Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding


Fellow, Elected 2019

Born at Basirhat, 24 Parganas (N), West Bengal, India on 13th August 1972. Educated at Pakratala Prathamik Vidhyalaya, Basirhat, 1977-1980; Basirhat High School, Basirhat, 1981-1989; Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (North Bengal campus), Coochbehar, 1989-1994; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa, New Delhi, 1995-1997, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal, 2003-2007; B.Sc. 1994, M.Sc. 1997, Ph.D. 2007. 

Principal Scientist (Plant Breeding), ICAR- National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, Odisha, 2014 to date.

Senior Scientist, Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, 2008-2014; Scientist, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Tripura centre, Tripura, 1999-2008.

Awards/Honours: NRRI best worker award in Senior Scientist Category, 2016; As team leader awarded Nanaji Deshmukh ICAR Award for Outstanding Interdisciplinary Team Research in Agricultural and Allied Sciences: 2018 in Crop Science & Horticulture, 2019.

Research Areas: Breeding for nutritional quality, Breeding for multiple abiotic stress tolerance specially in rice

Address: Crop Improvement Division, ICAR-national Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, Odisha 753006; Quarter number Type V/6, ICAR-NRRI, CRRI, Cuttack, Odisha- 753006; [Tel: Off. (0671) 2367757; Cell: 9178248015; Fax: (0671) 2367663; Email: