Dr. Polumetla Ananda Kumar

Born in Kuchipudi, India on 14 November 1955, Educated at S.K.V. High School, Kuchipudi; V.S.R. College, Tenali, 1972; Silver Jubilee Government College, Kurnool, 1972-75; S.V. University, Tirupati, 1975-77; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1985-89; B.Sc. 1975; M.Sc. 1977; Ph.D. 1989; Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany.

Emeritus Scientist, ICAR-Indian Institute of Rice Research, Hyderabad, 2018 to date.

Project Director, National Research Centre on Plant Biotechnology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 2007-12; Director, Institute of Biotechnology, ANGRAU, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, 2013-15; Principal Scientist, Indian Institute of Rice Research, Hyderabad, 2015-17; Director (A), Indian Institute of Rice Research, Hyderabad, 2017-18.

Awards/Honours: INSA Young Scientist Medal, 1987; ISCA Prof. Hiralal Chakravarty Award, 1995; DBT National Bioscience Award, 2000; VASVIK Award, 2000; Fellow, A.P. Academy of Sciences, Andhra Pradesh.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India.

Research Areas: Plant molecular biology, Bt-based insect resistance

Address: Emeritus Scientist, Indian Institute of Rice Research, Rajendra Nagar, Hyderabad 500030, Telangana; Villa 24, Nakshatra, Siddanthi, Shamshabad, Hyderabad 501218, Telangana; [Tel: Off. (040) 24591343; Res. (040) 29700624, Cell: 8143662455; Email: polumetla@hotmail.com]

Recognition Award 2005-2006