Prof. Siddapura Ramachandrappa Niranjana

Born in Bahddurghatta, Chitradurga (District), Karnataka, India on 20 July 1959. Educated at Government Science College, Chitradurga B.Sc.1984; MSc.1986; M. Phil. 1987; Ph.D. 1994 from University of Mysore; Diploma in Seed Pathology 1998 at DGISP, Denmark.

Coordinator-Monitoring: Institution of Excellence(IOE) for "Biodiversity and Bioprospecting of Sustainable Development" University of Mysore with 100 Crore MHRD grant. Principal investigator-DST, DBT, UGC, Projects; and Coordinator for DST-FIST, and DANIDA Seed Pathology Training Programme, UGC-DSA Programme; Professor and Chairman of Biotechnology, Department of Studies in Biotechnology, University of Mysore, 2019-21. Visiting Scientist, DGISP, Denmark, Network Programme Leader for Bangladesh Agriculture University, Bangladesh, China Agriculture University, Beijing, China, Nepal Agricultural Research Council, Kathmandu, Nepal, Sokoine Agriculture University, Tanzania, Vietnam Agriculture University, Vietnam; Chairman Research Advisory committee CSRTI, Central Silk Board, Mysore; Vice-Chancellor, Gulbarga University, Kalburgi, Karnataka, 2015- 19.

Awards/Honours: Dr. Raja Ramanna Award, 2018, Govt. of Karnataka; Sir. C.V. Raman Young Scientist Award, 2009, Govt. of Karnataka; K.P.V. Menon Best Paper Award, 2009; P.R. Verma Award, 2008; P.P. Singhal Memorial Pesticide India Award 2007; N. Prasad Memorial Lecture Award(ISMPP, 2016); V.P. Bhide Memorial Award Lecture 2004. Vice President, Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology 2004; President, Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology 2011; South Zone President IPS-2007; Joint Secretary, Society for Promotion and Innovation of Biopesticide, 2008 to date; Organizing Secretary, Asian Congress of Mycology and Plant pathology 2002; South Zone Conference Indian Phytopathological Society, 2007; National Conference on Mycology and Plant Pathology 2008; Organiser, APSA sponsored Seed Health Training, 2009.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India, 2018; National Academy of Biological Sciences, 2013; Danish Institute of Seed Pathology, 2008; Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology, 2006; Fellow of Indian Phytopathological Society, 2017.

Research Areas: Plant protection; molecular plant pathology; biotechnology; seed science and technology; biological control

Address: Former Vice-Chancellor, Gulbarga University, Professor and Chairman, Dept. of Studies in Biotechnology, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysore 570006, Karnataka; #122, 21st Cross, Vijaya Nagara III Stage, Mysore 570030, Karnataka; [Tel: Off. (0821) 2419881; Res. (0821) 2411118; Cell: 8197077637; Fax: (0821) 2419881; Email:]

Recognition Award 2013-2014; Dr. K.C. Mehta Memorial Award 2019-2020