Project Management

NEWS India-UK is structured as five linked Science Components with three Management Activities under the guidance of a Management Board, with the support of an Advisory Board.

Management Board


UK: Prof. Mark A. Sutton

India: Prof. N. Raghuram

Component leaders:

Components Leader from the Indian side Leader from the UK side
Component 1

Prof. N. Raghuram

Prof. Adam Price
Component 2

Dr. Dinesh Kumar

Dr. Julia Drewer

Component 3

Dr. Artia Bhatia

Prof. Jo Smith

Component 4

Prof. Himanshu Pathak

Prof. Mark Sutton

Component 5

Dr. Desiraju Subrahmanyam

Prof. David Reay


Advisory Board

In addition to the representatives of the funders, BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council), NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) and DBT (Department of Biotechnology) the Advisory Board includes:

  • Prof. Allen Good (University of Alberta)
  • Prof. J.K. Ladha (International Rice Research Institute)  
  • Dr. Aimable Uwizeye (UN Food and Agriculture Organization & INMS partner)
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