Dr. Pawan Kumar Agrawal

Born in Junagarh, District Kalahandi, Odisha on 2nd January 1964. Educated at Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, B. Sc (Ag). 1985 and Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana M. Sc (Plant Breeding). 1989, Ph. D (Plant Breeding). 1994

Vice Chancellor, Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, May 2019 to date

Scientist, ICAR-NAARM, Hyderabad 1992-93, Scientist, ICAR-IARI 1993, Scientist, ICAR- CRRI, 1993-97, Scientist (SS), 1997-2001, Senior Scientist, ICAR- CRRI, Cuttack, 2001-03, Senior Scientist, ICAR- IIPR, 2003-06, Principal Scientist, ICAR-VPKAS, 2006-10, Head, Division of Crop Improvement, ICAR-VPKAS, 2010-14, Assistant Director General (NASF), ICAR Headquarters, New Delhi, 2014-19

Awards/Honours: Awarded Sardar Iqbal Singh Gold Medal for 1989, PAU, Ludhiana; Senior Research Fellowship, CSIR, New Delhi 1992, Rockefeller Foundation (USA) International Post Doctoral Fellowship for rice biotechnology, John Innes Centre, U.K.; Associate Editor of ‘ORYZA’ Sept. 2000- 2003; Fellow, AZRA Society, India; Member, RDC, Kumaun University, Nainital, 2007; ‘Rastriya Gaurav Award’, India International Friendship Society, New Delhi; ‘The Best Citizens of India Award 2013’, International Publishing House, New Delhi; 'Life Time Achievement Award', 'Society for Scientific Development in Agriculture & Technology'; ‘Doyen of Rice Research’ ‘Golden Jubilee Award 2015’ by the ICAR-IIRR, Hyderabad, Member, (RFAG), Mission on Nano Science and Technology (Nano Mission), DST, GoI, 2014-2016; Member, BoG, Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Mohali, Punjab, 2014-16; 'Life Time Achievement Award' by the 'Astha Foundation’; Fellow, ISPRD, IIPR, Kanpur; Fellow, Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding, New Delhi; 'Award of Honour' by the 'Alumni Association’, CoA, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana; Member, SSTP (Tier 1 &2), DST, GoI 2016 till date; Member, BoM, Anand Agricultural University, Anand, Gujrat; A. B. Joshi Award, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi; Member, Advisory Committee, AFSP, India- USAID for cooperation on agriculture and allied sector, 2018-2010.


Research Areas: Molecular and Conventional Breeding in Crops

Address: Vice Chancellor, Orrisa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar 751003, Odisha; H 142, Lumbini Vihar, Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar 751021, Odisha; [Tel: Off. (0542) 2575678; Res. (0542) 2575678; Cell: 9868275277; Fax: (0542) 2397780; Email: pawankagrawal@hotmail.com; vcouat@gmail.com]