30-10-2020

भाकृअनुप - भारतीय मक्का अनुसंधान संस्थान

ICAR - Indian Institute of Maize Research

(ISO 9001:2015 certified)

Nurturing Diversity, Resilience, Livelihood & Industrial Inputs

Dr. Manesh Chander Dagla

Designation: Scientist- Sr. Scale (Plant Breeding)

Qualification: • M.Sc. (Ag.) in Genetics & Plant Breeding from Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur • Ph.D. in Genetics from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi

Address: Scientist Sr. Scale, ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research PAU Campus Ludhiana 141 004 (INDIA)

Email: manesh.Dagla@icar.gov.in, manu9322gen@gmail.com

Mobile: +91 9781972230

Phone: +91 0161 2440048 (O)

Fax: +91 0161 2430038



Work experience

  • Scientist Sr. Scale (Plant Breeding), Indian Institute of Maize Research, PAU Campus, Ludhiana 141 004 (India) from July 6, 2017 – to date
  • Scientist Sr. Scale (Plant Breeding) from December 01, 2015 – July 05, 2017 at ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Regional Research Station, Bikaner (India)
  • Scientist Sr. Scale (Plant Breeding) from February 10, 2013 to February 09, 2018 at Directorate of Groundnut Research, Junagadh (India)
  • Scientist (Plant Breeding) from June 19, 2009 to February 09, 2013 at Directorate of Groundnut Research, Junagadh (India)
  • Scientist (Plant Breeding) from February 10, 2009 – June 09, 2009 at National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad (India)

Area of interest: Genetic improvement for abiotic stress tolerance in crops

Most significant achievements (in last five years)

  • Eighteen lines of groundnut have been developed which have large seed size with confectionery quality traits.
  • Two mutant populations of GG 20 and TPG 41 have been developed in groundnut.
  • Three RILs populations were developed using the crosses GG 20 × CS 19, GG 20 × CS 75, GG 20 × CS 83 for tolerance to stem rot and two RILS populations using crosses GG 20 × J 11 and ICGV 00350 × J 11 for seed coat resistance to flavus.
  • Eleven lines of groundnut have been developed for tolerant/resistant of different diseases.
  • Groundnut lines PBS-12067, PBS-12116, PBS-12172, PBS-12175, PBS-18006, PBS-18037, PBS-12029 and PBS-18037 identified for tolerant to stem rot.
  • Groundnut lines PBS- 12032, PBS-12066, PBS-12116, PBS-12168, PBS-12171, PBS-13020, PBS-18006, PBS-18035, PBS-18057, PBS-12189, PBS-12191, PBS-12192, PBS-12196, PBS-12196, PBS-12198, NRCGCS-85 and GPBD-4, PBS-12169 and PBS-12190 identified resistant/tolerant to Alternaria leaf spot.

 Publications in last five years

  1. Research papers
  1. Narendra Kumar, Tikka, S.B.S., Ram, B. and Dagla, M. C. (2015). Heterosis studies for agronomic trait under different environmental conditions in sesame (Sesamum indicum L.). Electronic Journal of Plant Breeding, 6(1): 130-140.
  2. Dagla MC, Gadag RN, Sharma OP and Kumar N (2015). Genetic variability and correlation among yield and quality traits in sweet corn. Electronic Journal of Plant Breeding, 6(2): 500-505.
  3. B. C. Ajay, H. N. Meena, A. L. Singh, M. C. Dagla, Narendra Kumar, S. K. Bera, A. D. Makwana and K. A. Kalariya (2016). Genotypic variability and inheritance of iron, phosphorus, potassium and zinc contents in segregating generations in peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.), Journal of Oilseeds Research, 33(2): 102-107.
  4. B. C. Ajay, H. N. Meena, A. L. Singh, S. K. Bera, M. C. Dagla, Narendra Kumar and A. D. Makwana (2017). Response of different peanut genotypes to reduced phosphorous availability, Indian J. Genet., 77(1): 105-111.
  5. Kumar Narendra, Ajay BC, Dagla MC, Rathanakumar AL, Radhakrishnan T, Samdur MY, Mathur RK, Manivel P, Chuni Lal, Makwana AD and Chikani BM (2018) Identification of Spanish bunch advanced breeding lines having fresh seed dormancy in ground nut (Arachis hypogaea L.), Progressive Research – An International Journal Volume 13 (1): 19-23.
  6. K. Gangadhar, M.C. Dagla, A. L. Rathnakumar,  T. Radhakrishnan and HK Gor (2018) EMS induced variability for physico-quality traits in groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.). International Journal of current microbiology and applied sciences, 7(1): 1408-1420.
  7. Narendra Kumar, BC Ajay, MC Dagla, AL Rathanakumar, Chuni Lal, Radhakrishnan T MY Samdur, RK Mathur, P. Manivel, AD Makwana and BM Chikani (2018) Evaluation of Spanish bunch advanced breeding lines for fresh seed dormancy in groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) Frontiers in Crop Improvement 6(1):9-12
  8. BC Ajay, H N Meena, A L Singh, M C Dagla, Narendra Kumar, S K Bera, K Gangadhar and A D Makwana. (2018) Generation mean analysis of yield and mineral nutrient concentrations in peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.). Journal of Oilseeds Research, 35(1): 14-20.
  9. Ajay B.C., Singh A. L., Bera S. K., Narendra Kumar, Dagla M. C., and K. C. Natraj (2019) Comparison of response of groundnut genotypes of different phosphorus levels. The Journal of Research ANGRAU, 47(1): 1-12.
  1. Book chapters
  1. Ajay B.C., Singh, A.L., Narendra Kumar, Dagla, M.C., Bera S.K. and Fiyaz, R. A. (2015). Role of Phosphorus Efficient Genotypes in Increasing Crop Production. Daya Publishing House, New Delhi. Recent Advances in Crop Physiology Vol. 2: 19-50.
  1. Technical Bulletins
  1. नरेन्द्र कुमार, मनेश चंद्र  डागला, चुनी लाल एवं ए. एल. रथ्नाकुमार (संकलन) 2015: सौराष्ट्र में वैज्ञानिक तकनीक द्वारा मूँगफली बीज उत्पादन, प्रशिक्षण पुस्तिका आईएसपी-2015-1, भाकृअनुप-मूँगफली अनुसंधान निदेशालय, जूनागढ़-362 001, गुजरात, भारत, कुल पृष्ठ: 59.