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Name : Dr. Sanjay M. Bandi
Designation : Scientist
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Telephone (Office) : Ext. 4202
Mobile No. : +91-9423281970
Date of joining ICAR : 2015
Discipline and specialization : Agricultural Entomology
Training/advance exposure in the area of work :
  • Biological control of insect pests at ICAR- NBAIR, Bengaluru.
  • Nanotechnology applications for pest & disease management at ICAR- NBAIR, Bengaluru.

Professional Information

Contribution to the scientific advancement

  • Characterized and evaluated pathogenic potential of Nucleopolyhedrovirus isolate (HearNPV-IIPR05).
  • Identified plant volatile extracts having contact, fumigant and repellent activity against Callosobruchusanalis (F.).
  • Developed the laboratory facility plant extract bioassay against stored grain pests under DST-SERB Project.
  • Training and demonstration on grain storage practices and management of stored grain pests to farmers, extension and agricultural personals.

Current area of research

Pest management in pigeonpea and eco-friendly management of stored grain pests.


  • Bandi S.M., Sivakumar G. and Gandhi B.K.(2019). Baculoviruses: Lethal pathogens of lepidopteran caterpillars. J. Biol. Contrl. 33(04):307-320.
  • Bandi S.M., Shanmugavadivel P.S., Kumar L., Revanasidda A. (2020). Characterization of alphabaculovirus: HearNPV-IIPR05 isolate infecting Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) larvae. E. J. Biol. Pest Contrl. (accepted).
  • Bandi S.M. and Sivasubramanian P. (2013). Management of Thripstabaci L. in onion using PseudomonasfluorescensMigula through induced resistance. J. Biopesticides., 5(1):1-3.
  • Devindrappa, Bandi S.M., Singh B. and Kumar K. (2019). Identification and parasitic potential of Steinernemasiamkayai against soil-dwelling stage of Helicoverpa armigera (Hub.) under laboratory condition. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies, 7(6): 493-498.
  • Gandhi B.K., Bandi S.M., Naik S.J.S., Singh S.K. and Kumar K. (2019). Character association and assessment of yield loss in pigeonpea cultivars infested by pod fly and bruchid. Legume Research, 42(03): 411-415

Awards and Fellowships

  • ICAR-Senior Research Fellowship for pursuing Ph.D. Programme.
  • ICAR-Junior Research Fellowship for pursuing Masters Degree Programme..
  • Dr. B.M. Wali Memorial Rolling Shield Award during B.Sc. (Agriculture) from University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad (KA).
  • Merit Scholarship for pursuing B.Sc. (Agriculture) from University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad (KA).
  • Early Carrier Research (ECR) Award from DST-SERB.
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