Dr. Ashok Kumar Singh
FELLOW, ELECTED 2011

Born in Village Barahat, Ghazipur, U.P., India on 1st July, 1962. Educated at Mahabir Inter College, Malikpura, Ghazipur, UP, 1976-79; Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 1979-85; B.Sc.(Ag.) 1982; M.Sc.(Ag.), 1985; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1986-92; Ph.D., 1992..

Director, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, since January 2020.

Research Associate, Tata Energy Research Institute, New Delhi, 1990-92; Cotton Breeder, Bioseed Genetics India Pvt. Ltd., Hisar, Haryana; Scientist 1994-2001, Senior Scientist 2001-2009, Principal Scientist 2009 onward, Professor 2013-14 and Head, Division of Genetics, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 2014-20.

Awards/Honours: IARI Best Teacher Award, 2003; Dr. B. P. Pal Memorial Award, 2007; ICAR Special Recognition Award, 2009; Borlaug Award, 2012; ICAR-Bharat Ratna Dr. C. Subramanian Award for Best Teachers-2013 and ICAR-Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award for Outstanding Research, 2013; Om Prakash Bhasin Award, 2017.

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding; Indian National Science Academy, 2018.

Research Areas: Rice Breeding, Hybrid Rice, Genetics and Molecular Breeding

Address: Director, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012; B-8, IARI, Pusa Campus, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 25843375, 25843375; Cell: 9899045037; Fax: (011) 25846420; Email: aks_gene@yahoo.com; director@iari.res.in]