Existing ICAR National Professors in the ICAR-AU System

This scheme was conceptualized to promote excellence by establishing and nurturing novel school of thought and developing strong centres of agricultural research and education around outstanding scientists through 10 positions of National Professorial Chairs and 25 positions of National Fellows. The scheme of National Professorial Chairs includes the prestigious BP Pal Chair in Genetics and Plant Breeding at IARI, New Delhi and Norman Borlaug Chair in International Agriculture located in the ICAR-AU system. Their contributions in the form of technologies, patents, copyrights has immensely benefited the knowledge pool of the country.

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Title of the Project

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1

Dr. Dinesh Kumar Benbi

Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana

Assessment, prediction and enhancement of biotic  carbon sequestration in agricultural soils

12.01.2010

11.01.2015

12.01.2015

16.12.2019

0161-2401960 Ext 317

0161-2400945

9464035154

dkbenbi@yahoo.com

dkbenbi@gmail.com

 

 

2

Dr. S.S. Banga

Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana

Broadening the genetic base of Indian mustard (Brassica juncea) through alien introgressions and germplasm enhancement

13.01.2010

12.01.2015

13.01.2015

12.01.2020

0161-2411330

0161-2400945

9463319390

nppbg@pau.edu

 

3

Dr. Devki Nandan Kamra

ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly

Metagenomic analysis and manipulation of buffalo rumen ecosystem to improve fibre utilization and reduce methane production

18.01.2013

17.01.2018

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0581-2302536

0581-2302536

9411008904

dnkamra@rediffmail.ccm

4

Dr. N.K. Singh

(B.P. Pal Chair in Genetics and Plant Breeding at ICAR-IARI)

ICAR-National Research Centre on Plant Biotechnology, New Delhi

Allele mining for agronomically important genes in wild rice germplasm and stress tolerant landraces of rice growing in the hot spots

13.01.2010

12.01.2015

13.01.2015

12.01.2020

011-25860186

011-25843984

9911268915

 

xnksingh@nrcpb.org

5

Dr. (Mrs) Sarla Neelamraju

 

ICAR-Indian Institute of Rice Research,

Hyderabad 500030

Development of chromosome segment substitution lines of rice from elite x wild crosses to map QTLs/ genes for yield traits

 

 

14.02.2013

13.02.2018

14.02.2018

30.04.2020

040-24591225

040-24591217

9949077262

 

sarla_neelamraju@yahoo.com

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Dr. Bidyut Kumar Sarmah

(Norman Borlaug Chair in International Agriculture)

DBT-AAU Centre, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat

Development of cisgenic chickpea (Cicer arietinum L) resistant to pod borers (Helicoverpa armigera)

01.03.2016

28.02.2021

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0376-2310190

0376-2340001

9435091484

bidyutsarmah@aau.ac.in

7

Dr. Pratap Singh Birthal

ICAR-National Institute of Agricultural Economics and Policy Research, Pusa, New Delhi 110 012

Research priorities and policies for climate resilient agriculture

 

27.02.2017

26.02.2022

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011-25842665

011-25842684

9910052752

ps.birthal@icar.gov.in

psbirthal@yahoo.com