Dr. M L N Rao

Associate Professor
Institute of Public Enterprise
O.U. Campus, Hyderabad - 500 007
Andhra Pradesh, India.

Phone: 91 - 40 - 2709 8145/ 8937 
Fax: 91 - 40 - 2709 5478
e-mail: mlnrao@ipeindia.org
Alternate e-mail: raomln@gmail.com
Qualifications:
M Sc., PGDIPRs, M B A (PE), Ph.D.

Teaching Area(s):
Intellectual Property Rights, Biotechnology and Marketing Management.

Research Area(s):
Impact Assessment of Technology, Rural Development and Micro-enterprises.

Past Affiliations:
  • Osmania University
  • National Research Centre for Sorghum
  • Directorate of Rice Research
Papers / Publications:
  • Medicinal Plants : Overview In Advances in Medicinal Plants (Ed. K J Reddy et al), University Press, Hyderabad. (2007).
  • Tailoring production technology: Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) for localized production, Tailoring Biotechnologies, Wageningen. 107 – 120. (2005).
Conferences:
  • India International Retail Convention, 19-20, September 2007.
  • Business meeting on Jatropha, December 2006.
Ph.D Supervision:
Joint Supervisor, One Student

Memberships:
  • Member, E-Agriculture Forum of FAO
  • Modular Advisory Board Member for “Waste Management Initiative” at Byrraju Foundation, Hyderabad.
Achievements & Awards:
  • Junior Research Fellowship of Indian Council of Agricultural Research from July 1986 to March 1989.
  • Senior Research Fellowship of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research from April 1989 to October 1990.
  • Research Associate of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research from September 1991 to August 1996.
  • Identified new research areas in agriculture for biotechnological interventions and identification of projects and formed networks for implementation under Andhra Pradesh Netherlands biotechnology Programme implemented by the Institute.
  • Facilitated the implementing agencies and user agencies in technology development and transfer.
  • Managed the research activity in the Andhra Pradesh Netherlands Biotechnology Programme in the projects (23) relating to genetic engineering, tissue culture, production bio-pesticides, integrated pest-management and post harvest technology by closely monitoring.
  • Some of the major breakthroughs in these projects are establishment of strong institutional linkages engaged in the research, production and extension activities of technology.
  • Some of the major research outputs in these projects are isolating and characterization novel genes for disease/stress tolerance in groundnut and other crops that are deposited in GENBANK, USA and developing disease and insect pest resistance genotypes in sorghum and castor.
  • Enabled large network of scientists, NGOs and farmers through the concept of network projects and capacity building in biotechnology by establishing of biotechnology laboratories at different institutions are other achievements.
  • Involved in identification and preparation of patent applications for the innovations by the partner institutions.
  • Published about 20 research articles, news reports in in-house newsletter “Biotechnology News”, proceedings etc, in the last ten years.

Contact Us

Institute of Public Enterprise

Osmania University Campus,
Hyderabad - 500 007.
Andhra Pradesh, India.
Tel: +91 - 40 - 2709 8938 / 7445 / 8145
Fax: +91 - 40 - 2709 5478
e-mail: info@ipeindia.org