About Dr. Sonia Kumari
Dr. (Mrs) Sonia Kumari is working as an Assistant Professor cum Jr. Scientist in the department of Dairy Microbiology at SGIDT, Patna. She has first joined the Rajendra Agriculture University in FBS&H, in the Department of Microbiology (FBS&H) as an Assistant Professor cum Jr. Scientist and served there for more than four years. After establishment of Bihar Agriculture University she shifted to Sabour, Bhagalpur with the post and served there also for two and half years. At present she is serving SGIDT since last sixyear. She has worked as a Co-PI on “Soil Biodiversity and Biofertilizer”(NAIP), as a PI on “Litchi wine”(University funding), Establishment of crop specific Biofertilizer unit for improvement of pulse production in Agro-climatic Zone III at Sabour (RKVY),.After joining SGIDT she has also done “Microbial evaluation of Neera” (Gov.of Bihar) as one of the associated scientist. She has done her graduation from R.A.U, Pusa and M.Sc. and from CCSHAU, Hisar Haryana as an ICAR fellow. She was the recipient of Fellowship by UGC-CSIR during her Ph.D. study in CCSHAU, Hisar. She was also nominated for SPM award being top 20% ranker in the Joint CSIR-UGC examination. In addition she had qualified Gate exam with 89.28% percentile score. During her M.Sc. Program she has done research on “Ethanol Production from rice straw” and Utilization of Spent Oyster Mushroom Substrate for composting and Enrichment of Biogas Plant Slurry” during Ph.D. She has been awarded with the Best teacher award (Swarpalli Radha Krishnan)in the year 2009 and many others award viz.Young scientist, Best Researcher, Best teacher in the year 2017-2018 presented by different societies in India.. She also served as a Librarian in SGIDT for more than a years and As Head for almost five years in her present department.She has been worked I/C Technical cell and was a active member in creation of DPR of the newly established B.A.U, Sabour. She has published more than 20 research and review article, fifteen technical and popular article, Five book chapters and many Abstracts in different Souvenir and seminar. She is skilled with many training Program with her field of Specialization etc.