Dr. Cherukumalli Srinivasa Rao

Born in Anigandlapadu, Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh on 4 October 1965. Educated at ZP High School, Anigandlapadu, 1975-80; SGS College Jaggaiahpet, 1980-82; Agricultural College, Bapatla, 1982-88; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1988-92; Tel-Aviv University, Israel, 1998-99; B.Sc (Ag) 1982; M.Sc (Ag) 1988; Ph.D 1992; Post-Doctoral 1999.

Director, ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, 2017 to date.

Scientist, Indian Institute of Soil Science (IISS), Bhopal, 1992-98; Senior Scientist, Indian Institute of Pulses Research (IIPR), Kanpur 1998-2003 and Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad, 2003-2006; Principal Scientist, 2006-13 and Project Coordinator, All India Coordinated Research Project for Dryland Agriculture (AICRPDA), Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad (CRIDA), Hyderabad, 2013-14; Deputation to International Crop Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru, 2006-2008; Director, ICAR-Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA), Hyderabad, 2014-17.

Awards/Honours: Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award for Outstanding Research in Agricultural Sciences, 2019 in the field of Natural Resources Management and Agricultural Engineering (2019); Life Time Achievement Award from Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences, Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh (2019); Dr Rajendra Prasad Puraskar Award of ICAR 2018; Hindi Regional Rajbhasha Award, 2016 by Ministry of Home Affairs; Chairman, Standing Technical Committee, National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) 2014-2017; Sardar Patel Outstanding Research Institute Award of ICAR – 2014 & 2021; Rajashri Tandon Rajbasha Puraskar - 2013-14; 2015-16; Hari Om Ashram Trust Award of ICAR 2014; Padmasree Dr. I.V. Subba Rao Memorial Award from Rithunestam, 2012; FAI Golden Jubilee Award, 2011; Vasantrao Naik Award of ICAR, 2009 & 2014; Sukumar Basu Memorial Award of IARI, 2009; International Plant Nutrition Institute Prize 2008; ICRISAT Millennium Science Award, 2008; Doreen Mashler Award by ICRISAT, 2007; ISPRD Recognition Award, 2006-2007; Dhiru Morarjee Memorial Award of FAI, 1993 and 2003; PPIC-FAI Award, 2006; Pran Vohra Memorial Award, 2000 and Dr. B.C. Deb Memorial Award, 2006 of Indian Science Congress Association; International Potash Institute - FAI Award, 1998 & 2012; ISSS Golden Jubilee Young Scientist Award, 1997 ICAR Young Scientist Award, 1998; Certificate of Merit ISCA, 1995; UNFCCC Indian Delegation Member - Bonn, Germany, 2015, 2016; 2019; Indian Delegation Member of 49th Session of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Kyoto, Japan, May 2019; UNFCCC COP-25/CMP-15/CMA-2 Indian Delegation Member, Madrid, Spain, 2019; G20 Meetings - Bengaluru and Hyderabad, 2023; Chief Editor, Indian Society of Dryland Agriculture, 2009 to 2014; Editor, Indian Society of Soil Science 2014-15; Executive Board Member, International Dryland Development Commission, Cairo, Egypt; Member, Regional Advisory Group, NABARD 2019-20; President of Indian Society of Dryland Agriculture and Development; President, Association for Management of Agricultural Research and Agripreneurship (AMARA), Hyderabad; President, a-Idea (Association for Innovation Development of Entrepreneurship in Agriculture), Technology Business Incubator (TBI); ICAR-NAARM, Hyderabad; Member, Asian Long Term Experimental Network for Agriculture (ALTENA), Tsukuba, Japan; Co-chaired as Nominee of Indian focal point, CDC and Steering Committee of 23rd Intergovernmental Meeting and Science Planning Group Meeting (IGM/SPG Meeting) of Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN), (Bangkok, Thailand) 2018; Member; Executive Council, National Council for Cooperative Training (NCCT), Ministry of Cooperation, GoI; Member, ICAR ICT Steering Committee; Dr. Tamhane, SP Roy Choudhary, Dr. GS. Sekhon and Dr.MV. Shantaram Memorial Lectures of Indian Society of Soil Science (ISSS), Member, Food and Agriculture Division Council (FADC), Bureau of Indian Standards, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Govt of India; Member, Committee on Agricultural Research Service; Member, Steering Committee to prepare India’s Adaptation Communication under UNFCCC, MoEF&CC, Govt. of India (2022); Chairman, Expert Committee on Agro-biodiversity, National Biodiversity Authority, (MoEF&CC, Govt. of India), Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2021-2022). Chairperson, Capacity Buildig Unit (CBU) for DARE/ICAR; Member (ICAR Representative), Board of Management, University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur; Member, Advisory Committee for M/s Agrinnovate India Limited (AgIn), New Delhi; Member, NASI Council, NASI, Allahabad (2023).

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy (FNA); The National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI); Indian Society of Soil Science; Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development; Telangana Academy of Sciences, Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences

Research Areas: Research Management, Research Policy, HRM, Climate Change, Adaptation and Mitigation, Soil Carbon Sequestration; Potassium Nutrition, Resilient Agriculture and Food Systems

Address: Director, ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500030, Telangana; [Tel: Off. (040) 24015070, 24581350; Cell: 9848848453; Fax: (040) 24015912; Email: chsrao_director@naarm.org.in; cherukumalli2011@gmail.com]

Member Executive Couincil (Casual Vacancy) 1 Jan, 2022 to 31 Dec, 2022; Nominee of Secretary, DARE / DG, ICAR, 1 Jan, 2019 to 31 Dec, 2021; Recognition Award 2013-2014; Young Scientist Award 1997-1998