Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding


Fellow, Elected 2021

Dr. Ashutosh K. Mall, Principal Scientist (Genetics & Plant Breeding), ICAR-Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow was born on 21st November, 1979 in Bahraich district of Uttar Pradesh. He completed his B.Sc. (Agric.) from VBPS University, Jaunpur, UP in 2001 and both M.Sc. & Ph.D. in Genetics & Plant Breeding from NDUA&T, Ayodhya, UP during 2003 & 2006, respectively. He has done his Post-Doctorate at IRRI, Philippines.

After serving for three years as Scientist with IRRI, Philippines; he served as Senior Scientist at ICAR-IGFRI, Jhansi and then joined ICAR-IISR, Lucknow. Dr. Mall has multiple research and managerial responsibilities at IISR, Lucknow as In-charge, Regional Centre Motipur, Sugar beet Outpost Mukteswar. He has developed 15 rice varieties for different ecologies, 13 varieties in different forage crops namely Guinea grass, Oat, Cowpea, Pearl millet, Tall fescue, Lucerne and Sewan grass and one variety for sugarcane in collaboration under AICRP-FC&U. he has also developed 11 Through several cross combination, he has identified 11 germplasm for sugarcane and five for sugar beet.

Dr. Mall significantly contributed in sugarcane improvement program and worked for seed replacement through breeder seed production under private-public partnership mode in Bihar, which was recognized by task force for improving sugarcane productivity and sugar recovery by ministry of consumer affairs. He has received many prestigious awards from different International/National professional societies including Dr. Basant Ram Eminent Young Scientist Award-2017’ by Uttar Pradesh Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lucknow. He has published more than 90 research articles in international and national journals of repute with NAAS rated, 60 popular articles and manuals, 69 abstract published in
national/international seminar/symposium, published 9 technical bulletins, 3 leaf folders,
3 e-technical bulletins, 3 e-folders, one inventory and 3 e-books, 24 e-annual reports and
e-proceedings, 10 annuals reports and 7 workshop proceedings compiled and edited to his credit. He has written three books, two edited souvenir cum abstract books
and written twenty five book chapters including publishers like Springer, etc. and handled five externally funded and eight institutional research projects with ongoing one externally project and six institutional projects.


The Indian Society of Genetics and Plant breeding feels proud to bestow on Dr A. K. Mall the fellowship of the Society for his outstanding contribution in Genetics and Breeding.