Dr. Pritam Kalia
FELLOW, ELECTED 2014
Born in Dhabera, Himachal Pradesh, India on 14 January 1955. Educated at Government Higher Secondary School, Lathiani, 1966-72; College of Agriculture, Palampur, 1972-76; College of Agriculture, Solan, HPKV, 1976-83; M.Sc.1978, Ph.D. 1983; NVRS, Wellesbourne, UK Post-doctorate 1985-86.
Assistant Vegetable Breeder, Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur, 1983-89; Associate Professor/Vegetable Breeder & Professor, 1989-2002; Professor of Horticulture, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2002-10; Principal Scientist, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 18th February, 2002 to 31st January, 2017; Head, Division of Vegetable Science, 2010-16 and Coordinator, School of Horticultural Sciences, 2012-16, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi; Emeritus Scientist, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 2017-20.
Awards/Honours: N.N. Mohan Meakin Gold Medal, 1978; H.P. University Gold Medal, 1978; Commonwealth Scholarship, Commonwealth Commission, UK, 1985-86; Dr Kirti Singh HSI Gold Medal, 2008; Himotkarsh Himachal Shree Award, 2009; Himachal Gaurav Award, 2009, Dr B. Choudhury Memorial Award 2016, IAEA Training Expert for Scientists at Food and Agricultural Research and Extension Institute, Quatre Borne, Mauritius, 8-19th August, 2016; VASVIK Award 2017; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award 2017; IAHS-Shivshakti Lifetime Achievement Award 2017; Elected Vice-chairperson of the International Society for Horticulture Science (ISHS) for Division of Horticulture for Development (DDEV) from August 2018; Chief Editor of Indian Journal of Horticulture, 2018-20.
Fellow: Indian Academy of Horticulture Science (IAHS); Indian Society of Vegetable Science (ISVS), Indian Society of Noni Science (ISNS)
Research Areas: Vegetable Breeding, In Vitro culture, transgenesis
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