Dr. Satya Prakash Tiwari
Fellow, Elected 2011
Born in Singod, District Jabalpur, M.P. on 14 November 1947. Educated at JNKVV, Jabalpur, B.Sc. (Ag) 1969; M.Sc. (Ag) 1972; and IARI, New Delhi, Ph.D. 1976; IP/PVP Management Course at N.I.A.B., Cambridge, U.K. 1998.
Principal Scientist 1989-1994; Project Coordinator 1994-96; ADG (Seed) 1996-99; Director, NRC for Soybean 1999-2002; ADG (Seed) 2002-05; Director, NAARM (ICAR) 2005-06; DDG (Education), ICAR 2006-09; [DDG (Crop Sci.) as additional charge]; Vice Chancellor, SK Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner, 2010; Mission Leader of mega-projects on hybrids and seed; Consultant to IPGRI (now Bioversity International) 2001; Nodal Officer for Indo-US Agricultural Knowledge Initiative of ICAR/DARE, 2006-09.
Awards/Honours: ICAR Senior Fellowship, 1972-76; Vice-President, PGSSU, IARI, 1974; Honoured by Amritam Jalam and Hariyalo Rajasthan for contributions towards rainwater harvesting and tree plantation; Represented ICAR/India as Member of the CGIAR Executive Committee Meeting in Colombia, 2009; Honoured and Presented with a 'Prashsti Patra' by Krishak Jagat; Chairman, Research Advisory Committee of DSR, ICAR, 2010-13; Chairman, Expert Committee on Normally Traded Commodities, NBA, Chennai, 2005-07; Vice Chairman, Accreditation Board, ICAR, 2006-09; Dr. A. Rathore Memorial Lecture, 2007; Mensinkai Foundation Lecture, 2010; National Education Day Lecture, IARI, 2009; Arutselvar Dr. N. Mahalingam Muthuvizha Endowment Lecture 2012; Served as Chairman of award committees for "Jawaharlal Nehru Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis in Agricultural and Allied Sciences", ICAR (in 2015) and "Dr G.S. Khush Distinguished Professor Award", PAU (in 2013); Served as Member of several Boards of Management of five agricultural universities/CAU/DU viz., (i) Guj. Agri. Univ., SK Nagar, Gujarat (1998-99), (ii) Bihar Agri. Univ. Sirsa, Bihar (2002-04), (iii) ANGRAU, Hyderabad, A.P (2005-08), (iv) Central Agri. Univ., Imphal (2006-09) and (v) IARI, N. Delhi (2006-09); Served as Chief Guest and delivered Convocation Addresses in four agricultural universities, 2007-2009.
Fellow: Indian Society of Oilseeds Research
Research Areas: Genetics & Plant Breeding, Plant Genetic Resources, Plant Biotechnology, Seed Science and Technology, Intellectual Property Rights
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