Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding


Fellow, Elected 2016

Born in Mau, Uttar Pradesh, India on 16th July 1966. Educated at N.D. University of Agriculture & Technology, Kumarganj, Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh, B.Sc. (Hons), 1988; N.D. University of Agriculture & Technology,Kumarganj, Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh M.Sc. (Ag.), 1990, N.D. University of Agriculture & Technology, Kumarganj,Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh, Ph.D. 1994.

Principal Scientist, ICAR-National Research Centre on Plant biotechnology, New Delhi, 2013- till date

Senior Scientist, Division of Crop Improvement, Regional RainfedLowland Rice Research Station Garua Assam under CRRI, Cuttack (ICAR), 2001-2004; Senior Scientist, Division of Crop Improvement, ICAR-CRRI, Cuttack 2004-2008; Senior Scientist & Principal Scientist, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2008-2009 & 2009- 2013.

Awards/Honours: Eminent Scientist Award 2014, Bharat Jyoti Award 2011, Beat extension worker awarded, Best Paper awards, National conference on Recent trends in rice management, Cuttack .

Fellow: Applied Zoologists Research Association, , CRRI, Cuttack, Odisha, Bioved Research Society of Bioved Research Institute of Agriculture & Technology, Allahabad, National Environmental Science Academic, Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding, New Delhi ISGPB Fellow Directory

Research Areas: Rice & Wheat improvement, biotic & abiotic stress, MARS & MABB

Address: ICAR - National Research Centre on Plant Biotechnology, L.B.S. Building, Pusa, New Delhi-110012; A - 25, Vikalp Apartment, I.P. Extension, Plot No. 92, Patparganj, New Delhi – 110092 [Cell: 9013902774; Email:,