Dr. Narendra Pratap Singh
Fellow, Elected 2017

Born in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh on 11 January, 1960. Educated at MTI College, Chandauli, Varanasi (U.P.) High School, 1975; Queen’s College, Varanasi, Intermediate, 1977; Graduation (B.Sc. Ag.) and Post Graduation (M.Sc (Ag.), Genetics and Plant Breeding, 1981 and 1983, respectively from NDUA&T, Faizabad (U.P.); Ph.D (Genetics), IARI, New Delhi.

Director, ICAR-Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Kanpur, January 2014 to date

Scientist, ICAR-Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Kanpur 1989 to 1994; Scientist (Sr. Scale) 1994 - 1998; Sr. Scientist (Plant Biotechnology), 1998-2006 & Principal Scientist (Plant Biotechnology), 2006-2007, IIPR, Kanpur and Project Coordinator (Chickpea), 2007- 2014. Visiting scientist, 2000, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia; visiting scientist, 2004, NRC-Plant Biotechnology Institute, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Awards/Honours: Bioved merit award, 1993; Bioved Agri - Innovation Award, 2015; International Coordinator (Translational Research), International Chickpea Genetics and Genomics Consortium (ICGGC), 2007 to date

Fellow: Indian Society of Pulses Research & Development, Kanpur; Indian Society of Agricultural Biochemists, Kanpur

Research Areas: Classical genetics & cytogenetics, somatic cell genetics, transgenic research and molecular breeding

Address: Director, ICAR-Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Kalyanpur, Kanpur 208024, U.P.; [Tel: Off. (0512) 2572546, Cell: 08005383963; Email: director@iipr.ernet.in; npsingh.iipr@gmail.com]