Prof. Panjab Singh
Fellow, Elected 1996

Born in Anantpur, District Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh on 10 December 1942. Educated at Agra University, B.Sc. 1962, M.Sc. 1964 and Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Ph.D. 1969.

Chancellor, Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University, Jhansi, 2016 to date; President, Foundation for Advancement of Agriculture and Rural Development, Varanasi, 2008 to date.

Asstt. Professor, IAS, Meerut University, Meerut, 1969-72; Senior Principal Scientist and Head of Division, CAZRI, Jodhpur, 1972-79; Assistant Director General, NARP, ICAR, New Delhi, 1979-85; Director, IGFRI, Jhansi, 1986-94; FAO Regional Plant Production and Protection Officer, FAO RAPA, Bangkok, 1991; Joint Director (Research), IARI, New Delhi, 1994-97; Vice Chancellor, JNKVV, Jabalpur, 1997-2000; Director (Vice Chancellor), IARI, New Delhi, 2000-01; Secretary DARE, GOI and Director General ICAR, New Delhi, 2001-02; Director, School of Agriculture, IGNOU, New Delhi, 2003-05; Vice-Chancellor, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 2005-08; Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Government of India, till 2009; Advisor, Agriculture and Plantations, ETA Star, Gurgaon, 2009 till date.

Awards/Honours: Krishak Bharati Barani Kheti Award, 1987; National Productivity Council Award, 1987; ISA Gold Medal, 1988; Rishabh Shree Award, 1992-93;Lok Vigyan Samman, 1999; K.N. Bahl Memorial Gold Medal, 1999; World Food Day Award, 2001; Ram Nath Singh Award; ISCA The Millennium Plaque of Honours, 2002; Dr. Dukhanram Vijnan Hindi Seva Samman, 2005; Observer Award, 2005; Dr. S.R. Bhargava Medal, 2006; Life Time Achievement Award, ISA, 2004-06; Distingushed Alumni Award, IIT, Kharagpur, 2007; Agriculture Leadership Award 2009; D.Sc. (h.c.) Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 2002, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, 2002, Poorvanchal University, Jaunpur, 2002, N.D. University of Agriculture and Technology, Faizabad, 2006, Rani Durgawati University, Jabalpur, 2008 and Rajendra Agricultural University, Samastipur, Bihar; President, Range Management Society of India, 1986-1995, Indian Society of Agronomy, 1995-1998, 2001-03 & 2003-04, Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics, 2003-04, Indian Society of Plant Physiology, 2002-04, Indian Society of Agricultural Sciences, 2000-01 & 2002-03, Vice President, Indian Agricultural Universities Association, 2000-01, Indian Society of Tree Scientist, 2001-04; Indian Society of Forage Research; Society of Bio-sciences; Chairman/Member of several Professional - International, National and State level Committees.

Fellow: ISA, NIE, SEE

Research Areas: Agronomy, crop production, water management & agroforestry

Address: President, Foundation for Advancement of Agriculture and Rural Development (FAARD), Saraswati Kunj, Narainapur (Dafi), Varanasi 221005, U.P.; [Tel: Off. (0542) 2575678; Res. (0542) 2575678; Cell: 09651666613; Fax: (0542) 2575678; Email: panjabsingh03@yahoo.com, faardvaranasi@gmail.com]

President 1 Jan, 2017; Vice-President 1 Jan, 2003 to 31 Dec, 2005; Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2001 to 31 Dec, 2002