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SP2 Leader Rajeev Varshney receives Young Scientist Medal

GCP’s Subprogramme 2 Leader Rajeev Varshney, who carries out his SPL role on a half-time basis concurrent with his ICRISAT responsibilities, has been awarded the Young Scientist Medal 2008 by the Indian National Science Academy (INSA). INSA, the most prestigious science academy in India, confers this award to young scientists under 35 who have made notable research contribution to science and technology.

Rajeev has won this award based on his significant contribution to the development of modern genomic tools for legumes and cereals applied to crop improvement.


In addition to this award, Rajeev became an Associate Fellow in 2008 at the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) of India, and also won the Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Award 2007 from The National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI).

Please join us in celebrating Rajeev’s exceptional recognition. Congratulations Rajeev!