KUMAR Prof RAJENDRA
Fellow, Elected 2005
BIODATA OF PROF RAJENDRA KUMAR
Post Doc (Bio-Tech), Ph.D., FBRS, FISGPB, FISAB, FHHS, FUPAAS, FISPRD, MNASc.
Division of Genetics
ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute
Former Director General, UP Council of Agricultural Research, Lucknow
Former President, UP Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lucknow
Professor Rajendra Kumar holds post-doctoral degree in Agricultural Biotechnology and research experience from South Korea. Prof. Kumar has multiple organizational experiences in various capacities in SAU / ICAR both systems. He has made outstanding contributions in the field of agricultural research and education by way of commercial release of 12 varieties of pulses and vegetables, development of 28 Technologies, publication of more than 113 referred research papers in journals of international repute in addition to more than 200 other publications, operation of 28 research projects including multi institutional / collaborative projects, supervision of nearly two dozen students for their theses work and organization of more than 30 International / National Congresses/ Seminars/ Workshops.
The most outstanding effort in S & T through initiation and adoption of several new Innovative & Traditional approaches by creation of UPAAS, institution of competitive awards, protection of innovations through facilitations for registration of varieties of SAUs and farmers by creation of state of art facilities on IPR, GI and Organic certification, UP Agricultural Science Congress, Annual Workshop, Hybrid Seed Testing of private sector, 20 Crore Revolving Fund, Project’s External Evaluation system, 3rd party evaluation of UPCAR and Operation of >100 innovative & traditional Inter institutional collaborative projects leaving very large impacts across the state / nation and also created state of art platform for world class research and academic activities making U.P. Council of Agricultural Research a vibrant organization demonstrating a typical “ Boom – Bust” cycle during 1994-2014 ushering in “New Horizons of Agricultural Education and Research in U.P. during last five years (2013-2017)”. He has been conferred with numerous prestigious academic recognitions by various scientific organizations viz; Indian Science Congress, INSA, NASI, U.P Govt. etc.