Dr. Om Parkash Yadav

Born in Bawwa, Rewari, India on 16 May 1963. Educated at Bawwa, Sehore 1970-79; Dayanand College, Hisar 1980; Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, 1980-89; B.Sc. 1984; M.Sc. 1986; Ph.D. 1989.

Director, ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur, 2015 to date.

Scientist, 1989-96, National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad; Indian Institute of Oilseeds Research, Hyderabad; Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur; Associate Professor/Senior Scientist, Rajasthan Agricultural University, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, 1996-2004; Principal Scientist, 2004-2010, Central Arid Zone Research Institute; Visiting Scientist, ICRISAT, 1994, 1996, 2004; Coordinator, All India Coordinated Pearl Millet Improvement Project (ICAR), Mandor, Jodhpur, 2010-2012; Director, Indian Institute of Maize Research, Pusa Campus, New Delhi 2012-2015.

Awards/Honours: Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award of ICAR in Crop Sciences 2021; HAU Merit Fellowship 1980-89; DBT Overseas Fellowship, 2006-07; INSA-Royal Society Inter-Academy Fellowship 2002; ICRISAT Visiting Scientist Award 1994, 1996, 2004; Ch. Devi Lal Outstanding AICRP Award 2003; Platinum Jubilee Indian Science Congress Award 2017; Sardar Patel Outstanding Institute Award for CAZRI, 2017; Chairman, Arid Zone Research Association of India (AZRAI) since 2015; Vice-President, Maize Technologists Association of India (2012-2015); Associate Editor, Crop Science, Crop Science Society of America; Member of Editorial Board of Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding since 2012; Member of Editorial Board of Indian Journal of Agricultual Sciences since 2014; Member of Review Committee for Genetic Manipulation (RCGM), DBT, Govt. of India during 2012-2014; Member of Task Force for developing schemes on millets to promote nutritional security that formulated INSIMP (Improved Nutritional Security through Improved Millets Promotion)-2010-2012; Member, Working Group for 12th Five Year Plan, Planning Commission, Govt. of India; Consultant of State Seed Corporations; Organizing Secretary of 13th International Conference on Development of Drylands, Member Board of Management, SKNAU, Jobner; Member, Institute Management Committee, ICAR-NAARM, Hyderabad; Member, Research Advistory Committee, ICAR-IIMR, Hyderabad; Chairman, Project Monitoring Advisory Committee, ICAR-IIMR, Hyderabad.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy (INSA), National Academy of Science, India (NASI), Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding (ISGPB)

Research Areas: Crop breeding, drought tolerance, seed production, management of natural resources

Address: Director, ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur 342003, Rajasthan; Director Bungalow, CAZRI, Jodhpur 342003, Rajasthan; [Tel: Off. (0291) 2786584; Cell: 9413931805; Fax: (0291) 2788706; Email: opyadav21@yahoo.com; director.cazri@icar.gov.in]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2024