Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding


Fellow, Elected 2010

Born in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India on 11th January, 1960. Educated at MTI College, Chandauli, Varanasi (U.P.) High School, 1975; Queen’s College, Varanasi, Intermediate, 1977; Graduation (B.Sc. Ag.) and Post Graduation (M.Sc (Ag.), Genetics and Plant Breeding, 1981 and 1983, respectively from NDUA&T, Faizabad (U.P.); Ph.D (Genetics), IARI, New Delhi. President, Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development, Kanpur, India (Period 2013 till date), International Coordinator (Translational Research), International Chickpea Genetics and Genomics Consortium (ICGGC), 2007 onward)


Director, ICAR-Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Kanpur, January 2014 to date


Scientist, ICAR-Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Kanpur 1989 to 1994; Scientist (Sr. Scale) 1994 - 1998; Sr. Scientist (Plant Biotechnology), 1998-2006 & Principal Scientist (Plant Biotechnology), 2006- 2007, IIPR, Kanpur and Project Coordinator (Chickpea), 2007- 2014. Visiting scientist, 2000, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia; visiting scientist, 2004, NRC-Plant Biotechnology Institute, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Awards/Honour: Bioved Honorary Fellowship award, 2018; Indian Society of Pulses Research & Development Excellent Award (Gold Medal), 2017; UP Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lucknow (UP)-Life time achievement award , 2016; Bioved merit award, 1993; Bioved Agri - Innovation Award, 2015.


Fellows: National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi; Indian Society of Pulses Research & Development, Kanpur; Indian Society of Agricultural Biochemists, Kanpur;


Research Areas: Classical genetics & cytogenetics, somatic cell genetics, transgenic research and molecular breeding.


Address: Director, ICAR-Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Kanpur – 208024; E-65, Krishna Vihar, Awas Vikas No.1, Kalyanpur, Kanpur-208017(U.P.) [Phone-0512- 2572546, Cell: 08005383963; email:,]