Assistant Professor of Agricultural Microbiology

Dr. G Sasikala

Dr. G Sasikala

Assistant Professor of Agricultural Microbiology


  • Ph.D - Agricultural Microbiology Agricultural College & Research Institute, TNAU, Coimbatore 2014
  • M.Sc. (Agriculture) - 2010 Agricultural Microbiology Agricultural College and Research Institute, TNAU, Coimbatore.
  • B.Sc. (Agriculture) Anbil Dharmalingam Agricultural College & Research Institute, Trichy 2008
  • Certificate Course : Nursery Techniques & Propagation of Horticultural PlantsDirectorate of Open & Distance Learning, TNAU, Coimbatore 2007

NET/SLET Qualification

Qualifiedconducted by Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board in the discipline of Agricultural Microbiology

Administrative Experience

Cumulative Experience of 7 years
  • Principal (i/c) - 2 MonthsPGP College of Agricultural Sciences, Namakkal
  • Vice Principal -10 months PGP College of Agricultural Sciences, Namakkal
  • Year Coordinator - 7 yearsPGP College of Agricultural Sciences, Namakkal
  • Academic Coordinator -4 yearsPGP College of Agricultural Sciences, Namakkal

Area of Research

Bioconversion of lignocellulosic substrates into ethanol ; Microbial scale up of value added products from silkworm pupae biowaste

Research Experience

Cumulative experience of 3 years
  • Ph.D Scholar - 2 yearsStudies on bioconversion of selected lignocellulosic substrates into Ethanol by Simultaneous Saccharification and Fermentation (SSF) Process
  • M.Sc Scholar - 1 yearMicrobial studies on optimization and scale up of value added products from silkworm pupae biowaste

Academic Experience

Cumulative Experience: 7 years 5 months
  • Agricultural Microbiology (2+1)AGM 101
  • Fundamentals of Microbiology (2+1)AGM 201
  • Soil and Applied Microbiology (1+1)AGM 301
  • Microbial quality and safety of foods (1+1)AGM 453
  • Principles of Environmental Sciences (1+1)ENS 101
  • Fundamentals and Application of Nanotechnology (1+0)NST 301
  • Basic and Applied Microbiology (1+1)AGM A11
  • Basic and Applied Microbiology (1+1)AGM A 101
  • Energy and Environment (1+1)ENS X12 - Diploma (Agri)


  • Research Articles (in international journals) : 2
  • Research Articles (in National journals) : 3
  • Popular articles (in Magazines) : 3

Books Published

  • Bioproducts from silkworm pupae biowaste through microbial process Sasikala,G and R.Murugesan Lambert Academic publishing, Germany 2014 978-3-659-55299-1

Book Chapters

  • Thevaimatram uyiri Eriporul- orumatru Velanmaieyal Publisher : Thannambikkai
  • Thiraatchai madhurasamum thithikkum nanmaigalum Uzhavum unavum ; Publisher : Thannambikkai
  • Isolation and screening of cellulolytic fungi for cellulase enzyme production Food safety and Food security; Allied Publishers Private Limited
  • Effect of Net house cultivation of vegetables on Abiotic factors Recent Technologies for Higher production of Horticultural Crops ; Sai Siddhi Enterprises
  • Moongilil erunthu Maaviya ethanol thayarithal Nonnuriyal ; Publisher : Laser park publishing house, Coimbatore
  • Microbial strategies to upscale Nutrient Use Efficiency (NUE) Technological interventions to enhance nutrient use efficiency to meet food security and Environmental sustainability ;Annamalai university

Awards & Accolades

  • Young Women Educator and Scholar Award - 2017National Foundation for Entrepreneurship Development (NFED)
  • Junior Scientist of the Year - 2015 National Environmental Science Academy, New Delhi
  • Excellence in Teaching Award -2015Society for Scientific Development in Agriculture and Technology, Meerut
  • Best Researcher Award - 2015GRABS Educational Society, Chennai
  • Outstanding Woman Scientist Award - 2014 GKV society, Agra
  • Scientist Associate Award - 2014Society for Scientific Development in Agriculture and Technology, Meerut
  • Best poster presentation Challenges and Opportunities in Biological Sciences”, - 2010Muthayammal College of Arts and Science, Rasipuram, Namakkal
  • Award of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Merit scholarship - 2008 Tamil Nadu Agricultural University

Schemes Obtained

  • CAT Programme on Cultivation of Azolla – a low cost sustainable feed substitute for livestock Sponsor : NABARD Duration : 2015-16 Budget : 0.701 lakhs

Membership in Scientific Bodies

  • National Environmental Science Academy (NESA)Life member
  • Annals of Plant and Soil Research (APSR) Life member
  • Ulavarin - Valarum Velanmai Life member
  • Association of Microbiologists in India (AMI) Life member