Dr. Nagendra Kumar Singh

Born at Rajapur, Mau, U.P., India on 15 October 1958. Educated at Primary Pathshala, Tilasawan, 1964-68; Junior High School, Jahanaganj 1969-71; Wesley Higher Secondary School, Azamgarh, 1971-75; Banaras hindu University, Varanasi, 1975-80; University of Adelaide, Australia 1981-85; B.Sc. 1978, M.Sc. 1980, Ph.D. 1985. Post-doctoral fellow, CSIRO Division of Plant Industry and Unversity of Adelaide, Australia 1986-91.

National Professor B.P. Pal Chair in Genetics and Plant Breeding, National Research Centre on Plant Biotechnology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2010 to date.

Scientist C, Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, 1991-94; Associate Professor, 1994-2000 and In-charge, 1997-2000, Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering Department, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, India; Principal Scientist (Biotechnology), NRC on Plant Biotechnology, IARI, New Delhi, 2000-2010.

Awards/Honours: BHU Gold Medals 1978, 1980; Dr. K. P. Barley Prize, University of Adelaide, 1983, CSIRO Postdoctoral Award, Australia 1986; Queen Elizabeth II-National Research Fellowship Award, Australia 1988; DBT-National Bioscience Award 2001-02; World Technology Award for Rice Genome work 2003; Dr. Rafi Ahmad Kidwai Award 2007; ICAR-Norman Borlaug Award 2014; Dr. O.P. Bhasin Memorial Award 2019.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy (INSA); National Academy of Sciences India (NASI)

Research Areas: Plant Genomics, Genetic Engineering and Molecular Breeding in rice, wheat, pigeonpea and chickpea Rhizobium

Address: National Professor B.P. Pal Chair, NRC on Plant Biotechnology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012; 148 DDA-SFS Flats, Dwarka Sector 5, Pocket 1, New Delhi 110075; [Tel: Off. (011) 25841186; Res. (011) 28081376, Cell: 9911268915; Fax: (011) 25843984; Email: nksingh4@gmail.com]

Secretary 1 Jan, 2012 to 31 Dec, 2014; Dr. K. Ramiah Memorial Award 2011-2012