Ex- Vice Chancellor, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidhyapeeth, Rahuri

Dr. Rajaram Deshmukh is ex-Director, Agriculture Science & Technology Division, Vasantdada Sugar Institute and ex-Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri. Dr. Deshmukh completed his post graduation in Cytogenetics and Plant Breeding in First Class from College of Agriculture of Pune University. He also is a Ph.D. from Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth. He has worked on several Committees of the Universities, State Government and the ICAR. His contribution in the field of research and development was recognized by several national and international agencies. Some of the important awards are Colombo Plan Award 1992, ISPRD National Award 1998, ICRISAT’S “Doreen Mashler” International Award 2002, CGIAR’S “King Baudouin” International Award 2002. Dr. Deshmukh also worked as Adviser for Dry Land Agriculture Mission of the Department of Agriculture, Government of Maharashtra.