Dr. Kavya Dashora

Areas of Interest: 

Biosensors, plant pest prediction modelling, Non chemical agricultural pest management, micro arthropods, Bt formulations, innovative resource management cultivation techniques, Rural outreach, monitoring and impact assessment, International trade agreements and industry production standards, Panchgavya products quality control and production standards.

About the Faculty: 

Dr. Kavya Dashora is currently working as an Assistant Professor at CRDT, IIT Delhi and her research areas include Biosensors, proteomic studies, Non chemical agricultural pest management, microarthropods, Bt formulations, innovative resource management cultivation techniques, Rural outreach, monitoring and impact assessment, International trade agreements and industry production standards.

She did her PhD from CAZRI, Jodhpur in the year 2005 and then she joined National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources. She is also PRINCE2 qualified from United Kingdom and has international certification course on Monitoring, Evaluation & Impact assessment and Gender assessment in technology dissemination from United Kingdom.

After few years at NBPGR, she joined a UN organization for Commonwealth Agriculture as scientist. During her work as Scientist, Senior Scientist and Deputy Director-Science in commonwealth countries she had a vast exposure in agricultural countries of South Asia, South East Asia and Africa working on sustainable resource management for food security, developing low cost technologies for food security, implementing sustainable development goals, addressing the issues related to international trade and climate change, etc. For outreach programme to the grass-root level; she conducted various plant clinics in South Asian countries for correct plant disease diagnosis to reduce the unguarded use of chemical pesticides; worked on direct seeded rice to manage the lowing water-table in central highlands; developed low cost technologies for reducing pesticide use in tea production through mass trapping, altering flight paths, etc.

She had been a technical consultant to several United Nations projects in different countries of Asia Pacific. She developed the first ever biocontrol lab with Plant Protection Department of Royal Bhutan Government at Thimpu; Helped Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation of Afghanistan to develop biological control technology , post-harvest management techniques and their outreach for fruit farmers; developed technologies and conducted training programmes on post-harvest management in the light of climate change in Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, etc.

She got associated with IIT Delhi as Assistant professor in the year 2016. During her research career she has published several research papers and got an opportunity to work with scientists of different countries and cultures. She has secured funding by various national and international funding agencies.