Dr.P. B. Kavi Kishor

(Specialization: Biotechnology)

Prof. Kavi Kishor obtained Ph.D. degree in Botany in the year 1981 from Maharaja Sayaji Rao University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat; joined the Department of Genetics in the year 1981 and initiated the work on Plant Biotechnology in Osmania University, Hyderabad;  visited Biotechnology Center, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA (1992-1994) under the Rockefeller Foundation program. He was a Visiting Professor at the Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA in 2000; visiting Professor at the Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden (2004); and a Visiting Scientist at the Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research, Gatersleben, Germany (2012). Received Professor Hiralal Chakravarthy Award in the year 1990. Received the best teacher award from Andhra Pradesh State Government for the year 2008. Received a Gold Medal from the Association of Biotechnology in 2010 and from the Academy of Plant Sciences in 2012. Delivered Dr. V.N. Gadgil Memorial Lecture at the PTCA meeting held in Ahmadabad, India in 2012. Received Prof. P. Maheswari Gold Medal and a citation from the Indian Botanical Society in 2014. Received Life-time Achievement Gold Medal and a Citation from the Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy in 2014. He is an Elected Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad (FNASc); Elected Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (FNAAS), Fellow of the Botanical Society, Elected Fellow of the Indian Association of Biotechnology, Elected Fellow of the Andhra Pradesh Academy of Sciences, Hyderabad, and a Fellow of the Academy of Plant Sciences, India.