Dr. Shanti Lal Mehta
Fellow, Elected 1995

Born in Bhadsoda, India on 25 October 1943. Educated at Fateh High School, Udaipur, 1956-58; Rajasthan College of Agriculture, Udaipur, 1958-62; Indian Agricultural Research Inst., New Delhi, 1962-66; B.Sc. 1962; M.Sc. 1964; Ph.D. 1967; Commonwealth Scholarship, 1967; Post-doctoral, Department of Plant Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 1967-68.

Head, Div. of Biochemistry, 1984-94, and Dean & Jt. Director (Education), 1994-95, IARI, New Delhi; Deputy Director General (Education), ICAR, 1995-2000; National Director, NATP 2002-04; Vice-Chancellor, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur, Rajasthan 2004-08; Adjunct Professor, IARI, Delhi and NAARM, Hyderabad.

Awards/Honours: Gold Medal, 1960; VASVIK award for Agriculture Sciences 1992; O.P. Bhasin Award 1997; D.Sc. (h.c.) G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology 1997, CS Azad University of Agriculture and Technology 1998, Central Institute of Fisheries Education 2000, UAS Dharwad 2010; B.C. Guha Memorial Award, 1997; Dr. Jayalalitha Endowment Lecture Award, 1998; Assam Company Lecture Award, 1998; SEERI Environment Award, 2004; Maharana Mewar Award, 2008; Dr D. Sunderasan Memorial Lecture Award, 2011; President, Society for Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology; President, Indian Society of Agricultural Biochemists. Member, Rajasthan Council for Skill and Enterpreneurship; Chairman, Pragti Trust, Jaipur, Chaiman Shri Sanvlia Praktya Sthal Mandir Bagund-Bhadsoda, Member, Shri Nanesh Samta Trust Danta, Chairman ICAR Review and Monitoring Commiittee for SAU's, Resident Advisor, Indo-Myanmar ACARE, Yezin University, Myanmar.

Research Areas: Plant biotechnology and biochemistry

Address: 71 Gokul Nagar, Near Bohra Ganeshji Temple, Udaipur 313001, Rajasthan; [Tel: Res. (0294) 2470123, Cell: 09460919188; Email: slmehta1947@gmail.com]