Annual General Meeting (AGM)-2023, 27 Oct'23
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(Foreign Fellow, )
Dr. M. S. Swaminathan, FRS took his Ph.D. degree in Genetics from the University of Cambridge, U. K. in 1952.
He has worked in India on the genetic improvement of wheat and rice. He served as the Director General of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research between 1972 and 1979. Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture between 1979 and 1980, Member in charge of Science and Agriculture in India's Planning Commission between 1980 and 1982 and the Director General of the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines from 1982 - 1988. He is currently Director of the Centre for Research on Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development, Chennai.
For his contributions in Genetics, Plant breeding and Agriculturalresearch, Dr. Swaminathan received 50 honorary doctorates from Universities in three Continents. He is a Foreign Fellow of Bangladesh Academy of Sciences. Fellow of the Royal Society of London, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and Science Academies of Russia, Italy, Sweden and China. He is a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy and the other leading ScienceAcademies of India. Widely regarded as the Scientific Leader of India's Green Revolution. Dr. Swaminathan was the first recipient of the World Food Prize in 1987. Other awards include the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership (1971), the Albert Einstein World Science Award (1986), the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement (1991) and the Honda Prize for Ecotechnology (1991). The President of India conferred on him Ecotechnology (1991). The President of India conferred on him "Padma Vibhushan" in 1989.
Swaminathan has received several outstanding awards and prizes. These prizes include large sums of money, which has helped sustain and expand his work.
He has published laboratory research results in several scientific journals and increasingly writes for a wider audience in environmental journals.