Dr. Kunwar Harendra Singh

Born in district Kasganj, U.P. on 12 February 1968. Educated at Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology, Kanpur, B.Sc. (Ag. & A.H.) 1987, M. Sc. (Ag) Genetics & Plant Breeding 1990 and G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, Ph. D. 1995.

Director, ICAR-Indian Institute of Soybean Resaerch, Indore

Scientist (Plant Breeding), 1997 at ICAR-Directorate of Rapeseed Mustard Research, Bharatpur; Senior Scientist, 2006-2011, Principal Scientist 2012-2022. Director, IISR, Indore 2022. Has been associated with All India Coordinated Research Project on Rapeseed - Mustard as Scientist/In-Charge of Project Coordination Unit at Directorate of Rapeseed Mustard Research, Bharatpur, since 1997. Developed one of the first CMS based hybrid NRCHB 506 of Indian mustard, eight varieties including NRCHB 101, Giriraj (DRMRIJ 31) and Brijraj, eighteen genetic stocks.

Awards/Honours: Rajiv Gandhi National Award for original book writing in Hindi on Gyan Vigyan for the year 2013 by Department of Rajbhasha, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India; Best Scientist Award for the year 2012, 2019. ICAR-Directorate of Rapeseed-Mustard Research, Bharatpur; Recognition award (2009) by Samaj Sadan, National Research Centre on Rapeseed Mustard (ICAR) Bharatpur; Recognition award (2008) Lupin Human Welfare and Research Foundation Bharatpur, India and recognition by Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding for the development of landmark variety “NRCHB 101” of Indian mustard in 2019.

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics and Pant Breeding; Indian Society of Oilseeds Research; Society for Rapeseed-Mustard Research

Research Areas: Heterosis Breeding, Quality Improvement, Disease Resistance, Germplasm Enhancement, DUS Testing

Address: Director, ICAR-Indian Institute of Soybean Research, Khandwa Road, Indore 452001, M.P.; [Tel: Off. (0731) 2476188, 2478414; Cell: 9413835118; Email: kharendrasingh@gmail.com; kunwar.singh2@icar.gov.in]