Dr. Sakuru Venkata Sai Prasad

Born in Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh on 21 June 1967. B.Sc. 1990 and M.Sc. 1992, Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad; Ph.D. 1995, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi; PGDHRM 2005, MBA 2006 and PGDIPR 2016, IGNOU, New Delhi; PGDTMA 2013, NAARM, Hyderabad

Principal Scientist & Head, ICAR-IARI Regional Station, Indore 2015 to date.

Principal Scientist, ICAR-IARI Regional Station, Indore, 2009-15

Awards/Honours: INSA Visiting Scientist Fellowship, 2001-02; NAIP Training Visiting scientist Fellowship, 2009-10; ICAR Award for Outstanding Inter-disciplinary Team Research Team Research in Agricultural and Allied Sciences" as Member, 2009-10; Gold Medal for PGDTMA by NAARM, Hyderabad, 2016; Venus International Foundation Distinguished Scientist Award - Agriculture, 2015; Astha Foundation, SSDAT, Meerut - Outstanding Achievement Award in Plant Breeding, 2014; GRISAAS-2015 - Outstanding Interdisciplinary Team Research Award as Team Leader, and BGRI, USA-BGRI-Gene Stewardship Award as Member (International Award), 2018; Dr. S. Nagarajan Memorial Award from SAWBR, Karnal, 2019 and XXI Sukumar Basu Memorial Award from IARI, New Delhi, 2020.

Fellow: Society for Advancement of Wheat Research, Karnal, 2014; Indian Society for Genetics and Plant Breeding, New Delhi, 2016; Andhra Pradesh Academy of Sciences, 2019.

Research Areas: Genetics and Plant Breeding in durum and bread wheat

Address: Principal Scientist & Head, ICAR-IARI Regional Station, Near Agricultural College, Indore 452001, M.P.; Q. No. 2, Type III, IARI Quarters, Krishi Nagar, Indore 452001, M.P.; [Tel: Off. (0731) 2927921; Cell: 9425957920; Fax: (0731) 2701131; Email: sprasad98@gmail.com]