Profile of Dr. Renu Agrawal

Renu Agrawal

Elected Fellow – 2008

Basic Sciences: Biotechnology

DB: 27-10-1955

Birth place

New Delhi, India.


University of Rajasthan, (BSc 1974); (MSC 1976);  (PhD 1981)

Positions held 

Chief Scientist and Rural Development Coordinator CFTRI; Mysore & CSIR-CFTRI

Research Area

Biotechnology–Microbial Biotechnology: Biotransformation, Fermentations

Awards and fellowships

Fellow: Association of Microbiologists of India; International Society of Biotechnology; National Academy of Biological Sciences; Society of Applied Biotechnology.

Awards: NABS-Best Woman Scientist Award; Women Achiever Award from International Guild of women achievers;  Woman Achiever Suguna award  from Rotary Inner Wheel; Fellowship from DBT and DST International and National project funding  for research work, Professional Women Advisory Board , Cambridge;  Karmaveer Chakra Award (instituted with the United Nations and the REX) for contributions to innovative ideas, commitment, active engagement and solidarity for socio-economic causes (2016), Abdul Kalam Life Time Achievement Award ,Kissan Ratna Puraskar, Nari Shakti Award.


Food Microbiology, CFTRI, Mysore , India

Residence 772, # 3rd Cross, Gokulam 3rd Stage, Mysore, India.