Dr. Arvind Kumar
Fellow, Elected 2015
Born at Subhanpur, Sheikhpura, Bihar, India on 21 September, 1966. Educated at Sainik School Rewa, Madhya Pradesh 1977-84; Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya (IGKV), B.Sc. (Ag) 1987, M.Sc. 1992; IGKV and ICGEB, New Delhi, Ph.D. 2002.
Senior Plant Breeder, Rainfed Lowland, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines, 2010 to date.
Plant Breeder, Drought and Aerobic Rice, IRRI, Philippines, 2007-2009; Principal Scientist, Senior Scientist, Scientist, Research Associate Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Raipur 1992-2013; on lien to IRRI from 2007-2013; member, Department of Biotechnology (DBT) Task Force on Agricultural Biotechnology, Government of India, 2014 to date.
Awards/Honours: Best Scientist Award, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur, 2002; Young Scientist Award, Madhya Pradesh Council of Science & Technology (MPCOST), 1996-97.
Fellow: Life member, Society for Advancement of Rice Research
Research Areas: Genetics and Plant Breeding
Address: Senior Plant Breeder, IRRI South Asia Hub, Building 303, ICRISAT, Patancheru 502324, Telangana; House No. 13, Jayabheri Pine Valley, Telecom Nagar, Gachibowli, Hyderabad, Telangana; [Tel: Off. (040) 30713091, 30713094; Res. (040) 23002021, Cell: 8008883838; Fax: (040) 30713074; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org]