Dr. Anand Kumar Singh
Fellow, Elected 2016

Born in Ghosaon, Jaunpur, India on 1 January 1962. Educated at Bayalsi Inter College, Jalalpur, Jaunpur, UP, 1975-77; Udai Pratap College, Varanasi, 1977-79; Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 1979-83; Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi, 1983-89; B.Sc. (Ag.) 1982; M.Sc. (Ag.), 1985; Ph.D. 1989.

Managing Director, National Horticulture Board and Executive Director, National Oilseeds and Vegetable Oils Development (NOVOD) Board, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer's Welfare, Government of India, 2015 to date.

Research Associate and Fellow, Tata Energy Research Institute, New Delhi, 1991-98; Senior Scientist, IIVR, Varanasi, 1998-2000; Senior Scientist, 2000-2006; Principal Scientist, 2006-2015; and Head, Division of Fruits & Horticultural Technology, IARI, 2007-2015.

Awards/Honours: Mombusho Award, Japan, 1989-91; Visiting Scientist, saga University Japan, 1999-2000; DBT Associateship, 2006-07; Gold Medal, Horticulture Society of India, 2008; Gold Medal, Delhi Agri-Horti. Society, 2009; International Registrar-Mangifera, Commission for Nomenclature & Cultivar Registration, ISHS, UK, 2007-2015.

Fellow: Horticulture Society of India, 2008; Hill Horticulture Development Society, Uttarkhand, 2005; National Academy of Biological Sciences, 2012.

Research Areas: Tissue culture and mango breeding.

Address: Managing Director, National Horticulture Board, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer's Welfare, GOI, 85, Sector 18, Institutional Area, Gurgaon 122015, Haryana; B-16, IARI, Pusa Campus, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (0124) 2342992; Res. (011) 25843137; Cell, 9899558691; Email: mdnhb@gov.in; aksingh36@yahoo.com]