Dr. Tusar Kanti Behera

Born at Balasore, Odisha, India on 17 March 1968. Educated at Olmara High School, Balasore, 1980-83; Fakir Mohan College, Balasore, 1985; College of Agriculture, Chiplima, OUAT, 1986-91; College of Agriculture, Bhubaneswar, OUAT, 1991-93; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1994-1998. B.Sc. (Ag.) 1991; M.Sc. (Ag.) 1993; Ph.D. 1998.

Scientist to Principal Scientist, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1998 to date.

Awards/Honours: Best Teacher Award for Higher Education, 2018; Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowship, USA 2014-15: Hooker Award 2010; FAO International Consultant at Libya 2010; DBT Visiting Associateship in Biotechnology, USA 2006-07; Dwarka Nath Memorial Medal, 2000.

Fellow: Indian Academy of Horticultural Science, India; Indian Society of Vegetable Science, Varanasi

Research Areas: Vegetable Breeding, Molecular Breeding

Address: Principal Scientist, Division of Vegetable Science, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012; 3-B, Scientist Apartment, Pusa Campus, IARI, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off (011) 25841533; Res. (011) 25840306, Cell: 9868342628; Fax: (011) 25847148; Email: tusariari@gmail.com; tusar@rediffmail.com]

NAAS Associate, 2005