BIO DATA of Dr. Jitendra Singh

BIO DATA of Dr. Jitendra Singh 

Dr. Jitendra Singh was born on 28th August 1965 at Village – Maya Bhikhi, Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Awarded B.Sc.(Ag.) degree from Gorakhpur University (U.P.) in the year 1984; M.Sc.(Ag.) and Ph.D. in vegetable science from N.D.U.A.T., Ayodhya, (U.P.) in the year 1987 and 1993, respectively. Started academic carrier as SFR at H.P.K.V., Palampur in the year 1992 and joined IGKV, Raipur as Asstt. Scientist at ZARS, Jagdalpur in the year 1994. During a long tenure of 8 years of services in tribal areas (Bastar) of Chhattisgarh state, developed location specific, need based and farmer’s friendly technology on vegetable production for the benefit of tribal farmers. Guided 18 M.Sc. and 11 Ph.D. students under IGKV, Raipur as a faculty member of Department of Horticulture/Vegetable Science. Attended 06 National/International trainings (04 to 21 days) on different aspects of Horticulture. Involved in teaching of UG, PG and Ph.D. courses on horticultural crops since last 18 years and guided 18 M.Sc. and 12 Ph.D. students as major advisor. Also, supervised 41 M.Sc. and 26 Ph.D. students as member of Advisory committee.

Having served for 17 years as a Principal Investigator of AICRP (Tuber Crops), made significant contributions in research and development of tuber crops. As Principal Breeder released one Cassava, two Colocasia and five sweet potato varieties including biofortified carotene rich (orange fleshed) sweet potato varieties i.e. Indira Madhur and Chhattisgarh Shakarkand Narangi. In fruit crops, one mango variety of export quality “Chhattisgarh Nandiraj” has also been developed, released and notified.

Contributed in establishment of Centre of Excellence on Protected Cultivation and Precision Farming as Co-ordinator/Technical Advisor and developed/demonstrated the technology for cultivation of horticultural crops under protected cultivation. Developed technologies on various aspects of urban horticulture i.e. vertical farming, roof top farming, nutrition garden etc.

Recipient of Best Scientist Award from IGKV, Raipur (2001), Outstanding scientist award (2018) from Society of Tropical Agriculture, New Delhi and Krishi Shiromani award from Krishak Samridhi (2017) for outstanding contribution in field of Horticulture. Awarded fellowship for the year 2018 by International Society for Noni Science, Chennai, India. Life member of scientific societies-Indian Society of Vegetable Science, Indian Society of Root Crops; International Society for Noni Science; OAKS; Journal of Agriculture Issues and Horticultural society of India. Published 65 research papers in reputed Journals, 07 Book Chapters, 03 Technical Bulletins, 67 abstracts and 29 popular articles.

Served as Founder Head of the Department of Vegetable Science (2014 to 2018) for the period of 03 years and 07 months and as HoD, Floriculture & Landscape Architecture from   February 2019 to October 2020. Presently, working as Dean, Pt. Kishori Lal Shukla, College of Horticulture and Research Station, Rajnandgaon under Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur (Chhattisgarh).