National Institute of Plant Genome Research
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NIPGR SOCIETY

1. Dr. Harsh Vardhan
Hon'ble Union Minister for
Ministry of Science & Technology, Ministry of Environment,
Forest and Climate Change and Ministry of Earth Sciences,
Government of India
President
2. Dr. Renu Swarup
Secretary
Department of Biotechnology
Ministry of Science & Technology
Government of India
New Delhi
Member
3. Prof. M. Jagadesh Kumar
Vice-Chancellor
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi
Member
4.Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra
Director General
Indian Council for Agricultural Research
New Delhi
Member
5. Prof. M. Udaya Kumar
Professor
Department of Crop Physiology
University of Agricultural Sciences,
GKVK, Bengaluru (Karnataka)
Member
6. Vice-Chairman
University Grants Commission
New Delhi
Member
7. Dr. Madhu Dikshit
Professor In-charge
Department of Bioscience & Bioengineering,
Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur
Member
8.Prof. Paramjit Khurana
Professor
Department of Plant Molecular Biology
University of Delhi South Campus
New Delhi
Member
9. Dr. Vidya S. Gupta
Chief Scientist: Biochemical Sciences Division
National Chemical Laboratory
Pune (Maharashtra)
Member
10. Prof. Akshay K. Pradhan
Professor
Department of Genetics
University of Delhi South Campus
Benito Juarez Road
New Delhi
Member
11. Dr. N. K. Singh
Project Director
ICAR-National Research Centre on Plant Biotechnology
LBS Centre, Pusa Campus
New Delhi
Member
12. Dr. Binay Panda
Lab Head, Ganit Labs
Bio-IT Centre
Institute of Bioinformatics & Applied Biotechnology
Biotech Park, Electronic City Phase I
Bangalore
Member
13. Shri B. Anand
Financial Adviser
Department of Biotechnology
Ministry of Science & Technology
Government of India
New Delhi
Member
14. Dr. Meenakshi Munshi
Scientist 'G'
Department of Biotechnology
Ministry of Science & Technology
Government of India
New Delhi
Member
15. Dr. Kakali Dey Dasgupta
Scientist 'E'
Department of Biotechnology
Ministry of Science & Technology
Government of India
New Delhi
Member
16. Shri C. P. Goyal
JS (Admin.),
Department of Biotechnology
New Delhi
Special Invitee
17. Dr. Ramesh V. Sonti
Director
National Institute of Plant Genome Research
New Delhi
Member-Secretary

GOVERNING BODY

1. Dr. Renu Swarup
Secretary
Department of Biotechnology
Ministry of Science & Technology
Government of India
New Delhi
Chairperson
2.Prof. M. Jagadesh Kumar
Vice-Chancellor
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi
Member
3.Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra
Director General
Indian Council for Agricultural Research
New Delhi
Member
4. Vice-Chairman
University Grants Commission
New Delhi
Member
5. Prof. M. Udaya Kumar
Professor
Department of Crop Physiology
University of Agricultural Sciences,
GKVK, Bengaluru (Karnataka)
Member
6. Dr. Madhu Dikshit
Professor In-charge
Department of Bioscience & Bioengineering,
Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur
Member
7. Prof. Paramjit Khurana
Professor
Department of Plant Molecular Biology
University of Delhi South Campus
New Delhi
Member
8. Dr. Vidya S. Gupta
Chief Scientist: Biochemical Sciences Division
National Chemical Laboratory
Pune (Maharashtra)
Member
9. Shri B. Anand
Financial Adviser
Department of Biotechnology
Ministry of Science & Technology
Government of India
New Delhi
Member
10. Dr. Meenakshi Munshi
Scientist 'G'
Department of Biotechnology
Ministry of Science & Technology
Government of India
New Delhi
Member
11. Dr. Kakali Dey Dasgupta
Scientist 'E'
Department of Biotechnology
Ministry of Science & Technology
Government of India
New Delhi
Member
12. Shri C. P. Goyal
JS (Admin.),
Department of Biotechnology
New Delhi
Special Invitee
13.Dr. Ramesh V. Sonti
Director
National Institute of Plant Genome Research
New Delhi
Member-Secretary

SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE

1.Prof. Sudhir K. Sopory
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB)
Aruna Asaf Ali Marg
New Delhi- 110067
Chairman
2.Prof. K. Veluthambi
UGC- BSR Faculty Fellow
Department of Plant Biotechnology
School of Biotechnology
Madurai Kamaraj University,
Madurai- 625021
Co-Chairman
3.Dr. Imran Siddiqi
Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB)
Habsiguda, Uppal Road
Hyderabad- 500007, Andhra Pradesh
Member
4.Dr. K. Madhavan Nair
Scientist 'F' & Head, Micronutrient Research Group
National Institute of Nutrition
Near Tarnaka flyover, Jamai-Osmania PO
Hyderabad- 500007
Member
5.Dr. N. K. Singh
Project Director
National Research Centre on Plant Biotechnology (NRCPB)
LBS Centre, Pusa Campus,
New Delhi- 110012
Member
6.Prof. M. Udaya Kumar
Department of Crop Physiology
University of Agricultural Sciences
Hebbal GKVK,
Bangalore- 560065
Member
7.Prof. R. Sowdhamini
National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS),
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research,
Bellary Road, Bangalore- 560065, Karnataka
Member
8.Dr. T. R. Sharma
Executive Director,
National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI)
Mohali, Panjab
Member
9.Dr. A. K. Singh
Professor & Head,
Genetics Division, IARI,
Pusa, New Delhi- 110012

Member
10.Dr. Kuldeep Singh
Director
ICAR-NAtional Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources
New Delhi
Member
11.Dr. (Mrs.) Usha Barwale
Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Co. Ltd.
Resham Bhavan, 4th Floor
78, Veer Nariman Road,
Mumbai- 400020
Member
12.Prof. Usha Vijayraghavan
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology
Indian Institute of Science
CV Raman Avenue,
Bangalore- 560012
Member
13. Dr. Shree K Apte
Molecular Biology Division
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
Trombay, Mumbai- 400085
Member
14. Dr. Meenakshi Munshi
Scientist 'G'
Department of Biotechnology
Ministry of Science & Technology
Government of India
New Delhi
Member
15.Dr. Ramesh V. Sonti
Director
National Institute of Plant Genome Research
New Delhi- 110067
Member-Secretary

FINANCE COMMITTEE

1.Shri B. Anand
Financial Adviser
Department of Biotechnology
Ministry of Science & Technology
Government of India
New Delhi
Chairman
2. Dr. Ramesh V. Sonti
Director
National Institute of Plant Genome Research
New Delhi- 110067
Member
3. Smt. Kusum Lata Sharma
Deputy Secretary
Department of Biotechnology
Ministry of Science & Technology
Government of India
New Delhi
Member
4. Prof. Paramjit Khurana
Professor
Department of Plant Molecular Biology
University of Delhi South Campus
New Delhi
Member
5. Prof. Rakesh Bhatnagar
School of Biotechnology
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi
Member
6. Dr. Meenakshi Munshi
Scientist 'G'
Department of Biotechnology
Ministry of Science & Technology
Government of India
New Delhi
Member
7. Dr. Kakali Dey Dasgupta
Scientist 'E'
Department of Biotechnology
Ministry of Science & Technology
Government of India
New Delhi
Member
8.Shri Sandeep Datta
Controller of Administration
National Institute of Plant Genome Research
New Delhi
Non-Member Secretary

BUILDING COMMITTEE

1.Dr. Dinakar M. Salunke
Director
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB),
New Delhi
Chairman
2. Shri B. Anand
Financial Adviser
Department of Biotechnology
Ministry of Science & Technology
Government of India
New Delhi
Member
3. Prof. Rakesh Bhatnagar
School of Biotechnology
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delh
Member
4. Prof. B. Jayaram
Department of Chemistry
Indian Institute of Technology
New Delhi
Member
5.M/s S. D. Sharma & Associates
Institute's Architect
Panchkula (Haryana)
Member
6.Shri Sunil Kumar Sharma
Consultant Engineer
National Institute of Plant Genome Research
New Delhi
Member
7.Shri Sandeep Datta
Controller of Administration
National Institute of Plant Genome Research
New Delhi
Member-Secretary

ACADEMIC COMMITTEE

1.Dr. Ramesh V. Sonti
Director
National Institute of Plant Genome Research
New Delhi
Chairman
2. Prof. Kasturi Mukhopadhyay
School of Environmental Sciences
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi - 110067
Member (JNU Faculty)
3. Dr. Rupesh Chaturvedi
Associate Professor
School of Biotechnology
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi - 110067
Member (JNU Faculty)
4. Prof. M. K. Pandit
Head
Departmental of Environmental Studies
University of Delhi
Delhi - 110007
Member (outside expert)
5. Prof. Shailendra Goel
Department of Botany
University of Delhi
Delhi - 110007
Member (outside expert)
6. Dr. Praveen Verma
Scientist
National Institute of Plant Genome Research
New Delhi - 110067
Member
7. Dr. Ashverya Laxmi
Scientist
National Institute of Plant Genome Research
New Delhi - 110067
Member
8. Prof. Satish Chandra Garkoti
Rector-II
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi - 110067
Special Invitee