Dr. Suman Kumar Pandey
Fellow, Elected 2005

Born in Farrukhabad, India on 26 June 1948. Educated at Canning College, Lucknow, 1965-68; Lucknow University 1969-70; Meerut University, 1989-93; B.Sc. 1968; M.Sc. 1970; M.Phil 1989; Ph.D. 1993.

Research Assistant, 1971-74, Sr. Research Assistant, 1975-76, Scientist S1, 1977-82, Scientist S2, 1983-85, Sr. Scientist, 1986-97, Principal Scientist, 1998-99, Head, Division of Crop Improvement, 2000-04, and Director, Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla, 2005-10.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Team Research Award, 1997-98 & 2007-09; CPRI Merit Award, 2000; CPRI Outstanding Scientist Award, 2004; IPA Kaushalya Sikka Memorial Award, 2005 & 2009; HSI J.C. Anand Gold Medal, 2005; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, 2006-07; Dr. S. Ramanujam Award, 2007; Hari Om Ashram Trust Award, 2007-08; HSI-Shivashakthi Life Time Achievement Award, 2009; CPRI S. Ramanujam Memorial Award, 2010; Secretary, 1994-95, Editor-in-Chief, 2002-05, and President, Indian Potato Association, 2006-10.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Potato Association; Horticultural Society of India; Indian Society of Vegetable Science.

Research Areas: Genetics & plant breeding, biotechnology

Address: 78, Marutipuram, Faizabad Road, Lucknow 226016, U.P.; [Tel: Res. (0522) 4063642; Cell: 09695162741; Email: write2skpandey@gmail.com]

Sh. L.C. Sikka Endowment Award 2005-2006