Dr. Alok Kalra

Born in Hisar, India on 16 April 1959. Educated at Senior Model School, Hisar, 1964-74; Government College, Hisar, 1974-76; Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, 1976-80; Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1980-82; Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, 1982-86; B.Sc.(Hons) Agri.1980; M. Sc (Plant Pathology), 1982; Ph.D. 1986.

Scientist G and Head Crop Protection Division, CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow 2011 to date.

Scientist B-EI, 1986-2000, Scientist EII & Head, Field Laboratories and Organic Farming Division, 2001-06, and Scientist F & Head, Microbial Technologies Division, CIMAP, Lucknow 2006-11; Acting Director, CSIR-CIMAP, 2019

Awards/Honours: CSIR Technology Award (Team), 2000; EOAI Award, 2005; FICCI Award, 2005; Golden Peacock Eco-innovation Award 2007; CSIR Award for Rural Development 2009; Country Representative, Multi-country Study Mission on Business Potential for Agricultural Biotechnology Products 2005, Republic of China; APO Multi-country Observational Study, 2010, Republic of China; Indra Agri Award, 2010; CSIR Technology Award, 2012.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences (FNASc) 2017; Indian Phytopathological Society

Research Areas: Plant Pathology, Microbiology

Address: Scientist G and Head, Crop Protection Division, Central Institute of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants, P.O. CIMAP, Lucknow 226015, U.P.; E-901 Shalimar Gallant, Mahanagar, Lucknow 226006, U.P.; [Tel: Off. (0522) 2718634, Cell: 9415020340; Email: alokkalra@hotmail.com; a.kalra@cimap.res.in]