Dr. Kamarath Viduran Devaraj
Fellow, Elected 2001

Born in Chikballapur, Karnataka, India on 29 January 1937. Educated at Central High School, Bangalore, 1947-51; Govt. Intermediate College, Bangalore 1952-54; Central College, Mysore University, Bangalore, B.Sc. (Hons) & M.Sc. 1956-61; Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Deemed University, Mumbai; D.F.Sc. 1965-67; Auburn University, Alabama, USA, Ph.D. 1967-70; Post Doc. And Visiting Scientist, Auburn University, Alabama, USA and University of Stirling, Scotland, U.K.

Research Assistant (Fisheries), Department of Fisheries, Government of Karnataka and University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, 1962-70; Assistant Professor, College of Fisheries, Mangalore, 1970-74, Fisheries Research Officer, 1974-77, Chief Scientific Officer and University Head, Inland Fisheries Division, 1977-90, Director of Research, 1990-92, Dean, 1992-94, and Vice-Chancellor, 1992-95, UAS, Bangalore; Fisheries Consultant, The World Bank, 1993-97; Chairman, Asian Fisheries Society (Indian Branch); Chairman, Expert Committee of ICAR on Fisheries; Director, Vydehi Institute of Biotech Sciences, Whitefield, Bangalore, 2001-06; President, Forum of Fisheries Technologists, Bengaluru.

Awards/Honours: Distinguished Leadership Award in Fisheries by the American Biographical Institute, USA, 1989; Dr. Rajkumar Sanmana Samithi Quinquennial Award, Bangalore, 1992; Karnataka Agrotech Award of Excellence, 1994; Kempe Gowda Award, 1994; College of Fisheries Alumni Association Awards, 1995; Best Scientific Achievement Award by Auburn University, USA, 1995; UAS Alumni Association Award, UAS, Bangalore, 1995; Dr. Sunderlal Hora Gold Medal, 1997; D.Sc. (h.c.) CIFE, Mumbai, 2011.

Fellow: International Academy of Fishery Scientists, Rome, Italy; Recognized Scientist of American Fisheries Society, USA; Asian Fisheries Society, Main Branch, Philippines and Indian Branch, Mangalore; Inland Fisheries Society of India; Indian Academy of Environmental Sciences; Association of Aquaculturists, India; Indian Society of Life Sciences; Indian Fisheries Association.

Research Areas: Aquaculture and fisheries management

Address: Former Vice-Chancellor, UAS, #39, 7th Cross, UAS Layout, Sanjaynagar, R.M.V. 2nd Stage, Bengaluru 560094, Karnataka; [Tel: Res. (080) 23411666, Cell 9845088818; Email: drkvdevaraj@gmail.com; devarajkv1937@gmail.com]