Dr. Yogendra Shankar Nerkar
Fellow, Elected 1998

Born in Ner, Maharashtra, India on 15 June 1944. Educated at New English School, Ner, 1956-60; College of Agriculture, Dhule 1960-64; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1964-70; B.Sc. (Agri) 1964; M.Sc. (Genetics) 1966; Ph.D. (Genetics) 1970.

Asstt. Prof., 1971-73, and Pulses Breeder, 1973-75, Mahatma Phule Agricultural University, Rahuri; Prof. of Genetics, 1975-78, Head, Dept. of Botany, 1978-89 and Dean, College of Agriculture, 1989-94, Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani; Director of Research, Maharashtra Council of Agricultural Education and Research, Pune, 1994-96; Director of Research, Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani, 1996-2001; Vice Chancellor, 1996-99, MPAU, Rahuri; Director, Agricultural Research & Extension, 2001-06, and Advisor (Molecular Biology & Genetic Engineering),Vasantdada Sugar Institute, Pune, 2006-07.

Awards/Honours: Krishi Bhushan Award, Maharashtra State Govt.,1985; Vasantrao Naik Memorial Foundation, Krishi Gaurav Award, 1986; FIE Foundation, National Award in Agriculutre, 1998.

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding

Research Areas: Plant biotechnology, crop genetics & breeding

Address: Shriram Apartment, 15, Mrutyunjay Society, Kothrud, Pune 411038, Maharashtra; [Tel: Res. (020) 25439655, Cell: 07709568819; Email: ysnerkar@gmail.com]