15-08-2022

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: Senior Scientist (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: 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:

  • Sr. Scientist, Indian Institute of Maize Research, PAU Campus, Ludhiana 141 004 (India) from February 10, 2018 – to date
  • Scientist Sr. Scale (Plant Breeding) at ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Regional Research Station, Bikaner (India) from December 2, 2015 to July 5, 2017:
  • Scientist Sr. Scale (Plant Breeding) at ICAR-Directorate of Groundnut Research, Junagadh (India) from February 10, 2013 to December 1, 2015.
  • Scientist (Plant Breeding) at ICAR-Directorate of Groundnut Research, Junagadh (India) from June 20 2009 to February 10, 2013.
  • Scientist (Plant Breeding) at National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (India) from February 10, 2009 to June 9, 2009.

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

Most significant achievements (in last five years):

  • Developed a QPM maize hybrid IQMH 203 (LQMH 1705) (IIMRQPMH 1705). Average yield of this hybrid is 63 quintal per hectare and recommended for Rajasthan, Gujarat, Chatishgarh and Madhya Pradesh. This hybrid is resistant to FSR, moderately resistant to CLS and stem borer (Chilo partellus), high tryptophan (0.77%) and lysine (3.48%) content.
  • Developed a formula MASV 2 – A new formula for modified AMMI stability value; which will help crop researchers to rank their genotypes on the basis of yield and stability.
  • Developed genotypes in groundnut for fresh seed dormancy, foliar disease resistance, and confectionery traits.
  • Developed hybrids in maize for early maturity, which are under testing.
  • Developed maize inbred lines for cold stress tolerance.

 Publications in last five years:

Research papers

  • BC Ajay, Meena HN, Singh AL, Dagla MC, Narendra Kumar, Bera SK, Makwana AD and Kalariya KA (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.
  • BC Ajay, Meena HN, Singh AL, Bera SK, Dagla MC, Narendra Kumar and Makwana AD (2017). Response of different peanut genotypes to reduced phosphorous availability, Indian J. Genet., 77(1): 105-111.
  • Narendra Kumar, BC Ajay, 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.
  • Gangadhar K, Dagla MC, Rathnakumar AL,  Radhakrishnan T  and Gor HK (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.
  • Narendra Kumar, BC Ajay, Dagla MC, Rathanakumar AL, Chuni Lal, Radhakrishnan T Samdur MY, Mathur RK, Manivel P, Makwana AD and Chikani BM (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
  • BC Ajay, Meena HN, Singh AL, Dagla MC, Narendra Kumar, Bera SK, Gangadhar K and Makwana AD (2018) Generation mean analysis of yield and mineral nutrient concentrations in peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.). Journal of Oilseeds Research, 35(1): 14-20.
  • Ajay B.C., Singh A. L., Bera S. K., Narendra Kumar, Dagla M. C., and Natraj KC  (2019) Comparison of response of groundnut genotypes of different phosphorus levels. The Journal of Research ANGRAU, 47(1): 1-12.
  • BC Ajay, Singh AL, Bera SK, Narendra Kumar, Dagla MC, and Natraj KC (2019). Response of groundnut genotypes to high and low phosphorus levels. The Journal of Research ANGRAU, 47(2) 10-16.
  • BC Ajay, Aravind J, Abdul Fiyaz R, Narendra Kumar, Chuni Lal, Gangadhar K, Kona Praveen, Dagla MC and Bera SK (2019), Rectification of modified AMMI stability value (MASV), Indian J. Genet. 79(4) 726-731.
  • Kona Praveen, Mahatma MK, Gangadhara K, Narendra Kumar, BC Ajay, Kirti Rani, Radhakrishnan T, Dagla MC and Lokesh Kumar (2020) Variations for physical and nutritional quality traits in advanced breeding lines of groundnut. Journal of Oilseeds Research 37: 31.
  • BC Ajay, Bera SK, Singh AL, Narendra Kumar, Dagla MC, Gangadhar K, Meena HN and Makwana AD (2021) Identification of stable sources for low phosphorus conditions from groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) germplasm accessions using GGE biplot analysis Indian J. Genet., 81(2): 300-306.
  • Kona Praveen, Mahatma MK, Gangadhara K, BC Ajay, Narendra Kumar, Reddy KK, Dagla MC, Lokesh Kumar and Gor HK (2021) Evaluation and identification of promising advanced breeding lines for quality and yield traits in groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.). International Journal of Agricultural Sciences 17 (2): 280-286.

Book chapters

  • Bhushan B, Jat BS, Dagla MC, Aggarwal SK, Rakshit S (2021) Anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins as anticancer agents. In: Exploitation of plant cells for production of compounds of interest. (Editor: Sonia Malik), Springer Publication, Brail.
  • Pardeep Kumar, Choudhary Mukesh, Jat BS, Dagla MC, Vishal Singh, Das AK, Santosh Kumar, Ningthaipuilu Longmei, Robert J Henry, Shabir Hussain Wani (2021) 15 Isolation of Genes/Quantitative Trait Loci for Drought Stress Tolerance. In: Molecular Breeding in Wheat, Maize and Sorghum –Strategies for improving abiotic stress tolerance and yield. (Editors: Mohammad Anwar Hossain, Mobashwer Alam, Saman Seneweera, Sujay Rakshit, and Robert Henery). CAB International.

Technical Bulletins

  • 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.
  • Dagla MC, Kumar P, Bhushan B, Kumar R and Singh SB (2020) Maize: crop and post-harvest management during covid-19 situation. In: technical bulletin on Institutionalising COVID period innovations in agricultural marketing. (Eds. P.C. Shekara, V.K.J. Rao, M.K. Agrawal) pp. 37-46. CCS NIAM. http://krishi.icar.gov.in/jspui/handle/123456789/44866.

Review/Popular articles

  • विशाल सिंह, मुकेश चौधरी, प्रदीप कुमार, प्रवीन कुमार बगरिया, अल्ला सिंह, अभिजीत कुमार दास, बहादुर सिंह जाट एवं मनेश चन्द्र डागला (2018) सहभागी पादप प्रजनन: मक्का के सन्दर्भ सहित एक परिचय. कृषि चेतना, 1: 84-85
  • मनेश चन्द्र डागला, भारत भूषण, प्रदीप कुमार, विशाल सिंह एवं प्रवीण कुमार बगड़िया (2019)| पीड़कनाशी रसायन: फसल उत्पादन में भूमिका, उपयोग एवं सावधानियाँ | कृषि चेतना 2: 51-54|
  • भारत भूषण, मनेश चन्द्र डागला, अभिजीत कुमार दास, हरमनजोत कौर एवं धर्म पाल चौधरी (2019) | मक्का: खाद्य एवं पोषण सुरक्षा | कृषि चेतना 2: 18-21|
  • अभय कुमार, प्रतिभा सिंह, सुजीत कुमार बिशी, चन्दन कुमार गुप्ता एवं मनेश चन्द्र डागला (2019), जीनोमिक लहर की नई सवारी -जैव प्रौद्योगिकी पारंपरिक प्रजनन की जगह नहीं लेगी| लीचिमा, 5(1): 42-43 |
  • अभिजित कुमार दास, दीप मोहन महला, मनेश चन्द्र डागला, चिक्कपा जी.के., संतोष कुमार, रमेश कुमार, यतीश के.आर., सी.एम.परिहार एवं सुजय रक्षित (2020) बदलते जलवायु परिदृश्य में फसल विविधिकरण हेतु मक्का में संभावनाएं | कृषि चेतना 3: 5-7.
  • पवन कुमार, जीत राम चौधरी, दिनेश कुमार, दिनेश कुमार जीनगर, मुकेश चौधरी, प्रदीप कुमार, बी.एस. जाट, मनेश चन्द्र डागला, अनुराग त्रिपाठी एवं भारत भूषण (2020) प्रमाणित बीज: सुदृढ़ खेती का आधार| कृषि चेतना, 3:80-84.
  • भारत भूषण, मनेश चन्द्र डागला, बहादुर सिंह जाट, सुमित कुमार अग्रवाल एवं प्रदीप कुमार (2021) खाद्य एवं पोषण सुरक्षा में कटाई उपरांत प्रोद्योगिकी की भूमिका| कृषि चेतना 4: 10-11 |
  • प्रदीप कुमार, बी.एस. जाट, भारत भूषण, सुमित कुमार अग्रवाल, मनेश चन्द्र डागला एवं मुकेश चौधरी (2021) साइलेज: पशुओं के लिए चारा और फीड सुरक्षा हेतु बेहतर विकल्प |  कृषि चेतना 4: 30-34

Books/Magazines edited

  • Book entitled “Glossary of Applied Agriculture –English to Hindi” published by Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology in 2019.
  • संपादक –कृषि चेतना वर्ष-2018 प्रथम अंक भाकृअनुप-भारतीय मक्का अनुसंधान संस्थान, लुधियानाl
  • संपादक –कृषि चेतना वर्ष-2019 द्वितीय अंक भाकृअनुप-भारतीय मक्का अनुसंधान संस्थान, लुधियानाl
  • संपादक –कृषि चेतना वर्ष-2020 तृतीय अंक भाकृअनुप-भारतीय मक्का अनुसंधान संस्थान, लुधियानाl
  • संपादक –कृषि चेतना वर्ष-2021 चतुर्थ अंक भाकृअनुप-भारतीय मक्का अनुसंधान संस्थान, लुधियानाl

Significant recognition

  • Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing-2020 by ‘Annual Research and Review in Biology’ in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the quality of the journal.