Aufau International Award 2016 | Young Scientist Award | Agricultural Science

Dr. K. S. Usharani

Senior Research Fellow

Agricultural Research Station




I am Dr. K. S. Usharani, working as a Senior Research Fellow at Agricultural Research Station, Bhavanisagar. I had completed my Master degree in the department of Plant Breeding and Genetics at AC&RI, Madurai during 2011. During M.Sc., (Ag.) I had conducted “Mutation studies in blackgram” as my research. After that I had completed my Ph.D., in the department of Plant Breeding and Genetics during 2014 at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. In Ph.D., I did my research in Department of Cotton, CPBG, TNAU. I have attended many conferences and seminars in various states of India.


Seminar presented : 4
Research papers published : 15
Popular article published : 5
Seminars/Conferences/Trainings attended and paper presented : 16

Awards and Accomplishment:

  1. I have been awarded GOI-DBT Student Research Fellowship for my Ph.D., research dissertation entitled “Genetic studies in upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.)”
  2. Secured “Best Poster Award” in national conference on “Reinvigorating Agricultural Innovations for Farmers Empowerment and Development (RAINFED – 2015)” held at University Auditorium, PJTSAU, Hyderabad on 3rd and 4th May, 2015.
  3. Got the Society award of “Scientist Associate Award” from Society for Scientific Development in Agriculture and Technology (SSDAT) in National Conference on Global Research Initiatives for Sustainable Agriculture and Allied Sciences (GRISAAS-2015) – held at Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Gwalior on 12th and 13th December, 2015.