Dr. Ashok Kumar Singh
Fellow, Elected 2011

Born in Village Barahat, Ghazipur, India on 1 July, 1962. Educated at Mahabir Inter College, Malikpura, Ghazipur, UP, 1976-79; Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 1979-85; B.Sc.(Ag.) 1982; M.Sc.(Ag.), 1985; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1986-92; Ph.D., 1992..

Head, Division of Genetics, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2014 to date.

Research Associate, Tata Energy Research Institute, New Delhi, 1990-92; Cotton Breeder, Bioseed Genetics India Pvt. Ltd., Hisar, Haryana; Scientist 1994-2001, Senior Scientist 2001-2009, Principal Scientist 2009 onward, Professor 2013-2014, Division of Genetics, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi

Awards/Honours: IARI Best Teacher Award, 2003; Dr. B. P. Pal Memorial Award, 2007; ICAR special recognition award, 2009; Borlaug Award, 2012; ICAR-Bharat Ratna Dr. C. Subramanian Award for Best Teachers-2013 and ICAR-Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award for Outstanding Research, 2013

Research Areas: Rice Breeding, Genetics and Molecular Breeding

Address: Head, Division of Genetics, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012; C-35, IARI, Pusa Campus, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 25841481, 25841077; Res. (011) 25843464, Cell: 9899045037; Fax: (011) 25841481, 25846420; Email: aks_gene@yahoo.com; aksingh@iari.res.in]