Dr. Narsingh Narayan Singh
Fellow, Elected 1997

Born in Village Pali, District Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India on 20 August 1943. Educated at TD College, Jaunpur, U.P., B.Sc. 1961; Agra University, U.P., M.Sc. 1964, Ph.D. (Agricultural Botany) 1971.

Founder Secretary, Trust for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi 2002 to date.

Principal Scientist, Maize Breeding, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1982-87; Project Coordinator (Maize), 1987-94, and Project Director, Directorate of Maize Research, 1994-2005, IARI; Director, Agro-ecosystem (Irrigated), NATP, ICAR, 1998-2005; Joint Director, Research, 2003-04, IARI, New Delhi; Vice-Chancellor, Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi, 2005 -11.

Awards/Honours: Member of review team of CIMMYT (Mexico) Maize Program, 1994; Vice President, Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding, 2003-04; Seedsmen Association of Andhra Pradesh Award, 2003; National Seed Association of Indian Award, 2004; Vidyasagar Award & Viswa Vidya Bhusan Title by Indian Institute of Oriental Heritage, 2006; Chairman, Quinqunnial Review Team (QRT) and Research Advisory Committee (RAC) of ICAR Institute. Member of Governing Body of ICAR; President, Pusa Association of Retired Agricultural Scientists, 2016 to date.

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding; Plant Breeding Association of India; Crop Improvement Society of India; Entomological Society of India;

Research Areas: Genetics and Plant Breeding (Maize Breeding & Improvement)

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