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Dr. Neeta Shivakumar, Associate Professor

Educational Qualification    Ph.D (Biotechnology), Kuvempu University, PGDNB
Experience  Teaching 12 years
Research (along with teaching) 17 Years
Areas of Interest  Agriculture Biotechnology and Nanotechnology
Date of joining RVCE  28-06-2007
email-id neeta@rvce.edu.in

No of Projects Guided

UG projects guided : B.Tech: 08

PG projects guided : M.Tech: 09

No. of Ph.D. Students (Guiding): 02

No of Publications:

National Journals : 06

National Conference : 04

International Journals: 09

International Conferences : 10

National Journals:

  1. Vastrad, N.V., Patil, P.N. and Dinesh, M R., 2009, Donar plant climatic factors effect the in vitro establishment of (Carica papaya L). Journal of Ecobiology- 24(1)-17-30.

  2. Patil, P.N., Vastrad, N.V., and Dinesh, M R., 2007, In vitro propagation of papaya (Carica papaya) from the field grown trees. Journal of Horticultural Sciences – Vol: 2(2): 99-103.

  3. Vastrad, N. V., Hegde, R and Girithammanavar, V., 2006. Effect of light Intensity and Vermicompost on Growth parameters of ginger. Karnataka Journal of Agricultural Sciences. Vol: 20(4): 1132-1136.

  4. Vastrad, N. V., Hegde, R and Girithammanavar, V., 2006. Effect of light Intensity and Vermicompost on Yield of ginger. Karnataka Journal of Agricultural Sciences. Vol 20(3): 987-994.

  5. Vastrad, N V., Sulikeri, S. and Hegde. R., 2000. Efnfect of light Intensity and Vermicompost on Quality of ginger. Karnataka Journal of Agricultural Sciences. Vol 14(4): 1143-1144.

  6. Vastrad, N. V., Lalita, A. and Patil, P. N., 2005, A Male and Hermaphoridite marker for sex determination in Papaya (Carica papaya L). Journal of Asian Horticulture Vol. 2 (1): 72-74.

National Conferences:

  1. Neeta Shivakumar, Melita M and Pushpa Agrawal (2017) Green synthesis of Quntum dots presented at Bengaluru Tech summit, Palace grounds held from 16th to 18th November 2017

  2. Neeta Shivakumar and Archana S Kanagi, (2013) Ginger facts and Health benefits Green wealth –A strategy for health in National conference on held at Mount Carmel College, Bangalore during 27th and 28th Feb ,2013

  3. Neeta Shivakumar, Dr Pushpa Agrawal, Dr Ramakrishna Hegde, Dr Mahesh S and Praveen Kumar Gupta (2012) Characterization of the cultivars of ginger for their oleoresin content in National Conference on held in MSRIT, Bangalore during 11-13th April 2012.

  4. Neeta Shivakumar, Pushpa Agrawal, Shivanandappa and Madhavi, D.K (2008) Computational analysis of male and hermaphrodite RAPD marker of Carica papaya in National Conference on Genomics, Proteomics and Systems Biology, held at IISc campus, Bangalore during 1-3rd October 2008.

International Journals:

  1. Neeta Shivakumar and Pushpa Agrawal, 2017, the effect of chemical mutagens upon morphological characters of ginger (Zingiber officinale) in M0 generation Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences.

  2. Phalgun Madhusudana, Nagendra Chellukuri, Neeta Shivakumar, 2017, Smart packaging for the 21st centuary – economics, tends and sustainability –in proceedings in Materials Today

  3. Neeta Shivakumar and Pushpa Agrawal,2017 Genetic Diversity of NMT gene in Coffee using SCAR Marker- In International Journal of Advanced Science and Research

  4. Neeta Shivakumar and Pushpa Agrawal, 2017, the effect of chemical mutagens upon morphological characters of ginger (Zingiber officinale) in m0 generation in Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences.

  5. Aashrith Kalale, Neeta Shivakumar and Akshay kumar , 2015, In vitro evaluation of banticancer and antimicrobial activity of selected medicinal plants for breast cancer, International Journal of Scientific research,4(4)-627-630. (2277-8179)

  6. Neeta Shivakumar, Sukanya R. ,Poornima S. and P, 2014, Future and Prospects of Biochips, Innovare journal of Engineering and Technology, Vol 2, (1), 2013, 5-9

  7. Neeta Shivakumar and Pushpa Agrawal, 2014, Callus induction and regeneration from adventitious buds of Zingiber officinale, Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences.16 (4):881-885.

  8. Ramya, I.R., Neeta Shivakumar, 2014, Design of TALEN to Edit the Genome of Burkholderia Glumae , International journal of advanced engineering and communication sciences. 3(3) 27:3

  9. Neeta Shivakumar and Pushpa Agrawal, 2013, Characterization of the cultivars of ginger for oleoresin content. Advances in Applied Research 5 (1), 67-71.

International Conferences:

  1. Neeta Shivakumar, Laxmi and Pushpa Agrawal (2016) Characterization of chlorophyll mutants in ginger induced by chemical mutagenesis in M0 and M1 generation in International Conference on Agricultural Sciences and Food Technologies for sustainable productivity and nutritional security held at UAS Bangalore from 25-27th August 2016.

  2. Neeta Shivakumar and Phalgun Madhusudan (2016) Smart materials in food packaging. In International Conference for Smart Engineering Materials held from 20-22nd October 2016.

  3. Neeta Shivakumar, Pushpa Agrawal and Archana Kanagi (2015) Effect of chemical mutagens on the growth parameters of ginger in Mo generation in International Conference on Agricu;ture and Forestry, held at Srilanka, Columbo from 10 to 12th June 2015.

  4. Neeta Shivakumar, Aashrith kalale (2014) Biodegradable polymers held in International Conference on Environmental Research (ICER)at RVCE from Dec-26 -28, 2014.

  5. Neeta Shivakumar, Pushpa Agrawal and A.R. Bantwal (2008) Evolutionary genomics of Male specific region in different cultivars of Carica papaya in International Conference on Structural Bioinformatics –Structure and Function of Macromolecules, held at SRCW, Coimbatore during 12 January 2008 (pp: 33).

  6. Neeta Shivakumar, Aashrith kalale (2014) Active thin films in food packaging held in International Conference on Large Area and Flexible Macroelectronics(ILAFM) held at RVCE from 18-21st Dec. 2014.

  7. Ramya R and Neeta Shivakumar (2014), Design of TALEN to Edit the Genome of Burkholderia Gluma in International conference on Engineering and applied Science held on 13th july 2014 organized by IRD India held at Bangalore.

  8. Neeta Shivakumar, Pushpa Agrawal and A.R. Bantwal (2008) Evolutionary genomics of Male specific region in different cultivars of Carica papaya in International Conference on Structural Bioinformatics –Structure and Function of Macromolecules, held at SRCW, Coimbatore during 12 January 2008 (pp: 33).

  9. Neeta Vastrad, Lalitha Anand, Prakash Patil and A.R. Bantwal (2005) RAPD marker for sex identification in Carica papaya L First International Symposium on Papaya held at Genting highlands, Malyasia, during 21-24 November 2005 (pp: 36).

  10. Prakash Patil, Neeta Vastrad, Lalitha Anand and M.R.Dinesh (2003) Effect of season on initiation and establishment of in vitro cultures of papaya (Carica papaya L.) in Second International Congress of Plant Physiology held at IARI, New Delhi during 8-12, January 2003 (pp: 526).

Attended

  1. Neeta Shivakumar, Laxmi S , Pushpa Agrawal (2016) – Characterization ofcholorophyll mutants in ginger induced by chemical mutagenesis in MO and M1 genaration at International Conference on Agricultural Sciences and Food Technologies for Sustainable Productivity and Nutritional Security from 25th to 27th August 2016 held at GKVK, Bangalore
  2. Neeta Shivakumar, Pushpa Agrawal and Archana Kanagi (2015) Effect of chemical mutagens on the growth parameters of ginger in Mo generation held at Srilanka, Columbo from 10 to 12th June 2015.
  3. TEQIP sponsored Faculty Development programme on “Nanomaterials and characterization of thin film” held from 18 to 20th February 2014 at R V College of Engineering, Bangalore.
  4. Neeta Shivakumar and Archana S Kanagi, (2013) Ginger facts and Health benefits Green wealth –A strategy for health in National conference on held at Mount Carmel College, Bangalore during 27th and 28th Feb ,2013
  5. Neeta Shivakumar and Pushpa Agrawal (2013) Genetic diversity of NMT gene in coffee (Coffea arabica ) using SCAR markers in International Conference on Recent Advances and challenges in Biotechnology (ICRACBT -2012) from 27th -29th December 2012 held at NMAM institute of Technology, Nitte.
  6. Neeta Shivakumar and Pushpa Agrawal (2013) Genetic diversity of NMT gene in coffee (Coffea arabica ) using SCAR markers in International Conference on Recent Advances and challenges in Biotechnology (ICRACBT -2012) from 27th -29th December 2012 held at NMAM institute of Technology, Nitte.
  7. 3rd National Conference on “Agricultural Biotechnology – Biotechnology a Versitile Tools for Agriculture in Emerging Context from 10-11 December 2013 at Taj West End Bangalore.
  8. TEQIP sponsored Faculty Development programme on “Kitchen waste management” held from 7 to 9 September 2013 at R V College of Engineering, Bangalore.
  9. TEQIP sponsored Faculty Development programme on “Multifunctional Engineering Materials” held from 7 to 9 September 2013 at R V College of Engineering, Bangalore.
  10. TEQIP sponsored Faculty Development programme on “Scanning Electron Microscope” held from 8 to 10 April 2013 at R V College of Engineering, Bangalore.
  11. Neeta Shivakumar, Pushpa Agrawal, Ramakrishna Hegde, Mahesh S and Praveen Kumar Gupta (2012) Characterization of the cultivars of ginger for their oleoresin content in National Conference on held in MSRIT, Bangalore during 11-13th April 2012
  12. UGC sponsored Workshop on “In silico and In vivo gene expression in prokaryotes” held from 14 to 17 th March 2012 at Maharani ammani College for Women, Bangalore.
  13. Workshop on “Technological solutions for environmental problems held by Dept. of Civil engineering, RVCE, Bangalore.
  14. Seminar on ‘Introduction to Patenting’ for the faculty of Engineering colleges At National Law School, Bangalore, Nov,2012.
  15. All India Seminar on New Frontiers in Food Engineering from 22-23rd of October 2010 at the Institute of Engineers, Bangalore
  16. Attended faculty development programme on Teaching Engineering using LAB View by IUCEE from 28-30th June 2010 at RVCE
  17. All India Seminar on Sensor and Sensor networks for monitoring air, water and Food pollution from 28-29th of May 2010 at the Institute of Engineers, Bangalore.
  18. Faculty training programme conducted by NITTTR, Chennai at RVCE.
  19. Seminar on Agricultural Biotechnology conducted by Monsanto India Ltd in March 2008
  20. Workshop on Vermicompost production by Dept of Biotechnology, RVCE, Bangalore.

Book Published:

Book chapter on Nanomaterials in Smart food packaging for Industrial applications published by Elsevier (in Press) 2017.

Interaction with Outside World:

BMSCE, IIsc, University of Agricultural Sciences.

Funded Projects:

PI : Crop Improvement of Ginger, funded by VTU

Design of devices using Bionanomaterials in food packaging funded by TEQIP.

Patents:

Neetha Shivakumar and Pushpa Agrawal, Bioactive thin film for food packaging (Indian patent filed -201741044070).

Awards:

  • Recipient of UAS merit scholarship

  • CSIR fellowship for Ph.D programme,

  • RVCE –ISTE chapter for excellence in research and academics

  • Awarded I prize in the International Conference on Structural Bioinformatics –Structure and Function of Macromolecules, for poster presentation.

Achievements/ Honours

  • BOE member at BMS college of Engineering

  • Delivered a talk on Smart textiles in FDP programme on smart functional textiles and apparel to combat extremities – A futuristic approach on 13th December 2016 at University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwar as a part of winter school organised by ICAR.

  • Organizing member for the International conference on Smart materials held from 21st to 23rd October 2016

  • Co-ordinated for a workshop on Development of Biosensors from June 6th -10June 2016

  • Co chaired a session for the 7th International Conference on Environmental Research (ICER -14) held from 26 -28th Dec 2014.

  • Chaired a session for the 7th International Conference on Environmental Research (ICER-14) held from 26 -28th Dec 2014.

  • Worked as a Session coordinator for the International Conference on Large Area Flexible Microelectronics (ILAFM -2014) held from 18th to 20th Dec 2014

  • Part of paper setting team for PGCET (Biotechnology) students

  • Organised a TEQUIP Workshop on Gene Cloning

  • Co-ordinated for proficiency course in Nanobiotechnology