MAHADEVAPPA DR M
Fellow, Elected 1983
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 ISGPB Fellow Directory 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; Padma Bhushan, 2014; National Academy of Biological Sciences - Dr. Kannaiyan Memorial Award, 2015. President, Forum of Former Vice Chancellors of Karnataka state universities.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org]