Dr. Sharat Kumar Pradhan
FELLOW, ELECTED 2018

Born in Kendukata, Rairakhol, Odisha on 6 January 1967. B.Sc. 1990 and M.Sc. 1995, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhabaneswar; Ph.D. 2003, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar

Principal Scientist, Crop Improvement Division, ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack

Awards/Honours: ISGPB AB Joshi Memorial Award, 2017; DST Samanta Chandra Sekhara Award, 2015; SAID Outstanding Achievement Award, 2017; GEPRA Indira Gandhi Gold Medal Award, 2015; ICAR-NRRI Best scientist award, 2015; GSHEG Bharat Shiksha Ratna Award, 2014; GSHEG Indo-Nepal Asia Gold Star Award, 2015; Best NRRI Scientist award-2010; Best NRRI Scientist Award, 2006; Panchakhanda Samman, 2014 awarded by Kalaparisad, Rairakhol, Sambalpur; Fellow, Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding, 2015; Editor-in-Chief, Oryza, 2016

Research Areas: Plant Breeding

Address: Principal Scientist, Crop Improvement Division, ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack 753006, Odisha; At-Kanheipur, P.O. CRRI, Cuttack 753006, Orisha; [Tel: Cell: 9937750353; Fax: (0671) 2367663; Email: pradhancrri@gmail.com; sarat_pk@yahoo.co.in]