19) Gowda Appointed ICRISAT's Information Director (June 2001)

ICRISAT Director General William D Dar has announced that Dr C L Laxmipathi Gowda has been designated Director of Information Resource Management Program (IRMP) effective 1 July 2001. As Director of IRMP, Dr. Gowda will take charge of ICRISAT's Public Awareness Unit, Information Systems Unit, and Learning Systems Unit.

Dr Gowda has been with ICRISAT since 1975. Hitherto, he has been ICRISAT's Technology Exchange Specialist and has headed the Learning Systems Unit. Prior to this, Dr Gowda was Project Coordinator (Genetic Diversification and Enhancement) and Coordinator, Cereals and Legumes Asia Network (CLAN).

Dr Gowda holds PhD degree in Genetics from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. He joined ICRISAT as Chickpea Breeder.

Dr Gowda can be contacted at c(dot)gowda(at)cgiar(dot)org.


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