Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding


Fellow, Elected 2019

Born at Allahabad, U.P., India on 14th March 1965. Educated at Kendriya Vidyalaya School, Kolkata, 1969-73; Modern Senior Secondary School, Patiala 1978-79; B.Sc. (Medical), Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana 1981-83; M.Sc. and Ph.D Genetics. 1983 -1989 PAU, Ludhiana.

Principal Scientist (Plant Breeding), Department of Crop Improvement, CSKHPKV, Palampur, 2019 till date.

  1. Scientist (Plant Breeding), Department of Crop Improvement, CSKHPKV, Palampur (1989-1996) and CSKHPKV, Hill Agricultural Research and Extension Centre, Dhaulakuan, (HAREC) (1996-1998); Senior Scientist (Plant Breeding), HAREC, Dhaulakuan (1998-2006); Principal Scientist (Plant Breeding) HAREC Dhaulakuan (2006-2015) and Rice and Wheat Research Centre (RWRC), Malan (2015-2019), Scientist In Charge, RWRC, Malan (2016-2018).

Awards/Honours: Jawahar Lal Nehru Award for Ph.D. in Genetics (1990); Vice Chancellors Appreciation Team Award (2002 and 2003) CSKHPKV, Palampur; Attended BWIC 15 at CIMMYT Mexico (2015); Visiting Scientist, ICRISAT Patancheru (1999), Member of the delegation of Pulses Scientists to Visit ICARDA, Syria (2006).

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding (2019)

Research Areas: Pulses and Rice Breeding, Breeding for disease resistance.

Address: Department of Crop Improvement, College of Agriculture, CSKHPKV, Palampur District Kangra (HP)_176062, India. House No. M 34, Housing Board Colony, Holta, Palampur District Kangra (HP)_176062, India. Email: