Dr. Jitendra S. Chauhan

Born in Pahawati, Aligarh, UP on 10 January 1955; Educated at S.B.M. Higher Secondary School, New Delhi, 1966-71; Shivaji College, Delhi University, New Delhi,1971-74; G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, UP, 1974-1980; B.Sc.1974; M.Sc. 1976; Ph. D. 1980. Post Doctoral Fellow, IRRI, Philippines, 1982-84.

Assistant Professor, Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur, Bihar,1981-83; CSIR-Pool Officer, NDUA&T, Faizabad, UP, 1985; Scientist 2 / Sr. Scientist, Central Rainfed Upland Rice Research Station (Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack), Hazaribag, Bihar, 1985-1996; Sr. Scientist, 1996-1998, NRC on Rapeseed-Mustard, Bharatpur; Principal Scientist, NRC on Rapeseed-Mustard/Directorate of Rapeseed-Mustard Research, Bharatpur, 1998-2010; Director, Directorate of Rapeseed-Mustard Research, Bharatpur & Project Coordinator, All India Coordinated Research Project on Rapeseed-Mustard, 2010-13; Assistant Director General (Seed), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, 2013-17.

Awards/Honours: CSIR-Junior/Senior and Post Doctoral Fellowship, 1976-1981; Member, Executive Council, Association of Rice Research Workers, CRRI, Cuttack, 1986-87; Honorary Member, Research Board of Advisors, American Biographical Institute, INC, USA,1999-2003; Principal Consultant, WIRFP-GVT Bhopal, KAWAD-Bijapur, DFID-UK (India) and Rothamsted International Consulting, UK, 1999-2007; Member, Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding, 2005-13; Journal of Oilseeds Research, 2011-16; Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, 2012-continue; Member, Advisory Board, Biotech Today, 2011-15; Chairman, Oilseeds Sectional Committee, Food & Agriculture Division 13, Bureau of Indian Standards, New Delhi, 2010-17; Member, Working Group on Agriculture, Planning Department, Govt. of Rajasthan, Jaipur, 2010-13. Vice President, Indian Society of Genetics and Pant Breeding, New Delhi, 2014-15; Chairman, Committee to review Handbook on OECD Varietal Certification in India, DoAC, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India New Delhi, 2014; Rajiv Gandhi Rashtriya Gayan- Vigyan Hindi Maulik Pustak Lekhan- 2013 3rd Prize, Raj Bhasha Department, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi, 2015; Member, Board of Management, IARI, New Delhi, 2015-16; Member, Working Group on Crop Husbandry, Agricultural Inputs, Demand Supply Projections, NITI Ayog, Government of India, New Delhi, 2016; Editorial Excellence Award, Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, ARCC, Karnal, 2016; Member, Advisory Board, Indian Farming, ICAR, New Delhi, 2018; Life Time Achievement Award, VDGOODTM Technology Factory,Tamil Nadu, 2019 and Certificate of Recognition for development of land mark mustard variety NRCHB 101 and contributing towards food and nutritional security of the country, Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding, New Delhi, 2019.

Fellow: National Academy of Agricultural Science, New Delhi, 2012; Indian Society of Genetics and Pant Breeding, New Delhi, 1989; Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi, 2010; Hi-Tech Horticultural Society, Meerut, 2011; Indian Society of Oilseeds Research, Hyderabad, 2011.

Research Areas: Genetics and Plant Breeding- rice and rapeseed-mustard yield and quality improvement; genetic resources management and research management

Address: A/36, ARG Puram, Naiala Road, Kanauta, Agra Road, Jaipur 303012, Rajasthan; [Tel: Cell: 9414025636, 7340219815; Email: js_chau@yahoo.com; js_chau09@rediffmail.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2020 to 31 Dec, 2022