied sciences-2019 (16 July, 2020), ICAR, New Delhi
  2. Assam Government Gold Medal for significant Ph.D. research work in Rice 2017
  3. IARI merit medal for significant academic achievements during M. Sc. in 2014
  4. ICAR -JRF, SRF’ for research work in M.Sc. and Ph.D.
  5. CSIR/ UGC JRF/SRF-NET in Life Sciences in 2013 and INSPIRE fellowship 2013.