Prof. Bharat B Chattoo

About Me:

  • Name:

    Prof. Bharat B Chattoo

  • Category:

    Science and Technology

  • Award:

    The National Technology award (11 May 2001), a Centre of Excellence and Innovation award under the Category of ‘Outstanding Scientist Research Programme in Biotechnology’, by the Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi (2009) and Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of an International Rice Blast Research Community, in Korea (2013).

  • Area:

    Specialization in the field of Biotechnology, Genomics and Proteomics.


Education: Prof Bharat B Chattoo proceeded to complete his B.Sc in 1968 and M.Sc in 1971 from the University of Jammu and Kashmir, India. He then completed his Ph.D in the field of Microbial Genetics from the University of Delhi in 1976.Chattoo was then appointed the Co-ordinator at the Centre of Biosciences, at the University of Roorkee in 1982, Chattoo had a brief stint at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, India. In 1986, Chattoo moved back to India and joined the academia, taking up a position at the prestigious Maharaja Sayajirao University, Vadodara, Gujarat. In 1986 he joined the faculty of Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU) as Professor and became Head of the Department of Microbiology (1996–2001) and the Director of Centre for Genome Research of the University (now renamed as the Dr Bharat Chattoo Genome Research Centre), since 2001. From August 2001 to 2004, he also took responsibility as the Founding Vice-Chancellor of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (Jammu) to conceptualize and establish the new University, at Katra, near Jammu.
Biography: Prof Bharat B Chattoo was born on (25 May 1951 – 15 November 2016) in post-independence India, on the auspicious occasion of Jyeshtha Ashtami, to Pt Shivjee Nath Chattoo and Smt Jaya Chattoo, residents of Ali Kadal, Srinagar, India. 
Chattoo was responsible for establishment of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Jammu, as the Founding Vice-Chancellor, between 19 August 2001 and 31 August 2004 right from the initial conceptualisation stage.

A Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA),New Delhi
A Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences (IASc), Bengaluru
A Fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS),New Delhi
A Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI)Allahabad;
An Elected Member of the Guha Research Conference (GRC)
An Elected Member of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
A Member of the Genetics Society of America, International Society of Plant Molecular Biology, American Society of Microbiology, Society of Biological Chemists-India, National Science Foundation Bi-national (US-Israel) Grants Review Panel, Review Panel of Swiss National Science Foundation, Review Panel of Indo-Swedish Collaboration in Biotechnology,
On the Board of Governors of Vikram A. Sarabhai Community Science Centre Society, Ahmedabad
Chair of Expert Advisory Committee for the Biotechnology Initiatives of the State Government of Gujarat, Gujarat Biotechnology Council Governing Council of Gujarat Biotechnology Mission, Society of Cell Biology, etc.
Coordinator and senior member of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council.