Vasantharaj David, Baliah
Elected Fellow - 2007
Agricultural Sciences & Forestry- Agril. EntomologyDB: 17-11-1934
Educated at Agricultural College & Research Institute and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore; B. Sc.(Ag.) 1956, M.Sc.(Ag.) in Agricultural Entomology 1961, Ph.D. 1972, D. Sc. 1995.
Agricultural Demonstrator 1956-59; Asst. Lecturer/Lecturer in Entomology, Coimbatore 1961-68; Product Development Manager, Agrochemicals, Voltas Ltd., Mumbai, 1975-81; Diretor, Fredrick Institute of Plant Protection & Toxicology, Padappai 1981-87; Executive Director (Development), Rhone Poulence Agrochemicals India Ltd., Mumbai 1987-91; Director (Development), Coromandel Indag Products India Ltd., Chennai 1991-94, 1999-2000; Director, Jai Research Foundation, Valvada, Gujarat 1994-99; President, Sun Agro Biotech Research Centre and Executive Director, Sun Agro Biosystem Private Ltd., Chennai 2000 – till date; International Consultant (Safety Evaluation, Crop Protection & Toxicology)
Taxonomy of Aleyrodidae, agricultural entomology, crop protection and toxicology
Awards and fellowships
The 30th Anniversary Scroll of Honour of the Entomology Research Institute, Loyola College, Chennai; Society of Toxicology India Scroll of Honour; Smt. Sarada Memorial Award, 1993-94; Goschen Medal, 1955; The Ramasastrulu Munagala gold medal; The V. C. Vellingiri Gounder gold medal; O. M. Lakshminarayana Reddy shield and medal.
Royal Entomological Society London, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Entomology Academy of India, Entomological Society of India, Applied Zoologists Research Association, Society for Biocontrol Advancement, Plant Protection Association of India, Society of Biosciences, Gujarat Science Academy and Madras Science Foundation.
President, Sun Agro Biotech Research Centre, 3/340 Main Road, Madanandapuram, Porur, Chennai 600 116.
76/2A Sree Ramulu Street, Santhosh Nagar, Madanandapuram, Porur, Chennai 600 116.