Dr. Jagadish Sanmallappa Bentur

Born at Belgaum, Karnataka, India on 22 July 1951. Educated at Govt. High School, Gulbarga, 1960-65; KCP Science College, Bijapur, 1967-69; Karnatak University, Dharwad, 1970-76; B.Sc. 1969; M.Sc. 1971; Ph.D. 1976.

Subject Matter Specialist - Plant Biotechnology, Agri Biotech Foundation, Hyderabad, 2013 to date.

Scientist, 1977-83; Senior Scientist, 1983-1998 & Principal Scientist (Agricultural Entomology) 1998-2013, Directorate of Rice Research, Hyderabad, Indian Council of Agricultural Research. Project Scientist, International Rice Research Institute, Los Banos, Philippines, 1995-1998.

Awards/Honours: Prof. TN Ananthakrishnan Award, 2000; Bap Reddy Memorial Award in IPM, 2003; Janna Reddy Venkat Reddy Prize, 2007; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, 2010; Dr. S. Pradhan Memorial Lecture, 2015.

Fellow: Entomology Academy of India; Royal Entomological Society (London), 2018

Research Areas: Insect-plant interactions with special reference to gall midge and rice, Host-Plant Resistance to insects in rice, IPM in rice, Molecular Entomology

Address: Subject Matter Specialist - Plant Biotech., Agri Biotech Foundation, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500030, Telangana; 5-4-118, Bhavani Colony, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500030, Telangana; [Tel: Off. (040) 24002147; Res. (040) 64515635, Cell: 9391379573; Fax: (040) 24002147; Email: jbentur@yahoo.com; jbentur@gmail.com]