Profile of Dr. M.B. Chetti

Mahadev B. Chetti

Elected Fellow – 2014

Agricultural Sciences & Forestry - Agriculture

DB: 01-07-1957

Birth place

Rukmapur, Yadgir, India.


College of Agriculture, Dharwad, UAS, Bangalore, B.Sc. (Agri.) (1978); M.Sc.(Agri.) (1981); , IARI, New Delhi, Ph.D. (1981); Post Doctoral Fellow, University of California, Los Angles, (1985-1987); Certificate of Training, McGill University, Canada (2004-2005).

Positions held 

Asst. Director General (HRD), ICAR, New Delhi (2015); Director of Extension, UAS Dharwad (2013-2015); Director of Education (2013); Dean (Agri.), College of Agriculture, UAS, Dharwad (2008-2013); Director of Students Welfare (2008-2009); University Librarian (Addl. charge) (2006-2007); Registrar (2006-2007); University Head (Crop Physiology) (1996-2008); Professor (1991-1996); Associate Professor (1989-1991); Development Officer  (1985-1989); Post Doctoral Fellow, University of California, Los Angeles (1985-1987); Post Doctoral Fellow, IARI, New Delhi (1985); Instructor (1981).

Research Area

Photosynthesis and crop productivity, Hormonal and Chemical Regulation of Plant Growth, Post Harvest physiology and value addition, Pesticide residue and quality analysis, Education Management, Education Technology and Human Resource Management.

Awards and fellowships


BASF Crop Protection Asia Pacific    Award “Top Ciencia” Forum of BASF, The Chemical Company, 2011, 2012, 2013;  Bharata Ratna Dr. C. Subramaniam Award for  Outstanding Teachers, 2001; Sir C.V. Raman Award for Young Scientists 2001; J. J. Chinoy Memorial Gold Medal, 2001; Academy for the Advancement of Agricultural Sciences Senior Award, 1998; Air India Broader Outlook Learner-Teacher (BOLT) Award, 2004; Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award, 2007; Dr. K.K. Nanda Memorial Lecture Award-2011 of Indian Society for Plant Physiology, New Delhi, 2011; Best Article of the year, 1996.


Fellow, Indian Society for Plant Physiology, New Delhi (2003).



Assistant Director General (HRD), Education Division, KAB II,Pusa, New Delhi 110 012


Aabharana, Plot No.69, Gyanaba Green Acres, Doddanayakanakoppa, Dharwad-580 008, Karnataka.

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