Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj

Born in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh (HP), India on 29 November, 1972. Educated at Dr. YS Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Solan, HP 1990-99. B.Sc. 1994; M.Sc. 1997; Ph.D. 2001.

Principal Scientist, ICAR-Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla (HP), 2014 to date.

Scientist 1999-03; Scientist (Sr Scale) 2003-08; Sr. Scientist 2008-14, ICAR- Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla.

Awards/Honours: CPRI Dr. S. Ramanujam Award, 2012-15; CPRI Best Worker Award, 2017; Secretary, Indian Potato Association, Shimla (HP) 2021-22. International delegation/visit/training in different countries viz., Germany, China, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Peru, Canada & Ireland.

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding, 2021, Indian Academy of Horticultural Sciences, 2020, Indian Society of Vegetable Sciences, 2019, and Indian Potato Association, 2016

Research Areas: Potato plant genetic resources, breeding & genetic enhancement; genome editing; diploid breeding; marker assisted breeding; plant variety protection & DUS characterization

Address: Principal Scientist, Division of Crop Improvement, ICAR-Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla 171001, H.P.; Set No.# 18, Type-IV, CPRI Residential Colony, Green Park, Khalini, Shimla 171002, H.P.; [Tel: Off: (0177) 2625692 Ext. 516; Cell: 9816523415, 9418046415; Email: vinaycpri@gmail.com; vinay.bhardwaj@icar.gov.in]