Prof(Dr.) S. K. Bhatnagar
(Founder & Secretary General)
Prof(Dr.) S. K. Bhatnagar
(Founder & Secretary General)

Prof. Subodh Kumar Bhatnagar founded Society for Plant Research in 1988 as Secretary General and started the publication of VEGETOS which has completed 33 glorious years with its graceful release at NASC complex by DG, ICAR. Presently Prof Bhatnagar is the Editor in Chief of VEGETOS. Since 2019 January, world renowned Springer Nature has been co-publishing the journal VEGETOS. Prof Bhatnagar was awarded CSIR-SRF in 2009; INSA-COSTED FELLOWSHIP in 1985 to work at France, UK, The Netherlands and Belgium; INDO-GREECE VISITING SCIENTIST FELLOWSHIP to work at University of Athens, University of Crete and University of Thessaloniki; Elected as Fellow of Indian Botanical Society (FBS); Elected Vice President of Prof H S Srivastava Foundation for Science and Society (PHSSFSS), Lucknow; Elected as Fellow of Linnean Society, London (FLS); Elected for VASVIK Award-2010; elected for Prof H S Srivastava Memorial Lecture-2013; Member, Project Evaluation Committee, Uttarakhand Council of Biotechnology (UCB), Member, Research Evaluation Committee, CCRAS, Ministry of AYUSH, New Delhi; Nominated as Co-Ordinator, Centre of Teaching Excellence, Agriculture Innovation Partnership (AIP), Cornell University, USA; PRT Co-Ordinator for accreditation by the ICAR and Co-Ordinator of ICAR-Assessment Committee visit to the University. Prof Bhatnagar accredited many prestigious institutions like Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai; Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai; Annamalai University, Tamilnadu; Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar; Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat; Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai; M G R University, Chennai etc. as Member/Member Co-Ordinator of National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC). Prof Bhatnagar completed 10 research projects independently as PI. While serving the State Agriculture University, Meerut as the senior most Professor in College of Biotechnology, he worked as Chief Personnel Officer and Director Placement for three consecutive years. Prof Bhatnagar served as Head, departments of Cell Biology, Department of Commercial Biotechnology, Department of R-DNA Technology and as Nodal Officer, College of Basic Science & Humanities. Prof Bhatnagar was appointed Dean, College of Biotechnology from where he superannuated. He published/edited 12 books, Chaired and delivered Keynote addresses and Invited lectures in large number of National and International Conferences organized in India and abroad. Prof Bhatnagar organized many National and International Conferences including Algae Biofuel Summit-2009, New Delhi; TASARD, India-2017, New Delhi and PBSC-2019, Mumbai as Chairman. These events were attended by the Ministers, Policy Makers, Educationists, Director from large number of countries besides an overwhelming response from all over the world. (www.vegetosindia.org). He retired as Professor & Dean, College of Biotechnology, S V P University of Agric. & Technology, Meerut on June 30, 2017. To view the profile, please click Detailed Profile...