Principal Scientist, Agricultural Statistics
M.Sc(Ag.Stat), Ph.D (Mathematics)

Contact Address :
Indian Institute of Oilseeds Research,
Rajendranagar, Hyderabad,
Andhra Pradesh, India- 500030

Phone: 040-24598174
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Projects Completed :
1. Comparison & Evaluation of different models for establishing the relationship between the yields, soil and fertilizer nutrients.(IISS, Bhopal).
2. Statistical techniques for simultaneous selection of cultivars for yield and stability.
(DOR, Hyderabad)


On-going Projects :

1. Development of Safflower germplasm core subset based on different descriptors
2. Development of pedigree information system for mandate crops


Trainings Undertaken (National & International)
· ICAR winter School on Bioinformatics and Statistical Genomics" during 17th November - 7th December, 2009 at Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute, New Delhi.
· “SAS for Trainers” conducted by HUB 8 of SSCNARS (NAIP) project at NAARM Hyderabad during June 8th, 2010 to August 2, 2010.


Recent Publications (From past 5 years)
· Alivelu, K.Anjani, N.Mukta, C.Sarada, P.Lakshmamma, Lakshmi prayaga, M. Santha lakshmi, P. Madhuri, M.Padmaiah and M.Bhaskara Reddy.2012. Structural Equation Modelling (SEM): An Alternative for Assessing Causal Relationships in safflower. Journal of oilseeds research. Vol.29(Special issue):106-107.
· K.Alivelu, C.Sarada, C. Lavanya and K.Anjani. 2012. Additive Main Effects And Multiplicative Interaction (AMMI) Model for developing Index for Selection of Safflower Genotypes. Journal of oilseeds research. Vol.29(Special issue):108-109.
· K.Alivelu, P.Padmavathi, P. Lakshmamma, Anil Verma, C.Sarada, Lakshmi Prayaga M.Padmaiah, P.Madhuri and V.N.Jyothsna.2012. Factorial experiment with additional treatments for sulphur fertilization in safflower, an Illustration. Journal of oilseeds research. Vol.29(Special issue):108-109.
· Alivelu, K., Lavanya, C and Sarada, C. 2010. Simultaneous selection index for yield and stability for selecting castor genotypes. Journal of oilseeds research Vol27:118-119.
· Alivelu. K, Kulkarni.B.S and Ramakrishna Rao.G. (2007).Growth Estimation Using spline Regression Function. Journal of research ANGRAU, 35(3).

Book chapters:
Alivelu, K., Sarada, C and Padmaiah,M.2011. Distribution free tests for microarray data. In: Roy, Ajit Kumar (Ed.).Recent Trends in Computational Biology and Computational Statics Applied in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics. Pp:779-789.

Area of expertise : 
· Forecasting techniques and Statistical Modeling
· Stability models
· Design of Experiments
· Multivariate Statistical Analysis

Any other relevant information : 
· Received III Best poster award for the poster entitled “Productivity potential and yield gaps of safflower cultivars in Andhra Pradesh” authored by M.Padmaiah and K.Alivelu in 8 th international safflower conference on safflower research and development in the world: Status and strategies.
· Secured runner-up position in doubles shuttle badminton for women at ICAR south zone tournament held at RRC grounds, Secunderabad during feb, 2012.