Dr. Bakshi Ram

Born in Pandwala Khurd, New Delhi on 1 July 1959. Educated at Haryana Agricultural University, B.Sc.(Hons)Ag 1981, M.Sc.(Ag) 1983 and Ph.D.(Ag) 1996.

Director, UP Council of Sugarcane Research, Shahjahanpur 2013-2014; Director, ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore 2014 to 2021.

Asstt. Scientist (Wheat), CCS HAU, Hisar, 1984-86; Scientist, ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore, 1986-90; Scientist, Senior Scientist and Principal Scientist, ICAR-SBI, Regional Centre, Karnal, 1990-2009; Head, ICAR-SBI, Regional Centre, Karnal 2009-13.

Awards/Honours: Merit Gold Medal, B.Sc (Hons) Ag., 1981; Dr. Ram Dhan Singh Gold Medal, M.Sc. (Ag.) Plant Breeding, 1983; Eminent Agriculture Scientist Award (Indian Achievement Award-2005); Certificate of Appreciation (awarded on Republic Day, 2007); Noel Deerr Gold Medal Award, 2010; Certificate of Appreciation (awarded on Republic Day, 2012); Industry Excellence Award, 2013; STAI Silver Medal, 2014; Award of Excellence, 2016; Best Innovator of the Year 2016 (Agriculture); Reviewer Excellence Award, 2016; Best Achiever Award, 2016; Certificate of Appreciation by District Administration, Muzaffarnagar (UP), 2017; Noel Deerr Gold Medal Award, 2017, Development Leadership Award 2017; Noel Deerr Gold Medal Award, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2023; US Awasthi IFFCO Award, 2020-2021; Padma Shri 2023; Special Honour 2023 by STAI; Sakhar Udyog Gaurav Purashkar, 2023; Felicitated/Honoured - by National Sugar Institute, Kanpur, Global Canesugar Services Pvt. Ltd., CCS HAU Alumni Association, Hisar, Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and 26 sugar mills in North India, 2016-23; President, Society for Sugarcane Research and Development, 2015 to 2021; Councillor, Sugar Technologists' Association of India 2018 to date.

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding; Sugar Technologists' Association of India; Society of Sugarcane Research and Development (SSRD)

Research Areas: Plant Breeding, Sugarcane Breeding, Germplasm Evaluation and Utilisation, Abiotic Stresses

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