Profile of Dr. B. Vasantharaj David

Vasantharaj David, Baliah

Elected Fellow - 2007

Agricultural Sciences & Forestry- Agril. Entomology

DB: 17-11-1934

Birth place

Insein, Myanmar


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.

Positions held 

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)

Research Area

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.


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