Dr. M.S. Swaminathan : Biography


Prof. Swaminathan boasts a long and distinguished career.

He served as Director of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (1961-72),

Director General of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research,

Secretary to the Government of India’s Department of Agricultural Research and Education (1972-79),

Principal Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture (1979-80),

Acting Deputy Chairman and later Member (Science and Agriculture),

Planning Commission (1980-82),

and Director General of the International Rice Research Institute (1982-88).

He was President of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (1984-90),

President of the World Wide Fund for Nature (India) from 1989-96,

President of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs (2002-07),

President of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (1991-96 and 2005-07),

and a trustee of Bibliotheca Alexandrina in its formative years.

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