Dr. Ajay Parida


Bachelor of Science: Ravenshaw Collage, Cuttack (1982)

Master of Science: Utkal University, Odisha (1984)

Ph.D.: Delhi University (1992)

Post-Doctoral Research: University Collage of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK;

University of Naples, Italy;

International Rice Research Institute, Philippines


  • PADMA SHRI (2014) by Govt. of India in the category of Science and Engineering
  • M.G.K. Menon Lecture Award, Natl. Academy of Sceinces
  • Samanta Chandrasekahar Award, Govt. of Odisha
  • RUCHI BHARAT JYOTI SAMMAN, by Ruchi Foundation, Odisha (2014)
  • RECOGNITION AWARD in Crop Improvement, National Academy of Agriculture Sciences (2014)
  • PROF. T. S. SADASIVAM MEMORIAL AWARD, Madras Science Foundation, Chennai
  • TATA INNOVATION FELLOWSHIP, Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India
  • NASI-RELIANCE AWARD for Application Oriented Research in Biological Sciences (2009), by the National Academy of Sciences India.
  • NATIONAL BIOSCIENCES AWARD FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT, 2006, by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India
  • UMAKANTA SINHA MEMORIAL AWARD (1999-2000) by the Indian Science Congress Association in the area of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • B. M. BIRLA SCIENCE PRIZE FOR BIOLOGY, B. M. Birla Science Foundation, Hyderabad


  • ELECTED FELLOW, National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad (2006)
  • ELECTED FELLOW, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi (2007)
  • MEMBER, International Advisory Board, Transforum, Netherlands (2008-2010)
  • MEMBER, International Advisory Board, Biosafety International Network and Advisory Service (BINAS), UNIDO, Geneva (2006-Continuing)
  • PRESIDENT, Agriculture and Forestry Session, Indian Science Congress Association 2012
  • Selected for 3rd CGIAR SENIOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME, as a NARS Participant, July 2007
  • OVERSEAS ASSOCIATESHIP of the Department of Biotechnology to work at International Rice Research Institute, Philippines
  • MEMBER, TSC (Agriculture), Biotechnology and Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), GOI
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