Dr. Mohammad Shamim Jairajpuri
Fellow, Elected 1993

Born in Azamgarh, India on 8 April 1942. Educated at Shibli National School/College, Azamgarh 1948-57; Aligarh Muslim University 1957-64; advanced research in Nematology, Agric. Univ., Wageningen, The Netherlands, 1965; Rothamsted Exp. Stn. Harpenden, Herts; NAAS, Cambridge; Inst. of Parasitology, St. Albans, U.K. 1973-83; Inst. of Zoology, Univ of Gent, Belgium, 1973; Ph.D. 1964; D.Sc. 1970.

Professor & Honorary Scientist INSA; Adjunct Prorfessor of Nematology, IARI, New Delhi.

Principal Nematologist, CAB-International Inst. Parasitology, U.K. 1981-83; Professor of Zoology, 1983-2004, Chairman Zoology, 1988-89, 1997, and Director, 1989-91, Zoological Survey of India; Chairman Museology and Wildlife, 1997-98; Dean Life Sciences, 1993-95 & 1997-98 and Director Inst. of Agriculture, 1993-96, AMU, Aligarh; Honorary Professor, Univ. of Hyderabad 1998-2001; Founder Vice Chancellor, Maulana Azad National Urdu Univ. 1998-2003

Awards/Honours: First Janaki Ammal National Award on Taxonomy, Govt. of India, 1999; INSA Har Swarup Memorial Award, 2000; INSA Jawaharlal Nehru Visiting Fellowship, 2004; Zoological Society of India Gold Medals, 1978 & 1998; Dr. G.I. D'Souza Nematology Memorial Award, 2005; Indian Society for Parasitology Lifetime Achievement Award in Parasitology; Zoological Society of India Lifetime Achievement Award in Zoology; Eminent Indian Zoologist Gold Medal.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Academy of Science; Third World Academy of Sciences, Italy; Inst. of Biol., London; Linnean Society of London, Indian Society for Parasitology; Honorary Fellow, Nematological Society of India.

Research Areas: Plant protection, nematology, biological control, parasitology

Address: INSA Hony. Scientist & Adjunct Professor, Division of Nematology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012; 274-Aslam Manzil, Block-B, Flat No. 104, 1st Floor, Jamia Nagar, Okhla, New Delhi 110025; [Tel: Cell: 9540981665; Email: msjairajpuri@gmail.com]