Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding

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Kumaran Dr. Vikas Venu

Fellow, Elected 2018


Born in Village Kalkurichy, Kanyakumari, India on 17 May, 1978. Educated at Govt. Higher Secondary School, Thuckalay, Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu, India 1993-1995; Tamilnadu Agricultural University University, Coimbatore, 1995-2002; B.Sc.(Ag.) 1999; M.Sc.(Ag.), 2002; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2004-09; Ph.D., 2009.

Scientist (SS), ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Regional Station, Wellington, 2013 to date.

Awards/Honours: Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) - Gene Stewardship Award – 2018; National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) - Associate – 2018; Professor M.S.Swaminathan Best Scientist Award - 2018 of Bose Science Society; Young Scientist Award- 2018 of Society for Scientific Development in Agriculture & Technology; Dr. R.S. Paroda award for Young Scientist - 2016 of Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources (ISPGR); Endeavour Research Fellowship – 2016; selected for ICAR Award for Outstanding Interdisciplinary Team Research in Agricultural and Allied Sciences – 2017.

Fellow: ISGPB Fellow 2018, Indian Socitey of Genetics and Plant Breeding; Fellow - Bose Science Society – 2017.

Research Areas: Rust resistance breeding and Pre breeding in wheat

Address: Scientist (SS), ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Regional Station, Wellington 643 231, The Nilgiris, Tamilnadu; Type III Quarters, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Regional Station, Wellington 643 231, The Nilgiris, Tamilnadu;; [Tel: Off. (0423) 2230463, 2234796; Fax: (0423)2230463 Mobile: +91 9442921061, +91 7904809938; Email: vkvikaswtn@gmail.com , vk.vikas@rediffmail.com]