Dr. Vishnu Swarup
Fellow, Elected 1999
Born on 30 July 1925. Educated at Wesley High School, Azamgarh, U.P., 1940; Allahabad Agricultural Institute, Naini, Allahabad, Intermediate in Agriculture 1940-42; Government Agriculture College, Kanpur, B.Sc. 1944 and M.Sc. 1946; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, Assoc. IARI 1948; Kansas State University, USA, M.S. 1954 and Ph.D. 1955.
Vegetable Breeding Assistant, 1948-53, and Assistant Oilseed Specialist, 1953-54, Department of Agriculture, U.P.; Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Botany, 1953-55, and Assistant Instructor, Department of Agronomy, 1955-56 Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA; Assistant Geneticist, 1956-58, and Assistant Professor, 1958-59, Division of Botany, Vegetable Specialist, 1959-62, Geneticist (Floriculture), 1962-68, and Senior Geneticist (Floriculture), 1969-70 Division of Horticulture, Chief Vegetable Specialist, 1970-71, and Project Co-coordinator, 1971-82 Division of Vegetable Crops and Floriculture, IARI, New Delhi; Vegetable Expert in Nigeria, FAO Consultant in the Philippines and Zimbabwe and Consultant of the Commonwealth Secretariat in the South Africa Development Community (SADC) countries; Visiting Scientist in Bulgaria and Hungary.
Awards/Honours: Delhi Agri-Horticultural Society Dayawati Vira Medal, 1988; HSI Golden Jubilee Award, 1993; Dr. M.H. Marigowda Memorial National Award, 1998; All India Kitchen Garden Association Gold Medal; PNASF Gold Medal for life-time achievement in vegetable research and development in India, 2002.
Fellow: Indian Society of Vegetable Sciences; Member Gamma Sigma Delta (USA), and Sigma Xi (USA).
Research Areas: Genetics & breeding, vegetable crops, flowers, olericulture, floriculture
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