Awards

Some of the honours and awards received by Dr Kumar include:

  1. Mahindra Krishi Samriddhi Award – 2011 (as Director, NRCPB)
  2. Best Institution Award of ICAR – 2010 (as Director, NRCPB)
  3. Recognition Award, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences – 2005.
  4. National Bioscience Award-Department of Biotechnology – 2001
  5. VASVIK Award for Agriculture and Industry – 2000
  6. Fellow, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences – 1997
  7. Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, India-2011
  8. Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, Germany – 1991
  9. Young Scientist Award-Indian National Science Academy -1989
  10. Prof Hiralal Chakravarty Award-Indian Science Congress Association – 1996
  11. Dodla Raghava Reddy Award – Plant Protection Association of India – 2015
  12. Editor, GM Crops and Food (USA)
  13. Secretary, Society for Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, India-2012
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