VIRAKTAMATH DR B C
Fellow, Elected 2001
Born in Sankanoor, Karnataka on 20 May 1952. Educated at University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, B.Sc. 1973, M.Sc. 1975; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, Ph.D. 1987; Post Doctoral, IRRI, Philippines, 1997.
Scientist S-1, 1976-82, CPCRI, Kasaragod; Senior Scientist, CPCRI, Kasaragod/DRR Hyderabad, 1982-98; Principal Scientist, 1998-2006 and Project Director, Directorate of Rice Research, Hyderabad, 2006-14. FAO Consultant on Hybrid Rice to Indonesia, 2001; IRRI Consultant to Philippines, China and Indonesia, 2000, 2005.
Awards/Honours: Hari Om Ashram Trust Award, 2012 by ICAR; ICAR Team Research Award, 2004; Best Researcher Award, DRR, 2003. President, Society for Advancement of Rice Research; Executive Councilor, SABRAO; Executive Councilor (South Zone), Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding.
Fellow: Society for Advancement of Rice Research; Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding
Research Areas: Hybrid Rice Breeding
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