Profile of Dr Vanita Salunkhe

Name: Dr. Vanita Navnath Salunkhe

Designation: Scientist (Sr. Scale)

Date of Birth: 09.09.1983

Area of Specialization: Interaction of abiotic stresses and plant pathogens; integrated management of fungal diseases in dry land agriculture

Email Id:

Mobile: +91-9096441290Phone: 02112-254057, Fax: 02112-254056




Year of Passing


Ph D (Plant Pathology)


Vasantarao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, Parbhani

M.Sc (Plant Pathology)


Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola

B.Sc (Agriculture)


College of Agriculture, Nagpur (PDKV, Akola

Professional History




Scientist (Sr. Scale)

2nd December, 2019 to till Date

ICAR-National Institute for Abiotic Stress Management, Malegaon, Baramati, Maharashtra

Scientist (Sr. Scale)

5th June, 2017 to 30th November, 2019

ICAR-Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur, Maharashtra

Scientist (Sr. Scale)

27th April, 2015 to 31st May 2017

ICAR-Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research, Rajgurunagar, Pune, Maharashtra


21st April, 2014 to 26th April, 2015

ICAR-Directorate of Onion and Garli Research, Rajgurunagar, Pune, Maharashtra


3rd September, 2011 to 19th April, 2014

ICAR-Directorate of Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Research, Anand, Gujrat


27th April, 2011 to  24th August, 2011

93rd FOCARS training at ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM), Hyderabad, Telangana


Published more than 07 research papers, 10 popular articles, 01 technical bulletins and 01 book chapters. h-index ……, i10-index ….. with more than ……… citations in international literature.

Publications List: 

  • Salsunkhe, V. N. (2014). Screening of Safflower germplasm accessions for resistance source against Macrophomina root rot. The Bioscan, 9(2), 689-670.
  • Salunkhe Vanita & Deshpande G.D. (2014). Diversity of Macrophomina phaseolina isolates causing root rot of safflower. Bioinfolet, 11(2b):526-529.
  • Salunkhe, V. N., Anandhan, S., Gawande, S. J., Ikkar, R. B., Bhagat, Y. S., & Mahajan, V. (2018). First report of Colletotrichum truncatum causing anthracnose of mouse garlic (Allium angulosum) in India. Plant Disease, 102(1), 240.
  • Salunkhe, V. N., Anandhan, S., Gawande, S. J., Ikkar, R. B., Bhagat, Y. S., Mahajan, V., & Singh, M. (2018). First Report of Anthracnose Caused by Colletotrichum spaethianum on Allium ledebourianum in India. Plant disease, 102(10), 2031-2031.
  • Ghodke, P. H., Shirsat, D. V., Thangasamy, A., Mahajan, V., Salunkhe, V. N., Khade, Y., & Singh, M. (2018). Effect of water logging stress at specific growth stages in onion crop. Int. J. Curr. Microbiol. Applied Sci, 7, 3438-3448.
  • Ghodke, P. H., Gijare, U. M., Andhale, P. S., Salunkhe, V. N., Mahajan, V., Gupta, A. J., & Singh, M. (2018). Genetic diversity in onion by multivariate analysis under short day condition. Int. J. Curr. Microbiol. Appl. Sci, 7, 2184-2194.
  • Salunkhe, V.N., Gawande, S. P., Nagrale, D. T., Hiremani, N. S., Gokte-Narkhedkar, N., & Waghmare, V. N. (2019). First Report of Corynespora Leaf Spot of Cotton Caused by Corynespora cassiicola in Central India. Plant Disease, 103(7), 1785.


  • Secured ICAR-SRF (2008)
  • Secured best poster award in 2 National Symposium on Edible Alliums: Challenges and future strategies for sustainable production during 7- 9 November, 2016 in Jalna.

Member of Professional bodies

  • Life member of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Association of India (MAPAI)
  • Life member of  National Acadamy of Biological Sciences (NABS)
  • Life member of Indian Society of Alliums