Ms. Savita V Patil, Ph.D student (DST-JRF) who was conducting the research under the guidance of Dr. Kumudini Belur Satyan, Department of Biotechnology, School of Sciences has been selected for the Indian Phytopathological Society Student Travel Award - 2018. This award is given to the selected student to represent India at the American Phytopathological Society (APS) meet. This year, the 11th International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP) - 2018 will meet in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. This year also marks the 50th Anniversary of the International Society for Plant Pathology (ISPP) and 75th Anniversary of Indian Phytopathological Society (IPS).
Ms. Savita was one among six selected at the National Symposium on "Emerging Trends in Plant Health Management in Relation to Climate Change" at College of Horticulture, Bengaluru from which was held from 12 to 13 September 2017 to represent South Zone at the annual meeting of Indian Phytopathological Society.
She was one among the three nominated out of the seven participants at the annual meeting of Indian Phytopathological Society (IPS) and National Symposium on "Plant Health Management: Embracing Eco Sustainable Paradigm" held at Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat from 15 to 17 February 2018.
In the final stage of selection, she is the only candidate selected from India to participate in the International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP) - 2018 which will be held at Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Currently she is working on "Induction of Resistance against Ragi Blast Disease by Fluorescent Pseudomonads".