Dr. Abraham Verghese - Director

  • Participated in International Mango Symposium, Bangkok, 1999.University Merit Scholarship 1975-78 (UAS).
  • Gold Medal for General Merit in M.Sc 1978 (UAS, Karnataka State). (Institutional).
  • Cash Award for 1st rank in M.Sc (State) 1978 (Ministry of Youth Welfare, Karnataka Govt.) (State Government).
  • Gold Medal for General Merit in Ph.D1992 (University of Agricultural Sciences, Karnataka). (Institutional).
  • Pedda Reddy Thimma Reddy Cash Award for Integrated Pest Management in Mango(State)1997 (PRTR Trust, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India).
  • Travel Grant Award - DST 2005 (DST Travel Grant Award for travel to Switzerland).
  • Best Paper Award, APPMHE (Professional Registered Society) 2007 (Association Advancement of Pest Management in Horticulture Ecosystem) (National).
  • Travel Grant Award - DST 2011 (DST).
  • Best Innovative Scientist Award (State) 2011 (Andhra Pradesh Farmers Federation, Chittor.
  • AusAID International Award for Grape thrips management (International) 2009 (Australian Government).
  • Amulya 2012- Appreciation Award. 2012 (Karnataka State Innovation Council and Department of Industries and Commerce).
  • Award of Excellence (Scientific Category)- IIHR, ICAR 2012 (Indian Institute of Horticultural Research) (Institutional- ICAR).
  • Travel Grant Award for participation.(International) 2011( Royal Entomological Society, London (UK).
  • Raitha Mitra Award (State) 2012 Mango Grower Sangha Hassan, Karnataka State (Farmers Association).
  • Awarded Participation support- NABARD (National) 2012 (To attend Congress in S. Korea).
  • Insect Environment and Biodiversity Award, Professional Category for Excellence in Insect study (2013) (National).
  • Fellow, Confederation of Horticultural Association of India, 2012.
  • Fellow, Association for Advancement of Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystem, 2012.
  • Fellow, Royal Entomological Society, London (UK), 2005.

Dr. N. Bakthavatsalam - Principal Scientist (Entomology)

  • Recognized as consultant in semiochemical research for insects.
  • Chief Editor - Society for Biocontrol Advancement.

Dr. S. K. Jalali - Principal Scientist (Entomology)

  • Awarded certificate of appreciation by M/s Excel Industries, Mumbai for transfer of endogram technology.
  • Member, Research Advisory Committee of Sun Agro, Chennai; Recognised M.Sc. and Ph.D. guide of University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore and University of Mysore, Mysore; Guided 4 Ph.D. and 3 M.Sc. students.
  • Chief Editor, Journal of Biological Control since 2008.

Dr. Prashant Mohanraj - Principal Scientist (Entomology)

  • Dr. Rajendra Prasad Puruskar for the book “Andaman Nicobar Dweep Samuh Ke Thithiliyan”.

Dr. Chandish R. Ballal - Principal Scientist (Entomology)

  • Received partial travel grants from CSIR, ICAR and the organizers - Beijing Academy of Sciences for attending and presenting a research paper at the International Symposium on mass production and commercialization of arthropod biological control agents, October, 21-24, 2011, Beijing, China.
  • Received the Dr S. Sithanantham Bio-control Award for 2010-11 on the 25th April, 2012 during the “National Symposium on Plant Protection in Horticultural Crops: Emerging Challenges and Sustainable Pest Management” held at IIHR, Bangalore (25th to 28th April, 2012).
  • Conferred with the Fellowship of Association for Advancement of Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems (AAPMHE) on the 25th April, 2012 during the “National Symposium on Plant Protection in Horticultural Crops: Emerging Challenges and Sustainable Pest Management” held at IIHR, Bangalore (25th to 28th April, 2012).
  • First rank holder for M Phil (Zoology) under Calicut University.
  • Won the best paper award for a paper based on Ph D work. Ballal, C. R. and Singh, S. P. (2001). Comparative studies on pheromone trap catches of Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) in sunflower and pigeonpea ecosystems. pp. 177-179. In Biological Control - Contributed papers - Proceedings of Symposium on Biocontrol Based Pest Management for Quality Crop Protection in the Current Millennium (July 18-19, 2001) at PAU, Ludhiana (Eds. Darshan Singh, M. S. Mahal, A. S. Sohi, V. K. Dilawari, K. S. Brar and S. P. Singh), 224 pp.
  • Admitted as the Fellow of Society for Biocontrol Advancement (FSBA) on 26th May, 2006.
  • Won the best paper award for a paper based on Ph D student's work. Gupta, T. and Ballal, C. R.(2006). Feeding preference of anthocorid predators for parasitised and un-parasitised eggs.Presented at The National Symposium on sucking pests Held at Institute of Agricultural Technologists, Bangalore on June 26th and 27th, 2006.
  • Recipient of the Professor T. N. Ananthakrishnan Award 2006 for the contributions made in the field of biological control.

Dr. J. Poorani - Principal Scientist (Entomology)

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Biological Control, Society for Biocontrol Advancement, Bangalore.

Dr. K. Veenakumari - Principal Scientist (Entomology)

  • Awarded merit scholarships for M.Sc. (Agri.) and Ph.D. (Agri. Entomology).
  • Awarded Gold Medal for Merit for Ph.D. (Agricultural Entomology).
  • Dr. Rajendra Prasad Puruskar for the book “Andaman Nicobar Dweep Samuha Ke Thithiliyan".

Dr. B. Ramanujam - Principal Scientist (Plant Pathology)

  • Ph. D guide in Microbiology and Zoology Departments in Mysore University.
  • PG Teacher in Plant Pathology Department at UAS, Bangalore.
  • Life member, Society of Biocontrol Advancement in India, Bangalore, India.
  • Life Member, Indian Society of Plantation Crops.

Dr. T. Venkatesan - Principal Scientist (Entomology)

  • Secretary - Society for Biocontrol Advancement, Bangalore.
  • Fellow of AAPMHE, (Association for Advancement in Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems), 2012.
  • Recognized as Guide for Ph.D at Department of Biotechnplogy and Department of Zoology, University of Mysore, Mysore.
  • Recognized as Advisory committee member at Department of entomology UAS Bangalore.
  • Recognized as Advisory Committee member of Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Science, University, Hebbal, Bangalore. During 2012.
  • Life member, Society for Biocontrol Advancement in India, Bangalore, India.
  • Member, Asian & Pacific Coconut Community, Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • Life member, Association for the Advancement of Pest Management of in Horticultural Ecosystems, Bangalore, India.
  • Foundation member, The Asian Agri-History Foundation Secunderabad, India.
  • Fellow of Society for Biocontrol Advancement, Bangalore.

Dr. A.N. Shylesha - Principal Scientist (Entomology)

  • Expert member of loss assessment team in orange orchards of tripura due to insect pests.
  • Expert member of loss assessment team to investigate rodent damage in Jowai dist. of Meghalaya.
  • Expert member of loss assessment team to investigate damage to ginger by insect pests and diseases in Meghalaya.
  • Expert member to Asses losses to Arecanut and betel vine in Meghalaya due to insect pests.
  • Expert to evaluate the beneficiaries in bee keeping project under Donbosco social service project.

Dr. K. Srinivasa Murthy - Principal Scientist (Entomology)

  • Life member, Society of Biocontrol Advancement in India, Bangalore, India.
  • Life member, Society for Plant Protection Sciences, New Delhi.
  • Assistant Public Information Officer- Right to Information Act.

Dr. Sunil Joshi - Principal Scientist (Entomology)

  • Life member, Society of Biocontrol Advancement in India, Bangalore, India.
  • Life member, The Aphidological Society, India.
  • Life member, Association for the Advancement of Pest Management of in Horticultural Ecosystems, Bangalore, India.

Dr. T. M. Shivalingaswamy - Principal Scientist (Entomology)

  • Junior Research Fellowship of ICFRE , Dehradun "International IPM Recognition Award for Adoption of Eggplant IPM in South Asia” by the Awards programme of the 6th International IPM Symposium, held at Portland, Oregon, USA, on 24-26 March 2009.

Dr. R Rangeshwaran - Principal Scientist (Microbiology)

  • 1. ICAR junior fellowship
  • 2. Best poster award in National Symposium on ‘Ecofriendly approaches in the management of plant disease’ for research work titled “A modified liquid medium for mass production of Trichoderma by fermentation process” by R.D. Prasad and R. Rangeshwaran, held at Shimoga, 1998.
  • 3. P. R. Verma award for best research paper at 3rd Global Conference on plant pathology and food security held at MPUAT, Udaipur in Jan 10-13, 2012. Rajalakshmi, S. Keshgod, M. K. Naik, R. Rangeshwaran and Ashwitha, K. Isolation and molecular characterization of indigenous fluorescent pseudomonads for a broad spectrum antibiotic 2, 4-Diacetyl phloroglucinol (DAPG) gene for biocontrol.

Dr. P. Sreerama Kumar - Principal Scientist (Plant Pathology)

  • Ambassador, The Association of Applied Biologists, Warwick, UK (2008).
  • Invited Author, Special Issue of Experimental and Applied Acarology on Diseases of Mites and Ticks, Springer Science+Business Media B.V., The Netherlands (2008).
  • Endowment Award, Society for Invertebrate Pathology, Knoxville, USA (2007 to present).
  • Invited Expert, Workshop on the Coconut Mite, Salalah Agricultural Research Station, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Sultanate of Oman (2007).
  • Invited Speaker, Twelfth International Congress of Acarology, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2006).

Dr. M. Mohan - Senior Scientist (Entomology)

  • WIPO Gold Medal and Award, World Intellectual Property Organization, UN, Geneva, 2009.
  • Best Innovation Award and Gold Medal, DST – Lockhed Martin India Innovation Growth Program, Govt. of India, 2009.
  • Societal Innovation Award, National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), Govt. of India, 2008.
  • DBT – Post Doctoral Research Grant, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, 2001.
  • DST-SERC – Fast Track Scheme for Young Scientists, Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, 2001-2002.
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Award and Gold Medal for outstanding Ph.D. thesis research, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), 2002.

Dr. G. Sivakumar - Senior Scientist (Microbiology)

  • Treasurer, Society of Biocontrol Advancement in India, Bangalore, India.

Dr. Mahesh Yandigeri - Senior Scientist (Microbiology)

  • Awarded with Post Graduate Diploma in Nano-Biotechnology (PGDBNT) from Life Science Foundation India, Bellary, Karnataka, India during 2008-09.
  • Awarded Diploma in Computer Applications (DCA) awarded by Center for Advanced Training in Software Engineering (CATSE), Dharwad, Karnataka, India.
  • Awarded with ‘IARI Merit Medal’ for Outstanding Academic Performance during Ph.D. in 45th Convocation of Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa Campus, New Delhi.
  • University Merit Scholarship from University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, India during B.Sc. (Agriculture) studies from 1997-2001 and ICAR-Junior Research Fellowship for M.Sc. during 2001-2003.
  • Life member, Association for Microbiologists of India.
  • Life member, Society of Agriculturally Important Microbial Genetic Resources (SAIMGR).

Dr. Ankita Gupta - Scientist (Entomology)

  • Recipient of International EDIT Grant and International Travel grant (ITS) from DST.
  • Awarded merit scholarships during four years of B.Sc (Ag) degree.
  • Recipient of merit scholarship of GBPUA&T, Pantnagar during M.Sc (Ag) and ICAR Senior Research Fellowship during Ph.D degree.
  • Attained “Best Debater Ramanujan Award” in IARI, New Delhi in year 1998.
  • Topped GBPUA&T University Ph.D Entrance Examination in the year 2002.
  • Recognized by National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad for aiding in Institution building activity during “89th Foundation Course for Agricultural Research Service” training in the year 2010.

Ms. Gandhi Gracy - Scientist (Entomology)

  • Life Member , society of biocontrol Advancement in india , Bangalore.
  • Life Member, Vegetable Science , Varanasi.

Ms. S. Salini - Scientist (Entomology)

  • Secured 10th rank in All India combined examination for Junior Research Fellow and Masters’ degree award examination conducted by I C A R in 2004.

Mr. K. J. David - Scientist (Entomology)

  • Secured Kerala Agricultural University Merit Scholarship for the year 2000-2001 for outstanding performance in academics
  • Recipient of Junior Research Fellowship from Indian Council of Agricultural Research during 2003- 2005.