Dr. D.P. BIRADAR
Vice – Chancellor
University of Agricultural Sciences, Yettinagudda Campus, Krishinagar, Dharwad – 580 005 (Karnataka State)
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Born on July 21, 1960 in Vijayapura district of Karnataka completed initial schooling in his native district, and studied in College of Agriculture, Dharwad and secured B.Sc. (Agri.) in 1982 with first rank and seven gold medals and M.Sc. (Agri.) in 1986 with distinctions from University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad. Completed Ph.D in 1993 from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) in Agronomy and secured three prestigious Post Doctoral Programmes [University of Illinois-Urbana- Champaign, USA (1993-95); J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany with Alexander Von Humboldt Fellowship (1999) and Rothamsted Research Station, England (2004) with Commonwealth Fellowship].
During his thirty years of service, he has served in teaching, research, outreach and managerial positions with proven academic, technical and administrative skills. He started service as Instructor in Agronomy at College of Agriculture, Dharwad (UAS, Bangalore) in 1984; and served as Assistant Professor of Agronomy (1988 to 1995), Associate Professor of Agronomy (1995 to 1999) and later as Professor of Agronomy from 1999 in UAS, Dharwad. Later, he worked as Associate Director of Research, Regional Agricultural Research Station, Vijayapura until 2006 and served as Editor, Publication Centre UAS, Dharwad until 2012. He served as the Registrar, University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur during the period from 2012 to 2014.
He is the recipient of several national and international awards/distinctions viz., Dewang Mehta Business School Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education (2014); Outstanding Achievement Award (2013) and Leadership Award (2011) from Society for Applied Biotechnology; Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam National Award (2008); Sir C.V. Raman Award for Young Scientist from Government of Karnataka (2004); and also received three Incentive Awards from University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad for bringing highest amount of external funding for the research projects worth of Rs.300 lakhs. He is a Fellow of Society for Plant Research (2012); Society for Applied Biotechnology (2010); International Benevolent Research Forum (2009); Indian Society of Agronomy (2009), National Academy of Biological Sciences (2007) and National Environmental Science Academy (2005). He also worked as a Member of QRT for CICR and AICCIP, Nagpur. Presently, serving as President of Cotton Research and Development Association and Executive Council Member of Indian Society of Agricultural Information Technology and in various committees of ICAR and PPV&FRA.
He has guided seven Ph.D and nine M.Sc (Agri.) students of Department of Agronomy as Chairman and served as member of the advisory committees of 42 post graduate students of different faculties of the University. Published 120 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and presented about 112 research papers in National and International conferences/seminars. He has written and published twenty eight books and hundreds of articles in regional language for the benefit of farming community. Served on editorial Boards of - Karnataka Journal of Agricultural Sciences, Journal of Farming Systems Research and Development, Pesticide Research Journal, The Bulletin on Agricultural Sciences, International Journal on Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Bioengineering and American-Eurasian Journal of Agronomy. He served as President of UAS Teachers’ Association and served for welfare of the teaching community. As a student leader, he took active part in the movement for establishment of UAS Dharwad.