Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding


Fellow, Elected 2006

Born in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India on July 01, 1958. BPMG Inter College, Mandhana, Kanpur, UP 1966-73; DAV College, Kanpur (Kanpur University) 1974-1984; B.Sc. 1976; M.Sc 1979; Ph.D. 1984.

Scientist, 1986-98, Senior Scientist, 1998-2006, and Principal Scientist, 2006-20, Head Seed Technology Division, IGFRI Jhansi 2009-2014; Head, Crop Improvement Division, IISR, Lucknow; ICAR-Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, Jhansi 1986-2015; ICAR-Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow, 2015-20.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Team Award for outstanding research 2010; DBT Biotech Associateship Award 2009; TCT Award of British Council 1998; Secretary- Range Management Society of India 2006-2012; PM Dabadghao Memorial Lecture" award 2018; Organizing Secretary, 23rd International Grassland Congress; Expert Consultant: Asian Pasture Development consultative meet, China; Member Task Force Accelerated Fodder Development Programme, DAC, Min. of Agric., Gov. India; Member Fodder Sub Group of DAHD&F 12th plan Committee, Dept. of AHF&D, Min. of Agriculture, Govt. of India.

Fellow: Range Management Society of India; Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding.

Research Areas: Plant Breeding, Seed Technology, Biotechnology

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