Profile of Dr. PG Padmaja

Dr PG Padmaja

Elected Fellow 2018


DB: 13-03-1968

Birth place

Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh


SV Agricultural College, Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University (APAU),  (B.Sc.(Ag.), 1990); (M.Sc.(Ag.), 1992); Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi (Ph.D.,1998); Post-Doc-2010, Rothamsted Research, United Kingdom.

Positions held 

Principal Scientist (Agricultural Entomology),  ICAR- Indian Institute of Millets Research, Hyderabad (2013 to till date); Senior Scientist,  Directorate of Sorghum Research (DSR), Hyderabad (2007-2013); Scientist Sr. Scale,  National Research Centre for Sorghum (NRCS), Hyderabad (2003-2007); Scientist,  National Research Centre for Sorghum (NRCS), Hyderabad (1998-2003)

Research Area

Insect host-plant interactions in millets, Chemical Ecology, Genetic enhancement of sorghum for insect resistance,  Herbivore induced plant volatiles

Awards and fellowships


Royal Entomological Society of London (FRES), 2018; Entomological Society of India (FESI), 2017; Plant Protection Association of India (FPPAI), 2012;

Rothamsted International Fellow (RIF), Rothamsted Research, UK, 2010;

NUFFIC Fellowship from Government of Netherlands, 2006.



Principal Scientist, ICAR- Indian Institute of Millets Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad- 500030, Telangana State.

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