Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding


Fellow, Elected 1979

Born in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh, India on 12 December 1947. Graduated from Himachal Agriculture College, Solan, Punjab University 1968; M.Sc. 1970 and Ph.D. 1974 from Indian Agricultural Research Institute .
Vice-Chancellor, Career Point University Hamirpur (H.P.), 2012-14 and 2015 to date . Junior Research Officer/Assistant Professor (Wheat Breeding), 1974- 79; Associate Professor (Plant Breeding), 1979-85; Joint Director (Research and Extension))/Associate Dean, Hill Campus, Ranichauri, 1985-91; Dean, College of Forestry, Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Nauni Solan, H.P., 1991-97; Director, National
Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, 1997-2000; National Director, National Agricultural Technology Project, 2000 02; Vice-Chancellor, G.B.Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand 2002-07; Deputy Director General (Crop Science), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, 2007-08; Chairman, National Biodiversity Authority, Chennai, 2008-10; Chairperson, Protection of Plant Varieties & Farmers' Rights Authority, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt of India, New Delhi, 2010-12; Vice Chancellor 2012- 14, 2015 continuing and Pro Chancellor (Hon.) 2014-15, Career Point University Hamirpur, (H.P.); Member, Executive Board of Global Crop Diversity Trust, 2014 to date; Vice Chairman, Trust for Advancement ofAgricultural Sciences 2012 to date.

Awards/Honours: Agriculture Today Life Time Achievement Award; Dr. Harbhajan Singh Memorial Award; Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial Award; Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award; CABI Award, etc. Past President, Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources, and Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding. ISGPB Fellow Directory

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding; Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources; National Academy of Biological Sciences; National Academy of Environmental Sciences.

Research Areas: Plant breeding and genetics, plant genetic resources, bioversity.

Address: Vice Chancellor, Career Point University Hamirpur, Bhoranj (Tikker - Kharwarian), Hamirpur 176041, H.P.; House No. 118, Housing Board Colony, Bindraban, District: Kangra, Palampur 176061, H.P.; [Tel:
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