Profile of Dr. R.R. Hanchinal


Hanchinal, Rayappa Ramappa

Elected Fellow – 2007

Agricultural Sciences & Forestry: Plant Breeding

DB: 01-06-1952

Birth place

Babaleshwar, Bijapur


University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, (B.Sc.(Ag.), 1974); (M.Sc.(Ag.), 1977); (Ph.D.,1981); Post-Doc - 1990 Visiting Scientist to International Maize & Wheat Improvement Centre (CMMYT) Mexico.

Positions held 

Chairperson-Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Authority, Govt. of India, New Delhi (May 1, 2013 to till date) Vice-Chancellor, UAS, Dharwad (2010 to April 30, 2013); Director of Extension, UAS, Dharwad (2008-2010); Senior Seed Production Specialist, USAID- West Africa Seed Alliance (WASA), ICRISAT - West Africa (Kano, Nigeria) (2008-2008); Director of Research, UAS, Dharwad (2006-2008); Director of Research & Special Officer (Seeds), UAS, Dharwad (2006 -2007); Special Officer (Seeds), ADR (Hq), & Sr. Wheat Breeder, UAS, Dharwad (2004-2005); Special Officer (Seeds) & Senior Wheat Breeder, UAS, Dharwad  (2001-2004); Sr. Wheat Breeder (Professor) & Head  AICRP on Wheat, UAS, Dharwad (1994-2001); Wheat Breeder (Associate Professor) & Head, AICRP on Wheat, UAS, Dharwad (1985-1994);  Plant Scientist(Cotton) & Head, (Assoc Prof.), ARS, Arabhavi (1984-1985); Assistant Professor, NARP, ARS, Bijapur (1982-1984); Research Assistant, Department of Farm Forestry, AC, Dharwad (1980-1982); Research Assistant, Genetics & Plant Breeding Department, AC, Dharwad (1976-1977).

Research Area

Plant Breeding and Genetics, Seed Production Technology, Intellectual Property Rights and Plant Genetic Resource Management.

Awards and fellowships


Fakruddin Ali Ahmed Award (1998-990 by ICAR, DARE, GoI, New Delhi; Ekbote prize (1998) by MACS, Pune;  Rao Bahaddur Dr. Ram Dhan Singh Trust Memorial Award by CCS, Harayana Agricultural University, Hisar; Nagamma Dattatreya Rao Desai Award (1999) by UAS, Bangalore; Karnataka Rajyotsava Award (1999) by Hubli Dharwad Muncipal Corporation, Dharwad; Karnataka Rajyotsava Award (2003) by Hubli-Dharwad Muncipal   Corporation, Dharwad; Achievement Award (2005) by UAS, Dharwad; Certificate of Appreciation (2011) by PPV&FR Authority, Govt. of India; BIOVED Sangam Ratna Award (2013) by BIOVED Research Institute of Agriculture & Technology, Allahabad; NABS – Life Time Achievement Award (2014) by National Academy of Biological Sciences (NABS) Chennai; Adjunct Professor (2013) by IARI, New Delhi; Prof. S. Kannaiyan Memorial Award (2016) by National Academy of Biological Sciences, (NABS) Chennai; M.S. Swaminathan Award for Biennium (2015-16) by RICAREA, Hyderabad; Sri S.V. Reddy Memorial Award (2016) by Seedsmen Association, Hyderabad; Research Partnership Award (2010) by ICRISAT, Hyderabad; Grantee for the Obama-Singh 21st Century knowledge initiative (2012) by Mrs. Nancy Powell Ambassador-USA, New Delhi; Krishi Shiksha Saman-National Award (2013) by Mahandra Samridhi India, AGRI, Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd., Mumbai.


National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (2017); Honorary Fellow Indian Society of Genetics And Plant Breeding (ISGPG) (2016); SAB Honorary Fellowship (2011); Honorary Fellow (2012) by BIOVED Research Institute of Agriculture & Technology, Allahabad; Indian Society of Genetics And Plant Breeding (ISGPB) (2014).



Chairperson, Protection of Plant Varieties & Farmers’ Rights Authority (PPV&FRA),Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India, S-2, A-Block, NASC, Opp. Todapur Village, DPS Marg, Pusa, New Delhi 110012, India.


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