Four young Indian agriculture students have been awarded the Monsanto Beachell-Borlaug International Scholars Programme Research Fellowships for 2012, encouraging new plant breeding research for rice and wheat production among young scientists. The four Indian winners are Amandeep Kaur from the Punjab University, Navdeep S. Jamwal from CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University, Bharathi R. Ramadoss from the Tamil Nadu University, and Bharath Reddy from Texas A&M University. With a grant of Rs 50 crore from Monsanto, the scholarship is administered by the Texas AgriLife Research, an agency of the US-based Texas A&M University System. The programme allows the scholar to develop advanced breeding techniques, conduct at least one season of field work in a developing country and includes a full package of support.

(This article was published on December 5, 2012)
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