Dr. Chandragiri Nagaraja Rao Ravishankar
Fellow, Elected 2015

Born in Chandragiri, Karnataka, India on 20 April 1963. Educated at Govt. High School, Sira, 1975-78; Pre university, Sri Siddaganga College, Tumkur, 1978-80; B.F.Sc. 1984; M.F.Sc. 1986; Ph.D. 1990, College of Fisheries, Mangalore, UAS, Bangalore; Post Graduate Diploma in Technology Management in Agriculture, University of Hyderabad, 2013.

Director, ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT), Cochin, Kerala, 2014 to date.

Scientist, 1991-96; Scientist-Senior scale, 1996-2000; Senior Scientist, 2000-2008; Principal Scientist, 2008 onwards; Head, Fish Processing Division, and Head-in-Charge, Engineering Division, Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin, 2011-14.

Awards/Honours: HACCP Merit Certificate, Royal Institute of Public Health & Hygiene, London, Govt. of United Kingdom, 1997; TCT Award in Fish Processing Technology, Department for International Development (DFID), Govt. of United Kingdom, 1997; ICAR Team Research Award, 2002; K. Chidambaram Memorial Award, Fisheries Technocrats Forum, Chennai, India, 2005; Best Indian Fisheries Scientist, PFGF, 2008.

Fellow: Society of Fisheries Technologists (India), Cochin; Association of Food Technologists India, Mysore

Research Areas: Post Harvest Technology of Fish, Fish Processing and Packaging Technology, Food Science and Technology

Address: Director, ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Matsyapuri P.O., Willingdon Island, Cochin 682029, Kerala; Medhini, 4/503-C, Rajeev Gandhi Lane, T.K.S. Road, Maradu P.O., Cochin 682304, Kerala; [Tel: Off. (0484) 2666880; Res. (0484) 2705368; Cell: 9446474368; Fax: (0484) 2668212; Email: director.cift@icar.gov.in, directorcift@gmail.com, cnrs2000@gmail.com]