Dr. Mukesh Kumar Dhillon
Fellow, Elected 2019

Born in Nangal Jamal Pur, Rewari Distt., Haryana on 20 July 1972; Educated at Govt. Senior Secondary School, Kund, Rewari. B.Sc. (Hons.) Ag. 1994, M.Sc. 1996, Ph.D. 2004 CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana, and Ph.D. thesis research at International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru, Telangana, scientific exchange 2006 Agroscope ART, Reckenholz, Zurich, Switzerland.

Principal Scientist, Division of Entomology, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2016 to date.

Senior Scientist, 2013-16; Senior Scientist, 2010-13 at Division of Entomology, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi; Special Project Scientist 2008-10; Visiting Scientist 2005-08 at ICRISAT, Patancheru, Telangana.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Jawaharlal Nehru Award for Postgraduate Agricultural Research, 2005; DEF Young Scientist Award - Academy of Environmental Biology, 2006; XXIV ICE Travel Award, Daegu, South Korea, 2012; Best ICAR-AICRP-Rapeseed Mustard Team Award, 2017; Special Senior Scientist Award - Prof. T.N. Ananthakrishnan Foundation, 2018; Co-chairman, Organizing Committee, International Plant Protection Congress, 2019.

Fellow: Entomological Society of India; Academy of Environmental Biology; Plant Protection Association of India

Research Areas: Insect-plant interactions, insect physiology, host plant resistance, and biosafety of GMOs to non-target organisms

Address: Principal Scientist, Division of Entomology, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012;; [Tel: Off. (011) 25842482; Cell: 9013473641; Fax: (011) 25842482; Email: mukeshdhillon@rediffmail.com; mukeshdhillon@iari.res.in]