Dr. Pawan Kumar Singh
Fellow, Elected 1991

Born in Varanasi, India on 31 July 1945. Educated at Central Hindu School, Varanasi 1957-59; Udai Pratap College, Varanasi 1959-63; Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 1963-68; B.Sc. 1963; M.Sc. 1965; Ph.D. 1968.

INSA Senior Scientist, 2011, CSIR Emeritus Scientist, 2008-11, INSA Senior Scientist, 2008, Department of Botany, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, U.P., India.

Algologist/Scientist S-2, 1971-77, Scientist S-3, 1977-79, Head, Soil Science and Microbiology Division, 1979-81, ICAR National Fellow, 1981-84, Scientist S-4, 1983-85, Principal Scientist, 1986-87, Joint Director, 1987-92, Director, 1990-92, Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack; Principal Scientist, 1992-93, Head, Division of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, 1993-94, Indian Institute of sugarcane Research, Lucknow; Officer on Special Duty, 2000-02, National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms, New Delhi; Project Director, NCCUBGA, 1994-03, Joint Director (Research), 1997-03, Joint Director (Extension), 1998-99, Director, 1999-2000 and 2001-02, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi; Vice-Chancellor, 2003-05, C.S. Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur; Head, 2005-07, Centre for Conservation and utilization of Blue-green Algae, IARI, New Delhi.

Awards/Honours: National Fellow Award, 1980; Hari Om Ashram Trust Award, 1981; Honorary "Colonel" NCC, 2004.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; Indian Society of Agricultural Biochemists

Research Areas: Microbiology, virology, algology, pteridology; algal & azolla biotechnology, biofertilizers, integrated crop nutrient management, genetics, radiation biology, ecophysiology

Address: INSA Senior Scientist, Department of Botany, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005, Uttar Pradesh; House No. B3/22, Shivala, Post. Shivala, Varanasi 221001, Uttar Pradesh; [Tel: Res. (0542) 2277705, Cell: 09415714584; Email: pksalgae@yahoo.co.in]