Dr. Subrahmanium Nagarajan
Fellow, Elected 1992

Born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India on 7 November 1945. Educated at the PS High School, Mylapore, Chennai and Graduated in Agriculture from Agricultural College, Coimbatore: 1962-66; M.Sc., IARI, 1969; Ph.D., University of Delhi, 1973; Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Plant Pathology, Wageningen, Netherlands 1971; Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, University of Giessen, 1978-80; Re-visited 1986; Visiting Fellow, Department of Pathology, University of Bonn, 1998 and Distinguished Fellow, University of Giessen, 2003 and 2011.

Principal Scientist and Head, IARI Regional Station, Flowerdale, Shimla, 1980-86; Asstt. Director General (Plant Protection), ICAR, 1988; Project Director, Directorate of Wheat Research, Karnal, 1993-2002; Director, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2002-05; Chairperson, Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights Authority, Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India, New Delhi, 2005-10.

Awards/Honours: Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, 1978-79; Distinction Award, 13th International Plant Protection Congress, Hague, the Netherlands; M.O.P. Iyengar Lecture Award, 2000; Om Prakash Bhasin Award, 2001; Ch. Ramdhan Singh Memorial Award, 2002; Prof. K.S. Bilgrami Memorial Medal, 2004; Norman E. Borlaug Award, 2005; Dr. Amrik Singh Cheema Award, 2005; Dr.B.P. Pal Gold Medal, 93rd Indian Science Congress, 2006; INSA Silver Jubilee Commemoration Medal 2006; Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial Lecture 2008; Dr. M.S. Swaminathan Award, 2009.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian National Science Academy.

Research Areas: Plant pathology - epidemiology - wheat improvement - wheat molecular biology, Intellectual Property Rights

Address: Shiwalik 8/49, New Colony, 16th Cross Road, Chrompet, Chennai 600044, Tamil Nadu; [Tel: Res. (044) 22414242; Cell: 09884627600; Email: subrahmaniam@nagarajans.net]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2003 to 31 Dec, 2005