Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding

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Dr. K.V. Prabhu IARI, New Delhi

Dr. V.S. Mathur Memorial Award (Triennial), 2002

Born in Hubli, Karnataka on 20 May 1958. Educated at Gandhinagar High School, Bangalore 1970-72; D. Banumaiah's High School, Mysore, 1973; Sarda 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.

Chairperson, Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights, Authority, Govt. of India, Min. of Agriculture &, Farmers Welfare, New Delhi, 2018 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, Joint Director (Research), ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2013-18.

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; A.S. Cheema Award, 2011; Borlaug Award, 2012; Rafi Ahmad Kidwai Award, 2012.

Research Areas: Plant breeding, genetics, molecular marker assisted selection