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   Dr. R Exekiel   
  (B. 8th Nov., 1953)   


Born at Kolar gold Fields, Karnataka, India on 8th Nov., 1953. Educated at St. Mary’s High School, Kolar Gold Fields, 1969; B.Sc., St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore, Bangalore University, 1973; M.Sc.(Ag.), University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, 1976; Ph. D., Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1990. Scientist S-1, Central Potato Research Station, Rajgurunagar, Maharashtra, 1976-1978; Scientist S-1, Central Potato Research Station, Ootacamund, TN, 1978-1983; Scientist S-2 & Sr. Scientist, Central Potato Research Institute Campus, Modipuram, UP, 1983-1996; Principal Scientist & Head, Division of Crop Physiology & Post Harvest Technology, Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla1996. CPRI Merit award, 2004. Research Areas: Potato growth and development, Photosynthesis, Seed Physiology, storage & processing.