Dr. Surupa Deva Shikhamany
Fellow, Elected 2010

Born in Alampur, Telangana, India on 15 June 1947. Educated at Zilla Parishad High School, Alampur, 1956-62; Nizam's College, Hyderabad, 1962-63; College of Agriculture, Hyderabad, 1964-70; University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, 1979-83; B.Sc. (Agri) 1968; M.Sc.(Agri) 1970; Ph.D. 1983.

Scientist S-3/Principal Scientist (Hort), 1982-94, and Head, Division of Fruit Crops, 1994-97, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore; Director, National Research Center for Grapes, Pune, 1997-2002; Director, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore, 2002-07; Vice-Chancellor, Andhra Pradesh Horticultural University, Venkataramannagudem, West Godavari, A.P. 2008-11.

Awards/Honours: UNDP/FAO Fellowship; Gold Medal, AP Grape Growers' Association, 1992; Silver Plaque, Maharashtra State Grape Growers' Association, 1998; Girdhari Lal Chadha Memorial Award, Horticultural Society of India, 1998; SN Ranade Memorial Award, Shobhana Srikrishna Ranade Memorial Trust, Pune, 1999; Vasantrao Arve Memorial Award, 2000; Gold Medal, Maharashtra State Grape Growers' Association for Life time contribution to Grape Industry of Maharashtra, 2012; HSI-Shivshakti Lifetime achiement award, 2015. Indian representative, ISHS, Belgium, 2004-07; International Lead Consultant, FAO Project TCP/NIR/2901 (A), Nigeria, 2003-04; President, Society for Promotion of Horticulture, Bangalore, 2005-08; Vice President, Horticultural Society of India, 2004-06; Member, Executive Council, Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, 2007-09; Technical Director, Board of Directors, Grape Growers' Federation of India, 1996-2002; Member, Karnataka Wine Board, 2007-11; Project Advisor, Administrative Staff College of India, 2013 - till date; Chairman, Research Advisory Committe, Maharashtra State Grape Growers' Association, 2013 - till date; Member Governing Council, Ladakh Farmers & Producers Co-operative Ltd. 2016-till date.

Fellow: Horticultural Society of India

Research Areas: Production technologies in grapes and tropical fruits

Address: Former Vice-Chancellor, Dr. YSR Horticultural University, 3106, Srila Towers, Hyder Nagar, Kukatpally, Hyderabad 500085, Telangana; [Tel: Cell: 09849129076; Email: sdshikhamany@gmail.com]