Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding


Fellow, Elected 1988

Born in Pahawati, Aligarh, UP on 10 January 1955; Educated at S.B.M. Higher Secondary School, New Delhi, 1966-71; Shivaji College, Delhi University, New Delhi,1971-74; G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology,Pantnagar, UP, 1974-1980; B.Sc.1974; M.Sc. 976; Ph. D. 1980. Post Doctoral Fellow, IRRI, Philippines,1982-84.

Assistant Director General (Seed), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, 2013 to date. Assistant Professor, Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur, Bihar,1981-83; Scientist 2 / Sr. Scientist, Central Rainfed Upland Rice Research Station (Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack), Hazaribag, Bihar, 1985-1996; Sr. Scientist, 1996-1998, NRC on Rapeseed-Mustard, Bharatpur; Principal Scientist, NRC on Rapeseed-Mustard/Directorate of Rapeseed-Mustard Research, Bharatpur, 1998-2010; Director, Directorate of Rapeseed-Mustard Research, Bharatpur, & Project Coordinator, All India Coordinated Research Project on Rapeseed-
Mustard, 2010-13.

Awards/Honours: CSIR Junior/Senior and Post Doctoral Fellowship, 1976-1981; Vice President, Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding, New Delhi, 2014-15; Member, Executive Council, Association of Rice Research Workers, CRRI, Cuttack, 1986-87; Honorary Member, ISGPB Fellow Directory Research Board of Advisors, American Biographical Institute, INC, USA,1999-2003; Principal Consultant, WIRFP-GVT Bhopal, KAWADBijapur,
DFID-UK (India) and Rothamsted International Consulting, UK, 1999-2007; Member, Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding, 2005-14; Journal of Oilseeds Research, 2011-2015; Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, 2012-13; Member, Working Group on Agriculture, Planning Department, Govt. of Rajasthan, Jaipur, 2010-13; Chairman, Oilseeds Sectional Committee, Food & Agriculture Division 13, Bureau of Indian Standards, New Delhi, 2010 to date; Member, Central Sub-Committee on Crop Standards, Notoification and Release of Varieties for Agricultural Crops, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, GoI, 2013 to date; Rajiv Gandhi Rashtriya Gayan- Vigyan Hindi Maulik Pustak Lekhan, 2013 3rd Prize, Ministry of Home Af fa i r s ,Go I .

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics and Pant Breeding, New Delhi, 1989; Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi, 2010; Hi-Tech Horticultural Society, Meerut, 2011; Indian Society of Oilseeds Research, Hyderabad, 2011. Research Areas: Genetics and Plant Breeding - rice and rapeseed mustard yield and quality improvement; genetic resources management and research management.

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