Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding


Fellow, Elected 1998

Born in Ghazipur, UP, India on 1 September 1961. Educated at Shree Maheshwari Vidyalaya, Kolkata 1967-76; Gyan Bharti Vidyapeeth, Kolkata, 1976-78; Presidency College, Kolkata, 1978-81; University of Calcutta, 1981-84; CAS in Cell & Chromosome Research, Department of Botany, University of Calcutta (1984-89). B.Sc. (Honours) 1981; M.Sc. 1984; Ph.D. 1989.

Project Coordinator (AICRP on Forage Crops & Utilization), Indian Grassland & Fodder Research Institute, Jhansi, 2012 to date.

Scientist 1989-94; Scientist (Sr. Scale) 1994-98; Senior Scientist 1998-2006, Principal Scientist, since 2006, and Head, Grassland and Silvipasture Management Division, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, Jhansi, 2007-12.

Awards/Honours: British Council TCT Award 1998; DBT Overseas Associateship Award 2007; ICAR Outstanding Interdisciplinary Team Research Award (as Team Leader), 2007-08; NAIP Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding contribution in research on sustainable rural livelihood security 2012; Editor-in-chief Journal Range Management and Agroforestry 2006-14; Chairman, Editorial Board, International Grassland Congress, 2015.

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

Research Areas: Forage Genetic Resources, Forage Crop Improvement, Genetics, Biotechnology, Grassland, Silvipasture

Address: Project Coordinator, AICRP on Forage Crops & Utilization, Indian Grassland & Fodder Research Institute, Jhansi 284003, U.P.; E-09, IGFRI Colony, Indian Grassland & Fodder Res. Institute, Jhansi 284003, U.P.; [Tel: Off. (0510) 2730029; Res. (0510) 2730721, 2730639, Cell: 09415412144; Fax: (0510) 2730029; Email:]