Prof. Prem Narain

Born in Lucknow, India on 3 January 1934. Educated at Aminabad Intermediate College, Lucknow, 1940-48; Lucknow Christian College, 1948-50; Lucknow University, 1950-54; Institute of Animal Genetics, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 1967-69; B.Sc. 1952; B.Sc. (Hons) 1953; M.Sc. 1954; Ph.D. 1969; D.Sc. 1984.

Editor-in-Chief (EIC), International Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science, USA, 2017 to date; EIC, Journal of Agronomic Research (JAR), USA, 2017 to date.

Senior Economic & Statistical Investigator, Ministry of Transport, New Delhi, 1955-58; Assistant Research Officer, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, 1958-61; Assistant Professor, Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute, New Delhi, 1961-67 and 1969-70; Colombo Plan Scholar, Institute of Animal Genetics, Edinburgh, UK, 1967-69; Professor, 1970-75, Senior Professor, 1975-78, Joint Director, 1978-81, and Director, 1981-92, IASRI, New Delhi; Principal Scientist, 1992-93, Dean & Joint Director, 1993-94; Professor Emeritus, 1994-99, IARI, New Delhi; Member, National Statistical Commission, Government of India, New Delhi, 1999-2000; INSA Honorary Scientist, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, 2006-15

Awards/Honours: ICAR Rafi Ahmad Kidwai Memorial Award, 1977; INSA GP Chatterjee Memorial Lecture Award, 1987; ISAS Sankhiyi Bhushan, 1991; BF OP Bhasin Award, 1992; MAI Distinguished Service Award 1993; GOI National Award in Statistics, 2003; NASI Dr. B.P. Pal Memorial Lecture Award, 2007; IBS-IR Life-time Achievement Award, 2007.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; Indian Academy of Sciences; National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding; Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics.

Research Areas: Statistics, statistical genetics, statistical genomics

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Founder Member Executive Council 5 Jun, 1990 to 30 Dec, 1991; Treasurer 1 Jan, 1992 to 31 Dec, 1997; Dr. M.S. Randhawa Memorial Award 1997-1998