Dr. Jitendra Kumar
Fellow, Elected 2015

Born in Panchsheel Nagar (Hapur), Uttar Pradesh, India on 24 June, 1963. Educated at R.S. K. Inter College,Simbhaoli, 1976-1980; M.M. College, Modinagar, 1980-84; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1991-94; Ph.D. INSA - Royal Society Bilateral Exchange Fellowship, Rothamsted Research, UK, 2004.

Director, ICAR-Directorate of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Research, Boriavi, Anand, Gujarat, India, 2014 to date.

Scientist, 1993-97, Scientist (Senior Scale), 1997-2002, Senior Scientist, 2002-08, Principal Scientist, 2009-13, and Professor, Division of Agricultural Chemicals, IARI, 2013-14.

Awards/Honours: ICFRE Neem Award, 1996; NATP-World Bank Fellowship, Michigan State University, USA, 2000; SPPS Meritorious Scientist Award, 2003; INSA-Royal Society Bilateral Exchange Fellowship, Rothamsted Research, UK, 2004; Dr Ram Nath Singh Award 2006; NRDC Meritorious Innovation Award, 2010; SPPS Outstanding Scientist Award, 2013; General Secretary, Society of Pesticide Science, India. 2005-2009; President, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Association of India, 2014 to date.

Fellow: Society of Plant Protection Science, India, 2011; National Academy of Biological Sciences

Research Areas: Agro-chemicals, nutraceuticals, botanical products and nanotechnology

Address: Director, ICAR-Directorate of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Research, Boriavi, Anand 387310, Gujarat; H.No. 146, Great India Apartments, Plot No.15, Sector-6, Dwarka, New Delhi 110075; [Tel: Off. (02692) 271602; Res. (011) 25089998; Fax: (02692) 271601; Email: jitendrakumar7@yahoo.com, jitendra.24@gmail.com]