Dr. Keshav Raj Kranthi
Fellow, Elected 2009

Born in Warangal, Andhra Pradesh, India on 26 February 1963. B.Sc (Agriculture) 1985 and M.Sc (Agricultural Entomology) 1987, ANGRAU, Hyderabad; Ph.D (Entomology) 1991, IARI, New Delhi.

Director, ICAR-Central Institute of Cotton Research, Nagpur, 2010 to date.

ARS, 1991-92, Head, Crop Protection Division, 2006-08, and Acting Director, Central Institute of Cotton Research, Nagpur, 2008-10.

Awards/Honours: Cotton Researcher of the Year Award 2009, ICAC, Washington, USA & Team Leader; ICAR Team Award, 2006.

Research Areas: Insect resistance to insecticides; Molecular entomology and biotechnology.

Address: Director, ICAR-Central Institute for Cotton Research, PB No. 2, Shankarnagar PO, Nagpur 440010, Maharashtra; 17 RA, Bhangevihar, Trimurthinagar, Nagpur 440022, Maharashtra; [Tel: Off. (07103) 275536/38; Res. (0712) 2240252, Cell: 9423075781; Fax: (07103) 275529; Email: krkranthi@gmail.com]

Recognition Award, 2015-2016