Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding


Fellow, Elected 1982

Born in Village Pali, District Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India on 20 August 1943. Educated at TD College, Jaunpur, U.P., B.Sc. 1961; Agra University, U.P., M.Sc. 1964, Ph.D. (Agricultural Botany) 1971.

Secretary, Trust for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi 2011 to date.

Principal Scientist, Maize Breeding, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1982-87; Project Coordinator (Maize), 1987-94, and Project Director, Directorate of Maize Research, 1994-2005, IARI; Director, Agro-ecosystem (Irrigated), NATP, ICAR, 1998-2005; Joint Director, Research, 2003-04, IARI, New Delhi; Vice-Chancellor, Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi, 2005 -11.

Awards/Honours: Seedsmen Association of Andhra Pradesh Award, 2003; Seed Association of India Award, 2004; Vidyasagar Award & Viswa Vidya Bhusan Title by Indian Institute of Oriental Heritage, 2006.

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding; Plant Breeding Association of India; Crop Improvement Society of India; Entomological Society of India.

Research Areas: Maize breeding & improvement

Address: Secretary, Trust for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences, Avenue II, IARI Pusa Campus, New Delhi 110012; Flat No. 4344 (First Floor), Block 'B', Pocket 5&6, Vasant