PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST (Acting Head)

Name
Dr  Neeraj  Kulshreshtha

 

Date & Place of Birth 11.02.1966 (Firozabad UP)
Nationality Indian
Field of specialization Plant Breeding
Present Position/Designation Principal Scientist & Head Crop Improvement (A)
Tel. No 0184-2209327
Cell 9315382163
Tel. No (R) 0184-2280502

 

E-mail kulshreshthan@yahoo.com; neeraj.kulshreshtha@icar.gov.in
Address Official Division of Crop Improvement, ICAR-Central Soil salinity Research Institute, Karnal 132001
Address Residential A 502 Palm Residency, Sector 35, Karnal 132001

Academic career and professional attainments

(a) Degree University/Institution Year
Graduation Punjabi University Patiala

Bio, Phy, Chem, Eng

1982

Ist,    443/650     68%

Masters M.Sc (Ag) Plant Breeding GBPUAT Pantnagar 1987

Ist,  4.866/5.0

Ph.D. (Plant Breeding) GBPUAT Pantnagar 1992

Ist, 4.709/5.0

UGC JRF/SRF

Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management

 

IGNOU, NEW DELHI, 1998

 

 (b) Position held Institution Period of appointment
Scientist (Rs. 8,000- 13,500) ICAR-NAARM Hyderabad 21-07-1993 to 18-12-1993
Scientist (Rs. 8,000- 13,500) ICAR-IIWBR (DWR) Karnal (Attachment) 19-12-1993 to 22.08.1994
Scientist (Rs. 8,000- 13,500) ICAR-IISR Lucknow 23.08.1994 to 20.07.1998
Scientist (Sr Scale) ICAR-IISR Lucknow 21.07.1998 to 20.07.2002
Sr Scientist (Rs. 12,000- 18,300) ICAR-IISR Lucknow 21.07.2002 to 28.07.2003
Sr Scientist (Rs. 12,000- 18,300) ICAR-CSSRI Karnal 29.07.2003 to 31.12.2005
Sr Scientist (Rs 37400-67000

Grade Pay 9000)

ICAR-CSSRI Karnal 01.01.2006  to 31.12.2008
Principal Scientist  (Rs 37400-67000 Grade Pay 10000) ICAR-CSSRI Karnal 01.01.2009 to 02.11.2014
Principal Scientist & Head (Rs (37400-67000 Grade Pay 10000) ICAR- Sugarcane Breeding Institute, regional center Karnal

132001

03.11.2014 to 11.03.2020
Principal Scientist & Head Crop Improvement (A) (Rs (37400-67000 Grade Pay 10000) ICAR CSSRI Karnal 24.03.2020-till date

 

Varieties developed

1 Salt tolerant wheat variety KRL 210 Gazette Notified by the CVRC and recognized at national level (As PI)

Released by CVRC Notified in 2012

Govt of India notification no. S.O. 456 (E) dated March, 16th, 2012

Registered with PPVFRA with registration no. 816 of 2014 issued on December 23,  2014.

National identity number IC 574474 by NBPGR vide letter no. Cons/RV/4125

2 Salt tolerant wheat variety KRL 213 Gazette Notified by the CVRC and recognized at national level   (As PI)

Released by CVRC Notified in 2011 Govt of India notification no. S.O. 2326 (E) dated October 10th, 2011.

National identity number IC 574475 by NBPGR vide letter no. Cons/RV/4125. Registered with PPVFRA with registration no. 654 of 2014 issued on October 15,    2014.

3 Salt tolerant wheat variety KRL 283 Gazette Notified by the CVRC  for salt affected areas of UP   (As PI)

Approved in 79th meeting of Central Sub Committee on crop standards, notification and release of varieties for Agricultural crops (CVRC) in January 2018. Notified vide gazette notification S.O. 1379(E) dated 27.03.2018

4 Sugarcane variety Co 12029 (Karan 13) released  2019

Notified vide gazette notification S.O.1498 (E) dated 01.04.2019

Approved in 81st  meeting of Central Sub Committee on crop standards, notification and release of varieties for Agricultural crops (CVRC) vide o/o no. 3-70/2018-SD.IV dated 19.02.2019

5 Sugarcane Variety CoLk 9709 released for UP State  2012 – Early maturing high yielding sugarcane variety
Genetic Stocks Registered at NBPGR
1 KRL 99   (Wheat) Salt and waterlogging tolerance

Registration number INGR 07046 of NBPGR

2 KRL 3-4  (Wheat) Salt and waterlogging tolerance

Registration number INGR 09087 of NBPGR

Patents:

Patent granted for “QUATRO SUGARCANE SINGLE BUD CUTTER” CUTTING TOOLS AND IMPLEMENTS”  on 12/06/2019 (Design reference no. 297432 dated 03-Jul-2017)

Technologies/concepts:

  1. A modified single seed descent approach for genetic improvement of wheat (Triticum aestivum) for waterlogged sodic soils
  2. Mechanism of waterlogging tolerance in wheat
  3. Waterlogged Sodic soils: Environmental Characterization
  4. Screening protocol for Boron tolerance
  5. B toxicity in wheat

 

Externally Funded Projects

Title (PI/CoPI/Associate) Budget (Rs. in lakhs) Sponsoring Agency
Wheat Improvement for waterlogging, salinity and element toxicities in Australia and India

 

PI Aus $ 1210143

CSSRI Component: Rs 52.3 lakh

(Aus $ 248180)

 

ACIAR, Australia
Multilocation evaluation of wheat germplasm”

 

PI Rs 19,00197/=

Expenditure incurred upto 2014

ICAR through NBPGR
Improvement of wheat for salt tolerance using molecular approach PI 54.62 lakhs ICAR Network project
Physiological  and Genetic Approaches for the Development of Waterlogging Tolerance in Wheat on Sodic/ Alkaline and Neutral Soils in India And Australia Co PI Rs 24,67,255/= Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), Australia
Using genomics and mapping approaches to improve tolerance of crop plants to salinity stress Co PI 5.31 lakhs DST funded for CP-STIO
Physiological approaches for winter ratooning management in Sugarcane under subtropical conditions Co PI 100 lakhs RKVY
Healthy seed production and mechanization of sugarcane agriculture_ A farmers participatory initiative Funding from RKVY Haryana – Approved Co PI 175.5 lakhs RKVY
Healthy seed production and quality jaggary production towards increasing sugarcane farmers income- An Institute, Industry and Farmers participatory initiative

Funding from RKVY Haryana – Approved

Co PI 313.5 lakhs RKVY
Sugarcane breeder seed production and demonstration of intercropping

 

PI 1620000

 

NFSM

 

 

Recognition at the National  Level

  • Nominated as member of the Board of Directors of Sugarfed Punjab by honourable Governer Punjab.
  • Nominated as member Board of Management of CCSHAU Hisar by DG ICAR.
  • Nominated as member Institute Management Commiittee of ICAR IIWBR, Karnal by DG ICAR
  • Nominated as member Institute Management Commiittee of ICAR- IISR Lucknow by DG ICAR.
  • Nominated as member Institute Management Commiittee of ICAR-SBI Coimbatore
  • Nominated as member Institute Management Commiittee of ICAR-CSSRI Karnal
  • Member Executive committee Society of sugarcane research and development, ICAR Sugarcane Breeding Institute Coimbatore
  • Councilor Indian Society for soil salinity and water quality from 2011 to 2013
  • Chairman screeining committee for SAWBAR Awards (IIWBR) 2018

 

Foreign visits

 

Place of visit Duration Purpose
International Rice Research institute, Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines

 

24.11.2008 to 5.12.2008 December 8-10, 2008 Training on “Marker Assisted selection (MAS) in Rice: Theory, Practice and application”

Training on “Hands-on Training on Screening Rice Genotypes for Salinity Tolerance”

Australia 28.09.2011 to 23.10.2011 Deputed  as

1.Visiting scientist to DAFWA Australia (Sep 28, 2011 to October 8, 2011)

CSSRI O/O No. 4(7)/CSSRI/2310 dated 3, Aug, 2011 and CSSRI O/O No. 4(7)/E-1/2009/3786-94 dated 27.09.2011.

Visited waterlogging screening trials at Katanning, salinity tolerance trials at Ballidu, attended field trials at Albany and Merreden.

Worked on doubled haploid production in wheat with Dr Sue Broughton

2.Visiting scientist to University of Adelaide , Australia (October 9-October 15, 2011) CSSRI O/O No. 4(7)/CSSRI/2310 dated 3, Aug, 2011 and CSSRI O/O No. 4(7)/E-1/2009/3786-94 dated 27.09.2011.

Visited ICP facilities at UA. Visited Experimental fields at Kalpanda, Merildrin, Redhill and James Town, Visited Angus Valley and Murray Valley

Kathmandu, Nepal September 10-14, 2014. Invited to deliver keynote address on “Wheat breeding for salt affected soils: current status and options” on 12.09.2014 during 6th CSISA Annual research and workplan meeting.

 

Publications                  :36

Books  Authored           : 2

Books Edited                : 8


Mailing Address

Division of Crop Improvement
ICAR-CSSRI, Karnal