Executive Body
(2021-2024)


International Executive Body


Prof. M. P. Yadav
Prof. M. P. Yadav
(Founder Patron, SPR)

Prof Mahendra Pal Yadav was born in Village Surkhuroo, Dist. Bulandshahar, Uttar Pradesh, India on 2 June 1945 and was educated at B.R. College, Agra 1962-63; Veterinary College, Math...

Prof. Anupam Varma
Prof. Anupam Varma
(Patron, SPR)

Prof Anupam Varma was born in Delhi on 23rd July 1940. Educated at Allahabad University, Allahabad 1957-61 and at Rothamsted Experimental Station, Harpenden, UK. 1964-67 for B.Sc. 195...

Prof R R Hanchinal
Prof R R Hanchinal
(President, SPR)

Prof. R.R. Hanchinal served as the Chairperson, Protection of Plant Varieties & Farmers Rights Authority (Secretary Rank) Government of India besides serving as Vice Chancellor, University of A...

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

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 grac...

Prof D K Srivastava
Prof D K Srivastava
(Vice President, SPR)

Prof D K Srivastava was born in 1956 and obtained his Post graduation and PhD degrees from Gujarat University, Ahmedabad. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow in M S University, Vadodra...

Dr S K Khari
Dr S K Khari
(Treasurer, SPR)

Dr S. K. Khari obtained his B. Sc. (Hons.), M. Sc. (Horticulture) and M. Phil (Horticulture) degrees in first division. He did his Ph. D. in horticulture. Dr. Khari joined S. V. P. University of Agr...

Prof S S Bargali
Prof S S Bargali
(Joint Secretary (International), SPR)

Prof S S Bargali is Professor of Ecology in Kumaun University, Nainital. FELLOW, National Institute of Ecology, NIE, New Delhi. Completed 7 research projects and has produced 7 Ph. Ds...

Dr Pratibha Singh
Dr Pratibha Singh
(Joint Secretary (Asia), SPR)

Dr Pratibha Singh, Regional Manager, South Asia at Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) is based in Australian High Commission, New Delhi, India. Before ...

Er. Shilpa B Saxena
Er. Shilpa B Saxena
(Business Manager, SPR)

Er. Shilpa B Saxena born in 1985 obtained her education from Allahabad Agriculture Institute (Deemed University), Allahabad in Food Technology. Er. Shilpa B Saxena served as Quality E...

National Executive Body


Prof Ved Pal Singh
Prof Ved Pal Singh
(President (North Zone), SPR)

Prof Ved Pal Singh did his graduation from A M U Aligarh in the year 1972 and moved to G B Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar for obtaining his M. Sc. degree in th...

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Prof Anjuli Agarwal
Prof Anjuli Agarwal
(Secretary (North Zone), SPR)

Prof Anjuli Agarwal was born in 1965 obtained her Ph. D. degree from G B Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar and joined M J P Rohilkhand University, Bareilly as lec...

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Prof K Muthuchelian
Prof K Muthuchelian
(President (South Zone), SPR)

Prof. Dr. K. Muthuchelian is a scientist with more than 30 years of teaching and research experience at different hierarchical levels including Professor, Head and Chairperson, Vice C...

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Prof S D S Murthy
Prof S D S Murthy
(Secretary (South Zone), SPR)

Prof. S. D. Srinivasa Murthy has been working in Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, for last 30 years in the Department of Biochemistry. He produced 28 Ph. Ds and published 140 pa...

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Executive Body: Members


Dr Anil Kumar Saxena
Dr Anil Kumar Saxena
(Executive Body Member, SPR)

Dr. A.K. Saxena did his Graduation and Post-graduation from Delhi University in Botany and Ph.D. in Microbiology from IARI, New Delhi. He was awarded the Gold medal for the Academic performance in Ph....

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Prof Ashis Bhatnagar
Prof Ashis Bhatnagar
(Executive Body Member, SPR)

Prof Ashish Bhatanagar is Professor and Head, Department of Microbiology besides being the Director, Algae Biofuel & Biomolecules Centre at Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University, Ajmer 305009 Rajast...

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Dr Anushree Lokur
Dr Anushree Lokur
(Executive Body Member, SPR)

Prof Anushree Lokur is the Principal of Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College, Matunga, Mumbai besides being the Head of Microbiology department. She obtained her PhD (Microbiology) in 2017, MPhil (Microb...

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Prof Jayashree Rout
Prof Jayashree Rout
(Executive Body Member, SPR)

Prof. Jayashree Rout is Professor & Dean, Department of Ecology & Environmental Science, Assam University, Silchar. She has a research experience of About 33 years in the field of algae and lichen res...

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Dr Shalini G. Rudra
Dr Shalini G. Rudra
(Executive Body Member, SPR)

Dr (Mrs) Shalini Gaur Rudra is Scientist in the Division of Food Science and Postharvest Technology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. She is a mid-career food scientist with wide ran...

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Dr Tabassum Afshan
Dr Tabassum Afshan
(Executive Body Member, SPR)

Dr Tabassum Afshan obtained her PhD in Botany in 2008 and PG in Botany from Ranchi University in 1994 with first position.
She worked on Tissue Culture studies on Mimosa pudica and Tinospora ...

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Dr Renu
Dr Renu
(Executive Body Member, SPR)

Dr. Renu did M.Sc. (Biotechnology) from Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bareilly and PhD in Life Sciences from ChatrapatiSahuji Maharaj University, Kanpur. She was Post-Doctoral Fellow at Plant ...

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Dr T. Vijaya
Dr T. Vijaya
(Executive Body Member, SPR)

Dr. T. Vijaya is Professor and Head of Botany, S V University, Tirupati. She obtained her M. Phil and Ph.D. degrees from S V University, Tirupati having specialization in Plant Biotechnology and Micr...

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Dr Anubhuti Sharma
Dr Anubhuti Sharma
(Executive Body Member, SPR)

She worked as a Research Scientist at Department of Bioscience & Biotechnology, Banasthali University, Rajasthan, India. Currently, Dr. Anubhuti is Principal Scientist, ICAR-Directorate of Rapeseed-Mu...

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Dr Abhishek Mathur
Dr Abhishek Mathur
(Executive Body Member, SPR)

Dr. Abhishek Mathur is presently working as Executive Director (R&D), NCS Green Earth Pvt. Ltd., Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. He is a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Jiwaji University, Gwalior (M.P), India ...

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Prof. Veena Agrawal
Prof. Veena Agrawal
(Executive Body Member, SPR)

Dr. Veena Agrawal, Ex-Senior Professor, Dept. of Botany, University of Delhi (1990-Dec.,2020) is specialized in the areas of Plant Biotechnology (Tissue culture and Genetic transformation), Nanobiotec...

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