Dr. Kotha Sammi Reddy
Fellow, Elected 2014

Born in Sriramulapally, Karimnagar, India on 12 October 1965. Educated at Zilla Parishad High School, Gopalpur, 1980-81; Government Junior College, Hanamkonda, 1981-83; A.P. Agricultural University, 1983-87 & 1987-89; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1995-98; B. Sc (Ag) 1987; M. Sc (Ag), 1989; Ph. D. 1998.

Head, Division of Resource Management, ICAR-Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad, 2014 to date.

Scientific Assistant, National Remote Sensing Agency, Hyderabad, 1990-91; Scientist trainee, NAARM, Hyderabad, 1991-92; Scientist, 1992-98, Scientist (Senior Scale), 1998-2000, Senior Scientist, 2000-08, and Principal Scientist, 2008-12, Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal; Principal Scientist, Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad, 2012-13.

Awards/Honours: Dhiru Morarji Memorial Award of FAI, 1995 and 2005; PPIC-FAI Award, 1997; Golden Jubilee Commemoration Young Scientist Award of ISSS, 2002; IMPHOS-FAI Award, 2003; TSI-FAI Award, 2006; FAI Golden Jubilee Award for Excellence, 2008; Hari Om Ashram Trust Award of ICAR, 2008-09; Best Paper Presentation Award of ISSS, 2011; 12th International Congress of Soil Science Commemoration Award of ISSS, 2013.

Research Areas: Soil chemistry & fertility, soil testing, integrated nutrient management, soil health & climate change, dryland agriculture

Address: Head, Division of Resource Management, ICAR-Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Santoshnagar, Saidabad (PO), Hyderabad 500059, Telangana; H. No. 2-3-329/1, Sainagar Colony, Near Saibaba Mandir, Nagole, Hyderabad 500068, Telangana; [Tel: Off. (040) 24530161 Ext 234; Cell: 09652114864; Fax: (040) 24535336; Email: ksreddy_iiss39@yahoo.com; sammireddy@crida.in]

NAAS Associate, 2006