Dr. E.V.S. Prakasa Rao

Born in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India on 24 September 1953. Educated at Agricultural College, Bapatla, 1969-73; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1974-80; B.Sc. 1973; M.Sc 1976; Ph.D. 1980.

Honorary Scientist, CSIR-Fourth Paradigm Institute, Bengaluru, Independent Scientist, consultant

Scientist B, 1980-85, Scientist C, 1985-88, Scientist EI, 1988-93, Scientist EII, 1993-94, Head, CIMAP,Field Station, Coorg, 1994-95, Scientist EII, 1995-98, CIMAP, Scientist F, 1998-2005, Head, 1999-2009, and Scientist G, 2005-11, CIMAP Research Centre, Bangalore; Chief Scientist, 2011-13 and Advisor, 2014-21, Climate and Environmental Modelling Group, CSIR - Fourth Paradigm Institute, Bengaluru.

Awards/Honours: Fertiliser Association of India Silver Jubilee Award 1993; Phosphate and Potash Institute of Canada-Fertiliser Association of India Award, 2001; CIMAP Appreciation Award, 2004; Indian Society of Agronomy Gold Medal, 2009; IMPHOS-FAI Award, 2012.

Fellow: Indian Society of Agronomy; Indian Society of Spices

Research Areas: Medicinal and aromatic plants, agronomy, soil science, water management, climate change, environmental modelling, carbon sequestration

Address: 42, AECS II Stage, 5th Main, 16th Cross, Sanjaynagar, Bengaluru 560094, Karnataka; [Tel: Cell: 9731128468; Email: evsprakasarao@gmail.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2023