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Dr. Parashuram Patroti is awarded "Neelamraju Gangaprasada Rao and N Kamala Gold Medal" during the Fourth Foundation Day of the Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU); 03-09-2018 for securing Highest Overall Grade Point Average in the University in Ph.D (Agriculture)-Genetics & Plant Breeding for the period 2014-15.

Dr. Amasidda Belundagi awarded bronze medal in long jump at the All India ICAR Sports meet

Indian Institute of Millets Research received the first ever SIRIDHANYA‐ R&D Excellence National Award ‐ 2018 instituted by Government of Karnataka, which was presented during the International Trade Fair on Organics and Millets

Dr. B Dayakar Rao, PS , IIMR has received the Innovative Scientist National Award under SIRIDHANYA: Millets Awards 2018 at the International Trade Fair on Organics and Millets He was honoured for his contributions towards the development of millet value chains, value added products and entrepreneurship development

Dr. Parashuram Patroti received Best Young Scientist Award during National seminar on Recent Trends in Plant Sciences and Agricultural Research held on 11-12 January 2018 at ZARS (MPKV), Solapur on the eve of Golden Jubilee year celebration of Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeet, Rahuri.

Dr Elangovan received Best Assignment Award for assignment on "Geospatial Technology can be used fir Doubling the Farmers Income" on 25th November 2017 at NAARM

Dr. Amasiddha Bellundagi awarded gold medal for long jump at the South Zone Sports Meet, ICAR conducted at Coimbatore on 9th October 2017.

Dr Dayakar Benhur receiving Raithu Nestham 2017 award for excellence in value added millet promotion from Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu, AP Agriculture Minister S. Chandra Mohan Reddy and Telangana Agriculture Minister P. Srinivasa Reddy
on 3rd October 2017

Drs. Vilas Tonapi, KV Raghavendra Rao and Ravi Kumar Vemula, IIMR receiving Best Annual Report 2016-17 and Best Wall Calendar 2017 awards from Sri Bonthu Rammohan, His Worship The Mayor, GHMC Hyderabad at 2nd Telangana State Public Relations Conference, Hyderabad

Dr Vilas A Tonapi, Director and Dr Mahesh Kumar, Hindi Officer received Ganesh Shankar Vidhyarthi Pratham Puraskar (2015-16) for Hindi magazine Kadann Sourabh Vol. 6 published by IIMR, Hyderabad on 16th July 2017.


Dr N Kannababu awarded FELLOW of Indian Society of Seed Technology, in XIV National Seed Seminar held at IARI, New Delhi during 28-30 January 2017.

Samagra Vikas Welfare Society (SVWS) bestowed "Best Thesis Award" to Dr Parashuram Patroti, Scientist, CRS, ICAR-IIMR, Solapur for his outstanding contribution in the field of Agriculture on the occasion of International Seminar on Agriculture & Food for Inclusive Growth and Development during 14-15th Jan 2017 at NBRI, Lucknow.

Dr. Vilas A. Tonapi,received award for significant contribution in the field of seed science and Technology and to AICRP on NSP (CROPS) from honorable Director General ICAR, Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, in the presence of Dr. Ravindran, Vice Chancellor, Kerala Agricultural University, Dr. J S Chouhan, ADG (Seeds) and Dr .S Rajendraprasad, Director, ICAR-Indian Institute of Seed Science Research, on the eve of XXXI Annual Group Meeting of AICRP-NSP (Crops) during 19-21 April, 2016, Cochin, Kerala

Dr. Amasiddha Bellundagi,Scientist, Plant Breeding was conferred with 'Best Oral Presentation Award' for his paper entitled “Transfer of heat tolerant QTLs through MABB in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). in the National seminar on "Breeding field crops for biotic and abiotic stresses in relation to climate change" held at VNMKV Parbhani on 28-29 March 2016.

Dr I K Das was awarded as "Fellow of Indian Phytopathological Society" at the 6th International Conference on "Plant, Pathogen and People- Challenges in Plant Pathology to Benefit Humankind, helad at NAS Complex New Delhi from 23-27 February 2016.


Dr. Parashuram Patroti, Scientist (Genetics and Plant Breeding) was conferred with "Young Scientist Award" during National Conference on Genetics and Cytogenetics held at UAS, Dharwad during 1-3 Feb, 2016. He received this award from honourable Vice-chancellor of UAS, Dharwad Dr. DP Biradar and Dr. PM Salimath Vice-chancellor of UAS, Raichur.

Best Oral presentation
Ms G Sangeeta bagged the best oral presentation award ( First prize) a the International conference on "Emerging Biotechnologies" at Warangal during 28-30 Jan 2016.

Best Paper Award
Dr Rajendra R Chapke, Senior Scientist (Extension) of IIMR received “Best Paper Award” in International Conference on “Good Governance in Agricultural Extension” held at Centre for Good Governance, Hyderabad during 3-4 September, 2015

Dr M Elangovan, Principal Scientist of (Genetic Resources/Economic Botany), IIMR received the Award of Fellow of Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources for the year 2013 from the ISPGR at NBPGR, New Delhi on 5th March 2015.

Rythu Bandu Award
Dr B. Subbarayudu, Senior Scientist received the Rythu Bandhu Award 2014 on 27th November, 2014 at Sundarayya Vignan Kendra, Baghalingampally, Hyderabad, Telangana, India by Nest Foundation

Young Scientist Award
Dr. Rajendra R. Chapke, Senior Scientist (Agricultural Extension), DSR has been awarded with YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARD 2014 by Society of Extension Education(SEE), Agra during 7th National Extension Education Congress 2014 (7NEEC) held at ICAR Complex for NEH Region, Umiam, Meghalaya from November 8-11, 2014.

JVP Award
Dr Jagannath Vishnu Patil has been elected Fellow of the Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding at the 70th Annual General Meeting on 8th Nov 14 at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.

Centre of Excellence
DSR, Hyderabad has been awarded "Centre of excellence" for seed production by ICAR during IX Annual Review Meeting of ICAR Seed Project on "Seed production in agricultural crops" held at PJTSAU and ANGRAU, Hyderabad from 22-23 September, 2014. This award has been given to Dr Vilas A Tonapi and DSR team under the leadership of Dr J V Patil, Director, DSR

Protsahan Puraskar

Drs. JV Patil, Director and VR Bhagwat, Principal Scientist, DSR receiving the Protsahan Puraskar under ICAR's “GANESH SHANKAR VIDYARTHI HINDI KRISHI PATRIKA PURASKAR” for DSR's Hindi Magazine “JOWAR SOURABH VOL.3” from Shri Arvind R Kaushal, Additional Secretary (DARE) & Secretary (ICAR) in the presence of Dr. S Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE & DG, ICAR and Dr. Gurbachan Singh, Chairman, ASRB on 28 April, 2014.

Hospitality Award

DSR received the Best Research Institute 2013 award from South Indian Hospitality Association for development and commercialization of novel sorghum product technologies.


Directorate of Sorghum Research (DSR) was awarded the Best Innovator for Food Processing Technology by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Hyderabad for the massive innovation brought by the DSR with regard to sorghum and millets food processing in the country.

Dr Dayakar Rao has been conferred as a "Fellow of National Academy of Dairy Sciences"

First Prize to Vol. 3 of DSRs Hindi Magazine “Jowar Saurabh” From Town Official Language Implementation Committee-Hyderabad-Secunderabad constituted by the Dept. of Official Language, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India.

Dr J V Patil has been awarded "Fellowship of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences"

Dr. JS Mishra has been awarded "Fellow of Indian Society of Agronomy" during 3rd International Agronomy Congress at New Delhi.

Dr Shyam Prasad G and Dr Padmaja PG have been awaded "Fellow of Plant Protection Association of India"

"Karyaalay Deep" award to Directorate of Sorghum Research, From Rajbhasha Sansthan, New Delhi.

Vasant Naik Award to Dr JV Patil

Vasantrao Naik Award 2012 to Dr J V Patil for Excellent Marathi Literature on Millets Processing for enterpreneurship development from Government of Maharashtra.

Agricultural Literature Award 2010 to Dr J V Patil, From Government of Maharashtra.

“Best DUS Test Centre Award”, From PPV&FRA Annual Day on 11/11/11 from Dr RS Paroda, Ex DG, ICAR.

RAJBHASHA SHIELD to DSRs Hindi Magazine “Jowar Saurabh”, From Town Official Language Implementation Committee-Hyderabad-Secunderabad constituted by the Dept. of Official Language, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India.

“ICAR Woman Scientist Award 2010” to Dr. S Audilakshmi ICAR’s “Panjabrao Deshmukh Outstanding Woman Scientist Award for the year 2010.

ISEE Fellow Award for Dr. Chapke, By the Indian Society of Extension Education (ISEE) from Dr. Gautam Kalloo, Hon’ble, Vice-Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya (JNKVV), Jabalpur on Sep 27-29, 2011.

“Distinguished Service Award" to Dr. Chari Appaji, By the Society of Biological Sciences & Rural Development, Allahabad.

Recognition for Dr Visarada, Elected as a member of “Plant Tissue Culture Association (India)".

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