Dr. P.G. Patil is an Independent Director. He holds a degree in B.Tech.(Agri. Engg.) from MPKV, Rahuri, M.Tech. (Post-Harvest Engineering) from IIT, Kharagpur and Ph.D. from VNIT, Nagpur. He has a professional experience of more than 25 years in R&D and Research Management in Post-Harvest Processing of Cotton and Value Addition. He worked as Ginning Consultant, Technology Mission on Cotton, Ministry of Textiles and has made significant contribution in modernization of cotton ginning industry in India. He also served as Professor & Head, Department of Farm Structures, Dr.BSKKV, Dapoli and presently working as Director of ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology, Mumbai.
Dr. Patil has handled about 20 National and International projects including project funded by Common Fund for Commodities (The Netherlands), UNCTAD, (Geneva). He has developed and commercialized 17 novel technologies on processing of cotton, by-product utilization and Nano-cellulose production technology. He has a patent on DR Gin improvements to his credit.
Dr.Patil has also vast international exposure and has actively contributed to the development of the cotton sector in African Countries, namely, Benin, Uganda, Malawi and Tanzania. He is instrumental in establishing Ginning Knowledge Cluster in Benin under Cotton TAP for Africa Programme of Govt. of India. He worked with United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Geneva on development of cotton by-products sector of Eastern and Southern African Countries viz., Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Uganda. He is presently holding the position of Chairman, Asian Cotton Research and Development Network (ACRDN) of International Cotton Advisory Committee, Washington. He visited countries like USA, Uganda, Benin, Tanzania, Bangladesh & Malawi in connection with official work.
Dr. Patil has many awards & recognitions to his credit viz., Fellow of The Textile Association (India) and Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers, Golden Jubilee Award (KVIC, Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India), Dr. V. Santhanam Special Prize (Indian Society for Cotton Improvement), R. K. Jain Memorial Award (Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers), AhilyadeviAnap Award (Indian Society for Cotton Improvement), Silver Medal for paper published in Industrial Engineering Journal, He was instrumental in garnering the award of Cashless transaction Institute of ICAR. He is also the Executive Council Member of Dr.Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola and VasantraoNaik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, Parbhani. He also nominated by Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra State as Nodal Officer for selection of Vice-chancellors of Dr.PDKV (Akola), VNMKV (Parbhani), MAFSU (Nagpur), Dr.BSKKV (Dapoli).
Dr. Patil has published more than 120 research papers in reputed National and International Journals, 04 Books, over 75 Bulletins, Popular Articles, Book Chapters, Souvenirs of Seminars & Conferences, Training Course materials, etc. He is Life Member of many Professional Bodies viz., ISAE, TAI, IFS, ISCI and Executive Committee Member of ISCI and IFS.