Dr. (Ms) Malavika Dadlani

Born in Varanasi, India on 20 August, 1951. Educated at BHU, Varanasi, 1966-70; IARI, New Delhi, 1970-72; IIT, Kharagpur, 1973-74; Calcutta University, 1974-78. B.Sc. 1970; M.Sc. 1972; DIIT, 1974; Ph.D. 1979; Post-Doctoral Fellow, IRRI, Philippines, 1987-89.

Scientist 1978-79, IIHR, Lucknow; Scientist 1979-84, Sr. Scientist 1984-98, Principal Scientist 1998-2006, Head, 2006-10, Division of Seed Science & Technology, Nodal Officer (Seed), 2007-11, and Joint Director (Research), Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2011-13; Consultant, Bioversity International Sub-Regional Office for South Asia, New Delhi, India 2014; Honorary Research Fellow, Bioversity International Sub-Regional Office for South Asia, New Delhi, India 2015.

Awards/Honours: IARI Best Teacher Award, 2001; FAO Expert Consultation on Quality Declared Seed, 2002; Rao Bahadur Dr. Ram Dhan Singh Award in Seed Technology, 2006-07; Bhumi Nirman Award, 2008; Member, Executive Committee, SAARC Seed Forum, 2010-12; FAO Consultant, Bangladesh, 2014; Myanmar, 2014-15; Combodia, 2015-16; Consultant, GFA, Germany, 2016; ADT, Germany, 2017-18; Editor, Dialogue: Science, scientists and Society, IASc, Bengaluru 2017-2019; President, Indian Society of Seed Technology, New Delhi 2017-19.

Fellow: Indian Society of Seed Technology

Research Areas: Seed Science and Technology; Seed Systems and Regulations; Plant Variety Protection; Farmers' Participatory Seed Production; On-farm Conservation of Agro-biodiversity

Address: Flat# 802, Tower 28, Lotus Panache; Sector 110, Noida 201304, U.P.; III/1, Chatushkon, 17, Golf Garden Road, Kolkata 700033, W.B.; [Tel: Cell: 9868100549, 9899366565; Email: malavikadadlani.md@gmail.com; malavikadadlani@rediffmail.com]

Editor 1 Jan, 2021 to 31 Dec 2023