|Prof. Ram Rajasekharan, an acclaimed plant biochemist, has taken charge as the New Director of the CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore on 2nd August 2012.
Prof. Ram Rajasekharan has more than three decades of experience in research and development in prestigious institutions such as the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore; Monsanto Company, USA; E.I. DuPont de Nemours Company, USA, and New Mexico State University, USA. He led the CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), Lucknow, before being appointed as the Director of CSIR-CFTRI.
Prof. Ram Rajasekharan is the sixth full-fledged Director of the CSIR-CFTRI since its inception. He took over the charge from Dr. G. Venkateswara Rao who was officiating as the Director of the Institute.