Dr. Bijendra Singh 
Fellow, Elected 2017

Born in Mau Nath Bhanjan, Uttar Pradesh on 1 July 1960. Educated at Bhadaun Intermediate College, Thalaipur, Mau, 1972-74; Janata Inter College, Ranipur, Mau, 1974-76; Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, B.Sc.(Ag.) 1976-80; M.Sc(Ag.) 1980-82; Ph.D. 1983-86.

Director, ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi, 2014 to date.

Scientist, 1986-1992; ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Barapani; Scientist (Sr. Scale), 1992-1998; Sr. Scientist, 1998-2006; Principal Scientist, 2006-2009; Head, Division of Crop Improvement, 2009-2010; Project Coordinator, AICRP-VC, 2010-2014; Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi.

Awards/Honours: Team Research Award of ICAR for Biennium, 2003-04; Dr. Kirti Singh HSI Gold Medal Award in Vegetable Science, 2012; Distinguished Scientist Award Bioved, 2012; Dr. Bishwajit Choudhury Memorial ISVS Award for Outstanding Scientist in Vegetable Science, 2014; Dr. Panjab Singh Vishisht Krishi Vaigyanik UPAAS Puraskar – Agriculture Research Management, 2015.

Fellow: Indian Society of Vegetable Science; Horticultural Society of India; Confederation of Horticulture Association of India; Society for Recent Development in Agriculture; Hi-Tech Horticultural Society.

Research Areas: Horticulture-Vegetable Science (Heterosis breeding, Resistant breeding, Production Technologies, Seed Production)

Address: Director, ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, PB No. 01, PO - Jakhini (Shahnshahpur), Varanasi 221305, U.P.; [Tel: Off. (0542) 2635247; Res. (0542) 2300797; Cell: 8004924520; Fax: (0542) 2635247; Email: directoriivr@gmail.com; bsinghiivr@gmail.com; director.iivr@icar.gov.in]