Dr. Jeet Singh Sandhu
Fellow, Elected 2013

Born in Sri Ganaganagr, Rajasthan, India on 1 August 1955. Educated at Senior Secondary School, Bundi, 1973-75; Govt College, Bundi, 1975-78; G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, 1979-85; M.Sc. Plant Breeding 1982 & Ph.D. 1985.

Deputy Director General (Crop Science), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, 2015 to date; Agriculture Commissioner, Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, GoI, 2013 to date.

Assistant Plant Breeder (Pulses), 1986-91; Plant Breeder (Pulses), 1991-99, and Senior Scientist (Pulses),1999-07, Incharge Pulses, 2007-10 Department of Plant Breeding, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana; Assistant Director General (Seed), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi, 2010-13.

Awards/Honours: Team Award (Chickpea): CGIAR'S King Baudouin Award 2002 and ICRISAT Doreen Mashler 2002; Award of Plaque to Best Research Worker for the year 2007-08, PAU, Ludhiana; and Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development (ISPRD) Recognition Award, 2009. President (Acting), 2011-12; Vice President, 2010-2012; Indian Society of Pulses and Development, Kanpur; President, Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding, 2016-2017 and Vice-President, Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources, 2016-2017.

Fellow: Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development, Kanpur

Research Areas: Plant Breeding and Genetics (Pulses genetics and breeding)

Address: Deputy Director General (Crop Science), Division of Crop Science, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi 110001; C-102, NASC Complex, DPS Marg, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 23382545; Res. (011) 25841156, Cell: 9582898978; Fax: (011) 23097003; Email: ddgcs.icar@nic.in; js_sandhuin@yahoo.com]