Dr. O.P. Dutta
Fellow, Elected 1997

Born in Srinagar, J&K, India on 2 January 1941. Completed P.P.Ag., 1962, University of Rajasthan, B.Sc., 1966, M.Sc., 1968, University of Udaipur; Ph.D., 1981 University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore.

SRA, 1968-72, Jr. Veg. Breeder, 1972-75, Scientist-S1, 1975-76, Scientist-S2, 1976-82, Scientist-S3, 1982-85, Principal Scientist, 1986-94, Head, 1982-85, 1986-89, 1992-94, and 1995-2000, Division of Vegetable Crops, IIHR, Bangalore; FAO Technical Consultant for Regional Cooperation for Vegetable Research and Development in Bangladesh, China, DPR Korea, Thailand, Pakistan and Nepal-1994; FAO Seed Production Expert, Bangladesh 1998-99.

Awards/Honours: UAS Gold Medal for General Merit, 1981; PNASF-ICAR Gold Medal for Life Time Achievements, 2001- 02; PNASF- International Gold medal for Outstanding Research in Vegetable Improvement; 2002; Outstanding Scientific Programme Leader in Horticulture, 2009; International Award for Outstanding Contributions in Vegetable Research and Development, 2014. Member, Research Advisory Committee (RAC) of Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi, 2014-2017; Member, Task Force for Validation of DUS Test Guidelines for Chilli, Sweet Pepper and Paprika, 2014.

Fellow: Indian Society of Vegetable Science, 1998.

Research Areas: Vegetable breeding / Hybrid Seed Production in Vegetables.

Address: #70, Chiranjeevi Layout, 3rd Main, Hebbal - Kempapura, Bengaluru 560024, Karnataka; [Tel: Res: (080) 40908529, Cell: 9845131792; Email: opdutta@hotmail.com]