Prof. Gyana Ranjan Rout
Fellow, Elected 2015

Born in Khurda, Odisha, India on 30 December, 1962. Educated at Government High School, Bhubaneswar, 1973-1978; Basic Science College, 1978-1980; BJB College, Bhubaneswar, 1980-1982; Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, Odisha 1982-1984; Utkal University Bhubaneswar, Ph.D, 1991; D.Sc. 2001.

Professor & Head, Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, College of Agriculture, Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, 2009 to date.

Scientist, 1991-1999; and Sr. Scientist, Regional Plant Resource Centre, Bhubaneswar, 1999- 2009. Post Doctoral Research at University of East London, UK; University of Delhi, North Campus; Chiba University, Japan, Federal Research Centre for Ornamental and Plant Breeding, Germany.

Awards/Honours: Samanta Chandra Shekhar Award (2005) Odisha State Science Academy; SERC Visiting Fellowship (1995) Department of Science & Technology (DST), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, at Delhi University, New Delhi; International Biotechnology Fellowship (1999), Belgium; British Council Fellowship (1996), United Kingdom; BOYSCAST Fellowship (1997) DST at Chiba University, Japan; Biotechnology Overseas Fellowship (2003) DBT, New Delhi.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India, 1999

Research Areas: Biotechnology in Horticultural and Medicinal Plants, Biodiversity & Conservation, Abiotic stress tolerant in Crop Plants, Environmental Biotechnology & Molecular Biology.

Address: Professor & Head, Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, College of Agriculture, Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar 751003, Odisha; Plot No. 208/821, Khandagiri Vihar, Kolathia, PO- Aiginia, Bhubaneswar 751019, Odisha; [Tel: Off. (0674) 2397755; Cell: 09437308014; Email: grrout@rediffmail.com; rout07@rediffmail.com, headabt_bbsr@rediffmail.com]