Dr. Sushil Kumar
Fellow, Elected 1992

Born in Delhi,India on 14 December 1940. Educated at Municipal Primary School, Delhi, 1946-50; Dayanand Anglo-Vedic Higher Secondary School, New Delhi, 1950-57; Hansraj College, Delhi, 1957-60; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1960-65; B.Sc. 1960; M.Sc. 1962; Ph.D. 1965; Postdoctoral Fellowships at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Long Island, New York, 1966-67; University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 1968-70; University of Toronto, 1970-71.

INSA Emeritus Scientist, National Institute for Plant Genome Research, New Delhi, 2011 onwards and SKA Institute for Research, Education and Development, New Delhi, 2012 onwards.

Senior Scientist, 1971-82, Principal Scientist, 1983-89, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, 1985-89, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi; Scientist G, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, 1989-93; Director, Human Resource Development Group, CSIR, 1997; Director, National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, 1998-99; Director, Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), Lucknow, 1993-2000; CSIR Emeritus Scientist, 2001-05, and INSA Senior Scientist, National Institute for Plant Genome Research (NIPGR), New Delhi, 2006-2010.

Awards/Honours: IARI Gold Medal, 1962; Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding Prize, 1965; Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, 1981; National Academy of Sciences Distinguished Scientist Award, 1986, and B.P.Pal Memorial Lecture Award, 2003; FICCI Science Award, 2000; Bhasin Award, 2000; INSA Lecture Award, 2002.

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

Research Areas: Plant and microbial genetical genomics; food and industrial crop breeding and biotechnology; biodiversity and biosafety; and human resource development

Address: INSA Emeritus Scientist, National Institute for Plant Genome Research (NIPGR), Post Box-10531, Aruna Asif Ali Marg, New Delhi 110067; 4/11, Sarv Priya Vihar, New Delhi 110016; SKA Institute for Research, Education and Development, 4/11 Sarv Priya Vihar, New Delhi 110016; [Tel: Res. (011) 26865494, Cell: 9958432895, 9810723891; Email: sushil2000_01@yahoo.co.in]