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Editor Name: Vidya Vardhini

Designation: Professor

University: Telangana University

Country: India

Biography: Prof. B. Vidya Vardhini is a Professor in the Department of Botany and Former Head in the Dept. of Botany, Telangana University. She is the Dean, Faculty of Science and Computer Science from Feb 2017 onwards. She is the Former REGISTRSR of Telangana University. She served as the Director, Directorate of Academic Audit from Dec 2016 to July 2017. She served as the Principal, University College of Science from 2014 -2016. She has 24 years of teaching and research experience. She completed her M.Sc. (Botany) in first division with distinction in the year 1994. She worked as a Project Fellow in the UGC Sponsored MRP from 1995 - 1998. She was awarded Ph. D. (Doctor of Philosophy) in 1998 from Osmania University, Hyderabad under the guidance of Prof. S. Seeta Ram Rao. She worked as a Research Associate in the CSIR sponsored MRP from 1999- 2002. She worked CSIR- Senior Research Associate (Scientist’s Pool Scheme) from 2002-2003 at Osmania university, Hyd. She worked as a Lecturer/Asst Professor in Botany on selection by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in Union Territory of Puducherry, from 2003 to 2008. She served as the Head, Department of Botany, Chair Person, BOS in Botany as well as Biotechnology and Director, Alumni; Director, Research and Development etc. She completed a UGC-MRP in 2007- MRP-655/05 (UGC –SERO) on brassinosteroids and saline soils of Karaikal. She published 67 research papers in National and International journals with good Impact Factors like Phytochemistry, Plant Growth Regulation, Indian Journal of Plant Physiology, Current Science, Asian and Australasian Journal of Plant Science and Biotechnology, Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Sciences etc. Her total Impact Factor is 41.622, citations are 1040 and h-index and i10-index are 14 and 16. She has presented 69 papers in National and International seminars /conferences etc. She was Lead Guest Editor for Journal of Phytology, Issue 4 volume 2, 4 and 5, Year 2012, Khajure Research Foundation and Development Society, Scholar Journals, Unites Arab Emirates. She is the Reviewer for Journal of Plant Growth Regulation, PLOS, African Journal of plant Sciences, Journal of Crop Improvement, Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, Food Science and Technology, Plant etc. and Editorial Board Member of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, USA and Journal of Applied Science and Research, USA. She was the Co-Convener for National seminar sponsored by A.P. State Council for Higher Education, Hyd entitled “Modern Trends in Plant Sciences” held on 25th and 26th March 2010 and Organizing Secretary for the National Seminar entitled “Current Aspects in Plant Sciences” held on March 7th 2014. She was the Convener, National Seminar entitled “Medicinal Plants for Better Human Health”  organized on 28-29 Jan 2016 and sponsored by Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE), Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi and SERB (Science and Engineering Research Board), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. She was the Coordinator, Popular Lectures entitled “Shaping the Future Through Biotechnology” sponsored by The Department of Science and Technology (Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India) sanctioned Popular Lectures of CTEP (Conferences/Training Programmes/Exhibitions/Popular Lectures). The lecture series are on 23rd November 2015, 30th November 2015 and 7th December (Prof. B. Vidya Vardhini (Head, Dept. of Botany and Principal, UCS, TU) as Resource Person). She was the Co-Ordinator, 2-Day Science Academies’ Lecture Work Shop on “Current Trends in Plant Science”, Sponsored by Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, Indian National Science Academy. New Delhi, The National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad and Organized by the Dept. of Botany, Telangana University, Dichpally, Nizamabad – 8th and 9th December 2014. She is an Associate fellow of Telangana Academy of Sciences (TAS), Hyd. She is guiding 8 Research scholars from T.U and 1from JNTU.

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