SINGH DR D N
Fellow, Elected 2009
Born in Kaimur (Bhabhuwa), Bihar, India on 10th December 1961. Educated at TD College, Jaunpur (UP), B.Sc (Ag.) in 1982; G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar (Uttrakhand) MSc (Ag.), 1984; G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar (Uttrakhand), Ph.D 1988.
Director Research, Birsa Agriculture University, Ranchi, Jharkhand since 30th May, 2017 to till date
Research Associate (Plant Breeding), G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar (Uttrakhand), 1988-1990; Junior Scientist cum Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, BAU, Ranchi, 1990-1999; Senior Scientist cum Associate Professor, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, BAU, Ranchi 1999-2005; Chief Scientist cum University Professor, Dryland Agriculture (Plant Breeding), BAU, Ranchi, 2005-2017
Award / Honours: Advisor/Consultants,Jharkhand State Forest Development Corporation Ltd; Consultant, Rapid Agri. Bio- Teach consultants of Rockefeller Foundation and prepared a project on Current Seed System of Jharkhand; Member, Recommendation committee of Hyhrid Rice cultivation in Jharkhand; Convener, National Conference on Increasing rice production under water limited environment; Member, Jharkhand Rajya Gramin Rojgar Guarantee Parishad, Govt. of Jharkhand; Best Citizens of India Award, International Publishing House 22 Babar road near Bengali Market, New Delhi; Shiksha Rattan Puraskar, International friendship society C-23/21st floor, God Business Comber Connaught Place, New-Delhi; Nominated as Nodal Scientist, Directorate of Rice Research, Rajendra Nagar, Hyderabad for monitoring the various rice experiments of UP, Jharkhand and West Bengal for the year 2012-13; Best Scientist Award, Birsa Agriculture University, Ranchi for the year, 2013.
Fellow: Society for Scientific Development in Agriculture and Technology; Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding.
Research Area: Rice Breeding, Dryland Agriculture and Seed production.