Dr. Vijai Pal Singh
Fellow, Elected 2006

Born in Narsan Kalan, India on 17 January 1945. Educated at Raja Mahendra Pratap Prem Vidyayla, Gurukul Narsan, Haridwar, 1955-61; Raja Mahendra Pratap Degree College Gurukul Narsan, Haridwar, 1961-66; Agra University, Agra, Ph.D. 1977.

Seed Production Assistant, National Seeds Corporation, New Delhi, 1967-68; Research Assistant, 1968-75; Scientist S0, 1975-76, Scientist S1, 1976-82, Scientist S2, 1982-85, Senior Scientist, 1986-98, and Principal Scientist, 1998-2007, Division of Genetics, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi; Visiting Scientist, IRRI, 1988-89; Vice President (Agri-Business) KRBL Ltd., New Delhi, 2007-2012; Director (Crop & Research), All India Rice Exporters' Association, New Delhi, 2013 to date.

Awards/Honours: Hari Om Ashram Trust Award 1974-75; Jawaharlal Nehru Award, 1977; B. P. Pal Memorial Award, 2005; ICAR Team Award in Crop Improvement, 2007; Third Rao Bahadur Dr. B. Viswanath Award, 2006-07; ICAR Recognition Certificate, 2009; Padma Shri, 2012; Shri O.P. Bhasin Memorial Award, 2012.

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding.

Research Areas: Rice genetics & breeding, seed production.

Address: E-9, Sector-40, Distt. Gautam Budh Nagar, Noida 201301, U.P.; [Tel: Res. (0120) 2574329, 3279410, Cell: 07042158844, 09868842098; Email: singh_vijaipal@yahoo.com, vp_geneiari@rediffmail.com]