Dr. Major Singh
Fellow, Elected 2015

Born in Sultanpur, UP, India on 20 June, 1960. Educated at Janata Inter College Belhari, Sultanpur 1970-77; T.D. College, Jaunpur, 1977-1980; GBPUA&T, Pantnagar, 1981-83; B.Sc. (Ag) 1980; M.Sc. (Ag) 1983; Ph D 1999.

Director, ICAR-Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research, Rajgurunagar, Pune, 2017 to date.

Principal Scientist and Head, Division of Crop Improvement, Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi, 2010-15; Scientist, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Shillong, 1986-96; Sr Scientist and Principal Scientist, IIVR, Varanasi, 1996-2010. Project Coordinator, All India Coordinated Research Project on Vegetable Crops, IIVR, Varanasi 2011-16.

Awards/Honours: Outstanding Multidisciplinary Team Research Award of ICAR for Biennium 2003-04; Rajeev Gandhi National Award, 2009-10; Dr. Harbhajan Singh Award, 2004, ISVS, Varanasi; Dr. Harbhajan Singh Award, 2005, ISVS, Varanasi; Editor, Vegetable Science 2010-16; Secretary Association of Promotion of Innovations in Vegetables (APIV), Varanasi.

Fellow: Indian Society of Vegetable Science, Varanasi.

Research Areas: Genetics and Plant Breeding, Biotechnology, Vegetable Science

Address: Director, ICAR-Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research, Rajgurunagar, Pune 410505, Maharashtra; B-42, Brij Enclave Colony, Sunderpur, Varanasi 221005, U.P.; [Tel: Cell 9451579735; Email: singhvns@gmail.com]