Dr. Surapaneni Koteshwara Rao
Fellow, Elected 2012

Born in Polukonda, Andhra Pradesh, India on 8 March 1952. Educated at PVCMZPH School, Rudrapaka, Andhra Pradesh 1968; Pre University, Sir CRR College Eluru, 1971; B.Sc. 1974, Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada; College of Agriculture, JNKVV, Jabalpur M.Sc.(Ag) 1977, Ph.D. 1980.

Vice Chancellor, Rajmata Vijayraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Gwalior, 2017 to date.

Senior Research Assistant 1980, Junior Scientist 1980-89, Scientist 1990-2001, Professor & Head 2001-2009, JNKVV, Jabalpur; Dean College of Agriculture, Rewa 2009-12; Dean Faculty of Agriculture, JNKVV, Jabalpur, 2012-15; Director of Research Services, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur 2015-17.

Awards/Honours: Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award 2007-2008; Dr. Kailash Nath Katju Award 2008; ICAR Team Research Award, 2007-2008; Awarded Certificate of Honors in M.Sc. (Ag.) and Ph.D. (Ag.) Achievers Award 2010.

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

Research Areas: Crop Improvement, Seed Systems, Agribusiness Incubator Development

Address: Vice Chancellor, Rajmata vijayraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Race Course Road, Near Mela Grounds, Gwalior 474002, M.P.; Vice Chancellor Bungalow, RVSKVV Campus, Raja Pancham Singh Marg, Gwalior 474002, M.P.; [Tel: Cell: 9111444052; Email: skrao_jnau@yahoo.co.in; vcrvsaugwa@mp.gov.in]