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ICAR Best Teacher Award goes to Dr Ramesh

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Koramangala 6th Block resident Dr S Ramesh, Professor, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, College of Agriculture, GKVK, Bengaluru has been conferred with ICAR Best Teacher Award for the year 2016-17 in the field of teaching and research, the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru.
ICAR is (INDIAN CONCIL OF AGRICULTURE RESEARCH ) New Delhi. The award was conferred on him by the GKVK Vice Chancellor H Shivanna at a function held at GKVK campus on October 4.
Dr S Ramesh has published over 200 research articles in journals of national and international repute. As many as 751 citations of his publications stand testimony to the quality of his research. The award has been given in recognition and appreciation of his outstanding contribution with the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru.
Dr. S. Ramesh was born to late G Sampangi Rama Reddy and Savithramma in Chintala Madivala, a village in Sarjapura hobli of Bengaluru urban district on 20th October 1965. He secured his BSc (Agri) and MSc (Agri) & PhD in Genetics and Plant Breeding from the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru during 1988, 1990 and 1996, respectively. “During three years (1995 to 1998) of initial professional career as Research Associate in AICRP on sunflower in ZARS, GKVK, UAS, Bengaluru, Dr S Ramesh contributed to the development and release of two hybrids, KBSH 41 and KBSH 42 in sunflower, one of the principal edible oilseed crops of Karnataka. During his tenure as Senior Scientist (Forage Crops) at ZARS, Tiptur, he identified ‘RL 88′ a forage variety and released it for commercial cultivation. Subsequently, he served as Visiting Scientist at ICRISAT, Hyderabad and developed and shared several traits-specific hybrid parents in sorghum, one of the staple food crops of Karnataka.
The availability of hybrid parents helped enhance the research capabilities of sorghum breeders in India in general and Karnataka in particular. “During his tenure as Associate Professor and Professor in the Departments of Plant Biotechnology and Genetics and Plant Breeding in the College of Agriculture, GKVK, Bengaluru from 2008 to till date, he is offering UG, PG and PhD courses. His guidance as major advisor to nine MSc and three PhD students’ thesis research has culminated in unraveling the genetic control of photoperiod-induced sensitivity to flowering time and determinacy in dolichos bean, one of the popular grain legumes in southern Karnataka. These outcomes of MSc and PhD students’ thesis research help improve pace and efficiency of developing high yielding photoperiod insensitive determinate dolichos bean varieties suitable for round-the-year production. Besides these, he has contributed to the development of CMS-based chilli hybrid, ‘KBCH 1”.

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