Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding


Fellow, Elected 2018

Born in Warangal, Telangana, India on 11 August 1969. Educated at Warangal and Hyderabad; B.Sc. (Ag.)., 1991-Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University, Hyderabad, Telangana.; M.Sc.(Ag.)., 1993 and Ph D., 1997- Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad, Telangana

Principal Scientist, ICAR-Indian Institute of Millets Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, 2012 – till date

Scientist (1997-2001), Scientist-Senior Scale (2001-2006), Senior Scientist (2006-2012) at ICAR-Indian Institute of Millets Research (Formerly National Research Centre for Sorghum and Directorate of Sorghum Research), Hyderabad, Telangana-500 030. Principal Investigator for sweet sorghum research under AICRP on Sorghum (From 2008 till date)

Awards/Honours: Received as a member of the team, the “Centre of Excellence” award for seed production under ICAR seed project for the year 2013-14; ISFR awarded best poster award in 2005

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding;

Research Areas: Sorghum breeding, Genetic enhancement of energy crops

Address: ICAR-Indian Institute of Millets Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, Telangana – 500 030; Res: #101, Shubh Nivas Apts, Street no 14, Tarnaka, Secunderabad 500 017 [Tel: Off. (040) 24599327, Cell: 9441980980; Fax: (040) 24599304; Email:;;