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Updated on 02 Sep, 2019


Dr. Sushmitha Baskar

Assistant Professor

Dr. Sushmitha Baskarearned her M.Sc (1995, Gold medalist) and M.Phil in Environmental Science (1997) from Bharathiar University, Tamil Nadu and Ph.D. in Environmental Science (2002) from the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Haryana. She has an MA and PG Diploma in Distance Education from IGNOU, New Delhi; Diploma in German from Sprachenzentrum, Université De Fribourg, Switzerland. She is awarded with various national fellowships: CSIR (SRF, RA, Pool Scientist (SRA), UGC Dr. DS Kothari post doctoral fellowship and international fellowships: Swiss Scholarship to work at ETH, Zurich, Switzerland; Indo-Norwegian Grant to work at University of Bergen, Norway and Swedish Institute Fellowship to work at Stockholm University, Sweden. She has made significant contributions with 45 publications and is a science journalist for Current Science, Indian Academy of Sciences. Her interests include Environmental Science, Environmental Microbiology and Geomicrobiology. At IGNOU she is the Programme Coordinator for Ph.D. Environmental Science and Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental and Occupational Health. Her best publications include:
  • Mudgil D, Baskar S, Baskar R, Paul Dand Shouche YS. 2018.Biomineralization potential of Bacillus subtilis, Rummeliibacillusstabekisiiand Staphylococcus epidermidisstrains in vitro isolated from speleothems, Khasi hill caves, Meghalaya, India. Geomicrobiol.J., 35 (8): 675-694.
  • Baskar S, Routh J, Baskar R, Kumar A, Miettinen H and Itävaara M. 2016. Evidences for microbial precipitation of calcite in speleothems from KremSyndai in Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya, India: Geobiological significance. Geomicrobiology J., 33, No. 10, 906 – 933..
  • Baskar S, Baskar R, Thorseth IH, Øvreas L, Pedersen RB. 2012. Microbial iron precipitation associated with a neutrophilic spring of Borra caves, Vishakapatanam, India. Astrobiology Journal, Mary Ann Liebert Publication. Astrobiology. 12, 4, 327-346.  

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Official Address:
Block 1,
Room No 22,
IGNOU,
Maidan Garhi  Delhi - 110068
Delhi, India
  011-29571122
  sushmithab@ignou.ac.in