Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding

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BHAG MAL DR

Fellow, Elected 2008


Born in Tatiri, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh on 1 April, 1942, Educated at J.V. Intermediate School, Baghpat, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh , 1958; J.V. Intermediate School, Baghpat, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh , 1960; Agra University, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, B.Sc. (Ag.), 1962; Agra University, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, M.Sc.. (Ag.), 1964; Jiwaji University, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, Ph.D., 1985.

Senior Consultant, Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI) 2006 – till date..

Head, Division of Crop Improvement, Indian Grassland & Fodder Research Institute, Jhansi, 1986-87; Assistant Director General (Seeds), ICAR, New Delhi, April - Dec. 1985; Member Secretary, ICAR Scientific Panel on Plant Breeding, 1988; Assistant Director General (Food and Forage Crops), ICAR, New Delhi, May 1988 – Feb. 1989; National Coordinator, All India Coordinated Research Project on Underutilized Crops, National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi,1987-1995; Director, Indian Grassland & Fodder Research Institute, Jhansi, 1996 - March 1998; South Asia Coordinator, Bioversity International (formerly, International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGR), Sub-regional Office for South Asia, New Delhi, India, 1998 – 2007; Global Focal Person for Tropical Fruits, Bioversity International (IPGRI) 2000- 2006

Awards/Honours: President, Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources, NBPGR, New Delhi for the period 2007-2009; President, Indian Society of Range Management and Agroforestry, IGFRI, Jhansi, 1996 – 98; Vice President, Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding, IARI, New Delhi 1995-1996; Vice-President, Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources, NBPGR, New Delhi 2001-2002 and 2005-2006; Vice-President, Indian Society of Plant Sciences, HAU, Hisar, 1995-96; Chief Editor, Indian Journal of Plant Genetic Resources, NBPGR, New Delhi, 1990-95; Editor, APO Newsletter, Bioversity International (formerly, International Plant Genetic Resources Institute), Office for South Asia, New Delhi, 19982007; Member, Monitoring Team for Breeder Seed Production of Forage Crop Varieties, 1981-84; Member, Secretary, ICAR Scientific Panel on Plant Breeding, 1988; Member, Central Sub-Committee on Notification and Release of Crop Varieties, Govt. of India, 1995; Member, Variety Release Committee, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh, 1996-1997; Member, National Functional Committee on Plant Genetic Resources constituted by ICAR,2000-2007; Chairman, Expert Committee for Developing Guidelines for Management of Genetic Resources, 2014-15;  Member of Sub-Group on 'Fodder Production Enhancement' of the Working Group on Animal Husbandry and Dairying for Tenth Five Year Plan, Govt. of India, 2001.

Fellow: Indian Society of Range Management and Agro-forestry, IGFRI, Jhansi; Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources, NBPGR, New Delhi; Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding, IARI, New Delhi.

Research Areas: Genetics, Plant Breeding, Research Management and Coordination

 

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