Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding


Fellow, Elected 1972

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.

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; DAE Homi Bhabha Chair for Nuclear Sciences and Sustainable Development; Executive Director, MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai; Emeritus Professor, Sustainability Science, IGNOU, New Delhi, 2011-12..

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) 22682077, 22682254, Cell: 09444024013; Fax: (044) 22541319; Email:]