Dr. Ashok Kumar Singh
FELLOW, ELECTED 2020

Born in Semara Hardo Patti, District Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh on 01 December 1962. Educated at Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology (CSAUA&T), Kanpur B.Sc. 1982, M.Sc. 1984 and Ph.D. 1991.

Deputy Director General (Agricultural Extension), ICAR 2014 to date; Director & Vice Chancellor (Additional Charge), ICAR-IARI, New Delhi, 2017 till date.

Asstt. Professor, CSAUA&T, Kanpur, 1987-98; Associate Professor, CSAUA&T, Kanpur, 1998-2001; Associate Director Extension, CSAUA&T, Kanpur, 2001-05 (Independent Charge of Directorate of Extension during July 2003 to July 2005); Zonal Coordinator, Zone IV, ICAR, Kanpur, 2005-10; Zonal Project Director, Zone IV, ICAR, Kanpur, 2010-14; Assistant Director General (Agricultural Extension), ICAR, New Delhi, 2014; Deputy Director General (Agricultural Extension), ICAR, New Delhi, 2014 till date; Deputy Director General (Fisheries Science), (Additional Charge), ICAR, New Delhi, 2015-16.

Awards/Honours: Swami Sahajanand Saraswati Best Extension Scientist Award, 2013 of ICAR; Excellence in Science Award, 2018 by The Society of Agricultural Professionals; Lifetime Achievement Award, 2018 by Society for Agricultural Innovation & Development; Award of Excellence, 2017 Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology; Extension Leadership Award, 2017 by Participatory Rural Development Initiatives Society; Harit Ratna Award, 2016 by All India Agricultural Students Association; Daulat Singh Memorial Extension Scientist Award, 2011 by Society of Extension Education; Young Scientist Award, 1999-2000 by Indian Society of Extension Education; O.P. Dahama Memorial Award, 2007 by Indian Society of Extension Education; Krishi Bhushan Award, 2005 by Chandra Shekhar Krishak Samitee.

Fellow: ISEE, SEE, CHAI, ISHRD, International Society of Noni Science, Andaman Science Association, Society of Agricultural Professional, Uttar Pradesh Academy of Agricultural Sciences.

Research Areas: Extension System, Models, Approaches, ICT, Impact Assessment

Address: Deputy Director General (Agril. Ext.), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Room No. 302, KAB-I, Pusa Campus, New Delhi 110012; B-3, NASC Complex, Dev Prakash Shastri Marg, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 25843277; Cell: 9582922324; Fax: (011) 25843277; Email: aksicar@gmail.com]