Dr. Rakesh Kr. Jain
FELLOW, ELECTED 2006

Born in Rohtak, India on 21 May 1956. Educated at S.D. College, Ambala Cantt, 1970-74; G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, 1975-78; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1984-88; B.Sc. 1974; M.Sc. 1977; Ph.D. 1988; FAO Fellowship, 1990-91; DBT Overseas Associateship, 1997-98.

Scientist, Plant Pathology, Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, 1978-86; Senior Scientist, 1986-98, Principal Scientist, 1998-2007, Head, 2007-13, Plant Pathology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi; Dean & Joint Director (Education), ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2013-18; and Emeritus Scientist (ICAR), 2018-21.

Awards/Honours: IARI Gold Medal, 1989; M.J.Narasimhan Award 1999; IARI Best Teacher Award, 2004; Vasvik Award, 2007; Hari Krishna Shastri Memorial Award, 2010; B.B. Mundkur Memorial Award, 2011; K.S. Bhargava Memorial Award, 2017; President, Indian Phytopathological Society, 2009; Vice-President, Indian Virological Society, 2011; Editor, Indian Phytopathology, 1997-2003; Editor-in-Chief, Indian Journal of Virology, 2008-11; Chief Editor, Pusa AgriScience, 2009-13; Associate Editor, Agricultural Research, 2012 to date.

Fellow: Indian Phytopathological Society; Indian Virological Society

Research Areas: Plant Virology, Diagnostics, Molecular characterization and transgenics

Address: Flat No. 53, GH-12, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi 110087; [Tel: Cell: 9810887248; Email: rakeshjain56@yahoo.co.in]

Treasurer 1 Jan, 2019 to 31 Dec, 2021; Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2018 to 31 Dec, 2018; Recognition Award 2005-2006