Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding



Fellow, Elected 1999

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 Education, UAS, Dharwad, Karnataka, 2015 to date. Principal Scientist (Cotton), UAS, Dharwad, 1995-2005; Director, Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur, 2005-08; Dean (Post Graduate Studies), 2008-12 and Director of Research, UAS, Dharwad,
Karnataka, 2012-15. Member, Genetic Engineering Approval Committee 2006-12; Review Committee on Genetic Manipulations, 2006-09; Executive Council, MAU, Parbhani 2005-08; Dr. P.D.K.V., Akola, 2006-08; Research Advisory Committee, CICR, Nagpur, 2004-08; CIRCOT 2008-11, ICAR Governing Body and ICAR Society, 2006-08; Task Force on Crop Biotechnology, DBT, 2011-14, Board of Management, UAS, Dharwad, 2011-12. ISGPB Fellow Directory.

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; Dr. R.B. Ekbote Award-2013 by Agharkar Research Institute, Pune.

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; Introgression Breeding and Hybrid Development in Cotton
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