Dr. Sujay Rakshit
FELLOW, ELECTED 2022

Born at Santiniketan, Birbhum, West Bengal, India on 03 January 1970. Educated at Visva Bharati 1975-91; Banaras Hindu University (Varanasi) 1991-93; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1993-98; B.Sc. 1991; M.Sc. 1993; Ph.D. 1998.

Director, ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research, Ludhiana, 2017 to date.

Scientist, 1996-2000, Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Kanpur; 2000-2005, Directorate of Maize Research, New Delhi; Senior Scientist, 2005-2008, Directorate of Maize Research, New Delhi; Principal Scientist, 2008-17, ICAR-Indian Institute of Millet Research, Hyderabad.

Awards/Honours: Dr. A.B. Joshi Memorial Award 2020 (ISGPB); Kallaya Kirshnamurti National Award, 2020 (UAS, Bangalore); ICAR Best Annual Report Award, 2020; ICAR Chaudhury Devilal Outstanding AICRP Award, 2019; President, Agriculture & Forestry Section, Indian Science Congress Association 2018-19; President, Maize Technologists Association of India, 2018–20; Associated Editor, Indian Journal of Genetics & Plant Breeding, 2016-2018; NE Borlaug Fellowship (USDA) 2010; JSPS Post-doctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers, 2003; BOYSCAST Fellowship, 2003; CSIR Scientist Travel Fellowship, 2002; Indian Science Congress Association Young Scientist Award, 1999; Jawaharlal Nehru Award, 1999; Best Ph.D. Student of IARI Medal, 1998; IARI Merit Medal, 1998; UNESCO Fellowship in Biotechnology, 1998; Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Award, 1994; Binani Gold Medal, 1994; BHU Gold Medal, 1994.

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding

Research Areas: Genetics and Plant Breeding; Genomics

Address: Director, ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research, PAU Campus, Ludhiana 141004, Punjab; E-1, Type-V, CIPHET Campus, PAU, Ludhiana 141004, Punjab; [Tel: Off. (0161) 2440048; Cell: 9492430207; Fax: (0161) 2440047; Email: s.rakshit@icar.gov.in, director.maize@icar.gov.in]