Dr. Ram Krishna Pal

Born in Tribeni, West Bengal on 1 January 1956. Educated at Bagati Ram Gopal Ghosh Higher Secondary School, Bagati, Hooghly, West Bengal 1968-75; Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswa Vidyalaya, Mohonpur, Nadia, West Bengal 1976-79; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 1980-85; Ph.D. 1986

Scientist and Senior Scientist, Division of Fruits and Horticultural Technology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 1986-2006; Principal Scientist, Professor and Head of the Division of Post Harvest Technology Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 2007-12; Director, ICAR-National Research Centre on Pomegranate, 2012-17.

Awards/Honours: Dr.J.C.Anand gold Medal in 2013; Certificate of Achievement of Honour by the International Agriculture Centre, the Netherlands, National Consultant of FAO of the UN, technical expert for "harmonization of food standards" among SAARC countries; core team member for establishment of Advanced Centre for Agricultural Research and Education at YeZin in Myanmar. USAID Fellowship 1989, FAO Fellowship 1998.

Fellow: Fellow of Horticulture Society of India in the year 2010

Research Areas: Pomegranate as dietary supplement for management of chronic human ailments including cancer, postharvest technology and value addition of horticulture and field crops, Controlled / Modified Atmosphere storage.

Address: C-908, Shipra Neo, Dr. Sushila Naiyar Marg, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad 201014, U.P.; [Tel: Cell: 8888754868; Email: rkrishnapal@gmail.com]