Dr. Pritam Kalia
Fellow, Elected 2014

Born in Dhabera, Himachal Pradesh, India on 14 January 1955. Educated at Government Higher Secondary School, Lathiani, 1966-72; College of Agriculture, Palampur, 1972-76; College of Agriculture, Solan, HPKV, 1976-83; M.Sc.1978, Ph.D. 1983; NVRS, Wellesbourne, UK Post-doctorate 1985-86.

Emeritus Scientist, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2017 to date.

Assistant Vegetable Breeder, Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur, 1983-89; Associate Professor/Vegetable Breeder & Professor, 1989-2002; Professor of Horticulture, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2002-10; Principal Scientist, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 18th February, 2002 to 31st January, 2017;Head, Division of Vegetable Science, 2010-16 and Coordinator, School of Horticultural Sciences, 2012-16, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi.

Awards/Honours: N.N. Mohan Meakin Gold Medal, 1978; H.P. University Gold Medal, 1978; Commonwealth Scholarship, Commonwealth Commission, UK, 1985-86; Dr Kirti Singh HSI Gold Medal, 2008; Himotkarsh Himachal Shree Award, 2009; Himachal Gaurav Award, 2009, Dr B. Choudhury Memorial Award 2016, IAEA Training Expert for Scientists at Food and Agricultural Research and Extension Institute, Quatre Borne, Mauritius, 8-19th August, 2016; VASVIK Award 2017; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award 2017; HSI-Shivshakti Lifetime Achievement Award 2017; Elected Vice-chairperson of the International Society for Horticulture Science (ISHS) for Division of Horticulture for Development (DDEV) from August 2018.

Fellow: Horticulture Society of India; Indian Society of Vegetable Science

Research Areas: Vegetable Breeding, In Vitro culture, transgenesis

Address: Emeritus Scientist & Former Head, Division of Vegetable Science, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012; Bungalow 14, Pusa Campus, IARI, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 25846628; Res. (011) 25841793, Cell: 9810185336; Email: pritam.kalia@gmail.com; pkalia@iari.res.in]