Dr. Dendi Damodar Reddy
FELLOW, ELECTED 2022
Born in Puljala, Nagarkurnool, Telangana, India on 15 June 1967. Educated at Govt. Zilla Parishad High School, Karwanga, 1977-82; Govt. Junior College, Aliya, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, 1982-84; Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University (Now ANGRAU), Hyderabad, 1984-88; Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, 1988-94; B.Sc. (Ag.) 1988; M.Sc. (SSAC) 1990; Ph.D. 1994.
Director, ICAR-Central Tobacco Research Institute, Rajahmundry, AP, 2014 to date.
Scientist (T), 1994-95, ICAR-NAARM/CRIDA, Hyderabad; Scientist, 1995-2001, ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science (IISS), Bhopal; Senior Scientist, 2001-2007, ICAR-IIISS, Bhopal; Principal Scientist, 2007-2009, ICAR-IISS, Bhopal; Head - Division of Crop Chemistry & Soil Science, 2009-2014, ICAR-Central Tobacco Research Institute (CTRI), Rajahmundry.
Awards/Honours: Dr. S.P. Roychoudhary Gold Medal of Indian Society of Soil Science (DC), 1995; NAARM Merit Award, 1995; Lal Bahadur Shastri Young Scientist Award:1999-2000 of ICAR, 2001; Golden Jubilee Commemoration Young Scientist Award of Indian Society of Soil Science, 2001; IMPHOS-FAI Award of Fertilizer Association of India, 2003; Shri B. Lakshminarayana Memorial Award: 2002-03 of Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 2005; Doreen Mashler Award of International Crops Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics, 2006; NAAS Associate, 2006; IMPHOS-FAI Award of Fertilizer Association of India, 2009; Dr. B.C. Deb Memorial Award for Soil/ Physical Chemistry: 2010-2011 of the Indian Science Congress Association, 2011; Cashless ICAR Institute Award of ICAR (as Director of CTRI), 2017; The 12th International Congress Commemoration Award of the Indian Society of Soil Science, 2017; Tobacco Board Award of the Indian Society of Tobacco Science, 2019; FTCCI Excellence Award (as director of CTRI), 2019; Chairman, FAD-4, Bureau of Indian Standards, 2015-19; Member, Board of Management (ICAR Nominee), YSRHU, 2016-18; Member, Tobacco Board, Ministry of Commerce, GoI, since 2014; Chairman, Scientific Advisory Committee of KVK, Kalavacharla and KVK, Kandukur, 2017-20; Member, Academic Council, YSRHU, 2016-18; President, Indian Society of Tobacco Science, 2015-17, 2017-19; Member, Institute Management Committee, ICAR- Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal for 2008 – 2010; WHO Temporary Advisor, 2017.
Fellow: Fellow, Andhra Pradesh Academy Sciences, 2017; Fellow, Indian Society of Tobacco Science, 2019; Associate, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 2006.
Research Areas: Tropical Soil Fertility, Plant Nutrition, Crop Residue Management, Commercial Agriculture
Address: Director, ICAR-Central Tobacoo Research Institute, Dr. N.C. Gopalachari Road, Bhaskarnagar, Rajahmundry 533105, A.P.; F-1, Director's Bungalow, CTRI quarters, Opp: Ramakrishna Math, Korukonda Road, Rajahmundry 533105, A.P.; [Tel: Off. 0883-2448995, Cell: 9440802569; Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com]