Dr. Subhash Sonyabapu Mehetre
Fellow, Elected 2012

Born in Belapur, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra on 12 June, 1952. Educated at JTS High School, Belapur, 1964-1969; College of Agriculture, Pune, 1969-1973; Post Graduate Institute, MPKV, Rahuri, 1973-1977; University of Birmingham, U.K. 1985; University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, U.K. 1988-89; University of Contemporary Studies, Washington, USA 1999.

CSIR, Junior Research Fellow, PGI, 1975-1977; Senior Research Assistant, 1977-1981; Assistant Professor, 1981-1985; Associate Professor, 1985-1991; Professor (Cotton Breeder, Oil Seeds Specialist-cum Principal Investigator, Biotechnology Centre and I/C, 1991-2005; I/C Head, Dept. of Botany, 2003-2004; Head, Department of Botany, 2005-2006, and Director of Research, MPKV, Rahuri, 2006-12.

Awards/Honours: INSA Young Scientists' Award, 1980; UWA Life Time Achievement Award, 1999; Dr. S.S. Narayana Award, 1999; 20th Century Agricultural Development Award, 2000; Late Krishi Ratna Dr. Annasaheb Shinde Best Agriculture Scientist Award, 2007; Vasantrao Naik Krishi Sanshodhan and Rural Trust, Mumbai: Best Agricultural Scientist Award, 2010; Khandesh Bhushan Award, 2010; Dodia Trust Award, 2010; Life Time Achievement Award, 2012 by Cotton Research and Development Association, HAU, Hisar; Cash Prize Awards by INSA 1980, Kothari Scientific and Industrial Research Institute, Calcutta (1980), J.N. Tata Trust Cash Award 1989; Lions International Club, Shrirampur (Maharashtra), Trophy 1990. Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship, 1988-89; FAO-IBPGR Fellowship, CSIR, New Delhi, Junior Research Fellowship, 1975-77; J.N. Tata Endowment Scholarship - 1988-89

Fellow: Maharashtra Academy of Sciences, Pune; Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding, New Delhi; United Writers Association, Chennai; Cotton Research and Development Association, Hisar.

Research Areas: Cytogenetics, Plant Breeding, Mutation Breeding, Bio technology, Plant Molecular Biology, Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources, Haploidy Breeding, Interspecific Hybridization

Address: SAFALYA, Plot No. 20, Dharmadhikari Mala, Tathe Nagar, Savedi, Ahmednagar 414003, Maharashtra; [Tel: Res. (0241) 2431035; Cell: 09860529571; Email: subhash_mehetre@rediffmail.com; subhashmehetre@rediffmail.com]