Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding


Fellow, Elected 2015

Born in Junagarh, Kalahandi, Odisha, India on 2nd January 1964. Educated at Odisha University Agricultural and Technology, B.Sc. (Ag), 1985-1989; Punjab Agricultural University, M.Sc. (Plant Breeding), 1989 – 1994; Punjab Agricultural University, Ph.D. (Plant Breeding), 1994 – 1998; Utakal University, Bachelor of Law, 1999.

Assistant Director General, ICAR-National Agriculture Science Fund (NASF, ICAR), 2014 – till date

Scientist, National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, Telangana (NAARM), 1992 – 1993; Scientist, Division of Genetics, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, 1993 – 1993; Scientist, ICAR-National rice Research Institute (NRRI), Cuttack, Odisha, 1993 – 1997; Scientist (Sr Scale), ICAR-National rice Research Institute (NRRI), Cuttack, Odisha, 1997 – 2001; Senior Scientist, ICAR-National rice Research Institute (NRRI), Cuttack, Odisha, 2001 – 2003; Senior Scientist, Indian Institute Pulse Research (IIPR), Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, 2003 – 2006; Principal Scientist (VPKAS), 2006 – 2010; Head & Principal Scientist (VPKAS), 2010 – 2014.

Awards/Honours: Sardar Iqbal Singh gold medal for his meritorious performance during the M. Sc.(Plant Breeding); Young Scientist Award by the Society, AZRA, Cuttack.

Fellow: Fellow of AZRA Society; Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding.

Research Areas: Plant Breeding, Biotechnology and molecular Breeding.

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