Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding

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SINGH DR ASHOK KUMAR

Fellow, Elected 1993


Born in Village Barahat, Ghazipur, India on 1 July, 1962. Educated at Mahabir Inter College, Malikpura, Ghazipur, UP, 1976-79; Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 1979-85; B.Sc.(Ag.) 1982; M.Sc.(Ag.), 1985; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1986-92; Ph.D., 1992..

Head, Division of Genetics, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2014 to date.

Research Associate, Tata Energy Research Institute, New Delhi, 1990-92; Cotton Breeder, Bioseed Genetics India Pvt. Ltd., Hisar, Haryana; Scientist 1994-2001, Senior Scientist 2001-2009, Principal Scientist 2009 onward, Professor 2013-2014, Division of Genetics, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi

Awards/Honours: IARI Best Teacher Award, 2003; Dr. B. P. Pal Memorial Award, 2007; ICAR special recognition award, 2009; Borlaug Award, 2012; ICAR-Bharat Ratna Dr. C. Subramanian Award for Best Teachers-2013 and ICAR-Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award for Outstanding Research, 2013

Research Areas: Rice Breeding, Genetics and Molecular Breeding

Address: Head, Division of Genetics, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012; C-35, IARI, Pusa Campus, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 25841481, 25841077; Res. (011) 25843464, Cell: 9899045037; Fax: (011) 25841481, 25846420; Email: aks_gene@yahoo.com; aksingh@iari.res.in]

in Barahat, India on 1 July 1962. Educated at Mahabir Inter College, Malikpura, Ghazipur, UP, 1976-79; Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 1979-85; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1986-92; B.Sc.
(Ag.) 1982; M.Sc. (Ag.), 1985; Ph.D., 1992. Professor, Division of Genetics, Indian Agricultural Research Institute,
New Delhi, 2014 to date. Research Associate, Tata Energy Research Institute, New Delhi, 1990-
93; Cotton Breeder, Bioseed Genetics India Pvt. Ltd., Hisar, Haryana; Scientist Trainee, NAARM, Hyderabad, 1994-95; Scientist, 1996-2001 and Senior Scientist, Division of Genetics, IARI, New Delhi, 2001-2014.

Awards/Honours: IARI Best Teacher Award, 2003; IARI Appreciation Certificate, 2005; Outstanding Agriculture Research Team Award, 2006; Dr. B.P. Pal Memorial Award, 2007; ICAR Special Recognition Award, 2009; Borlaug Award, 2012.

Research Areas: Rice breeding, genetics and molecular breeding

Address: Head & Principal Scientist, Division of Genetics, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012; B-35, IARI Pusa Campus, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 25841481, 25841077; Res. (011) 25843464, Cell: 9899045037; Fax: (011) 25841481, 25846420; Email: aks_gene@yahoo.com; aksingh@iari.res.in]