Dr. Bandi Venkateswarlu 
Fellow, Elected 2010

Born in Kakaravai, Andhra Pradesh on 1 June 1953. Educated in Government High School, Dendukur, 1964-69; Graduation in Government Science College, Khammam, A.P. 1971-74; Post-graduation in Osmania University, Hyderabad 1974-76. Ph.D, J.N. Vyas University, Jodhpur, India, 1987.

Vice-Chancellor, Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, Parbhani, 2014 to date.

Research Associate, ICRISAT, 1976-77; Scientist S-1/S-2, CAZRI, Jodhpur, 1977-85; Senior Scientist, 1986-98, and Principal Scientist, CRIDA 1998-2001; Principal Production System Scientist, NATP, 2001-06; Head, Division of Crop Sciences, 2006-2008; Director, CRIDA, 2008-14.

Awards/Honours: Vasant Rao Naik Award of ICAR, 2009; SP Roy Chaudhary Memorial Lecture Award, IISS, 2010; National Ground Water Augmentation Award of MoWR, 2009; FAI Golden Jubilee Award, 2011; e-World Award for IT Applications in Agriculture, 2011; Fakruddin Ali Ahmed Award of ICAR 2012; Vasantrao Naik Pratisthan Award, Mumbai, 2015; M.V. Shantaram Memorial Lecture Award, 2014; Hari Om Ashram Trust Award of ICAR, 2015; 7th International Crop Science Congress Award, 2016. Member, Steering Committee, IWMP, Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India; Chairman, Project Approval and Monitoring Committee on Climate Science, DST; Executive Committee Member, National Rainfed Area Authority (NRAA); Member, XII Plan Working Group on NRM and Rainfed Farming, Member, Project Monitoring Committee on WDF, NABARD; President, Indian Society of Dryland Agriculture; Member Expert Committee of NICRA Project, 2015; Member RAC, IIPR Kanpur, 2014-16 and CITH, Srinagar, 2015-17; Chairman, QRT, CAZRI, Jodhpur, 2015; Advisor, Educational Council of International Organization for Education Development, 2015; Member, DBT working Group on Developing Guidelines for GM field trials, 2016.

Fellow: Indian Society of Oilseeds Research; Indian Society of Dryland Agriculture; Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences; Member, New York Academy of Sciences; Life Member, Association of Microbiologists of India; Life Member, Indian Society of Agrometeorology.

Research Areas: Climate change, Abiotic stress management, Soil microbiology.

Address: Vice-Chancellor, Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, Parbhani 431402, Maharashtra; [Tel: Off. (02452) 223002; Cell: 07588543565, 09652988265; Fax: (02452) 223582; Email: vbandi_1953@yahoo.com; vcmau@rediffmail.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2015