Dr. Charudatta Digambarrao Mayee 
Fellow, Elected 2008

Born in Sakharkherda (Buldana), Maharashtra, India on 15 July 1946. Educated at MES High School, Mehkar (MS) 1959-61; College of Agriculture, Akola, 1961-65; College of Agriculture, Nagpur, 1965-67; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1968-1972. B.Sc (Agri.) 1965; M.Sc (Agri.) 1965; Ph.D, IARI, 1972. Post Doctoral, Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany, 1980-82; Re-visited 1986.

Adjunct Professor, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, 2012 to date; Chairman, Agri. Finance Corporation Mumbai 2010 to date; Member, African Biosafety Network Expertise, Burkina Faso 2014 to date; Executive Board Member, Internatinal Service for Acquisition Agri-Biotech Applications, USA 2006 to date; Board Member of Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola and Sher-E-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Srinagar, J&K.

Assistant Virologist, 1972-74 and Plant Pathologist (Rice), Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1974-75; Professor and Head, Marathwada Agricultural Univesity, Parbhani, 1976-91 and 1993-95; Associate Dean, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola, 1991-93; Associate Director, NARP, Aurangabad, 1995-97; Vice-Chancellor, MAU, Parbhani, 1997-2000; Director, Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur, 2000-03; Agriculture Commissioner, Govt. of India, New Delhi, 2003-04; Chairman, Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board, New Delhi, 2004-11.

Awards/Honours: Prof. M.J. Narasimhan Academic Award, 1974; V.P. Gokhale Award, 1998; Vasantrao Naik Krishi Award, 2002; Outstanding Team Research Award, 2003; Dr. B. Vishwanath Award, 2005; Life Time Achievement Awards, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2015; Lekhiram Memorial Award, 2009; Doda Raghav Reddy Award, 2010; Leadership Award, 2010 and Amit Prabudh Manishi Award, 2012; IPS Recognition Award, 2012; Sasya Suraksha Mahajani Award, 2012; Global Nagpur and Sarathi Awards, Sheti Sanman Puraskar by ABP Maza Marathi Channel, 2016; D.Sc. (Honoris Causa), Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur (Bihar), 2009; OUAT, Bhubaneshwar (Orissa) and Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat (Assam), 2010; President, Indian Society for Cotton Improvement, 2008 to date; Founder President, South Asia Biotechnology Centre, New Delhi, President, Indian Phytopathological Society, 1997-98; SMPP, Udaipur, 2006-09; Doctor's Krishi Academy, Lucknow, 2006-11; CRDA, Hisar, 2010-11; Chief Editor, IPS, New Delhi, 2004-06.

Fellow: Maharashtra Academy of Sciences; Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology.

Research Areas: Plant Pathology - Epidemiology and Management, Oilseed Pathology, Human Resource Development, Cotton Improvement

Address: 602, Raviram Residency, 13/1 Chitale Marg, Dhantoli, Nagpur 440012, Maharashtra; [Tel: Cell: 09970618066; Email: charumayee@yahoo.co.in]

Vice President 1 Jan, 2016; Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2015 to 31 Dec, 2015