Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding


Fellow, Elected 2018

Born in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India on 13th January, 1969. Educated at Capital High School (Unit-III), Bhubaneswar,1980-83; B.J.B. College, Bhubaneswar, 1983-85; College of Agriculture, Bhubaneswar,OUAT,1985-89; B.Sc.(Ag.) 1989; Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, M.Sc.(Ag.), 1992;Ph.D, 1998.

Principal Scientist (Plant Breeding) at Crop Improvement division, ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack to date.


Post Graduate Research Fellow, Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar 1993-2002; Lecturer in Genetics and Plant Breeding 2002-2006, Senior Lecturer, 2006-2009 at Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Coochbehar, WB ; Senior Scientist 2009-2012, Senior Scientist (PB-IV), 2012-2015 and Principal Scientist 2015 onward at ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack-753006, Odisha

Awards/ Honours: Fellow, Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding; First Position in School in High School Certificate Exam in 1983; University Gold Medal for Master Degree at BHU in 1992; Best worker (Senior Scientist) Award in ICAR-NRRI for 2015; Best interactive presentation by Society of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics 2015.

Research Areas: Rice Breeding, New Plant Type/ New Generation Rice, Drought Breeding.

Address: Principal Scientist (Plant Breeding), Crop Improvement Division, ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Bidyadharpur, PO:CRRI, Cuttack-753006; [Tel: Off. (0671) 2367757/67; Res. (0671) 2367501, Cell: 9040384910; Fax: (0671) 2367777,2367663; Email:,