Dr. Hari Krishan Jain
Fellow, Elected 1991

Born in Garhi Harsaru, Gurgaon, India on 28 May 1930. Educated at Ramjas School, Delhi, 1945; University of Delhi, 1947-49; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1949-51; University College of Wales, Aberystwth, U.K., 1952-55; B.Sc 1949; Assoc. Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1951; Ph.D, 1955.

Head, Division of Genetics, 1966 -76 and Director, 1977-83, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi; Deputy Director General, International Service for National Agricultural Research, The Hague, 1984-92; Former Chancellor, Central Agricultural University, Imphal, upto 2012.

Awards/Honours: CSIR Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, 1966; ICAR Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, 1966-67; Jawaharlal Nehru Foundation Fellowship, 1975; Padma Shri, 1981; Borlaug Award, 1982; Om Prakash Bhasin Award, 1986; ISCA B.P. Pal Memorial Award, 2003-2004; D.Sc. (h.c.), 2005, IARI.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Academy of Science.

Research Areas: Plant breeding, cytogenetics

Address: 40, Surya Niketan, Vikas Marg Extension, Delhi 110092; [Tel: Res. (011) 22373451, 22379560; Fax: (011) 22379560; Email: hkj2008@gmail.com]

Vice-President 1 Jan, 2009 to 31 Dec, 2011; Editor 1 Jan, 2000 to 31 Dec, 2002; Dr. B.P. Pal Memorial Award, 1997-1998