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Dr. Puli Chandra Obul Reddy

Dr. Puli Chandra Obul Reddy

M.Sc., Ph.D
Department of Botany
Yogi Vemana University
Andhra Pradesh, India.

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Ph.D. (2005) - Department of Botany, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapuramu, India.

Teaching Experience

• Professor, Department of Botany, School of Life Sciences, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa: 27.06.2022 to Till date.
• Associate Professor, Department of Botany, School of Life Sciences, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa: 27th June, 2019 to 26.06.2022.
• UGC-Raman Postdoctoral Fellow, Oklahoma State University, USA: 05th December 2014 to 05th December 2015.
• Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, School of Life Sciences, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa: 27thJune, 2007 to 26th June 2019.
• Research Associate (with Dr.M.K.Reddy), Plant Molecular group, International Centre for Genetic Engineering (ICGEB), New Delhi: 1st September 2005 – 26thJune 2007.

Administrative Experience

• Coordinator, Department of Botany, Yogi Vemana University,Kadapa: 03-04-2012 to 04-12-2014 and 12-09-2017 to 11-2-09-2019.
• Coordinator, YVU Botanical Garden, Yogi Vemana University,Kadapa: 01-08-2013 to 04-12-2014.
• Coordinator, YVU Consultancy Services, Yogi VemanaUniversity, Kadapa:11-11-2014 to 30-04-2019.
• Member, Placement Cell, Yogi VemanaUniversity, Kadapa: 01-10-2013 to 01-09-2020.
• Additional Controller Exams, Yogi Vemana University Kadapa from January, 2020 to till date.
• Nodal Officer, NAD, Yogi Vemana University Kadapa 01-19-2020 to till date.
• Coordinator, Research Cell, Yogi Vemana University Kadapa January 2020 to till date.
• Subject expert, Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBSC), Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapuramu, from 05-10-2016 to till date.
• MEMBER, Board of Studies as a subject expert for PG Botany in Government College for Men (A), Anantapuramu.
• MEMBER, Board of Studies as a subject expert for UG Botany in Government College for Men (A), Kadapa.
• Chairman, Board of Studies, Department of Psychology,YogiVemana University, Kadapa – 6th July, 2020 to 22nd January, 2021.
• Chairman, Board of Studies, Department of Botany,YogiVemana University, Kadapa – 22nd January, 2021 to till date.

Research Projects


“Physiological and Molecular Basis of Drought Tolerance in Landraces of Foxtail Millet (Setaria italic L.) : Mapping Population Development, Evaluation and QTL Identification” Sponsored by DST-SERB, New Delhi (No: CRG/2018/003280 dated 30th May, 2019) as a Co-Principle Investigator. Total Project Outlay: Rs.51.89 Lakhs. Duration: 2019-2020 to 2021-22 (3 Years).


• Development of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) transgenics carrying HD-START and DREB1F transcription factors for improved abiotic stress tolerane. Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (C.S.I.R), Govt. of India, New Delhi. 2009-2012. Budget: Rs.20,00,000/- (Letter No. 38(1212)/09/EMR-II. Dated: 4th March, 2009) as a Principle Investigator.
• Phytoremediation of Uranium enriched soils: Molecular, Biochemical and Transgenic approach Department of Biotechnology (D.B.T), Govt. of India, New Delhi 2009-2012. Budget: Rs.25,00,000/- (Letter No. BT/PR-10531/BCE/08/660/2008. Dated: 26thJune, 2009) as a Principle Investigator.
• Development of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea, L.) transgenics carrying HD-START transcription factor for improved drought stress tolerance. Department of Science and Technology (D.S.T), Govt. of India, New Delhi2009-2012. Budget: Rs.26,60,000/- (Letter No. SR/SO/PS-62/08. Dated: 27thSeptember, 2009) as a Principle Investigator.
• Identification of drought responsive microRNAs in groundnut (Arachis hypogaeaL.) using drought tolerant and drought sensitive groundnut genotypes. UGC, New Delhi, In the form of Raman Postdoctoral Fellowship. 2014-2015 Budeget: Rs.22.86 Lakhs.
• Molecular Tagging of Tobacco Streak Virus gene: Screening Sunflower for Resistance to Tobacco Streak Virus and Mapping the TSV Resistance Gene Vibha Agrotech, Ltd, Hyderabad-2009-2011 Budget: Rs.5,00,000/- (Letter No. Nil. Dated: 7thApril, 2009) as a Principle Investigator.
• Molecular tagging of stress tolerant small millet varieties and development of genetic and genomic resources for molecular breedingAgri Science Project, Yogi Vemana University2010-2012. Budget: Rs.2,50,000/- (Letter No. Nil. Dated: 30thDecember, 2010) (API: 10.0) as a Principle Investigator.
• Screening of small millets for abiotic stress tolerance: A physiological approach, Agri Science Project, Yogi Vemana University2010-2012. Budget: Rs.1,50,000/- (Letter No. Nil. Dated: 30thDecember, 2010) as a Principle Investigator.

Research Students

Ph.D Awarded

• Dr. KunduruSravani, Title of Thesis “Phytoremediation of Uranium - Physiological, Molecular, Biochemical and Transgenic Approach". 2014.
• Dr. PanditiVarakumar, Title of Thesis “Drought Stress tolerance in Groundnut (Arachis hypogaeal.): Physiological,Biochemical and Transgenic Approach” 2014.
• Dr. Guduru Krishna Kumar, Title of Thesis: Screening of Indica genotypes for nitrogen use efficiency and development of transgenic rice for higher nitrogen use efficiency.

Ph.D Pursuing

• Mr. K. Suresh Kumar – Role of bacterial endophytes for abiotic stress tolerance (Completed work and writing thesis) .
• Mr. S. Preetham Naik – Metagenomics insights into the microbial diversity in Uranium contaminated mine tailings, Rhizosphere colonizing plants and their role in bioremediation of Uranium.
• Smt. Y. Nagarathnamma – Analysis of rhizosphere microbiome of selected mangrove plants and their role in salt tolerance of crop plants.
• Mr. Siva Kumar – Role of endophytic bacteria in biotic stress tolerance of selective vegetable crops.

Achievements / Awards : 01

Recipient of Associate Fellow on 7thNovember, 2017 by Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences, Amaravati during A.P. Science Congress.

Research Publications in National & International SCI Journals : 34

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Large Scale GenBank Submissions : 4000 Numbers
Number of Book Chapters (National / International) : 12
Number of Books Published (National / International) : 01
Number of Patents : 02
Number of Conference / Symposia Organized : 06
Number of Conference / Symposia Attended : 55
Membership in Prestigious Academic Bodies

• Life Member, Society for Applied Biotechnology (SAB) - (Membership Number LM-97) from June, 2014.
• Life Member, Asian PGPR Society of Sustainable Agriculture (USA EIN : 47-4803807 & Alabama, UA : 1309/490) April, 2016.
• Fellow, Society for Applied Biotechnology for the Year 2016.
• Life Associate Fellow of A. P. Akademi of Sciences, Amaravathi, Andhra Pradesh (No. 404 dated 17thOctober, 2017).

Reviewed Research Papers of Various Scientific Journals

• Ecological Indicators.
• Nature Scientific Reports.
• Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety.
• Journal of Biosciences.
• Indian Journal of Plant Physiology.
• Plant Physiology Reports (INPP) .
• Indian Journal of Experimental Biology.
• Plant Cell Biotechnology and Molecular Biology.
• Regional Studies in Marine Science.
• Current Trends in Biotechnology and Pharma.

Ph.D. Thesis Adjudication

Ph.D thesis submitted to various Universities like Osmania University, Hyderabad; Kuvempu University, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur etc., were adjudicated.

• Phytoremediation.
• Plant Biotechnology.
• Crop improvement.

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What they say?


I am indebted to the faculty of the University, who inculcated scientific temper and research aptitude and I think YVU is a happening place for qualitative research.

Anand Kumar
Ph.D. in Biotechnology

The academic ambience and infrastructure of the University are the hallmarks, I consider myself to be lucky to be here and I foresee a bright future in pursuit of Science.

Shaik Fasiha Begam
M.Sc. in Physics

Yogi Vemana University is certainly a hub for meaningful research activities. Research in social sciences here bears contemporary relevance and addresses societal problems.

Varikunta Sailaja
Ph.D. in English

Yogi Vemana University installed faith in me to explore new avenues in liberal arts which mates us more humane and civilized.

Karanam Saiteja