Dr. Sudhakar Pandey
FELLOW, ELECTED 2018

Born in Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh on 4 January 1969. B.Sc. 1991, M.Sc. 1994 and Ph.D. 1998, A.N.D. University of Agricultre & Technology, Kumarganj, Ayodhya

Principal Scientist, ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi 2014 to date.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Award for Team Research, 2003-04; PPVFRA Certificate of Recognition, 2017; Distinguished Agriculture Scientist Award (Horticulture Sciences) 2019 from UPCAR; Dr. Kirti Singh Life Time Achievement Award 2019 from ISVS; ISHRD Himadri Young Scientist Award, 2010; SBSRD Scientist of the Year Award, 2013; Fellow: Uttar Pradesh Academy of Agricultural Sciences; Hill Horticulture Development Society; Indian Society of Vegetable Science; Member, Editorial Board, Progressive Horticulture 2010-13 & 2019-20; Associate Editor, Progressive Horticulture, 2013 to 2019 & 2021 to date; Member, Task force, PPV & FRA, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Wellfare for developing DUS guidelines of pumpkin, bottle gourd, bitter gourd, cucumber, watermelon and muskmelon; Member, Task force, PPV & FRA, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Wellfare for developing DUS guidelines of pointed gourd; Member Secretary, Research Adisory Committee 2017-2020 & 2020 to date ICAR-IIVR, Varanasi; Member, Institute Biosafety Committee; Member, National Academy of Sciences India from 2021.

Research Areas: Horticulture (Vegetable Science): Cucurbit Breeding, genetics and genomics

Address: Principal Scientist, ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, PB No. 01, PO - Jakhini (Shahnshahpur), Varanasi 221305, U.P.; Flat No. 1047, Block-A, KBN Lion Enclave, Newada, Sunderpur, Varanasi 221005, U.P.; [Tel: Off. (0542) 2635247; Cell: 9415371451; Email: sudhakariivr@gmail.com; sudhakar.pandey@icar.gov.in]