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Dr. E.A. Siddiq

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Indian Council of Agricultural Research

Employment History

  • National Professor
    Indian Council of Agricultural Research
  • DDG and National Professor
    Indian Council of Agricultural Research
  • National Professor
    Directorate of Rice Research
  • Project Director
    Directorate of Rice Research

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • doctoral degrees , cytogenetics
  • masters
  • bachelor's degree , botany
    Indian Agricultural Research Institute
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Web References
Organizational Setup, 1 Aug 2014 [cached]
Dr. E.A. Siddiq; Former DDG (CS), ICAR, Chairman
Biotechnology Global Update (April 2001), 22 May 2001 [cached]
The Retired ICAR Employees Association under Dr. E A Siddiq, National Professor, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), organised a panel discussion on "Adoption of Transgenic Crops – Constraints and Remedies" at Hyderabad recently.
The panel was moderated by a distinguished group of eminent scientists that included Dr. D Balasubramaniam, former Director of the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad.They debated various interacting issues and felt that despite its benefits and promises, genetic engineering is viewed with suspicion.In spite of its potential, the adoption of transgenic crop varieties is slow in India.
The recommendations that emerged from the discussions are:
Dr. E.A. Siddiq, formerly DDG(CS) & National Professor, ICAR
Prof E A ... [cached]
Prof E A Siddiq
Prof E A Siddiq obtained his Bachelor's degree in Botany from Madras University, and later the Masters and Doctoral degrees in Cytogenetics from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) under the guidance of Prof M S Swaminathan.
Prof Siddiq is the recipient of several awards and honours, which include Hari Om Ashram Trust National Award (1975), VASVIK Foundation Award (1981), Om Prakash Bhasin Award (1994), Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Prize (1995), Norman Borlaug Award (1995), INSA Silver Jubilee Medal, GP Chatterjee Memorial Lecture Award, ISCA (2001) and Agricultural Leadership (Research & Development) Award - 2008. The Government of India conferred the Padma Shree in 2011.
Prof Siddiq was the Member of the Board of Trustees, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), The Philippines for two consecutive terms. He also served as the Member of the Prime Minister’s Scientific Advisory Council from the year 2004 to 2009. Prof Siddiq is a Fellow of Indian National Science Academy, National Academy of Sciences (India), National Academy of Agricultural Sciences and he is one of the Members of Agri Biotech Foundation.
Technology That Will Save Billions From Starvation, 25 Mar 2004 [cached]
in the future, said E.A. Siddiq, national professor, Directorate of
To handle this situation, Prof. Siddiq suggested breeding strategies
Prof. Siddiq attributed his achievements to
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