Dr. Jitendra S. Chauhan
Fellow, Elected 2012

Born in Pahawati, Aligarh, UP on 10 January 1955; Educated at S.B.M. Higher Secondary School, New Delhi, 1966-71; Shivaji College, Delhi University, New Delhi,1971-74; G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, UP, 1974-1980; B.Sc.1974; M.Sc. 1976; Ph. D. 1980. Post Doctoral Fellow, IRRI, Philippines, 1982-84.

Assistant Professor, Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur, Bihar,1981-83; CSIR-Pool Officer, NDUA&T, Faizabad, UP, 1985; Scientist 2 / Sr. Scientist, Central Rainfed Upland Rice Research Station (Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack), Hazaribag, Bihar, 1985-1996; Sr. Scientist, 1996-1998, NRC on Rapeseed-Mustard, Bharatpur; Principal Scientist, NRC on Rapeseed-Mustard/Directorate of Rapeseed-Mustard Research, Bharatpur, 1998-2010; Director, Directorate of Rapeseed-Mustard Research, Bharatpur & Project Coordinator, All India Coordinated Research Project on Rapeseed-Mustard, 2010-13; Assistant Director General (Seed), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, 2013-17.

Awards/Honours: CSIR Junior/Senior and Post Doctoral Fellowship, 1976-1981; Member, Executive Council, Association of Rice Research Workers, CRRI, Cuttack, 1986-87; Honorary Member, Research Board of Advisors, American Biographical Institute, INC, USA,1999-2003; Principal Consultant, WIRFP-GVT Bhopal, KAWAD-Bijapur, DFID-UK (India) and Rothamsted International Consulting, UK, 1999-2007; Member, Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding, 2005-13; Journal of Oilseeds Research, 2011-16; Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, 2012-16; Member, Advisory Board, Biotech Today, 2011-15; Chairman, Oilseeds Sectional Committee, Food & Agriculture Division 13, Bureau of Indian Standards, New Delhi, 2010-17; Member, Working Group on Agriculture, Planning Department, Govt. of Rajasthan, Jaipur, 2010-13. Vice President, Indian Society of Genetics and Pant Breeding, New Delhi, 2014-15; Chairman, Committee to review Handbook on OECD Varietal Certification in India, DoAC, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India New Delhi, 2014; Rajiv Gandhi Rashtriya Gayan- Vigyan Hindi Maulik Pustak Lekhan- 2013 3rd Prize, Raj Bhasha Department, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi (2015); Member, Working Group on Crop Husbandry, Agricultural Inputs, Demand Supply Projections, NITI Ayog, Government of India, New Delhi, 2016; Editorial Excellence Award, Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, ARCC, Karnal, 2016.

Fellow: National Academy of Agricultural Science, New Delhi, 2012; Indian Society of Genetics and Pant Breeding, New Delhi, 1989; Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi, 2010; Hi-Tech Horticultural Society, Meerut, 2011; Indian Society of Oilseeds Research, Hyderabad, 2011.

Research Areas: Genetics and Plant Breeding- rice and rapeseed-mustard yield and quality improvement; genetic resources management and research management.

Address: A/36, ARG Puram, Kanota-Nayla Road, Hardhyanpura, Jaipur 303012, Rajasthan; [Tel: Cell: 09414025636; Email: js_chau@yahoo.com; js_chau09@rediffmail.com]