Dr. E.A. Siddiq
Fellow, Elected 1992

Born in Ilayangudi, Tamil Nadu, India on 15 July 1937. Educated at Ilayangudi High School, Ilayangudi, 1948-54; St. Joseph's College, Tiruchirapalli, Madras University, 1957-59; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1964 -68; B.Sc. 1958; M.Sc. 1964; Ph.D. 1968. D.Sc. (h.c.), OUAT, 2014.

Adjunct Professor, University of Hyderabad, 2008 to date; Adjunct Faculty, Centre for DNA Fingerprinting & Diagnostics, Hyderabad, 2008 to date; Hon. Professor - Institute of Biotechnology, Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad, 2002 to date; Adjunct Professor, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 2012 to date; NASI Platinum Jubilee Senior Scientist Fellowship 2012 to date.

Cytogeneticist, 1968-76, and Senior Scientist (Breeding), 1976-83 Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1976-83; Rice Expert in Egypt, International Rice Research Institute, The Philippines, 1983-86; Professor of Genetics, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1986-87; Project Director, Directorate of Rice Research, Hyderabad, 1987-94; Deputy Director General (Crop Science), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi 1994-97; National Professor, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Directorate of Rice Research, Hyderabad, 1997-2002; Hon. Chair Distinguished, Centre for DNA Fingerprinting & Diagnostics, Hyderabad, 2002-07.

Awards/Honours: Hari Om Ashram Trust National Award 1975; VASVIK Foundation National Award 1981; Amrik Singh Cheema Award, 1987-88; Om Prakash Bhasin Award 1994; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Prize 1995; Norman Borlaug Award 1995; INSA Silver Jubilee Medal 1997; ISCA G.P. Chatterjee Memorial Lecture Award, 2001; Agriculture Leadership Award for Agricultural Research & Development, 2008; INSA Sundarlal Hora Medal, 2011; Vocational Excellence Award 2010-11; Rotary Club of Hyderabad, 2011; Padma Shri, 2011.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India; Andhra Pradesh Academy of Sciences

Research Areas: Genetics, plant breeding, biotechnology

Address: Honorary Professor Biotechnology, Institute of Biotechnology, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500030, Telangana; Jasmine, Plot No. 81, Happy Homes Colony, Upperpally, Hyderguda PO, Hyderabad 500048, Telangana; [Tel: Cell: 09032326727; Email: easiddiq@gmail.com, easiddiq@rediffmail.com]

Dr. B.P. Pal Memorial Award, 2011-2012