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MS NISHANTHI SIVASUBRAMANIAM

NISHANTHI

Ms Nishanthi Sivasubramaniam
M. Sc. Biotechnology (UPDN), PGCert. Applications and Techniques in Molecular microbiology (UPDN), B. Sc. Agriculture (EUSL)
Lecturer (Probationary)
Department of Agricultural Biology,
Faculty of Agriculture,
Eastern University, Sri Lanka.
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Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=dw1p16AAAAAJ&hl=de
ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nishanthi_Sivasubramaniam

Educational Qualifications

  • M. Sc. in Biotechnology (GPA of 3.50/4.00)- University of Peradeniya (2016-2018)
  • PGCert. in Applications and Techniques in Molecular microbiology- University of Peradeniya (2018).
  • B. Sc. in Agriculture with First class (GPA of 3.85/4.00) – Eastern University, Sri Lanka (2009-2014).
  • Certificate in Geographic Information System – University of Colombo (2015)
  • Certificate in Computer application and computer maintenance with Distinction - Eastern university, Sri Lanka (2009)

Professional Qualification

  • Induction Programme of Academic Staff Members (January 2019 to May, 2019) – Eastern University, Sri Lanka.
  • Successful completion of Training Programme in Student Centred Learning in Higher Education (Level 1 & Level 2) - University of Leicester (December 2018 to March 2019)- Organized by British Council.

Work Experience

  • Lecturer (Probationary)- Department of Agricultural Biology, Eastern University, Sri Lanka (September 2018 to till date)
  • Scientific Officer - Division of Technology, National Science Foundation, Colombo 07
    (March 2018 to September 2018)
  • Research Assistant (Assignment Basis) - Division of Technology, National Science Foundation, Colombo 07 (April 2017 to February 2018)

Book Chapters in Reputable Publishers

  1. Sivasubramaniam N., Hariharan G., Zakeel M.C.M. (2020) Sustainable Management of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes: An Overview from Conventional Practices to Modern Techniques. In: Ansari R., Rizvi R., Mahmood I. (eds) Management of Phytonematodes: Recent Advances and Future Challenges. Springer, Singapore. doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-4087-5_16.

  1. Hariharan G., Sivasubramaniam N. and Prasannath, K. RNA interference as a promising strategy for plant disease management. Food Security and Plant Disease Management, ELSEVIER. Accepted


Full Research Paper in Journals

  1. Sivasubramaniam, N and Imthiyas, M. S. M. (2018). Evaluation of the Major Factors Associated in Controlling of Brown Planthopper (Nilaparvata lugens) in Paddy Cultivation during Its Outbreak in Selected Divisional Secretariats of the Ampara District of Sri Lanka. Scholars Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences. 5(22): 595-600.

  1. Nishanthi, S. and Sutharsan, S. (2017). Effect of Integrated Use of L-Tryptophan and Chemical Fertilizer on Growth and Yield Performance of Radish (Rhaphanus sativus L.). AGRIEAST: Journal of Agricultural Sciences 11 : 27-33.

  1. Sutharsan, S., Nishanthi, S. and Srikrishnah, S. (2017). Effects of seaweed (Sargassum crassifolium) extract foliar application on seedling performance of Zea mays L. Research journal of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences.,5(4):1-5

  1. Harris, K. D., Geretharan, T., Dilsath, M.S.A., Srikrishnah, S and Nishanthi, S. (2017) Critical period of weed control in radish (Raphinus sativus L.). AGRIEAST: Journal of Agricultural Sciences 10 : 6-10.

  1. Kokularathy, S., Geretharan, T., and Nishanthi, S. (2016). Comparison of Growth and yield of dry seeded rice (Oryza sativa L.) in natural and conventional farming systems. International Journal of multidisciplinary Studies, 3(2):61-70.

  1. Sutharsan, S., Nishanthi, S., and Srikrishnah, S. (2014). Effects of Foliar Application of Seaweed (Sargassum crassifolium) Liquid Extract on the Performance of Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. In Sandy Regosol of Batticaloa District Sri Lanka. American-Eurasian J. Agric. & Environ. Sci., 14 (12): 1386-1396. DOI: 10.5829/idosi.aejaes.2014.14.12.1828

Full Research Paper in Proceedings at National and International Symposiums

  1. Viharna, S., Nishanthi, S. and Seran, T.H. (2016). Combined usage of organic and inorganic potassium on pod characteristics of cowpea (Vigna uncuigulata L.) cv. Waruni in sandy regosol. Jaffna University International Research Conference. Pp. 17-19

  2. Nishanthi, S., Brintha, N. K. K. and Sutharsan, S. Study on black gram/ vegetable amaranthus intercropping in sandy regosol. 5th International Symposium 2015, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil, Sri Lanka. Pp. 239-245.

Abstract/Extended Abstracts in Proceedings at National and International Symposiums

  1. Wickramasinghe, K. Y., Rajapakshe, P, Prasannath, K. and Sivasubramaniam, N. (2020). Evaluation of Different Casing Mixtures for “Makandura white” Mushroom Production in Sri Lanka. 3rd National Symposium on Agriculture, Eastern University, Sri Lanka, Vantharumoolai.  Pp.11.

  1. Sivasubramaniam, N. and Imthiyas, M. S. M. (2019). A review on Biological Management of Fall Armyworm on Maize. 4th Annual Research Conference- TRInCo, At: Trincomalee Campus, Eastern University, Sri Lanka, Konesapuri, Trincomalee, Pp.33

  1. Thadshaini, G., Nishanthi, S. and Geretharan, T. Yield Responses of Cowpea (Vigna unguigulata L. Walp) to Different Soil Compaction Levels. 2nd International Research Symposium 2018, Uwa Wellasa University, Badulla. Pp.15

  1. Nishanthi, S. and Sutharsan, S. Effect of exogenously applied L-Tryptophan and chemical fertilizer on tuber formation of radish. 5th International Symposium 2015, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil, Sri Lanka. Pp. 143-146.

  1. Nishanthi, S., Brintha, N. K. K. and Sutharsan, S. Study on black gram/ vegetable amaranthus intercropping in sandy regosol. 5th International Symposium 2015, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil, Sri Lanka. Pp. 187-191.

  2. Nishanthi, S., Geretharan,T., Sutharsan, S. and Paskaran, A. (2015). Effect of EM and selected locally available organic solutions on seed germination of Tomato. Proceedings of National symposium on Agriculture, Eastern University, Sri Lanka, Chenkalady. pp. 11-15

  1. Srikrishnah,S., Sutharsan, S., Nishanthi, S. and Paskaran, A. (2015). Effect of different shade levels on plant height, harvest index and tuber yield of Turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) grown in the Batticaloa district of Sri Lanka. Proceedings of National symposium on Agriculture, Eastern University, Sri Lanka, Chenkalady. pp. 35-38.

  1. Sutharsan, S., Nishanthi, S., and Srikrishnah, S. (2014). Preliminary study on effect of Seaweed (Sargassum crassifolium) Liquid Extract Foliar Application on Seedlings Performances of Zea mays L. Proceedings of International Symposium on Agriculture and Enviornment, University of Ruhunu, Ruhunu.pp.119-122

Articles in Magazine and Books

  1. Nishanthi, S. and Brintha, N. K. K. (2015). Empowerment of coastal rural life through seaweed farming. “Malaruum Kizhakku”, A special publication of Department of Rural Industry and Department of Rural Development. Trincomalee, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka.Pp.27-29

  2. Nishanthi, S. (2015). Organic home gardening. “Kizhakkoli”, A Publication of Eastern University Employees’ Union, Eastern University, Sri Lanka. 18(1): 53-54

 

  • Utilization of Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria in Agriculture
  • The role of Mycorrhizae fungi in Agriculture
  • Antimicrobial activities of locally available plant extracts
  • Management of Plant-parasitic nematodes
  • Management of Anthracnose in Fruits

  • AB 1201 Agricultural Microbiology
     
  • AB 2201 Plant Pathology and Techniques
  • AB 2101 Plant Physiology

  • Somasundaram First Class Award- 2015 obtaining first Class in all four years in the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Degree Programme (2008/2009 Batch) for at General Convocation, Eastern University, Sri Lanka- 2015.
     
  • V. Arulnanthy Commendation Award- 2015 for the best performance in three years in Agricultural Biology in the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Degree Programme (2008/2009 Batch) for at General Convocation, Eastern University, Sri Lanka- 2015.
     
  • “Sujatha Gurugae foundation scholarship” for the best performance for the first academic year in the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Degree Programme (2008/2009 Batch) by Department of Public trustee Sri Lanka in 2011.

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (Membership No: 10575/B) with effect from 23rd February, 2018.

  1. Secretary for Third National Symposium on Agriculture 2020, Faculty of Agriculture, Eastern University, Sri Lanka.

  1. Co-Controlling Examiner, Bio systems Technology- Practical Test at the G. C. E. (A/L) Examination 2019, T/ Mutur Mathya Mahavidyalaya (Center-783). (01.11.2019 to 08.11.2019).

  1. Member of Curriculum and Evaluation Committee, Faculty Board of Agriculture (01. 11. 2019 to 31. 10. 2022).

  1. Elected member of Faculty Representative of the Lecturers (Probationary) for the Faculty Board of Agriculture (11. 07. 2019 to 10. 07. 2022).

  1. Coordinator for Undergraduate Research Forum, Faculty of Agriculture Eastern University, Sri Lanka- 2019.

  1. Member of Faculty Security Committee, Faculty of Agriculture, Eastern University, Sri Lanka - 2019.

  1. Coordinator for the Orientation Programme for New Admission for the Academic Year- 2017/2018, Faculty of Agriculture, Eastern University, Sri Lanka.

  1. Student Counsellor, Faculty of Agriculture (16.01.2019 to 15.04.2020)

  1. Committee Member, Program Review Committee (Teaching and Learning Committee), Faculty of Agriculture, Eastern University, Sri Lanka - 2019

  1. Person In- charge for Advertisement and Technical Committee, 2nd International Symposium on Agriculture, Faculty of Agriculture, Eastern University, Sri Lanka- 2019

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