Dr. (Ms) Gita Kulshrestha

Born in Karnal, Haryana, India on 8 November 1944. Educated at N.L. High School, Mumbai, 1951-60; K.J. Somaiya College, Bombay University, Mumbai, 1961-65; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1966-72; B.Sc. (Hons.Organic Chemistry) 1965, M.Sc. 1968, Ph.D. 1972.

Junior Chemist 1973-75, Scientist S-1 1975-79, Scientist S-2 1980-81, Scientist S-3 1982-85, Principal Scientist 1986-98, Professor, 1998-2004, 2006-2007, Head, 2005-06, and Scientist Emeritus, 2007-09, Division of Agricultural Chemicals, IARI, New Delhi. Principal Investigator, World Bank funded ICAR TOE-NATP on "Establishment of Pesticide Referral Laboratory" 2002-05; and CCPI, World Bank funded ICAR NATP on "Development of Pesticide Residue free IPM Package in Vegetables" 2000-04, IARI, New Delhi.

Awards/Honours: IARI Seth Lachhiram Chudiwala Merit Medal Awards, 1968 and 1972; Hexamer Foundation Award 1994; Dr. P.B. Sarkar Memorial Lecture Endowment Award 2002; IARI Best Teacher Award, 2004; Panjab Rao Deshmukh Woman Agricultural Scientist Award, 2005; ISWS Gold Medal Award, 2008; NAAS Dr. K.C. Mehta Memorial Award, 2011-2012; SPS Life Time Achievement Award 2016; ISWS Life Time Achievement Award 2017. Vice-President, Society of Pesticide Science, India 1992-95; Member, Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Weed Science 1999-2001; 2007-10; Member, RAC, ICAR-NCIPM, New Delhi, 2000-02; Member, RAC, ICAR-DWR, Jabalpur, MP, 2002-05; Member, QRT, ICAR- DWR, Jabalpur, M.P., 2003-04; Member, Board of Management, Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi, Jharkhand 2009-12; Advisor, ICAR NAIP on "Designing and studying mode of action and biosafety of nanopesticides" 2009-12. Member, Executive Council, NAAS, 2012-14; Member, RAC, ICAR-DWR, Jabalpur, M.P., 2015-18.

Fellow: Society of Pesticide Science, India; Society of Plant Protection Science; Indian Society of Weed Science

Research Areas: Pesticide residue chemistry, pesticide-soil/plant interactions, pesticide metabolism/transformations, bioremediation, agrochemical risk assessment and safety aspects

Address: 802, New Rashtriya CGHS, Plot No. 15, Sector 18A, Dwarka, New Delhi 110078; [Tel: Res. (011) 45578595, Cell: 9810994627; Email: gitakul@rediffmail.com; gitakul03@yahoo.co.in]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2012 to 31 Dec, 2014; Dr. K.C. Mehta Memorial Award 2011-2012