Profile of Dr. K. V. Peter

Peter, Kuruppacharil, V.

Elected Fellow 2008

Agricultural Science & Forestry: Horticulture-Vegetable Breeding

DB: 17-05-1948

Birth place



Kerala University (B.Sc.(Ag.), 1969); G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, UP (M.Sc. (Ag)); G.B.Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, UP., (Ph.D., 1975).

Positions held 

Director, World Noni Research Foundation, Chennai (2007); Vice-Chancellor, Kerala Agricultural University (2001-2006); Director of Research, Kerala Agricultural University (1999-2001); Director, Indian Institute of Spices Research, Calicut (1991-1999); Professor of Horticulture, KAU (1979-2008); Assistant Professor, GBPUAT, Pantnagar (1975-1979).

Research Area

Horticulture-Vegetable Breeding; Biometrics; Spices Biotechnology

Awards and fellowships

Dr Harbhajan Singh Award (1993); Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award (1996-1998); Silver Jubilee Medal (1998); Silver Jubilee Memento (1998); Dr. M.H.Marigowda National Award (2000); National Award for Processing and Product Development,DBT (2003); HSI-Shivasakthi Lifetime Award of HIS (2008); The PNASF National Gold Medal Award for best scientist (2009).
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi; National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad; Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding, New Delhi; Indian Society of Vegetable Sciences, Varanasi


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