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Dr. Deshmukh's contribution in pulses research and development at MPKV, Rahuri is well recognized by several national and international agencies. He worked as visiting scientist at the Queensland University, Brisbane, Australia in 1992. Had Mc Knight Foundation, USA funded collaborative Research Project on Chickpea Improvement with Washington State University, Pullman, USA, CSIRO, Canberra, Australia and NCL, Pune during 1996 to 2007. He also worked as Director of Research, MPKV, Rahuri (1995-2002), Chief General Manager, DFPCL, Pune (2002-05), Vice Chancellor, MPKV, Rahuri (2005 - 10), Director, Agri. Sciences and Technology VSI, Pune (2010-12) and as an Advisor, Dry Land Farming Mission, of Govt. of Maharashtra (2012-15). Worked on several high level committees and statutary bodies of Agricultural Universities, ICAR, State and Central Govt. and also of Corporate. Governing Board of the ICAR, Executive Committee of National Food Security Mission, Task Force on Pulses of Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. o India; Director, NABCONS, Mumbai and BIRD, Lucknow of NABARD; Director, MKCL, Pune are some of them. He was also chairman of IMAT, Pune during 2017 - 20.