Who: Vilas A. Tonapi
What: Appointed as Director of Indian Institute of Millets Research
When: 10 February 2016
Vilas A. Tonapi on 10 February 2016 was appointed as the Director of Indian Institute of Millets Research (IIMR).
At present, Tonapi is serving as the Principal Scientist at Seed Science and Technology of the IIMR.
Who is Vilas A. Tonapi?
• Tonapi earlier served as Head, Division of Seed Science and Technology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi.
• He holds a PhD from Tamil Nadu Agriculture University and obtained his post Doctoral from University of Queensland, Australia.
• His special attainments include Planning, development and management of crop improvement programmes and strategies.
• He has 50 research papers to his credit in peer reviewed journals, 30 authored and edited books.