Dr. Sudhakar Pandey
Fellow, Elected 2018

Born in Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh on 4 January 1969. B.Sc. 1991, M.Sc. 1994 and Ph.D. 1998, N.D. University of Agricultre & Technology, Kumarganj, Faizabad

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

Awards/Honours: ICAR Award for Team Research, 2003-04; PPVFRA Certificate of Recognition, 2017; ISHRD Himadri Young Scientist Award, 2010; SBSRD Scientist of the Year Award, 2013; Fellow: Uttar Pradesh Academy of Agricultural Sciences; Hill Horticulture Development Society; Indian Society of Vegetable Science Member, Editorial Board, Progressive Horticulture 2010-13; Associate Editor, Progressive Horticulture, 2013 to date, Member, Task force, PPV & FRA, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Wellfare for developeing DUS guidelines of pumpkin, bottle gourd, bitter gourd, cucumber, watermelon and muskmelon; Member, Task force, PPV & FRA, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Wellfare for developeing DUS guidelines of pointed gourd; Member Secretary, Research Adisory Committee 2017-2020. ICAR-IIVR, Varanasi; Member, Institute Biosafety Committee.

Research Areas: Horticulture (Vegetable Science): Cucurbit Breeding, genetics and genomics

Address: Principal Scientist, ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, PB No. 01, PO - Jakhini (Shahnshahpur), Varanasi 221305, U.P.; Flat No. 1047, Block-A, KBN Lion Enclave, Newada, Sunderpur, Varanasi 221005, U.P.; [Tel: Off. (0542) 2635247; Cell: 9415371451; Email: sudhakar.pandey@icar.gov.in; sudhakariivr@gmail.com]