Dr. Jitendra Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2022
Born in Chakrajmal, Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh, India on 1 February 1973. Educated at Ranjit Singh Memorial Inter College, Dhampur, Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh, 1986-89; Choudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, 1989-1995; Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, 1995-99; B.Sc. 1992; M.Sc. 1994; Ph.D. 1999.
Principal Scientist, Division of Crop Improvement, ICAR-Indian Institute of Pulses Research (IIPR), Kalyanpur, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, 2014 to date.
Research Associate, Department of Biotechnology, Jammu University, Jammu, 2000-03; CSIR-Research Associate, Division of Biotechnology, CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Jammu, 2003-05; Research Associate, Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding, Choudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, 2005-08; Senior Scientist, Division of Crop Improvement, ICAR-IIPR, Kalyanpur, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, 2008-14.
Awards/Honours: Shri Balbeer Singh Dabathuva Gold Medal (M Sc Ag), 1994; Institute’s Best Scientist Award, 2016 by Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Kanpur; Joint Secretary, 2017-20 by Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development, Kanpur; Recognition Certificate, 2018 by ICARDA, Morocco; Bioved Fellowship Award, 2018 by Bioved Research Institute of Agriculture, Technology & Sciences, Allahabad; Excellence in Research Award, 2020 by Ashtha Foundation, Meerut (UP); Best Poster Award, 2021 by ISRPD, ICAR-IIPR, Kanpur; Editor, Indian Journal of Food Legumes, 2011 to date; Associate Editor, Frontier in Genetics 2021 to date.
Fellow: Uttar Pradesh Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lucknow; Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development, Kanpur
Research Areas: Genetics, Genomics and Plant Breeding
Address: Principal Scientist, Division of Crop Improvement, ICAR-Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Kalyanpur, Kanpur 208024, U.P.; 3/1681, Ambedkarpuram, Awas Vikas-3, Kalyanpur, Kanpur 208017, U.P.; [Tel: Off. (0512) 2580994 ext-2201, Cell: 9455510016; Fax: (0512) 2580992; Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org]