Prof. Deepak Pental
Fellow, Elected 1993
Born in Jahan Khelan, Punjab, India on 12 February 1951. Educated at Punjab University, Chandigarh 1968-73; Rutgers University, USA, 1974-78; Nottingham 1978-84. B.Sc. 1971; M.Sc. 1973; Ph.D. 1978; Post-doc 1978-84; Rockefeller Foundation Biotechnology Career Fellowship, 1986.
Professor, Department of Genetics, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi.
Fellow, Tata Energy Research Institute, New Delhi, 1985-93; Professor, Department of Genetics, 1993 onwards, Dean, Faculty of Interdisciplinary and Applied Sciences, 1994-96; Director, Centre for Genetic Manipulation of Crop Plants, 1995-2015 and Director, University of Delhi South Campus, 2000-05; Vice-Chancellor, University of Delhi, 2005-10.
Awards/Honours: O.P. Bhasin Award, 2008; J.C. Bose Fellowship (DST), 2009; FICCI Award, 2010; 'Officeer Des Palmes Academiques' by Govt. of Republic of France; D.Sc. (h.c.) University of Nottingham.
Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Academy of Sciences; Indian National Science Academy.
Research Areas: Breeding of mustard and cotton through conventional and molecular methods
Address: Professor, Centre for Genetic Manipulation of Crop Plants, Department of Genetics, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi 110021; Type V, B-7, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi 110021; [Tel: Off: (011) 24112609, 24115203; Cell: 09810843421; Fax: (011) 24116392; Email: email@example.com]