Dr. Tukaram Annapa More
Fellow, Elected 2003

Born in Kavathesar, Maharashtra, India on 6 May 1952. Educated at Vidyamandir, Sadoli Dumala, Kolhapur; New English School, Sadoli Khalasa, Kolhapur; College of Agriculture, Kolhapur, B.Sc. 1972, MPKV, Rahuri; M.Sc., 1974 and Ph.D. 1977 Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, Post Doctorate, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA, 1981-83.

Scientist S1, S2 and Senior Scientist, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1976-94; Professor & Head, Horticulture, 1994-2001, and Director, Centre of Advanced Studies in Horticulture (Fruits), MPKV, Rahuri 1996-2002; Associate Dean, College of Agriculture, Dhule, 2002-2005, Director of Extension Education, 2005 and Dean, Faculty of Agriculture & Director of Instructions, 2005-06 MPKV, Rahuri; Director of Research, Dr. B.S. Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli, 2006; Director, Central Institute of Arid Horticulture (ICAR), Bikaner, Rajasthan 2006-10; Director, Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi, 2010-11; Vice Chancellor (Additional Charge): Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli, 2011 and Dr. Punjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola, 2012; Vice-Chancellor, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, Maharashtra, 2011-15.

Awards/Honours: Anna Bhau Shate Prize and Certificate, 1972; Uttam Chand Memorial Silver Medal, 1982; Dr. Harbhajan Singh Gold Medal, 1991; Baliraja - V.G. Raul Pustak Vikri Puraskar, 1998; Indian Society of Vegetable Science Silver Jubilee Citation, Memento and Certificate, 1998; ICAR Certificate of Appreciation, 1998; Rashtriya Gaurav Award, 2004; Certificate of Appreciation, Collector, Dhule 2005; AICTE Technical Education Book Publication Award, 2005; Samaj Gaurav Puraskar, 2006; Dr. Kirti Singh Gold Medal for Vegetable Science, 2007; Lokshahir Annabhau Sathe Award, 2011; Lifetime Achievement Award, 2011; Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Ratna Award, 2011; Lifetime Achievement Award for Vice-Chancellors by World Management Congress, New Delhi, 2011; Shiksha Ratna, 2011; Best Citizens of India Award, 2011; Bhima Krishi Jivan Gaurav, 2012; Dalitmitra Dhanajirao Ghodajkar Samaj Bhushan Award, 2012; Colonel Commandant, Ministry of Defence, GOI, 2012; Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Samaj Bhushan Award, 2012; Vasantrao Naik Krishi Award, 2012; Krishibhushan Award, 2012; Satyashodhak Annabhau Sathe Samajratna Award, 2012; Lifetime Achievement Award and Best Distinguished Scientist Award, 2012; Certificate of Felicitation, 2013 and Bharat Excellence Award, 2013; Krishi Ratna Award, 2014; National Education Leadership Award, 2014; International Level World Vice-Chancellors Award, 2014; The Pillars of Hindustani Society Awards, 2015; National Educational Award - 2015; Innovative B-School Award 2015.

Fellow: Indian Society of Vegetable Science; Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding; International Society for Hi-Tech Horticulture; Honorary Fellowship Award Hi-Tech Horticultural Society, Meerut.

Research Areas: Horticulture - Olericulture, (Vegetable breeding-heterosis breeding, resistance breeding, agro-techniques, protected cultivation, tissue culture), Fruit Breeding

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Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2013 to 31 Dec, 2015