Dr. Cholenahalli Laxmipathi Gowda
Fellow, Elected 2015

Born in Cholenahalli, Hassan District, Karnataka, India on 13 June 1949. Educated at College of Agriculrure, Dharwad, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru, 1966 70; G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, 1970 72; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1972 75. B.Sc. (Ag) 1970; M.Sc. (Ag), 1972; Ph.D. 1975.

Co-Founder, GRSV Consulting Services, Mysuru.

Deputy Director General-Research, ICRISAT, Hyderabad, 2013-14; Director, Grain Legumes Research Program, 2011-13 and Director of Crop Improvement Program, 2002-10; Director, Information Resource Management Program, 2001; Head, Learning Systems Unit, 1999-2001; Research Project Coordinator, Genetic Diversification and Enhancement, 1999-2001; Assoc. Coordinator, Asian Grain Legumes Network, 1987-1992; Coordinator of Cereals and Legumes Asia Network, 1993-2014; and Chickpea Breeder 1975-2013.

Awards/Honours: International Food Award Niigata International Food Award Foundation, Japan (2014); Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Scientific contribution, by Nepal Agriculture Research Council, Kathmandu (2014); and Vietnam Academy of Agriculture Sciences, Hanoi (2014); International Service in Agriculture Award by Crop Science Society of America, USA (2012); Lifetime Achievement for Excellence in Science (2012); ICRISAT Scientific Leadership Award (2007); Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award from Deendayal Research Institute, India (2008); Doreen Margaret Mashler Team Award (6 times): for Promoting IPM in Groundnut in India and Vietnam (1997), Excellence in Conserving Plant Genetic Resources (2004), for Global Sorghum Improvement (2006), for Outstanding contribution to Enhance groundnut production and productivity in Vietnam (Team Award) (2005), for Outstanding contribution to Public and Private Sector Partnership (2007); ); Special Award for Pulses Development from Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (2003); Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award, Nepal Agricultural Research Council (2002); King Baudouin Award, CGIAR, Washington (2002); and Government of Vietnam Medal for Agriculture and Rural Development (1997).

Fellow: Agronomy Society of America; Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding; Crop Improvement Society of India

Research Areas: Genetics, Plant Breeding, and Statistics; Research Management.

Address: No. 7, Block-13, SBM Colony, Srirampura II Stage, Mysore 570023, Karnataka; [Tel: Res: (0821) 2363975; Cell: 8861484737; Email: cllgowda@gmail.com]