Dr. Devendra Kumar Yadava
FELLOW, ELECTED 2015

Born in Chandawas (Rewari), Haryana, India on 10 April, 1966. Educated at Govt. Primary School, Chandawas, 1972-77; Govt. High School, Bhudpur (Rewari), 1977-82; College of Agriculture, Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, 1982-1993; B.Sc. (Hons) Ag. 1987; M.Sc. (Ag.) 1990; Ph.D. 1993.

Assistant Director General (Seed), Crop Science Division, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi since 2017 to date

Assistant Professor (Pulses and Brassica Breeding), Agricultural Research Station (Rajasthan Agricultural University), Sriganganagar, 1996-2003; Senior Scientist, Principal Scientist (Brassica Breeding), Division of Genetics, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2003 to date and Head, Division of Seed Science and Technology, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2014-21.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Dr. Rajendra Prasad Award 2020 for best Technical Book in Hindi; National Academy of Agricultural Sciences Recognition Award-2018; ICAR Rafi Ahmad Kidwai Award-2017; Dr. P.R. Kumar Outstanding Brassica Scientist Award - 2017, Society for Rapeseed Mustard Research, Bharatpur; Certificate of Best performer Centre to IARI for Excellent Performance in Research and Development of Rapeseed Mustard 2016-17, AICRP on Rapeseed Mustard, DRMR, Bharatpur; Dr. B.P. Pal Memorial Award, 2012, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi; Best Research and Experimentation Award, 2002, Agricultural Research Station (Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner), Sriganganagar.

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding, New Delhi; Indian Society of Oilseeds Research, Hyderabad; Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development, Kanpur; Society for Rapeseed Mustard Research, Bharatpur; Indian Society of Forage Research, Hisar.

Research Areas: Genetic enhancement of Oilseeds and Pulses using conventional and molecular approaches and seed systems

Address: Assistant Director General (Seed), Crop Science Division, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Room No. 101, Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi 110001; Bungalow No. B-15, Pusa Campus, IARI, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 23382257, 23046457; Res. (011) 25847004; Cell: 9868537641, 8920440384; Email: dkygenet@gmail.com; devendra.yadava@icar.gov.in]

Recognition Award 2017-2018