Dr. Nithya N Kutty

Dr. Nithya N Kutty

Assistant Professor


Dr. Nithya N. Kutty has completed her doctoral study from IIT Kharagpur. Her doctoral study was focused on dynamics of scent volatiles synthesis, storage and emission in flowers of tuberose, a widely cultivated ornamental plant in Asian countries. During her doctoral study, she has also carried out collaborative research work in the area of metabolite profiling from plant endophytes, hairy roots of carrots and also studied the effect of gamma rays on floral volatiles. She has also presented her research work in several national and international conferences. She pursued her post-graduation (M Tech) in Agricultural biotechnology from IIT Kharagpur and completed her graduation (B Tech Biotechnology) from JNTU Hyderabad. 


Ph.D Agricultural Biotechnology, IIT Kharagpur

M.Tech Agricultural Biotechnology, IIT Kharagpur

B.Tech Biotechnology, JNTU Hyderabad 

Research Publications:

Nithya N. Kutty, Upashana Ghissing, and Adinpunya Mitra. (2021) Revealing floral metabolite network in tuberose that underpins scent volatiles synthesis, storage and emission. Plant Molecular Biology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11103-021-01171-7.

Nithya N Kutty and Adinpunya Mitra. (2019) Profiling of volatile and non-volatile metabolites in Polianthes tuberosa L. flowers reveals intraspecific variation among cultivars. Phytochemistry, 162: 10-20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phytochem.2019.02.006

Nithya N. Kutty, Upashana Ghissing, Mukund Kumar, Mirnal Kumar Maiti, and Adinpunya Mitra. (2020) Intense floral scent emission in Polianthes tuberosa L. (tuberose) variants sprouted from γ-irradiated tubers. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation, 39: 112-121

Abhirup Mookherjee, Ramalingam Dineshkumar, Nithya N. Kutty, Tarun Agarwal, Ramkrishna Sen, Adinpunya Mitra, Tapas Kumar Maiti, and Mrinal Kumar Maiti (2018) Quorum sensing inhibitory activity of the metabolome from endophytic Kwoniella sp. PY016: characterization and hybrid model-based optimization. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 102:7389-7406. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00253-018-9168-1

Subhadhip Mukherjee, Nithya N Kutty, Paramita Bera, and Adinpunya Mitra. (2019) Impact of light and sucrose supplementation on cellular differentiation, metabolic shift and modulation of gene expression in hairy roots of Daucus carota. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture, 136: 383-397. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11240-018-1523-5


Teaching Experience : 6 Years

Industry Experience :  6 months

Research Experience : 1 years

Books Published

Nithya N Kutty and Adinpunya Mitra. (2018) Floral metabolite analysis of commercially important tuberose cultivars grown in West Bengal - A chapter in book ‘Advances in Floriculture and Urban Horticulture’. Studera Press 1586/113, FF, Tri Nagar, Delhi – 110 035, India.


Research Interests

Her research area of interests includes plant specialized metabolism, plant-microbe interactions, plant volatiles and metabolomics.


Agricultural Biotechnology, Molecular and Cell Biology, Biology for Engineers