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Name : Dr. Basavaraja, T.
Designation : Scientist(Common Bean Breeding)
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Telephone (Office) : 0512-2580994, Extn.3042
Mobile No. : +91-81471 92126
Date of joining ICAR : 01st January 2015
Discipline and specialization : Mung bean and Common Bean Breeding
Training/advance exposure in the area of work :
  • Attended 21 days training programme on “Innovative Breeding Techniques for Development of Climate Smart Crop Varieties” at PAU, Ludhiana, 2015.
  • Attended International Mungbean Improvement Project (IMIN) workshop on Plant Breeding Data base and Statistics organized by AVRDC-IMIN project partners, AVRDC-ICRISAT Campus, Hyderabad, 5 days, (23rd -27th October, 2017).

Professional Information

Contribution to the scientific advancement

  • Associated in Mungbean Breeding Programme and contributed as a Team Member for the development of two high-yielding mungbean varieties viz., IPM 312-20 (Vasudha) and IPM 409-4 (Heera) for spring season cultivation in Uttar Pradesh.
  • Identified two resistant donors such as IC340947 and IC360831 against Bean Common Mosaic Virus (BCMV) disease in Common bean.
  • Identified promising cold tolerant genotypes based on morpho-physiological traits viz., EC150250, IC360831, and IC340947, EC500407, IC340910 and EC564797.
  • A total of 1800 Common bean germplasm accessions including Biofortified lines procured from National (NBPGR, Regional station, Shimla and Bhowali) and International (CGIAR- CAIT, Palmira – Colombia) organizations..
  • A total of 800 germplasm accessions common bean characterized for both qualitative and quantitative traits and identified traits specific germplasm accessions for breeding programme

Current area of research

  • Development of Improved Indian Common bean lines resistant to Anthracnose by employing molecular breeding.
  • Plant Genetic resource management and its utilization through pre breeding – Common Bean Component.
  • Genetic enhancement for yield, quality and stress tolerance in pulse crops – Mungbean Component .


  • Basavaraja T., Niranjana Murthy L. Vijay Kumar and K. Mallikarjun (2018),Studies on cross compatibility in interspecific crosses of Vigna radiata × Vigna umbellata species. Legume Research Print ISSN:0250-5371 / Online ISSN:0976-0571. [NAAS Rating: 6.23].
  • Basavaraja T., Niranjana Murthy L., Shashi Kumar P., Satheesh Naik S.J. (2017). Inheritance of resistance to Mungbean Yellow Mosaic Virus (MYMV) in intra and inter specific crosses in vigna. Journal of Food Legumes 30 (1): 15-19. [NAAS Rating: 4.23].
  • Basavaraja T., R.K. Mishra, A.K. Parihar and Krishna Kumar(2019). Identification of new sources of resistance in Rajmash (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) against powdery mildew (Erysiphe polygoni) and stem rot (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum) diseases. Legume Research, 42 (3): 430-433. ISSN:0250-5371 / Online ISSN:0976-0571. [NAAS Rating: 6.23].
  • Basavaraja T., Lamichaney Amrit, Katiyar P.K. and Singh N.P.(2019). Seed germination response of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) germplasm to optimal and sub-optimal temperatures. Legume Research. ISSN:0250-5371 / Online ISSN:0976-0571, [NAAS Rating: 6.23].

Awards and Fellowships

  • Received Young Scientist Award 2019 in Scientist Award Ceremony organized at Lucknow University, Lucknow.
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