Nitte (Deemed to be University) is proud to announce that two of its eminent scientists, Dr. Indrani Karunasagar and Dr. Iddya Karunasagar, have been ranked #11 and #13 respectively by Research.com. They are among the top scientists in India, in the field of microbiology. This ranking is based on their research publications, citations, h-index, and i10-index.
Dr. Indrani Karunasagar is the Director (Projects & NuTEC) and Coordinator for M.Sc. Marine Biotechnology (sponsored by DBT) at Nitte University Centre for Science Education and Research (NUCSER). She has over 35 years of experience in teaching and research in microbiology, especially aquatic microbiology and biotechnology. She has published more than 200 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and has guided 25 PhD students. She is also the recipient of several national and international awards, including the prestigious Sir C.V. Raman Award for Young Scientists.
Dr. Iddya Karunasagar is a Professor Emeritus at NUCSER and a former Assistant Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. With over 40 years of experience in research and development in microbiology, food safety, and aquatic animal health, he has published more than 150 research papers in reputed journals and has mentored 20 PhD students. He has also served as a consultant for several national and international organizations, including WHO, World Bank, ADB, and ICAR.