Dr. K.V. Prabhu
FELLOW, ELECTED 2005
Born in Hubli, Karnataka on 20 May 1958. Educated at Gandhinagar High School, Bangalore 1970-72; D. Banumaiah's High School, Mysore, 1973; Sarda Vilas College, Mysore, 1973-75; Banaras Hindu University 1975-81; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1982-86. B.Sc. 1979; M.Sc. 1981; Ph.D: 1986.
Chairperson, Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights Authority, Govt. of India, Min. of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, New Delhi, 2018 to date.
Scientist, Regional Station, Shimla, 1986-91, Scientist Senior Scale 1991-98, Senior Scientist 1998-2006, Officer-in-Charge, National Phytotron Facility, 2002-2006, and Head, Division of Genetics, 2006-13 Jt. Director (Research), Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2013-18.
Awards/Honours: ICAR Jawahar Lal Nehru Award, 1987; IARI B.P. Pal Award, 2003; V.S. Mathur Memorial Award 2004; ISCA Platinum Jubilee Lecture Award, 2006; A.S. Cheema Award, 2011; Borlaug Award, 2012; Rafi Ahmad Kidwai Award, 2012. Nanaji Deshmukh Award for Team Research 2018, Atal Ratna 2018.
Research Areas: Plant breeding, genetics, molecular marker assisted selection
Address: Chairperson, Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights Authority, Govt. of India, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, NASC Complex, DPS Marg, New Delhi 110012; B-7, IARI Campus, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 25848127; Res. (011) 25847216; Cell: 9899023566; Fax: (011) 25840478; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com]
Treasurer (Casual Vacancy) 1 Jan, 2008 to 31 Dec 2009; Secretary 1 Jan, 2015 to 21 Dec 2017