Dr. Manoj Kumar Dhar
Fellow, Elected 2016

Born in Baramulla, Kashmir, India on 17 November, 1964. Educated at High School, Baramulla and later Government Higher Secondary School, Baramulla, upto 1981; B.Sc., Government Degree College, Baramulla, 1982-83; M. Sc., University of Kashmir, Srinagar, 1984-86; M. Phil., University of Jammu, 1987-88; Ph.D., University of Jammu, 1988-1992.

Director, School of Biotechnology, University of Jammu, Jammu, 2008 to till date; Advisor to Vice Chancellor on Planning and Development, 2015 to till date

Registrar, 2013-2015; Controller of Examinations, 2012-2013; and Founder Head, Department of Biotechnology, 2000-02, 2004-2008, University of Jammu, Jammu; Coordinator, Biotechnology Program (DBT, GOI funded) 2000-02, 2004 to till date; Coordinator, Biochemistry Programme, 2006 to till date; Coordinator, Microbiology programme, 2004 to till date; Coordinator, Bioinformatics Centre (DBT, GOI funded), 2007 to till date; Coordinator, DST (GOI) Special S&T package for J&K, 2009 to till date; Coordinator, Special Assistance Programme (UGC funded) 2012 to till date; Coordinator, DST supported FIST grants 2008-2013, 2014 to till date; Coordinator, PG Diploma in Bioinformatics - innovative program of UGC 2013 to till date; Coordinator, RuTAG (Rural Technology Action Group), Chapter (catalyzed by Principal Scientific Advisor, GOI) 2014 to till date; Centre Coordinator, Human Genetics Research cum Counseling Centre, October 2015 to till date; Convener, Board of Studies in Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Microbiology 2000 onwards, Member of Academic Council, Central University of Kashmir, SKUAST, Kashmir and Jammu.

Awards/Honours: Distinguished Scientist Award by Society for Plant Research, Meerut 2009; Annual Quality Assurance Award by the University of Jammu 2007; Prof. Hira Lal Chakravorty Award by the Indian Science Congress Association 2005; Prof. P. N. Mehra Memorial Award 2004; Prof. Y. S. Murty Gold Medal by the Indian Botanical Society 2002; INSA Young Scientist Award Medal, 1996; Young Scientist Award by J&K State, Department of Science and Technology 1995; ISCA Young Scientist Award 1994; Certificate of Merit and Cash Award by Indian Botanical Society 1989; Gold Medal and Certificate of Distinction by the University of Kashmir 1986; Biotechnology Overseas Associateship (DBT, GOI) availed at Penn State University, USA 2006; BOYSCAST Fellowship (DST, GOI) availed at Kansas State University, USA 1998-1999; Biotechnology National Associateship (DBT, GOI) availed at National Research Centre on Plant Biotechnology, IARI, 1995; Junior and Senior Research Fellowships University Grants Commission, 1987- 1991; Qualified ARS Examination 1991; NET (UGC & ICAR).

Research Areas: Plant Genomics, Molecular Cytogenetics, Metabolomics

Address: Director, School of Biotechnology, University of Jammu, Jammu 180006, J&K; House No. 74, Shanker Vihar, Near Easy Day Store, Talab Tillo, Jammu 180002, J&K; [Tel: Off. (0191) 2456534; Cell: 9419182766; Fax: (0191) 2456534; Email: manojkdhar@rediffmail.com; md.jusbt@gmail.com]