Dr. Lolly S. Pereira

Rural Development and Agricultural Production

Designation: Assistant Professor

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. (Horticulture) in Fruits and Orchard Management from Bidhan Chandra KrishiViswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal.
  • M.Sc. (Agriculture) in Horticulture from Bidhan Chandra KrishiViswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal.
  • B.Sc.(Agriculture)Hons. From Bidhan Chandra KrishiViswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal.

Areas of interest:

Indigenous Fruit culture, Characterization, Propagation, Tissue culture, Conservation

Experience:

Post-Graduate Teaching and research in the Department of Rural Development and Agricultural Production, North-Eastern Hill University, Tura campus, Meghalaya, since 26-03-2009.

Administrative responsibilities undertaken:

  • Teacher-in-charge of Floriculture and VermicompostUnit of Dept. of Rural Development and Agricultural Production
  • Member of Governing body, Tura Law College, West Garo Hills from 22nd July, 2013 for a period of 3 years.
  • Member of Governing Body, Don Bosco College of Teacher Education, Tura, West Garo Hillsfrom 16-01-2018 to 03-07-2019.

Academic affiliations:

  • Life member of The Horticultural Society of India, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi.
  • Life member of Horticultural Society of North East India, Dept. of Horticulture, Nagaland University, Medziphema, Nagaland.
  • Life member of Fruit Science Society of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh -2202, Bangladesh.
  • Life member of Indian Society of Citriculture, National Research Centre for Citrus, Nagpur, Maharashtra.

Research Projects

  1. Co-PI of ongoing project titled “In-vitro mass multiplication and conservation of some endangered Citrus species of NEH Region of India”
    Funded by DBT, GOI, New Delhi
    Period: 3 years from 06-01-2017

Publications

i. Research papers:

  1. Marak L.C., Pereira L. S., Chakraborty R. and Mazumdar D. (2019) Relationship between soil microbes and plant pathogens of Baccaurearamiflora in Nokrek Biosphere Reserve of Meghalaya. Plant Archives, 19(1):821-826.
  2. Sangma Y. A. S., Pereira L. S. and Dang J. C. (2018) Effect of media and culture environment on in- vitro seed germination of Citrus indica Tanaka. Environment and Ecology, 36(4):1-6.
  3. Marak L.C., Pereira L. S., Chakraborty R. and Mazumdar D. (2018) Plant pathogens and soil microbes associated with Citrus indica in Nokrek Biosphere Reserve of Meghalaya. Research on Crops, 19(3): 486-491.
  4. Sangma Y. A. S., Pereira L. S. and Dang J. C. (2018) In- vitro seed germination of Citrus macroptera Mont. - An endangered species of Meghalaya. Environment and Ecology, 36(3):855-859.
  5. Phaomei G., Pereira L. S. and Mathew B. (2018) Variability of fruit characters of Jackfruit in Rongram block of West Garo Hills of Meghalaya. Environment and Ecology, 36(2A):611-615.
  6. Marak L.C., Pereira L. S., Chakraborty R. and Mazumdar D. (2018) Diversity of Plant Pathogens and Soil Microbes Associated with Emblica officinalis in Nokrek Biosphere Reserve of Meghalaya. Environment and Ecology, 36(1):1-6.
  7. Phaomei G., Pereira L. S. and Mathew B. (2017) Diversity of Jackfruit (ArtocarpusheterophyllusLam.) in Rongram block of West Garo Hills, Meghalaya. International Journal of Science, Environment and Technology, 6(3):1940-1947.
  8. Phaomei G. and Pereira L. S. (2016) Fruit characterization of Jackfruit in Tikrikilla       block of West Garo Hills, Meghalaya. Journal of Agriculture and Technology,           3(2):44-48.
  9. Phaomei G. and Pereira L.S. (2016) Evaluation of diversity in Jackfruit (Artocarpusheterophyllus) in Tikrikilla block of West Garo Hills (Meghalaya).Current Horticulture, 4(2):11-16.
  10. Lyngdoh I. and Pereira L.S. (2016) Varietal Evaluation of Guava in West Garo Hills of Meghalaya. Journal of Agriculture and Technology, 3(1):25-29.
  11. Marak L.C., Pereira L. S. and Chakraborty R. (2016) Diversity of microbes associated with Artocarpusheterophyllusin Nokrek Biosphere Reserve of Meghalaya.          Transient- A Journal of Natural Sciences and Allied Subjects, 5:86-96.
  12. Chakraborty R., Marak L.C. and Pereira L.S. (2015) Heart rot of Citrus indica Tanaka caused by Ganodermalucidum reported from Nokrek Biosphere Reserve in Garo Hills. Indian Forester,141(1):120-121.
  13. Mawkhiew A. and Pereira L. S. (2015) Effect of Planting Time on Yield and Quality of Strawberry in West Garo Hills, Meghalaya. Journal of Agriculture and Technology,     2(1&2): 44-48.
  14. Mawkhiew A. and Pereira L. S. (2015) Effect of plant spacing on yield and quality of strawberry cv. Festival in West Garo Hills, Meghalaya. Current Horticulture, 3(2): 25-28.
  15. Chakraborty R., Marak L.C. and Pereira L.S. (2014) Study of air microbes over sugarcane field infected by Red Rot disease. Transient- A Journal of Natural Sciences and Allied Subjects, 4:14-20.
  16. Mathew B. and Pereira L.S. (2014) Vermicomposting- A profitable enterprise for rural youth. Transient- A Journal of Natural Sciences and Allied Subjects, 4:59-65   
  17. Mathew, B. and Pereira L.S. (2010) Effect of In situ rainwater harvesting techniques on mandarin orange plants grown in the Garo Hills of Meghalaya. Environment and Ecology, 28(3B):1975-1978.
  18. Singh A., Patel R.K., De, L.C., and Pereira L.S. (2008) Performance of strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa) cultivars under sub-tropics of Meghalaya. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 78(7): 575-580.
  19. Pereira L. S. and Mitra S.K. (2006) Studies on fruit growth and development of litchi cultivars.TheOrissa Journal of Horticulture. 34 (1): 1-7.
  20. Pereira L. S., Pathak, P. and Mitra S.K. (2005) Relation between flushing cycles and flowering in different litchi cultivars. Indian Journal of Horticulture, 62 (2): 141-144.
  21. Pereira, L.S andMitra, S.K. (2004). Studies on fruit growth and development of litchi cvs.Bombai, China, Deshi and Early Large Red.The  Horticulture Journal, 17 (2): 115-124.
  22. Pereira L. S. and Mitra S.K. (1999) Studies on organic along with inorganic nutrition in guava. Indian Agriculturist, 43 (3&4): 155-160.

ii. Book Chapters:

International Publishers:

  1. Mathew, B.,Pereira, L.S. and Suresh C.P. (2010) Pineapple Production in Meghalaya (India) - Indigenous Cultural Practices and Status. Proceedings of7th International Pineapple Symposium (ActaHorticulturae). Johor Bahru, Malaysia, 13-15 July, 2010. pp. 275-280.
  2. Pereira, L.S,Mitra, S.K. and Ghosh B. (2004). Germplasm evaluation of litchi in West Bengal.Proceedings of theNational Seminar on Recent Advances in Production and Post-Harvest Technology of Litchi for Export.Bidhan Chandra KrishiViswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, West Bengal.24th-26th June, 2004. pp. 1-5.
  3. Pereira, L.S.; Pathak P. and Mitra S.K. (2003). Extent of fruit cracking and sun burning in different Lychee cultivars.Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Lychee, Longan, Rambutan and other Sapindaceae plants(ActaHorticulturae). Chiang Mai, Thailand, 25th - 28th August, 2003. pp. 141-145.
  4. Mitra, S.K.; Pereira, L.S.; Pathak, P. and Majumdar, D. (2003). Fruit abscission pattern of Lychee cultivars.Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Lychee, Longan, Rambutan and other Sapindaceae plants (ActaHorticulturae). Chiang Mai, Thailand, 25th - 28th August, 2003. pp. 215-218.

National Publishers:

  1. Chakraborty R., Marak L.C. and Pereira L.S. (2014) Impact of Jhum cultivation on forest ecosystem in Nokrek Biosphere Reserve of Garo Hills with special reference to certain soil microflora. Proceedings of National Seminar on “Newer Trends in Chemistry and Environment” (NTCE-2014), Don Bosco College, Tura, Meghalaya, 10-11 December 2014. ISBN: 97893-85230-05-9, pp.183-187.
  2. Sangma S. Y. A., Dang J. C., Pereira L.S. and Mathew B. (2014) In vitro germination of Citrus macroptera Mont. – An endangered plant of Garo Hills, Meghalaya, India. 12. Proceedings of National Seminaron “Newer Trends in Chemistry and Environment”(NTCE-2014), Don Bosco College, Tura, Meghalaya, 10-11 December 2014. ISBN: 97893-85230-05-9, pp.219-224.

Ph. D. / M.Phil. Awarded / Supervised:

Title of Thesis/Dissertation Name of the Scholar Registration No. Date of award
Ph.D. Awarded
Study on pathogenic microbes of indigenous fruit plants in Nokrek Biosphere Reserve. Ms. Lilybell Ch. Marak 2108 of 06-10-2012 26-04-2018
M. Phil. Awarded
Effect of planting time and spacing on yield and quality of strawberry      in West Garo Hills, Meghalaya. Ms. AbishishaMawkhiew 440 of 16-12-2013 27-04-2016
Varietal evaluation of guava in West Garo Hills, Meghalaya. Ms. IbanrisukLyngdoh 441 of 16-12-2013 27-04-2016
Morphological characterization of Jackfruit in West Garo Hills,         Meghalaya. Ms. GaithoiliuPhaomei 442 of 19-02-2014 13-05-2016
Ph.D. under supervision
In vitro propagation of Citrus indica Tanaka and Citrus macroptera        Mont.-Rare and endangered plants of Garo hills, Meghalaya Ms. Shabaree Yasmeen A. Sangma 2232 of 19-02-2014 -
Phenological study of selected mango varieties in Garo hills,         Meghalaya Ms. AbishishaMawkhiew 2554 of 15-02-2016 -

Papers presented in Conferences/Seminars

  1. Vermicomposting- A profitable enterprise for rural youth. Presented in National Seminar on Entrepreneurship: A drive towards socio-economic development of North eastern region (4th June, 2013) Organized by Dept. of Management, NEHU, Tura Campus
  2. Variability of fruit characters of jackfruit in Rongram block of West Garo Hills, Meghalaya. Presented in National Seminar on Potential and Prospects of Horticulture in North-Eastern Region (27th-28th March,2017) Organized by Dept. of Horticulture, NEHU, Tura Campus and KVK, ICAR, Tura

Collaboration/ Consultancy:

  • Co-ordinator of training programmes on “Integrated Farming cum Post harvest Management” in collaboration with Bethany Society, Tura, and Meghalaya State Skill Development Society (MSSDS), funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB) for a period of 1 year (2019-2020).

Any other:

Orientation/Refresher courses/ Trainings attended:

Name of the Course Place Duration Sponsoring Agency
8thOrientation Programme NEHU,
Tura campus, Tura
28 days
29th March to 26th April 2010
UGC-Academic Staff College,
NEHU Shillong
Workshop on
Capacity Building of Women Managers in Higher Education
Tura 1 week
29th  April to 3rd  May 2009
UGC, New Delhi
Special Winter School in Management Sciences NEHU,
Tura campus, Tura
3 weeks;
2nd -24th September, 2013
UGC-Academic Staff College,
NEHU, Shillong
Short term Course in Research Methodology NEHU,
Tura campus, Tura
1 week;
24th-29th March,2014
UGC-Academic Staff College,
NEHU, Shillong
Faculty Development Programme NEHU,
Tura campus, Tura
2 weeks;
1st -14th March,2018
NSTEDB, Department of Science and Technology, GOI