Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding


Fellow, Elected 2019

Born at Balasore, Odisha, India on 17 March 1968. Educated at Olmara High School, Balasore, 1980-83; Fakir Mohan College, Balasore, 1983-85; College of Agriculture, Chiplima, OUAT, 1986-91; College of Agriculture, Bhubaneswar, OUAT, 1991-93; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1994-1998. B.Sc. (Ag.) 1991; M.Sc. (Ag.) 1993; Ph.D. 1998.Post-doctoral fellow, Univeristy of Wisconsin, Madison. USA 2006-07.                    

Scientist to Principal Scientist, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1998 to date.

Awards/Honours: DrBiswajitChoudharyMemeorial Award 2019, Best Teacher Award for Higher Education, 2018; Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowship, USA 2014-15: Hooker Award 2010; FAO International Consultant at Libya 2010; DBT Associateship in Biotechnology 2006-07; NAAS Associate 2005; Dwarka Nath Memorial Medal 2000.

Fellow: National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Indian Academy of Horticultural Sciences, Indian Society of Vegetable Science, Indian Society of Genetics and Plant breeding

Research Areas: Vegetable Breeding, Molecular Breeding

Address: Professor &Principal Scientist, Division of Vegetable Science, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute,New Delhi110012; 3-B, Scientist Apartment, Pusa Campus, IARI,New Delhi110012; [Tel: Off (011) 25841533; Res. (011) 25840306, Cell: 9868342628; Fax: (011) 25847148; Email:;]