Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding


Fellow, Elected 2020

Born at Kolar, Karnataka, India on 07th February 1982. Educated at Government Model High School, Mulbagal, Kolar 1995-1997; First Grade College, KGF 1997-1999; College of Agriculture, GKVK University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, B.Sc. (Ag), 1999-2003, M.Sc. (Ag) in Genetics and Plant Breeding, 2003-2005; Ph.D. in Genetics at ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2012-2015.

Dr. R. Abdul Fiyaz started his professional career as Scientist (Plant Breeding) with ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region Meghalaya, 2009-2012; Scientist (Plant Breeding), ICAR-Indian Institute of Rice Research, Hyderabad 2012 to till date.

Awards/Honours: ICAR-SRF for Ph.D.; Young Scientist Award 2019; ICAR-IIRR Best Worker (Scientist) Award 2019; Outstanding Achievement Award 2020; SERB Core Research Grant in 2020.

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding

Research Areas: Rice Molecular Breeding; Resistance Breeding; Speciality Rices Improvement

Major research contribution: Released 9 rice varieties through CVRC or SVRC and published more than 40 research articles. Mapped QTL’s for Bakanae disease resistance, developed protocol for screening bakanae disease resistance. His current focus is on introgression of yield enhancing and stress resistance genes/QTLs into elite varieties through MAS. Genetic enhancement of Speciality rices of India.

Address: Dr. Abdul Fiyaz R., Scientist (Plant Breeding), ICAR-Indian Institute of Rice Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500030 [Tel: Off. (040) 24591264; Cell: 9990975934; Fax: (040) 24591217; Email: or]