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CURRENT FELLOWS (as on 1.1.2014)

Abidi, Saiyed Asif Husain
FELLOW, ELECTED 2000

Born in Baragaon, Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, India on 4 April 1940. Educated at Aligarh Muslim University; B.Sc. 1960, M.Sc. 1962, M.Phil. 1968, Ph.D. 1981.

Scientist, International Biological Programme (International Indian Ocean Expedition, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research), Cochin/New Delhi, 1965-70; Director of Fisheries, Fisheries Division, Ministry of Natural Resources & Tourism, Dar-es-Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania, 1970-77; Scientist, National Institute of Ocreanography, Goa, 1977-78; Director of Fisheries, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Port Blair, 1978-81; Scientist, (Biological Oceanography/Officer In Charge), Regional Centre of National Institute of Oceanography, Mumbai, 1981-82; Deputy Advisor, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, New Delhi, 1983; Principal Scientific Officer, 1983-87, and Senior Advisor, Department of Ocean Development, Govt. of India, New Delhi, 1987-95; Director/Vice-Chancellor, Central Institute of Fisheries Education (Deemed University), Mumbai, 1996-99; Member (Animal Sciences), Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board, 1999-2005.

Awards/Honours: D.Sc. (h.c.) CIFE, Mumbai; Tanzania H.E. Dag Hammerskjold Award, 1974; Zoological Society of India 4th Gold Medal, 1994; Dr. Norman H. Dill Memorial Gold Medal, 1996; National Intellectual Award "The Great Son of the Soil", All India Conference of Intellectuals, 1997; BP Gupta Gold Medal; Uttar Shiksha Shri Award; AEB Honour 2000; ICAR Rajendra Prasad Puraskar; Nature Conservators, India, S.L. Hora Award, 2002; U.P. Govt Highest Award, Vigyan Bhushan 2008; Society of Fisheries Technologies Softi Award, 2011. Member of Editorial Board of National Academy of Sciences India, Sec-B, Proceedings; Associate Editor of NAAS Journal of Agricultural Research.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; Zoological Society of London; Zoological Society of India; Society of Fisheries Technologists; Society of Biosciences, India; Ultrasonic Society of India; Association of Aquaculturists of India; Indian Fisheries Association; Inland Fisheries Society of India; Hon. Fellow of Bioved Society, India; Lenin Society.

Research Areas: Fisheries and marine sciences, environmental science, coastal zone management, planning and administration

Address: CM-11, Sector-B, Aliganj, Lucknow 226024, U.P; [Tel: Res. (0522) 2325766, 4102150; Cell: 09838763220; Email: sahabidi@hotmail.com; sahabidi@gmail.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2009 to 31 Dec, 2011


Abrol, Inder Pal
FELLOW, ELECTED 1990

Born in Lahore (now in Pakistan) on 13 March 1939. Educated at Punjab University, Chandigarh, B.Sc. 1957, Associate IARI, 1959, Ph.D. 1962, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi.

Director, Centre for Advancement of Sustainable Agriculture, New Delhi, 1999 to date.

Soil Scientist, Department of Soils, Punjab Agricultural University, Hisar, 1964-69; Head, Division of Soil Science & Agronomy, 1969-82 and Director, 1982-86, Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal; Deputy Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, 1986-95; Facilitator, RWC, ICRISAT, 1995-98.

Awards/Honours: FAO Andre Mayer Award, 1972; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Memorial Prize, 1972; Guiness Award for Scientific Achievements, 1980; Vasvik Award, 1985; Hari Om Ashram Trust Award, 1989; President, Indian Society of Soil Science, 1991-92 and International Soil Conservation Organization, 1992-94; Member, Scientific Committee, International Geosphere Biosphere Program of ICSU; Member, Editorial Board, Soil Science, USA (past); Soil Use and Management, UK; Land Degradation and Rehabilitation, Wiely; Irrigation Science, Balkema; Chairman, Salt Affected Soils Commission, Soil Technology Commission, International Society (now Union of) Soil Sciences.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy (Council Member, 1994-96, Vice-President 2002-04); National Academy of Sciences, India.

Research Areas: Research and education for sustainable agriculture, natural resource management

Address: Director, Centre for Advancement of, Sustainable Agriculture, NASC Complex, DPS Marg, New Delhi 110012; A 34/2, DLF, Phase I, Gurgaon 122001, Haryana; [Tel: Off. (011) 25848188, 9810772161; Res. (0124) 2358755, 2354267; Email: abrolip@gmail.com]

Founder Member, Executive Council 5 Jun, 1990 to 30 Dec, 1991; Editor 1 Jan, 1992 to 19 Aug, 1995; Member Executive Council 17 Aug, 1995 to 31 Dec, 1999


Abrol, Yash Pal
FELLOW, ELECTED 1991

Born in Lahore (now in Pakistan) on 23 December 1935. Ph.D. 1963, University of Chicago, USA; Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of California, 1963-65.

Adjunct Professor (Hamdard University) & INSA Honorary Scientist, Society for Conservation of Nature, NASC Complex, New Delhi.

ICAR National Fellow (Professorial Chair), 1978-84, Principal Scientist (Professor) and Head, Division of Plant Physiology, 1988-95, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi; Visiting Scientist, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada (1983-1985); Consultant, FAO (1971, 1993); Emeritus Scientist (CSIR) 1996-2000; INSA Senior Scientist 2001-2005; INSA Honorary Scientist (2006 onwards) Member, International Nitrogen Initiative Advisory Committee, 2009 to date.

Awards/Honours: Dhiru Morarji Memorial Award (Fertilizer Association of India), 1977; ICAR R.D. Asana Endowment Fund Prize, 1974-77; National Fellow, ICAR (1978-84); IARI Sukumar Basu Award, 1980; FICCI Award, 1990; Vasvik Award, 1993; Chairman, RC, Institute of Himalayan Bioreseource Technology (1991-1993); Platinum Jubilee Lecture Awardee, Indian Science Congress, 1995; T.M. Das Memorial Lecture Award, 2002; Member, Academic Council, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi (2006-2008); Birbal Sahni Medal (Indian Botanical Society), 2008.

Fellow: Full Member, Sigma Xi, USA, 1963; National Academy of Sciences, India, 1984; Indian National Science Academy, 1986; Indian Academy of Sciences, 1986; Indian Society for Plant Physiology, 1993.

Research Areas: Crop Physiology, Biochemistry, Environmental Sciences

Address: President, Indian Nitrogen Group, Society for Conservation of Nature (SCON), F4, A-Block, NASC Complex, DPS Marg, New Delhi 110012; Flat No. 202, Abhinandan, Plot No. 8, Sector 51, Near Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon 122002; [Tel: Off. (011) 25843842, Res. (0124) 2576165; Cell: 09810032162; Fax: (011) 25843842; Email: ypabrol@gmail.com]

Editor 1 Jan, 2003 to 31 Dec, 2005


Acharya, Chuni Lal
FELLOW, ELECTED 1998

Born in Palampur, H.P., India on 6 April 1945. Educated at Govt. Higher Secondary School, Kullu, 1957-62; PAU, Ludhiana, 1962-66; PAU, Hisar Campus, 1966-68; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1968-71; B.Sc. 1966; M.Sc. 1968; Ph.D. 1971; Post-Doc. Fellow, IMG, Grenoble, France, 1975-76; INRA, Versailles, France, 1976-77; FAO/IAEA training course, Cadarache, France, June-July 1981.

Soil Physicist, Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal, 1972-79; Assoc. Prof.(Soil Physics), 1979-87, Chief Scientist (WM), 1987-93, Chief Scientist and Head, Dept. of Soil Science, CSKHPKV, Palampur, 1993-98; Director, Indian Institute of Soil Science (ICAR), Bhopal, 1998-2003; Director Extension Education, CSKHPKV, Palampur, 2003-05. Consultant (Soil Expert), Ict, New Delhi (Apr-May, Aug-Sep, 2010, Cambodia).

Awards/Honours: ISSS 12th International Congress Commemoration Award, 1989; Hooker Award, 1993; Himachal Kesri Award, 1994; Hari Om Ashram Trust Award,1999; ISSS 1st Prof. P.K. De Memorial Lecture Award, 2000; Dr. B.V. Mehta Memorial Lecture Award, 2002; 2nd Dr. T.D. Biswas Memorial Lecture Award, 2008; 3rd Dr. N.P. Datta Memorial Lecture Award, 2013. Member, G.B. Pant Society for Himalayan Environment & Development, GOI, 2008-10; Member, Editorial Board, Soil and Tillage Research (Elsevier), 1997-till date.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science; National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Society of Water Management.

Research Areas: Natural resource management, soil physics/soil water conservation/management, tillage, water management

Address: House No. 28, Nagarkot Colony, Thakurdwara P.O. Maranda, Palampur 176102, Himachal Pradesh; [Tel: Res. (01894) 238824; Cell: 09418105471; Email: cl_acharya@yahoo.co.in]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2008 to 31 Dec, 2010 ; Dr. N.S. Randhawa Memorial Award, 2005-2006


Acharya, Radha Mohan
FELLOW, ELECTED 1992

Born in Nabha, Punjab on 14 April 1934. Educated at Punjab Veterinary College, Hisar, affiliated to Punjab University, B.V.Sc&A.H., 1956; M.S., Ohio State University, 1962; Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1966.

Lecturer, Associate Professor, Dairy Cattle Breeder, Professor and Head, Department of Animal Breeding, Punjab/Haryana Agricultural University, 1956-70; Director, Central Sheep & Wool Research Institute, 1970-78, 1979-80; ICAR Professor of Eminence in Animal Genetics, HAU, Hisar 1978-79; Deputy Director General (Animal Science), ICAR, 1981-90; Member Secretary of ICAR (GVK Rao) Review Committee; Advisor, Animal Husbandry, Govt. of Iran, 1991; Member Secretary, NCA Sheep & Goat Production, and Veterinary, Animal Science and Dairy Education; Associated with FAO, UNDP, World Bank, IDRC, SDC, Ford Foundation in planning, monitoring and evaluation of research and development programmes in Animal Husbandry and related areas; Member Secretary, ICAR Planning Group for 8th & 9th Five Year Plan.

Awards/Honours: President, International Goat Association, Indian Society of Sheep and Goat Production and Utilization, World Poultry Science Association (Indian Branch), Animal Nutrition Society of India, Indian Association for Buffalo Development, and Indian Society of Animal Genetics and Breeding; Vice-President, Indian Association of Animal Production, and World Buffalo Trust; Member, American Society of Animal Science, American Dairy Science Association, and International Biometrics Society; Advisor, Animal Husbandry, Govt. of Iran & FAO; Consultant, UNDP Buffalo Breeding Project in Iran; Chairman, Small Ruminant Production Network in South Asia and Member, Group on Identifying needs on Agriculture in Asian Countries of IDRC; ISBD Lifetime Achievement Award.

Fellow: National Academy of Veterinary Sciences; National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Society for Study of Animal Reproduction; Egyptian Veterinary Association for Buffalo Development; Indian Society for Sheep and Goat Production and Utilization; Indian Association for Animal Production

Research Areas: Animal Genetics and Breeding, Biometrics, Research Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation.

Address: 784, Sector 9, Faridabad 121006, Haryana; [Tel: Res. (0129) 4016825, Cell: 9363062280; Email: radhamohanacharya@hotmail.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2000 to 31 Dec, 2001


Acharya, Shabd Swaroop
FELLOW, ELECTED 2001

Born in Raipur, India on 9 May 1939. Educated at SKN College of Agriculture, Jobner, 1955-56; Rajasthan College of Agriculture, Udaipur, 1956-59; Punjab Agricultural University, 1964-66; Ohio State University, Columbus, USA, 1969-71; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1971-72; B.Sc. 1959; M.Sc. 1966; Ph.D. 1973.

Honorary Professor, Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur, August 2004 to date.

Agricultural Extension Officer/Block Development Officer, Government of Rajasthan, 1959-64; Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics, Rajasthan Agricultural University, 1966-69; Associate Professor and Head of Agricultural Economics, University of Udaipur, 1971-79; Project Director, Government of Rajasthan, 1979-80; ICAR National Fellow (Professor), 1980-85, Professor and Head, Agricultural Economics, RAJAU, 1985-91; Member, 1991-92 and Chairman, 1992-96, CACP, Government of India; Director, Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur, 1997-2004.

Awards/Honours: Two Gold Medals for Best Ph.D. Student of IARI, 1973; ICAR National Fellow (Professorial Chair), 1980-85; Maharana Mewar Award, 1999; Chief Editor, Indian Journal of Agricultural Marketing, 1988 to date; President, Indian Society of Agricultural Marketing, 1994; President, Indian Society of Agricultural Economics 1996; Chairman, Expert Group on Agricultural Marketing, Govt. of India, 1998; FAO's Agricultural Marketing Expert for Asia, 2001; UNDP-FAO Mission Leader for Agricultural Policy in East Timor, 2001; Member, UNDP-ILO-FAO Mission as Agricultural Development Specialist in East Timor 2003; Member, Standing Panel of Science Council of CGIAR 2004-06; Member, International Panel of External Review of Africa Rice Center (WARDA), 2006; Chairman, Working Group on Agricultural Marketing and Trade, Planning Commission, Govt. of India, 2006; Team Leader, International Panel on Socio-economic Impact of TC Banana Industry in Kenya, 2006; President, Agricultural Economics Research Association (India) 2003-08; Editor, Chinese Agricultural Economic Review, 2007 to date; Member, Board of Directors, Africa Harvest International Biotech Foundation, Kenya, 2008 to date; Member, Indian Council of Agricultural Research Society, 2007-10 and 2011-14. Chief Editor, 2009-11 and Chairman of Editorial Board, 2011 to date, Agricultural Economics Research Review; Senior Policy Consultant, FAO-RAP, July-December 2009; Chairman, QRT for NCAP, 2011; Member, General Council & Executive Council of NIRD, 2011-14.

Fellow: Distinguished Fellow of Bhoovigyan Vikas (Earth Sciences Development) Foundation; Honorary Member, Gamma Sigma Delta, The Honor Society of Agriculture, Ohio Chapter (USA).

Research Areas: Agricultural economics, agricultural marketing and prices, agricultural policy analysis

Address: 33 Shahi Complex, Sector-11, Udaipur 313002, Rajasthan; [Tel: Res. (0294) 2481443, 2584782, Cell: 09829061534; Email: ssacharya95@yahoo.co.in; ssacharya@idsj.org]

Vice-President 1 Jan, 2007 to 31 Dec, 2009; Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2004 to 31 Dec, 2006; Member Executive Council (Casual Vacancy) 1 Jan, 2002 to 31 Dec, 2003


Adhikary, Siba Prasad
FELLOW, ELECTED 2008

Born in Surada, India on 2 April 1954. Educated at Sashi Bhusan High School, Surada, 1964-70; Khallikote College, Berhampur, 1970-74; Berhampur University, 1974-1980; B.Sc. 1974; M.Sc. 1976; Ph.D. 1980; Post. Doc. at Institute of Microbiology, Freiburg i.Br., Germany,1982-83 and National Institute for Basic Biology, Okazaki, Japan, 1987, 1991-92; D.Sc. Botany, Utkal University, 2000.

Professor and Head-cum-Coordinator of DBT-HRD Program, Department of Biotechnology, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, 2009 to date.

Lecturer, Government College, Orissa, 1980-84; Senior Lecturer, 1984-93; Reader 1994-2002, and Professor, Post Graduate Department of Botany and Department of Biotechnology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 2002-09. Visiting Fellow at: University of Konstanz, Germany 1996; Institute of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, Giessen, Germany 2002; Forschungs Zentrum, Juelich, Germany, 2006; Institute of Botany, ASCR, Trebon, Czech Republic, 2006; Institute of Agriculture Biotechnology, University of Florence, Italy, 2007; Commenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2008; Biological Research Centre, Szeged, Hungary, 2011.

Awards/Honours: University gold medal,1976; IBS Young Scientist Award1983; OBA Samanta Chandra Sekhar Award, 1999; Bijoy Govinda Memorial Award, 1999; UGC Research Award 2000; MOEF Dr. B.P. Pal National Environmental Fellowship Award for Biodiversity, 2009; KIA Life-time Achievement Award in Phycology, 2011; OBS Prof. H. Pattanaik Memorial Award in Algology, 2012.

Fellow: Indian Botanical Society; National Environmentalists Association

Research Areas: Aquatic Microbiology, Biodiversity and Bioprospecting of Cyanobacteria, micro-algae and seaweeds, Biodeterioration of stone monuments of cultural heritage; Biofertilizers

Address: Head & Coordinator of DBT-HRD Programme, Department of Biotechnology, Visva-Bharati (A Central University), District: Birbhum, Santiniketan 731235, West Bengal; C1/1, Talpukur Apartments, Simantapalli, Santiniketan 731235, West Bengal; [Tel: Off. (03463) 261101; Res. (03463) 261120; Cell: 09434010754; Fax: (03463) 261101; Email: adhikarysp@visva-bharati.ac.in; adhikarysp@gmail.com]


Adhya, Tapan Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 1997

Born in Calcutta, India on 4 September 1949. Educated at Midnapore College, Midnapore, 1967-70; University of Calcutta, Kolkata, 1970-72; Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, 1992-93; B.Sc. 1970, M.Sc. 1972; Diploma in French 1973; Ph.D. 1990.

Professor, School of Biotechnology, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar to date

Lecturer in Botany, Darjeeling Govt. College, Govt. of West Bengal, 1973-77; Scientist, 1977-83, Senior Scientist (Microbiology), 1983-98, Principal Scientist (Microbiology), 1998-2008, and Director, CRRI, Cuttack, 2008-11; Coordinator, Indian Nitrogen Group, New Delhi, to date; Senior Advising Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund, Washington D.C, USA, to date.

Awards/Honours: DBT National Associateship; WMO/UNEP Expert Reviewer, IPCC 2006 & 2012 database; DST (Govt of Orissa) Samanta Chandrasekhar Award, 2008; Prof. G. Rangaswami Memorial Award, 2009; Dr. N.S. Randhawa Commemoration Award, 2010; first receipient of ICAR Norman Borlaug Award, 2010; Prof. K.S. Bilgrami Award, 2012. President, Agriculture and Forestry Section, 98th ISC 2010-11; Member, International Union of Microbiological Societies National Committee, ICSU, 2009 to date; Member Editorial Board, Biology and Fertility of Soils; Member Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Microbiology; Editor, Journal Indian Society Soil Science (2006-2009); Member, Editorial Board of NAAS Journal, Agriculture Research.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India; West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology, Kolkata; Association of Microbiologists of India

Research Areas: Environmental microbiology with emphasis on climate change and carbon sequestration, pesticide biodegradation and bioremediation, rhizosphere microbiology, wetland microbial diversity

Address: Flat # B 423, Rajendra Vihar, Forest Park, Bhubaneswar 751009, Odisha; Delhi Address: G-14/5 3rd Floor, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi - 110017; [Tel: Cell: 09437304299, 09910759627; Email: adhyas@yahoo.com; tkadhya@aol.in]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2005 to 31 Dec, 2007 ; Dr. N.S. Randhawa Memorial Award, 2009-2010


Agarwal, Hari Charan
FELLOW, ELECTED 1994

Born in Ajmer, Rajasthan, India on 1 October 1933. Educated at Government High School, Ajmer and Government College, Ajmer; B.Sc. And M.Sc., Agra University; M.S. (Entomology) Michigan State University, U.S.A. 1957; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, U.S.A. 1960; Research Associate at Science Research Institute (now Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics), Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, U.S.A. 1961 to 1963.

Lecturer, Department of Zoology, University of Delhi, Delhi, 1963; Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship - Visiting Reader, University of Hull, U.K. 1973-74; Professor of Zoology, 1983 and Head of the Department, 1990 to 1993; Visiting Professor, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, 1990. Conducted a FAO/IAEA training course on pesticides using radioactive isotopes for trainees from South Asia in the Department of Zoology, University of Delhi, Delhi as Director of the course for the first time in the country.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India

Research Areas: Environmental pesticide pollution, insect biochemistry and toxicology

Address: B-4/23, Rajasthali Apartments, Madhuban Chowk, Pitampura, Delhi 110034; [Tel: Res. (011) 27019081, 27030869, Cell: 09891495003; Email: haricharanagarwal@yahoo.com]


Aggarwal, Pramod Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2001

Born in New Delhi, India on 28 June 1954. Educated at University of Delhi; University of Indore; and Wageningen University, Netherlands; B.Sc. 1973; M.Sc. 1975; Ph.D. 1983, Ph.D. 2000.

Regional Program Leader, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security, IWMI India Office, New Delhi, 2010 to date.

Scientist and Senior Scientist, IARI, 1976-98; Visiting Scientist and Coordinator (SARP), International Rice Research Institute, Philippines, 1994-95; National Fellow 1999-2002, Head, Division of Environmental Sciences, 2002-2007, National Coordinator (Indian Network on Climate Change and Agriculture) 2002-2010, and ICAR-National Professor, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2007-2010.

Awards/Honours: Ernesto Illy Trieste Science Prize of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS), 2009; Young Scientist Medal of the Indian National Science Academy, 1983; Asana Endowment Prize of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, 1980-83. Member, Editorial Board of Agricultural Systems (Elsevier), Crops and Pastures, and Outlook on Agriculture.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India.

Research Areas: Global climate change, environmental impact assessment; agricultural systems modeling, agro-meteorology

Address: Regional Program Leader, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security, IWMI India Office, NASC Complex, DPS Marg, New Delhi 110012; E-13/12, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi 110057; [Tel: Off. (011) 25840811; Res. 26148615; Fax: (011) 25842075; Email: p.k.aggarwal@cgiar.org]

Secretary 1 Jan, 2008 to 31 Dec, 2010; Treasurer 1 Jan, 2007 to 31 Dec, 2007


Aggarwal, Ramesh K.
FELLOW, ELECTED 2009

Born in Shahabad Markanda, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India on 9th February 1958. Educated at D.A.V. Higher Secondary School, Shahabad Markanda, 1963-70; Government Higher Secondary School, Narnaul, 1970-71, 1972-73; Government Higher Secondary School, Gurgaon, 1971-72; Government College, Narnaul 1973-74; Government College, Jind 1974-77; College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, Haryana Agricultural University, Hissar 1977-87; M.Sc. 1980; Ph.D. 1987.

Chief Scientist (Director Grade Scientist) and Group Leader, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, 2010 to date.

Lecturer, Chhaju Ram Memorial Jat College, Hisar 1986; Scientist, 1987, Scientist B, 1987-92, Scientist C, 1992-97, Scientist EI, 1997-2002, Scientist EII, 2002-06, and Scientist F, 2006-10, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, India. Post-Doc/Project Scientist 1994-96, International Rice Research Institute, Los Banos, Philippines.

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding; Associate, Andhara Pradesh Akademi of Sciences, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore.

Research Areas: Molecular Biology, Genetics, Evolution; [DNA markers - development & applications in Biodiversity, Wildlife conservation, Crop Improvement and Diagnostics; DNA Barcoding; Molecular basis of temperature-dependent sex determination]

Address: Chief Scientist (Director Grade Scientist), Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology, Uppal Road, Tarnaka, Hyderabad 500007, A.P.; House No. 2, Type-V, CCMB Staff Housing, HMT Nagar, Nacharam, Hyderabad 500076, A.P.; [Tel: Off. (040) 27192635 (Direct), 27160222-40; Res. (040) 27176285; Fax: (040) 27160591, 27160311; Email: rameshka@ccmb.res.in]


Agrawal, Madhoolika
FELLOW, ELECTED 2011

Born in Azamgarh, U.P., India on 1 May 1958. Educated at Government Girls Inter College, Azamgarh 1962-74; D.A.V. Degree College, Azamgarh, 1974-76; Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 1974-82; B.Sc. 1976; M.Sc. 1978; Ph.D 1982.

Professor, Department of Botany, Banaras Hindu University, 1999 to date.

Scientist B, Industrial Toxicology Research Centre, Lucknow, 1983-84; Lecturer, 1984-90; Reader, Department of Botany, 1991-98, and Coordinator Environment Science Course, BHU 2005-08.

Awards/Honours: BHU Gold Medal, 1978; UNESCO/ROSTASCA Young Scientist Award, 1988; U.S. Fulbright Fellowship 1988; ISCA Professor Hira Lal Chakraborty Award, 1996; UGC Swami Pranavananda Saraswati National Award, 1999; NASI Dr. P Sheel (Young Women Scientist) Memorial Lecture Award, 2003.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; Botanical Society, India; Ecological Society, India.

Research Areas: Environmental Sciences, Air Pollution, Global Environmental Change

Address: Professor, Department of Botany, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005, U.P.; B-97, Brij Enclave Colony, Sunderpur, Varanasi 221005; [Tel: Off. (0542) 2368156; Res. (0542) 2317799, Cell: 09415628573; Fax: (0542) 2368174; Email: madhoo.agrawal@gmail.com; madhoo58@yahoo.com]


Ahmad, Wasim
FELLOW, ELECTED 2005

Born in Chapra, India on 10 April 1957. Educated at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, 1971-81; Ph.D. 1981; D.Sc. 1993. Advance studies in Nematology at Reading University, UK, 1995; Scottish Crop Research Institute, Dundee, 1995; Natural History Museum, London, 1995; Institute of Hydrobiology, CAS, China, 1999; Institut für Nematology, Munster, Germany, 1999-2000; Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad, Costa Rica, 2001; Universidad de Jaen, Spain, 2001; National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan, 2002-2003; National University of Singapore, 2003; Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 2006; National Institute of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Suwon, Korea, 2007; National Agricultural Research Centre, Tsukuba, Japan, 2007-08; Institute of Applied Ecology, Shenyang, China, 2009; Universidad de Jaen, Spain, 2010; University of Gent, Belgium, 2010.

Professor of Nematology, Department of Zoology, Aligharh Muslim University, Aligarh, 2005 to date.

Pool Scientist, Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa, 1983-84; Lecturer, 1988-92; Senior Lecturer, 1992-97 and Reader, 1997-2005, Nematology Section, Department of Zoology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.

Awards/Honours: INSA-Royal Society Visiting Fellowship, UK, 1995; CAS-TWAS South-South Fellowship, 1999; INSA-DFG Visiting Fellowship, Germany, 1999-2000; INBio Fellowship, Costa Rica, 2001; Raffles Museum Visiting Fellowship, Singapore, 2003; JSPS Fellow, Japan, 2002-03 & 2007-08; INSA-KOSEF Visiting Fellow, Korea, 2007; Erasmus Mundus Scholar of European Union, 2009-10; MoEF (GoI) E.K. Janaki Ammal National Award on Animal Taxonomy, 2009; Vigyan Ratan Samman of Council of Science & Technology (GoUP), 2010-11; Prof. S.P. Gupta Gold Medel Award, 2011 of Zoological Society of India; INSA-JSPS Visiting Fellowship, Japan, 2012.

Fellow: Linnean Society of London; Zoological Society of India.

Research Areas: Nematology: biodiversity, nematode taxonomy, ultrastructure, molecular taxonomy, ecology, phylogenomics.

Address: Professor, Section of Nematology, Department of Zoology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202002, U.P.; 4/1176 J, New Sir Syed Nagar, Aligarh 202002, U.P.; [Tel: Off. (0571) 2700920-23 Ext.3441; Res. 2506865, Cell: 09897397412, 09917007547; Email: ahmadwasim57@yahoo.co.in]

Recognition Award, 2011-2012


Ahuja, Paramvir Singh
FELLOW, ELECTED 2003

Born in Patiala, India on 19 December 1952. Educated at Baldwin Boys High School and St. Joseph's College, Bangalore, 1963-70; Graduate and Postgraduation, College of Agriculture, PAU, Ludhiana, 1970-77; Ph.D., University of Nottingham, U.K, 1983.

Director, Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, (CSIR), 1998 to date.

Scientist S-1, ICAR, 1977-80; Scientist and Head, Plant Tissue Culture at CIMAP, Lucknow; Scientist F - Plant Biotechnology at CSIR Complex Palampur.

Awards/Honours: FIE Foundation Award for Bioresource Development; Vasvik Award; Birbal Sahni Medal; P.N. Mehra Medal.

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

Research Areas: Plant biotechnology, crop improvement and conservation biology

Address: Director, Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Tech., P.O. Box 6, Palampur 176061, Himachal Pradesh; Director's Lodge, IHBT Campus, Palampur 176061, Himachal Pradesh; [Tel: Off. (01894) 230411; Res. (01894) 230422; Fax: (01894) 230433; Email: psahuja@ihbt.res.in]


Alagarswami, K.C.
FELLOW, ELECTED 1999

Born in India on 13 August 1937. Educated at University of Tokyo, Ph.D.

Former Director, Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (ICAR), Chennai, 1988-97.

Awards/Honours: Hari Om Trust Award, 1976; ICAR Team Research Award, 1985-86.

Fellow: Marine Biological Association of India; Association of Aquaculturists, India.

Research Areas: Fisheries

Address: Flat No. C-2, Sri Ramana Apartments, New No. 12 (Old No. 82), Bazullah Road, T. Nagar, Chennai 600017, Tamil Nadu; [Tel: Res. (044) 28342104]


Alagh, Yoginder K
FELLOW, ELECTED 1992

Born in Chakwal, India on 14 February 1939. M.Sc., and Ph.D. (Economics), University of Pennsylvania and M.Sc., University of Rajasthan.

Chancellor, Central University of Gujarat; Vice Chairman, Sardar Patel Institute of Economics and Social Research, Ahmedabad.

Formerly Minister of Power and for Planning & Programme Implementation with additional charge of the Ministry of Science & Technology; Member, Planning Commission; Chairman, Bureau of Industrial Costs and Prices, Ministry of Industry and Secretary to the Government of India; Vice Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University; Senior Fellow, World Institute of Development Economic Research, United Nations University, Helsinki; Coordinator, South Asia Technology Network of the Commission of European Communities, Brussels; Special Adviser to the Secretary General of the UN (Rio) Conference on Environment and Development; Senior Adviser Consultant to FAO, UNFPA, ILO, ESCAP, World Bank and UNDP; Visiting Professor, Sc.PO, Paris, 1995; Distinguished Fullbright Lecture, U.S.A., 1994; Shastri Lecturer, Canada, 2000; Member of the Council United Nations University; Chairman, Scientific Steering Committee of the International Social Science Programme, UNESCO; Former Member of the International Board of Governors of CIGI, Canada and Chairman of the South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics; Chairman, Institute of Rural Management, Anand; Trustee, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation; He is an Independent Director of Tata Chemicals, Shree Cements, Rallis, Somany Ceramics and Star Agri.

Awards/Honours: VKRV Rao Award 1981.

Fellow: World Innovation Foundation, UK; Indian Society of Agricultural Economics.

Research Areas: Quantitative modelling, policy analysis

Address: Vice Chairman, Sardar Patel Institute of Economics and Social Research, Thaltej Road, Ahmedabad 380054, Gujarat; 45, Surdhara, Behind Goyal City, Near Doordarshan, Thaltej, Ahmedabad 380054, Gujarat; [Tel: Off. (079) 26851428; Res. (079) 26859950, 26855984; Fax: (079) 6851714; Email: yalagh@gmail.com]


Alam, Anwar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2000

Born in Katra Devidayal, Allahabad, U.P., India on 5 July 1945. Educated at SCM Inter College Karma, Allabahad 1953-58; Allahabad Agricultural Institute, 1958-63; IIT Kharagpur, 1963-65; University of Illinois, USA, 1968-72; B.Sc.(Ag. Engg.) 1963; M. Tech. 1965; Ph.D. 1972.

Assistant Engineer (Testing & Evaluation), Design & Development Centre, AAI, Naini, Allahabad, 1965-66; Associate Professor (Agric. Engg.), 1966-72, Associate Professor/Chairman (FMP), 1972-74 and Research Engineer (PHT), AICRP HPHT, CAE, JNKVV, Jabalpur, 1975-78; Senior Agricultural Engineer (Machinery)/Prof. Indo-UK Dry Farming Project, JNKVV, Indore, MP, 1978; Project Coordinator, AICRP PHTS, CIAE (ICAR) Bhopal, 1978-81; ADG (Agric. Engg), 1981-88, ADG (Engg.-PHET) and Head of Agric. Engg. Division, ICAR, New Delhi, 1988-92; Chief Technical Advisor, Food & Agriculture Organization, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1992-94; ADG (PI&M) & (TC) ICAR, New Delhi 1995; Vice-Chancellor, Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur, MP, 1995-98; Deputy Director General (Agril. Engg.) ICAR, New Delhi, 1998-2003; Vice-Chancellor, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Kashmir, Srinagar, J&K, 2003-10.

Awards/Honours: ISAE Commendation Medal 1981; ISAE (Delhi Chapter) Distinguished Service Medal 1988; Outstanding Scientist in Agricultural Engineering by Institute of Engineers 1998; "Patratna", NIRJAFT 1999; D.Sc. (h.c) CS Azad University of Agriculture & Technology, Kanpur, 1999; ISAE Gold Medal 2003. Member, Standing Committee AIU, 2008; Vice-President, and President, (2 terms), ISAE; President, IAUA, 2009.

Fellow: ISAE; Institution of Engineers (India); ALPHA Epsilon; Gama Sigma Delta; Sigma-Xi, USA.

Research Areas: Agricultural engineering, agricultural processing, structure & environmental control, farm machinery & power and energy in agriculture

Address: S-319, Vivekanand Apartments, Sector 5, Plot-II, Dwarka, New Delhi 110075; [Tel: Res. (011) 25082897, Cell: 9891272094; Email: prof.anwar.alam@gmail.com]

Secretary 1 Jan, 2011 to 31 Dec, 2013; Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2005 to 31 Dec, 2007


Ali, Masood
FELLOW, ELECTED 2002

Born in Siddarthnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India on 18 July 1947. Educated at Ratan Sen Intermediate College, Bansi 1960-64; Govt. Agriculture College (now CSAUA&T), Kanpur, 1964-68, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1968-71; MSc. 1968; Ph.D. 1971.

Scientist `B' CSIR, RRL (Br) Srinagar, 1971-72; Asstt. Professor of Agronomy, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar 1972-75; Agronomist/Associate Professor of Agronomy, Himachal Pradesh University (now HPKVV), Palampur 1975-76; Agronomist (Dryland Project), Indian Grassland & Fodder Research Institute, Jhansi 1976-82; Principal Investigator (Agronomy), Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Regional Station, Kanpur/Directorate of Pulses Research, Kanpur 1982-85; Principal Scientist (Agronomy) 1986-98, Project Coordinator (Chickpea), 1995-2000, and Director 2000-09, Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Kanpur.

Awards/Honours: Krishak Bharti Barani Kheti Award, 1989; PPIC-FAI Award 1991; ISPRD Recognition Award 1994; Jewels of India Award 2001; Vidya Bharati Alankar Award 2003; Dr. Rajendra Prasad Puraskar 2003-04; ISA Gold Medal 2004; ISPRD Gold Medal 2006-07.

Fellow: Indian Society of Pulses Research & Development; Indian Society of Agronomy.

Research Areas: Pulse Agronomy, cropping system, dryland agriculture

Address: H 434A, Satyam Vihar, Avas Vikas No. 1, Kalyanpur, Kanpur 208017, Uttar Pradesh; [Tel: Res. (0512) 2572251, Cell: 09450344220; Email: masoodali1947@rediffmail.com; masoodali_iipr@yahoo.co.in]


Anand, Siri Ram
FELLOW, ELECTED 1992

Born at Wazirabad, India on 13 November 1933. Educated at Ramjas School, Anand Parbat, Delhi, 1949-51; Delhi University, 1951-56; St. Johns University, New York, 1960-64; B.Sc. (Hons) 1954; M.Sc. 1956; Ph.D. 1964.

Post-doctoral/Research Associate, Columbia University, New York and Johns Hopkings University, Baltimore, 1964-66; Pool Officer, CSIR Regional Research Laboratory, Hyderabad, 1967-69; Associate Professor, 1969-76, Professor, 1976-93, and Head, Division of Biochemistry, 1984-90, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal; Professor Emeritus CSIR, 1994-98.

Awards/Honours: Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Memorial Award, 1980-81.

Research Areas: Enzymology, molecular biology, male reproduction

Address: C4 C062, Carlton Estate, DLF City Phase V, Gurgaon 122002, Haryana; [Tel: Res. (0124) 4377850, Cell: 9810056587; Email: usha_anand@rediffmail.com]


Ananthakrishnan, Taracad Narayanan
FELLOW, ELECTED 1991

Born on 15 December 1925. Educated at St. Aloysius High School, Mangalore, 1938-41; Govt. Victoria College, Palghat, 1941-43; Madras Christian College, Tambaram, 1943-46; B.Sc. (Hons.) 1946; M.Sc. 1960; Ph.D. 1964; D.Sc. 1967.

Professor, Loyola College, Madras, 1948-68; Director, Entomology Research Institute, Madras, 1968-77; Director, Zoological Survey of India, 1977-80; Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship 1980; Director, Entomology Research Institute, Madras, 1980-98; INSA Senior Scientist, 1987; Emeritus Scientist 1998.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Kidwai Memorial Award, 1972; Ministry of Environment Pitambar Pant Award, 1986; INSA Sundarlal Hora Medal, 1999; ISCA J.C. Bose Award, 2000; Indian Ecological Society, 1998; Monsanto Lifetime Achievement Award, 2002; INSA Golden Jubilee Award, 2009.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; Indian Academy of Sciences.

Research Areas: Entomology, cecidology, insect-plant interactions, chemical ecology

Address: Flat 6, 'Dwaraka', 42, (Old 22) Kamdarnagar, Nungambakkam, Chennai 600034, Tamil Nadu; [Tel: Res. (044) 28170682; Email: ananththrips@yahoo.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Oct, 1992 to 31 Dec, 1999; Dr. K.C. Mehta Memorial Award, 1997-1998


Appa Rao, Alapaty
FELLOW, ELECTED 1992

Born in Tenali, Andhra Pradesh, India on 1 July 1926 . Educated at Taluk High School, Tenali 1934-41; Andhra Christian College, Guntur, 1941-43; Madras Agricultural College, Coimbatore 1945-48; University Botany Laboratory, Madras, 1953-56; B.Sc. 1948; Ph.D. 1957.

Lecturer in Plant Pathology, Osmania University 1958-64; Assistant Professor 1964-66, Associate Professor 1966-67, Professor, 1967-73, Plant Pathology and Director of Research 1973-82, Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University, Hyderabad; Agriculturalist, World Bank 1982-85; Vice Chancellor, Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University, 1985-91.

Awards/Honours: Indian Society of Agricultural Extension R&D Linker Award, 1991.

Research Areas: Plant pathology, research management, research/extension linkages, agricultural development

Address: 22/3 RT (MIGH), Vijayanagar Colony, (Near Ganesh Temple), Hyderabad 500057, Andhra Pradesh; [Tel: Res. (040) 23348188; Cell: 9848090842; Email: alapaaty@gmail.com]


Apte, Shree Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 1999

Born in Gwalior, M.P., India on 18 October 1952. Educated at Jiwaji University, Gwalior, B.Sc. 1970 and M.Sc. 1972; Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Ph. D. 1984; Graduate BARC Training School.

Associate Director, Bio-Medical Group, and Head, Molecular Biology Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai till date.

Awards/Honours: Prof. J.V. Bhat Eureka Forbes Award, 1990; International Symposium on Cyanobacteria Biotechnology Young Scientist Award, 1996; Prof. Krishna Sahai Bilgrami Memorial Medal Award of INSA 2006; INS Award 2007.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; Indian Academy of Sciences; National Academy of Sciences, India; Maharashtra Academy of Sciences.

Research Areas: Molecular biology and biotechnology of stress and adaptive responses of agriculturally important bacteria and plants

Address: Associate Director, Bio-Medical Group and Head, Molecular Biology Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai 400085, Maharashtra; 404, Runwal Hills, Deonar Farm Road, Deonar, Mumbai 400088, Maharashtra; [Tel: Off. (022) 25595342, 25505189, 25592694; Cell: 09869480205; Fax: (022) 25505189; 25505326; Email: sksmbd@barc.gov.in; aptesk@barc.gov.in]


Arora, Dilip K.*
FELLOW, ELECTED 2006

Born in Allahabad, India on 29 June 1952. Educated at Central School, Varanasi, 1967-69; Banaras Hindu University, B.Sc. 1972; M.Sc. 1974; Ph.D. 1978; Post Doctorate, Michigan State University, USA, 1980-83.

Vice-Chancellor, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Jammu, Jammu 2012 to date.

Professor, Department of Botany, Banaras Hindu University, 1996-2002; Visiting Scientist, Univ. of Idaho, USA 1987-89; Dongguk Univ., Korea, 1991; Institute of Immunoloy, Poland, 1991; UNESCO-Biotechnology Fellow, 1993; INRA, France, 1994; ICAR-Rothamsted, U.K., 1994-95; Gifu University, Japan, 1996-97; Lund Univ., Lund, Sweden,1998-99; National Expert for Development of Collaborative Research Program, CAB-International, U.K. 2004; Guest Lecturer, National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Philippines, 2009; Director, National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms (NBAIM), Mau Nath Bhanjan, U.P., 2002-12.

Awards/Honours: Young Associate, Indian Academy of Sciences, 1985-90; National Associate, University Grants Commission, New Delhi, 1984; INSA International Fellowship 1992, 2000, 2008.

Fellow: Indian Mycological Society, 2007; Association of Microbiologists of India, 2010.

Research Areas: Molecular Identification and Biodiversity Analysis of Agriculturally Important microbes (AIMs), Plant-Microbe Interaction and Development of Molecular Probes for AIMs.

Address: Vice-Chancellor, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural, Sciences & Technology of Jammu, Administrative Bldg, Main Campus, Chatha, Jammu 180009, J&K; 85/5, Trikuta Nagar, Jammu, J&K; [Tel: Off. (0191) 2263714; Fax: (0191) 2262073; Email: aroradilip@yahoo.co.in; aroraskuast@gmail.com]


Arora, Vijay Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2004

Born in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India on 17 January 1958. Educated at Government Higher Secondary School, Phillaur 1970-72; Government College, Ludhiana 1972-73; Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 1973-84; B.Sc. 1977; M.Sc. 1979; Ph.D. 1984.

Senior Soil Physicist, Department of Soils, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1998 to date.

Assistant Soil Physicist 1984-89, and Soil Physicist 1989-98, Department of Soils, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.

Awards/Honours: INSA Young Scientist Medal 1988; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Prize 1999; MS Randhawa Best Book Award 2000.

Research Areas: Soil and water management, crop modeling

Address: Senior Soil Physicist, Department of Soils, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 141004, Punjab; 272-A, Aggar Nagar, Ludhiana 141004, Punjab; [Tel: Off. (0161) 2401960/317; Res. (0161) 2553502]


Arunachalam, Vaidheeswara
FELLOW, ELECTED 1991

Born in Tiruchirapalli, India on 28 January 1938. Educated in E.R. High School, Tiruchirappalli, 1949-52; St. Joseph's College, Tiruchirappalli, 1955-58; University of Cambridge, U.K., 1967-70; B.A. 1958; M.A. 1959; Ph.D. (Cantab) 1970.

Professor of Plant Breeding, Ford Foundation-ICRISAT, A.P. Agricultural University, Hyderabad 1977-78; ICAR National Fellow, 1978-90; Principal Scientist, 1990-94 and Head, 1994-98, Division of Genetics, IARI, New Delhi; Distinguished Fellow and Program Advisor (Biodiversity and Participatory Plant Breeding), M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai, 1998-2008.

Awards/Honours: Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Memorial Award 1992; Vasvik Award, 1995; Borlaug Award, 1997; IARI Best Teacher Award, 1998.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; Indian Academy of Sciences; National Academy of Sciences, India.

Research Areas: Plant breeding, participatory plant breeding and biodiversity, quantitative and population genetics

Address: Flat No. 1, Rams Bridgeview Apartments, 3 (Old 2), Central Avenue Road, Kodambakkam, Chennai 600024, Tamil Nadu; [Tel: Res. (044) 24724198, Cell: 8939139327; Email: vaiarunachalam@hotmail.com]

Editor 1 Jan, 1996 to 31 Dec, 1998


Athavale, R.N.
FELLOW, ELECTED 1995

Born in Vadodara, Gujarat, India on 26 July 1938. Educated at M.C. High School, Vadodara; M.E.S. Boys' High School; S.P. College and Ferguson College, Pune; University of Pune; B.Sc. 1957, M.Sc. 1959, Ph. D. 1970.

Research Scientist, Tata Institute of Fundamental research, Mumbai 1959-66; National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad, 1966-71; Visiting Scientist, University of Copenhagen, 1971-73; Senior Hydrologist, International Crop research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics, Hyderabad, 1985-87; Director Grade Scientist, National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad, 1998; CSIR Emeritus Scientist, 1998-2003.

Fellow: Indian Geophysical Union; Geological Society of India; International Association of Hydrogeologists.

Research Areas: Water management, water harvesting, artificial recharge

Address: D-3, Shreyas Apartments, Shreyas Tekra, Amba Wadi, Ahmedabad 380015, Gujarat; [Tel: Res. (079) 26606123; Cell: 09714599766; Email: rathavale@gmail.com]


Athwal, Dilbagh S.
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 1992

Born on 12 October 1928. Educated at Punjab University, B.Sc. 1948; Master in Public Administration, Harvard University; Ph.D., University of Sydney, 1955.

Professor & Head, Department of Plant Breeding, Punjab Agricultural University, 1963-67; Program Officer for Asia, International Agricultural Development Service, 1977-85; Senior Vice-President & Director, Technical Cooperation, Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development, 1981-85.

Awards/Honours: CSIR S.S.B. Memorial Award, 1964; Punjab Krishak Samaj Medal, 1966; Padma Bhushan, 1975.

Research Areas: Genetics & plant breeding

Address: 2206, Tiiu Court, Toms River, N.J. 08755, USA; [Tel: Res. (732) 914-1643; Fax: (732) 341-9418]


Aulakh, Milkha Singh*
FELLOW, ELECTED 1996

Born in Attari, Amritsar, Punjab, India on 15 August 1950. Educated at Govt. School, Attari, 1955-65; B.Sc. Khalsa College, Amritsar, 1972; M.Sc. Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1974; Ph.D. University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, 1983..

Vice-Chancellor, Manyawar Shri Kanshiram Ji University of Agriculture & Technology, Banda, Uttar Pradesh, 2011 to date.

Assistant Soil Chemist/Soil Chemist, Department of Soils, PAU, Ludhiana, 1973-95; Canadian Commonwealth Scholar, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, 1980-83; Visiting Scientist, USDA-ARS, Fulbright Scholar and Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA, 1989-90; Collaborating Scientist, Frounhofer Institute of Atmospheric Environmental Research, and University of Freiberg, Germany, 1997 & 1998; Project Scientist, International Rice Research Institute, Philippines, 1997-99; Senior Soil Chemist & Professor, Department of Soils, 1996- 2007; Additional Director of Research, 2007-09, and Dean, College of Agriculture, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 2008-11,

Awards/Honours: Canadian Commonwealth Fellowship, 1979-83; FAI Silver Jubilee Award of Excellence, 1987; NFL Award for Outstanding Research, 1989; Visiting Fulbright Research and Lecturing Award, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, USA, 1989; TSI-FAI Award on Plant Nutrient Sulphur, 1990; Hari Om Ashram Trust Award, ICAR, 1990; ISSS Twelfth International Congress Commemoration Award, 1995; FAI Dhiru Morarji Memorial Award, 1997; Citation, Plaque and Felicitation, Govt of India, 2001; Norman Borlaug Award for Excellence in Crop Nutrition Research, International Fertilizer Industry Association, Paris, France, 2001; Alumni Honour Award, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, 2002; First IMPHOS-FAI Award, 2002; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Prize, ICAR, 2002; Pierre Becker Memorial Award, British Sulphur, UK, 2005; First IPNI Science Award, International Plant Nutrition Institute, Norcross, Georgia, USA, 2007; Punjab Sarkar Parman Patar State Award 2008; FAI Golden Jubilee Award of Excellence, 2009; ISSS Dr. R.V. Tamhane Memorial Lecture Award, 2011; Hi-Tech Horticultural Society Lifetime Achievement Award, 2011; Dr. Lakhiram Memorial Award, Society for Recent Development in Agriculture, 2012; Vice President, Indian Society of Soil Science, 2010-11; Chair, Commission 4.3 "Soils and Environment", International Union of Soil Sciences, 2010-14; Consultant, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria; Expert Member of Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS) of "Global Soil Partnership" program of United Nations-FAO, 2013-15; Chairperson of `World Soil Charter Committee of FAO'.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science; Punjab Academy of Sciences.

Research Areas: Soil biochemistry, soil fertility & plant nutrition, integrated nutrient management, leaching of nutrients, cycling/transformations of nutrients in soils, greenhouse gases flux, agriculture-induced environmental pollution

Address: Vice Chancellor, MSKJ University of Agriculture& Technology, Banda 210001, U.P.; 41-B, Rajguru Nagar, Ludhiana 141012, Punjab; [Tel: Off. (05192) 221606, 221605; Cell: 08004915503; Fax: (05192) 221605; Email: vc.mskjuat@gmail.com; msaulakh2004@yahoo.co.in]


Ayyappan, S.
FELLOW, ELECTED 1998

Born in Alakere, Karnataka, India on 10 December 1955. Educated at National High School, Bangalore, 1967-70; National College, Bangalore, 1971; College of Fisheries, Mangalore, UAS, Bangalore, 1971-77; Ph.D. 1988.

Secretary to Government of India, Department of Agricultural Research & Education (DARE) and Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi, 2010 to date.

Scientist, Central Inland Fish. Res. Inst., Barrackpore, 1978-84; Senior Scientist & Principal Scientist, 1984-95, and Director, Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar, 1996-2000; Director, Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai, 2000-2002; Deputy Director General (Fisheries), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, 2002-09; Chief Executive, National Fisheries Development Board, 2006-08; Chairman, APAARI, 2011-12; Vice-Chairman/Member of Governing Boards of WFC, ICRISAT, CIP, IRRI, ICARDA for 2-6 years.

Awards/Honours: Zahoor Qasim Gold Medal, 1996-97; Special ICAR Award, 1997; ZSI Gold Medal, 1998; ICAR Award for Team Research, 1997-98; V.G. Jhingran Gold Medal, 2002; H.P.C. Shetty Award, 2002; S.R. Bhargava Medal, 2003; S.L. Hora Gold Medal, 2003; ASET Gold Medal, 2009; SOFTI Award, 2009; Dr. P. Sheel Memorial Award, NASI, 2010; Dr. B.P. Pal Memorial Award, ISCA, 2012; ISCA Platinum Jubilee Award, 2013.

Fellow: Soc. Nature Cons.; Inland Fish. Soc. India; Assn. Aqua.; Zool. Soc. India; Soc. Biosci.; Acad. Env. Biol.; Bio. Soc. India; Nat. Inst. Ecol; Nat. Acad. of Biol. Sci.

Research Areas: Fisheries, freshwater aquaculture, aquatic microbiology

Address: Secretary, DARE & Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi 110001; A-1, NASC Complex, DPS Marg, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 23382629, 23386711; Res. (011) 25843190, Cell: 9582898989; Fax: (011) 23384773; Email: sayyappan1955@gmail.com; dg.icar@nic.in]

President 1 Jan, 2014; Vice-President 1 Jan, 2010 to 31 Dec, 2012; Secretary 1 Jan, 2003 to 31 Dec, 2005; Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2002 to 31 Dec, 2002; Dr. B.P. Pal Memorial Award, 2009-2010; Recognition Award, 2001-2002


Bagyaraj, D. Joseph*
FELLOW, ELECTED 1993

Born in Bangalore, India on 9 October 1940. Educated at St. Aloysius High School, Bangalore, 1945-56; St. Joseph's College, Bangalore, 1956-58; Agricultural College, Bangalore, 1958-61; College of Agriculture, Dharwar, 1961-63; Univ. of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, 1966-71; UNDP Fellow, DSIR, Auckland, New Zealand, 1975; UNDP Fellow, CSIRO, Adelaide, Australia, 1975; Fulbright Fellow, Univ. of California, Riverside, USA, 1976.

NASI Sr. Scientist, 2011 to date & Chairman, Centre for Natural Biological Resources and Community Development (CNBRCD), Bangalore, 2002 to date.

Professor of Agricultural Microbiology, Univ. of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, 1972-2002; Visiting Scientist, Ruakura Soil and Plant Research Station, Hamilton, New Zealand, 1981-83; Emeritus Scientist, ICAR, 2001-03; INSA Senior Scientist, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, 2004-08; INSA Hon. Scientist, 2009-10, CNBRCD, Bangalore; FAO Consultant at Brazil, 1991 and Indonesia, 2009.

Awards/Honours: Mycological Soc. of India Shome Memorial Award, 1996; Assoc. of Microbiological Soc. of India S.R.Vyas Memorial Award, 1998; Univ. of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore Distinguished Alumni Award, 2001; Soc. of Soil Biology and Ecology Distinguished Scientist Award, 2002; Univ. of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwar Life Time Achievement Award, 2004; Dr. G. Rangaswami Endowment Award in Agricultural Microbiology, 2005; NCOF/Bangalore Univ./Natl.Hort. Mission Distinguished Scientist Award, 2009; Professor T. S. Sadasivan Lecture Award of INSA, 2009; Dr. V Agnihotrudu Memorial Lecture Award of MSI, 2011; Life Time Achievement Award in Mycology & Plant Pathology, Amravathi University, 2012; Dr. R.Y. Roy Memorial Lecture Award, BHU, 2012; President: Society of Soil Biology & Ecology.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India; National Academy of Biological Sciences; Indian Phytopathological Society; Association of Microbiologists of India; Society of Applied Biotechnologists.

Research Areas: Agricultural microbiology, plant - microbe interactions, mycorrhizal symbiosis

Address: NASI Sr Scientist Platinum JubileeFellow, and Chairman,Centre for Natural Biological, Resources & Community Development (CNBRCD); 41, RBI Colony, Anand Nagar, Bangalore 560024, Karnataka; [Tel: Off. (080) 23335368; Res. (080) 23335368, Cell: 09448465368; Email: djbagyaraj@gmail.com]


Bahl, Prem Nath
FELLOW, ELECTED 1995

Born in Urmar, Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India on 28 March 1933. Educated at Govt. High School, Tanda-Urmar (Hoshiarpur), 1942-48; DAV College, Jalandhar, 1948-52; Birla Science College, Pilani, 1953-55; Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, North Dakota State University, Fargo, USA, 1967-71; B.Sc. 1952; M.Sc. 1955; Ph.D. 1971.

Assistant Professor, 1974-76, Geneticist, 1976-80 and ICAR National Fellow (Professorial Chair), 1980-88, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi; Assistant Director General (Food Legumes), ICAR, 1989-92; Deputy Director General (Crop Sciences), ICAR, 1992-93; National Coordinator, FAO/UNDP Project on Grain Legumes and Coarse Grains in Asia, 1990-93; FAO Projects for R&D of Grain Legumes for Bhutan and LAO PDR, 2001-02; Lead Consultant (Grain Legume Production), FAO, Myanmar, 2002-04; Chairman, Research Advisory Committee of Indian Institute of Pulses Research 1999-2002; Chairman, Quinquennial Review Team (QRT), All India Wheat Improvement Project 1996; Chairman QRT, All India Small Millets Improvement Project, 2002.

Awards/Honours: Rockefeller Foundation Award, 1967-71; Sukumar Basu Memorial Award, 1986; Indian Society of Pulses Research & Development, Gold Medal, 2001.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding.

Research Areas: Crop genetics and breeding (food legumes and cereals)

Address: A-9, Nirman Vihar, Vikas Marg, Delhi 110092; House No. 34, Housing Board Colony, Palampur - 176061 (H.P.); [Tel: Res. (011) 22541880; Cell: 9891628418, 8263821144 (Palampur); Email: pnbahl@hotmail.com]

Dr. K. Ramiah Memorial Award, 2009-2010


Bajaj, Satinder
FELLOW, ELECTED 1994

Born in Malakwal, India on 25 September 1939. Educated at Delhi Public School, New Delhi 1949-56; Lady Irwin College, New Delhi, 1957-62; Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA 1966-69; Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Heidelberg, Germany 1970-71, University of Nottingham, UK 1971-73.

Joint Director, National Institute of Public Co-operation and Child Development, New Delhi 1983-88 (Deputation); Nutrition Advisor UNICEF, Royal Government of Bhutan 1988-89; Dean College of Home Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 1973-83; Director, Lady Irwin College 1991-2004; Vice-Chancellor, Eastern Institute for Integrated Learning in Management, University of Jorethang, Sikkim.

Awards/Honours: Mahila Shromani Award, 1992; Michigan State University, USA Outstanding Alumni Award, 1996; PHDCCI Award for contribution to Women's Education, Department Food & Nutrition Lady Irwin College, 2002; Bharat Gaurav Award, 2002; Joon S. Moon Outstanding International Alumni Award, Michigan State University, USA, 2008.

Research Areas: Nutrition education, women's education, nutrition counseling, software for counseling

Address: A-274, Sector 19, Noida 201301, U.P.; [Tel: Res. (95120) 2521739, Cell: 9958182330; Email: satibajaj@gmail.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2006 to 31 Dec, 2008


Bajwa, Mohinder Singh
FELLOW, ELECTED 1993

Born in India on 28 August 1941. Educated at Khalsa High School and Sikh National College, Qadian, Punjab, 1950-58; Bihar Agriculture College, Sabour, 1958-61; Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, M.Sc. 1963; Ph.D. 1968; Post Doctoral Training at IRRI, Philippines 1977-79; Fellowship, Association of Commonwealth Universities, 1991.

Professor of Soils, 1980-88, Prof. and Head, Department of Soils, 1988-94, Dean College of Agriculture, 1994-98, Dean Post Graduate Studies, 1998-2000, Director Students Welfare, 1999, and Director of Research, 2000-01, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.

Awards/Honours: Honoured by Central Soil Salinity Research Institute (ICAR) Karnal, for outstanding research in soil salinity, 1994; Member, Board of Management, PAU, Ludhiana.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science, 1991.

Research Areas: Soil fertility, soil chemistry, management of salt affected soils and saline water, agricultural education and research management

Address: House No. 2103, Sector 69, Near Chandigarh, Mohali 160069, Punjab; [Tel: Cell: 09814709845; Email: msbajwa41@gmail.com]


Balyan, Harindra Singh
FELLOW, ELECTED 2011

Born in Khagoi, India on 11 August 1951. Educated at RSK Inter College, Simbhaoli, 1961-68; Meerut College, Meerut, 1968-70; JV College Baraut, 1970-72; Meerut University, Meerut, 1972-1979; B.Sc. 1970; M.Sc. 1972; M. Phil. 1974; Ph.D. 1979.

Professor, Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding, Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut 1999 to date.

Lecturer 1980-86, Reader 1986-99, and Head, 2008-10, Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding (formerly Agricultural Botany), Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut (formerly Meerut University, Meerut); Dean Faculty of Agriculture (two terms).

Awards/Honours: CIDA/NSERC Research Associateship, Canada 1986, 1987, 1990; INSA/DFG Exchange of Scientists Award 1995, 2001, 2006; NSF-USA Visiting Scientist, North Dakota State University, Fargo, USA 2006; Visiting Professor, Tottori University, Japan 2008; Best Teacher Award 2010, Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding.

Research Areas: Genetics, plant breeding and crop biotechnology

Address: Professor, Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding, Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut 250004, U.P.; AB-3 University Campus, Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut 250004; [Tel: Off. (0121) 2768195; Res. (0121) 2763564, Cell: 9412515497; Fax: (0121) 2768195; Email: hsbalyan@gmail.com]


Bamji, Mahtab S.
FELLOW, ELECTED 1991

Born in Bombay, India, on 5 October 1934, Educated at Vachha Wadia High School, Bombay, 1939-51; Ramnarain Ruia College, Bombay, 1951-55; Seth G.S. Medical College, Bombay, 1955-57; Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 1957-62; Tufts University, Boston, USA, 1962-64 (Post doc); John's Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA, 1964-65 (Research Assoc.); B.Sc. 1955, M.Sc., 1957, Ph.D., 1961.

INSA Honorary Scientist, 2008 to date, Dangoria Charitable Trust, Hyderabad.

Research officer, 1965-68, Senior Research Officer, 1969-74, Asst. Director, 1974-76, Deputy Director, 1977-84, Director Grade Scientist, 1984-94, National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad; ICMR Emeritus Scientist, 1994-99, Emeritus Scientist, 1999-2000, Dangoria Charitable Trust, Hyderabad.

Awards/Honours: ICMR Shakuntala Devi Amirchand Prize, 1971; ICMR Patwardhan Prize, 1973; Amrut Mody award, 1985; INSA B.C.Guha lecture award, 1987; ISCA B.C.Guha lecture award, 1997; INSA Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Lecture award, 1998; Nutrition Society of India Srikantia Memorial Oration, 1999; DBT National Woman Bioscientist award, 2000; Chandrashekhar Venkata Raman Medal, 2005; Kamala Puri Sabharwal Lecture Award, 2008; IIS Bangalore Distinguished Alumni Award, 2008; NSI Dr. Rajammal Devdas Memorial Award, 2010. INSA Vice President, 2008-11; Achievers in Agriculture Honour, Farm and Rural Science Foundation, 2012; NASI Prof. Archana Sharma Memorial Lecture Award, 2012.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Medical Sciences; Hon. Fellow, A.P. Academy of Sciences.

Research Areas: Biochemistry, nutrition, community health and nutrition

Address: INSA Honorary Scientist, Dangoria Charitable Trust, 1-7-1074, Musherabad, Hyderabad 500020, Andhra Pradesh; 211, Sri Datta Sai Apartments, RTC Cross Road, Musheerabad, Hyderabad 500020, Andhra Pradesh; [Tel: Off. & Res. (040) 27615148, 27661422, Cell: 09246886442; Rural centre (08458) 287841; Email: msbamji@gmail.com; mahtabbamji@yahoo.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 1996 to 31 Dec, 2000


Bandyopadhyay, Santanu Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2004

Born in Calcutta on 16 January 1953. Schooling in Calcutta 1959-68; Graduated in Veterinary Science from Bengal Veterinary College, Calcutta University, 1973; Indian Veterinary Research Institute, 1974-76; Churchill College, Cambridge University (UK) 1985-88; BVSc & AH, 1973; MVSc 1976; PhD 1988; Commonwealth Fellowship, 1985; DBT Overseas Associateship, 1998.

Member, ASRB, New Delhi, 2012 to date.

Indian Agricultural Research Service, 1977; Sr. Scientist, National Biotechnology Centre, 1994-97, Head of Division, Virology, 1997-2002, Project Director, FMD, 2001-04 and Joint Director (Academic), 2002-04, IVRI; Animal Husbandry Commissioner, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, 2004-09; Chief Technical Coordinator and Team Leader (AI), ECTAD, Vietnam, FAO, 2009-12

Awards/Honours: ICAR One-time Special Award, 2001; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award 2002-03; Government of Vietnam Special Medal for significant contribution to the livestock sector in Vietnam by an international expert.

Fellow: Indian Society for Veterinary Immunology and Biotechnology

Research Areas: Animal virology, diagnostics and vaccines, molecular virology, epidemiology, animal disease prevention and control

Address: Member, Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board, KAB-I, Pusa, New Delhi 110012; D-8, Tower-4, New Moti Bagh, New Delhi; [Tel: Off. (011) 25842536; Res. (011) 24102206; Email: santanu.bandy@icar.org.in; santanu.bandy@gmail.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2008 to 20 Nov, 2009


Banerjee, Kaushik
FELLOW, ELECTED 2014

Born in Ashoknagar, North 24 Parganas, West Bengal on 3 August, 1967. Educated at Ashoknagar Boys' Secondary School, 1977-85; Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal, 1985-89; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1990-96. B.Sc. (Ag) Hons.1989, M.Sc. 1992, Ph.D. 1996.

ICAR National Fellow and Principal Scientist (Agricultural Chemistry), National Research Centre for Grapes (ICAR), Pune, 2011 to date.

Post-Doctoral Scientist, Institute for Environmental Research (INFU), Technical University of Dortmund, Germany, 2003-04; Senior Scientist (Agricultural Chemistry), NRC for Grapes, Pune, 2005-11.

Awards/Honours: President-Elect, AOAC International-India Chapter 2011; Member, Editorial Board, Journal of AOAC International, 2012; Guest Editor, Journal of AOAC International in 2011 and 2010; Member, Expert Review Panel of the AOAC International, 2006-07. Instructor - International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), for a Regional Training Course on "Screening Methodologies and Pesticide Residue Analysis by QuEChERS", November 2012, San Jose, Costa Rica; Instructor at the FAO/IAEA Train-the-Trainers Workshop: "Food safety: from farm to fork", Seibersdorf, Austria, June-July 2012.

Fellow: Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), London, 2011; BOYSCAST Fellow (DST), 2003.

Research Areas: Agricultural Chemicals

Address: ICAR National Fellow & Principal Scientist, National Research Centre for Grapes, P.O. Manjiri Farm, Solapur Road, Pune 412307, Maharashtra; [Tel: Off. (020) 26956091, Cell: 9890940914; Fax: (020) 26956099; Email: kbgrape@yahoo.com, kbanerjee@icar.org.in]


Banerjee, Rintu
FELLOW, ELECTED 2006

Born in Rourkela, India on 21 May 1963. Educated at S.E.Rly Mixed High School, Rourkela, 1979-83; S.K.D.A.V College and Govt College, Rourkela, 1985; Jyoti Vihar, Sambalpur University, Sambalpur, 1987-92, PhD; Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur; JSPS Fellow (Japan) 2002.

Professor of Applied Botany, Department of Agricultural Food & Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 2003 to date.

Visiting Lecturer, 1993; Assistant Professor, 1995, Biotechnology Unit, Department of Chemical Engineering, and Associate Professor, Agricultural and Food Engineering Department, 1999-2003, IIT Kharagpur.

Awards/Honours: Young Scientist Project Award, 1994; DST Young Scientist Award, 1994; Association for Food Scientists and Technologists (India) 1995; Sinha Roy Memorial Award 1999; Biotech Research Society of India Best Woman Bioscientist, 2003; Member, Editorial Board, Bioresource Technology Journal, 2005-08.

Fellow: Biotech Research Society of India 2004.

Research Areas: Enzyme technology and protein chemistry

Address: Professor, Dept of Agricultural & Food Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 721302, West Bengal; Qr No. BF-1/9, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 721302, West Bengal; [Tel: Off. (03222) 283104; Res. (03222) 283105; Fax: (03222) 282244; Email: rb@agfe.iitkgp.ernet.in]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2009 to 31 Dec, 2011; Recognition Award, 2009-2010


Banga, Surinder Singh
FELLOW, ELECTED 2005

Born in Kanpur, India on 6 August 1955. Educated at Schools in Delhi, Chandigarh and Faridabad, 1961-72; Pt. JLN Govt College, Faridabad, 1973-75; Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1975-82; B.Sc. 1975; M.Sc. 1978; Ph.D. 1982.

ICAR National Professor, Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 2010 to date.

Senior Scientist (Oilseeds), 1997-2009, and Head, Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 2009-10.

Fellow: Indian Society of Oilseeds Research

Research Areas: Plant breeding and genetics

Address: ICAR National Professor, Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 141004, Punjab; G-439, BRS Nagar, Ludhiana, Punjab; [Tel: Off. (0161) 2411330; Res (0161) 2463972, Cell: 09463319390; Fax: (0161) 2409891; Email: nppbg@pau.edu; surin11@rediffmail.com]


Bansal, Kailash Chander
FELLOW, ELECTED 2008

Born in Hisar, India on 24 April 1955. Educated at Public School, Hisar 1966-70; D.N. College, Hisar 1971-74; Haryana Agricultural University, 1974-77; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1984-88; Harvard University, Cambridge, USA, 1990-92; B.Sc. 1974; M.Sc. 1977; Ph.D. 1988; DBT Overseas Associateship, 1990.

Director, National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi, 2010 to date.

Scientist 1977-78, All India Coordinated Dryland Research Project, Hyderabad; Scientist 1978-85, and Senior Scientist 1986-98, Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla; Principal Scientist, 1998-2004, and Professor of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, NRC on Plant Biotechnology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2004-10; Coordinator, ICAR Network on Transgenics in Crops, 2005-10.

Awards/Honours: IARI Gold Medal, 1989; Prof. Hiralal Chakravarty Award, 1994; AAAS Senior Award, Indian Society for Plant Physiology 2001; Shri Hari Krishna Shastri Award, IARI, 2008; Rafi Ahmad Kidwai Award, ICAR, 2008; Platinum Jubilee Lecture, ISCA, 2011; R.D. Asana Memorial Lecture, Society for Plant Physiology, IARI, 2011.

Fellow: Biotechnology Career, Rockefeller Foundation, USA, 1996; National Academy of Sciences, India.

Research Areas: Functional Genomics and Gene Discovery, Plant Genetic Engineering, Plant Physiology

Address: Director, National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, Pusa Campus, New Delhi 110012; B-3, Type V, IARI Campus, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 25843697; Cell: 9999105667; Fax: (011) 25842495; Email: kailashbansal@hotmail.com; director@nbpgr.ernet.in]

Recognition Award, 2009-2010


Baqri, Qaiser Husain
FELLOW, ELECTED 2001

Born in Said Nagli, Moradabad, India on 2 January 1944. Educated at PDND Inter College, Chunar 1956-57; Inter College Hasanpur, 1957-58; Hindu Degree College, Moradabad, 1958-60; Aligarh Muslim University, 1960-69; State University, Gent, Belgium, 1969-71; Ph.D. 1969; D.Sc. 1988.

Pool Officer, Aligarh Muslim University, 1971-73; Zoologist, 1973-82, Superintending Zoologist, 1983-89, Scientist - E (Deputy Director), 1989-94, Officer-in-Charge, Director's Lab and Central Library, 1989-92, and Head, Divisions of Herpetology and Lower Invertebrates, 1983-94, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata; Scientist - SF (Joint Director) 1994-2000, Scientist-F (Additional Director), 2000-04, and Officer-in-Charge, Desert Regional Station, ZSI, Jodhpur, 1994-2004.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; Zoological Society of India; Nematological Society of India.

Research Areas: Nematology, biodiversity, ecology of the Thar desert

Address: Village & Post Office: Said Nagli, Tehsil: Hasanpur, District: J.P. Nagar, Amroha 244242, U.P.; [Tel: Res. (05924) 240152, 240077; Cell: 09319731160; Email: qaiserbaqri@gmail.com]


Barwale, Badrinarayan Ramulal
FELLOW, ELECTED 1999

Born in Hingoli, India on 27 August 1930. Educated at Hingoli, Jalna and Hyderabad.

Chairman, Mahyco (Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Co. Ltd.); Chairman, Barwale Foundation.

Awards/Honours: Marathi Vigyan Parishad Award, 1973; Natinal Award for R&D efforts, 1989; Indian Soceity of Seed Technology - ISST Award, 1990; FICCI Award in recognition of corporate initiative in research for science and technology, 1990; Federation Internationale du Commerce des semences Award, 1992; Honorary Life Membership of FIS, 1992; Businessman of the year award by Priyadarshini Academy, 1993; Giants International Award, 1993; 12th World Food Prize by the World Food Prize Foundation, Des Moines, Iowa, USA, 1998; Father of Seed Industry of India Award from Crop Science Society of America, 1998; Business Week -The Star of Asia - 1999; Padma Bhushan Award, 2000; Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science (h.c.), Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, 2002; Chirmule Award, 2004; Agra Ratna from Maharashtra Agrawal Samelan, 2005; Freedom Fighter's Award by Government of India, 2006; Honorary Fellowship Award by Indian Society for Cotton Improvement, 2007; Agriculture Leadership Awards 2008; Honorary D. Lit. Award by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, 2010.

Research Areas: Plant biotechnology, crop genetics and hybrid seeds

Address: Delhi Office: Mahyco, Ashok Centre, 4E/15, 3rd Floor, Jhandewalan Extension, New Delhi 110055; Bombay Office: Mahyco, 4th Floor, Resham Bhavan, 78 Veer Nariman Road, Mumbai 400020; Hyderabad office: Dr. Vinay Shenoy vinayshenoy@barwalefoundation.org; [Tel: Off. (011) 23533366; 23635194; (022) 67573031, 67573000; (040) 27665871, 27665873, 27665874; Fax: (011) 23623804; (022) 22047871, 22043020; (040) 27665874; Email: sanjay.deshpande@mahyco.com; badrinarayan.barwale@mahyco.com; Aban.Kapadia@mahyco.com; vinayshenoy@barwalefoundation.org]


Batish, Virender Kumar*
FELLOW, ELECTED 2012

Born in Sirhind, District Patiala, Panjab on 7 July, 1947. Educated at Atma Ram Kumar Sabha Higher Secondary School, Patiala and Govt. Higher Secondary School, Chandigarh, 1961-1964; Govt. College, Chandigarh, 1965-1967; Pre-Medical, 1965; B.Sc. (Med.), 1967; Punjab University, Chandigarh, 1968-1972; B.Sc. (Hons), 1970; M.Sc. (Hons), 1972; Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra; Ph.D., 1982; Certificate in German, 1976; Diploma in German, 1983.

Secretary, Probiotic Association of India, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal.

Scientist S-0, S-1, S-2, 1975-1986; Senior Scientist and Principal Scientist, 1986-2009; Head, Dairy Microbiology Division, 2002-2009 and Emeritus Scientist (ICAR), National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, 2009-2011.

Awards/Honours: DBT Long term overseas Associateship, 1986; UNDP, 1988; World Bank, 1995; DBT Short term overseas Associateship, 1998; IIFS Vijay Shree Award, 2004; Member, Biotechnology for food and agriculture sectional committee, BIS, FAD-23; Member, DBT Task force on "Food and Nutritional Security" 2002-2008; Member, Task Force on "Guidelines for Evaluation of Probiotics in Foods".

Research Areas: Probiotics as biotherapeutics, Molecular Diagnostics (PCR, qPCR), Recombinant proteins, Genetics and Molecular Biology of Lactic Starters, Food grade Biopreservatives and expression system

Address: Secretary, Probiotic Association of India, Molecular Biology Unit, Dairy Microbi. Div, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal 132001, Haryana; Flat No. B-04, Dream World, Opp. Arpana Dispensary, Village & P.O. Budhakhera, Karnal 132001, Haryana; [Tel: Off. (0184) 2259190; Res. (0184) 2268004; Cell: 09896329190; Fax: (0184) 2250042; Email: vkbatish@gmail.com; batishvirender@gmail.com; drprobiotic@gmail.com]


Bawa, Amarinder Singh
FELLOW, ELECTED 2009

Born in Ambala, India on 17 April 1952. Educated at NM Jain Model High School, Ludhiana, Matriculation, 1967; B.Sc. PAU, Ludhiana, 1972; M.Sc. (Food Technology), CFTRI, Mysore, 1974; M.Sc. (Animal Science), 1980, and Ph.D., 1983, University of Guelph, Canada.

Assistant Professor, 1975-78, and Scientist, 1985-93, PAU, Ludhiana; Scientist `C', 1983-85, CFTRI, Mysore; Professor, 1993-2000, Dean, 1996-98, and Professor & Head, 1994-97, GNDU, Amritsar; Director (Outstanding Scientist, Sc 'H' w.e.f. Aug 2009), Defence Food Research Laboratory, DRDO, Ministry of Defence, Mysore, 2000-12.

Awards/Honours: DRDO Defence Technology Absorption Award, 2010; Laljee Smarak Nidhi Award, 2006 & 2007, and Prof V Subrahmanyan Industrial Achievement Award, 2006, AFST; N.N. Mohan Memorial Award, 1986, 1999, 2007, SK Mitra Memorial Award, 2007, Dr J.S. Pruthi Award, 2007 and President Special Award, 2002, AIFPA, New Delhi; Performance Excellence Award "DRDO" 2003

Fellow: Association of Food Scientists and Technologists, 2001

Research Areas: Food Science and Technology, Food engineering and Meat processing

Address: 103, Begonia, Sankalp Central Park, Main Road Jawa, Yadavgiri, Mysore 570020, Karnataka; [Tel: Cell: 09845230047; Email: amarinderbawa@yahoo.co.in]


Behera, U.K.
FELLOW, ELECTED 2014

Born in Binayakpur (Basudevpur), Odisha, India on 21 June 1962. Educated at A.B. High School, Basudevpur, 1975-79; College of Agriculture, OUAT, Chiplima, 1982-86; GBPUA&T, Pantnagar, 1987-89; OUAT, Bhubaneswar, 1990-1993 for H.S.C., B.Sc (Ag); M.Sc (Ag); and Ph.D; Obtained Master in Business Administration in Operations Research from IGNOU, New Delhi, 2009 and Post-Doc. from University of Reading, U.K., 2002-03 and ZALF, Germany, 2012-13.

Principal Scientist, Division of Agronomy, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2013 to date.

Scientist, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), Regional Station, Indore, 1994-2001, Senior Scientist, 2002-2008, and Principal Scientist, 2009-11, IARI, New Delhi; Associate Dean, College of Agriculture, (OUAT) Chiplima, Odisha 2011-2012.

Awards/Honours: Fertilizer Association of India (FAI) Silver Jubilee Award-1997, ICAR Team Research Award, 2002; Hooker Award, 2009; INSA-Royal Society Visiting Fellowship, UK, 2002-03; INSA-DFG Visiting Fellowship, Germany, 2012-13

Research Areas: Farming System Research (integrated farming systems and optimization methodology) and Conservation Agriculture.

Address: Principal Scientist, Division of Agronomy, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012; A-39, 2nd Floor, Inderpuri, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 25841488; Cell: 09968130091; Email: ukb2008@gmail.com; ukbehera2008@yahoo.com]


Benbi, Dinesh Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2005

Born on 16 December 1954. Educated at Vishwakarma Higher Secondary School, Ludhiana 1968-71; Arya College, Ludhiana 1971-75; Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 1975-82; B.Sc. 1975, M.Sc. 1978; Ph.D. 1983; Australian Govt. Commonwealth Fellowship, 1985; Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (AvH), Germany, 1993; European Fellowship of AvH Foundation, 1994.

ICAR National Professor, Department of Soil Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 2010 to date.

Senior Soil Chemist (Prof.), Department of Soils, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1998-2010; Guest Professor (Germany), 2007.

Awards/Honours: Punjab Agricultural University MS Randhawa Best Book Award, 2000.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science (2008); Crop Improvement Society of India (2011)

Research Areas: Soil science, natural resource management, organic matter dynamics and carbon sequestration in soils, soil quality assessment

Address: ICAR National Professor, Department of Soil Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 141004, Punjab; 261-D, Model Town Extn., Ludhiana, Punjab; [Tel: Off. (0161) 2401960 Ext. 317; Res. (0161) 2501321; Cell: 09464035154; Fax: (0161) 2400945; Email: dkbenbi@yahoo.com]


Bhargava, Suresh Chandra
FELLOW, ELECTED 1992

Born in Rewari, Haryana State on 22 April 1936. Educated at Government High School, Ajmer, 1944-51; Government College, Ajmer, 1951-54; Central College of Agriculture, Delhi, 1954-57; International Agricultural Centre, Wageningen, Holland, 1957-59; Agricultural University, Wageningen, 1959-64; B.Sc. 1957; Specialization in Floriculture, IAC, Wageningen, 1959, M.Sc. 1961; D.Sc. 1964.

Professor, 1982-94, and Head, Division of Plant Physiology, 1994-96, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi; Consultant ITEC Prorgramme, Vietnam, 1988-89; Senior/Chief Research Officer, Ministry of Agriculture, Tanzania, East Africa, 1970-75; Biological Manager, National Phytotron Facility, IARI till 1996; Consultant, ICAR/World Bank Project, Agricultural Human Resources Development, 1997-2000.

Awards/Honours: UGC National Lecturer, 1984-85; Secretary, Indian Society for Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 1985-88.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; International Agricultural Centre (IAC), Wageningen; Indian Society for Plant Physiology; Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding

Research Areas: Plant/crop physiology, regulation of flowering under controlled environment

Address: Block N - 19 D, SFS Flats, Saket, New Delhi 110017; [Tel: Res. (011) 29563303, 29561579, Cell: 9810996714; Email: scbhargava2004@yahoo.co.in]


Bhat, Pran P.
FELLOW, ELECTED 1999

Born in Srinagar, India on 23 July 1944. Educated at Vasanta Girls High School, 1952-58; S P and Women's College, Srinagar, 1958-62; J&K University, Srinagar, 1962-64; Punjab Agricultural Univiversity, Ludhiana, 1967-71; B.Sc. 1962; M.Sc. 1964; Ph.D. 1971.

Assistant Professor (Animal Genetics), 1972-78, and Radiation Geneticist, 1980, IVRI, Scientist S3 (Animal Genetics and Breeding), CIRG, 1983; Course coordinator and Principal Investigator, Animal Biotechnology, IVRI, 1985-96; ICAR National Fellowship 1995; Principal Scientist (Education Division), 1996-2001, Principal Scientist (AG&B), Animal Science Division, 2001-02, and Assistant Director General (AP&B) 2002-06, ICAR, New Delhi.

Awards/Honours: Lal Bahadur Shastri Award, 1988; Dr. R. Eswaran Memorial Medal 1993; Kashmir Education, Cultural and Science Society Award 2003.

Research Areas: Animal genetics and breeding, animal biotechnology (production and health)

Address: Apartment No. 600A, Hamilton Court, DLF Phase IV, Gurgaon 122002, Haryana; [Tel: Res. (0124) 4057003; Email: pnbhat@bol.net.in; wbtnoida@vsnl.net]


Bhat, Pushkar Nath*
FELLOW, ELECTED 1993

Born in Nunar, Ganderbal, Kashmir, India on 9 October 1937. Educated at National High School, Srinagar, 1948-52; Sri Pratap College, Srinagar 1955; College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Mathura, 1955-59; Post Graduate College of Animal Sciences, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar 1959-61; Institute of Population Genetics, Purdue University, Indiana, USA, 1961-65; B.V.Sc & AH 1959; M.V.Sc (AH) 1961; Ph.D. 1965.

Chairman, World Buffalo Trust and Centre for Integrated Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development, 1997 to date.

Project Coordinator (Animal Breeding), 1970-74, 1979-84, and Head, Division of Animal Genetics, 1971-79, IVRI, Izatnagar; Director, Central Institute for Research on Goats (CIRG), Makdhoom (U.P.), 1981-84; Director/Vice Chancellor, IVRI, Izatnagar, 1984-92; Animal Husbandry Commissioner to Government of India, Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, New Delhi 1992-94; Deputy Director General (Animal Sciences), ICAR, New Delhi, 1992-94; Director, Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute, New Delhi, 1994; Officer on Special Duty (DIPA), ICAR, New Delhi, 1994-97.

Awards/Honours: Egyptian Society of Animal Production, Gold Medal and Plaque, 1988; Asian Buffalo Association (Bangkok) Plaque of Honour Award, 1992; Asian Development Bank Award 1993; Gold medal - 7th World Congress on Animal Production 1993; Dr. Eswaran Memorial Award 1993; Modi Award for Conservation and Environment 1995; Malika Trivedi IAAR Award 1995; The Society for Environmental, Scientific and Agricultural Advancement (U.P) Vigyan Shree Award, 1995-96; Kashmir Education, Cultural and Science Society Award 2003; Bhoovigyan Samman 2005.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India, 1987; National Academy of Veterinary Sciences, 1993.

Research Areas: Animal genetics and breeding, animal genetic resources conservation and management, animal production in tropics, animal biotechnology, research management systems

Address: Chairman, World Buffalo Trust and Centre for Animal, Husbandry & Dairy Development, Flat No.205 F-64 C/9, Sector -40, Noida 201301, U.P.; Apartment No. 600A, Hamilton Court, DLF Phase IV, Gurgaon 122002, Haryana; [Tel: Off. (0120) 2579627; Res. (0124) 4057003; Cell: 9810898361; Fax: (0120) 2579627; Email: wbtnoida@vsnl.net; pnbhat@bol.net.in; pnbhat@airtelmail.in]

Editor 1 Jan, 1996 to 31 Dec, 1998; Dr. P. Bhattacharya Memorial Award, 1997-1998


Bhat, Ramesh Venkataramana
FELLOW, ELECTED 1998

Born in India on 24 November 1944. Educated at Mysore University, B.Sc. 1964; M.Sc., Bombay University, 1966; Ph.D., Madras University, 1971; PG Diploma in Public Enterprise Management, Osmania University, 1978.

Former Deputy Director, National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad.

Awards/Honours: ICMR Shakuntala Amirchand Award; ICMR V.N. Patwardhan Prize.

Research Areas: Food safety, food quality and food toxicology

Address: M-11, Kakateeyanagar, Habshingua (Near Resource Source), Hyderabad 500007, Andhra Pradesh; [Tel: Res. (040) 27173754, Cell: 09441065981; Email: rameshvbhat@yahoo.com]


Bhatia, Chittranjan
FELLOW, ELECTED 1992

Born in Bulandshahar, India on 1 January 1936. Educated at Government High School, Meerut, 1942-49, Meerut College, Meerut 1949-55; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 1957-61; B. Sc. 1953; M. Sc. 1955; Ph.D. 1961.

Research Associate, Indian Agricultural Program, The Rockefeller Foundation, New Delhi, 1961-62; Genetics Department, Agricultural University, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 1962-64; Biology Division, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, Long Island, New York, USA, 1964-66; Scientific Officer, Biology Division, Head, Mutation Breeding Section, Head, Nuclear Agriculture Division, Associate Director and Director, Bio-Medical Group, Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Mumbai, 1966-93; First Officer, Joint FAO-IAEA Division, International Atomic Energy Agency, 1974-76; Secretary to Govt. of India, Department of Biotechnology, 1993-95; Consultant, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna 1996, 1998- 99, 2001; Winrock International, 1999.

Awards/Honours: National Academy of Sciences Prof. R. N. Tandon Memorial Award, 1993; INSA S.K. Mitra Memorial Award, 1995; Om Prakash Bhasin Award, 1995.

Fellow: Maharashtra Academy of Science, 1983; Indian Academy of Sciences, 1984; Indian National Science Academy, 1988; National Academy of Sciences, India 1991; Third World Academy of Science, 1992.

Research Areas: Plant genetics and breeding, biotechnology

Address: 17 Rohini, Plot No. 29-30, Sector 9-A, Vashi, Navi Mumbai 400703, Maharashtra; [Tel: Res. (022) 27655178; Email: chittranjan.bhatia@yahoo.com; crbhatia.bhatia@gmail.com]

Vice-President 1 Jan, 2004 to 31 Dec, 2006; Member Executive Council 1 Oct, 1992 to 31 Dec, 1998


Bhatia, Jitendra Singh
FELLOW, ELECTED 2000

Born in Shimla, India on 29 May 1942. Educated at M.B. Higher Secondary School, New Delhi, 1959; Delhi College, Delhi, 1961; College of Veterinary and Animal Science, Bikaner, B.V.Sc&A.H 1961-65; All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi, M.Sc. 1972-74; Sukhadia University, Ph.D. 1984.

Professor of Veterinary Physiology, CCS HAU, Hisar, 1992-2002; Comptroller of Examination RAU-B, Bikaner, 1988-92; Assistant Director General (Education, Planning and Development), ICAR, 1997-2002 (on deputation).

Fellow: National Academy of Veterinary Science.

Research Areas: Veterinary physiology-polygastric digestion, renal and neuro physiology

Address: Quarter No. 8, Khalsa College Residential Complex, GT Road, Amritsar 143003, Punjab; B -101, Sector 2, Plot 3C, Mandakani Apartment, Dwarka, New Delhi-110075; [Tel: Cell: 09316612588, 08427391600; Email: bhatiajs05@rediffmail.com; bhatiajs05@gmail.com]


Bhatia, Sudershan Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 1999

Born in Nankana Sahib (now in Pakistan) on 20 June 1945. Educated at Government Higher Secondary School, Gharaunda, Karnal, 1961; PAU, Ludhiana 1961-66; PAU, Hisar 1966-68; HAU, Hisar 1973-78: B.Sc. 1966; M.Sc. 1968; Ph.D. 1978.

Assistant Prof./Lecturer, 1968-80, Associate Professor/Scientist, 1980-88, and Professor of Animal Nutrition, 1988-2005, HAU, Hisar.

Awards/Honours: CSIR Research Fellowship, 1973; Dr. V.D. Kashyap Gold Medal, 1980; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Memorial Award, 1987; Marie Curie Fellowship, 1994; ICAR Award for Team Research, 1997; DAAD Fellowship, 1999; ICAR Outstanding Teacher Award, 2004.

Fellow: Life Member, Animal Nutrition Society of India.

Research Areas: Ruminant nutrition, rumen function and metabolism

Address: 1662, Sector 7, Urban Estate, Karnal 132001, Haryana; [Tel: Res. (0184) 2286349; Cell: 09896747144; Email: skbhatia20@yahoo.com]

Recognition Award, 1999-2000


Bhatia, Vijay Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2011

Born in Delhi, India on 7 February 1951. Educated at Ramjas School, Delhi, 1964-67; Hindu College, Delhi University, 1967-70; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1970-72, 1985; Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute, New Delhi, 1972-73; B.Sc. 1970; M.Sc. 1972; PG Diploma (Agricultural Statistics) 1973; Ph.D. 1985.

Scientist S-1, 1976-83; Scientist S-2, 1983-86; Senior Scientist, 1986-98; Principal Scientist, 1998-2003; In-charge (RCMU), 2003-2008, Professor, Agricultural Statistics, 2008-11, and Director, Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute, 2008-13.

Awards/Honours: IARI Best Teacher Award, 1998; Dr. D.N. Lal Memorial Lecture Award, 2003; Prof. P.V. Sukhatme Gold Medal Award, 2004; ISAS Sankhyiki Bhushan Award, 2011; Bharat Ratna Dr. C. Subramaniam Award for Outstanding Teachers in Agriculture and Allied Sciences, 2011. Honorary Secretary, Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics; Vice President, Society of Statistics and Computer Applications; Member, Editorial Board of the Journals of Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics and Society of Statistics and Computer Applications; Member, United Nations/FAO Steering Group for Agricultural Statistics; President, International Indian Statistical Association-India Joint Statistical Meeting (IISA-India JSM) 2000 Trust; Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, FAO Global Strategy for Improvement of Agricultural and Rural Statistics.

Fellow: Life Member: Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics; Society of Statistics and Computer Applications; Indian Society of Agricultural Sciences.

Research Areas: Agricultural Statistics, Statistical Genetics and Applied Statistics

Address: B-279, Derawal Nagar, Near Model Town, Delhi 110009; [Tel: Res. (011) 27115163, Cell: 9868141062; Email: vkb7251@gmail.com; vkbhatia7251@yahoo.co.in]


Bhatt, Bhagwati Prasad
FELLOW, ELECTED 2009

Born in Kothiyara, Uttarakhand, India on 5 February 1965. Educated at G.H. School, Tehri Garhwal 1978-79; G.I.C. Uttarkashi, 1981-82; H.N.B. Garhwal University, Srinagar Garhwal, Uttarakhand 1983-87; Ph.D., 1991.

Director, ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna, 2011 to date.

Lecturer, 1991-96, and Sr. Lecturer 1996-2000, H.N.B. Garhwal University, Srinagar Garhwal; Senior Scientist, 2000-07, and Principal Scientist, 2007, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam, Meghalaya; Joint Director, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Nagaland Centre, Medziphema, Nagaland, 2007-11.

Awards/Honours: Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education Award, 1998-99; Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Award, 2004-05.

Research Areas: Farming System Research, Conservation Agriculture and Agroforestry

Address: Director, ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, ICAR Parisar, P.O. Bihar Veterinary College, Patna 800014, Bihar; ICAR Parisar, P.O. Bihar Veterinary College, Patna 800014, Bihar; [Tel: Off. (0612) 2223962, 2228805; Cell: 09473199366; Fax: (0612) 2223956; Email: directoricarrcer@gmail.com]


Bhattacharya, Ashim Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2003

Born in Nabadwip, India on 17 January 1944. Educated at Nandalal Institution, Chirkunda, 1955-56; Manbhum Victoria Institution, Purulia, 1957-58; Jagannath Kishore College, Purulia, 1958-60; Maharaja Manindra Chandra Nandy College, Kolkata, 1960-62; G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, 1962-66; Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 1966-68; McGill University, Canada, 1974-77.

Professor, Gujarat Agricultural University, Navsari, 1980-82; Project Coordinator, AICRP (Drainage), Water Technology Centrer, IARI, 1982-2002; Project Coordinator, AICRP (Wells and Pumps), 1983-92; Actg. ADG (Engg), ICAR, 1996-97; Principal Scientist, 1986-2006, and Emeritus Scientist, WTC, IARI, New Delhi 2006-08.

Awards/Honours: ISAE Shankar Memorial Award, 1989-90; IARI Best Teacher Award, 1999; SCSI Gold Medal, 2005.

Fellow: Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers.

Research Areas: Agricultural land drainage, hydrology

Address: # 805, Pocket 3, Sector 19, Dwarka, New Delhi 110075; [Tel: Cell: 9818764990; Email: b_ashimkumar@yahoo.co.in]


Bhattacharyya, Ranjan
FELLOW, ELECTED 2014

Born in Midnapur, West Bengal, India on 28 June 1972. Educated at Jalchak N.N. Vidyayatan, Midnapur, 1988-90; Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswa-Vidayala, Nadia, West Bengal, 1990-94; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1996-98; University of Wolverhampton, UK, 2006-09; B.Sc. 1994, M.Sc. 1998, Ph.D. 2009.

Senior Scientist (Soil Science), Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2013 to date.

Scientist, 2001-07; and Scientist (Sr. Scale) Vivekananda Parvatiya Krishi Anusandhan Sansthan (VPKAS), Almora, 2007-11; Scientist (Sr. Scale), 2011-12; and Senior Scientist (Agril. Chemistry), IARI, New Delhi, 2012-2013

Awards/Honours: ICAR Team Research Award (Team Leader), 2007-08; Shri B. Lakshminarayana Award, 2009-10; Dr B.C. Deb Memorial Award, 2010-11; Golden Jubilee Commemoration Young Scientist Award, 2010; Scholarship Award from the International Soil & Tillage Research Organization, 2009; Asian Scientist of the Year Award, 2009; Scholarship Award from the European Society for Soil Conservation, 2007; European Union Fellowship for pursuing Ph.D. from the University of Wolverhampton, UK, 2006-2009

Research Areas: Carbon sequestration, Conservation tillage, Conservation agriculture, Soil conservation, Nitrogen management

Address: Senior Scientist, Center for Environment Science and Climate, Resilient Agriculture, NRL Building, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012; EA 75, Third Floor, Inder Puri, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 25846359; Res. 9013007346, Cell 07838781447; Fax: (011) 25844254; Email: ranjan_vpkas@yahoo.com; ranjan@iari.res.in; ranjanvpkas@gmail.com]


Bhumbla, Dev Raj
FELLOW, ELECTED 1992

Born in Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India on 6 December 1921. Educated at Punjab University, B.Sc.; M.Sc. 1956, Ph.D. 1962, Ohio State University, USA.

Head, Department of Soils, Punjab Agricultural University, 1963; Dean, College of Agriculture, PAU, Hisar, 1966; First Director, Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal, 1969; Deputy Director General (Soils, Agronomy & Engineering), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, 1974; Agriculture Commissioner, Government of India, 1978-80; Vice-Chancellor, Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, 1981-82.

Awards/Honours: Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, 1972-73; IAUA Plaque for outstanding work in Agricultural Education and Research, 1979; President, Indian Society of Soil Science, 1972 & 1973; Vice-President, International Society of Soil Science.

Research Areas: Soil science, water management, dryland farming

Address: B-211, Rajguru Nagar, Ludhiana 141012, Punjab; [Tel: Res. (0161) 2456856]

Dr. N.S. Randhawa Memorial Award, 1995-1996


Bijay Singh
FELLOW, ELECTED 1998

Born in Hoshiarpur, India on 20 December 1950. Educated at Government Middle School and Arya Higher Secondary School, Ludhiana, 1963-67; Government College, Ludhiana, 1967-70; Punjab Agricultural University, (PAU) Ludhiana, 1970-76; B.Sc. 1970; M.Sc. 1972; Ph.D. 1976.

INSA Senior Scientist, Department of Soil Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 2012 to date.

Assistant Soil Chemist, PAU, Ludhiana, 1976-86; Visiting Scientist, Grassland Research Institute, Hurley, UK, 1985; Soil Chemist, 1986-94, Senior Soil Chemist, 1994-2006, and ICAR National Professor, 2006-12, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.

Awards/Honours: FAI Silver Jubilee Award of Excellence, 1984, 2001; Rafi Ahmad Kidwai Memorial Prize, 1995; INSA Professor Krishna Sahai Bilgrami Memorial Medal, 2009.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; Indian Society of Soil Science.

Research Areas: Soil fertility, nitrogen fertilizer use efficiency, nitrate pollution of ground water

Address: INSA Senior Scientist, Department of Soil Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 141004, Punjab; 69, Green Field, Ludhiana 141002, Punjab; [Tel: Off. (0161) 2401960 Ext. 317; Res. (0161) 4632796, Cell: 09815569369; Fax: (0161) 2400945; Email: bijaysingh20@hotmail.com; bijay.pau@gmail.com]

Recognition Award, 1999-2000; Dr. N.S. Randhawa Memorial Award, 2007-2008


Birthal, Pratap Singh*
FELLOW, ELECTED 2010

Born in Jhunda Bass, Bhiwani, Haryana, India on 5 December 1963. Educated at Government High School, Jui Khurd, Bhiwani, 1977-79; Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, 1979-84; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1984-1990. B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture, 1984; M.Sc. (Agricultural Economics), 1986; Ph.D., 1990.

Principal Scientist, National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research, New Delhi, 2011 to date.

Scientist, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, 1991-1995; Scientist (Senior Scale), 1996-97, Senior Scientist, 1997-2005, and ICAR National Fellow and Principal Scientist, National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research, New Delhi, 2005-2008; Principal Scientist (Socioeconomics), International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh, India, 2008-11.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Young Scientist Award, 1997; ISAE DK Desai Award, 1995, 2001; Agricultural Economics Research Association (India) RT Doshi Award, 2004, 2008, 2011; Vice President (1997-1999), Joint Secretary (2001-2002), and Managing Editor, 2012, Agricultural Economics Research Association; Reviewer, International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD), The World Bank, 2005-2006; Consultant to various CGIAR institutes, The World Bank and Swiss Development Corporation.

Research Areas: Technology policy, institutional economics, and livestock economics

Address: Principal Scientist, National Centre for Agricultural Economics, and Policy Research (NCAP), DPS Marg, Pusa, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 25842665; Cell: 9910052752; Email: psbirthal@ncap.res.in; psbirthal@yahoo.com]


Brar, Darshan Singh
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 2006

Born in Bishnandi, Punjab, India on 7 March 1944. Educated at Govt. High School, Jaitu, 1955-60; Brijindra College, Faridkot, 1960-62; Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, 1964-69; B.Sc. 1964; M.Sc. 1966; Ph.D. 1973.

Associate Plant Breeder/Plant Breeder, Senior Scientist & Head, Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biotechnology Division, International Rice Research Institute, Manila, Philippines, 1987 to date; Adjunct Professor (Agronomy), University of Philippines at Los Ba os (UPLB), 1995 to date

Research Assistant, 1966-69; and Assistant Cytogeneticist, 1973-75, PAU; Research Fellow, National Research Council, Saskatoon, Canada 1976-78; Fellow, Univ. Nottingham, U.K. 1979; Cytogeneticist, PAU 1979-82; Research Fellow, Univ. Tsukuba, Japan 1982-83; Senior Research Fellow, IRRI 1983-85; Professor Biotechnology, PAU 1986-87.

Awards/Honours: PAUTA Award, PAU, 1980; ICAR Team Award, 1980; Ministry of Agri & Rural Development, Vietnam Gold Medal award 2007; Koshihikari International Rice Prize, Japan, 2007; CGIAR Outstanding Scientist Science Award, 2007; CGIAR Science Award-Outstanding Scientist, 2007; Friendship Award, Republic of China, 2009; Member editorial board - Indian J. Genet; Crop Improvement; Oryza; Korean J. Breeding; Breeding Science; J. New Seeds; J. Food Agri. & Environ., Plant Breeding

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding; Crop Improvement Society of India; Honorary Fellow, Punjab Academy of Sciences, Crop Science Society of Philippines

Research Areas: Genetics and plant breeding, molecular cytogenetics

Address: Consultant & Head (Plant Breeding, Genetics & Biotechnology Division), International Rice Research Institute, DAPO Box 7777, Metro Manila, Philippines; Staff Housing No. 7, International Rice Research Institute, Los Banos, Philippines; [Tel: Off. 63-2-580-5600 Ext. 2709; Res. 63-2-580-5600 Ext. 2252; Fax: 63-2-580-5699; Email: d.brar@cgiar.org]


Brar, Mukand Singh
FELLOW, ELECTED 2005

Born in Talewal, District Sangrur, Punjab, India on 1 April 1948. Educated at Govt. Hr Secondary School, Patto Hira Singh 1963-65; College of Agriculture, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana (PAU), 1965-75; B.Sc. 1969; M.Sc. 1971; Ph.D. 1975.

Assistant Soil Chemist, PAU, 1976-86; Soil Scientist, Potash Research Institute of India Gurgaon, 1983 to 1984; Soil Chemist, PAU, 1986 to 1994; Senior Soil Chemist, Department of Soils, PAU 1994 to 2008.

Awards/Honours: PAU Teachers Association Award of Excellence 1986; FAI Silver jubilee Award of Excellence 1989; PSCST Certificate of Appreciation, 1994; Twelfth International Congress Commemoration Award of ISSS, 1999; Dr Dalip Singh Trophy for Excellence in Soil Science, UAS, Faislabad, Pakistan 2000; TSI-FAI Award on Plant Nutrient Sulphur, 2008.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science.

Research Areas: Soil fertility-chemistry, environment pollution

Address: 130-B, Raj Guru Nagar, Ludhiana 141012, Punjab; [Tel: Res. (0161) 2450226, Cell: 09872835130; Email: brarms@yahoo.co.in]


Bujarbaruah, Kamal Malla
FELLOW, ELECTED 2009

Born in Nalbari, Assam, India on 11 November 1950. Educated at Gurdon Higher Secondary School, Nalbari, 1961-69; College of Veterinary Sciences, Assam Agricultural University, Guwahati. B.V.Sc. & AH 1974; M.V.Sc. 1976; Ph.D. 1987.

Vice Chancellor, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, 2009 to date.

ARS Scientist, 1977-1996, Joint Director, 1997-99, Director, NRC on Mithun, 1999-02; Officer on Special Duty, NRC on Pig, 1999-06; Director, ICAR Research Compelx for Northeastern Hill Region, Barapani, 2002-07; Deputy Director General (Animal Sciences), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi, 2007-2009.

Awards/Honours: Jewel of Sikkim Award, 2004; Fakaruddin Ali Ahmed Award, 2006; Distinguished Veterinarian Award, 2007; Lifetime Achievement Award, 2010; D.Sc. (h.c.), OUAT, Bhubaneswar, 2012; 2012; Dr N.N. Dastur Oration Award, NDRI, 2013; Dr C.R. Sane Oration, Bombay Veterinary College, 2013. Member, National Biodiversity Authority (till March, 2013), Member, State Knowledge Commission, Assam.

Fellow: National Academy of Veterinary Science, 2007.

Research Areas: Livestock Production & Management

Address: Vice Chancellor, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat 785013, Assam; [Tel: Off. (0376) 2340013; Cell: 09868245370; Fax: (0376) 2340001; Email: vc@aau.ac.in; kmbujarbaruah@rediffmail.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2014


Chadha, Krishan Lal
FELLOW, ELECTED 1992

Born in Bhopalwala, Sialkot (now in Pakistan) on 15 November 1936. Educated at Government High School, Jalandhar 1948-51; B.Sc. (Agri) 1955 and M.Sc. (Hort) 1960, Punjab University, Chandigarh; Ph.D. 1964, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi.

Assistant Horticulturist, IARI, 1963-64; Fruit Specialist, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 1964-69; Project Co-ordinator (Fruits) and Head, Central Mango Research Station, Lucknow, 1972-80; Senior Horticulturist and Director, Indian Institute of Horticulture Research (IIHR), Bangalore 1969-72 and 1980-86 respectively; Horticulture Commissioner, Govt. of India and Executive Director, National Horticulture Board, New Delhi 1986-87; Deputy Director General (Hort.), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, 1987-96; ICAR National Professor (Hort.) at IARI, 1997-2001; Adjunct Professor, IARI, 2011 onwards; Chairman, Indian Society of Agri-business Professional (ISAP) and Indian Agribusiness Systems Pvt. Ltd. (Agriwatch), New Delhi, 2007-08.

Awards/Honours: Padma Shri, 2012; D.Sc. (h.c.) C.S. Azad University of Agricultural and Technology, 1995, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, 2008 and Rajendra Prasad Agricultural University, 2009; Borlaug Award, 1984; Om Prakash Bhasin Award, 1992; Dr. H.M. Marigowda Award for Best Horticultural Scientist, 1996; S.K. Mitra Memorial Award, 1998; S.S. Ranade Memorial Life Time Achievement Award, 1999; First HSI-Shivashakthi Life-Time Achievement Award,2007; National Agriculture Leadership Award for Life Time Achievement 2008. President, The Horticultural Society of India and Past President, Indian Society of Agriculture Sciences, Mushroom Society of India, Orchid Society of India; Boungainvillea Society of India; Vice-President, Indian Society of Vegetable Sciences; and Rose Society of India; Chief Patron, Association for Improvement in Production and Utilization of Banana and All India Kitchen Garden Association; Member and Vice Chairman, Board of Trustee, International Potato Centre (CIP), Lima, Peru for 7 and 3 years, respectively.

Fellow: The Horticultural Society of India; Indian Society of Vegetable Science

Research Areas: Horticulture

Address: President, Horticultural Society of India, F1- National Societies Block, NASC Complex, DPS Marg, New Delhi 110012; H.No. 7281, B-10, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 110070; [Tel: Off. (011) 25842127; Res. (011) 26896529, Cell: 9312005646; Email: klchadha@yahoo.com; klchadha@gmail.com]

Vice-President 1 Jan, 2000 to 31 Dec, 2002; Editor 1 Jan, 1999 to 31 Dec, 1999; Dr. B.P. Pal Memorial Award, 2003-2004


Chadha, Madan Mohan Lal*
FELLOW, ELECTED 2013

Born at Bhopalwala, Punjab, India on 7 March 1946. Educated at Government Higher Secondary School, Phillaur, 1959-62; B.Sc. (Agri. & A.H.) 1964-68, M.Sc. (Hort) 1970, Ph.D. 1973, Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana; Post-Doc. 1978-80, Institute for Applied Genetics, Hannover, Germany.

Chairman, Madan Chadha Safe Healthy Vegetable Foundation (MCSHVF), Hisar, Haryana.

Assistant Vegetable Botanist, PAU 1974-80; Director, PAU-Regional Research and Seed Multiplication Center, Usman, Amritsar 1980-84; Vegetable Botanist cum Team Leader, PAU, 1984-89; Sr. Vegetable Breeder/ Professor, PAU, Ludhiana 1989-91; Resident Senior Horticulturist/Agronomist and Team Leader, AVRDC-USAID project, Dhaka, Bangladesh 1991-97; Director, AVRDC- The World Vegetable Centre, Regional Centre for Africa, Arusha, Tanzania 1997-2006; Director, AVRDC-The World Vegetable Centre, Regional Centre for South Asia, ICRISAT, Hyderabad 2006-11; Consultant, Haryana Farmers Commission, Government of Haryana CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar May 2011-13.

Awards/Honours: Certificate of Scientific Achievement in Bangladesh, 2007; ISHS Medal and Certificate - IVs Conference, India 2006; AVRDC Merit Award for the year 1999, 2000 and 2002; AVRDC Gold Medal, 2001; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Memorial Award 1990-92. Vice President, The Horticulture Society of India.

Fellow: Horticultural Society of India; Vegetable Society of India; German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Research Areas: Vegetable Breeding, home gardening, indigenous vegetables, protected cultivation

Address: Chairman, Madan Chadha Safe Healthy Vegetable, Foundation (MCSHVF), 1625, Sector 13, Hisar 125005, Haryana; [Tel: Off. 8295951625; Res. (01662) 249625, Cell: 9949503830; Email: madanchadha75@gmail.com]


Chakrabarti, Rina
FELLOW, ELECTED 2007

Born at Sankari, District Burdwan, West Bengal, India on 1 April 1960. Educated at Sankari High School, 1970-76; Burdwan Municipal Girls' School, 1976-78; Burdwan Raj College, 1978-83; University of Burdwan, Burdwan, 1983-85; Kalyani University, Kalyani, 1985-92; Ph.D. 1990; Research Associate of CSIR, 1991-92; DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service, Fellowship, 1992, U.G.C. Career Award, 1994-1997; BADC, Belgium Government Fellowship, 1996.

Professor, Department of Zoology, University of Delhi, 2008 to date.

Lecturer, 1992-2000, and Reader, Department of Zoology, University of Delhi, 2000-08.

Awards/Honours: Jawaharlal Nehru Award, 1990.

Research Areas: Larviculture; maintenance of water quality, aquahouse, recirculating system.

Address: Professor, Aqua Research Lab, Department of Zoology, University of Delhi, Delhi 110007; B-2 Riedes Line, University of Delhi, Delhi 110007; [Tel: Off. (011) 27666496; Res. (011) 27667127, 27666446; Fax: (011) 27666486; Email: aquaresearchlab@yahoo.co.in]


Chakraborty, Subhra*
FELLOW, ELECTED 2013

Born in Kolkata, West Bengal, India on 25 September 1964. Educated at United Missionary Girls High School, Kolkata, 1970-80; Kamala Girls School, Kolkata, 1981-83; Presidency College, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, 1984-87; University of Calcutta, Kolkata, 1987-89; Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1990-97, B.Sc. 1987; M.Sc. 1989; Ph.D. 1997.

Staff Scientist VI (Professor), National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi, 2011 to date.

Research Scientist, Centre for Plant Molecular Biology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1997-98; Staff Scientist-II, 1998-2000, Staff Scientist-III, 2000-2003, Staff Scientist-IV, 2003-2007, Staff Scientist-V, 2007-2011, National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi;Visiting Scientist, Yale University, USA, 2007-08.

Awards/Honours: Professor Hiralal Chakraborty Gold Medal, University of Calcutta, 1990; Young Scientist Award, International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 1994; International Ph.D. Program Award, IRRI, Philippines, 1994; Technology Development Award, DBT, Govt. of India, 2000; Cold Spring Harbor Fellowship, CSHL, USA, 2002; Professor Hiralal Chakraborty Award, Indian Science Congress Association, 2002; National Young Women Bioscientist Award, DBT, Govt. of India, 2002; Young Women Bioscientist of Promise Award, Indian Science Congress Association, 2004; NASI-Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Award, NASI, India, 2010.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad, India

Research Areas: Nutritional and Stress Genomics and Proteomics, Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering, Biotechnology

Address: Staff Scientist VI (Professor), National Institute of PlantGenome Research, JNU Campus, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi 110067; C9/9428, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 110070; [Tel: Off. (011) 26735186; Res. (011) 26139428, Cell: 9971923777; Fax: (011) 26741658; Email: subhrac@hotmail.com; schakraborty@nipgr.res.in]


Chand, Ramesh*
FELLOW, ELECTED 2008

Born in Rattewal, Hoshiarpur, Punjab on 18 June 1956. Educated at Village Govt. School. B.Sc. Agri (1977) and M.Sc. Agri. (1980) from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana; and Ph.D Agricultural Economics (1984) from IARI, New Delhi.

ICAR National Professor (2006 to date) and Director, National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NCAP), New Delhi, 2010 to date.

Professor and Head, Agricultural Economics Research Unit, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, 2001-2004, Principal Scientist, 1996-2002 & 2004-2006, Acting Director, 2005-2006, and ICAR National Professor, 2006-10, NCAP, New Delhi; Professor of Marketing, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 2005-2006; Visiting Professor, University of Wollongong, NSW Australia (2000) and Visiting Fellow, Institute of Developing Economies, Chiba Shi, Japan (2003); Consultant, FAO, ESCAP, World Bank, UNCTAD and Commonwealth Secretariat; Member High Level Committees constituted by GoI; Represented India in High Level Delegation for various Inter-Governmental meetings on agriculture.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Jawaharlal Nehru Award; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award; D.K. Desai award for the best paper.

Research Areas: Agriculture policy, marketing and trade, growth and development.

Address: ICAR National Professor and Director, National Centre for Agricultural Economics, and Policy Research (NCAP), Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi 110012; B-3/318 Sunrise Apartment, Sector 13, Rohini, Delhi 110085; [Tel: Off. (011) 25843036, 25847628 ext 202; Res. (011) 27552342; Cell: 9818235571; Email: rc@ncap.res.in]


Chandra, Amaresh
FELLOW, ELECTED 2010

Born in Chandauli, Varanasi, India on 1 January 1962. Educated Sakaldiha Inter College, 1975-79; Science Faculty, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 1979-86; School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1986-90; B.Sc. (Hons) 1982; M.Sc. 1985; Ph.D. 1993.

Principal Scientist and Head, Division of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow, 2009 to date.

Scientist 1990-95, Scientist (Sr. Scale) 1995-99, Senior Scientist 1999-2007, and Principal Scientist 2007-09, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, Jhansi.

Awards/Honours: CSIRO Visiting Scientist Award, 1998-99; ICRISAT Visiting Scientist Award, 2005-06; INSA-Royal Society London Inter-Academy Exchange Award, 2008-09.

Fellow: Range Management Society of India; Member, National Academy of Sciences, India.

Research Areas: Forage biochemistry, molecular marker, plant biotechnology and source-sink molecular dynamics in sugarcane

Address: Principal Scientist & Head, Div. of Plant Physiology & Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Rai Bareli Road, Lucknow 226002, U.P.; E-6, Ikshupuri Colony, Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow 226002, U.P.; [Tel: Off. (0522) 2480735-37 Extn 172; Res. (0522) 2461363, Cell: 09450041285; Fax: (0522) 2480738; Email: amaresh62@yahoo.com]


Chatterjee, Chitralekha
FELLOW, ELECTED 2005

Born in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India on 6 February 1943. Educated at Mahila Degree College, Lucknow; Lucknow University, Lucknow B.Sc. 1960, M.Sc. (Botany) 1962, M.Sc. (Plant Nutrition) 1968, Ph.D. 1969.

Professor of Botany, Lucknow University, Lucknow, U.P., 1985 to date.

Head, Botany Department 2002-2003 and Dean, Faculty of Science 2002-2003, Lucknow University, Lucknow.

Awards/Honours: Birbal Sahni Gold Medal, 1968; IMT S.N. Ranade Award, 1998; Rashtriya Gaurav Vijay Rattan Award, 2001; TSI-FAI Award, 2000; ICAR Chaudhary Devi Lal Outstanding All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) Award; ISSS 12th International Congress Commemoration Award, 2003; Maharashtra Cultivation of Sciences R.B. Ekbote Prize, 2004.

Fellow: Indian Botanical Society, 2004.

Research Areas: Plant nutrition, plant physiology and plant-soil relationship

Address: Hari Sadan 7-A, Rana Pratap Road, Lucknow 226001, Uttar Pradesh; [Tel: Res. (0522) 3203204, Cell: 09554033917; Email: chitralekhalko@gmail.com]


Chattoo, Bharat Bhushan*
FELLOW, ELECTED 2005

Born in Srinagar, India on 25 May 1949. Educated at Government High School, Rang Teng Srinagar, S.P. College, Srinagar, 1965-69; University of Jammu & Kashmir, 1969-71; Delhi University, Delhi, 1971-75; University of Rochester Medical Centre, Rochester, New York, U.S.A, 1975-78; B.Sc 1969 M.Sc., 1971; Ph.D 1976; Japan Science and Technology Corporation STA Fellowship, 1999; Rockefeller Foundation Biotechnology Career Fellowship, 1999.

Professor, Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology Centre, The M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara, 1986 to date; Coordinator, Biotechnology Programme, 1989 to date, and Director, Genome Research Centre, MSU, 2001 to date.

Sr. Scientist and Head, Molecular Biology Section, Sarabhai Research Centre, Baroda, 1978-80; Reader and Coordinator, Centre of Bioscience, University of Roorkee, Roorkee, 1980-81; Scientist, CCMB, Hyderabad, 1981-82; Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel, Switzerland, 1982-86; Head, Dept. of Microbiology, MSU, 1996-2001; Founder Vice Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishnodevi University, Jammu, 2001-2004.

Awards/Honours: National Technology Award, 2001.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India; Third World Academy of Sciences.

Research Areas: Biotechnology, molecular biology, genome analysis and bioprocess development

Address: Professor and Coordinator, Biotech. Prog, Dept. of Microbiology & Biotechnolgy Cntr., Faculty of Science, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Baroda 390002, Gujarat; 15-A, Punit Nagar Society, New Sama Road, Baroda 390008, Gujarat; [Tel: Off. (0265) 2793070, 2794396; Res. (0265) 2711979; Fax: (0265) 2792508; Email: chattoo@bcmsu.ac.in]


Chattopadhyay, Chirantan*
FELLOW, ELECTED 2013

Born at Kolkata, West Bengal, India on 6 October 1962. Educated at Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, Narendrapur, 1974-1979; RE College Model School, Durgapur 1979-81; Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, 1981-89; B.Sc. (Ag.) Hons., 1986; M.Sc. (Ag.) in Plant Pathology, 1989; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, Ph.D., 1992.

Director, National Centre for Integrated Pest Management (ICAR), New Delhi, 2012 to date.

Scientist, NAARM, Hyderabad, Directorate of Oilseeds Research, Hyderabad 1992-99; Senior Scientist and Principal Scientist, Directorate of Rapeseed-Mustard Research, Bharatpur, 1999-2009; Head, Division of Crop Protection, Indian Institute of Pulses Research (ICAR), Kanpur, 2009-12.

Awards/Honours: P.P. Singhal Memorial Pesticides India Award, Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology, 1996; Vividhlaxi Audyogik Samshodhan Vikas Kendra (VASVIK) Award, Mumbai, 2004; Hexamar Agricultural Research and Development Foundation (HARDF) Award, Indian Society of Oilseeds Research, 2005; Prof V.P. Bhide Memorial Award, Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology, 2010; Vice-President, Plant Protection Association of India, 2010-12.

Fellow: Plant Protection Association of India; Indian Phytopathological Society; Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology; Indian Society of Oilseeds Research; Bioved Research Institute of Agriculture & Technology

Research Areas: Host resistance to plant diseases, disease and insect-pest forecasting, bio-intensive integrated pest management

Address: Director, National Centre for Integrated Pest, Management, LBS Building, IARI Campus, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off (011) 25843936, 25841666; Cell: 9582289566; Fax: (011) 25841472; Email: chirantan_cha@hotmail.com]


Chaturvedi, Om Prakash
FELLOW, ELECTED 2007

Born in Mau, Uttar Pradesh, India on 10 January 1956. Educated at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, B.Sc. 1976 and M.Sc. 1978; Kumaon University, Nainital, Ph.D.1983. Post Doctoral Fellow, University College of North Wales, Bangor, U.K. 1988-89.

Head, Plant Science Division, CSWCRTI, Dehradun, 2009 to date.

Lecturer in Botany, Kumaon University, Nainital 1982-83; Subject Matter Specialist, Forestry, 1983-1986 and Senior Research Officer, Silviculture, 1986-1987, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar; Senior Scientist-cum-Associate Professor, Agroforestry/Silviculture, 1987-1998 and Chief Scientist-cum-University Professor, Agroforestry/Silviculture, 1998-2002 at Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa, Bihar; Principal Scientist, Agroforestry/Forestry, National Research Centre for Agroforestry, Jhansi 2002-2009.

Awards/Honours: Forestry Teacher Education Award, U.K., 1988; Overseas Technical Trainers Award, U.K., 1989; Personal Academic Promotion Award, RAU, Pusa, 2002; K.G. Tejwani Award, Agroforestry, 2008; Editor-in-Chief, Indian Journal of Agroforestry, 2003-08; Chief Editor, Indian Journal of Soil Conservation, 2009 to date.

Fellow: National Institute of Ecology; Range Management Society of India; Indian Association of Soil and Water Conservationists.

Research Areas: Forestry; agroforestry; agrisilvicultural systems; agrihorticultural systems; silvipastoral systems; quality plant production; growth and production modeling of trees; wasteland reclamation and development; watershed management and development on ecosystem basis

Address: Head, Plant Science Division, Central Soil & Water Conservation Research, and Training Institute (CSWCRTI), 218, Kaulagarh Road, Dehradun 248195, Uttarakhand; [Tel: Cell: 09415590768; Fax: (0135) 2754213; Email: chaturvediopc@gmail.com; opchaturvedi@mailcan.com]

Recognition Award, 2007-2008


Chaudhari, Suresh Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2010

Born in Teegaon (Madhya Pradesh), India on 5 March 1963. Educated at Government Schools, Madhya Pradesh 1970-81; JNKVV, Jabalpur 1982-1989; MPKV, Rahuri 1995-1999; B.Sc. (Agri), 1986; M.Sc. (Agri), 1989; Ph.D., 1998.

Head (Soil & Crop Management Division), Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal, 2011 to date.

Technical Assistant, 1990-93; ARS, 1993; Scientist, 1993-99; Scientist (SS), 1999-2002; Senior Scientist, 2002-2008, and Principal Scientist, Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal, 2008 to date.

Awards/Honours: Outstanding Achievement Award of Institution of Engineers (India), 2010; 12th International Congress Commemoration Award of Indian Society of Soil Science,2009; TWAS-Medal, Italy, 2009; K.C. Das Memorial Award, The Institute of Engineers (India), 2008; Zonal Award of Indian Society of Soil Science, 1999; Tata Endowment Award for Research, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, 1999; Young Scientist Award of Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology, 1992.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science; Maharashtra Academy of Sciences

Research Areas: Soil Physics, Agricultural Water Management, Management of salt affected soils and poor quality water

Address: Head (Soil & Crop Management Division), Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Jarifa Farm, Kachawa Road, Karnal 132001, Haryana; [Tel: Off. (0184) 2290501; Res. (0184) 2291614, Cell 09729559063; Fax: (0184) 2290480; Email: hscm@cssri.ernet.in, surchaudhari@hotmail.com]


Chaudhary, Tej Narain
FELLOW, ELECTED 1993

Born in Nima Chakhaidar, Samastipur, Bihar, India on 5 September 1936. Educated at Kishanpur High School, Samastipur, 1947-51; CM College, Darbhanga, 1951-53; Bihar Agricultural College Sabour, 1956-59; Ranchi Agricultural College Kanke, 1961-63; Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 1964-68; B.Sc. 1959; M.Sc. 1963; Ph.D. 1968.

Expert-cum-Advisor, WAPCOS Ltd., Govt.of India Undertaking, Ministry of Water Resource, New Delhi/Gurgaon, 1997 to date; National Consultant, Kalpasar Project, Govt. of Gujarat, 2006 to date.

Associate Professor of Soil Conservation, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1970-76; Senior Soil Physicist/Principal Scientist, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1976-88; Assistant Director General (Integrated Water Management), ICAR, 1988-96; Senior Research Fellow, International Rice Research Institute, Los Banos, Philippines, 1990-92; Officer on Special Duty-cum-Project Director, Directorate of Water Management Research, ICAR, Patna, 1996-97.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Society of Soil Science.

Research Areas: Soil and water management

Address: R-159, Vani Vihar, Uttam Nagar, New Delhi 110059; [Tel: Cell: 9958408113, 9818314045; Email: sushil.chaudhary159@gmail.com]


Chaudhury, Narayan Aditya
FELLOW, ELECTED 1995

Born in Satagachi, India on 25 May 1934. Educated at D.A.V. High School, Karachi and B.E.S. High School, Bombay, 1944-47; Bangabasi College & Scottish Church College, Calcutta, 1948-53; University College of Science & Technology, Calcutta, 1953-55; M.Sc. 1955; Ph.D. 1961; Postdoc. Res. Assoc., Dept of Chemistry, University of Georgia, Athens, GA., USA, 1962-64; Postdoc-Fellow, School of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn., USA, 1964-65.

Presently Hony. Prof., Dept. of Agril. Chemicals, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (BCKV), Mohanpur, Nadia, W. Bengal.

Reader in Agricultural Chemistry, University of Kalyani, Nadia, W. Bengal, 1966-74; Prof. of Agril. Chemistry, 1975-99, Head, Dept. of Agril. Chem. & Soil Science, 1979-82, and Dean, PG Studies, 1988-92, BCKV, Mohanpur, Nadia, W. Bengal.

Fellow: West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology, Calcutta; Indian Society of Agricultural Chemists; Society of Pesticide Science, India.

Research Areas: Natural product chemistry, agricultural chemistry/chemicals

Address: Honorary Professor, Department of Agricultural Chemicals, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyala, Mohanpur, Nadia 741252, West Bengal; B-12/29, Kalyani, Nadia 741235, West Bengal; [Tel: Off. (033) 25828338; Res. (033) 25828930]


Chauhan, Harendra Singh
FELLOW, ELECTED 1994

Born in Balrampur, UP, India on 17 November 1936. Educated at L.C.Higher Sec. School, Balrampur 1943-53; IIT Kharagpur, 1954-59; Ohio State University, USA [Rockefeller Fellowship] 1964-67; B.Tech (Hons.) Agri. Engg. 1958; M.Tech Soil and Water Cons. Engg. 1959; Ph.D. 1967

Professor, 1969-96 and Prof.-cum-Head Agri.Engg., 1971-80, College of Technology, G.B. Pant Univ. of Agri. & Tech.; Member, Land Reclamation and Drainage team to Iraq, 1974-75; Dean, College of Technology, 1980-84 including additional charge of Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor & Head Irrigation and Drainage Engg., 1984-87 and Dean College of Post Graduate Studies, G.B.Pant Univ. Of Agri. & Tech., 1987-90; AICTE Fellow, 1997-2000.

Awards/Honours: Institution of Engineers Award, 1975-76; ICAR Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, 1976-77; ISAE Award for Education, 1986; G.B.Pant Memorial Gold Medal, 1993; ISAE Gold Medal, 1995; ISAE Lifetime Work Award, 1999.

Fellow: Indian National Academy of Engineering; Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers; Institution of Engineers (India).

Research Areas: Irrigation and drainage, ground water, microirrigation, soil and water conservation

Address: 2/156, Vishal Khand 2, Gomtinagar, Lucknow 226010, Uttar Pradesh; [Tel: Res. (0522) 2395718; Email: hsinghchauhan@rediffmail.com]


Chauhan, Jitendra S.
FELLOW, ELECTED 2012

Born in Pahawati, Aligarh, UP on 10 January 1955; Educated at S.B.M. Higher Secondary School, New Delhi, 1966-71; Shivaji College, Delhi University, New Delhi,1971-74; G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, UP, 1974-1980; B.Sc.1974; M.Sc. 1976; Ph. D. 1980. Post Doctoral Fellow, IRRI, Philippines, 1982-84.

Assistant Director General (Seed), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, 2013 to date.

Assistant Professor, Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur, Bihar,1981-83; Scientist 2 / Sr. Scientist, Central Rainfed Upland Rice Research Station (Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack), Hazaribag, Bihar, 1985-1996; Sr. Scientist, 1996-1998, NRC on Rapeseed-Mustard, Bharatpur; Principal Scientist, NRC on Rapeseed-Mustard/Directorate of Rapeseed-Mustard Research, Bharatpur, 1998-2010; Director, Directorate of Rapeseed-Mustard Research, Bharatpur, & Project Coordinator, All India Coordinated Research Project on Rapeseed-Mustard, 2010-13.

Awards/Honours: CSIR Junior/Senior and Post Doctoral Fellowship, 1976-1981; Member, Executive Council, Association of Rice Research Workers, CRRI, Cuttack, 1986-87; Honorary Member, Research Board of Advisors, American Biographical Institute, INC, USA,1999-2003; Principal Consultant, WIRFP-GVT Bhopal, KAWAD-Bijapur, DFID-UK (India) and Rothamsted International Consulting, UK, 1999-2007; Member, Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding, 2005-13; Journal of Oilseeds Research, 2011, 2012, 2013; Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, 2012,13; Chairman, Oilseeds Sectional Committee, Food & Agriculture Division 13, Bureau of Indian Standards, New Delhi, 2010-13; Member, Working Group on Agriculture, Planning Department, Govt. of Rajasthan, Jaipur, 2010-13.

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics and Pant Breeding, New Delhi, 1989; Indian Society of Oilseeds Research, Hyderabad, 2011; Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi, 2010; Hi-Tech Horticultural Society, Meerut, 2011.

Research Areas: Genetics and Plant Breeding - especially rice and rapeseed-mustard yield and quality improvement; genetic resources management.

Address: Assistant Director General (Seed), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Room No. 225, Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi 110001; C/102 NASC Complex, DPS Marg, New Delhi 110012, Rajasthan; [Tel: Off. (011) 23382257); Cell: 09414025636; Fax: (011) 23382257; Email: adgseedicar@gmail.com; js_chau@yahoo.com; js_chau09@rediffmail.com]


Chauhan, V.P.S.
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 1994

Born in Haridwar in India on 1 July 1952. Educated at G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, 1968-72; Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, 1972-74; Institute of Genetics, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Commonwealth Scholarship, 1982-85; B.V.Sc. 1972; M.V.Sc. 1974; Ph.D. 1986; Postdoctoral Fellowship at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, 1986-87; Postdoctoral Fellowship at McGill University, Montreal, 1989-90.

Senior Director (Biostatistics), Alpha Stats Inc, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA, 2005 to date.

Veterinary Assistant Surgeon, UP Dept of Animal Husbandry, 1974-77; Project Executive, National Dairy Development Board, 1977-82; Principal Scientist, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, 1990-96.

Research Areas: Animal breeding, quantitative genetics, biostatistics in clinical research

Address: Senior Director (Biostatistics), Alpha Stats Inc., 21 Demarest Place, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854, USA; [Tel: Off. 001-732-261-3931; Res. 001-732-424-6171; Email: v_chauhan@hotmail.com; vijay@alphastatsinc.com]


Chhonkar, P.K.
FELLOW, ELECTED 2000

Born in Aligarh, India on 14 January 1944. Educated at R. K. Mission School, Kanpur and D.A.V. School, Dehradun 1950-57; Bihar Agril. College, Sabour 1959-62; Indian Agricultural Research Institute 1963-68; B.Sc. (Ag) 1962; M.Sc. 1965; Ph.D. 1968.

Adjunct Faculty, IARI, New Delhi, 2010 to date.

Asst. Professor, U.P. Agril. Univ. Pantnagar, 1968-70; Soil Biologist, 1971-77; Senior Soil Scientist, 1977-83; Visiting Scientist INRA, Paris, 1979; Scientist S-4, 1984-85, Principal Scientist, 1986-92, Professor of Soil Science, 1992-97, Head, Division of Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry, 1994-95; 1998-2006 and ICAR Emeritus Scientist, 2006-08, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi; Principal Advisor, International Institute of Development Management Technology, New Delhi, 2008-10; Adjunct Faculty, Central Agricultural University, Shilong, 2009-10.

Awards/Honours: IARI Best Teacher Award 1998; ICAR Bharat Ratna Dr. C. Subramaniam Outstanding Teacher Award, 2004; ICAR Jawaharlal Nehru Award (Student advisee); President, Indian Society of Soil Science 2001-2002; Member, Executive Council, International Society of Soil Science (Ex-officio) (now International Union of Soil Sciences); ISSS Dr. R.V. Tamhane 2003, Dr. B.V. Mehta 2004 and Dr. N.S. Randhawa 2011 Memorial Lecture Awards; Dhiru Moorarji FAI Golden Jubilee Award 2005; Prof. Sushil Kumar Mukherjee Commemoration Award of Indian Science Congress Association 2007; S.B. De Memorial Lecture Award of the Indian Society of Agricultural Chemists, 2010; Honorary Member of the Indian Society of Soil Science its highest honour.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science; Invited Member, American Association of Advancement of Science, Washington DC, USA.

Research Areas: Soil biochemistry, soil heath and quality assessment, organic farming, biofertilizers, organization and human resource development

Address: 4/403, Beverly Park, Plot No. 2, Sector 22, Dwarka, New Delhi 110077; [Tel: Res. (011) 28051685; Cell: 9312105675; Fax: (011) 26130780; Email: pkchhonkar@yahoo.com]

Editor 1 Jan, 2012; Dr. N.S. Randhawa Memorial Award, 2011-2012


Chopra, Virender Lal*
FELLOW, ELECTED 1990

Born in Adhwal (now in Pakistan) on 9 August 1936. Educated at Ramjas School, Delhi, 1947-51; Hindu College, Delhi 1952; Central College of Agriculture, Delhi, 1952-55; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1955-57; Inst. Of Genetics, Edinburgh, Scoltland, UK, 1964-67; B.Sc. 1955; Assoc. IARI, 1957; Ph.D. 1967.

Chancellor, Central University of Kerala, 2012-2017.

Prof. of Genetics, 1970-84, and Head, Div. of Genetics, 1977-80, Indian Agricultural Research Inst., New Delhi; Director, National Biotechnology Centre, New Delhi, 1985-90; Chief Technical Adviser, FAO, Vietnam, 1990-91; Director General, ICAR & Secretary to Govt. of India, 1992-94; National Professor B.P. Pal Chair, National Research Centre on Plant Biotechnology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 1994-2002; Member, Planning Commission, Govt. of India, New Delhi 2004-09.

Awards/Honours: Borlaug Award, 1983; Padma Bhushan, 1985; FICCI Award, 1986; Watumull Foundation, USA Honor Summus Medal, 1987; O.P. Bhasin Award, 1987; D.Sc. (h.c.) CS Azad Univ., Banaras Hindu Univ, 1988, G.B. Pant Univ., 2003, IARI, 2005 & Narendra Dev Univ. 2007; FAO/IAAS World Food Day Award, 1993; ISCA Birbal Sahni Birth Centenary Award, 1997; INSA Silver Jubilee Commemoration Medal, 1991; INSA Aryabhat Medal 2001.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Academy of Science; European Academy of Arts, Science and Humanities; Third World Academy of Sciences.

Research Areas: Plant biotechnology, crop genetics and breeding

Address:, NRC on Plant Biotechnology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012; A-3/210 A, Janakpuri, New Delhi 110058; Institute of Himalayan Bioresources Technology (CSIR), Palampur (Himachal Pradesh); House No. 63, Housing Board Colony, Palampur - 176061 (H.P.); [Tel: Off. (011) 25841787 Extn 231, (01894) 231040; Res. (011) 25553747, Cell: 9810343925, 8894273848 (Palampur); Email: virenderchopra1936@gmail.com; virenderchopra@yahoo.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2005 to 31 Dec, 2007; President 1 Jan, 2001 to 31 Dec, 2004; Vice-President 10 Mar, 1997 to 31 Dec, 1999; Foreign Secretary 1 Jan, 1992 to 31 Dec, 1997; Founder Member Executive Council 5 Jun, 1990 to 30 Dec, 1991; Dr. B.P. Pal Memorial Award, 1999-2000


Chowdhury, Ashim
FELLOW, ELECTED 1999

Born in Kolkata, India on 27 January 1947. Educated in Ashokenagar Boys' Higher Secondary School, 1957-64; B.Sc. (Ag) Hons., M.Sc. (Ag), University of Kalyani, W.B., 1964-70; Ph.D. 1975., BCKV, W.B.; Post-Doctoral Work at Institute of Ecological Chemistry, GSF, Neuherberg, Germany 1979-80 under DAAD International Exchange Programme; Senior Fulbright Scholar, USDA/ARS Beltsville (Environmental Chemistry Laboratory), Maryland, USA 1991.

Emeritus Fellow of UGC, 2013 to date; Visiting Teacher, Calcutta University and In-charge of the Calcutta University Syndicate Approved Centre for Testing & Training Ag/Hort Development, 2012 to date.

Lecturer, 1975, Reader 1983, and Professor 1998-2004, BCKV; Acharya P.C. Ray Professor in Agricultural Chemistry, Institute of Agricultural Science, University of Calcutta, 2004-12; Visiting Scientist: Germany, France, 1980, 1993, 1997, 2001-2004; Canada, 1991; USA, 1994, 1997, 1998; UK, 1980, 1998, 2005; China, 1995; Thailand & Taiwan, 1995; Japan, 2006; Australia, 2010; Indonesia, Lombok Island-2012, Bangladesh-Mymansingh-Ag University, Dhaka University, Forest Research Institute,Tea Research Center-Sri Mongal E.I. 2010; Dupont, Delware, USA, 1994 & 1997; American Cynamide, Princeton, USA, 1997; Belgium (Brussels), 2002; Switzerland (Zurich & Basel) 2002 & 2005; Hoechst Center in Frankfurt & Bayer R&D in Leverkusen, 1993, 2002, 2003; Research Collaboration with Institute of Chemical Dynamics & Geosphere (Agrosphere) ICG-IV, Forschung Zentrum-Huelich, Germany & Institute of Ecological Chemistry, GSF, Germany. Member, State Medicinal Plant Board, and Technical Advisory Committee, Technical Support Group & Farm Development Committee, FPI&H Dept, Govt. of West Bengal; Expert Member of CIB&RC, BIS, Govt of India.

Awards/Honours: Vice-President of the Eastern India Regional Chapter, 2004-05, Society of Pesticide Science, India; Councillor, Indian Science News Association, 2000-2002; First S.B Chatopadhyaya Memorial Lecture, 2006; P.C. Dutta Memorial Lecture, 2008.

Fellow: West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology, 2000; Indian Society of Agricultural Chemists, Allahabad, 2004; Society of Pesticide Science India, 2004.

Research Areas: Agricultural chemicals and Agricultural chemistry, Developing phytochemicals as biocides, Pesticides residue & degradation & effect on Soil microbiological parameters, Soil health and bioremediation, Medicinal plant development & quality standardization, value addition

Address: Acharya P.C. Ray Professor (Former), Institute of Agricultural Sciences, University of Calcutta, 35-Ballygunge Circular Road, Kolkata 700019, West Bengal; 75, Dumdum Road, Ashiana Apartment, Flat G-4, Kolkata 700074, West Bengal; [Tel: Off. (033) 24615445 Ext 355; Res. 25798669, Cell: 09830243208; Fax: (033) 24614849; Email: ashimkly@hotmail.com; ashimchowdhry@gmail.com]


Chowdhury, Jai Bhagwan
FELLOW, ELECTED 1999

Born in Delhi, India on 27 September 1938. Educated at Ramjas School, Delhi 1948-55; Ramjas College, Univ. of Delhi 1955-58; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1958-60; College of Agriculture, Banaras Hindu Univ. 1961-64. B.Sc. 1958; M.Sc. 1960; Ph.D. 1964.

Prof. of Genetics, 1972-98, Head, Department of Genetics, 1972-78, Dean, College of Basic Sciences & Humn., 1983-86, and Vice-Chancellor, 1996-99, HAU, Hisar; Vice-Chancellor, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar 2000-02.

Awards/Honours: Padma Shri 2003.

Research Areas: Plant biotechnology, crop genetics/cytogenetics

Address: 906, Sumeru Tower, Kaushambi, Ghaziabad 201010, U.P.; [Tel: Res. (0120) 2773184; Email: jaibchowdhury@yahoo.com]


Cocking, Edward Charles Daniel
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 2000

Born in London, UK on 26 September 1931. Educated at Buckhurst Hill High School, Essex 1943-50; University of Bristol, B.Sc. 1953; Ph.D. 1956; D.Sc. 1970.

Director, University of Nottingham, Centre for Crop Nitrogen Fixation, Plant Sciences Division, 1997 to date.

Civil Service Commission - Research Fellow in Microbiology 1956-59; Lecturer then Reader in Plant. Physiology 1959-69; Professor and Head of Dept of Botany, University of Nottingham 1969-97; Dean of Science 1983-86; Prof Emeritus of Botany 1997; Leverhulme Trust Research Fellow, 2000-2002.

Awards/Honours: Lifetime Research Achievement Award, University of Toledo, USA 2004.

Fellow: Royal Society 1983; Member, Academia Europaea 1993; Hungarian Academy of Science, 1995; World Innovation Foundation, 2003

Research Areas: Plant biotechnology, especially symbiotic nitrogen fixation of cereals

Address: Director, University of Nottingham, Centre for Crop Nitrogen Fixation, Plant Science Division, Schools of Biosciences & Biology, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK; 30, Patterdale Road, Woodthorpe, Nottingham NG 54LQ, U.K.; [Tel: Off. 44 (0) 1159513056; Fax: 44 (0) 1159513240; Email: edward.cocking@nottingham.ac.uk]


Dadhwal, Vinay Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2008

Born in Delhi, India on 9 April 1957. Educated at Andhra Education Society Higher Secondary School, New Delhi, 1963-1973, Hansraj College, Delhi 1973-76, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 1976-1983. B.Sc. (Hons.) 1976; M.Sc. 1978; Ph.D. 1983.

Distinguished Scientist & Director, National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Hyderabad, 2011 to date.

Scientist/Engineer SC through SF 1983-1998, and Head, Crop Inventory & Modelling Division, 1998-2004, Space Applications Centre (Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO), Ahmedabad; Dean, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun, 2004-10; Concurrently, Deputy Director 2005-06, Director-in-Charge 2005-06, 2009-10 of UN Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific (CSSTE-AP), Dehradun; Associate Director, National Remote Sensing Centre, (ISRO), Hyderabad, 2010-11.

Awards/Honours: ISCA Young Scientist Award, 1987; INSA Young Scientist Medal, 1989; Indian National Remote Sensing Award of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS), 1999; Hari Om Ashram Prerit Dr Vikram Sarabhai Award of Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), 1999; ISRO-Astronautical Society of India Award 2005; ISRO Merit Award, 2006; Satish Dhawan Award, ISRS, 2010. Corresponding Member, Fellow International Academy of Astronautics, 2010; Editor, Journal of Indian Society of Remote Sensing, 2011 to date; President, International Society of Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Technical Commission VIII (2012-2016); President, Indian Society of Remote Sensing, 2012-14; Vice President, 2011-12 and President, 2012-13, Indian National Cartographic Association (INCA); Science Panel Member, Terrestrial Carbon Observation of FAO, Rome.

Fellow: Member, International Academy of Astronautics

Research Areas: Crop modeling, Remote Sensing Applications in Agriculture, Terrestrial Carbon Cycle, Land Cover Land Use Change Modelling, Land Surface Processes

Address: Director, National Remote Sensing Centre, Indian Space Research Organization, Balanagar, Hyderabad 500637, A.P.; Plot No. 141, Ravi Housing Society, Mahendra Hills, Secunderabad, A.P.; [Tel: Off. (040) 23878360, 23884001; Res. (040) 27730107; Fax: (040) 23877210; Email: director@nrsc.gov.in, dadhwalvk@hotmail.com]


Dadlani, Malavika
FELLOW, ELECTED 2010

Born in Varanasi, India on 20 August, 1951. Educated at BHU, Varanasi, 1966-70; IARI, New Delhi, 1970-72; IIT, Kharagpur, 1973-74; Calcutta University, 1974-78. B.Sc. 1970; M.Sc. 1972; DIIT, 1974; Ph.D. 1979; Post-Doctoral Fellow, IRRI, Philippines, 1987-89.

Joint Director (Research), Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2011 to date.

Scientist 1978-79, IIHR, Lucknow; Scientist 1979-84, Sr. Scientist 1984-98, Principal Scientist 1998-2006, and Head, 2006-10, Division of Seed Science & Technology, Nodal Officer (Seed), 2007-11, IARI, New Delhi.

Awards/Honours: IARI Best Teacher Award, 2001; FAO Expert Consultation on Quality Declared Seed, 2002; Rao Bahadur Dr. Ram Dhan Singh Award in Seed Technology, 2006-07; Bhumi Nirman Award, 2008; Member, Executive Committee, SAARC Seed Forum, 2010-12.

Fellow: Indian Society of Seed Technology

Research Areas: Physiology of seed viability and vigour; Seed quality assessment and enhancement; Variety identification and Plant variety protection and Participatory seed production.

Address: Bungalow No. 7, IARI, Pusa Campus, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Res. (011) 25842781, Cell: 9868100549; Email: malavikadadlani@rediffmail.com]


Dagar, Jagdish Chander
FELLOW, ELECTED 2007

Born in Fateh Puri, Haryana, India on 20 October 1950. Educated at DAV High School, Hassangarh, 1965-67; Jat College Rohtak, 1967-68; Nehru College, Jhajjar, 1968-70; B.Sc. & M.Sc. Saifia College, Bhopal, 1970-74; Ph.D. 1975-79, and Post-doctorate & Senior Research Fellow, Vikram University, Ujjain, 1979-80.

Emeritus Scientist, Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal, 2013 to date.

Senior Scientific Asst, CSIR, 1980; Lecturer, Government College, Port Blair 1981-88; Senior Scientist, CARI, Port Blair, 1988-90; Senior Scientist, 1990-98, Principal Scientist, 1998-2009 and Head of Division, Soil Crop Management, 2009-10, CSSRI, Karnal; Assistant Director General (Agronomy & Agroforestry), 2010-12, and ADG (Soil & Water Management), 2012, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi.

Awards/Honours: Sajjad Memorial Gold Medal, 1973-74; Hari Om Ashram Trust Award (ICAR), 2005; Swami Pranavananda Saraswati National Award (UGC), 2005; CSSRI Excellence Award on Soil Salinity & Water Management, 2006-07; Bharat Excellence Award & Gold Medal (Friendship Forum of India), 2009; Dr. K.G. Tejwani Award for Excellence in Agroforestry Research & Development, 2010-11. Vice-President, Indian Society of Soil Salinity & Water Quality, 2011 to date; Councilor, 1998-90 and Treasurer, 1990, Andaman Science Association, CARI, Port Blair; Member Executive Council, Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research, 1996-2002; Member Executive Council, National Institute of Ecology, 2003-09; Joint Secretary, Range Management Society of India, IGFRI, Jhansi, 2006-10; National Associate, University Grants Commission, 1984-88; Member Editorial Board, Journal of Agroforestry, 2005 to date; Member Advisory Board, Journal of Non-Timber Forest Products, 2007 to date; Member Board of Studies, Kurukshetra University; Member, Institute Management and Research Advisory Committees of CAZRI, Jodhpur; CRIDA Hyderabad; NRC on Weed Science, NRC on Agroforestry, Jhansi; and PDCSR Modipuram 2010-12; FAO/UN International Consultant, Namibia, 2002-03; Consultant, CIMMYT, 2012-13.

Fellow: International Society for Tropical Ecology, 1982; Indian Botanical Society, 1993; National Institute of Ecology, 1996; Range Management Society of India, 2007.

Research Areas: Biosaline agriculture, agroforestry, plant ecology & environmental sciences, biodiversity, mangrove ecology, ethnobotany, rehabilitation of degraded lands, management of natural resources, conservation agriculture, biodrainage, climate change, sustainable agriculture and policy.

Address: Emeritus Scientist, Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Zarifa Farm, Kachawa Road, Karnal 132001, Haryana; House # 506, Sector 7, Urban Estate, Karnal 132001, Haryana; [Tel: Off. (0184) 2209312; Res. (0184) 2280506, Cell: 9416301661, 9818082020; Fax: (0184) 2292489; Email: dagarjc@gmail.com; jcdagar@cssri.ernet.in]


Das, Mukul*
FELLOW, ELECTED 2007

Born in Lucknow, India on 9 July 1956. Educated at St Francis College, Lucknow 1963-71; Lucknow Christian College, Lucknow 1972-76; M.Sc (Biochem), Lucknow University, Lucknow 1976-78; Ph.D 1982.

Scientist G (Scientist in Director Grade) 2007 to date; Area Coordinator, Food, Drugs & Chemical Toxicology Group, Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, 2002 to date.

Res Assoc, Wayne State Univ, Detroit, USA 1982-83; Sr. Res. Assoc., Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, USA 1983-86; Scientist C, 1986-91; Scientist EI 1991-96; Scientist EII 1996-2001 and Scientist F, 2001-07, Industrial Toxicology Research Centre, Lucknow.

Awards/Honours: Burroughs Welcome Fund Award, USA 1985; Schering-Plough Foundation Award from Dermatology Foundation, USA 1986; International Union of Biochem Fellowship, Prague, Czechoslovakia 1988; Institutional Young Scientist Award, 1990; Institutional Techy Development Award, 1991; Best Exhibit Award, 1995; Co-editor of Special issue of "Nanotoxicology" Vol. 3, No. 1, 2009. Member, FADC Committee of BIS, 1993 to date; Food Additive Sub-committee of CCFS, DGHS, 2001 to date; DBT Task Force Committee on Biotech Approaches for Food and National Security, 2002-2004, 2006-2009; WHO Temporary Advisor for JECFA, Geneva, 2004; Chairman Food Additives Section Sub-Committee, FAD 8, BIS, 2007 to date; President, Indian Nanoscience Society, 2007; European Panel of Experts for projects on Functional Foods, 2009.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; Society of Toxicology, India.

Research Areas: Food contamination and adulteration; Xenobiotic biotransformation; Chemical carcinogenesis; Nanotoxicology

Address: Scientist G (Dir.Gr.) & Area Coordinator, Food, Drugs & Chemical Toxicology Group, Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, P.O. Box 80, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Lucknow 226001, U.P.; 215/19 Ka Kamal Sarovar, Subhash Marg, Lucknow 226003, U.P.; [Tel: Off. (0522) 2963826, 2620207, Ext 241; Res. (0522) 2745313; Fax: (0522) 2628227, 2211547; Email: mditrc@rediffmail.com]


Das, Premananda
FELLOW, ELECTED 1995

Born in Kendapara, Odisha, India on 6 November 1942. Educated at Bun Behari High School, Kujang, Odisha, 1955-61; College of Agriculture, Odisha, 1961-65; Calcutta University, 1966-68; B.Sc. 1965; M.Sc. 1968; Ph.D. 1980; D.Sc. 2012.

Chairman, The Science Foundation for Tribal and Rural Resource Development, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, 2008 to date.

Associate Director of Research, Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar, 1985; Director, Regional Plant Resource Centre, 1985-2002; INSA Senior Scientist, G.M. Reddy Research Foundation, Hyderabad, 2003-04; Department of Biotechnology, IIT, Kharagpur, 2004-06; Project Director, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Jeypore, 2006-07.

Awards/Honours: Samant Chandrasekhar Award (1992) by Orissa Bigyan Academy; ICAR National Professor (2001); Life Time Achievement Award (2011) by Indian Association of Ornamental Horticulture; Dr. Mopuri Brahman Memorial Award (2011) by Orissa Botanical Society; D.Sc. (h.c.) (2012) by Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India; The Horticulture Society of India; Society of Ethnobotanists, India; Indian Society for Ornamental Horticulture.

Research Areas: Biotechnology of Horticultural Crops, Biodiversity Conservation, Mangrove Biology, Restoration Ecology in Mined Land, Biomass Production on Wastelands, Biofuels

Address: Chairman & Director, The Science Foundation for Tribal & Rural, Resource Development, C-122 (HIG), State Housing Board Colony, Baramunda, Bhubaneswar 751003, Odisha;[Tel: Off. (0674) 2355505; Res. (0674) 2355970; Fax: (0674) 2355505; Email: profpdas@yahoo.co.uk; profpdas@gmail.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2001 to 31 Dec, 2003; Dr. K. Ramaiah Memorial Award, 1999-2000


Datta, Karabi
FELLOW, ELECTED 2012

Born in Kolkata, India on 25 September 1951. Graduated from Presidency College, Kolkata, 1972; M.Sc. University of Calcutta, 1974; Ph.D. Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal, 1983.

Reader, Department of Botany, University of Calcutta, 2009 to date.

ICMR (Junior/Senior) Fellow, University of Calcutta, 1976-1980; CSIR-Senior Scientist (PO), Visva-Bharati University, 1980-1987; Post-doctoral Research Scientist, ETH-Zürich, 1987-1993; Research Scientist, ICGEB, New Delhi,1993; Senior Scientist, IRRI, Los Baños, 1995-2005. Coordinator of DBT funded programme support of Centre of Excellence (COE).

Awards/Honours: CGIAR Best Science Paper Award, 2004; Recognized as supervisor of summer training scholars under inter-Academia (organized by National Academy of Sciences, Bangalore since 2009); CRRI Dr Gopinath Sahoo Memorial Lecture, 2010.

Fellow: Member, National Academy of Sciences, India, 2011.

Research Areas: Crop Biotechnology (Transgenic Research) emphasizing rice and jute

Address: Reader, Department of Botany, University of Calcutta, 35, Ballygunge Circular Road, Kolkata 700019, W.B.; Apt # UD02-0302, 1050/1 Survey Park, Kolkata 700075, W.B.; [Tel: Off. (033) 24615445 Ext. 296; Res. (033) 24188625, Cell: 09830538205; Fax: (033) 24614849; Email: krbdatta@yahoo.com]


Datta, Swapan Kumar
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 2005

Born in Sirajganj on 28 January 1953. Educated at Jnanadayini High School, Sirajganj, 1958-68; Presidency College, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, 1972-74; Ph.D. 1980; German Language at Goethe Institute, Freiburg, Germany (1985); DAAD Fellow at Institute for Resistance Genetics, Gruenbach, Germany, 1985-86; FMI (Friedrich Miecher Institute) Fellow, Basel, Switzerland, 1987; IP-Agricultural Biotechnology Management, Cornell University (2002).

Deputy Director General (Crop Science), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, 2009 to date.

Lecturer in Botany, Ramakrishna Mission V.C. College, 1976-79; Lecturer/Reader in Botany, Visva-Bharati University, 1979-89, Santiniketan; Senior Scientist at ETH-Zurich, Switzerland, 1987-93; Senior Scientist & Plant Biotechnologist at International Rice Research Institute, Manila, 1993-2005; HarvestPlus Global Rice Crop Leader at IRRI, Philippines, 2003-2004; Sir Rash Behari Ghosh Professor, 2005-09, University of Calcutta, Kolkata.

Awards/Honours: Panchanan Maheshwari Medal, 2006; TATA Innovation Fellow, 2007

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India

Research Areas: Plant biotechnology, gene technology, molecular breeding of rice, IPR-international agricultural science policy and management

Address: Deputy Director General (Crop Science), Division of Crop Science, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi 110001; B 7, NASC Complex, DPS Marg, New Delhi 110012; Bengal Ambuja-Udita, Flat # 020302, 1050/1 Survey Partk, Kolkata 700075, West Bengal; [Tel: Off: (011) 23382545; Cell: 09868228624; 9830668907; Fax: (011) 23097003; Email: ddgcs.icar@nic.in; swpndatta@yahoo.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2011 to 31 Dec, 2013


David, Vasantharaj Baliah
FELLOW, ELECTED 1998

Born in Insein, Myanmar on 17 November 1935. Educated at V.M. Board High School, Periyakulam 1947-51; The American College, Madurai 1951-53; Madras Agricultural College, Coimbatore 1953-56; Agricultural College & Research Institute, Coimbatore 1959-61. B.Sc. (Ag.) 1956; M.Sc. (Ag.) 1961; Ph.D. 1972; D.Sc. 1995.

Head, Centre for Toxicology & Developmental Research (CEFT), Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, and International Consultant (GLP, Safety Evaluation and Crop Protection), Rotam Research Laboratory, Kunshan/Taicang, Shanghai, China.

Madras Agricultural Department 1956-59; Asst. Lecturer/ Lecturer in Entomology, Coimbatore 1961-68; Product Development Manager, Agrochemicals, Voltas Ltd., Mumbai 1975-81; Director, Fredrick Institute of Plant Protection & Toxicology, Padappai 1981-87; Executive Director (Development), Rhone Poulenc Agrochemicals India Ltd., Mumbai, 1987-91; Director (Development), Coromandel Indag Products India Ltd., Chennai 1999-2000, 1991-94; Director, Jai Research Foundation, Valvada (Gujarat) 1994-99; President, Sun Agro Biotech Research Centre, Chennai, 2003-10; Executive Director, Sun Agro Biosystem Pvt. Ltd., Chennai, 2000-10.

Awards/Honours: The 30th Anniversary Scroll of Honour of the Entomology Research Institute, Loyola College, Chennai; Society of Toxicology India Scroll of Honour; Smt. Sarada Memorial Award 1993-94; Goschen medal 1955; The Ramasastrulu Munagala gold medal; The V.C.Vellingiri Gounder gold medal; O.M. Lakshminarayana Reddy shield and medal; Felicitated by Agricultural University, Raipur and Applied Zoologists Research Association, 2008; Loyola Environmental Award, 2010; AAPMHE Life Time Achievement Award, 2010; Prof. P.K. Gupta Distinguished Scientist Lifetime Achievement Award in Toxicology of STOX, India, 2012; Late Gyan Prakash Memorial Award in Plant Protection; President, Applied Zoologists Research Association.

Fellow: Entomological Society of India; Plant Protection Association of India; Applied Zoologists Research Association; Society of Biosciences; Gujarat Science Academy; Madras Science Foundation; Society for Biocontrol Advancement; Entomology Academy of India; Royal Entomological Society, London; National Academy of Biological Sciences; Academy of Sciences for Animal Welfare; Association for Advancement of Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystem; Society of Plant Protection Sciences.

Research Areas: Taxonomy of Aleyrodidae, agricultural entomology, crop protection and toxicology, GLP facility establishment and training

Address: Plot No. 76/2, Sree Ramulu Street, E.V.P. Santosh Nagar, Malanandapuram, Chennai 600125, Tamil Nadu; [Tel: Res. (044) 24825696, Cell: 09840164099; Email: drbvdavid@gmail.com; vasantharajdavid@yahoo.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2004 to 31 Dec, 2006 ; Dr. K.C. Mehta Memorial Award 2011-2012


De Datta, Surajit Kumar
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 1995

Born in Shewbo, Myanmar on 1 August 1936. Educated in High School at Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapith, Deoghar, Bihar; Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, B.S. 1956; Associate IARI, 1958; Ph.D, University of Hawaii, 1962.

Emeritus Professor and Adjunct Senior Research Faculty, OIRED Virginia Tech. 2013 to date.

Post Doctoral Fellow, Ohio State University, 1962-63; Agronomist, 1964-67, Head, Department of Agronomy, 1967-89, Principal Scientist, 1986-91, IRRI, Philippines; Associate Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Virginia Tech. 1993-2003; Professor Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences 1991-2013, Director, Office of International Research, Education and Development (OIRED) 1991-2013, and Associate Vice President for International Affairs, Virginia Tech. 2003-2013.

Awards/Honours: Distinguished Award in Pest Management, 1975; WSSP Outstanding Achievement Award, 1979; Most Outstanding Research and Development Award, Philippines; ASA International Service in Agronomy, 1985; SSSA International Soil Science Award, 1986; BPI Eminence Award, Philippines 1987; ASA Agronomic Research Award, 1992; Norman Borlaug Award for Outstanding Contribution to Agricultural Sciences and Green Revolution in India, 1992; Honorary Professor Dniepropetrovsk State Agrarian University, Ukraine 1997; University of Hawaii Outstanding Almnus Award, 1999; CSSA International Service in Crop Science, 2000; Cliffton Garvin Award for outstanding Service and Dedication to the University (Virginia Tech), Board of Visitors Virginia Tech, USA; Presidential Citation from the President of Philippines 2008; Plaque of Recognition from the University of the Philippines and the International Rice Research Institute for his contributions to global food security and the Green Revolution in Asia 2008.

Fellow: ASA 1979; Soil Science Society of America 1985; Indian Society of Soil Science, 1990; Crop Science Society of America, 2000; American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2009; Honorary Fellow Crop Science Society of the Philippines.

Research Areas: Soil science, agronomy, weed science, IPM, natural resources management

Address: Emeritus Professor and Adjunct Research Faculty, OIRED, Virginia Tech, 526 Prices Fork Road (0378), Blacksburg, VA, 24061, USA; 5725 Guthrie Place, Davis, California 95618, USA; [Tel: Res./Off. 1-530-758-2259; 1-530-574-5894; Fax: 1-530-758-2259; Email: dedatta@vt.edu; skdedatta@gmail.com]


Deekshatulu, Bulusu Lakshmana
FELLOW, ELECTED 1995

Born in Aska, Orissa, 1936. Educated at Banaras Hindu University, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore; B.Sc., Engg.-Electrical 1958, M.E., 1960 and Ph.D., 1964.

Distinguished Fellow IDRBT (RBI), Hyderabad.

Lecturer, 1964, and Professor, 1970-1976, I.I.Sc., Bangalore; Distinguished Scientist and Director NRSA, 1982-1996; Chairman, Remote Sensing Applications Missions, India, 1987-96; Chairman, National Committee on International Geosphere, Biosphere Programme (IGBP), 1994-97; Director, Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and Pacific, Affiliated to UN, 1995-2002. Visiting Professor, Department of Computer & Informatics Science, University of Hyderabad, 2002-11; Council Member, Institute of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineers India, 2005-08; Chairman, NIT Warangal, A.P., 2009-12.

Awards/Honours: Bharat Ratna Sir M. Visveswaraya Award, 1984; NRDC Invention Awards, 1986 and 1993; Dr. Biren Roy Space Science Award, 1988; Padma Shri, 1991; Brahm Prakash Medal; Om Prakash Bhasin Award, 1995; ISRS Bhaskara Award, 2000; Sivananda Eminent Citizen Award, 1998; Thailand Remote Sensing and GIS Association "Boom Indrambarya Gold Medal", 1999; ASI Aryabhatta Award, 2002; Earth System Science Award (MoES,Govt. of India) 2011; Chen Shupeng Award, AARS, Taipei 2011.

Fellow: IEEE (USA); Third World Academy of Sciences; Indian National Science Academy; Indian Academy of Sciences; National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian National Academy of Engineering; Computer Society of India; Distinguished Fellow, ASI and IETE; Hon. Member AARS, Japan

Research Areas: Digital image processing, remote sensing, pattern classification, neural networks, control systems and Machine Learning

Address: 10-3-123/3, East Marredpally, Secundrabad 500026, Andhra Pradesh; [Tel: Res. (040) 27732423, Cell: 09908499081; Email: deekshatulu@hotmail.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2002 to 31 Dec, 2004


Devadasan, Koodancheri
FELLOW, ELECTED 2003

Born at Ottappalam, Kerala in India on 7 August 1946. Educated at Desabandhu Secondary School upto 1960; Maharaja's College, Ernakulam 1960-66; M.Sc. in Applied Chemistry, University of Kerala; Ph.D., Cochin University of Science and Technology.

Research Scientist and Scientist-in-charge, Regional Centres of the Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, at Calicut in Kerala and Veraval in Gujarat; Head, Biochemistry & Nutrition Division, and Director, Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin, 2000-08.

Awards/Honours: President, Society of Fisheries Technologists (India), Cochin.

Fellow: Society of Fisheries Technologists (India); Society of Biotechnologists

Research Areas: Fish Processing Technology, Fishery Biochemistry, Food Technology

Address: Flat No. 7, Kalika Apartments, Cheruparambathu 2nd Cross Road, Kadavanthra, Cochin 682020, Kerala; [Tel: Res. (0484) 2315824; Fax: (0484) 2315824; Email: devadasan@sify.com]


Devakumar, Chakravarthi
FELLOW, ELECTED 2010

Born in Desur, India on 2 June 1951. Education: B.Sc. Univ. of Madras, 1972; M.Sc. in Chemistry, IIT, Chennai, 1974; Ph.D in `Agricultural Chemistry', IARI, New Delhi, 1987.

Consultant to National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP), ICAR, New Delhi 2013 to date.

Assistant Director General (EP&D), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, 2009-13; ARS Scientist, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1978-2009.

Awards/Honours: Suresh Gold Medal for Chemistry, 1972, A.M. Jain College, Chennai; Rear Admiral MS Malhotra Prize, DIPAS (DRDO), Delhi, 1990 & 1991; HARDF Award, 1994; ICAR Team Research Award, 1997-98, 2000; Neem Mission Award, 1999-2000; Dr P.B. Sarkar Memorial Endowment Lecture Award, 2006. Listed as an international resource person in the book "Neem: A Tree for Solving Global Problems" (1992) by National Research Council, USA; Managing Editor, J. IARI Postgraduate Research (1993-97); UNDP Expert on Botanical Pesticides at University of West Indies, Jamaica (2000); Member, Steering Committee, Fifth World Neem Conference, Coimbatore (2007); Member, National Organising Committee, 2nd International Rice Congress, New Delhi and jointly edited the Proceedings (2006); Editor, Agribioinformatics, 2008-10; PRJ News, 1990-92; and Pesticide Research J, 2003-04; Associate Editor, Agricultural Research (Official Journal of NAAS), 2012 to date; Member, Karnataka Government Apex Committee on Agriculture, 2012; DARE/ICAR's Nominee: i) for the signing of MOU between ICAR and KazakAgroinnovations JSC, Kazakhstan, 2012; ii) India-USAID Advisory Committee on Partnership Agreement on Agriculture and Food Security Programme (AFSP), 2012; iii) The BRICS Agriculture Experts Group Meeting, Beijing, China, 2011 and Nodal Officer for the Second Meeting, 2012; iv) Boards of Management of SDAU, Sardar Krushinagar, Gujarat and NDUAT, Kumarganj, Faizabad; v) Member, DBT Task Force on Biological Agents for Agriculture, 2013 to date.

Fellow: Indian Chemical Society, Kolkata; Honorary Fellow, Indian Society for Advancement of Insect Science, Ludhiana; Honorary Fellow, Society for Recent Development in Agriculture, Meerut; Founder Life Member, Society of Pesticide Science, India, New Delhi; Life Member, Indian Society of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, New Delhi; Life Member, Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding, New Delhi; Life Member, World Noni Foundation, Chennai; Founder Life Member, Society for Promotion of Agricultural Research and Knowledge (SPARK), New Delhi.

Research Areas: Agrochemicals covering aromachemicals, botanical pesticides, insecticides, antifungal and nematicidal products, insecticide synergists, chemical hybridizing agents and neem coated urea; planning and development of higher education

Address: A-61, Second Floor, Inderpuri, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Res. (011) 25833879, Cell: 8010509335, 9811859111; Email: cdevakumar@yahoo.com; cdevakumar@gmail.com]

Editor 1 Jan, 2011 to 31 Dec, 2013; Treasurer (Casual Vacancy) 23 Aug, 2010 to 31 Dec, 2010


Devaraj, Kamarath Viduran
FELLOW, ELECTED 2001

Born in Chikballapur, Karnataka, India on 29 January 1937. Educated at Central High School, Bangalore, 1947-51; Govt. Intermediate College, Bangalore 1954; Central College, Mysore University, Bangalore, B.Sc. (Hons) & M.Sc. 1956-61; Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Deemed University, Mumbai; D.F.Sc. 1965-67; Auburn University, Alabama, USA, Ph.D. 1970; Post Doc. and Visiting Scientist, Auburn University, Alabama, USA and University of Stirling, Scotland, U.K.

Assistant Professor, College of Fisheries, Mangalore, 1970-74, Fisheries Research Officer, 1974-77, Chief Scientific Officer and University Head, Inland Fisheries Division, 1977-90, Director of Research, 1990-92, Dean, 1992-94, and Vice-Chancellor, 1992-95, UAS, Bangalore; Consultant, The World Bank, 1993-97; Chairman, Asian Fisheries Society (Indian Branch), 2004-05; Director, Vydehi Institute of Biotech Sciences, Whitefield, Bangalore, 2001-06; President, Forum of Fisheries Technologists, Bangalore, 2009 onwards.

Awards/Honours: Dr. Rajkumar Sanmana Samithi Quinquennial Award, Bangalore, 1992; Karnataka Agrotech Award of Excellence, 1995; Kempe Gowda Award, 1995; Auburn University, USA, Best Scientific Achievement Award, 1995; UAS and College of Fisheries Alumni Association Awards, 1996; Dr. Sunderlal Hora Gold Medal, 1998; D.Sc. (h.c.) CIFE, Mumbai, 2011.

Fellow: International Academy of Fishery Scientists, Rome, Italy; Recognized Scientist of American Fisheries Society, USA; Asian Fisheries Society, Main Branch, Philippines and Indian Branch, Mangalore; Inland Fisheries Society of India; Indian Academy of Environmental Sciences; Association of Aquaculturists; Indian Society of Life Sciences; Indian Fisheries Association; Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology; Aquatic Biodiversity Conservation Society, India; Honorary Life Member, Institution of Agricultural Technologists, Bangalore.

Research Areas: Aquaculture and fisheries management

Address: #39, 7th Cross, UAS Layout, Sanjaynagar, R.M.V. 2nd Stage, Bangalore 560094, Karnataka; [Tel: Off. (080) 23411271; Res. (080) 23411666, Cell 9845088818; Fax: (080) 23411271; Email: drkvdevaraj@gmail.com; drkvdevaraj@yahoo.com]


Dhaliwal, Harcharan Singh
FELLOW, ELECTED 1993

Born in Dhariwal Klan, Gurdaspur, India on 1 March 1946. Educated at Khalsa High School, Burj Sahib, Dhariwal, 1956-62; Khalsa College, Amritsar, 1962-67; Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1967-69; University of California, Riverside, USA, 1972-75. B.Sc. 1967; M.Sc. 1969; Ph.D. 1975.

Vice-Chancellor, 2013 to date and Dean, Akal School of Biotechnology, Eternal University, Baru Sahib, Sirmour, H.P. 2011 to date.

D.F. Jones Post Doctoral Fellow, University of California, Riverside, 1975-76; Research Fellow, Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel, Switzerland, 1976-79; Director-cum-Wheat Breeder, Regional Research Station PAU, Gurdaspur, 1979-85; National Fellowship, ICAR, 1983; Director-Cum Senior Scientist, PAU, Gurdaspur, 1985-91; Professor Biotechnology, Director Biotechnology Centre, Head, Department of Biotechnology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1991-2003; Professor Biotechnology, Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, 2003-11; Rockefeller Foundation Career Fellowship, University of Tokyo, Japan, 1996-98; Cochran Fellowship, USDA, 2001, 2003.

Awards/Honours: FICCI Award, 1985; Pesticide India Award, 1988.

Research Areas: Plant biotechnology, wide hybridization, molecular cytogenetics and breeding, genomics

Address: Vice-Chancellor, Eternal University, Baru Sahib via Rajgarh, Sirmour 173101, H.P.; H.No. 1523, Sector 32-A, Chandigarh Road, Ludhiana 141010, Punjab; [Tel: Cell: 09897776426; Email: hsdhaliwal@eternaluniversity.edu.in; hsdhaliwal07@gmail.com]


Dharmesh, Shylaja Mallaiah*
FELLOW, ELECTED 2014

Born in Mysore, Karnataka, India on 1 June 1957. Educated at National Bhagini Seva Samaj, Mysore, 1969-72; Sharada Vilas College, Mysore, 1972-74 & 1974-77; Manasagangotri, University of Mysore, Mysore, 1977-79; Ph.D. 1986; Post-doctorate at Harvard Medical School, USA, 1989-91; Senior Research Associate at Washington University School of Medicine, 1991-93; Visiting Scientist at Kyoto University Japan, 2013.

Principal Scientist, CISR-Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, 2007 to date.

Scientist, 1999-2003; and Senior Scientist, 2003-2007, CISR-Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore; Serving as a member of Board of Studies/Examination/Selection in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Food Technology, Molecular Biology at Universities of Mysore, Kuvempu, Davanegere, Mangalore and Vishweshwaraiah Technological Universities. Handled more than 15 projects funded by DST, DBT, DAE, TRIFED, ICMR and CSIR as Principal Investigator, Co-Investigator, Member etc.

Awards/Honours: Lalji Godho Smarak Nidhi Award by AFSTI, 2012; Best Technology Transfer Award, 2011; Best Scientist Award 2008; Best Poster Awards in - International (5) and National Symposiums (4) during the years -2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 (2), 2008, 2005 and 2004; Received a Best Researcher Appreciation Certificate, 1993 from Harvard Medical School, USA and from African Journal of Biotechnology, 2011

Fellow: Life member: Society of Biological Chemists, India; Association of Food Scientists and Technologists, India; Association of Carbohydrate Chemists and Technologists, India; Association of Microbiologists of India; Indian Association of Nuclear Chemists and Associated Sciences; Society of Biotechnologists; Indian Association of Cancer Research, India.

Research Areas: Nutraceuticals against various chronic diseases, particularly cancer and ulcer; Glycobiology; Food Security; Preparation of health products for the benefit of the society; Addressing a global problem of Malnutrition and development of strategies to overcome the same

Address: Principal Scientist, Department of Biochemistry & Nutrition, CSIR - Central Food Technological Research, Institute, Mysore 570020, Karnataka; House No. 7, "DHAKSHA", Opposite to Basaveshwara Temple, Hebbal 6th Main Road, Mysore 570016, Karnataka; [Tel: Off. (0821) 2514876; Res. (0821) 2418434, Cell: 9945759755; Email: shylaakshu@yahoo.com]


Dhillon, Baldev Singh
FELLOW, ELECTED 1999

Born in Doburji, Amritsar, India on 27 June 1947. Educated at Khalsa College Higher Secondary School, Amritsar, 1960-63; B.Sc., Khalsa College, Amritsar, 1963-67; M.Sc., Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, 1967-69; Ph.D., Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1969-74. Post-Doctoral Fellowships: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Fellowship, Germany 1976-78; Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Fellowship, Germany, 1988-89; AvH Europe Fellowship, UK, 1989; Univ. of Hohenheim Fellowship, Germany, 1990.

Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 2011 to date.

Asstt. Maize Breeder, 1974-79, Maize Breeder, 1979-87, Sr. Maize Breeder, 1988-95, and Director (Seeds), 1995-98, PAU, Ludhiana; Assoc. Scientist, CIMMYT, Mexico, 1993-94; Asst. Director General, ICAR, New Delhi, 1998-2000; Director, NBPGR, New Delhi, 2000-2005; Director of Research, PAU, 2005-2007; Director of Research, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, 2007; Scientist, Institute of Plant Breeding, Seed Science and Population Genetics, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany, 2007-11.

Awards/Honours: IARI Gold Medal, 1974; ICAR Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Memorial Prize, 1986-87; Punjab State Council for Science and Technology Appreciation Certificate, 1990-93; Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding Dr. Joginder Singh Memorial Prize, 1997-98; Om Prakash Bhasin Award, 2006; Dr Harbhajan Singh Memorial Award, 2009-10; DST J.C. Bose Fellowship, 2013.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India; Punjab Academy of Sciences.

Research Areas: Plant breeding, quantitative genetics, plant genetic resources, IPR and biotechnology

Address: Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 141004, Punjab; [Tel: Off. (0161) 2401794; Res. (0161) 2401795; Fax: (0161) 2402483; Email: vc@pau.edu; dhillonbaldevsingh@gmail.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2012; Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2003 to 31 Dec, 2005; Recognition Award, 2001-2002


Dhillon, Karaj Singh
FELLOW, ELECTED 2003

Born in Wagarianwala, Lahore on 1 April 1946. Educated at Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Lopoke, Amritsar, 1961-64; Khalsa College, Amritsar, 1964-69; Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1969-72; Timiryazev Agricultural Academy, Moscow, USSR, 1976-80; B.Sc. 1969; M.Sc. 1972; Ph. D. 1980. Attended advance courses at Saskatchewan Institute of Pedology, University of Saskatchewan, Canada, 1990; Timiryazev Agricultural Academy, Moscow, USSR, 1986 and 1978.

Lecturer / Asstt Soil Chemist, 1972-1984, Radiation Soil Chemist, 1984-1992 and Sr. Radiation Soil Chemist (Professor), 1993-2006, and Emeritus Scientist, 2006-08, Department of Soils, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab.

Awards/Honours: PRII Award for the Best Paper 1990; ISSS Best Poster Presentation Award, 2002.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science, 2005; Indian Society for Nuclear Techniques in Agriculture and Biology, 1994.

Research Areas: Soil chemistry and fertility, environmental pollution

Address: 288 F, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, Pakhowal Road, Ludhiana 141013, Punjab; [Tel: Res. (0161) 2560379, Cell: 09872419199; Email: dhillon_karaj@yahoo.com]


Dhyani, Shiv Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2013

Born in Lansdown, Uttarakhand, India on 17 September 1956. Educated at Govt. Intermediate College, Lansdown, 1967-73; DAV College, Dehradun, 1973-1975; DBS PG College, Dehradun, 1975-77; SFS College, Burnihat, Assam, 1981-1983; School of Forestry, MSU, USA 1990-1992; NEHU, Shillong, Meghalaya, 1994-1998; B.Sc. 1975; M.Sc. 1977; Diploma (Hons.) in Forestry, 1983; Ph.D. 1998.

Director, National Research Centre for Agroforestry and Project Coordinator, All India Co-ordinated Research Project on Agroforestry, Jhansi, 2005 to date.

Technical Assistant, Operational Research Project on Watershed Management (CSWCRTI), Fakot, Tehri Garhwal, 1978-1980; Senior Technical Assistant, Central Soil and Water Conservation Research & Training Institute (CSWCRTI), Dehradun, 1980-1984; Scientist, CSWCRTI, Dehradun, 1984-1988; Senior Scientist, ICAR RC for NEH Region, Umaim, Megahalaya, 1988-1998; Principal Scientist and Head of Division, CSWCRTI, Dehradun, 1998-2005.

Awards/Honours: Certificate of Achievement, USDA Course, Univ. of Florida, USA 1991; ICAR Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Award, 1998; IASWC Gold Medal, 2005; ICAR Vasantrao Naik Award, 2010; Dr. Rajendra Prasad Puruskar 2002, 2010.

Fellow: Indian Association of Soil & Water Conservationists, 2004; Range Management Society of India, 2010

Research Areas: Forestry, Agroforestry, Watershed & Natural Resource Management

Address: Director, NRC for Agroforestry, Gwalior Road, Near Pahuj Dam, Jhansi 284003, Uttar Pradesh; Type VI, Krishivaniki Vihar, Gwalior Road, Near Pahuj Dam, Jhansi 284003, Uttar Pradesh; [Tel: Off. (0510) 2730214; Res. (0510) 2730366; Cell 9451658346; Fax: (0510) 2730364; Email: shivkdhyani@gmail.com; krishivaniki@nrcaf.ernet.in]


Diouf, Jacques
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 1998

Born in Saint-Louis, Senegal on 1 August 1938. Obtained certificates in Primary Studies from Ecole Duval, Saint-Louis; Baccalaureat in Applied Sciences from Lycee Faidherbe, Saint-Louis, Senegal; B.Sc. from the Ecole nationale d'agriculture, Grignon-Paris, France; M.Sc. from the Ecole nationale d'application d'agronomie tropicale, Nogent, Paris, France; Ph.D. from the Faculte de droit et de sciences economiques, Pantheon - Sorbonne, Paris, France.

Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy, 1994-2011.

Director of the European Office and the Agricultural Programme of the Marketing Board, Paris/Dakar, 1963-64; Executive Secretary, African Groundnut Council, Lagos, Nigeria, 1965-71; Executive Secretary, West Africa Rice Development Association, Monrovia, Liberia, 1971-77; Secretary of State for Science and Technology in the Senegalese Government, Dakar, 1978-83; Chairman of the Parliamentary Foreign Relations Committee, Chairman of the Parliamentary Friendship Group, Senegal-United Kingdom, Member of Parliament of the Senegambian Confederation, Dakar/Banjul, Member of Parliament, Dakar, Senegal, 1983-84; Adviser to the President and Regional Director of IDRC, Ottawa, Canada, 1984-85; Secretary-General, 1985-90, and Special Adviser to the Governor, Central Bank for West African States, Dakar, Senegal, 1990-91; Ambassador, Senegalese Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York, USA, 1991-93.

Awards/Honours: Around 40 prestigious awards from different countries of the the world; D.Sc. (h.c.) from 13 Universities

Fellow: Foreign Member, Academy of Agriculture of France; Founder Member, Academy of Technical Sciences, Senegal; Honorary Member, Academia de Stiinte Agricole si Silvice Gheorghe-Ionescu Sisesti, Romania.

Research Areas: Agricultural economics, agricultural development and management

Address: Former Director General, Food and Agriculture Organization of, United Nations (FAO), Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy; [Tel: Off. (+39) 06 57051; Fax: (+39) 06 570 53152; Email: FAO-HQ@fao.org]


Dodd, Nina Satyabir*
FELLOW, ELECTED 2000

Born in India on 28 October 1954. Ph.D. (Human Nutrition).

Nutrition Team Leader, UNFAO based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Awards/Honours: International Council of Management Executives, Order of Merit; Helpful Citizen Award.

Fellow: Nutrition Society of India; International College of Nutrition.

Research Areas: Nutrition and food security, nutritional surveillance, micronutrients

Address: 2009, Branard Street, Houston, Texas 77098, USA; Suruchi Building, 8th Floor, Apartment 13, General J Bhosale Marg, Mumbai - 400 029; [Tel: Res. +1-281 712 1747, Cell: +1 281 948 6096; Email: drninadodd@gmail.com]


Dureja, Prem
FELLOW, ELECTED 1998

Born in Delhi on 11 March 1947. Educated at Bansthali Vidyapith, Jaipur, 1963-64; St Francis College Secunderabad, A.P., B.Sc. 1967; M.Sc. 1970; Meerut University, Ph.D 1974; Ministry of Education Post Doctoral Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley, 1981-83.

Scientist S-1 1976-82, Senior Scientist 1982-97, Principal Scientist 1998-2006, Head 2006-2009, and Emeritus Scientist, 2009-11, Division of Agricultural Chemicals, IARI, New Delhi.

Awards/Honours: IARI Best Teacher, 1995; ICAR Best Women Agriculture Scientist, 1996; ICAR Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, 2003-04; Bharat Ratna Dr. C. Subramaniam Award for Outstanding Teacher of ICAR, 2006-07.

Fellow: Society of Pesticide Science.

Research Areas: Pesticide chemistry

Address: 1/38, Tilak Nagar, New Delhi 110018; [Tel: Cell: 9810548174; Email: pd_dureja@yahoo.com]

Editor 1 Jan, 2014; Recognition Award, 1999-2000; Dr. K.C. Mehta Memorial Award, 2007-2008


Dutta, O.P.
FELLOW, ELECTED 1997

Born in Srinagar, J&K, India on 2 January 1941. Completed P.P.Ag., 1962, University of Rajasthan, B.Sc., 1966, M.Sc., 1968, University of Udaipur; Ph.D., 1981 University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore.

Director (R&D), Namdhari Seeds Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, till date.

SRA, 1968-72, Jr. Veg. Breeder, 1972-75, Scientist-S1, 1975-76, Scientist-S2, 1976-82, Scientist-S3, 1982-85, Principal Scientist, 1986-94, Head, 1982-85, 1986-89, 1992-94, and 1995-2000, Division of Veg. Crops, IIHR, Bangalore; FAO Technical Consultant for regional cooperation for Vegetable Research and Development in Bangladesh, China, DPR Korea, Thailand, Pakistan and Nepal-1994; FAO Seed Production Expert, Bangladesh 1998-99.

Awards/Honours: UAS Gold Medal for General Merit, 1981; PNASF Gold Medal for life time achievements, 2001-02.

Fellow: Indian Society of Vegetable Science, 1998.

Research Areas: Vegetable breeding / hybrid seed production in vegetables

Address: Director (R&D), Namdhari Seeds Pvt. Ltd., Bidadi, Bangalore 562109, Karnataka; 50, III Main Chola Nagar, R.T. Nagar P.O., Bangalore 560032, Karnataka; [Tel: Off: 09845471271/09845471272; Res: (080) 23437944, Cell: 9845131792; Email: opdutta@hotmail.com]


Dwivedi, Brahma Swaroop*
FELLOW, ELECTED 2011

Born at Tahsipur, Kannauj, U.P., India on 4 November 1960. Educated at S.N. Intermediate College, Kannauj, 1973-77; C.S. Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur, 1978-86; B.Sc. 1980; M.Sc. 1982; Ph.D. 1987.

Head, Division of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2011 to date.

Scientist, 1986-89, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Shillong; Scientist, 1989-91, Scientist (Sr. Scale), 1991-98, and Senior Scientist, 1998-2003, Project Directorate for Cropping Systems Research, Modipuram; Senior Scientist, 2003-06, and Principal Scientist, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2006-11.

Awards/Honours: ASPEE Gold Medal, 1980; Chancellor's Silver Medal, 1980; TSI FAI Award 1989; PPIC-FAI Award, 2004; Dhiru Morarji Memorial Award, 1992, 2000, 2005, 2007; Shri Ram Award, 1982, 2003, 2007, 2008; Dr. J.S.P. Yadav Memorial Award for Excellence in Soil Science, 2011; Editor, J. Indian Soc. Soil Sci., 2009-12; Chief Editor, J. Indian Soc. Soil Sci. 2013 to date.

Research Areas: Soil fertility, site-specific nutrient management, nutrient use efficiency, soil testing and fertilizer recommendation

Address: Head, Division of Soil Science & Agril.Chemistry, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012; B-3, IARI Campus, New Delhi 110012, U.P.; [Tel: Off. (011) 25841494; Res. (011) 25846003; Cell: 9811365124; Email: bsdwivedi@yahoo.com; head_ssac@iari.res.in]


Dwivedi, Ravi Shankar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2001

Born in Maroophpur, Allahabad, India on 9 January 1951. Educated at Indravas Kumari Memorial Intermediate College, Ananpur, 1964-68; Allahabad Agricultural Institute, Allahabad 1968-71; University of Allahabad, 1971-76; B.Sc. 1971; M.Sc. 1973; Ph.D. 1976.

Currently, Adjunct Faculty to ANGRAU, Hyderabad, and Guest Faculty, Jawaharlal Nehru Technical University, Hyderabad.

Head, Land Degradation Division, 1993-2002; Head, Sustainable Agriculture Division, 2002-2004; Group Director, Agriculture and Soils, 2004-06, and Group Director, Land Resources, National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA), Department of Space, Government of India, Hyderabad, 2006-11.

Awards/Honours: National Remote Sensing Award of Indian Society of Remote Sensing; Doreen Mashler Team Award.

Fellow: Indian Geophysical Union; AP Academy of Sciences.

Research Areas: Soil resources inventory and mapping, and studying the dynamics of degraded lands, precision farming using spaceborne multispectral data from both indigenous and foreign earth observation missions

Address: 24, Sai Ansh Arcade, Trimulgherry, Secunderabad 500015, Andhra Pradesh; [Tel: Cell: 09052407590; Email: rsdwivedi51@gmail.com]


Dwivedi, Shailendra Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 1999

Born in Gorakhpur, U.P., India on 4 October 1946. Educated at College of Veterinary Medicine, UP Agricultural University Pantnagar, India, 1964-70; Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, India,1971-75; BVSc&AH 1968;MVSc 1970; PhD 1975.

Research Officer/Scientist S-2, Clinical Medicine, IVRI, 1976-82; On deputation to University of Mosul, Iraq, 1980-82; Scientist, S-3, 1982-86, Principal Scientist, Veterinary Medicine, 1986-94, Head, Division of Experimental Medicine and Surgery, 1987-90, and Head, Division of Medicine, 1994-2001, IVRI, Izatnagar; Director, National Research Centre on Equines, Hisar, Haryana, 2001-08. Member Governing Body, ICAR 2003-06; Member Equine Development Board, DAHD&F 2004-08; Member Sub Committee for Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals, AWB, Govt. of India 1992-95; Member Medical Equipment and Hospital Planning Division, BIS, Govt. of India 1989-1995.

Awards/Honours: ISVM Shri Ram Lal Agarwal Gold Medal, 1991; ICAR Hari Om Ashram Trust Award, 1995-96; President, Indian Society for Veterinary Medicine, 1995-98; Chief Editor, Indian Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 1987-95; Member, Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Animal Science, 2002-06.

Fellow: National Academy of Veterinary Sciences, India; Indian Society for Veterinary Medicine; Indian Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Research.

Research Areas: Ethno-Veterinary Research and Development for Veterinary Practice; Environmental Pollutants and Livestock Health Hazards

Address: B-3 Kiran Residency, Plot No. GH-79, Sector 56, Gurgaon 122001, Haryana; [Tel: Res. (0124) 2572585; Cell: 9910399809; Email: shailendraj47@gmail.com]


Erskine, William*
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 2007

Born in St. Andrews, UK on 6 July 1952. Educated at Magdalene College, Cambridge, Natural Science Tripos - B.A. 1973, University of Papua New Guinea, Masters of Agriculture 1976, University of Cambridge, Department of Applied Biology Ph.D. 1979; Post-doctoral fellow in lentil breeding at ICARDA, Aleppo, Syria 1980-81.

Director, Centre for Legumes in Mediterranean Agricuture (CLIMA), University of Western Australia (UWA), Crawley, Australia and Director, International Centre for Plant Breeding Education and Research, UWA

Tutor, Agriculture Faculty of University, Papua New Guinea 1973-77; Coultshurst scholar, Magdalene College, Cambridge, Department of Applied Biology 1978-79; Lentil Breeder at ICARDA, Syria 1981-98; Program Leader, Germplasm Improvement Program, ICARDA, 1998-2000; Assistant Director General (Research) ICARDA, 2000-08.

Awards/Honours: Coultshurst Scholarship, University of Cambridge, UK.; Editorial Board Membership: in Experimental Agriculture, Journal of Agricultural Science, Crop and Pasture Science, Plant Biology International, Food Security and Yemeni Journal for Agricultural Research and Studies.

Fellow: Society of Biology, U.K.

Research Areas: Legume improvement

Address: Director, Centre for Legumes in Mediterranean Agr., (CLIMA), University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009, Australia; [ Email: william.erskine@uwa.edu.au; werskine@cyllene.uwa.edu.au]


Evans, Lloyd Thomas
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 1992

Born in Wanganui, New Zealand on 6 August 1927. B.Sc., M.Sc., University of New Zealand; D.Phil. Oxford University, 1954.

Commonwealth Fund Fellow, USA; Plant Physiologist and Chief, Division of Plant Industry, CSIRO, Canbera, 1971-78; Honorary Research Fellow, CSIRO Division of Plant Industry.

Awards/Honours: Order of Australia; Honorary Li.D; President, Australian and New Zealand Association for Advancement of Science, 1976-77; Chairman, Board of Standards for the Australian Journal of Scientific Research, 1977-82; President, Australian Academy of Science, 1978-82; Member, Technical Advisory Committee, CGIAR, 1978-82; Member, Board of Trustees, IRRI, Philippines, 1984-89; Member, Board of Trustees, CIMMYT, 1990-95.

Fellow: FRS (London); Australian Academy of Science; Royal Society of New Zealand; Norwegian Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Research Areas: Flowering, yield determination in crops

Address: 3 Elliott St., Camphell, Canberra A.C.T. 2612, Australia; [Tel: Res. 61-2-62477815; Email: lloyd.margaret.evans@bigpond.com.au]


Gadgil, Madhav Dhananjaya
FELLOW, ELECTED 1991

Born in Pune, Maharashtra on 24 May 1942. Ph. D., 1969, Harvard University, USA.

Professor, Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, 1981-2004; ASTRA Professor in Biological Sciences, IISc, 1991-93; Visiting Professor, Human Biology, Stanford University, California, USA, 1991; Chairman, Centre for Ecological Sciences, IISc Bangalore, 1982-92; Member, Science Advisory Council to Prime Minister of India, 1986-90; Chairman, Science & Technology Advisory Panel, Global Environment Facility, 1998-2002.

Awards/Honours: National Environmental Fellow, 1979-81; Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, 1986; Swami Pranavananda Saraswathi Award (Hari Om Ashram Trust), 1989; Vikram Sarabhai Award (Indian Council of Social Science Research, ICSSR), 1990; Padma Shri, 1981; Karnataka Rajyotsava Award, 1983; Harvard University Centennial Medal, 2002; Volvo Environment Prize, 2003; Padma Bhushan 2006; President, Marathi Vigyan Parishat.

Fellow: Foreign Associate, National Academy of Sciences, USA; Third World Academy of Sciences; Indian Academy of Sciences; Indian National Science Academy.

Research Areas: Ecology

Address:, Agharkar Research Institute, Agarkar Road, Pune 411004, Maharashtra; [Tel: Off. (020) 25893424; Email: madhav.gadgil@gmail.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Oct, 1992 to 19 Aug, 1995


Ganeshaiah, Kotiganahalli Narayanagowda
FELLOW, ELECTED 2004

Born on 10 May 1953. Educated at Univ. of Agril. Sci., Bangalore: B.Sc. 1976; M.Sc. 1979; Ph.D. 1983.

Professor, Forestry and Environment Science, UAS, GKVK, Bangalore, 1999 to date

Res. Asst. 1979, Instructor 1982, Asst Prof., 1988-89, Assoc. Prof./Breeder 1989-99 UAS, Bangalore.

Awards/Honours: Honorary Fellow, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore; Senior Fellow, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, Bagalore; Adjunct Fellow, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore; Current Science Association, Bangalore.

Research Areas: Biodiversity - GIS and RS, Insect-Plant Interaction and Ecology.

Address: Professor, Deptt of Forestry and Environment Sciences, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore 560065, Karnataka; # 7, Pungavee, Santhosh Vihar, 1st Phase, Jakhur Road, Bangalore 560092, Karnataka; [Tel: Off. (080) 23636276; Res. (080) 23636412, Cell: 09342160639; Fax: (080) 23636276; Email: knganeshaiah@gmail.com]


Ganeshamurthy, Arakalagud Nanjundaiah*
FELLOW, ELECTED 2009

Born at Arakalagud, Hassan, Karnataka on 24 April 1957. Educated at Municipal High School, 1969-72, MES College, Bangalore, 1972-74; University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, 1974-79; Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1979-85; The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Copenhagen, 1989-90.

Principal Scientist, Division of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Hessaraghatta Lake Post, Bangalore 2003 to date.

Instructor, UAS, Bangalore 1985; Scientist, CARI, Port Blair 1985-92; Senior Scientist, IISS, Bhopal, 1992-98; Principal Scientist and Head, NRM Division, CARI, Port Blair 1998-2000; Head, Division of Crop Production, IIPR, Kanpur; Head Division of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, IIHR, Bangalore 2003-2005.

Awards/Honours: ISSS Golden Jubilee Commemoration Young Scientist Award, 1990; INSA SERC Visiting Fellowship 1992; PPIC-FAI Award 1997; TSI-FAI Award, 2002; FAI Dhiru Morarji Memorial Award, 2005.

Research Areas: Soil Chemistry, Nutrient Dynamics, Soil Quality

Address: Principal Scientist, Division of Soil Sci. & Agril. Chemistry, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Hessaraghatta Lake Post, Bangalore 560089, Karnataka; No. 35, 10th Cross, I Main, Maruti Nagar, Yelahanka, Bangalore 560054, Karnataka; [Tel: Off. (080) 28466420 Ext. 277; Res. (080) 28561524, Cell: 9449816282; Fax: (080) 28466291; Email: dr.angmurthy@rediffmail.com]


Gangwar, Babooji*
FELLOW, ELECTED 2014

Born in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, India on 10 January 1953. Educated at R.P. Inter College, Meerganj, Bareilly, 1964-68; A.S. College, Lakhaoti, Bulandshare, 1969-72; Institute of Advanced Studies, Meerut, M.Phil. 1973; Ph.D. 1976.

Project Director, Project Directorate for Farming Systems Research (PDFSR), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Modipuram, Meerut, 2010 to date.

Scientist, ICAR Research Complex, NEH Region Centre, Port Blair, 1977-78; Scientist and Senior Scientist, Central Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair, 1978-94; Principal Scientist, Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, Orissa, 1994; Project Coordinator (Diaraland), AICRP on Diaraland (1994-96), AICRP on Cropping Systems, 1996-99; Programme Facilitator/ Principal Scientist/Acting Project Director, 1999-2009, Project Directorate for Cropping Systems Research, Modipuram, Meerut.

Awards/Honours: Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Award, 1986-87; ISA Gold Medal, 2008; Bharat Excellence Award, 2009; Meerut Ratan Award, 2009; Shriram Prushkar, 2001-2, 2009-10 & 2011-12. Founder "General Secretary", Andaman Science Association,1986-95; Joint Secretary, Indian Society Agronomy (1999-02); President, Modipuram Chapter of Indian Society of Agronomy (2008 to date); Editor-in Chief, J. Andaman Science Association (1996-99), Journal of Farming Systems Research and Development (1999-2005); Chief Editor, Agricultural Reviews (2010-13); Editor, Agronomy News (1999-2000); Agronomy Digest (2002); Member, Editorial Board, 2nd International Agronomy congress (2002), Indian J. Agronomy (2003 & 2004, 2011 & 2012), and Member of Advisory Board, Indian Farming (2010-12).

Fellow: Indian Society of Agronomy; Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research; Society for Recent Development in Agriculture; Hi-Tech Horticultural Society.

Research Areas: Farming System Management, Cropping Systems, Complimentary Bio-intensive Systems and Conservation Agriculture

Address: Project Director, Project Directorate for Farming Systems, Research (ICAR), Modipuram, Meerut 250110, U.P.; 44 Golden Avenue, Phase-III, Roorkee Road, Dorli, Meerut 250105, U.P.; [Tel: Off. (0121) 2888611; Cell: 9412202070; Fax: (0121) 2888546; Email: directorpdfsr@yahoo.com; bganwarpdfsr@gmail.com]


Gaur, A.C.
FELLOW, ELECTED 1993

Born in Pidhwal, U.P., India on 20 July 1933. Educated at Radhasoami Educational Institute (DEI), Dayalbagh, Agra, 1944-48; B.R. (RBS) College, Agra, 1948-52; Govt. Agricultural College, C.S. Azad University of Agriculture & Technology, Kanpur, 1952-54; University of Allahabad, 1954-57; University of Paris, 1960-62; B.Sc. 1952; M.Sc. 1954; D.Phil. 1957; D.Sc. 1962.

Advisor, Human Development Society, New Delhi 2006 to date.

Post-doctoral Fellow, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois and Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, 1958-60; Visiting Scientist, Institute of Soil Biochemistry, Braunschweig, Germany, 1962-63; Soil Microbiologist, 1964-71; Senior Microbiologist & Coordinator, 1971-77; Scientist S-4, 1977-82; Scientist S-5, 1983-85; Professor of Microbiology, 1978-93; and Head of Division of Microbiology, 1985-88 & 1992-93 IARI, New Delhi; Visiting Professor, Institute of Microbiology, Petersburg, 1976; FAO Consultant in Soil Microbiology, Western Samoa, 1990; Regional Coordinator, FAO/ICAR for composting of FAO-Asian network on Bio and Organic Fertilizers, 1983-93; ICAR Emeritus Scientist, 1994-95; Professor Agricultural Microbiology, Institute of Agriculture, AMU, Aligarh, 1995-96; DST Emeritus Scientist, 1998-2000.

Research Areas: Soil microbiology, biofertilizers, organic farming, biotechnological advances in composting & waste management

Address: Pusa Apartments, E-7, Plot-2, Sector 15, Rohini, Delhi 110085; [Tel: Res.(011) 27876516; Cell: 9968073957; Email: acgaur2007@rediffmail.com; acgaur8@gmail.com]


Gautam, Prem Lal
FELLOW, ELECTED 2001

Born in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh, India on 12 December 1947. Graduated from Himachal Agriculture College, Solan, Punjab University 1968; M.Sc. 1970 and Ph.D. 1974 from Indian Agricultural Research Institute.

Vice Chancellor, Career Point University Hamirpur, (H.P.), 2012 to date.

Junior Research Officer/Assistant Professor (Wheat Breeding), 1974-79; Associate Professor (Plant Breeding), 1979-85; Joint Director (Research and Extension), Hill Campus, Ranichauri, 1985-91 and Vice-Chancellor, G.B.Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand 2002-07; Dean, College of Forestry, Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Nauni Solan, H.P., 1991-97; Director, National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, 1997-2000; National Director, National Agricultural Technology Project, 2000-02 and Deputy Director General (Crop Science), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, 2007-08; Chairman, National Biodiversity Authority, Chennai, 2008-10; Chairperson, Protection of Plant Varieties & Farmers' Rights Authority, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt of India, New Delhi, 2010-12.

Awards/Honours: Past President, Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources, and Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding; Agriculture Today Life Time Achievement Award; Dr. Harbhajan Singh Memorial Award; Life Time Achievement Award, Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial Award; Indira Gandhi Priyadarshni Award; CABI Award; Member, Executive Board of Global Crop Diversity Trust, 2014-16.

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding; Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources; National Academy of Biological Sciences; Vice Chairman, Trust for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences.

Research Areas: Plant breeding and genetics, plant genetic resources

Address: Vice-Chancellor, Career Point University, Hamirpur Tikker (Kharwarian), Bhoranj, District: Hamirpur 176041, H.P.; House No. M-45, Housing Board Colony, Holta, District: Kangra, Palampur 176061, H.P.; [Tel: Cell: 08261001310; Email: pl_gautam@yahoo.com]

Vice-President 1 Jan, 2013


Geervani, Pasala
FELLOW, ELECTED 1999

Born in Tirruttani, India, on 15 November 1936. Educated in Queen Mary's College, Madras, 1951-55; Women's Christian College, 1958-60; and 1974-77 Chennai; Fellowship of United National University Manila, Philippines, 1984; B.Sc. 1955; M.Sc. 1960; Ph.D. 1977; Fulbright Scholarship 1984; FAO Consultant, 1991-94.

Co-ordinator, Natural Language Processing Project, Chinmay International Foundation, to date.

Assoc. Prof. of Foods & Nutrition, 1968-78, Prof. of Foods and Nutrition, 1978-88 and 1992-94, and Dean of Home Science, 1988-92, A.P. Agric. University; Vice Chancellor, Sri Padmavathi Mahila Visvavidyalaya, Tirupati 1994-97.

Awards/Honours: International prize for Technology for child Nutrition, Italy, 1991; Member, World Noni Research advisory group, 2007.

Research Areas: Food science and technology for child nutrition

Address: 201, Dreams Apartments, Road No. 3, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad 500034, Andhra Pradesh; [Tel: Res. (040) 23544944; Email: pgeervani@rediffmail.com, pgeervani@gmail.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2009 to 31 Dec, 2011; Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2001 to 31 Dec, 2003


Ghosh, Kunal
FELLOW, ELECTED 2006

Born in Calcutta, India on 19 November 1946. B.Sc., Chemistry (Hons), 1965, M.Sc.1967, Ph.D. 1971 and D.Sc. 1983 in Agricultural Chemistry & Soil Science, from University of Calcutta.

Professor (Retired) & Ex-Head, Department of Agricultural Chemistry & Soil Science, University of Calcutta, Kolkata.

NRC Canada Visiting Research Scientist, Chemistry & Biology Research Institute, Research Branch, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 1978-80; Post-Graduate Lecturer/Reader/Professor, Agricultural Chemistry & Soil Science, University of Calcutta, Calcutta, 1974-2011.

Awards/Honours: University of Calcutta Gold Medal; A.C. Sen Memorial Gold Medal of University of Calcutta; Twelvth International Congress Commemoration Award of Indian Society of Soil Science; Secretary, West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology, 2000-04.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; Indian Society of Soil Science; West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology; Asiatic Society.

Research Areas: Soil organic matter; forest soils; organic agriculture; soil mineralogy

Address: INSA Senior Scientist, Raman Centre for Applied and Interdisciplinary Sciences, 16A Jheel Road, Kolkata 700075, W.B.; 4A Ratnabali, 7A Judges Court Road, Alipore, Kolkata 700027, W.B.; [Tel: Off. (033) 24830029; Res. (033) 24791112, Cell: 09433010233; Fax: (033) 24180610; Email: kghoshcu@gmail.com]


Ghosh, Probir Kumar*
FELLOW, ELECTED 2011

Born in Kumarpur, West Bengal, India on 13 December 1962. Educated at Bhagirathpur High School, West Bengal, 1979; Domkal BT High School, 1980-81; Visva-Bharti, Santiniketan, 1981-85; G.B.Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar 1986-92; B.Sc. 1985; M.Sc. 1988; Ph.D. 1992.

Director, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, Jhansi, 2012 to date.

Scientist, Directorate of Groundnut Research, Junagadh, 1993-99; Senior Scientist, Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal, 1999-2006; Principal Scientist and Incharge Water Management, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Shillong, 2006-09; Head, Crop Production, Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Kanpur 2009-12.

Awards/Honours: Best Scientific Oratory Award 1997; PPIC-FAI Award 2003; AAAS (senior) Award 2004; IMPHOS-FAI Award 2005; Groundwater Augmentation Award, 2008; IASWC Dr. K.G. Tejwani Award, 2010; ICAR Team Research Award, 2012; Member, International Grassland Congress (IGC) (South East Asia); President, Rangeland Management Society of India; Chairman, Indian Organizing Committee for IGC 2015 (India); Associate Editor in Chief, ISA; ISCA Sectional President (Agriculture & Forestry Sciences) 2013.

Fellow: Indian Society of Agronomy

Research Areas: Cropping system, Soil fertility and fertilizer use, crop nutrition and soil quality, Conservation agriculture, soil water conservation.

Address: Director, Indian Grassland & Fodder Research Inst., Gwalior Road, Jhansi 284003, U.P.; Director's Residence, IGFRI Campus, Gwalior Road, Jhansi 284003, U.P.; [Tel: Off. (0510) 2730666; Res. (0510) 2730333, Cell: 09453042870; Fax: (0510) 2730833; Email: ghosh_pk2006@yahoo.com; igfri.director@gmail.com]


Ghosh, Saurindra Prasad
FELLOW, ELECTED 1999

Born in Calcutta, India on 5 January 1941. Educated at Dinhata High School, West Bengal, 1953-56; RBC College, Naihati, WB, 1956-58; Faculty of Agriculture, University of Kalyani,WB.,1958-61; P.G. School, IARI, 1961-63; Timiriazev Agricultural Academy, Moscow, 1967-70.

Lecturer in Horticulture, Univ. of Kalyani, WB.,1963-72; Scientist (S2), CSWCR&TI, Dehradun, 1972-75; Sr. Scientist (S3) and Head, Horticulture Division, ICAR Complex for NEH Region, Shillong, 1975-80; Sr. Scientist (S4) and Head, Plant Sciences Division, CSWCR&TI, Dehradun,1980-83; Director, CTCRI, Trivandrum, 1983-87; Director, NARP, ICAR, New Delhi, 1987-94; Asstt. Director General (Horticulture), 1994-96, and Deputy Director General (Horticulture), ICAR, New Delhi, 1996-2000; Sr. Horticulture Program Development Expert, FAO, Bangladesh, 2000-03; Agric. Project Management specialist & Team Leader, ADB Project on Crop Diversification, Bangladesh, 2003-09; International Agribusiness Promotion Specialist, Bangladesh Agribusiness Development Project of ADB, 2010; Sr. Horticulture Specialist, FAO, Nepal, 2011; Sr. Consultant DBT, 2010-12.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Award for Team Research, 1978-79; Fakruddin Ali Ahmed Award, 1979-80.

Fellow: Horticultural Society of India (Executive Council Member)

Research Areas: Horticulture

Address:, E-22/2 Karunamoyee, Salt Lake City, Kolkata 700091, West Bengal; Flat No. 68, Qutab View Apartments, Katwaria Sarai, Delhi 110016; [Tel: Res. (033) 23343324, (011) 26528170, Cell: 09990646419; Email: spghosh100@gmail.com]

Foreign Secretary 1 Jan, 2007 to 31 Dec 2009; Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2004 to 31 Dec, 2006


Gill, Bakhshish Singh
FELLOW, ELECTED 1991

Born in Hathan, India on 21 December 1925. Educated at DAS High School, Lyallpur 1939-41; Govt. College Lyallpur 1941-43; Veterinary College, Lahore 1943-47; Veterinary College, Hisar 1948; Indian Veterinary Research Institute, 1951-54; Wellcome Laboratories of Tropical Medicine, London 1963-64; Wellcome Research Laboratories Beckenham UK, 1977-78; BVSc 1948; Postgraduate Course in Veterinary Science 1951; MVSc 1954; Ph.D. 1966.

Veterinary Surgeon, Govt. of India, 1949-51; Assistant Research Officer, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, 1955- 60; Research Officer, 1960- 71; Epidemiologist-cum-Joint Director Research, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1971-74; Dean Veterinary College 1974-83; Special Director of Research 1983-85.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India.

Research Areas: Tropical veterinary medicine

Address: 110-A, Aggar Nagar, Ludhiana 141012, Punjab; [Tel: Res. (0161) 2552931]


Gill, Bikram Singh
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 2002

Born in Dhudike, Punjab, India on 31 October 1943. Educated at Khalsa High School Chruharchak, 1957-59; D.M. College Moga, 1959-61; Khalsa College Amritsar, 1961-63; Punjab University, Chandigarh, 1963-66; Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1968-69; University of California-Davis, 1969- 73; B.Sc., 1963; M.Sc., 1966; Ph.D. 1973; DF Jones Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Missouri, Columbia, 1973-75.

University Distinguished Professor, Kansas State University (KSU), Manhattan 1997 to date; Founding Director, Wheat Genetic and Genomic Resources Center, KSU, 1984 to date; Co-Chair International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium, 2003 to date.

Research Associate, Washington University, St. Louis, 1975-76; Lecturer, University of California-Riverside, 1976-78; Assistant Professor, University of Florida, AREC-Belle Glade, 1978-79; Assistant Professor, KSU, 1979-82; Associate Professor, KSU, 1982-87; Professor, KSU, 1987-97.

Awards/Honours: Distinguished Graduate faculty award, KSU, 1990; Higuchi-Youngberg Award in Applied Science, Univ. of Kansas, 1997; Crop Science Research Award, 1998.

Fellow: American Society of Agronomy, USA; Crop Science Society of America, USA; American Phytopathological Society, USA; American Assoc. of Adv. of Sciences, USA.

Research Areas: Plant genetics, cytogenetics, genomics, biotechnology, pathology and crop improvement

Address: Distinguished Professor and Director, Wheat Genetic and Genomic Resources Center, Plant Pathology Department, Throckmorton Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506-5502, USA; 3905 Erin Circle, Manhattan, KS 66503, USA; [Tel: Off. 785-532-1391; Res. 785-776-5962; Fax: 785-532-5692; Email: bsgill@ksu.edu]


Gill, Khem Singh
FELLOW, ELECTED 1991

Born in Kaleke, Faridkot, India, on 1 September 1930. Educated at Khalsa College, Amritsar, B.Sc. 1949; Punjab Univ., M.Sc. 1951; Univ. of California, Riverside, USA, Ph.D., 1966.

Chairman, Akal Academies, Baru Sahib, Himachal Pradesh, India.

Prof. and Head, Dept. of Plant Breeding, 1968-79, Dean, College of Agric, 1979-83, Dir. of Research, 1983-87, Dir., Extension Education, 1987-89 and Vice-Chancellor, 1990-93 Punjab Agric. Univ., Ludhiana; Member, Board of Trustees, CIMMYT, Mexico, 1987-93.

Awards/Honours: Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Memorial Prize, 1976; PAU Cash Prize, 1978; ICAR Team Research Award, 1980; FICCI Award, 1985; Great Son of the Soil, All India Conf. of Intellectuals, 1991; Padma Bhushan, 1992.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; Founding Fellow, Third World Academy of Sciences.

Research Areas: Development of disease resistant and high yielding varieties of wheat (bread wheat, durum wheat, triticale), linseed and sesame; development of high yielding and disease resistant hybrids of pearl millet; collection, evaluation and utilization of germplasm of wheat and related species; genomic relationships in Linum species

Address: 119-D, Kitchlu Nagar, Ludhiana 141001, Punjab; [Tel: Tel/Fax: (0161) 2302119, Cell: 09872415109; Email: khemsg@yahoo.co.in]


Gnanamanickam, Samuel S.*
FELLOW, ELECTED 2005

Born in Kannanallur, Tamil Nadu, India on 18 July 1945. Educated at Board High School, Parappadi & St. John's College, Palayamkottai, 1959-63; Agricultural College & Research Institute, Coimbatore, 1964-69; University of Hawaii-Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 1972-76; B.Sc. 1967; M.Sc. 1969; Ph.D 1976.

Assistant Research Scientist, Taxas A&M University, Dallas, Texas, United States, 2009 to date.

British Council Exchange Young Scientist, 1979; NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, London, Ont, Canada, 1978-80; Visiting Scientist, IRRI, Philippines, 1987-89; Rockefeller Foundation's Biotechnology Career Fellow/Visiting Professor [3 month/yr] at University of Hawaii 1990-92, Kansas State University, 1995-97 and University of Wisconsin/Cornell U, 1997-2000; Lecturer, Reader and Professor (Plant Pathology), Centre for Advanced Studies in Botany, University of Madras, 1978-2006; Senior Scientist, Novozymes Biologicals, Salem, VA, United States, 2006-08.

Awards/Honours: Tamil Nadu Scientist Award [TANSA], 1999; Adjunct Professor of Plant Pathology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA since January 2004.

Fellow: National Academy of Biological Sciences

Research Areas: Plant pathology, rice biotechnology, biopesticides and turf breeding.

Address: Assistant Research Scientist, Turf Breeding & Molecular Genetic Group, Texas AgriLife Research & Extension Center, Texas A&M University, 17360 Coit Road, Dallas, TX 75252, USA; [Tel: Off. 972-231-5362; Fax: 972-952-9216; Email: s-gnanama@tamu.edu; samgnanam@gmail.com]


Goel, Mam Chand
FELLOW, ELECTED 2002

Born in Sultanpur, Saharanpur, India, on 8 June 1941. Educated at C.A.V.High School, Hisar, 1951-56; Government College, Hisar, 1956-58; College of Veterinary and Animal Science, Hisar, 1959-63; Post Graduate College of Animal Sciences, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, 1964-66; Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, 1966-70; The Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine, London, UK, 1971-73; Institute of Animal Husbandry and Ethology, Mariensee, Germany, 1996; B.V.Sc.& A.H. 1963; M.V.Sc. 1966; Ph.D.1970; Commonwealth Scholarship for Postdoctoral Research, UK, 1973; D.A.A.D. Fellowship as visiting scientist, Germany, 1996.

Professor of Vety. Immunology in the Dept. of Veterinary Microbiology, 1985-99; Head, Dept. of Vety. Microbiology, 1988-91; Additional Director of Research, 1999-2000, Acting Project Coordinator, All India Coordinated Research Project on Blood Protista, 1998-2001, and Dean Post Graduate Studies, 2000-01, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar.

Awards/Honours: PAU Gold Medal; 1963; Best Teacher Award, 1982; ICAR Hari Om Trust Award, 1985.

Fellow: National Academy of Veterinary Sciences (India).

Research Areas: Veterinary immunology and microbiology

Address: Promila Kutir, 514, Sector 15 A, Hisar 125001, Haryana; [Tel: Res. (01662) 242894; Cell: 09896063665; Email: goelmc@yahoo.co.in]


Gopakumar, Kumara Panicker
FELLOW, ELECTED 1998

Born in Muvattupuzha, Kerala, India on 14 April 1942. Educated at Government Higher Secondary School, Muvattupuzha, Kerala, 1954-58; Nirmala College, Muvattupuzha, 1958-62; University College, Trivandrum, 1962-64 and Post Doctoral Research, Tropical Products Institute, London; B.Sc. 1962; M.Sc. 1962; Ph.D. 1973.

Member, Indo-Pacific Commission, Fish Technology and Marketing, FAO 1984-97; Visiting Scientist Natural Resources Institute London, 1984, 1985, 1986; Joint Director, 1984 -91 and Director, 1991-97, Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT) Kochi; Chief Technical Adviser, FAO in Philippines, 1994-95; Deputy Director General (Fisheries) ICAR, 1997-2002; Fisheries Consultant FAO, Bangladesh 2005; UN Mission Member, Sri Lanka, 2007.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Team Research Award, 1993; Rafi Ahamed Kidwai Memorial Award 1996; SL Hora Gold Medal 2000; Society of Fisheries Technology Award 2001; Islamic Republic of Iran 14th Khwarizimi International Award, 2001.

Fellow: Institute of Chemists; Society of Fisheries Technologists India; Inland Fisheries Association; Aquacultural Association of India.

Research Areas: Biochemistry, microbiology, food technology, development of drugs from marine organism, and fish processing technology

Address: 81, Jawahar Nagar, Subhash Chandra Bose Road, P.O. Kadavanthara, Kochi 682020, Kerala; [Tel: Res. (0484) 2203412; Cell: 09447415415; Email: kgopa@yahoo.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2012; Editor 1 Jan, 1999 to 1 Dec, 2001


Gopal, Jai
FELLOW, ELECTED 2003

Born in Nasrala, Hoshiarpur, India on 25 October 1954. Educated at Sain Dass School, Jalandhar, 1961-71; DAV College, Jalandhar, 1971-75; Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 1975-77, 1993-96; B.Sc. 1975; M.Sc. 1977; Ph.D. 1996.

Director, Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research, Pune, Maharashtra, 2012 to date.

Research Associate, Punjab Agricultural University, 1977-78; Scientist S-1, Central Potato Research Station, Jalandhar 1978-84; Sr. Scientist, Central Potato Research Station/Institute, Jalandhar/Darjeeling/Shimla 1984-98; Visiting Associate, International Potato Centre, Lima, Peru, 2001-02; Visiting Professor, Hokkaido University Japan, 2003, 2005-06; Principal Scientist, 1998-2012 and Head, Crop Improvement, 2005-2012, Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla.

Awards/Honours: MS Randhawa Medal, 1995; Jawahar Lal Nehru Award, 1997; Vasant Rao Naik Memorial Certificate of Merit, 1998; CPRI Merit Award 2004; Processing Editor, Potato Research; Editor-in-Chief, Potato Journal; Editor-in-abroad, Plant Production Science, Japan; Editor, Global Science Books, UK/Japan; Member, Task Force, GIPB, FAO, Rome; Panel Member, Science Council (CGIAR), FAO for EPMR of CIP.

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding; Indian Potato Association; Japan Society for Promotion of Science; Associateship of Third World Academy of Sciences 2001-2003.

Research Areas: Potato, Onion & Garlic genetics and breeding, plant biotechnology

Address: Director, Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research, Rajgurunagar, Pune 410505, Maharashtra; Director's Bungalow, Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research, Rajgurunagar, Pune-Nasik Road, Pune 410505, Maharashtra; [Tel: Off. (02135) 222026; Res. (02135) 222697, Cell: 7588626523; Fax: (02135) 224056; Email: jai_gopal@rediffmail.com; jai_gopal54@yahoo.co.in]

Recognition Award, 2007-2008


Gopal, Madhuban
FELLOW, ELECTED 2011

Born in Allahabad, India on 17 October 1951. Educated at Agrawal Vidyalaya Intermediate College, Allahabad, 1959-67; University of Allahabad, Allahabad, 1967-76; University of Ottawa, Canada, 1979-82; University of Delhi, Delhi, 1988-1991: B.Sc. 1970; M.Sc. 1972; D.Phil. 1977; Ph.D. 1982; M.B.A. 1991.

National Fellow, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India, 1999 to date.

Lecturer, Kulbhaskar Ashram Post Graduate College, Allahabad, 1973-1976; Scientist S 1, 1976-82, and Scientist S 2, 1982-84, National Institute of Research on Jute and Allied Fibre Technology (Jute Technological Research Laboratories), Calcutta; Senior Scientist, 1984-98; In-charge Delhi Centre of AICRP on Pesticide Residues, 1985-99; and Principal Scientist, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1998

Awards/Honours: Prize for Novel Research Ideas by Ottawa Carleton Institute of Chemistry, 1980; Best Teaching Assistant of Ottawa University, 1982; Institute Hindi Awards, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2006; Academy of Plant Science Gold Medal, 2004; IARI Best Teacher Award, 2008; Appreciation Award of Vigyan Bharti (NPL-CSIR), 2009; Member Board of Advisors of American Biographical Institute, 2003; Member American Chemical Society, 2010; Member, Pesticide Science Society of Japan, 2011.

Fellow: Plant Protection Association of India, Hyderabad; Society of Plant Protection Sciences, New Delhi; Bioved Research and Communication Centre, Allahabad; Society of Pesticide Science, India.

Research Areas: Plant Protection, Agricultural Chemicals, Pesticide Management, Decontamination of xenobiotic, Organic Chemistry.

Address: National Fellow & Principal Scientist, Division of Agricultural Chemicals, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012; B-133, Swasthya Vihar, Vikas Marg, Delhi 110092; [Tel: Off. (011) 25848706, 25841390; Res. (011) 22510142, 22013551, Cell: 9313709180; Fax: (011) 25843272; Email: madhubangopal@gmail.com]


Gopalakrishnan, Achamveetil*
FELLOW, ELECTED 2012

Born in Tripunithura, Ernakulam District, Kerala, India on 5 July 1962. Educated in St. Joseph's Convent & Govt. Sanskrit High School, Tripunithura, 1967-77; Maharaja's College, Ernakulam, 1977-1984; B.Sc. 1982; M.Sc. 1984; Ph.D. 1991.

Director, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Cochin, Kerala, 2013 to date.

Scientist, National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Lucknow/Allahabad, 1989-94; Scientist (Sr. Scale), NBFGR, Lucknow, 1994-1998; Senior Scientist & Officer-in-Charge, 1998-2006 and Principal Scientist & Officer-in-Charge, NBFGR Kochi Unit, Cochin, 2006-13.

Awards/Honours: Asian Fisheries Society (AFS) Merit Award, 2011; NBFGR Best Scientist Award 2008-09; Dr. V.G. Jhingran Swaran Padak, 1992 (Team Member) by the Nature Conservators; Senior Scientist Award, 1992 by NATCON.

Research Areas: Fish Conservation Genetics; Population Genomics; DNA Barcoding; Fish Reproduction

Address: Director, Central MarineFisheries Research Institute, P.B. No. 1603, P.O. Ernakulam North, Kochi 682018, Kerala; "Pranavam", Opp: Sanskrit College, Tripunithura P.O., Kochi 682301, Kerala; [Tel: Off. (0484) 2394798; Res. (0484) 2776015; Cell: 09847115515; Fax: (0484) 2394909; Email: agopalkochi@gmail.com; director@cmfri.org.in]


Gopalakrishnan, Geetha
FELLOW, ELECTED 2003

Born in Chennai, India on 19 January 1955. Educated at Lady M.Ct.M. Higher Secondary School, Chennai, 1965-71; Ethiraj College, Chennai 1971-75; Presidency College, Chennai, 1975-77; University of Madras 1977-85; University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 1985-89; B.Sc. 1975; M.Sc. 1977; Ph.D. 1983; Post-Doctoral Associate, 1989; Medical Research Council Canada Award for Post-Doctoral Research 1985; Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, 1987.

Chemistry Lead, MSD International GmbH (Singapore Branch) 2009 to date.

Scientist, 1989-93, Senior Scientist, 1993-97 and Principal Scientist, 1997-2002, Centre for Agrochemical Reserch, SPIC Science Foundation, Chennai; R&D Leader, Schering-Plough Ltd., Singapore 2002-09.

Awards/Honours: VEI Executional Excellence Award for Efficiency Gains, and Environmental Achievement Award by Schering-Plough Ltd; Health Promotor Award by Ministry of Health, Singapore; Technology Transfer Award for Neem Formulations by SPIC Ltd., India; Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Award.

Fellow: Madras Science Foundation.

Research Areas: Agricultural chemicals, chemistry of natural products, organic synthesis process development, combinatorial chemistry, bio-assay development for combinatorial libraries

Address: Chemistry Lead, MSD International GmbH (Singapore Branch), 50, Tuas West Drive, Singapore 638408; 55, First Link Street, Raghavan Colony, Ashok Nagar, Chennai 600083, Tamil Nadu; [Tel: Off. 01-65-66972394; Res. (044) 24891576; Fax: (65) 6869 2359; Email: geethagopal@hotmail.com]


Gopalan, Coluthur
FELLOW, ELECTED 1993

Born in Tamil Nadu, India on 28 November 1918. Educated at Chennai Medical College; M.R.C. Human Nutrition Unit, UK; M.B.B.S., and M.D., Chennai; Ph.D., D.Sc. and F.R.C.P., London; F.R.C.P., Edinburgh; F.R.S.

President, Nutrition Foundation of India, New Delhi 1979 to date.

Director, Natl. Inst. of Nutrition, Hyderabad, 1960-74; Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research, 1974-79.

Awards/Honours: D.Sc. (h.c.), Banaras Hindu University; Basanti Devi Amir Chand Prize, 1954; Basanti Devi Amir Chand Prize (Snr.), 1960; Amrut Mody Research Award, 1972; Ambhuj Nath Bose Prize, 1975; Ademola Prize, 1976; Dhanvanthri Award, 1978; FICCI Award, 1978; Sir C.V. Raman Gold Medal, 1988; WHO Health For All Medal, 1988; R.D. Birla Award, 1990; International Union of Nutritional Society (IUNS) Award, 1990; London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Centenary Fellowship, 1999; Former President, (and presently Honorary President), International Union of Nutritional Sciences.

Fellow: Royal Society, London; Indian National Science Academy; Indian Academy of Medical Sciences; Third World Academy of Sciences.

Research Areas: Nutrition in health and disease; maternal and child health

Address: President, Nutrition Foundation of India, C-13, Qutub Institutional Area, New Delhi 110016; [Tel: Off. (011) 26962615, 26857814; Res. (011) 26868126; Fax: (011) 26857814; Email: nfi@ren02.nic.in]


Goswami, Nagendra Nath
FELLOW, ELECTED 1994

Born at Chandabilla, W. Bengal, India on 1 August 1934. Educated at Banerjeedanga High School, W. Bengal, 1946-49; Jhargram Agricultural College, W. Bengal, 1949-53; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 1955-57, 1958-60; B.Sc. Agr. (Hons.) 1953; Assoc. IARI, 1957; Ph.D. 1960.

Senior Scientific Officer/Head, Plant Nutrition, Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibres (earlier Jute Agricultural Research Institute), Barrackpore, W. Bengal, 1963-69; Senior Soil Scientist, 1969-75, Professor, 1975-80 and Head, Division of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, 1980-85, Dean and Joint Director (Edn), 1985-93, 1994, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi; Vice Chancellor, CS Azad Univ. of Agri. & Technology, Kanpur, 1993-94.

Awards/Honours: ISCA President, Agricultural Sciences, 1985-86, President, Indian Society of Soil Science, 1993-94, Chairman, Commission IV (Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition) International Society of Soil Science (now International Union of Soil Sciences) 1986-90.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science.

Research Areas: Soil science, agricultural chemistry, plant nutrition

Address: JD 20 D, Pitampura, Delhi 110034; [Tel: Res. (011) 27312735; Cell: 9810799002]


Goyal, Arun
FELLOW, ELECTED 2011

Born in New Delhi, India on June 2, 1965; Educated at Ramjas School, Delhi, 1975-83; B.Sc., Hindu College, Delhi, 1983-86; M.Sc., Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, 1986-88; M.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, 1988-89; Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, 1990-95.

Professor & Head, Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India, 2009 to date.

Post-doctoral Research Associate, Department of Biochemistry, University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin, Ireland, 1996-98; Visiting Scholar, Neurobiotechnology Center, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, 1998- 1999; Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA, 1999; Scientist, Department of Biotechnology, Birla Institute of Scientific Research (BISR), Jaipur, India, 2000; Post-doctoral Scholar at Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, 2000-03; Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India, 2003-04; Vice-Chairman, Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2005-06, Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India, 2004-09.

Awards/Honours: Awards/Honours: J.V. Bhat Award, 2007; Rashtriya Gaurav Award and Certificate of Excellence by India International Friendship Society (IIFS), 2009; Dr. C.V. Raman Award; National Young Teachers Excellence Award 2010' by IES Group of Institutions, Bhopal, 2010.

Fellow: Association of Microbiologists of India, 2006; Biotech Research Society of India, 2008; Member, The National Academy of Sciences, India, 2008; Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy, 2009.

Research Areas: Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry

Address: Professor and Head, Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati 781039, Assam; Apartment, E-8, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati 781039, Assam; [Tel: Off. (0361) 2582208; Res. (0361) 2584208, Cell 9435044273; Fax: (0361) 2582249, 2690762; Email: arungoyl@iitg.ernet.in]


Gresshoff, Peter Michael*
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 2009

Born in Berlin, Germany on 26 November 1948. Educated at Schulfarm Insel Scharfenberg, Germany, 1960-64; B.Sc. 1970, The University of Alberta, Edmonton; Ph.D. 1973, and D.Sc. 1988, Australian National University, Canberra.

Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Legume Research, 2002 to date, and Professor and Chair of Botany, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Brisbane, Australia QLD Australia, 1999 to date.

Research Fellow in Genetics, RSBS, 1975-79, and Senior Lecturer in Genetics, 1979-88, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia; Professor of Plant Molecular Genetics and holder of Racheff Chair of Excellence, 1988-99, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA.

Awards/Honours: Phi Kappa Phi National Honors Society Distinguished Scholar Award, 1993; Gamma Sigma Delta Distinguished Scholar Award, 1995; Alexander v. Humboldt Fellowship (Hohenheim, 1973-75) and (Bielefeld, 1985-86); Doctorate of Science, ANU, Canberra, 1989; Member, GTAC, Australian Federal Government, 2007-11; Member, National `Biofuel and Bioenergy Panel', Australia, 2007-present; Member of parliamentary delegation on Biotechnology of Premier Peter Beattie delegation to USA, 2003, 2004 and 2005.

Fellow: Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 1995; The American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1995; Honorary Lifetime Fellow, South African Society of Genetics, 1996

Research Areas: Biotechnology and molecular genetics of legume nodulation; Biotechnology, genetics, genomics and plant biology of sustainable biofuel production using Pongamia pinnata

Address: Director and Professor, ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative, Legume Research, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia; PO Box 4267, St Lucia, QLD 4067, Australia; [Tel: Off. 61-7-33653550; Cell: 61-412-749084; Fax: 61-7-33653556; Email: p.gresshoff@uq.edu.au]


Grover, Anil
FELLOW, ELECTED 2003

Born in New Delhi, India on 15 August 1958. Educated at University of Delhi, B.Sc. 1977 and M.Sc. 1979; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Ph.D. 1984; Rockefeller Post Doctoral Fellow, 1993-94; and Rockefeller Career Fellow, 1996-99 CSIRO, Division of Plant Industry, Canberra, Australia; Post Doctoral Fellow, University of California, Davis, USA, 2002-2004.

Professor, Department of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Delhi, 2002-to date.

Research Associate, J.N.U, New Delhi, 1984-85; Tata Energy Research Institute 1985-87; and CIDA-NSERC University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, 1987-88; Scientist, 1988-89, Lecturer, 1989-96 and Reader, 1996-2002, Department of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Delhi.

Awards/Honours: INSA Young Scientist Medal, 1990; ISCA Professor Hiralal Chakravarthy Award, 1999; B.M. Birla Science Prize in Biology, India, 1999; DBT National Bioscience Award, 2003; Member, Guha Research Conference, India.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian National Science Academy, Indian Academy of Sciences.

Research Areas: Physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology and genomics of plant abiotic stress responses

Address: Professor, Department of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Delhi, South Campus, Benito Juarez Road, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi 110021; 20A/27, Tilak Nagar, New Delhi 110018; [Tel: Off. (011) 24115097, 24117693; Res. (011) 25991887; Cell: 09871618167; Fax: (011) 24115270; Email: anil.anilgrover@gmail.com; agrover@south.du.ac.in]


Gulati, Ashok
FELLOW, ELECTED 2004

Born in New Delhi, India on 11 May 1954. Educated at Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, M.A. 1975; Ph.D. 1984.

Chairman, Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices, Ministry of Agricutlure, GoI, New Delhi 2011 to date.

Lecturer/Reader, Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi, 1975-86; Reader, Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi, 1986-88; Reader, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, 1988-90; Director/Chief Economist, National Council of Applied Economic Research, Delhi, 1991-97; NABARD Chair Professor, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, 1998-2000; Director, Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, 2001-2006; Director in Asia, International Food Policy Research Institute, New Delhi 2006-11.

Awards/Honours: Member, Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council in India, 1999-2001, Economic Advisory Council of the Chief Minister, Government of Andhra Pradesh, India, 2000-2001, State Planning Board of Karnataka, Govt. of Karnataka, India, 1995-99; on Board of Directors of ICICI Banking Corporation, India, 1994-97, and Agricultural Finance Corporation, India, 1996-2001.

Research Areas: Analysis and policy advice on agricultural markets; trade liberalization, WTO and trade negotiations in agriculture; globalization and the small holders, vertical linkages between farms and firms, pricing policies (including subsidies) and their efficiency and welfare impact, and the role of infrastructure and institutions in making markets function efficiently

Address: Chairman, Commission for Agricultural Costs & Prices, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India, 161-G Wing, Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi 110001; C1/14, Pandara Road, New Delhi 110001; [Tel: Off. (011) 23385216; Email: chairman-cacp@nic.in]


Guntaka, Ramareddy Venkata
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 1997

Born in Bollapadu, Krishna, A.P., India, on 1 April 1942. Educated at ZP High School, Mudunuru; A.N.R. College (affiliated to Andhra University) Gudivada, 1959-63; G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, 1963-65; Kansas State University, Mahattan, USA, 1966-70; University of California, San Diego, 1970-72; University of California, San Francisco, 1973-75.

Professor, Department of Molecular Sciences, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN 2001 to date.

Assistant Professor, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY 1975-83; Associate Professor, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 1983-86; Sir C.V. Raman Professorship, University of Madras, 1996; Jawaharlal Nehru Professorship, University of Hyderabad, 1998; Professor, Dept. of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 1987- 2001.

Awards/Honours: National Institute of Health Career Development Award 1979-84; GM Cancer Research Professorship, 1983; Siromani Award, ATA, 1992; Scientist Award TANA, 1995; Genome Valley Excellence in Science Award, 2006.

Research Areas: Virology, molecular biology and biotechnology

Address: Professor, Department of Molecular Sciences, University of Tennessee, 858 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN 38163, USA; 3233 Whisperwind Cove, Memphis, TN 38125, USA; [Tel: Off. (+1-901) 4488230; Res. 7482865; Fax: (+1-901) 4487360; Email: rguntaka@utmem.edu]


Gupta, Anil Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 1992

Born on 24 April 1952. Educated at Haryana Agricultural University, B.Sc. 1972; M.Sc. 1974; Ph.D., Kurukshetra University, 1986.

Professor, Centre for Management in Agriculture, IIM Ahmedabad, 1981 to date; President, SRISTI.

Advisor, Farming Systems Research, Bangladesh Agriculture Research Council and the Institute, 1985-86; Consultant to CGIAR, Ford Foundation, IADS, UNESCO, NABARD, BMZ, ISNAR, BARC, IVCN; Member, Commission on Environmental Planning.

Awards/Honours: IIMA Kasturbhai Lalbhai Chair in Entrepreneurship; IIMA Best Teacher Awards, 1982 and 1985; Association of Indian Management Schools Best Teacher Award, 1996; Far Eastern Economic Review Asian Innovation Gold Award 2000; Padma Shri, 2004; ISCA Science-in-Society Award 2004.

Fellow: The World Academy of Art and Science, 2001.

Research Areas: Sustainable agriculture, indigenous ecological knowledge-biodiversity, conservation, IPR, knowledge network, research management, creativity & innovation

Address: Professor, Centre for Management in Agriculture, Indian Institute of Management, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad 380015, Gujarat; 315, IIM Campus, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad 380015, Gujarat; [Tel: Off. (079) 6307241-43, 6308257-58; Res. (079) 6325315, 26304979; Fax: (079) 6307341; Email: anilg@iimahd.ernet.in]


Gupta, Hari Shankar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2008

Born in Rudrapur, U.P. on 1 July 1953. Educated at National Degree College, Barhalganj, University of Gorakhpur, 1969-71; G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, 1971-74; Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 1974-78, University of Nottinghum, U.K., 1987-88; Washington State University, Pullman, USA, 1993-94. B.Sc. 1971; M.Sc. 1974; Ph.D. 1981; Post Doc 1987-88 & 1993-94.

Director, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2009 to date.

Head, Division of Plant Breeding, 1989-1999; Joint Director (H.Q.), ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Barapani, 1999-2000; Director, Vivekananda Parvatiya Krishi Anusandhan Sansthan, Almora, 2000-2009

Awards/Honours: ICAR Team Award, 1994-96, 2006-07 and 2008-09; Dr. Rajendra Prasad Award for Best Book in Crop Sciences, 2004; NRDC's Meritorious Invention Award, 2006; Hari Om Asharam Trust Award, 2007; NRDC's Societal Invention Award, 2007; WIPO Gold Medal, 2008; Dr. Amrik Singh Cheema Award, 2010. President, Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding, 2011-13.

Fellow: Indian Society of Agricultural Biochemists; Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding; Indian Soceity of Agricultural Engineering (Hon); Rockfeller Foundation's Career Fellow.

Research Areas: Crop breeding and biotechnology

Address: Director, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa, New Delhi 110012; B-8, IARI Campus, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 25843375, 25842367; Res. (011) 25843978, 25846774; Fax: (011) 25846420; Email: director@iari.res.in; hsgupta.53@gmail.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2010 to 31 Dec, 2012


Gupta, Modadugu Vijaya
FELLOW, ELECTED 2007

Born in Bapatla, Andhra Pradesh, India on 17 August 1939. Educated at Board High School, Bapatla, 1954; Hindu College, Guntur, A.P., 1954-56; A.C. College, Guntur, 1956-58, B.Sc; Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 1958-60, M.Sc; University of Calcutta, Kolkota, 1986, Ph.D

Former Assistant Director-General, World Fish Center (CGIAR), Penang, Malaysia.

Zoology Lecturer, Sibsagar College, 1960-62; Research Assistant, Central Inland Fisheriees Research Institute (CIFRI), 1962-70; Assistant Research Officer, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI, 1970-71); Senior Scientist, CIFRI, 1971-76; Fish Breeding Expert, Mekong Secretariat, UN-ESCAP, Lao PDR, 1977-81; Senior Aquaculture Specialist, Mekong Secretariat, UN-ESCAP, Thailand, 1981-1984; Senior Aquaculture Specialist, Mekong Secretariat, UN-ESCAP, Lao PDR, 1985-86; Aquaculture Specialist, FAO, Bangladesh, 1986-89; Senior Aquaculture Scientist, WorldFish Center (CGIAR), 1989-96; Director, WorldFish Center, Manila, Philippines, 1996-2000; Assistant Director General, WorldFish Center, Malaysia, 2000-2004; Research Coordinator, International Network on Genetics in Aquaculture, 1997-04; Senior Research Fellow, WorldFish Center (CGIAR), 2005-2008. Short-term Consultant to Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, FAO, DANIDA, USAID, Commonwealth Secretariat, Mekong River Commission, etc.

Awards/Honours: World Food Prize, 2005; ICAR Award for Team Research, 1976; Gold Medal from Asian Fisheries Society, 2007; Eminent Agriculture Scientist Award from the Government of Andhra Pradesh, 2008; Vice-President, Asian Fisheries Society (2001-07); D.Sc. (h.c.) Central Institute of Fisheries Education (Deemed University), 2007, and G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, 2008; Honorary Life Time Membership Award, World Aquaculture Society, USA, 2009.

Fellow: Association of Aquaculturists; Inland Fisheries Society of India; Asian Fisheries Society; Indian Association of Systematic Zoologists; Zoological Society of India; Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology.

Research Areas: Aquaculture management; Aquaculture genetics

Address: C 502 Aditya Elite, B.S. Maktha, Begumpet, Hyderabad 500016, A.P.; [Tel: Res. (040) 23400229; 1-603-9664429; Cell: 09866508555; Fax: (040) 23400229; Email: guptamo2000@yahoo.co.in; guptamo@hotmail.com]


Gupta, Prem Prakash
FELLOW, ELECTED 2002

Born in Moradabad, India on 16 July 1941. Educated at Meerut College, Meerut, 1955-58; U.P. College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Mathura, 1958-65; All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 1966-72; Royal College of Veterinary Science, Uppsala, Sweden, 1980; B.Sc. 1958; B.V.Sc. & A.H. 1962; M.V.Sc. 1965; Ph.D. 1972; F.R.V.C.S. 1980.

Adjunct Professor of Veterinary Pathology, Aravali Veterinary College, Sikar, Rajasthan Veterinary Univarsity, Bikaner, 2013 to date.

Research Officer, Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi, 1968-73; Associate Professor of Veterinary Pathology, 1973-83, Professor of Veterinary Pathology, 1983-2000, Head, Dept of Vety Pathology, 1984-92 and Additional Director of Research (Veterinary and Animal Sciences), 2000-01, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.

Awards/Honours: Science Pioneer Prize, Egyptian Veterinary Assoc., 1985; ICAR Team Research Award, 1990; ICAR Best Teacher Award, 1992; Smt. Pushpa Sriramachari Award for outstanding research in cardio-vascular diseases, ICMR, 1993; Meritorious Teacher Award, PAU, Ludhiana, 1993; ICAR Outstanding Teacher Award, 1999; Drs. N.C. Jain and J.L. Vegad Award, Indian Association of Vety. Pathologists, 2000; ICAR Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, 2000; Life-Time Achievement Award (IAVP) 2006; Distinguished Service Award (MIEF & DST) 2011; Distinguished Service Award (Heart Care Foundation of India, ICAR & MIEF) 2013; Member, Governing Council of National Academy of Veterinary Sciences, 2007 to date.

Fellow: National Academy of Veterinary Sciences, India; Egyptian Veterinary Association; Royal Veterinary College, Sweden; Indian Association of Veterinary Pathologists.

Research Areas: Pathology of cardio-vascular, respiratory, genital, mycoplasmal and mycotic diseases in animals

Address: Flat No. 24, Third Floor, Delhi Govt. Officers Flats, Greater Kailash Part 1, New Delhi 110048; [Tel: Res. (011) 29233837, Cell: 09873248812; Email: drpgupta41@gmail.com]

Dr. P. Bhattacharya Memorial Award, 2007-2008


Gupta, Pushpendra Kumar*
FELLOW, ELECTED 1991

Born in Saharanpur, India on 14 December 1936. Educated at Government Intermediate College, Saharanpur, 1948-54; B.Sc., DAV College Muzaffarnagar, 1954-56; M.Sc., Meerut College, Meerut, 1956-58; Ph.D., University of Manitoba, Canada, 1964-67.

Hon. Prof. Emeritus & NASI Senior Scientist, Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding, Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut, 2004 to date.

Lecturer, Meerut College, Meerut, 1958-59; Lecturer, DAV College, Muzaffarnagar, 1959-60; Asstt. Professor, Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur 1960-69; Reader, 1969-76, and Professor & Head, Department of Agricultural Botany, & Dean (Ex-Officio), Faculty of Agriculture, 1976-96, Meerut University, Meerut; CSIR Emeritus Scientist, 1997-2002; UGC Emeritus Fellow, 2002-03; INSA Senior Scientist, 2003-06; INSA Hony Scientist, 2007-10; NASI Sr. Scientist, 2010-12.

Awards/Honours: Agra University Gold Medal and Lakshmi Devi Tamma Gold Medal in M.Sc. Botany, 1958; ICAR Dr Rajendra Prasad Prize for a university level original book in Hindi, 1991-93; Norman H. Dill Memorial Gold Medal, the Society of Biosciences, Muzaffarnagar, 1998; Ch. Charan Singh Vishvavidyalaya Gaurav, 2003; Birbal Sahni Gold Medal, Indian Botanical Society, 2004; President, Indian Association of Angiosperm Taxonomy, 2008.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; Indian Academy of Sciences; National Academy of Sciences India; Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding; Indian Botanical Society; Indian Society of Cytology and Genetics; Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy, etc.

Research Areas: Cytogenetics, plant breeding, plant molecular biology & crop biotechnology

Address: Hon. Emeritus Prof.& NASI Sr. Scientist, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut 250004, Uttar Pradesh; F-119, Shastri Nagar, Meerut 250004, Uttar Pradesh; [Tel: Off. (0121) 2768195; Res. (0121) 2762505, Cell: 09411619105; Fax: (0121) 2768195; Email: pkgupta36@gmail.com; pkgupta36@hotmail.com]


Gupta, Raj Krishan
FELLOW, ELECTED 1992

Born in Libaspur, Delhi, India on 1 November 1946. Educated at Kanpur University, B.Sc. 1967; UPAU, Pantnagar, M.Sc. 1969; GBPUA&T, Pantnagar, Ph.D. (Soil Science) 1974.

Team Leader, Research Station Developments, Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA), CIMMYT, New Delhi, 2011 to date.

Project Coordinator, AICRP Saline Water Use, 1988-95; Assistant Director General, ICAR, 1995-97; National Coordinator, NATP, 1997-99; Facilitator, Rice Wheat Consortium, CIMMYT Liaison Office, New Delhi, 1999-2007; Coordinator, Sustainable Land Management Research, ICARDA-CAC, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 2007-08; South Asia Co-ordinator (DACST), CIMMYT, New Delhi, 2009-10.

Awards/Honours: Vasvik Award 1996.

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

Research Areas: Soil fertility, irrigation water quality, conservation agriculture

Address: Team Leader, Research Station Developments, BISA, CIMMYT, Office Block, NASC Complex, DPS Marg, New Delhi 110012; C-II/2446, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 110070; [Tel: Off. (011) 65441938, 65441940, Cell: 09711009365; Fax: (011) 25842938; Email: rajgupta@cgiar.org]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2011 to 31 Dec, 2013


Gupta, Rajendra
FELLOW, ELECTED 1998

Born in Ajmer, Rajasthan on 25 December 1934. Educated at Govt. College, Ajmer, M.Sc. 1955; Agra University, Ph.D., 1969.

Co-ordinator, Research & Development, Plantations, Emami Ltd. (Zandu Pharmaceuticals), Calcatta, working at New Delhi.

Lecturer, Dravya-guna Vigyan, Jhansi, 1955-56; Systematic Botanist, (M.P.), Indore, 1956-57; Minor Forest Products Officer, (H.P.), Dalhousie, 1957-61; Sr. Research Officer (Gr.I) CIMAP, posted as incharge Regional Research Station, Jammu, 1961-65, H/Q Lab, Lucknow, 1965-67, Northern Zonal Centre, Haldwani, Nainital, 1967-70; and Southern Zonal Centre, Bangalore, 1970; Project Co-ordinator, Medicinal & Aromatic Plants, ICAR at IARI and NBPGR, New Delhi, 1970-94; UNIDO Consultant in Bhutan, 1984-85 and Vietnam, 1989 on Medicinal Plants and WHO Consultant to GOI, 1989; Member Advisor, SAARC (Medicinal Plants) Sri Lanka, 1995 and NARLEP, Nigeria, 1998.

Awards/Honours: Dr. Sadgopal Memorial Award, 1981; Fertilizer Corporation of India Award, 1982; Lifetime Achievement Award by Essential Oils Industry, 1999; SIHA Lifetime Achievement Award, 2010.

Fellow: Essential Oils Association of India; Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources

Research Areas: Medicinal and Aromatic crops.

Address: Coordinator, R & D, Plantations, M/s Zhandu Pharmaceutical Works, Dhanwantri Bhawan, Road No. 66, Punjabi Bagh (West), New Delhi 110026; B-I/46, Pashim Vihar, New Delhi 110063; [Tel: Res. (011) 25282909; Cell: 9818860556]


Gupta, Ram Khilari
FELLOW, ELECTED 2002

Born in Etah, India on 7 December 1944. Educated at Mission Boy's Higher Secondary School., Etah, 1955-62; G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, Distt. Nainital, 1962-65; University of Illinois, Urbana, U.S.A., 1965-70; B.Sc. (Ag.) & A.H. 1965; M.S. 1967; Ph.D. 1970.

National Consultant (Soil Management), Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India, New Delhi, 2008 to date.

Professor Soil Science, 1980-93, J.N. Agricultural University Campus, Indore; Dean, College of Agriculture, J.N. Agricultural University Campus, Sehore, 1993-96; Director of Research, 1996-2003, and Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, 2003-2004 J.N. Agricultural University, Jabalpur; Vice President, R&D, Crystal Phosphates Ltd, Delhi, 2004-2007.

Awards/Honours: Madhya Pradesh Higher Education Commission Dr. Radhakrishnan Samman, 1992.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science 1992.

Research Areas: Natural resource management and soil physics

Address: G-90 (FF), Pushkar Enclave, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi 110063; [Tel: Off. (011) 25846369; Res. (011) 45642355, Cell: 9871504695; Email: rkgupta1244@gmail.com]


Gupta, Suresh Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 1999

Born in Jind, Haryana, India on 30 September 1949. Educated at Govt. Higher Secondary School, Jind, 1954-65; College of Agricultural Engineering, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1965-70 and 1974-76;Jawahar Lal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, 1978; B.Sc. 1970; M.Sc. 1976; Ph.D. 1984.

Distinguished Professor (INAE), Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal 2013 to date.

Assistant Engineer (Drainage), 1972-75, Scientist-1,1975-76, Scientist-2, 1976-82, Scientist-3, 1982-85, Principal Scientist, 1976-91, Head, Division of Drainage and Water Management, 1991-94, Principal Scientist, 1995-99, Head, Indo-Dutch Network Project, 1999-2002, Head, Division of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 2002-07, Project Coordinator, Management of Salt Affected Soils & Use of Saline Water, 2007-11, and Emeritus Scientist (ICAR), Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal, 2011-13.

Awards/Honours: ISAE Commendation Medal, 1988; Institution of Engineers (India) Gold Medal, 1989; Central Board of Irrigation and Power, Jawahar Lal Nehru Birth Centenary Award, 1995; K G Tejwani Award, 1995; Rafi Ahmad Kidwai Award, 1999; Dr. Rajendra Prasad Award for Technical Book in Hindi, 2004; CSSRI Excellence Award 2004-05.

Fellow: Indian National Academy of Engineering; Indian Society of Salinity Research Scientists; Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers; Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research

Research Areas: Land reclamation, irrigation and drainage engineering, water management, modelling water and salt transport, disaster management and environment.

Address: Distinguished Professor (INAE), Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Zafira Farm, Kachwa Road, Karnal 132001, Haryana; F/4, CSSRI Campus, Karnal 132001, Haryana; [Tel: Off. (0184) 2290830 Ext. 118; Res. (0184) 2292613, 2290830 Ext. 184; Cell: 09416081613; Fax: (0184) 2290480; Email: skgupta@cssri.ernet.in]

Recognition Award, 2001-2002


Gupta, Umesh Chandra*
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 2005

Born in Kanpur, India on 25 October 1937. Educated at Kanpur Higher Secondary School, U. P., 1945-51; Government Agricultural College, Kanpur, 1951-57; Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, 1957-60; B.Sc. 1955; M.Sc. 1957; Ph.D. 1960; National Research Council (NRC) of Canada Post Doctoral Fellow, Soil Research Institute, Ottawa, Canada 1961-63.

Emeritus Research Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 1997 to date.

Crops and Livestock Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Charlottetown, P. E. I. - Research Scientist 1963-74; Senior Research Scientist 1975-84, Principal Research Scientist 1985-96; Program Leader of Soil Management and Conservation Program 1986-1991; Visiting Professor, ESALQ, S.P. Brazil (1997), Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, 2002, Zhejiang Agricultural University, Hangzhou, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing, and University of Geosciences, Beijing, China, 2007; Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdevia, Chile, 2009.

Awards/Honours: Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of Soil Science 1984-86; President, P.E.I. Institute of Agrologists, 1990-91, and Canadian Society of Soil Science, 1995-96; J. Benton Jones Jr. Award for dedicated service to Soil Science Testing and Plant Analysis Council, Inc. presented in Brisbane, Australia in 1999.

Fellow: Canadian Society of Soil Science 1978, American Society of Agronomy 1981, Soil Science Society of America 1981, Agricultural Institute of Canada 1991.

Research Areas: Soil fertility and plant nutrition with special emphasis on micronutrients and selenium nutrition of crops and livestock

Address: Emeritus Research Scientist, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, S&T Branch, Crops and Livestock Research Centre, 440 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4N6, Canada; 15 MacMillan Crescent, Charlottetown, PE C1A 8G3, Canada; [Tel: Off. 902-370-1379; Res. 902-892-2246; Fax: 902-370-1444; Email: umesh.gupta@agr.gc.ca; zguptau@yahoo.com]


Gupta, Vidya Shrikant
FELLOW, ELECTED 2008

Born in Pune, India on 22 June 1955. Educated at N.M. Vidyalaya, Pune, 1960-64; Ahilyadevi High School, Pune, 1964-71; A. Garware College, Pune, 1971-73; Fergusson College, Pune, 1973-75; Pune University, Pune, 1975-77; National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, 1977-81; B.Sc. 1975; M.Sc. 1977; Ph.D. 1981.

Chair, Division of Biochemical Sciences, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, 2011 to date.

Research Associate, 1981-82, Scientist B 1982-87, Scientist C 1987-90, Scientist EI 1990-95, Scientist EII 1995-2000, Scientist F 2000-05, Chief Scientist 2005 to date and Head, Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Group, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune 2001 to date. Visiting Scholar, 1988-89, 1992, Biology Department, Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas, USA.

Awards/Honours: A. Krishnamurthy Award, 1981; Raman Research Fellowship, 1988; CSIR Award for S&T Innovation for Rural Development, (CAIRD) 2007; Member, Editorial Board, Plant Biology (2004-07), and Evolution (2007 onwards).

Fellow: Life memberships of Society of Biological Chemists, Society for Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Association of Rice Research Workers, Association for Promotion of DNA Fingerprinting and Other DNA Technologies, Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Indian Women Scientists Association, Marathi Vidnyan Parishad.

Research Areas: Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Address: Chair and Chief Scientist, Division of Biochemical Sciences, National Chemical Laboratory, Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pune 411008, Maharashtra; Springfields Co-op Soc # B403, Off Gananjay Society Road, Kothrud, Pune 411038, Maharashtra; [Tel: Off (020) 25902237, 25902647, 25902247; Res. (020) 25385170, Cell: 09881300982; Fax: (020) 25902648; Email: vs.gupta@ncl.res.in, vidyagene@gmail.com]


Gupta, Vinod Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2009

Born in Bombay, India on 17 March 1951. Educated at Delhi United Christian School, Delhi 1967; B.Sc. Ramjas College, University of Delhi, 1970; M.Sc. Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1972; PG Diploma, Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute (IASRI), 1974; Ph.D. IARI, 1983.

ICAR National Professor, IASRI, New Delhi, 2006 to date.

Scientist S-1, 1976-82, Senior Scientist, 1982-88, National Fellow, 1995-2000, Head, Division of Design of Experiments, 2000-03, and Joint Director, 2003-06, IASRI, New Delhi; FAO Consultant, 1994.

Awards/Honours: IARI Best Teacher Award, 1999; First Dr. D.N. Lal Memorial Lecture Award, 2000; Professor P.V. Sukhatme Gold Medal Award, 2005; ISAS Sankhyiki Bhushan, 2010; Sessional President, 61st Annual Conference, Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics, 2007; Chair Editor, Journal of the Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics; Associate Editor, Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice and Agricultural Research. Executive President, Society of Statistics, Computer and Applications; Vice-President, Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics.

Fellow: Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute.

Research Areas: Design of Experiments, Sampling Theory, Applied Statistics

Address: ICAR National Professor, Indian Agricultural Statistics Research, Institute (IASRI), Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi 110012; 108, Jaipuria Building, Kolhapur Road, Kamla Nagar, Delhi 110007; [Tel: Off. (011) 25843508; Res. (011) 23857058, Cell: 9899105601; Fax: (011) 25841564; Email: vkgupta@iasri.res.in; vkgupta_1751@yahoo.co.in]


Handa, Swadesh Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 1994

Born in India on 5 July 1938. Educated at Vikram University, M.Sc. 1963; Ph.D. IARI 1973.

Former Project Coordinator, AICRP on Pesticide Residues, IARI, New Delhi.

Awards/Honours: Society for Pest Management and Environment Protection Certificate of Honour.

Research Areas: Pesticide residues

Address: 20/31, Old Rajender Nagar, New Delhi 110060; [Tel: Res. (011) 25731985; Email: swadeshhanda@yahoo.co.in]


Hanumantha Rao, Chennamaneni
FELLOW, ELECTED 1992

Born in Karimnagar, India, on 15 May 1929; Educated at Government School, Karimnagar,1939-46; B.A., Nizam College, Hyderabad, 1953-55; M.A., College of Arts, Osmania University, Hyderabad, 1955-57; Ph.D., Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi,1957-61; Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Economics, University of Chicago,1966-67.

Presently, Hon. Professor, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad, & Institute of Economic Growth, University of Delhi; Chancellor, University of Hyderabad; Chancellor, The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, Hyderabad.

Fellow, Institute of Economic Growth, University of Delhi, 1961-92; Director, 1976-80, and Chairman 2002-2008, Institute of Economic Growth; Member, Planning Commission, G.O.I.,1982-86; Member, Seventh and Eighth Finance Commissions; Member, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister,1983-85; Chairman, National Commission on Rural Labour,G.O.I.,1990-91; Member, Technical Advisory Committee, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research(CGIAR),1995-97; Chairman, High Powered Fertilizers Pricing Policy Review Committee, G.O.I., 1997-98; Member, Board of Directors, Reserve Bank of India,1994-2000; Conference President, of Indian Society of Agricultural Economics,1989, Indian Society of Labour Economics,1995, Indian Society of Agricultural Marketing, 1999, Indian Society of Ecological Economics, 2000-2001 and Indian Economic Association, 2009-10; Member, National Advisory Council, Government of India, 2004-08.

Awards/Honours: Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Memorial Prize, 1975; Financial Express Award for Lifetime Work in Economics, 1995; Honorary degree of Doctor of Philosophy, S.K. University, A.P. 1991, and Kakatiya University, A.P.,1998; Padma Bhushan, 2004.

Research Areas: Agricultural economics, development planning and public finance

Address: Hon. Professor, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Begumpet, Hyderabad 500016, Andhra Pradesh; 240-B, Road No. 18, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad 500033, Andhra Pradesh; [Tel: Off. (040) 23402789, 23416780; Res. (040) 23608656; Fax: (040) 23543166; Email: chennamaneni@cess.ac.in]


Hegde, Dattatraya Mahabaleshwar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2009

Born at Kanamuski, Karnataka, India on 15 April, 1949. Educated at Pragati Vidyalaya, Muroor, Kumta, 1966; MM Arts and Science College, Sirsi, 1967; University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, B.Sc.(Ag.) 1971; M.Sc.(Ag.) 1973; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, Ph.D. 1977; UNDP Fellow, University of Florida, Texas and California, 1984.

Scientist, 1976-82, and Sr. Scientist 1982-88, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore; Project Coordinator (Agronomy), Project Directorate for Cropping Systems Research, Modipuram, 1988-93; Project Coordinator (Safflower), Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Solapur, 1994-98; Project Director, Directorate of Oilseeds Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, 1998-2011. Consultant, Technical Advisory Group (Task Force-II), PPV&FRA, New Delhi; Adviser, IOPEA; Member, Board of Regents, UAS, Dharwad, 2006-09, Research Advisory Committee, NAU, Navsari, APNL Biotechnology Programme, Hyderabad, Nagarjuna Agril. Research and Development Institute, Hyderabad, Working Group of the Sub Committee of National Development Council on Agriculture & Related Issues on Region/Crop Specific Productivity Analysis and Agro-climatic Zones, Member, IMC of PDCSR, Modipuram, DRR, Hyderabad, DSR, Hyderabad, CRIDA, Hyderabad and NAARM, Hyderabad; Consultant - Oilseeds and Oilpalm, Ministry of Agriculture,GoI, 2011-12; Executive Member, Agri Biotech Foundation, Hyderabad, 2006 to date.

Awards/Honours: FAI Dhiru Morarji Memorial Award for the best article, 1992, 2002, 2006 and 2009; Best Research Paper Award, 2000, and Gold Medal, 2002, Indian Society of Agronomy; Best Researcher Award, The Sulphur Institute, Washington, 2003; Seedmen Association of India Award, 2003; Chaudhury Devi Lal Best AICRP Award, 2005; Dr. P.C. Raheja Memorial Lecture Award, 2008; Sardar Patel Outstanding ICAR Institute Award, 2008; Best Paper Award, Indian Society of Oilseeds Research, 2009; Bhartiya Vikas Ratan Award, 2009; Chief Editor, Indian Journal of Agronomy, 2003-04; Vice President (2006-09) and President (2010-11), Indian Society of Oilseeds Research.

Fellow: Indian Society of Agronomy; Indian Society of Oilseeds Research.

Research Areas: Soil Fertility Management, Water Management, Cropping Systems and Oilseeds

Address: Ex-Director (DOR), C-108, SMR Vinay Galaxy, ITPL Road, Hoody Junction, Mahadevapura, Bangalore 560048, Karnataka; [Tel: Cell: 09535788244, 08867217956; Email: dmhegde@rediffmail.com; dmhegde@gmail.com]


Hittalmani, Shailaja
FELLOW, ELECTED 2004

Born in Dharwad, India, on 15 April 1956. Educated in St. Josheph's High School, Dharwad, 1972; University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore; B.Sc. (Agri) 1978; M.Sc. (Agri.)1980; and Ph.D in 1985; Post Doctorate, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India 1991-1992; International Rice Research Institute, Philippines; 1993-95; Visiting Fellow International Rice Research Institute 1997-2000.

Professor & Head, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore, 2007 to date. Head, Marker Assited Selection Laboratory.

Associate Professor, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore.

Awards/Honours: Recipient of IRRI Young Scientist Award, 1989-90; ICAR Young Women Agriculture Scientist, 1997; Dr. C.V. Raman Research Award, 1999; Hari Om Ashram Trust ICAR award 2009-2010; UAS Bangalore Merit Award for Research Grants 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008-2009, 2010 and 2011; Member, Editorial Committee, ORYZA, 2005; Associate Editor, International Journal of Plant Genomics, USA 2006; Councilor (Southern Zone), ISGPB, 2007.

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding

Research Areas: Rice breeding and genetics for abiotic and biotic stress, marker assisted selection and application of DNA markers in rice; rice molecular breeding. Varietal development for water limited situations, drought and nutriotion. Rice varieties developed for aerobic, drought and grain nutrients and blast resistance. Farmer participatory breeding and selection in rice and Finger millets.

Address: Professor & Head, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, MAS Lab, Agriculture College, University of Agril. Sciences, GKVK Campus, Bangalore 560065, Karnataka; No. 16, I Cross, DV Block, Dinnur Main Road, R.T. Nagar, Bangalore 560065, Karnataka; Alternate No. 09448270110 (Dr. Nanjapaa H.V.); [Tel: Off. (080) 23624967, 23330153 Ext. 286; Res. (080) 23337660, 09845017436; Fax: (080) 23330277; Email: shailajah_maslab@rediffmail.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2009 to 31 Dec, 2011


Huqu, Zhai
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 2006

Born in Jiangsu, China on 28 August 1950. Educated at Nanjing Agricultural University, China. B.Sc., 1973-81 and M.Sc; 1983-87, University of Birmingham UK. Ph.D. 1987.

President, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science, 2001 to date; Vice President, Chinese Agronomy Association; Vice President, Chinese Crop Association to date.

Head Department of Agronomy, 1988-92, Professor of Genetics and Plant Breeding, 1990-2001, Dean, Division of Agriculture, 1993-94, Vice President, 1994-95, and President, 1995-2001, Nanjing Agricultural University, China.

Awards/Honours: Beijing Govt. Excellent returned Overseas Scholars Award, State Council, 1993; Outstanding Young Scientist Award, 1993; Excellent Professional Education Award, 1994; Excellent Training Award, 1996; Scientific and Technologic award, Class one, 1999, 2000, and class two 2004.

Fellow: Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences; CABI.

Research Areas: Crop genetics, agricultural research management

Address: Former President, Chinese of Academy of Agricultural Science, No. 12 Southern Street of ZhongGuancun, Beijing 100081, P.R. China; [Tel: Off. 86-10-82109396, 82109726; Email: Zhaihq@mail.caas.net.cn]


Husain, Akhtar
FELLOW, ELECTED 1995

Born in Handia, Basti, U.P. on 1 July 1928. Educated at Anglo Sanskrit High School, Basti, 1944-48; Govt. Agricultural College, Kanpur, 1948-54; North Carolina State University, 1954-57; B.Sc. (Ag) 1952, M.Sc. (Ag) 1954, Ph.D. 1957.

Assistant Plant Pathologist, Connecticut Agriculture Experiment Station, USA, 1957; Plant Pathologist, 1958-62 and Head, 1962-63, Regional Research Centre, ICAR, Kanpur; Scientist, Regional Research Laboratory, J&K, 1963-74; Scientist, 1974-75, Deputy Director, 1975-77, and Dierctor, 1977-88, CSIR Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), Lucknow, U.P.; Vice Chancellor, Jamia Hamdard, 1988-90; UNDP Consultant in Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Sudan and Kenya; WHO Consultant in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and UNESCO Consultant in Afganistan.

Awards/Honours: Vasvik Award, 1983.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India.

Research Areas: Plant pathology, cultivation of medicinal and aromatic plants

Address: 50, Adil Nagar, Kalyanpur, Lucknow 226022, Uttar Pradesh; [Tel: Res.(0522) 2752479]


Ignacimuthu, Savarimuthu
FELLOW, ELECTED 2009

Born in Sindlacherry, India on 9 September 1948. Educated at St. Mary's High School, Madurai, 1962-65; St. Joseph's College, Tiruchirapalli, 1965-66; Beschi College, Dindigul, 1966-69; Loyola College, Chennai, 1969-72; Sacred Heart College, Shenbaganur, 1972-75; St. Xavier's College, Palayamkottai, 1975-76; St. Joseph's College, Tiruchirapalli, 1976-78; Vidya Jyothi College, Delhi, 1978-80; University of Delhi, Delhi, 1980-1985; Kaiserslautern University, Germany, 1994-95; University of Wisconsin, Madison, U.S.A., 1995; Technical University (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland, 1996; National Institute of Basic Biology, Okazaki, Japan, 1997; B.Sc. 1972; M.Sc. 1978; M.Phil. 1982; Ph.D. 1986; D.Sc. 2001.

Director, Entomology Research Institute, Loyola College, Chennai, 1996 to date.

Professor of Botany, 1980-97, and Principal, 1992-93, St. Xavier's College, Palayamkottai; Principal, Loyola College, Chennai, 1997-2000; Vice Chancellor, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, 2000-02; Vice Chancellor, University of Madras, Chennai, 2002-03; CSIR Emeritus Scientist, 2009.

Awards/Honours: Best Book Award for `Environmental Awareness' Govt. of Tamil Nadu, 1995; Tamil Nadu Scientist Award, 2000; Kamarajar Award for Environmental Protection, Govt. of Tamil Nadu, 2009.

Fellow: Royal Entomological Society, London; The Entomological Society of India; Entomology Academy of India.

Research Areas: Biopesticide, Plant Biotechnology, Ethnopharmacology

Address: Director, Entomology Research Institute, Loyola College, Chennai 600034, Tamil Nadu; 15A, Jesuit Residence, Loyola College, Chennai 600034, Tamil Nadu; [Tel: Off. (044) 28178348; Res. (044) 28178210, Cell: 9840337667; Fax: (044) 28175566; Email: entolc@yahoo.in; imuthu@hotmail.com]


Jag Mohan
FELLOW, ELECTED 2009

Born in Badheo, Muzaffarnagar, India on 5 July, 1957. Educated at Kisan Inter College, Shamli, 1971-73; V.V. Inter College, Shamli, 1974-75; Kishan Degree College, Shamli, 1975-77; National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, 1979-82; Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, 1991. B.Sc. 1977; M.Sc. 1982; Ph.D.1991.

Principal Scientist & Head, Division of Physiology and Reproduction, Central Avian Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly to date.

Visiting Scientist, Oregon Regional Primate Research Centre, Beaverton, Oregon, USA, 1996-97; Adjunct Professor, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA, 1997-98; Head, Division of Physiology and Reproduction, Central Avian Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly, 2001-2005.

Awards/Honours: Young Scientist Award, 1992; DBT Overseas Associateship Award, 1996; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, 2001; Ayurvet Research Award, 2003; ICAR Team Research Award, 2008; Dr. D.N. Mullick Memorial Award, 2010.

Research Areas: Animal Physiology, Avian Molecular Biology

Address: Principal Scientist, Division of Physiology and Reproduction, Central Avian Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly 243122, U.P.; Qr. No.02 (Tpe IV), CARI Residential Complex, IVRI Campus, Izatnagar, Bareilly 243122, U.P.; [Tel: Off. (0581) 2303223, 2310023; Res. (0581) 2301191, Cell: 09319065484; Fax: (0581) 2301321; Email: mohanjagjag@rediffmail.com]

Recognition Award, 2011-2012


Jain, Hari Krishan
FELLOW, ELECTED 1991

Born in Garhi Harsaru, Gurgaon, India on 28 May 1930. Educated at Ramjas School, Delhi, 1945; University of Delhi, 1947-49; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1949-51; University College of Wales, Aberystwth, U.K., 1952-55; B.Sc 1949; Assoc. Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1951; Ph.D, 1955.

Head, Division of Genetics, 1966 -76 and Director, 1977-83, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi; Deputy Director General, International Service for National Agricultural Research, The Hague, 1984-92; Former Chancellor, Central Agricultural University, Imphal, upto 2012.

Awards/Honours: CSIR Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, 1966; ICAR Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, 1966-67; Jawaharlal Nehru Foundation Fellowship, 1975; Padma Shri, 1981; Borlaug Award, 1982; Om Prakash Bhasin Award, 1986; ISCA B.P. Pal Memorial Award, 2003-2004; D.Sc. (h.c.), 2005, IARI.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Academy of Science.

Research Areas: Plant breeding, cytogenetics

Address: 40, Surya Niketan, Vikas Marg Extension, Delhi 110092; [Tel: Res. (011) 22373451, 22379560; Fax: (011) 22379560; Email: hkj2008@gmail.com]

Vice-President 1 Jan, 2009 to 31 Dec, 2011; Editor 1 Jan, 2000 to 31 Dec, 2002; Dr. B.P. Pal Memorial Award, 1997-1998


Jain, Rakesh Kr.
FELLOW, ELECTED 2006

Born in Rohtak, India on 21 May 1956. Educated at S.D. College, Ambala Cantt, 1970-74; G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, 1975-78; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1984-88; B.Sc. 1974; M.Sc. 1977; Ph.D. 1988; FAO Fellowship, 1990-91; DBT Overseas Associateship, 1997-98.

Head, Plant Pathology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2007 to date.

Scientist, Plant Pathology, Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, 1978-86; Senior Scientist, 1986-98 and Principal Scientist, 1998-2007, Plant Pathology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi.

Awards/Honours: IARI Gold Medal, 1989; M.J.Narasimhan Award 1999; IARI Best Teacher Award, 2004; Vasvik Award, 2007; Hari Krishna Shastri Memorial Award, 2010; B.B. Mundkur Memorial Award, 2011; President, Indian Phytopathological Society, 2009; Vice-President, Indian Virological Society, 2011; Editor, Indian Phytopathology, 1997-2003; Editor-in-Chief, Indian Journal of Virology, 2008-11; Chief Editor, Pusa AgriScience, 2009 to date; Associate Editor, Agricultural Research, 2012 to date.

Fellow: Indian Phytopathological Society; Indian Virological Society.

Research Areas: Plant Virology, diagnostics, molecular characterization and transgenics

Address: Dean, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012; 87/GH-12, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi 110087; [Tel: Off. (011) 25843382; Res. (011) 25287724, Cell: 9810887248; Fax: (011) 25843382; Email: rakeshjain56@yahoo.co.in; head_patho@iari.res.in]

Recognition Award, 2005-2006


Jain, Rakesh Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2005

Born in Bijnor, U.P., India on 7 October 1958. Educated at Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, B.Sc. 1977; G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, M.Sc., 1980; and Monash University, Australia, Ph.D. 1985. Post-doctoral Research Associate, 1985-87, Department of Microbiology, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA and Tyndall Air Force Base, FL 1992-94.

Scientist C/EI/EII/F at Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh, India 1987 to date.

Awards/Honours: National Novo Nordisk Life Science Research Award, 2000; Alembic Award, 2002; National Bioscience Award, 2002; Pitamber Pant National Environment Fellowship Award, 2004; Dr. Y.S. Narayana Rao Oration Award, 2007.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; Biotechnology Research Society of India; Association of Microbiologist of India.

Research Areas: Environmental biotechnology, microbiology and molecular biology

Address: Scientist F, Institute of Microbial Technology, Sector 39A, Chandigarh 160036; H.No. D 9, IMTECH Colony, Sector 39A, Chandigarh 160036; [Tel: Off. (0172) 2690713, 2690004, 2699389, Cell: 09417030927; Fax: (0172) 2690632, 2690585; Email: rkj@imtech.res.in; rakesh110@yahoo.com]


Jairajpuri, Mohammad Shamim
FELLOW, ELECTED 1993

Born in Azamgarh, India on 8 April 1942. Educated at Shibli National School/College, Azamgarh 1948-57; Aligarh Muslim University 1957-64; advanced research in Nematology, Agric. Univ., Wageningen, The Netherlands, 1965; Rothamsted Exp. Stn. Harpenden, Herts; NAAS, Cambridge; Inst. of Parasitology, St. Albans, U.K. 1973-83; Inst. of Zoology, Univ of Gent, Belgium, 1973; Ph.D. 1964; D.Sc. 1970.

Professor & Honorary Scientist INSA, Department of Zoology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, 2004 to date.

Principal Nematologist, CAB-International Inst. Parasitology, U.K. 1981-83; Professor of Zoology, 1983-2004, Chairman Zoology, 1988-89, 1997, and Director, 1989-91, Zoological Survey of India; Chairman Museology and Wildlife, 1997-98; Dean Life Sciences, 1993-95 & 1997-98 and Director Inst. of Agriculture, 1993-96, AMU, Aligarh; Honorary Professor, Univ. Of Hyderabad 1998-2001; Founder Vice Chancellor, Maulana Azad National Urdu Univ. 1998-2003

Awards/Honours: First Janaki Ammal National Award on Taxonomy, Govt. of India, 1999; INSA Har Swarup Memorial Award, 2000; INSA Jawaharlal Nehru Visiting Fellowship, 2004; Zoological Society of India Gold Medals, 1978 & 1998; Dr. G.I. D'Souza Nematology Memorial Award, 2005; Indian Society for Parasitology Lifetime Achievement Award in Parasitology; Zoological Society of India Lifetime Achievement Award in Zoology; Eminent Indian Zoologist Gold Medal.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Academy of Science; Third World Academy of Sciences, Italy; Inst. of Biol., London; Linnean Society of London, Indian Society for Parasitology; Honorary Fellow, Nematological Society of India.

Research Areas: Plant protection, nematology, biological control, parasitology

Address: Professor and INSA Honorary Scientist, Department of Zoology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202002, Uttar Pradesh; 3/95 Lal Diggi Road, Aligarh 202002, Uttar Pradesh; [Tel: Off. (0571) 2700920-23 Ext. 3435; Res. (0571) 2703862; Cell: 09412273202; Email: msjairajpuri@gmail.com]


Jaiswal, Chandra Shanker
FELLOW, ELECTED 1999

Born in Allahabad, India on 15 June 1943. Educated in different schools and colleges in Allahabad; Allahabad Agricultural Institute; 1959- 64; Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 1964-66; B.Sc. Ag. 1961; B.Sc. Ag. Engg. 1964; M.Tech. 1966; Ph.D. 1981.

Professor Irrigation and Drainage Engineering and Chief Scientist (WM), 1981-98, Head, Department of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 1987-90, 1993-98, and Dean College of Technology, 1998-2003, GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, India.

Awards/Honours: Institution of Engineers Award and Certificate of Merit; Central Board of Irrigation and Power Certificate of Merit; ISAE Commendation Medal, 1994.

Fellow: Indian Society of Agricultural Engineering.

Research Areas: Soil and water conservation engineering, water management, water resource engineering

Address: 208, Uphar Special, Sector-1, ELDECO, Udyan-II, Rai Bareli Road, Lucknow 226025, Uttar Pradesh; [Tel: Cell: 09415515254; Email: csjaiswal2000@yahoo.co.in]


Jalali, Bushan L.
FELLOW, ELECTED 1997

Born in Srinagar, Kashmir, India on 14 June 1943; Educated at National High School, Srinagar, 1953-57; Amar Singh College, Srinagar, 1957-59; College of Agriculture, Banaras Hindu University, 1960-65; Punjab Agricultural University, 1965-68; Federal Research Centre for Agriculture, Braunschweig, Germany, 1973-74; B.Sc. 1963; M.Sc. 1965; Ph.D. 1968.

Professor of Plant Pathology, 1982-92, and Head, Department of Plant Pathology, 1987-90, Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar; Director, National Center for Integrated Pest Management, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, 1992-93; Visiting Professor, University of Hannover, 1987, University of Tubingen, Germany, 1994, University of Montreal, Canada,1995, and DongGuk University, Seoul, S.Korea, 2000; Director of Research, Haryana Agricultural University, 1998-2001; Member, Commission on Agricultural Reforms, Research and Development, Govt. of Jharkhand, 2006-08.

Awards/Honours: National Narasimhan Award, 1978; MS Pavgi Memorial Lecture Award, 1997; President, Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology, 1998; Sir J.C.Luthura Award, 2000; President, Indian Phytopathological Society, 2000; Editor-in-Chief, Indian Phytopathology, 2007-10; N. Prasad Memorial Lecture, 2008; IPS Recognition Award, 2010; ICMPB Life-time Achievement Award, Banaras Hindu University, 2012; Chairman/Member of several national research management, planning and advisory committees/expert panels of: ICAR, DBT, DST, NRDC, UGC, and other national bodies.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Phytopathological Society; Honorary Fellow, Indian Society of Plant Pathologists.

Research Areas: Plant Pathology, Microbiology, Integrated Pest Management, and Research Management

Address: Ex Director of Research, HAU, # 601, Neelkanth Apartments, Sector 21-C, Part III, Faridabad 121001, Haryana; [Tel: Res. (0129) 2437159, Cell: 09910609931; Email: bljalali@gmail.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2007 to 31 Dec 2009


Jalota, Surinder Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 1997

Born in Ambala, India on 14 September 1950. Educated at Govt. Higher Secondary School, Raikot, 1967; B.Sc. 1971; M.Sc. 1973; Ph.D. 1986.

Adjunct Professor, PAU, Ludhiana, 2013 to date.

Research Assistant, 1973-76, Assistant Soil Physicist, 1976-85, and Soil Physicist, 1986-95, Senior Soil Physicist, 1996-2010, and Emeritus Scientist, 2011-13, PAU, Ludhiana.

Awards/Honours: Jawahar Lal Nehru Award, 1986; Merit Certificate, 1991; Recognition Award, 1998; M.S.Randhawa best book award, 2000.

Research Areas: Soil physics, natural resource management and climate change.

Address: Adjunct Professor, Department of Soil Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 141004, Punjab; B XIX, 801/3A, Loomba Street, Patel Nagar, Dandi Swami Chowk, Civil Lines, Ludhiana 141001, Punjab; [Tel: Off. (0161) 2401960 Ext 317; Res. (0161) 2402649; Fax: (0161) 2400945; Email: skjalota03@yahoo.com]

Recognition Award, 1997-1998


Jana, Bana Bihari
FELLOW, ELECTED 2002

Born in West Bengal, India on 10 February 1942. Educated at Ramnagar Rao High School, West Bengal, 1954-59; I.Sc., 1961; B.Sc. 1963, and B.Sc. (Hons) 1964, Calcutta University; M.Sc. 1966, Kalyani University; Ph.D., 1970, Visva Bharati University; Post Doctoral Research, Astrakhan Fisheries Research Institute, Astrakhan and Ukrainian Fisheries Research Institute, Kiev, USSR, 1974-76; DAAD Visiting Fellow, University of Hamburg, Germany 1992.

UGC Emeritus Fellow and AICTE Emeritus Fellow; Vice-Chairman, International Centre for Ecological Engineering, Kalyani University, 2007 to date.

Lecturer, 1973-81, and Reader, Zoology 1982-90, Kalyani University; Professor, 1990-92, Vidyasagar University; Professor of Zoology, 1992 to 2007, Kalyani University.

Awards/Honours: Founder Member, Asian Fisheries Forum, Philippines; Board Member, International Ecological Engineering Society, Switzerland.

Fellow: West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology; Zoological Society, Calcutta; Zoological Society of India.

Research Areas: Aquaculture, aquatic microbiology, water quality management, ecological engineering, ecological sanitation, cryopreservation of fish embryos, global warming and climate change.

Address: Vice-Chairman, Intl. Centre for Ecological Engineering, University of Kalyani, Kalyani 741235, West Bengal; Secretary, Kalyani Shine India, B-10/289, Kalyani, Kalyani 741235, West Bengal; [Tel: Off. (033) 25809212; Res. (033) 25826223; Cell: 09433533716; Fax: (033) 25828282; Email: bbj_icee@yahoo.co.in, bbjana@gmail.com, janabb@rediffmail.com]


Jayas, Digvir Singh
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 2011

Born in Mant (Mathura), India on 10 January 1958. Educated at Shri Braj Adarsh Inter College, Mant, 1967-69; G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, 1974-80; University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, 1980-82; University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, 1982-87; B.Tech. Agric. Eng. 1980; M.Sc. 1982; Ph.D. 1987.

Vice-President (Research) and Distinguished Professor, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, 2009 to date.

Assistant Professor Agricultural Engineering 1985-89; Associate Professor Agricultural Engineering 1989-93; Professor Biosystems Engineering 1993-97; Head Biosystems Engineering, 1997-99; Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, 1999-01; Interim Director, Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals, 2004-05; Associate Vice-President (Research), 2001-2009; Canada Research Chair in Stored-Grain Ecosystems, 2002-09.

Awards/Honours: American Society of Agricultural Engineers Young Researcher Award, 1994; Canadian Society for Agricultural Engineering Young Agricultural Engineer of the Year Award, 1995; Association of Professional Engineers of Manitoba Merit Award, 1996; Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Agcellence Award, 2001; Canadian Society for Agricultural Engineering John Clark Award, 2001; Sigma Xi, Senior Scientist Award, 2001; Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology Institute Award, 2003; Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology W.J. Eva Award, 2004; Manitoba Institute of Agrologists Distinguished Agrologist Award, 2007; Canadian Society for Bioengineering Maple Leaf Award, 2007; Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Brockhouse Canada Prize, 2008; Dr. John M. Bowman Memorial Winnipeg Rh Institute Foundation Award, 2008; Engineers Canada Meritorious Service Award for Professional Service, 2008.

Fellow: Royal Society of Canada; Agriculture Institute of Canada; Engineering Institute of Canada; Engineers Canada; Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology; Canadian Academy of Engineering; Canadian Society for Bioengineering; American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers; Applied Zoologists Research Association, India.

Research Areas: Physical properties of agricultural products; modified atmosphere storage of grains, oilseeds, potatoes, and meats; mathematical modeling of biological systems; and digital image processing for grading and processing operations in the Agri-Food industry.

Address: Vice-President (Research) and Distinguished Professor, 207, Administration Building, 66 Chancellors Circle, Univ of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB Canada R3T 2N2, Canada; 49 Westwater Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3X 2G2; [Tel: Off. (001) 204 474 9404; Res. (001) 204 254 0637; Cell: (001) 204 291 4505; Fax: (001) 204 474 7568; Email: digvir_jayas@umanitoba.ca]


Jha, Bhavanath
FELLOW, ELECTED 2011

Born in Gurmaha, Madhubani, Bihar, India on 1 March 1958. Educated at V.S.B.H.E. School, Belahi, Madhuabi, 1967-71; C.M. Science College, Darbhanga, 1973-75; L.N. Mithila University, Darbhanga, 1975-77; School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1978-82; University of Cambridge, UK 1986-88; J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany 1990-91; B.Sc. 1975; M.Sc. 1977; Ph.D. 1983.

Scientist - G, Head and Coordinator, Discipline of Marine Biotechnology and Ecology, Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSIR), 2008 to date.

Professor and Head, Department of Biotechnology, L.N. Mithila University, Darbhanga 1996-2001; Scientist-F, Head & Coordinator, Discipline of Marine Biotechnology and Ecology, Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSIR) 2002-07.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India

Research Areas: Marine and Environmental Biotechnology, Plant Molecular Biology, Applied Microbiology

Address: Head & Coordinator, Discipline of Marine Biotechnology & Ecol., Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Res. Instt, G.B. Marg, Bhavnagar 364021, Gujarat; D-296 Kaliabid, Sheri No. 15, Bhavnagar 364002, Gujarat; [Tel: Off. (0278) 2567352; Res. (0278) 2562019, Cell: 9427232120; Fax: (0278) 2570885; Email: bjha@csmcri.org]


Jha, Pramod Narayan
FELLOW, ELECTED 2001

Born in Kaithinia, Bihar, India on 3 January 1942. Educated at Ujiarpur School 1948-51; Rupauli School 1951-54, L. Academy Sarisab-Pahi, 1954-56; C.M. College, Darbhanga, 1956-58; Ranchi Agricultural College, 1958-61; Bihar Agricultural College, Sabour, 1963-65; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1965-69; B.Sc. 1961; M.Sc. 1965; Ph.D. 1969.

Former Vice-Chancellor, Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa, Bihar. Former Member, Bihar State Farmers Commission, Patna.

Served: District Agricultural Information Officer, Arrah, 1969; Associate Professor of Extension Education, 1969-77, University of Udaipur, Rajasthan; Deputy Director of Extension Education, 1977-78, Gujarat Agricultural University; University Professor and Chairman, Department of Extension Education, 1978-81, Associate Dean-Cum-Principal, Bihar Agricultural College Sabour, 1982-85 and Tirhut College of Agriculture, Dholi, 1985-86, Dean, Agriculture, 1986-90 and 1993-2002; and Vice-Chancellor, 1990-93, RAU, Pusa; Also held charge of Director, Resident Instructions-Cum-Dean Post Graduate Studies, Director Extension Education, Director Planning, Director Students' Welfare, and Dean Home Science from time to time at RAU, Pusa. Retired from RAU, Pusa, 2002

Awards/Honours: Four Gold Medals for academic top-most positions during student career at different stages; National Extension Fellow Award, 1991; International Award for Excellence in Extension/Transfer of Technology, 1995; Indian Society of Extension Education Dr. D. K. Mishra Memorial Award, 2001; All India Chetana Samiti Mithila Vibhuti Award 2003; Friendship Forum of India Bharat Excellence Award, 2004; International Penguin Publishing House Rising Personalities of India Award 2004; Indian Society of Extension Education Life Time Achievement Award, 2005.

Research Areas: Agricultural extension, extension education, transfer of technology, communication, training and human resource development; agricultural education

Address: B-38, Indirapuri Colony, P.O. B.V. College, Patna 800014, Bihar; [Tel: Res. (0612) 2583066, Cell: 09431459559; Fax: (0612) 2589070; Email: pnj42@rediffmail.com]


Jha, Shyam Narayan
FELLOW, ELECTED 2012

Born in village Khoir, Madhubani, Bihar, India on 2 April 1964. Educated at Rameshwar High School, Rajnagar, 1976-80; C.M. Science College, Darbhanga, 1980-83; College of Agricultural Engineering, RAU, Pusa, Bihar, 1983-87; IIT, Kharagapur M. Tech. 1990; Ph.D. 1993.

Head, Agricultural Structures & Environmental Control Division, 2010 to date and Director (Acting), Central Institute of Post-harvest Engineering & Technology, Ludhiana, 2013 to date.

JRO, IIT, Kharagapur, 1989-90; SMS, RAU, Pusa, Bihar, 1991-93; Scientist, NAARM Hyderabad, 1993-94, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, 1994-99; Senior Scientist & Principal Scientist, Central Institute of Post-harvest Engineering & Technology, Ludhiana, 1999 to date.

Awards/Honours: National Merit Scholarship in higher secondary & undergraduation; ISAE Reddy Award, 1989-90; AFST (I) Poster Paper Award, 1993; AFST (I) Young Scientist Award, 1997; JSPS Post-doctoral Fellowship, Japan 2000-2002; HSI Dr. J.C. Anand Gold Medal, 2006; ISAE Commendation Medal, 2008; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, 2011; ISAE Team Research Award,

Fellow: JSPS, Japan; Institution of Engineers (India); Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers.

Research Areas: Agricultural Process Engineering, storage of fruits & vegetables, pioneering research on makhana processing & nondestructive evaluation of food quality in India

Address: Head, AS&EC Division and Director (Acting), CIPHET, P.O. - PAU Campus, Ludhiana 141004, Punjab; E-2, CIPHET Campus, PO-PAU, Ludhiana 141004, Punjab; [Tel: Off: (0161) 2313109; 2308825; Res. (0161) 2304672; Cell: 09417601715; Fax: (0161) 2308670 (pp); Email: snjha_ciphet@yahoo.co.in; jha.shyam@lycos.com]

Recognition Award, 2011-2012


Johl, Sardara Singh*
FELLOW, ELECTED 1997

Born in Lyalpur, Punjab on 24 February 1928. Educated at Govt. School, Jaranwala, 1945-47; Duaba Arya School, Nurmahal, 1947-48; Government Agricultural College, Ludhiana, 1948-52; B.Sc., 1952; M.Sc. and M.A., 1956; and Ph.D., 1965 Punjab University.

Vice Chairman, Punjab State Planning Board (Cabinet Minister Rank), 2002 to date.

Professor of Economics and Sociology, PAU, 1956-74; Visiting Professor, Ohio State University, 1970-72: Adjunct Professor, Ohio State University, 1972-79; Director of Research, PAU 1979-83, Vice Chancellor, Punjabi University, Patiala, 1983-86; Vice Chancellor, PAU, 1979: Chairman, Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices, 1987-91; Nominated Director, Central Governing Board, Reserve Bank of India, 1994-2001; Member Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council, 1978-92; FAO Project Manager in Iran, 1974-79, Consultant ECWA/FAO in Beirut,1979; World Bank Consultant in USSR, Ethiopia, Nepal; FAO Consultant for Somalia, Iran, Central Asia Economic Cooperation Organization. National Professor of Eminence in Economics, 1986-93.

Awards/Honours: Padma Bhushan, 2004; D.Sc. (h.c), Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar: D.Lit (h.c), Punjab University, Chandigarh; D.Lit (h.c), Punjabi University, Patiala; President Punjabi Sahit Akademi, 1991-97; President, Indian Agricultural Economics Research Association, 1987-94; President, Indian Society of Agricultural Economic, 2004 to date.

Fellow: Punjab Academy of Sciences; Punjabi Sahit Akademi.

Research Areas: Agricultural development economics and policy

Address: 56, Bindraban Colony, Palampur (Dist. Kangra), H.P.; 56, Bindraban Colony, Palampur, Dist. Kangra, Himachal Pradesh (Summer); 2920, Gurdev Nagar, Ludhiana 141001, Punjab (Winter); [Tel: Res. (01894) 233909 Palampur; (0161) 2409306, 2426246 Ludhiana; Email: sardarsinghjohl@yahoo.com]


Johri, Bhavdish Narain
FELLOW, ELECTED 2002

Born in Etah, Uttar Pradesh on 16 April 1945. Educated at MD Jain College, Agra, 1956-59; Agra College, Agra, 1959-65; University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 1967-69; B.Sc., 1963; M.Sc., 1965; Ph.D. 1969.

NASI Senior Scientist, Department of Biotechnology, Barkatullah University, Bhopal, M.P. India, 2013 to date.

Assistant Professor of Botany, University of Saugar, Sagar, 1972-75; Reader, School of Biological Sciences, Bhopal University, Bhopal, 1975-81; Professor & Head, Department of Microbiology, 1981-2005, and Dean, College of Basic Sciences & Humanities, 1992-95, G.B.Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar; Emeritus Scientist, CSIR, 2006-07, and Acharya PC Ray Fellow (MPCST), Department of Biotechnology, Barkatullah University, Bhopal, 2007-13.

Awards/Honours: INSA Young Scientist Award, 1974; UGC Career Award, 1980; K.N. Katju Award, 1983; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, 2005; Acharya PC Ray Silver Jubilee Fellowship, MPCST, 2007.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; National Institute of Ecology.

Research Areas: Microbial diversity, molecular microbial ecology

Address: NASI Senior Scientist, Department of Biotechnology, Barkatullah University, Bhopal 462026, M.P.; LV-32, Indus Gardens, E-8, Gulmohar Extension, Bawadia Kalan, Bhopal 462039, M.P.; [Tel: Off. (0755) 2677749; Res. (0755) 2427239; Fax: (0755) 2485656; Email: bhavdishnjohri@rediffmail.com]

Editor 1 Jan, 2005 to 31 Dec, 2007


Joseph, Richard
FELLOW, ELECTED 2001

Born in Vellore, India, on 13 December 1937. Educated in RBANM School, Bangalore1950-54, Madras Christian College, Chennai 1956-58, Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore 1960-62, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1963-66; B.Sc. 1958; Assoc. CFTRI, 1962; Ph.D. 1966; Royal Society Bursary, Dept. Genetics, John Innes Institute, U.K. 1982-83; Visiting Fellowship, Human Genetics, Dept. Pediatrics, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York 1984-85.

Research Associate, Neurochemistry, Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore 1958-60; Visiting Scientist, Institute of Microbiology, Praha, Czechoslovakia 1972-73; Head, Dept. Microbiology, Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore 1991-97; Chief Editor - Indian Food Industry, published by AFST (I) 1996-2000.

Awards/Honours: Dr. Girdhari Lal Gold Medal.

Fellow: Association of Food Scientists and Technologists, India.

Research Areas: Enzymology, molecular genetics, industrial microbiology

Address: 393, Gokulam 3rd Stage, Mysore 570002, Karnataka; [Tel: Res. (0821) 2516718; Email: rejoseph_37@yahoo.com]


Joshi, Pramod Kumar*
FELLOW, ELECTED 2007

Born in Almora, Uttarakhand, India on 2 March 1953. Educated at Government Higher Secondary School, Nainital, 1963-67; Government Intermediate College, 1967-69; GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar; B.Sc. (Hons.), 1972; M.Sc., 1974; Ph.D., 1979.

Director - South Asia, International Food Policy Research Institute, South Asia Regional Office, New Delhi 2012 to date.

Scientist, Division of Agricultural Economics, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1976-81; Senior Scientist, Principal Scientist and Head, Division of Agricultural Economics, Central Soil Salinity Research Institute (CSSRI), Karnal, 1981-1993; Senior Economist, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru, 1993-1998; Principal Scientist, National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research, New Delhi, 1998-2003; South Asia Coordinator, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC, 2003-06; Director, National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NCAP), New Delhi, 2006-09; Director, National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM), Hyderabad, 2009-11.

Awards/Honours: Professor R.C. Agrawal Award and D.K. Desai Award of the Indian Society of Agricultural Economics; R.T. Doshi Award of the Agricultural Economics Research Association. Chairman, Governing Board, SAARC Agricultural Centre, Dhaka, Bangladesh: 2006-08; Chairman, Governing Board, UN-Center for Poverty Alleviation through Secondary Crops (UN-CAPSA), Bogor, Indonesia, 2006-07; Member, International Steering Committee, Challenge Programmes on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security; Alliance of CGIAR and Earth System Science Partnership (2008-12); Member, International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD), The World Bank, Washington, DC; Member, Core Group on 'Right to Food' of National Human Rights Commission, GOI; Member, Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics: 1988-2005; Member, Research Program Committee, Indian Society of Agricultural Economics, Mumbai: 2005-08; Vice President (2003-06) and Secretary (2007-12), Agricultural Economics Research Association, New Delhi; Member, Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, and Indian Journal of Animal Sciences, New Delhi (2008-11); Member, Editorial Board, Agricultural Economics Research Review, 2013 till date; Member, Editorial Board of International Journal of Agri-Business of Developing and Emerging Economics, USA; Trustee & Treasurer, Trust for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences.

Fellow: Indian Society of Agricultural Economics

Research Areas: Technology policy, market and institutional economics

Address: Director - South Asia, International Food Policy Research Inst., NASC Complex, DPS Marg, New Delhi 110012; D-7, Pusa Apartments, Sector 15, Rohini, Delhi 110085; [Tel: Off. (011) 25846565; Cell: 09818506753; Fax: (011) 25848008; Email: p.joshi@cgiar.org]

Dr. M.S. Randhawa Memorial Award, 2009-2010


Joshi, Purushottam
FELLOW, ELECTED 2003

Born in Sarwar, Rajasthan, India on 9 August 1944. Educated at Darbar Inter College, Kishangarh, Rajasthan, 1954-56; DAV College, Ajmer, 1956-58; SKN College of Agriculture, Jobner, 1958-60; Rajasthan College of Agriculture, Udaipur, 1960-62; B.Sc. 1960, M.Sc. 1962; Ph.D. 1972.

Head, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, 1978-80; Senior Cotton Breeder, Sriganganagar, 1980-81; Senior Scientist Oilseeds, Mandor, Jodhpur, 1983-92;Director of Research, RAJAU, Bikaner, 1992 & 1998-99; Dean Rajasthan College of Agriculture, Udaipur, 1993-96; Dean and Chairman Faculty of Agriculture, RAJAU, 1999-2004.

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding.

Research Areas: Plant breeding, biometrical genetics

Address: 104, Prem Nagar, Pal Road, Jodhpur 342008, Rajasthan; [Tel: Res. (0291) 2786660]


Kadam, Santram Sambhaji
FELLOW, ELECTED 2002

Born in Wawarhire Tal-Man Satara, Maharashtra on 2 June 1947. Educated at S.S. High School Aundh 1961-65; College of Agriculture, Pune 1965-69; and Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1969-75; B.Sc. 1969; M.Sc. 1971; Ph.D. 1975.

Professor, Food Science and Technology 1981-96, Head Biochem. 1984-87, Head, Food Science, 1996-98, Associate Dean (PGI) 1998-2002, Director of Research 2002-2005, and Dean, Faculty of Agriculture and Director of Instructions, 2000-2005, MPKV, Rahuri; Vice-Chancellor, Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani, Maharashtra, 2005-10.

Awards/Honours: Dr. D.W. Rahudkar Prize, 1992; Dr. J.C. Anand Gold Medal, 1997.

Fellow: National Academy of Biological Sciences

Research Areas: Nutritional biochemistry, food science and technology

Address: Sanmati, House No. 569, Sur. No. 43, Pathare - Thubenagar, Chandannagar, Pune 411014, Maharashtra; [Tel: Cell: 09922870407; Email: dr.s.s.kadam001@gmail.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2004 to 31 Dec, 2006; Member Executive Council (Casual Vacancy) 1 Jan, 2002 to 31 Dec, 2003


Kalia, Pritam
FELLOW, ELECTED 2014

Born in Dhabera, Himachal Pradesh, India on 14 January 1955. Educated at Government Higher Secondary School, Lathiani, 1966-72; College of Agriculture, Palampur, 1972-76; College of Agriculture, Solan, HPKV, 1976-83; M.Sc.1978, Ph.D. 1983.

Head, Division of Vegetable Science, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2010 to date.

Assistant Vegetable Breeder, Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur, 1983-89; Associate Professor/Vegetable Breeder & Professor, 1989-2002; Principal Scientist & Professor of Horticulture, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2002-10.

Awards/Honours: N.N. Mohan Meakin Gold Medal, 1978; H.P. University Gold Medal, 1978; Dr Kirti Singh HSI Gold Medal, 2008; Himotkarsh Himachal Shree Award, 2009; Himachal Gaurav Award, 2009.

Fellow: Horticulture Society of India; Indian Society of Vegetable Science

Research Areas: Vegetable Breeding, In Vitro culture, transgenesis

Address: Head, Division of Vegetable Science, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012; B14, Pusa Campus, IARI, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 25846628; Res. (011) 25841793, Cell: 9810185336; Fax: (011) 25847148; Email: pritam.kalia@gmail.com; head_veg@iari.res.in]


Kalloo, Gautam
FELLOW, ELECTED 1997

Born in Mirzapur, India on 16 November 1944. Educated at Govt. College, Jakhii, Varanasi, 1958-62; Gorakhpur Univ., 1962; Banaras Hindu Univ., 1966-69; Univ. of Hannover, Germany, 1978; B.Sc. 1964; M.Sc. 1966; Ph.D 1969.

Professor & Head, Sr. Vegetable Breeder, Vegetable Breeder and Assistant Vegetable Botanist, Haryana Agricultural Univ., Hisar, 1969-91; Project Director, Directorate of Vegetable Research, Varanasi 1991-2000; Director, Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi, 2000-01; Deputy Director General (Horticulture, 2001-2007 & Crop Science (addl. charge) 2003-2007), Indian Council of Agricultural Research; Vice Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur, 2007-12.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Team Award, 1993; Dr. H.M. Merigowda National Academy Award, 2002; Rafi Ahmad Kidwai Award, 2003; Dr. Harbhajan Singh Award, 1990; D.Sc. (h.c.), Banaras Hindu Univ., 2004.

Fellow: Indian Society of Vegetable Science; Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding.

Research Areas: Genetics, plant breeding, biotechnology of horticultural crops

Address: N-8/236, R-11, Ganesh Dham Colony, Newada, Sunderpur, Varanasi 221005, U.P.; [Tel: Res. (0542) 317630; Cell: 07388999197; Email: gautamkalloo@gmail.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2010 to 31 Dec, 2012


Kalra, Alok*
FELLOW, ELECTED 2010

Born in Hisar, India on 16 April 1959. Educated at Senior Model School, Hisar, 1964-74; Government College, Hisar, 1974-76; Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, 1976-80; Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1980-82; Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, 1982-86; B.Sc.(Hons) Agri.1980; M. Sc (Plant Pathology), 1982; Ph.D. 1986.

Scientist G and Head Crop Protection Division, CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow 2011 to date.

Scientist B-EI, 1986-2000, Scientist EII & Head, Field Laboratories and Organic Farming Division, 2001-06, and Scientist F & Head, Microbial Technologies Division, CIMAP, Lucknow 2006-11.

Awards/Honours: CSIR Technology Award (Team), 2000; EOAI Award, 2005; FICCI Award, 2005; Golden Peacock Eco-innovation Award 2007; CSIR Award for Rural Development 2009; Country Representative, Multi-country Study Mission on Business Potential for Agricultural Biotechnology Products 2005, Republic of China; APO Multi-country Observational Study, 2010, Republic of China; Indra Agri Award, 2010; CSIR Technology Award, 2012.

Fellow: Indian Phytopathological Society

Research Areas: Plant Pathology, Microbiology

Address: Scientist G and Head, Crop Protection Division, Central Institute of Medicinal & Aromatic, Plants, P.O. CIMAP, Lucknow 226015, U.P.; E-6, CIMAP Colony, Vikas Nagar, Sector 7, Lucknow 226022; [Tel: Off. (0522) 3218639; Res. (0522) 2329711, Cell: 09415020340; Fax: (0522) 2342666; Email: alokkalra@hotmail.com; a.kalra@cimap.res.in]


Kalra, Yash Pal
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 2007

Born in Gunjial, Punjab, India on 28 October 1940. Educated A.N. Jha Intermediate College, Rudrapur, 1952-59; Government Agriculture College, Kanpur, 1959-63; University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, 1963-66; B.Sc., 1961; M.Sc., 1963; M.Sc., 1967.

Soil Chemist, Canadian Forest Service, Government of Canada, 1967-2010.

Awards/Honours: J. Benton Jones Award, USA, 1993; Distinguished Award, Council of Indian Societies of Edmonton, Canada, 1993; AOAC Associate Referee of the Year Award, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, 1995; Outstanding Scientist Award, Association of Agricultural Scientists of Indian Origin, San Diego, California, USA, 1997; Distinguished Achievement Award, C. S. Azad University, Kanpur, 1998; Community Ambassador Award, Economic Development Edmonton, Canada, 2002; Centennial Medal, Alberta Government, Edmonton, Canada, 2005. President: Western Enviro-Agricultural Laboratory Association, Canada, 1983-84,1987-88; Canadian Society of Soil Science, 1996-97; Group of Analytical Laboratories, Canadian Forest Service, 1990-92; Soil and Plant Analysis Council International, 2000-02; Association of Official Analytical Chemists (AOAC) International PNW, 2001-02; Bhoovigyan Vikas Foundation (India) Overseas Chapter, 2002-10.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science, 1996, AOAC International, 1997; Canadian Society of Soil Science, 1999, Indian Society of Agricultural Biochemists, 2006.

Research Areas: Soil and plant analysis

Address: 103-10635-47 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6H 4R8, Canada; [Tel: Res. +1 780 9388857; Email: yashpk1@hotmail.com]


Kamra, Devki Nandan
FELLOW, ELECTED 2007

Born at Panipat, India on 8 November 1954. Educated at Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra 1973-1975; G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar 1975-1977; Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Deemed University, Izatnagar 1986-1989; Goethe Institut, Goetingen, Federal Republic of Germany, 1984; B.Sc. 1975; M.Sc. 1977; Ph.D. 1989; Certificate Course in German as Foreign Language 1984.

ICAR National Professor, Animal Nutrition Division, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, 2013 to date.

Principal Scientist, 1998-2010; Director, Centre of Advanced Faculty Training in Animal Nutrition, 2010-13; and Acting Joint Director (Research), IVRI, Izatnagar, 2012-13.

Awards/Honours: Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, 2005-06; Bharat Ratna Dr. C. Subramaniam Award for Outstanding Teacher of ICAR, 2011; Best Teacher Award, IVRI, 1996-97; Award of Merit, IVRI, 2001; Award of Honour, IVRI, 2011; Life Time Achievement Award of CLFMA, India, 2013. German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD Fellowship, 1983-85, 1995-96; International Research Project, FAO/IAEA, 2004-09; President, Animal Nutrition Association, 2010-13; General Secretary, Animal Nutrition Association, 1996-98 & 2008-10; Member, International Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Applied Animal Research, 1992 to date.

Research Areas: Rumen microbiology and biotechnology for eco-friendly livestock production

Address: ICAR National Professorial Chair, Animal Nutrition Division, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar 243122, Uttar Pradesh; A-785, Rajendra Nagar, Izatnagar 243122, Uttar Pradesh; [Tel: Off. (0581) 2302536; Res. (0581) 2585313; Cell: 09411008904; Fax: (0581) 2301318, 2302536; Email: dnkamra@rediffmail.com]

Recognition Award, 2007-2008


Kamra, Sushil Kumar*
FELLOW, ELECTED 2003

Born in Abohar, Punjab, India on 30 December 1954. Educated at S.A. Jain High School, Ambala City, 1968-70; D.A. College, Ambala City, 1970-72; Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1972-76, 1983-85; B.Tech. 1976; Ph.D. 1989.

Principal Scientist (Soil and Water Conservation Engineering), 1998 to date and Head, Division of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 2007 to date, Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal.

Scientist S-1, 1977-83, Scientist S-2, 1983-85, and Senior Scientist, 1986-98, Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal; Visiting FAO Fellow, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA, 1989; Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany, 1995-97; Visiting Scientist, McGill University, Canada, 2008.

Awards/Honours: Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, 2008; Groundwater Augmentation Award (Team Leader) of Ministry of Water Resources, GoI, 2011.

Fellow: Indian National Academy of Engineering

Research Areas: Subsurface drainage, groundwater recharge, hydro-salinity modeling

Address: Head, Division of Irrigation & Drainage Engg., Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal 132001, Haryana; 1587, Sector 9, Urban Estate, Karnal 132001, Haryana; [Tel: Off. (0184) 2291119 Ext. 177; Res. (0184) 2231363; Cell: 9416109968; Fax: (0184) 2290480; Email: skkamra@cssri.ernet.in; sushilkamra@yahoo.com]


Kanwar, Jaswant S.
FELLOW, ELECTED 1991

Born in Kherakalmot, Hoshiarpur, Punjab on 10 December 1922. Educated at Primary and Middle School Kherakalmot, 1928-34 and Santokhgarh, 1934-36; Govt. High School, Garhshankar, 1940; F.Sc. (Agric.), Khalsa College, Amritsar; B.Sc. (Agric.), Punjab Agricultural College, Lyallpur, 1944; M.Sc. (Agric.) 1950, Punjab Univeristy; Ph.D., Adelaide, Australia 1953; Post Doctorate 1957-58, State Universitiy of California and of Ohio (USA).

Lecturer-cum-research Assistant, Punjab Agricultural College, Lyallpur, 1944-47 and Government Agricultural College, Ludhiana, 1947-50; Colombo Plan Research Fellow, Waite Agricultural Research Institute, Adelaide, Australia, 1950-53; Assistant Professor, 1953-55, Professor of Agricultural Chemistry and Soil Science, 1955-62, First Director of Research, and Dean, Agricultural College (Hisar) 1962-66, PAU Ludhiana; First Deputy Director General (Soil Agronomy, Water and Engineering), ICAR, 1966-73; First Deputy Director General, ICRISAT, 1973-88; worked as Advisor, Consultant, Member and Chairman, Committees of FAO, UNESCO, UNDP, World Bank, ADB, USAID at International level and also of ICAR and SAUs at national level in India.

Awards/Honours: Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Memorial Award, 1967; Borlaug Award, 1977; International Fertilizer Development Century Club Award, 1983; International Society of Soil Science Honorary Membership Award, 1990; Platinum Jubilee Honour for Lifetime Achievement in Soil Science, 2009; Recognized Distinguished Service to Rainfed Farming by the Indian Society of Dryland Agriculture, 2010; Doctorate of Science, HAU, Dr. Y.S. Parmar University, Solan, 1988 and PAU, Ludhiana, 2012; Deputy Director General (Emeritus), ICRISAT; President, Indian Society of Soil Science, 1977-78; President, International Society of Soil Science, 1978-82.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy, (Council Member), 1977-80

Research Areas: Soil science, soil fertility, dryland agriculture, crop production, and soil & water management

Address: 17 Krishi Nagar, ICRISAT Colony, Phase II, Hashmerpet Road, Secundrabad 500009, Andhra Pradesh; [Tel: Res. (040) 27755104, Cell: 09396265204]

Vice-President 10 Mar, 1997 to 31 Dec, 1999; Member Executive Council 1 Oct, 1992 to 16 Feb, 1997; Dr. K. Ramiah Memorial Award, 1993-1994


Kanwar, Rameshwar Singh
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 2001

Born in Daulatpur, Una, Himachal Pradesh, India on 11 February 1949.

Distinguished Professor and Department Chair, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department at Iowa State University.

Consultant, as an expert on the development of international water projects; World Bank, UN Food and Agriculture Organization, European Union, UNDP, NATO, USAID, and several foreign governments and universities.

Awards/Honours: International Service Award, Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award, and Engineering College Outstanding Young Faculty Award, Iowa State University; Distinguished International Faculty Award; Outstanding Reviewer Awards by ASABE; Outstanding Paper Award by the ASABE; Mid-Central Conference Member of the Year and Iowa section Engineer of the Year Awards of the ASABE; Honorary Doctorate Degree by the Georgian Agrarian University, Tbilisi, Georgia; Charles Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agricultural Award, 2009 of Iowa State University; John Deere Gold Medal Award 2009 of ASABE.

Fellow: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.

Research Areas: Soil and water engineering/bio-engineering

Address: Vice Chancellor, Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar-Delhi G.T. Road (NH-1), Phagwara 144411, Punjab; [Tel: Off. (01824) 404404; Fax: 515-294-6633; Email: rskanwar@iastate.edu, rs.kanwar@lpu.co.in]


Kapoor, Vijay Chandra
FELLOW, ELECTED 1993

Born in Agra, India on 26 March 1942, Educated at Saint John's School, Agra, 1952-57; Saint John's College, Agra, 1957-63; B.Sc., M.Sc.; Agra College, 1964-67; Ph.D.; Agra University, 1989; D.Sc.

Assistant Systematic Entomologist, Indian Agricutural Research Institute, 1967-71; Associate Professor of Zoology, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, 1971-77 & 1979-82; Reader in Zoology, Zoology Department, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, 1977-79 (under Colombo plan); Professor of Zoology, 1982-95, Head, Zoology Department, 1995-97, and Coordinator of Research, College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, 1998-2002, PAU, Ludhiana.

Awards/Honours: M.S. Randhawa best book prizes for 1981, 1983, 1993.

Research Areas: Animal taxonomy, especially Diptera, earwigs, mites

Address: Flat No. 904, Premium Tower B, Wembley Estate, Rosewood City, Sohna Road, Gurgaon 122001, Haryana; [Tel: Res. (0124) 4113043, Cell: 09811867945, 09910285084; Email: vckapoor@gmail.com; vc_kapoor@yahoo.com]


Kar, Gouranga
FELLOW, ELECTED 2012

Born in Bankura, West Bengal, India on 1 September 1968. Educated at Kamalpur Netaji High School, West Bengal, 1978-86; Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswa Vidyalaya, Mohanpur, W.B., 1986-1990; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1991-96; Norman Borlaug Fellowship Programme, Michigan State University, USA, 2008, Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship Programme, Michigan State University, USA, 2011-12, B.Sc. (Ag.) 1990; M.Sc. 1993; Ph.D. 1996.

Principal Scientist, Directorate of Water Management (ICAR), Bhubaneswar, India, 2010 to date.

Scientist & Scientist (Senior Scale), 1996-2005, and Senior Scientist, Directorate of Water Management, Bhubaneswar, 2005-10.

Awards/Honours: IARI Gold Medal, 1993; ISCA Young Scientist Award, 2001; IARI Sukumar Basu Memorial Award, 2003-04; ICAR Vasant Rao Naik Award, 2004; ASWC Dr K. G. Tejwani Award, 2006; ISSS Golden Jubilee Commemoration Young Scientist Award, 2007; ICAR Hari Om Ashram Trust Award, 2007-08; Best Research Paper Award in the Journal of Agro-meteorology, 2008; USDA Norman Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Award, 2008; DWM Proficiency Award, 2008; Institute of Engineers (India) R.C. Patro Memorial Award, 2009; Bharat Jyoti Award, 2011; ICAR National Fellow, 2011; Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship, USA, 2011-12; Zonal Representative (East Zone), Association of Agrometeorologists, 2007-09; Secretary, Indian Meterological Society (Bhubaneswar Chapter), 2012-13.

Fellow: Indian Association of Soil and Water Conservationists; Association of Agro-Meteorologists

Research Areas: Climate change and hydrology, watershed management, remote sensing, Geographic Information System (GIS), agro-climatic analysis, crop-weather interaction, crop modeling.

Address: Principal Scientist, Directorate of Water Management, Chandrasekharpur, P.O. Rail Vihar, Bhubaneswar 751023, Odisha; E-302, Sriram Vihar Apartment, Nilakanthanagar, P.O.: Nayapalli, Bhubaneswar 751012, Odisha; [Tel: Off. (0674) 2300060, 2300016/417; Res. (0674) 2421748, Cell: 09438362587; Fax: (0674) 2301651; Email: kar_wtcer@yahoo.com; gkar@msu.edu]

Recognition Award, 2011-2012; NAAS Associateship, 2009


Karunasagar, Iddya*
FELLOW, ELECTED 2006

Born in Suratkal, Karnataka, India on 27 January 1952. Educated at Government College, Mangalore 1967-70; Kasturba Medical College, Manipal 1970-73; Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore 1973-77; Mysore University, 1977-79; Ph.D. 1979; Post Doctoral fellow, University of Maryland, USA 1992; Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, University of Wurzburg, Germany, 1991-92.

Senior Fishery Industry Officer, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nations, Rome, Italy, 2007 to date.

Assistant Professor, 1978-82 and Associate Professor, 1982-92, University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Bangalore; Professor of Fishery Microbiology, 1992-2005, Head of Division of Fisheries Sciences, 2003-05, Director of Research, 2005-06, and ICAR National Professor, 2006-07, Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (KVAFSU), Bidar.

Awards/Honours: Karnataka Association for Advancement of Science Young Scientist Award, 1986; AFST Young Scientist Award, 1987; MPEDA (I), Aquaculture Award, 1993; Association of Microbiologists of India Vyas Memorial Lecture Award, 1994; AFST Lalji Godhe Smarak Nidhi Award, 1997; Professional Fisheries Graduates Forum Dr. M.S. Swaminathan Award, 2003; DBT Biotechnology Product and Process Development Award, 2003; Academic Contributor of the Biennium Award, International Association of Fish Inspectors, 2005; ICAR Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, 2005.

Fellow: Association of Microbiologists of India 2004.

Research Areas: Fish and shellfish diseases, fish safety and aquatic microbiology and marine biotechnology

Address: Senior Fishery Industry Officer, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, Room F524, Food & Agriculture Organisation, of United Nations, Viale Delle Terme di Caracalla, Rome 00153, Italy; [Tel: Off. +39 0657054873; Cell: +393474548147; Fax: +39 0657055188; Email: Iddya.Karunasagar@fao.org; karuna8sagar@yahoo.com; karuna8sagar@rediffmail.com]


Karunasagar, Indrani
FELLOW, ELECTED 2011

Born in Jabalpur, India on 25 June 1952; Educated at St. Joseph's Convent, Jabalpur (1959-64); IAF Avadi Kendriya Vidyalaya (1964-68); B.Sc. Ed. Regional College of Education, Mysore (1968-72); M.Sc. Kasturba Medical College, Manipal (1972-75); Ph.D. Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore University (1985). Post-doctoral experience: British Council Study Fellow, University of Stirling, Institute of Aquaculture, 1990; IOC/DANIDA Fellow, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 1993; UNESCO Biotechnology Fellow, University of Maryland, USA, 1995; Department of Biotechnology Overseas Associateship, Centre for Marine Biotechnology, Baltimore, USA, 1999; Short term ( annually for 3 months) Visiting Professor, University of Wuerzburg, Germany, 2002-06.

Associate Director of Research, 2012 to date, Professor and Head, Department of Microbiology, Karnataka Veterinary, Animal & Fisheries Sciences University, Mangalore 2000 to date.

Lecturer in Microbiology, 1976-77, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka; Senior Resident, 1977-80, Department of Microbiology, JIPMER, Pondicherry; Assistant Professor of Microbiology, 1982-92, and Associate Professor of Microbiology, 1992-2000, Karnataka Veterinary, Animal & Fisheries Sciences University, College of Fisheries, Mangalore, Karnataka. Director, UNESCO MIRCEN for Marine Biotechnology; Member, Task Force for Aquaculture and Marine Biotechnology, DBT, Government of India; Member, Shadow Committee on Food Hygiene and Fish & Fishery Products, FSSAI, Minstry of Agriculutre, GoI; Scientific Advisor, International Foundation for Science, Sweden; Member, FAO/NACA Expert Committee on Fish Health Certification and Quarantine; Member, Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Risk Management of Vibrio spp in Bivalve Mollusks; Editorial Committee Member, Molecular and Cellular Probes, and Indian Journal of Virology; Associate Editor, Journal of World Aquaculture Society; Editor, Aquaculture and Biotechnology, Science Publisher, USA; Editor, Marine Biotechnology-EOLSS-Encyclopedia; Membership of QRT's, RAC's and various Selection Committees

Awards/Honours: TVR Pillay National Award, Indian Fisheries Forum, 2008; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, ICAR, 2006; M.S. Swaminathan Award, Professional Fisheries Graduate Forum, Mumbai, 2009, 2004; Lifetime achievement - National Women Bioscientist Award, DBT, 2003; Vyas Memorial Lecture Award, Association of Microbiologists of India, 2002; Laljee Godhoo Smarak Nidhi Award, Association of Food Scientists and Technologists, 1997; Outstanding Women Scientist Award, ICAR, 1997; Distinguished Alumnus Award, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, 1990; Young Scientist Award, Karnataka Association for Advancement of Science, 1986.

Research Areas: Aquaculture Biotechnology including biomolecules from invertebrates, fish and shellfish health management, environment management, functional genomics of shrimp, molecular methods for rapid detection of viruses associated with fish and shrimps, anti viral strategies, bacterial pathogens of fish and shellfish, vaccines for aquatic animals, phage therapy, pathogenicity and pathogenesis of microorganisms of public health significance, Marine toxins, toxic dinoflagellates, bacterial algal interactions, risk assessment of pathogens associated with seafood,

Address: Professor & Head, Dept. of Microbiology, Director, UNESCO MIRCEN for Marine Biotech, Karnataka Veterinary, Animal & Fisheries, Sciences Univeristy, College of Fisheries, Mangalore 575002, Karnataka; 'Shuba-Meena', Jayanagar 1st Main, Kulshekar P.O., Mangalore 575005, Karnataka; [Tel: Off. (0824) 2246384; Res. 0824-2439750, Cell: 09448479750; Fax: (0824) 2246384; Email: karuna8sagar@yahoo.com]


Kataria, Jag Mohan
FELLOW, ELECTED 2006

Born in Mukteswar, Kumaon, India on 16 October 1955. Educated at Shri Gulab Rai Inter College, Bareilly, 1965-72; Mathura Veterinary College, Mathura, 1972-76; Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, 1976-85; B.V.Sc. & A.H. 1976; M.V.Sc. 1978; Ph.D. 1985; FAO Fellowship, 2000.

Director, Central Avian Research Institute, Izatnagar, 2013 to date.

Scientist, 1981-86, Senior Scientist, 1986-94, Principal Scientist, 2002, Head, 2001-06, Division of Avian Diseases, and Head Division of Biological Products, 2005-06, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, U.P.; Founder Director, National Institute of Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Govt of India, Baghpat, U.P., 2006-11; Joint Director (Research), IVRI, Izatnagar, 2011-12; Joint Director (HSADL), IVRI, Bhopal, 2012-13; Chairman, Expert Committee, Inspection of Quarantine Facilities of the importers of Grand Parents Stock of Chicks; Member, Experts Group on import/export manufacturing of drugs/immunobiologicalsl; Member, Risk Analysis Committee for finalizing guidelines for import of processed/semi processed meat/poultry biologicals (GOI, Ministry of Agri., Dept. Animal Husbandry & Dairying); and Team for R&D on Avian Influenza constituted by DBT, GOI, Ministry of Science & Technology; Chairman of the Committee for selection of site for the establishment of BSL-2 and BSL-3 laboratories in the country; President of AAHP; Vice-President of IPSA..

Awards/Honours: IVRI Best Teacher Award, 1997; ICAR Bharat Ratna Dr. C. Subramaniam Outstanding Teacher Award, 2000-01; ICAR Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, 2001-02; IVRI Award of Honour, 2002; Venkateshwara Hatcheries Ltd. Outstanding Scientist Award, 2002; IVRI Award of Merit, Dr.P.G. Pandey Memorial Oration Award Lecture.

Fellow: National Academy of Veterinary Sciences.

Research Areas: Veterinary microbiology, avian health and biotechnology (emerging poultry diseases; development of molecular diagnostics and immunobiologicals); Research on various aspects of diversified poultry production.

Address: Director, Central Avian Research Institute, CARI Director's Bungalow, IVRI Campus, Izatnagar 243122, U.P.; [Tel: Off. (0581) 231261; Res. (0581) 2301493, Cell: 9457756195; Fax: (0581) 2301321; Email: cari_director@rediffmail.com; jmkataria@rediffmail.com]


Katyal, J.C.
FELLOW, ELECTED 1992

Born in Mighyana, India on 4 March 1944. Educated at Vaish High School Rohtak, 1957-60; Punjab Agricultural University, 1960-64; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1964-69; Post-doctoral Fellow, International Rice Research Institute, Los Banos. B.Sc. 1964; M.Sc. 1966; Ph.D. 1969

Soil Scientist, AICRIP, Hyderabad, 1972-77; Project Coordinator, AICRP on Micronutrients, PAU Ludhiana, 1977-85; Visiting Soil Scientist, International Fertilizer Development Center, USA, 1985-88; Principal Scientist and Head Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry IARI, New Delhi, 1988-91; Director, Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad, 1991-97; Director, National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad 1997-99; Senior Research Fellow, University of Bonn, Germany, 1999-2000; Director, National Academy of Agricultural Research Management 2000-02; Deputy Director General (Education), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, 2002-05; Director, Centre for Extension Education and Professor, School of Agriculture, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, 2005; Vice-Chancellor, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, 2006-09; Director-Consultant, Cargills (Ceylon), Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2009-12.

Awards/Honours: FAI Excellence in Agricultural Research, 1984; IFDC Best Visiting Scientist, 1986; Borlaug Award, 1995; APSEE Design and Development of Farm Machinery Award, 1996; ICAR Best Institute Award, 1996; Rafi Ahmad Kidwai Award, 1996; TNAU Best Soil Scientist Award, 2002; Ranade Trust Lifetime Achievement Award 2001; Rajiv Gandhi Award, 2007; President, Indian Society of Soil Science.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science.

Research Areas: Soil chemistry and fertilizers, micronutrients, dryland agriculture, land degradation and desertification

Address: A 104, Park View City 2, Sector 49, Sohna Road, Gurgaon 122018, Haryana; [Tel: Res. (0124) 4148082; Cell: 09868768998, 08447806760; Email: jc_katyal@rediffmail.com]

Editor 1 Jan, 2002 to 31 Dec, 2004; Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2000 to 31 Dec, 2001; Dr. N.S. Randhawa Memorial Award, 2001-2002


Kaushal, Arvind
FELLOW, ELECTED 2013

Research Areas:

Address: Additional Secretary (DARE) & Secretary, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, R.No. 106, Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi 110014; [Tel: Off. (011) 23384450; Fax: (011) 23387293; Email: secy.icar@nic.in]


Kaushik, Brahma Dutta
FELLOW, ELECTED 2005

Born in Kotkasim, India on 21 May 1945; Educated at Govt. High School, Dausa, Rajasthan 1959-61; SKN College of Agriculture Jobner, Rajasthan 1961- 1966; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1966-71; B.Sc. 1966; M.Sc. 1968; Ph.D. 1971.

Dean (R & D), Anand Engineering College, Agra, 2011 to date.

German Academic Exchange Service Fellowship, Gottingen, 1975-76; Indo-UK Exchange Programme, London, 1981; Indo US Senior Scientific Panel on Biol. Nitrogen Fixation 1984, 1986, 1988, 1991 to Ithaca, Davis, Hawaii (USA), Tribhuvan University Kathmandu, Nepal, 2001; Asiatic Soc. Dhakha, Bangladesh, 2002; Biofertilizer Expert, Mauritius, 2003; Professor of Microbiology, 1997-2001 and Head 2002-2007, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi; Professor of Eminence, Division of Biotechnology, Netaji Subash Institute of Technology, New Delhi 2007-10.

Awards/Honours: S.R. Vyas Memorial Award, 2000; K.S. Bilgrami Gold Medal, 2005; Life Time Achievement Award, 2010 by Krishnamurthy Institute of Algology, Chennai. General Secretary, 1998-2000, and President, AMI, 2001; President, Indian Phycological Society, 207 to date.

Fellow: Association of Microbiologist, India.

Research Areas: Agricultural microbiology, biological nitrogen fixation

Address: Professor of Biotechnology, Anand Engineering College, Keetham, Agra-Mathura Road, Agra 282007, U.P.; 2944 JP / Sector 23, Gurgaon 122001, Haryana; [Tel: Res. (0124) 4035565, Cell: 09568013656, 9868213738; Email: bdkaushik@hotmail.com; brahma.kaushik@sgei.org]


Kayastha, Arvind Mohan
FELLOW, ELECTED 2007

Born in Dharmsala, Himachal Pradesh, India, on 1 August 1960. Educated at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Varanasi, 1974-76; B.H.U., Varanasi 1976-79; Faculty of Science, B.H.U., Varanasi 1979-82; Department of Biochemistry, B.H.U., Varanasi 1979-82; Enzymology Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry, B.H.U., Varanasi 1982-88; School of Biotechnology, B.H.U., Varanasi, 1988-89 (DBT, Res. Assoc.); Post-doc, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, U.S.A., 1989-90; Post-doc, Department of Biochemistry, University of California, Riverside, CA, USA, 1990; B.Sc. 1979; M.Sc. 1982; Ph.D. 1988; FAOBMB Fellowships, 1988 & 1994; Fogarty International Fellowship, 1989-90; UGC Career Award, 1995-97; Visiting Fellowship, DAAD Sandwich Program, 2001, 2006 & 2009.

Professor, School of Biotechnology, B.H.U., 2007 to date; Coordinator, Centre for Bioinformatics, School of Biotechnology, B.H.U., 2011 to date; Coordinator, School of Biotechnology, B.H.U. 2013 to date.

Lecturer, 1990-95, Senior Lecturer, 1995-1999, Reader, 1999-2006, and Associate Professor, 2006-07, School of Biotechnology, B.H.U., Varanasi.

Awards/Honours: Prof. C.N.R. Rao Education Foundation Award for achieving Excellence in Scientific Research in Biotechnology, 2012; Editorial Board Member, Protein and Peptide Letters, Bentham Science Publishers Ltd., USA, 2005 to date; Oriental Pharmacy and Experimental Medicine, Springer, 2005 to date; Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Springer, 2008 to date; Indian Journal of Agricultural Biochemists, 2010 to date; International Journal of Biotechnology and Biochemistry, 2012 to date; Biochemical Compounds, Herbert Open Access Journal, U.K.; Associate Editor, Agricultural Research (Official Publication of NAAS), Springer, since 2012; Founder Editor, Journal of Proteins and Proteomics, 2010 to date.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; Associate, Indian Academy of Sciences.

Research Areas: Enzymology & enzyme technology, protein structure-function studies, plant biochemistry

Address: Professor and Coordinator, School of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005, U.P.; 42-53 Akhnoor Hut, Nandnagar Colony, ITI Road, P.O. BHU, Varanasi 221005, U.P.; [Tel: Off. (0542) 2368331/30; Res. (0542) 2575417; Fax: (0542) 2368693; Email: kayasthabhu@gmail.com]


Kesavan, Parthasarathy Chenna
FELLOW, ELECTED 1995

Born in Bangalore, India on 24 August 1938. Educated at Suburban High School, Coimbatore, 1949-54, Government Arts College, Coimbatore 1954-56; Central College of Agriculture, New Delhi 1956-59; Coimbatore Agricultural College 1959-61; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1963-66; B.Sc. 1959; M.Sc 1961; Ph. D 1966.

Distinguished Fellow, M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF), Chennai to date; Honorary Professor, Sustainability Science, IGNOU, Delhi to date.

Sessional Instructor, Biology Department, Calgary University, Alberta, Canada, 1967-68; Assistant Professor, Biology Department, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada, 1968-70; Associate Professor, 1970-78, and Professor & Dean, 1978-93, School of Life Sciences, JNU, New Delhi; Formerly, Director, Biosciences Group, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, 1993-98.

Awards/Honours: Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Award, 2008-2009

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India; Institute of Physics.

Research Areas: Radiation Biology, Genetics, Science and Ecotechnology, Sustainability Science

Address: DAE Homi Bhabha Chair and Distinuished Fellow, MSSRF, 3rd Cross Street, CPT Campus, Taramani Institutional Area, Chennai 600113, Tamil Nadu; N-19 Maxworth Nagar, Kovilambakkam, Sunnambu Kulathur Village, Chennai 600117, Tamil Nadu; [Tel: Off. (044) 22542698, 22541698, 55299023-D; Res. (044) 22460254, 22460077, Cell: 09444024013; Fax: (044) 22541319; Email: pckesavan@mssrf.res.in]


Khadi, Basavaraj M
FELLOW, ELECTED 2010

Born in Kalakeri, Bijapur, Karnataka on 1 June 1954. Educated at Kalakeri, Bijapur Schools, 1970; Agricultural College, Dharwad, 1971-1975; GBPUAT, Pantnagar, 1976-1977; University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, 1977-1983. B.Sc.(Agri.), 1975; M.Sc.(Agri.), 1977; Ph.D. 1983; Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Institute of Experimental Biology of Plants, Tashkent, USSR, 1989.

Director of Research, UAS, Dharwad, Karnataka, 2012 to date.

Principal Scientist (Cotton), UAS, Dharwad, 1995-2005; Director, Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur, 2005-08; Dean (Post Graduate Studies), UAS, Dharwad, Karnataka, 2008-12. Member, Genetic Engineering Approval Committee 2006 to date; Review Committee on Genetic Manipulations, 2006-2009; Executive Council, MAU, Parbhani 2005-2008; Dr. P.D.K.V., Akola, 2006-2008; Research Advisory Committee, CICR, Nagpur, 2004-2008; CIRCOT 2008-11, ICAR Governing Body and ICAR Society, 2006-08; Task Force on Crop Biotechnology, DBT, 2011-14, Board of Management, IJAS, Dharwad, 2011-12.

Awards/Honours: Best FAO Visiting Scientist of IR of Iran, 2000; ICAR Team Research Awards 2000 & 2006; Sir C.V. Raman Young Scientist Award 1998-99; UAS Cash Incentive Award 1996, 2001 and 2003; UAS Team Award, 1998-99, 1999-2000 & 2001-2002; ISCI Hutchinson Memorial Award, 1999; Dr. A.B. Joshi Gold Medal, 2002; Rao Bahaddur Ramdhan Singh Award, 2005.

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding; International Society for Tropical Crops Research and Development; National Academy of Biological Sciences.

Research Areas: Genetics and Plant Breeding

Address: Director of Research, Directorate of Research, University of Agricultural Sciences, Krishinagar, Dharwad 580005, Karnataka; PUROB, X Cross, Saptapur, Dharwad 580001, Karnataka; [Tel: Off. (0836) 2440947; Res. (0836) 2778263, Cell: 09448495311; Fax: (0836) 2440947; Email: bmkhadi@rediffmail.com]


Khan, Mohamed Latif
FELLOW, ELECTED 2009

Born in Akberpur (Auraiya), UP, India on 1 January 1961. Educated at Kanpur University, Kanpur, B. Sc. & M. Sc., 1978-82; North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, 1983-89; Ph.D. 1987; Post Doctoral 1987-89.

Professor, Department of Botany; Head, Department of Biotechnology; Director, Research & Development, Dr. Hari Singh Gour Central University, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, 2013 to date.

Assistant Professor, Division of Forestry, S.K. University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology, Srinagar, J&K, 1989-92; Assistant Professor, 1992-97, Associate Professor, 1997-2005 and Professor, Department of Forestry, North-Eastern Regional Institute of Science & Technology, Nirjuli, Arunachal Pradesh, 2006-11 & 2012-13; Professor and Head, Department of Botany, Guru Ghasidas University (Central University), Koni, Bilarpur, Chattishgarh, 2011-12.

Awards/Honours: Nanda Memorial Award for Young Scientist (1995), Indian Society for Tree Scientists; DST-BOYSCAST Fellowship, 1995-96; DBT-Overseas Fellowship, 2005 & 2008; Councillor, National Institute of Ecology.

Fellow: National Environmental Science Academy; National Institute of Ecology; International Society for Tropical Ecology.

Research Areas: Forest Ecology, Biodiversity Conservation, Eco-restoration and Natural Resource Management

Address: Professor, Department of Botany, Dr. Hari Singh Gour Central University, Sagar 470003, M.P.; [Tel: Off. (07582) 265261; Cell: 09425613661; Email: khanml@yahoo.com; khanml61@gmail.com]


Khan, Mujeebur Rahman
FELLOW, ELECTED 2012

Born in Budaun, Uttar Pradesh, India on 1 January 1963. Educated at City High School, Aligarh, 1975-77; Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, 1977-88; B.Sc. (Hons.) 1981; M.Sc. 1984; M. Phil. 1987; Ph.D. 1988; Post-Doctoral Research, Department of Nematology, North Carolina State University, USA (1988); Division of Plant Industry, California Department of Food and Agriculture, USA (1989); and Institute of Parasitology, Commonwealth Agricultural Bureau, UK (1989).

Chairman (2006-07), and Associate Professor, Department of Plant Protection, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, 2000 to date.

Research Associate, MoEF & CSIR, Department of Botany, 1989-93; Lecturer, Department of Plant Protection, 1993-1995; and Senior Lecturer, 1996-1999, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.

Awards/Honours: MAAS Young Scientist Best Paper Award, 1995, Jamia Hamdard; G.N. Goyle Memorial Award, 1997, International Society for the Conservation of Natural Resources, BHU; ISCA Prof. Hira Lal Chakravarty Award, 1998; ISPR&D National Conference Best Poster Award 2003; Outstanding Scientist Award in Biopesticides, 2008, Doctors Krishi Evam Bagwani Vikas Sanstha, Lucknow; AMU Best Research Project Award, 2011.

Research Areas: Plant Nematology, Plant Pathology, Environmental Botany

Address: Associate Professor, Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202002, U.P.; 9-B, Rifa Complex, Medical Road, Civil Lines, Aligarh 202002, U.P.; [Tel: Off. (0571) 2601524; Res. 09456278953; Cell: 09412527112; Email: mrkhan777in@yahoo.co.in; mrkhan.amu@gmail.com]


Khanna, Subhash Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2004

Born in Hafizabad, Punjab, India on 21 February 1942. Educated at National College, Lucknow, 1953-60; Lucknow University, Lucknow B.Sc. 1962, M.Sc. 1964 & Ph.D. 1970.

Member, National Expert Group on Pesticides, Govt. of India; Member Scientific Panel, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, Govt. of India.

Sr. Scientific Asst., 1969-73, Scientist (B) 1973-78, Scientist (C) 1978-84, Scientist (EI) 1984-89, Scientist (EII) 1989-94, Scientist (F)/Dy Director 1994-97, Scientist (G)/Director Grade 1999-2002, Head, Food Toxicology Division, 1987-2002, and Consultant Food Toxicologist, 2002-04, Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow; WHO Fellowship, 1977; Indo-US, National Science Foundation Fellowship, 1985; CSIR Business Development Visit Fellowship, 1995; Consultant, DGHS, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, GOI for WHO Biennium Programme, World Bank Capacity Building Project and Joint Parliamentary Committee on Pesticide. Lok Sabha, 2003-2004; Emeritus Scientist, Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, 2004-2007.

Awards/Honours: Institutional Technology Development Award, 1991; Technology Development Award, 1992; Best Exhibit Award, 1995; Rotary Club Award, 1995

Fellow: Academy of Environ. Biology, India; Society of Toxicology, India; Association. of Food Scientist and Technologist, India.

Research Areas: Quality and safety assessment of food-additives-adulterants and contaminants

Address: 40/8, Gokhale Vihar Marg, Lucknow 226001, Uttar Pradesh; [Tel: Res. (0522) 2206318; Cell: 09450096975; Email: khannaitrc@yahoo.co.in]


Khanna-Chopra, Renu
FELLOW, ELECTED 1992

Born in Delhi, India on 24 September 1949. Educated at Lady Irwin School, Delhi, 1961-65; Kamla Raja Girls College, Gwalior, 1965-68; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1968-74; B.Sc. 1968; M.Sc. 1970; Ph.D. 1974.

Principal Scientist and National Fellow, ICAR, 1995-2011 to date.

Homi Bhabha Fellow, 1980-82; INSA-Royal Society Exchange Fellow, 1982-83; Biotechnology Overseas Research Associate, 1989-90.

Awards/Honours: NCERT Science Fellowship, 1965-74; INSA Young Scientist Award, 1978; R.D. Asana Endowment Award, 1980-83; R.D. Asana Prize, 1983; ICAR Outstanding Women Scientist Award, 1995; Platinum Jubilee Lecture Award, 1998; Corresponding Editor, Journal of Bioscience, India; INSA Council Member, 2009-2011.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India.

Research Areas: Plant physiology & biochemistry

Address: Emeritus Scientist, Water Technology Centre, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012; A1/153, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi; [Tel: Res. (011) 25272157, Cell: 9013891001; Fax: (011) 25843112, 25846420; Email: renu.chopra3@gmail.com; renu_wtc@rediffmail.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2013; Member Executive Council (Casual Vacancy) 16 Sep, 2007 to 31 Dec, 2008


Khanuja, Suman Preet Singh
FELLOW, ELECTED 2002

Born in New Delhi, India on 13 August 1958. Educated at SBM Higher Secondary School, Delhi, 1971-75; B.Sc., 1980 and M.Sc. 1982, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar; Ph.D., Indian Agricultural Research Instiute, 1987; Post Doctoral, University of California, San Diego, USA, 1990.

Director & Mentor, SKiES Life Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Delhi/Lucknow, 2013 to date; Founder & Mentor, Suman Khanuja Innovation Enterprises (SKiES India) 2011 to date.

Scientist, 1986-91 and Scientist (Senior Scale), National Research Centre on Plant Biotechnology, IARI, New Delhi, 1991-96; Visiting Fellow, USDA, Beltsville (ARS), Maryland, USA, 1995; Scientist E-II and Head Genetic Resources and Biotechnology Division, CIMAP, 1996-2001; Director, CIMAP, Lucknow, 2001-08; Chief Scientific Advisor (bioAgriculture & bioNutrition), Avesthagen Limited, Bangalore 2008; Chief Executive Officer & Director Mayar Biotech SEZ, Sohna, NCR, 2009-10; Chief Mentor & Director, Nutrahelix Biotech, Delhi/Mumbai 2010-12.

Awards/Honours: IARI Best Teacher Award, 1995; CSIR Technology Prize, 1999; All India Biotechnology Association Award, 2000; IDMA, Mumbai Patent Appreciation Award for US Patent No.6,423,741 on "Antimicrobial composition and the method for producing the same", 2004; EOAI-SOM Award 2003-2005; FICCI Award 2004-05; ISCA Platinum Jubilee Lecture Award 2005, and Prof SK Mukerjee Commemoration Lecture (Young Scientist Award), 2005-2006; All India Industrial Exhibition Society, Hyderabad Best Invention Prize, 2007; Nina Saxena Award, 2007; Golden Peacock Eco-Innovation Award 2008; Upbhoktashri Award 2008; VASVIK Award, 2008; CSIR Award for Innovations in Rural Development (CAIRD 2008); CSIR Technology Award for Life Sciences, 2012.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Society of Agricultural Biochemists; Plant Tissue Culture Association of India; Medicinal & Aromatic Plants Society of India, (President, 2006-2013).

Research Areas: Molecular and General Genetics, Biotechnology, Plant Genetics and Breeding, Plant Metabolomics; Technology Sectors: Medicinal & Aromatic Plants, Natural Products, Botanicals, Functional Foods & Nutraceuticals, Secondary Agriculture, Agribusiness

Address: Director & Mentor, SKiES Life Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Delhi/Lucknow, Founder SKiES India; Former Director, CIMAP/CSIR, C 41-42, Double Storey, Ramesh Nagar, New Delhi 110015; [Tel: Off. (011) 25937717; Res. (011) 25191632; Cell: 09711773867; Email: spskhanuja@gmail.com; khanujazy@yahoo.com]


Khehra, Amarjeet Singh
FELLOW, ELECTED 1992

Born in Village 26 JB, Lyalpur, India on 15 June 1934. Educated at Govt. College, Ludhiana, B.Sc. 1953; M.Sc. Punjab University, Chandigarh, 1959, Ph.D Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1968.

Asstt. Cotton Breeder 1961-69, Maize Breeder, 1969-74, Sr. Maize Breeder, 1974-84, Sr. Maize Breeder-cum-Head, Department of Plant Breeding, 1984-88, Associate Director of Research, Additional Director of Research and Director of Research, 1988-93, Vice Chancellor, 1994-97, PAU, Ludhiana.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Memorial Prize, 1986-87; Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding Dr. Joginder Singh Memorial Prize, 1991-92.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy.

Research Areas: Crop breeding and genetics

Address: 903 Phase 3B2, Sector 60, Mohali 160059; [Tel: Res. (0172) 4651903; Cell: 09888260002; Email: khehra.amarjit@yahoo.com]


Khepar, Shankar Dass
FELLOW, ELECTED 1994

Born in Chandiani Khurd, Punjab, India on 8 November 1940. Educated at Village School upto 1957; Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala, 1957-60; Institution of Engineers, India, 1963-66; University of Roorkee, 1969-71; Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, 1976-79; B.Tech. 1966; ME 1971; Ph.D. 1979.

Executive Director, Intellect Solutions, LLC, Virgina, USA.

Professor and Head, Department of Soil and Water Engineering, 1974-80, and Project Director, KWADP, 1980-83, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU); Consultant - Water Management, Asian Development Bank Project, Srilanka, 1984-86; Additional Director of Research, Engineering, 1986-88, and Dean College of Agricultural Engineering, 1988-96, PAU; ICAR National Professor, 1997-2002; Director, Bhutta College of Engineering & Technology, Ludhiana, 2003-10.

Awards/Honours: Republic Day NRDC Award, 1976; Jawaharlal Nehru Award, 1980; Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology Distinguished Alumnus Award, 1985; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Memorial Award, 1986-88.

Fellow: Institute of Engineers, India; Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers.

Research Areas: Irrigation and drainage engineering

Address: 10 FF, HIG Flats, BRS Nagar, Ludhiana 141012, Punjab; 1013 White Place, SW, Leesburg, VA 20175, USA; [Tel: USA: 703-669-2511; Email: drkhepar@yahoo.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 1999 to 31 Dec, 2001


Khosla, Prem Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 1992

Born in Samrala, Ludhiana, India on 18 February 1940. Educated at Arya High School, Ludhiana, Punjab 1948-55; Panjab University, B.Sc. (Hons) 1959; M.Sc. (Hons) 1962; and Ph.D. 1968; Post Doctorate in Forestry, Oxford University, 1972-74.

Vice Chancellor, Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences, Solan (H.P.), 2009 to date.

Research Assistant 1963-68 and Lecturer Botany 1968-75, Panjab University, Chandigarh; Senior Tree Breeder 1975-81, Solan Campus (HPAU, Palampur); Professor Forestry 1981-89; Director Extention Education 1989-98, and Vice Chancellor, HPAU, Palampur, 1998-2001; Senior Scientific Advisor Biotechnology 2001-04, H.P. Govt.; President, Shoolini Institute of Life Science and Business Management (SILB), Solan, 2004-09.

Awards/Honours: Indian Society of Tree Scientists Seth Memorial Award, 1992; Lifetime Achievement Award, 2001, Indian Society of Tree Scientists; Shikhsha Ratan Award for Technical Education, AITMA, 2012; National Education Excellence Award, ASSOCHAM, 2013.

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding; International Society of Tropical Foresters, USA; Founder Secretary, Indian Society of Tree Scientists.

Research Areas: Forest genetics, agroforestry, biotechnology

Address: Vice-Chancellor, Shoolini Univesity of Biotechnology and Management Sciences, Post Box No. 9, Head Post Office, The Mall, Solan 173212, H.P.; [Tel: Off. (01792) 308000, 226774; Res. (01792) 221340; Cell: 09816064182; Fax: (01792) 308000; Email: khoslapk_2001@rediffmail.com; vc@shooliniuniversity.com]


Khurana, Jitendra Paul
FELLOW, ELECTED 2005

Born in Amritsar, India, on 30 October 1954. Educated at Anglo Sanskrit School, Delhi, 1964-70; Hindu College, Sonepat, 1970-71; Deshbandu College, Delhi, 1971-73; Kurukshetra University, 1973-75; Department of Botany, Delhi University, 1975-85; Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., USA, 1985-86; Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA, 1986-88; B.Sc., 1973; M.Sc., 1975; Ph.D., 1982.

Coordinator, UGC-Special Assistance Programme, Department of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi, 2002 to date.

Professor of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Delhi South Campus (UDSC), New Delhi, 1996 to date; Head, Department of Plant Molecular Biology, UDSC, New Delhi, 1995-98, 2001-2004; Visiting Professor, Waksman Institute, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA, 2001.

Awards/Honours: NASI Prof. Shri Ranjan Memorial Award Lecture, 2006; INSA Prof. P. Maheshwari Memorial Award Lecture, 2008; DBT Tata Innovation Fellow, 2010; ISCA Platinum Jubilee Lecture Award, 2010; Indian Botanical Society Prof. Birbal Sahni Medal, 2011; ISCA Prof. S.S. Katiyar Endowment Lecture, 2013; General Secretary, National Academy of Sciences, 2010; Secretary, Plant Tissue Culture Association, India, 2010; DST J.C. Bose Fellow, 2013.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Academy of Sciences.

Research Areas: Photo-perception and signal transduction mechanisms; structural and functional genomics in plants

Address: Professor & Coordinator (UGC-SAP), Department of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi 110021; Type VB/4, Staff Quarters, University of Delhi, South Campus, New Delhi 110021; [Tel: Off. (011) 24115126; Res.(011) 24119090; Fax: (011) 24115270, 24111208; Email: khuranaj@genomeindia.org]


Khurana, Paramjit
FELLOW, ELECTED 2014

Born in Delhi on 15 August 1956. Educated at Govt. Girls Higher Secondary School, Jheel Kurenja, Delhi, 1970-72, University of Delhi, 1972-83; Michigan State University, USA, 1987-88; B.Sc, 1975; M.Sc, 1977; M.Phil 1978;Ph.D, 1983.

Professor, Department of Plant Molecular Biology, Delhi University, 1998 to date.

Scientist at Universityof Delhi, 1983-84; Lecturer, SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, 1984-1987; Research Associate at Michigan State University, USA, 1987-1988; Lecturer,1988-89; Reader, 1990-98; and Professor, 1998 onwards; Head of the Department, 2004-07, Department of Plant Molecular Biology, Delhi University.

Awards/Honours: Professor Archana Sharma Memorial Award, Indian Science Congress Association, 2011-2012; Prof. J.C. Bose Fellowship, Department of Science and Technology, 2012-2017.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences India, 2003; Indian Academy of Sciences, 2010; Indian National Science Academy, 2011; Foreign Secretary, National Academy of Sciences India, 2013.

Research Areas: Plant Biotechnology, Molecular Biology and Genomics

Address: Professor, Department of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Delhi South Campus, Benito Juarez Road, New Delhi 110021; House No. 4, Type VB, Staff Residence, University of Delhi South Campus, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi 110021; [Tel: Off. (011) 24115096; Res. (011) 24119090; Cell: 9711006512; Fax: (011) 24113096; Email: param@genomeindia.org; paramjitkhurana@hotmail.com]


Khurana, Satyendra Mohan Paul
FELLOW, ELECTED 2003

Born in India on 31 December 1944. Educated at University of Gorakhpur 1961-68, Ph.D. 1968, Post Doc in Adv. Plant Virology, Kyushu University, Japan 1970-72; Sabbatical in Immunodiagnostics, University of Minnesota, USA 1987-88.

Director, Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University, Gurgaon, Haryana, 2010 to date.

Senior Scientist/Principal Scientist/Head, Virus/Seed Pathology Section, 1976-82/1988, Principal Scientist & Head Plant Pathology Division, 1988-93, Project Coordinator, AICRP (Potato), 1994-2004, and Director, 2002-04, Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla; Vice Chancellor, Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur, 2004-09; Director, Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University, Noida, 2009-10; Consultant CIP/FAO 1992, 1996, 1997.

Awards/Honours: Mundkur Memorial Award/Gold Medal, 1992; UAS, Dharwad Plaque of Honour, 1995; OUAT Silver Plaque, 1997; UAS, Dharwad R.K. Hegde Memorial Lecture Award, 1999; CPRI Golden Jubilee Outstanding Achievement Award, 2000; Natl. Env. Sci. Acad. Best Scientist of the Year Award, 2002; India Intl. Co-op Friendship Forum Bharat Excellence Award/Gold Medal, 2003; CPRI S. Ramanujam Memorial Award, 2003; Silver plaque & Certificate of Honour by INSOP, 2005; UNO-2006-Dr. Radha Krishnan International Award for excellence in higher education Management; Life time Achievement Award, Rani Durgavati University Teacher's Association, 2007; Shri Onkar Award, 2007; ICAR Team Research Award, 2010; ISCA-Platinum Jubilee (Lecture) Award, 2010; SAARC Outstanding Achievement in Science & Technology Award, 2011; ISMPP Lifetime Achievement Award, 2012; IPS Recognition Award; HIS-Shivashakthi Lifetime Achievement Award, 2013.

Fellow: Indian Phytopath Society, New Delhi; National Academy of Biological Sciences, Chennai; Indian Potato Association; Aphidological Society.

Research Areas: Plant pathology, plant virology/biotechnology

Address: Director, Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University Haryana, Gurgaon (Manesar) 122413, Haryana; E-1101, Park View City-2, Sector-49, Sohna Road, Gurgaon 120001; [Tel: Off. (0120) 2445252; Res. (0124) 4008139, Cell: 09650844566; Email: smpaulkhurana@gmail.com; smpkhurana@amity.edu]


Khush, Gurdev Singh
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 1991

Born in Rurkee, India on 22 August 1935. Educated at Khalsa High School Bundala 1945-51, Government Agricultural College (Now Punjab Agricultural University) Ludhiana 1951-55, University of California, Davis, California 1957-60. B.Sc. 1955; Ph.D. 1960.

Adjunct Professor, University of California, Davis, California 2002 to date

Research Assistant, 1957-60, and Assistant Geneticist, 1960-67, University of California, Davis, California; Plant Breeder, 1967-72, Head Department of Plant Breeding, 1972-86, and Head Division of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biochemistry, 1986-2002, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines.

Awards/Honours: Borlaug Award 1977, Japan Prize 1987, World Food Prize 1996, Rank Prize 1998, Wolf Prize 2000, Padma Shri Award 2000; Doctor of Science (h.c.) from nine universities including University of Cambridge, England and Ohio State University, USA; TAAS Swaminathan Award 2006.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; Indian Academy of Sciences; National Academy of Sciences, India; Third World Academy of Sciences; US National Academy of Sciences; Royal Society.

Research Areas: Genetics, plant breeding and biotechnology

Address: 39399 Blackhawk Place, Davis, CA 95616-7008, USA; [Tel: Res. (+1-530) 750-2440; Fax: (+1-530) 750-2440; Email: gurdev@khush.org]

Foreign Secretary 1 Jan, 2001 to 31 Dec, 2003; Dr. B.P. Pal Memorial Award, 2007-2008; Dr. K. Ramiah Memorial Award, 1995-1996


Kirti, Pulugurtha Bharadwaja
FELLOW, ELECTED 1997

Born in Pithapuram, East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh on 15 September 1953. Schooling in Andhra Pradesh, 1958-69; B.Sc. 1972, M.Sc. 1974 and Ph.D. 1979, Andhra University.

Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Hyderabad, 1999 to date.

Scientist (Genetics and Cytogenetics), Vivekananda Parvatiya Krishi Anusandhan Shala, Almora, 1978-79, and Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1979-98; Head, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Hyderabad, 2004-07; Fellow of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the University of Goettingen, West Germany, 1985-87; FAO Fellow, Ohio State Biotechnology Center, Columbus, USA, 1993; Visiting Principal Fellow, University of Melbourne, 2000.

Awards/Honours: Gold Medalist in M.Sc. (Botany) 1974; A.P. Academy of Sciences Young Scientist Award, 1984.

Fellow: Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences; National Academy of Sciences; Elected member-Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology Association, India.

Research Areas: Plant biotechnology

Address: Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Prof. C.R. Rao Road, Hyderabad 500046, Andhra Pradesh; 5-562, Deepthisri Nagar, Miyapur, Hyderabad 500049, A.P.; [Tel: Off. (040) 23134545; Res. (040) 20044664; Fax: (040) 23010120; Email: pbksl@uohyd.ernet.in]


Kishor, P.B. Kavi
FELLOW, ELECTED 2010

Born in Andhra Pradesh, India on 29 March, 1951. Educated at S.V.V.Z.P. High School, Pedapalem, 1961-67; P.B.N. College, Nidubrolu 1967-73; South Gujarat Unieversity, Surat 1974-76; M.S. University, Baroda 1976-81; Center for Biotechnology, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA 1992-94; B.Sc 1973; M.Sc 1976; Ph.D. 1981.

Professor of Genetics, Department of Genetics, Osmania University, Hyderabad, 1994 to date.

Coordinator, UGC-SAP, 1998-2006, Chairman, BOS in Biotechnology 2001-04, Head, Department of Genetics 2004-06, Chairman, Board of Studies in Genetics 2006-08, Member, Academic Senate 2006-09.

Awards/Honours: ISCA Professor Hiralal Chakravarthy Award 1990; Visiting Fellow, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 2000, and Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden, 2004; A.P. State Best Teacher Award, 2008.

Fellow: Plant Tissue Culture Association, India, 1990; Indian Botanical Society, 2000; Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy, 2007, A.P. Akademy of Sciences, 2008.

Research Areas: Plant Physiology, Plant Biotechnology

Address: Professor, Department of Genetics, Osmania University, Hyderabad 500007, A.P.; 103, Prashanti Nivas (2-2-23/22/24), Bagh Amberpet, D.D. Colony, Hyderabad 500007, A.P.; [Tel: Off. (040) 27682335; Res. (040) 27424582; Fax: (040) 27095178; Email: pbkavi@yahoo.com]


Kohli, Ravinder Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2005

Born in Gurgaon, India on 2 December 1953. Educated at VK Model Sr. Sec. School, Rohtak, 1967-70; B.Sc. Government College, Rohtak, 1970-73; M.Sc. Institute of Advanced Studies, Meerut University, Meerut, 1973-75; Ph.D. Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 1976-78.

Vice-Chancellor, DAV University, Jalandhar, 2013 to date; Professor (currently on leave) & former Dean University Instruction and Chairman, Department of Botany and Department of Environment, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

UNESCO-WHO's PDF- Institute of Experimental Botany, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Praha 1978-79; CSIR Pool Officer - NEHU, Shillong and PAU Ludhiana 1979-80; Lecturer 1980-89, Reader 1989-97, and Professor & Coordinator, Centre for Environment and Vocational Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 1997-2009; Adjunct Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences 2007-09; SAARC Chair of UGC Bangladesh 2007-08. Chairman, SEAC for UT Chandigarh 2009; Member, PAC, Plant Sciences, DST; Member, AICOPTAX, Ministry of Environment and Forests, New Delhi; Coordinator/Chair IUFRO International Working Group 8.02.04 on Ecology of Alien Invasives (2005-2010-2015) and 4.02.02 on Multipurpose Resource Inventory (2000-2005-2010-15); Member State Wildlife Board, UT Chandigarh; Member Advisory Committee CAMPA, Chandigarh,

Awards/Honours: Government of UT Chandigarh State Honour, 1998; Nanda Memorial National Young Scientist Award in Forestry, 1988; Ministry of Environment and Forests B.P. Pal National Environment Fellowship Award, 2001-03; Member of the Senate, 2004-08, and Syndicate, 2005 Panjab University, Chandigarh; Certified Senior Ecologist (Accredited by International Board of Professional Certification of ESA, USA) 2005-2010-2015; KK Nanda Memorial Oration Lecture Award 2007; Vijay Shri Award, 2006; Punjab Ratan, 2008; Haryana Vigyan Ratna Award, 2009; J.C. Bose National Fellow, Govt of India, 2012.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore; National Academy of Sciences, India; National Environment Science Academy; Indian Botanical Society; Dayanand National Academy of Environmental Sciences.

Research Areas: Invasive Ecology of Alien Plant, Weed Ecology, Eco-physiology, Plantation Forestry, and Allelopathic Interactions

Address: Vice-Chancellor, DAV University, Sarmastpur, Jalandhar-Pathankot Highway, NH-44, Jalandhar, Punjab; 24, Tagore Park, Jalandhar, Punjab; [Tel: Off. (0181) 2708844; Res. (0181) 2671777, Cell: 09872201516; Email: vc@davuniversity.org; rkkohli45@yahoo.com]


Kothari, S.L.
FELLOW, ELECTED 2008

Born in Bhilwara, Rajasthan, India on 25 July 1954. Educated at K.P. School, Udaipur 1969-71; University of Udaipur 1971-76; University of Rajasthan 1979-84; University of Illinois, USA 1983-84; University of Nottingham 1989-90. B.Sc. 1974; M.Sc. 1976; Ph.D. 1984; Rockefeller Foundation Biotechnology Career Fellowship, UK, 1991-96; Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship, UK, 1989-90; Fulbright Scholarship, USA 1983-84.

Professor of Botany, Director, PG School of Life Sciences, and Director, Centre for Converging Technologies, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur to date.

Assistant Professor 1979-89, and Associate Professor 1989-2001, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur; Professor and Head Department of Botany, MDS University, Ajmer, 1995-96 on deputation; Professor, 2001 to date, and Head, Department of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur 2003; Visiting Foreign Research Fellow, University of Tsukuba, Japan, 2003-04.

Awards/Honours: ISCA Prof. Hiralal Chakravarty Award 1993; Vice-President, Society for Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Councillor, International Society of Plant Morphologists

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India

Research Areas: Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology

Address: Professor, Department of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur 302004, Rajasthan; 12-Kalyan Colony, Malviya Nagar, D-Block, Jaipur 302017; [Tel: Off. (0141) 2703439, 2700370; Res. (0141) 2554338; Fax: (0141) 2703439; Email: Kothari-sl@uniraj.ernet.in]


Koul, Opender
FELLOW, ELECTED 1995

Born in J&K State, India on 14 April 1949. Educated at D.A.V. School, Srinagar, upto 1963; B.Sc., J&K University, 1968; M.Sc., Allahabad University, 1970; Ph.D., Kashmir University, 1975.

Director, Insect Biopesticide Research Centre, Jalandhar, 1996 to date and Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand, 2010 to date.

Post Doctoral Fellow and Research Associate, CSIR, 1975-78; Scientist, CSIR, at RRL, Jammu, 1978-80, Group Leader (Entomology), Malti-Chem Research Centre, Vadodara, 1980-88; Visiting Scientist, University of Kanazawa, Japan, 1985-86, and University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 1988-92; Scientist, CSIR at RRL, Jammu, 1992-96; Visiting Scientist, Institute of Plant Protection, Poznan, Poland, 2001; UNIDO Expert, Neem Expert Group, Kunming, China, 2006; Member, Task Force 'Biopesticides and Crop Management', DBT, GOI, 2006-10; Member, Advisory Group for Promotion of Neem, Ministry of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, GOI, 2007-10; ICS-UNIDO Consultant, Biopesticide Expert Group, Nigeria, 2007; Biopesticide Expert, Tsukuba University, Japan, 2009; Visiting Professor, Kasetsart University, Thailand, 2009; Member External Advisory Board, ADAPPT Network for African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, European Development Fund, NRI, UK, 2009-13; Member Task Force "Biological Agents for Agriculture", DBT, Government of India, 2010-13; Member, External Advisory Board, ACP European Union Project, Belgium, 2013 to date.

Awards/Honours: INSA Young Scientist Award, 1979; Kothari Scientific Research Institute Award, 1980; KEC Science Society Award, 2002; Prof. R. C. Saxena Memorial Medal, Entomological Research Association, MPUAT, 2009; Late P. P. Singhal Memorial Award in Entomology from P. I. Industries, India, 2010; Member, X Plan Working Sub Group (Plant Protection), ICAR, Govt. of India, 2001; Editor-in Chief, Biopesticides International, 2005-todate; Member Editorial Board, Journal Plant Protection Research, Poland, 2009 to date; Member Advisory Council, Advancement of Insect Science, PAU, Ludhiana, 2010 to date; Member Editorial Board, Industrial Crops and Products, Elsevier, USA, 2011 to date; Member Editorial Board, Psyche, Hindawi, USA, 2012 to date.

Fellow: Entomology Academy of India

Research Areas: Insect toxicology/physiology, insect-plant interactions, insect chemical ecology, plant protection, biopesticides

Address: Director, Insect Biopesticide Research Centre, 30 Parkash Nagar, Jalandhar 144003, Punjab; 16, Kasturba Nagar, Jalandhar Cantt 144005, Punjab; [Tel: Off. (0181) 2270582; Res. (0181) 2262755, Cell: 09815666657; Fax: (0181) 2274336; Email: okoul@koulresearch.org; okoul@yahoo.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2007 to 31 Dec 2009; Recognition Award, 2003-2004


Kranthi, Keshav Raj
FELLOW, ELECTED 2009

Born in Warangal, Andhra Pradesh, India on 26 February 1963. B.Sc (Agriculture) 1985 and M.Sc (Agricultural Entomology) 1987, ANGRAU, Hyderabad; Ph.D (Entomology) 1991, IARI, New Delhi.

Director, Central Institute of Cotton Research, Nagpur, 2010 to date.

ARS, 1991-92, Head, Crop Protection Division, 2006-08, and Acting Director, Central Institute of Cotton Research, Nagpur, 2008-10.

Awards/Honours: Cotton Researcher of the Year Award 2009, ICAC, Washington, USA & Team Leader; ICAR Team Award, 2006.

Research Areas: Insect resistance to insecticides; Molecular entomology and biotechnology.

Address: Director, Central Institute for Cotton Research, PB No. 2, Shankarnagar PO, Nagpur 440010, Maharashtra; 17 RA, Bhangevihar, Trimurthinagar, Nagpur 440022, Maharashtra; [Tel: Off. (07103) 275536/38; Res. (0712) 2240252, Cell: 9423075781; Fax: (07103) 275529; Email: krkranthi@gmail.com]


Krishna, Lal
FELLOW, ELECTED 1999

Born in Kheri, U.P., India on 10 June 1948. Educated at Government High School, Pilibhit, 1955-58; Tilak Intermediate College, Bareilly, 1958-62; FR Islamia Intermediate College, Bareilly, 1962-64; Bareilly College, 1964-66; UP Veterinary College, Mathura, 1966-70; PG College of Animal Sciences, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, 1970-72; College of Veterinary Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden, 1982; B.Sc. 1966; B.V.Sc. & A.H. 1970; M.V.Sc. 1972; FRCVS 1982; Ph.D. 1984.

Research Assistant, 1972, Senior Research Assistant, 1972-75, and Scientist-S, 1975-76, IVRI, Izatnagar; Junior Scientist (Health), Central Sheep & Wool Research Institute, Avikanagar, 1976-77; Scientist S-1, 1977-82, and Scientist S-2, IVRI, Izatnagar & Palampur, 1982-84; Scientist Incharge, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Regional Station, Palampur, 1984-90; Deputy Adviser, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Planning Commission, Yojna Bhawan, Govt. of India, New Delhi, 1990-92; Joint Commissioner (Livestock Health Surveillance), Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Govt. of India, New Delhi, 1992-94; Senior Scientist, Education Division, 1994-96 and Assistant Director General, 1996-2010, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi and Animal Husbandry Commissioner, Department of Animal Husbandary, Dairying & Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, GOI, New Delhi, 2009-10.

Awards/Honours: American Bibliographic Institute Inc Man of the Year 2000 & 2004; Hallmark 2000 & 2004; Commemorative Medal of Honor and Professorship; Distinguished Veterinary Award 2010; Excellency in Veterinary Profession Award 2010; Bharat Jyoti Award 2011.

Fellow: Royal College of Veterinary Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden; Indian Association of Veterinary Pathologist; National Academy of Veterinary Sciences; Society for Immunologist and Immuno-Pathologist; Indian Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Research; Diplomat Member, Indian College of Veterinary Pathologist.

Research Areas: Animal health, Veterinary pathology

Address: 302, Exotica Elegance, Ahinsa Khand - II, Indrapuram, Ghaziabad 201014, U.P.; [Tel: Res. (0120) 4570258, Cell: 09350586550; Email: lalkrishna1948@rediffmail.com]


Krishnaswamy, Kamala
FELLOW, ELECTED 2003

Born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India on 4 April 1940. Educated at Stanley Girls High School, Hyderabad, 1945-56; Women's College, Hyderabad, 1956-58; Osmania Medical College, 1956-64; Post graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Osmania Medical College, University of Osmania, 1966-68.

Assistant Research Officer to Assistant Director, National Institute of Nutrition, 1964-92; Senior Deputy Director In-charge of Drug Division / Food and Drug Toxicology Research Center, 1992-97; Director, National Institute of Nutrition, Food and Drug Toxicology Research Center, National Center for Laboratory and Animal Science, 1997-2002; Emeritus Medical Scientist, Indian Council of Medical Research, 2002-2005.

Awards/Honours: ICMR Shakuntala Amir Chand Prize, ICAR Dr.V.N. Patwardhan Prize, Dr.Kamala Menon Medical Research Award, Shakuntala Dasgupta Oration, Glaxo Oration of NAMS, Chopra oration of IPS, BC Guha Memorial Oration, Sita Mahalakshmi Memorial Oration, ICMR Basant Devi Amirchand Prize, Best Medical Person Award of AP Akademi of Sciences and S.G.Srikantia Memorial Lecture Award of Nutrition Society of India, ASTC-Eminent Women Scientist Award-2004, IMA Certificate of Excellence Award, Dr. Rajammal. P. Devadas Annual Oration Award 2005; Eminent Pharmacologist by Indian Pharmacological Society 2007, Leading Women Scientist and Professionalist by Mother Teresa Women's University 2009; Ramachandran Oration Award of Nutrition Foundation of India, 2011.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; Indian Academy of Sciences; National Academy of Medical Sciences; National Academy of Sciences, India; AP Akademi of Sciences; International Union of Nutritional Sciences; and Third World Academy of Sciences.

Research Areas: Nutrition and medical sciences, preclinical and clinical toxicology

Address: H.No.: 1-2-98/2, Sriniketan, Kakateeyanagar Colony, Habsiguda, Hyderabad 500007, Andhra Pradesh; [Tel: Res. (040) 27153248; Email: sri21kk@yahoo.com]


Kuhad, Ramesh Chander
FELLOW, ELECTED 2014

Born in Sonepat, Haryana, India on 7 August 1955. Educated at S. M. Hindu High School, Sonepat, 1969-72; Hindu/C.R.A. College, Sonepat, 1973-77; Bhopal University Bhopal, M.P. 1978-84; Ph.D. 1984; Post Doc at University of Manchester, UK, 1985-86; University of Georgia, Athens, USA, 1995-96.

Professor, Department of Microbiology, 2005 to date and Joint Director, Institute of Life Long Learning, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi, 2012 to date

Lecturer, Department of Microbiology, Bhopal University, Bhopal, 1985-1988; Lecturer, 1988-1990; Senior Lecturer, 1990-1998; and Reader, Department of Microbiology, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi, 1998-2003; Professor and Chairman, Department of Biotechnology, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana, 2003-2005; Professor & Head Department of Microbiology, 2005-2008; Professor, 2005 till date; and Dean Faculty of Interdisciplinary and Applied Sciences, 2006-2008; Joint Director, Institute of Life Long Learning, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi, 2012 to date. Member Task Force in Animal Biotechnology, 2011-2013; Co-Chairman, Expert Committee of the Twinning Programme for North-Eastern Region (Environmental Biotechnology and Allied areas) DBT; General Secretary, 2005-2010; President, 2011, Association of Microbiologists of India; Founder Chairman, Indian Academy of Microbiological Sciences, 2013-2015.

Awards/Honours: Facilitation Award by Madhya Pradesh Shikshak Congress, 1988; UNIDO/ICGEB Fellowship 1994; Biotechnology Long Term Overseas Research Associateship Award 1995-96; AMI-Alembic Award, 1999; Short Term Biotechnology Overseas Research Associateship Award, 2002-03; AMI-Titan Biotech Award, 2011

Fellow: Biotech Research Society of India

Research Areas: Lignocellulose Microbiology and Biotechnology, Animal Feed, Biofuels, Enzymatic bleaching of paper pulp

Address: Professor in Microbiology, Department of Microbiology, University of Delhi South Campus, Benito Juarez Road, New Delhi 110021; Provost's House, Aravali & Saramati PG Men's Hostel, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi 110021; [Tel: Off. (011) 24111248 Ext. 368, 174; Res. (011) 24112062, Cell: 9871509870; Fax: (011) 24115270; Email: kuhad85@gmail.com]


Kulshrestha, Gita
FELLOW, ELECTED 1996

Born in Karnal, Haryana, India on 8 November 1944. Educated at N.L. High School, Mumbai, 1951-60; K.J. Somaiya College, Bombay University, Mumbai, 1961-65; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1966-72; B.Sc. (Hons.Organic Chemistry) 1965, M.Sc. 1968, Ph.D. 1972.

Junior Chemist 1973-75, Scientist S-1 1975-79, Scientist S-2 1980-81, Scientist S-3 1982-85, Principal Scientist 1986-98, Professor, 1998-2004, 2006-2007, Head, 2005-06, and Scientist Emeritus, 2007-09, Division of Agricultural Chemicals, IARI, New Delhi. PI, World Bank funded ICAR TOE-NATP on "Establishment of Pesticide Referral Laboratory" 2002-05; and CCPI, World Bank funded ICAR NATP on "Development of Pesticide Residue free IPM Package in Vegetables" 2000-04, IARI, New Delhi.

Awards/Honours: IARI Seth Lachhiram Chudiwala Merit Medal Awards, 1968 and 1972; Hexamer Foundation Award 1994; Dr. P.B. Sarkar Memorial Lecture Endowment Award 2002; IARI Best Teacher Award, 2004; Panjab Rao Deshmukh Woman Agricultural Scientist Award, 2005; ISWS Life Time Achievement Gold Medal Award, 2008. Vice-President, Society of Pesticide Science, India 1992-95; Member, Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Weed Science 1999-2001; 2007-10; Member, Board of Management, Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi, Jharkhand 2009-12; Advisor, ICAR NAIP on "Designing and studying mode of action and biosafety of nanopesticides" 2009-12.

Fellow: Society of Pesticide Science, India; Society of Plant Protection Science; Indian Society of Weed Science.

Research Areas: Pesticide residue chemistry, Environment interactions, agrochemical risk assessment, bioremediation and safety aspects

Address: 208 E, MIG Flats, Rajouri Garden, New Delhi 110027; [Tel: Res. (011) 25972191, Cell: 09810994627; Email: gitakul@rediffmail.com; gitakul03@yahoo.co.in]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2012; Dr. K.C. Mehta Memorial Award, 2011-2012


Kumar, Amresh
FELLOW, ELECTED 2001

Born in Siana, U.P. on 15 February 1945. Educated at PIC Siana, Bulandshahr; G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, 1960-66; University of Illinois, Urbana, USA, 1969-73; B.V.Sc. & A.H. 1964; M.V.Sc. 1966; Ph.D. 1973.

Director General, Khandel. Inst. Manag. Sci. & Tech., Bareilly (U.P.) 2005 to date.

Asstt. Prof./Assoc. Prof., 1966-83, Head, Surgery and Radiology, 1984-99, Professor Surgery, 1984-99, Dean, Student Welfare, 1993-99, and Dean, Vety. and Ani. Sci., 1999-2005, GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar.

Awards/Honours: USAID Fellow, 1970-73; Phizeta Honour Society of USA 1972; G.B. Pant Memorial Gold Medal 1993; Dr. A.K. Bhargava Memorial Award 1998; Hari Om Trust Award 1995; ISVS Lifetime Achievement Award 2001; Dr. R.P.S. Tyagi Oration Award, 2009; National Achievement Award for Education Development, 2010; President, Indian Society for Veterinary Surgery 1993-95; Chief Editor, Indian Jour. Vet. Surg. 1977-1991.

Fellow: Indian Society for Veterinary Surgery; National Academy of Veterinary Sciences.

Research Areas: Pain relief, animal anaesthesia, veterinary surgery, tissue repair, animal health.

Address: 35, Green Park, Bisalpur Road, Bareilly 243006, U.P.; [Tel: Res. (0581) 2520545, Cell: 09411048497; Email: dr_amresh@rediffmail.com]


Kumar, Anjani
FELLOW, ELECTED 2013

Born in Lakhisarai, Bihar, India on 14 November, 1969. Educated at Village Govt. School, 1983; TNB College, Bhagalpur, 1985; B.Sc. Agriculture (1990) from BHU Varanasi; M.Sc. (1992), Ph. D. (1999) from NDRI, Karnal.

Principal Scientist (Economics) - Markets, Institutions and Policies, International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India 2012 to date.

Scientist (Agricultural Economics), 1997-2005, National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research, New Delhi; Senior Scientist (Agricultural Economics), 2005-2007, ILRI-Asia Office, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Nairobi, Kenya; Senior Scientist (Agricultural Economics), 2006-2010, and Principal Scientist (Agricultural Economics), National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research, New Delhi, 2010-2012.

Awards/Honours: ICAR National Fellow 2010; Indo-US Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science & Technology Fellowship, 2008; Lal Bahadur Shastri Young Scientist Award for Biennium 2003-04; Best Paper Award in South Asia Regional Conference of IAAE 2005; Dr. R.T. Doshi Foundation Award for Best Paper published in Agricultural Economics Research Review (2003, 2010, 2012); Dr. R.T. Doshi Foundation Award for Best Presentation twice (2000, 2010).

Research Areas: Value Chain Analysis, Agricultural Trade and WTO Issues, Food Safety, Poverty and Nutrition

Address: Principal Scientist (Economics) - ICRISAT, National Centre for Agricultural Economics, and Policy Research (NCAP), DPS Marg, Pusa, New Delhi 110012; B-404, Crescent Apartment, Plot No. 2, Sector 18A, Dwarka, New Delhi 110078; [Tel: Off. (011) 25843973, 25848731; Cell: 9911106918; Fax: (011) 25842684; Email: k.anjani@cgiar.org]

NAAS Young Scientist Award 2001-02; NAAS Associate 2008-12


Kumar, Arvind
FELLOW, ELECTED 2012

Born in Kuaheri, Haridwar District, Uttarakhand on 4 July 1952. B.Sc. Agriculture, 1968; M. Sc. (Ag.), 1970; M. Phil., 1971 and Ph.D., 1975 in Agronomy from Meerut University.

Deputy Director General (Education), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, 2009 to date.

Lecturer (Agronomy), Institute of Advanced Studies, Meerut University, 1972-73; Agronomist, WRDTC Roorkee University, Roorkee, 1975; Assistant Professor, 1975-80; Senior Research Officer/Associate Professor, 1980-90; Professor (Agronomy), 1990-2002; and Joint Director Extension, GBPUA&T Pantnagar, 1998-2002; Director, National Research Centre on Rapeseed-Mustard, Bharatpur and Project Coordinator All India Coordinated Research Project on Rapeseed-Mustard, 2002-09.

Awards/Honours: Dr. Rajendra Prasad Puraskar 1991-93; Gaurav Puraskar by Gunwati Kundan Lal Palliwal Jain Punyarth Pranyas, Bharatpur 2008; ISA Gold Medal, 2007; Delhi Ratan Award, 2012 by All India Conference of Intellectuals. President, Indian Society of Agronomy, 2011-12, President, Society for Rapeseed Mustard Research.

Fellow: Indian Society of Agronomy; Indian Society of Oilseeds Research; Society of Extension Education.

Research Areas: Natural Resource Management; Crop Production; (Oilseeds); Dryland farming; Policy Planning and Quality Assurance in higher agricultural education.

Address: Deputy Director General (Education), Division of Education, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, KAB-II, New Delhi 110012; B-3, NASC Complex, DPS Marg, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 25841760; Res. (011) 25843644; Fax: (011) 25843932; Email: ddgedn@icar.org.in; ddgedn@gmail.com]


Kumar, Ashok
FELLOW, ELECTED 2013

Born in Village Choki-2, Haryana, India on 20 March 1958. Educated at Government High School, Musepur, Haryana, 1970-74; CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, 1974-81; The University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom, 1987-90; B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture 1979 & M.Sc. Agronomy 1981; Ph.D. 1990.

Professor, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana, 2003 to date.

Assistant Professor, 1982-95; Associate Professor, 1995-2003, and Director, Seed Farm, 2008-11, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar.

Awards/Honours: Commonwealth Academic Staff Scholarship, UK, 1987-90; ICAR Team Research Award, 1987-88; Silver Jubilee Award, CCS HAU, Hisar, 1995; FAO Fellowship, 1998; Secretary, Haryana Agronomists Association (2000-03); Member, American Association for Advancement of Science (2001); Visiting Fellow, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS), 2003-04 & 2004-05; J.C. Bose Gold Medal, 2006; International President's Award for Iconic Achievements, I.B.C., Cambridge, U.K., 2010; Shiksha Rattan Purskar, Indian International Friendship Society, New Delhi, 2012.

Fellow: Indian Society of Plant Physiology; Indian Society of Agronomy

Research Areas: Agronomy of field crops, natural resources management, crop physiology, transfer of technology

Address: Professor/Senior Extension Specialist, CCS HAU Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Karnal 132001, Haryana; H.No. 11/9, CCS HAU, Regional Research Station Compus, Karnal 132001; [Tel: Off. (0184) 2267857; Cell: 9416674542; Email: akumarphysiology@gmail.com]


Kumar, Ashwani
FELLOW, ELECTED 2012

Born in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India on 18 October 1952. Educated at Government High School, Rai Bareily, Uttar Pradesh, 1962-67; KP Hindu Inter College, Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh, 1967-68; Ewing Christian College, Allahabad Agricultural Institute, Allahabad University, 1968-76; IIT, Kharagpur, 1976-78; B.Sc. 1971; B.Sc. (Agril. Engg.) 1976; M.Tech. 1978; Ph.D. 1987.

Director, Directorate of Water Management, (Indian Council of Agricultural Research), Bhubaneswar, 2005 to date.

Scientist and Sr. Scientist, Water Technology Centre, IARI, New Delhi, 1977-97; Deputy Commissioner (Additional responsibility), Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India, New Delhi, 1994-97; Director (Management and Operation), International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), New Delhi, 1997; Project Coordinator (Application of Plastics in Agriculture), Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering & Technology (CIPHET), Ludhiana, 1997-2005.

Awards/Honours: ISAE Appreciation Certificate, 1990-91; ISAE Shanker Memorial Award, 1994-95; Ministry of Home Affairs (GoI) Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Puraskar, 2005-06; Rajbhasha Gaurav Samman, 2007; Govinda Gupta Memorial Running Award, Institution of Engineers, Orissa Chapter, 2007; Rajiv Gandhi State Level Sadhbhavana Award, Orissa State Rajiv Gandhi Forum, 2007; Hari Om Ashram Award, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, 2007-08; K.C. Das Memorial Award, Institution of Engineers, Orissa Chapter, 2008; R.C. Patro Memorial Award, Institution of Engineers, Orissa Chapter, 2008; Eminent Engineer Award, Institute of Engineers (India), 2009-10; Ministry of Home Affairs (GoI) First Prize in the Indira Gandhi Rajbhasa Puraskar 2010-11.

Fellow: The Institution of Engineers (India)

Research Areas: Soil and water conservation engineering, application of plastics in agriculture, micro-irrigation systems, agriculture water management in irrigation commands

Address: Director, Directorate of Water Management, P.O. Rail Vihar, Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar 751023, Odisha; DWM Campus, Opp. Rail Vihar, Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar 751023, Odisha; [Tel: Off. (0674) 2300060; Res. (0674) 2302353; Fax: (0674) 2301651; Email: ashwani_wtcer@yahoo.com]


Kumar, B. Mohan
FELLOW, ELECTED 2008

Born in Kerala, India on 14 October 1953. Educated at AV High School, Thazhava, 1966-1969; DB College, Sasthamcottah, 1969-1971; College of Agriculture, Thiruvananthapuram, 1971-1975; College of Horticulture, Thrissur, 1976-1978; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1979-1984; Utah State University, Logan, USA, 1986-1987; Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, 1995-96; BSc (Ag), 1975; MSc (Ag) 1978; PG Diploma (Seed Technology) 1980; Ph.D. 1984; Diploma (Forestry) 1987; Diploma (Management) 1996.

Assistant Director General (Agronomy and Agroforestry), ICAR, New Delhi 2012 to date.

Junior Assistant Professor, 1975-80; Assistant Professor, 1980-85; Associate Professor, 1985-1998; Professor and Head, Department of Silviculture & Agroforestry, 1998-2008, and Associate Dean, College of Forestry, Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur, 2008-12; Courtesy Professor, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA, 2006 to date. Editor, Journal of Tropical Agriculture, 2004 to date; Associate Editor, Agroforestry Systems, 2005 to date (Editorial Board Member: 2003-05); Zonal Editor, Indian Journal of Agroforestry, 2004-09; Editorial Board Member, Forest Ecology and Management, 1990 to date; Editorial Board Member, Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies and Management, 2007- to date

Awards/Honours: First Dr. KG Tejwani Award of Indian Society of Agroforestry, 2008; Erasmus Mundus Visiting Scholarship, University of Wales, UK, 2009; Visiting Professorship, The University of Tokyo, Japan, 2008; Fulbright IAELP Scholarship, University of Florida, USA, 2007; JSPS Invitation Fellowship, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan, 2003-04; USAID Postdoctoral Fellowship, Utah State University, USA, 1986-87; IARI Senior Fellowship; KAU Certificate of Appreciation.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; National Institute of Ecology.

Research Areas: Agroforestry, forest ecology, silviculture

Address: ADG (Agronomy & Agroforestry), Room 111, Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan II, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi 110012; No. 48, Pushpavihar, Nadathara, Thrissur 680751, Kerala; [Tel: Off. (011) 25846557, Res. (0487) 2426351; Cell: 9995815730; Fax: (011) 25846557; Email: bmkumar.kau@gmail.com; bmkumar@ufl.edu]


Kumar, Jagdish
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 2003

Born in Nalag, India on 1 March 1946. Educated at Government Middle School, Namhol, 1953-60; Govt. High School, Jukhala, 1960-62; Himachal Agricultural College, Solan, 1962-67, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1967-69; University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada 1969-73.

Principal Soybean Breeder and Leader Soyfood Program, Sevita International Corporation, Inkerman, Ontario, Canada, 2004 to date.

Teaching Assistant University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, 1971-73; Assistant Professor, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1973-77; Principal Chickpea Breeder and Molecular Biologist ICRISAT, Patancheru 1977-2005; Pulses Specialist, Winrock International (USAID), Ishurdi, Bangladesh 1984-85; Pulses Breeder, Agrodev Canada (CIDA), Dhaka, Bangladesh 1991-94; Chickpea Breeder and Molecular Biologist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and Agriculture Environmental Renewal Canada, Delhi, Ontario and Kemptville, Ontario, 2001-2004.

Awards/Honours: Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial Gold Medal, 1967, Crop Improvement Award, 1991, Jenna Reddy Venkat Reddy Award 2001, International Research Award of the North American Pulse Improvement Association 2001, Millennium Best Scientist Award, ICRISAT 2001, Banagladesh-ICRISAT Cooperation Award 2002, and CGIAR-World Bank King Baudouin Award 2002; Member Science Committee Canadian Aid 2013.

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics; Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development.

Research Areas: Plant genetics, breeding, molecular biology, soybean nutragenomics

Address: Principal Soybean Breeder and Leader Soyfood Program, Sevita International Corporation, 11451 Cameron Road, Inkerman, Ontario, Canada K0E 1J0; 107 Gladeview Private, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1T4C5; [Tel: Off. 1-613-989-5400 Ext-530; Res. 1-613-739-9002, Cell: 1-613-229-5681; Fax: 1-613-989-2200; Email: jagdishkumar46@gmail.com; Jagdishk@sevita.com]


Kumar, Kambhampati Anand
FELLOW, ELECTED 1993

Born in India on 7 November 1945. Educated at A.P. Agricultural University, Hyderabad, B.Sc. 1966; M.Sc., IARI, 1968; Ph.D., 1974.

Former Scientist, ICRISAT Sahelian Center, Niamey, Niger.

Research Areas: Plant breeding, pearl millet improvement

Address: Maruti Heights, Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad 500034, Andhra Pradesh; [Tel: Res. (040) 23302818; Email: k.kumar@cgnet.com]


Kumar, M. Udaya
FELLOW, ELECTED 1995

Born in India on 15 September 1946. M.Sc.; Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Crop Physiology, UAS, GKVK, Bangalore to date.

Co-ordinator, Biotechnology Department, UAS, Bangalore; Member, PAC, Plant Sciences, DST.

Awards/Honours: R.D. Asana Medal, 1980; ICAR Best Teacher Award, 1997.

Fellow: Intetnational Society for Plant Molecular Biology; Indian Society of Plant Physiology.

Research Areas: Crop physiology, photosynthesis and crop productivity; stress responses of plants; physiology of water use efficiency

Address: Professor, Department of Crop Physiology, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore 560056, Karnataka; 246, Ist 'N' Block, Rajajinagar, Bangalore 560010, Karnataka; [Tel: Off. (080) 23636713, 23330153-376; Res. (080) 23324960, 23524357; Cell: 09448376357; Fax: (080) 23330277; Email: udayakumar_m@yahoo.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2003 to 31 Dec, 2005


Kumar, Polumetla Ananda
FELLOW, ELECTED 1998

Born in Kuchipudi, India on 14 November 1955, Educated at S.K.V. High School, Kuchipudi; V.S.R. College, Tenali, 1972; Silver Jubilee College, Kurnool, 1972-75; S.V. University, Tirupati, 1975-77; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1985-89; B.Sc. 1975; M.Sc. 1977; Ph.D. 1989; Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany.

Director, Institute of Biotechnology, ANGRAU, Rajendra Nagar, Hyderabad, 2013 to date.

Principal Scientist, 1978-2007, and Project Director, National Research Centre on Plant Biotechnology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 2007-12.

Awards/Honours: INSA Young Scientist Medal, 1987; ISCA Prof. Hiralal Chakravarty Award, 1995; DBT National Bioscience Award, 2000; VASVIK Award, 2000.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India.

Research Areas: Plant molecular biology, Bt-based insect resistance

Address: Director, Institute of Biotechnology, Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500030, A.P.; [Tel: Off. (040) 24015017 x 384; Cell: 09818902455; Fax: (040) 24017453; Email: polumetla@hotmail.com]

Recognition Award, 2005-2006


Kumar, Sanjay
FELLOW, ELECTED 2010

Born in Chhur, Meerut, U.P., India on 14 February 1963. Educated at SSD Boys Inter College, Meerut (UP),1973-75; RHS for Boys, Sindri (Bihar),1975-78; Lucknow Christian College, Lucknow (UP)1978-1982; G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar (UP), 1983-1986; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1986-1991; BOYSCAST Fellow of DST; DBT Overseas Associate; International Research Associate, Ecogen project, KSU (USA); M.Sc. 1986; Ph.D. 1991.

Scientist IV(V), Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, Palampur, 2008 to date.

Scientist IV(I), 1990-95; Scientist IV(II), 1995-2000; Scientist IV(III), 2000-04; and Scientist IV(IV), 2004-08, Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (CSIR), Palampur.

Awards/Honours: INSA Young Scientists Medal, 1995.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; Crop Improvement Society of India.

Research Areas: Plant adaptation, metabolic engineering, bioprospecting genes/enzymes, high altitude biology, climate change biology.

Address: Scientist IV (V), Biotechnology Division, Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Tech., Palampur 176061, H.P.; House # E-8, IHBT Scientist Colony, Near Chadhiyar Road, Holta, Palampur 176061, H.P.; [Tel: Off. (01894) 233339 Ext 340; Res: (01894) 231008; Cell: 09816621463; Fax: (01894) 230433; Email: sanjaykumar@ihbt.res.in; sanjayplp@rediffmail.com]


Kumar, Sushil*
FELLOW, ELECTED 1992

Born in Delhi,India on 14 December 1940. Educated at Municipal Primary School, Delhi, 1946-50; Dayanand Anglo-Vedic Higher Secondary School, New Delhi, 1950-57; Hansraj College, Delhi, 1957-60; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1960-65; B.Sc. 1960; M.Sc. 1962; Ph.D. 1965; Postdoctoral Fellowships at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Long Island, New York, 1966-67; University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 1968-70; University of Toronto, 1970-71.

INSA Honorary Scientist, National Institute for Plant Genome Research, New Delhi, 2011 onwards and SKA Institute for Research, Education and Development, New Delhi, 2012 onwards.

Senior Scientist, 1971-82, Principal Scientist, 1983-89, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, 1985-89, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi; Scientist G, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, 1989-93; Director, Human Resource Development Group, CSIR, 1997; Director, National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, 1998-99; Director, Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), Lucknow, 1993-2000; CSIR Emeritus Scientist, 2001-05, and INSA Senior Scientist, National Institute for Plant Genome Research (NIPGR), New Delhi, 2006-2010.

Awards/Honours: IARI Gold Medal, 1962; Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding Prize, 1965; Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, 1981; National Academy of Sciences Distinguished Scientist Award, 1986, and B.P.Pal Memorial Lecture Award, 2003; FICCI Science Award, 2000; Bhasin Award, 2000; INSA Lecture Award, 2002.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; Indian Academy of Sciences; National Academy of Sciences, India.

Research Areas: Plant and microbial genetical genomics, food, medicinal and aromatic crop breeding and biotechnology, biodiversity and biosafety, human resource development

Address: INSA Honorary Scientist, National Institute for Plant Genome Res., (NIPGR), Post Box-10531, Aruna Asif Ali Marg, New Delhi 110067; 4/11, Sarv Priya Vihar, New Delhi 110016; SKA Institute for Research, Education and Development, 4/11 Sarv Priya Vihar, New Delhi 110 016; [Tel: Res. (011) 26865494, Cell: 9810723891; Email: sushil2000_01@yahoo.co.in]


Kumar, Vijay
FELLOW, ELECTED 2004

Born in Sasaram, India on 11 November 1954. Educated at Sahibganj College, Jharkhand, 1970-72; P.G. Department of Zoology, Magadh University, Bodh-Gaya, 1973-75; All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 1977-84; Institut de Chimie Biologique, Strasbourg, France, 1984-88; B.Sc. 1972; M.Sc. 1975; Ph.D. 1984.

Staff Scientist, Virology Group, I.C.G.E.B., 2002 to date.

Senior Research Scientist, Virology Group, I.C.G.E.B., New Delhi, 1988-2001.

Awards/Honours: University Gold Medal, 1977; Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, 1997; Zoological Society of India Gold Medal, 1998; Gujrat Cancer Society, Ramniklal J. KInarivala Cancer Research Award, 2004.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India.

Research Areas: Virology, Cell cycle, DNA replication, animal genetics & breeding

Address: Staff Scientist, Virology Group, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi 110067; House No.3266, Sector 23, Gurgaon 122017, Haryana; [Tel: Off. (011) 26741680; Res. (0124) 4202266; Fax: (011) 26742316; Email: vijay@icgeb.res.in]


Kundu, Samaresh
FELLOW, ELECTED 2013

Born in Purulia, West Bengal, India on 3 January 1957. Educated at BCKV, Kalyani, 1974-78; IARI, New Delhi, 1979-1984. B.Sc. (Ag) Hons. 1978; M.Sc. (Ag) 1981; Ph.D. 1984; Post Doctoral Training at Dokuchaaev Memorial Order of the Red Banner of Labour Agricultural Institute, Kharkov, Ukrane, USSR, 1984-1985; Post Doctoral Training at University of New England, Armidale, Australia, 1994.

Head, Division of Environmental Soil Science, Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal, M.P. 2007 to date.

Scientist, Vivekananda Parvatiya Krishi Anusandhan Sansthan, Almora, 1986-1992; Senior Scientist, Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal, 1992-2000; Principal Scientist, Vivekananda Parvatiya Krishi Anusandhan Sansthan, Almora, 2000-2007.

Awards/Honours: Krishak Bharti Barani Kheti Award, 1988; Dr. Rajendra Prasad Puruskar of ICAR, 2004; Meritorious Invention Award of NRDC, 2006; Hari Om Ashram Award of ICAR, 2007; ICAR Award for outstanding Team Research, 2010; Best paper Award of Indian Journal of Agronomy, 2002; Best poster Award given by International conference on Nano Science and Nano technology, 2010; Best Poster Award given by VI Bangalore conference on Nano Science and Nano technology, 2011; Best Poster Award of Indian Society of Soil Science, 2011; Third Prize for the poster presented in national seminar on Advance in Agricultural Research toward food Security and Environmental Sustenance, Visva-Bharati, 2012.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science

Research Areas: Soil Chemistry/Fertility, Soil Microbiology, Application of Nano Science and Nano technology in Soil Science and Plant Nutrition Research

Address: Head, Division of Environmental Soil Science, Indian Institute of Soil Science, Nabibagh, Berasia Road, Bhopal 462038, M.P.; New Minal Residency, C-187, J.K. Road, Bhopal 462023; [Tel: Off. (0755) 2730970; Cell: 09424476497, 08871934547; Fax: (0755) 2733310; Email: samareshk_2006@yahoo.com]


Kwatra, Mohan Singh
FELLOW, ELECTED 1996

Born in Mahal, Amritsar on 6 April 1938. Educated at Khalsa Collegiate High School, Amritsar, Punjab, 1943-53; Khalsa College, Amritsar, 1953-55; Government Medical College, Amritsar, 1955-56; Punjab College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Hisar, 1956-60; Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, 1962-67; BVSc.& AH, MVSc. 1962, Ph.D. 1968.

Research Assistant, IVRI, Mukteshwar-Kumaon, U.P, 1962-63; Research Officer, National Institute of Communicable Diseases, Delhi 1967-69; Associate Professor Veterinary Pathology, College of Veterinary Sciences, Punjab Agricultural University, Hisar/Ludhiana campuses, 1969-74; Professor Veterinary Pathology, College of Veterinary Sciences, Assam Agricultural University, Guwahati-Jorhat, 1974-78; Senior Scientist (Veterinary Disease Investigation) 1978-93; Additional Director of Research (Veterinary and Animal Sciences), PAU, Ludhiana, Punjab, 1993-98.

Awards/Honours: Felicitated for overall contributions in the development of Veterinary Pathology by the Indian Association of Veterinary Pathologists (Assam Unit), 2011.

Research Areas: Veterinary pathology, veterinary epidemiology, veterinary public health and disease investigation

Address: 60-B, Rajguru Nagar, Ludhiana 141012, Punjab; [Tel: Res. (0161) 2460151, Cell: 09872233636; Email: mskwatra1@rediffmail.com]


Ladha, Jagdish Kumar*
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 2000

Born in Gwalior, India on 5 January 1952. Educated at D.A.V. School, Gwalior, 1964-69; Jiwaji University, Gwalior, 1971-73; Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 1973-76; B.Sc., 1971; M.Sc., 1973; Ph.D., 1976; Department of Atomic Energy, Senior Research Fellowship award, 1975; British Commonwealth Postdoctoral Fellowship award, 1975; Postdoctoral Fellow, Botany, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 1976-77; Postdoctoral Fellow, Biological Sciences, University of Dundee, Scotland, 1977-78.

Principal Scientist, CESD Division, IRRI Philippines and IRRI Representative for India and Nepal, IRRI-India Office, New Delhi, 2004 to date.

Assistant Professor, Plant Sciences, Madurai University India, 1978-80; Associate Soil Microbiologist, 1983-89 and Soil Microbiologist, 1990-98, IRRI; Adjunct Assistant Professor, 1986-89 and Adjunct Associate Professor, 1989-96, Soil Science, University of the Philippines; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Laval, Canada, 1992-94; Adjunct Professor, Soil Science, UPLB, 1996-2005; Soil Nutritionist and Rice-Wheat Coordinator, IRRI, 1999-2004; Adjunct Associate, Agricultural Experimentation Station, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, University of California, Davis, 2002 to date; Frosty Hill fellow, Department of Crop and Soil Science, Cornell University, 2007-08.

Awards/Honours: Young Scientist Award, Indian National Science Academy, 1979; Kothari Scientific Research Institute Award for Excellence, 1979; Plaque of Recognition for Scientific Achievements, IRRI, Philippines, 1993, 1999; Member, Advisory Board for the International Foundation for Science Grant Committee, Stockholm, Sweden, 1995; Vice-Chairman, Commission on Soil Biology for the International Society of Soil Science, 1995-98; Plaque of Recognition as Resource Scientist, Mariano Marcos State University, Philippines, 1999; Chairman, Commission on Soil Biology for the International Society of Soil Science, 1999-2002; Associate Member, National Research Council of the Philippines, 1999; The CGIAR Chairman's Excellence Science Team Award, 2000; Vice-Chair/Facilitator, Production Systems/INRM Thematic Panel, ISC/CGIAR Priorities and Strategies Formulation Process - Scientific Consultation, 2003; The CGIAR King Baudouin Team Award, 2004; Outstanding Scientist Award by the American Association of Scientists of Indian Origin, 2005; Plaque of recognition, Pakistan Agriculture Research Council, 2005; Plaque of appreciation by the Noorani Industries (Pvt) Ltd, Pakistan, 2005; Frosty Hill Fellowship Award by the Cornell University, 2007-2008; Chair of International Agronomy at the ASA for 2007-2009; Plaque of recognition by the President of American Society of Agronomy for Dedication and Services, 2008; Chair, International Agronomy Task Force of American Society of Agronomy, 2008; International Plant Nutrition Institute Science Award, 2009; International Soil Science Award, 2010; International Agronomy Service Award, 2011.

Fellow: American Society of Agronomy; Soil Science Society of America; American Association for the Advancement of Science

Research Areas: Agronomy, soil fertility, soil microbiology, plant nutrition

Address: Principal Scientist, CESD Division, IRRI Philippines & IRRI Representative for India and Nepal, IRRI-India Office, 1st Floor,CG Block, NASC Complex, DPS Marg, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 25843802, 25841292; Fax: (011) 25841801; Email: j.k.ladha@irri.org]


Lahiri Majumder, Arunendra Nath
FELLOW, ELECTED 2014

Born at Jorhat, Assam, India on 1 March 1946. Educated at the Bengali High English School, Dibrugarh, Assam, 1951-61; Presidency College, Calcutta, 1962-66; University College of Science, Calcutta, 1966-68. Ph.D. (Botany) from Bose Institute, Calcutta University, 1972; D.Sc. (Biochemistry) from Calcutta University, 1985.

Raja Ramanna Fellow (Department of Atomic Energy), Division of Plant Biology and Acharya J.C. Bose Biotechnology Innovation Centre, Bose Institute, 2011 to date.

Visiting Fellow & Associate, Fogarty International Centre, National Institutes of Health, USA 1973-77; Lecturer/Reader/Professor/Professor & Head, Department of Botany, School of Life Sciences, Visva Bharati University, 1977-1991; Professor/Senior Professor/Senior Professor & Head, Department of Botany/Plant Molecular & Cellular Genetics/Division of Plant Biology, Bose Institute, Kolkata, 1991-2011. Visiting Associate, Department of Genetics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA, 1978-79, 82); Visiting Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics, Ohio State University, Columbus, USA, 1986-88; Visiting Scientist, DBT/Rockefeller Foundation Biotechnology Career Fellowship, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA, 1994/95-98/99); Visiting Scientist, University of Illinois, USA, 2003/04/05).

Awards/Honours: Career Award, UGC (1980-83); Sir Rashbehari Ghosh Travelling Fellowship, Calcutta University (1982); Overseas Associateship, DBT (1994); Sadakharaswamy Endowment Award, SBC(I) (1994-1995); Foundation Day Award, Bose Institute (1998); Rockefeller Biotechnology Career Fellowship (1998-2003); Member, Editorial Board, Plant Molecular Biology Reporter (1999); Parija Memorial Lecture Award, Utkal University (2000-01); Elected Member, Guha Research Conference (2001); Elected Vice President, Society for Plant Physiology & Biochemistry (2001- ); SB Saksena Medal Award from Indian National Science Academy (2008).

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India (1996); Indian National Science Academy (2005); Indian Academy of Sciences (2005); West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology (2011).

Research Areas: Plant Physiology & Biochemistry; Abiotic stress responses in plants; Plant Biotechnology.

Address: Raja Ramanna Fellow (DAE), Division of Plant Biology, Bose Institute, P-1/12, CIT Scheme VII M, Kolkata 700054, W.B.; 5B2, FJORD Tower, Hiland Park, 1925, Chak Garia, Kolkata 700094, W.B.; [Tel: Off. (033) 25693232; Res. (033) 24367219, Cell: 09433027050; Fax: (033) 23553886; Email: lahiri@mail.jcbose.ac.in; alahirimajumder@yahoo.com]


Lakra, Wazir Singh
FELLOW, ELECTED 2009

Born in Delhi on 1 July 1955. Educated at Hans Raj College, Delhi, B.Sc. 1972-75; HNB Garhwal University, M.Sc. 1976-78; Ph.D. 1983.

Director, Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai, 2010 to date.

Senior Scientist 1989-98, and Principal Scientist & Head, Genetics and Biotechnology Division, Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai 1998-2005; Director, National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Lucknow 2005-10.

Awards/Honours: Dr. Rajendra Prasad ICAR National Award, 2003; Dr. Hiralal Chaudhuri Leadership Award, 2003; Dr. V.G. Jhingran Gold Medal, 2004; Gold Medal, Indian Academy of Environmental Sciences, 2006; Dr. M.S. Swaminathan Best Indian Fisheries Scientist Award, 2007; Prof. J.S. Dutta Munshi Gold Medal of ZSI, 2008; Vasvik Award, 2008; Hari Om Ashram Trust Award of ICAR, 2009; Gold Medal of Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 2009; Ashirwad Award, 2011.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; Inland Fisheries Society of India; Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology; Zoological Society of India.

Research Areas: Fisheries, Aquaculture Genetics, Biotechnology and Biodiversity Management

Address: Director, Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Panch Marg, Off Yari Road, Versova, Andheri (W), Mumbai 400061, Maharashtra; 45 Saini Enclave, IP Estate Extension, Vikas Marg, New Delhi-110092; [Tel: Off. (022) 26363404; Res. (022) 26361656; Cell: 09920906001; Fax: (022) 26361573; Email: lakraws@hotmail.com; wslakra@cife.edu.in]

Dr. P. Bhattacharya Memorial Award, 2011-2012


Lal, Murari
FELLOW, ELECTED 2000

Born in Varanasi, India on 5 March 1949. Educated at U.P. Board, High School, 1963; Intermediate, 1965; B.Sc., Banaras Hindu University, 1967; M.Sc., BHU, 1969; Ph.D., BHU, 1972.

Chairman, Climate, Energy and Sustainable Development Analysis Centre (web: www.cesdac.org), India 2006 to date.

Jr. Scientific Officer, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, 1972-74; NRC Post Doc Fellow, Atmospheric Environment Service, Toronto, Canada, 1975-77; Assistant Meteorologist, Indian Meteorological Department, Pune, 1977-79; Lecturer in Geophysics, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 1979-81; Senior Scientific Officer, 1982-90, Principal Scientific Officer, 1990-95, and Chief Scientific Officer, 1996-2003, IIT Delhi; Visiting Professor (Environmental Science), Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji Islands, 2004-05.

Awards/Honours: UGC Young Scientist Career Award, 1981-82; UNEP Certificates of Appreciation, 1995 & 1997; IPCC Nobel Peace Prize 2007.

Fellow: Royal Meteorological Society, London; Indian Association of Hydrologists; American Meteorological Society; Indian Meteorological Society.

Research Areas: Modeling of global and regional climate variability and change, sectoral vulnerability assessment (water, marine and coastal biodiversity and agriculture), natural resource management - technological options & interventions - environmental & economic feasibility, policy development in Asia - Pacific regional context, social dimensions and sustainable development

Address: Chairman, CESDAC, 1006, Osimo Tower, Mahagun Mansion-II, 1/4, Vaibhav Khand, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad 201014, U.P.; [Tel: Res. (0120) 4129730; Cell: 9811904828; Email: lal321@hotmail.com; lal_m@cesdac.org]


Lal, Rattan
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 1998

Born in Karyal, India on 5 September 1944. Educated at Government High School, Rajaund, Haryana 1954-59; Governmental Agricultural College and Research Institute, 1959-61, and Punjab Agricultural University, 1962-63; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1963-65; The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA, 1965-68; B.Sc. 1963; M.Sc. 1965; Ph.D. 1968.

Distinguished University Professor, The Ohio State University 2011 to date; Director, Carbon Management and Sequestration Center, FAES/OARDC, The Ohio State University 2001 to date.

Soil Scientist, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, Nigeria, 1969-87; Professor of Soil Science, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA 1987-2010.

Awards/Honours: SSSA International Soil Science Award, 1988; SSSA Soil Science Applied Res. Award, 1992; The Ohio State University Distinguished Scholar Award, 1994; ASA International Agronomy Award, 1995; SWCS Hugh Hammond Bennett Award, 1998; Distinguished University Lecturer, 2001; D.Sc. (h.c.), PAU, 2001, Norwegian Univ. of Life Sciences, 2005 and Alecu Russo Balti State University, Moldova, 2010; SSSA Soil Science Res. Award, 2002; ASA Env. Quality Res. Award, 2004; ASA Carl Sprengel Agronomic Research Award, 2005; Borlaug Award, 2005; IUSS Liebig Applied Soil Science Award, 2006; Swaminathan Award 2009; COMLAND Award of Int. Geographic Union 2009, The Distinguished University Professor Award, Ohio State 2011; Professional Achievement Award of the Ohio State Alumni Association 2012; Gamma Sigma Delta International Award, 2012. President, International Soil Tillage Research Organization 1988-91,World Association of Soil and Water Conservation 1987-90, Soil Science Society of America, 2006-2007.

Fellow: ASA, 1985; SSSA, 1986; Third World Acad. Sci., 1992; Am. Association Adv. Sci., 1996; SWCS, 1997.

Research Areas: Soil physics, soil erosion, carbon sequestration, sustainable management of soils, global food security, soil quality, soil-water management

Address: Director, Carbon Management and Sequestration Centre, FAES/OARDC, 2021 Coffey Road, 210 Kottman Hall,The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210-1-85, USA; [Tel: Off. 614-292-9069; Res. 614-442-6963; Fax: 614-292-7432; Email: lal.1@osu.edu]


Lal, Rup
FELLOW, ELECTED 2007

Born in Hamirpur, India on 27 September 1953. Educated at Govt High School Bani, Himachal Pradesh, 1959-69; D.A.V College, Jalandhar, Gurunanak Dev University, 1971-73; Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, 1975; University of Delhi, Delhi, Ph.D.1980; Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, 1988-90; Visiting Scientist, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, Feb-May 1998; DBT Short-term Overseas Associateship, 2000.

Professor, Department of Zoology, 2000 to date and Dean Examinations, University of Delhi, Delhi 2012 to date.

Lecturer in Zoology, Sri Venkateshwara College, New Delhi, 1979-92; Reader 1992-2000, Head, Department of Zoology, 2007-10; Dean, Faculty of Science, 2007-10; and Professor, University of Delhi, Delhi, 2000 to date.

Awards/Honours: Editor-in-Chief, Indian Journal of Microbiology, 2006-12; Ambassador of the International HCH and Pesticide Association (IHPA); American Society of Microbiology (ASM) Ambassador to the Indian Ocean Region, 2012 onwards; Member, Review Committee for the ASM-IUSSTF Indo-US Professorship in Microbiology, 2009-12; President (2013-14), Association of Microbiologists of India; Secretary, Indian Network for Soil Contamination Research (INSCR).

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India; Association of Microbiologists of India.

Research Areas: Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Genomics and Metagenomics

Address: Professor, Department of Zoology, University of Delhi, Delhi 110007; 38/3, Probyn Road, University of Delhi, Delhi 110007; [Tel: Off. (011) 27666254; Cell: 9810785766; Fax: (011) 27666254; Email: ruplal@gmail.com]


Lalithakumari, Damodaran
FELLOW, ELECTED 2000

Born in India on 11 May 1943. Educated at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, B.Sc., 1964 and M.Sc., 1960-64; D.Sc., Catholique University, Lovain la neuv-Belgium, 1974.

Director for Research and Development, Bio Soil Enhancers Inc. Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA, 2009 to date.

Visiting Scientist, Ministry of Science and Technology, Japan, 1985-86; Professor and Director, Centre for Advanced Studies in Botany, Chairperson, School of Life Sciences, University of Madras, Chennai; Professor, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Guyana, George Town, Guyana, South America, 2003-07; Visiting Research Scientist, Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, U.S.A. 2007-09; Vice Chairperson, Bureau of Standards-GMO Monitoring (Biosafety) in Guyana.

Awards/Honours: Hari Om Ashrum Trust Award, 1989; IPS Prof. Das Gupta Memorial Lecture Award, 1995; TNPCB Karmaveerar Kamarajar Award, 2000; Tamil Nadu Women Scientists Award, 2000, Tamil Chemmal Award.

Fellow: Indian Phytopathological Society.

Research Areas: Molecular plant pathology, microbiology, biotechnology, biofertilizers and bio-pesticides

Address: 106, Kensington Drive, MS 39402, USA; [Tel: Res. 601-488-6363; Email: dlalithakumari@yahoo.com]


Lele, Uma
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 1998

Born in Koregaon, Satara, India on 28 August 1941. Educated at Ferguson College, Pune, B.A. 1960 & M.S. 1963; Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., Ph.D.1965.

Independent Scholar, Member, Board of Directors, Institute of Development Studies, Commissioner, International Initiative For Impact Evaluation, (3IE), Visiting Professor, Department of Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 2008; Panel Member, Independent External Evaluation of FAO 2006-2007; Member, President's Advisory Council, Cornell University.

Senior Adviser, The Operations Evaluation Department, World Bank, 2000-2005, and various other research and management positions in the World Bank, 1971-2000; Visiting Professor, Cornell University, 1973-74; Graduate Research Professor and Director of International Studies, University of Florida, 1991-95; Director Global Development Initiative, the Carter Center, 1992-93; Member, Board of Directors, Center for International Forestry Reseach, (CIFOR), 1992-93; Member of the Technical Advisory Committee, CGIAR, 1994-95.

Awards/Honours: American Association of Agricultural Scientists Outstanding Scientist of Indian Origin, 1995.

Fellow: American Agricultural Economic Association, 1999.

Research Areas: Global development, global public policies and partnerships, agriculture and rural development, environment management, human health, aid effectiveness

Address: 700 New Hampshire Avenue, Apt 304, Washington, D.C. 20037, USA; [Tel: Res. 202-337-1916, Cell: 571-274-1916; Email: uma@umalele.org; umalele1@gmail.com]


Lianzheng, Wang
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 1994

Born at Haicheng, Liaoning, China on 15 October 1930. Graduated from Northeast Agricultural College, Harbin; Ph.D. from K.A. Timiryazev Agricultural Academy, Moscow.

He is Honourable Chairman of Academic Committee of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS).

Potato and Wheat Breeder (1957-60), Deputy Director (1970-78), Director, Crop Breeding Institute and Soybean Institute (1978-81), Associate Professor and Vice President (1981-86), President (1983), and Professor (1983-87), Crop Breeding Department of Heilongjiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences (HAAS). Vice-Governor of the Heilongjiang Province in charge of agricultural production, science and technology, 1987-94; President of CAAS, 1988-91; Vice Minister of Agriculture, P.R. of China; Member of Academic Committee of Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Science, 1982-88; Member of International Fund of Agricultural Development, Rome, Italy 1988-91; Convener of Crop Breeding, Genetics and Cultivation Group, Academic Degree Committee of State Council China, 1992-1997; Member of Standing Committee of Asia and Pacific Association for Agricultural Research Institutions, RAPA/FAO, 1992-1996; President of China Crop Science Society and Chairman for Soybean Committee, 1994-2002; President of China International Exchange Association of Agricultural Sciences and Technology,1993-97; Chairman of Advisory Committee of China-EU Centre for Agricultural Technology from Chinese side, 1993-96. Board Member of Centre for Agricultural and Biosciences International, Wallingford, U.K., 1994-97; Vice Chairman of China National Committee for Release Cultivars of Crops, 1988-1992; Elected Vice Chairman of China Association for Science and Technology (CAST), 1991-2001; Hon. Chairman of Academic Committee of CAAS, 1995-2013; President of China Seed Association, 1998-2006; President of China Association for Rural Agricultural Technology, 1999-2006.

Awards/Honours: Scientific Success Prize of China Crop Science Society, 2010; Prize of Science and Technology of Moscow Timiryazev Agricultural Academy, 2005.

Fellow: Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 1988; China Association for Science and Technology; China Crop Science Society; China Association of Agronomy; China Seed Association.

Research Areas: Crop breeding and genetics, soyabean breeding

Address: Former President, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 12 Zhongguanchun Nan Street, Beijing 100081, China; 14-12-2, Cuiweixili, Haidian District 100036, Beijing, China; [Tel: 0086-10-82103007; Fax: 0086-10-68975138; Email: wanglianzheng@caas.cn]


Lodha, Madan Lal
FELLOW, ELECTED 2000

Born in Koshithal, Rajasthan, India on 4 August 1944. Educated at Government Higher Secondary School, Chittorgarh, 1958-61; Rajasthan College of Agriculture, Udaipur, 1961-65; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1965-70; B.Sc. 1965; M.Sc. 1967; Ph.D. 1970.

Head, Division of Biochemistry, 1994-2001, 2003-06; Professor, Division of Biochemistry, 2001-03; and Professor-cum-Director, ICAR Centre of Advanced Studies in Biochemistry, 1995-2001, 2003-06, and ICAR Emeritus Scientist, 2007-09, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi.

Awards/Honours: IARI Best Teacher Award 1999; Society for Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology Plaque of Honour; Executive Editor 1992-2000 and Chief Editor 2001-08, Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology; Vice-President, Society for Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 2009-13; Vice-President, Indian Society of Agricultural Biochemists.

Fellow: Honorary Fellow, Indian Society of Agricultural Biochemists.

Research Areas: Antiviral proteins from non-host plants; quality protein maize; biological nitrogen fixation

Address: Flat # 2064, Joy Apartments, Plot No. 2, Sector 2, Phase-I, Dwarka, New Delhi 110075; [Tel: Res. (011) 25071592, Cell: 9873347705; Email: mll_bio@yahoo.co.in]

Treasurer 1 Jan, 2004 to 31 Dec, 2006; Dr. K. Ramiah Memorial Award, 2011-2012


Madan, Moti Lal
FELLOW, ELECTED 1996

Born in Srinagar, India on 1 January 1939. Educated at National High School, Srinagar, 1947-53; Shri Pratap College, Srinagar, 1953-55; Punjab College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, Hisar, 1955-59; National Dairy Research Institute. Karnal, 1963-65; University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA, 1968-71. B.V.Sc.& AH, 1959; M.Sc. 1965; Ph.D. 1971; D.Sc. (h.c.), 2001; D.Sc. (h.c.), 2012.

Veterinary Assistant Surgeon and Extension Officer, Shopian, Kashmir, 1959-63; Assistant Professor, Punjab Agricultural University, Hisar, 1966-68; Associate Professor, Animal Production Physiology, Haryana Agricultural University, 1972-79; Professor and Head, Animal Physiology, NDRI, Head, Dairy Cattle Physiology Division, 1986-94, and Project Director, Embryo Biotechnology, 1987-94 NDRI, Karnal; FAO/UNDP Consultant, 1992; Joint Director Research, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, 1994-95; Deputy Director General (Animal Sciences), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, 1995-99; Vice-Chancellor, Dr Punjabrao Deshmukh Agriculture University, Akola, Maharashtra, 1999-02; Vice-Chancellor, U.P. Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhaya Pashu Vigyan Vishwa Vidhyalaya evam Go Anusandhan Sansthan, (DUVASU) Mathura, 2006-09. Currently, Chairman Livestock Subgroup, Haryana Farmers Commission. President, Society of Animal Physiologist of India (SAPI); Chairman, National Task Force on Animal Biotechnology, DBT, Govt. of India, 1999-2005; Member Executive and Chairman, Education Committee, Veterinary Council of India, New Delhi, 2002-05; Expert Member (Animal Science & Fisheries) Parliamentry Committee to Evaluate Research Work for ICAR Institutes, DARE, New Delhi; Chairman, ICAR Committee for Formulation of XI Plan Programs for Animal Sciences Research and Education, 2006; Member, National Task Force for Revamping Agriculture Education and Research, Planning Commission, GOI, 2007; Chairman, ICAR National Committee for Research Project Proformae for Formulation, Evaluation and Monitoring of Research, 2010-11; Chairman QRT, CIRB, Hissar, 1992-2006; PDC Merrut, 2012; Chairman RAC, IVRI, Izatnagar, 2011.

Awards/Honours: Science Pioneer Prize, 1985, World Buffalo Congress, Cairo, Egypt; Nalis Lagerlof Award, 1985, 1997; D. Sundaresan National Dairy Award, 1989; Hari Om Award, 1990, ICAR; Rafi Ahmad Kidwai Award, 1992, ICAR; Nirmalam Memorial Award 1994-95; OGOURI Award, 1995, Japanese Society of Animal Reproduction; Rotary International Award 1998; AJAS Purina Award, 1999, Asian Australasian Association of Animal Production; Rotary Service Excellence Award, 2001, Rotary International; SAPI Honorific Award, 2002, Society for Animal Physiologists of India; Distinguished Veterinarian Award (DIVA), 2002, Indian Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Research; Om Prakash Bhasin Award for Science and Technology, 2002; Alumni Excellence Award, 2004, NDRI; D.Sc. (Honoris Causa), Chander Sekher Azad University of Agriculture & Technology 2001; Life Time Achievement Award, Indian society for the Study of Reproduction and Fertility, 2011; ICMR Centenary Award of Honour, 2012; D.Sc. (Honoris Causa), University of Guleph, Toranto, Canada, 2012.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; National Academy of Veterinary Sciences, India; Indian Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Research; Egyptian Veterinary Association, Cairo, Egypt; Indian Society for Study of Animal Reproduction.

Research Areas: Biotechnology; Animal Physiology, Reproductive Endocrinology

Address: 'Anugrah', Madan Lodge, House No. 842/6, Urban Estate, Karnal 132001, Haryana; [Tel: Res. (0184) 2284783; Cell: 09896017878, 09896317878; Email: mlmadan@hotmail.com]

Secretary 1 Jan, 2006 to 31 Dec, 2008; Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2002 to 31 Dec, 2004; Dr. B.P. Pal Memorial Award, 2005-2006


Mahadevappa, Madappa
FELLOW, ELECTED 1999

Born in Madapura, Karnataka, India on 4 August 1937. Educated at Government Primary School, Madapura, 1948; Govt. Boys Middle School, Chamarajanagar, 1952; Municipal High School, Chamarajanagar, 1955; Sharada Vilas College, Mysore, 1957; B.Sc.(Ag), Agricultural College, Bangalore, 1960; M.Sc. (Ag) and Ph.D., Agricultural College, Coimbatore, 1962 and 1965.

President, Forum of Former Vice-Chancellors of Karnataka State Universities (FVCK), Bangalore, 2013 to date; Director, JSS Rural Development Foundation, Ramanuja Road, Mysore, 2003 to date.

Professor of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Seed Technology, 1981-93, UAS, Bangalore; Director of Instruction, 1993-94; Vice-Chancellor, University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Dharwad, 1994-2000; Chairman, Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board, New Delhi, 2001- 02.

Awards/Honours: KKM Award, 1972; Hooker Award, 1981; Karnataka Govt. Rajyothsava Award, 1984; Nagamma Dattathreya Award, 1989; Sir Chotu Ram Award, 1996; Basava Guru Karunya award-Ilkal, 1996; Bharat Ratna Sir. M. Vishweshwarayya Memorial Award, 1999; Padma Shri, 2005; Lifetime Achievement Award, Agriculture Leadership Award, 2009; Karnataka Govt. Outstanding Kannada Science Writer, 2010; Socieity of Agricultural Biotechnology - SAB Life Time Achievement Award, 2011; Amit Krishi Rishi Award, 2013.

Fellow: National Academy of Sericulture Sciences; National Academy of Biological Sciences; Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding; Indian Society of Seed Technologists; Indian Science Writer's Association.

Research Areas: Genetics, plant breeding, seed science & technology, parthenium weed control

Address: Director, JSS Rural Development Foundation, Ramanuja Road, Mysore 570004, Karnataka; 'Samarasa' 1576, 1st Cross, Chandra Layout, Bangalore 560040, Karnataka; [Tel: Off. (0821) 2520092; Res. (080) 23216040, Cell: 09448360991; Email: mahadevrice@yahoo.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2014


Mahapatra, Ishwar Chandra
FELLOW, ELECTED 2001

Born in Sarbeshwarpur, Mayurbhanj, Orissa, India on 18 August 1929. Educated at Baripada High School 1941-45; Sambalpur College 1945-47; Central College of Agriculture, Delhi, 1949-53; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 1953-55; Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge LA, USA 1964-66; B.Sc. (Hons.) Agri. 1953; Assoc. IARI, 1955; Ph.D. 1966.

Managing Director, Agro-Consultancy Services, Bhubaneswar, 1994 to date.

Agronomist and Head, Division of Agronomy, Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, 1961-68; Project Coordinator, All Indian Coordinated Agronomic Research Project, IARI, New Delhi, 1968-75; Project Manager & Agronomist, UNDP/FAO/IITA/Sierra Leone Rice Project, Rokupr, Sierra, Leone, West Africa, 1975-80; Founder Vice Chancellor, Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi, 1981-84; Chairman Kerala Agril. University Commission, 1985; Consultant, IFAD, CGIAR/FAO/World Bank/FACU/Agricultural Development Project, Nigeria, West Africa, 1985-89; Senior Consultant & Team Leader, SRPP, Agricultural Finance Corporation, New Delhi, 1989-90; Consultant, AGRIMA, 1990-92; Vice-Chancellor, Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar, 1992-94; Consultant Plant Nutrition Management of Rice in India and South East Asia, FAO Rome, 1996-97; Expert Witness and Chief Consultant in Agriculture, Cauvery Water Dispute, 1993-99; Team Leader, Early Warning System to monitor Indian Agriculture, GoI, 1999-2001; Member, Scientific Advisory Panel, National Agricultural Technology Project, Rainfed Agro-Ecosystem ICAR, 1998-2004; Member, Agriculture Reforms Commission, Jharkhand, Ranchi, 2005-07; Member, Working Group for 11th Five Year Plan in Agriculture, Planning Commission, 2006-07; Chairman, Agricultural Production and Diversification Sub Committee of Apex Committee on Agriculture and Fishery Sector, TIFAC, Ministry of Science & Technology, GOI, 2006-09.

Awards/Honours: Member Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society USA, 1966; D.Sc. (h.c.), World Development Parliament, 1982; Gold Medal, Indian Society of Agronomy, 1996, Excellence in Agrl. Science by K.N. Memorial Foundation Trust 2002, Life Time Contribution to the Agrl. Profession, Sr. Agrl Scientists Association, 2002; Successful National & International Agrl. Research Scientist, Door Darshan 2005; Life Time Achievement in National & International Agriculture, RICAREA, 2005; Life Time Achievement in Agricultural Sciences, Odisha Vigyan Congress, 2006; Exceptional Contribution to Science, Odisha Science Academy, Bhubaneswar 2006; World Class Rice Agronomist, Indian Society of Agronomy, 2012. Secretary, Indian Society of Agronomy, 1973-74; President, Association of Rice Research Workers (3 terms).

Fellow: Bihar Academy of Sciences; Indian Society of Agronomy; Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research; Association of Rice Research Workers.

Research Areas: Agronomy, Crop Husbandry, Soil Fertility and Management, Water Management, Cropping and Farming Systems, Research Coordination, Research-Extension Linkage, Agrl. Planning and Management

Address: Managing Director, Agro-Consultancy Services, Usha Villa, 211, Aerodrome Area, Lane No. 2, Bhubaneswar 751020, Odisha; Usha Villa, 211, Aerodrome Area, Lane No. 2, Bhubaneswar 751020, Odisha; [Tel: Res. (0674) 2590550, Cell: 9861067372; Fax: (0674) 2590550; Email: ic_mahapatra@yahoo.co.in]

Member Executive Council, 1 Jan, 2005 to 31 Dec, 2007


Malik, Chander Parkash
FELLOW, ELECTED 1993

Born in Jhang Maghiana, India (now in Pakistan) on 26 July 1935. Educated at Govt. School, Hoshiarpur, 1947-50; University College, Hoshiarpur, 1950-54; Panjab University, Amritsar, 1954-58; University of Wales, 1962-64, Aberystwyth; Punjab University Chandigarh. B.Sc. (Hons. School) 1956; M.Sc. (Hons. School) 1958; Ph.D. (Genetics; Plant Breeding) 1964; Ph.D. (Biochemistry), 1998.

Advisor (Academics) and Professor, Life Sciences, Jaipur National University, Jagatpura, Jaipur, Rajasthan, to date.

Reader, University of Udaipur, Udaipur, 1966-71; Prof. and Head Deptt. of Botany, Panjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1971-88; Coordinator of Research 1987-90, Dean College of Basic Sciences and Humanities 1990-94, Prof. and Head, Dept. of Food Processing and Technology, 1996-2000, and Prof. and Advisor, Environmental Science and Engineering, 1995-98, GJ University, Hisar; Chairperson & Director, Deptt. Of Biotechnology; 1997-2002 and Visiting Professor, Kurukshetra University, 1978; Visiting Professor, National Sci. Foundation, USA-UGC, 1980; Karnataka University, Dharwad, 1984.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Rafi Ahmad Kidwai Prize, 1985; IBS Birbal Sahni Gold Medal, 1990; ISPP JJ Chinoy Gold Medal, 1992; Gold Medal of Academy for Advancement of Agriculture Sci., 1993; IPS Gunar Erdtman Gold Medal, 1995; President, Indian Science Congress (Plant Sciences), 1994.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences India; Botanical Society, India; Indian Palynological Society; Mendelian Academy.

Research Areas: Plant biotechnology; Crop genetics; Molecular plant physiology; Nanotechnology

Address: Advisor (Academics) & Professor, Life Sciences, Jaipur National University, Jagatpura, Jaipur 302017, Rajasthan; 47/143, Mansarovar, Jaipur 302020, Rajasthan; [Tel: Off. (0141) 3080601-605; Res. (0141) 2785565; Fax: (0141) 2752418; Email: cpm_malik@yahoo.com; cpmalik27@gmail.com]


Malik, Vedpal Singh
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 1997

Born in Sunna, Muzaffarnagar, U.P., on 1 January 1942. Educated at Junior High School Bhabisa 1955; Jat Heroes College Baraut 1957; Jat College Baraut 1961; IARI, 1964; Carlsberg Laboratorium, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1965; Dalhousie University and National Research Council of Canada Halifax NS, 1965-69; Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Texas, 1970; Massacusetts Institute of Technology 1971-72; The Upjohn Company, 1973- 1980; Philip Morris, Richmond VA 1981-84; Rockefeller University, New York, 1985-86; Philip Morris Richmond 1987-93.

United States Department of Agriculture, 1994 to date.

Awards/Honours: USDA Secretary's Honor award for managing Ralstonia, Karnal Bunt, and for contribution to Foot and Mouth Disease in United Kingdom; Hammer award from US Vice President.

Research Areas: Biotechnology, public policy

Address:, United States Department of Agriculture, 4700 River Road, Riverdale MD 20737-1236, USA; 6716 Haycock Road, Fallschurch VA 22043, USA; [Tel: Res. 301 734 6774; Fax: 301 734 5269; Email: vedpal.s.malik@aphis.usda.gov; vedpalms@yahoo.com]


Mandal, Asitbaran
FELLOW, ELECTED 2007

Born in Chandra, India on 6 October 1957. Educated at Chandra School, Bankura, 1963-72; Christian College, Bankura 1973; Bengal Veterinary College, Kolkata, 1974-79; Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, 1980-82; Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, 1989-92; B.V.Sc. & A.H. 1979; M.V.Sc. 1982; Ph.D. 1992.

Principal Scientist, Central Avian Research Institute, Izatnagar, Uttar Pradesh 2000 to date.

Veterinary Surgeon, West Bengal Vety. Services, 1982-83; Asstt. Prof., Deptt. of Animal Nutrition, HAU, Hisar, 1983-96; Assoc. Prof. Deptt. of Animal Nutrition, HAU, Hisar, 1996-2000.

Awards/Honours: Dr. N.D. Kehar Award, 1993; Jawahar Lal Nehru Award, 1993; Dr. Gopal Krishnan Medal 1996; CCSHAU Outstanding Teacher Award, 1996; ICAR Outstanding Interdisciplinary Team Research Award, 2005-06; IVRI Best Teacher Award, 2007-08; Kerala Chapter Award, 2008' Ayurvet Research Award, 2010; ANA Dr. DVR Prakash Rao Outstanding Research Award, 2011-12.

Fellow: National Academy of Veterinary Sciences.

Research Areas: Livestock and Poultry Nutrition, Feeding standards, Alternate feed resources, In ovo feeding and vaccination, Nutritional biotechnology

Address: Principal Scientist and Head, Avian Nutrition & Feed Technology Division, Central Avian Research Institute, Izatnagar 243122, Uttar Pradesh; House No. 15A, Utsav, Mahanagar (Phase 1), Pilibhit Bypass, Izatnagar 243005, Uttar Pradesh; [Tel: Off. (0581) 2300204 Ext. 3053; Res. (0581) 2583078, Cell: 09897539349; Fax: (0581) 2301321; Email: abmcari@rediffmail.com; drab.mandal@gmail.com]

Recognition Award, 2009-2010


Mandal, Biswapati
FELLOW, ELECTED 2004

Born in Burdwan, West Bengal on 4 August 1957. Educated at Siksha Mandir School, Nabadwip, 1968-73; Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (BCKV), Kalyani, 1974-85; University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, 1987-88; University of Goettingen, Germany, 1996; B.Sc. 1978; M.Sc. 1981; Ph.D. 1985.

Professor, Directorate of Research, BCKV, 2003 to date.

Lecturer, 1985-1998, and Reader of Soil Science, 1998-2002, BCKV, Kalyani.

Awards/Honours: ISCA Young Scientist Award, 1986; INSA Medal for Young Scientists, 1989; Golden Jubilee Commemoration Young Scientist Award of ISSS, 1993; UGC Career Award, 1993; Dr. B. C. Deb Memorial Award of ISCA, 1994; 12th International Congress Commemoration Award of ISSS, 2004; ISCA President, Agriculture and Forestry Sciences Section, 2007-08; Editor-in-Chief, J. Ind. Soc. Coastal Agrig. Res., 2008; Member, Editorial Board, Agronomy Journal, 2008.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science; West Bengal Academy of Sciences and Technology.

Research Areas: Environmental soil science, soil quality and soil organic carbon management and soil testing and fertilizer recommendation.

Address: Professor, Directorate of Research, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Kalyani 741235, W.B.; B-10/286, Kalyani 741235, West Bengal; [Tel: Off. (033) 25808601; Res. (033) 25826074; Fax: (033) 25828460; Email: mandalbiswapati@rediffmail.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2012


Manmohan Singh
FELLOW, ELECTED 1999

Born in the Punjab province of undivided India on 26 September 1932. Matriculation from the Punjab University, 1948; First Class Honours degree in Economics, University of Cambridge, UK, 1957; D. Phil in Economics, Nuffield College, Oxford University, 1962.

Honorable Prime Minister of India, 2003 - to date.

Academic credentials burnished by the years spent on the faculty of Punjab University and the prestigious Delhi School of Economics. After a brief stint at the UNCTAD Secretariat, appointed as Secretary General of the South Commission in Geneva between 1987 and 1990. His book, "India's Export Trends and Prospects for Self-Sustained Growth" [Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1964] was an early critique of India's inward-oriented trade policy. Formerly Economic Advisor, Commerce Ministry, GOI, 1971. Chief Economic Advisor, Ministry of Finance, 1972; Secretary, Ministry of Finance; Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission; Governor Reserve Bank of India; Advisor of the Prime Minister; Chairman University Grants Commission. India's Finance Minister for 5 years brought turning point in the economic history of independent India, Dr. Singh spent five years between 1991 and 1996. His role in ushering in a comprehensive policy of economic reforms is now recognized worldwide. This period is inextricably associated with the persona of Dr. Singh. India's fourteenth Prime Minister, Dr. Singh is rightly acclaimed as a thinker and a scholar and is well regarded for his diligence and his academic approach to work, as well as his accessibility and his unassuming demeanour. Represented India at many international conferences and in several international organizations; led Indian Delegations to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Cyprus, 1993 and to the World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna, 1993. In his political career, a Member of India's Upper House of Parliament since 1991 as well as Leader of the Opposition between 1998 and 2004.

Awards/Honours: Honoured by a number of other associations including the Japanese Nihon Keizai Shimbun; Recipient of honorary degrees from many universities including the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford; Wright's Prize for Distinguished Performance at St. John's College in Cambridge, 1955; Adam Smith Prize, University of Cambridge, 1956; India's second highest civilian honour, Padma Vibhushan, 1987; Euro Money Award for Finance Minister of the Year, 1993; Asia Money Award for Finance Minister of the Year, 1993 and 1994; Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Award, Indian Science Congress, 1995; Honorary Doctorate of Letters (D.Litt.), BHU; FAO Highest Distinction the Agricola Medal.

Research Areas: Economics, development

Address: Prime Minister of India, Prime Minister's Office, South Block, Raisina Hill, New Delhi 110011; 7, Race Course Road, New Delhi 110001; [Tel: Off. (011) 23012312; Res. (011) 23015470, 23018668; Fax: (011) 23019545, 23016857; Email: manmohan@sansad.nic.in]


Manoharachary, Chakravarthula
FELLOW, ELECTED 2008

Born in Vavilala, Karimnagar district, A.P. India on 1 January 1945. Educated at different schools of Karimnagar Dist. A.P. 1950-1961; PUC 1961; University College of Science, Osmania University, Hyderabad; B.Sc. 1965, M.Sc. 1967, Ph.D. 1974; University of Mysore, Mysore, D.Sc. 1999. Post Doctoral Research at UK, USA, Germany (1977, 1989, 1990).

NASI Senior Scientist & Platinum Jobilee Fellow, Department of Botany, Osmania University, Hyderabad, 2013 to date.

Assistant Professor 1970-1980, Associate Professor 1980-1984, Professor 1984-2004, Vice-Principal 1992-1996, Chairman, Board of Studies in Botany 1995-1997, Head, Department of Botany 1998-2000, Principal 1996-1999, and Dean, 2001-2004, UGC & Dev. Affairs; Emeritus Scientist (CSIR), 2005-09; Principal Investigator, UGC Project, 2010-13.

Awards/Honours: Young Scientist Award, APAS, 1979; Best Teacher Award, Govt. of A.P., 1995; Dr. Birbal Sahni Medal, IBS, 2000; A.P. Scientist Award, APCOST, 2001; UGC Hari Om J.C. Bose Award, 2001; Platinum Jubilee Lecture Award, ISCA, 2006; Dr. Saligram Sinha Memorial Lecture Award, NASI, 2006; Dr. E.K. Janaki Ammal National Award, MoEF, 2006; Dr. Mundukar Memorial Lecture Award, IPS, 2007; Dr. N. Prasad Memorial Lecture Award, ISMPP, 2007; President, Botany Section 89th Indian Science Congress, 2002; President, Indian Phytopathological Society, 2002-2003; Member, Management Committee NBAIM, ICAR, New Delhi, 2007-2010; Chairman, Research Advisory and Monitoring Committee (BSI & ZSI) MoEF, New Delhi 2007-2009; President, Indian Botanical Society, 2007-2008; President, Mycological Society of India, 2008-2009; RAC Member, ARI, Pune, 2009-2012; RAC Member, National Center for Cell Culture, Pune, 2009-2012; Member, Academic Council, Central University of Gujarat, 2009-2012; Dr. Y.L. Nene Outstanding Plant Pathology Teacher Award, 2012, ISMPP; Life Time Achievement Award, 2012, MSI; Life Time Achievement Award, BHU, 2012; Member, RAC, MoES, 2012-15; DBT, Member Task Force, Biofertililzers & Biopesticides, 2013-15; Chairman, RAC, NBAIM, 2013-15.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Phytopathological Society, Indian Botanical Society, A.P. Akademy of Sciences.

Research Areas: Mycology, Plant Pathology, Fungal Biotechnology and Microbiology

Address: NASI Senior Scientist and Platinum Jubilee Fellow, Dept. of Botany, Osmania University, Hyderabad 500007, A.P.; 2-2-1144/23/1 (MCH 250), New Nallakunta, Hyderabad 500044; [Tel: Off. (040) 27682244; Res. (040) 27562723; Cell: 09391164243; Fax: (040) 27090020; Email: cmchary@rediffmail.com]


Mathur, Bhupendra Nath
FELLOW, ELECTED 2002

Born in New Delhi, India on 17 October 1943. Educated at Government High School, Karnal, 1952-58; Dyal Singh College, Karnal, 1958-60; Dairy Science College, 1960-65; Business Management, Panjabi University, 1970-72; Ph.D. 1975; Post Doc., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA, 1978.

Manager R&D, Polson Limited, Ootacamund, 1967-70; Research Officer, 1970-75, and Head, Dairy Technology Division, 1981-84 and 1996, Jt. Director (Research), 1997-99, and Director, 1999-2002, NDRI, Karnal; Director, NAARM, Hyderabad, 2002-04.

Awards/Honours: Gardner's Award, 1979; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Memorial Award, 1981-83; Chief Editor, Indian Dairy Association, 1980-82 and 1984-86; Chairman, Dairy Products Sub-Committee, BIS, 1982-88; National Coordinator, Graduate Dairy Education, 1986-88; Chairman, Dairy Products Sectional Committee, PFA, 1999-2002.

Fellow: Indian Dairy Association; Association of Food Scientists and Technologiests.

Research Areas: Dairy processing - new product & process development: formulated nutritional products

Address: Q-35 Radhasoami Satsang, Dera Baba Jaimal Singh, Beas, Dist Amritsar 143204, Punjab; [Tel: Off. (01853) 272345 Ext. 303; Res: (01853) 272465; Cell: 09878902602; Fax: (01853) 272576; Email: bnmathur2003@yahoo.com; bnmathur48@gmail.com; dairy.beas@rssb.net]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2005 to 31 Dec, 2007


Mayee, Charudatta Digambarrao
FELLOW, ELECTED 2008

Born in Sakharkherda (Buldana), Maharashtra, India on 15 July 1946. Educated at MES High School, Mehkar (MS) 1959-61; College of Agriculture, Akola, 1961-65; College of Agriculture, Nagpur, 1965-67; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1968-1972. B.Sc (Agri.) 1965; M.Sc (Agri.) 1967; Ph.D, IARI, 1972. Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, 1980-82; Re-visited 1986.

Adjunct Professor, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, 2012 to date.

Plant Pathologist (Rice), Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1974-75; Professor and Head, Marathwada Agricultural Univesity, Parbhani, 1976-91 and 1993-95; Associate Dean, Dr. Punjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola, 1991-93; Associate Director, NARP, Aurangabad, 1995-97; Vice-Chancellor, MAU, Parbhani, 1997-2000; Director, Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur, 2000-03; Agriculture Commissioner, Govt. of India, New Delhi, 2003-04; Chairman, Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board, New Delhi, 2004-11.

Awards/Honours: Prof. Narasimhan Academic Award, 1974; Pesticide Award, 1982; V.P. Gokhale Award, 1998; Vasantrao Naik Krishi Award, 2002; Outstanding Team Research Award, 2003; Dr. B. Vishwanath Award, 2005; Life Time Achievement Awards, 2008, 2011, 2012; Lekhi Ram Memorial Award, 2009; Doda Raghav Reddy Award, 2010; Leadership Award, 2010 and Amit Prabhudh Manishi Award, 2012; D.Sc. (Honoris Causa), Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur (Bihar), 2009; OUAT, Bhubaneshwar (Odisha) and Assam Agri. Univ. Jorhat (Assam); President, Indian Society for Cotton Improvement, IPS, New Delhi, 1997-98; SMPP, Udaipur, 2006-09; Doctors Krishi Academy, Lacknow, 2006-11; CRDA, Hisar, 2011(Conti.); Chief Editor, IPS, New Delhi, 2004-06; Member, International Cotton Genome Initiative, USA, 2007 till date; Board Member Agri. Finance Corp. Ltd., Mumbai, 2011 till date; RVRS Krishi Mahavidyalaya, Gwalior, 2010 till date and YCMOU, Nashik, 2011 till date.

Fellow: Maharashtra Academy of Sciences; Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology.

Research Areas: Plant Pathology - Epidemiology - Cotton Biotechnology, Oilseed Pathology

Address: 50-K, Bharat Nagar, Nagpur 440033, Maharashtra; [Tel: Cell: 09970618066; Email: charumayee@yahoo.co.in]


Mehetre, Subhash Sonyabapu
FELLOW, ELECTED 2012

Born in Belapur, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra on 12 June, 1952. Educated at JTS High School, Belapur, 1964-1969; College of Agriculture, Pune, 1969-1973; Post Graduate Institute, MPKV, Rahuri, 1973-1977; University of Birmingham, U.K. 1985; University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, U.K. 1988-89; University of Contemporary Studies, Washington, USA 1999.

CSIR, Junior Research Fellow, PGI, 1975-1977; Senior Research Assistant, 1977-1981; Assistant Professor, 1981-1985; Associate Professor, 1985-1991; Professor (Cotton Breeder, Oil Seeds Specialist-cum Principal Investigator, Biotechnology Centre and I/C, 1991-2005; I/C Head, Dept. of Botany, 2003-2004; Head, Department of Botany, 2005-2006, and Director of Research, MPKV, Rahuri, 2006-12.

Awards/Honours: INSA Young Scientists' Award, 1980; UWA Life Time Achievement Award, 1999; Dr. S.S. Narayana Award, 1999; 20th Century Agricultural Development Award, 2000; Late Krishi Ratna Dr. Annasaheb Shinde Best Agriculture Scientist Award, 2007; Vasantrao Naik Krishi Sanshodhan and Rural Trust, Mumbai: Best Agricultural Scientist Award, 2010; Khandesh Bhushan Award, 2010; Dodia Trust Award, 2010; Life Time Achievement Award, 2012 by Cotton Research and Development Association, HAU, Hisar; Cash Prize Awards by INSA 1980, Kothari Scientific and Industrial Research Institute, Calcutta (1980), J.N. Tata Trust Cash Award 1989; Lions International Club, Shrirampur (Maharashtra), Trophy 1990. Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship, 1988-89; FAO-IBPGR Fellowship, CSIR, New Delhi, Junior Research Fellowship, 1975-77; J.N. Tata Endowment Scholarship - 1988-89

Fellow: Maharashtra Academy of Sciences, Pune; Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding, New Delhi; United Writers Association, Chennai; Cotton Research and Development Association, Hisar.

Research Areas: Cytogenetics, Plant Breeding, Mutation Breeding, Bio technology, Plant Molecular Biology, Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources, Haploidy Breeding, Interspecific Hybridization

Address: SAFALYA, Plot No. 20, Dharmadhikari Mala, Tathe Nagar, Savedi, Ahmednagar 414003, Maharashtra; [Tel: Res. (0241) 2431035; Cell: 09860529571; Email: subhash_mehetre@rediffmail.com; subhashmehetre@rediffmail.com]


Mehra, Usha R.
FELLOW, ELECTED 1995

Born in Lucknow, India on 19 June 1944. B.Sc. and M.Sc. 1969-64 from Agra University; Ph.D. 1968, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar.

Emeritus Scientist, Animal Nutrition Division, IVRI, 2006 to date.

Assistant Research Officer 1968-75, Jr. Scientist 1975-76, Senior Scientist 1976-83, Scientist S-3 1984-85, Principal Scientist 1986-2003; and Head, Animal Nutrition Division & Director, Centre of Advanced Studies 2003-06, IVRI.

Awards/Honours: Hari Om Ashram Trust Award 1981 and 2002; Panjab Rao Deshmukh Woman Agriculture Scientist Award 2001; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award 2003-04.

Fellow: Animal Nutrition Association of India, 2006.

Research Areas: Animal nutrition and metabolism, feed & fodder technology

Address: Ex. Head, Animal Nutrition Division, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar 243122, Uttar Pradesh; 121, Janakpuri, Avas Vikas Colony, Izatnagar 243122, Uttar Pradesh; [Tel: Off. (0581) 2301318; Res. (0581) 2535385, Cell: 09412822204; Fax: (0581) 2301318; Email: mehra62@gmail.com]


Mehta, Shanti Lal
FELLOW, ELECTED 1995

Born in Bhadsoda, India on 25 October 1943. Educated at Fateh High School, Udaipur, 1956-58; Rajasthan College of Agriculture, Udaipur, 1958-62; Indian Agricultural Research Inst., New Delhi, 1962-66; B.Sc. 1962; M.Sc. 1964; Ph.D. 1967; Commonwealth Scholarship, 1967; Post-doctoral, Department of Plant Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 1967-68.

Head, Div. of Biochemistry, 1984-94, and Dean & Jt. Director (Education), 1994-95, IARI, New Delhi; Deputy Director General (Education), ICAR, 1995-2000; National Director, NATP 2002-04; Vice-Chancellor, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur, Rajasthan 2004-08.

Awards/Honours: Gold Medal, 1960; VASVIK award for Agriculture Sciences 1992; O.P. Bhasin Award 1997; D.Sc. (h.c.) G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology 1997, CS Azad University of Agriculture and Technology 1998, Central Institute of Fisheries Education 2000, UAS Dharwad 2010; B.C. Guha Memorial Award, 1997; Dr. Jayalalitha Endowment Lecture Award, 1998; Assam Company Lecture Award, 1998; SEERI Environment Award, 2004; Maharana Mewar Award, 2008; Dr D. Sunderasan Memorial Lecture Award, 2011; President, Society for Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology; President, Indian Society of Agricultural Biochemists. Member, Agriculture Panel, Government of Rajasthan; Member, Accreditation Board, ICAR; Member, Rajasthan Council for Skill and Enterpreneurship; Member, Governing Board, Vidhya Bhawan Society, Udaipur.

Research Areas: Plant biotechnology and biochemistry

Address: 71 Gokul Nagar, Near Bohra Ganeshji Temple, Udaipur 313001, Rajasthan; [Tel: Res. (0294) 2470123, Cell: 09460919188; Email: slmehta1947@gmail.com]


Minhas, Paramjit Singh*
FELLOW, ELECTED 2001

Born in Jalandar, India on 5 April 1954. Educated at Malwa Khalsa Hr. Sec. School, Ludhiana 1965-69; Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana; B.Sc. 1974; M.Sc. 1977; Ph.D. 1985.

Director, National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management, Baramati, Pune 2012 to date.

Scientist S-1 1978-81, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, Jhansi; Scientist S-1 1981-84, Scientist S-2 1984-86, Sr. Scientist (Soil Physics & SWC) 1986-97, and Project Coordinator, AICRP-SSW, 1997-2006, Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal; ADG (IWM), ICAR, New Delhi, 2006-08; Director of Research, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 2008-10; ADG (Soil & Water Management), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, 2010-12.

Awards/Honours: ISSS 12th International Congress Commemoration Medal, 1997; IARI Sukumar Basu Award, 1997-98; Hari Om Trust Award, 2002-03; CSSRI Excellence Award for `Soil Salinity and Water Management' 2004; Jain-INCID Sinchai Award, 2005; UGC-National Swami Pranavananda Saraswati Award, 2005-06; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, 2007-08; Member Editorial Board, Agricultural Water Management, 2001 to date.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science; Punjab Academy of Sciences

Research Areas: Soil physics; irrigation water quality management

Address: Director, National Institute of Abiotic Stress Mgmt, Malegaon, Baramati, Pune 413115, Maharashtra; 906/9, Urban Estate, Karnal 132001, Haryana; [Tel: Off. (02112) 254055, Cell: 09403682923; Email: minhas_54@yahoo.co.in]


Mishra, Banawari
FELLOW, ELECTED 2008

Born in Varanasi, India on 14 April 1947. Educated at Varanasi High School & I.Sc. (Ag), 1962-64; Kanpur University, 1964-69; Kurukshetra University, 1981-85; B.Sc. 1966, M.Sc. 1969, Ph.D. 1985; IRRI, Philippines, Post Doctorate, 1988-90; UK, Research Fellow, 1995; IRRI, Philippines, Visiting Scientist, 1997.

Principal Scientist (Plant Breeding), 1986-2000, and Head of Crop Improvement Division, 1987-2000, CSSRI, Karnal; Project Director, Directorate of Rice Research, Hyderabad, 2000-2005; Project Director, Directorate of Wheat Research, Karnal, 2005-2008; Vice Chancellor, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Jammu, 2008-13. Chairman/member of several international, national and state level scientific/ academic committees; Coordinator ACIAR-ICAR; Indo-Swiss-Wheat Biotechnology; National Coordinator, Rice-Wheat Tillage Project; ICAR-UNDP, IRRI-ADB, ICAR-IRRI Coordinator for Hybrid Rice Tech; Indo-UK Coordinator for DFID (ODA) Project on development of salt tolerant rice varieties involving pyramiding of genes; ICAR-IRRI Coordinator for problem soils-germplasm-improvement; World Bank/EEU funded CSSRI-UPLDC Adaptive Research Coordinator for sodic soils; ICAR Coordinator for gene pyramiding project on rice, wheat, maize, chickpea & tomato; Coordinator DBT Functional Genomics Project etc. Chairman and member of many Boards of Management, QRT, RAC, Scientific Advisory Committees, Steering Committees, IBC, IMC, Selection Committees, Academic Council, University Councils etc.

Awards/Honours: Senadhira Rice Research Award, IRRI, Philippines, 2002; Rao Bahadur Dr. Ram Dhan Singh Memorial Award, 2003; Hari Om Ashram Trust Award, 2003; International Year of Rice-Dr. A.K. Richharia Award, 2004; Rafi Ahmad Kidwai Award, 2007. President, Society of Advancement of Rice Research, and Advancement of Wheat Research, Chief Editor, Journal of Wheat Research, Chief Patron, Journal of Research SKUAST-J.

Research Areas: Research and Education in Genetics and plant breeding, rich experience in rice and wheat research and abiotic stress.

Address: Former VC, SKUAST-Jammu, Flat No. B-63, IDC CGHS Apartments, Plot 8-C, Sector - 11, Dwarka, New Delhi 110075; [Tel: Cell: 09582500093; Email: b9mishra@gmail.com]


Misra, Chakrapani
FELLOW, ELECTED 1992

Born in Digapahandi, Ganjam, Orissa, India on 4 March 1933. Educated at Science College, Puri; B.Sc. 1954; Associate, IARI, 1957, Ph.D., University of California, Davis (USA), 1972.

Served the department of Agriculture, Govt. of Orissa and later the Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar as Lecturer, 1960-69, Reader, 1972-82, Professor, 1982-92, Dean of Research, 1992-93, and Hony Professor, 1993

Awards/Honours: Member, Editorial Board, Indian Society of Soil Science, and Soil Science Panel of ICAR.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science, 1992; Rice Research Workers Association of India.

Research Areas: Soil physics

Address: 67, Surya Nagar, Bhubaneswar 751003, Orissa; [Tel: Res.(0674) 2397606]


Modi, Vinod Venilal
FELLOW, ELECTED 1995

Born in Baroda, India on 10 May 1929. Educated at Baroda High School, Baroda, 1937-44; M.Sc. Baroda College, 1951; Ph.D., Liverpool, 1955.

Scientific Officer Hanna Research Institute, Ayr, U.K., 1956; Reader in Biochemistry University, Baroda, 1957-64; Research Associate, Univ. Illinois, Urbana, USA, 1961-62; Prof. & Founder Head Dept. Microbiology, University of Baroda, 1964-89; UGC National Lecturership in 1979-80; Visiting Prof. University of Nagoya, Japan 1975; Visiting Scientist, USA 1977, Royal Society, U.K. 1987, and USSR Academy of Science 1989; Founder Chief Coordinator, Biotechnology Centre, Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, 1985-89.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy.

Research Areas: Microbial biochemistry and biotechnology

Address: 'Alaap', 12 A Pratapgunj, Baroda 390002, Gujarat; [Tel: Res. (0265) 2794601; Fax: (0265) 2794342]


Mohan, Madan
FELLOW, ELECTED 2000

Born in Delhi, India on 17 August 1953. Educated at Han Raj College, Delhi University, 1970-75; Department of Botany, University of Delhi, 1975-80; Ph.D., Delhi University 1980; Post Doc in Molecular Biology, University of Toronto, Canada, 1986; LL.B., Delhi University, 2008.

Professor, Department of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi 2006 to date.

Associate Professor, Botany, Hindu College, Delhi University; Leader, Plant Resistance Group, ICGEB, 1989-2006; Rockefeller Foundation Career Fellowship, 1994-96.

Awards/Honours: Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award for the Triennium, 1996-98.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy.

Research Areas: Plant biotechnology, genome analysis and breeding

Address: Professor, Department of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi 110021; B-10/7055, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 110070; [Tel: Cell: 9811054232; Email: mohanm98@hotmail.com]


Mohan Ram, Holenarasipur Yoganarasimham
FELLOW, ELECTED 1991

Born in Mysore, Karnataka, India on 24 September 1930. Educated at Saradavilas High School, Mysore, 1943-46; Intermediate College, Mysore, 1946-48; St Philomena's College, Mysore, 1948-50; B.R. College, Agra, 1951-53; University of Delhi, 1953-59; B.Sc. 1950; M.Sc. 1953; Ph.D. 1959.

Demonstrator in Botany, St Philomena's College, Mysore, 1950-51; Lecturer, 1953-61, Fulbright and Smith-Mundt Fellow, 1958-59; Research Associate, 1959-60, Cornell University Ithaca, New York, USA; Reader, 1961-68, and Professor, 1968-95, University of Delhi; UNESCO-UNDP Senior Fellow, Gif-Sur Yvette, France, 1970-71; UGC National Lecturer, 1980; INSA Senior Scientist 1996-2001; INSA Honorary Scientist, 2006-2010; INSA Jawarharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Visiting Fellowship, 1997.

Awards/Honours: UGC J.C. Bose Award, 1978; IBS P.Maheshwari Medal, 1980; Om Prakash Bhasin Award, 1986; Sergei G. Navashin Medal, 1990; ISCA Birbal Sahni Birth Centenary Medal, 2001; Asiatic Society Gregor Johannes Bruhl Medal, 2002; ISCA Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Award, 2004; Vasvik Award, 2008; Aryabhata Medal, 2009; Indian Botanical Society Lifetime Achievement Award, 2012.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy (Editor 1979-82, Secretary 1985-88); Indian Academy of Sciences (Vice-President 1988-90); National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Botanical Society.

Research Areas: Plant growth & development, economic botany, conservation biology

Address: 174, S.F.S. D.D.A. Flats, Mukherjee Nagar, Delhi 110009; [Tel: Res. (011) 27652773, Cell: 9818185469; Email: hymohanram@gmail.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2000 to 31 Dec, 2002


Mohanty, Prasanna K.
FELLOW, ELECTED 1991

Born in Kespur, Orissa, on 1 April 1934. Educated at Ravenshaw College, Utkal University, Cuttack, 1952-58; M.Sc. 1958; M.S. 1968, and Ph.D, University of Illinois, USA, 1972; Manbusho Fellowship at NIBB, Japan 1989, DAAD fellow at Wurzburg Univ. Germany, 1989, Fulbright Fellowship at NREL, Golden Colorado, 1993; Senior JSPS Fellowship at NIBB Japan, 2001.

INSA Senior Scientist, Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, College of Agriculture, OUAT, Bhubaneswar, 2010 to date.

Lecturer/Reader in Botany, Directorate of Public Instruction, Govt. of Orissa, 1959-65; Reader in Botany, 1969 and Research Associate, National Research Council, Dept of Chemistry, University of Western Ontario, Canada, 1971-72; Associate Professor, 1973; Professor, 1983-99 and Dean, 1987-89, School of Life Sciences, JNU. Adjunct Visiting Professor, Functional Ecology Regional Plant Resource Center, Bhubaneswar, 2000-2002; Honorary Proefssor, DAVV, Indore, 2003-07, 2009-10.

Awards/Honours: Robert Emerson Fellowship, 1969; National Science Academy Gold Medal for Biophysics, 1989; Pranakrishna Parija Memorial Lecture, 1987; UGC Jagdishchandra Bose Award 1991; Panchanan Maheswari lecture award, 1992.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad; Indian National Science Academy

Research Areas: Photo-bioenergetics and photobiochemistry, electron transport in chloroplasts and mitochondria, cyanobacteria physiology and biochemistry; stress physiology, functional ecology of mangroves and salinity stress

Address: INSA Senior Scientist, Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, College of Agriculture, Orissa University of Agril and Technology, Bhubaneswar 751003, Odisha; LBG House, HIG-11/6, HB Colony I, Chandrashekharpur, Bhubaneswar 751023, Odisha; Norio Niwas,149, Vidhya Vihar, West Enclave, Pitampura, New Delhi - 110034, India; [Tel: Off. (0674) 2564836; Res. (0674) 2743836; Email: prasanna37@hotmail.com; photosis@rediffmail.com]


Mohapatra, Trilochan
FELLOW, ELECTED 2006

Born in Kharibil, Cuttack, India on 20 April 1962. Educated at Laxmi Narayan High School, Eranch, Cuttack, 1972-78; Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, 1978-80; Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, 1980-85, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1985-91; B.Sc. 1985; M.Sc. 1987; Ph.D. 1992.

Director, Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, Odisha, 2012 to date.

Scientist, 1992-99, Senior Scientist, 1999-2005, and Principal Scientist, 2005-12, National Research Centre on Plant Biotechnology, IARI, New Delhi.

Awards/Honours: INSA Young Scientist Award, 1994; INSA Prof. L.S.S. Kumar Memorial Award, 1994; NAAS-Tata Young Scientist Award, 2001; IARI B. P. Pal Memorial Award, 2002; DBT National Bioscience Award, 2003-04; NASI-Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Award 2007; Associate Editor, BMC Genetics, 2011 to date; Associate Editor, Journal of Genetics, 2012 to date

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

Research Areas: Molecular genetics and genomics.

Address: Director, Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack 753006, Odisha; [Tel: Off. (0671) 2367757, Cell: 9437579257, 9868872890; Fax: (0671) 2367663; Email: directorcrri@sify.com; tmnrcpb@gmail.com]


More, Tukaram Annapa
FELLOW, ELECTED 2003

Born in Kavathesar, Maharashtra, India on 6 May 1952. Educated at Vidyamandir, Sadoli Dumala, Kolhapur; New English School, Sadoli Khalasa, Kolhapur; College of Agriculture, Kolhapur, B.Sc. 1972; M.Sc., 1974 and Ph.D. 1977 Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, Post Doctorate, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA, 1981-83.

Vice-Chancellor, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, Maharashtra, 2011 to date.

Scientist S1, S2 and Senior Scientist, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1976-94; Professor & Head, Horticulture, 1994-2001, and Director, Centre of Advanced Studies in Horticulture (Fruits), MPKV, Rahuri 1996-2002; Associate Dean, College of Agriculture, Dhule, 2002-2005, Director of Extension Education, 2005 and Dean, Faculty of Agriculture & Director of Instructions, 2005-06 Mahatma Phule Agricultural University, Rahuri; Director of Research, Dr. B.S. Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli, 2006; Director, Central Institute of Arid Horticulture (ICAR), Bikaner, Rajasthan 2006-10; Director, Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi, 2010-11; Vice Chancellor (Additional Charge): Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli, 2011 and Dr. Punjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola, 2012

Awards/Honours: Anna Bhau Shate Prize and Certificate, 1972; Uttam Chand Memorial Silver Medal, 1982; Dr. Harbhajan Singh Gold Medal, 1991; Baliraja - V.G. Raul Pustak Vikri Puraskar, 1998; Indian Society of Vegetable Science Silver Jubilee Citation, Memento and Certificate, 1998; ICAR Certificate of Appreciation, 1998; Rashtriya Gaurav Award, 2004; Certificate of Appreciation, Collector, Dhule 2005; AICTE Technical Education Book Publication Award, 2005; Samaj Gaurav Puraskar, 2006; Dr. Kirti Singh Gold Medal for Vegetable Science, 2007; Honorary Fellowship of Hi Tech Horticulture Society, Meerut, 2010; Annabhau Sathe Lifetime Achievement Award, 2011; Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishiratna Award, 2011; Lifetime Achievement Award for Vice Chancellors by World Management Congress, New Delhi, 2011; Shiksha Ratna, 2011; Bhima Krishi Jivan Gaurav, 2012; Dalitmitra Dhanajirao Ghodajkar Samaj Bhushan Award, 2012; Colonel Commandant, Ministry of Defence, GOI, 2012; Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Samaj Bhushan Award, 2012; Vasantrao Naik Krishi Award, 2012; Krishibhushan Award, 2012; Satyashodhak Annabhau Sathe Samajratna Award, 2012; Lifetime Achievement Award and Best Distinguished Scientist, Certificate of Felicitation, 2013 and Bharat Excellence Award, 2013.

Fellow: Indian Society of Vegetable Science; Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding; Hi-Tech Horticultural Society.

Research Areas: Horticulture - Olericulture, (heterosis breeding, resistance breeding, agro-techniques, protected cultivation, tissue culture)

Address: Vice-Chancellor, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, District Ahmednagar, Rahuri 413722, Maharashtra; [Tel: Off. (02426) 243208; Res. (02426) 243311; Fax: (02426) 243302; Email: vcmpkv@rediffmail.com; tamoreta@rediffmail.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2013


Mruthyunjaya
FELLOW, ELECTED 2005

Born in Bellanne, Karnataka, lndia on 28 January 1947. Educated at Municipal High School, Sagar, 1961-64; Arts and Science College, Sirsi, 1965, Agricultural College, Hebbal, Bangalore; 1965-72, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1973-76; B.Sc. 1969; M.Sc. 1972; Ph.D. 1976.

Scientist (Sl),Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore, Kamataka, 1976-81; Scientist (S2), Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, 1981-83; Scientist (S3), Professor and Principal Scientist, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1983-94; Assistant Director General (Economics, Statistics, Marketing; Policy Planning; Plan Implementation and Monitoring), 1995-2000; Director, National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research, New Delhi, 2000-05; National Director, National Agricultural Innovation Project, ICAR 2005-09; Resident Consultant, NIRD Delhi Unit, NIRD, Hyderabad, 2009-11; Senior Consultant, NCAP, New Delhi, 2011-12; Consultant to Madhya Pradesh Government, Haryana Government, Rajasthan Government, ADB-IFPRI-APAARI and Government of Bangladesh during 2012-13. Now an independent Agricultural Economics Research Professional with Agricultural Economics Research Association, New Delhi.

Awards/Honours: UAS, 1969 and Karnataka, 1970 Gold Medals in B.Sc.; ICAR Jawaharlal Nehru Award, 1977.

Fellow: Indian Society of Agricultural Economics, Mumbai.

Research Areas: Agricultural technology assessment and policy, agricultural research management and strategic planning

Address: A-701, Vasundhara Apartments, Sector-6, Plot No. 16, Dwarka, New Delhi 110075; [Tel: Cell: 9971602241; Email: mruthyunjaya1947@gmail.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2013


Mukerjee, Sunil Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 1990

Born in Bhagalpur, Bihar on 5 May 1926. Educated at Patna High School, 1936-43; B.N. College, Patna, I.Sc. 1945; Science College, Patna, B.Sc. (Hons) 1947; Delhi Univ., M.Sc. 1949; Ph.D. 1953; Post Doc, Commonwealth Scholar, Manchester University, U.K., 1960; UNESCO Fellow, Shemyakin Institute of Natural Products, Moscow, USSR, 1965.

Consultant, Ozone Cell, Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt. of India, 1993 to date.

Lecturer, 1952-61, and Reader, 1961-70 Chem. Dept., Delhi Univ.; Head, 1970-84; and ICAR Chair of Prof. of Eminence, Division of Agricultural Chemicals, IARI,1984-86; Consultant, Scientific Commission of Bhopal Gas, Govt. of India, 1986-89; INSA - JSPS Visiting Scientist, Japan, 1978; Member, Methyl Bromide Technical options Committee, UNEP, 1996-2000.

Awards/Honours: Patna University MacPherson Gold Medal, 1947; Delhi University Exhibition Prize, 1950; UGC - National Lecturership, 1981, Life Time Achievement Award, Pesticide Society of India, 2001 & 2008.

Fellow: Royal Society of Chemistry, U.K.; Indian National Science Academy; Society of Pesticide Science, India.

Research Areas: Natural products chemistry, agricultural chemicals

Address: Consultant, Ozone Cell, Ministry of Environment & Forests, CDC Zone IV, 2nd Floor, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003; 296, Gulmohar Enclave, New Delhi 110049; [Tel: Res. (011) 26865794, Cell: 9811745284; Fax: (011) 24641665; Email: sunil.mukerjee1926@gmail.com]


Mukherjee, Prasun Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2014

Born in village Nowanagar, West Bengal, on 18 October, 1963. Educated at Khujutipara RGJ High School, Burdwan Municipal High School, Visva Bharati, GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar. Ph.D. (Plant Pathology) 1991.

Scientific Officer G, Nuclear Agriculture and Biotechnology Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai.

Principal Scientist (Plant Pathology), Central Institute for Cotton Research (CICR), Nagpur, 2011-13 on deputation.

Awards/Honours: Dr. K.S. Krishnan DAE Research Fellowship; Prof. M.J. Narasimhan Academic Merit Award, Indian Phytopathological Society; Pran Vohra Award, Indian Science Congress Association; BOYSCAST Fellowship (DST)

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India.

Research Areas: Biological control, Trichoderma, fungal genetics, secondary metabolism

Address: Scientific Officer G, Nuclear Agriculture & Biotechnology Div., Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai 400085, Maharashtra; Satpura 57, Anushaktinagar, Mumbai 400094, Maharashtra; [Tel: Off: (022)25590367, Cell: 09757414312; Fax: (022) 25505151; Email: prasunmukherjee1@gmail.com; prasunm@barc.gov.in]


Mukhopadhyay, Amar Nath
FELLOW, ELECTED 1995

Born in Katwa, India on 12 March 1940. Educated at College of Agriculture, Banaras Hindu University 1957-66; University of New Castle Upon Tyne, UK, 1977-78; B.Sc. 1960; M.Sc. 1962; Ph.D. 1968.

Director, Biopesticide Division, Super Agro India Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata, 2007 to date.

Prof. Plant Pathology, 1982-84, and Prof. & Head Plant Pathology, 1984-86, Gujarat Agric. University, Anand; Prof. Plant Pathology, 1986-92, and Dean, College of Agric. 1992-97, GB Pant Agriculture University, Pantnagar; Vice-Chancellor, Assam Agric. University, Jorhat 1997-2000, Director General, Tea Research Association, 2000-2001.

Awards/Honours: Prof. M.J. Narasimhan Award 1972; Prof. M. S. Pavgi Award, 1994; Editor-in-Chief 1983-84; President, Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology, 1985; Indian Science Congress (Agric.), 1996; Indian Phytopathological Society 1996; Lifetime Achievement Award, Agric. & Hort. Development Society 2008; BHU Distinguished Alumnus Award, 2008; Dr. N. Prasad Memorial Award, 2009; Lifetime Achievement Award 2009 of GBPUAT and Uttarakhand Council of Science & Technology; ISMPP Lifetime Achievement Award.

Research Areas: Plant pathology, biocontrol of plant diseases

Address: 'Sangini', 151 Akanksha, Udyan II, Raibareilly Road, Lucknow 226025, Uttar Pradesh; [Tel: Res. (0522) 2441001, Cell: 9793200333; Email: amar.mukhopadhyay@gmail.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2010 to 31 Dec, 2012; Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2000 to 31 Dec, 2002


Nagarajan, Subrahmanium
FELLOW, ELECTED 1992

Born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India on 7 November 1945. Educated at the PS High School, Mylapore, Chennai and Graduated in Agriculture from Agricultural College, Coimbatore: 1962-66; M.Sc., IARI, 1969; Ph.D., University of Delhi, 1973; Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Plant Pathology, Wageningen, Netherlands 1971; Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, University of Giessen, 1978-80; Re-visited 1986; Visiting Fellow, Department of Pathology, University of Bonn, 1998 and Distinguished Fellow, University of Giessen, 2003 and 2011.

Principal Scientist and Head, IARI Regional Station, Flowerdale, Shimla, 1980-86; Asstt. Director General (Plant Protection), ICAR, 1988; Project Director, Directorate of Wheat Research, Karnal, 1993-2002; Director, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2002-05; Chairperson, Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights Authority, Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India, New Delhi, 2005-10.

Awards/Honours: Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, 1978-79; Distinction Award, 13th International Plant Protection Congress, Hague, the Netherlands; M.O.P. Iyengar Lecture Award, 2000; Om Prakash Bhasin Award, 2001; Ch. Ramdhan Singh Memorial Award, 2002; Prof. K.S. Bilgrami Memorial Medal, 2004; Norman E. Borlaug Award, 2005; Dr. Amrik Singh Cheema Award, 2005; Dr.B.P. Pal Gold Medal, 93rd Indian Science Congress, 2006; INSA Silver Jubilee Commemoration Medal 2006; Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial Lecture 2008; Dr. M.S. Swaminathan Award, 2009.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian National Science Academy.

Research Areas: Plant pathology - epidemiology - wheat improvement - wheat molecular biology, Intellectual Property Rights

Address: Shiwalik 8/49, New Colony, 16th Cross Road, Chrompet, Chennai 600044, Tamil Nadu; [Tel: Res. (044) 22414242; Cell: 09884627600; Email: subrahmanian@nagarajans.net]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2003 to 31 Dec, 2005


Naidu, Kora Mohan
FELLOW, ELECTED 1995

Born in Nemali, Tiruttani, India on 22 August 1937. Educated at Board High School, Tiruttani, 1948-52; S.V. College, Tirupati, 1952-54; Agricultural College, Bapatla, 1954-57, BHU, 1957-59, P.G. School, IARI, 1960-63; M.Sc. 1959; Ph.D. 1963.

Director, Rajshree Sugars & Chemicals Limited, Coimbatore, to date; Director, Sarvaraya Sugars Limited, Chilluru, A.P.; Director, Trident Sugars Limited, A.P.

Pool Officer, IARI, 1964-65; Sugarcane Physiologist, 1965-72, Head, Division of Plant Physiology, 1972-79, and Director, 1979-94 Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore; Joint Director, NAARM; Hyderabad, 1994-95.

Awards/Honours: Lifetime Achievement Award, Sugar Technologist's Association of India.

Research Areas: Plant physiology

Address: 95A/24, Lalbahadur Colony, Peelamedu, Coimbatore 641004, Tamil Nadu; [Tel: Res. (0422) 2560661; Cell: 09842256066; Fax: (0422) 2577929; Email: drnohannaidu@gmail.com]


Naik, Prakash Shamrao
FELLOW, ELECTED 2004

Born in Kapshi, India on 23 August 1952. Educated at Devchand College, Arjunnagar, 1969-71; Gopal Krishna Gokhale College, Kolhapur, 1971-72; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1973-79; B.Sc. 1973; M.Sc. 1976; Ph.D. 1981.

Director, Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi, 2011 to date.

Scientist S-1 (Genetics & Cytogenetics), 1979-84, Sr. Scientist (Genetics & Cytogenetics), 1986-98, Principal Scientist, Genetics & Cytogenetics/Biotechnology, 1998-2005, and Project Coordinator (Potato), 2005-11, CPRI, Shimla; Biotechnology Overseas Associateship, 1987-88.

Awards/Honours: Hari Om Ashram Trust Award, 1997-98; CPRI Merit Awards, 2000 and 2004; ICAR Team Research Award, 2001-02; Chaudhary Devi Lal Outstanding AICRP Award, 2005; ICAR Outstanding Multidisciplinary Team Research Award, 2010.

Fellow: Distinguished Fellow, Indian Potato Association.

Research Areas: Genetics and plant biotechnology

Address: Director, Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Post Bag No. 01, P.O. Jakhini (Shahanshahpur), Varanasi 221305, U.P.; Flat No. 4, 1st Floor, Vishal Housing, Gandhi Nagar, Naria, Varanasi 220005, U.P.; [Tel: Off. (0542) 2635247; Cell: 09418023852, 9721469852; Fax: (05443) 229007; Email: directoriivr@gmail.com; naikps1952@gmail.com]

Sh. L.C. Sikka Endowment Award 2009-2010


Nair, P.K. Ramachandran
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 2001

Born in Kerala, India, on 12 March 1942. Educated at Kerala University, 1958-61, and 1966-68; Pantnagar Agricultural University, 1968-71; and Goettingen University, Germany, 1976-78; B.Sc. 1961; M.Sc. 1968; Ph.D. 1971; D.Sc. 1978.

Distinguished Professor and Director, Center for Subtropical Agroforestry, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, IFAS, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA, 1987 to date.

Res. Asst, Kerala Agri. Univ., Vellayani, 1961-68; Post-Doctoral Fellow, Rothamsted Experiment Station, Herts, U.K., 1971-72; Agronomist (Soils), CPCRI (ICAR), Kasaragod, Kerala, 1972-76; Senior Humboldt Fellow, Goettingen University, Germany, 1976-78; Founder-Scientist, ICRAF (World Agroforestry Centre, CGIAR), Nairobi, Kenya, 1978-87.

Awards/Honours: ASA International Agronomy Award, 2000; SSSA International Soil Science Award, 2001; Barrington-Moore Award, Society of American Foresters, 2004; CSSA International Crop Science Award, 2004; Distinguished International Educator, University of Florida, 2004; Scientific Achievement Award, International Union of Forestry Research Organizations, 2005; Fulbright Commission Senior Specialist Award, 2005; Advisor/Mentoring Award, University of Florida, 2005 - 2006; Humboldt Prize (Research Award), Germany, 2006; Hind Rattan (Jewel of India) Award, 2010; Honorary Doctorate Degrees from: Kyoto University, Japan, 2002; University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, 2005; University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, 2006, and University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 2008.

Fellow: American Society of Agronomy; Crop Science Society of America; Soil Science Society of America; World Innovation Foundation, UK; American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Research Areas: Agroforestry, sustainable land-use systems

Address: Distinguished Professor and Director, Center for Subtropical Agroforestry, SFRC/IFAS, University of Florida, 118 N-Z Hall, P.O. Box 110410, Gainesville, FL 32611-0410, USA; 4721 S.W 97th Terrace, Gainesville, Florida 32608-7109, USA; [Tel: Off. (+1-352) 8460880; Res. 3757828; Fax: (+1-352) 8461277; Email: pknair@ufl.edu]


Nair, Suresh*
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 2006

Born in Kannur, Cannanore, Kerala, India on 28 February 1961. Educated at the St. Xavier's Collegiate School, Kolkata, 1969-76; B.Sc. Botany (Hons) Hindu College, Delhi, 1978-81; M.Sc. Botany, Department of Botany, University of Delhi, 1981-83; Ph.D. University of Delhi, 1990.

Senior Research Scientist, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi, 1989 to date; Visiting faculty, Department of Entomology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, 2000-01.

Fellow: Royal Entomological Society (FRES), London, UK

Research Areas: Plant biotechnology, genome analysis, molecular markers, molecular breeding, marker-assisted selection, insect-plant interaction, rice gall midge genomics

Address: Senior Research Scientist, International Centre for Genetic, Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi 110067; D-21, Press Enclave, Saket, New Delhi 110017; [Tel: Off. (011) 26741242, 26741007; Res. (011) 26855412; Fax: 011-26742316; Email: suresh@icgeb.res.in]


Nanda, Amarjit Singh*
FELLOW, ELECTED 2003

Born in Kanjli, Kapurthala, India on 2 November 1953. Educated at Primary School, Kanjli, 1960-65; Randhir School, Kapurthala, 1965-71; Randhir College, Kapurthala, 1972-73; Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1973-79; Royal Veterinary College, Uppsala, Sweden, 1983; University of Liverpool, UK, 1986-89; BVSc & AH, 1977; MVSc, 1979; FRVCS, 1983; Ph.D. 1989.

Animal Husbandry Commissioner, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India, New Delhi, 2010 to date.

Asst. Prof., 1980-85, Assoc. Prof. 1985-91, Professor, 1991-2006, and Head, Dept. Gynecology & Obst., 1991-95, 1999-03, PAU Ludhiana; Director of Research, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, Punjab, 2006-10; FAO/IAEA Technical Officer on Animal Production - Regional Expert for Asia & Pacific, Vienna, Austria, 1995-98; Visiting Professor, Hiroshima, University, Japan, 2002-03.

Awards/Honours: Young Scientist Travel Award, World Society for Animal Production, 1993; Prof. Nils Lagerlof Award, Indian Soc. Anim. Reprod. 2000; 2005; Alarsin Award, Indian Vet. Assoc. 2001; DLT Smith Visiting Scientist Award, University of Saskatchewan, Canada, 2007-08.

Fellow: Royal Vet. College, Sweden, Uppsala; National Academy of Veterinary Sciences, India; Indian Society for Study of Animal Reproduction.

Research Areas: Animal reproduction

Address: Animal Husbandry Commissioner, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Ministry of Agric., Govt. of India, Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi 110001; D1-115, Satya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021; [Tel: Off. (011) 23384146; Res. (011) 26885797; Cell: 09999600703; Fax: (011) 23382192; Email: ahc-dadf@nic.in; asinghnanda@gmail.com]


Nanda, Govinder Singh
FELLOW, ELECTED 1997

Born in Lyallpur on 1 July 1945. Educated at State High School, Nabha 1951-60; Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 1960-66; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1967 -71; B.Sc. 1964; M.Sc. 1966; Ph.D. 1971.

Assistant Wheat Breeder 1971-78, Wheat Breeder 1978-85, Zonal Coordinator, ICAR, 1987-2001, Professor, Plant Breeding, 1985-2001, Head, Department of Plant Breeding, 1998-2001, and Director of Research, 2001-05, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Award for Team Research in Agriculture, 1980; FICCI Award, 1984; Pesticide India Award, 1992; ICAR Plaques for development of wheat varieties PBW 343 and PBW 373, 1996 and 1997 to the Wheat Team, being the leader; Commemoration Certificate by PAU, 1996 for breeding improved wheat varieties; Plaque by Alumni Association of College of Agriculture,1996 for outstanding contributions; ICAR Plaque during India-CIMMYT Day celebrations, 1998; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, 1999-2000; Punjab Government Parman Pattar, 2001; PAU Gold Medal for development of wheat variety PBW 343, 2001; Khush Distinguished Professor Award for the term 1999-2002.

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding.

Research Areas: Plant breeding & genetics

Address: 1142, Sector 71, Mohali 160071, Punjab; [Tel: Res. (0172) 2270898, Cell: 09814002898; Email: govinder.nanda@gmail.com]


Naqvi, Syed Mohammed Khursheed
FELLOW, ELECTED 2012

Born in Malpura, Rajasthan, India on 10 July 1958. Educated at Government Higher Secondary School, Malpura District Tonk, Rajasthan; Maharaja's College, Jaipur, 1978; National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal; M.Sc.(Dairying) 1982; Ph.D. (Animal Physiology) 1988.

Director, Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute, Avikanagar, 2012 to date.

Scientist, Senior Scientist, Principal Scientist, 1984-2007, and Principal Scientist & Head, Division of Physiology and Biochemistry, Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute, Avikanagar, 2007-12.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Award for Team Research, 1997-98 and 2003-04; D.N. Mullick Memorial Award, 2006-07; DBT Biotechnology Associateship, 1991; Young Scientist Award, 1996; ISSGPU Best Research Article Award, 2010; SAPI Best Research Paper Award, 2009; Agricultural Science Congress Best Paper Presentation Award, 1999; Indian Science Congress Best Poster Award, 2001; ISSGPU Award, 2001; ISSRF Best Poster Award, 1998; Rajasthan Gourav, 2008.

Fellow: Indian Society for Sheep and Goat Production and Utilization; Society of Animal Physiologist of India; Member, National Academy of Sciences, India.

Research Areas: Small Ruminants, Reproductive Biotechnology, Stress Physiology

Address: Director, Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute, Avikanagar via Jaipur 304501, Rajasthan; VI/2, CSWRI Campus, Avikanagar 304501, Rajasthan; [Tel: Off. (01437) 220295; Cell: 09414440194; Fax: (01437) 220163; Email: naqvismk@yahoo.co.in; naqvismk@gmail.com]


Narahari, Devareddy
FELLOW, ELECTED 2004

Born in Vathalur, A.P., India on 2 September 1946. Educated at Govt. School, Pallipat, 1956-62; Venkateswara College, Tirupathi 1962-63, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai, 1963-68; Veterinary College, Hyderabad, 1972-74; Madras Veterinary College, Chennai, 1978-81; University of Missouri, Columbia, U.S.A., 1998-99; B.V.Sc. 1968; M.V.Sc. 1974; Ph.D. 1981; P.D.F. 1999; FAO Fellowship.

Consultant, Food, Feed, Pharmaceuticals and Poultry.

Former Professor and Head, Poultry Science, Madras Veterinary College, and Research Council Member, Tamil Nadu Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Chennai.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Poultry Judging Contest Best Worker Award (first prize); UNICEF Resource Person; Best Book Writing Award; CLFMA of India award for outstanding research in Animal Nutrition; Indian Poultry Science Association, Lifetime Achievement Award; Senior Vice-President, World's Poultry Science Association (India Branch); Speakers' Bureau, World's Poultry Science Association.

Fellow: National Academy of Veterinary Sciences.

Research Areas: Poultry & Human nutrition, value added egg & meat production, food safety, modern poultry house & cage designing

Address: 31/15, 3rd Floor, East First Main Road, Shenoynagar, Chennai 600030, Tamil Nadu; [Tel: Off-cum-Res. (044) 26643432, 26643861; Cell: 09444810639; Email: dnarahari@scientist.com; narahari.devareddy@gmail.com; dnarahari@rediffmail.com]


Narain, Prem
FELLOW, ELECTED 1990

Born in Lucknow, India on 3 January 1934. Educated at Aminabad Intermediate College, Lucknow, 1940-48; Lucknow Christian College, 1948-50; Lucknow University, 1950-54; Institute of Animal Genetics, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 1967-69; B.Sc. 1952; B.Sc. (Hons) 1953; M.Sc. 1954; Ph.D. 1969; D.Sc. 1984.

INSA Honorary Scientist, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, 2006 to date.

Senior Economic & Statistical Investigator, Ministry of Transport, New Delhi, 1955-58; Assistant Research Officer, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, 1958-61; Assistant Professor, Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute, New Delhi, 1961-67 and 1969-70; Colombo Plan Scholar, Institute of Animal Genetics, Edinburgh, UK, 1967-69; Professor, 1970-75, Senior Professor, 1975-78, Joint Director, 1978-81, and Director, 1981-92, IASRI, New Delhi; Principal Scientist, 1992-93, Dean & Joint Director, 1993-94; Professor Emeritus, 1994-99, IARI, New Delhi; Member, National Statistical Commission, Government of India, New Delhi, 1999-2000.

Awards/Honours: Rafi Ahmad Kidwai Memorial Award, 1977; GP Chatterjee Memorial Lecture Award, 1987; Sankhiyi Bhushan, 1991; OP Bhasin Award, 1992; Distinguished Service Award 1993; National Award in Statistics, 2003; Dr. B.P. Pal Memorial Lecture Award, 2007; Life-time Achievement Award, International Biometric Society (Indian Region), 2007.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; Indian Academy of Sciences; National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding; Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics.

Research Areas: Statistics, statistical genetics, statistical genomics

Address: B-3/27 A, Lawrence Road, Keshav Puram, Delhi 110035; 29278, Glen Oaks Boulevard West, Farmington Hills, MI., 48334-2932, USA; [Tel: Res. (011) 27105442; Email: narainprem@hotmail.com; premn877@gmail.com]

Founder Member Executive Council 5 Jun, 1990 to 30 Dec, 1991; Treasurer 1 Jan, 1992 to 31 Dec, 1997; Dr. M.S. Randhawa Memorial Award, 1997-1998


Natarajan, Pavanasam
FELLOW, ELECTED 1997

Born in Parakkai, India on 26 September 1943. Educated at S.M.S.M. High School, Suchindrum, 1957-60; S.T. Hindu College, Nagercoil, 1960-65; Annamalai University, 1966-68; University of Kerala, Trivandrum, 1968-73. B.Sc. 1966; M.Sc. 1968; Ph.D. 1975; D.Sc. 2000.

Professor of Environmental Science and Director, Centre for Aquaculture Training, Education, Extension and Research (CATER), Ambo University, Ethiopia, 2008 to date.

Instructor and Assistant Professor (Fisheries), College of Fisheries, UAS, Mangalore, 1972-79; Associate Professor and Head, College of Fisheries and Research Institute, TNAU, Tuticorin, 1979-85; Professor and Head, Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, University of Kerala, Trivandrum, 1985-2003; Dean Faculty of Science, University of Kerala, 1988-2000; Director, ICBM, MCC, Kaliakkavilai, 2003-2006; Honorary Professor, University of Kerala, 2003-2005; Professor, Rajiv Gandhi Chair in Contemporary Studies (UGC-MHRD- Institution), Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin, 2006-2008.

Awards/Honours: Commonwealth Foundation Award, 1980; British Council Visitorship Award, 1988; Indo-US Fulbright Award, 1988; Senior Scientists Awards (Indian Society of Environmental Sciences, 1987, Zoological Society of India, 1988, Indian Society of Life sciences, 1988); British Council Scholarship, 1994; All India Congress of Zoology Gold Medal, 1999; Bale Rao Gold Medal, 2000; Dutta Munshi Gold Medal, 2002; INSA-NAST Visiting Professor to Philippines, 2002; TWAS-UNESCO Associateship Award 2003 & 2006; Ethiopian President's Gold Medal for Life-time Achievement Award, 2011. Member Senate, Kerala University (1986-88); Served as Member, State Committee on Science, Technology and Environment, Government of Kerala; Member, Biodiversity Board, Government of Kerala; Executive Council Member, State Committee on Science, Technology and Environment; Task Force Member on Natural Resources and High Power Committee on Wetland Management and Fisheries Policy for the State of Kerala; Member, Fisheries Advisory Board, Department of Fisheries, Government of Kerala; Member Research Advisory Committee (RAC) (Fisheries), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Govt. of India; Senior Consultant, NTPC, WAPCOS, New Delhi and Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB), Trivandrum; International Aquaculture Consultant, Saudi Fisheries, Saudi Arabia; Serving as Scientific Advisor, International Foundation for Science, Sweden; Member, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore.

Fellow: Zoological Society of India; National Academy of Environmental Sciences, India; Society of Biosciences, India.

Research Areas: Fisheries and Aquaculture, Fish Pathology, Biodiversity Conservation and Management, Land Degradation and Watershed Management, Environmental Impact Assessment

Address: Professor and Director, Department of Biology, Ambo University, P.O Box 19, West Shoa, Ethiopia; 20/40, Sivasakthi, Edaitheru, Kuzhithurai, District: Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu; [Tel: Cell: 00251-0912440799 (Ethiopia); Res. (04651) 262862 (India); Fax: 00251-011-2-36-20-37; Email: drpnatarajan123@gmail.com]


Nath, Prem
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 2000

Born in Dinapore, India on 12 November 1937. Educated at Baldeva English High School, Dinapore, 1944-52; H.D. Jain College, Arrah, 1952-55; Bihar Agricultural College, Sabour, 1955-58; Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA, 1959-62; B.Sc. 1958; M.S; Ph.D. 1962.

Chairman, Dr. Prem Nath Agricultural Science Foundation, Bangalore 2000 to date; Chairperson, Vegetable Science International Network (VEGINET), Bangalore 2009 to date.

Assistant Professor of Horticulture, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1962-64; Head, Dept. of Horticulture, College of Agriculture, University of Udaipur, 1964-69; Senior Geneticist and Head of Division of Vegetable Crops, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Hessaraghatta, 1969-76; FAO Vegetable Specialist, Nigeria, 1976-79; FAO Project Manager, Nigerian Institute for Horticultural Research, Nigeria, 1979-83; FAO Project Manager, National Centre for Horticultural Research & Development, Saudi Arabia, 1983-86; FAO Chief Technical Adviser, National Agricultural Research Authority, Yemen Arab Republic, 1986-90; FAO Chief, Asia and Pacific, Middle and Near East, North Africa and Europe Services, Agricultural Operations Division, Rome, 1990-94; Special Adviser for Food Security to the Director General, FAO, Rome, 1994-96; FAO Resident Representative, Myanmar, 1996-98; Assistant Director General and Regional Representative, FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, 1998-99.

Awards/Honours: EGAI, Mumbai, Rashtriya Sanman Award, 2006; NEHRDO, Mumbai, Rashtriya Shiksha Ratna Award, 2007; FFI, New Delhi, Bharath Excellence Award, 2011; FFI Adhunik Prasati Award, 2012; FFI Indian Excellence Award for Education, 2013; GBF, New Delhi, Global Excellence Award, 2013.

Fellow: Royal Horticultural Society, London; Indian Academy of Horticultural Sciences; Indian Society of Vegetable Science; Horticultural Society of India.

Research Areas: Horticulture, Vegetable Crops Breeding, Genetic Resources, Seed Production, Agriculture Policy, Food and Nutrition Security

Address: Chairman, Dr. P.N. Agricultural Science Foundation, No. 9, `Prem Sheel', 1st Cross, 1st Main, 1st Block, Rajmahal Vilas Extn, 2nd Stage, Bangalore 560094, Karnataka; [Tel: Off. (080) 23415188; Fax: (080) 23511555 (Telefax); Email: drpremnath@vsnl.net]


Nautiyal, Chandra Shekhar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2004

Born in Dehradun on 25 May 1956. Educated at Government School, Aligarh, 1971; Christian College, Lucknow, 1973; Kumaun University, B.Sc., 1975; Lucknow University, M.Sc., 1977; M.S. University of Baroda, Ph.D. 1982.

Director, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, 2010 to date, and Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow, 2012 to date.

Research Associate, CSIR-CDRI, 1982; Indo-US Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Maryland, USA, 1985; Research Associate, Novartis Biotech Corp., North Carolina; Laval University, Quebec, Canada, and North Carolina State University, NC, USA, 1988; Production Manager, American Biotech. Inc., Boston, USA, 1991; Senior Scientist, 1994, Principal Scientist, 1999, Senior Principal Scientist, 2004, and Chief Scientist, CSIR-NBRI, 2009.

Awards/Honours: CSIR Award for S&T Innovations for Rural Development, 2011; Vigyan Gaurav Samman, Council of Science & Technology, Government of Uttar Pradesh; TATA Innovation Fellowship, DBT, 2009; Industrial Medal Award, Biotech Research Society of India, 2007; DBT Biotech Product and Process Development and Commercialization Award, DBT, 2004; All India Biotech Association Award, 2001; Vigyan Bharati Rashtriya Puraskar, 2001.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India.

Research Areas: Plant-microbial associations, microbial biodiversity, biotechnology

Address: Director, National Botanical Research Institute, Rana Pratap Marg, P.B. No. 436, Lucknow 226001, Uttar Pradesh; C-50, Nirala Nagar, Lucknow 226020, Uttar Pradesh; [Tel: Off. (0522) 2205848; Res. 2786616, Cell: 09415511111; Fax: (0522) 2205839; Email: nautiyalnbri@lycos.com; csnnbri@yahoo.com]


Nayyar, Vijay Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 1997

Born in Ludhiana, India on 29 November 1945. Educated at S.A.N. Jain and Arya Higher Secondary School, Ludhiana, 1950-62; College of Agriculture, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 1966-72; CSIRO, Adelaide, South Australia, 1974-76; B.Sc. 1966; M.Sc. 1968; Ph.D. 1972; Post-Doctoral Fellow 1974-76.

Assistant Professor of Soils, 1972-78, Soil Chemist, 1978-87, Senior Soil Chemist & PI AICRP on Micro-, Secondary- Nutrients and Pollutant Elements in Soils and Plants, 1988-2005, and Head, Department of Soils, P.A.U. 2001-05.

Awards/Honours: FAI Silver Jubilee Award of Excellence, 1985; ICAR Hari Om Ashram Trust Award, 1987; Punjab State Council for Science and Technology Appreciation Certificate, 1990-93; S.N. Ranade Memorial Award, 1997; TSI-FAI Award on Plant Nutrient Sulphur, 1998; ICAR - First Ch. Devi Lal Outstanding All India Coordinated Project Award 2001; S.N. Ranade Memorial Award for Life Time Achievement, 2003.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science; Punjab Academy of Sciences.

Research Areas: Soil fertility and chemistry, micronutrients, secondary nutrients, pollutant elements

Address: 220-C, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, Ludhiana 141012, Punjab; [Tel: Res. (0161) 2464557; Cell: 09465187274; Email: vknayyar@rediffmail.com]


Nene, Yeshwant Laxman
FELLOW, ELECTED 1992

Born in Gwalior, India on 24 November 1936. Educated at Janakganj School, Gwalior, 1943-49; V.C.High School, Gwalior, 1949-51; College of Agriculture, Gwalior, 1951-55; College of Agriculture, Kanpur, 1955-57; University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA, 1957-60; B.Sc. 1955; M.Sc. 1957; Ph.D. 1960.

Chairman, Asian Agri-History Foundation, Secunderabad, 1997 to date.

Professor & Head of Plant Pathology, GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology (GBPUA&T), Pantnagar, 1960-74; Principal Plant Pathologist (Pulses), 1974-80, Leader, Pulses, 1980-86, Director, Legumes, 1986-89, and Deputy Director General, 1989-96, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad.

Awards/Honours: FAO International Rice Year Prize, 1967; D.Sc. (h.c.), GBPUA&T, 1991; O.P.Bhasin Award, 1991; Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development Gold Medal, 2001; Pest Control Association of India Lifetime Achievement Award, 2005; Indian Phytopathological Society A.P. Misra Lifetime Achievement Award, 2008-09.

Fellow: American Phytopathological Society; Indian Virological Society; Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology; Indian Society of Plant Pathologists; Indian Phytopathological Society.

Research Areas: Plant pathology; history of agriculture

Address: Chairman, Asian Agri-History Foundation, 47, ICRISAT Colony-I, Brig. Sayeed Road, Secunderabad 500009, Andhra Pradesh; 47, ICRISAT Colony-I, Brig. Sayeed Road, Secunderabad 500009, Andhra Pradesh; [Tel: Off. (040) 27755774; Res. (040) 27756866; Fax: (040) 27750630; Email: yeshwantn2@gmail.com]


Nerkar, Yogendra Shankar
FELLOW, ELECTED 1998

Born in Ner, Maharashtra, India on 15 June 1944. Educated at New English School, Ner, 1956-60; College of Agriculture, Dhule 1960-64; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1964-70; B.Sc. (Agri) 1964; M.Sc. (Genetics) 1966; Ph.D. (Genetics) 1970.

Asstt. Prof., 1971-73, and Pulses Breeder, 1973-75, Mahatma Phule Agricultural University, Rahuri; Prof. of Genetics, 1975-78, Head, Dept. of Botany, 1978-89 and Dean, College of Agriculture, 1989-94, Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani; Director of Research, Maharashtra Council of Agricultural Education and Research, Pune, 1994-96; Director of Research, Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani, 1996-2001; Vice Chancellor, 1996-99, MPAU, Rahuri; Director, Agricultural Research & Extension, 2001-06, and Advisor (Molecular Biology & Genetic Engineering),Vasantdada Sugar Institute, Pune, 2006-07.

Awards/Honours: Krishi Bhushan Award, Maharashtra State Govt.,1985; Vasantrao Naik Memorial Foundation, Krishi Gaurav Award, 1986; FIE Foundation, National Award in Agriculutre, 1998.

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding

Research Areas: Plant biotechnology, crop genetics & breeding

Address: Shriram Apartment, 15, Mrutyunjay Society, Kothrud, Pune 411038, Maharashtra; Village-Ner, Distt- Dhule 424303, Maharashtra; [Tel: Res. (020) 25439655, Cell: 07709568819; Email: ysnerkar@gmail.com]


Nigam, Janki Mohan
FELLOW, ELECTED 2003

Born in Satna, Madhya Pradesh, India on 5 October 1938. Educated at Venkat High School, Satna 1949-53; Government Inter College, Satna, 1953-55; Ewing Christian College, Allahabad - 1956; M.P. College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Mhow, 1956-60 and 1961-63; Punjab Agricultural University, Hisar Campus, 1964-67; Royal College of Veterinary & Agriculture, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1968-69; School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, U.K., 1973-74; B.V.Sc. & A.H., 1960; M.V.Sc., 1963; Ph.D, 1967; FRVAC, 1969; Post Doc, 1974.

Demonstrator Surgery 1960-64 M.P. Veterinary College Mhow (M.P.); Assoc. Prof. Surgery, 1967-76, and Prof. & Head Surgery & Radiology, Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, 1976-81 & 1985-86; Prof. of Surgery, University of Mosul, Iraq, 1981-85; Director, Student Welfare and Dean, College of Veterinary Science, HAU, Hisar, 1986-88; Dean, College of Veterinary & Animal Science, CSK HPKV, Palampur, H.P., 1988-98. Emeritus Scientist, College of Veterinary Science & A.H Jabalpur, M.P, 2000-2002.

Awards/Honours: Gold medal Vikram University, Ujjain, M.P. 1963; R. Swaminatha Award 1972-73, ICAR Team Research Award 1986-87, Plaque of Honour HAU Hisar; S J Anjelo Memorial Award 1993-94; Dr. R.P.S. Tyagi Award 2005.

Fellow: Indian Society Veterinary Surgery; National Academy of Veterinary Sciences; Royal College of Veterinary and Agriculture; National Conservation.

Research Areas: Veterinary Surgery, Anesthesia, Radiology & Animal Reproduction

Address: 1st Floor, Anchal Appartments, Near J.N. Arogya Dham, Narbada Road, Jabalpur 482001, Madhya Pradesh; [Tel: Res. (0761) 2668383; Email: jankimohannigam@rediffmail.com]


Niranjana, Siddapura Ramachandrappa
FELLOW, ELECTED 2012

Born in Bahddurghatta, Chitradurga (District), Karnataka, India on 20 July 1959. Educated at Government Science College, Chitradurga B.Sc.1984; MSc.1986; M. Phil. 1987; Ph.D. 1994 from University of Mysore; Diploma in Seed Pathology 1998 at DGISP, Denmark.

Professor of Biotechnology, Department of Studies in Biotechnology, University of Mysore, 2003 to date.

Coordinator-Monitoring Institution of Excellence for "Biodiversity and Bioprospecting of Sustainable Development" University of Mysore; Principal investigator DST, DBT, UGC, Projects; and Coordinator for DST-FIST, and DANIDA Seed Pathology Training Programme, UGC-DSA Programme. Visiting Scientist, DGISP, Denmark, Cooperative Programme Leader for Bangladesh Agriculture University, Bangladesh, China Agriculture University, Beijing, China, Nepal Agricultural Research Council, Kathmandu, Nepal, Sokoine Agriculture University, Tanzania, Vietnam Agriculture University, Vietnam. Chairman DOS in Biotechnology (2007-2009), University of Mysore; Member, UGC Expert Committee for Special Assistance Programme; Subject Expert Committee UGC PG Diploma and Interdisciplinary Courses in Universities; UGC Expert for the affiliation of Private University; NAAC member for the affiliation for Universities; BOA/BOS, selection committees; UOM vision group.

Awards/Honours: Sir. C.V. Raman Young Scientist Award, 2009; K.P.V. Menon Best Paper Award, 2009; P.R. Verma Award, 2008; P.P. Singhal Memorial Pesticide India Award 2007; V.P. Bhide Memorial Award Lecture 2004. Vice President, Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology 2004; President, Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology 2011; South Zone President IPS-2007; Joint Secretary, Society for Promotion and Innovation of Biopesticide, 2008 to date; Organizing Secretary, Asian Congress of Mycology and Plant pathology 2002; South Zone Conference Indian Phytopathological Society, 2007; National Conference on Mycology and Plant Pathology 2008; Organiser, APSA sponsored Seed Health Training, 2009.

Fellow: Danish Institute of Seed Pathology, 2008; Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology, 2006.

Research Areas: Molecular Plant pathology; Biotechnology; Seed Science and Technology; Biological control

Address: Professor, Department of Studies in Biotechnology, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysore 570006, Karnataka; #122, 21st Cross, Vijaya Nagara III Stage, Mysore 570017, Karnataka; [Tel: Off. (0821) 2419880; Res. (0821) 2411118, Cell: 08197077637; Fax: (0821) 2410080; Email: niranjanasr@rediffmail.com; srn@appbot.uni-mysore.ac.in]


Paknikar, Kishore Madhukar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2010

Born in Hyderabad, India on 28 February 1959. B.Sc., M.Sc., Abasaheb Garware College (University of Poona), Pune, 1976-1980; Ph.D, MACS Research Institute (University of Poona), Pune, 1980-1984.

Head, Microbial Sciences Division (since 2010) and In-Charge, Centre for Nanobioscience, Agharkar Research Institute, Pune 2007 to date.

Scientist, Microbial Sciences Division, 1984-2007, Agharkar Research Institute, Pune; Director, Nano Cutting Edge Technology Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, 2005-09; Adviser, National Nanotechnology Centre, Bangkok, Thailand, 2007; Visiting Professor, Wayne State University, School of Medicine, Detroit, USA, 2006-08; Visiting Professor, Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg, France, 2000-2003.

Awards/Honours: Biotech Research Society (India) Industrial Medal Award, 2007; Society for General Microbiology (UK) Third World Microbiology Fund Award, 1987.

Fellow: Association of Microbiologists of India; Biotech Research Society (India); Maharashtra Academy of Sciences

Research Areas: Application of nanoscience in medicine, biology, agriculture and environment; microbe-metal interactions

Address: Head, Microbial Sciences Division and In-Charge, Centre for Nanobioscience, Agharkar Research Institute, G.G. Agarkar Road, Pune 411004; 11 Chandragupta Housing Society, 81/5 B Kothrud, Paud Road, Pune 411038; [Tel: Off. (020) 25653680 Extn 372; Res. (020) 25285536, Cell: 9823087687; Fax: (020) 25651542; Email: kpaknikar@gmail.com]


Pal, Asim Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2008

Born in Gomotia, Singur, Hoogly, WB, India on 1 June, 1953. Educated at Hakimpur T.C. High School, Hakimpur (Hoogly, WB), 1963-69; Serampore College, Hoogly, 1969-70; Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belumath (Calcutta University), 1970- 73; Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswa Vidyalaya, Mohanpur, 1973- 78; Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur, 1979- 81, 1984- 89; B.Sc. (Hons)1973; BVSc & AH, 1978; MVSc & AH (Hons), 1981, Ph.D, 1990.

Joint Director, Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai, 2012 to date.

Assistant Professor, 1982, and Associate Professor/ Sr. Scientist, 1995, BAU, Ranchi; Principal Scientist, 2003, and Head, Division of Fish Nutrition, Physiology and Biochemistry, 2009-12, CIFE, Mumbai.

Awards/Honours: CIFE Best Teacher Award, 2002, 2004, Best Technology Transfer Award, 2002, and Best Scientist Award, 2003; ICAR Bharat Ratna Dr. C. Subramaniam Award, 2005; Best Division Award, 2009; Dr. M.S. Swaminathan Award for Best Indian Fisheries Scientist, 2008; Rafi Ahamed Kidwai Award, 2012; Life Time Achievement Award of CLFMA Of India, 2013.

Fellow: National Academy of Veterinary Sciences (India); Linnean Society of London; Institute of Chemists (India).

Research Areas: Stress physiology and climate change, nutraceuticals, natural resources management and aquatic radioecology.

Address: Joint Director, Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Deemed University, ICAR, Off Yari Road, Panch Marg, Versova, Andheri (West), Mumbai 400061, Maharashtra; [Tel: Off. (022) 26300995, 26361446; Res. (022) 26709265, Cell: 09969282919; Fax: (022) 26302332; Email: akpal@cife.edu.in; akpal53@gmail.com]


Pal, Dilip Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2010

Born in Jessore, Bangladesh on 19 April 1948. Educated at Basirhat High School, West Bengal, 1958-64; Vidyasagar College, Calcutta, 1964-1968; University College of Agriculture, Calcutta, 1968-75; Institute of Soil Science, Hannover, West Germany, 1980-81; B.Sc. 1968; M.Sc., 1970; Ph.D. 1975; Post-Doc., 1980-81.

Visiting Scientist/Consultant, Resilient Dry Land Systems, ICRISAT, Patancheru, Hyderabad, 2010 to date.

Scientist S-1, Division of Soils and Agronomy, CSSRI, Karnal, 1976-81; Scientist S-2, 1981-85, Senior Scientist, 1986-89, Head, 1989-91, Senior Scientist, Division of Pedology, 1991-96, and Principal Scientist & Head, Division of Soil Resource Studies NBSS&LUP, Nagpur, 1996-2010.

Awards/Honours: ISSS 12th International Congress Commemoration Award, 1997; ICAR Outstanding Interdisciplinary Team Research Award, 2005-06; ISSS Platinum Jubilee Commemoration Award, 2012..

Fellow: Maharashtra Academy of Sciences; The Indian Society of Soil Science.

Research Areas: Soil Science - Soil Mineralogy

Address: Kamal Narayan Apts, Q3 Laxmi Nagar, Nagpur 440022; [Tel: Res. (0712) 2225913; Cell: 09822369154; Email: paldilip2001@yahoo.com]


Pal, Suresh
FELLOW, ELECTED 2009

Born at Simbhalka, Uttar Pradesh on 15 March 1960. Educated at Government schools affiliated to UP Board; B.Sc. Ag & AH (Hons), 1980; M.Sc. Ag, 1982, GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar; Ph.D. (Agricultural Economics), 1987, IARI, New Delhi.

Head, Division of Agricultural Economics, IARI, New Delhi, 2009 to date.

Scientist, Division of Agricultural Economics, IARI, New Delhi, 1986-96; Senior Scientist, 1996-2004 and Principal Scientist, 2004-2009, NCAP, New Delhi. Consultant and visiting scientist to CGIAR Centres, World Bank, FAO and several other international research institutes and universities.

Awards/Honours: ISAE D.K. Desai Award, 1992 & 2002; AERA D.T. Doshi Award, 2002; The Norman Borlaug Fellow (USDA); Expert member of various committees, Government Departments; Secretary, Agricultural Economics Research Association (India); Resource person for international research assignments.

Research Areas: Agricultural science and technology policy, institutional change, technology and trade for development, research impact

Address: Head, Division of Agricultural Economics, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012; B-5 Bungalow, Indian Agricutural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 25847501, 25842951; Cell: 9968217791; Fax: (011) 25846420; Email: spl_eco@iari.res.in]

Treasurer 1 Jan, 2010 to 22 Aug, 2010


Palni, Lok Man Singh
FELLOW, ELECTED 2011

Born in Almora, India on 22 May 1953. Educated at CAV College, Allahabad, 1964-68; B.Sc. & M.Sc.: Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, 1968-72; Lecturer, Deptt. Of Botany, Kumaun University, Nainital, 1972-76; Research Scholar, Department of Botany and Microbiology, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK, 1977-80; Ph.D.: University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK, 1980. Research Faculty, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 1980-89.

Founder Head, Division of Biotechnology, C.S.I.R. Complex, Palampur, 1989-92; Founder Head, Division of Environmental Physiology and Biotechnology, 1992-95; Director Incharge, 1995-96; Director, 1996-2001; Senior most Scientist, 2001-03; and Director, GBPIHED, Kosi-Katarmal, Almora, Uttarakhand, 2008 onwards; Senior Scientific Adviser (Biotechnology) & Project Director, State Biotechnology Programme, Govt. of Uttarakhand, Haldi, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, 2003-08; Director, G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment & Development (GBPIHED; Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt of India, New Delhi), Kosi-Katarmal, Almora, Uttarakhand, 1996-2001 & 2008-13.

Awards/Honours: ALIS Award by the British Council, 1984; C. Venkata Ram Memorial Award, 1992; ICFRE Award for Forest Conservation, 1996-97; Jewel of India Award, 2001; UGC Adjunct Professor, Jamia Hamdard, Hamdard University, New Delhi, India, 2002; NASI Prof. Shri Ranjan Memorial Lecture Award, 2004; Uttaranchal Ratna Award by All India Conference of Intellectuals, 2006; NASI Biodiversity Award, 2007; Rambha Khetwal Nyaas Vishisth Samman, 2007; S.S. Jina Jayanti Samman, 2008; Member, New York Academy of Sciences, USA, 1996; Member, International Association for Plant Tissue Culture & Biotechnology (India Chapter), 1997; Courtesy Professorship, Department of Botany, Kumaun University, Nainital, India, 1999; Council Member, The National Academy of Sciences, India, 2005, 2006

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India, 1997; Indian National Science Academy, 2013

Research Areas: Plant Growth Substances, Plant Tissue Culture, Microbial Interactions, Biodiversity & Biotechnology, Rural Development, and Science & Society related programmes in the Indian Himalayan Region

Address: Flat 1-A/B, Riturain, Woldorf Compound, Near Vijaya Bank, Nainital 263001, Uttarakhand; [Tel: Res. (05942) 238963, Cell: 9456748720; Email: lmspalni@rediffmail.com]


Panda, Sudhindra Nath
FELLOW, ELECTED 2014

Born in Gopalbindha, Bhadrak, Odisha, India on 5 August, 1956. Educated at Government High School, Unit 1, Bhubaneswar, 1967-71; Fakir Mohan College, Balasore, 1971-1973; Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT), Bhubaneswar, 1973-78; Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, 1980-82 & 1986-89; Ph.D. 1992.

Professor (Higher Academic Grade) of Land & Water Resources Engineering, Agricultural and Food Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 2010 to date.

Junior Engineer, Addl. Director Soil Conservation, Jodhpur and Addl. Director of Agric. Engineering, Bhubaneswar, 1978-80; Research Assistant, Dryland Project (ICAR), OUAT, Bhubaneswar, 1982-83; Assistant Research Engineer, Regional Research Station, PAU, Ballowal Saunkhri, Punjab, 1983-84; Assistant Professor, Soil & Water Engineering Department, PAU, Ludhiana, 1984-86; Senior Scientist (Soil & Water Engineering), OUAT, Bhubaneswar, 1989-95; Reader (Engineering), Water & Land Management Institute, Cuttack, 1991-94 (on deputation from OUAT); Assistant Professor, 1995-2000; Associate Professor, 2000-2004; Professor, 2004-2010 in the Agricultural and Food Engineering Department, IIT Kharagpur; Visiting Professor, Arid Land Research Center, Tottori University, Japan, 2013-2014 (on leave from IIT, Kharagpur); Member, CGWB, Bhubaneswar, 1991-1994; Professor-in-Charge (Water Works), IIT Kharagpur, 2004-2007; Founder Head, School of Water Resources, IIT Kharagpur, 2008-2013.

Awards/Honours: Gold Medal, Orissa Engineering Congress, Bhubaneswar, 1990 & 1991; Jawahar Lal Nehru Award in Soil Science, Natural Resource Management and Agronomy (Water Management), ICAR, 1995; Bi-lateral Exchange of Scientific Co-operation Program, INSA-DFG (Germany), 1997; Shanker Memorial Award (Soil & Water Engineering), ISAE, 1998; Integrated Environmental Engineering Study Scholarships, DAAD (Germany), 2001 & 2008; Visiting International Fellow, Am. Soc. of Civil Engrg., 2002; Commendation Medal (Soil and Water Engineering), ISAE, 2003; K C Das Memorial Award, Institution of Engineers (India), 2006; Institution Award, Institution of Engineers (India), 2009; International Collaboration & Bilateral Exchange Programme, INSA-JSPS (Japan), 2011.

Fellow: The Institution of Engineers (India), Indian Water Resources Society; Life Member: Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers, Indian Association of Soil & Water Conservationists, Indian Society of Water Management, Systems Society of India; Member: American Soc. of Agric. and Biological Engineers, American Soc. of Civil Engineers, International Assoc. of Hydrological Sciences.

Research Areas: Systems Approach for Integrated Land and Water Resources Planning and Management under Hydrological Uncertainties, Application of Geo-informatics and Soft Computing Tools for Watershed/Flood Management, Climate Forecasting and Catchment Simulation Modelling, Rainwater Conservation and Reuse for Rainfed Agriculture, Development of DSS for Rainwater Management and Flood Frequency Analysis.

Address: Professor, Agricultural & Food Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 721302, West Bengal; A-76, IIT Campus, Kharagpur 721302, West Bengal; [Tel: Off. (03222) 283140; Res. (03222) 283141, Cell: 9434009156; Fax: (03222) 255303; Email: snp@iitkgp.ac.in; snp@agfe.iitkgp.ernet.in; sudhindra.n.panda@gmail.com]


Pandey, Mata Prasad
FELLOW, ELECTED 2002

Born in Pratapgarh, India on 8 September 1946. Educated at Higher Secondary School, Garwara, Pratapgarh, 1956-61; Kanya Kubja Vocational Degree College, Lucknow, 1961-63; Govt Agricultural College, Kanpur, 1963-67; G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, 1967-71; B.Sc. 1965; M.Sc. 1967; Ph.D. 1971; DAAD Post Doctoral Fellow, Germany, 1977-78; IRRI/CABO Fellow, Wageningen, Netherlands, 1986.

Vice Chancellor, Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi, 2011 to date.

JRO/SRO, Pulse Breeding, GBPUAT, Pantnagar, 1971-83; SRO, Rice Breeding, GBPUAT, Pantnagar, 1983-91; Visiting Scientist, IRRI, Philippines, 1987-89; FAO Fellowship, 1992; National Coordinator, Hybrid Rice Seed Production in ICAR as FAO Consultant, 2001-02; Visiting Scientist, PR China, 2002; Professor/Principal Rice Breeder, 1992-2006, Head, 1998-2001 and 2004-06, Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding, GBPUAT, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand; Director, Central Rice Research Institute (ICAR), Cuttack, 2006-08; Managing Director, M/s Nodai Seeds India Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon, Haryana, 2008-09; Vice Chancellor, Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur, 2009-11; Member, O&M PC, NAIP (ICAR), 2009 to date; Member National Awards Committee of ICAR, PPV & FR Authority, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi, Member of Management Boards viz. State Red Cross Society of India, Raipur (CG); Chhattisgarh Hindi Granth Academy, Raipur; Chairman, Vikas Bharti, Bishunpur, Gumla, Jharkhand; Member, Ranchi Institute of Neuro Psychiatry & Allied Sciences, Kanke, Ranchi, Jharkhand; Member of the Managing Committee, Ram Krishna Mission Ashram, Morhabadi, Ranchi, Jharkhand; Member, Jharkhand Agricultural Development Governing Council and Executive Council, Jharkhand.

Awards/Honours: FAO/ICAR/UNDP Award, 1996; Sri Aurobindo Institute of Rural Development, AP, Award, 1996; UP Govt. Rice Research Accomplishment Award, 2004; GBPUAT Most Outstanding Achievement Awards, 1984, 1986, 1997 and 2004; ICAR Dr. R.H. Richharia Award for Outstanding Rice Research, 2004; Rai Bahadur Dr. Ram Dhan Singh Memorial Trust Award for Rice Crop 2004-05; Krishi Vigyan Jyoti Samman, 2007; Dr. M.S. Swaminathan Agricultural Scientist Award, 2009; Sardar Patel Best Institute Award to CRRI, 2008; Chhattisgarh Krishi Ratna Award for Lifetime Achievement, 2009; Kisan Samman Patra, 2010; Bhoomi Nirman Award, 2010; Vice President, Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding, 2009.

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding; Rotary Greenfield Club; Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Hanoi; Society of Agricultural Professionals, Kanpur.

Research Areas: Crop breeding (rice and grain legumes), genetics, biotechnology

Address: Vice Chancellor, Birsa Agricultural University, P.O. Kanke, Ranchi 834006, Jharkhand; Vice Chancellor Residence, BAU, Kanke, Ranchi 834006; [Tel: Off. (0651) 2450500; Res. (0651) 2450623, 2450866; Cell: 09934589491; Fax: (0651) 2450850; Email: vc_bau@rediffmail.com; matappandey@gmail.com]


Pandey, R.
FELLOW, ELECTED 1999

Born in Karahi Bhuwan, Deoria, UP, India on 10 July 1939. Educated at BRD Inter College, Bhatpar Rani, Deoria, UP, Matriculation 1952; St Andrews College, Gorakhpur, Inter & B.Sc., 1952-57; UP College of Vety. Scienes and Animal Husbandry, Mathura, B.V.Sc&AH and M.V.Sc, 1957-64; Punjab Agricultural University, Hisar, Ph.D. 1969; Post Doctoral Fellow, National Institute of Science of India, New Delhi, 1966-69; Post Doctoral Fellow, Dept of Virology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA and Dept of Microbilogy, South Western Medical School, Dallas, Texas, USA, 1971-73.

Lecturer, UP College of Vety. Sciences and Animal Husbandry, Mathura, UP 1964-66; Asstt. Professor, 1969-70; Associate Professor, Virology, HAU, Hisar, 1973-80; Professor-Infectious Diseases, University of Baghdad, Iraq, 1981-83; Professor & National Fellow, Virology, CCSHAU, Hisar, 1983-94; National Professor, Virology, ICAR, 1994-2003.

Awards/Honours: Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award 1986-87; Editor, "Progress in Veterinary Microbilogy and Immunology", Volume Editor, "Progress in Vaccinology"; Editor, Indian Journal of Virology.

Fellow: Indian Virological Society; National Academy of Veterinary Sciences, India.

Research Areas: Animal virology, immunology

Address: Flat No. 11, Lord Shiva Apartments, Near Meenakshi Public School, Sector 10A, Gurgaon 122001, Haryana; [Tel: Res. (0124) 2212036; Cell: 9899121779]


Pandey, Suman Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2005

Born in Farrukhabad, India on 26 June 1948. Educated at Canning College, Lucknow, 1965-68; Lucknow University 1969-70; Meerut University, 1989-93; B.Sc. 1968; M.Sc. 1970; M.Phil 1989; Ph.D. 1993.

Research Assistant, 1971-74, Sr. Research Assistant, 1975-76, Scientist S1, 1977-82, Scientist S2, 1983-85, Sr. Scientist, 1986-97, Principal Scientist, 1998-99, Head, Division of Crop Improvement, 2000-04, and Director, Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla, 2005-10.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Team Research Award, 1997-98 & 2007-09; CPRI Merit Award, 2000; CPRI Outstanding Scientist Award, 2004; IPA Kaushalya Sikka Memorial Award, 2005 & 2009; HSI J.C. Anand Gold Medal, 2005; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, 2006-07; Dr. S. Ramanujam Award, 2007; Hari Om Ashram Trust Award, 2007-08; HSI-Shivashakthi Life Time Achievement Award, 2009; CPRI S. Ramanujam Memorial Award, 2010; Secretary, 1994-95, Editor-in-Chief, 2002-05, and President, Indian Potato Association, 2006-10.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Potato Association; Horticultural Society of India.

Research Areas: Genetics & plant breeding, biotechnology

Address: 78, Marutipuram, Faizabad Road, Lucknow 226016, U.P.; [Tel: Res. (0522) 4063642; Cell: 09695162741; Email: write2skpandey@gmail.com]

Sh. L.C. Sikka Endowment Award 2005-2006


Pandian, Thavamani Jegajothivel
FELLOW, ELECTED 1993

Born in Palamedu, India on 15 June 1939. Educated at Madras University, B.Sc. 1960; M.Sc. 1962; Ph.D., 1965; Dr. rer-nat. Kiel Univ., Germany, 1968.

Visiting Professor, CAS Marine Biology, Annamalai, University, 2009 to date.

Lecturer, Bangalore University, 1968-71; Reader, 1971-78; Professor, 1978-94, Senior Professor, 1994-96, ICAR National Professor, 1996-2002, CSIR Emeritus Scientist, 2002-05, and INSA Senior Scientist, 2005-09, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai; Presently PI, DST-USERS Project.

Awards/Honours: IARI Hooker Award, 1978; CSIR S.S. Bhatnagar Prize, 1984; Naga Prize, International Centre for Living Aquatic Resources Management, Manila, 1991; State Council for S&T Tamil Nadu Scientist Award, 1992; Society of Bioscience's K.N. Bahl Memorial Gold Medal, 1994; D.Sc. (Honories Causa) by CIFE, Mumbai, 2011.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India, 1984; Indian Academy of Sciences, 1985; Asian Fisheries Society, Philippines, 1986; Indian National Science Academy, 1987; Third World Academy of Sciences, 1999.

Research Areas: Sexuality, Sex Determination and Sex Differentiation in Fish.

Address: 9, Old Natham Road, Madurai 625014, Tamil Nadu; [Tel: Res. (0452) 2640139, Cell: 09842164130; Email: tjpandian16@gmail.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 1998 to 31 Dec, 2000


Parida, Ajay Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2007

Born in Bhagabanpur, Orissa, India on 12 December 1963. Educated at Jagulaee High School, Kotapur, 1972-78; N.C. College, Jajpur 1979-83; Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, 1983-85; Delhi University, Delhi 1986-92; Ph.D. 1992.

Executive Director, Biotechnology, M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai, 2009 to date.

Senior Scientist, 1993-1997, Principal Scientist, 1997-2003, and Director (Biotechnology), 2003 to date, MSSRF, Chennai; Visiting Research Scholar, Univ. College of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK, 1988; Visiting Scientist, Univ. of Naples, Italy, 1995; Visiting Fellow, IRRI, Philippines, 2004.

Awards/Honours: ISCA Umakant Sinha Memorial Award, 2000; B.M. Birla Science Award, 2003; National Biosciences Award, 2006; NASI-Reliance Award, 2009; TATA Innovation Fellowship, 2010; T.S. Sadasivan Memorial Lecture Award, 2012; President, Agriculture and Forestry Session of Indian Science Congress, 2012.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India, 2006.

Research Areas: Plant biotechnology, transgenics and molecular breeding

Address: Executive Director, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Third Cross Street, Taramani Institutional Area, Chennai 600113, Tamil Nadu; 13-F-1, Jain Abhinavan, Murugu Nagar Extension, Velacherry, Chennai 600042, Tamil Nadu; [Tel: Off. (044) 22542792, 22541229; Cell: 09444024019; Fax: (044) 22541319; Email: ajay@mssrf.res.in]

Recognition Award, 2011-2012


Parmar, Balraj Singh
FELLOW, ELECTED 1992

Born in Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India on 30 September 1944. Educated at Government High School, Ferozepur, 1959; College of Agriculture, Ludhiana, 1959-64; College of Agriculture, Hisar, 1964-65; Indian Agricultural Research Inst., New Delhi, 1965-69; Biologische Bundesanstalt, Braunschweig, Germany, 1977-79; Punjabi University, Patiala (Correspondence), 1979-80; B.Sc. 1963; M.Sc. 1965; Ph.D. 1969; Post-doctorate, 1979; P.G. Diploma in Personnel Mgmt. Industrial Relations, 1981.

Head, Division of Agricultural Chemicals, 1987-93 & 1998-2005, Professor, Division of Agricultural Chemicals, 1993-98, Joint Director, Research, 2005-06, and Scientist Emeritus, 2006-08, IARI, New Delhi.

Awards/Honours: IARI Seth Lachhiram Chudiwala Award, 1970; BBA, Germany, Best Foreign Scientist, Citation, 1979; ICFRE Neem Award, 1996; IARI Best Teacher Award, 1997; ICAR Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, 1999-2000; IARI Dr. P.B. Sarkar Memorial Lecture Endowment Award, 2000; Society of Pesticide Science Recognition Certificate, 2001; ICAR Bharat Ratan Dr. C. Subramaniam Award for Outstanding Teacher, 2004-2005; IARI Rao Bahadur Dr. B. Viswanath Award for outstanding contribution in agriculture, 2004-05; Member, E.B Pest Management Science, U.K. 2004 onwards; Organizing Committee of IUPAC sponsored 1st International Conference on Agrochemicals - Felicitation Certificate, 2008; NRDC Innovation Award, 2010.

Fellow: Society of Pesticide Science, India.

Research Areas: Agro-chemicals, pesticide formulation, botanical pesticides

Address: 337, Mandakini Enclave, Alaknanda, New Delhi 110019; [Tel: Res. (011) 40666511; Cell: 9868373507; Email: balrajparmar33@yahoo.com; parmar.balraj9@gmail.com]

Treasurer 1 Jan, 2000 to 31 Dec, 2003; Dr. K.C. Mehta Memorial Award 2001-2002; Recognition Award, 1997-1998


Paroda, Rajendra Singh*
FELLOW, ELECTED 1990

Born in Ajmer, Rajasthan, India on 28 August 1942. Ph.D., Indian Agric. Research Inst., New Delhi, 1964-68. Commonwealth Post-Doctorate Fellow, Univ. College of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK, 1968-70.

Executive Secretary, Asia Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), 1993 to date; Chairman, Trust for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi, 2002 to date and Chairman, Haryana Farmers' Commission, 2010 to date.

Director, National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi, India, 1985-87; Deputy Director General (Crop Science), ICAR, 1987-92; Regional Plant Production and Protection Officer, FAO-RAPA, Bangkok, Thailand, 1992-94; Secretary, Department of Agric. Research and Education, GOI and Director General, Indian Council of Agric. Research, 1992-01; Chair, Global Forum on Agricultural Research (1998-2002); Head, CGIAR Program for Central Asia & Caucasus, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 2001-2007; Assistant Director General (Int. Coop.), ICARDA, 2007.

Awards/Honours: Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Prize, 1982-83; ICAR Team Research Award, 1983-84; Fedn. of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Award, 1988; Om Prakash Bhasin Award, 1992; Asia Pacific Seed Assn. Award, 1995; FAO World Food Day Award, 1995; Padma Bhushan, Govt. of India, 1998; Gen. President, Indian Science Congress Association, 2000-2001; D.Sc. (h.c.), Ohio State Univ., I.A.R.I., and Agricultural Universities of Pantnagar, Kanpur, Jorhat, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Udaipur, Varanasi, Srinagar, Meerut, Bhubneshwar, Ludhiana and Dharwad; Gold Medal 2006, Armenia; Borlaug Award, 2006; Agriculture Today Lifetime Achievement Award 2008; 1st Dr. A.B. Joshi Memorial Award, 2012; Prof. Kannian Memorial Award, 2012; Gold Medal from Govvernment of Vietnam, 2012; Krishi Siromani Samman by Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. 2013.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; Indian Academy of Sciences; Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences; Third World Academy of Sciences; Academies of Agricultural Sciences of Armenia, Georgia, Tajikistan, Hon. Member of Crop Science Society of America and Agronomy Society of America.

Research Areas: Genetics & plant breeding, cytogenetics, biometrical genetics, genetic resources

Address: Chairman, Trust for Advancement of Agr. Sciences, Avenue II, IARI Campus, New Delhi 110012; C-597, Sushant Lok - 1, Gurgaon 122002; Vill. P.O. Sardhana, District: Ajmer, Rajasthan; [Tel: Off. (011) 65437870; Res. (0124) 2577486; Cell: 09810191486; Fax: (011) 25843243; Email: taasiari@gmail.com; info@taas.in; raj.paroda@gmail.com]

Founder Member Executive Council 5 Jun, 1990 to 30 Dec, 1991; Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2001 to 31 Dec, 2004 and 1 Jan, 1992 to 31 Dec, 1996; Vice-President 1 Jan, 1996 to 31 Dec, 1996; President 1 Jan, 1997 to 31 Dec, 2000; Dr. B.P. Pal Memorial Award, 2001-2002


Pasricha, Nanak Singh
FELLOW, ELECTED 1994

Born in Pabi, Peshawar, India on 20 August 1941. Educated at Government High School, Doraha, 1949-59; Arya College Ludhiana, 1959-61; B.Sc., Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1965; M.Sc., Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1967; Ph.D., PAU, 1970.

Assistant Professor, 1970-75; Soil Scientist, 1975-85; Sr. Soil Scientist, 1985-96; and Head, Department of Soils, PAU, Ludhiana, 1996-2000; Director, Potash Research Institute of India, Gurgaon, 2000-04. Post Doctoral Research Fellow, IRRI, Manila, Philippines, 1973- 74; Fulbright Visiting Professor, University of Delaware, Newark, USA, 1987-88.

Awards/Honours: PAU Best Teacher Award, 1984; Fertilizer Association of India Award, 1987; National Fertilizers Limited Award, 1987; The Sulphur Institute, Washington, USA, Award, 1991; Canadian Society of Soil Science Visiting Lectureship Award for University of Alberta, Ontario State University, Saskatchewan State University, and McGill university, Canada; Hari Om Ashram Trust Award, 1992; PAU Commendation Certificate, 1994; Punjab State Council for Science and Technology, Commendation Certificate, 1994. Vice-President, Commission-4 (Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition), 1998-2002, and Member, Budget & Finance Committee, 2000-06, International Union of Soil Science (IUSS).

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science.

Research Areas: Soil Science - Soil Fertility, Soil Chemistry, Plant Nutrition and Crop Productivity, Natural Resource Management

Address: 219-C, BRS Nagar, Ludhiana 141012, Punjab; [Tel: Res. (0161) 2452178, Cell: 09023109001; Fax: (0161) 2539147; Email: nspasricha@sify.com]


Pathak, Bhim Sen
FELLOW, ELECTED 2007

Born in Pilana, India on 13 November 1933. Educated at Allahabad Agricultural Institute, 1947-51; Landwirtschaftliche Hochschule, Stuttgart-Hohenheim, 1961-63; Dr. Agr. 1963.

First Professor and Head of Agricultural Engineering Department, 1967-74, Dean of College of Agriculture Engineering, 1972- 80, Professor of Eminence in Agricultural Engineering (Energy), 1980-84 and founding Director of School of Energy Studies in Agriculture, 1984-85, Punjab Agriculture University (PAU), Ludhiana; Team Leader FAO - World Bank project Sri Lanka, 1979; Project Manager, FAO Ethiopia, 1985-90, Director Sardar Patel Renewable Energy Research Institute, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat, 1997-2010.

Fellow: Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers; Indian Standards Institute.

Research Areas: Renewable energy and agricultural mechanization

Address: KC-5, Kavi Nagar, Ghaziabad 201002, U.P.; [Tel: Res. (0120) 2705303, Cell: 09873797530; Email: bspathakprof@gmail.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2011 to 31 Dec, 2013


Pathak, Himanshu
FELLOW, ELECTED 2007

Born in Kanara, Purulia, India on 2 February 1965. Educated at Gopalpur Swami Gyanananda Vidyapith, Purulia, West Bengal, 1975-80; Dubrajpur Uttarayan Vidyayatan, Bankura, West Bengal, 1980-82; Banaras Hindu University, Uttar Pradesh, 1982-86; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1986-92; University of Essex, United Kingdom, 1996-97; Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research, Germany, 2004-05; B.Sc. (Ag.) 1986; M.Sc. 1988; Ph.D. 1992; DST BOYSCAST Fellowship, 1997; Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, 2004-05.

Principal Scientist, Center for Environment Science and Climate Resilient Agriculture, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2009 to date.

Scientist, 1992-2001 and Senior Scientist, 2001-06, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi; Co-Facilitator, Rice-Wheat Consortium for the Indo-Gangetic Plains (RWC), International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)-India, New Delhi 2006-09.

Awards/Honours: Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) Young Scientist Award, 1994; Indian Society of Soil Science Golden Jubilee Commemoration Young Scientist Award, 1998; ISCA Dr. B.C. Deb Memorial Award, 2001; IRRI Outstanding Administrative Support Award, 2007; ISCA President, Agriculture and Forestry Sciences Section, 2008-09; Society of Agricultural Professionals Gold Medal, 2010; ISCA Prof. S.K. Mukherjee Commemoration Award, 2011; ISSS Prof. S.K. Mukherjee Memorial Award Lecture, 2012. Founder Editor-in-Chief, Current Advances in Agricultural Sciences, 2009 to date; Editor, Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology, 2010 to date; Editor, Indian Journal of Agronomy, Indian Society of Agronomy, 2011 to date; Lead Author, Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Assessment Report, 2010 to date; UNFCCC Coordinator, DARE)/ICAR, 2011 to date.

Research Areas: Climate change, Soil science, Simulation modeling.

Address: Principal Scientist, Center for Environment Science and Climate, Resilient Agriculture, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012; 6C, Scientists' Apartments, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 25842986; Cell: 9899247590; Email: hpathak.iari@gmail.com; him_ensc@iari.res.in]

Treasurer, 1 Jan, 2013; Treasurer (casual vacancy), 1 Jan, 2011 to 31 Dec, 2012; Recognition Award, 2009-2010


Pathak, K.M.L.
FELLOW, ELECTED 2013

Born at Naraura, Etah, Uttar Pradesh, India on 7 December, 1953. Educated at CRS Intermediate School, Naraura, Etah; B.A.V. Intermediate School, Meerut; College of Veterinary Medicine, Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pant Nagar, B.V.Sc. & A.H 1977; M.V.Sc. 1979; Ph.D. 1982; Post Doc. 1993 ( UK)

Deputy Director General (Animal Sciences), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, 2010 to date.

Faculty Member, 1982-86, GBPUA&T, Pantnagar; Prof., HoD & PG Faculty, 1986-2006, and Director Research, 2003-06, Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner; Director, National Research Centre on Camel, ICAR, 2006-09, Bikaner.

Awards/Honours: Dr. Rajendra Prasad Award, ICAR (1993); Dr. B.V. Rao Gold Medal, Indian Veterinary Association (1993); Dr. R.S. Swaminathan Iyer Memorial Award, Indian Veterinary Association (1998); Best University Teacher Award, Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner (1998); Smt. Niranjani Parija Oration Award, IAAVP (2004). President, Indian Association for Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology; Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship (1992-93), Salford University, U.K.; Secretary (India), Royal Society for Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, London, UK 1997 to date; Member, Ad-hoc Working Group on Non-Tsetse Transmitted Animal Trypanosomiosis, OIE, Paris (France) 1993 to date.

Fellow: National Academy of Veterinary Sciences, New Delhi; Indian Association for Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology

Research Areas: Animal Sciences, Veterinary Parasitology, Molecular Biology, Animal Biotechnology, Animal Health & Management of Animal Resources

Address: Deputy Director General (AS), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, R.No. 113, Krishi Bhawan, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi 110114; B-4, NASC Complex, DPS Marg, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 23381119; Cell: 9582898988; Fax: (011) 23097001; Email: pathakkml@yahoo.co.in]


Pathak, Prem Shankar
FELLOW, ELECTED 1999

Born in Amari, Mau, U.P. on 8 January 1944. Educated at DAV Intermediate College, Mau Nath Bhanjan 1956-60; Banaras Hindu University, 1960-67; B.Sc. 1962; M.Sc. 1964; Ph.D.1967.

Scientist S-3, Economic Botany - Ecology, 1983-86, Principal Scientist & Head of Division, Agro-silvipasture System, 1986-95, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, Jhansi; Assistant Director General (Agroforestry) 1996-2000, ICAR; Director, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, Jhansi 2000-06.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Team Research Award 1999-2000.

Fellow: National Institute of Ecology; International Society for Tropical Ecology.

Research Areas: Agroforestry, grassland ecology & management, fodder production, multipurpose tree species research, silvipastoral system, restoration ecology, biodiversity conservation

Address: K-1/1450, Aashiyana Colony, Kanpur Road Scheme, Lucknow 226012, Uttar Pradesh; [Tel: Res. (0522) 2422395; Cell: 09415112911; Email: pathak.prem@gmail.com]

Editor 1 Jan, 2009 to 31 Dec, 2011; Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2006 to 31 Dec, 2008


Pathak, Ram Kirpal
FELLOW, ELECTED 2007

Born in Jaunpur, U.P., India on 3 August 1943. Educated at Govt. Agriculture College, Kanpur of Agra University, B.Sc., 1963 & M.Sc. (Ag.), 1965; IARI, New Delhi, Ph.D. 1970.

Vice Chairman, Manas Rural Development Institute, Thane, 2009 to date.

Professor and Head Horticulture, N.D. University of Agriculture & Technology, Faizabad; Technical Coordinator, U.P. Diversified Agriculture Support Project, Uttar Pradesh; Director, Central Institute for Subtropical Horticulture, Lucknow; Chief Consultant, National Horticultural Mission, Govt. of India, Ministry of Agriculture, New Delhi, 2006-09.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Gold Medal 1970; Dr. Rajender Prasad Award 1986; Shri Girdhari Lal Chadha Memorial Medal 1997; VASVIK Award 2002; ICAR Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, 2002-04; Dhatri Shree Award 2003; ISHS Medal, 2005. Board of Director and Member Executive, International Competence Centre for Organic Agriculture (ICCOA), Bagalore.

Fellow: The Horticultural Society of India; All India Development Association

Research Areas: Fruit Science, Organic cultivation

Address: Vice-Chairman, Manas Rural Development Institute, 304, Sunflower Tower, Parvati Bhawan, Kharkar Ali Lane, Thane (W) 400601, Maharashtra; 3/40 New Bahar, Sahara States, Janki Puram, Lucknow 226021, U.P.; [Tel: Cell: 009454974422; Email: pathakrkripal@yahoo.co.in]


Patil, Girdhari Ramdas
FELLOW, ELECTED 2011

Born in Rajore, Maharashtra, India on 9 January 1953. Educated at Pratap Vidya Mandir, Chopda, Maharashtra 1964-68; College of Agriculture, Pune, 1968-72; Dairy Science College, Anand, 1972-74; National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, 1975-1981; B.Sc,1972; M.Sc, 1974; Ph.D, 1981; Post Doctoral Research as Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Fellow, 1983-84.

Joint Director (Academic), National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, 2006 to date.

Scientist and Senior Scientist, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, 1977-94; Head of the Department, Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani, 1994-2000; Head of the Department, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, 2000-06; Project Coordinator, Network Project on "R&D Support for Process Upgradation of Indigenous Milk Products for Industrial Applications", 2000 to date.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Team Research Award, 2010; VII Shri Hari Krishna Shastri Memorial Award, 2006; Dr. J.R. Patel Memorial Award, 2005-06; Vice President, Dairy Technology Society of India; Member of Central Executive Committee, Indian Dairy Association; Vice President, Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Dairying; Vice President, National Academy of Dairy Science.

Fellow: National Academy of Dairy Science

Research Areas: Dairy Technology, Dairy Food Preservation, Dairy Food Formulation, Food Rheology.

Address: Joint Director (Academic), National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal 132001, Haryana; 2154 A, Sector 6, Karnal 132001; [Tel: Off. (0184) 2259003, 2259007, 2254751; Res. (0184) 2283133, Cell: 09466149003; Fax: (0184) 2254751; Email: grpndri@yahoo.co.in]


Patil, Jagannath Vishnu
FELLOW, ELECTED 2013

Born in Amode village, Yawal taluk, Jalgaon district, Maharashtra, India on 1 June, 1956. Educated at Sarvajanic Vidyalaya, Amode; Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, Maharashtra, 1976-1981 and 1988-92; B.Sc. (Ag.) 1979; M.Sc. (Ag.) 1981; Ph.D. 1992 with course work at Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar.

Director, Directorate of Sorghum Research and Project Coordinator, All India Coordinated Sorghum Improvement Project (AICSIP), Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, 2010 to date.

Senior Research Assistant, 1981-83; Junior Geneticist, 1983-94; Scientist - 2 (Associate Professor), 1994-95; Associate Professor of Botany, 1995-97; Safflower Breeder, 1997; Plant Breeder (Pulses), 1997-2001; Professor of Botany, 2001-04; Senior Sorghum Breeder, 2004-07; and Head, Dept of Botany, 2007-10, MPKV, Rahuri.

Awards/Honours: Baliraja' Late Annasaheb Shinde Smruti Krishi Sanshodhan Gaurao Purskar, 2004; Vasantrao Naik Krishi Puraskar, 2005; Maharashtra State Government's Agricultural Literature Award, 2010 & 2012; Team Awards: CGIAR's King Baudouin Award, 2002; ICRISAT's Doreen Mashler Award, 2002

Research Areas: Breeding for disease resistance in pulses and cereals, Crop improvement research in pulses and sorghum, Genetic resources management in sorghum and Value-addition and promotion of sorghum as health food.

Address: Director, Directorate of Sorghum Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500030, A.P.; H. No: 3-2-166/4/1, Gummakonda Colony, Hyderguda, Hyderabad 500029, A.P.; Permanent Address: Krishna Chowk, Dhyanesh Park, Road No: 3, Navi Sangvi, Pune 411027; [Tel: Off. (040) 20020077; Cell: 09848378035; Fax: (040) 24016378; Email: dsrhyd-ap@nic.in; jvp@sorghum.res.in]


Patil, Ramabhau Tumadu
FELLOW, ELECTED 2011

Born in Ajanti Seem, Chopda, Maharashtra, India on 14 February 1954. Educated at D.R. High School, Nandurbar, MS, 1964-67; Pethe High School, Nasik, 1968-71; College of Agriculture, Pune, 1971-72; College of Agricultural Engineering, Rahuri, 1972-77; Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 1977-79; Advanced Training at Colorado State University and Kansas State University, USA; University of Saskatchewan, Canada, 1991-95; Washington State University, USA, 2003-05.

Director, Technocrats Institute of Technology, Anand Nagar, Bhopal, 2012 to date.

Scientist S-1, CPCRI, Kasaragod, Kerala, 1979-84; Sr. Scientist, 1985-98; Principal Investigator, NATP Jai Vigyan Mission Project on Household Food and Nutritional Security through Post Harvest Management and Value Addition, 1999-2003; and Principal Scientist, Soybean Processing and Utilisation Centre, Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal, 1998-2006; Director, Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology, Ludhiana, 2006-11; Principal Scientist, Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal, 2001-12

Awards/Honours: Graduate Scholarship Award of University of Saskatchewan, Canada, 1991-95; Best Graduate Thesis Award of Canadian Society of Agricultural Engineers, 1996; Team Award, Ministry of Education, Government of Poland, 1997; Eminent Engineer Award of Institution of Engineers (India), 2010; ISAE Team Award for Development of Pomegranate Aril Extractor. Technical Director PFE (ISAE) 1996-1998; Vice President (ISAE) 1998-2004; Vice President (AFST India) 2009-10; Associate Editor, Agricultural Research (A NAAS Journal); Chief Editor (ISAE-E Newsletter); Vice President (Technical Council) ISAE 2012-15.

Fellow: Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers, New Delhi; Bioved Research Society, Allahabad; Institution of Engineers (India), Kolkata

Research Areas: Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Agricultural Structures & Process Engineering, Computer Applications in Agriculture

Address: Director, Technocrats Institute of Technology, Anand Nagar, Near BHEL, Bhopal 462021, M.P.; 13/14, Shalimar Enclave, E-3, Arera Colony, Bhopal 462016, M.P.; [Tel: Off. (0755) 2902301; Res. (0755) 4007489, Cell: 8964030701, 7898667567; Email: ramabhau@yahoo.com, ramabhau@gmail.com, rtpatil.titbhopal@yahoo.co.in]


Patra, Ashok Kumar*
FELLOW, ELECTED 2010

Born in Araldihi, Bankura, India on 7 September 1960. Educated at Araldihi High School, Bankura, 1971-76; Dubrajpur Uttarayan Vidyayatan, Bankura, West Bengal, 1976-78; Banaras Hindu University, 1978-83; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1983-89; International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Hyderabad, 1991-1993; Post-Doctoral Fellow: Institute of Grassland & Environmental Research, UK, 1996; Ecologie Microbienne (CNRS-Universite' Lyon 1), France, 2001-2003; University of Notre Dame, USA 2008-2009. B.Sc. 1983; M.Sc. 1985; Ph.D. 1989; ICRISAT Post Doctoral Fellowship 1991-1993; INRA Post Doctoral Fellowship (France) 2001-2003.

Principal Scientist, Division of Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2006 to date.

Scientist 1989-94; and Scientist (Sr. Scale) 1994-98, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, Jhansi; Senior Scientist 1998-99, Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai; Senior Scientist 1999-2006, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi.

Awards/Honours: British Council TCT Award 1996; DBT Overseas Associateship Award 2008; FAI Dhiru Morarji Memorial Award, 2011; Bharat Jyoti Award, 2012; Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award, 2012; ISSS Dr. G.S. Sekhon Memorial Lecture Award, 2012; Hooker Award, 2013. Editor, Range Management and Agroforestry 1996-1998; Associate Chief Editor, International Journal of Bio-resource and Stress Management; Councillor, ISSS 2005-2006; Secretary, Delhi Chapter of ISSS 2005-2007; President (Delhi Chapter), ISSS since 2012; Joint Secretarty, ISSS since 2013; Member, Nature's Reader Panel 2009.

Fellow: Range Management Society of India; Indian Society of Soil Science

Research Areas: Nitrogen cycling, soil biodiversity, carbon sequestration, nanoparticles

Address: Principal Scientist, Division of Soil Science & Agri.Chemistry, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012; EG-48 Second Floor, Inderpuri, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 25841494; Res. (011) 25831448, Cell: 9811733465; Fax: (011) 25846420; Email: patraak@gmail.com]


Patra, Dharani Dhar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2008

Born in Dubrajpur, WB, India on 24 October 1955. Educated at Dubrajpur Uttarayan Vidyayatan Bankura, 1964-71; Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, 1971-1979, B.Sc (Ag) and M. Sc (Ag), Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1979-82, Ph.D.

Scientist F (Dy Director & Head, Agrotechnology), Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), Lucknow, 2002 to date.

Assistant Professor (Soils), Rajasthan Agril. University, Bikaner, 1982-87; Commonwealth Fellow (Rothamsted, UK) 1983-84; Scientist-C, 1987-92, Scientist EI, 1992-97 and Scientist E II, 1997-2002, Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), Lucknow; STA-JISTEC Fellow (Visiting Scientist), HNAES, Japan, 1999.

Awards/Honours: FAI Silver Jubilee Award, 1980; FAI Gold Medal, 1983; Mint Technology Award, 1999; PPIC-FAI Gold Medal, 2000; 12th International Congress Commemoration Award, 2005; UPCAR Eminent Scientist Award (NRM), 2006; Golden Peacock Eco-innovation Award, 2008; ISCA Platinum Jubilee Award, 2008; CSIR S&T Innovation Award for Rural Development, 2008.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Society of Soil Science), New Delhi.

Research Areas: Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry, Isotope technique, Agrotechnology of medicinal and aromatic plants, waste land utilization.

Address: Dy Director & Head, Agrotechnology Division, CIMAP (CSIR) P.O. CIMAP, Lucknow 226015, U.P.; Kiran Kunj, 8/889 Vikas Nagar, Lucknow 226022; [Tel: Off. (0522) 2359631; Res. (0522) 2330173; Fax: (0522) 2342666; Email: ddpatra@rediffmail.com]


Pawar, Sharad Eknath
FELLOW, ELECTED 1994

Born in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India on 12 March 1942. Educated at Craddock High School, Wardha 1959; College of Agriculture, Nagpur 1964; College of Agriculture, Poona 1968; Ph.D. 1985.

Consultant to NDDB/DHARA 1999 to date.

Scientific Officer 1968-2002,Nuclear Agri. & Biotechnology Div. BARC, Mumbai; DAE-BRNS Senior Scientist 2002-2005; Consultant to IAEA Vienna for AFRA Project, 2001& 2002.

Awards/Honours: ISPRD Recognition Award, 2001.

Fellow: MS Academy of Sciences; National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Society of Pulses Research & Development.

Research Areas: Genetics & plant breeding, grain legume, oil seed improvement

Address: CH 2/44 Kendriya Vihar, Sector 11, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai 410210, Maharashtra; [Tel: Res. (022) 30984575, Cell: 09820518767; Email: sepawar2004@yahoo.com]


Pental, Deepak*
FELLOW, ELECTED 1993

Born in Jahan Khelan, Punjab, India on 12 February 1951. Educated at Punjab University, Chandigarh 1968-73; Rutgers University, USA, 1974-78; Nottingham 1978-84. B.Sc. 1971; M.Sc. 1973; Ph.D. 1978; Post-doc 1978-84; Rockefeller Foundation Biotechnology Career Fellowship, 1986.

Director, Centre for Genetic Manipulation of Crop Plants, Department of Genetics, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi, 1995 to date.

Fellow, Tata Energy Research Institute, New Delhi, 1985-93; Professor, Department of Genetics, 1993 onwards, Dean, Faculty of Interdisciplinary and Applied Sciences, 1994-96; Director, Centre for Genetic Manipulation of Crop Plants, 1995 onwards and Director, University of Delhi South Campus, 2000-05; Vice-Chancellor, Delhi University, 2005-10.

Awards/Honours: O.P. Bhasin Award, 2008; J.C. Bose Fellowship (DST), 2009; FICCI Award, 2010; 'Officeer Des Palmes Academiques' by Govt. of Republic of France; D.Sc. (h.c.) University of Nottingham.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Academy of Sciences; Indian National Science Academy.

Research Areas: Breeding of mustard and cotton through conventional and molecular methods

Address: Director, Centre for Genetic Manipulation of Crop, Plants (CGMCP), Department of Genetics, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi 110021; Type V, B-7, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi 110021; [Tel: Off: (011) 24112609, 24115203; Cell: 09810843421; Fax: (011) 24116392; Email: dpental@gmail.com]


Peter, Kuruppacharil V.
FELLOW, ELECTED 1996

Born in Kumbalangi, Cochin, India on 17 May 1948. Educated at St. Peters High School, Kumbalangi, 1961-64; Maharaja's College, Ernakulam, 1964-66; Agricultural College and Research Institute, Vellayani, Trivandrum, 1966-69; G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, 1969-75; B.Sc. 1969; M.Sc. 1971; Ph.D. 1975.

Director, World Noni Research Foundation, Chennai, 2008 to date.

Director, Indian Institute of Spices Research, Calicut, 1991-99; Director of Research, 1999-2001, and Vice-Chancellor, 2001-06, Professor 1979-2008, Kerala Agricultural University, Trichur.

Awards/Honours: Dr. Harbhajan Singh Award, 1993; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, 1996-98; Silver Jubilee Medal, 1998; Silver Jubilee Memento, 1998; Dr. M.H. Marigowda National Award, 2000; DBT National Award for Processing and Product Development, 2003; HSI-Shivasakthi Lifetime Achievement Award, 2008; PNASF Gold Medal Award, 2009; IIHR Scientists Recognition Award, 2010. Secretary, International Society of Noni Science; Associate Editor, Agricultural Research, 2012 to date.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding; Indian Society of Vegetable Science; National Academy of Biological Sciences; Horticulture Society of India.

Research Areas: Vegetable breeding, spices improvement, genetics & plant breeding, biometrics

Address: Director, World Noni Research Foundation, 12, Rajiv Gandhi Road, Sreenivasa Nagar, Perungudi, Chennai 600096, Tamil Nadu; Kuruppacharil House, TC-12/1309, P.O. Mannuthy, Thrissur 680651, Kerala; [Tel: Res. (0487) 2373017; Cell 09446513017, 09381744878; Fax: (044) 24545406, 24544935; Email: kvptr@yahoo.com; peter.kv@gmail.com; kvptr@hotmail.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 1999 to 31 Dec, 2001; Recognition Award, 1999-2000; Dr. K. Ramiah Memorial Award, 2007-2008.


Podile, Appa Rao
FELLOW, ELECTED 2013

Born in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India on 3 March 1960. Educated at Zilla Parishath High School, Tullur, Guntur, 1970-75, Hindu College, Guntur, 1975-80; B.Sc., Nagarjuna University, M.Sc., and Ph.D. Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar Gujarat, 1983-87.

Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad, 2004 to date; Member, International Research and Training Group on "Molecular and Cellular Glycosciences".

Research Associate, Bhavnagar University, 1987-1988; Lecturer, 1989-1998, and Reader, University of Hyderabad, 1999-2004.

Awards/Honours: M.Sc. Gold Medal, Sardar Patel University; DST Young Scientist, 1988; Rajib Goyal Young Scientist Award in Agricultural Sciences, Goyal Foundation, Kurukshetra, 1998; Outstanding Plant Pathologist Award, Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology, Udaipur, 2005; Prof. K.M. Rao Lecture Award, University of Madras, 2010. Member, DBT Task Force on "Biofertilizers and Integrated Nutrition Management" 2006-2011; Member DBT Task Force on "Bioagents for Agriculture" 2011 onwards; Associate Editor, Australasian Plant Pathology, 2011 onwards; President, Central Chapter, Indian Phytopathological Society; Vice President, Asian PGPR Society for Sustainable Agriculture; Coordinator, National Network Project of DBT on "Transgenic Mineral Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria".

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad; Association of Microbiologists of India; Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh; Anhdra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences, Hyderabad; Indian Phytopathological Society, New Delhi.

Research Areas: Biological Control, Chitinases, Chitooligosaccharide Elicitors, Induced Resistance, Non-Host Resistance, and Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR).

Address: Professor, Department of Plant Science, University of Hyderabad, Prof. C.R. Rao Road, Gachibowli, Hyderabad 500046, A.P.; A-33, Staff Quarters, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad 500046, A.P.; [Tel: Off. (040) 23134503; Res. (040) 23010154, 23136133; Cell: 094907 49922; Fax: (040) 23010120; Email: podilerao@gmail.com, arpsl@uohyd.ernet.in]


Ponniah, A.G.*
FELLOW, ELECTED 2013

Born in Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, India on 7 April 1952. Educated at Madras Christian College High School, Chennai, 1965-67; Madras Christian College, Chennai, 1967-71, B.Sc. (Zoology) 1971; Centre of Advanced Studies in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, Portnova, M.Sc. (Marine Biology) 1974; Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Ph.D. 1978.

Director, Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, Chennai, 2006 to date.

Scientist, 1978-84; Senior Scientist, 1984-88, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi; Principal Scientist, 1988-97, Director, 1997-2001, National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Lucknow; Programme Leader of Biodiversity and Genetic Resources Programme, 2001-04; Discipline Leader of Aquaculture and Genetic Resources, 2004-2006, Coordinator of International Network of Genetics and Aquaculture (INGA), WorldFish Centre, Penang, Malaysia.

Awards/Honours: Dr. V.G. Jhingran Swaran Padak Gold Medal

Fellow: Marine Biological Association of India; BIOVED Society; NATCON; Academy of Environmental Biology; Association of Aquaculturists; Society of Biosciences; Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology.

Research Areas: Aquaculture, conservation, alien species, genetics

Address: Director, Central Instt of Brackishwater Aquaculture, 75, Santhome High Road, R.A. Puram, Chennai 600028, Tamil Nadu; Flat No.12, Block No.A7, Green Acres, Kamaraj Nagar, Perungudi, Chennai 600096; [Tel: Off (044) 24617523; Res. (044) 24569132, Cell: 9445019555; Fax: (044) 24610311; Email: agponniah@ciba.res.in; agponniah@gmail.com]


Poonia, Soni Ram
FELLOW, ELECTED 1994

Born in Rampura, Punjab, India on 1 October 1942. Educated at GV School Sangaria, Rajasthan 1955-60; SKN College of Agriculture, Jobner, Rajasthan, 1960-64; Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana/Hisar 1964-69; B.Sc. 1964; M.Sc. 1966; Ph.D. 1970; UNDP/UNESCO Fellowship 1975-76; Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowship 1983-85, 1995, 1999 and 2001.

Assistant Professor, 1970-75, Associate Professor 1975-80, ICAR National Fellow, 1980-83, Chief Scientist, Water Management/Professor 1983-92, Head of Soils Department, 1992-95, Dean College of Agriculture, 1997-2000, and ICAR Emeritus Scientist 2003-05, Haryana Agricultural University.

Awards/Honours: Rafi Ahmad Kidwai Memorial Prize 1982-83.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science.

Research Areas: Soil chemistry, agricultural water management, soil pollution

Address: 296, Sector 15-A, Hisar 125001, Haryana; [Tel: Res.(01662) 251296; Email: poonia_soni@yahoo.co.uk]


Prabhu, K.V.
FELLOW, ELECTED 2005

Born in Hubli, Karnataka on 20 May 1958. Educated at Gandhinagar High School, Bangalore 1970-72; D. Banumaiah's High School, Mysore, 1973; Sarada Vilas College, Mysore, 1973-75; Banaras Hindu University 1975-81; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1982-86. B.Sc. 1979; M.Sc. 1981; Ph.D: 1986.

Joint Director (Research), Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2013 to date.

Scientist, Regional Station, Shimla, 1986-91, Scientist Senior Scale 1991-98, Senior Scientist 1998, Officer-in-Charge, National Phytotron Facility, 2002-06, and Head, Division of Genetics, 2006-13, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Jawahar Lal Nehru Award, 1987; IARI B. P. Pal Award, 2003; V.S. Mathur Memorial Award 2004; ISCA Platinum Jubilee Lecture Award, 2006; Borlaug Award, 2012.

Research Areas: Plant breeding, genetics, molecular marker assisted selection

Address: Joint Director (Research), Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012; D 6, IARI Campus, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 25843379; Res. (011) 25847216; Fax: (011) 25843379; Email: d_research@iari.res.in; kvinodprabhu@rediffmail.com]

Treasurer (Casual Vacancy) 1 Jan, 2008 to 31 Dec 2009


Pradhan, Akshay Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2006

Born in Jamada, Orissa, India on 11 August 1956. Educated at Fulbani High School, Orissa, 1968-72; Fakir Mohan College, Orissa, 1972-74; College of Agriculture, Bhubaneswar, 1974-80; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1982-86; B.Sc. 1978; M.Sc. 1980; Ph.D. 1986.

Professor, Department of Genetics, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi, 2002 to date.

Research Assistant, Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar, 1980-82; Research Associate, 1986-89, and Fellow, 1989-96, Tata Energy Research Institute, New Delhi; Senior Research Scientist, 1996-2001, and Principal Scientist, National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), New Delhi, 2001-02; Professor of Genetics, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi, 2002 to date.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian National Science Academy.

Research Areas: Plant genetics & molecular breeding

Address: Professor, Department of Genetics, University of Delhi South Campus, Benito Juarez Road, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi 110021; 1052 Joy Apartment, Sector -2, Plot No. 2, Dwarka, New Delhi 110075; [Tel: Off. (011) 24112322, 24115203; Cell: 09871748739; Fax: (011) 24112761; Email: pradhancgmcp@gmail.com]


Pradhan, Khageswar
FELLOW, ELECTED 1995

Born in Odisha, India on 9 April 1936. Educated at Asureswar High English School, Odisha, 1949-53; Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, Odisha, 1953-56; Orissa Veterinary College, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, 1956-60; University of Maryland, College Park, USA, 1964-69; BVSc.& AH 1960; M.S. 1967; Ph.D. 1969; D.Sc. (Hon) 2008.

Chairman, Digjyoti (Public and Charitable Education Trust for Orphan and Poor), 2005 to date; Chancellor of the Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University (SOAU), Bhubaneswar, 2011 to date.

Chemist, Institute of Nutrition ARC, USDA, USA, 1969-70; Professor, Additional Director of Research, and Dean of the Haryana Agricultural University, 1970-94; Vice-Chancellor, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, 1994-97; and Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner, 1997-99.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award; ICAR Multidisciplinary Team Research Award; USDA Group Research Award; ANSI Lifetime Achievement Award and Phi Kappa Phi (high scholastic award) Phi Sigma (high academic award), Sigma Xi (high research award) in USA; Dr.P.K.Parija Samman Award in Odisha. D.Sc. (h.c.), NDRI, Karnal.

Fellow: National Academy of Veterinary Sciences, Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research, Applied Zoologist Research Association and Indian Dairy Association, National Academy of Biological Sciences.

Research Areas: Animal nutrition (mineral nutrition and rumen ecosystem)

Address: C-24/HIG, Housing Board Colony, Baramunda, Bhubaneswar 751003, Orissa; [Tel: Res. (0674) 2555052, Cell: 09776601015, 09437302370; Email: ks_pradhan@yahoo.com]

Secretary 1 Jan, 2000 to 31 Dec, 2002; Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 1996 to 31 Dec, 1999; Dr. P. Bhattacharya Memorial Award, 2001-2002


Prajneshu
FELLOW, ELECTED 2012

Born in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India on 30 July 1951. Educated at D.A.S. Higher Secondary School, Delhi, 1964-67; Ramjas College (Delhi University), 1967-72; Birkbeck College (London University), 1978-80; B.Sc. (Hons.) 1970; M.Sc. 1972; Ph.D. 1980.

Head, Division of Biometrics & Statistical Modelling, Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute, New Delhi, 1988-91, 1994-99 and 2006 to date.

Lecturer (Temporary), Department of Statistics, 1972-76; and Lecturer, Hindu College, Delhi University, Delhi, 1976-78; Visiting Assistant Professor, Guelph University, Canada, 1981; Scientist S-3, and Principal Scientist, Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute, New Delhi, 1982-2011.

Awards/Honours: National Scholarship, 1970-72; Delhi University Gold Medal, 1972; Commonwealth Fellowship, 1978-80; U.N.D.P. Fellowship, New Zealand, 1990; IARI Best Teacher Award, 2000; ISAS Dr. D.N. Lal Memorial Lecture Award, 2002; ISAS Best Paper Award, 2000, 2002 and 2010; CSAB Bose-Nandi Best Paper Award, 2011; Professor P.V. Sukhatme Gold Medal Award, 2011; Sessional President, 65th Annual Conference, Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics, 2011; Associate Editor, Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice; Associate Editor, Journal of the Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics.

Research Areas: Agricultural statistics, Statistical modelling

Address: Head, Div. of Biometrics & Statistical Modelling, Indian Agricultural Statistics Research, Institute (IASRI), Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi 110012; A-150 Deepali, Pitampura, Delhi 100034; [Tel: Off. (011) 25847284; Res. (011) 43701097; Cell: 8447600924; Fax: (011) 25841564; Email: prajnesh@iasri.res.in; prajneshu@yahoo.co.in]


Prakash, B.S.
FELLOW, ELECTED 2005

Born in Bangalore, India on 12 July 1956. Educated at St. Josephs Academy, Dehradun, 1968-71; Vijaya College, Bangalore, 1972-75; National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, 1975-77; B.Sc. 1975; M.Sc. 1977; Ph.D. 1983; German Academic Exchange Service Fellowship, 1985-86; Department of Biotechnology, Overseas Associateship, 1995-96; INSA Exchange Visit Fellowship, 2004; DAAD Reinvitation Fellowship Program 2008.

Assistant Director General (Animal Nutrition & Physiology), ICAR, 2011 to date.

Sr. Scientist, 1986-98, Professor, 1998-2000, Animal Physiology, and Head, Division of Dairy Cattle Physiology, 2000-11, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal.

Awards/Honours: ISCA Young Scientist Award, 1985; Nils Lagerlof Memorial Award, 1985; Dr. D. Sunderesan Memorial Award, 1989; ISSAR Young Scientist Award, 1989; AJAS Purina Outstanding Research Award 2002; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, 1990-92; PG Nair Award, 2004; IARI Shri Harikrishna Shastri Memorial Award 2005; Dr. Heinrich-Baur Award 2006 Germany; Dr. M.S. Swaminathan Award 2006-07; Dr. C.R. Sane Oration Lecture, 2009.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences (India), Allahabad; National Academy of Dairy Science

Research Areas: Reproductive physiology, endocrinology

Address: ADG (Animal Nutrition & Physiology), Division of Animal Science, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, 406, Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi 110001; C-401, NASC Complex, DPS Marg, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 23388808; Email: bsp1001@rediffmail.com; bsprakash1001@gmail.com]

Recognition Award, 2005-2006


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Prakash, Harischandra Shripathy
FELLOW, ELECTED 2011

Born in Madikeri, India on 5 February 1956. Educated at Government Higher Primary School, Kudige, 1962-69; Fatima High School, Kushalnagar, 1968-70; Banumaiah High School, Mysore, 1970-71; Pre-University, and B.Sc. Yuvaraja's College, Mysore, 1971-76; University of Mysore. B.Sc. 1976; M.Sc. 1978; M.Phil. 1980; Ph.D. 1984.

Professor, Department of Studies in Biotechnology, University of Mysore, 1998 to date.

Lecturer, Department of Studies in Applied Botany & Seed Pathology (now renamed as DOS in Biotechnology), 1984-88; Leader 1988-98, University of Mysore; Served as Chairman of the Department four terms; Coordinator of DANIDA seed pathology training programme, UGC-SAP-DRS, DST-FIST, DBT-HRD, UGC-SAP-DSA programmes. Coordinator - planning - Institution of Excellence scheme sanctioned by MHRD-UGC, Govt. of India to the University of Mysore.

Awards/Honours: Indian Botanical Society Prof. V. Puri Medal, 2011; Leader of Terminal Evaluation of FAO-UNDP-GOI Project on Quarantine Stations in India; Member, Project Steering Committee of International Coffee Rust Programme; Best Paper/Poster Awards; Member, Advisory Committee UGC-DRS/CAS; Member of BOS, BOA, Selection Evaluation Committees, Faculty, UOM Vision Group.

Research Areas: Stress respones of plants, Seed health diagnostics, endophyte diversity and bioprospecting.

Address: Professor, Department of Studies in Biotechnology, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysore 570006, Karnataka; 215, 21 Main, Vijayanagar III Stage, `B' Block, Mysore 570017, Karnataka; [Tel: Off. (0821) 2414450, 2419877; Res. (0821) 2517577, Cell: 9845488400; Fax: (0821) 2414450; Email: hsp@appbot.uni-mysore.ac.in, hasriprakash@gmail.com]


Prakash, Vishweshwaraiah
FELLOW, ELECTED 1998

Born in Mysore, India on 23 November 1951. Educated at Yuvaraja's College, Mysore, B.Sc. 1970; CFTRI, Mysore, M.Sc. 1972, and Ph.D 1976; Post Doctoral at Brandeis and Texas Medical Center, USA.

Distinguished Scientist of CSIR at JSS-MVP, Mysore 2011 to date.

Junior Research Fellow, 1972-74, and Senior Research Fellow, 1974-76 CFTRI; Post Doctoral Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA, 1976-78; Research Associate, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA, 1978-80; Pool Officer, 1981-82, Scientist, Protein Technology Department, 1982-88; Scientist-in-charge Biophysical Chemistry Unit, 1988-93; Head, Dept. of Protein Chemistry & Technology, 1993, and Director, Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, 1994-2011.

Awards/Honours: Golden Jubilee Award (University of Mysore), 1988; Sarma Memorial Award [SBC (I)], 1989; Laljee Godhoo Smarak Nidhi Award AFST (I), 1992; Shanthi Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 1996; Karnataka Rajyotsava Award 1996; 50th Anniversary of India's Independence Golden Jubilee Award 1997; Prof. V. Subramanyan Industrial Achievement Award, AFST (I), 1999; CFTRI Best Alumnus Award, 1999; Soilendra Krishna Mitra Memorial Award, AIFPA (I), 2000; 38th B.C. Guha Memorial Lecture Award and Citation, Indian Science Congress, 2001; DuPont Protein Technologies International Award, 2001; FICCI Award in Life Sciences and Agriculture, 2001; Kashalkar Memorial Award, 2003; Padma Shri Award, 2004; CIFT 6th Golden Jubilee Commermorative Talk Award, 2007; NSI Nineteenth Srikantia Memorial Lecture Award, 2007; NFI C. Ramachandran Memorial Lecture Award, 2007; Avinashilingam University for Women, Dr. Rajammal P. Devadas's Oration Lecture Award 2009; Life Time Achievement Award of KSTA, Govt. of Karnataka, 2012; IFT Cert. Scientist for 2013; Council Member of Global Harmonization Initiative.

Fellow: Royal Society of Chemistry; Indian Academy of Sciences; Association of Food Scientists and Technologists; National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian National Academy of Engineering; Indian Academy of Social Sciences; Council Member of International Union of Food Science and Technology, Canada; President, IAFoST, Canada for 2006-2008; Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), USA, 2008; President, Nutrition Society of India (2008-2012); Council Member, International Union of Nutritional Sciences (2009-13); Former Council Member, Karnataka Science and Technology Academy, India.

Research Areas: Food Chemistry, Food and Nutrition, Food Biotechnology and Nutraceuticals and Food Technology

Address: Distinguished Scientist of CSIR - India, JSS Institution Campus (JSSCMS), Mysore 570006, Karnataka; No. 58, '5A' Main Road, Vontikoppal, Mysore 570002, Karnataka; [Tel: Off. (0821) 2548307; Res. (0821) 2510054; Fax: (0821) 2411305; Email: prakashvish@gmail.com]


Prasad, C.S.
FELLOW, ELECTED 2014

Born in Bangalore, Karnataka, India on 20 May 1952. Educated in Gandhi Nagar High School, Bangalore, 1963-66; National College, Bangalore, 1967; Central College, Bangalore, 1967-70; National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal 1972-78; Ph.D. 1980.

Director, National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Bangalore, 2012 to date.

Scientist, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, 1978-89; Scientist, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bangalore, 1984-86; Senior Scientist, National Dairy Research Institute, Bangalore 1986-95; Senior Scientist and Principal Scientist, National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Bangalore, 1995-2007; Assistant Director General, ICAR, New Delhi, 2007-11; Vice-Chancellor, Maharashtra Animal & Fishery Sciences University, Nagpur, 2011-12. Member, Academic Council, TANUVAS, Chennai 2004-06; Member, Governing Body, SVVU, Tirupati 2009-11; Member, Executive Council, MAFSU, Nagpur 2010-11; Member Research Advisory Committee, NDDB, Anand, 2007-11; Member, Feed, Fodder Sub-committee, 2008-11; Member, Animal Feeds Committee, BIS, GOI, 2011 to date; Member, Expert Committee, Food Nutrition, ICMR, New Delhi 2012 to date.

Awards/Honours: Compound Livestock Feed Manufacturers Award, 1995; ICAR Award for Team Research 2002; ICAR Award for Team Research, 2010. Secretary, Vice-Chairman, Chairman, Indian Dairy Association (SZ); Vice-President, Animal Nutrition Association; President, Animal Nutrition Society of India; Chief Editor, Editor, Indian Journal of Dairy & Biosciences; Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition, Animal Feed Technology.

Fellow: Animal Nutrition Association; Indian Dairy Association

Research Areas: Dairy cattle nutrition, Bypass nutrients, Bioconversion of crop residues

Address: Director, National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Adugodi, Hosur Main Road, Bangalore 560030, Karnataka; Type-VI Qtrs, NIANP Campus, Adugodi, Hosur Main Road, Bangalore 560030; [Tel: Off. (080) 25711303, 25711304; Res. (080) 25704707, Cell: 9986498977; Email: directornianp@gmail.com; cadaba_prasad@yahoo.co.in]


Prasad, Gaya
FELLOW, ELECTED 2008

Born in Ichhapur, India on 5 November 1953. Educated at Government Primary School Madri, district Fatehapur, UP, 1960-64; Baldev Giri High School, Amauli, district Fatehapur, UP, 1965-67; Sri Asteek Muni Intermediate College, Koriyan, district Kanpur, 1968-70; Addya Sharan Singh, Adarsh Intermediate College Kora Jahanabad, district Fatehapur 1971-72; G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, 1973-1984., B.V.Sc & A.H., 1977, M.V.Sc, 1980, Ph.D., 1984; Post Doctoral Fellow at M.D. Anderson Hospital and Cancer Institute, University of Texas, Science Park Research Division, Smithville, USA 1986-88.

Assistant Director General (Animal Health), ICAR, 2010 to date and Acting Director, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, 2012 to date.

Teaching Associate 1982-1983, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar; Assistant Scientist 1983-95, Scientist 1995-2002, Associate Professor 2002-2003, Professor, 2003-10 and Head, 2003-07, Department of Animal Biotechnology, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar.

Awards/Honours: Rafi Ahmad Kidwai Award (2007-08); Prof. S.R. Vyas Memorial Award (2008) of Association of Microbiologist of India; Dr. Richard Masillamony Oration Award (2008) of Indian Society of Veterinary Immunology and Biotechnology; Dr. C.V. Kanan Memorial Lecture (2008) of Indian Association Veterinary Anatomists, Scientist Award (2009); Dr. J.B. Bhatt Award of Association of Microbiologists of India, 2005 & 2006; Volume Editor of international review series "Progress in Vaccinology"; Editor of Indian Journal of Microbiology, Managing Editor of Indian Journal of Virology, President of Association of Microbiologists of India (2010). Elected Secretary General, National Academy of Veterinary Sciences (2011-2013); Vice President, Indian Society of Veterinary Immunology and Biotechnology (2011-2013).

Fellow: National Academy of Veterinary Sciences; Association of Microbiologists of India.

Research Areas: Animal Biotechnology, Molecular Virology & Molecular Diagnostics

Address: Acting Director, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly 243122, U.P.; C-301, NASC Complex, Dev Prakash Sastry Marg, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (0581) 2300096, 2302231; Cell: 09582898968; Fax: (0581) 2303284; Email: dirivri@ivri.up.nic.in; gprasad1986@gmail.com]

Dr. P. Bhattacharya Memorial Award, 2009-2010


Prasad, Manoj*
FELLOW, ELECTED 2013

Born in Ballia, Uttar Pradesh, India on 16 December 1970. Educated at Pannalal Institution, Kalyani, West Bengal, 1982-89; Ramkrishna Mission Vivekananda Centenary College, Kolkata, 1990-92; Department of Botany, University of Calcutta, 1992-98. High School 1987; Intermediate 1989; B.Sc. (Honours) 1992; M.Sc. 1994; Ph.D. 1999.

Staff Scientist V, National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR), New Delhi, 2012 to date.

Research Associate, Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut, U.P., 1998-2000; Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics & Crop Plant Research (IPK), Gatersleben, Germany, 2000-01; Research Scientist, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics & Crop Plant Research (IPK), Gatersleben, Germany, 2002-03; Staff Scientist, 2004-12, National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR), New Delhi, India.

Awards/Honours: National Merit Scholarship, 1992-94; Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 2000-01; Dr. K.S. Krishnan Research Associateship, 2000; DBT Overseas Associateship, 2006-07; Prof. Hira Lal Chakravarty Memorial Award, ISCA, 98th Session of ISC, Chennai, 2010-11. Academic & Associate Editor of PLoS ONE, BMC Plant Biology; Plant Cell Reports; Plant Cell, Tissue & Organ Culture; Acta Physiologiae Plantarum; Plant Breeding.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences (NASI), India

Research Areas: Plant molecular genetics and genomics, molecular breeding, functional genomics of plant abiotic and biotic stress responses

Address: Staff Scientist V, National Institute of PlantGenome Research, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, JNU Campus, New Delhi 110067; House No. T-003, NIPGR, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi 110067; [Tel: Off. (011) 26735160; Res. (011) 26735147, Cell: 09868316379; Fax: (011) 26741658; Email: manoj_prasad@nipgr.ac.in; manoj_pds@yahoo.com]

NAAS Young Scientist Award, 2003-04; NAAS-Associate, 2006-10


Prasad, Rajendra
FELLOW, ELECTED 1991

Born in Haidarabad, Unnao, U.P. on 1 January 1936. Educated at Kanpur Inter College, 1946-50; Govt. Agricultural College, Kanpur 1950-56; Mississippi State University, USA, 1958-61; B.Sc. 1954; M.Sc. 1956; Ph.D. 1961.

Asstt. Agronomist, Mississippi State University 1961; Pool Officer (CSIR), National Sugar Institute, Kanpur; Asstt. Professor Agronomy, 1963-64; Agronomist 1964-73, Professor of Agronomy 1973-83 & 1986-91, Head Division of Agronomy 1983-86 & 1991-95, ICAR National Professor 1996-2000, and INSA Senior Scientist, 2004-05, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. Visiting Scientist, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA, 1993; UNESCO Consultant to SR Vietnam, 1986, 1987.

Awards/Honours: Hooker Award 1974-75; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Prize 1974-75; FAI Silver Jubilee Award 1982; ICAR Team Award 1997-98; Indian Society of Agronomy Medal 1995. FAI Dhiru Morarji Memorial Award 1997-98, 1999-2000 and 2002-03; FAI Shriram Puraskar 2003-04.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Society of Agronomy.

Research Areas: Soil fertility & fertilizer use; cropping systems

Address: C-309, Vardhman Appartments, Mayur Vihar Extension, Phase I, New Delhi 110091; [Tel: Res. (011) 22712256, Cell: 9810258485; Email: rajuma36@gmail.com]

Editor 1 Jan, 2008 to 31 Dec, 2010


Prasanna, Boddupalli Maruthi*
FELLOW, ELECTED 2009

Born in Bapatla, Guntur, India, on 31 August 1965. Educated at Ravi College, Guntur, 1972-79; J.K.C. College, Guntur, 1979-81; Agricultural College, Bapatla, Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University, 1981-85; Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, 1985-91; B.Sc. 1985; M.Sc. 1987; Ph.D. 1991.

Director, Global Maize Program, CIMMYT (International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center), Nairobi, Kenya, 2010 to date.

Scientist, 1991-1996; Scientist (Senior Scale) 1996-2000; Senior Scientist, 2000-08; ICAR National Fellow, 2005-10, and Principal Scientist, 2008-10, Division of Genetics, IARI, New Delhi.

Awards/Honours: FAO Fellowship at University of California, Berkeley, USA, 1998; ISCA Dr. B.C. Deb Memorial Award, 2001; ISGPB Dr. Joginder Singh Memorial Award, 2001-02; IARI Best Teacher Award, 2004; ICAR National Fellowship, 2005; NAAS Associateship, 2005; IARI Dr. B.P. Pal Memorial Award, 2007.

Research Areas: Maize genetics, molecular breeding and genomics

Address: Director, Global Maize Program, CIMMYT (International Maize and Wheat, Improvement Centre), ICRAF House, United Nations Avenue, Gigiri, PO Box 1041, Village Market, 00621, Nairobi, Kenya; C-115, First Floor, Inderpuri, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Res. (011) 25835014, Cell: 9911188795; Fax: (011) 25846420; Email: b.m.prasanna@cgiar.org, bmprasanna@gmail.com]

NAAS Associate, 2005


Prihar, Sohan Singh
FELLOW, ELECTED 1991

Born in Jalandhar, Punjab on 15 July 1932. Ph.D. 1965, Ohio State University, USA.

Director, Pepsi Agro Food Processing Research Institute, Zahura, Punjab, 1990-; Professor, Soil Physics, 1971-90, Head, Department of Soils, 1977-79, & 1983-87, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana; Visiting Professor, Rajendra Agricultural University of Hyderabad, 1976-77.

Awards/Honours: Invention Promotion Board Award, 1971; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Memorial Prize, 1973; FAI Silver Jubilee Award 1980; Chairman, Commission I, International Soil Science Society, 1982-86; ICAR Team Award, 1986; Krisham Bharati Barani Kheti (Dryland Agriculture) Award, 1987; Shri Om Prakash Bhasin Award, 1989; Recognition of Assocation of American Agril. Scientists of Indian Origin 1989.

Fellow: American Society of Agronomy; Indian National Science Academy; Indian Society of Soil Science; Honorary member, Indian Society of Soil Science.

Research Areas: Soil physics, water management

Address: 136-D, Kitchloo Nagar, Ludhiana 141001, Punjab; [Tel: Res. (0161) 4646199; Cell: 09872834653; Email: sohansinghprihar@yahoo.co.in]

Dr. N.S. Randhawa Memorial Award, 1997-1998


Puri, S.N.
FELLOW, ELECTED 2000

Born in Kharsoli, Nagpur, Maharashtra on 24 January 1945. Educated at SSC Municipal High School, Mowar (M.S.), Govt. Agriculture College, Nagpur, 1962; Nagpur University, 1964-68; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1968-73.

Vice-Chancellor, Central Agricultural University, Imphal, 2004 to date.

Assistant Entomologist, 1973-74, Assistant Professor, 1973-75, Associate Professor, 1975-81, Sr. Insect Toxicologist, 1981, Professor of Entomology, 1981-85, and Professor & Officiating Head, 1985-95, Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani; Director, National Centre for Integrated Pest Management, New Delhi, 1995-99; Vice-Chancellor, Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli, 1999-2000; Vice-Chancellor, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, 1999-2004.

Awards/Honours: Hexamar Foundation Award, 1992; Achievement Award for IPM, 1998; Sri Dodla Ragava Reddy Memorial Gold Medal Award, 2002; Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development Society (BHU, Varanasi) Bramharshi Award, 2003; AZARA Honorary Fellowship Award, 2002; Dr. M. R. Siddiqi Medal Award, 2004; ICAR Outstanding Team Research Award for the Biennium 2003-04; President, Indian Agricultural Universities Association, New Delhi, 2005; Academic Leadership Award, 2010; President, Indian Universities Association, 2012-13.

Fellow: Society for Plant Protection Sciences (President, 1996-2002); Entomological Society of India (President, 2004 till date); Society for Promotion and Innovation of Bio-Pesticides (President, 2008 to date).

Research Areas: Entomology, Integrated Pest Management

Address: Vice-Chancellor, Central Agricultural University, Iroisemba, Imphal 795004, Manipur; [Tel: Off. (0385) 2415933; Res. (0385) 2410450; Fax: (0385) 2410414; Email: snpuri04@yahoo.co.in; snpuri@rediffmail.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2013; Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2001 to 31 Dec, 2003


Puri, Sunil
FELLOW, ELECTED 2006

Born in Nangal, India on 17 March 1953. Educated at Govt. Boys High School, Nangal, 1965-69; DAV College, Jallandhar, 1969-71; Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1971-76; Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, 1976-79, Ph.D. 1979; Oxford Forestry Institute, U.K, 1985-86.

Dean Academic Affairs cum Dean Basic Sciences, Shoolini University of Biotechnology & Management Sciences, Solan, H.P, 2007 to date.

Professor & Head of Forestry, Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur, 1994-2004; Associate Professor of Forestry, 1985-94, and Head Forestry, 1988-91, Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar; Coordinator of Tropical Agroforestry of IUFRO Division 1 (Silviculture), 2003 to date; Deputy Coordinator, 1997-2005, Coordinator, Silviculture & Management in Arid & Semi-Arid Regions, IUFRO, 2005 to date; Director Instructions, Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur, 2004-07.

Awards/Honours: Member, Editorial Board of Agroforestry Systems, 1997 to date; AAAS, USA International Diploma of Honour, 1998.

Fellow: Indian Society of Agroforestry (Vice-President, 2003-05).

Research Areas: Agroforestry, tree improvement, c-sequesteration, physiology

Address: Dean, Academic Affairs cum Dean, Basic Sciences, Shoolini University of, Biotechnology & Management Sciences, The Mall, Near Head P.O., Solan 173212, H.P.; Geeta Bhawan, Sunny Side, Near District Courts, Solan 173212, H.P.; [Tel: Off. (01792) 308000, Cell: 09816011680; Fax: (01792) 2226364; Email: spuri56@yahoo.com]


Purohit, Aditya Narain
FELLOW, ELECTED 1992

Born in Kimni, Chamoli, India on 30 July 1940, Educated at Govt. School, Tharali, 1947-50; Govt. College, Lansdown, 1950-56; Govt. College, Nainital, 1956-61; Panjab University, 1963-68; B.Sc. 1956; M.Sc. 1961; Ph.D. 1968.

Adjunct Professor, School of Environment Studies, Doon University, Dehradun, 2010 to date.

Professor and Director, High Altitude Plant Physiology Research Centre, Garhwal University, Srinagar, U.P., 1985-90 and 1995-2001; Director, G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment & Development, (Autonomous Institute of Ministry of Env. & Forests, Govt. of India) Almora, U.P.,1990-95; Vice- Chancellor, H.N.B. Garhwal University, Srinagar Garhwal, 2001-02; Sri M.L. Bhartia Chair for Conservation, Development and Promotion of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in Uttaranchal, Government of Uttarakhand, 2003-09.

Awards/Honours: J.J. Chinoy Gold Medal,1969; SICO - National Academy of Sciences Award, 1992; Seth Memorial Award, 1992; Vir Keshri Environment - Conservation Award, 1996; Om Prakash Bhashin Foundation Award, 1996; Padma Shri, 1997; Birbal Sahni Birth Centenary Award, 2002.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian National Science Academy.

Research Areas: Environmental plant physiology; mountain environment and development planning; physiology of medicinal and aromatic plants

Address: "Almi Anchal", 181/1 Dobhalwala, Dehradun 248006, Uttarakhand; [Tel: Res. (0135) 2713219; Cell: 09412058572; Email: purohit_aditya@hotmail.com]


Pushpangadan, P.*
FELLOW, ELECTED 2003

Born in Quilon, India on 23 January 1944. Educated at S.N.D.P High School, 1961; S.N. College, Quilon 1962-65; Aligarh Muslim University, 1966-75; M.Sc. 1970; M.Phil. 1972; Ph.D. 1975.

Director General, Amity Institute for Herbal and Biotech Products Development, Trivandrum, March to date.

Scientific Assistant, Scientist, Project Coordinator & Chief Project Co-ordinator of All India Coordinated Research Project in Ethnobiology, Regional Research Laboratory, Jammu, 1969-90; Director, Trop. Botanic Garden and Research Institute, Trivandrum, 1990-99; Director, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, 1994; Director & Additional Secretary, Science, Technology & Environment Department, Govt. of Kerala, 1995; Director, Central Institute for Medicinal & Aromatic Plants, 2001; Director, National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, 1999-2006.

Awards/Honours: Dingra Memorial Award, 1980, 1983; Borlaug Award, 1998; Best Overall Science Promoters National Award, 1998; Swadesh National Award, 1999; John W. Harshberger Medal, 2001; Paryavaran Ratna, 2001; Wistex Foundation Award, 2002; UN-Equator Initiative Prize, 2002; Creativity & Innovation Samman, 2005; Ayurved Gaurav Award, 2009; Padma Shri Award, 2010.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; Ethnobotany Society of India; National Society of Ethnopharmacology; National Environmental Science Academy; Biotech Research Society of India.

Research Areas: Conservation biology, cytogenetics & plant breeding, molecular taxonomy, ethnobiology & ethnopharmacology

Address: Director General, Amity Institute for Herbal and Biotech, Products Development, 3 Ravi Nagar, Ambalamukkum, Peroorkada P.O., Trivandrum 695005, Kerala; Sreesailam, TC x/910, VRA-179, Mannamoola, Peroorkada PO, Trivandrum 695005, Kerala; [Tel: Off. (0471) 3269772; Cell: 09895066816; Fax: (0471) 2432148; Email: palpuprakulam@yahoo.co.in; aihpbd@gmail.com]


Qasim, Syed Zahoor
FELLOW, ELECTED 1991

Born in Allahabad, India on on 31 December 1926. Educated at Govt. College, Allahabad; Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh; B.Sc. & M.Sc. 1947-51; University of Wales, U.K., Ph.D. 1956 and D.Sc. 1968.

Chairman, Centre for Ocean and Environmental Studies, 2007 onwards.

Lecturer and Reader, Department of Zoology, AMU, 1951-62; Professor, Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Bombay, 1962-64; Assistant Director, International Indian Ocean Expedition, Cochin, 1962-70; Director, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Cochin, 1970-74; Director (Additional Charge), Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin, 1973-74; Director, National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, 1974-81; Secretary, Govt. of India, Department of Environment, 1981-82; Leader, First Indian Antarctic Expedition, 1981-82; Secretary, Govt. of India, Department of Ocean Development, 1982-88; Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia Central University, 1989-91; Member, Planning Commission, Govt. of India, 1991-96.

Awards/Honours: Padma Shri, 1974; Chandra Kala Hora Memorial Gold Medal, 1975; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Memorial Award, 1978; Lal Bahadur Shastri Award, 1988; D.Sc. (h.c.) Andhra University, 1987, North Bengal University, 1992, Sri Venkateshwara University, Tirupati, 1993, Banaras Hindu University, 1995, and Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal, 2009; Padma Bhushan, 1982; Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award, 1991; Oceanology International (U.K.) Lifetime Achievement Award, 1999; Pride of the Nation Award, 2000; Govt. Of India First Ocean Science & Technology Award, 2004; Asiatic Society Gold Medal, 2005; SOFTI Biennial Award, 2007; Indian Science Congress Lifetime Achievement Award, 2008; Sir Syed Ahmad Khan International Award, 2009. President, National Academy of Sciences, India, 1983-84; General President, Indian Science Congress Association, 1993-94; Vice-Chairman, Society for Indian Ocean Studies, New Delhi, 1994-2007; President, National Environmental Science Academy, 2007-till date.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; Indian Academy of Sciences; National Academy of Sciences, India; Third World Academy of Sciences; National Environmental Science Academy

Research Areas: Marine Biology, Oceanography and Fisheries.

Address: Chairman, Centre for Ocean and Environmental Studies, A-2 (Basement), East of Kailash, New Delhi 110065; A-15, Defence Colony, New Delhi 110024; [Tel: Off. (011) 46078340; Res. (011) 24337626; Email: zqasim@hotmail.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Oct, 1992 to 31 Dec, 1995


Raghavan, G.S. Vijaya*
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 2012

Born in Shantigrama (Hassan), Karnataka, India on 10 November 1944. Educated at Channapatna Boy's High School, 1956-1959; National College, Bangalore, 1959-1960; Bangalore University, 1960-67, B. Engg. (Mech.) 1967; University of Guelph, 1969-1970, M.Sc. (Agr. Engg.) 1970; Colorado State University, 1970-73, Ph.D. (Agr. Engg.) 1973.

Professor, Department of Bioresource Engineering, McGill University, Quebec, Canada, 1987 to present date.

Lecturer, Bangalore University, Bangalore, India, 1967-68; Chief Engineer, Mantronics Inc., Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, 1973-74; Research Associate, 1974-77; Sessional Lecturer, 1975-1977; Assistant Professor, 1977-1983; and Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Engineering, McGill University, 1983-1987; Hon. Post Graduate Professor, Division of Agricultural Engineering, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore, Karnataka, India,1990-1996; Hon. Professor, Institute of Elemento Organic Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin, China, 1993-2003; Chair, Department of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering, McGill University, Quebec, Canada, 1993-2003.

Awards/Honours: The John Clark Award of the Canadian Society of Agricultural Engineering (CSAE), 1990; Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Award for Teaching Excellence, 1992,1996; Maple Leaf Award of the CSAE, 1997; Certificate of Merit Awarded by Drying Technology - An International Journal, 2000, 2011; ASAE Certificate, 2000; Outstanding Indo-Canadian Award from the National Indo-Canadian Council, 2002; Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Certificate of Achievements, 2004; CSAE Certificate of Commendation, 2004; James McGill Professor Award, 2002-2009, 2009-2016; Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference (NABEC) Distinguished Service Award, 2006; Proctor and Gamble Company Award for Excellence in Drying Research, 2006; Certificate of Appreciation presented by the Drying Technology Journal, 2007; Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa), TNAU 2007, and UAS-Dharwad 2010; David Thomson Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision & Teaching, 2007; Lifetime Achievement Award by the Drying Technology Journal, 2008; Arun S. Mujumdar Medal, International Drying Symposium (IDS), 2010.

Fellow: Royal Society of Canada (RSC); Indian Institution of Engineers (IIE); American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE, presently ASABE, the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers); Canadian Society of Agricultural Engineers (CSAE, presently CSBE, the Canadian Society of Bioengineering)

Research Areas: Post-harvest technologies, storage, drying, food processing, electro-technologies, microwave-assisted extraction, bio-energy, biochar, microbial fuel cells.

Address: James McGill Professor, McGill University, Dept. of Bioresource, Engineering, Macdonald Stewart Building, Room MS1-027, 21111 Lakeshore Road, Ste. Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, H9X 3V9, Canada; 398, Boulevard de l'Ile, Pincourt, Quebec, J7V 9Y3, Canada; "McGill University, Department of Bioresource Engineering, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Macdonald Steward Building, Room MS1-027, 21111 Lakeshore Road, Ste. Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, Canada, H9X 3V9."; [Tel: Off. (514) 398-8731; Res. (514) 453-6151; Fax: (514) 398-8387; Email: vijaya.raghavan@mcgill.ca]


Raghavarao, K.S.M.S*
FELLOW, ELECTED 2014

Born in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India on 2 August 1960. Educated at Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, B. Tech, 1981; Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT, formerly UDCT), Mumbai, Ph.D., 1987.

Chief Scientist, Department of Food Engineering, CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, 2010 to date.

Research Associate, Institute of Chemical Technology, (ICT), Mumbai, 1987; Guest Scientist, National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST), Boulder, CO, USA, 1988; Research Associate, Institute of Chemical Technology, (ICT), Mumbai, 1989; Associate Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal, 1990; Scientist C and Scientist E1, Department of Food Engineering, CFTRI, Mysore, 1990-2000; DBT Long Term Research Associate, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA, 1997-1998; Scientist E2, Scientist F & Head, Department of Food Engineering, CFTRI, Mysore, 2000-2012; Program Advisory Committee (PAC) Member of DST, MFPI, DRDO, Expert Committee Member in QRT of CIF Cochin (an ICAR Institution) and NBA of AICTE for 3-6 years.

Awards/Honours: Institution of Engineers (India) Platinum Jubilee Award in Chemical Engineering, 2010; CFTRI Foundation Day Award, 2010, 2007, 2005, 2004; NASI-Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Award, 2008; National Award, Ministry of Agriculture, 2006; National Award for excellence in consultancy services, 2006.

Fellow: National Academy of Engineers, 2012; Institution of Engineers, 2010.

Research Areas: Food Engineering, Biotechnology (Downstream Processing, Bioreactor design), Chemical Engineering.

Address: Chief Scientist, Department of Food Engineering, CSIR-Central Food Technological Research, Institute (CFTRI), Mysore 570020, Karnataka; D-22, CFTRI Housing Complex, Kalidasa Road, Jayalakshmi Puram, Mysore 570020, Karnataka; Permanent Address: C/o Dr. E. Vedavyas, IAS, Ph.D, No.56, Road No.8, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad - 500 033; [Tel: Off. (0821) 2512520, Res. (0821) 2340988; Fax: (0821) 2517233; Email: raghavarao@cftri.res.in; ksms_raghavarao@yahoo.com]


Raghavendra, Agepati S.
FELLOW, ELECTED 1998

Born at Cuddapah, A.P., India on 17 November 1950. Educated at Sri Venkateswara University, A.P.; B.Sc. 1969; M.Sc. 1971; Ph.D. 1975; Certificate in German, Marburg, Germany, 1990.

Professor & J.C. Bose National Fellow, Department of Plant Sciences, School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad, 2004 to date.

Scientist, Plant Physiology, Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Vittal, Kasaragod, 1974-76; Asst. Professor Botany, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati 1976-82; Deputy Director & Head, Plant Physiology Division, Rubber Research Institute of India, Kottayam, 1982-85; Associate Professor of Plant Sciences, 1985-1996, and Professor, 1996 to date, University of Hyderabad.

Awards/Honours: INSA Young Scientist Medal 1977; A.P. Academy of Sciences Young Scientist Award 1976; UGC Career Award 1986; A.P. Scientist of the year 2005; INSA Prof. T.S. Sadasivan Award, 2006; DST JC Bose National Fellow, 2008-2013.

Fellow: Third World Academy of Sciences; Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Academy of Sciences; A.P. Academy of Sciences.

Research Areas: Molecular plant physiology, plant biochemistry, plant molecular biology

Address: Professor, School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad 500046, Andhra Pradesh; Flat No. 1701, Aparna Sarovar, Nallagandla, Central University Post, Hyderabad 500046, Andhra Pradesh; [Tel: Off. (040) 23010630; Res. (040) 67766124; Fax: (040) 23010120, 23010145; Email: asrsl@uohyd.ernet.in]

Recognition Award, 2003-2004; Dr. K. Ramiah Memorial Award 2005-2006


Raghu, Kanthadai
FELLOW, ELECTED 1992

Born in Chittoor, A.P, India on 23 September 1936. Educated at Sri Ramakrishna Mission High School, Chennai, 1947-52; Vivekananda College, Chennai, 1952-56; Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, 1956-58; University of Madras, Chennai, 1958-64; B.Sc. 1956; M.A. 1958; M.Sc.1959; Ph.D. 1964.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, IRRI, Philippines, 1964-66; Pool Officer, IARI, 1966-67; Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Houston, Houston, U.S.A 1967-69; Research Associate, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A. 1969-71; Scientific Officer, 1972-73, Head, Plant Pathology and Pesticide Residues Section, 1977-90, and Head, Nuclear Agriculture Division, 1990-96 Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai; Science Consultant, Jai Research Foundation (JRF), Vapi 1997-2004.

Fellow: Maharashtra Academy of Sciences.

Research Areas: Fate, persistence and metabolism of pesticides in soils and plants

Address: E-7, Dattaguru Housing Society, Deonar, Mumbai 400088, Maharashtra; [Tel: Res. (022) 25565512, Cell: 09820322244; Email: drraghu10@gmail.com]


Rai, Ashwani Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2010

Born in Ghazipur, India on 29 December 1948. Educated at Adarsh Vidyalya Dildar Nagar, Ghazipur, 1960-62; Queens College Varanasi, 1962-64; Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 1965-74; B.Sc. 1967; M.Sc. 1969; Ph.D. 1974.

Professor, Botany, Faculty of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 1995 to date.

Lecturer 1977-87, and Reader 1987-95, Department of Botany, Banaras Hindu University; Coordinator, 2006-09, Applied Microbiology, Banaras Hindu University; Visiting Scientist, 1982, Research Institute for Biochemical Regulation, Nagoya University, Japan; Visiting Scientist, 1983, University of Konstanz, Germany; Visiting Professor, 1987-88, Department of Microbiology, University of Texas at Austin, USA; Invited Professor, 1992, Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University Japan; Visiting Professor, 1993, School of Agriculture, Nagoya University, Japan.

Awards/Honours: Matsumae International Foundation Fellowship, Japan, 1982; Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Germany, 1983; National Biotechnology Overseas Associateship, 1986; JSPS Fellowship, 1993.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; Biotech Research Society, India.

Research Areas: Physiology and Biochemistry of cyanobacteria and Azolla-Anabaena system, nitrogen nutrition, carbon fixation, salt stress and adaptive responses

Address: Professor, Department of Botany, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005, U.P.; N1-65/B18, Shiva Prasad Gupt Colony, Samne Ghat Road, Nagwa, Varanasi 221005, U.P.; [Tel: Off. (0542) 6701098, 2307147 Extn 330; Res. (0542) 2366514, Cell: 09450867006; Email: akrai.bhu@gmail.com, akrai@bhu.ac.in]


Rai, Lal Chand
FELLOW, ELECTED 2012

Born in Belaon, Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India on 15 July 1950. Educated at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (U.P.), India, 1971-1976, B.Sc. 1971; M.Sc. 1973; Ph.D. 1976. Post doctoral research and training: Department of Biological Sciences, The City University of New York, USA, 1988-89; R.M. Parsons Laboratory, Department of Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, 1989; Institute of Biotechnology 3, Julich, Germany, 1996; Department of Biology & Microbiology, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, USA, 1997; Institut für Chemie und Göesphere - 6, Julich, Germany, 1998, 1999.

Faculty in the Department of Botany, Banaras Hindu University, 1979 to date.

Lecturer in Botany, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, August 1977-79. Visiting Professor University of Wisconsin, USA 1997; and Saitama University, Japan 2008, 2009.

Awards/Honours: Merit Scholarship 1965-1967; Junior Research Fellowship 1975-1977; INDO-US Fulbright Fellowship 1988-89; UGC Career Award, 1988-91; Guest Research Fellowship, Julich, Germany 1996-99; Pitamber Pant National Environment Fellowship Award 1996-99; ISEC E.P. Odum Gold Medal, 2009; DST J.C. Bose National Fellowship, 2010; NASI Professor R.N. Tandon Memorial Lecture Award, 2010; Professor C.N.R. Rao Education Foundation Award, 2009; INSA Professor S.B. Saksena Memorial Medal, 2011; IIFS Shiksha Rattan Puraskar, 2011.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian National Science Academy; National Institute of Ecology; India, Institute of Environmental Engineers, India; Indian Botanical Society.

Research Areas: Proteomics and Functional Genomics of nitrogen fixing Cyanobacteria under abiotic stresses

Address: Professor of Botany, Molecular Biology Section, Department of Botany, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005, U.P.; B30/40, 27-28 Mani Niketan, Madhav Market, Lanka, Varanasi 221005; [Tel: Off. (0542) 6701110; Res. (0542) 2367520; Cell: 09415225821; Fax: (0542) 2368174; Email: lcrbhu15@gmail.com; lcrai@bhu.ac.in]


Rai, Mangala
FELLOW, ELECTED 2000

Born in Ghazipur (U.P.), India, on 30 June 1947. B.Sc. (Ag.) Gorakhpur University, 1967; M.Sc. (Ag.) 1969; Ph.D., 1973, Banaras Hindu University.

Junior Plant Breeder, R.B.S. College, Agra, 1973-75; Scientist (S-1/S-2), Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, 1975-78; Plant Breeder-cum-Reader, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar 1978-81; Project Coordinator (Linseed) 1981-86, OSD (Technology Mission and Oilseeds) 1986-88, Assistant Director General (Seeds) 1988-94; Assistant Director General (Policy & Perspective Planning) 1994-97, Deputy Director General (Crop Sciences), 1997-2003 and Secretary, Department of Agricultural Research and Education, GOI & DG, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, 2003-09; Member/Vice President, Board of Governors viz IRRI, ICRISAT, CIMMYT, Biodiversity Board, Rome varying between 2-7 years; currently Member Board of Governors IIM, Bangluru; Agriculture Adviser to Chief Minister, in the Cabinet Minister's rank, Govt of Bihar, Patna.

Awards/Honours: D.Sc. (h.c.) from 15 universities including BHU, Varanasi; GBPUAT, Pantnagar; CSUAT, Kanpur and IARI, New Delhi.

Fellow: A number of professional bodies

Research Areas: Genetics, plant breeding, seeds, management, policy and perspective planning

Address: Agriculture Adviser to Chief Minister, 63, Main Cabinet Secretariat, Patna 800015, Bihar; M-8 Strand Road, Patna 800015, Bihar; Kalindi Kunj, N-8/180 A-B, Ganesh Dham Colony, Newada, P.O. Sunderpur, Varanasi - 221005; Delhi: H-6, Pusa Apartments, Sector-15, Rohini, New Delhi 110085; [Tel: Off. (0612) 2215866; Cell: 9868630033, 09473199162; Fax: (0612) 2215867; Email: mnglrai@gmail.com, advisor-cim-bih@nic.in]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2011 to 31 Dec, 2013; President 1 Jan, 2008 to 31 Dec, 2010; Vice-President 1 Jan, 2006 to 31 Dec, 2007


Rai, Mathura
FELLOW, ELECTED 2008

Born in Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh, India on 15 January 1948. Educated at Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur 1967-1970, Kanpur University, Kanpur 1970-72 and CSAUA&T, Kanpur 1972-1978; B.Sc. 1970; M.Sc. 1972; Ph.D. 1978.

Scientist S, 1977-1981, Scientist S-1, 1981-1983, Scientist S-2, 1983-1985, and Senior Scientist, 1985-1988, ICAR Research Complex, NEH Region, Shillong; Senior Scientist, 1988-1996, NBPGR, New Delhi; Principal Scientist & Head, 1996-2001, CHES, Ranchi (IIHR,Bangalore); Principal Scientist & Head, 2001-2003, HARP, Ranchi (ICAR Res. Complex for Eastern Region, Patna); OSD, 2001-2005, National Research Centre for Litchi, Muzaffarpur; Director, Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi, 2003-10.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Outstanding Multidisciplinary Team Research Award, 2004; Harbhajan Singh Award 2005; S.Z. Quasim Medal, 2006; Hari Krishna Shastry Award, 2007; President, Horticultural Society of Chhotanagpur; Secretary, Indian Society of Vegetable Science; Consultant: Task Force, Technical Advisory Group, PPV and FR Authority; Member of Several Central/State level professional committees.

Fellow: Indian Society of Vegetable Science; Bioved Research Society

Research Areas: Vegetable and fruit breeding and genetics

Address: 1/36, Rasmi Khand, Sharada Nagar, Lucknow, U.P.; [Tel: Cell: 09450786967; Email: mathura.rai@gmail.com]


Rai, Ram Bahal
FELLOW, ELECTED 2010

Born in Gorakhpur, U.P., India on 5 January 1954. Educated at DAV Inter College, Gorakhpur, 1968-72, Gorakhpur University, 1972-73, G.B. Pant University of Agri. & Tech., Pantnagar, 1973-80; M.V.Sc. Pathology, 1979; Ph.D., 1983.

Principal Scientist, Pathology, IVRI, Izatnagar, 1998 to date.

Director (Acting), 2002-05, and Head of Division, Animal Science, CARI, Port Blair, 2002-06; Director, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services, 1997-2002, Director, Agriculture, 1999, and Director Fisheries, 2000, A&N Islands.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Team Research Award, 1991-93 & 2001-2, Fakhruddin Ali Ahmad Award, 1994-95 & 2002-03; K.S. Nair Memorial Medal, 1986; Certificate of Excellence, 1997; Merit Certificate, 1993.

Fellow: National Academy of Veterinary Science

Research Areas: Livestock and poultry disease control, stephanofilariasis, gastroenteritis, infertility control, Integrated farming system, organic production system

Address: Principal Scientist, Division of Pathology, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly 243122; 4, Jagdish Vihar, Rajendra Nagar, Bareilly 243122; [Tel: Res. (0581) 2300490 Cell: 09411699408; Email: drrbrai@yahoo.co.in]

Sh. L.C. Sikka Endowment Award 2011-2012


Raina, Satish Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2005

Born in Srinagar, Kashmir, on 25 June 1947. Educated at DAV High School, Srinagar (1961); S.P. College, Srinagar and G.G.M. Science College, Jammu, 1961-66; R.B.S. College, Agra, 1969; Indian Agricultural Research Institute and Agra University, 1977; B.Sc., 1966; M.Sc., 1969; Ph.D. 1977.

Chief Adviser, Nath BioGene (India) Ltd., Aurangabad, to date

Post Doctoral and Visiting Scientist, International Rice Research Institute, Manila, Philippines, 1987-89, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland, 1995, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK, 1996; Professor of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, NRC on Plant Biotechnology, IARI, New Delhi 2000-2005; Consultant, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria, 1992, National Horticultural Board, 1995, Agricultural Products and Export Development Agency, New Delhi, 1996, Usha Martin Industries, Ranchi, Bihar 1997, Nath Seeds Ltd, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, 2002, AgBios, Canada, 2005.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy

Research Areas: Genetics, breeding, plant biotechnology

Address: Chief Adviser, Nath BioGene (India) Ltd., Nath House, Nath Road, Aurangabad 431005, Maharashtra; [Tel: Off. (0240) 2376765; Res. (0240) 2343993; Fax: (0240) 2376188; Email: satishraina@yahoo.com]


Rajam, Manchikatla Venkat
FELLOW, ELECTED 2012

Born in Bornapalli, Andhra Pradesh, India on 2 February 1955. Educated at Govt. High School, Huzurabad, 1960-72; Govt. Jr. College, Huzurabad, 1972-74; Arts and Science College, Warangal, B.Sc. 1974-77; Kakatiya University, Warangal, M.Sc. 1979, Ph.D. 1983.

Professor, Department of Genetics, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi, 2006 to date.

Post-doctoral Fellow (CSIR), Kakatiya University, Warangal 1983-84, and Yale University, USA, 1984-85; Pool Officer (CSIR), 1986-87, Kakatiya University, Warangal; Lecturer, 1987-91, Senior Lecturer, 1991-98, and Reader, 1998-2006, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi.

Awards/Honours: National Scholarship for Study Abroad (Govt. of India), 1984-85; DBT National Associateship, 1994; Rockefeller Foundation Biotech Career Fellowship, 1998; Shiksha Rattan Puraskar by the India International Friendship Society, 2011.

Fellow: Natl. Acad. Sci. India; A.P. Acad. Sci. Inida; Assoc. Biotechnol. Pharm. India; Plant Tiss. Cult. Biotechnol. Assoc. India; Indian Sci. Congr. Assoc.; Indian Soc. Cell Biol.; Indian Soc. Plant Biochem. Biotechnol.; Indian Bot. Soc.; Assoc. Microbiol. India.

Research Areas: Plant biotechnology, genetic engineering, RNA interference, polyamine physiology and molecular biology, mutation breeding.

Address: Professor, Department of Genetics, University of Delhi South Campus, Benito Juarez Road, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi 110021; 2E, Shivalika Apartments, Sector 9, Plot No. 16, Dwarka, New Delhi 110075; [Tel: Off. (011) 24110866; Res. (011) 25075497, Cell: 9818108515; Fax: (011) 24112437; Email: venkat.rajam@south.du.ac.in; rajam.mv@gmail.com]


Rajaram, Sanjaya
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 1999

Born in Varanasi, India on 10 February 1943. Educated at College of Jaunpur, U.P.; B.Sc. 1962; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, M.Sc. 1965; University of Sydney, Ph.D. 1968; Post Doctoral Fellow, 1969-72, CIMMYT.

Director, Resource Seeds International, Toluca, Mexico, to date.

Post-Doctoral Fellow, 1968-1969, Rockefeller Foundation, New Delhi, India; Post-Doctoral Fellow, 1969-1971, Geneticist, 1971-1972, Head, Bread Wheat Breeding Program, 1972-1988, Leader, Germplasm Improvement Wheat & Head Bread Wheat Breeding, 1989-1996, and Director, Wheat Program, 1996-2003, CIMMYT, Mexico; Senior Scientific Advisor, 2004, and Director, Integrated Gene Management ICARDA, Syria, 2006-08.

Awards/Honours: More than 90 awards and honors including, Order of Quetzal, Guatemala, 1988; CGIAR King Baudouin Award 1988; International Service in Agronomy, USA, 1992; International Service in Crop Science Award, USA, 1992; Borlaug Award 1995; E.C. Stakman Award, USA, 1993; CIMMYT Distinguished Scientist, 1997; The Friendship Award, China, 1998; Rassk Prize Award, UK, 1998; Jindeng (Golden Summit) Award, Government of Sichuan, China, 2000; Monsanto Crop Science Distinguished Career Award, Crop Science Society of America, 2001; Crawford Fund Direk Trible Award, Austria, 2001; Padma Shri 2001; Centeotl Award, Coordinacion Nacional de Fundacion, Mexico, 2003; Crop Science Society Presidential Award 2004; Khwarizmi International Award, Govt. of Iran, 2004.

Fellow: Crop Science Society of America; Agronomy Society of America; Academician, Kazakstan Academy of Agricultural Sciences; Academician, Ukranian Academy of Agricultural Sciences; Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources; National Academy of Sciences, India.

Research Areas: Plant breeding, plant pathology

Address:, Resource Seed Mexicana (RSM), Calle Aldama, 100, San Miguel Chapultepec, C.P. 52240, Edo. De Mexico, Mexico; Calle Paris 186, Colonia Jardines de Bellavista, Tlalnepantla, Estado de Mexico, C.P. 54054, Mexico; [Tel: Off. 52-722-2630732; Res. 52-55-53657547; Email: s.rajaram@cgiar.org]


Rajasekharan, Ram
FELLOW, ELECTED 2003

Born on 25 December 1960. Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Awards/Honours: National Bioscience award for Career development; Sir C.V. Raman state award; Nagarjuna Group agricultural biotechnology excellence award.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad; Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore

Research Areas: Plant biochemistry and biotechnology

Address: Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012, Karnataka; NE-216, I.I.Sc. Quarters, Bangalore 560012, Karnataka; [Tel: Off. (080) 2932881; Res. (080) 23510075; Fax: (080) 2360814; Email: lipid@biochem.iisc.ernet.in; lipidindia@yahoo.com]


Rajender Parsad
FELLOW, ELECTED 2011

Born in Sonepat, India on 10 November 1966. Educated at Govt. Primary School, Sikender Pur Majra, 1972-77; Govt. High School, Rabra, 1977-1982; Hindu College, Sonept, MD University, 1982-86; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1986-92; B.Sc. 1982; M.Sc.(Agricultural Statistics), 1986; Ph. D.(Agricultural Statistics) 1992.

Head, Division of Design of Experiments, Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute, New Delhi, 2009 to date.

Scientist, 1992-1997, Scientist (Sr. Scale), 1997-2001, Senior Scientist, 2001-2005, and ICAR National Fellow, 2005-09, Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute, New Delhi.

Awards/Honours: MOSPI (GoI) Young Statistician Award, 2011; ISAS Professor P.V. Sukhatme Gold Medal Award, 2010; ISAS Dr. D.N. Lal Memorial Lecture Award, 2005; IARI Best Teacher Award, 2002; ISCA Certificate of Merit, 1996; IARI Gold Medal, 1986; Nehru Medal, 1986; Dr. VVR Murthy Memorial Award, 1986.

Fellow: International Statistical Institute, Netherlands (Elected Member)

Research Areas: Agricultural Statistics, Design of Experiments, Sampling Techniques

Address: Head, Division of Design of Experiments, Indian Agricultural Statistics Research, Institute, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi 110012; J-34, Chankya Place, Part I, New Delhi 110059; [Tel: Off. (011) 25843573; Res. (011) 25638564, Cell: 9811647837; Fax: (011) 25841564; Email: rajender@iasri.res.in; rajender1066@yahoo.co.in]

Young Scientist Award, 1999-2000


Rajeswara Rao, Bhaskaruni Raja
FELLOW, ELECTED 2010

Born in Guntur, India on 12 August 1953. Educated at Zilla Parishad High School, Vinukonda, 1964-69; S.S.& N. College, Narasaraopet, 1969; Agricultural College, Bapatla, 1970-74; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1975-80; B.Sc. (Agriculture) 1974; M.Sc. (Agronomy) 1978: Ph.D. (Agronomy) 1981.

Scientist (Director Grade), Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Resource Centre, Hyderabad, 2006 to date.

Scientist-B, 1980-85, Scientist-C, 1985-88, Scientist-EI 1988-1993, Scientist-EII 1993-98, Scientist-F, 1998-2006, Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Resource Centre, Hyderabad.

Awards/Honours: Talented Scientist Award, 2008; International Potash Institute-Fertilizer Association of India Award, 2002; Fragrances and Flavours Association of India Appreciation Award, 1999; Gaurav Society for Agricultural Research Centre Crop Research Award, 1977; Bapatla Agricultural College Sri. V.N. Chowdary Memorial Rolling Cup, 1974.

Research Areas: Agronomy, Medicinal and Aromatic plants

Address: Scientist (Director Grade), CIMAP Resource Centre, Boduppal, Uppal Post, Hyderabad 500039, A.P.; 1-1-593/2/2 Gandhinagar, Hyderabad 500080, A.P.; [Tel: Off. (040) 27202602; Res. (040) 27621400, Cell: 09441455397; Fax: (040) 27202602; Email: brrrao1@rediffmail.com; cimaphyd@rediffmail.com]


Rajput, Thakur Bahadur Singh
FELLOW, ELECTED 2013

Born in Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh on 1 January 1952. Graduated in Agricultural Engineering from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology Pantnagar (1973), Post Graduation in Soil and Water Conservation Engineering from IIT Kharagpur (1977) and Ph.D. From IARI, New Delhi (1985).

Principal Scientist, Water Technology Centre, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1998 to date.

Scientist S-1, 1976-82; Scientist S-2, 1982-85; and Senior Scientist, 1985-98, Water Technology Centre, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi.

Awards/Honours: Jawaharlal Nehru Award, 1985 (ICAR); Shankar Memorial Award (ISAE), 1988-89; Distinction in Engineering Technology Medal (CBIP), 1989; COVERDALE Silver Certificate Level Facilitator (MANAGE) 1992; Dr. Ramnath Singh Award (IARI), 2001-02; Dr. Rajendra Prasad Puraskar (ICAR), 2001-02; National Gyan Vigyan Puraskar (MoHRD), 2001-02; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award (ICAR), 2005-06; Shiksha Puraskar (MoHRD), 2005-06; Gold Medal and 1st Prize (IEI), 2006; Agricultural Engineering Division Prize (IEI), 2006-07; John Wiley-ICID Best Paper Award (ICID), 2006; Ramnath Singh Award (IARI), 2007-08; Best Teacher Award (IARI), 2009; ISAE-Jain Irrigation Award (ISAE), 2009-10 and The Bharat Ratna Dr C Subramanium Award for Outstanding Teachers, 2011 (ICAR).

Fellow: Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers, 2004; Indian Water Resources Society, 2004; Institution of Engineers (I), 2004-05.

Research Areas: Canal Water Management, On-farm Water Management, Micro Irrigation

Address: Principal Scientist, Water Technology Centre, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012; D-26, IARI Campus, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 25848703; Res. (011) 25847361, Cell: 09810673101; Fax: (011) 25848703; Email: tbsraj@iari.res.in]


Ram Sakal
FELLOW, ELECTED 2002

Born in Varanasi, India on 31 July 1942. Educated at Kalika Dham Higher Secondary School, Sewapuri 1958; Jagatpur Inter College, Varanasi 1960; Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, B.Sc. 1963 & M.Sc. 1965; GBPUAT, Pantnagar, Ph.D. 1972.

Subject Matter Specialist, 1971-73, Jr. Scientist, 1974-78, Sr. Scientist, 1979-86, Chief Scientist & P.I. AICRP on Micro- and Secondary Nutrients and Pollutant Elements in Soils and Plants, 1987-2002, and Chairman, P.G. Deptt. of Soil Science, 1999-2002 Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa; Officiating Director, Sugarcane Research Institute for 1 1/2 years; Nodal Officer, European Economic Community Project on Reclamation and Development of Alkali Lands in Bihar for 2 years.

Awards/Honours: B.P. Singh Award for Outstanding Research in Agril. Sciences, 1998; S.N. Ranade Memorial Life Time Achievement Award for Excellence in Micronutrient Research, 2000; TSI-FAI Award on Plant Nutrient Sulphur, 2000; ICAR Chaudhary Devilal Outstanding Award for AICRP on Micro - and Secondary Nutrients and Pollutant Elements in Soils and Plants, 2001.

Fellow: Indian Soc. Soil Sci. 1989; Indian Soc. Agril. Chemists 2001.

Research Areas: Soil fertility/soil chemistry and plant nutrition with special reference to micro-and secondary nutrients

Address: Patel Niwas, Village - Rasulaha, P.O. Raghupur (Sewapuri), Distt. Varanasi 221403, U.P.; [Tel: Cell: 09450248877, 09451100739]


Rama
FELLOW, ELECTED 1991

Born in India on 16 March 1929. M.Sc. (Physics); Ph.D.

Former Professor, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai; Emeritus Scientist (CSIR), National Geophysics Research Institute, Hyderabad.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; Indian Academy of Sciences.

Research Areas: Isotope hydrology, isotope applications in environmental sciences

Address: Y-4, Sector 9, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai 400614, Maharashtra; [Tel: Res. (022) 27570081, 27561850; Email: rama139@yahoo.co.in]


Ramakrishnan, Narasimhan
FELLOW, ELECTED 1994

Born in Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, India on 15 November 1938. Educated at Board High School, Tamil Nadu, 1950-54; Intermediate, Loyola College, 1956; B.Sc. 1958; M.Sc. 1961, University of Madras; Ph.D. 1965, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi.

National Fellow, ICAR, 1980-93; Professor of Entomology, 1993-98; and Head, Division of Entomology, 1998, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi.

Research Areas: Entomology, insect pathology, insect virology

Address: 99, Anandvan, A-6, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi 110063; [Tel: Res. (011) 25261533; Email: nramakrishnan1938@hotmail.com]


Ramakrishnan, Palayanoor Sivaswamy
FELLOW, ELECTED 1991

Born in Palayanoor, India on 24 December 1936. Educated at Madras University 1951-55; Banaras Hindu University, 1955-59; M.Sc. 1957; Ph.D. 1960.

Emeritus Professor & INSA Senior Scientist, School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharalal Nehru University, 2001- to date.

Professor of Botany & Ecol-Development, 1974-85, and Dean, School of Life Sciences, 1977-80 North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong; Professor of Ecology, 1985-2001, UGC National Lecturer, 1986-87, and Dean, School of Environmental Sciences, 1994-96 Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; Founder Director, G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, Kosi, Almora, 1988-89; UGC Emeritus Professor, 1992-94.

Awards/Honours: Pitamber Pant National Environmental Award, GOI, 1985; NASI Distinguished Scientist Award, 1986; UGC-Swami Pranavananda Award, 1988; INSA Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Lecture Award, 1994; Indian Society of Tree Scientists Seth Memorial Medal, 1993-94.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; Indian Academy of Sciences; National Academy of Sciences, India; Third World Academy of Sciences; Honorary Fellow, Association of Tropical Biology, USA.

Research Areas: Global change, agro-ecology, natural resource management, ecology and sustainable development

Address: Emeritus Professor & INSA Sr. Scientist, School of Environmental Science, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 110067; I-21, South City, Phase I, Gurgaon 124001, Haryana; [Tel: Off. (011) 26704326; Res. (0124) 4085970, Cell: 9312257870; Fax: (011) 26741262; Email: psr@mail.jnu.ac.in]

Member Executive Council 19 Aug, 1995 to 31 Dec, 1995


Ramamurthi, Rallapalli
FELLOW, ELECTED 1999

Born in Chennai, India on 27 July 1936. Educated at Loyola College, 1951, M.R.College,Vizianagaram, 1952; Andhra University, 1953-55; Sri Venkateswara University, 1955-57 B.Sc; M.Sc, 1957-58; Ph.D, 1962; Post Doctoral Associate, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, USA; D.Sc., 1996.

Professor of Zoology, 1979-96; Chairman, Dept. of Zoology, 1983-85, 1991-94; Chairman of Board of Studies, 1988-94; Dean, School of Biological & Earth Sciences, 1990-92; Vice-Chancellor, 1994-97; INSA Senior Scientist, till 2005, and ISRO Hon. Visiting Scientist, 2005-11, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, India. Adjunct Faculty, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dept. of Medicine, Clinical Research Center, UMDNJ, New Brunswick, New Jersey (2000, 2000-2003); Visiting Professor, Simon Fraser University (British Columbia, Canada, 1985), New Jersey Medical School, UMDNJ, Newark, New Jersey (1988,1991,2000), University of Bonn, Germany (1994), University of Madras (1999).

Awards/Honours: Best Teacher's Award by Government of Andhra Pradesh, 1991; K.N. Bahl Gold Medal, 1995; Golden Jubilee Medal of Zoological Society of India, 1997; Dayanand Siksha Sansthan Citation Plaque, 1999; Millennium Award of Zoroastrian College, Mumbai, 2000; Distinguished IFAS Scholar of University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, 2002; Life time Alumni Achievement Award of S.V. University, 2005; ISCA Millennium Plaque of Honor, 2006; Nayudamma Memorial Oration: Andhra Pradesh Academy of Sciences, 2007; R.C. Merhotra Lifetime Achievement Award of ISCA, 2010; Sir Asutosh Mookherjee Award of ISCA, 2011. General President, Indian Science Congress, 2007-08; Chairman/Member of peer review committees of University Grants Commission (UGC), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Indian Council of Agricultural Research ( ICAR), Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India; Chairman for Society for Human Rights and Social Development, Tirupati; Member of Governing Body of Academy of Gandhian Studies; Advisor, Life Sciences, JNTU-Kakinada, 2010-12; Advisor S.R.M. University, Chennai; Advisor Criya Bio-labs, Tirupati; Chairman, Institutional Ethics Committee,NMCH, Nellore, 2010-12; Advisor, International Interactions, KIIT, Bhubaneswar, 2010-13; Chairman, Network of Indian Universities on Cultural and Biological Diversity (NIUCBD).

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences; A.P. Academy of Sciences; President, Indian Society of Life Sciences, 1986 to date.

Research Areas: Fin fish and shell fish physiology, environmental science, biodiversity monitoring and conservation, stress induced diabetic nephropathy, mechanisms and management of psoriasis

Address: INSA Honorary Scientist, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati; 9-A, Vaikuntapuram, M.R. Palli, Tirupati 517502, Andhra Pradesh; [Tel: Res. (0877) 2241907, Cell: 09849488390; Fax: (0877) 2242979; Email: rrallapallius@yahoo.com; gauthama.rallapalli@gmail.com]


Ramasamy, Chinnachamy
FELLOW, ELECTED 2006

Born in Vagarai, Tamil Nadu, India on 26 June 1947. Educated at Agricultural College and Research Institute, Coimbatore 1969; M.Sc. (Ag)., Tamil Nadu Agricultural University 1972; Completed course work at University of Minnesota for Ph.D programme (1976-77) and received Ph.D.from TNAU in 1980; Visiting Research Fellow, IFPRI, Washington, 1984-87; Visiting Research Fellow, IRRI, Manila, 1990.

Professor of Agricultural Economics, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, 1988-95; Head Department of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural College, Madurai 1995-97; Director, Centre for Agricultural and Rural Development Studies (CARDS), 1997-02; Vice-Chancellor, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore 2002-2008; National Coordinator, Agricultural Innovation Partnership Project funded by USAID 2011 to date.

Awards/Honours: Tami Nadu Scientist Award 2001; TNAU Best Resarcher Award 1995; D.K.Desai Award 1997 & 2003; Higher Education and Development Award 2004; Vivekananda National Award for Excellence 2006; Member, Planning Commission, Government of Tamil Nadu, 2005-06; President, Indian Society of Agricultural Economics, 2010 to date; Chairman, Noyyal Educational Trust, Coimbatore; Ford Foundation Fellowship for Ph.D programme; Rockefeller Fellowship for research in Rice Biotechnology; Wintrock International Fellow for research in Natural Resource Economics.

Research Areas: Technology and agricultural development, agricultural markets, prices and international trade, natural resources economics, agricultural research investment and impact evaluation and agri-business management

Address: 9/12, 5th Cross Ramalingam Nagar, K.K. Pudur, Coimbatore 641038, Tamil Nadu; [Tel: Res. (0422) 2442065; Cell: 09940964747; Email: cramasamy47@gmail.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2007 to 31 Dec 2009


Rana, Bhanwar Singh
FELLOW, ELECTED 1996

Born in Navi Nagar, Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India on 5 July 1941. Educated at S.S. Inter College, Khatauli, 1959; J. V. College, Baraut, (Meerut) 1963; Agra university / IARI, 1972. B.Sc. (Ag) 1961; M.Sc. (Ag) 1963; Ph.D. 1972.

Advisor (R&D), Vibha Seeds, Hyderabad, 2010 to date.

Scientist, Principal Scientist, 1964-83, and Head, 1984-87, IARI Regional Research Station, Hyderabad; Plant Breeder/ Agronomist FAO/ UNDP, Kenya, 1981-82; Consultant Plant Breeding and Seed production, FAO, Myanmar, 1986; IFAD - Consultant Agric. Support Mission for Tribal Development, 1995; PI Indo-Australia Project on Selection Procedure, Genetic Transformation and Crop Modeling; PI Indo-UK Project on Farmer Participatory Research; PI AP-Netherlands Project on Biotechnology; PI ICAR-ICRISAT Project, Training to International Staff; Course Director, Centre for Excellence, Facilitator, National Agriculture Technology Project on nutritious cereals - Millets, Maize and Sorghum/ Sweet Sorghum. National Project Coordinator, 1988-2002; Director, National Research Centre for Sorghum, Hyderabad, 1995-2002; Research Director, Pvt. Seed sector 2002-2003, 2005-2006; and Consultant, Crop Science (Energy Crops), NFCL, Hyderabad 2006-09.

Awards/Honours: Vasant Rao Naik - National Award, 1995.

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding.

Research Areas: Plant breeding, quantitative genetics, Research management; Farmer Participatory Research, Energy crops development and production

Address: H.No. 16-2-146/22, Dayanand Nagar, Malakpet, Hyderabad 500036, Andhra Pradesh; [Tel: Res. (040) 24551140; Cell: 09908199089; Email: ranabs1@yahoo.com; ranabs2@gmail.com]


Rana, Jai Chand
FELLOW, ELECTED 2014

Born in Harsi, Himachal Pradesh, India on 23 January 1963. Educated at Govt. High School, Harsi, 1968-76; GHS, Sari Molag, 1977-78; BR College Agra, B.Sc. Agri. (Hons.), 1983; HPKV, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh; M.Sc. 1986; Ph.D. 1989; PG Dip. (HRD), 1998; PG Dip. (Env. Sci.), 2001; SCAU, China, Post Doctorate, 2003.

Principal Scientist & Head, National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources Regional Station, Phagli, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, 2011 to date

Research Associate, HPKV, Palampur, 1987, 1989-90; Scientist Fellow, CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, Palampur, 1990-91; Scientist, National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources New Delhi, 1991-93; Senior Scientist & Principal Scientist, NBPGR Regional Station Shimla, 1994-2010. National PI (Plant Breeding and Germplasm) for All India Coordinated Network on Underutilized Crops, 2011 to date.

Awards/Honours: ICAR-UNDP Fellowship,1984; SAGES Recognition Award, 2012; ICAR-NARC Visiting Scientist, 2000; PDF Fellowship, MHRD, 2003; IIFS Bharat Jyoti Award, 2013; Best Citizen Award, 2013; Member, HP State Biodiversity Board, 2008 to date; Member, Research Advisory Group, HFRI (ICFRE), 2009 to date; Member, Advisory Group, Indian Himalayas Climate Change Adaptation Programme, 2012 to date.

Fellow: Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources; Society for Advancement of Human and Nature; Shimla Amateur Garden and Environment Society

Research Areas: Plant Genetic Resources Management; On-farm Conservation; Climate Change

Address: Principal Scientist & Head, NBPGR Regional Station, Phagli, Shimla 171004, H.P.; Sunny Cottage, NBPGR Residential Complex, Phagli, Shimla 171004, H.P.; [Tel: Off. (0177) 2835459; Res. (0177) 2835758, Cell: 09418104185; Fax: (0177) 2835453; Email: ranajc2003@yahoo.com; ranajcnbpgr@gmail.com]


Randhawa, Sarnarinder Singh
FELLOW, ELECTED 1998

Born in Ludhiana, India on 23 September 1955. Educated at Government Model School, Ludhiana, 1968-70; Govt. College, Ludhiana, 1970-73; College of Veterinary Science, PAU, Ludhiana 1973-79; CSA Univ. Agril. & Tech., Kanpur, India, 1992-93; B.V.Sc.&A.H. 1977; M.V.Sc. 1979; Ph.D. 1993.

Director of Research-cum-Dean, Post Graduate Studies, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, 2010 to date.

Research/Teaching Assoc. 1979-80, 1981-82, Assistant Prof. of Veterinary Medicine, 1982-86, Associate Prof. Vety. Medicine 1986-95, Professor of Veterinary Extension 1995-96, Professor of Veterinary Medicine, 1996-98, Professor & Head, Department of Veterinary Medicine 1998-2000, Professor & Head, 2000-03, Professor, 1998-2010, Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Ethics & Jurisprudence.

Awards/Honours: ISVM Young Scientist Award, 1986; ICAR Award for Team Research, 1989-90; PSCS&T Appreciation Award, 1990-93; ICAR Jawaharlal Nehru Award, 1994; Gold Medal for Bovine Medicine 1995; D.C. Blood Gold Medal 1996; Prof. G.R. Murki Bhavi Medal 2000; Shri Ram Lal Aggrawal Gold Medal 2003; Shiksha Rattan Puraskar, 2008; Bharat Jyoti Award, 2010; General Secretary, 1996-2000, and Vice-President, Indian Society for Veterinary Medicine, 2010 - 2012. Editorial Board of Intas Polivet (2013), Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Canine Practice; Member, Research Advisory Committee, CSWRI, Avikanagar, Rajasthan 2002-2005; Member Veterinary Council of India, Inspection team for Veterinary College, Jabalpur (M.P) 2010; Member, Board of Management, GADVASU, Ludhiana, 2010-2012; Member, QRT, ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna, Bihar, 2011-2012; Expert member, Research Review of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology, Jammu (J&K), 2012, 2013.

Fellow: National Academy of Veterinary Sciences; Indian Society for Veterinary Medicine; Academy of Sciences for Animal Welfare; Indian Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Research.

Research Areas: Veterinary medicine, clinical medicine, geo-medicine

Address: Director of Research, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana 141004, Punjab; 6/5, PAU Campus, Ludhiana 141004, Punjab; [Tel: Off. (0161) 2553346-47; Res. (0161) 2432294, Cell: 09814634094; Fax: (0161) 2553346; Email: sarnarinder@gmail.com]


Ranjekar, Prabhakar Kamalakar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2001

Born in Ahmednagar on 26 October 1941. Educated in Gopal High School and Bhave School, Pune 1947-58; Ahmednagar College 1958-61; Fergusson College 1961-62; Poona University, 1962-68; M.Sc. 1964; Ph.D.1968; Post Doctoral Fellow 1970-72 & Assistant Professor in Biology 1972-76, Laval University; Quebec City, Canada

Director of Research & Director IRSHA, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Dhankawadi, Pune, to date.

Scientist 1977-95, and Head, Biochemical Sciences Division, 1995-2001, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune; Visiting Scientist 1985-86, Indiana University, USA, and Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1990.

Awards/Honours: Member, Task Forces, Department of Biotechnology; Member, Scientific Committees of several Research Institutions and Universities.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India.

Research Areas: Plant molecular biology, agricultural biotechnology

Address: Director of Research at Bharati Vidyapee, & Director IRSHA, Medical College Campus, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Dhankawadi, Pune 411043; B-11, 'Tarang' Gate 4, Abhimanashree Housing Society, Pashan Road, Pune 411008, Maharashtra; [Tel: Off. (020) 24366929; Res. (020) 25661045, 25650938; Cell: 09823437353; Email: ranjekar@vsnl.com]


Rao, A.T.
FELLOW, ELECTED 1999

Born in Paralakhimundi, India on 21 July 1940. Educated at Maharaja's Boys' High School, Paralakhimundi, 1951-56; Sri Krushna Chandra Gajapati College Paralakhimundi, 1956-58; Orissa Veterinary College, Bhubaneswar, 1958-62; Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, 1964-66; Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, 1974-77; B.V.Sc and A.H. 1962; M.V.Sc. 1966; Ph.D. 1977.

Professor & Head, Department of Veterinary Pathology, Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology; Emeritus Scientist, ICAR.

Awards/Honours: P.R.K. Iyer Memorial and Ganti A. Sastry Gold Medals for publishing best research articles, 1992 & 1994; Dr. C.M. Singh Gold Medal 1996; Dr. R.R. Sukla Award; Best Teacher Award, 1995 and 1996-97; Sri Ramlal Agarwala National Award, 1996-97; Dr. P.P. Gupta Oration Award, 2003; Lifetime Achievement Award, 2012, OUAT, Bhubaneswar for commendable services rendered to Teaching, Research and Administration; Felicitation for lifetime contribution to Wildlife Management by Association of Indian Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians and Centre for Wildlife Health, OUAT, Bhubaneswar, 2013.

Fellow: National Academy of Veterinary Sciences; Indian Association of Veterinary Pathologists; Chartered Member, Indian College of Veterinary Pathologists.

Research Areas: Veterinary pathology - wildlife diseases, avian pathology, herbal medicine

Address: Plot No. 1021/44, Lingaraj Nagar, Bhubaneswar 751002, Orissa; [Tel: Res. (0674) 2590783; Cell: 09437025509; Email: dr.raoat@yahoo.com]


Rao, D.L.N.
FELLOW, ELECTED 2004

Born in Pulletikurru, A.P., India on 26 November 1954. Educated at Andhra School, Delhi, 1961-70; Deshbandhu College, Delhi, 1970-73; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1973-78; B.Sc. 1973; M.Sc. 1975; Ph.D. 1979; Commonwealth Scholar at Biological Laboratory, University of Kent at Canterbury, England, 1986-87; Visiting Research Fellow at Deptt. Of Biological Sciences, Imperial College at Wye, University of London, England, 1995; Visiting Research Fellow, Deptt. Of Biological Sciences, University of Sussex, England, 1995.

Principal Scientist and Project Coordinator of All India Network Project on Soil Biodiversity-Biofertilizers, Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal 2004 to date.

Scientist, 1978-84, Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal; Senior Scientist, 1984-98, Project Coordinator, AICRP on Biological Nitrogen Fixation, 1998-2004, Head, Division of Soil Biology, 2005-06, and Director (Acting), 2003, IISS, Bhopal.

Awards/Honours: ISSS 12th International Congress of Soil Science Commemoration Award 2000; FAI Silver Jubilee Award, 2002; ISSS DR. R.V. Tamhane Memorial Lecture Award, 2007; Editor, Journal of the Indian Society of Soil Science, 1998-99, 2001 to 2006; Editor, Indian Journal of Microbiology, 2006-11; Vice-President, Indian Society of Agricultural Resource Management, 2003-04, Member, Rajasthan Soil Health Improvement Task Force, 2012 to date; Councilor, ISSS, 1994-95.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science.

Research Areas: Soil Microbiology, Biological Nitrogen Fixation, Microbial Diversity, Biofertilizers, Soil Organic Matter, Nitrogen Transformations

Address: Principal Scientist & Project Coordinator, AINP on Soil Biodiversity-Biofertilizers, Indian Institute of Soil Science, Nabi Bagh, Berasia Road, Bhopal 462038, Madhya Pradesh; HIG-H/383, Ayodhyanagar, Phase 2, Bhopal 462041, Madhya Pradesh; [Tel: Off. (0755) 2736846; Res. (0755) 2625547, Cell 09303129740; Fax: (0755) 2733310; Email: desiraju.rao@gmail.com]


Rao, E.V.S. Prakasa
FELLOW, ELECTED 2003

Born in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India on 24 September 1953. Educated at Agricultural College, Bapatla, 1969-73; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1974-80; B.Sc. 1973; M.Sc 1976; Ph.D. 1980.

Chief Scientist, Climate and Environmental Modelling Group, CSIR Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation, Bangalore, 2011 to date.

Scientist B, 1980-85, Scientist C, 1985-88, Scientist EI, 1988-93, Scientist EII, 1993-94, Head, Field Station, Coorg, 1994-95, Scientist EII, 1995-98, CIMAP, Scientist F, 1998-2005, Head, 1999-2009, and Scientist G, 2005-11, CIMAP Research Centre, Bangalore.

Awards/Honours: Fertiliser Association of India Silver Jubilee Award 1993; Phosphate and Potash Institute of Canada-Fertiliser Association of India Award, 2001; CIMAP Appreciation Award, 2004; Indian Society of Agronomy Gold Medal, 2009; IMPHOS-FAI Award, 2012.

Fellow: Indian Society of Agronomy

Research Areas: Medicinal and aromatic plants, agronomy, soil science, water management, climate change, environmental modelling

Address: Chief Scientist, CSIR Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation (C-MMACS), NAL Belur Campus, Bangalore 560037, Karnataka; 42, AECS II Stage, 5th Main, 16th Cross, Sanjaynagar, Bangalore 560094, Karnataka; [Tel: Off. (080) 25051353; Res. (080) 23418558, Cell: 09731128468; Fax: (080) 25220392; Email: evsprakasarao@gmail.com; evsprao@cmmacs.ernet.in]


Rao, Kamineni Venkata Gopala Krishna
FELLOW, ELECTED 1995

Born in Godavarru, Andhra Pradesh, India on 10 October 1945. Educated at Zilla Parishad Schools in Krishna District, Andhra University Engineering College, Visakhapatnam, 1962-67; Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 1967-74; B.E. 1967, M.Tech. 1969, Ph.D. 1975.

Professor and Head, Civil Engineering Department, PVP Siddhartha Institute of Technology, Vijayawada, A.P. 2009 to date.

Senior Scientist, Principal Scientist, and Project Manager, Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal, 1975-96; Research Manager, Rajasthan Agricultural Drainage Project, Kota, Rajasthan, 1996-2000; Water Management Specialist, Mission Support Unit, Water Conservation Mission, Govt. of AP, Hyderabad, 2001-2004; Member Secretary, AP Water Vision Task Force, I&CAD Department, Govt. of AP, Hyderabad, 2005; Head Consultancy Services, M/s Indwa Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad, 2006-09.

Fellow: Institution of Engineers (India)

Research Areas: Soil water conservation engineering, reclamation & salt affected soils, water management

Address: 59A-8/7-12, 7th Road, Vasavi Colony, Vijayawada 520008, Andhra Pradesh; [Tel: Res. (0866) 2487318, Cell: 9849045342; Email: kvgkrao@hotmail.com]


Rao, M.V.
FELLOW, ELECTED 1993

Born in Narsapur, Andhra Pradesh, India on 21 June 1928. Educated at Taylor High School, Narsapur 1940-44; Hindu College, Guntur 1944-46; P.R. College, Kakinada 1946-48; Agra University, 1949-51; Purdue University, Indiana, USA 1963-66. B.Sc. 1948; M.Sc. 1951; Ph.D 1966.

President, Agri Biotech Foundation, Hyderabad, 2007 to date; Member, Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council, Hyderabad, 2007 to date.

Assistant Wheat Breeder, 1956-58, Associate Professor of Genetics, 1958-66, Geneticist, 1966-68, Senior Geneticist 1968-71, Coordinator, All India Coordinated Wheat Improvement Project 1971-78; and Director, Project Directorate of Wheat 1978-81 Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi; Deputy Director General (Crop Sciences), 1981-86; and Special Secretary, DARE & Special Director General, ICAR 1986-89; Agricultural Specialist, World Bank 1990; Vice Chancellor, A.P. Agricultural University 1991-97; Chairman, Andhra Pradesh Netherlands Biotechnology Programme, Hyderabad, 1995-2007.

Awards/Honours: Padma Shri; Borlaug Award; Linkers Award; Peddireddy Thimmareddy Award; Dr Srikantia Memorial Award; Environmental Research Academy Award; Outstanding Agricultural Scientist Award of Government of Andhra Pradesh; Life Time Achievement Award 2010 of Agriculture Today; Life Time Achievement Award - "Krishi Shiromani Samman" of Mahindra & Mahindra, 2011; D.Sc. (h.c.), Purdue University, USA, Banaras Hindu University and Indian Agricultural Research Institute. Member, Board of Trusteee, IRRI, Philippines, 1982-88; Member, Wheat Advisory Council, FAO, Rome.

Fellow: Indian Oilseeds Research Society (President); Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences (President); Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding (President); Indian Society of Agricultural Sciences (President).

Research Areas: Plant breeding, genetics, plant pathology, biotechnology

Address: President, Agri Biotech Foundation, ANGRAU Campus, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500030, Andhra Pradesh; Plot No. 4, BHEL Enclave, Akbar Road, Bowenpally, Secunderabad 500009, Andhra Pradesh; [Tel: Off. (040) 20022415; Res. 27954748, Cell: 09849477088; Fax: (040) 24002147; Email: mangina1928@gmail.com, agribiotechfoundation@gmail.com]

Vice-President 1 Jan, 2000 to 31 Dec, 2003


Rao, N. Hanumantha*
FELLOW, ELECTED 1997

Born in India on 22 March 1954. B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc., Ph.D., IIT, Delhi.

Joint Director, National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad, 2008 to date.

Scientist/Senior Scientist/Principal Scientist upto 1999, Water Technology Centre, IARI, New Delhi; Principal Scientist, National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad, 1999-2008.

Awards/Honours: INSA Young Scientist Medal; National Hydrology Award; Central Board of Irrigation & Power Medal.

Research Areas: Water resources management, sustainability concerns in agricutlure, natural resources management, agricultural research management, GIS based decision support systems, knowledge management

Address: Joint Director, National Academy of Agricultural, Research Management, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500007, Andhra Pradesh; C/o Dr. N.G.P. Rao, HIG (OG), Block 10, Flat 4, Baghlingampally, Hyderabad 500044, Andhra Pradesh; [Tel: Off. (040) 24581335; Res. (040) 23525424; Fax: (040) 24015912; Email: nhrao@naarm.ernet.in]


Rao, Neelamraju Ganga Prasada
FELLOW, ELECTED 1990

Born in Korisapadu, Prakasam, Andhra Pradesh on 5 September 1927. Educated at Agricultural College, Bapatla, 1946-49; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1951-53; Bihar University, 1965-68; B.Sc. 1949; Assoc. IARI 1953; Ph.D. 1968.

Sorghum Botanist and Associate Coordinator, IARI, 1961-68; Project Coordinator (Sorghum), All India Coordinated Sorghum Improvement Project, IARI, New Delhi, 1968-78; ICAR Professor of Eminence, 1978-80, Regional Station, IARI, Hyderabad; ICRISAT's Regional Sorghum Breeder for West Africa, Ahmedu Bello University, Samaru, Zaria, Nigeria, 1980-83; Vice Chancellor, Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani, Maharashtra, 1984-87; Chairman, Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board, ICAR, 1987-92.

Awards/Honours: C Subramaniam Gold Medal Individual Award, 1966; Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, 1967; National Tonnage Club of Farmers Award, 1970; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Prize, 1974-75; Jenna Reddy Venkat Reddy Prize, 1977; Memento by Karshak Samaj, 1978; Vasvik Award, 1979; All India Seed Growers, Merchants and Nurserymen Association Award, 1986; AP Academy of Sciences Silver Jubilee Distinguished Scientist Award, 1988; Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding Golden Jubilee Award, 1991; D.Sc (h.c) Chandrasekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, 1993; AP Govt. Atmagaurav Award, 2003, and Distinguished Aquaculture Scientist Award, 2008.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India; Andhra Pradesh Academy of Sciences; Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding (Formerly President); President, Indian Society for Millet Improvement.

Research Areas: Plant breeding & genetics, dryland agriculture; agricultural research & education

Address: HIG (OG), Block 10, Flat 4, Bagh Lingampally, Hyderabad 500044, Andhra Pradesh; [Tel: Res. (040) 27618184]

Founder Member Executive Council 5 Jun, 1990 to 30 Dec, 1991; Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 1992 to 31 Dec, 1999


Rao, Surapaneni Koteswara
FELLOW, ELECTED 2012

Born in Polukonda, Andhra Pradesh, India on 8 March 1952. Educated at PVCMZPH School, Rudrapaka, Andhra Pradesh 1968; Pre University, Sir CRR College Eluru, 1971; B.Sc. 1974, Andhra Loyola College, Vijaywada; College of Agriculture, JNKVV, Jabalpur M.Sc.(Ag) 1977, Ph.D. 1980.

Dean Faculty of Agriculture, 2012 to date; Dean College of Agriculture, Rewa 2009 to date and Director Farms, (Additional charge) Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur 2001.

Senior Research Assistant 1980, Junior Scientist 1980-89, Scientist 1990-2001, Professor & Head 2001-2009, JNKVV, Jabalpur.

Awards/Honours: Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award 2007-2008; Dr. Kailash Nath Katju Award 2008; ICAR Team Research Award, 2007-2008; Awarded Certificate of Honors in M.Sc. (Ag.) and Ph.D. (Ag.) Achievers Award 2010.

Fellow: Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding; Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development.

Research Areas: Crop Improvement, Seed Production Management, Seed Technology Research.

Address: Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishva Vidyalaya, Jabalpur 482004, M.P.; B-5 Krishi Nagar, Adhartal, Jabalpur; [Tel: Off. (0761) 2681200; Res. (0761) 2681247, Cell: 09425384072; Fax: (0761) 2681200; Email: skrao_jnau@yahoo.co.in; s.k.rao@bpd-jnkvv.org; skrao.deanfaculty@gmail.com]


Rao, V.R.
FELLOW, ELECTED 1994

Born in Guntur, Andhara Pradesh on 21 June 1945. Educated at Hindu College, Guntur, 1963-66; M.S. University of Baroda, 1966-68; USSR Academy of Sciences, Institute of Microbiology, Moscow, 1968-74; B.Sc. 1966, M.Sc. 1968, Ph.D. 1974.

Microbiology Assistant, Department of Microbiology, Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal (A.P.) 1969-70; CSIR Pool Officer, 1974-75; Junior Soil Microbiologist, 1975; Senior Scientist, 1976; Principal Scientist, 1982; and Head, Division of Soil Science & Microbiology & I/c Head Crop Production, Central Rice Research Institute Cuttack, 1995-2007. Principal Investigator of ICAR "All India Coordinated Project on Nitrogen Fixation" CRRI Center; Co-Principal Investigator, US-India Funded project on "Pesticide Biodegradation"; Principal Investigator, DAE, Govt. of India, Research Project on Nitrogen Fixation in Rice Soils; Principal Investigator, Joint FAO/IAEA Funded Research Project on Nitrogen Fixation in Rice Soils; Co-Principal Investigator, NATP project on 'Greenhouse gas emission'; Team of Excellence Member, Editorial Board, ORYZA, 1981-84; Member Secretary RAC/SRC (CRRI), Nominated Member of IMC, RAC, Joint Council by ICAR; Member RAC, WTCER, Bhubaneswar, 2005-09; Member Board of Studies, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 2004-08; Member Consortium Advisory Committee, National Agricultural Improvement Project on Greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sequestration, 2007 till date; Member Editorial Board "Journal of Tobacco Research" 2011-2014; Member, Research Advisory Committee, Central Tobacco research Institute, 2012-14.

Fellow: Life member, Association of Rice Research Workers (ARRW), Cuttack; Member, Association of Microbiologists of India; Life Member, Association of Retired Employees of ICAR.

Research Areas: Microbiology, Soil Fertility and management, Natural resource management, Environmental Protection, management and conservation, Microbial biodiversity.

Address: F-4, Annapurna, KRV Towers, Narayana Street, Alcot Gardens, Rajahmundry 533101, A.P.; [Tel: Cell. 09397106232; Fax: (0671) 2367663; Email: drvrrao45@gmail.com]


Ravishankar, Gokare Aswathanarayana
FELLOW, ELECTED 2003

Born in Bangalore, India on 12 February 1954. Educated at Vijaya High School, Bangalore, 1964-68; Vijaya College, Bangalore, 1968-72; Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, 1973-80; B.Sc. 1972; M.Sc. 1975; Ph.D. 1981.

Vice-President, R&D (Life Sciences), Dayananda Sagar Institutions, Dr. C.D. Sagar Centre for Life Sciences, Bangalore, 2012 to date.

Teaching Assistant, Department of Botany, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Baroda, 1979-80; Crop Plant Physiologist & Head, Agricultural Research Division, M/s Alembic Chemical Company, Baroda, 1980-81; INSA Research Associate, Regional Research Laboratory, Jammu - Tawi, 1981-84; Scientist & Head, Plant Cell Biotechnology Department, CFTRI, Mysore, 1984-2012; Visiting Scientist to Korea Ginseng and Tobacco Research Institute, South Korea, 1984; Visiting Scientist, University of Alabama, Tuskegee, USA, 2000; Visiting Professor: Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Ishikawa, 2004; Kaosiung Medical University, Taiwan, 2012; Ural Federal University, Russia, 2013..

Awards/Honours: ISCA Hiralal Chakravarthy Award, 1992; AFST(I) Laljee Godhoo Smarak Nidhi Award 1994; DBT National Technology Day Commemoration Award 2003; AFST(I) Prof. V.Subrahmanyan Industrial Achievement Award, 2003; Prof. Vyas Memorial Award of Association of Microbiologists of India, 2006; Prof. V.N. Raja Rao Endowment Lecture Award, 2007; Prof. S.S. Katiyar Commemoration Lecture Award, ISCA, 2008; Certified Food Scientist (USA), 2013.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; Association of Food Scientists and Technologists, India; Indian Botanical Society; International Academy of Food Science and Technology, Canada; Association of Microbiologists of India; Indian Society of Agricultural Biochemists; Institute of Food Science and Technology, UK; Institute of Food Technology, USA.

Research Areas: Plant biotechnology, algal biotechnology, food biotechnology, plant tissue and cell culture, secondary metabolites, metabolic engineering, biodiversity utilization, biofuels

Address: Vice President, R&D (Life Sciences), Dayananda Sagar Institutions, Dr. C.D. Sagar Centre for Life Sciences, Shavige Malleshwara Hills, Kumaraswamy Lay, Bangalore 560078, Karnataka; 177, Puja Elite, G1, 1st Main Road, Vittal Nagar, 2nd State, Kumaraswamy Layout, Bangalore 560078, Karnataka; [Tel: Off. (080) 42162747; Cell: 09448086775, 09590006446; Fax: (080) 42161747; Email: rgokare@yahoo.co.in]


Ray, Debi Prasad
FELLOW, ELECTED 2012

Born in Parlakhemundi, District Ganjam, Odisha on 15 August 1949. Educated at lspat Vidyalaya, Rourkela, Odhisha, 1962-1966; B.Sc. (Ag) OUAT, Bhubaneswar, 1967-1971; M.Sc. (Ag .Hort), Calcutta University, Kolkata, 1973-1975 and Ph.D. Calcutta University, Kolkata, 1981.

Principal Advisor, Siksha `O' Anusandhan University (A Deemed University of UGC), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, 2013 to date.

Associate Professor, Horticulture, 1981-1989; Associate Director of Research, 1989-1997; Professor & Head, Department of Horticulture, 1997-2003; Dean of Extension Education, 2002-2006, Registrar, 2005-2006, and Vice-Chancellor, OUAT, Bhubaneswar, 2006-12

Awards/Honours: Samaikya Bharat Gaurav Satkar 2007, Madras Telugu Academy, Chennai; Kadali Puraskar, 2009, NRC for Banana, ICAR; Dr. M.H. Marigowda National Award, 2009-2010, UAS, Bangalore; Honoured with Col Commandant Rank by Ministry of Defence, Government of India, 2009; Think Odisha Leadership Award for Educational Institute of Excellence as a Vice-Chancellor of State Universities, 2010; Life Time Achievement in Vegetable Crops 2011, Indian Society of Vegetable Science, Varanasi; Life time Contribution for Promotion of Agriculture Science 2011, Indian Science Congress, Orissa Chapter, Bhubaneswar; Shivashakti Life Time Achievement Award 2012, Horticulture Society of India, New Delhi.

Fellow: Horticulture Society of India, New Delhi, 2005; National Academy of Biological Sciences, Chennai, 2007; AIPUB, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, 2007; Indian Society of Vegetable Science, Varanasi, 2010; Confederation of Horticulture Association of India, New Delhi, 2012.

Research Areas: Biodiversity Assessment and Enhancement of Fruit & Plantation Crops; Orchard Efficiency Management of Fruit Crops, Improvement of propagation Techniques, Nutritional & Water Management including Production of Fruit crops and varietal improvement of tropical & subtropical vegetables and cashew & post harvest management of fruits and vegetables.

Address: HIG-105, K-5, Kalinga Vihar, Bhubaneswar 751019, Odisha; [Tel: Off. (0674) 2350635, 2350791; Res. (0674) 2475093; Cell: 07381036054, 09437040057; Fax: (0674) 2350642; Email: dpray1949@gmail.com]


Ray, Ramesh C.
FELLOW, ELECTED 2008

Born in Jajpur, Orissa, India on 22 November 1955. Educated at Ranihat High School, Cuttack, 1966-70; BJB College, Bhubaneswar, 1970- 74; Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, 1974-76; Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, 1977-80; Ph.D, 1984.

Principal Scientist, Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Thiruvanathapuram/Bhubaneswar, 1998 to date.

Lecturer, Kendrapara College, Orissa, 1980-85; Scientist, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore/Ranchi, 1985-88; Senior Scientist, 1988-98; Visiting Scientist, EMBRAPA, Cassava and Fruits, Brazil, 1998; Centre de Cooperation Internationale en Recherche Agronimique pour le Developpement (CIRAD), France, 2007; Montpellier University II, France, 2007; Visiting Research Professor, Dept. of Food Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA, 2008.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Team Research Award (Post-harvest Technology), 1998; Asian Federation of Lactic acid Bacteria Award, 2005; American Society of Microbiology Award for International Professorship in Microbiology, USA, 2008; Series Editor, Food Biology, CRC Press, Boca Raton, USA, 2013.

Fellow: Confederation of Horticulture Association of India, 2013.

Research Areas: Food fermentation, food microbiology, bioprocessing

Address: Principal Scientist, Regional Centre, Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Dumuduma PO, Bhubaneswar 751019, Odisha; [Tel: Off. (0674) 2470528; Res. 2351046; Cell 09777771840; Fax: (0674) 2470528; Email: rc_raycteri@rediffmail.com; rc.ray6@gmail.com]


Reddy, Kotha Sammi*
FELLOW, ELECTED 2014

Born in Sriramulapally, Karimnagar, India on 12 October 1965. Educated at Zilla Parishad High School, Gopalpur, 1980-81; Government Junior College, Hanamkonda, 1981-83; A.P. Agricultural University, 1983-87 & 1987-89; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1995-98; B. Sc (Ag) 1987; M. Sc (Ag), 1989; Ph. D. 1998.

Principal Scientist, Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad, 2012 to date.

Scientific Assistant, National Remote Sensing Agency, Hyderabad, 1990-91; Scientist trainee, NAARM, Hyderabad, 1991-92; Scientist, 1992-98, Scientist (Senior Scale), 1998-2000, Senior Scientist, 2000-08, and Principal Scientist, 2008-12, Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal.

Awards/Honours: Dhiru Morarji Memorial Award of FAI, 1995 and 2005; PPIC-FAI Award, 1997; Golden Jubilee Commemoration Young Scientist Award of ISSS, 2002; IMPHOS-FAI Award, 2003; TSI-FAI Award, 2006; FAI Golden Jubilee Award for Excellence, 2008; Hari Om Ashram Trust Award of ICAR, 2008-09; Best Paper Presentation Award of ISSS, 2011; 12th International Congress of Soil Science Commemoration Award of ISSS, 2013.

Research Areas: Soil chemistry & fertility, soil testing, integrated nutrient management, soil health, dryland agriculture

Address: Principal Scientist, Central Research Institute for Dryland Agr, Santoshnagar, Saidabad Post, Hyderabad 500059, Andhra Pradesh; H. No. 2-3-329/1, Sainagar Colony, Near Saibaba Mandir, Nagole, Hyderabad 500068, A.P.; [Tel: Off. (040) 24530161 Ext 234; Cell: 09652114864; Fax: (040) 24535336; Email: ksreddy_iiss39@yahoo.com; sammireddy@crida.in]


Roy, Ajoy Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2009

Born in Ghazipur, UP, India on 1 September 1961. Educated at Shree Maheshwari Vidyalaya, Kolkata 1967-76; Gyan Bharti Vidyapeeth, Kolkata, 1976-78; Presidency College, Kolkata, 1978-81; University of Calcutta, 1981-84; CAS in Cell & Chromosome Research, Department of Botany, University of Calcutta (1984-89). B.Sc. (Honours) 1981; M.Sc. 1984; Ph.D. 1989.

Project Coordinator (AICRP Forage Crops), Indian Grassland & Forage Research Institute, Jhansi, 2012 to date.

Scientist 1989-94; Scientist (Sr. Scale) 1994-98; Senior Scientist 1998-2006, Principal Scientist, since 2006, and Head, Grassland and Silvipasture Management Division, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, Jhansi, 2007-12.

Awards/Honours: British Council TCT Award 1998; DBT Overseas Associateship Award 2007; ICAR Outstanding Interdisciplinary Team Research Award (as Team Leader), 2007-08; NAIP Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding contribution in research on sustainable rural livelihood security 2012; Editor-in-chief Journal Range Management and Agroforestry 2006 to date.

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding; Range Management Society of India.

Research Areas: Forage Genetic Resources, Forage crop Improvmeent, Genetics, Biotechnology, Grassland, Silvipasture

Address: Project Coordinator, AICRP on Forage Crops, Indian Grassland & Fodder Res. Institute, Jhansi 284003; E-09, IGFRI Colony, Indian Grassland & Fodder Res. Institute, Jhansi 284003; [Tel: Off. (0510) 2730029; Res. (0510) 2730721, 2730639, Cell: 09415412144; Fax: (0510) 2730049; Email: royak333@rediffmail.com]


Roy, Nripendra Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 1993

Born in Tangail, Bengal on 5 February 1935. Educated at Hindu School Nabadwip 1947-52; Krishnagar Government College, B.Sc. 1956, M.Sc. 1960, Ph.D, Calcutta University, 1965, Post Doctoral Research Associate, University of Florida 1965-67; Okhlahoma State University, USA 1967-69.

Visiting Scientist, Budapest Tech. University, Hungary 1973; Scientist, Principal Scientist, Professor, 1988-93, and Head, 1984-87 & 1988, Division of Agricultural Chemicals, 1970-95 IARI, New Delhi; Project Coordinator, AICRP on Pesticide Residues, ICAR, 1984-85; Emeritus Scientist ICAR and DST, 1995-2001.

Awards/Honours: National Research Development Corporation Award 1997; Society of Pestcide Science Recognition Certificate 2001; Sectional President of Indian Science Congress Association; President, Society of Pesticide Science, India.

Fellow: Institution of Chemists, India; Society of Pesticide Science, India; Indian Chemical Society.

Research Areas: Pesticide chemistry and residue analysis

Address: AN/12C, Shalimar Bagh, Delhi 110088; [Tel: Res. (011) 27473623; Email: roynk65@ymail.com]

Dr. K.C. Mehta Award, 2003-2004


Roy, Parimal
FELLOW, ELECTED 2006

Born in Satberia, West Bengal, India on 3 December 1961. Educated at Satberia High School, 1971-76; S.R.S. Vidyamahapith, 1977- 79; Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, 1980-86; Madras Veterinary College, 1987-95; B.V.Sc. & A.H. 1986; M.V.Sc. 88; Ph.D. 1995; Post Doc., University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA, 1999-2000; Post Doc., Washington State University, USA, 2000-2001.

Professor and Head, Central University Laboratory, Centre for Animal Health Studies, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai, India, 2008 to date.

Assistant Professor, 1989-97, Associate Professor, 1997-2005, and Professor, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai, India, 2005 onwards.

Awards/Honours: N.S. Randhawa Prize, 1988; R. Swaminatha Iyer Memorial Prize, 1994; Prof. S. Sundararaj Medal, 2000; TANSA Award, 1994; Intervet National Poultry Award, 1995; ICAR Jawaharlal Nehru Award, 1996; ICAR Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, 2001-02.

Research Areas: Poultry and livestock diseases, diagnostics and vaccines

Address: Prof. & Head, Central Univ. Laboratory, Centre for Animal Health Studies, Tamilnadu Veterinary&Animal Sciences Univ., Madhavaram Milk Colony, Chennai 600051, Tamil Nadu; B1 Unique Shelter, 10/946, 69th Street, 11th Sector, K.K. Nagar, Chennai 600078, Tamil Nadu; [Tel: Off. (044) 25551581; Res. (044) 64560901; Cell: 09884472767; Email: parimalroy@hotmail.com; parimalroy1@rediffmail.com]


Roy, Partha Sarathi
FELLOW, ELECTED 1998

Born in Chakia, Deoria, India on 13 August 1952. Educated at Gorakhpur University, 1968-77; Advanced Diploma in Remote Sensing, University of Frieburg, Germany, 1979; Ph.D, Gorakhpur University, 1980.

Scientist, National Remote Sensing Agency, Hyderabad, 1977-84; Scientist, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Dehradun, 1984-87; Head, Forestry & Ecology Division, 1987-98, and Dean, 1998-2004, IIRS; Deputy Director, Centre for Space Science & Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific (Affiliated to the United Nations), Dehradun, 2002-05; Deputy Director, RS & GIS Applications Area, NRSC, ISRO, Hyderabad, 2004-10; Dean & Associate Director (CB) 2010-11, and Director, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dept. of Space, Dehradun 2011-12; Director, Centre for Space Science & Technology Education in Asia & the Pacific (Affiliated to the United Nations), Dehradun, 2010-12.

Awards/Honours: Indian National Remote Sensing Award, 1991; Sri Hari Om Ashram Prerit Vikram Sarabhai Memorial Research Award, 1993; B.P. Pal National Environmental Fellow Award, 1996; ISRO-Astronautical Society of India Award, 2005; ISRO Merit Award, 2007; Dr. Boon Indrambarya Gold Medal Award 2009; Team Excellence Award for Assessment of Irrigation Potential of project in India using Cartosat data, 2009.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; National Institute of Ecology; Indian Geophysical Union; Academy of Forest and Environment Sciences

Research Areas: Remote Sensing and Geoinformation Science, Natural Resource Management: Forestry and Biodiversity; Landscape Ecology

Address: Aparna Sarovar, Flat No. B504, Kanchi Gachibauli, Nallagandala, Hyderabad 500046, A.P.; [Tel: Cell: 8008504546; Email: psroy13@gmail.com]

Recognition Award, 2001-2002


Sachar, Ramesh Chandra
FELLOW, ELECTED 1995

Born in Hafizabad, District Gujrawal (undivided Punjab), India on 24 August 1929. Educated at University of Delhi, M.Sc. 1953 and Ph.D., 1957.

Lecturer, Department of Botany, University of Delhi, 1956-61; Post-Doctoral Fellow, National Research Council of Canada, 1961-62; Asstt. Professor (Research), Michigan State University, USA 1962-65; CSIR Pool Officer in Department of Biochemistry at AIIMS, 1965-68; Biochemist, Division of Biochemistry, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1968-78; Professor, Department of Botany, University of Delhi, 1978-94.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy.

Research Areas: Plant biochemistry & molecular biology with special reference to Phytohormonal regulation of enzymes in plants.

Address: E-14/4, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi 110057; [Tel: Res. (011) 26148837, Cell: 9873552769]


Sachdev, Manbir Singh
FELLOW, ELECTED 2002

Born in Chakrata, Dehradun, India on 6 June 1949. Educated at Arya Higher Secondary School, Clement Town, 1957-61; SGNP Inter College, Dehradun 1961-65; S.D. Inter College, Saharanpur, 1965-66; J.V. Jain College, Saharanpur, 1966-70; Post Graduate School, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1986-89; B.Sc., 1968; M.Sc. 1970; Ph.D. 1989.

Laboratory Technician, 1970-73, and Senior Research Assistant, 1973-76 IARI, New Delhi; IAEA Fellow, 1974-75 Institute of Soil Biochemistry, Federal Agricultural Research Centre, Braunschweig, Germany; Scientist, 1976-83, and Senior Scientist, 1984-94, IARI, New Delhi; Short-term IAEA Technical Cooperation Expert (Consultant) to Zimbabwe, 1993 & 1995, Sri Lanka, 1994, Uganda, 1996, Bangladesh, 1997 & 2001, and Mongolia, 2003; Soil Scientist, 2002, Agricultural and Biotechnology Laboratory of the International Atomic Energy Agency of the United Nations, Seibersdorf, Vienna, Austria; National Fellow (ICAR), Nuclear Research Laboratory, IARI, New Delhi, 1995-2005.

Awards/Honours: FAI Dhiru Morarji Memorial Award, 1982; FAI Silver Jubilee Award of Excellence, 1983-84; FAI Silver Jubilee Award, 1989; ICAR Jawaharlal Nehru Award, 1990; FAI Shri Ram Award (Second Prize), 1990-91; ICAR National Fellow Award, 1995; PPIC-FAI Award, 2000. President, Agriculture & Forestry Sciences Section, Indian Science Congress Association (2006-2007); Secretary, Indian Society for Nuclear Techniques in Agriculture & Biology; Member, Steering Committee of International Nitrogen Initiative Programme of SCOPE & IGBP; Director, South Asia Nitrogen Centre of INI and Conference Coordinator of Fifth International Nitrogen Conference - N2010.

Fellow: Indian Society for Nuclear Techniques in Agriculture and Biology.

Research Areas: Soil science, water management, soil fertility & fertilizer use - stable and radioactive isotope techniques

Address: AK-1/107, Abhay Khand-I, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad 201214; [Tel: Cell: 09818427244; Email: sachdevms@gmail.com; mssachdev@hotmail.com]


Sahrawat, Kanwar Lal*
FELLOW, ELECTED 1999

Born in Delhi, India on 7 November 1941. Received school education in Delhi; B.Sc., Punjab University, 1962; M.Sc. 1969; Ph.D. 1973, IARI, New Delhi.

Visting Scientist/Cosultant, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh, India, 2002 to date.

Research Associate, ICRISAT, India, 1973-75; Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, International Rice Research Institute, Los Banos, Philippines, 1975-78; Soil Chemist, ICRISAT, India, 1978-88; Research Associate, Soil Science Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA, 1983-84; Senior Soil Chemist, ICRISAT, 1989-91; Principal Soil Chemist, West Africa Rice Development Association (WARDA, now The Africa Rice Center), Bouake, Ivory Coast, West Africa, 1991-2001; Member, International Council on Plant Nutrition, 1978-93; Adviser, International Foundation of Science, Stockholm, Sweden, 1998-2004.

Awards/Honours: IARI Seth Lachhi Ram Chudiwala Medal, 1974; WARDA Certificate of Appreciation, 2001; Indian Society of Soil Science Dr. B. V. Mehta Memorial Lecture, 2003; Outstanding ICRISAT Scientist Award, 2011; Serving on Editorial Board of Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis.

Research Areas: Soil chemistry & fertility, soil biochemistry & plant nutrition; chemistry of nitrogen, phosphorus & iron (deficiency and toxicity) in soils, chemistry of wetlands, management of iron-toxicity & acid soil related infertility problems in rice soils, diagnosis and management of secondary and micronutrient deficiencies in rainfed production systems.

Address: Visiting Scientist/Consultant, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru P.O. 502324, Andhra Pradesh; ICRISAT Campus, Patancheru 502324, Andhra Pradesh; [Tel: Off. (040) 30713071Ext 2529; Res. (040) 30713071 Ext 2420; Fax: (040) 30713074, 30713075; Email: k.sahrawat@cgiar.org; klsahrawat@yahoo.com]


Salimath, Prakash Mrutyunjaya
FELLOW, ELECTED 2014

Born in Halageri, Karnataka, India on 28 February 1953; Educated in Basel Mission Higher Secondary School, Dharwad, 1964-67; Karnataka Science College, Dharwad 1968; College of Agriculture, Dharwad, UAS, Bangalore 1968-75; IARI, New Delhi, 1975-77, Post Doctoral Research in University of London, UK, 1988-89.

Special Officer, University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shimoga, Karnataka, 2011 to date.

Scientist, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 1977-81; Senior Scientist, 1984-96; Professor and Head, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, 1996-2006; Dean (PGS), 2006-08; and Director of Research, UAS, Dharwad, 2008-11. Member, Institute Management Committee/Board of Management of NRCPB, Pusa Campus, New Delhi, Uttarakhand Open University, Uttarakhand, Swami Keshwanand University of Agricultural Sciences, Bikaner, Rajasthan for 2-4 years; Member, RAC of Directorate of Cashew Research, Puttur, Directorate of Sorghum Research, Hyderabad for 3 years; Member, Academic Council of ANGRAU, Hyderabad for 4 years; Member, State Seed Subcommittee for Horticultural Crops of Karnataka for 2 years; Member, QRT of DSR, Hyderabad, 2012.

Awards/Honours: Prof. R.B. Ekbote Award from Agharkar Research Institute, Pune, 2002; Recognition from ICRISAT, Hyderabad for contribution: in getting CGIAR's King Boudouin Award, 2002, and in bagging Doreen Mashler Award, 2002; Best Research Partnership Award from ICRISAT, 2010; Monsanto Beachell-Borlaug International Fellowship Award, 2011.

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding; National Environmental Science Academy.

Research Areas: Crop Improvement, Molecular Breeding

Address: Special Officer, University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Navile, Shimoga 577225, Karnataka; 39, Jayanagar, Vidyanagar, Hubli 580021; [Tel: Res. (0836) 2373965, Cell: 9480838999; Fax: (08182) 279623; Email: salimathpm@gmail.com]


Samra, J.S.
FELLOW, ELECTED 1991

Born in V. Dinewal, India on 18 April 1947. Educated at Jandiala Guru School, Amritsar, 1964; Khalsa College, Amritsar, B.Sc. 1968; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, M.Sc. 1970, Ph.D. 1973.

CEO in the rank of Secretary, Govt. of India, National Rainfed Area Authority (Planning Commission) of India, New Delhi, 2007 to date.

Junior Soil Chemist, IIHR, Bangalore, 1974-78; Sr. Research Officer, Forest Research Institute & Colleges, Dehradun, 1978-82; Principal Scientist, ICAR, 1982-86; Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Germany including European Fellow at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland, 1987-89; Head, CSWCRTI, Research Station, Chandigarh, 1990-94; Director, CSWCRTI, Dehradun, 1994-2000; World Bank Consultant, Watershed Specialist, Turkey, 1995; rendered 16 international and national consultancies; Agro-ecosystem Director (Hills & Mountains), NATP, 1997-2000; Deputy Director General (NRM), ICAR, New Delhi, 2000-2007.

Awards/Honours: Hari Om Ashram Award, 1989; ICAR Team Research Award, 1994-96 and 1997-98; Institutions of Engineers (India) Hem Prabha-S.N.Gupta Medal, 2000; Vasant Rao Naik Award, 2000.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science (President, 2005 & 2006); Indian Association of Soil and Water Conservationists (President, 1995-2001).

Research Areas: Natural resource management, agro-forestry, watershed management, tree crop nutrition, capacity building, participatory watershed management

Address: CEO, National Rainfed Area Authority, A-Block, 2nd Floor, NASC Complex, Dev Prakash Shastri Marg, Opp. Todapur, New Delhi 110012; C-II/77, Moti Bagh - 1, New Delhi 110021; [Tel: Off. (011) 25842836; Res. (011) 24103858; Email: jssamra2001@yahoo.com]

Dr. N.S. Randhawa Memorial Award, 2003-2004


Sandhu, Bikkar Singh
FELLOW, ELECTED 1995

Born in Lohar, India, on 16 April 1935. Educated at GN Khalsa High School, Dera Sahib 1946-51; B.Sc. 1955, Khalsa College, Amritsar and Govt Agri College, Ludhiana; M.Sc. 1965, PAU; Ph.D. 1973; SDSU, USA.

High school science teacher, 1956-57; Research Assistant/Subject Matter Specialist, 1957-65, Assistant Soil Chemist, 1965-74, Soil Physicist, 1974-83, Senior Scientist, 1983-95, and Team Leader, ICAR Water Management Project 1974-95, PAU; Coordinator Indo-US Research Project on Modelling Field Water Budget, 1990-95.

Awards/Honours: ICAR National Team Research award, 1985-86; ICAR Hari Om Ashram Trust Award, 1993-94; PAUTA Best Teacher Award, 1991.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science, 1993.

Research Areas: Soil physics; soil-water-plant relationships; on-farm irrigation water management

Address: 14-H, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, Ludhiana 141004, Punjab; [Tel: Res. (0161) 2451857]


Sandhu, Jeet Singh
FELLOW, ELECTED 2013

Born in Sri Ganaganagr, Rajasthan, India on 1 August 1955. Educated at Senior Secondary School, Bundi, 1973-75; Govt College, Bundi, 1975-78; G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, 1979-85; M.Sc. Plant Breeding 1982 & Ph.D. 1985.

Agriculture Commissioner, Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, GoI, 2013 to date.

Assistant Plant Breeder (Pulses), 1986-91; Plant Breeder (Pulses), 1991-99, and Senior Scientist (Pulses),1999-07, Incharge Pulses, 2007-10 Department of Plant Breeding, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana; Assistant Director General (Seed), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi, 2010-13.

Awards/Honours: Team Award (Chickpea): CGIAR'S King Baudouin Award 2002 and ICRISAT Doreen Mashler 2002; Award of Plaque to Best Research Worker for the year 2007-08, PAU, Ludhiana; and Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development (ISPRD) Recognition Award, 2009. President (Acting), 2011-12; Vice President, 2010-2012; Indian Society of Pulses and Development, Kanpur.

Fellow: Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development, Kanpur

Research Areas: Plant Breeding and Genetics (Pulses genetics and breeding)

Address: Agriculture Commissioner, Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, Krishi Bhawan, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi 110001; C-102, NASC Complex, DPS Marg, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 23383549; Res. (011) 25841156, Cell: 9582898978; Fax: (011) 23382857; Email: ag.comm@nic.in; js_sandhuin@yahoo.com]


Sane, Prafullachandra Vishnu
FELLOW, ELECTED 1991

Born in Chiplun, India on 24 December 1937. Educated at New English High School, Nagpur 1947-54; Agriculture College, Nagpur, 1954-60; University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada 1964-68; B.Sc. 1958; M.Sc. 1960; Ph.D. 1968; Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, 1979-80.

Principal Advisor, R and D, Agri Biotech, Jain Irrigation Systems Limited, Jalgaon, 2003 to date.

Assistant Director, Bureau of Indian Standards, New Delhi, 1961-64; Assistant Research Botanist, Botany Department, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA, 1968-71; Scientist, Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Mumbai 1972-83; Deputy Director, 1983-84, and Director, 1984-97, National Botanical Research institute, Lucknow.

Awards/Honours: Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in Biology, 1981; Best Scientist of the Year Award by Bharat Jyoti, 1991; Birbal Sahni Medal, 1994.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Academy of Sciences; Maharahshtra Academy of Science.

Research Areas: Photosynthesis, plant biochemistry, plant biotechnology

Address: C-739/B, Sector - C, Mahanagar Extension, Lucknow 226006, Uttar Pradesh; [Tel: Res. (0522) 2330989, Cell: 09422774972; Email: rajsane@hotmail.com]


Sangwan, Neelam S.
FELLOW, ELECTED 2009

Born in Lucknow (U.P.), India on 2 January 1966. Educated at SSV School, Pioneer Montessori School, Lucknow, 1969-74; NKV Degree College, 1975-81; University of Lucknow; 1985; Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), 1985-89; B.Sc 1983; M.Sc, 1985; Ph.D 1989.

Senior Scientist (F), Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP-CSIR), Lucknow 2009 to date.

Scientist B, CSIR-Complex, Palampur (Now Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, Palampur) 1989-91; Scientist-B, 1991-94, Scientist-C, 1994-99, Scientist E-I, 1999-2004, and Scientist E-II, 2004-09, CIMAP, Lucknow. Visiting Scientist at The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Oklahoma, USA, 2005-2006; INSA-Royal Society Visiting Scientist at John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK, 2000.

Awards/Honours: Dr. K.S. Krishnan Fellowship, Dept. of Atomic Energy, 1988; INSA Young Scientist Medal 1994; DST-BOYSCAST Fellowship; ISCA Prof Hiralal Chakravorty Award, 2007.

Fellow:

Research Areas: Plant Biochemistry, Understanding and regulation of plant secondary metabolic pathways, Cloning, over-expression of key pathway genes for metabolite enhancement and understanding its function in the plant, RNAi mediated gene silencing, Secondary metabolism under abiotic stress

Address: Senior Principal Scientist (Sci-F), Metabolic and Structural Biology, CSIR - Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), P.O. CIMAP, Lucknow 226015, U.P.; House No. E1, CIMAP Colony, Sugandh Vihar, Vikas Nagar, Sector 7, Lucknow 226022, U.P.; [Tel: Off. (0522) 2718636; Cell: 09415766696; Fax: (0522) 2234666; Email: nsangwan5@gmail.com]

Young Scientist Award, 1999-2000


Sangwan, Rajender Singh*
FELLOW, ELECTED 2007

Born in village Badal, Bhiwani, Haryana, India on 24 August 1958. Educated at Govt. Primary School, Chhapra, Rajasthan 1964-69; Govt. High School, Baralu, Bhiwani, Haryana, 1970-72; Multanimal Higher Secondary School, Mohindergarh 1972-74; Hindu College, Sonepat 1975-76; Govt. College, Bhiwani 1977; Dayanand College, Hissar 1978; Haryana Agricultural University, Hissar 1979-86; B.Sc. 1979; M.Sc. 1981; Ph.D. 1987; Dip. Bioinformatics, Univ. Singapore, 2004; Post-Doctoral Fellow at Queens Univ., Kingston, Canada, 1990-1991.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), BioProcessing Unit (An Autonomous Institute under DBT, Govt. of India), Mohali, Punjab, 2012 to date.

Scientist-B, 1986-90; Scientist C, 1990-1995; Scientist E-I, 1995-2000; Scientist (E-II), 2000-2005, Senior Principal Scientist, 2005-2010; Head, Department of Metabolic and Structural Biology, 2009-2012; and Chief Scientist, 2010-2012 Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP, CSIR), Lucknow.

Awards/Honours: International Union of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Young Biochemist (Travel) Award, 1992; CSIR Young Scientist Award, 1993; Professor Uma Kant Sinha Memorial Award, 1997; Certificate of Merit, CSIR Leadership Development Program, 2008.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India.

Research Areas: BioProcessing and Applied Biology, Health Foods & Nutraceuticals, Plant Secondary Metabolism, Biochemistry and Genomics; Medicinal & Aromatic Plants, Metabolic Diversity, Ashwagandha Withanomics, Phytochemical and Synthetic Biology

Address: Chief Executive Officer (CEO), BioProcessing Unit (BPU), C-127, Phase-8, Industrial Area, S.A.S Nagar, Mohali 160071, Punjab; House # E-1, Sugandh Vohar (CIMAP Colony), Vikas Nagar, Section 7, Lucknow 226022, U.P.; or Transit Office CEO, BPU c/o Director, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Knowledge City, Phase-81, P.O. Manauli-140306, Mohali, Punjab, India; [Tel: Off. (0172) 2290114; Cell: 9915035566, 9451246764, 9415766696; Fax: (0172) 4604888; Email: sangwan.lab@gmail.com]


Sanyal, Saroj Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2002

Born in Kolkata, India on 16 December 1950. Educated at Ballygunge Government High School, Kolkata 1962-68; Presidency College, Kolkata 1968-71/72; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 1972-74; University of Cambridge, England, United Kingdom 1975-78; International Rice Research Institute, Philippines 1989-91; B. Sc. (Honours), Presidency College, Calcutta University, 1972; M. Sc., IARI, New Delhi, 1974; Ph. D., University of Cambridge, England, United Kingdom 1978.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Presidency College, Kolkata, West Bengal Education Service, Government of West Bengal, 1978-83; Honorary Post-Graduate Lecturer in Agricultural Chemistry & Soil Science, Calcutta University, 1978-2003; Invited Post-Graduate Lecturer in Chemistry, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 1980-81; Visiting Scientist Fellowship of International Rice Research Institute, Philippines, 1989-91; Professor, Agricultural Chemistry & Soil Science, 1999-2005, Director of Research, 2005-10, and Vice-Chancellor, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (BCKV), Mohanpur, West Bengal, 2010-12; Adjunct Professor, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2013-18.

Awards/Honours: Scindia Gold Medal and Gwalior Award of Presidency College, Kolkata-1970-71; 12th International Congress Commemoration Award of the Indian Society of Soil Science-1994; President, Section of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA)-2004-05; Platinum Jubilee Award Lecturer in Section of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, ISCA-2006-07; President, The Agricultural Society of India, Kolkata-2008-10; Convener, Agriculture & Forestry Sciences Section, West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology-2009-10; Member, Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences (ICAR), New Delhi-2010-till date; Member, Editorial Board, Indian Society of Soil Science, New Delhi-2001-08; Associate Editor, Indian Chemical Society, Kolkata-1998-99, 2001-02, 2004-05; Member, Working Group on Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Planning Commission, Government of India, New Delhi-2011; Member, Task Force on Arsenic Contamination in Groundwater, Government of West Bengal-2002-till date; Chairman, Quinquennial Review Team (QRT) in respect of the National Bureau of Soil Survey & Land Use Planning (ICAR)-2007-2011; Member, QRT, National Bureau of Soil Survey & Land Use Planning (ICAR)-2002-2006; Member, First QRT, Indian Institute of Soil Science (ICAR), Bhopal-1988-96; Member, QRTs for AICRPs on STCR (1983-1996), Micro and Secondary Nutrients & Pollutant Elements in Soil Plant System (1983-1996); Member, ICAR Peer Review Team (PRT) for accreditation of the Indira Gandhi Krishi Viswavidyalaya (IGKV), Raipur, Chhattisgarh, February, 2013; Chairman, Research Advisory Committee (RAC), National Bureau of Soil Survey & Land Use Planning (ICAR), Nagpur: 2013-16; Member, Sectoral Committee of the ICAR Accreditation Board on Governance and Personnel and Financial Policies: 2013-16; Expert Member, Review Committee for the Protection of the Research Risks to Humans, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata: 2013-till date.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science; West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology.

Research Areas: Physical chemistry of soil, soil-water pollution, transport processes, soil humic substances, chemistry of soil potassium and phosphorus as plant nutrients, arsenic dynamics in soil-water-plant system

Address: Flat No. A1 (Ground Floor), "Saptaparni", 58/3, Ballygunge Circular Road, Kolkata 700019, West Bengal; [Tel: Res. (033) 24544694, Cell: 09830247072; Email: sarojsanyal@yahoo.co.in]


Sarkar, Debabrata
FELLOW, ELECTED 2013

Born in Kolkata, West Bengal, India on 31 October 1963. Educated at Swami Vivekananda Institution, Howrah, 1969-81; University of Calcutta, Kolkata, 1981-1987; Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, 1988-93; Deutsche Stiftung für Internationale Entwicklung (DSE), Leipzig, Germany, 1997; Sprachinstitut (SIT), Tübingen, Germany, 2002; Eberhardt Karls Universität Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany, 2002-03; B.Sc. (Hons.) 1984; M.Sc. (Ag.) 1986; Ph.D. (Ag.) 1994; Post-Doc (AvH Fellow) 2002-03.

Principal Scientist (Biotechnology), Central Research Institute for Jute & Allied Fibres (CRIJAF), Barrackpore, Kolkata, 2008 to date.

Scientist (Plant Breeding), Scientist Senior Scale (Plant Breeding) & Senior Scientist (Biotechnology), Central Potato Research Institute (CPRI), Shimla, 1993-2008.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Young Scientist Award, 1997; DSE-Colombo Plan Scholarship, 1997; Hari Om Ashram Trust Award, 1999; Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, 2001; CPRI Certificate of Appreciation, 2004; First Prize in Oral Presentation, ICAR Natl. Symp. Biotechnol., Thrissur, 2005; IPA Gold Medal, 2008. Managing Editor, Plant Growth Regulation (Springer); Associate Editors: South African Journal of Botany (Elsevier), The Scientific World Journal: Botany (Hindawi), Signal Transduction Insights (Libertas Academica).

Fellow: Member, The National Academy of Sciences, India, 2013.

Research Areas: Plant biotechnology, breeding, genetics, genomics

Address: Principal Scientist (Biotechnology), Division of Crop Improvement, Central Research Institute for Jute & Allied Fibres (CRIJAF), Barrackpore, Kolkata 700120, West Bengal; Sutripti Apartment, Flat No. D, 92/3/1, Abinash Banerjee Lane, Shibpur, Howrah 711102, West Bengal; [Tel: Off. (033) 25356121/236; Res. (033) 26788088; Cell: 9007965448; Fax: (033) 25350415; Email: d.sarkar@excite.com, debabrata_s@yahoo.com, dsarkar@crijaf.org.in]


Sarkar, Kumud Ranjan
FELLOW, ELECTED 1993

Born in India on 2 January 1939. Educated at Calcutta University, B.Sc. 1958; IARI, M.Sc. 1961; Ph.D., University of Missouri, Columbia, USA, 1965.

Formerly Head, Division of Genetics, IARI

Awards/Honours: Editor-in-Chief, Annals of Agricultural Research, 1985-89, and J. IARI PG School; Member, Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Genetics, Phytobreedon, and Experimental Genetics.

Fellow: Society of Geneticists & Breeders; Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding, Indian Society of Agricultural Science.

Research Areas: Genetics

Address: 77B, A-2/B, Ekta Apartments, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi 110063; [Tel: Res. (011) 25285825]


Sarma, P.B.S.
FELLOW, ELECTED 1995

Born in Parimella, West Godavary, Andhra Pradesh, on 7 October 1938. Educated at the STVNHH School, Pentapadu, 1947-53, DNR WGB College, Bhimavaram, 1953-55, Andhra University College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam (B.E.,1955-59),Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, M.E., 1959-61 and Purdue University, USA, Ph.D., 1967-69.

Associate Lecturer, National Institute of Technology, Warangal, 1961-64; Lecturer and Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 1964-72; Prinicpal Scientist, Professor & Project Director, Water Technology Centre 1972-98, and Chairman, School of Resource Management, 1997-98, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi; Project Coordinator, All India Coordinated Research Project on Groundwater Utilization, 1996-98, and Professor Emeritus, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, 1999-2002; Consultant to MOWR, DST, WMO.ICID and FAO in Hydrology and Water Resources Management in Agriculture.

Awards/Honours: Best Paper Award by FAO, 1974; Best Paper Award by the Institution of Engineers (India), 1975; First Prize for film titled" Water Harvesting "at the International Agro Film Festival, Czeckslovakia, 1990; IARI Best Faculty Award, 1995; Bharat Singh Award, 1997.

Fellow: Institution of Engineers (India); National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Association of Hydrologists.

Research Areas: Water resources management in agriculture

Address: B2-501, Sunny Valley, Plot #27, Sector - 12, Dwarka, New Delhi 110078; [Tel: Res. (011) 47522501; Cell: 9873222125; Email: pbssarma@yahoo.com]


Satyanarayana, Tulasi
FELLOW, ELECTED 2009

Born at Kothapalli, Andhra Pradesh, India on 1 July 1951. Educated at Z.P.H. School, Pitikayagulla, 1962-68; S.S.N. College, Narasaraopet, 1968-72; University of Saugar, Sagar, 1972-79; Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France, 1983-85; National Institute of Applied Sciences, Toulouse, France, 1985-87. B.Sc. 1972; M.Sc. 1974; Ph.D. 1979.

Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi, 1998 to date.

Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, 1985; Reader, 1988-98, Head, 1988-91, 1995-96 & 1999-2002, Department of Microbiology, Deputy Dean, 1998-2004, University of Delhi South Campus.

Awards/Honours: AMI Dr. Manjrekar Award, 2003; MSI Dr. V. Agnihotrudu Memorial Award, 2009.

Fellow: Association of Microbiologists of India; Biotech Research Society of India; Mycological Society of India.

Research Areas: Microbial Diversity, Applied & Industrial Microbiology

Address: Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Delhi South Campus, Benito Juarez Road, New Delhi 110021; Type V-B/Flat No.5, South Campus Staff Quarters, New Delhi 110021; [Tel: Off. (011) 24112008; Res. (011) 24113737; Cell: 9810871815; Fax: (011) 24115270; Email: tsnarayana@gmail.com]


Sawhney, Rajinder Nath
FELLOW, ELECTED 1998

Born in Rawalpindi, India on 27 December 1933. Education: B.Sc., Agra University, 1956; M.Sc., Saugar University, 1958; Ph.D. 1974.

Assistant Wheat Breeder & Head, Shimla 1965-67, and Geneticist & Head, 1967-69, IARI Regional Station, Shimla; Assistant Professor, 1969-70, Geneticist/Scientist, 1971-87, Principal Scientist 1988-93 and Project Leader, 1969-93, IARI, New Delhi; Scientist Emeritus (CSIR), IARI, New Delhi 1994-98; Adviser Wheat Research, Monsanto Enterprises Ltd. Agricultural Section, 1998-2000.

Awards/Honours: Sukumar Basu Memorial Award for the Biennium 1982-83; Punjab Young Farmers' Association Award, 1990; Om Prakash Bhasin Award 1993.

Fellow: Botanical Society of India; Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding

Research Areas: Crop genetics & breeding

Address: H-181, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi 110076; [Tel: Res. (011) 26972129, 29944083, Cell: 9990200116]


Saxena, Anil Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2011

Born in New Delhi, India on 4 January 1960. Educated at Kendriya Vidyalaya, New Delhi, 1977-79; Delhi University, 1979-84; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1984-88; B.Sc. 1982; M.Sc. 1984; Ph.D. 1988.

Head, Division of Microbiology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2009 to date.

Scientist, 1989-94; Scientist (Sr. Scale), 1994-98 and Senior Scientist, 1998-2005, Division of Microbiology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi; Senior Scientist, 2005-06 and Principal Scientist, National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms, Mau, 2006-09.

Awards/Honours: FAO Fellowship, Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands, 1997; ICAR AHRD-FAO Fellowship, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel, 2000; IARI Best Teacher Award, 2002; Editor, Indian Journal of Microbiology, 2000-05; ICAR-NATP Fellowship, University of Calgary, Canada, 2004; Secretary, Society of Agriculturally Important Microbial Genetic Resources (SAIMGR), 2007 to date; Member, Soil Quality and Fertilizers Sectional Committee of BIS, 2009 to date; Executive Editor, Pusa AgriScience, Journal of Postgraduate School, IARI, 2010 to date.

Research Areas: Plant-Microbe interactions, Molecular and functional diversity of bacteria

Address: Head, Division of Microbiology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012; 2/35 Sarvapriya Vihar, New Delhi 110016; [Tel: Off. (011) 25847649; Res. (011) 26562657, Cell: 9650377776; Email: saxena461@yahoo.com]


Saxena, Kailash Narain
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 1995

Born in Allahabad, India on 19 June 1927. Educated at Government Inter College, Allahabad, 1936-41; Ewing Christian College, Allahabad, 1941-43; University of Allahabad, 1943-51; B.Sc. 1945; M.Sc. 1947; D.Phil. 1951.

Lecturer, 1952-58, Reader, 1958--68, Professor of Zoology, 1968-82, and Head, Department of Zoology, 1976-79 University of Delhi; Programme Leader, Crop Pests Research, 1983-92 and Deputy Director/Dy. Director General, 1992-95, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), Nairobi, KENYA.

Awards/Honours: IARI Hooker Award, 1975; Editor of Publications (Biol. Sci), Indian National Science Academy, 1976-79; Associate Editor, 1987-92 & Editor-in-Chief, 1993 & 1994, Insect Science and Its Applications, Insect Science Press, Nairobi; Senior Editor, 1997-2001 & Editor-in-Chief, 2003 & 2004, Arthropod Management Tests, Entomological Society of America.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy.

Research Areas: Environmental entomology: insect behaviour, insect-plant relationships, bio-intensive insect pest management

Address: 1675 Blackfoot Drive, Fremont, CA 94539, USA; [Tel: Res. 510-9790077; Fax: 510-9799947; Email: saxenak@hotmail.com]


Saxena, Krishna Gopal
FELLOW, ELECTED 2009

Born in Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh on 15 February 1957; Postgraduate degree from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 1975-77; Doctoral degree from North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, 1977-81.

Professor in Ecology, School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1998 to date.

Lecturer, Botany, Kanpur University (P.P.N. College), 1982-85; Scientist-SD, Forestry and Ecology Division, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun, 1985-89; Scientist-C (1989-92) and Scientist-D and Head, Sustainable Development and Rural Ecosystems Programme (1992-95), G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development; Associate Professor, School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1995-98.

Fellow: Leadership in Environment and Development (LEAD); National Institute of Ecology

Research Areas: Ecology, Natural Resource Management and Sustainable Development

Address: Professor, School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 110067; 139 Uttarakhand, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 110067; [Tel: Off. (011) 26704305; Res. (011) 26741577, Cell: 9971461199; Fax: (011) 26741502, 26741262; Email: kgsaxena@mail.jnu.ac.in]


Saxena, Mohan Chandra
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 1995

Born in Dholpur, India on 22 January 1938. Educated at Balwant Rajput College, Agra, 1953-59; Indian Agricultural research Institute, New Delhi, 1959-62; Institute of Plant Nutrition, University of Hohenheim, Germany, 1963-65; B.Sc. 1957; M.Sc. 1959; Ph.D. 1962; Dr. Agr. 1965.

Senior Advisor to the Director General, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Aleppo, Syria, 2005 to date.

Pool Officer (CSIR), IARI, New Delhi, 1965-66; Scientific Officer, Biology Division, Bhaba Institute of Atomic Energy, Bombay, 1966-67; Associate Professor, Agronomy, GBPUAT, 1967-72; Principal Investigator (Pulses Agronomy, Crop Physiology, and Microbiology), All India Coordinated Pulses Improvement Program, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, 1971-77; Coordinator, All India Coordinated Soybean Program, ICAR, 1973-77, Professor of Agronomy, 1972-77, and Director of Research, 1976-77, GBPUAT; Crop Physiologist/Agronomist, 1977-81, Leader Food Legume Improvement Program, 1981-94, Leader, Germplasm Program, 1994-95, Assistant Director General (Research), 1995-97, and Assistant Director General (At Large), 1997-2005, ICARDA; Visiting Professor, Arid Land Research Center, Tottori Univ., Tottori, Japan, 2006-07 and 2008-09.

Awards/Honours: ICARDA Outstanding Services Achievement Award 1997; D.Sc.(h.c.) CS Azad Univ., Kanpur, 2001, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Univ., Meerut, 2003, and GB Pant Univ. of A&T, Pantnagar, 2007; Indian Society of Agronomy Gold Medal, 2001; Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development Gold Medal, 2003; TAAS Prof.M.S. Swaminathan Award for Leadership in Agriculture, 2012; Honorary Membership of the Crop Science Society of America, 2011;Executive Secretary, International Dryland Development Commission (IDDC), 2004 - todate.

Fellow: Indian Society of Agronomy; Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development; American Society of Agronomy.

Research Areas: Crop physiology; soil-water-plant relations; pulses agronomy; dryland agriculture

Address: Senior Advisor to DG, ICARDA, Aleppo,Syria, A-22/7 DLF City, Phase I, Gurgaon 122002, Haryana; [Tel: Res. (0124) 4105071, Cell: 9560855894; Email: m.saxena@cgiar.org]


Seetharam, Annadana
FELLOW, ELECTED 1999

Born in Horahally, Bangalore, India on 3 June 1943. Educated at Municipal High School, Kanakapura, Bangalore 1955-58; Government Intermediate College, Bangalore 1958-59; Agriculture College, Bangalore 1959-63; Agriculture College, Dharwad, 1963-65; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1965-68; B.Sc. 1963; M.Sc. 1965; Ph.D. 1968.

Emeritus Scientist, Project Coordination Cell, All India Coordinated Small Millets Improvement Project (ICAR), University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, 2003 to date.

Geneticist (Sunflower), UAS, Bangalore, 1972-79; Associate Coordinator 1980-86, S4 Scientist 1985-86, Principal Scientist and Project Coordinator 1986-2003 (Small Millets), ICAR, Bangalore.

Awards/Honours: R.D. Asana Endowment Award, 1980; Citation, University of Agricultural Sciences, Teachers Association 1982; Chairman, International Small Millets Steering Committee 1986-93; O.P.Bhasin Award 1998, Distinguished Alumni Award, UAS, 2003; Dr. Harbhajan Singh Memorial Award, 2005-06.

Fellow: Honorary Fellow, Indian Society of Oilseeds Research; Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding; Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources.

Research Areas: Crop improvement, cytogenetics, plant genetic resources management

Address: Emeritus Scientist, Ex. Project Coordination Cell, All India Coordinated Small Millets, UAS, GKVK Campus, Bangalore 560065, Karnataka; No. 31, C.R. Layout, 2nd Cross, J.P. Nagar, Bangalore 560078, Karnataka; [Tel: Off. (080) 23332387; Res. (080) 26653092; Fax: (080) 23330277; Email: annadanasram@rediffmail.com]


Seetharama, Nadoor
FELLOW, ELECTED 2009

Born in Udipi, Karnataka on 14 February 1948. Educated at Viveka High School, Kota; Karnataka University, 1963-67; Delhi University 1967-69; Madurai Kamaraj University 1969-1973; Texas A&M University, 1984 & 1991-92; University of Nebraska, 1985; CIRAD, Montpellier: 2002. B.Sc. 1967; M.Sc. 1969; Ph.D. 1973.

Executive Director, ABLE-AG, 2012 to date.

Research Associate to Senior Scientist, ICRISAT, Patancheru, 1973-2002; Director, Directorate of Sorghum Research (earlier NRCS), Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, 2002-12.

Awards/Honours: National Science Talent Scholarship; Lady Mashler Awards for Team Research, ICRISAT; Award from Seedman Association; Founder-Secretary, Society for Millet Research, India; Consultant to Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Kenya and others.

Research Areas: Plant biotechnology, crop improvement for abiotic stress, and transgenics

Address: Executive Director, ABLE-AG, Flat 12B-II, 12th Floor, # 11, Vandana Building, Tolstoy Marg, New Delhi 110001; [Tel: Cell: 8527277688; Email: seetharama@ableindia.org]


Sekhon, Kashmira Singh
FELLOW, ELECTED 1997

Born in Manupur, India on 1 October 1943. Educated at National High Scool, Manupur, 1955-60; Khalsa College, Amritsar, 1961-62; College of Agriculture, PAU, 1963-64; College of Basic Sciences, 1965-69; Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana; B.Sc. 1964; M.Sc. 1966; Ph.D. 1969; Visiting Scientist, International Wheat and Maize Improvement Centre, Mexico, 1978; Visiting Scientist, University of Manitoba, Canada, 1994.

Registrar and Dean, Post-graduate School, Eternal University, Baru Sahib, Sirmour, Himachal Pradesh, 2008 to date.

Assistant Chemist, 1969-74, Analyst, 1975-80, Professor, 1981-97, Head, Food Science & Technology, 1981-88, Additional Director of Research, 1998-2000, and Dean Post-graduate Studies, 2000-2003, PAU; Visiting Professor, GNDU, Amritsar, 2004; Co-ordinator, Akal Academies, 2004-07.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Inter-disciplinary Team Research Award, 1979-80; Nestle Food Scientist of the Year Award, 1994; USDA Commendation Certificate, 1987; PAU Recognition Award, 1996.

Fellow: Association of Food Scientists & Technologists, India.

Research Areas: Cereal chemistry, food science and technology

Address: Registrar, Eternal University, Baru Sahib, District: Sirmour 173101, Himachal Pradesh; House No. B-XXX/1630, New Prem Nagar, Ludhiana 141001, Punjab; [Tel: Off. (01799) 276014, Res. (0161) 2402325, Cell: 09417410111; Fax: (01799) 276006; Email: ksse227@yahoo.com]


Sen, Soumitra Kumar*
FELLOW, ELECTED 2009

Born in Kent, United Kingdom on 24 October 1936. Educated at Bihar Agricultural College, Sabour 1954-57; Calcutta University, 1957-59 & 1971; Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, 1959-63. B.Sc. 1957; M.Sc. 1959; Ph.D. 1962; D.Sc. 1971.

Technical Advisor, Research and Industrial Consultancy, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 2007 to date.

Faculty Member, Banaras Hindu University 1963-1975; Professor of Genetics, 1975-97, and Director, 1990-92, Bose Institute; Director, Centre for Plant Molecular Biology, Calcutta, 1991-97; Director, IIT-BREF Biotek, IIT, Kharagpur, 1997-2007.

Awards/Honours: University Gold Medal 1959; Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation 1965-68; Max-Planck Society Guest Scientist 1968-70; Post- doc, California Institute of Technology, Washington State University, Seattle, and Technological University, Hohenhein 1973-74; Professor, Max-Planck Society, Germany 1979-80.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy

Research Areas: Molecular Biology, Genetics & Plant Biotechnology

Address: Professor, Advanced Laboratory for Plant Genetic Engg, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 721302, W.B.; B-84, IIT Campus, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 721302, W.B.; [Tel: Off. (03222) 277028; Res. (03222) 277074; Fax: (03222) 277890; Email: soumitrakumar.sen@gmail.com; sk_sen55@yahoo.co.in]


Serageldin, Ismail
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 1999

Born in Giza, Egypt on 9 May 1944. B.Sc., Cairo University, 1964; Masters' degree 1968; Ph.D. 1972, Harvard University.

Director, Library of Alexandria - Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA), 2002 to date; Chair of the Board of Directors for each of the BA's affiliated research institutes and museums. Member of the Senate in Egypt (Majlis Al-Shura); Vice President for the Arab World: Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS); Co-Chair of the African Biotechnology Panel (with Calestous Juma); Ambassador of the Alliance of Civilizations.

Special Advisor, World Bank; Distinguished Visiting Professor, American University, Cairo, Egypt, 2000-01; Distinguished University Professor, Wageningen University, the Netherlands; Advisor to Egyptian Government on BA; Vice-President, World Bank, 1992-2000; Chairman, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), 1994-2000, Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest (CGAP), 1995-2000, Global Water Partnership (GWP), 1996-2000 and World Commission for Water in the 21st Century, 1998-2000.

Awards/Honours: Honorary doctorates from 25 universities worldwide and a number of awards.

Fellow: Academy of Sciences for the Developing World.

Research Areas: Poverty reduction, food security, agriculture, economics and sustainable development; water issues, culture and heritage, education, gender issues

Address: Director, Library of Alexandria, Chatby, Alexandria 21256, Egypt; [Tel: Off. (203) 4879993; Fax: (203) 4820450; Email: ismail.serageldin@bibalex.org; secretariat@bibalex.org]


Sethunathan, Nambrattil
FELLOW, ELECTED 1991

Born in Madras, Tamil Nadu on 2 June 1937. Ph.D. University of Madras, 1967.

Visiting Assistant Pesticide Chemist, International Rice Research Institute, Los Banos, Philippines, 1968-71; Scientist Microbiology, 1971-82, Principal Scientist, 1983, and Head, Division of Soil Science & Microbilogy, 1981-87, Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack.

Fellow: Indian Academy of Sciences; Indian National Science Academy.

Research Areas: Pesticide microbiology, microbiology of rice soils

Address: Flat No. 103, Ushodaya Apartments, Sri Venkaetswara Officers Colony, Ramakrishnapuram, Secunderabad 500056, Andhra Pradesh; [Tel: Res. (040) 27790758; Email: sethunathan@hotmail.com]


Sethuraj, M.R.
FELLOW, ELECTED 1992

Born in Kerala, India on 26 June 1939. Educated at university college in Kerala; Professional agricultural education in Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, B.Sc. 1960; M.Sc. 1962; Ph.D. 1977.

Lecturer, Agricultural College (KAU) 1962-64; Scientist, 1964-68, Plant Physiologist, 1968-79, Dy. Director, 1979-81, and Director, 1981-97, Rubber Research Institute of India, Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India; Director of the board and International Co-Ordinator, Network Research Programme of International Rubber Res. and Dev. Board, U.K, till 1997; Advisor, Rubber Board, 1998-2000.

Awards/Honours: Shri Om Prakash Bhasin Award, 1993; Member Scientific Advisory Panel, ICAR National Agricultural Technology Project.

Fellow: Indian Society for Plantation Crops.

Research Areas: Plantation crops, natural rubber, tree crops, physiology, rubber based cropping systems, research management

Address: "Lakshmi", TC. 76/1939, Anayara, Trivandrum 695029, Kerala; [Tel: Res. (0471) 2741049, Cell: 09447041049; Email: sethurajmr@yahoo.co.in]


Sewa Ram
FELLOW, ELECTED 2000

Born in Islamnagar, Saharanpur, India on 17 August 1940. Educated at Gochar Inter College Rampur Maniharan, Saharanpur, 1954-58; Allahabad Agricultural Institute, 1958-61; G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, 1969-72 and 1980-84; B.Sc. 1961; M.Tech. 1972; Ph.D. 1984.

Freelance Consultant, Land and Water Resources Management (Irrigation, Drainage Water Management and Watershed Management-Soil Conservation) 2001 to date.

Soil Conservation Officer/Soil Conservation Engineer/Technical Assistant in Department of Agriculture, Government of U.P. 1961-67; Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor of Agricultural Engineering (Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Soil Conservation) at G.B. Pant University of Agri. And Tech. Pantnagar, 1967-93 & 1995-96; Drainage Research Engineer, Rajasthan Agricultural Drainage Research Project (RAJAD), 1993-95; Senior Advisor, RAJAD, 1996-2001; Irrigation and Drainage specialist for a World Bank Study on Sectoral Environment Assessment in Water Sector in Rajasthan State, 1999-2000; Consultant to Watershed Management Directorate, Dehradun, Government of Uttranchal on Impact Assessment of Soil Conservation Measures adopted in World Bank Project IWDP Shiwalik Hills(II), 2004-2005; Watershed/Natural Resources/Environment Specialist for Baseline Survey and M&E Studies of Agricultural Sector Support Project, Ethiopia, 2007; Project Leader, Drainage Project in Oromia region, Ethiopia, 2008-09.

Awards/Honours: ISAE Commendation Award, 1988-89.

Fellow: Indian Society of Agricultural Engineering; Life Member, Indian Network on Participatory Irrigation Management

Research Areas: Irrigation and drainage water management, surface and subsurface hydrology, watershed management, soil conservation

Address: P.O Islamnagar, Distt. Saharanpur 247451, Uttar Pradesh; [Tel: Res: (01331) 257242, Cell: 09759562298; Email: sewaram300@gmail.com]


Sharda, Vishwa Nath
FELLOW, ELECTED 2004

Born in Nurpur Bedi, Punjab, India on 16 October 1954. Educated at Govt. High School, Nurpur Bedi, 1960-70; D.A.V. College, Chandigarh, 1970-72; B.Tech. & M.Tech., 1972-78 & Ph.D., 1987-90, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana; Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Purdue University, Indiana, USA, 1996-97.

Member, Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board, New Delhi, 2011 to date.

Scientist, CSWCRTI, Research Centres, Agra and Udhagamandalam, 1978-83; Sr. Research Officer, FRI & Colleges, Dehradun, 1983-84; Scientist/Senior Scientist, 1984-96, Head, HRD&SS, 1996-2000, Acting Director & Head, HRD&SS, 2000-01, Acting Director & Head, Div. of H&E, 2001-02, and Director, 2002-11, CSWCRTI, Dehradun.

Awards/Honours: Jawahar Lal Nehru Award, 1991; USDA-ARS Certificate of Appreciation, 1997; Vasantrao Naik Award, 2000; Uttaranchal Ratan, 2003; Bharat Singh Award, 2003; ICAR Team Award for the biennium 2003-04; Sardar Patel Outstanding ICAR Institution Award, 2005; Soil Conservation Society of India Bhooratna Award, 2006; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, 2005-06; Dr. Rajendra Prasad Puruskar, 2005-06; Rajiv Gandhi State Level Sadbhavana Award, 2008; Shankar Memorial Award of ISAE, 2008-09; Best Poster Award, ISAE, 2010; Eminent Agricultural Engineer Award of TIE(I), 2011; Best Research Paper Award, ISAE, 2011; President, Indian Association of Soil & Water Conservationists.

Fellow: Indian Association of Soil & Water Conservationists; The Institution of Engineers (India); Indian National Academy of Engineering; Indian Society of Agricultural Engineering.

Research Areas: Soil & water conservation engineering, watershed management, water harvesting, human resource development

Address: Member, Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board, Krishi Anusandhan Bhawan-I, Pusa, New Delhi 110012; B-5, NASC Complex, Dev Prakash Shastri Marg, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 25841168; Res. (011) 25843139; Fax: (011) 25841168; Email: vnsharda@icar.org.in; vnsharda2@gmail.com]

Recognition Award, 2005-2006


Sharma, A.R.
FELLOW, ELECTED 2004

Born in Himachal Pradesh, India on 13 April 1960, Educated at Government Higher Secondary School, Galore, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, 1966-77; Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University, Palampur 1977-81; Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 1981-83; Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 1983-87; B.Sc. 1981; M.Sc. 1983; Ph.D. 1988.

Director, Directorate of Weed Science Research, Jabalpur, 2012 to date.

Scientist, Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack 1987-96; Agronomist, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1996-98; Senior Scientist, Central Soil and Water Conservation Research and Training Institute, Dehradun, 1998-2001; Principal Scientist, 2001-10, and Professor, Division of Agronomy, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2010-12.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Jawaharlal Nehru Award, 1989; FAI Dhiru Morarji Memorial Awards, 1989-90, 1993-94, 2000-2001; KRIBHCO Award, 1991; ISCA Pran Vohra Award, 1994-95; CRRI Best Worker Award, 1993; IARI Hooker Award, 1998-99; Secretary, Indian Society of Agronomy, 2007-08; Secretary, Indian Society of Weed Science, 2013-14; Associate Editor-in-Chief, Indian Journal of Agronomy, 2013-14.

Fellow: Indian Association of Soil and Water Conservationists; Indian Society of Agronomy.

Research Areas: Rice agronomy, conservation tillage, weed management

Address: Director, Directorate of Weed Science Research, Adhartal, Maharajpur, Jabalpur 482004, M.P.; Director's Residence, DWSR Campus, Adhartal, Maharajpur, Jabalpur 482004, M.P.; [Tel: Off. (0761) 2353934, 2353101, Cell: 09425807290; Fax: (0761) 2353129; Email: sharma.ar@rediffmail.com]


Sharma, Arun Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 1992

Born in Kolkata, India on 31 December 1924. Educated at Univ. of Kolkata, B.Sc. 1943; M.Sc. 1945; D.Sc. 1955.

Hon. Prof., Centre of Advanced Study, Dept. of Botany, Univ. of Kolkata; Ex-Member, IUBS Commission on Bioindicators; Ex-Chairman, FASAS Commission on Science and Technology for Development; and Co-Chairman, Global Continuing Committee on the Role of Scientific and Engg. Socities in Development (AAAS-INSA-ISCA).

Ghosh Prof. and Program Coordinator, 1970-90; Golden Jubilee Prof., INSA, 1985-90.

Awards/Honours: Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, 1967; Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship, 1972; Paul Bruhl Memorial Medal, 1972; Birbal Sahni Medal, 1974; UGC First J.C. Bose Award in Life Sciences, 1976; INSA Silver Jubilee Medal, 1976; FICCI Award, 1979; Padma Bhusan, 1983; D.Sc. (h.c.) Burdwan Univ., North Bengal Univ. and Banaras Hindu Univ.; O.P. Bhasin Award, 1993; ISCA 1st J.C. Bose Medal, 1994; G.M. Modi Science Foundation Award, 1994; ISCA Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee Memorial Prize, 1995; INSA M.N. Saha Award, 1998; ISCA Centenary Award in Biol. Sciences, 1999; Vasvik Award, 2001; Tagore Peace Award, Asiatic Soc. 2010; President, FASAS, 1984-89, Indian Natl. Science Academy, 1983-84, Soc. of Cytologists and Geneticists, 1976-78, Genetic Assn. of India and Indian Botanical Soc., 1981, President, Indian Assn. For Cultivation of Sciences, 1997-2000; General President, Indian Science Congress Assn, 1981; Member, Scientific Advisory Committee to the Cabinet, Govt. of India, 1983-85; Chairman, Man and Biosphere Committee, Dept. of Environment, Govt. of India, 1983-89; Chairman, Steering Committee, National Bioresource Development Board, Govt. Of India, 1999-2012; Chairman, State Biodiversity Board, W.B. 2004-11; Founding President, Fedn. of Asian Scientific Academies and Socities (FASAS); Past-President, Indian National Science Academy; President, National Academy of Sciences.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; Indian Academy of Sciences; National Academy of Sciences; Third World Academy of Sciences; Corresponding Fellow, Argentinian Academy of Sciences; Corresponding Academician, Puerto Rican Academy of Sciences.

Research Areas: Cytogenetics; cytochemistry and cell biology; tissue culture; chromosome research; environmental biology and environmental mutagenesis

Address: Honorary Professor, Centre for Advanced Study, Botany Department, Calcutta University, 35 Ballygunge, Circular Road, Kolkata 700019, West Bengal; Meghamallar, Flat No. 2F2, 18/3, Gariahat Road, Kolkata 700019, West Bengal; [Tel: Off. (033) 24615445, 24614688; Res. (033) 24405802; Fax: (033) 24614849; Email: nuclaks@cal2.vsnl.net.in]


Sharma, B.D.
FELLOW, ELECTED 2003

Born in Kala Manj, Mukerian, Punjab on 19 March 1952. Educated at AS Higher Secondary School Mukerian 1958-65; Technical Higher Secondary School, Okhla, New Delhi, 1966-69; B.Sc., Khalsa College Amritsar, 1969-73; M.Sc, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1973-75; Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 1985-87.

Emeritus Scientist (ICAR), Department of Soil Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 2013 to date.

Assistant Soil Chemist, 1977-88, Pedologist/Soil Scientist, 1988-96, and Senior Soil Scientist, Department of Soil Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1997-2012.

Awards/Honours: FAI Silver Jubilee Award, 1988; United States Department of Agriculture Appreciation Award, 1992.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science

Research Areas: Pedology - Soil survey, mapping, classification and land use planning, micronutrients in soils and plants

Address: Emeritus Scientist (ICAR), Department of Soil Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 141004; 31-Sunil Park, Barewal Road, PO Rajguru Nagar, Ludhiana 141012, Punjab; [Tel: Res. (0161) 2550380, Cell: 09417451080; Fax: (0161) 2400945; Email: bds_pau@hotmail.com; pdsharma31@gmail.com]


Sharma, Balram
FELLOW, ELECTED 1996

Born in Andhyari, Rajasthan, India on 7 September 1940. Educated at Secondary School, Uchain, Rajasthan, 1944-52; B.R. College, Agra, 1953-60; Timiryazev Agricultural Academy, Moscow, USSR, 1962-65; B.Sc. 1958; M.Sc. 1960; Ph.D. 1965.

Head, Division of Genetics, 1990-93 and 1998-2000 and Emeritus Scientist, 2000-2005, Division of Genetics, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi.

Awards/Honours: Prize of Bharatiya Vigyan Patrika Samiti, New Delhi, 1972; IARI Best Teacher Award, 1997; Hari Om Ashram Award, 1997-98; N.I. Vavilov Medal, USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow; IARI Certificate of Appreciation for Developing Variety 2001-02 and 2006.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India.

Research Areas: Plant genetics & breeding

Address: 16/10, East Patel Nagar, New Delhi 110008; [Tel: Res. (011) 25853495; 25824827, Cell: 9868604901; Email: drbrsh@yahoo.co.in]


Sharma, Hari Chand
FELLOW, ELECTED 2013

Born in Behra, Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh on 15 June 1954. Educated at Govt. Senior Secondary School, Bharari, Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh University, College of Agriculture, Solan, B.Sc. Ag (1974), M.Sc. Ent (1976); and Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, Ph.D. (1979).

Principal Scientist - Entomology, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh, India, 2001 to date.

Senior Scientist, 1994-2001, Scientist II, 1986-93, and Scientist I, 1979-85, ICRISAT, Patancheru; Scientist SI, Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur, 1979. Visiting Scientist, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA, 1986-87, and Department of Primary Industries, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, 1996.

Awards/Honours: Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial Gold Medal (B.Sc. 1974); Mohan Meakins Gold Medal (M.Sc. 1976); Archana Gold Medal - Academy of Environmental Biology, 2000; Millennium Science Award - ICRISAT, 2001; CGIAR Excellence in Science Award, 2001; Prof. T.N. Ananthakrishnan Foundation Award, 2002; .Dr D Bap Reddy Award in IPM, 2000, Plant Protection Association of India; King Baudouin Award, 2002, Chickpea Research Teams of ICRISAT and ICARDA - CGIAR; Doreen Mashler Award - Chickpea/Sorghum Research Teams - ICRISAT (2002 and 2004); Lifetime Achievement Award - Academy of Environmental Biology, 2005;. Hari Om Trust Award - Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), 2007; The International Plant Protection Award of Distinction - International Association of Plant Protection Sciences, 2007; Meritorious Services Award - Academy of Environmental Biology, 2010. President, Council of the International Congresses of Entomology (ICE), 2008-2016; Member, Governing Board, International Association of Plant Protection Sciences (IAPPS), 2008-2016.

Fellow: Entomological Society of India; Academy of Entomological Sciences of India; Academy of Environmental Biology; Plant Protection Association of India; Crop Improvement Society of India; Academy of Sciences for Animal Welfare

Research Areas: Insect biology and population dynamics, host-plant resistance, exploitation of wild relatives for insect resistance, transgenic crops in IPM and their biosafety to nontarget organisms, marker assisted selection, and IPM for sustainable crop production

Address: Principal Scientist - Entomology, International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru 502324, A.P.; House No. 72, Lakshmivihar Phase II, Nallagandla, Serillingampalli, Hyderabad 500019, A.P.; [Tel: Off. (040) 30713314; Res. (040) 23014772, Cell: 09959036661; Fax: (040) 30713075; Email: h.sharma@cgiar.org]


Sharma, Kapil Dev
FELLOW, ELECTED 1998

Born in Kolkata, India on 19 November 1950. Educated at College of Technology and Agricultural Engineering, Udaipur, 1968-73; 1983-85; Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, 1989-92; B.E. 1973; ME 1985; Ph.D. 1992.

Head Technical and R&D, Greenfield Eco Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Jodhpur, 2013 to date; Honorary Visiting Professor, Department of Hydrology, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, 2006 to date.

Junior Engineer, Department of Soil Conservation and Watershed Development, Hanumangarh, 1973-76; Scientist, S1, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur, 1976-82; Scientist S2, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Shillong, 1982-86; Senior Scientist, 1986-98; and Principal Scientist, 1998-2000 Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur; Head of Division, Resource Management, Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad; 2000-03; Director, National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, 2003-08; Technical Expert (Water Management), National Rainfed Area Authority, New Delhi, 2008-13; Visiting Fellow, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Soil Erosion Research; Winand Staring Centre, Netherlands, Satellite Hydrology.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Team Research Award, 1984; CBIP Medal., 1993; EC Marie Curie Bursary, 1993; National Hydrology Award, 1996; USDI Appreciation Certificate, 1997.

Research Areas: Arid zone hydrology, numerical modelling of hydrological processes, satellite hydrology, soil erosion prediction and control, soil and water conservation engineering, sediment transport and deposition, rainwater harvesting and runoff farming, water resources development, watershed management, drought management, rehabilitation of degraded lands, etc.

Address: 11/895 Nandan Van, Chopasni Housing Board, Jodhpur 342008, Rajasthan; [Tel: Res. (0291) 2711895; Email: drkdsharma@gmail.com]

Recognition Award, 2003-2004


Sharma, Kusumakar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2014

Born in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India on 30 June 1952. Educated at Agarwal Secondary School, Jaipur, 1966-1968; Maharaja College, Jaipur, 1968-1970; G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, 1970-1976; Ph.D. 1988.

Assistant Director General (Human Resource Development), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi, 2010 to date.

Scientist and Senior Scientist, Central Institute for Research on Goats, Makhdoom, 1976-91; Senior Scientist and Principal Scientist, Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Izatnagar, 1991-2006; Head, Division of Animal Nutrition and Professor cum Director, Centre of Advanced Studies, IVRI, Izatnagar, 2006-2010; Joint Director (Extension Education), IVRI, Izatnagar, 2008-09; Member, Governing Body, Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, 2010-13.

Awards/Honours: German Academic Exchange Service DAAD Fellowship, 1983-84; Award of Merit, IVRI, 2001; Award of Honour, IVRI, 2002; ANA Dr UR Mehra Lifetime Achievement Award, 2010; ICAR-Hariom Ashram Trust Award, 2010; Prof. Ram RakshaKiran Shukla Award, 2012; CLFMA Award, 2012. Chief Editor, Animal Nutrition & Feed Technology, 2001-06; President, Animal Nutrition Association, 2006-10.

Fellow: Animal Nutrition Association, 2012.

Research Areas: Animal Nutrition, Feed Resource Development.

Address: Assistant Director General (HRD), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, KAB-II, Pusa Campus, New Delhi 110012; 9A, E-3 Shatabdi Vihar, Sector 52, Noida 201301; [Tel: Off. (011) 25843635; Res. (0120) 2497187, Cell: 9650125552; Fax: (011) 25840851; Email: ksharma52@gmail.com; kusumakar.icar@nic.in]


Sharma, Mahesh Chandra
FELLOW, ELECTED 2003

Born in Jalalpur Aligarh, India on 7 January 1952. Educated at Aligarh, U.P. 1970-71 and GBPUAT; B.V.Sc. 1975; M.V.Sc. 1977; Ph.D. 1985.

Director & Vice Chancellor, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, 2009 to date.

ITEC Expert at Buffalo Breeding & Research Centre, Vietnam 1982-84; Project Leader and ITEC Expert to Govt. of Mauritius 2001; Prof. & Head, Dept. of Veterinary Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine, and Joint Director, Vet. Extension, GBPUA T, Pantnagar 1996-2000; Principal Scientist, IVRI, 2000-2005; Joint Director (Extension Education), IVRI, 2005-2008; Principal Scientist & National Fellow (ICAR), and Nodal Officer for IPR/TRC of IVRI; Member Secretary of the HRD Committee; Nodal Coordinator of Kisan Call Centre of IVRI, 2000-08; Director, Central Institute for Research on Goats, Mathura, 2008-09.

Awards/Honours: Dr. D.C. Blood Gold Medal 1994, Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Samiti Appreciation Citation 1995; Vigyan Shree Upadhi Award in 1996; Smt. P.Z. Sharma Gold medal 1997; ICAR Hari Om Ashram Trust Award in 1997; Delhi Veterinary Association Honour 1998; ISVM Award of Honour 1999; IVRI Award of Merit, 2001 & 2002; Shri Ram Lal Gold Medal 2002; President Indian Society for Veterinary Medicine 2002-04; Govt. of Mauritius Award 2002; Govt. of Malaysia Award 2004; Best Mobilizer Award 2004; P.L. Narayana Rao Gold Medal 2005; World Intellectual Property Organization Award (Geneva) 2005; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award 2005; National Technology Innovation Award of Science and Technology by NRDC 2005; Bharat Excellence Award & Gold Medal 2005, Lucknow Nagar Nigam 2004 & 2005; UP Eminent Agriculture Scientist Award 2006.

Fellow: National Academy of Veterinary Sciences; Indian Society of Veterinary Medicine; Indian Assocication for Advancement of Veterinary Research; Mobilization (Society for Community Mobilization for Sustainable Development).

Research Areas: Veterinary medicine, herbal medicine, deficiency/metabolic disease, filariasis and veterinary extension

Address: Director & Vice Chancellor, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly 243122, Uttar Pradesh; C-271/3, Rajendra Nagar, Awas Vikas Colony, Izatnagar, Bareilly 243122, Uttar Pradesh; [Tel: Off. (0581) 2300096, 2302231; Res. (0581) 2586102; Fax: (0581) 2303284; Email: dirivri@ivri.up.nic.in]

Recognition Award, 2003-2004


Sharma, Manju
FELLOW, ELECTED 2001

Born in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India on 13 February 1940. Educated at Lucknow University, B.Sc. 1959, M.Sc. 1961, Ph.D. 1965; Post-doctorate, Purdue University, USA and Institute of Plant Anatomy and Cytology, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Various positions of adviser; Chief Science and Scientific Secretary in the office of the Scientific Adviser to the Prime Minister; Secretary to the Government of India, Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi, 1996-2004.

Awards/Honours: Gold Medal, Lucknow University; VASVIK Award, 1994; Norman E. Borlaug Award, 1995; Distinguished Scientist; K.N. Bahl Memorial Gold Medal, 1997; FIE's National Award, 1998; Shri Om Prakash Bhasin Award, 1998; JEPPIAAR Educational Trust Fifth National Science and Technology Award, 1998; ISCA General President, 1998; President, Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI) 1999; President, Vigyan Parishad, Prayag, Allahabad; Asutosh Mukerjee Memorial Award, 2000-2001; IICT and Third World Organization of Women Scientists, Hall of Fame of the International Conference on "Women: Biotechnology, Environment & Non-Conventional Energy"; Institute of Directors Distinguished Fellow Award, 2001; ISCA Distinguished Scientist Award; G.M. Modi Science Award 2002; President, Orchid Society of India; All India Conference of Intellectuals, DELHI RATAN Award, 2003; Padma Bhushan Award, 2007; President and Executive Director IIAR, Gandhinagar, Gujarat; Co-Chair of Advisory Panel on Women for Science, Inter-Academy Panel- Holland; Member of the Board of Governers of UNU-IAS-Tokyo; Member, Academic Council IARI, Advisory Committee IIT, New Delhi; Chairman Academic Council Singhania Institute of Law, Science & Technology, Rajasthan.

Fellow: Third World Academy of Sciences; National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Society of Agricultural Biochemists.

Research Areas: Plant anatomy & plant chemistry

Address: B-9, Flat No. 6476, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 110070; [Tel: Res. (011) 26134608, Cell: 09810702411; Fax: (011) 26134608 on request; Email: manjuvps@gmail.com]


Sharma, Pawan Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 1999

Born in Bhater, Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India on 15 March 1946. Educated at Govt. Primary/High School, Kotla, Kangra, H.P., 1952-58; DAV Senior Secondary School, Daulatpur, Una, 1959-62; College of Agriculture, Punjab Agricultural University, 1962-66; College of Agriculture, Punjab Agricultural University, Hisar, 1966-68; Indian Photo Interpretation Institute, Dehradun, 1972-73; B.Sc. 1966; M.Sc. 1968; Ph.D. 1981; Diploma in Photo-interpretation for Soil Survey 1973.

Lecture/Research Assistant, 1968-84, and Scientist (Soil Survey) 1984-87, Dept. of Soils, PAU; Director, Punjab Remote Sensing Centre, Ludhiana, 1987-2011; Soil Specialist in Survey and Land Evaluation projects in Iraq and Nigeria.

Awards/Honours: PAU Merit Certificate, 1978; International Society of Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing Dolezal Award, 1996; Indian Society of Remote Sensing, Satish Dhawan Award of Geospatial Sciences, Technology and Applications, 2008

Fellow: Indian Society of Remote Sensing.

Research Areas: Natural resource mapping and management; crop inventory, land use studies

Address: H.No. 411-F, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, Pakhowal Road, Ludhiana 141002, Punjab; [Tel: Res. (0161) 2563385, Cell: 09815598951; Email: sharmapk2k@redifmail.com]


Sharma, Pradeep Kumar*
FELLOW, ELECTED 2004

Born in Jasur, Kangra, HP, India on 11 January 1955. Educated at Govt. Primary School, Jasur, 1960-65; Govt. High School, Gangath, HP, 1965-67; Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Nurpur, HP, 1967-70; College of Agriculture, Palampur, HP, 1970-76; Indian Agricultural Research Insttitute, 1976-80; B.Sc. 1974; M.Sc. 1976; Ph.D. 1980.

Deputy Director General (EP&D), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, 2013 to date.

Assistant Soil Physicist, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1980-81; Scientist (Soils), 1985-94, and Senior Scientist (Soils), 1994-2003 CSK HPKV, Palampur; Research Scientist, CIMMYT-India Office, New Delhi, 2001-02; Chief Scientist, Water Management, 2003-06, Officer on Special Duty to Vice Chancellor, 2004-06, Dean, Post-Graduate Studies, & Dean, College of Home Science (additional charge), 2006-10, and Dean, College of Agriculture, CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur, 2010-12; Vice-Chancellor, Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agricutlure & Technology, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, 2012-13 to date.

Awards/Honours: Indian Society of Soil Science Golden Jubilee Commemoration Young Scientist Award, 1988.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science.

Research Areas: Soil physics, water management, conservation tillage

Address: Deputy Director General (EP&D), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, KAB-II, Pusa Campus, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 25841559; Email: psharma3007@gmail.com]


Sharma, Prakash Chand
FELLOW, ELECTED 2014

Born in Jartauli (Aligarh), Uttar Pradesh on 9 December 1956. Educated at Prathmic Pathsala, Jartauli, Aligarh; Patel Smarak Inter Colloge, Jattari (Aligarh); Govt. Boys Hr Sec School, New Rohtak Road, New Delhi; DCM Hr Sec. School, Kishan Ganj, Delhi. B.Sc. From SGTB Khalsa College, Delhi University, 1973-76; M.Sc. From SSL Jain College, Bhopal University, 1976-78; M. Phil., 1979, Meerut University, Ph.D., 1983, Meerut University.

Professor, University School of Biotechnology, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi, 2002 to date.

Reader, 1997-2002; Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Botany, 1984-97; and Coordinator, Department of Biotechnology, Meerut University, Meerut 1997-2002.

Awards/Honours: INSA-DFG Fellowship, 1993, 1998, 2009, Frankfurt University, Germany; UNESCO Biotechnology Fellowship, 2000, Frankfurt University, Germany; JSPS Long Term Invitation Fellowship, 2002, Iwate Biotechnology Research Center, Japan; Best Researcher Award (Science and Technology), GGS Indraprastha University, 2012.

Fellow: National Academy of Science, India; Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding

Research Areas: Plant Molecular Biology, Genetics, Crop Biotechnology

Address: Professor and Dean, University School of Biotechnology, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Sector - 16C, Dwarka, New Delhi 110075; B-103, Professors' Residence, GGS Indraprastha University Campus, Dwarka Sector-16C, New Delhi 110075; [Tel: Off. (011) 25302301/02/06; Cell: 9899088818; Fax: (011) 28035243; Email: prof.pcsharma@gmail.com]


Sharma, Rameshwer Prasad
FELLOW, ELECTED 1996

Born in Molhna, Roorkee, on 20 February 1940. Educated at Agra University, M.Sc. 1962; IARI/Agra Univ., Ph.D. 1969.

INSA Honorary Scientist, 2010 to date.

Scientist, Senior Scientist & Principal Scientist 1962-85, Division of Genetics, IARI; Principal Scientist, NRCPB, 1985-90; Professor, Molecular Biology & Biotechnology 1990-93; Consultant/Chief Advisor, FAO, Vietnam 1992; Project Director, NRC on Plant Biotechnology, IARI, 1993-2000; CSIR Scientist Emeritus 2000-2005; INSA Senior Scientist, 2005-10.

Awards/Honours: Om Prakash Bhasin Award 1999; Science Congress Millennium Plaque of Honour 2003; INSA Silver Jubilee Commemoration Medal, 2013.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; Indian Academy of Sciences; National Academy of Sciences, India.

Research Areas: Plant biotechnology, genetics, cytogentics

Address: INSA Honorary Scientist, NRC on Plant Biotechnology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012; Pocket B-3/Flat 17-B, Lawrence Road, Delhi 110035; [Tel: Off. (011) 25841787, 25842789; Res. (011) 27183975, Cell 9810678220; Email: rpsnrcpb@yahoo.co.in]

Secretary 1 Jan, 2002 to 31 Dec, 2004


Sharma, Ravindra Nath
FELLOW, ELECTED 1995

Born in Calcutta, India on 9 April 1940. Educated at Cambridge School, Delhi 1948-55; Zoology Department, Delhi University 1956-62; Senior Cambridge 1955; B.Sc. (Hons) 1960; M.Sc. 1962; Ph.D 1968; Post-doctorate, Delhi University, 1968-73.

Scientist-in-Charge, Head Entomology and Deputy Director, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, 1974-2000; Member, Film Writers Association; Max-Planck Institut fur Biochemie, DAAD West Germany 1983, USA and UK 1985.

Awards/Honours: ICPPMSA Distinguished Achievement Award, 1998; Vice President, All India Association for Bioethics; Ex - Vice President, Indian Academy of Entomology.

Fellow: Maharashtra Academy of Sciences; Indian Society for Malaria and other Communicable Diseases; Indian Academy of Entomology.

Research Areas: Entomology, plant protection and pest/vector management, biology, evolution, philosophy, bioethics, literature

Address: A15-16, Moraya Residency, Sus Road, Pashan, Pune 411021, Maharashtra; [Tel: Res. (020) 25870308, Cell: 09527733501; Email: rnsharma40@yahoo.com]


Sharma, Shriniwas
FELLOW, ELECTED 2007

Born in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh, India, on 1 July 1947. Educated at A.S.Inter College, Jahangirabad, Uttar Pradesh, 1958-63; D.A.V. Inter College, Aligarh, 1964-65; R.S.M. Degree College, Dhampur, 1966-67; R.M.P.P.V. College, Narsan, 1968-69; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1975-79; B.Sc. 1967; M.Sc. 1969; Ph.D. 1979.

Research Assistant, 1971-75, Scientist, 1975-76, Scientist S1, 1976-81, Scientist S2, 1982-89, Senior Scientist, 1989-98, and Principal Scientist, 1998-2009, IARI, New Delhi.

Awards/Honours: FAI Silver Jubilee Award, 1995; FAI Dhiru Morarji Memorial Award, 1998; IARI Hooker Award, 2001; IPNI-FAI Award, 2008.

Research Areas: Integrated nutrient management, crop diversification, organic farming of rice-wheat cropping system

Address: C-161, Vikas Puri, New Delhi 110018; [Tel: Res. (011) 25532563, Cell: 9313584979; Email: snsharma_agro@yahoo.com]


Sharma, Shyam Kumar*
FELLOW, ELECTED 2004

Born in Kangra, India on 2 March 1951. Educated at Govt. Senior Secondary School, Nadaun, 1964-67; College of Agriculture, Palampur, 1967-71; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1971-77. B.Sc. 1971; M.Sc. 1973; Ph.D. 1977; Commonwealth Post-doctoral Fellowship, 1982; Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship, 1993; European Union Marie Curie Fellowship, 1994.

Emeritus Scientist, Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, Palampur, 2013 to-date.

Scientist-I, Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla, 1977-80; Asstt. Professor, 1980-82, Assoc. Prof. 1982-90, Professor (Genetics), 1990-2002, Programme Director, Advanced Centre of Hill Bio-resources & Biotechnology, 2002-2005, and Dean, College of Basic Sciences, 2003-06, CSKHPKV, Palampur; Director, National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi, 2006-10; Vice-Chancellor, CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University, Palampur, 2010-13

Awards/Honours: Indian National Science Academy-Royal Society International Collaborative Award, 2002; Himachal Kesri Award, 2004; Rashtriya Udyog Rattan Award, 2009. Vice-President, Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding, 2009-10; Member, International Steering Committee of Global Information System on Germplasm, Bioversity International, Rome, 2008-12; Chair - South Asia Network in Plant Genetic Resources, 2006-09; Chairman, Project Steering Committee, Capacity Building and Regional Collaboration for Enhancing the Conservation and Sustainable use of Plant Genetic Resources in Asia, FAO-Bangkok, Thailand, 2009-11; Member, Board of Asia Network Research Resource Centres (ANRRC), Seoul, South Korea, 2009 to date.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding; Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources.

Research Areas: Plant biotechnology; crop genetics & breeding

Address: CSIR Emeritus Scientist, CSIR-Inst. of Himalayan Bioresource Tech., PO Box 6, Palampur 176061, H.P.; Shanti Kunj, Ghuggar Tanda, Palampur 176061, H.P.; [Tel: Off. (01894) 230411; Res. (01894) 232006, Cell: 09418009521; Fax: (01894) 230433; Email: skspbg@yahoo.co.in]


Sharma, Tilak Raj
FELLOW, ELECTED 2007

Born at Hamirpur (H.P.), India on 20 May 1965. Educated at Govt. High School, Ladrour, Hamirpur (H.P.), 1978-80; College of Agriculture, HPKV, Palampur; 1980-90; University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 1994-1996; B.Sc. (Ag.) 1985; M.Sc. 1987; Ph.D. 1990; Post Doc. 1994-96.

Principal Scientist (Biotechnology), National Research Centre on Plant Biotechnology, IARI, New Delhi, 2007 to date.

Assistant Professor, Biotechnology Centre, HPKV, Palampur, 1991-99; Senior Scientist (Biotechnology), NRC on Plant Biotechnology, IARI, New Delhi 1999-2007; DBT Overseas Associate, 1994-96, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada; Visiting Scientist, Genome Research Centre, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York, USA, 2001; Visiting Scientist, CSHL,USA, 2004.

Awards/Honours: University Gold Medel and Certificate of Honour in Ph.D, 1990; ICAR Young Scientist Award (Crop Sciences), 1999; Prof. M.J. Narasimhan Academic Merit Award IPS, 1999; ISCA Prof. Umakant Sinha Memorial Award, 2001; International World Technology Award for Biotechnology (jointly to Int. Rice Genome Sequencing Team), The World Technology Network, 2003; DBT National Bioscience Award 2007; VASVIK Award 2011; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, ICAR, 2012; NASI-Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Award, 2013.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India.

Research Areas: Plant Disease Resistance, Genomics and Bioinformatics

Address: Principal Scientist (Biotechnology), NRC on Plant Biotechnology, LBS Centre, Room No. 39, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012; NRC 38, T-IV, Pusa Campus, IARI, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 25841787 Ext 302; Cell: 9818386057; Fax: (011) 25843984; Email: trsharma@nrcpb.org; trsharma1965@gmail.com]

Young Scientist Award, 1997-1998; NAAS Associate, 2005; Recognition Award, 2007-2008


Sharma, Uttam Chand
FELLOW, ELECTED 2012

Born in Tarore, District Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir, India on 8 September 1941. Educated at Government High School, Rahya, Jammu; Government G.G.M. Science College, Jammu, 1958-60; Ranchi Agricultural College, Ranchi, 1960-63; Rajendra Agricultural University, 1973-1975; Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1981-84. B.Sc. (Ag) 1963; M.Sc. (Soil Sci. & Agril. Chem.) 1975; Ph. D. (Soils) 1984; Graduation Course in Multiple Cropping, International Rice Research Institute, The Philippines, 1971.

Research Assistant, Assistant Professor, Soil Chemist (Jammu and Kashmir Government), 1963-76; Scientist & Senior Scientist, Central Potato Research Institute (ICAR), 1976-89; Principal Scientist and Joint Director, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, 1989-99; Acting Director, 1995-97; National Coordinator (NATP, ICAR), 1999-2001; Vice President, International Commission on Water Quality (IAHS), 2003-11.

Awards/Honours: Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Award, 1992-93; Phosphate & Potash Institute of Canada and Fertiliser Association of India Award 1985-90; ICAR Senior Research Fellowship, First Position in University in B.Sc. and M.Sc.

Fellow: Indian Potato Association

Research Areas: Soil fertility and chemistry, integrated watershed management, soil hydrology, catchment management

Address: 222 - Adarsh Enclave, Trikuta Nagar, Sector - I Extension, Jammu 180012, J&K; [Tel: Res. (0191 -2472044; Cell: 09419187405; Email: ucsharma2@rediffmail.com]


Shastry, Sishta Venkata Seetharama
FELLOW, ELECTED 1995

Born in Guntur, India on 4 November 1928. Educated at ULCM High Schools Guntur and Peddapuram 1940-44; Hindu College, Guntur, 1944-47; Agricultural College, Bapatla, 1947-50; B.Sc. 1950; University of Wisconsin, USA, 1956-58; M.S. 1957; Ph.D. 1958.

International Senior Consultant 1983 to date.

Assistant Professor (Cytogenetics), 1958-61, and Botanist, IARI, 1961-66; Project Coordinator (Rice), ICAR, 1966-75; Sr. Agricultural Officer, Agricultural Production and Protection & Executive Secretary, International Rice Commission, FAO, Rome, 1975-77; Director of Research, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Nigeria, 1977-83; Honorary: Trustee and Vice-Chairman of the Programme Committee of IRRI, 1970-73, Chairman, Steering Committee and Member, Scientific and Technical Committee, WARDA, 1977-82.

Awards/Honours: Padma Shri 1971; Borlaug Award 1974; Janna Reddy Venkatareddy Prize 1974; Tonnage Club Medal 1974; West Godavari Farmers' Trophy 1975.

Fellow: Indian Academy of Sciences; Indian National Science Academy.

Research Areas: Plant-breeding, genetics, cytogentics, taxonomy, physiology, crop science, development, extension, agronomy

Address: "Ashoka", 102 Gautami Appts., Barkatpura, Hyderabad 500027, Andhra Pradesh; [Tel: Res. (040) 27551666]

Dr. K. Ramiah Memorial Award, 1990-1991


Sheoran, Inder Singh
FELLOW, ELECTED 2002

Born in Village Rakhi Shahpur (Hisar) Haryana, India on 3 March 1948. Educated at Government Higher Secondary School, Rakhi Shahpur, 1954-65; Dayanand College, Hisar, Panjab University, 1965-69; CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, 1969-75; B.Sc. 1969; M.Sc. 1971; Ph.D. 1975; UNESCO Fellowship, USA (1979), Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, Canada (1992-1994), Rockefeller Visiting Fellowship, Canada( 1998-2001).

Scientist, Department of Biology, University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada, 2010 to date.

Professor and Head, Department of Botany & Plant Physiology, up to 2002 and Dean, College of Basic Sciences & Humanities, 2002-04, CCS HAU Hisar; Visiting Scientist, Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada (2004-2009).

Awards/Honours: ICAR Hari Om Trust Award; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Memorial Prize.

Fellow: Indian Society for Plant Physiology.

Research Areas: Proteomics, Plant physiology and molecular biology

Address: Scientist, Department of Biology, University of Toronto Mississauga, 3359, Mississauga Road N., Mississauga, ON, L5L 1C6, Canada; 475, Sector 15 A, Hisar 125001, Haryana; [Tel: Off. 1-905-828-3891; Res: 1-905-279-2251; Fax: 306 966 4461; Email: sheoran@lycos.com; sheoran2k@gmail.com]


Shetty, Hunthrike Shekar
FELLOW, ELECTED 1999

Born in Hunthrike, Karnataka on 5 November 1944. Educated at Govt. High School Shankaranarayana, 1957-61; Shri Poornaprajna Preuniversity College at Udupi, 1961-63; Unversity of Mysore, B.Sc. 1967, M.Sc. 1969, P.G.Diploma in German, 1972; Ph.D. 1974; Post Doc, DGISP, Denmark, 1976-78.

Emeritus Professor, Department of Studies in Applied Botany and Biotechnology, University of Mysore, 2004 to date.

Research Officer, Downy Mildew Research Laboratory, 1970-84, and Reader and Chairman, 1984-87, DOS in Applied Botany and Biotechnology, University of Mysore; Visiting Scientist, Hamburg University, Germany, 1987; Professor & Chairman, Department of Studies in Applied Botany and Biotechnology, 1987-2004, and Member of the Syndicate, 1999-2003, University of Mysore; Member Crop Science Panel, ICAR, New Delhi 2000-03; Member-DST, Govt. of India Programme Advisory Committee Plant Science, 2001-03; Dean, Faculty of Science, 2003-04.

Awards/Honours: Mysore University Golden Jubilee Research Publication Award, 1996; USDA Appreciation Award; O.P. Bhashin Award, 1997; ISCA Millennium Lecture Award, 2002; N. Prasad Memorial Lecture Award, 2002; Mundkur Memorial Lecture Award, 2004; ICAR Chaudhary Devi Lal Best co-ordinated research project (pearl millet), 2004; International Seed Health Award by Danish Seed Health Center, 2006; President, Indian Botanical Society.

Fellow: Indian Academy of Sciences; National Academy of Sciences, India.

Research Areas: Molecular plant pathology, plant biotechnology

Address: Emeritus Professor, Department of Studies in Applied Botany & Biotechnology, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysore 570006, Karnataka; 758, Nandini, Bogadi II Stage, North, Manasagangothri, Mysore 570006, Karnataka; [Tel: Off. (0821) 2515126; Res. (0821) 2515127; Fax: (0821) 2515126; Email: hss@appbot.uni-mysore.ac.in; hss_uom@hotmail.com]


Shikhamany, Surupa Deva
FELLOW, ELECTED 2010

Born in Alampur, A.P., India on 15 June 1947. Educated at Zilla Parishad High School, Alampur, 1956-62; Nizam's College, Hyderabad, 1962-63; College of Agriculture, Hyderabad, 1964-70; University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, 1979-83; B.Sc. (Agri) 1968; M.Sc.(Agri) 1970; Ph.D. 1983.

Scientist S-3/Principal Scientist (Hort), 1982-94, and Head, Division of Fruit Crops, 1994-97, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore; Director, National Research Center for Grapes, Pune, 1997-2002; Director, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore, 2002-07; Vice-Chancellor, Andhra Pradesh Horticultural University, Venkataramannagudem, West Godavari, A.P. 2008-11.

Awards/Honours: UNDP/FAO Fellowship; Gold Medal, AP Grape Growers' Association, 1992; Silver Plaque, Maharashtra State Grape Growers' Association, 1998; Girdhari Lal Chadha Memorial Award, Horticultural Society of India, 1998; SN Ranade Memorial Award, Shobhana Srikrishna Ranade Memorial Trust, Pune, 1999; Vasantrao Arve Memorial Award, 2000; Gold Medal, Maharashtra State Grape Growers' Association for Life time contribution to Grape Industry of Maharashtra, 2012. Indian representative, ISHS, Belgium, 2004-07; International Lead Consultant, FAO Project TCP/NIR/2901 (A), Nigeria, 2003-04; President, Society for Promotion of Horticulture, Bangalore, 2005-08; Vice President, Horticultural Society of India, 2004-06; Member, Executive Council, Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, 2007-till date; Technical Director, Board of Directors, Grape Growers' Federation of India, 1996-2002; Member, Karnataka Wine Board, 2007-till date.

Fellow: Horticultural Society of India

Research Areas: Production technologies in grapes and tropical fruits

Address: Former Vice-Chancellor, Dr. YSR Horticulture University, 3106, Srila Towers,Hyder Nagar, Kukatpally, Hyderabad 500085, A.P.; [ Email: sdshikhamany@gmail.com]


Shivanna, Kandaranahalli R.
FELLOW, ELECTED 1995

Born in Tumkur, Karnataka on 30 June 1940. Educated at First Grade College, Tumkur, 1957-61; Central College, Bangalore, 1961-63; University of Delhi, 1964-69; B.Sc. 1961; M.Sc. 1963; Ph.D. 1969.

INSA Honoraey Scientist (since 2009) and Honorary Senior Fellow, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bangalore, 2002 to date.

Lecturer, 1969-81, Reader, 1981-91, Professor, 1991-2002, and Head, 1999-2002, Department of Botany, University of Delhi; INSA Senior Scientist, ATREE, Bangalore, 2002-07.

Awards/Honours: S.G. Navashin Memorial Medal, Leningrad, 1990; Panchanan Maheshwari Medal, Indian Botanical Society, 1998; Professor L.B. Kajale Memorial Lecture, Indian Botanical Society, 2003; Professor Panchanan Maheshwari Memorial Lecture, Indian National Science Academy, 2004; President, Indian Botanical Society, 2010.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; Indian Academy of Sciences; National Academy of Sciences, India.

Research Areas: Reproductive ecology and conservation biology

Address:, Odekar Farms, Nandihalli, Via Thovinakere, Tumkur District 572138, Karnataka; 202 Block B-3, Kendriya Vihar, Yelahanka, Bangalore 560064, Karnataka; [Tel: Cell. 09449543848; Email: shivanna@atree.org]


Shukla, Lal Narain
FELLOW, ELECTED 2004

Born in Gorakhpur, India on 1 November 1945. Educated at V.S.A.V. Inter College, Gola, Gorakhpur, 1957-61; Allahabad Agriculture Institute, Allahabad, 1961-64; University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 1965-67; University of Missourie, Columbia, U.S.A., 1967-70; B.Sc. 1964; M.Sc. 1967; Ph.D. 1970.

Assistant Prof. & Asstt. Agri Engineer, Deptt. of Agri. Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguei, P.R., U.S.A. 1970-76; Senior Research Engineer, 1980-2006 & Head, Dept. of Farm Power & Machinery 1981-87, and Senior Research Engineer & Research Coordinator, 1980 & 2004 to 2005, respectively, College of Agri. Engineering, P.A.U., Ludhiana.

Awards/Honours: NRDC Award, 1982; ISAE Commendation Medal, 1985; FAI Prize, 1987; Tarsem Singh Technical Award, 1995-96.

Fellow: Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers, 2000.

Research Areas: Sugarcane mechanization, conservation tillage machinery, farm machinery & power engineering

Address: 658, Sector B, Aggar Nagar, Ludhiana 141004, Punjab; [Tel: Res. (0161) 2453978; Cell: 09417670881; Email: lnspau@rediffmail.com]


Siddiq, E.A.
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.

Adjunct Professor, University of Hyderabad, 2008 to date; Adjunct Faculty, Centre for DNA Fingerprinting & Diagnostics, Hyderabad, 2008 to date; Hon. Professor - Biotechnology, Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad, 2002 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, 2010.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India.

Research Areas: Genetics, plant breeding, biotechnology

Address: Honorary Professor Biotechnology, Biotechnology Unit, A.R.I Campus, Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500030, Andhra Pradesh; Jasmine, Plot No. 81, Happy Homes Colony, Upperpally, Hyderguda PO, Hyderabad 500048, Andhra Pradesh; [Tel: Res. (040) 24018625; Cell: 09032326727; Email: easiddiq@rediffmail.com]

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


Sidhu, Amrik Singh
FELLOW, ELECTED 2006

Born in Punjab, India on 6 January 1952. Educated at Khalsa College, Amritsar, B.Sc. 1973, M.Sc. 1975; Ph.D. 1988, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.

Director, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore, 2009 - to date.

Research Associate, Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, 1976-80; Assistant Vegetable Breeder, 1980-88, Vegetable Breeder, 1988-92, Senior Vegetable Breeder, 1992-99, Associate Director of Research, 1999-2003, and Head, Department of Vegetable Crops, 2003-06, PAU, Ludhiana; Head, Department of Vegetable Crops, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2006-09.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Memorial Prize, 1995; Shrimati Harpal Kaur Memorial Award 1995; Shri Hans Raj Pahwa Memorial Award, 1997; Punjab Sarkar Parmar Patra 2001; Horticultural Society of India Gold Medal, 2005.

Fellow: Indian Society of Vegetable Science; Horticultural Society of India; Horticultural Society of Haryana; Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding.

Research Areas: Vegetable breeding

Address: Director, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Hessaraghatta Lake Post, Bangalore 560089, Katnataka; [Tel: Off. (080) 28466471, 28466353; Cell: 09845632200; Fax: (080) 28466291; Email: director@iihr.ernet.in; amrik_sidhu1@rediffmail.com]

Sh. L.C. Sikka Endowment Award 2007-2008


Sidhu, Dalip Singh
FELLOW, ELECTED 1994

Born on 5 August 1933. Educated at A.D. High School, Dharamkot, Punjab, 1945-50; Panjab University, 1951-61; B.Sc. 1954; M.Sc. 1961; Ph.D. Ohio State University, USA/IARI, 1970.

Assistant Marketing Officer/Cattle Fair Officer, 1954-62, Assistant Marketing Officer, Marketing Officer and Farm Economist, 1963-71, Punjab Government; Professor of Marketing, 1972-75, Head, Department of Economics & Sociology, 1975-88, and Dean, Postgraduate Studies, 1989-93, Punjab Agricultural University; Visiting Economist, CIMMYT, Mexico, 1976-77; Consultant, FAO, World Bank, APO, AFMA; Member, Expert/Standing Committees, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt of India, ICAR; Member, Board of Management, PAU 2002-08.

Awards/Honours: PAU Best Book Prize, 1983; President-elect, Indian Society of Agricultural Economics, 1990; President, Indian Society of Agricultural Marketing, 1992.

Fellow: Indian Society of Agricultural Economics; Indian Society of Agricultural Marketing.

Research Areas: Agricultural marketing & price analysis

Address: 107, Jeewanpreet Nagar, Ferozepur Road, P.O. Rajguru Nagar, Ludhiana 141012, Punjab; [Tel: Res. (0161) 2550568, Cell: 09646030107]


Sikka, Alok Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2013

Born in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India on 21 February 1956. Educated at S.K. Inter College, Allahabad, 1960-72; B.Sc. (Engg.), Allahabad University, Allahabad, 1972-76; M. Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 1976-78; Ph.D., Utah State University, Logan, USA, 1990-93; UNDP Fellow, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA, 1984-85.

Deputy Director General (NRM), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, 2013 to date.

Scientist, Central Soil & Water Conservation Research & Training Institute (CSWCRTI), Dehradun, 1978-83; Scientist C/Scientist In-charge, Drought Division, National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, 1983-87; Senior Scientist, CSWCRTI, Dehradun, 1987-93; Research Associate/Post Doc., Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA, 1993-94; Senior Scientist, CSWCRTI Research Centre, Chandigarh, 1994-1996; Head of Centre, CSWCRTI RC, Udhagamandalam, Nilgiris, 1996-2002; Director, ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna & Basin Coordinator Indo-Gangetic Basin, CGIAR Challenge Program for Water and Food, 2002-07; Technical Expert (Watershed Development) (In the Rank of Additional Secretary to Govt. of India), National Rainfed Area Authority, Planning Commission, Govt. of India, New Delhi, 2007-13.

Awards/Honours: The Certificate of Merit, 1989-90 and The Hem Prabha - S.N. Gupta Medal, 2000 by the Institution of Engineers (India); Vasantrao Naik Award, 2000; ICAR Award for Team Research, 2001-02; Dr. Rajendra Prasad Puruskar, 2005-06; Bhu-Ratn Award, 2012-13.

Fellow: Soil Conservation Society of India; Indian Association of Soil and Water Conservationists

Research Areas: Soil & Water Conservation Engineering; Watershed Management; Natural Resource Management.

Address: Deputy Director General (NRM), Division of Natural Resource Management, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, 101, KAB-II, Pusa Campus, New Delhi 110012; B-1, Tower 10, New Moti Bagh, New Delhi 110021; [Tel: Off. (011) 25848364; Res. (011) 24121571, Cell: 9810478885; Fax: (011) 25848366; Email: aloksikka@yahoo.co.in, aksikka@icar.org.in]


Silva, Jose Graziano da
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 2014

Born in Urbana, Illinois, USA on 17 November 1949. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Agronomy (1972) and a Master's Degree in Rural Economics and Sociology (1974) from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and a Ph.D. in Economic Sciences (1980) from the State University of Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. He also has two post-Doctorate Degrees in Latin American Studies (University College of London) and Environmental Studies (University of California, Santa Cruz).

Director General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy, 2012 to date.

Professor, the State University of Campinas and Chair of the Master’s and Doctoral Program in Economic Development, Space, and Environment at UNICAMP’s Institute for Economics. Brazil’s Extraordinary Minister of Food Security and Fight Against Hunger, 2003-04 and in charge of the implementation of the ”Zero Hunger” Program (“Fome Zero”); Special Advisor to the Presidency of the Republic, 2004-06; Head, FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean and Assistant Director-General, FAO, 2006-11. As FAO Director-General, he is working to build consensus on food security-related issues. This includes actively supporting the Committee on World Food Security, the United Nations High-Level Task Force on Global Food Security (in which he serves as Vice-Chair) and the Zero Hunger Challenge launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Awards/Honours: Recipient of numerous awards and honours, including the Order of Rio Branco, bestowed by the Brazilian president; the Paulista Medal for Scientific and Technological Merit, conferred by the São Paulo State government; and the Brazilian Society of Rural Economics, Administration and Sociology Award (Prêmio SOBER).

Fellow:

Research Areas: Agronomy; rural development, food security, and agrarian economics

Address: Director General, Food & Agriculture Organization of the UN, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Rome, Italy; [Tel: Off. (+39) 06 57051; Fax: (+39) 06 570 53152; Email: FAO-HQ@fao.org]


Singh, Ajay
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 2008

Born in Jaunpur, India on 6 October 1963. Educated at Government Inter College, Faizabad, 1977-1981; U.P. College, Gorakhpur University, 1981-1983; N.D. University of Agriculture & Technology, Faizabad, 1983-1988; B.Sc. 1983; M.Sc. 1985; Ph.D. 1988; DAAD Germany Fellowship, 1989; STA Japan Fellowship, 1994; NSERC Canada Fellowship, 1995.

Technical Director, Lystek International Inc., Cambridge, Ontario Canada, 2006 to date; Consulting / Scientific Advisor, Conestoga Rovers & Associates, Biorem Technologies, Ecoval Horticultural Products, Canada, 2002 to date; Scientific Advisor, Amity Institute of Herbal and Microbial Studies, New Delhi, 2005 to date; Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology, University of Waterloo, Canada, 1998 to date; Advisory Committee Member, Water Environment Association of Ontario, Residual & Biosolids Committee, Ontario, Canada; FedDev ARC Review Committee Member, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada; Program Advisory Council, School of Continuing Education, Ryerson University, Ontario, Canada.

Research Associate, N.D. University of Agriculture & Technology, Faizabad, 1988-1989; Visiting Scientist, University of Hannover, Germany, 1989-1991; Senior Scientific Officer, Department of Biochemical Engineering & Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, 1991-1994; Visiting Scientist, National Food Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan, 1994-1995; Associate Research Scientist, Microbial Biotechnology, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada 1995-1996; R & D Manager, Petrozyme Technologies, Inc., Guelph, Canada, 1996-1999; Director Research & Development, Petrozyme Technologies Inc., Guelph, Ontario Canada, 1999-2007.

Awards/Honours: NDUAT, Faizabad Gold Medal, 1988; AMI-Alembic Young Scientist Award, 1996.

Fellow: National Academy of Biological Sciences.

Research Areas: Microbial biotechnology, environmental and fermentation microbiology, bioremediation

Address: Technical Director, Lystek International Inc., 16-1425 Bishop Street North, Cambridge, Ontario, N1R 6J9, Canada; 1009 Woodward Avenue, Milton, Ontario, L9T 5Y2, Canada; [Tel: Off. +1-226-444-0186; Res: 905-876-5155; Email: asingh@lystek.com]


Singh, Anil Kumar*
FELLOW, ELECTED 2006

Born in Kanpur, India on 29 April 1952. Educated at St. Joseph's Academy, Dehra Dun, 1960-67; DAV Intermediate College, Dehra Dun, 1967-68; University of Lucknow, Lucknow, 1968-70; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1970-76; University of Hohenheim, Hohenheim, Germany, 1982-83 (DAAD Fellow); University of Arizona, Tucson, Diploma in On Farm Water Management, 1992; IRRI, 1993-95; Ph.D. 1977.

Vice-Chancellor, Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Gwalior, 2012 to date.

Scientist S-1, 1976-82, and Scientist S-2/Senior Scientist, 1982-89 Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi; Principal Scientist & I/charge Soil Physics Unit, Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal, 1989-90; Principal Scientist, 1990-99, Project Director, Water Technology Centre, 1999 to 2007; Acting Director, IARI, New Delhi, 2005-06; Deputy Director General (NRM), ICAR, 2007-12.

Awards/Honours: National Science Talent Scholarship, 1967-76; Gold Medal in M.Sc. 1972; 11th D.P. Motiramani Memorial Lecture Award, 2004; IARI Best Teacher Award, 2005; Soil Conservation Society of India Gold Medal, 2006; 33rd Dr. R.V. Tamhane Memorial Lecture Award, 2006; 6th Prof. S.C. Das Memorial Lecture, 2008; 19th Dr. S.P. Raychaudhary Memorial Lecture, 2008; Platinum Jubilee Lecture - Indian Science Congress, 2009; 8th Dr. P.G. Krishna Memorial Oration, 2009; 19th Nehru Memorial Lecture, 2009; Prof. S.K. Mukherjee Commemoration Award, 2009, Indian Science Congress Association; Dr. C. Subramanium Outstanding Teacher Award 2007-08; 10th Shri Hari Krishna Shastri Memorial Award, 2009; 20th Dr. Daroga Singh Memorial Lecture, 2011; Rajesh Pilot Memorial Award 2011. Secretary, Indian Society of Water Management, since 1999; Vice-President, Indian Society of Soil Science, 2001-2002; President, Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, 91st Session of the Indian Science Congress 2004; President, Delhi Chapter of the Indian Society of Soil Science, 2001-02 to 2004-05; President, Indian Society of Agricultural Science, since 2010; Chairman, Delhi Chapter of Indian Society of Remote Sensing since 2009; Vice-President, Indian Society of Remote Sensing, 2011-12.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science; Indian Water Resources Society; Bhoovigyan Vikas Foundation - Foundation for Earth Sciences Development; Indian Society of Water Management.

Research Areas: Soil-water-nutrient-plant-atmosphere interactions, crop growth simulation, irrigation water management, integrated watershed management

Address: Vice-Chancellor, Rajmata Vijayaraje Sciendia Krishi Vishwa, Vidyalaya, Opp. Mela Ground, Race Course Road, Gwalior 474002, M.P.; [Tel: Off. (0751) 2467673, 2467671; Res. (011) 25843496, Cell: 9425702142, 9873441488; Fax: (0751) 2467673; Email: vcrvskvvgwl@gmail.com; aksingh.icar@gmail.com; aksingh@icar.org.in]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2014


Singh, Anurudh Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2004

Born in Aligarh, India on 12 July 1946. Educated at Aligarh Muslim University, 1962-66; Patna University, 1969-72; Max-Planck Institute, Koln, 1986-87; Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA, 1994-95.

Assistant Prof., Botany, R.B.S. College, Agra, 1972-73; Assistant Prof., Dept. of Botany, University of Jodhpur, 1973-78; Cytogeneticist and Germplasm Specialist, International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), 1978-97; Project Co-ordinator Pigeonpea (ICAR), Indian Institute of Pulses Research, 1999; Head, Germplasm Conservation Division, National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi, 1999-2008.

Awards/Honours: Dr. K.L. Mehra Memorial Award 2010-2012, Asian Agri-History Foundation, India; CGIAR Chairman's Excellence in Science Award for Outstanding Locally Recruited Scientist, 1997; Vice-President, Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources, 2000-2002.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India, 2001; New York Academy of Sciences, 1997.

Research Areas: Cytogenetics, plant breeding, plant genetic resources

Address: House No. 2924, Sector 23, Gurgaon, Haryana; [Tel: Res. (0124) 4110355, Cell: 9540127222; Email: anurudhksingh@gmail.com]


Singh, Ashok Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2011

Born in Barahat, India on 1 July 1962. Educated at Mahabir Inter College, Malikpura, Ghazipur, UP, 1976-79; Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 1979-85; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1986-92; B.Sc. (Ag.) 1982; M.Sc. (Ag.), 1985; Ph.D., 1992.

Senior Scientist, Division of Genetics, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2001 to date.

Research Associate, Tata Energy Research Institute, New Delhi, 1990-93; Cotton Breeder, Bioseed Genetics India Pvt. Ltd., Hisar, Haryana; Scientist Trainee, NAARM, Hyderabad, 1994-95; Scientist, Division of Genetics, IARI, New Delhi, 1996-2001.

Awards/Honours: IARI Best Teacher Award, 2003; IARI Appreciation Certificate, 2005; Outstanding Agriculture Research Team Award, 2006; Dr. B. P. Pal Memorial Award, 2007; ICAR Special Recognition Award, 2009; Borlaug Award, 2012.

Research Areas: Rice breeding, genetics and molecular breeding

Address: Sr. Scientist & Program Leader (Rice), Division of Genetics, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012; E-11, IARI (Pusa), New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 25841112, 25841481; Res. (011) 25843464, Cell: 9899045037; Fax: (011) 25841481, 25846420; Email: aks_gene@yahoo.com]


Singh, Bachchan
FELLOW, ELECTED 2001

Born in Ghazipur, India on 4 July 1938. Educated at S.S.H.S. Nandganj, 1951-54; U.P. Collage Varanasi 1954-56; Govt. Agricultural College, Kanpur 1956-58; Allahabad Agricultural Institute 1958-61; University of Guelph, Canada, 1965-66; Michigan State University East-Lansing U.S.A. 1972-75, B.Sc. (Agri.) 1958, B.Sc. (Agri. Engg.), 1961, M.S. 1966, Ph.D. 1975.

Lecturer, Agriculture Engg., T.D. College Jaunpur & Govt Agricultural College Kanpur 1961-64; Pool Officer, 1966-67; Assistant Professor 1967-69, and Associate Professor 1969-83, GBPUAT, Pantnagar; Associate Professor, College of Agriculture Mosul, Iraq 1979-82; Professor & Head, Farm Machinery, 1983-87; Dean student welfare 1987-89; Professor F.M.P. 1983-99; and Dean College of Technology, 1995-98, GBPUAT, Pantnagar; Emeritus Fellow of A.I.C.T.E. 1999-2001; Director M.P.M.D. Institute of Technology and Management Gorakhpur, U.P. 2001-04.

Awards/Honours: ISAE Commendation medal 1987-88; Vice President Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers 1991-92 & 1992-93.

Fellow: Indian Society of Agricultural Engineering, 1992-93.

Research Areas: Conservation tillage, zero till, ferti drill & threshing machineries

Address: HS 1/56, Sector A, Sitapur Road Scheme, Lucknow 226021, Uttar Pradesh; [Tel: Cell: 09415084352]


Singh, Bansh Narain
FELLOW, ELECTED 1994

Born in Varanasi, India on 15 July 1942. Educated at U.P. College, Varanasi, 1955-61; Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 1961-66; Post-Doctoral Research at Bristol University, Bristol, U.K. 1968-72; B.Sc. 1961; M.Sc. 1963; Ph.D. 1966.

Principal Scientist, Fish and Fisheries, CIFRI, Barrackpore and Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar, 1982-98; FAO Fellow 1984; Visiting Scientist at Dept. of Fisheries and Allied Aquaculture, Auburn University, USA, 1984; Head, Division of Fish Physiology, CIFA, 1990-98; Asstt. Director General (Inland Fisheries), 1999-2002, and Dy. Director General (Fisheries), 2002 ICAR, New Delhi; ICAR Emeritus Scientist, National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Lucknow, 2003-2005.

Awards/Honours: "Young Scientist" Intl. Union Physiol. Sciences, 1977; FAO Fellow 1984; V.G. Jhingran Gold Medal, 1999-2000, Nature Conservators, India.

Fellow: Nature Conservators, India; Bioved Research Society; Society of Aquaculturists.

Research Areas: Fish nutrition, aquaculture, fisheries & fish physiology

Address: House No.: H-29, Block - H, South City, Rae Bareli Road, Lucknow 226025, Uttar Pradesh; [Tel: Res. (0522) 2443866, Cell: 09839243182; Email: banshnsingh@yahoo.com]


Singh, Bireshwari Prasad Narayan
FELLOW, ELECTED 1999

Born in Varanasi, India on 8 December 1936. Educated at Central Hindu School, Varanasi, 1947-51; Benaras Hindu University, 1951-54; Allahabad Agricultural Institute (Allahabad University) 1955-60; University of Massachusetts, 1960-63.

Assistant Professor (Agricultural Engineering), 1963-73, Professor of Food Process Engineering 1973-97, Head, Department of Agricultural Engineering, 1980-84, Head, Department of Process & Food Engineering, 1984-87, Director, Center of Advance Studies in Post Harvest Technology, 1984-91, Dean, College of Technology, 1988-91; and Registrar of the University, 1994-96 GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar; Coordinator, School of Agric. - Business Management, 1997at Pantnagar; Director, Maharishi Institute of Management, Lucknow 1997-99; Consultant, INTSOY / FAO Program in Sri Lanka; Consulting Engineering Services (India); SMEC India Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi.

Awards/Honours: Indian Society of Agricultural Engineering Commendation Medal, 1974; Association of Oil Technologists Nivetia Award, 1987.

Fellow: Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers; Institutions of Engineers (India).

Research Areas: Food process engineering, food technology, post harvest technology, engineering of bioconversion processes; dynamics of organizations and processes of higher education and research

Address: A-04 Virat Villa, D-63/12 Tulsipur, Mahamoorganj, Varanasi 221010, Uttar Pradesh; [Tel: Res. (0542) 2222289, Cell: 09935459987; Email: pbn.singh@gmail.com]


Singh, Brahma
FELLOW, ELECTED 2001

Born in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India on 15 December 1941. Educated at Rashtriya High School, Shahpur, 1957-59; Jat Inter College Muzaffarnagar, 1959-61; G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar 1961-66; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1966-70, B.Sc. 1964; M.Sc. 1966; Ph.D. 1970.

Advisor, World Noni Research Foundation, Chennai, 2007 to date.

Assistant Professor, CCS Haryana Agriculture University, Hisar 1970-74; Senior Scientific Officer Grade-I, Defence Agricultural Research Laboratory, DRDO, Almora/Pithoragarh, Uttaranchal, 1974-79; Scientist D/ Deputy Director, Defence Food Research Laboratory, Mysore, 1980-84; Director, Defence Research Laboratory, Tezpur, Assam 1985-90; Director, Field Research Laboratory, Leh (J&K), 1991-95; Director, Life Sciences, DRDO HQ, New Delhi and Secretary Life Science Research Board 1995-2001; Emeritus Scientist, Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences, DRDO, New Delhi 2002-03; General Manager, Uttaranchal Seeds and Tarai Development Corporation (Pantnagar Seeds), Pantnagar, 2003-04; Officer on Special Duty (Horticulture), President's Secretariat, Rashrapati Bhavan, New Delhi, 2004-07.

Awards/Honours: Indira Priyadarshini Vrikshmitra Award, 1995, Ministry of Forest and Environment, Govt. of India; APSI International Plant Scientist Award, 2002; Lifetime Achievement Award 2010 of Agri. Alumini Association, Pantnagar,

Fellow: Association of Food Scientists and Technologists (India); Indian Society of Vegetable Sciences; Bio-ved Society; National Academy of Biological Sciences; President, Indian Society for Protected Cultivation. New Delhi; Vice-President, Indian Society of Alliums, Pune; President, Society for New Age Herbals, New Delhi.

Research Areas: High Altitude Horticulture (vegetables, medicinal and aromatic plants, jatropha, mushrooms, flowers, fruits, ornamental plants & landscape), underutilized wonder plants like Seabuckthorn and Mornida citrifolia (Noni), plant biotechnology, forestry, arboriculture, protected cultivation/greenhouses, cold desert horticulture and wellness

Address: E-713, Mayur Vihar, Phase II, Delhi 110091; [Tel: Res. (011) 22784782, Cell: 9818313660; Email: brahma88@hotmail.com; brahma88@gmail.com]


Singh, Braja Bhoosan
FELLOW, ELECTED 2000

Born in Sameda, Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh on 1 May 1943. B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. in Plant Physiology, Banaras Hindu University, Vanarasi.

Assistant Professor, 1972, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur, M.P.; Visiting Professor, Liebig and Stuttgart Universities in Germany, 1991; University of Bristol, U.K., 1991; IRRI, Manila, Philippines, 1995; Professor & Head, Department of Crop Physiology, 1985-2000; Librarian, 1986-2000; Director, UNDP Centre of Advanced Studies in Plant Physiology, 1995-2000; Dean, Students' Welfare, 1992-95, Dean, Post-Graduate Studies, 1999-2001, Dean, College of Agriculture, 2000-2002, and Vice-Chancellor, 2002-2005, NDUAT, Faizabad; Pro-Chancellor, Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phoole University, Jaipur, 2008-09; Director General, D.G. Education Trust, Greater Noida, NRC, 2009-10; Founder Chairman, DD Manav Uthan Sansthan, Lucknow.

Awards/Honours: Indian Society for Plant Physiology J.J.Chinoy Gold Medal; Rashtriya Shikhsha Ratna 2003; Deed Award, Italy 2004; Vidya Bhushan Award 2004; Press Council of India Award 2004; Rice Research Accomplishment Award 2004; ISPP Life Time Achievement Award, 2007; BHU Distinguished Alumnus Award, 2010; President, Society for Crop Improvement, Ludhiana, Hony. Secretary, Indian Society for Plant Physiology; President, India Society for Plant Physiology, 1994.

Fellow: Indian Society for Plant Physiology; Fellow DAAD, Germany

Research Areas: Stress physiology (drought and submergence), MAS

Address: Chairman, DD Manav Uthan Sansthan, 1/33, Bahar-A, Sahara Estate, Janakipuram, Lucknow 226021, U.P.; [Tel: Cell: 09935166092]


Singh, Brijendra Pratap
FELLOW, ELECTED 1994

Born in Fatehpur, India on 10 October 1938. Educated at Agriculture College, Kanpur, 1954-60; University of Florida, Gainesville, USA, 1960-63.

Associate professor of Horticulture, Allahabad Agriculture Institute 1964-66; Head Virology, Plant Pathology and Protection Physiology, Tissue culture, Area Coordinator Floriculture, Biotechnology 1966-98, Scientist (Director Grade) 1997-98 and Emeritus Scientist 1998-2003, National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow (CSIR).

Awards/Honours: Achievement Awards in Virology, 1991 and Plant pathology, 2003-04; Honorary Member Association of Plant Pathologist.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Virological Society.

Research Areas: Plant biotechnology, virology and horticulture

Address: 4/300, Vivek Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow 226010, Uttar Pradesh; [Tel: Res. (0522) 2391596, 2396075; Email: skraj2@rediffmail.com]


Singh, Dhan Pal
FELLOW, ELECTED 2004

Born in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, India on 5 November 1949. Educated at Govt Agricultural College, Kanpur University, Kanpur, 1965-69; GBPUAT, Pantnagar, 1971-75; B.Sc. (Ag) 1967; M.Sc. (Ag) 1969; Ph.D. 1971.

Assistant Professor, 1976-87, Plant Breeding, GBPUAT; Associate Professor/Pulse Breeder, N.D. University of Agric. and Technology, Faizabad, 1987-92; Professor, Plant Breeding, 1992-2010 and Head, Genetics and Plant Breeding, 2006-09, Dean Post Graduate Studies, 2007, and Director Experiment Station, GBPUAT, 2008-09; Director, Uttarakhand Seeds and Tarai Development Corporation, 2008-10; Visiting Scientist, Asian Vegetable Research and Development Centre, Taiwan, 2003.

Awards/Honours: ISPRD Award 1998; Vice-President, ISPRD, 1999-2001; GBPUA&T Certificate of Outstanding Scientist 2004; IIPR Urdbean Team Recognition Award 2007.

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding; Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development

Research Areas: Grain legume breeding, biotic & abiotic stress resistance, mutation breeding

Address: C-41, Green Park, P.O. Rudrapur, District - Udham Singh Nagar 263153, Uttrakhand; [Tel: Cell: 09410588018; Email: dr.dhanpalsingh@gmail.com]


Singh, Dharam Vir
FELLOW, ELECTED 1995

Born in Meerut, India on 3 November 1944. Educated at Meerut 1955-59; Govt. Agricultural College, Kanpur 1959-68; Danish Institute of Seed Pathology, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1972-73; B.Sc. 1961; M.Sc. 1963; Ph.D. 1970.

Scientist, Vegetable Pathology, 1968-71, Scientist, 1972-77, Senior Scientist, 1977-82, Principal Scientist, Wheat Pathology, 1983-2000, Head, 2000-06, and Emeritus Scientist, 2006-08, Division of Plant Pathology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi.

Awards/Honours: Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Memorial Prize 1978-79; Sharda Memorial Award, 1990; Shri Hari Krishna Shastri Memorial Award 2003; President of Indian Phytopathological Society, 2003; Member (2008-11), Board of Governors, IIT, Roorkee.

Fellow: Indian Phytopathological Society.

Research Areas: Plant pathology, cereal pathology, epidemiology, integrated pest management, Karnal bunt

Address: C-14D MIG Flats, Vatika Apartments, Maya Puri, New Delhi 110064; [Tel: Res. (011) 25141748; Cell: 9810676478; Email: dvsingh44@gmail.com]

Dr. K.C. Mehta Award, 2005-2006


Singh, Dhyan Pal
FELLOW, ELECTED 1996

Born in Etah, UP, India on 14 July 1943. Educated at Rashtriya Inter College, Barhan, Agra, 1957-59 and B.R. College, Agra, 1960-61; B.Sc. and M.Sc., Agra Univ., 1961-65; Ph.D, MLU Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, 1972; UNESCO Fellowship, CSIRO, Canberra, Australia, 1978.

Consultant, Haryana Kisan Ayog, Govt. of Haryana, C.C.S. HAU Campus, Hisar, Haryana, 2010 to date.

Prof. of Agronomy, 1982, Head Department of Agronomy, 1992-94, 1997-98, Dean College of Agriculture, 1994-97 and Acting Vice Chancellor, 1996, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana, India; Vice Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India, 2002-2007; Member, State Farmer Commission, Government of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal, 2007-10; Secretary, Board of Management, R.B.S. College, Agra, 2009-12.

Awards/Honours: Best Research Worker Award (Germany), 1971; ICAR Award for Team Research, 1987-88; HAU Silver Jubilee Award, 1995; Hari Krishna Shastri Memorial Award, 2000; ISA Gold Medal 2005; President, Indian Society of Agronomy, 2005-07; President, Indian Society for Sustainable Agriculture and Research Management, 1997 to date.

Fellow: Indian Society of Agronomy; Indian Society of Plant Breeding and Genetics; Indian Society of Plant Physiology; Society of Extension Education.

Research Areas: Crop water management, stress physiology, soil-crop-water-atmosphere relation studies, integrated farming system, global climate change

Address: Consultant, Haryana Kisan Ayog, Govt. of Haryana, C.C.S. HAU Campus, Hisar 125004, Haryana; House No. 800, Sector 15 A, Hisar 125001, Haryana; [Tel: Cell: 09416206449; Email: dpsingh1943@gmail.com]


Singh, Gajendra
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 1996

Born in Bhogpur, India on 3 August 1944. Educated at G B Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, India, 1962-66; Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA, 1967-68; University of California, Davis, USA, 1968-73. B.Sc. 1966; M.S., 1968; Ph.D. 1973.

Prof. of Agricultural Engineering, 1984-2004, Chairman, Agri. & Food Eng. Div., 1977-84, and Vice President for Academic Affairs, 1986-88, AIT, Bangkok, Thailand; Deputy Director General (Engg.), ICAR, New Delhi, 1994-97; Coordinator, AASE Program, 1999-2000, and Dean, 2001-04 Extension, AIT Bangkok, Thailand; Vice-Chancellor, Doon University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, 2005-08.

Awards/Honours: John Gilmore Award, University of California, Davis, 1970; Am. Soc. Of Agri. Engineers Kishida International Award, 1990; Emil Mrak International Award, Univ. of California at Davis, 1991; Gold Medal, Indian Soc. Of Agri. Engineers, 1994; American Society of Agri. & Biological Engineers Massey Ferguson Educational Award, 2006; Eminent Engineer Award, The Institution of Engineers (India), 2009. President, Asian Association for Agricultural Engineering, 1990-95; Member, Board of Trustees of the American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers, 1998-2000; President, Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers, 2010-12.

Fellow: International Commission of Agricultural Engineering; American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers; Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers; Institution of Engineers (India).

Research Areas: Agricultural engineering, mechanization, sustainable development

Address: C-86, Millennium Apartments, Plot E-10A, Sector - 61, Noida 201301, U.P.; [Tel: Res. (0120) 4241041; Cell: 09971087591; Email: prof.gsingh@gmail.com]


Singh, Gajendra Bahadur
FELLOW, ELECTED 1997

Born in Karmaha, Lucknow (U.P.), India on 1 July 1940. Educated at U.P. College, Varanasi 1949-55; Allahabad Agricultural Institute 1955-57; Government Agricultural College, Kanpur 1957-59; Punjab Agriculture University 1966-68; B.Sc. (Ag) 1957, M.Sc. (Ag) 1959, Ph.D. 1968.

Asstt./Assoc. Prof. Agronomy, Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana 1963-70, Sr. Agronomist, Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow 1972-76, Joint Director/Director, ICAR Complex for NEH Region Gangtok/Shillong 1976-82, Assistant Director General (Agronomy), ICAR, 1982-91, Senior Visiting Scientist, International Council for Research in Agro-forestry, Nairobi, 1987-89; Director, Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow 1991-95; Deputy Director General (Natural Resource Management), ICAR, 1995-2000, Vice-Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur 2000-2002; Director General, U.P. Council of Agricultural Research, Lucknow 2002-2005.

Awards/Honours: Fakhruddin Ali Ahmad Award 1980-82; ICAR Award for Team Research 1981-82; Gold Medal, Indian Society for Agronomy 1998.

Fellow: Indian Society of Agronomy; Soil Conservation Society of India.

Research Areas: Agronomy, water and nutrient management, sugarcane agronomy, agro-forestry

Address: "Karmaha House", 3/35, Virat Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow 226010, Uttar Pradesh; [Tel: Res. (0522) 2303866; Email: gajendrabsingh@gmail.com]


Singh, Gurbachan
FELLOW, ELECTED 1998

Born in Bhaini Maraj, India on 14 September 1954. Educated at Akal Higher Secondary School, Mastuana, 1968-71; Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 1971-78 & 1983-88; B.Sc.(Ag.) 1975; M.Sc. (Agronomy) 1978; Ph.D.(Agronomy) 1988; D.Sc. (Honoris Causa), OUAT, Bhubaneswar, 2012.

Chairman, Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board, New Delhi, 2011 to date; Scientific Advisor, International Foundation for Science, Sweden, 1996 to date; FAO Cactus Net Regional Coordinator for West Asia, 2004 to date; Member, ICID Working Group on Drainage.

Scientist SI (Agronomy), Senior Scientist (Agronomy), Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal 1978-98; Principal Scientist (Forestry/Agroforestry), National Research Centre for Agroforestry, Jhansi, 1998-2000; Head, Division of Crop Production, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, Jhansi; 2000-01; Assistant Director General (Agronomy), ICAR, New Delhi, 2001-05; Director, Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal, 2005-10; Agriculture Commissioner, Government of India, New Delhi, 2010-11.

Awards/Honours: Hari Om Ashram Trust Award, 1989; CAZRI Dr. K.A. Shankarnarayan Award, 1993-94; IARI Tenth Sukumar Basu Memorial Award, 1995-96; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, 1996-98; Sardar Patel Outstanding ICAR Institution Award, 2009; Ground Water Augmentation Award of Ministry of Water Resources, 2010 President, Indian Society of Soil Salinity and Water Quality 2008-11; President, Indian Society of Agronomy; Vice President, Farming System Research and Development Association of India 2003-05; Honorary Member, Editorial Board of Experimental Agriculture; and Advisory Board of Indian Journal of Dryland Agricultural Research and Development; 2003-05; Director, Board of Directors, National Seed Corporation, New Delhi, 2010-11; Chairman, Technical Committee of Central Seed Certification Board, 2010-11; Member, Board of Directors, HLRDC, Chandigarh, 2005-2009; Board of Management, IARI, New Delhi, 2010-11; Management Committee of National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management, Hyderabad, 2010-11; Management Committee of NOVOD Board, New Delhi, 2010-11; Standing Committee of Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers Rights Authority of India, 2010-11; Institute Management and Research Advisory Committees of CAZRI, Jodhpur; CRIDA, Hyderabad; NRC on Weed Science, Jabalpur and PDCSR, Modipuram, 2001-2005.

Fellow: Indian Society of Agronomy; Indian Society of Soil Salinity and Water Quality; Indian Society of Soil and Water Conservationists.

Research Areas: Agroforestry, agronomy, wasteland rehabilitation, drought management, climate change, agriculture development and policy

Address: Chairman, Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board, Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan-I, Pusa, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off (011) 25843295, 25841272; Res. (011) 24672758; Cell: 9971167767; Fax: (011) 25846540; Email: gurbachansingh@icar.org.in; dr.gurbachan@gmail.com]

Recognition Award, 2005-2006


Singh, Harikesh Bahadur
FELLOW, ELECTED 2006

Born in Pratapgarh, India on 18 July 1953. Educated at K.P. Hindu Inter College, Pratapgarh, 1971-73; Post Graduate Degree College, Pratapgarh, Avadh University, Faizabad, 1973-75; St. Andrews' College Gorakhpur, Gorakhpur University, 1975-77; Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 1977-81; B.Sc. 1975; M.Sc. 1977; Ph.D. 1981.

Professor, Mycology & Plant Pathology, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 2006 to date.

PDF (CISR), 1981-82, Research Associate, UGC, 1983-84, and Pool Officer (CSIR), 1984, Banaras Hindu University, BHU, Varanasi; Lecturer, 1984-89, and Sr. Lecturer, 1989-92, North-Eastern Hill University, NEHU, Medziphema, Nagaland; SRO-cum-Associate Professor, Plant Pathology, 1992-93, Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Hill Campus, Ranichauri, Tehri Garhwal; Scientist, 1993-94, Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), Lucknow; Scientist, 1994-98, CIMAP, Resource Centre, Pantnagar; Scientist & Head, Plant Pathology, National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, 1998-2006; Visiting Professor, Cornell University, USA, 2011.

Awards/Honours: CSIR Technology Prize for Biological Sciences (Team),1999; Vigyan Bharti Award, 2000; Essential Oil Association of India, SOM Award, 2005; Society of Mycology & Plant Pathology, Prof. V.P. Bhide Memorial Award, 2006; Society for Plant Research, Scientist of Excellence Award, 2007; BRSI Industrial Medal Award, 2007; Bioved Fellowship Award, 2009; Jyoti Sangam Award, 2009; Akshyavat Samman 2009; Distinguish Scientist Award by Society for Research Development in Agriculture, 2011, Prof. Panchanan Maheshwari Medal by Indian Botanical Society, 2011. CSIR Award for S&T Innovation for Rural Development (CAIRD) 2011 (Team). Rashtriya Gaurav Award- 2012 by IIFS, Plant Pathology Leader Award by IPS (MEZ), 2012, Environment Conservation Award, 2013. Executive Editor, Indian Journal of Plant Pathology 2003 to date; Vice President, Allium Society of India (2009-11); President (MEZ) Indian Phytopathological Society (2010-11); Member General Publication Core Committee, IPS (2011-13); Executive Committee Member of Essential Oil Association of India; Member publication committee of "Indian Perfumer" (2005-07); Member of U.P. State Biodiversity Board (2007-09); Member Wild Life Board, Government of U.P. (2010-11); Member Task Force Life Sciences Women Scientist Scheme (WOS-A) DST, Govt. of India (2005-12); Member Task Force DBT on Biotechnology Based Programme for SC/ST and Rural Population (2011-14); Task Force Expert Member on Biological Agents for Crop Management.

Fellow: Indian Phytopathological Society; International College of Nutrition, India; Indian Society of Mycology & Plant Pathology; Biotechnology Research Society of India; Society of Plant Reproductive Biologists.

Research Areas: Mycology & plant pathology, organic farming, fortified and designer foods, microbial based biopesticides & biofertilizers

Address: Professor, Mycology & Plant Pathology, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005, U.P.; Flat No. 12 Sidhartha Residency II, Kaushlesh Nagar, BHU-DLW Road, Sunderpur, Varanasi 221005, U.P.; [Tel: Off. (0542) 6702583, 6702576; Res. (0542) 2316369; Cell: 09415355571, 09721955531; Fax: (0542) 2368993; Email: hbs1@rediffmail.com]


Singh, Harish Chandra Prasad*
FELLOW, ELECTED 1998

Born in Mahmada, Pusa, Bihar, India on 2 July 1950. Educated at Pusa High School, 1958-64; U.P. College, Varanasi, 1964-66; Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 1966-69; Bihar Agricultural College, Rajendra Agricultural University, Sabour, Bhagalpur, 1969-71; University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, 1982-85; B.Sc. 1969; M.Sc. 1971; Ph.D.

The Founder and Chairman, Confederation of Horticulture Associations of India (CHAI), New Delhi, 2012 to date.

Scientist (S1), CHES, Ranchi/Chethalli, 1972-81; Senior Scientist (Horticulture), IIHR, Ranchi, 1981-88; Project Coordinator (Fruits), IIHR, Bangalore, 1988-97; Director, National Research Centre on Banana, Trichy, 1993-97; Chairman, Coconut Development Board, Cochin, 1998-2000 & 2002-2004; Horticulture Commissioner, Govt. of India, Ministry of Agriculture, 1997-2003; Dean Agriculture, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, 2004-2005; Vice-Chancellor, Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur, Bihar 2005-2007; Deputy Director General (Hort.), ICAR, 2007-2012. Chairman, Asia and Pacific Coconut Community, Jakarta, 1999-2001; Chairman, BAPNET, Bioversity International, 2008-10; Chairman, Committee on Climate Change, BAPNET, 2010-12; National Director, FAO Assisted Projects 1998-2003; Chairman, Review Committee of APCC, 2001-03; Chairman, Organic Farming in Coconut, APCC 2000-01; Chairman, National Project Steering Committee of the UNEP/GEF TFT Project of Bioversity International on Conservation of Tropical Fruits 2008-12; Chairman, Steering Committee of a Joint Project on Mango, India - Oman (2009-12); Chairman and Member Secretary of many high powered national committees including working group of plan proposals and task force on micro- irrigation

Awards/Honours: HSI Award, 1993; Shavaroys Foundation Award, 1995; ASPNET, INIBAP, Philippines Pisang Raja Award 1996; G.L. Chadha Memorial Gold Medal, 1998; Ranade Memorial Senior Scientist Award, 1998; AIPUB Kadali Puraskar, 1998; UAS Bangalore Dr. M.H. Marigowda National Award 2001; APCC, Jakarta Kalpvriksha Award, 2001; HSI Recognition Award, 2002; All India Kitchen Garden Association Gold Medal, 2002; All India Amla Growers' Association Lifetime Achievement Award, 2003; Irrigation Association of India and Institution of Engineers Appreciation Award, 2004; GBPUAT Recognition Award 2004; National Literature Council Maharshi Viswamitra Award 2006; CIH Lifetime Achievement Award, 2006; ISPGR Dr. Harbhajan Singh Memorial Award 2007; Biodiversity International and BAPNET Recognition Award, 2008; AIPUB Lifetime Achievement Award, 2008; HSI Shivshakti Lifetime Achievement, 2008; Wellness Open University Star Action Award, 2008; DKEVBVS Lifetime Achievement Award, 2008; Banana Grower Association of India Achiever Award, 2009; ISHRD Pant Lifetime Achievement Award, 2010; ISOH Lifetime Achievement Award 2010; Hi-tech Horticultural Society, Rajesh Pilot Lifetime Achievement Award 2010; Kadli Ratana Award, 2010, AIPUB, Trichy; Life Time Achievement Award 2010, Society for Promotion of Horticulture, Bangalore; Vishist Vyaktitvya Award, 2010, All India Coconut Grower Association, Rajmundri, AP; Life Time Achievements Award, 2011, Society for Sub-tropical Horticulture, Lucknow; Recognition Award 2011, NRCC, Puttur; Life Time Achievements Award, 2011, MSET International Consortium of Contemporary Biologist; Life Time Achievement Award, 2012, Indian Society of Citriculture, Nagpur, Man of the Decade Award, 2012, AIPUB, Trichy; Doctorate (h.c.), OUAT, 2009; Leadership in Agriculture, IMD International, Lausanne, 2009, Switzerland. The Founder and Chairman, Association for the Improvement in Production and Utilization of Banana; President, Indian Society of Ornamental Horticulture; Vice-President, Indian Society of Vegetable Science; Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Innovative Horticulture.

Fellow: Horticulture Society of India; Association of Production and Utilization of Banana; Aonla Growers' Association of India; Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources; Indian Society of Ornamental Horticulture., National Academy of Biological Sciences, Chennai; Confederation of Horticulture Association of India; Indian Society of Vegetable Sciences, Varanasi.

Research Areas: Horticulture (PGR, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Improvement, Production System Management, Nutrient and Water Management), Education Technology, Forestry (bamboo), Climate Change, HRD

Address: The Founder and Chairman, Confederation of Horticulture Associations, of India (CHAI), 249, D Block, Sector 18A, Dwarka, New Delhi 110075; [Tel: Off. (011) 28085749; Res. 09871450730; Cell: 9582898983; Fax: (011) 28085749; Email: hpsingh50@gmail.com; hpsingh2008@gmail.com; confedhorti@gmail.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2007 to 31 Dec 2009


Singh, Harpal
FELLOW, ELECTED 1997

Born in Muzaffarnagar, U.P. on 15 July 1942. Educated at DAV Collge, Muzaffarnagar, 1956-60; GBPUAT, 1960-66; University of Illinois, USA, 1968-71; B.Sc. 1960; B.V.Sc.&A.H. 1964; M.V.Sc. 1966; Ph.D. 1971; Diploma in French Language, 1982.

Assistant Professor, 1966-72, Associate Professor, 1972-77, Professor Veterinary Surgery, 1977-2003; and Head, Department of Surgery & Radiology, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar; Professor Surgery, University of Constantine, Algeria, 1980-83; Dean, Student Welfare, 1984-87, Director, Training and Placement, 1988-89, Dean, College of Post Graduate Studies, 1992-95, Dean, College of Veterinary Sciences, 1995-99, Dean, College of Fishery Sciences, 1997-99, and Director, Administration and Monitoring, 2000-2001, GBPUAT, Pantnagar; Professor Surgery, Hawassa University, Ethiopia, 2010-12.

Awards/Honours: Ramlal Agrawal National Award, 1992 and 1997; Distinguished Veterinarian Award, 2005; ISVS Lifetime Achievement Award; ISACP Lifetime Achievement Award. President, Indian Society for Veterinary Surgery, and Indian Society of Veterinary Educators; Member Board of Management of Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindhia Agricultural University Gwalior, NAARM Hyderabad and UP Livestock and Poultry Specialities; Member Research Advisory Committees of CAZRI Jodhpur, IVRI Izatnagar, NAARM Hyderabad and CIRB Hissar; Member ICAR Panels on Animal Science Research and Agricultural Education and Home Science; Member QRT on Directorate of Cropping System Research, Meerut; Chairman/Member Project Development Committees of Veterinary College Patna, Veterinary College Aizawl, Veterinary College Lakhimpur; Member Academic Faculty Councils of IVRI Izatnagar, RAU, Bikaner and RAU, Samastipur; Member Governing Council of National Academy of Veterinary Sciences, Editorial Board of IJVS, Subject matter Panel of Specialists of NATP for Arid zone, DRDO panels on Agricultural Research and Food and Bioresources, Animal Science Panel on Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology.

Fellow: National Academy of Veterinary Sciences; Indian Society for Veterinary Surgery; Association for Advancement of Veterinary Research.

Research Areas: Veterinary Surgery and Radiology

Address: 172/18, Indra Bhawan, Deepchand Colony, Dwarkapuri, Muzaffarnagar 251001, U.P.; [Tel: Res. (0131) 2615573, Cell: 09412678436; Email: harpalsinghmzn@gmail.com]

Dr. P. Bhattacharya Memorial Award, 2005-2006


Singh, I.S. Bright
FELLOW, ELECTED 2014

Born in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India on 14 December 1954. Graduation from Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram (1976); Post graduation from CAS in Marine Biology, Annamali University, Porto Novo, Tamil Nadu (1977-1979); Ph.D from Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala (1986).

Professor: School of Environmental Studies, (2004 to date); Coordinator, National Centre for Aquatic Animal Health (NCAAH), Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Cochin, Kerala, India, 2000 to date.

Dean, Faculty of Environmental Studies, 2007-2010, and Director, School of Environmental Studies, CUSAT, Cochin, Kerala, India, 2006-2009. Visiting Professor, University of Northumbria, UK, 2001-08. Expert, Regional Expert of NACA in shrimp diseases; Committee on management and control of aquatic animal diseases, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India. Chairman/Member/Convener/Coordinator: Member - Syndicate, CUSAT (2007-2010); Member - Academic council, CUSAT; Member - Research advisory committee of Marine BioResource Centre (MBRC), Govt. of Gujarat; Member - Institute Biosafety Committee (IBSC), IISR, ICAR, Govt. of India (2005-07); Member - Task Force in Aquaculture and Marine Biotechnology, DBT, Govt. of India (2007-2009); Member - Task Force for Fish and Shellfish Health Management, ICAR Govt. of India; Member - Committee on empanelment of pathologist, CAA, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India; Member - Sub-committee on standards for Probiotics CAA, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India; Member - Aquaculture Expert Committee, Kerala; Member - State Fisheries Resource Management Society, Govt. of Kerala; Member - High Power Committee to strengthen disease management and preventive measures, Govt. of Kerala; Convener - High level committee on Aquaculture Drug Regulations, Aquaculture Authority, Govt. of India; Member - Committee for framing aquaculture policy - Govt. of Kerala; Coordinator - M. Tech Programme in Marine Biotechnology, DBT, Govt. of India, Member - Committee on Aquaculture development, Mathsyafed, Govt. of Kerala.

Awards/Honours: Eminent Zoologist Gold Medal 2008, Zoological Society of India; UGC - BSR - One Time Grant 2012; UGC Visiting Associateship (1993-95); Young Scientist Award in Fisheries (1989); Good Service Entry by Kerala Agricultural University (1985), Kerala.

Fellow: Founder, ECOSUSTAIN, SES, CUSAT, India; Member, Society for Marine Biology, India; Society for Marine Research & Conservation, India.

Research Areas: Marine/Environmental Biotechnology, Aquatic Microbiology, Aquatic Animal Health, Recirculating Aquaculture Systems; Zero water exchange aquaculture systems.

Address: Coordinator, National Centre for Aquatic Animal Health, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Lakeside Campus, Fine Arts Avenue, Cochin 682016, Kerala; 29/452A, Bhagath Singh Road, Thykoodam, Vyttila, Cochin 682019, Kerala; [Tel: (0484) 2381120; Res. (0484) 2303632, Cell: 09447631101; Fax: (0484) 2381120; Email: isbsingh@gmail.com; bsingh@md3.vsnl.net.in]


Singh, Khub
FELLOW, ELECTED 2000

Born in Rampur Junnardar, Moradabad, India on 19 August 1943. Educated at RSM Inter College, Dhampur, UP, 1959-63; U.P. Agricultural University, Pantnagar; Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar (Agra University), 1973-1976; University of Nottingham, 1989-90, B.V. Sc.& A.H., M.V.Sc.,1969; Ph.D. 1977; C.I.E.P. 1990.

Chairman, Janhit Rural Development and Research Foundation, 2007 to date.

Research Assistant, 1969-72; Asstt. Animal Climatologist, 1972-76; Scientist S-1, 1976-79; Scientist S-2, 1979-84; Scientist S-3, 1985, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar; Head, Division of Environmental Physiology and Shelter Management, 1985-94, Head, Division of Physiology, Reproduction and Shelter Management, 1994-97, Central Institute for Research on Goats, Makhdoom; Founder Director, National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Bangalore, 1997-2004.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Poultry Judging Award 1967; B B Sarkar Memorial Oration 1994, Physiological Society of India; General Secretary, Society of Animal Physiologists of India, 1994-98; Bioved Fellowship Award 1997; Dr. G. Nirmalan Award 1997; Vice President, Federation of Indian Physiological Societies 1998-2000; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award 1999; ISCA Best Research Paper Award, 1999, 2002; National Udyog Excellence Award 2001; SAPI Best Paper Award 2001,2003; Jewel of India Award 2001; ICAR Team Research Award 2002; President, Society of Animal Physiologists of India 2002-06; SAPI Honorific Award 2003; Indian Dairy Association Best Paper Award, 2005.

Fellow: National Academy of Veterinary Sciences (India); Bioved Research Society.

Research Areas: Animal Physiology, Animal Nutrition, Reproduction, Livestock Production & Management.

Address: Chairman, Janhit Rural Development & Res. Foundation, T-23, GF, Eldeco Residency Greens, Sector Pi, Greater Noida 201306, Uttar Pradesh; [Tel: (0120) 2325085, Cell: 9818552887; Email: ksingh.chairman.jrdrf@gmail.com]


Singh, Kiran
FELLOW, ELECTED 1994

Born in Nawal, Meerut, India on 7 January 1942. Educated at Nawal, Mahalwala and Amar Singh Pur, 1946-52; GSDN Higher Secondary School, Parikshatgarh, 1953-55; KV Inter College, Machhra, 1955-57; Meerut College, Meerut, B.Sc. 1959; UP Agricultural University, Pantnagar, BVSc&AH, 1964; MVSc, 1966; Ph.D., 1970.

National Level Monitor, Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India, 2003 to date.

Senior Research Officer, Neurophysiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 1971-77; Senior Scientist, Animal Nutrition and Physiology, 1977-83, Principal Scientist (AN&P), 1983-87, and Assistant Director General (AN&P), 1987-95, Indian Council of Agricultural Research; Director, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, 1995-97; Director, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, 1997-99; Deputy Director General (Animal Sciences), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, 1999-2002.

Awards/Honours: Dr. G. Nirmalan Memorial Award, 1995-96; Rishabh Shri Award, 1996-97; IAAVR Certificate of Honour, 1997; Major (Mrs.) Malika Trivedi IAAVR Award, 1997; ISCA Platinum Jubilee Lecture Award, 1999; ISCA Millennium Science Award, 1999; Tmt. Periakkal Paramasivam Kuzhumani Post of Tiruchirapalli, Endowment Lecture Award, 2000; SAPI HONORIFIC AWARD, 2001; Animal Nutrition Society of India Lifetime Achievement Award, 2001; Jaigopal Garodia Award, 2003.

Fellow: National Academy of Veterinary Sciences, India.

Research Areas: Veterinary/animal science - animal physiology, nutrition, production, health, biotechnology, dairying, farming systems, wild life and ethics, agriculture policy, environment

Address: A-34, Sector 49, Noida 201307, U.P.; [Tel: Res. (0120) 4314507, Cell: 09868777661; Email: kiransingh2007@rediffmail.com]


Singh, Kirti
FELLOW, ELECTED 1994

Born in Jaunpur, India on 26 May 1934. Educated at Central Hindu School, Varanasi 1948-50; Govt. Agri. College, Kanpur 1951-55; University of Florida, USA 1958-62; B.Sc. 1955; M.S. 1960; Ph.D. 1962.

Chairman, World Noni Research Foundation, 2006 to date.

Scientists Pool Officer 1962-63; Vegetable Specialist, Jammu & Kashmir, Srinagar 1963-65, Asso. Prof./Vegetable Botanist, Punjab Agri. Univ. Ludhiana/Hisar 1965-70; Professor & Head, Dept of Vegetable Crops, Haryana Agri. Univ, Hisar 1970-77; Dean of Agri, Narendra Deva Univ. of Agri & Tech, Faizabad (UP) 1977-84; and Vice-Chancellor, 1984-89 Narendra Deva Univ. of Agri & Tech, Faizabad (UP); Vice-Chancellor, Himachal Pradesh Agri. Univ. Palampur 1989-93, Vice-Chancellor, Indira Gandhi Agri. Univ, Raipur 1993-95; Member, 1995-98 and Chairman, 1998-99, Agri. Sci. Recruitment Board; Advisor, Govt. of Nepal for Establishment of Agri. Univ, 1995; FAO Consultant in Cambodia 1999.

Awards/Honours: Leonard Vaughan Award of Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 1961; Hort Soc. of India Gold Medal 1993; D.Sc. (h.c.) TNAU, 2000; PNSAF Gold Medal 2002; Purvanchal Ratna Award, 2003; Senior Vice-President (since 2007), Hort. Society of India; HSI Shiv Shakti Life Time Achievement Award, 2007; World Wellness Open University Life Time Achievement Award, 2008; President, International Society for Nomi Science, since 2010; D.Sc. (h.c), OUAT 2010; D.Sc. (h.c.) SDAU, 2011.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Potato Association; Indian Society of Vegetable Science; Horticultural Society of India; National Academy of Biological Science.

Research Areas: Vegetable science and Noni science

Address: 38 G, Maruti Nagar, TD College Gate, Husainabad, Jaunpur 222002, U.P.; [Tel: Res. (05452) 260044, Cell: 09198331333, 09415687597; Email: kirtisingh1934@hotmail.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 1998 to 31 Dec, 1998; Secretary 1 Jan, 1999 to 31 Dec, 2001; Dr. M.S. Randhawa Memorial Award, 2001-2002


Singh, Krishna Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2008

Born in Varanasi, India on 29 January 1960. Educated at Sakaldiha Inter College, Sakaldiha, Varanasi, 1973-77; Allahabad Agricultural Institute (B.Sc. Agril. Engineering), 1977-81; Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana (M.Tech.), 1982-84; Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (Ph.D.), 1994-97; North Dakota State University, Fargo, USA (Post-Doctoral Fellowship), 2000-01.

Assistant Director General (Process Engineering), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, 2010 to date.

Assistant Professor, 1985-86 Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa, Bihar; Scientist, 1986-98, Sr. Scientist, 1998-2006 and Principal Scientist, 2006-07, Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal; Principal Scientist & Head, Food Grains & Oilseeds Processing Division, Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering & Technology (CIPHET), Ludhiana, 2007-10.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Jawaharlal Nehru Award 1999; Outstanding Book Award 1994-95.

Fellow: Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers

Research Areas: Processing of Food Grains, Oilseeds, Spices and Vegetables

Address: ADG (Process Engineering), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, R.No. 407, KAB-II, Pusa, New Delhi 110012; D-II/B-20, Moti Bagh, New Delhi 110021; [Tel: Off. (011) 25846492, Cell: 9582898993; Fax: (011) 25846492; Email: kksingh@icar.org.in, singh_ciae@yahoo.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2014; Recognition Award, 2011-2012


Singh, Lalji
FELLOW, ELECTED 2001

Born in Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, India, on 5 July 1947. B.Sc. 1964; M.Sc. 1966; Ph.D. 1971, Banaras Hindu University.

Vice Chancellor, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 2011 to date.

Research Associate, University of Edinburgh, UK, 1974-87; Senior Scientist, CCMB, Hyderabad, 1987-98; Officer on Special Duty, Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, 1995-98; Director, 1998-2009, and Bhatnagar Fellow (CSIR), Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad, India, 2009-11.

Awards/Honours: Over 50 awards, including ISCA `New Millennium Plaques of Honour' Award, 2002; Padma Shri, 2004; Rajiv Gandhi Rashtriya Ekta Saman, 2007; CSIR Technology Award in Life Sciences, 2008.

Fellow: Indian Academy of Sciences 1989; National Academy of Sciences, India 1991; Indian National Science Academy 1993; Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences 2000; National Academy of Medical Sciences 2002; Third World Academy of Sciences 2002.

Research Areas: Molecular basis of sex determination; human genetic diversity; wildlife conservation; and DNA fingerprinting

Address: Vice-Chancellor, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005, U.P.; Cochin House, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005; [Tel: Off. (0542) 2368938; Res. (0542) 2368339; Fax: (0542) 2369100, 2369951; Email: vcbhu1@gmail.com, vc_bhu@sify.com]

Vice-President, 1 Jan 2012; Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2008 to 31 Dec, 2010


Singh, Nagendra Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2007

Born at Rajapur, Mau, U.P., India on 15 October 1958. Educated at Primary Pathshala, Tilasawan, 1964-68; Junior High School, Jahanaganj 1969-71; Wesley Higher Secondary School, Azamgarh, 1971-75; Banaras hindu University, Varanasi, 1975-80; University of Adelaide, Australia 1981-85; B.Sc. 1978, M.Sc. 1980, Ph.D. 1985. Post-doctoral fellow, CSIRO Division of Plant Industry and Unversity of Adelaide, Australia 1986-91.

National Professor B.P. Pal Chair in Genetics and Plant Breeding, National Research Centre on Plant Biotechnology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2010 to date.

Scientist C, Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, 1991-94; Associate Professor, 1994-2000 and In-charge, 1997-2000, Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering Department, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, India; Principal Scientist (Biotechnology), NRC on Plant Biotechnology, IARI, New Delhi, 2000-2010.

Awards/Honours: BHU Gold Medals 1978, 1980; Dr. K. P. Barley Prize, University of Adelaide, 1983, CSIRO Postdoctoral Award, Australia 1986; Queen Elizabeth II-National Research Fellowship Award, Australia 1988; DBT-National Bioscience Award 2001-02; World Technology Award for Rice Genome work 2003; Dr. Rafi Ahmad Kidwai Award 2007.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy

Research Areas: Plant Genomics, Genetic Engineering and Molecular Breeding in rice, wheat, pigeonpea and chickpea Rhizobium

Address: National Professor B.P. Pal Chair, NRC on Plant Biotechnology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012; 148 DDA-SFS Flats, Dwarka Sector 5, Pocket 1, New Delhi 110075; [Tel: Off. (011) 25841186; Res. (011) 28081376, Cell: 9911268915; Fax: (011) 25843984; Email: nksingh@nrcpb.org]

Secretary 1 Jan, 2012


Singh, Narpinder
FELLOW, ELECTED 2005

Born in Amritsar, India on 19 September 1962. Educated at Pandoh, H.P. 1967-76; Nangal, Punjab, 1976-77; Punjab Agric University, Ludhiana 1978-89, B.Sc. 1982; M.Sc. 1984; Ph.D. 1989.

Coordinator (UGC-SAP), 2012 to date and Professor, Department of Food Science & Technology, 2000 to date, Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), Amritsar.

Asstt. Professor, Dept. Food Sci & Tech, PAU, 1988-93; Reader, 1993-2000, Dept. Food Sci & Tech, GNDU; Visiting Scientist, Institute of Food Research, UK, 1995-96; Reader & Head, 1997-2000, Prof & Head, 2001-04, Department of Food Science & Tech., GNDU, Amritsar; Visiting Professor, 2004-2005, Dept. of Human & Health Sciences, Osaka City University, Japan and Grain Sci. & Industry, Kansas State Univ., USA 2006; Coordinator, Centre for Advance Research in Food Sciences, GNDU, 2006-2007; The Royal Society Visiting Fellow, Dept. Chemical Sci. & Pharmacy, University of East Anglia, UK, 2007-08; Dean (Faculty of Applied Sciences), 2008-09 & 2010-12, Coordinator (University-Industry Linkage Programme), 2008-12, GNDU, Amritsar.

Awards/Honours: Certificate of Appreciation by PAU, 2012; S. Bishan Singh Samundri Memorial Lectureship by GNDU, 2012; DST J.C. Bose National Fellowship, 2011; ICAR Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, 2010; AFST (I) Bes Paper Award, 2007; GNDU C.N.R. Rao Educational Foundation Award, 2007; DST Ramana Fellowship, 2007; AFST(I) Laljee Godhoo Smarak Nidhi Award, 2005; ISCA Pran Vohra Award, 1997; Punjab State Council for Science & Technology Appreciation Certificate, 1993; INSA Young Scientist Medal, 1993.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India; Association of Food Scientists and Technologists, India.

Research Areas: Food Science & Technology

Address: Professor, Department of Food Science & Technology, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 143005, Punjab; 101, Kabir Park, Amritsar, Punjab; [Tel: Off. (0183) 2258802-09 Ext 3216; Res. (0183) 2255433; Fax: (0183) 2258820; Email: narpinders@yahoo.com]

Recognition Award, 2007-2008


Singh, Narsingh Narayan*
FELLOW, ELECTED 1997

Born in Village Pali, District Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India on 20 August 1943. Educated at TD College, Jaunpur, U.P., B.Sc. 1961; Agra University, U.P., M.Sc. 1964, Ph.D. (Agricultural Botany) 1971.

Secretary, Trust for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi 2011 to date.

Principal Scientist, Maize Breeding, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1982-87; Project Coordinator (Maize), 1987-94, and Project Director, Directorate of Maize Research, 1994-2005, IARI; Director, Agro-ecosystem (Irrigated), NATP, ICAR, 1998-2005; Joint Director, Research, 2003-04, IARI, New Delhi; Vice-Chancellor, Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi, 2005 -11.

Awards/Honours: Seedsmen Association of Andhra Pradesh Award, 2003; Seed Association of India Award, 2004; Vidyasagar Award & Viswa Vidya Bhusan Title by Indian Institute of Oriental Heritage, 2006.

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding; Plant Breeding Association of India; Crop Improvement Society of India; Entomological Society of India.

Research Areas: Maize breeding & improvement

Address: Secretary, Trust for Advancement of Agril. Sciences, Avenue II, IARI Pusa Campus, New Delhi 110012; Flat No. 4344 (First Floor), Block 'B', Pocket 5&6, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 110070; [Tel: Off. (011) 65437870; Cell: 8800568920; Fax: (011) 25843243; Email: taasiari@gmail.com; nnsingh1943@yahoo.com]


Singh, Nirmal Tej
FELLOW, ELECTED 1991

Born in Layallpur, Pakistan on 31 December 1933. Ph.D. 1967, University of California, USA.

Professor of Soils/ Senior Soil Physicist, Head, Department of Soils, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana; Director, Central Agricultural Research Insitute, Port Blair; Director, Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal. Chairman, Steering Committee of UNDP-Project on Irrigation Management; Member, Haryana State Council of Science and Technology, Haryana State Board of Prevention and Control of Water Pollution, Science & Technology Council of Haryana, and of several other bodies.

Awards/Honours: Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Memorial Prize, 1980-81; Fakhrudin Ali Ahmed Award, 1986-87.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; Indian Society of Soil Science.

Research Areas: Soil science

Address:, 54 Rosier Circle, Sacramenlo, CA 95833 USA; 125-D, Kitchlu Nagar, Ludhiana 141004, Punjab; [Tel: Res. (0161) 2470188; Email: nirmaltsingh@yahoo.com]


Singh, Panjab*
FELLOW, ELECTED 1996

Born in Anantpur, District Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh on 10 December 1942. Educated at Agra University, B.Sc. 1962, M.Sc. 1964 and Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Ph.D. 1969.

President, Foundation for Advancement of Agriculture and Rural Development, Varanasi, 2008 to date.

Asstt. Professor, IAS, Meerut University, Meerut, 1969-72; Senior Principal Scientist and Head of Division, CAZRI, Jodhpur, 1972-79; Assistant Director General, NARP, ICAR, New Delhi, 1979-85; Director, IGFRI, Jhansi, 1986-94; FAO Regional Plant Production and Protection Officer, FAO RAPA, Bangkok, 1991; Joint Director (Research), IARI, New Delhi, 1994-97; Vice Chancellor, JNKVV, Jabalpur, 1997-2000; Director (Vice Chancellor), IARI, New Delhi, 2000-01; Secretary DARE, GOI and Director General ICAR, New Delhi, 2001-02; Director, School of Agriculture, IGNOU, New Delhi, 2003-05; Vice-Chancellor, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 2005-08; Scientific Advisor, Government of India, till 2009; Advisor, Agriculture and Plantations, ETA Star, Gurgaon, 2009 till date.

Awards/Honours: Krishak Bharati Barani Kheti Award, 1987; National Productivity Council Award, 1987; ISA Gold Medal, 1988; Rishabh Shree Award, 1992-93;Lok Vigyan Samman, 1999; K.N. Bahl Memorial Gold Medal, 1999; World Food Day Award, 2001; Ram Nath Singh Award; ISCA The Millennium Plaque of Honours, 2002; Dr. Dukhanram Vijnan Hindi Seva Samman, 2005; Observer Award, 2005; Dr. S.R. Bhargava Medal, 2006; Life Time Achievement Award, ISA, 2004-06; Distingushed Alumni Award, IIT, Kharagpur, 2007; Agriculture Leadership Award 2009; D.Sc. (h.c.) Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 2002, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, 2002, Poorvanchal University, Jaunpur, 2002, and N.D. University of Agriculture and Technology, Faizabad, 2006 and Rani Durgawati University, Jabalpur, 2008; President, Range Management Society of India, 1986-1995, Indian Society of Agronomy, 1995-1998, 2001-03 & 2003-04, Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics, 2003-04, Indian Society of Plant Physiology, 2002-04, Indian Society of Agricultural Sciences, 2000-01 & 2002-03, Vice President, Indian Agricutlural Universities Association, 2000-01, Indian Society of Tree Scientist, 2001-04; Indian Society of Forage Research; Society of Bio-sciences; Chairman/Member of about 100 Professional - International, National and State level Committees.

Fellow: ISA, NIE, SEE

Research Areas: Agronomy, crop production, water management & agroforestry

Address: President, Foundation for Advancement of Agriculture, and Rural Development (FAARD), Saraswati Kunj, Narainapur (Dafi), Varanasi 221005, U.P.; [Tel: Off. (0542) 2575678, 2108082; Res. (0542) 2575678; Cell: 09651666613; Fax: (0542) 2575678; Email: panjabsingh03@yahoo.com, faardvaranasi@gmail.com]

Vice-President 1 Jan, 2003 to 31 Dec, 2005; Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2001 to 31 Dec, 2002


Singh, Pawan Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 1991

Born in Varanasi, India on 31 July 1945. Educated at Central Hindu School, Varanasi 1957-59; Udai Pratap College, Varanasi 1959-63; Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 1963-68; B.Sc. 1963; M.Sc. 1965; Ph.D. 1968.

INSA Senior Scientist, 2011, CSIR Emeritus Scientist, 2008-11, INSA Senior Scientist, 2008, Department of Botany, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, U.P., India.

Algologist/Scientist S-2, 1971-77, Scientist S-3, 1977-79, Head, Soil Science and Microbiology Division, 1979-81, ICAR National Fellow, 1981-84, Scientist S-4, 1983-85, Principal Scientist, 1986-87, Joint Director, 1987-92, Director, 1990-92, Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack; Principal Scientist, 1992-93, Head, Division of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, 1993-94, Indian Institute of sugarcane Research, Lucknow; Officer on Special Duty, 2000-02, National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms, New Delhi; Project Director, NCCUBGA, 1994-03, Joint Director (Research), 1997-03, Joint Director (Extension), 1998-99, Director, 1999-2000 and 2001-02, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi; Vice-Chancellor, 2003-05, C.S. Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur; Head, 2005-07, Centre for Conservation and utilization of Blue-green Algae, IARI, New Delhi.

Awards/Honours: National Fellow Award, 1980; Hari Om Ashram Trust Award, 1981; Honorary "Colonel" NCC, 2004.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; Indian Society of Agricultural Biochemists

Research Areas: Microbiology, virology, algology, pteridology; algal & azolla biotechnology, biofertilizers, integrated crop nutrient management, genetics, radiation biology, ecophysiology

Address: INSA Senior Scientist, Department of Botany, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005; House No. B3/22, Shivala, Post. Shivala, Varanasi 221001, Uttar Pradesh; [Tel: Res. (0542) 2277705, Cell: 09415714584; Email: pksalgae@yahoo.co.in]


Singh, R.V.
FELLOW, ELECTED 1992

Born in Mandona, Bulandshahr, U.P. on 1 January 1932. Graduated in agriculture from A.S.J. College, Lakhaoti, 1950; Post-graduate, M.Sc., B.R. College, Agra, 1952; A.I.F.C. Indian Forest College, Dehra Dun, 1955-58; Ph.D., H.P. University, 1976.

Member of Indian Forest Service; served in various capacities upto the level of Principal Chief Conservator of Forests in Himachal Pradesh; Professor and Head Department of Forestry, H. P. University, 1971-76; Coordinator, Conifers Research Centre, Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun, 1977-83; President, Forest Research Institute and Colleges, Dehra Dun, 1984-86; Director General, Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, 1986-89; Chairman, Commonwealth Forestry Association (South Asia).

Fellow: National Academy of Forest and Environmental Sciences

Research Areas: Silviculture; forest management

Address: 176, Vasant Vihar-I, P.O. New Forest, Dehradun 248006, Uttrakhand; [Tel: Res. (0135) 2763261; Email: ranvir@nde.vsnl.net.in]


Singh, Raj Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2013

Born in Gokulpur, Antu, Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India on 2 July 1958. Educated at KP Hindu Inter College, Pratapgarh, High School, 1973-76; College of Veterinary Sciences & A.H., CSA University of Agriculture & Technology, Mathura, India, B.V.Sc.& A.H., 1982, and M.V.Sc., 1984; Indian Veterinary Research Institute (Deemed University), Izatnagar, India, Ph.D., 1990.

Director, National Research Centre on Equines, Hisar, 2008 to date.

Scientist S-1, 1987-1992; Scientist (Senior Scale), 1993-1998; Scientist (SS)-cum-Course Coordinator (Biotechnology), 1996; and Senior Scientist, 1998-2002, National Biotechnology Centre, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar - Bareilly (UP), India; Senior Scientist-cum-Acting Head, Division of Virology, 2002-2005; Head, Division of Virology, 2005-2006; and Head, Division of Virology-cum-station-in-charge (SIC), 2006-2008, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Campus Mukteswar, Uttarakhand, India; Director (Additional Charge), National Research Centre on Camels, Bikaner, Rajasthan, 2010.

Awards/Honours: Dr V.S. Alawar Award, 1998; Dr. R. Eswaran Memorial Award, 1999; IAAVP Best Research Article Award, 1999; IAAVR Award, 2000; AVP Best Research Article Award, 2001; Special Academic Award of NAVS (India), 2002; Dr P.K. Pani Research Award, 2003;Shyma Singh and Balamati Devi Memorial Award, 2004; SPR's Excellent Researcher Award, 2005; Mid Career Scientist Award, 2006; Sir F.M. Burnett Memorial Award, 2006; Dr Alfred Lingard Award, 2008; ICAR Team Research Award, 2008; Agriculture Research Leadership Award, 2011; Rafi Ahmad Kidwai, 2011.

Fellow: National Academy of Veterinary Science; Academy of Science for Animal Welfare; Society of Immunology & Immunopathology; Academy of Environmental Biology; Society for Veterinary Immunology and Biotechnology; Indian Association of Veterinary Microbiologist, Immunologist & Infectious Diseases Specialists; Indian Virological Society; Society for Plant Research

Research Areas: Biotechnology, Veterinary Microbiology, Molecular Epidemiologist, Diagnostics and Vaccinology.

Address: Director, National Research Centre on Equines, Sirsa Road, Hisar 125001, Haryana; [Tel: Off. (01662) 275787; Fax: (01662) 276217; Email: rks_virology@rediffmail.com]


Singh, Rajendra
FELLOW, ELECTED 2002

Born in Allahabad, India on 8 August 1963. Educated at S.K. Intermediate College, Allahabad, 1970-80; Allahabad Agricultural Institute, 1980-85; Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 1985-87; B.Sc. 1985; M.Tech. 1987; Ph.D. 1993; Advanced Research, Danish Hydraulic Institute, Denmark, 1995-96; Post-Doctoral Research, University of Connecticut, USA, 1999-2000; Boyscast Fellowship, 1995.

Mathematical Modelling Expert, State Water Resources Agency (World Bank funded UP Water Sector Restructuring Project), Lucknow 2004 to date; Professor, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, 2003 to date.

Junior Scientist, 1987-89, Lecturer, 1989-94, Assistant Professor, 1994-99, and Associate Professor, 1999-2003, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur.

Awards/Honours: Jawaharlal Nehru Award, 1994; Basant Rao Naik Memorial Gold Medal, 1997; ICAR Young Scientist Award, 1997; AICTE Career Award for Young Teachers, 1998.

Research Areas: Hydrology, irrigation system management

Address: Professor, Agricultural & Food Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 721302, West Bengal; B-123, IIT Campus, Kharagpur 721302, West Bengal; [Tel: Off. (03222) 283148; Res. (03222) 283149; Cell: 09434016968; Fax: (03222) 282244; Email: rsingh_iit@rediffmail.com]


Singh, Ram Badan
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 1994

Born in Budhanpur, Ghazipur, U.P., India on 20 July 1940. Educated at Udai Pratap College, Varanasi, 1954-56; Govt. Agriculture College, CS Azad University of Agri. & Tech., Kanpur, 1956-60; North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C., USA, 1961-64; B.Sc. 1958; M.Sc. 1960; Ph.D. 1964.

Chancellor, Central Agricultural University, Imphal, 2012 to date.

Economic Botanist (Cotton) and Associate Professor of Plant Breeding, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1964-69; Prof. and Head, Dept. of Genetics and Plant Breeding, and Dean Faculty of Agri., Meerut University, Meerut; Prof. and Head, Dept. of Genetics and Plant Breeding, 1972-79 and Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, 1977-79, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi; Regional Officer, International Board for Plant Genetic Resources (IBPGR), 1979-82; Regional Plant Production and Protection Officer, 1982-91, FAO of the United Nations, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand; Senior Officer, Res. and Tech. Dev., FAO, Rome, 1991-94; Director, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 1995-99; Chairman, Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board, Govt. of India, New Delhi, 1999-2000; Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific, FAO/RAP, Bangkok, 2000-02; Member, National Commission on Farmers, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India, New Delhi, 2004-06; Advisor and Distinguished Professor, IFFCO Foundation, New Delhi, 2007-11.

Awards/Honours: Padma Bhushan, 2003; International Board for Plant Genetic Resources medal, 1984; Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial Award, 1987; Vigyan Gaurav Samman, 2001; D.Sc. (h.c.), Orissa Univ. of Agri. & Tech. 2011, V.B.S. Purvanchal Univ., 2006, Maharana Pratap Univ. of Agri. & Tech., 2004, N.D. Univ. of Agri. & Tech., 2003, Tamil Nadu Univ. Of Agri. & Tech. 2001, C.S. Azad Univ. Of Agri. & Tech., 1997, Banaras Hindu Univ., 1994, and G.B. Pant Univ. Of Agri. & Tech., 1991; Bharatiya Paramparagat Vigyan Puraskar, 2006, Dr. Zhu Shoumin International College of Nutrition Award, 2007; Distinguished Alumnus Award, B.H.U., 2007; Distinguished Alumnus Award, North Carolina State University, 2013.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Academy of Sciences.

Research Areas: Plant genetics, crop improvement, plant biotechnology, policies for agriculture, farmers and agricultural research and education for development.

Address: D1/1291, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 110070; [Tel: Res. (011) 26136450; Cell: 9810230037; Email: rbsingh40@gmail.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2014; President 1 Jan, 2011 to 31 Dec, 2013; Foreign Secretary 1 Jan, 2010 to 31 Dec, 2010; Foreign Secretary 1 Jan, 1998 to 31 Dec, 2000; Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 1996 to 31 Dec, 1997


Singh, Ram Jag*
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 2012

Born in Sirihara, Uttar Pradesh, India on 8 November 1945. Educated at Kalika Dham Inter College, Sewapuri, Varanasi, 1961; Udai Pratap Inter College, Varanasi, 1963; Government Agricultural College, Kanpur, 1966; Government Agricultural College, Kanpur, 1968; Colorado State University, USA, 1974. B.Sc. (Ag.) 1966; M.Sc. (Agri. Botany) 1968; Ph.D. (Genetics) 1974.

Agronomist-Soybean Cytogenetics, Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, U.S.A., 2003 to date.

Visiting Scientist, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany, 1974-76; Research Fellow, International Rice Research Institute, Las Baños, Philippines, 1977-80, Visiting Scientist, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S.A., 1980-81, Research Scientist, Advanced Genetic Sciences, Inc., Manhattan, Kansas, U.S.A., 1981-82.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Senior Research Fellow, 1966-68; First Year University Fellow, University of California, Davis, California, U.S.A., 1970-71; The Marquis Who's Who in America 55th Edition, 2001; Academic Professional Award for Excellence: Innovative & Creativity, 2000; Academic Professional Award for Excellence, 2007; College of ACES Professional Staff Award for Excellence-Research, 2009; The Illinois Soybean Association's Excellence in Soybean Research Award, 2010.

Research Areas: Germplasm maintenance, Plant cytogenetics, Plant genome mapping, Genomics, Plant breeding, Biosystematics, Wide hybridization, Cell and tissue culture, Plant genetic transformation

Address: Agronomist - Soybean Cytogenetics, Department of Crop Sciences, National Soybean Research Center, Univ. of Illinois, 1101 West Peabody Drive, Urbana, IL 61801, USA; 603 East Shurts Street, Urbana, IL 61801, USA; [Tel: Off. 217-333-8144; Res. 217-337-1483; Fax: 217-244-1707; Email: ramsingh@illinois.edu]


Singh, Ram Kathin
FELLOW, ELECTED 2001

Born in Tajopur, Mau, India on 1 February 1942. Educated at Jiwan Ram Inter College, Mau, 1956-59; Government Agricultural College, Kanpur, 1960-63: B.Sc. 1961; M.Sc. 1963; Rostock University, Germany, 1965-69: Ph.D. 1969; Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Birmingham, U.K., 1981 and University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany, 1983; Royal Society Bursary' Award, UK, 1983.

Executive Director, Nand Educational Foundation for Rural Development (NEFORD), Lucknow, 2003 to date; Senior Fellow, ICRAF South Asia (Kenya), New Delhi, 2004 to date.

Associate Professor, 1970-75, and Professor of Genetics, 1975-85, Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar; Director of Research, 1985-95, and Dean, College of Agriculture (additional charge), 1986-88, N.D. University of Agriculture & Technology, Faizabad; IRRI Representative and Liaison Scientist, India, 1995-2004.

Awards/Honours: Ph.D. degree with Suma cum Laude; Millennium Award for Promotion of Science, 2000; Best Citizen of India, 1998; Best Paper Award by Crop Improvement Society of India; Haryana Sahitya Academy Award for the poetry book "Meri Guriya"; Agri-History Foundation Sipani Krishi Anusandhan Farm Award, 2005; Purvanchal Pragatisheel Krishak Manch Krishak Mitra Samman, 2011; Mahindra Samriddhi Krishi Sahyog Samman, 2012

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding; Research Fellow of University of Birmingham, U.K.

Research Areas: Biometrical genetics, crop breeding, participatory systems research

Address: Executive Director, Nand Educational Foundation for Rural, Development (NEFORD), 1 Devlok Colony, Church Road, Aliganj, Lucknow, U.P; Delhi Office: A-25, Vikalp Apartment, Plot No. 92, I.P. Extension, Patparganj, Delhi - 110 092 [Tel: (011) 22243425]; [Tel: Off. (0522) 4015742; Cell: 09721719736; Email: rksingh@neford.org]

Vice-President (Casual Vacancy) 1 Jan, 2008 to 31 Dec, 2008; Secretary, 1 Jan 2005 to 31 Dec, 2007


Singh, Ram Pratap
FELLOW, ELECTED 2002

Born in Jaunpur, India on 3 July 1939. Educated at Govt. Agric. College, Kanpur, I.Sc. & B.Sc. 1957-60; M.Sc. 1962; Ph.D, 1967, BHU, Varanasi.

Chairman, Narendradeva Institute for Development of Agriculture and Rural Upliftment (NIDAR), Barabanki, India, 2004 to date; Member, Advisory Council, GAD Institute of Development Studies, Amritsar, 2010 to date.

Research Investigator/Senior Research Investigator/Research Officer, Farm Management Studies, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, BHU, 1963-71; Director-in-charge (Research Project), Associate Director (Training), and Joint Director, Institute of Agric. Technology; Prof. & Head, Agric. Economics; Farm Management Extension Specialist and Associate Professor, CCS Harayana Agric. Univ., Hisar, 1971-82; Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Director of Extension, Narendra Deva Univ. of Agric. and Techno., Faizabad, 1982-2000; Vice-Chancellor, Maharana Pratap Univ. of Agric. And Technology,Udaipur; Managing Director-cum-Advisor, KRBS-Educational Society, VKS-ICAR Sponsored Farm Science Centre, Unnao, 2000-04; Secretary, Udai Pratap Education Society, Varanasi, 2006-10.

Awards/Honours: First Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial International Award, 1988; Acharya Narendra Deva Memorial Award, 1993; Vice-Chancellor of the year Award, 2002; D.K. Mishra Memorial Award, 2003 and 2004 Higher Education and Development Award; Society of Extension Education Lifetime Achievement Award, 2009; President of India Pratibha Devi Singh Patil presented the Lifetime Achievement Award, 2011 for contribution in the field of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development in the country. President, Society of Extension Education; Vice-President, International Society of Extension Education and International Disordered-System Associate Society (INDIAS); Executive Committee Member, Indian Society of Agricultural Economics.

Fellow: National Fellow of Extension; Society of Extension Education.

Research Areas: Agricultural economics/extension, farm management, agric. marketing & finance, rural & human resource development and management.

Address: B 5/5, Vinay Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow 226010, U.P.; [Tel: Res. (0522) 2393657, 2394906, 2367969; Fax: (0542) 2394906; Email: rpsingh1939@yahoo.co.in]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2010 to 31 Dec, 2012


Singh, Randhir
FELLOW, ELECTED 1993

Born in Sanch, India on 21 January 1944. Educated at Janta High School, Kaul, Karnal, 1958-60; All India Jat Heroes Memorial College, Rohtak, 1960-62; Govt. Agricultural College, Ludhiana, 1962-64; Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1964-69; B.Sc. 1964; M.Sc. 1966; Ph.D. 1969.

Director, Seth Jai Parkash Mukand Lal Institute of Engineering and Technology (JMIT), Radaur, Haryana.

Head, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry, 1983-86, Dean, College of Basic Sciences & Humanities, 1989-92, Co-ordinator, Biotechnology Centre, 1989-96, Co-ordinator (Research), College of Basic Sciences & Home Sciences, 1996-99, and Professor, Plant Biochemistry, 1980-2004, CCS Haryana Agricultural Univesity, Hisar; CSIR Emeritus Scientist, Dept of Biotechnology, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, 2004-10.

Awards/Honours: Hari Om Ashram Trust Award, 1988; USDA Certificate of Appreciation, 1992; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Memorial Award, 1992; INSA K.S. Bilgrami Memorial Medal, 2001.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Academy of Sciences.

Research Areas: Plant biochemistry & biotechnology

Address: Director, Seth Jai Parkash Mukund Lal Institute of, Engineering & Technology (JMIT), Radaur (Yamuna Nagar) 135133, Haryana; 1717 Sector 3, Urban Estate, Kurukshetra, Haryana; [Tel: Off. (01732) 284778, 284799; Cell: 09416007488; Fax: (01732) 283800; Email: randhirbiotech@yahoo.com; principal@jmit.ac.in]

Recognition Award, 1997-1998


Singh, Rangil
FELLOW, ELECTED 1995

Born in Tehsil Bagh, District Poonch, J&K, India on 25 December 1935. Educated at Govt. Middle School, Jammu Cantt, 1952-54; SRMP High School, Jammu, 1955-56; GGM Science College, Jammu, 1957-58; Govt. Agricultural College & Research Institute, Ludhiana, 1958-62; PAU, Ludhiana, 1962-68; B.Sc. 1962; M.Sc. 1964; Ph.D. 1968; Post-doctoral Fellowships, IRRI, Manila, Philippines, 1975-77, and McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 1980-83.

Lecturer, Biochemistry, 1964, Assistant Professor, Biochemistry, 1968-71, Biochemist, 1971-85, Senior Biochemist, 1985-95, Head, Biochemistry Department, 1989-93, and INSA Senior Scientist, 1996-2000, PAU, Ludhiana; Visiting Professor, McGill Unversity, Montreal, Canada under International Scientific Exchange Award of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada, 1984; Director of Research, SKUAST-Jammu, 2001-2004.

Awards/Honours: PAU Teachers' Association Award, 1986; Member, National Scientific Panel on Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, ICAR, 1985-88; Vice-President, Society of Biological Chemists (India), 1988-90; Nestle's Food Scientist Award, 1991; Commendation Certificates by (i) the Punjab State Council of Science and Technology for outstanding contributions in Plant Biochemistry Research 1994 and (ii) Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, for outstanding research in Biochemistry 1994.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy, 1992.

Research Areas: Plant biochemistry, metabolism of carbohydrates and their bio-regulation during growth and development of cereals, legumes, forages & other commercial crops.

Address: 75/2, Trikuta Nagar, Jammu 180012, J&K; [Tel: Res. (0191) 2477013; Email: rangilsingh@rediffmail.com]


Singh, Ranjodh
FELLOW, ELECTED 1994

Born in Sunhet, Kangra, H.P. on 4 June 1938. Educated at Sud Anglo Sanskrit High School, Garli (Kangra) 1952-54, B.Sc. 1958; M.Sc. 1961; Govt. Agricultural College, Ludhiana, Ph.D. 1966, IARI, New Delhi.

Research Asstt. /Asstt. Soil Chemist, 1961-63, Dept. of Agriculture, Punjab; Assistant Soil Chemist, 1967-71, Soil Scientist, 1971-81, and Senior Soil Scientist, 1982-88, Dept. of Soils, PAU, Ludhiana; Research Fellow-1981, On-Farm Research on Watershed Management, ICRISAT, Hyderabad and Director of Research, HPKV, Palampur, H.P. 1989-98.

Awards/Honours: FAI Silver Jubilee Award of Excellence, 1980; ICAR Team Research Award, 1985-86; Krishak Bharti Barani Kheti Award, 1987; NFL Awards on Dryland Farming Technology, 1989; Vice-President, Indian Society of Soil Science.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science.

Research Areas: Soil science, soil fertility, natural resource management

Address: 5, Friends Colony, Holta, Near HPKV Campus, Palampur 176062; 65A, Swastik Vihar, Mansa Devi Complex, Sector 5, Panchkula (Jan-May); 5, Friends Colony, Holta, Near HPKV Campus, Palampur 176062, H.P. (Jun-Dec); [Tel: Res. (01894) 233553 (Palampur), (0172) 2557152 (Panchkula); Email: ranjodhindra@yahoo.co.in]


Singh, Ravender
FELLOW, ELECTED 2013

Born in Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh, India on 23 February 1953. Educated at R.J.P. Arya Inter College, Bijnor, 1969-71; G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, 1971-1977, B.Sc. (Hons.) Ag. & A.H. 1974; M.Sc. (Ag.) 1977; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi; Ph.D. 1987.

Principal Scientist & Head, Division of Agricultural Physics, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, New Delhi, 2009 to date.

Senior Scientist, CSSRI, Regional Station, Anand, Gujarat, 1989-98; Principal Scientist, DWM, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, 1998-2000; Principal Scientist & Programme Leader, 2000-09.

Awards/Honours: Hari Om Ashram Trust Award, 2007-08; ICAR Outstanding Team Research Award, 2003-04; Vasantarao Naik Award, 2004. Vice President, Indian Society of Agro-physics, IARI, New Delhi.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science; Indian Association of Soil and Water Conservationists; Indian Society of Agro-physics, IARI, New Delhi.

Research Areas: Soil Physics, Soil and Water Conservation, Crop Diversification Technologies.

Address: Principal Scientist & Head, Division of Agricultural Physics, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012; B-20, IARI Campus, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 25841178; Res. (011) 25840117, Cell: 9968053793; Fax: (011) 25842321; Email: rsingh.iari@gmail.com, head_phy@iari.res.in]


Singh, Ravi Prakash
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 2004

Born in Varanasi, India on 24 June 1957. Educated at Central School, Varanasi 1962-73; Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 1973-79; The University of Sydney, Australia 1980-83; B.Sc. 1977; M.Sc. 1979; Ph.D. 1983.

Distinguished Scientist, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Mexico, and Head, Bread Wheat Improvement-Intensive Agro-ecosystems 2005 to date; Adjunct Professor, Dept. Plant Pathology, Kansas State University, USA, 2001 to date.

Post-Doctoral Fellow, 1983-85, Associate Scientist, 1985-86, Scientist, 1986-88, Senior Scientist, 1989-98, Coordinator Global Project- Wheat Resistance to Diseases and Pests, 1998-2003, and Principal Scientist, 1998-2005, CIMMYT, Mexico.

Awards/Honours: CIMMYT Recognition, 1993, 2001, 2003; CSSA Outstanding Paper on Genetic Resources, 2002; Outstanding CGIAR Scientist Award, 2005; Crop Science Society of America-International Service Award 2007.

Fellow: American Society of Agronomy, USA; Crop Science Society of America, USA; American Phytopathological Society, USA.

Research Areas: Wheat improvement - genetics, breeding, biotechnology, pathology

Address: Distinguished Scientist, International Maize and Wheat Improvement, Center (CIMMYT), Apdo. Postal 6-641, 06600, Mexico, DF; Privada Rincon de las Fuentes No. 18, Balcones de San Mateo, Naucalpan 53200, Edo. de Mexico; [Tel: Off. (+52-55) 58042004; Res. 53631055; Fax: (+52-55) 58047558; Email: r.singh@cgiar.org]


Singh, Shyam
FELLOW, ELECTED 2009

Born at Bhaila, Saharanpur, U.P on 2 July 1946. Educated at Agra University, B.Sc., 1967, M.Sc., 1969; Udaipur University, Ph.D., 1974.

Agri. & Lab. Asstt. 1971-75, Udaipur University, Udaipur; Jr. Scientist/Scientist (S-1), ICAR Research Complex, for NEH Region, Shillong, 1975-80; Scientist S-2, 1980-83, TTC for NEH Region, Medziphema; Scientist S-3 & Head, Division of Horticulture & Plantation Crops, 1983-85, Principal Scientist & Head, 1986-89 & 1991-92, Central Agril. Research Institute, Port Blair; Director of Agriculture, 1989-91, Andaman & Nicobar Administration, Port Blair; Principal Scientist, 1992-97, Director, 1997-2008, National Research Centre for Citrus, Nagpur; Mission Leader, Technology Mission on Citrus for Vidharbha, Ministry of Agriculture, GOI, 2006-08; Former Consultant: National Horticulture Board, GoI; CIH, Nagaland & NER States, Ministry of Agriculture, GoI; Horticulture Mission for NE Himalayan States, Mizoram; and National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture, ICAR.

Awards/Honours: Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Award, 1986-87; Utkrishtha Sansodhan Award, 1998; FAI Silver Jubilee Award, 2000; Magnum Desh Mitra Award, 1999; K.U. Memorial Award, 2001; Jagruthi Kiran for Indian Horticulture Award, 2001; Hari Om Ashram Trust Award, 2001-02; Vasantrao Naik Agriculture Research & Rural Development Award, 2002; G.L. Chadha Memorial Medal, 2002; Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose National Award, 2003; Excellence in Vocation Rotary Club Award, 2004-2005; Sardar Patel Outstanding Institute Award- 2005; Chief Editor, Indian Journal of Citriculture; President, Indian Society of Citriculture.

Fellow: Horticultural Society of India; Indian Society of Citriculture

Research Areas: Fruit Sciences

Address: B-8, Chintaman Nagar, Somalwada, Nagpur 440025, Maharashtra; [Tel: Res. (0712) 6582911, Cell: 09423680541; Email: shyamsingh_5@yahoo.co.in]


Singh, Sita Ram
FELLOW, ELECTED 1992

Born in Vill. Lahasani, Ballia, U.P., India on 1 July 1942. High School 1957; B.Sc. (Agric. Engg.), University of Allahabad 1962; M.Tech, IIT Kharagpur 1965; Ph.D., PAU, Ludhiana, 1974.

Sr. Research Engineer-cum-Head, Soil and Water Engg. PAU, Ludhiana, 1987-89; Director, WTC for Eastern Region, Bhubaneshwar 1989-97; Project Director, Directorate of Water Management Research, Patna 1997-2001; Director, ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna 2001-02; Vice-Chancellor, Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa (Bihar), 2002-2005.

Awards/Honours: ISAE Commendation Medal 1977; ISAE Gold Medal 1997; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award 1999-2000.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; Indian National Academy of Engineering; Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers.

Research Areas: Agricultural engineering, irrigation & drainage engineering, soil & water conservation engineering, ground water modelling

Address: House No. 561, Sector-2, Udyan -II, ELDECO Colony, Raebareilly Road, Lucknow 226025, Uttar Pradesh; [Tel: Cell: 09935631990; Email: strmsingh@yahoo.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2002 to 31 Dec, 2004


Singh, Surendra
FELLOW, ELECTED 2010

Born in Ballia, UP, India on 1 January 1951. Educated at Govt. Primary School Kasaunder, Ballia, 1956-61; Govt. Middle School Bhimpura, Ballia, 1961-64; Govt. Higher Secondary School, Gorakhpur, 1964-68; Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, 1968-71; G.B.Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, 1971-76; Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, 1977-78; The Royal Veterinary & Agricultural University, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1978-81. B. Tech. (Agril. Engg.) 1976; M. Engg. 1978; Ph.D. 1981.

Scientist Pool (CSIR), 1982-83; Assistant Engineer, 1983-86; Agricultural Engineer, 1986-94, and Professor, PAU, Ludhiana 1995-2007; Project Coordinator, All India Coordinated Research Project on Farm Implements and Machinery, CIAE Bhopal, 2007-12.

Awards/Honours: ISAE Commendation Medal, 1995-96 & 2001; INAE Innovative Student Project Award, 2006; Institution of Engineers (India) honoured in recognition of Eminence and contribution to the Profession of Agricultural Engineering, 2009. Consulting Editor, Journal of Institution of Engineers (India), Agril. Engg. (1996-2006); Chief Editor, Agricultural Engineering Today, Quarterly Journal of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers

Fellow: The Institution of Engineers (India); Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers

Research Areas: Farm Power & Machinery, Energy in Agriculture

Address: Technical Advisor (AIAMMA) & Chief Editor - AET, Plot No. B-37, Survey No. 15, B U Bhandari Greens Coop. Housing Society, Dhanori, Pune 411015; [Tel: Cell: 07387081819, 09463354523; Email: ssingh5119@gmail.com]


Singh, Surinder Pal*
FELLOW, ELECTED 2001

Born in Faridkot, India on 11 August 1941. Educated at Balbir Government High School, Faridkot 1946-56; Barjindera Government College, Faridkot 1956-58; College of Agriculture, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 1958-63; Kuban Agricultural Institute, Krasnodar, Russia 1968-72; B.Sc. 1961; M.Sc. 1963; Ph.D. 1973.

Head, Central Horticultural Experiment Station (IIHR-ICAR), Chethalli, 1980-83; Project Coordinator (ICAR-AICRP on Biological Control), 1984-93, and Project Director, 1994-2002, Project Directorate of Biological Control (ICAR), Bangalore; Project Coordinator IPM, Asian and Pacific Coconut Community, Jakarta, Indonesia, 2004-07.

Awards/Honours: Hexamar Agricultural Research and Development Foundation Award, 1994-95; ICAR Best Institution Award, 1998.

Fellow: Plant Protection Association of India; Indian Society for the Advancement of Insect Science; Horticultural Society of India.

Research Areas: Pest Management, Biological Control

Address: Pest Management and Biological Control, Specialist, Apartment No. 3062, Blood, Donors House Building Society, Sector 50-D, Chandigarh 160047; [Tel: Res. (0172) 2673149, Cell: 08968846119; Email: spdoad@gmail.com]


Singh, Udai Pratap
FELLOW, ELECTED 2004

Born in Bhatpar Rani, Deoria, India on 10 October 1942. Educated at Saugar University, Rewa, B.Sc. 1961; Banaras Hindu University, M.Sc. 1963 & Ph.D. 1967; Technical University, Hannover, Germany, 1967-68; National Women's University, Nara, Japan, as JSPS Fellow, 1972-73.

Prof. 1993-2005 and Head, 1991-93 and 1999-2002, Department of Mycology & Plant Pathology, IAS, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi; JSPS-Visiting Professor at University of Hokkaido, Sapporo, Japan, 1996-97.

Awards/Honours: Indian Phytopathological Society M.S. Pavgi Lecture Award, 1998; ICN Dr. H. Mori Award, 2000; Vigyan Bharti National Award, 2001; Neem Ratna Award, 2002; ICN Dr. J. Nag Memorial Award, 2002, and Zhu Shoumin Award, 2004.

Fellow: International College of Clinical Nutrition; National Academy of Sciences, India.

Research Areas: Plant pathology, fungal cytology, biological control

Address: 22, Ganesh Dham Colony, Nevada, Sunderpur, Varanasi, U.P.; [Tel: Res. (0542) 2318388, Cell: 09415354325; Email: upneem@sify.com]


Singh, Uma Shankar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2007

Born in Village Nakaha, Sultanpur, India on 1 January 1954. Educated at Delhi College, Delhi University, 1972-75; G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, 1975-83; B.Sc. 1975; M.Sc. Plant Pathology 1977; Ph.D. 1983; Post-Doc 1990-92, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Los Banos, Philippines.

Team Leader, Cereal Systems Initiatives for South Asia-Bangladesh-Seed Project funded by USAID, International Rice Research Institute, Philippines, 2011 to date; Senior Scientist (II), Division of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biotechnology, International Rice Research Institute, Philippines, 2010 to date; South Asia Regional Project Coordinator (STRASA), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Program, IRRI-India Office, New Delhi, 2008 to date.

Assistant Prof., 1983-92, Assoc. Professor of Plant Pathology, 1992-2000, and Professor, 2000-08, GBPUAT, Pantnagar; Consultant, IRRI, Philippines; Consultant, CAB International, UK; Visiting Scientist, IRRI, Philippines.

Awards/Honours: Pesticide India Award, seven times (1982, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1999, 2000, 2004); Professor M.J. Narasimhan Academic Merit Award, 1985; Outstanding Scientist Award of GBPUAT, Pantnagar, 2004; Uttaranchal Ratan, 2005; Sipani Krishi Anusandhan Award, 2005. Member of Apex GOI Committee on Pesticide Research and Development Policy during and beyond 10th Five-Year Plan; Member Research Advisory Committee, NCIPM, New Delhi, 2006-08, and ICAR Research Complex, Goa 2010-13; Member, Academic Council, IARI, New Delhi, 2010-12; Member, Governing Body of Jharkhand Agriculture Development Council (JADC), 2012-14; President Elect, Indian Phytopathological Society (IPS), 2012-13; Honorary Faculty, College of Agriculture, Aligarh Muslim University, 2011-13.

Research Areas: Seed system, Targeted dissemination of technologies and their impact assessment, Management of abiotic and biotic stresses using microbes, Biological Control, IPM, diseases & insect pests management in organic farming, aromatic rice.

Address: Senior Scientist (II), South Asia Regional Project Coordinator, STRASA and CSISA-Bangladesh-Seed Project, IRRI, IBO-Dhaka, House 9, Road 2/2, Chairmanbari, Banani, Dhaka 1213, Bangladesh; C-118, First Floor, Inderpuri, New Delhi 110012; India Office: 2nd Floor, CG Block, NASC Complex, DPS Marg, Pusa Campus, New Delhi - 110 012; [Tel: Off. +880-2-9898011 (Dhaka), +91-11-25843347, 25841292 (Delhi); Cell: +91-9958629944, 9999429944; Fax: +0880-2-9899676; +91-11-25841801; Email: u.singh@cgiar.org; ussingh3@rediffmail.com; umesh146@yahoo.com]


Singh, Vijai Pal
FELLOW, ELECTED 2006

Born in Narsan Kalan, India on 17 January 1945. Educated at Raja Mahendra Pratap Prem Vidyayla, Gurukul Narsan, Haridwar, 1955-61; Raja Mahendra Pratap Degree College Gurukul Narsan, Haridwar, 1961-66; Agra University, Agra, Ph.D. 1977.

Seed Production Assistant, National Seeds Corporation, New Delhi, 1967-68; Research Assistant, 1968-75; Scientist S0, 1975-76, Scientist S1, 1976-82, Scientist S2, 1982-85, Senior Scientist, 1986-98, and Principal Scientist, 1998-2007, Division of Genetics, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi; Visiting Scientist, IRRI, 1988-89.

Awards/Honours: Hari Om Ashram Trust Award 1974-75; Jawaharlal Nehru Award, 1977; B. P. Pal Memorial Award, 2005; ICAR Team Award in Crop Improvement, 2007; Third Rao Bahadur Dr. B. Viswanath Award, 2006-07; ICAR Recognition Certificate, 2009; Padma Shri, 2012.

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding.

Research Areas: Rice genetics & breeding

Address: E-9, Sector-40, Distt. Gautam Budh Nagar, Noida 201301, U.P.; [Tel: Res. (0120) 2574329, 3279410, Cell: 09868842098; Email: vp_geneiari@rediffmail.com; singh_vijaipal@yahoo.com]


Singh, Vijay Pal*
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 2008

Born on 15 July 1946 at Nagla Vishnu, Agra, India. Educated at S.M. D.D. Inter College, Nagla Vishnu, 1956-63; G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, 1963-67; University of Guelph, Canada, 1968-70; Colorado State University, U.S.A., 1970-74; University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, 1995-1998; B.Sc.& Tech, 1967; M.S., 1970; Ph.D., 1974; D.Sc., 1998.

Professional Engineer, 1973 to date; Professional Hydrologist, 1974 to date; Honorary Diplomate, American Academy of Water resources Engineers, 1976 to date; Caroline and William N. Lehrer Distinguished Chair in Water Engineering, Professor of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2006 to date, Texas A & M University; Arthur K. Barton Endowed Professor Emeritus, 2006 to date.

Engineer and member of the Technical Staff, 1967-68, The Rockefeller Foundation; Postdoctoral Research Fellow 1974, Colorado State University; Assistant Professor of Hydrology, 1974-77, New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology; Associate Research Professor of Civil Engineering, 1977-78, The George Washington University; Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, 1978-8l, Mississippi State University; Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, 1981-83, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, l983-06, Coordinator of Water Resources Program, 1983-98, Director of Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute, l984-86, Arthur K. Barton Endowed Professor, 1999-06, Coordinator of Environmental and Water Resources Systems Engineering Program, 2001-06, Adjunct Professor of Renewable Natural Resources, 2004-06, Louisiana State University.

Awards/Honours: U.S. - India Exchange Scientist Award for the year l980-8l; VII I.H.D. Endowment Lecture Award, l987; Researcher of the Year Award, 1990; Distinguished Service Award, National Research Council of Italy, 1995; Teacher of the Year Award, 1996; Research Fellow Award, 1997; J. William Fulbright Scholar Award 1997; International Man of the Year Award, 1997; 20th Century Award for Achievement, 1997; Distinguished Faculty Award, 1999; The Brij Mohan Distinguished Professor Award 1999; Achievement in Academia Award, 1999; James M. Todd Technological Medal, 2000; The 2001 Honor Alumnus Award, 2001; 2 Dedicated and Outstanding Service Awards, 2001, 2002; Arid Lands Hydraulic Engineering Award, 2002; Diamond Jubilee Lecture Award, 2002; Distinguished Research Master Award, 2003; Outstanding Faculty Service Award, 2004; Visiting Distinguished Professorship Award, 2004; Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya Memorial Lecture Award, 2004; Advisory Professorship Award, 2005; 2004 Faculty Achievement Award, 2004; Inaugural Silver Jubilee Lecture Award, 2004; Ven Te Chow Award, 2005; Beyer Distinguished Lecture Award, 2005; William A. and Joyce R. Bell Excellence Fund for Civil Engineering Lecture Award, 2006; Ray K. Linsley Award, 2006; Inaugural Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecture Award, 2006; Dale D. Meredith Lecture Award, 2006; Honorary Ph.D., University of Basilicata, Italy, 2006; Honorary Diplomate, American Academy of Water Resources Engineers, 2008; Bharat Gaurav Award, India International Fellowship Society, India, 2009; Gold Medal, Korean Society of Civil Engineers, 2009; Founder's Award, American Institute of Hydrology, 2009; Richard R. Torrens Award, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2009; Certificate of Appreciation, Delta Phi Omega Sorority, Inc., 2010; Norman Medal, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2010; Honorary Doctorate in Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada, 2010; Convocation Speaker, 100th Convocation, University of Waterloo, 2010; Honorary Member, American Water Resources Association, 2010; Honorary Professor, Sichuan University, China, 2010; 14th Indian Geological Congress Lecture, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, India, 2011; Texas A & M University Bush Excellence Award for Faculty in International Research, 2012; Hydrology Days Lecture Award-2013, Colorado State University and AGU, Fort Collins, Colorado, March 2013; University Distinguished Professor Award, September 2013, Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas; 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award, Environmental and Water Resources Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers, May 2013; and Guest Professor, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, 2013. Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Ground Water Research, and Water Science and Technology Book Series; President (2001-2003), American Institute of Hydrology; Vice President, IAH (1995-2000).

Fellow: American Society of Civil Engineers; Environmental and Water Resources Institure, ASCE; American Water Resources Association; Indian Association of Hydrologists; Institution of Engineers (India); Indian Water Resources Society; Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers; Indian Association of Soil and Water Conservationists.

Research Areas: Surface-water hydrology, groundwater hydrology, hydraulic engineering, irrigation Engineering, environmental quality and water resources, social engineering.

Address: Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Biological and Agricultural Engg., 321 Scoates Hall, 2117 TAMU, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, Texas 77843-2117, USA; 5100 Inverness Drive, Bryan, Texas 77802-6-95, USA; Distinguished Professor and Lehrer Distinguished Chair in Water Engineering, Dept. of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, 321 Scoates Hall, 2117 TAMU, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843-2117, USA; [Tel: Off. (979)-845-7028, Res. (225)-236-8741, Cell: (979)-820-4227; Fax: (979)-862-3442; Email: vsingh@tamu.edu]


Singh, Yadvinder
FELLOW, ELECTED 1999

Born in Ropar, Punjab on 16 April 1951. Educated at Government High School, Pehowa, Haryana, 1964-66; College of Agriculture, Kaul (Kurukshetra University), 1966-71; Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1971-73; Canadian Commonwealth Fellowship, 1981-1985; University of Guelph, Canada, 1981-85; B.Sc. 1971; M Sc. 1973; Ph.D. 1985.

INSA Senior Scientist, Department of Soil Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 2012 to date.

Research Assistant, 1974-76, Assistant Soil Chemist, 1976-87, Soil Chemist, 1988-95, Senior Soil Chemist, 1999-2009, and Head, 2009-12, Department of Soil Science, PAU, Ludhiana.

Awards/Honours: Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Memorial Prize, 1994; Commission of European Communities Marie Curie' Senior Fellowship, 1994; FAI Silver Jubilee Award of Excellence, 2001; Dr. Gurdev Singh Khush Distinguished Professor Award, 2006.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science, 2005; Indian National Science Academy, 2009

Research Areas: Nutrient management in rice-wheat system, integrated nutrient management, crop residue management

Address: INSA Senior Scientist, Department of Soil Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 141004, Punjab; 23, Professor's Colony, Near Agar Nagar-I, Ludhiana 141001, Punjab; [Tel: Off. (0161) 2401960-357; Res. (0161) 2551674; Fax: (0161) 2400945; Email: yadvinder16@rediffmail.com]

Recognition Award, 2003-2004


Sinha, Vishwa R.P.
FELLOW, ELECTED 1993

Born in Hajipur, Bihar, India on 1 October 1938. Educated at Bihar University, B.Sc. 1957; M.Sc., Ranchi University, 1961; Ph.D., Liverpool University, U.K., 1965, D.Sc. (h.c.), CIFE, Mumbai, 2007.

CEO, Consulting and Professional Login LLC, Pittsburgh,USA 2002 to date; Vice-President, Teclincs LLC, 2010 to date; and Vice-President, Infoyuga Inc.Pittsburgh, USA, 2006 to date.

Lecturer in Zoology, University of Ranchi, 1961-63; Leverhume Fellow, Post Doctorate Fellow, and Environment Research Council Fellow, 1964-68, University of Liverpool, U.K; Principal Scientific Officer/ Acting Director, TFCRI, West Malaysia, 1968-71; Project Coordinator/ FAO National Project Director/ OSD, CIFA, Bhubanswar, 1971-86; FAO Senior Aquaculturist, NACA, Bangkok, 1986-88; Director/Vice-Chancellor, CIFE, Mumbai, 1988 -92; FAO Project Manager & Senior Specialist, BFRI, Bangladesh, 1992-94; Acting Director, CIFRI, Barrackpore, 1995-96; Consultant, BFRI, Bangladesh, 1999-2001, World Bank/Winrock International/Arcadis Euroconsult.

Awards/Honours: Hooker Award, 1975; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Memorial Prize, 1976; ICAR Team Leadership Award, 1978; Lal Bahadur Shastri Award, 1989; Great Son of the Soil Award, 1991; Aashirwad Award, 1992; Congress of Zoology Gold Medal, 1995; Eminent Zoologist Award of ZSI, 2006; ISCA Millennium Plaque of Honour 2007-2008.

Fellow: Leverhume Fellow, University of Liverpool, U.K.; National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian National Science Academy; Inland Fisheries Society of India, Barrackpore; Indian Fisheries Association, Mumbai.

Research Areas: Fish biology, fish endocrinology, fish reproduction, Aquaculture R&D

Address: 1895 Pioneer Drive, Sewickley, PA 15143, USA; [Tel: Res. 412-367-2030, Cell: 412-596-3902, 724-777-8568; Email: drvrpsinha@yahoo.com; vishwaraman@hotmail.com]


Sirohi, P.S.
FELLOW, ELECTED 2004

Born in Dhakolli, Bulandshahr, U.P., India on 1 July 1943. Educated at ASPG College, Lakhaoti, U.P., 1961-65; Agra University, Agra, B.Sc. (Ag) 1963, M.Sc. (Ag) 1965, Ph.D. 1976.

Research Assistant 1966-69, Senior Research Assistant, 1969-76, Scientist 1976-82, Senior Scientist 1982-98, Principal Scientist 1998-2000, Head 2000-2005 and ICAR Emeritus Scientist, 2005- 2007, Division of Vegetable Science, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi.

Awards/Honours: World Food Day Award 1986; FAO Fellow, 1998; DAHS Merit Certificate 1999; ICAR Hari Om Ashram Award for 1999-2000; AIKGA Medal & Merit Certificate 1999; Certificate of Merit, Development Ministry, Govt. of Delhi, 1999 & 2003; Gobhania M. Dham Certificate of Merit 2000; UVCT Eco-friendly Award 2003; Dr. Kirti Singh Gold Medal, 2009; Member of ICAR QRT, RAC and SRC to review the research work on vegetables being carried out by different ICAR Research Institutes and SAUs, 2010-13; Member of Task Force Committee of PPV&FRA, 2012-13; Member of Selection Board, Examiner and Paper Setter of CBSE, ASRB, ICAR, IARI, UPSC, DRDO, etc.

Fellow: Indian Society of Vegetable Science.

Research Areas: Vegetable Science (Breeding, genetics, agronomy, seed production & protected cultivation of vegetable crops)

Address: EA-172, 'Avantika', Arya Samaj Mandir Road, Inderpuri, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Res. (011) 25833508, 25835555, Cell: 9868052802, 9013786150]


Sivakumar, Mannava V.K.
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 1993

Born in Guntur, India on 30 August 1950. Educated at M.G. High School, Guntur 1960-65; Hindu College, Guntur 1965-66; Agricultural College, Bapatla 1966-70; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1970-73; Iowa State University, 1973-77; B.Sc. 1970; M.Sc. 1972; Ph.D 1977.

Senior Consultant, United States Agency for International Development (USAID); Consultant, World Bank, 2013 to date.

Agroclimatologist, 1977-81, and Principal Agroclimatologist, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru, India 1981-83; Principal Agroclimatologist, 1984-92, and Principal Scientist (Agroclimatology) & Leader, Resource Management Programme, ICRISAT Sahelian Center (ISC), Niamey, Niger 1992-93; Director, Soils & Agroclimatology Division, ICRISAT 1993-96; Acting Chief, 1997 and Chief, Agricultural Meteorology Division, World Meteorological Organization (WMO), 1998-2008; and Director, Climate Prediction and Adaptation Branch, WMO, Geneva, Switzerland, 2008-12.

Awards/Honours: Gamma Sigma Delta of USA, 1976; INSA Young Scientist Award and the Science Academy Medal, 1983; FAI Award 1985; Member, Baker Endowment Council, Iowa State University, USA, 2001-04; International Service in Agronomy Award, 2007; Telugu Association of North America (TANA) Award, 2009; Bharat Jyoti Award, 2011; Editor-in-Chief, Weather and Climate Extremes Journal, Elsevier, 2013 to date.

Fellow: American Society of Agronomy; Honorary Fellow, Indian Meteorological Society; Corresponding Member of the Royal Academy of Overseas Sciences of Belgium; Corresponding Academician of the Academy of Georgofili of Italy; National Environmental Science Academy, India.

Research Areas: Agroclimatology, natural resource management, climate variability, climate change

Address: 27 Chemin des Corbillettes, 1216 Cointrin, Geneva, Switzerland; [Tel: Res. +41 22 788-1769; Email: mannavas@gmail.com]


Sobti, Ranbir Chander*
FELLOW, ELECTED 2011

Born in Tarntaran, India on 19 August 1948. Educated at Panjab University, Chandigarh. B.Sc. 1969; M.Sc. 1970; Ph.D. 1974; D.Sc. (H.P. University), 2011.

Vice-Chancellor, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (A Central University), Lucknow, 2013 to date.

Lecturer, 1976-85, Dept. of Zoology, Panjab University, Chandigarh; Research Associate Professor, University of Miami, Florida, USA, 1980-83; Reader, 1985-94, Coordinator, 1989-94, Chairman, 1994-2000, & 2002-05, Department of Biotechnology, Dean, Foreign Students, 2001-04, Vice-Chancellor, 2004-12, Professor, 1994-2006, and Emeritus Professor, 2012 onwards, Panjab University, Chandigarh; Director, NRDC, 2009-12; Chairman, Governing Body, National Council for Science Museum, Govt. of India; Chairman/Member of several International, National and State Level Scientific/Academic Committees.

Awards/Honours: INSA Young Scientist Award; UGC Career Award; Punjab Ratan Award; Sir Shri Ram memorial Oration Award, 2006-07; J.C. Bose Memorial Lecture, 2006; DD Jain Oration Award, 2007; B.C. Guha Memorial Award, 2008; Amity Academic Excellence Award, 2008; National Open and Distance Education Board, Life Time Achievement Award, 2009; G.S. Randhawa Oration Award, 2009; Yokohama National University International Exchange Foundation Award, 2009; Padam Shri 2009; Chaudhary Devi Lal Manch Educational Award 2010; Prof. P.N. Mehra Memorial Award 2010; General President's Gold Medal of ISCA 2011; Swami Vivekananda National Award-2011; G.P. Sharma Oration Award, 2011; Professor Sundaram Subramanian Oration Award Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists 2011; Excellence in Education Award PMA, 2012; Life time Achievement Award, Panjab Academy of Sciences, 2013.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India; National Academy of Medical Sciences; Zoological Society; Indian Society of Cytologists & Geneticists; Punjab Academy of Sciences; Comprehensive Cancer Centre for State of Florida; International Union Against Cancer, Geneva; Hony. Fellowship Institute of Chemical Engineering.

Research Areas: Animal Biology

Address: Vice Chancellor, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, (A Central University), VC Residence, BBAU Campus, Vidya Vihar, Raebareli Road, Lucknow 226025, U.P.; Permanent Residence:, House No. 3418, Sector 24, Chandigarh; President, Indian Science Congress Association (101st Session), 14, Dr. Biresh Guha Street, Kolkata-700017; [Tel: Off. (0522) 2440820; Res. (0522) 2440096, Cell: 09463800523/08005002683; Fax: (0522) 2440821; Email: vc@bbau.ac.in, rcsobti@bbau.ac.in]


Soni, Balbir Krishna
FELLOW, ELECTED 1992

Born in India on 8 April 1928. B.V.Sc.; M.Sc.; Ph.D., Washington State.

Dean Veterinary College, G.B. Pant Univ. of Agri. & Tech. Pantnagar; Deputy Director General (A.S.), ICAR; FAO Regional Animal Production & Health Officer, Bangkok; Formerly UN Official Consultant in Animal Production.

Awards/Honours: D.Sc. (h.c.), G.B. Pant Univ. of Agri. & Tech., Pantnagar & NDRI, Karnal.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; National Academy of Veterinary Science.

Research Areas: Animal production & health

Address: 2-C, Lakeshore Manor, 112, Gangadhar Chetty Road, Ulsoor Lake, Bangalore 560042, Karnataka; [Tel: Res. (080) 5598013, 5596270; Email: sonibk@hotmail.com]


Sonti, Ramesh Venkata
FELLOW, ELECTED 2004

Born in Visakhapatnam on 24 May 1960. Educated at Visakhpatnam at Sarada Bala Vihara, 1965-70; St. Aloysius Anglo-Indian High School, 1971-76; A.V.N. College, Visakhapatnam, 1977-80; University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, 1980-83; PhD, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA, 1990.

Chief Scientist, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, 2010 to date.

Research Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA, 1990-93; Scientist C, 1993-98; Scientist EI, 1998-2002, Scientist EII, 2002-06, and Scientist F, 2006-10, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad.

Awards/Honours: National Bioscience Award for Career Development 2003-04; Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in Biological Sciences, 2004.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore; Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences, Hyderabad.

Research Areas: Plant-microbe interactions: microbial virulence functions, plant resistance responses

Address: Chief Scientist, Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology, Uppal Road, Hyderabad 500007, Andhra Pradesh; CCMB Staff Quarters, Type V Apts., No.3, HMT Nagar, Nacharam, Hyderabad 500076, Andhra Pradesh; [Tel: Off. (040) 27192577; Res. (040) 27150821; Fax: (040) 27160591, 27160311; Email: sonti@ccmb.res.in; rameshvsonti@gmail.com]


Sopory, Sudhir Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2002

Born in Ambala, India on 7 January 1948. Educated at S.P. College, Srinagar, 1962-66; Kashmir University, 1966-68; University of Delhi, 1969-73; Max-Planck-Institute, Koeln, Germany, 1976-78; University of Texas, Austin, USA, 1981-82; USDA, Beltsville, USA, 1987-88; University of Munich, Germany, 1991-92; B.Sc. 1966; M.Sc. 1968; Ph.D. 1973.

Vice Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, 2011 to date.

Assistant Professor, 1973-79, Associate Professor, 1979-85, and Prof. of Plant Physiology, 1985-97, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; Head, Plant Molecular Biology, International Centre for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology, New Delhi, 1997-2011.

Awards/Honours: ISCA Hiralal Chakravorty Award, 1986; CSIR Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, 1987; Birbal Sahni Medal, 2001; NAS Saligram Sinha Medal, 2001; ISCA Birbal Sahni Birth Centenary Award, 2005; Padma Shri Award, 2006; American Society for Plant Biologists, Corresponding Membership Award, 2010; President, Indian Society of Plant Pathology, 2013-14.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Academy of Sciences; The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS).

Research Areas: Molecular plant physiology, stress biology, plant biotechnology

Address: Vice-Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 110067; 584 Sector 14, Faridabad 121007, Haryana; [Tel: Off. (011) 26741500; Res. (0129) 2222208; Fax: (011) 26742580; Email: sopory@hotmail.com; vc@mail.jnu.ac.in]


Sree Rangasamy, S.R.
FELLOW, ELECTED 1996

Born in Sangampalayam,Tamilnadu on 15 March 1936. Educated at VH School, Kaniyur, 1947-52; Dr. Alagappa College, Karaikudi, 1952-54; Agricultural College & Research Institute, Coimbatore 1954-57 & 1958-60; B.Sc.(Ag.) 1957; M.Sc. 1960; Ph.D. 1965, Madras University.

Regional Research Director, R&D Centre, Vibha Seeds, Coimbatore, 2008 to date.

Asst. Cytogeneticist, 1965-70, Reader in Genetics, 1970, and Professor of Biology, 1971-74, Tamilnadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore; Principal, Farm Science Center (KVK), Pondicherry, 1974-79; Dean, Basic Sciences & Humanities, 1979-81; Director, School of Genetics 1981-99; Director, Center for Plant Molecular Biology, 2000-04; General Manager (R&D), Hitech Agri Division, Manjushree Plantations Ltd, Hosur, Tamil Nadu 1995-2002; Plant Geneticist and Consultant R&D in Agroaxon S A Seed & Seed Plant Company in Krokio, Greece 2003-05; Agri. R&D, Consultant, 2005-07.

Awards/Honours: TNAU Best Researcher Award 1992; Eleven Awards for Academic Proficiencies

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding; Research Fellow: American Biographical Institute.

Research Areas: Plant cytogenetics and genetics, crop improvement & plant biotechnology, R&D in seeds-product development, maintenance breeding, seed quality assurance & seed production

Address: 12, First Avenue, New Thillainagar, Coimbatore 641041, Tamil Nadu; [Tel: Res. (0422) 2454031, Cell: 09443295403; Email: sreerang2002@yahoo.co.in]


Sridhar, Ranganathan
FELLOW, ELECTED 2000

Born in Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu, India on 11 June 1943. Educated at St. Joseph's Sec. High School, Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu, India, 1953-59; Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India 1959-69; B.Sc. 1963; M.Sc. 1965; Ph.D. 1970. Post-doctoral Fellow, International Rice Research Institute, 1970-72.

Consultant/Visiting Professor and Head, Dept of Biotechnology, International Institute of Biotechnology and Toxicology, Padappai, Tamil Nadu, 2004 to date.

Pool Officer, 1973-75, Scientist, S-1, 1975-76, Scientist, S-2, 1976-82, Scientist, S-3, 1982-85, Pl. Scientist, 1986-2003, and Head, Department of Plant Pathology, 2002-03, Central Rice Research Institute (ICAR), Cuttack.

Awards/Honours: Editor-in-Chief of ORYZA, 1986-89; Indian Phytopathological Society Dr. K.C. Mehta and Manoranjan Mitra Award, 2001; Assoc. Editor, Indian Phytopathology, 2001-2003.

Fellow: Indian Phytopathological Society.

Research Areas: Physiology & biochemistry of plant diseases and of pathogens, molecular plant pathology

Address: Consultant/Visiting Professor and Head, Department of Biotechnology, International Institute of Biotechnology & Toxicology, Kancheepuram District, Padappai 601301, Tamil Nadu; Plot 54, Orchid, Padmavathi Street, Santosh Nagar Extension, Madanandapuram, Porur, Chennai 600116, Tamil Nadu; [Tel: Off: (044) 27174246, 27174266; Res: (044) 43842065, Cell: 09841029224; Email: rangsridhar@yahoo.com; arangsridhar@gmail.com]


Srinivasa Gopal, Teralandur Krishnaswamy
FELLOW, ELECTED 2010

Born in Mysore, Karnataka on 2 July 1952. Educated at University of Mysore; FAO International Training Centre, CFTRI, Mysore; University of Trondheim, Norway; and Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala; B.Sc. 1970; M.Sc. 1972; Diploma in Fishing and Fish Technology 1984-85; Ph.D 1994.

Director, Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin, 2010 to date.

Lecturer in Food Technology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, 1973; Production Supervisor, Modern Bakeries (India) Ltd, Bangalore, 1974; Junior Scientific Officer, Defence Food Research Laboratory (DRDO), Mysore, 1975-1976; Scientist, 1976-85; Senior Scientist, 1986-95; Principal Scientist & Head, Packaging Section, 1998-2008; and Principal Scientist and Head, Fish Processing Division, CIFT, Cochin, 2009-10.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Team Award, 2002; K. Chidambaram Memorial Annual Award, 2005; Member, Board of Studies, Food Science and Technology, University of Mysore 2007-2010, Technical Advisor, Tamilnadu State Fisheries Department, 2006-07; Subject Expert, Assessment Board of CFTRI, 2004-08; Honorary Fellow Bioved Society, Allahabad; President, Society of Fisheries Technologists (India) 2011 to date; Honorary Visiting Professor, Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai; Consultant, Maldives Food and Drug Agency; Member, Technical Committee, Food Safety Standards, Govt of India; Board of Director of Lakshadweep Development Corporation, Cochin.

Fellow: Society of Fisheries Technologists (India); Association of Food Scientists and Technologists (India); Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology.

Research Areas: Food Technology, Fish Processing Technology and Packaging Technology

Address: Director, Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Matsyapuri P.O., Cochin 682029, Kerala; 29/660C, Surabhi, Janatha Road, Vyttila, Cochin 682019, Kerala; [Tel: Off. (0484) 2666880, 2667727; Res. (0484) 2306164; Cell: 09446393249; Fax: (0484) 2668212; Email: tksgopal@gmail.com]


Srinivasarao, Cherukumalli
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.

Project Coordinator, All India Coordinated Research Project for Dryland Agriculture, CRIDA, Hyderabad, 2013 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, Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad, 2006-13; Deputation to International Crop Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics, Patancheru, 2006-2008.

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, 2006; Dhiru Morarjee Memorial Award of FAI, 1993 and 2003; ISPRD Recognition Award, 2006-07; 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 date.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science; Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development

Research Areas: Soil health, Integrated nutrient management, Carbon sequestration and climate change, Contingency planning, Dryland agriculture

Address: Project Coordinator, All India Coordinated Research Project for Dryland Agriculture, CRIDA, Santoshnagar, Saidabad (PO), Hyderabad 500059, Andhra Pradesh; [Tel: Off. (040) 24530828; Res. (040) 24051231, Cell: 09848848453; Fax: (040) 24530828, 24531802; Email: cherukumalli2011@gmail.com; chsrao@crida.in]

Young Scientist Award, 1997-98


Srivastava, Anil Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2005

Born in Varanasi, India on 1 August 1957. Educated at Ashok Inter College Baburi, Varanasi 1969-73; Queen's College, Varanasi, 1973-75; Veterinary College Mathura 1975-81; Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 1981-84; GSF Institute of Toxicology, Munchen, Germany 1988-90; BVSc&AH 1979; MVSc. 1981; Ph.D. 1984.

Director & Vice-Chancellor, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal 2008 to date.

Assistant Professor, 1984-87, Associate Professor, 1987-95, College of Veterinary Sciences, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana; German Academic Exchange Fellow, 1988-90; Professor, 1995-2004, Head, Division of Pharmacology & Toxicology, 1997-2004, Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology, R.S.Pura, Jammu, 2004-2006; Director Resident Instructions-cum-Dean, Post graduate Studies, SKUAST-Jammu, 2006-2008.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Jawahar Lal Nehru Award, 1985; International NOICL Award, 1985; Indian Veterinary Association National Alarsin Awards, 1987-88, and 1999-2000; ISCA Gold Medal; Gold Medal, Indian Association of Science and Technology; Rashtriya Vidya Saraswati Puraskar, 2007; Rashtriya Citizen Award, 2007; Indira Gandhi Excellence Award, 2007; CLFMA Lifetime Achivement Award; President, National Academy of Dairy Sciences, President Probiotic Association of India; President, Indian Society of Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology; Chief-Editor, Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology; Member, Executive Council Punjab Academy of Sciences; Member, J&K Council of Science & Technology; Member, Indian National Committee, International Dairy Federation; Chairman, Dairy Products and Equipment Sectional Committee, BIS, Govt. Of India FAD 19; Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, ICMR; Member, Techno Scrutiny Committee, FMPI, Govt. Of India; Member DBT Task Force on "Biotechnological Approach for Food and Nutrition and DBT Task Force on "Animal Biotechnology".

Fellow: National Academy of Veterinary Sciences; National Academy of Dairy Sciences; Indian Association for Advancement of Veterinary Research; Society of Toxicology; Society of Environmental Sciences; Society of Sciences; International Society for Ecological Communications; and Member National Academy of Sciences, India.

Research Areas: Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology

Address: Director & Vice-Chancellor, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal 132001, Haryana; Director Bungalow, NDRI, Karnal, Haryana; [Tel: Off. (0184) 2252800, 2259002; Cell: 09466592661; Fax: (0184) 2250042; Email: dir@ndri.res.in, dir.ndri@gmail.com, aksdean@yahoo.com]

Secretary 1 Jan, 2009 to 31 Dec, 2011


Srivastava, Nath Saran Lal
FELLOW, ELECTED 1997

Born in Bishunpura, Gorakhpur, U.P., India on 1 July 1943. Educated at Kulbhaskar Ashram Agriculture College, Allahabad, 1955-59; Allhabad Agricultural Institute, 1959-62; IIT, Kharagpur, 1964-66; Bhopal University, 1984-88; B.Sc. (Agri. Engg.) 1962; M.Tech. (Agri. Engg.) 1966; Ph.D. (Mech.Engg.) 1988.

Executive Director, Technocrats Institute of Technology (TIT) Group of Institutions, Anand Nagar, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, 2010 to date.

Research Engineer, Kulbhaskar Ashram Degree College of Agriculture, Allahabad, 1962-64; Assistant Agricultural Engineer, Agricultural Engineer, Senior Agricultural Engineer and Head, Agricultural Engineering Division, Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow, 1966-78; Head, Crop Production Engineering Division, Project Coordinator (AICRP on Utilization of Animal Energy), and Director, Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal, 1978-97; Assistant Director General (Engg.) and Acting Deputy Director General (Engg.), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, 1997-2003; Joint Director, Sardar Patel Renewable Energy Research Institute, Vallabh Vidyanagar, 2003-10.

Awards/Honours: ISAE Commendation Medals, 1978-79 and 1984-85; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, 1980-81; Rishabh Shree Award, 1994-95; ISAE Gold Medal, 1999-2000.

Fellow: Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers.

Research Areas: Agricultural Engineering, Farm implements & machinery, animal energy, renewable sources of energy

Address: Executive Director, TIT Group of Institutions, Anand Nagar, PO Box 24, BHEL Piplani, Bhopal 462021, M.P.; House No. A-446, New Minal Residency, J.K. Road, Govindpura, Bhopal 462023, M.P.; [Tel: Off. (0755) 2759869; Res. (0755) 2689925; Cell: 07566535492; Fax: (0755) 2751679; Email: nslsrivastava@rediffmail.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2008 to 31 Dec, 2010


Srivastava, Ramesh Chandra
FELLOW, ELECTED 2011

Born in Allahabad (U.P.) India on 1 July 1956. Educated at Government Inter College, Allahabad, 1967-1971; Allahabad Agricultural Institute, Allahabad, 1971-75; Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 1975-77 and 1989-92; B.Sc. Ag. Engg. 1975; M.Tech., IIT Kharagpur; Ph. D. IIT, Kharagpur, 1993.

Principal Scientist, Directorate of Water Management, Bhubaneswar, 2012 to date.

Scientist S-1, 1978-83, and Scientist S-2/ Sr. Scientist, 1983-1994, VPKAS, Almora; Sr. Scientist 1994-98, and Principal Scientist 1998-2006, WTCER, Bhubaneswar; Director, Central Agricultural Research Institute (ICAR), Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, 2006-12.

Awards/Honours: Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, 2003-04; Vasant Rao Naik Award of ICAR, 2001 and 2006; ASPEE Award of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers 2002-03; Commendation medal of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers, 2005-06; Rajendra Prasad Award of ICAR, 2008-09.

Fellow: Indian Association of Soil & Water Conservationists, 2006; Institution of Engineers, 2009; Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers, 2009.

Research Areas: Rain Water Management, Integrated Farming System

Address: Principal Scientist, Directorate of Water Management, P.O. SE Railway Project Complex, Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar 751023, Odisha; 2/28, Gangotra VIP Enclave, Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar 751016, Odisha; [Tel: Off. (0674) 2300060, Cell: 9040033323; Fax: (0674) 2301651; Email: ramesh_cari@yahoo.co.in]


Subba Rao, Annangi
FELLOW, ELECTED 2001

Born in Ravulapuram, India on 1 May 1952. Educated at Z.P. High School, Vinukonda, 1962-67; Hindu College, Guntur, 1967-68; Agricultural College, Bapatla, 1969-73 & 1974-76; Indian Agricultural Research Institute 1976-80; B.Sc. 1973; M.Sc. 1976; Ph.D 1980.

Director, Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal, 2004 to date

Assistant Professor, Agril. College, Bapatla 1980-84; Soil Scientist, Potash Research Institute of India, Gurgaon, 1984-89; Principal Scientist, 1989-97; and Project Coordinator (STCR), 1997-2004, Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal.

Awards/Honours: FAI Silver Jubilee Award of Excellence 1989 & 2008; PRII Award 1991; PPIC-FAI Award 1997; IPI-FAI Award 1998; IMPHOS - FAI Award 2003; TSI-FAI Award, 2006; Hari Om Ashram Award, 2008-09.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science.

Research Areas: Soil chemistry, soil fertility, soil testing, integrated nutrient management, soil health

Address: Director, Indian Institute of Soil Sciences, Nabi Bagh, Berasia Road, Bhopal 462038, Madhya Pradesh; Type-VI, IISS Residential Colony, Nabi Bagh, Berasia Road, Bhopal 462038, Madhya Pradesh; [Tel: Off. (0755) 2730946; Res. (0755) 2743267; Fax: (0755) 2733310; Email: director@iiss.res.in; asrao@iiss.res.in; asrao_iiss@yahoo.co.in]


Subba Rao, Nanjappa Shamanna
FELLOW, ELECTED 1990

Born in Bangalore on 9 December 1926. Educated at Central College, Bangalore, Mysore University, B.Sc., M.Sc. 1945-49; University of Madras, Ph.D. 1958; Natl. Res. Council Canada Post-doctoral Fellow, Univ. of Toronto, Canada, 1958-61.

Research Officer, University of Madras, 1961-63; Bacterial Physiologist, IARI, 1963-71; Nuffield Foundation Fellow, Rothamsted Agril. Exptl. Stn, Harpenden, England, 1968-69; Head, Division Microbiology & Proj. Coord. Biol. N2 Fixation Project, 1971-85, and Project Director, Agro-Energy, IARI, 1986; INSA Senior Scientist, 1987-89. Visiting Professor, Institute of Microbiology, Moscow, 1975; Pasteur Institute, Paris, 1976; Nagoya University, Japan, 1977; Queens University, Kingston, Canada, 1978; McGill University, Montreal, 1979; IAEA Expert in Bangladesh, 1987; IRNA-CSIC, Salamanca, Spain, 1990, 1993; Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA, 1991.

Awards/Honours: Vyas Memorial Lecture Award, 1980; ICAR Sarkar Award, 1980; Norman E. Borlaug Award, 1982; J.C. Bose Lecture Award, 1984; Past President, Association of Microbiologists of India.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy.

Research Areas: Soil microbiology, biological nitrogen fixation, biofertilizers, organic farming

Address: Apt 201, Block I, Jain Prakruti Apts., 13, Kanakapura Main Road, Jayanagar, 7th Block, Bangalore 560070, Karnataka; [Tel: Res. (080) 26932702]


Subrahmanyam, Nekkalapudi Chinna
FELLOW, ELECTED 1993

Born in Manthena, Krishna District, A.P. India on 5 October 1943. Educated at BHU, Varanasi, B.Sc. 1966 & M.Sc. 1968; University of Guelph, Canada, Ph.D. 1973.

Former Professor & Dean, School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; Indian Academy of Sciences.

Research Areas: Genetics, plant molecular biology, biotechnology

Address: Unit 3, 28 Boronia Grove, Doncaster East, Victoria, Australia 3109; [Tel: Res. 61-3-98422315; Email: ncsubra@hotmail.com]


Subramanian, Chirayathumadom Venkatachalier
FELLOW, ELECTED 1995

Born in Ernakulam, Kerala, India on 11 August 1924. Educated at Sree Rama Varma High School, Ernakulam, 1931-39; Maharajah's College, Ernakulam, 1939-41; Presidency College, Madras, 1941-44; University Botany Laboratory, Madras, 1944-47; Botany School, Cambridge, UK, Commonwealth Mycological Institute, Kew, UK, 1950. B.Sc. (Hons.) 1944; M.A. 1948; Ph.D. 1948; D.Sc. 1957.

Imperial Chemical Industries Research Fellow, National Institute of Sciences of India, 1948-50, Senior Lecturer, 1950-53, and Reader, 1953-58 in Botany, University of Madras; Professor of Plant Pathology, Post Graduate School, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1958-60; Professor & Head, Dept. of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jodhpur/Jaipur 1960-64; Professor, 1964-85, and Director, 1973-85, Centre for Advanced Studies in Botany, University of Madras; Jawaharlal Nehru Fellow, 1976-78; INSA Senior Scientist, 1989-92.

Awards/Honours: University of Madras Pulney Andi Medal, 1944; The Fyson Prize, 1944; CSIR Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, 1965; Indian Botanical Society Birbal Sahni Medal, 1972; ICAR Rafi Ahmad Kidwai Award, 1972-73; Vice-President, 1971-77, and President, 1977-83, International Mycological Association; Member, University Grants Commission, 1979-82; Govt of India, MoEF Dr. Janaki Ammal National Award for Taxonomy, 2000; Honorary Member, Mycological Society of America; Honorary Member, British Mycological Society.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; Indian Academy of Sciences; Corresponding Member, Belgian Royal Acad. For. Sci.

Research Areas: Mycology, plant pathology, evolution

Address: A-8, Damayanthi Apartments, 17, South Mada Street, Nungambakkam, Chennai 600034, Tamil Nadu; [Tel: Res. (044) 28234941; Email: cvsubra1952@yahoo.co.in]


Subramoniam, T.
FELLOW, ELECTED 1997

Born in Edayan Villai, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India on 3 May 1941. Educated at Madras University, B.Sc. 1962; M.Sc. 1964; Ph.D. 1970; D.Sc. 1995.

INSA Honorary Scientist, National Institute of Ocean Technology, Chennai. INSA Senior Scientist, National Institute of Ocean Technology, Chennai. CSIR Emeritus Scientist, Department of Zoology, University of Madras, Chennai.

Professor & Head, Department of Zoology, and Dean of Research Programmes, University of Madras; UGC National Fellow 1998-1999.

Awards/Honours: NAGA Award, ICLARM, Manila, 1989; UGC Jagadish Chandra Bose Award, 1996; TNSA Outstanding Scientist Award, 1997; INSA Chandrakala Hora Memorial Medal 2002; Professor Har Swarup Lecture Award, INSA, 2006.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences; Tamil Nadu Science Academy.

Research Areas: Crustacean reproductive biology, cryobiology, aquaculture

Address: INSA Honorary Scientist, Marine Biotechnology Division, NIOT Campus, Velachery - Tambaram Main Rd., Pallikaranai, Chennai 601302, Tamil Nadu; 3/552, 3rd Cross Street, Lakshmana Perumal Nagar, Kottiwakkam, Chennai 600041, Tamil Nadu; [Tel: Off. (044) 66783425/27; Res. (044) 24510560; Fax: (044) 66786430; Email: thanusub@yahoo.com]


Swaminathan, Monkombu Sambasivan
FELLOW, ELECTED 1990

Born in Kumbakonam, India on 7 August 1925. Educated at Madras and Cambridge Universities.

Former Member of Rajya Sabha, Govt. of India; UNESCO Cousteau Chair in Ecotechnology, and Chairman, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai.

Director, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1966-72; Director General, Indian Council of Agri. Res, 1972-79; Principal Secretary, Min. of Agri. and Irrigation, Govt. of India; 1979-80; Member, Planning Commission and Chairman, Scientific Adv. Committee to Cabinet, Govt. of India 1980-82; Chairman, UN Science Advisory Committee, 1980; Independent Chairman, FAO Council, 1981-85; Dir. Gen. International Rice Res. Institute (IRRI), Los Banos, Philippines, 1982-88; President, International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, 1984-90; President, World Wide Fund for Nature (India), 1989-96; Chairman, National Commission on Farmers of India, 2004-06; President, Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs, 2002-07; Chairman, High Level Panel of Experts to the World Committee on Food Security (2010 onwards).

Awards/Honours: Several awards, including Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, 1961; Padma Shri, 1967; Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership, 1971; Padma Bhushan, 1972; Albert Einstein World Science Award, 1986; First World Food Prize, 1987; Padma Vibhushan, 1989; UNESCO Gandhi Gold Medal, France, 1999; Franklin D Roosevelt Four Freedoms Medal, Netherlands, 2000; Volvo and Tyler Prize for Environment; Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development, 2000; Sahametrei Medal of Royal Govt. of Cambodia, 2007; Life time Achievement Award of All India Management Association, 2007; Golden Peacock Life Time Achievement Award, 2007; Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award, 2007; Shining World Leadership Award, Singapore, 2007; ISCA Award 2007-2008; Recipient of 70 honorary doctorates from universities around the world.

Fellow: Indian Academy of Sciences, 1957; Indian National Science Academy, 1962; National Academy of Sciences, India, 1976; Royal Society, London, 1973; National Academy of Sciences, USA, 1977; Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 1978; Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry, 1983; National Academy of Arts and Sciences, USA, 1984; Accad. Naz. Delle Sciencz detta del XL, Italy, 1985; European Academy of Arts, Science and Humanities, 1988; Am. Assn. For the Advancement of Science, Founder Fellow, TWAS, 1983.

Research Areas: Cytogenetics, plant breeding, agriculture, biodiversity & eco-development

Address: Founder Chairman and Chief Mentor, MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, 3rd Cross Street, Taramani Institutional Area, Chennai 600113, Tamil Nadu; "Dharini", 21 Rathna Nagar, Teynampet, Chennai 600018, Tamil Nadu; [Tel: Off. (044) 22541229, 22542790; Res. (044) 24345312; Fax: (044) 22541319; Email: founder@mssrf.res.in; swami@mssrf.res.in]

Founder Member Executive Council 5 Jun, 1990 to 30 Dec, 1991; President 1 Jan, 1992 to 31 Dec, 1996; Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 1997 to 31 Dec, 2000; President 1 Jan, 2005 to 31 Dec, 2007; Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2008 to 31 Dec, 2010; Dr. B.P. Pal Memorial Award, 1995-1996


Swarup, Anand
FELLOW, ELECTED 2000

Born in Shahgarhi, Etah, India on 15 May 1950. Educated at Radhey Lal Arya Intermediate College, Ahan, Aligarh, 1960-67; R.B.S. College, Bichpuri, Agra 1967-71; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1972-76; Institute of Soil Science & Forest Nutrition, Goettingen Germany 1980-81; Laboratory for Wetland Soils & Sediments, Louisiana State Univ. Baton Rouge, USA, 1989; Rothamsted Experimental Station, Harpenden, Herts, U.K. 1997; International Rice Research Institute, Manila, Philippines, 1999; B.Sc. 1969; M.Sc. 1971; Ph.D. 1976.

Head (2006-2011), and Principal Scientist, Division of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Indian Agricultual Research Institute, New Delhi 2006 to date.

Soil Scientist, 1976-82, and Sr. Soil Scientist, 1982-97 Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal; Project Coordinator (LTFE), Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal, 1997-2002; Head, Division of Soil and Crop Management, Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal 2002-06.

Awards/Honours: FAI Silver Jubilee Award of Excellence 1990, PPIC-FAI Award 1994; ISSS 12th International Congress Commemoration Award, 1996; FAI Awards for best article 1989, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2009, 2010; TSI-FAI Award 2006; Vice-President, Indian Society of Soil Science 2007-08; SCSI National Fellow Award; FAI Golden Jubilee Award of Excellence, 2008; 13th Dr. B.V. Mehta Memorial Lecture Award of ISSS, 2009; President, Delhi Chapter 2009-10 & 2011-12, Indian Society of Soil Science; World Management Congress Lifetime Achievement Award, 2009.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science; Soil Conservation Society of India.

Research Areas: Soil science, soil chemistry and fertility, fertilizer use, plant nutrition, salt affected & waterlogged soils, soil organic matter and carbon sequestration, integrated plant nutrient supply system and site-specific nutrient management.

Address: Ex-Head and Principal Scientist, Div. of Soil Science & Agril. Chemistry, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012; Plot PPG 302, DLF Park Place, Phase V, Gurgaon 122001, Haryana; Plot 809, Sector 6, Karnal (Haryana); [Tel: Cell: 09968246427, 09017673232; Email: swarup.iari@gmail.com]


Swarup, Vishnu
FELLOW, ELECTED 1999

Born on 30 July 1925. Educated at Wesley High School, Azamgarh, U.P., 1940; Allahabad Agricultural Institute, Naini, Allahabad, Intermediate in Agriculture 1940-42; Government Agriculture College, Kanpur, B.Sc. 1944 and M.Sc. 1946; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, Assoc. IARI 1948; Kansas State University, USA, M.S. 1954 and Ph.D. 1955.

Vegetable Breeding Assistant, 1948-53, and Assistant Oilseed Specialist, 1953-54, Department of Agriculture, U.P.; Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Botany, 1953-55, and Assistant Instructor, Department of Agronomy, 1955-56 Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA; Assistant Geneticist, 1956-58, and Assistant Professor, 1958-59, Division of Botany, Vegetable Specialist, 1959-62, Geneticist (Floriculture), 1962-68, and Senior Geneticist (Floriculture), 1969-70 Division of Horticulture, Chief Vegetable Specialist, 1970-71, and Project Co-coordinator, 1971-82 Division of Vegetable Crops and Floriculture, IARI, New Delhi; Vegetable Expert in Nigeria, FAO Consultant in the Philippines and Zimbabwe and Consultant of the Commonwealth Secretariat in the South Africa Development Community (SADC) countries; Visiting Scientist in Bulgaria and Hungary.

Awards/Honours: Delhi Agri-Horticultural Society Dayawati Vira Medal, 1988; HSI Golden Jubilee Award, 1993; Dr. M.H. Marigowda Memorial National Award, 1998; All India Kitchen Garden Association Gold Medal; PNASF Gold Medal for life-time achievement in vegetable research and development in India, 2002.

Fellow: Indian Society of Vegetable Sciences; Member Gamma Sigma Delta (USA), and Sigma Xi (USA).

Research Areas: Genetics & breeding, vegetable crops, flowers, olericulture, floriculture

Address: E-945, Chittaranjan Park, New Delhi 110019; [Tel: Res. (011) 40551447]


Swindale, Leslie Denis
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 1995

Born in Wellington, New Zealand on 16 March 1928. Educated at Island Bay School; Wellington Technical College; Victoria University of Wellington, 1944-49; University of Wisconsin, 1953-55; B.Sc. 1948; M.Sc. 1950; Ph.D. 1955.

Physical Chemist, New Zealand Soil Bureau, 1949-60; Director, New Zealand Pottery and Ceramics Research Association, 1960-63; Professor of Soil Science, 1963-78, University of Hawaii; Chairman, Department of Agronomy & Soil Science, 1965-68; Chief, Soils Resources, Development and Conservation Service, FAO, Rome, 1968-70; Associate Director, Hawaii Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Hawaii, 1970-75; Director General, ICRISAT, 1977-91; Adjunct Professor of Soil Science, University of Hawaii, 1991-2005.

Awards/Honours: Padma Bhushan, 1991; Silver Medal of Science and Technology, Royal Society of New Zealand, 1995; Honorary Member, Indian Society Soil Science.

Fellow: American Society of Soil Science; American Society of Agronomy; New Zealand Institute of Chemistry.

Research Areas: Soil science, research administration

Address: 2910 Nanihale Place, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, USA; [Tel: Res. 1-808-988-6318; Email: l.swindale@cgiar.org]


Takkar, Pran Nath
FELLOW, ELECTED 1991

Born in Raiwind, Lahore (now in Pakistan) on 5 May 1940. Educated at Arya High School, Ludhiana 1950-1956; Government Agricultural College and Research Institute Ludhiana, Punjab University, Chandigarh, 1957-62; Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1962-66. B.Sc. (Ag.) 1960; M.Sc (Ag., Soil Science) 1962; Ph.D. (Ag. Soil Science) 1966; Post-doctorate (NORAD), Institute of Soil Science, Vollebeck, Norway 1967-1970; Alexander von Humbold Fellow, University of Goettingen, Germany, 1981-1983.

Lecturer Chemistry 1962-63, Assistant Professor Soils, 1967, Soil Chemist, 1970-76, Senior Soil Scientist, 1976-88, and Project Coordinator, Micronutrient (ICAR) 1985-88, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana; Founder Director, Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal; Principal Scientist 1998-2000, Emeritus Scientist, ICAR 2000-2002 and INSA Senior Scientist 2003-08 Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi.

Awards/Honours: PAUTA Award, 1982; FAI Silver Jubilee Award of Excellence, 1985; ISSS 12th International Soil Science Congress Commemoration Award, 1986; Hari Om Ashram Trust Award, 1987-88; PPIC-FAI Award, 1997; S.N. Ranade Memorial Award-Excellence in Micronutrient Research (Life Time Achievement), 1998; Member Board of Trustees, International Life Sciences Institute, India, 2006-08; Currently: INSA Honorary Scientist. Chairman CAC of NAIP (ICAR) Subproject on Micronutrient; NFBSFARA (ICAR) Member Expert Committee on Micronutrients and their use efficiency.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; Indian Society of Soil Science.

Research Areas: Soil Science, Soil Chemistry and Fertility, Fertilizer Use, Plant Nutrition, Micronutrient deficiency and Management

Address: H-I/114, Lajpat Nagar I, New Delhi 110024; [Tel: Res. (011) 29815537, Cell: 9953903254; Email: pntakkar@gmail.com]


Tamang, Jyoti Prakash
FELLOW, ELECTED 2013

Born in Darjeeling, India on 16 November 1961. Educated at Turnbull High School, Darjeeling, 1971-77; St. Joseph's College, Darjeeling, 1977-79, Darjeeling Government College, 1979-84; North Bengal University, 1986-1992, National Food Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan, 194-95, Institute of Hygiene and Toxicology, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2002; B.Sc. (Honours) 1982; M.Sc. (Botany) 1984; Ph.D. 1992; Post-doctorate 1995, 2002

Professor in Microbiology, Sikkim University (a central university) and Head and Registrar, Sikkim University, Tadong, Gangtok, Sikkim.

Awards/Honours: The S.K. Majumdar Memorial Award of Darjeeling Government College as the best student, 1983; North Bengal University Gold Medal in M.Sc. (Botany), 1984; United Nations University Women Association-Award, Tokyo, 1996; DBT National Bio-Science Award, 2005; Gourmand World Cookbook Award - 2010, Paris for my book: "Himalayan Fermented Foods: Microbiology, Nutrition, and Ethnic values"

Fellow: Association of Microbiologists of India; Biotech Research Society of India

Research Areas: Microbiology, biochemistry and functionality of ethnic fermented foods and beverages

Address: Dean of School of Sciences; and School of Policy Planning & Studies, Department of Microbiology, Sikkim University, 6th Mile, Tadong, Gangtok 737102, Sikkim; Near RCIBSD, 5th Mile, Metro Point, Tadong, Gangtok 737102, Sikkim; [Tel: Off. (03592) 251188; Res. (03592) 231053; Cell: 08016099902; Fax: (03592) 251865; Email: jyoti_tamang@hotmail.com]


Taneja, Vijay Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 1998

Born on 19 March 1945. Educated at Punjab University, Chandigarh, 1960-62; Punjab Agricultural University, Hisar, 1962-68; Post Graduate College of Animal Sciences, IVRI, Izatnagar, 1971-72; Ph.D, 1974.

Vice Chancellor, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, 2006 to date.

Scientist S-3, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, 1981-83; Project Coordinator, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, 1983-87; Officer on Special Duty, Project Directorate on Cattle, Meerut, 1987-89; Project Leader, Embryo Biotechnology, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, 1987-92; Assistant Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, 1993-99; Animal Husbandry Commissioner, Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying, GOI, New Delhi, 1999-2002 and 2003-2004; Deputy Director General (Animal Sciences), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, 2002-2006.

Awards/Honours: Indian Society for the Study of Animal Reproduction Nils Lager Lof Memorial Award, 1992; Dr. K.K. Iya Memorial Oration Award, 2012, NDRI; Honorary Fellowship by Punjab Academy of Sciences.

Fellow: Indian Society for Study of Animal Reproduction.

Research Areas: Animal genetics & breeding, animal biotechnology, livestock production & management; livestock policy and planning

Address: Vice Chancellor, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ferozpur Road, Ludhiana 141012, Punjab; GADVASU Vice Chancellor Residence, Punjab Agricultural University Campus, Ludhiana 141004, Punjab; [Tel: Off. (0161) 2553360; Res. (0161) 2773340; Fax: (0161) 2553340; Email: vijay_taneja@hotmail.com]

Recognition Award, 1997-1998


Tarafdar, Jagadis Chandra
FELLOW, ELECTED 2003

Born in Deuly, India on 10 November 1952. Educated at Barasat Govt. High School, West Bengal, 1960-69; Kalyani University, West Bengal, 1969-73; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1974-79; B.Sc. 1973; M.Sc. 1976; Ph.D. 1979; DAAD Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 1984-85; Alexander von Humboldt Visiting Scientist Fellowship, Germany, 1991-93, 1998.

ICAR National Fellow, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur, 1999 to date.

Scientist, CRIJAF, Barrackpore, 1979-85; Senior Scientist, 1986-97, and Principal Scientist, 1998 CAZRI, Jodhpur.

Awards/Honours: Sukumar Basu Memorial Award, 1994; IMPHOS-FAI Award, 2006; ISCA Prof. Sushil Kr. Mukherjee Commemoration Award, 2008-2009; Prof. R.S. Murthy Memorial Lecture Award, 2008; IIFS Bharat Jyoti Award, 2011; IISA Glory of Indian Gold Medal, 2012; Member of Task Force for Soil Health Improvement in Rajasthan, 2012-13.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science; Indian Society of Soil Salinity Research Scientist.

Research Areas: Soil biology, enzymology, nano-technology, soil chemistry, soil fertility

Address: ICAR National Fellow, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur 342003, Rajasthan; 17E/361A, Chopasani Housing Board, Jodhpur 342008, Rajasthan; [Tel: Off. (0291) 2785250; Res. (0291) 2702662; Cell: 09414118499; Fax: (0291) 2788706; Email: jctarafdar@yahoo.in; tarafdar@cazri.res.in]


Thomas, Paul
FELLOW, ELECTED 1995

Born in Cochin, India on 22 March 1939. Educated at Sacred Heart High School, Ernakulam, 1950-54; Sacred Heart College, Ernakulam, 1954-56, Agricultural College & Research Institute, Vellayani, Kerala, 1956-59; Agricultural College & Research Institute, Coimbatore, 1959-61; B.Sc. 1959; M.Sc. 1961; Ph.D. 1969; Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Federal Research Center for Nutrition, Karlsruhe, Germany, 1976-78; Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowship, Germany.

Project Leader, Fruit & Vegetable Technology Division, CFTRI, Mysore, 1962-67; Scientific Officer, Fruit & Vegetable Preservation Section, 1967-94 and Head, Food Technology Division, 1994-99, BARC, Mumbai; Secretary, Food & Agriculture Committee, Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences, DAE, 1992-98; Technical Expert of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna in the field of food irradiation to Algeria, Iran, Nigeria, and Vietnam; Consultant, International Consultative Group on Food Irradiation, IAEA, Vienna, 1999- 2003.

Research Areas: Post-harvest physiology & technology of fruits and vegetables, food irradiation technology

Address: 402, Sankalp Gardenia, Gokulam Main Road, Mysore 570002, Karnataka; [Tel: Res. (0821) 2514263; Email: pthomas_1939@yahoo.com]


Thomas, Pious
FELLOW, ELECTED 2011

Born at Plassanal, Kottayam District, Kerala, India on 1 December 1960. Educated at St. Antony's High School, Plassanal, 1966-76; St. George's College, Erattupetta 1978; Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur, 1978-84; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 1986-89; Sheffield University, UK 1989-1990; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA 1999-2000. B.Sc. 1982; M.Sc. 1984; Ph.D. 1989; Post Doc. 1990; PDF, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, 2007.

Principal Scientist, Division of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore, 2007 to date.

Research Scientist, Centre for Water Resources Development and Management, Kozhikode, Kerala, 1985-1986; Scientist, 1990-99, and Senior Scientist, Division of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore, 1999-2007.

Awards/Honours: National Merit Scholarship; Young Scientist Award, Kerala Science Congress 1990; Commonwealth Fellowship 1989-90, Sheffield, U.K.; DBT Overseas Associateship Award, 1997-98 and 2007; IARI Sukumar Basu Memorial Award, 1999-2000; HSI Shri Giridhari Lal Chadha Memorial Gold Medal, 2010; IARI Shri Hari Krishna Shastri Memorial Award, 2012.

Fellow: National Academy of Biological Sciences, Chennai; Plant Tissue Culture Association of India; Pune; Horticultural Society of India, New Delhi. Life Member: The National Academy of Sciences-India, Allahabad; National Academy of Biological Sciences, Chennai; Horticultural Society of India; Society for Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology; Association for the Promotion of DNA Fingerprinting and Other DNA Technologies; Society for Promotion of Horticulture; Biotechnology Association of India; Association of Microbiologists of India; International Society for Noni Science.

Research Areas: Horticulture/Plant Biotechnology (Tissue culture), Basic Molecular Biology and Endophytic Microbiology

Address: Principal Scientist, Division of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Hessarghatta Lake PO, Bangalore 560089, Karnataka; No. 1, Park Place, Baptist Hospital Campus, Hebbal, Bangalore 560024, Karnataka; [Tel: Off. (080) 28466420 Ext. 410; Res. (080) 23430101, Cell: 09480514820; Fax: (080) 28466291; Email: pioust@iihr.ernet.in; pioust@gmail.com]


Tilak, Kolluru Venkata Butchi Ramalinga
FELLOW, ELECTED 1991

Born in Berhampur, Ganjam District, Orissa, India on 26 September 1941. Educated at S.V.High School, Peddapuram, Andhra Pradesh, 1955-56; P.R.Govt. College, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, 1956-60; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1960-62; Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 1962-66; B.Sc. 1960; M.Sc., 1962; Ph.D. 1966; Post-Doctoral Research in Germany (1966-68; 1980-81, 1986); USA (1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1991).

NASI Senior Scientist & Platinum Jubilee Fellow, Department of Botany, Osmania University, Hyderabad, A.P., 2009 to date.

Scientific Pool Officer, CSIR; Associate Professor & Soil Microbiologist, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture &Technology, Pantnagar, U.P., 1969-76; Senior Microbiologist & Principal Scientist, 1976-2001, Division of Microbiology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi; Project Coordinator, Biological Nitrogen Fixation ICAR, 1987-89; Coordinator of Indo-US Science & Technology Initiative Senior Scientific Panel on Biological Nitrogen Fixation and Biofertilizers 1984-91; Professor of Microbiology 1992; Project Director, National Centre of Conservation & Utilization of Blue-Green Algae, 1992-94 and Head, Division of Microbiology 1989-91 & 1993-2001, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi; Emeritus Scientist, CSIR, 2002-07; Principal Investigator, UGC Major Research Project, 2007-2009, Osmania University, Hyderabad.

Awards/Honours: Prof. S.R. Vyas Memorial Award, Association of Microbiologists of India, 1996; IARI Best Teacher Award, 2000; Late Prof. Uma Kant Sinha Memorial Award, Indian Botanical Society, 2004; AMI Platinum Jubilee "Life Time Achievement Award" in Microbiology, 2013; General Secretary, 1990-92 & President, Association of Microbiologist's of India, 1997; Steering Committee Member, TDDP, DBT; PAC, SERC, DST; Resource Expert, NBAIM, Mau, 2005-11; Member, QRT, ICAR,IISS, Bhopal and Chairman, QRT, (NBAIM), 2012-13; Member, SRC, NRCS, Indore, 2011-15; Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Indian Botanical Society, 2009 to date.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; National Academy of Biological Sciences, India; Andhra Pradesh Academy of Sciences; Indian Botanical Society; Association of Microbiologist's of India

Research Areas: Soil (Agricultural Microbiology), Biofertilizers, Biopesticides, Soil-plant-microbe interactions, Microbial biotechnology, Organic Farming

Address: NASI-Senior Scientist and Platinum Jubilee Fellow, Department of Botany, Osmania University, Hyderabad 500007, Andhra Pradesh; D-111 & 112, May Flower Park, Mallapur, Nacharam, Hyderabad 500076, Andhra Pradesh; [Tel: Res. (040) 27173715, Cell: 09885023138; Email: tilakkvbr@yahoo.com; tilakkvbr@gmail.com]

Dr. K.C. Mehta Memorial Award, 2009-2010


Tiwari, Kamlesh Narayan
FELLOW, ELECTED 2012

Born in Tejpur, Uttar Pradesh, India on 1 February 1955. Educated at Sri Kidwai Higher Secondary School Kanpur, 1969-70; Govt. Higher Secondary School Barkheda, Bhopal, 1971; College of Agricultural Engineering, JNKVV, Jabalpur, 1973-78; IARI, New Delhi, 1978-1984; B. Tech. ( Agril. Engg.) 1978; M.Sc.( Agril. Engg.) 1980; Ph.D. 1984.

Professor, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, 2003 to date.

Lecturer, 1984-89; Assistant Professor, 1989-98; and Associate Professor, 1998-2003; Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur.

Awards/Honours: UNESCO Scholarship Perugia, Italy1992; ISAE Shankar Memorial Award 1996-97; DAAD Fellowship, Germany 2002; ISAE Commendation Medal 2002-03; Best Paper Award ICPPF 2005; ISAE Director (Technical) Soil & Water Engg., 2009-10; IARI Hari Krishna Shastri Memorial Award, 2012.

Research Areas: Pressurized Irrigation, Protected Cultivation, Remote Sensing and GIS Application in Water Resources Management

Address: Professor, Agricultural & Food Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 721302, West Bengal; A-53, IIT Campus, IIT, Kharagpur 721302, W.B.; [Tel: Off. (03222) 283150; Res. (03222) 283151, Cell: 09434944443; Fax: (03222) 283150; Email: kamlesh@agfe.iitkgp.ernet.in; kamlesh_iitkgp@yahoo.com]


Tiwari, Satya Prakash
FELLOW, ELECTED 2011

Born in Singod, District Jabalpur, M.P. on 14 November 1947. Educated at JNKVV, Jabalpur, B.Sc. (Ag) 1969; M.Sc. (Ag) 1972; and IARI, New Delhi, Ph.D. 1976; IP/PVP Management Course at N.I.A.B., Cambridge, U.K. 1998.

Principal Scientist 1989-1994; Project Coordinator 1994-96; ADG (Seed) 1996-99; Director, NRC for Soybean 1999-2002; ADG (Seed) 2002-05; Director, NAARM (ICAR) 2005-06; DDG (Education), ICAR 2006-09; [DDG (Crop Sci.) as additional charge]; Vice Chancellor, SK Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner, 2010; Mission Leader of mega-projects on hybrids and seed; Consultant to IPGRI (now Bioversity International) 2001; Nodal Officer for Indo-US Agricultural Knowledge Initiative of ICAR/DARE, 2006-09.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Senior Fellowship, 1972-76; Honoured by Amritam Jalam and Hariyalo Rajasthan for contributions towards rainwater harvesting and tree plantation; Represented ICAR/India as Member of the CGIAR Executive Committee Meeting in Colombia, 2009; Honoured and Presented with a 'Prashsti Patra' by Krishak Jagat; Chairman, Research Advisory Committee of DSR, ICAR, 2010-13; Chairman, Expert Committee on Normally Traded Commodities, NBA, Chennai, 2005-07; Dr. A. Rathore Memorial Lecture, 2007; Mensinkai Foundation Lecture, 2010; National Education Day Lecture, IARI, 2009; Arutselvar Dr. N. Mahalingam Muthuvizha Endowment Lecture 2012; Member of several Boards of Management of agricultural universities.

Fellow: Indian Society of Oilseeds Research

Research Areas: Genetics & Plant Breeding/Plant Genetic Resources/Plant Biotechnology/Seed Technology

Address: 90 A, Sri Yantra Nagar, Near Asha Ram Ashram, Khandwa Road, Indore, M.P.; [Tel: Cell: 8085586660, 8989832111; Email: sptiwari999@gmail.com]


Toky, Om Parkash
FELLOW, ELECTED 2000

Born in Kurukshetra, India on 10 December 1952. Educated at Govt. High School, Kharindwa, Haryana 1970; Kurukshetra University, B.Sc. 1974, M.Sc. 1976; North Eastern Hill University, Ph.D. 1981.

ICAR Emeritus Scientist, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, 2013 to date.

Assistant Professor, HPKVV, Solan, 1983-85; Associate Professor, 1985-93, Head, Dept. of Forestry, 1986-89 & 1993-96, and Dean, Post Graduate Studies, 2008-11, CCS Haryana Agricultural University; Scientific Advisor, International Foundation for Science, Sweden.

Awards/Honours: Indian Society Tree Scientists Nanda Memorial Award, 1985.

Fellow: Member, National Academy of Sciences, India.

Research Areas: Forest ecology, agroforestry, biodiversity conservation, sustainable development, natural resource management

Address: ICAR Emertius Scientist, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar 125004, Haryana; Kothi no. 52, Sector 15A, Hisar 125001, Haryana; [Tel: Off. (01662) 289255; Res. (01662) 235155, Cell: 09896173626; Fax: (01662) 234952; Email: optoky@gmail.com]


Tomar, Shiv Mangal Singh
FELLOW, ELECTED 2006

Born in Dahemun, Budaun, Uttar Pradesh, India on 5 January 1946. Educated at Radhey Lal Inter College, Kachchla, Budaun 1958-64; N.D. College, Shikohabad, 1964-67; Govt. Agricultural College, Kanpur 1967-69; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 1979-83; Plant Breeding Institute, Cambridge, U.K. 1988; B.Sc. (Ag) 1967; M.Sc. (Ag) 1969; Ph.D. 1984.

Senior Research Assistant (Off-season Nursery, IARI RS Wellington, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu) 1971-75; Scientist S0, 1975-76, Scientist S1 1976-82, Scientist S2, 1983-85, Senior Scientist, 1986-98, Principal Scientist, 1998-2008, and Emeritus Scientist, Division of Genetics, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2008-11.

Awards/Honours: Gaya Prasad Maheshwari Memorial Gold Medal 1967; DWR Plaque of Honour 1997; Dr. B.P. Pal Memorial Award 2000; IARI Certificate of Appreciation for developing variety, 2001-02 & 2006; TNAU Recognition Certificate for developing variety, 2010; Secretary, Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding 2007-11.

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding; Member, National Academy of Sciences, India.

Research Areas: Wheat genetics, cytogenetics and breeding, rust genetics, heterosis breeding

Address: D11/119, Sector 8, Rohini, New Delhi 110085; [Tel: Res. (011) 27948428, Cell: 9868819098; Email: smstomar@yahoo.co.in, smstisgpb@gmail.com]


Tomar, Vijay Singh
FELLOW, ELECTED 2003

Born in Morena, M.P., India on 1 July 1946. Educated at Higher Secondary School, Dharmgarh, 1959-62; College of Agriculture, Gwalior, 1962-66; College of Agriculture, Jabalpur, 1966-68; G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, 1968-73; B.Sc. 1966; M.Sc. 1968; Ph.D. 1973; Post Doc Fellow, International Rice Research Institute, Manila, Philippines, 1978-80.

Vice Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur, M.P. 2012 to date.

Assistant Professor, 1972-77, and Associate Professor, Soil Science, 1977-85 GBPUAT, Pantnagar; Professor, 1985-96, and Head, Department of Soil Science, 1992-96 JNKVV, Jabalpur; Founder Director, Centre of Advanced Studies, Soil Science, 1995-96, Dean College of Agriculture, Sehore, 1996-2001; Director Extension Services, 2001-03; Director Research Services, 2003-08, Director Instructions, 2002-2003 and Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, 2004-08, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur; Vice Chancellor, Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Gwalior, 2008-12.

Awards/Honours: Jawaharlal Nehru Award 1974; Golden Jubilee Best Agriculture Scientist Honour 1997 (MP); Biennial Best Krishi Vigyan Award 2002; Dr. R.V. Tamhane Memorial Lecture Award 2005; Agriculture Scientist Honour 2007 (SBI); Bhoomi Nirman Award 2007.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science; Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology.

Research Areas: Soil science, irrigation management, soil-water-plant relations, soil physics/soil technology, land & water management, agricultural research and education management

Address: Vice Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Adhartal, Jabalpur 482004, M.P.; [Tel: Off. (0761) 2681706, 2681809; Fax: (0761) 2681389; Email: vst.vcjnkvv@gmail.com; vijaystomar1946@yahoo.co.in; vcrvskvv@gmail.com]


Totey, Satish M.
FELLOW, ELECTED 2000

Born in India on 2 July 1956. B.V.Sc.; M.V.Sc.; Ph.D.

Research Director, Stem Cell Research Center, Bangalore to date.

Research Head, Reliance Life Sciences, Sir H.N. Hospital & Research Center, Mumbai; Senior Scientist V, National Institute of Immunology; Assistant Manager, Embryo Research Center, Gopalnagar

Awards/Honours: NII Directors' Special Award, 1988; Nll Logerlof Memorial Award, 1992; ICAR Team Research Award, 1996; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, 1999.

Fellow: Member, Society for the Study of Animal Reproduction; Society of Biological Chemists; Indian Society for Cell Biology.

Research Areas: Veterinary sciences, biotechnology

Address: Research Director, Stem Cell Research Center, Manipal Hospital, 98, Rustom Bagh, Airport Road, Bangalore 560017, Karnataka; [Tel: Off. (080) 25266646; Cell: 09880303527; Email: satish_totey@relbio.com]


Tripathi, Anil Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2009

Born in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh on 7 November 1959. Educated at Queens College, Varanasi, 1972-76; Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 1976-84. B.Sc. 1978; M.Sc. 198; Ph.D.1984.

Coordinator, School of Biotechnology, BHU. 2007 to date.

Lecturer in Botany, Gorakhpur University 1985-1990; Lecturer in Biotechnology, 1990-96, and Reader in Biotechnology, 1996-2002, BHU; Professor & Head, Department of Biotechnology, D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur 2002-04; Professor of Biotechnology, 2004, Coordinator, School of Biotechnology, 2007, and Coordinator, Centre for Bioinformatics, 2008, BHU, Varanasi.

Awards/Honours: Malaviya Medal 1978; ISCA Young Scientist Award 1987; UGC Career Award 1994; German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Fellowship 1988; Member, Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Microbiology 2006; DBT Overseas Associateship 2006.

Fellow: Association of Microbiologists of India; Biotech Research Society of India.

Research Areas: Molecular Microbiology (with emphasis on abiotic stress tolerance and functional genomics in Azospirillum brasilense, microbial diversity and bioremediation)

Address: Coordinator, School of Biotechnology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005, U.P.; R-9, Hyderabad Colony, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005, U.P.; [Tel: Off. (0542) 2368331; Res. (0542) 2575790; Fax: (0542) 2368693; Email: tripathianil@rediffmail.com; tripathianil@hotmail.com]


Tripathi, Satyendra Datt
FELLOW, ELECTED 1996

Born in Ichhawar, Bhopal, India on 4 December 1935. Educated at Vikram High School, Narsinghgarh, 1944-50; Holkar College, Indore, 1950-52; Maharani Laxmi Bai College, Gwalior, 1952-58; B.Sc. 1954; M.A. 1956; M.Sc. 1958; Ph.D. 1987.

Project Leader, CIFRI/IDRC Project on Rural Aquaculture, 1977-79, and Project Coordinator, All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on `Ecology and Fisheries of Freshwater Reservoirs', 1980-81, Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute (CIFRI), Barrackpore; Project Coordinator, AICRP on `Composite Fish Culture and Fish Seed Production', Freshwater Aquaculture Research and Training Centre (FARTC), 1981-85, OSD and National Project Director (FAO/UNDP project), FARTC, 1986-87, Acting Director and National Project Director (FAO/UNDP Project), 1987-88, and Director, 1988-94 Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA), Kausalyagang, Bhubaneswar; Director/Vice-Chancellor, Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE, Deemed University), Mumbai, 1994-1995; Senior Aquaculture Specialist and Team Leader, International Centre for Living Aquatic Resources Management (ICLARM), Bangladesh Office, Dhaka, 1996-98; Fisheries Expert, DHV/MDP Consultant, `Saline Lands Reclamation Project (SLRP) in Maharashtra' (European Commission/The Netherlands/Government of India/Government of Maharashtra Project), 1999-2002; Special Advisor, STREAM (Support to Regional Aquatic Resources Management) Initiative/NACA (Bangkok), 2002 to 2006.

Awards/Honours: Association of Hydrobiologists Gold Medal 1986; MPEDA Aquaculture Award, 1993.

Fellow: Zoological Society of India, Kolkata; Society of Biosciences; Bioved Research Society; Inland Fisheries Society of India, Barrackpore; Association of Aquaculturists, Bhubaneswar; Indian Fisheries Association, Bombay.

Research Areas: Capture fisheries of the estuaries & large reservoirs, culture-based fisheries of small reservoirs, fresh & brackishwater aquaculture; fish breeding & seed production; gender in aquaculture; community-based aquaculture

Address: 701, Ankita, Sardar Vallabhabhai Patel Nagar, Four Bungalows, Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai 400053, Maharashtra; [Tel: Res. (022) 26330631; Email: sd_tripathi@rediffmail.com]


Tripathy, Baishnab Charan
FELLOW, ELECTED 2006

Born in Kutilo, Cuttack, India on 5 January 1952. Educated at Khandayatpatkira High School, Khandayatpatkira, 1963-67; Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, 1967-69; BJB College, Bhubaneswar, 1969-71; Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 1971-73; Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 1976-81. B.Sc. 1971, M.Sc. 1973, Ph.D. 1981.

Professor, School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 2001 to date.

Assistant Professor 1987-95, and Associate Professor, 1995-2001, School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; Rockefeller Biotechnology Career Award 1990-93; NASA/NRC Fellowship 1993; Co-Principal Scientist PESTO NASA Space Biology Program, 2000-2003.

Awards/Honours: Samant Chandrasekhar Award, 2000.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India.

Research Areas: Plant physiology, photobiology, plant biotechnology

Address: Professor, School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 110067; 28, Dakshinapuram, Jawaharlal Nehru University Campus, New Delhi 110067; [Tel: Off. (011) 26704524; Res. (011) 26185484, Cell: 9818104924; Fax: (011) 26717558; Email: bctripathy@mail.jnu.ac.in]


Tsunoda, Shigesaburo
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 1992

Born in Japan in 1919.

Research Areas: Plant breeding

Address:, Faculty of Agriculture, Tohoku University, Tsutsumi-dori, Amamiya-cho, Aobaku, Sendai 981, Japan; 51-78, Ashiai, Sakamoto, Yamamoto-cho, Japan; [Tel: Off. (022) 272-4321/211; Res.(0223) 37-2981; Fax: (022) 274-5066]


Tuli, Rakesh
FELLOW, ELECTED 1996

Born in Hoshiarpur, India on 21 September 1953. Educated at Government Boys Higher Secondary School, New Delhi, 1963-69; G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar 1970-76; Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Bombay 1976-92; B.Sc. 1974; M.Sc. 1976; Ph.D. 1985.

Executive Director, National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute, Mohali, Punjab, 2010 to date.

Scientist, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai 1976-92; Swedish (SIDA) Fellowship, University of Chicago, 1980; NBTB Overseas Associate, 1982-86, Scientist, 1992-2006 and Director, National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, 2006-10.

Awards/Honours: INSA Young Scientist Medal, 1983; All India Biotech Association Award, 2001-2002; CSIR Technology Award, 2005; J.C. Bose National Fellow Award, 2007; Sunder Lal Hora Medal, 2008; Prof. A. Sreenivasan Endowment Lecture, 2009; Prof. P.N. Mehra Award, 2009.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Academy of Sciences; Honorary Fellow, International Research Society for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Toronto, Canada.

Research Areas: Plant biotechnology, genomics, food and nutritional biotechnology, crop & bacterial genetics, biochemistry

Address: Executive Director, National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute, (DBT, Ministry of Science & Technology), C-127, Industrial Area, SAS Nagar, Phase 8, Mohali 160071, Punjab; [Tel: Off. (0172) 4990101/114/145; Fax: (0172) 4604888; Email: rakeshtuli@hotmail.com; edoffice@nabi.res.in]


Turner, Neil Clifford
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 2003

Born in Preston, United Kingdom on 13 March 1940. Educated at Balshaws Grammar School, Leyland, UK, 1951-58; Reading University, Reading, UK, 1959-62; Adelaide University, Adelaide, Australia, 1963-66; B.Sc. 1962: Ph.D. 1968; D.Sc. 1983; Visiting Scholar, Department of Botany, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, 1973; Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, Department of Plant Ecology, University of Bayreuth, Germany, 1982; Visiting Scientist, International Rice Research Institute, Los Banos, The Philippines, 1983; Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, Department of Botany, University of Wuerzburg, Germany, 1993.

Winthrop Research Professor, UWA Institute of Agriculture and Centre for Legumes in Mediterranean Agriculture (CLIMA), University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, 2008 to date.

Assistant Plant Physiologist, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, Conn., USA, 1967-74; Senior to Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO Plant Industry, Canberra, Australia, 1974-84; Chief Research Scientist, 1995-2005, and Research Leader, 1984-95 CSIRO Plant Industry, Perth, Australia; Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia 1998-2006; Director, Centre for Legumes in Mediterranean Agriculture, The University of Western Australia, Perth Australia, 2006-2007; Adjunct Professor, Lanzhou University, Gansu Province, 2008 to date.

Awards/Honours: Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology Medal, 1993; Australian Citation Laureate, 2001; Australian Centenary Medal, 2003; Dunhuang Award, Gansu, China, 2011; Friendship Award, Government of the People's Republic of China, 2012.

Fellow: American Society of Agronomy, 1982; Crop Science Society of America, 1985; Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, 1992; Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology, 1995.

Research Areas: Crop physiology, agronomy, adaptation of plants to water-limited environments, climate change

Address: Winthrop Research Professor, UWA Institute of Agriculture and CLIMA, M080, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley (Perth), WA 6009, Australia; 71 Kitchener St., Trigg, WA 6059, Australia; [Tel: Off. (+61-8) 6488 4723; Res. (+61-8) 9243 8064; Fax: (+61-8) 6488 1140; Email: neil.turner@uwa.edu.au; neil.turner@iinet.net.au]


Tuteja, Narendra
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 2011

Born in Lucknow, India on 5 January 1955. Educated at Balika Vidya Nikaten Intermediate College, Lucknow, 1960-65; Queens Anglo Sanskrit Intermediate College, Lucknow, 1966-1972; University of Lucknow, 1973-82 & 2005-08; B.Sc. 1975; M.Sc. (Biochemistry) 1977; Proficiency in French 1978; Proficiency in Russian 1979; Ph.D. (Biochemistry) 1982; D.Sc. (Biochemistry) 2008.

Group Leader & Senior Scientist (since 2008), Plant Molecular Biology Group, ICGEB, New Delhi, 2012 to date. Member, International Network of Plant Abiotic Stress (INPAS), supported by EU COAST action FA0905.

Research Assistant, K.G. Medical College, Lucknow, India. 1977-83; Visiting Scientist, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, USA, 1983-86; Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA, 1986-88; Assistant Research Scientist, Molecular Biology Group, ICGEB, Trieste, Italy,1988-95; Associate Scientist, 1995-97, Associate Scientist, 1997-2007, and Senior Scientist, PMB Group, ICGEB, New Delhi, 2008-11.

Awards/Honours: NIH Visiting Fellowship, Awarded by Fogarty International Centre, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, USA, 1983-86; Post-graduate Researcher Fellowship, Awarded by University of California Los Angeles, USA, 1986-1988; Genomic Pioneer Awarded by International meeting of the Human Genomic Organization, 2008; Best Scientist Award 2010 by the International Board of Awards of National Environmental Science Academy, New Delhi; Vigyan Gaurav Samman awarded by Council of Science & Technology, U.P, 2009-2010; Goyal Prize awarded by Kurukshetra University, 2011. Editorial Advisory Board: Arch. Biochem. Biophys (ABB) 2007 to date; Plant Physiol. Biochem. (PPB) 2007 to date; The Open Plant Science Journal 2008 to date; Associate Editor: Plant Signaling & Behavior, USA 2008; Guest Editor: Plant Signaling & Behavior, USA - Special issue on Plant Abiotic Stress, 2011; Book Edited: Omics and Plant Abiotic Stress Tolerance, Bentham Science Publishers, 2011; Improving Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Crops, Vol 1 & 2, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. Germany, 2012; Crop Improvement Under Adverse Conditions, Springer Science, New York, USA, 2012; "Plant Acclimation to Environmental Stress", Springer Science, New York, USA, 2013; "Improving Crop Productivity in Sustainable Agriculture", 2013, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. Germany; "Climate Change and Abiotic Stress Tolerance" Vol. 1 & 2 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co, Germany.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India, Allahabad, 2003; Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, 2007; Indian Academy of Science, Bangalore, 2009; National Environmental Science Academy, New Delhi, 2009; The Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Trieste, 2011.

Research Areas: Plant biotechnology, biochemistry, crop improvement and abiotic stress tolerance

Address: Group Leader & Senior Scientist, PMB Group, ICGEB, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi 110067; B1/1581 Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 110070; [Tel: Off. (011) 26742357; Res. (011) 26890983, Cell: 9811233350; Fax: (011) 26742316; Email: narendratuteja@gmail.com; narendra@icgeb.res.in]


Tyagi, Akhilesh Kumar*
FELLOW, ELECTED 2001

Born in Wairaferozpur, Bulandshahr, India on 15 May 1956. Educated at Public Intermediate College, Siyana, 1965-70; Government Intermediate College, Meerut, 1970-72; Meerut College, 1972-74; DAV (Post Graduate) College, Dehradun, 1974-76; Institute of Advanced Studies, Meerut, 1976-77; Delhi University, 1977-84; Duesseldorf University, Germany, 1984-85; Munich University, Germany, 1985-86; B.Sc., 1974; M.Sc. 1976; M.Phil. 1977; Ph.D. 1983.

Director, National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi, 2009 to date.

Reader, 1988-94, Professor, 1994 to date, Head, Department of Plant Molecular Biology, 1988, 1992-95 & 1998-01, Chairman, Board of Research Studies, Faculty of Interdisciplinary and Applied Sciences, 1995-2003, and Director, Interdisciplinary Centre for Plant Genomics, 2005-09, Delhi University South Campus, New Delhi.

Awards/Honours: National Bioscience Award, 1999; WTN, San Francisco World Technology Award (as part of IRGSP), 2003; International Year of Rice Research Accomplishment Award (as part of IRGSP), 2004; NASI B.P. Pal Memorial Lecture Award, 2005; ISCA Platinum Jubilee Lecture Award, 2006; NASI Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Award in Biological Sciences, 2006; IBS Birbal Sahni Medal, 2006; INSA B.N. Chopra Lecture Award, 2007; J.C. Bose National Fellowship, 2007; ISCA B.P. Pal Memorial Award, 2008; Shri Om Prakash Bhasin Award for Science and Technology, 2011; ISCA Sushil Kumar Mukherjee Commemoration Lecture Award, 2012; NASI Professor Shri Ranjan Memorial Lecture Award, 2013.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Academy of Sciences; Third World Academy of Sciences

Research Areas: Plant genomics & biotechnology

Address: Director, National Institute of Plant Genome Res., Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, P.O. Box - 10531, New Delhi 110067; Director's Bungalow, National Institute of Plant Genome Res., Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, P.O. Box - 10531, New Delhi 110067; [Tel: Off. (011) 26742267, 26735169; Res. (011) 26742263; Fax: (011) 26741759; Email: director@nipgr.ac.in; akhilesh@genomeindia.org]


Tyagi, N.K.
FELLOW, ELECTED 1996

Born in Ismilepur, Bijnor, India on 12 January 1947. Educated at Primary School, Beelna (Moradabad) 1950-55; Inter College Hasanpur, Moradabad, 1955-60; Govt. Inter College, Amroha, 1960-62; G.B.Pant University, Pantnagar, 1963-67; IIT Kharagpur, 1967-69; JNTU, Hyderabad, 1977-80; B.Sc. 1967; M Tech, 1967; Ph.D. 1983; Sr. Fulbright Fellowship, 1990.

Independent Consultant - Land, Water and Environment, 2011 to date.

Water Management Engineer, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneshwar 1970-75; Senior Scientist 1975-81, Head of Division 1985-88, Principal Scientist 1986-94 and Director, Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal, 1994-2004; Member, Agricultural Scientists' Recruitment Board, New Delhi, 2005-11.

Awards/Honours: Jawahar Lal Nehru Award, 1984; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Prize, 1996; ISAE Gold Medal, 1998; WIPO Award,1998; Basantrao Naik Award, 1999; Rajendra Prashad Puruskar 2004. Member CIGR Land and Water Section 2010-13.

Fellow: Indian Society of Agricultural Engineering, Indian Society for Coastal Agricultural Research; Indian National Academy of Engineering; National Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology.

Research Areas: Water resources management, salinity, environment

Address: 101/A5, Olive Country, Sector-5, GH-09, Vasundhara, Ghaziabad 201012, U.P.; Permanent Address: Houst T-64, Village: Ismilepur, P.O. Shivala, District Bijnor - 246734, U.P.; [Tel: Cell: 09818911253; Email: nktyagi1947@gmail.com]

Recognition Award, 1999-2000


Varadachari, Chandrika
FELLOW, ELECTED 2007

Born in Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India on 6 May 1956. Educated at St. Mary's School, Tiruchirapalli; St. Agnes Convent, Howrah; St. Mary's School, Gauhati; Lady Brabourne College, Calcutta; University of Calcutta; B.Sc. (Honours) Chemistry 1976; M.Sc. 1978 and Ph.D. 1987 (Agricultural Chemistry and Soil Science).

Director, Raman Centre for Applied and Interdisciplinary Sciences, Calcutta, 1997 to date; President & CTO, AgTec Innovations Inc., Los Altos, California, USA, 2010 to date.

Scientist, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Calcutta 1990-92; Scientist, CSME, Calcutta, 1993-96.

Awards/Honours: University of Calcutta Gold Medal 1978; AC Sen Memorial Gold Medal, University of Calcutta 1978; INSA Young Scientist, 1986; DST Young Scientist 1988; UNESCO-ROSTCA award in Chemistry 1990; Lockheed-Martin India Innovation Gold Medal, 2008.

Fellow: West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology.

Research Areas: Fertilizer development; analytical methods; computational mineralogy; soil biogeochemistry; soil environmental chemistry, patents and intellectual property rights

Address: Director, Raman Centre for Applied and Interdisciplinary Sciences, 16A Jheel Road, Kolkata 700075, W.B.; 4A Ratnabali, 7A Judges Court Road, Alipore, Kolkata 700027, W.B.; [Tel: Off. (033) 24830029; Res. (033) 24791112, Cell: 09831088010; Fax: (033) 24180610; Email: cv@rcais.res.in]


Varadarajan, Srinivasan
FELLOW, ELECTED 2002

Born in Bangalore, India, on 31 March 1928. B.Sc. and MA, Univ. of Madras, India, 1943-48; M.Sc., Andhra Univ., Waltair, 1948-49; Ph.D., Univ. of Delhi, 1949-52 and Ph.D., Univ. of Cambridge, 1953-56. Visiting Lecturer-Asst. Prof. Biolology, Mass. Inst. Technology, 1956-57; Beit Memorial Fellow in Medical Research University, Cambridge, 1957-58.

Head of Research, Hindustan Lever (Unilever India), 1958-74; Member, Board of Directors, Research and Chemicals Group, 1966-74; Chairman and Managing Director: Indian Petrochemcilas Co. Ltd., 1974-81, Engineers India Ltd. 1975-78 and 1981-82, and Petrofils Polyester, 1975-80. Chairman, Bridge and Roof, India, 1975-83; Secretary, Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, 1982-84; Secretary, Dept. of Scientific and Industrial Research and Director General, CSIR, 1984-86; Member, Plublic Enterprises Selection Board, 1980-84; Chief Consultant, Planning Commission, Govt. of India, 1986-88. Member, Exec. Board, Third World Network of Scientific Organizations (TWNSO), Trieste, Italy, 1996-98. Chairman, Indian Vaccines Corporation Ltd., 1991-96. Chairman and Member, Scientific Advisory Committees, Govt. Of India (Petroleum Natural Gas, Biotechnology, Environment) and special committees in area of Human Nutritions and Application of Science in Preservation of Art Objects, Archeological Monuments. Member; Chairman National Committees related to Petroleum Refinery in the region affecting Taj Mahal, 1975-78, 1994; Evaluation of steps on elimination of further toxic hazards at the city of Bhopal. Chairman, National Council of Science Museums, 1981-90; Member, Governing Board, National Council of Applied Economics Research, 1976-84; Petrotech Society, 1998 to date; Trustee, Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, 1985-89.

Awards/Honours: Om Prakash Bhasin Foundation Award, 1986; Padma Bhushan, 1985; D.Sc. (h.c.); Indian Inst. of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Guru Nanak Dev Univ., Amritsar & Andhra Univ; D. Litt.; Kanpur University; INSA CV Raman Medal; INAE Lifetime Contribution Award. President, Indian Natl. Science Acad., 1996-98; President, Indian Acad. Sci, 1980-82; President, Indian Natl. Acad. Engg. 1992-95; President, Nutr. Soc. Ind. 1980-82.

Fellow: Indian Academy of Sciences, 1972; Indian National Science Academy, 1983; Hon. Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, India, 1982; Third World Academy of Sciences; Founder Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering, 1987; Nutrition Society of India.

Research Areas: Energy, environment, chemical technology, molecular biology, biotechnology, R&D and industry management, science policy

Address: 4A, Girdhar Apartments, 28, Feroz Shah Road, New Delhi 110001; [Tel: Off. (011) 23230828, 23221931; Res. (011) 23712512, 23713137; Fax: (011) 23231095; Email: insa@delnet.ren.nic.in]


Varade, Supda Bhiku
FELLOW, ELECTED 1993

Born in Narvel, Maharashtra, India, on 5 December 1936. Educated at E.S. High School, Shelgaon Bazaar, Maharashtra, 1951-54; College of Agriculture, Nagpur, 1955-59; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1959-61; Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Research Fellow, 1962 - 63; University of California, Riverside, 1968 - 69; Post Doctoral Fellow; B.Sc. 1959; M.Sc. 1961; Ph.D. 1966.

Lecturer of Soil Science, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 1963 - 70; Soil Physicist, 1970 - 74; and Head, Dept. of Chemistry and Soil Science, 1974-80 Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani; Visiting Prof., Timyrizov Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Moscow, Russia, 1980; Joint Director, Water And Land Management Institute, Aurangabad, 1980-94; Technical Consultant, Indo-Dutch Project, Hyderabad, 1992; Member of Second Maharashtra Water and Irrigation Commission, 1995-99.

Awards/Honours: International Irrigation Center Achievement Certificate, 1986; Vasantrao Naik Krishi Puraskar, 1996; Soil Conservation Society of India Gold Medal, 2003; President, Geoforum.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science.

Research Areas: Soil physics, irrigation & drainage, water & land management

Address: 2, Hirakhan Housing Society, Vedantnagar, Station Road, Aurangabad 431005, Maharashtra; [Tel: Res. (0240) 2339604; Email: walmi@sancharnet.in]


Varma, Ajit
FELLOW, ELECTED 1996

Born in Allahabad, India on 24 September 1939. M.Sc. (1959), Ph.D. (1964), Allahabad University, Allahabad, India.

Pro-Vice Chancellor, Science & Technology (International), 2012 onwards, Director General, Amity Institute of Microbial Technology, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida, 2004 to date.

Microbiologist, 1963-71, and Senior Microbiologist, 1971-74, IARI, New Delhi; Associate Professor, 1975-84, and Professor, Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1985-2004. Visiting Professor/Research Scientist, Technical University, Graz, Austria; University of Tuebingen, Germany, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany, Philipps University, Marburg, Germany, Technical University, Muenchen, Germany, Kingstan, Jamaica, Max Planck, Germany, Helmholtz Zentrum, Muenchen, Germany, Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany, CSIC, Madrid, Spain, University of Dundee, Scotland, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and ICGEB, Italy. Member, ISCA; Executive Council, & Univ. Res. Council, Amity University Uttar Pradesh; Academic Council, Amity University Rajasthan; ASSOCHAM- Knowledge Millennium Council, Expert Committee on Agriculture & Food Processing, and Expert Committee on S&T and Innovation.

Awards/Honours: BP Koirala Award (Nepal)

Fellow: International Society of Symbiosis, Boston, USA

Research Areas: Microbial technology

Address: Pro-Vice Chancellor, S & T (International), Director General, AIMT & Vice Chairman, ASTIF, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Sector 125, NOIDA 201303, Uttar Pradesh; S-23, Ist & 2nd Floor, SFS, DDA Flats, A-I Block, Pansheel Enclave, New Delhi 110017; [Tel: Off. (0120) 2431182, 4392132; Res. (011) 26492340, 26492341; Cell: 98108-99562; Fax: (0120) 2431268; Email: ajitvarma@amity.edu]


Varma, Anupam
FELLOW, ELECTED 1990

Born in Delhi, India on 23 July 1940. Educated at Agarwal Intermediate College, Allahabad 1953-57; Allahabad University, Allahabad 1957-61; Rothamsted Experimental Station, Harpenden, U.K. 1964-67; B.Sc. 1959; M.Sc. 1961; Ph.D. 1967.

INSA Honorary Scientist and IARI Adjunct Professor, Advanced Centre for Plant Virology, IARI, 2010 to date.

Applied Plant Virologist FAO, Nigeria 1979-81; Professor of Virology, 1984-86, Professor of Plant Pathology, 1986-88, Head, Division of Plant Pathology, 1988-95, Dean, 1995-2000, ICAR National Professor, 2000-05, and INSA Senior Scientist, 2005-10, Advanced Centre for Plant Virology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi.

Awards/Honours: FAO/IAAS: World Food Day Award, 1985; VASVIK Award, 1989; O.P. Bhasin Award, 1992; James Wallace Award, Int. Org. Citrus Virol., 1999; NASI: R.N. Tandon Award, 2000; INSA: T.S. Sadasivan Award, 2002; ISCA: Millennium Plaque of Honour Award 2006; IVS: K.S. Bhargava Award 2007; PNASF: Gold Medal Award, 2009; INSA: Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Medal, 2010; IPS: Prof. A.P. Misra Lifetime Achievement Award, 2011. Chair, International Council for Science (ICSU) Regional Committee for Asia and the Pacific, 2006-08.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Phytopath. Soc.; Indian Virol. Soc.

Research Areas: Plant virology, plant pathology, plant biotechnology, crop protection

Address: Adjunct Professor, Advanced Centre for Plant Virology, Division of Plant Pathology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012; 253, Jaimaa Apartments, Plot 16, Sector 5, Dwarka, New Delhi 110075; House No. 136, Housing Board Colony, Palampur - 176061 (H.P.); [Tel: Off. (011) 25842134; Res. 25072511, Cell: 9810217141, 9816866744 (Palampur); Fax: (011) 25842134; Email: anupamvarma@vsnl.net; av.acpv@gmail.com]

Founder Member Executive Council 5 Jun, 1990 to 30 Dec, 1991; Secretary 1 Jan, 1992 to 31 Dec, 1998; Dr. K.C. Mehta Memorial Award 1999-2000; Editor-in-Chief, NAAS Journal 'Agricultural Research', 2012 to date.


Varshney, Rajeev K.
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 2010

Born in Bahjoi, Moradabad, U.P, India on 13 July 1973. Educated at C.P. Arya Adarsh Inter College, Bahjoi, 1986-1990; Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, 1990- 1995; Ch Charan Singh University, Meerut, 1995-2001; B.Sc. (Honours) 1993; M.Sc. 1995; Ph.D. 2001.

Principal Scientist (Applied Genomics), International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru, India, 2008 to date; Leader, Centre of Excellence in Genomics (CEG), ICRISAT, 2008 to date; Theme Leader, Comparative and Applied Genomics (CAG), CGIAR-Generation Challenge Programme (GCP), hosted by CIMMYT, Mexico, 2007 to date; and Adjunct Professor (Plant Biology), The University of Western Australia (UWA), Perth, Australia, 2010 to date.

Research Scientist, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics & Crop Plant Research (IPK), Gatersleben, Germany, 2001-05; Senior Scientist (Applied Genomics), ICRISAT, Patancheru, India, 2005-08.

Awards/Honours: INSA-Young Scientist Medal, 2008, NAAS Associate, 2008, NASI Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Award, 2007; ICRISAT Promising Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Award, 2007 & 2008; AMU Gold Medal, 1995. Associate/Subject Editor, BMC Plant Biology (2009 onwards), BMC Genetics (2009 onwards), Theoretical and Applied Genetics (2008 onwards), Molecular Breeding (2009 onwards), Euphytica (2005 onwards), Plant Breeding (2008 onwards), Plant Genetic Resources (2005 onwards), Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology (2008 onwards) and Journal of Food Legumes (2010 onwards).

Fellow: Society for Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology; Association for Promotion of DNA Fingerprinting and Other DNA Technologies; Indian Society for Genetics and Plant Breeding; Indian Botanical Society.

Research Areas: Applied Genomics and Molecular Breeding

Address: Principal Scientist & Theme Leader (GCP), Centre of Excellence in Genomics, ICRISAT, Patancheru 502324, A.P.; SMR Vinay City, Flat # 702, Block I, Miyapur, Hyderabad 500049, A.P.; [Tel: Off. (040) 30713305; Res.(040) 42100398, Cell 09949994070; Fax: (040) 30713074, 30713075; Email: r.k.varshney@cgiar.org; varshney.raj@gmail.com]


Vasal, Surinder Kumar
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 2001

Born in Amritsar, Punjab, India on 12 April 1938. B.Sc., Khalsa College, Amritsar, 1957; M.Sc., Kanpur Agricultural College, 1959; Ph.D. IARI, 1966; Post-doctoral Fellow, CIMMYT, Mexico, 1970.

Distinguished Scientist, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Mexico to date.

Research Assistant, 1959-66, and Assistant Botanist Maize-cum-Assistant Professor, 1966-67, Department of Agriculture, H.P; Research Associate, Rockefeller Foundation, Thailand, 1967; International Staff, 1971-84, Germplasm Coordinator, 1985-90, Coordinator Lowland Tropical, 1991-98, Maize Program, CIMMYT, Mexico.

Awards/Honours: La Asociacion Mexicana de Semilleros 'Premio Cesar Garza' Award, 1993; International Service in Crop Science Award, 1996; International Agronomy Award, 1999; World Food Prize, 2000; Dr. M.S. Swaminathan Award by TAAS.

Fellow: American Society of Agronomy; Crop Science Society of America.

Research Areas: Plant breeding & genetics

Address: Distinguished Scientist, International Maize and Wheat Improvement, Center (CIMMYT), Apdo. Postal 6-641, 06600 Mexico, D.F., Mexico; Patricio Sanz 222BIS, Colonia Del Valle, Mexico D.F. 03100, Mexico; Delhi Address: C2-2394, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi - 110070; [Tel: Off. (52) 55 58047511 (Direct), 58042004; Res. (52) 55 56827849; Fax: (52) 55 58047558, 58047559; Email: s.vasal@cgiar.org]


Vass, Kuldeep Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2005

Born in Jammu & Kashmir, India on 24 November 1947. Educated at SRMP School, Jammu and SP Higher Secondary School, Srinagar, 1958-62; Sri Pratap College, Srinagar 1962-65; Post-graduate Department of Botany, Kashmir University, Srinagar, 1966-72; B.Sc. 1965; M.Sc. 1967; Ph.D. 1976; Post-doc, Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, Scotland, U.K. 1993.

Junior Fishery Scientist, CIFRI Barrackpore, 1972-1975, Senior Scientist & Officer-in-Charge Coldwater Fisheries Station, CIFRI, Srinagar-Kashmir, 1975-1987; Principal Scientist & Scientist In-Charge Wetland Fisheries, 1988-94, and Head, Divison of Fish Health and Environment, CIFRI, Barrackpore, 1994-97; Director, National Research Centre on Coldwater Fisheries, Bhimtal (Nanital), Uttrakhand, 1997-2005; Director, Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore, Kolkatta, 2005-09.

Awards/Honours: Norman H. Dill Memorial Gold Medal, 2001; Environmental Conservation Excellency Award, 2002; Vice-Chairman Asian Fisheries Society (Indian Branch); Vice-President, National Institute of Ecology.

Fellow: Inland Fisheries Society of India; National Institute of Ecology; Zoological Society of India; Society of Biosciences; Association of Aquaculturists; Indian Fisheries Association; Academy of Science, Engineers & Technologists.

Research Areas: Inland Aquatic ecology, Ecology & Fisheries management in tropical and temperate rivers, reservoirs wetland and lakes; Coldwater Fisheries and Aquaculture; Environment management and EIA studies; Trout and Snow-trout culture; High altitude ecology.

Address: Ex-Director, CIFRI, C-218, Pocket-VII, Kendriya Vihar - II, Sector 82, Noida, U.P.; [Tel: Res. (0120) 2462012; Cell: 9999330182; Email: kuldeepvass@rediffmail.com; vass.kuldeep76@gmail.com]


Venkatesh, Byrappa
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 2009

Born in Bangalore, India on 16 April 1953. Educated at National High School, Bangalore, 1965-69; National College, Bangalore, 1969-70; College of Fisheries, Mangalore, 1970-76; National University of Singapore, Singapore, 1987-91; Royal Society Study visit to UK, 1998; B.F.Sc. 1974; M.F.Sc. 1977; Ph.D. 1991.

Professor and Research Director, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Biopolis, Singapore 2008 to date; and Adjunct Professor, Dept of Paediatrics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Hospital, National University of Singapore 2008 to date; Chairperson, Genome 10K Project.

Scientist, Central Inland Fish Res. Inst., Barrackpore, 1977-1983; Development Officer, NABARD, Bangalore, 1983-87; Jr Research Fellow, Molecular Genetics Unit, MRC, Cambridge, UK, 1991-92; Principal Investigator, Inst of Mol and Cell Biology, Singapore, 1992-2002; Adjunct Associate Professor, Dept of Paediatrics, National University of Singapore, 2002-2007.

Awards/Honours: University of Agricultural Sciences Gold Medal, 1974 & 1977; Colombo Plan Scholarship, 1979; The Best Overseas Indian Fisheries Scientist, 2003, Professional Fisheries Graduate Forum, Mumbai; National Science Award, Singapore, 2004.

Fellow: Human Genome Organization.

Research Areas: Genomics, Molecular Genetics, Marine Biotechnology

Address: Professor and Research Director, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, 61, Biopolis Drive, Singapore 138673; 28, Swimming Pool Avenue Road, Malleswaram, Bangalore 560003, Karnataka; [Tel: Off. 65-65869571; Fax: 65-7791117; Email: mcbbv@imcb.a-star.edu.sg]


Venkateswarlu, Bandi*
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, University of Jodhpur, India, 1986.

Director, Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad, 2008 to date.

Research Associate, ICRISAT, 1976-77; Scientist S-2/S-1, 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, CRIDA 2006-2008.

Awards/Honours: Vasanta Rao Naik Award, 2009; SP Roy Chaudhury Memorial Lecture Award, IISS, 2010; Best ICAR Annual Report Award 2007; Best Research Paper Awards, INSAAF, 2009, IUFRO, 1998; Best Scientist Award (CRIDA), 1993; 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, 2012. 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, Planning Commission XII Plan Working Group on NRM and Rainfed Farming, Member, Project Monitoring Committee on WDF, NABARD.

Fellow: Indian Society of Oilseeds Research; Indian Society of Dryland Agriculture; 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: Director, Central Research Institute for Dryland, Agriculture (CRIDA), Santoshnagar, Hyderabad 500059, A.P.; Director's Residence, CRIDA Campus, Edi Bazar, Santoshnagar, Hyderabad 500059; [Tel: Off. (040) 24530177; Res. (040) 24532262; Cell: 09652988265; Fax: (040) 24531802; Email: vbandi_1953@yahoo.com; director@crida.in]


Venkateswarlu, Kadiyala
FELLOW, ELECTED 2008

Born in Dagadarthi, Nellore district, Andhra Pradesh on 1 June 1951. Educated at ZP High School, Dagadarthi, 1963-68; Jawahar Bharathi College, Kavali, 1969-72; Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, 1972-74; Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, 1975-79; B.Sc. 1972; M.Sc. 1974; Ph.D. 1980.

Research Fellow, Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, 1975-79; Lecturer, Nagarjuna University, Guntur, 1980-85; Reader, 1985-89, Head, Department of Microbiology; Chairman, Board of Studies in Microbiology & Biotechnology; Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences (2004-07), and Professor of Microbiology, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantpur, 1989-2011.

Awards/Honours: AP State Universities Meritorious Teacher Award, 2005; Editor, Indian Journal of Microbiology, 1999-2002; Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellow, British Council, 1989; Visiting Senior Research Associate, National Research Council, USA, 1995-97 and 2001-03; Endeavour Executive Awardee, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Government of Australia, 2010.

Fellow: Association of Microbiologists of India

Research Areas: Pesticide microbiology, agricultural microbiology, biocatalysis, bioremediation

Address: Formerly Professor of Microbiology, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantpur 515055, A.P.; Flat # 301, Navya Classic, Dilip Enclave, Near ISKCON Temple, Nellore 524004, A.P.; [Tel: Res. (0861) 2326313; Cell: 09440514477; Email: v_kadiyala@hotmail.com, venkateswarlu.kadiyala@gmail.com]


Venugopal, Vazhiyil
FELLOW, ELECTED 2004

Born in Trichur, Kerala, India on 20 September 1942. Educated at St. Thomas College High School, Trichur, 1958; St. Thomas College, Trichur, B.Sc. 1962; M.Sc. 1964; Ph.D., Bombay University, 1976.

Research Assistant, Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin, 1964-70; Scientific officer, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, 1970-2002. Visiting Fellow, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA 1977-78, and Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NF. Canada, 1992-93.

Research Areas: Seafood processing, value addition, radiation processing and microbial spoilage of fishery products

Address: B-602, Skyline Villa, Opposite IIT Main Gate, Nav Bharat Compounds, Powai, Mumbai 400076, Maharastra; [Tel: Res. (022) 25776905; Email: venugopalmenon@hotmail.com]


Verma, Ashok Kumar*
FELLOW, ELECTED 2010

Born in Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India on 31 August 1962. Educated at Chunni Lal Inter College, Chhitepatti, Sultanpur, 1977-79, K.A. Degree College, Kanpur University, Allahabad, 1979-82; G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, 1983-85; Indian Veterinary Research Institute (Deemed University), Izatnagar, 1987-91; The Macaulay Institute, Aberdeen, U.K., 2001-03; B.Sc. (Ag.) 1982; M.Sc. (Ag.), 1985; Ph.D. 1991; Post Doc. 2003.

Principal Scientist, Centre of Advanced Faculty Training in Animal Nutrition, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, 2008 to date.

Scientist 1991-1996, Scientist (Senior Scale) 1996-2000, and Senior Scientist 2000-2008, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar.

Awards/Honours: Hari Om Ashram Trust Award, 2001-02; Wellcome Travelling Research Fellowship, 2001-03; AHRD-FAO Fellowship, 1998; ICAR SRF, 1987-91; Editor, Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology; General Secretary, Animal Nutrition Association, 2010-12; Member, Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition, 2012 to date; Vice-President (Central Zone), Animal Nutrition Society of India, 2012 to date.

Fellow: Animal Nutrition Association of India.

Research Areas: Ruminant Nutrition and metabolism, methane emission and livestock production, feed and fodder technology, supplementation and strategic feeding of livestock

Address: Principal Scientist, Centre of Advanced Studies in Animal Nutr., Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar 243122, U.P.; E-1061, Rajendra Nagar, Izatnagar, Bareilly 243122, U.P.; [Tel: Off. (0581) 2301318; Res. (0581) 2587691, Cell: 09412318322; Fax: (0581) 2301318; Email: akverma@ivri.res.in; ashokkumaruk@yahoo.co.uk; vermaak62@gmail.com]


Verma, Rishendra
FELLOW, ELECTED 2008

Born in Tilhar, India on 9 January 1953. Educated at L.B.J.P. Inter College, Tilhar, 1962-1971; Bareilly College, Bareilly, 1972-73; College of Veterinary Science, Mathura, 1973-1979; Birmingham University, U.K., 1989-90; IVRI Deemed University, 1992-1995; B.Sc. 1973; B.V.Sc. & A. H. 1977; M.V.Sc, 1979, M.Sc. (Immunol, UK), 1990; Ph.D. 1995. Dip. Journalism (Mysore), 1989.

Joint Director, Centre for Animal Disease Research and Diagnosis (CADRAD), IVRI, Izatnagar, 2009 to date.

Extension Officer Sheep & Wool, 1979 and Veterinary Officer, Sabar Dairy, Himmatnagar, 1980; Assistant Disease Investigation Officer, H.A.U., Hisar, 1980-81; Scientist S-1, IVRI, 1981-87; Scientist "C" (CDRI), 1987-89, Scientist S-1, Scientist (Sr. Scale), 1989-95, Senior Scientist, 1995-2001, and Principal Scientist & Head, 2001-09, IVRI, Izatnagar.

Awards/Honours: Certificate of Proficiency, 1977; Pfizer Fellowship 1978; Dr. C. M. Singh Award, 1998; British TCTA Award, 1989; Major (Mrs.) Malika Trivedi IAAVR Award, 1995; International Cultural Diploma of Honor, 1995; Shri Ahilya Mata Jeev Daya Mandal Trust Award, 1998; SERC Visiting Fellowship, 1996; INSA Visiting Fellowship, 1998; Late Rama Rao Kumthekar Life Time Achievement Award, 2000; ICAR Special Award, 2001, and Award of Merit, 2001; Best Teacher Award, 2003; Bhartiya Shiksha Rattan Award, 2004; K.D.M. Allergy Award (Nepal), 2005; Bharat Jyoti Award, 2008; ILDEX Award, 2009; Bharat Excellence Award 2009; Felicitation Award 2010; Life Time Achievement Award by Maa Narmada Goshala and Parayavaran Kendra, Jabalpur; Indian Immunological's Gold Medal Award 2011; Life Time Achievement Award by the Compound Livestock Feed Manufacturing Association, 2013. Founder Secretary, Indian Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Research (IAAVR); President (Ex), Agricultural Scientist Service Forum, Izatnagar Unit; President, Laboratory Animal Science Association of India; Member, Governing Council, NAVS' Executive Member, Indian Association of Veterinary Microbiologists, Immunologists and Infectious Diseases; Association of Public Health Veterinarians; Editor, The Indian Journal of Veterinary Research (IJVR); Associate Editor, Veterinary World, Member Editorial Board, Poultry World, Poultry Line; Chairman/Coordinator/ Member of Various Central/State level professional committees.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad; National Academy of Veterinary Science; Indian Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Research; Indian Society of Veterinary Immunology & Biotechnology; Association of Public Health Veterinarians; Indian Association of Veterinary Public Health Specialists.

Research Areas: Veterinary Bacteriology, Immunology, Mycology; Laboratory Animal Science, Molecular Diagnosis of Tuberculosis, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

Address: Joint Director, Centre for Animal Disease Research and Diagnosis (CADRAD), Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar 243122, U.P.; 1219/6 E-Block, Rajendranagar, Izatnagar 243122, U.P.; [Tel: Off. (0581) 2302188; Res (0581) 2586453; Cell: 09359117376; Fax: (0581) 2303264; Email: rishendra_verma@yahoo.com]


Verma, Sewa Ram
FELLOW, ELECTED 1998

Born in Niranjanpur, Hardwar, India on 10 October 1939. Educated at Krishak Inter College, Raisi, Hardwar, 1952-58; Allahabad Agricultural Institute 1958-61; Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 1962-63 & 1973-76; B.E. 1961; M.Tech 1963; Ph.D. 1976.

Professor 1971-99, & Dean, 1979-87 College of Agri. Engineering, Head, Dept. of Farm Power & Machinery, 1976-79, and University Librarian, 1997-99, PAU, Ludhiana; Short-Term Consultant at ILO Intl. Training Centre, Turin, Italy, 1983, 84 & 86; Chief Technical Advisor, Commonwealth, Nigeria 1987-90.

Awards/Honours: PAU Best Research Worker's Plaque 1970; ISAE Commendation Medal 1971; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award 1976-77; Jawaharlal Nehru Award 1977; NRDC Invention Award, 1977 & 1982; FAI Prize for Best Technical Paper 1987; ISAE Gold Medal 1990-91; Punjab State Council of Science and Technology Appreciation Certificate, 1992-93; Institution of Engineers Karnataka Citation, 1996; Cooperating Editor (India), International Farm Mechanization Journal - AMA, Japan, 1984 to date.

Fellow: Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers; Institution of Engineers, India; Bureau of Indian Standards.

Research Areas: Farm machinery & power engineering, ergonomics, safety

Address: H.No. 14, Good Friends Colony, Barewal Road, Ludhiana 141012, Punjab; [Tel: Res. (0161) 2551096, Cell: 09872092597; Email: srverma10@yahoo.com]


Vidhyasekaran, Perumal
FELLOW, ELECTED 1993

Born in Virudhunagar, India on 16 June 1939. Educated at Agricultural college, Coimbatore 1957-60; Annamalai University 1961-63; Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore 1968-71; B.Sc. 1960; M.Sc. 1963; Ph.D. 1971.

Visiting Scientist, Danish Institute of Seed Pathology, Denmark, 1978; Visiting Scientist, International Rice Research Institute, Philippines, 1982-85; Professor of Plant Pathology, 1982-99, and Director, Centre for Plant Protection Studies, 1988-94, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Jawaharlal Nehru Award, 1973; Narasimhan Award, Indian Phytopathological Society, 1974; TNAU Best Scientist Award, 1975; Jeera Sannithi Award, Indian Phytopathological Society, 1996; Tamil Nadu Scientist Award, Tamil Nadu State Scientific Council, 1998; President, Indian Society of Plant Pathologists, 1999.

Fellow: Indian Phytopathological Society; Indian Society of Plant Pathologists.

Research Areas: Plant pathology, plant biotechnology

Address: 29, Sababathi Street, K.K. Pudur, Coimbatore 641038, Tamil Nadu; [Tel: Res. (0422) 2432048; Email: vidhyasekaran@hotmail.com]


Vig, Abnash Chander
FELLOW, ELECTED 2000

Born in Gujarat, India on 25 January 1942. Educated at Govt. High School, Ludhiana, 1953-57; Govt. Agriculture and Research Institute, Ludhiana, 1957-61; College of Agriculture, Punjab Agricultural University, 1963-65; B.Sc. 1961; M.Sc. 1965; Ph.D. 1974; UNDP-FAO Fellowship, 1989.

Chemical Inspector, Department of Agriculture, Punjab State 1961-63; Research Assistant, 1965-74, Assistant Soil Scientist 1974-80, & Soil Scientist 1980-88, Soils Department, Officer Incharge All India coordinated Soil Test Crop Response Correlation ICAR Project 1980-89, and Sr. Soil Scientist UNDP Project 1988-2002, Punjab Agricultural University; Member Sub-Committee on Phosphate Fertilizers, 1985-87, 89-91 & mixed fertilizers, 2000-2002, Bureau of Indian Standards Institute, New Delhi.

Awards/Honours: IMPHOS-FAI Award 2002

Fellow: Indian Society for Nuclear Techniques in Agriculture & Biology.

Research Areas: Nutrient supply dynamics & bioavailability, soil testing, plant analysis, nutrient management in crops/cropping systems, fertilizer-water management, residue management, bio-availability

Address: Ramindra Sadan, 252-F Kitchlu Nagar, Ludhiana 141001, Punjab; [Tel: Res. (0161) 5056400; Cell: 09217534854]


Virk, Daljit Singh
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 1993

Born in Tapiala, Amritsar, India on 25 August 1944. Educated at Govt. High School, Lopoke (Amritsar) 1955-60; Khalsa College, Amritsar 1960-64; Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana (PAU) 1964-66; University of Birmingham, Birmingham 1973-76; B.Sc. 1964; M.Sc. 1966; Ph.D. 1976; D.Sc. 1991.

International Coordinator (DFID PSP Projects) and Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Advanced Research in Agricultural Development (CARIAD), Bangor University, Bangor, Wales, UK, 1995 to date.

Lecturer in Agricultural Botany, Khalsa College, Amritsar, 1966-70; Assistant Professor, Plant Breeding, PAU, 1970-78; Research Fellow in Genetics, University of Birmingham, UK, 1976-78; Associate Professor, Genetics, 1978-80 PAU; Millet Breeder & Head of Millet Section, 1980-88; Professor, Plant Breeding (Senior Millet Breeder and Head of Millet Section), 1988-00.

Awards/Honours: Prof. M.J. Narasimahan Academic Merit Award, 1982; Best Paper Award 1993. Editor Crop Improvement 1987-93; On Editorial Board of J. Crop Improvement Haworth Press 2004 to date; On Editorial Board of ISRN Agronomy J. 2011.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian National Science Academy; Crop Improvement Society of India; Chartered Biologist and Fellow Society of Biology, London; Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding.

Research Areas: Plant breeding & genetics, crop breeding for drought tolerance, biometrical genetics, marker-assisited selection, client-oreinted plant breeding

Address: Senior Research Fellow, CARIAD, Bangor University, Bangor (Gwynedd) LL57 2 UW, UK; 18 South Brae Close, Littleover, Derby DE 23 1WD, England; [Tel: Off. (+44) 1248-382346; Res. (+44) 1332-766629; Fax: (+44) 1248-364717; Email: d.s.virk@bangor.ac.uk]


Virmani, Sant Singh
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 1995

Born in Bannu, NWFP (Erstwhile India now in Pakistan) on 5 July 1940. Educated in Modikhana Middle School, Jaipur, Rajasthan 1948-53; Government High School, West Patel Nagar, New Delhi 1953-55; Government High School, Obaidulla Ganj, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 1955-57; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai College of Agriculture, Sehore, Madhya Pradesh (Vikram University) 1957-63; Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 1966-69; B.Sc. 1961; M.S. 1963; Ph.D 1969; Post-doctoral Research Fellow, IRRI, 1970-72.

Former Principal Scientist, Plant Breeding, International Rice Research Institute, Manila, Philippines; Free-Lance Consultant, International Agriculture and President, Virmani consulting International, Plano,Texas USA.

Assistant Geneticist, Pulses, Department of Plant Breeding, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1972-73; Rice Breeder, Outreach Program in Liberia, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Nigeria, 1973-80; Plant Breeder, 1980-2003, and Adjunct Associate Professor, Agronomy, 1981-89 University of the Philippines, Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines; Deputy Head, Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biochemistry Division, IRRI, 1990-2005; Adjunct Professor, 1990-2006.

Awards/Honours: Asia Pacific Seed Association Plaque and Gold Medal, 2000; Third World Network of Scientific Organization Award, 2000; CSSA International Crop Science Research Award, 2002; Government of Vietnam Agriculture and Rural Development Medal, 2002; Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Award in Agriculture, President of India, 2005; Fukui Province, Japan, Koshihikari International Rice Prize, 2005; Monsanto Distinguished Career Award of Crop Science Society of America, 2005; Padma Shri Award 2008, Government of India.

Fellow: American Society of Agronomy, 1999; Crop Science Society of the Philippines, 2001; Crop Science Society of America, 2001; American Association for Advancement of Sciences, 2001.

Research Areas: Hybrid rice breeding, genetics, hybrid seed production, international agriculture, public-private partnership in agriculture

Address: Former Principal Scientist (Pl Breeding), International Rice Research Institute, DAPO Box 7777, Metro Manila, Philippines; 4425, Partney Ct, Plano, Texas 75024, USA; [Tel: +469 361 6443; Cell: +469 682 8710; Email: sant@virmani.org]


Virmani, Surinder Mohan
FELLOW, ELECTED 1993

Born in Bannu, India on 28 January 1938. Educated at Government High School, Ludhiana, Punjab, 1951-54; Agricultural College Ludhiana, Punjab, 1954-61; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 1961-64; National Institute of Agronomy, Paris, France 1964-65; B.Sc. 1958; M.Sc. 1960; Ph.D. 1964; Post-Doctorate 1965.

Advisor, Indian Resources Information and Management Technologies Ltd. (INRIMT), Hyderabad, 2006 to date.

Professor of Soil Science and Chief Scientist [Dryland Agriculture] Haryana Agricultural University 1971-75; Visiting Scientist, Canadian Department of Agriculture 1973; Visiting Research Fellow, Farming Systems Research Program, 1975-76, Principal Scientist (Agro-climatology) Farming Systems Research Program, 1977-81, and Leader, Farming Systems Research Program, 1981-85 International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) Patancheru, A.P. India, Visiting Professor, Evapotranspiration Laboratory, Kansas State University, Manhattan Kansas, USA, 1984-85; Principal Agro-climatologist, Natural Resources Management Program, 1986-91, and Team Leader, Agronomy, 1991-98 ICRISAT; Coordinator, ADB-assisted Asian Watersheds Research Program 1999-2001.

Awards/Honours: Lifetime Service Achievement Award, Soil and Water Conservation Society, India; ICRISAT Dedicated Research Service Awards, 1986 and 1996; Chairman, Commission VI, International Union of Soil Sciences, 1994-1998; Member, American Society of Agronomy; National Geographical Society, USA.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science; National Academy of Sciences, India.

Research Areas: Natural resource management, rainfed-dryland agriculture; agro-climatology; sustainable agriculture

Address: Advisor, Indian Resources Information and Management Technologies Ltd. (INRIMT), Hitech City, Hyderabad 500033, A.P.; House # 811 A, Road #41, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad 500033, Andhra Pradesh; [Tel: Off. (040) 66156615; Res. (040) 23547152; Fax: (040) 66156631; Email: virmanism1938@gmail.com]

Foreign Secretary 1 Jan, 2013; Foreign Secretary (casual vacancy), 1 Jan, 2011 to 31 Dec 2012; Foreign Secretary 1 Jan, 2004 to 31 Dec, 2006; Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2003 to 31 Dec, 2003; Member, Executive Council (Casual Vacancy) 15 Jan, 2002 to 31 Dec, 2002


Vittal, Kanuparthy Pandu Ranga
FELLOW, ELECTED 2011

Born in Narasaraopet, Guntur, A.P., India on 6 August 1949, Educated at Agricultural College, Bapatla 1965-69; College of Post Graduate Studies, GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology 1969-72; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 1972-76; B. Sc. (Ag) 1969; M. Sc. (Ag) 1972; Ph. D. 1976; Post-Doc 1976

Scientist, All India Coordinated Research Project for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad 1976-82; Soil Scientist, ICRISAT, Patancheru 1983-85; Senior Scientist, 1982-98; Principal Production System Scientist (Rainfed Farming) 1997-2001; Head, Division of Resource Management, 1996-2001; and Principal Scientist 1998-2006, Central Research Institute of Dryland Agriculture; Project Coordinator, All India Coordinated Research Project for Dryland Agriculture 2001-06; Director, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur 2007-09; Director, National Institute of Abiotic Stresses Management, ICAR, Malegaon, Baramati, Maharashtra, 2009-12.

Awards/Honours: INSA Young Scientist Award 1982; KRIBHCO Award for Outstanding Research in Dryland Agriculture 1988; ADB-ICRISAT Certificate of Achievement 2001; CAZRI one of the Scientific Spirit Institutes, India Today, 2008

Research Areas: Soil and Water Management in Dryland Agriculture

Address: Director (Retd), NIASM, 202, Nipun's Gunturi Residency, Plot # 61-63, Door # 19-84/7, Ayodhyanagar, Dr. A.S. Rao Nagar, Hyderabad 500062, A.P.; [Tel: Cell: 08106258282; Email: kprvittal49@gmail.com]


Vlek, Paul L.G.
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 2004

Born in Amsterdam, Netherlands on 21 January 1948. Educated at State Agricultural University, Wageningen, Netherlands: M.S. 1972; Colorado State University, Ph.D. 1976.

Professor and Director, Division of Ecology and Natural Resources, Center for Development Research (ZEF-Bonn), University of Bonn, 1998 to date; Concurrently, Executive Director, WASCAL (West African Science Service Center for Climate Change and Adapted Land Use), Accra, Ghana, 2010 to date.

Soil Scientist, Research Leader, Nitrogen Program, Director, Agro-Economic Division, IFDC, AL, USA, 1976-86; Director, International Fertilizer Development Center, (Togo) Africa, 1986-90; Professor and Director, Institute of Agronomy in the Tropics, Georg-August-University, Goettingen, Germany, 1990-98; Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Georg-August-University, Goettingen, 1994-95.

Fellow: American Society of Agronomy; Soil Science Society of America; Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies; Northrhine Westphalia Academy of Art and Sciences; UNESCO Professor for Central Asia on Sustainability Education

Research Areas: Soil & water sciences, ecology, Natural Resource Management

Address: Professor and Director, Division of Ecology and Natural Resources, Centre for Development Research (ZEF-Bonn), University of Bonn, Walter-Flex-Strasse 3, D 53113 Bonn, Germany; [Tel: Off. (+49) 228-73-1866; Fax: (+49) 228-73-1889; Email: p.vlek@uni-bonn.de]


Vyas, Vijay Shankar
FELLOW, ELECTED 1999

Born in Bikaner, India on 21 August 1931. Educated at the University of Bombay, Ph.D. Degree in Economics, taught in Bombay University, Sardar Patel University and Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Visiting Scholar at the Center for Asian Studies of the Boston University, USA and Senior Fellow of IDRC, Canada.

Currently Professor Emeritus, Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur; Member, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister; Deputy Chairman, State Planning Board, Rajasthan, and Chairman, Ajit Foundation for Social Development.

Acted as Member, Agricultural Prices Commission, Government of India; Professor of Economics and Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Sardar Patel University; Director, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad; Senior Advisor, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, The World Bank, Washington, D.C.; Director, Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur. Served as Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees, International Center for Tropical Agriculture Cali (Columbia), Member, Board of Trustees, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington D.C., USA; Member Governing Board, Institute of Development Studies, Sussex University, U.K., Member, National Commission on Integrated Water Planning, Scientific Advisory Committee to the Cabinet, and Central Board of the Reserve Bank of India; Chairman, Expert Committee on Rural Credit, Working Group on Crop Production in 11th Five Year Plan and Task Force on Credit and Marketing of the National Commission on Unorganized Sector; Member, Steering Committee on Agriculture for 12th Five Year Plan.

Awards/Honours: IAEA Elmhurst Memorial Gold Medal, 1991; Padam Bhushan, 2006; D.Sc. (h.c.) MPUAT, Udaipur.

Research Areas: Agriculture Policies, Rural Credit, Land Reforms, Panchayati Raj Institutions

Address: 396, Vashundhara Extension, Gopalpura Bye-pass, Tonk Road, Jaipur 302018, Rajasthan; [Tel: Res. (0141) 2705601; Fax: (0141) 2709938; Email: vsvyas@mac.com; vijaysvyas2108@gmail.com]


Wahid, Pallacken Abdul
FELLOW, ELECTED 1999

Born in Thalassery, Kerala, India on 10 June 1946. Educated at Madrasathul Mubarak High School, Thalassery, 1959-61; Farook College, Calicut; 1962; Maharajas College, Ernakulam, 1963; College of Agriculture, Trivandum, 1964-69; B.Sc., M.Sc.; Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, 1973-75; Ph.D. 1981.

Scientist, Central Plantation Crops research Institute, Kasaragode, 1970-78; Associate Professor (Radiotracer), 1978-82, Professor of Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry, 1982-95, Associate Dean & Head, College of Agriculture, Padannakkad, 1995-2000, Dean (Agriculture) & Head, College of Agriculture, Trivandrum, 2000-01, and Director (Academic & P.G. Studies), 2001-03, Kerala Agricultural University (KAU); Member Secretary, Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment, 2003-05.

Awards/Honours: Dr. C.S. Venkat Ram Memorial Award (1988-90 & 2003-04); T.K.V. Foundation Award for Best Agricultural Research Scientist in Kerala, 1999.

Research Areas: Soil health & nutrient management in perennial crops, rooting patterns of tree crops, pesticide residues in agricultural environment, radioisotope-aided research with trees

Address: HIRA, J.T. Road, Temple Gate P.O., Thalassery 670102, Kerala; [Tel: Res.: (0490) 2323488; Email: pawahid@gmail.com]


Walia, Suresh
FELLOW, ELECTED 2002

Born in Sagoor, Palampur, India on 2 February 1951. Educated at Govt. High School Shahpur, and Govt. High School Jogindernagar, H.P., 1957-67; Govt. Degree College, Mandi, 1967-71; Department of Chemistry, HP University Shimla, 1972-78; B.Sc. 1971; M.Sc. 1974; M. Phil. 1975; Ph.D. 1982; INSA - Royal Society Bilateral Exchange Fellowship, Rothamsted Research, UK, 2006.

Emeritus Scientist, Division of Agricultural Chemicals, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 2013 - to date.

Scientist S-1, 1978-84, Scientist (SG), 1985-86, Senior Scientist, 1986-98, Principal Scientist, 1998-2013, and Professor, Division of Agricultural Chemicals, IARI, 2010-13.

Awards/Honours: Hexamar Research and Development Foundation Award, 1995; IARI Best Teacher Award, 1996, FAO HRD Fellowship, Rothamsted Research, UK, 1999; NATP-World Bank Fellowship, Michigan State University, USA, 2000; Dr. P.B. Sarkar Memorial Lecture Endowment Award 2004; Siksha Rattan Puraskar, 2010; The Bharat Ratan Dr. C. Subramaniam Award for Outstanding Teacher, 2010; NAIP-HRD Fellowship Michigan State University, USA, 2010; NRDC Meritorious Scientist Award, 2011; Editor, Pesticide Research Journal, 1992-95; General Secretary, Society of Pesticide Science India 2009-13.

Research Areas: Agrochemicals, botanical pesticides, nutraceuticals

Address: Emeritus Scientist, Division of Agricultural Chemicals, L.B.S. Building, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012; F-88, Himkunj Apartments, Sector - 14, Rohini, Delhi 110085; [Tel: Off. (011) 25841390, 25843272; Res. 27862158; Fax: (011) 25843272; Email: suresh_walia@yahoo.com]


Yadav, Mahendra Pal
FELLOW, ELECTED 2001

Born in Surkhuroo, Bulandshahar, India on 2 June 1945. Educated at A.S. Inter College, Jahangirabad 1955-56; Chaubsia Inter College, Mohana, Bulandshahar 1957-59; DAV Inter College, Aligarh 1960-62; B.R. College, Agra 1962-63; Veterinary College, Mathura, 1963-68; Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, 1969-72; B.V.Sc & AH 1966; M.V.Sc. 1968; Ph.D. 1973.

Professor, Virology, 1981-82, and Prof. & Head, Division of Virology, 1982-87, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Mukteswar; Principal Scientist & In-charge Animal Health Unit/Infectious Diseases Unit, 1987-93, and Director, 1993-2000, National Research Centre on Equines, Hisar; Director, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, 2000-06; Vice-Chancellor, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture & Technology, Meerut, 2006-09.

Awards/Honours: Chancellors Medal 1966: Lance Award, 61 Cavalry, India 1996; ICAR Special Award 1998; Major (Mrs.) Malika IAAVR Award 2001; OIE International Meritorious Award 2000; Distinguished Veterinarian Award 2002; Dr. P. Richard Masillamony Oration Award 2003; Vocational Education and Development Award 2003; Higher Education and Development International Award 2004; Order of Merit Award in Management 2004; Swadeshi Vigyan Puruskar 2004 of Vigyan Bharati; UP Council of Science & Technology Vigyan Gaurav Award 2004-05; NRDC Meritorious Invention Award 2005; World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva Award 2005; Dr. C.M. Singh Samman 2005; IAVPH Life Time Achievement Award 2006; Society of Plant Research Eminence Award 2007; World Institution Building Programme Life Time Achievement Award, 2008; Lakhi Ram Memorial Award 2008; Lalbahadur Shashtri Honor 2008; Padma Vibhushan Dr. M.S.Swaminathan Agricultural Scientist Award 2009 by Krishi Evam Gramin Vikas Sewa Samiti, Lucknow; IAVMI Dr. P. G. Pandey Oration Award 2010; ISACP Life Time Achievement Award, 2011; Dr. A. Lingard Memorial Award, 2012 by Indian Academy of Environmental Sciences; Dr. M.R. Dhanda Memorial Oration Award, 2012 by IAPH. President, Indian Virological Society 1996-2003; President, IAVMI 1999 to date; President, IAUA 2006-07; President NAVS(I) 2011-13; FAO National Consultant; Consultant, Haryana Farmers' Commission, 2010 to date.

Fellow: National Academy of Veterinary Sciences; Indian Association for Advancement of Veterinary Research; Indian Virological Society; Indian Society of Veterinary Immunology & Biotechnology; Society for Immunology & Immunopathology; Royal Society of Crop Sciences.

Research Areas: Veterinary virology & bacteriology, infectious diseases, vaccinology & biotechnology

Address: Ex. Vice Chancellor, H.No. 365, Sector No. 45, Gurgaon 122003, Haryana; [Tel: Res. (0124) 2382652, Cell: 09810820093; Email: yadav_mp@hotmail.com]

Secretary 1 Jan, 2014; Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2011 to 31 Dec, 2013; Member Executive Council (Casual Vacancy) 21 Nov, 2009 to 31 Dec, 2010; Dr. P. Bhattacharya Memorial Award 2003-2004


Yadav, Om Parkash
FELLOW, ELECTED 2011

Born in Bawwa, Rewari, India on 16 May 1963. Educated at Bawwa, Sehore 1970-79; Dayanand College, Hisar 1980; Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, 1980-89; B.Sc. 1984; M.Sc. 1986; Ph.D. 1989.

Director, Directorate of Maize Research, Pusa Campus, New Delhi 2012 to date.

Scientist, 1989-96, NAARM, Directorate of Oilseeds Research, CAZRI; Associate Professor/Senior Scientist, RAU, CAZRI, 1996-2004; Principal Scientist, 2004-2010, CAZRI; Visiting Scientist, ICRISAT, 1994, 1996, 2004; Project Coordinator (Pearl Millet), All India Coordinated Pearl Millet Improvement Project (ICAR), Mandor, Jodhpur, 2010-12

Awards/Honours: HAU Merit Fellowship 1980-89; DBT Overseas Fellowship (2006-07); INSA-Royal Society Inter-Academy Fellowship 2002; ICRISAT Visiting Scientist Award 1994, 1996, 2004.

Research Areas: Crop breeding, drought tolerance, seed production

Address: Director, Directorate of Maize Research, Pusa Campus, New Delhi 110012; B-19, IARI Campus, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 25841805; Cell: 09868231805; Fax: (011) 25848195; Email: opyadav21@yahoo.com]


Yadav, Rattan Lal
FELLOW, ELECTED 1995

Born in Manethi, Rewari, Haryana, India on 11 November 1949. Educated at Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar 1966-70; G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar 1970-76; B.Sc. 1970; M.Sc. 1972; Ph.D. 1976.

Scientist-S1, IISR, 1976-80; Scientist-C, (Agronomy) Central Institute of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants, Lucknow, 1980-83; Scientist S-3 (Agronomy), 1983-86; Principal Scientist Agronomy, 1986-87, and Head, Division of Agronomy, 1987-94, IISR, Lucknow; Project Director, Directorate of Cropping Systems Research, Modipuram, 1994-2001; National Coordinator, NATP (ICAR), 2001-03; Director, Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow, 2003-11.

Awards/Honours: INSA Young Scientist Medal, 1981; ISCA Prof. Hira Lal Chakarvorty Award, 1988; FAI Silver Jubilee Award, 1988; VASVIK Award, 1994; FAI-PPIC Award, 1995; Govt of UP Vigyan Rattan Award, 2005; ANGRAU G. Narasimha Rao Endowment Lecture, 2006; Indian Society of Agronomy Gold Medal, 2006; Dr. M.S. Swaminathan Award 2010 of Krishi and Gramin Vikas Sewa Samiti; Lifetime Achievement Award, 2011, Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Samiti, Karnal.

Fellow: Indian Society of Agronomy; National Academy of Sciences, India.

Research Areas: Agronomy of sugarcane, cropping/farming systems research, organic farming

Address: A 703, Ashadeep Apartment, Plot No. 3-B, Sector-2, Dwarka, New Delhi 110075; [Tel: Res. (011) 25095062, Cell: 9968523124; Email: rattanlal.yadav@gmail.com]


Yadava, Jai Narain Singh
FELLOW, ELECTED 1990

Born in India on 6 July 1930. B.V.Sc.& A.H.; M.V.Sc.; Ph.D.

Former Senior Scientist; CSIR Scientist Emeritus.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Veterinary Sciences.

Research Areas: Bacteriology microbiology, immunology, bacterial genetics, virology

Address: Q-295, Sec 21, Jalvayu Vihar, Noida, Uttar Pradesh; [Tel: Res. (0120) 4256353, Cell: 9911388842]