Dr. Mathura Rai
Fellow, Elected 2008
Born in Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh, India on 15 January 1948. Educated at Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur 1967-1970, Kanpur University, Kanpur 1970-72 and CSAUA&T, Kanpur 1972-1978; B.Sc. 1970; M.Sc. 1972; Ph.D. 1978.
Scientist S, 1977-1981, Scientist S-1, 1981-1983, Scientist S-2, 1983-1985, and Senior Scientist, 1985-1988, ICAR Research Complex, NEH Region, Shillong; Senior Scientist, 1988-1996, NBPGR, New Delhi; Principal Scientist & Head, 1996-2001, CHES, Ranchi (IIHR,Bangalore); Principal Scientist & Head, 2001-2003, HARP, Ranchi (ICAR Res. Complex for Eastern Region, Patna); OSD, 2001-2005, National Research Centre for Litchi, Muzaffarpur; Director, Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi, 2003-10.
Awards/Honours: ICAR Outstanding Multidisciplinary Team Research Award, 2004; Harbhajan Singh Award 2005; S.Z. Quasim Medal, 2006; Hari Krishna Shastry Award, 2007; President, Horticultural Society of Chhotanagpur; Secretary, Indian Society of Vegetable Science; Consultant: Task Force, Technical Advisory Group, PPV and FR Authority; Member of Several Central/State level professional committees.
Fellow: Indian Society of Vegetable Science; Bioved Research Society
Research Areas: Vegetable and fruit breeding and genetics
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