Datta, Asis

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Datta, Asis
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29 June 1996 - 30 April 2002
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An eminent Molecular Biologist and Educationist, Prof Asis Datta received the "Padma Shree" award in 1999 and the “Padma Bhushan” award in 2008. He is a recipient of the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize and the "Priyadarshini Award". Prof Datta is an elected Fellow of all three major Indian Science Academies as well as the "Third World Academy of Sciences". A winner of numerous other awards and honours, Prof Datta served the Government in various capacities. He was the founder Director of the National Institute of Plant Genome Research. He was the eighth Vice Chancellor of JNU.