Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding


Fellow, Elected 2021

Born at village Banyar, Tehsil Thunag, Distt Mandi Himachal Pradesh on 26th September 1971. Dr Mohar Singh did Master’s (1996) in Agricultural Botany from Chaudhary Charan Singh University Meerut, and Doctorate (2001) in Plant Breeding, from Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur.

Dr. Singh started his professional career (2002) as Assistant Professor (Genetics & Plant Breeding) at Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry Solan. In 2009, he was selected as Senior Scientist (Plant Breeding) at ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi. Since 2015, he is working as Principal Scientist at ICAR-NBPGR Regional Station Shimla.

Awards/Honours: Harbhajan Singh memorial award of ISGPB 2013; Dr BR Barwale award of ISPGR 2020; Fellow of National Academy of Sciences, India 2021.

Research Areas: Pre-breeding and genetic enhancement in pulses.

Major research contribution: Developed two varieties one each of Buckwheat and Quinoa through CVRC and two of lentil through SVRC. Registered eight genetic stocks in NGB and six farmer varieties in PPV&FRA.

The Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding feels proud to bestow on Dr. Mohar Singh the Fellowship of the Society for his significant contribution in management of Plant Genetic Resources.