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.

Vice-Chancellor, ND University of Agriculture and Technology, Kumarganj, Faizabad, Febuary 2018 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; Agriculture Commissioner, Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, GoI, 2013-15; Deputy Director General (Crop Science), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, 2015-17.

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; Honoary Fellow: Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi

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

Address: Vice Chancellor, Narendra Dev University of Agriculture& Technology, Kumarganj, Faizabad 224229, U.P.; [Tel: Off. (05270) 262162; Res. (05270) 262842, Cell: 9582898978; Fax: (05270) 262032; Email: js_sandhuin@yahoo.com; vcnduat2018@gmail.com]