H.H. Kumaraswamy

H_H_KumaraswamyH.H. Kumaraswamy
Scientist (Biotechnology- Agril. Sciences)


  • 2011 – L.L.B., Faculty of Law, University of Delhi.
  • 2000 – M.Sc. (Biotechnology), University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore
  • 1998 – B.Sc. (Agriculture), University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore
  • 1994 – Pre-University Course (PUC) from Pre-university Board, Govt. of Karnataka
  • 1992 – Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) from SSLC Board, Govt. of Karnataka


  • 2008-Present – Scientist (Biotechnology), ICAR-Indian Institute of Oilseeds Research, Hyderabad
  • 2005-2008 – Scientist (Biotechnology), CSIR Head Quarters, New Delhi.
  • 2002-2005 – Examiner of Patents and Designs, Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Govt. of India
  • 2001-2002 – Assistant Employment Officer, Govt. of Karnataka.
  • Professional Membership – Life-member of Indian Society of Oilseeds Research (ISOR)


    • Institute Biosafety Officer (IBO) from 2015 till present.
    • Member, Institute Technology Management Unit (ITMU) from 2009-2010

Academic Contribution – Guided three M.Sc. Students.

Area of Research:

        • Development and utilization of SSR markers in crop improvement.
        • Genomics and phenomics assisted crop improvement in sesame.
        • Molecular diversity studies, population structure, association mapping & Biostatistics
        • DNA finger-prints and DNA barcodes for identifying public-domain varieties of sesame

Fellowship and Awards:

      • University Gold Medal for securing first rank in M.Sc.(Biotechnology);
      • Qualified for CSIR-UGC Fellowship;
      • Recipient of ICAR-SRF;
      • National Eligibility Test (NET) awarded by UGC-CSIR; and
      • National Eligibility Test (NET) awarded by ASRB.