Dr. (Ms.) Govinda Kurup Hemaprabha

Born in Cheruthana, District Alappuzha, Kerala, on 5 July 1962. Educated at Kerala University, B.Sc. 1982, M.Sc. 1984 and Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Ph.D. 1997.

Principal Scientist & Head i/c Division of crop improvement, ICAR Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore 2016 to date.

Scientist, ICAR Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore, 1986-1993, Scientist (Senior Scale), 1993-1998, Senior Scientist, 1998-2006, Principal Scientist, 2006 to date.

Awards/Honours: Prof. A. Abraham memorial gold Medal, 1984, Sir T.S. Venkatraman Award, 2016-17, Noel Deerr Gold Medal Award,1999 & 2016, STAI Silver Medal, 2014, Member of Task Force (Expert Committee), DBT, Crop Molecular Breeding, 2014-15, DBT Nominee, Institute Biosafety Meeting of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, 2006 to 2015, NET from University Grants Commission, 1984, JRF from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, 1985, Chief Editor, Journal of Sugarcane Research, 2011-15, Vice President, Society of Sugarcane Research and Development, Coimbatore, 2017-19.

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding, New Delhi, Society for Sugar Research & Promotion, Lucknow

Research Areas: Crop Science, Plant Breeding

Address: Principal Scientist & Head I/c, Division of Crop Improvement, ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore 641007, Tamil Nadu; 119, KTVR Greenfield, Thavasi Nagar, Velandipalayam PO, Coimbatore 641025, Tamil Nadu; [Tel: Off. (0422) 476261; Cell: 9994994715; Fax: (0422) 2472923; Email: GHemaprabha@icar.gov.in; ghemaprabha1@gmail.com]