WAZA DR. A. SHOWKAT
Fellow, Elected 2017
Born in Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir, India on 15TH April, 1984. Educated at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir, BSc (Agriculture), 2007; Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, MSc (Plant Breeding and Genetics), 2010; Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, PhD (Genetics and Plant Breeding), 2015.
Post-Doctoral Fellow/Teaching Associate at Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 2015-16; National Consultant at International Rice Research Institute (IRRI-India), New Delhi, 2016-17; Scientist at Division of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir, 2017- Till date.
Awards/honours: Young Scientist Award by Vijnana Bharati, 2016; Best Doctoral Thesis Award by JMD Educational Society, 2016; Appreciation Award by Indian Society of Extension Education, 2015; Best Paper Presentation Awards (Oral/Poster), 2015/2016; International Fellowship by IRRI India for attending Molecular Breeding Training at IRRI Headquarters Philippines, 2017.
Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding