Dr. Cherukumalli Srinivasa Rao
Fellow, Elected 2008

Born in Anigandlapadu, Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh on 4 October 1965. Educated at ZP High School, Anigandlapadu, 1975-80; SGS College Jaggaiahpet, 1980-82; Agricultural College, Bapatla, 1982-88; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1988-92; Tel-Aviv University, Israel, 1998-99; B.Sc (Ag) 1982; M.Sc(Ag) 1988; Ph.D 1992; Post-Doctoral 1999.

Director, ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, 2017 to date.

Scientist, Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal, 1992-98; Senior Scientist, Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Kanpur and Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad, 1998-2006; Principal Scientist, 2006-13 and Project Coordinator, All India Coordinated Research Project for Dryland Agriculture, Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad (CRIDA), Hyderabad, 2013-14; Deputation to International Crop Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics, Patancheru, 2006-2008; Director, ICAR-Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad, 2014-17.

Awards/Honours: Certificate of Merit ISCA, 1995; ISSS Golden Jubilee Young Scientist Award, 1997; ICAR Young Scientist Award, 1998; International Potash Institute - FAI Award, 1998; Pran Vohra Memorial Award, 2000 and Dr. B.C. Deb Memorial Award, 2006 of Indian Science Congress Association; PPIC-FAI Award, PPIC-FAI Award, 2006; Dhiru Morarjee Memorial Award of FAI, 1993 and 2003; ISPRD Recognition Award, 2006-2007; Doreen Mashler Award by ICRISAT, 2007; ICRISAT Millennium Science Award, 2008; International Plant Nutrition Institute Prize 2008; Sukumar Basu Memorial Award of IARI, 2009; Vasantrao Naik Award of ICAR, 2009; FAI Golden Jubilee Award, 2011; Padmasree Dr. I.V. Subba Rao Memorial Award from Rithunestam, 2012; International Potash Institute-FAI Award, 2012. Chief Editor, Indian Society of Dryland Agriculture, 2009 to 2014; Hari Om Ashram Trust Award of ICAR 2014; Rajashri Tandon Rajbasha Puruskar - 2013-14; 2015-16; Vasant Rao Naik Award 2014; Sardar Patel Outstanding Research Institute Award of ICAR - 2014; Editor, Indian Society of Soil Science 2014-15; Chairman, Standing Technical Committee, National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) 2014 onwards; Hindi Regional Rajbhasha Award, 2016 by Ministry of Home Affairs; UNFCCC Indian Delegation Member - Bonn, Germany, 2015, 2016; Digital Media Award of PRSI-2017; Best Emerging Technology Business Incubation Centre Award, by DST, GoI, 2018; Executive Board Member, International Dryland Development Committee, Cairo, Egypt; Member, RAG, NABARD; President of Indian Society of Dryland Agriculture and Development, President, a-Idea (Association for Innovation Development of Entrepreneurship in Agriculture), Technology Business Incubator (TBI); ICAR-NAARM, Hyderabad; Member, Asian Long Term Experimental Network for Agriculture (ALTENA), Tsukuba, Japan; Co-chaired as Nominee of Indian focal point, CDC and Steering Committee of 23rd Intergovernmental Meeting and Science Planning Group Meeting (IGM/SPG Meeting) of Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN), (Bangkok, Thailand) 2018; Member; Executive Council, National Council for Cooperative Training (NCCT), Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, GoI; Member, Advisory Board, The Journal of Research – ANGRAU, Andhra Pradesh; Member, ICAR Training Board; Member, Indian Council of Food and Agriculture, New Delhi.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science; Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development; Telangana Academy of Sciences.

Research Areas: Climate change, District agriculture contingency planning, Soil carbon sequestration, Participatory soil health management, Dryland agriculture

Address: Director, ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500030, Telangana; NAARM House, NAARM Campus, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500030, Telangana; [Tel: Off. (040) 24015070, 24581350; Res. (040) 24015654, Cell: 9848848453; Fax: (040) 24015912; Email: chsrao_director@naarm.org.in; cherukumalli2011@gmail.com]

Nominee of Secretary, DARE / DG, ICAR, 1 Jan, 2019; Recognition Award 2013-2014; Young Scientist Award 1997-1998