Dr. Dhananjay N. Gawande



Dr. Dhananjay N. Gawande, Scientist (Plant Breeding)


  • B. Sc.: 2000-2004:Agriculture; College of Agriculture, Dr. Punjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola, Maharashtra, India
  • M.Sc.: 2004-2006: Plant Breeding and Genetics; Dr. Punjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola, Maharashtra, India
  • Ph.D.: 2006-2010: Cytogenetics and Plant Breeding, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, Maharashtra, India

Specialization / Discipline

  • Crop Improvement

Positions held

Scientist (ICAR):
  • 25.07.2016 till date: ICAR-National Research Centre for Grapes, Pune, Maharashtra 412307
Scientist (ICAR):
  • 15.09.2011 to 24.07.2016: ICAR-Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Regional Station, Phanda (MP) 462030)

Area of specialization

  • Plant Breeding and Genetics

Current research interest

  • Genetic improvement of colored grapes
  • Breeding grape rootstocks for abiotic stress resistance

Honours and Recognition

  • Awarded with Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) of ICAR for pursuing Ph.D.

International training

  • Attended International Training on Food Legume Improvement organized by International Centre for Agriculture Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA), at Terbol station in Lebnon during 18th to 26th May 2015.
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