S Ayyappan takes over as ICAR Chief
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Last Updated: Friday, January 01, 2010, 20:33
New Delhi: S Ayyappan today took charge as the new Director General of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).

Ayyappan replaces Mangala Rai, who retired on December 31, an official statement said here.

Ayyappan has also become Secretary of the Department of Agriculture Research and Education, it added.

Ayyappan will head around 5,000 scientists working in 45 institutes, 17 National Research Centres, 4 deemed universities, 6 National Bureaus, 25 Directorates and Project Directorates, 569 Krishi Vigyan Kendras, 44 state agricultural universities across the country and one Central Agricultural University at Manipur.

Ayyappan has served as Deputy Director General Fisheries in ICAR since 2002.


First Published: Friday, January 01, 2010, 20:33

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