Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding



Fellow, Elected 1975

Born in Tajopur, Mau, India on 1 February 1942. Educated at Jiwan Ram Inter College, Mau, 1956-59; Government Agricultural College, Kanpur, 1960-63: B.Sc. 1961; M.Sc. 1963; Rostock University, Germany, 1965-69: Ph.D. 1969; Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Birmingham, U.K., 1981 and University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany, 1983; Royal Society Bursary' Award, UK, 1983.

Executive Director, Nand Educational Foundation for Rural Development (NEFORD), Lucknow, 2003 to date; Senior Fellow, ICRAF South Asia (Kenya), New Delhi, 2004 to date.

Associate Professor, 1970-75, and Professor of Genetics, 1975-85, Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar; Director of Research, 1985-95, and Dean, College of Agriculture (additional charge), 1986-88, N.D. University of Agriculture & Technology, Faizabad; IRRI Representative and Liaison Scientist, India, 1995-2004.

Awards/Honours: Ph.D. degree with Suma cum Laude; Millennium Award for Promotion of Science, 2000; Best Citizen of India, 1998; Best Paper Award by Crop Improvement Society of India; Haryana Sahitya Academy Award for the poetry book "Meri Guriya"; Agri-History Foundation Sipani Krishi Anusandhan Farm Award, 2005; Purvanchal Pragatisheel Krishak Manch Krishak Mitra Samman, 2011; Mahindra Samriddhi Krishi Sahyog Samman, 2012

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding; Research Fellow of University of Birmingham, U.K.

Research Areas: Biometrical genetics, crop breeding, participatory systems research

Address: Executive Director, Nand Educational Foundation for Rural Development, (NEFORD), 1 Devlok Colony, Church Road, Aliganj, Lucknow , U.P; ; Delhi Office: A-25, Vikalp Apartment, Plot No. 92, I.P. Extension, Patparganj, Delhi - 110 092 [Tel: (011) 22243425]; [Tel: Off. (0522) 4015742; Cell: 09721719736; Email:]