Dr. Jagannath Vishnu Patil
Fellow, Elected 2013

Born in Amode village, Yawal taluk, Jalgaon district, Maharashtra, India on 1 June, 1956. Educated at Sarvajanic Vidyalaya, Amode; Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, Maharashtra, 1976-1981 and 1988-92; B.Sc. (Ag.) 1979; M.Sc. (Ag.) 1981; Ph.D. 1992 with course work at Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar.

Associate Dean (MPKV), College of Agriculture, Pune, 2015 to date.

Senior Research Assistant, 1981-83; Junior Geneticist, 1983-94; Scientist - 2 (Associate Professor), 1994-95; Associate Professor of Botany, 1995-97; Safflower Breeder, 1997; Plant Breeder (Pulses), 1997-2001; Professor of Botany, 2001-04; Senior Sorghum Breeder, 2004-07; and Head, Dept of Botany, MPKV, Rahuri, 2007-10; Director, Indian Institute of Millet Research and Project Coordinator, All India Coordinated Sorghum Improvement Project (AICSIP), Hyderabad, 2010-15.

Awards/Honours: `Baliraja' Late Annasaheb Shinde Smruti Krishi Sanshodhan Gaurao Puraskar, 2004; Vasantrao Naik Krishi Puraskar, 2005; Maharashtra State Government Agricultural Literature Award, 2010 and 2012; Team Awards: CGIAR's King Baudouin Award, 2002; ICRISAT's Doreen Mashler Award, 2002.

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding; Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development

Research Areas: Breeding for disease in pulses and cereals, Crop improvement research in pulses and sorghum, Genetic resource management in sorghum and Value-addition and promotion of sorghum as health-food.

Address: Associate Dean, College of Agriculture, Shivaji Nagar, Pune 411005, Maharashtra; Permanent Address: Krishna Chowk, Dhyanesh Park, Road No: 3, Navi Sangvi, Pune 411027; [Tel: Off. (020) 25538489; Cell: 09848378035; Fax: (020) 25537188; Email: adacpune@gmail.com; drpatiljv@gmail.com]