Dr. Prakash Shamrao Naik
Fellow, Elected 2004

Born in Kapshi, India on 23 August 1952. Educated at Devchand College, Arjunnagar, 1969-71; Gopal Krishna Gokhale College, Kolhapur, 1971-72; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1973-79; B.Sc. 1973; M.Sc. 1976; Ph.D. 1981.

Scientist S-1 (Genetics &Cytogenetics), 1979-84, Sr. Scientist (Genetics &Cytogenetics), 1986-98, Principal Scientist, Genetics &Cytogenetics/Biotechnology, 1998-2005, and Project Coordinator (Potato), 2005-11, CPRI, Shimla; Director, Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi, 2011-2014; Biotechnology Overseas Associateship, 1987-88.

Awards/Honours: Hari Om Ashram Trust Award, 1997-98; CPRI Merit Awards, 2000 and 2004; ICAR Team Research Award, 2001-02; Chaudhary Devi Lal Outstanding AICRP Award, 2005; ICAR Outstanding Multidisciplinary Team Research Award, 2010.

Fellow: Distinguished Fellow, Indian Potato Association; Fellow, Horticultural Society of India, New Delhi; Fellow, Confederation of Horticulture Associations of India, New Delhi; Honorary Fellow, National Academy of Biological Sciences, Chennai.

Research Areas: Genetics and plant biotechnology

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Sh. L.C. Sikka Endowment Award 2009-2010