Prof. Pushpendra Kumar Gupta
FELLOW, ELECTED 1991
Born in Saharanpur, India on 14 December 1936. Educated at Government Intermediate College, Saharanpur, 1948-54; B.Sc., DAV College Muzaffarnagar, 1954-56; M.Sc., Meerut College, Meerut, 1956-58; Ph.D., University of Manitoba, Canada, 1964-67.
Hon. Emeritus Professor, Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding, Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut, 2004 to date.
Lecturer, Meerut College, Meerut, 1958-59; Lecturer, DAV College, Muzaffarnagar, 1959-60; Asstt. Professor, Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur 1960-69; Reader, 1969-76, and Professor & Head, Department of Agricultural Botany, & Dean (Ex-Officio), Faculty of Agriculture, 1976-96, Meerut University (now CCS University), Meerut; CSIR Emeritus Scientist, 1997-2002; UGC Emeritus Fellow, 2002-03; INSA Senior Scientist, 2003-06, 2015-16; INSA Hony Scientist, 2007-10, 2017-19; NASI Sr. Scientist, 2010-14.
Awards/Honours: Agra University Gold Medal and Meerut College Lakshmi Devi Tamma Gold Medal in M.Sc. Botany, 1958; ICAR Dr Rajendra Prasad Prize for a university level original book in Hindi, 1991-93; Norman H. Dill Memorial Gold Medal, the Society of Biosciences, Muzaffarnagar, 1998; Ch. Charan Singh Vishvavidyalaya Gaurav, 2003; Birbal Sahni Gold Medal, Indian Botanical Society, 2004; President, Indian Association of Angiosperm Taxonomy, 2008; Association of Biotechnology Led Engerprizes (ABLE) Award for "Excellence in Agricultural Research", 2013; SciGenom Research Foundation (SGRF) Lifetime Achievement Award 2019.
Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; Indian Academy of Sciences; National Academy of Sciences India; Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding; Indian Botanical Society; Indian Society of Cytology and Genetics; Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy, etc.
Research Areas: Cytogenetics, plant breeding, plant molecular biology & crop biotechnology
Address: Hon. Emeritus Professor, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut 250004, U.P.; F-119, Shastri Nagar, Meerut 250004, U.P.; [Tel: Off. (0121) 2768195; Res. (0121) 2762505, Cell: 9411619105; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org]