13-08-2022

भाकृअनुप - भारतीय मक्का अनुसंधान संस्थान

ICAR - Indian Institute of Maize Research

(ISO 9001:2015 certified)

Nurturing Diversity, Resilience, Livelihood & Industrial Inputs

Dr. Shyam Bir Singh

Designation: Principal Scientist (Plant Breeding)

Qualification: M.Sc. (Ag.) in Agricultural Botany (Genetics & Plant Breeding) from CCS University, Meerut (Formerly Meerut University, Meerut). Ph.D. in Plant Breeding & Genetics, from Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu.

Address: ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research PAU Campus Ludhiana 141 004 (INDIA)

Email: sb.singh@icar.gov.in, singhsb1971@rediffmail.com

Mobile: +91 8279336806

Phone: +91 0161 2440048 (O)

Fax: +91 0161 2430038



Work experience:

  • Principal Scientist (Genetics & Plant Breeding), ICAR- Indian Institute of Maize Research, PAU Campus, Ludhiana 141 004 (India) from October 25, 2021 – to date.
  • Principal Scientist (Plant Breeding) and In-charge, at Regional Maize Research and Seed Production Centre (ICAR-IIMR), Vishnupur Begusarai from August 30, 2012 to October 24, 2021.
  • Associate Professor -cum- Senior Scientist, at Regional Agriculture Research Station (SKUAST-J), near Tandwal, Rajouri (J&K) from April 24, 2008 to August 29, 2012.
  • Assistant Professor-cum- Jr. Scientist (Senior Scale) at Regional Agriculture Research Station (SKUAST-J), near Tandwal, Rajouri, (J&K) from February 01, 2008 to April 23, 2008.
  • Assistant Professor-cum- Jr. Scientist at Division of Plant Breeding and Genetics (SKUAST-J) Jammu from August 9, 2004 to January 31, 2008 (Barring August 10, 2004 to January 31, 2008)
  • Assistant Professor-cum- Jr. Scientist at Maize Research Sub Station, Poonch J&K (SKUAST-J from April 24, 1999 to August 09, 2004.

Area of interest:

  • To pursue basic and advanced research in maize breeding particularly in abiotic stress tolerance and coordinate frontier multi-disciplinary research towards genetic improvement of maize crop and seed production to increase agricultural productivity.

Most significant achievements (in last five years):

  • Developed and released following maize hybrids, viz.,
  • Three field corn hybrids (DMRH 1301, DMRH 1305, DMRH 1308)
  • Three Baby corn hybrids (IMHB 1532, IMHB 1539, LBCH 3)
  • Three Pop corn hybrids (DMHRP 1402, LPCH 2, LPCH 3)
  • Three QPM hybrids (LQMH 1, IQMH 202 and IQMH 203).
  • Development of four maize inbreds with unique traits namely DQL 2048 DQL 2105-1 DML-339 DQL-1019
  • Developed and identified 41 maize inbred lines resistant to Turcicum Leaf Blight (TLB) out of these four inbreds namely IML 11, IML 21, IML 12 & IML 13 submitted for registration in ICAR-NBPGR.
  • Developed and contributed several maize hybrid entries in AICRP trials, six hybrids are in final stage of testing in AVT-II, seven hybrids in AVT-I, and two babycorn hybrids in AVT-I.
  • Produced 201 q. breeder seed of 8 maize parental lines, quality seed of five wheat varieties (1850 q) and five soybean varieties (980 q).
  • Diversified cropping system through the introduction of soyabean varieties and production of their quality seed in Begusarai and adjoining districts of Bihar leading to popularity of Maize- soybean cropping system

Publications in last five years:

Research papers

  • Singh SB, Kumar P, Kasana RK, Choudhary M, Kumar S, Kumar R, Karjagi CG, Kumar, B and Rakshit S. 2021. Unveiling Combining Ability and Heterotic Grouping of Newly Developed Winter Maize (Zea mays) Inbred Lines. The Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences. (In press).
  • Yathish KR, Gangolia SS, Ghoshal T, Singh A, Phagna RK, Das AK, Neelam S, Singh, SB, Kumar A, Rakshit S, Gadag RN, Hossain F and Karjagi CG . 2021. Biochemical estimation of phytic acid and inorganic phosphate in diverse maize germplasm to identify potential donor for low phytic acid (LPA) trait in tropical genetic background. Indian J. Genet., 81(2): 245-254 DOI: 10.31742/IJGPB.81.2.7.
  • Das RR, Vinayan MT, Seetharam K, Patel M, Phagna RK, Singh, SB, Shahi JP, Sharma A, Barua NS, Babu R and Zaidi PH. 2021. Genetic gain with genomic versus phenotypic selection for drought and waterlogging tolerance in tropical maize (Zea mays L.). The Crop Journal, https:// doi.org/10.1016/j.cj.2021.032021.
  • Zaidi PH, Nguyen T, Dang NH, Suriphat T, Salahuddin A, Arshad M, Koirala KB, Rijal TR, Kuchanur PH, Patil AM, Mandal SS, Kumar R, Singh SB,Kumar B, Shahi JP, Patel MB, Gumma MK , Pandey K, Chaurasia, R, Haque A,  Seethara, K, Das R R, Vinayan MT, Rashid Z, Nair SK and Vivek BS .2020. Stress-resilient maize for climate-vulnerable ecologies in the Asian tropics. Australian Journal of Crop Science, 14 (8). pp. 1264-1274.
  • Das RR, Vinayan MT, Patel MB, Phagna RK, Singh SB, Shahi JP, Sharma A, Barua NS, Babu R, Seetharam K, Burgueño JA and Zaidi PH. 2020. Genetic gains with rapid-cycle genomic selection for combined drought and waterlogging tolerance in tropical maize (Zea mays L.) The Plant Genome 13(3): 1:10 https://doi.org/10.1002/tpg2.20035 http://krishi.icar.gov.in/jspui/handle/123456789/44326 (NAAS Score: 10.04)
  • Singh SB, Kasana RK, Kumar S and Kumar R 2020. Assessing Genetic Diversity of Newly Developed Winter Maize (Zea mays L.) Inbred Lines. Indian J. Plant Genet. Resour. 33(1): 68–76.
  • Kumar B, Singh B, Singh V, Hooda KS, Bagaria PK, Kumar K, Pradhan HR, Kumar S, Meenakshi, Bhati P, Kumar B. Chaturvedi G, and Rakshit S. (2020). RILs development and its characterization for MLB resistance and flowering in maize (Zea mays), Indian J. of Agri. Sci. 90 (1): 183–8.
  • Singh SB, Kumar S, Kasana RK and Singh SP 2019. Combining ability analysis and heterosis for yield and yield attributing traits in late maturing winter maize in bred lines (Zea mays) Frontiers in Crop Improvement, 7 (1): 42-51.
  • Singh SB, Karjagi CG, Hooda KS, Mallikarjuna N, Harlapur SI, Rajashekara H, Devlash R, Kumar S, Kasana RK, Sonu Kumar, Gangoliya SS and Rakshit S 2018. Identification of resistant sources against turcicum leaf blight of maize (Zea mays L.) Maize Journal, 7(2): 64-71.
  • Mukri G, Kumar R, Rajendran A, Kumar B, Hooda KS, Chikkappa GK, Singh V, Jat SL, Das AK, Sekhar JC, Singh SB (2018) Strategic selection of white maize inbred lines for tropical adaptation and their utilization in developing stable, medium to long duration maize hybrids. Maydica 63(1):1-8.
  • Singh SB, Phagna RK, Kumar B and Kumar, S. 2017. Determination of selection indices for waterlogging stress tolerance in maize (Zea mays L.) under field conditions. Applied Biological Research 19 (2): 172-179.
  • Kumar R, Chikkappa GK, Singh SB, Mukri G, Kaul  J,  Das AK, Sravani D, Olakh DS, and D Bhatia. 2017. Multivariate Analysis for Yield and Its Component Traits in Experimental Maize Hybrids. Journal of Agricultural Science (Toronto) 9(3):219-225.
  • Singh KK, Srivastava RK, Singh AK, Saha R and Singh SB Performance of wheat (Triticum aestivum) crop as influenced by varying level of N P and bio-fertilizers. Progressive Res. -An International Journal 12(1):15-21.
  • Singh SB, Yadav KK, Bagaria P, Kasana RK and Bhati J 2017. Morpho-genetic variability and characterization of newly developed winter maize inbred lines. Progressive Res. -An International Journal 12(1):141-143.
  • Kumar S, Chauhan MP, Srivastava K, Singh SB, Kumar B, Kumar N, Kumar R and Shivani 2016. Heritability, variability and genetic advance analysis for yield contributing characters in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Env. Life Sci. 9(2):254-257.
  • Kumar S, Chauhan MP, Srivastava K, Singh SB, Kumar B, Kumar N, Kumar R and Shivani 2016. Studies on combining ability for yield and yield attributes in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Env. Life Sci. 9 (2):231-236.
  • Singh SB, Kumar S and Singh SP 2016. Morphological response of maize genotypes to pre-flowering waterlogging stress. Progressive Res. -An International Journal 11(2):150-156.
  • Singh SP, Gaurav SS, Singh SB, Singh, V and Singh YK 2015. Mutagenetic studies in Soybean (Glycine max (l.) Merrill)—A Review Frontiers in Crop Improvement. 3(1):1-8.
  • Singh SP, Gaurav SS, Singh O, Singh SB and Singh V 2015. Pearl Millet Breeding: Achievements, Strategies, Challenges- An Overview. Frontiers in Crop Improvement. 3(2):101-105.
  • Singh SB, Singode A, Mukri G, Yatish KR and Singh SP 2015. Morpho-Physiological response of maize (Zea mays L.) hybrids to water logging stress. Frontiers in Crop Improvement. 3(2):112-115.
  • Singh S B, Singh AK and Singh SP 2015. Genetic variability and diversity for dual purpose traits among maize landraces originated in south western part of Jammu & Frontiers in Crop Improvement. 3(1) 33-39

Conference papers

  • Chikkappa GK, Singh A, Kumar R, Singh SB, Yathish KR, Das AK, Neelam S, Gangoliya SS, Kumar A, Kapoor U, Yadav HK. Srivastava S, and Rakshit S. 2020. Breeding for Low Phytic Acid Maize – Status And Prospects Poster presentation on Stability of experimental winter maize hybrids tested across the environment of Bihar using GGE biplot and AMMI analysis in Souvenir National Seminar on ‘’Maize for Crop Diversification under Changing Climatic Scenario held on February 9-10, 2020 at PAU campus Ludhiana. pp 73-74.
  • Singh SB, Kasana RK, and Singh SP. 2018. Status of corn cultivation in Bihar: opportunities and future challenges In Souvenir & Conference Book of the International Conference on Global Research Initiatives for Sustainable Agriculture and Allied Sciences (GRISAAS-2018) at Rajasthan Agriculture Research Institute (RARI) Durgapura, Jaipur (Rajasthan) on October 28-30, 2018 pp 19-26.
  • Singh SP, Singh SB, Brajendra Singh YK, Rana R, Tripathi UK, and Gaurav SS. 2018. Global Research Initiatives for Sustainable Agriculture (GRISAAS) In Souvenir & Conference Book of the International Conference on Global Research Initiatives for Sustainable Agriculture and Allied Sciences (GRISAAS-2018) at Rajasthan Agriculture Research Institute (RARI) Durgapura, Jaipur (Rajasthan) on October 28-30, 2018 pp 1-8
  • Singh SB, Kasana RK, and Singh SP. 2017. Breeding Stress Resilient Maize for Sustainable Grain Production In Souvenir & Conference Book of the International Conference on Global Research Initiatives for Sustainable Agriculture and Allied Sciences held at Rajasthan College of Agriculture, MPUA&T, Udaipur, Rajasthan on December 2-4, 2017 pp 46-54.
  • Singh SB, Kumar R, and Bhati J .2016. Advance breeding strategies for enhancing waterlogging tolerance in maize (Zea mays). In souvenir & Conference Book of “National Conference on Innovative and Current Advances in Agriculture and Allied Sciences (ICAAAS-2016) held at PJTSAU, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad w.e.f. Dec 10-11, 2016.pp 63-67.
  • Singh SB and Kumar. 2016. Breeding approaches for improving waterlogging tolerance in maize (Zea mays). In International Conference on Innovative Approaches in Applied Sciences and Technologies, held at Kasetsart University Bangkok, Thailand Feb. 01-05, 2016.
  • Singh SB and Kumar S . 2015. Enhancing waterlogging tolerance in maize- Mechanism, Breeding and Molecular Approaches. In souvenir & Conference Book of “National Conference on Global Research Initiatives for Sustainable Agriculture & Allied Sciences, (GRISAAS-2015) held at Rajmata Vijayaraje Sciendia Krishi Viswa Vidyalaya, Gwalior, Dec. 12-13,2015. pp80-84.

Review/Popular articles

  • श्याम बीर सिंह, आकांक्षा पांडेय व विवेक  कुमार  सिंह मक्का के आयुर्वेदिक व औषधीय उपयोग (२०२1) बिहार में एकल संकर मक्का बीज उत्पादन की सम्भावनाएँ एवं समस्यायेँ कृषि चेतना vad 4  पृष्ठ सं 07
  • संतोष कुमार, एस. बी. सिंह, नितीश रंजन प्रकाश, यतीशके. आर., चिकप्पा जी . के., बी एस. जाट, प्रदीप कुमार, अभिजीत कुमार दास एवं प्रीती सिंह (२०२०)  मोमी मक्का : एक परिचय  कृषि चेतना vad 3 पृष्ठ सं 25-28
  • श्याम बीर सिंह, संतोष कुमार एवं अजय कुमार (२०२०) बिहार में एकल संकर मक्का बीज उत्पादन की सम्भावनाएँ एवं समस्यायेँ कृषि चेतना vad 3 पृष्ठ सं ०८-१३.
  • श्यामवीर सिंह, रविन्द्र कुमार कसना (2019) fcgkj izns’k esa jch esa eDdk dh Qly ij ‘khr&izdksi ls cpkoA कृषि चेतना (मक्का विशेषांक) vad 2 (2019) :26-2
  • श्यामवीर सिंह, रविन्द्र कुमार कसना (2018) बिहार में कृषि आय वृद्धि हेतु मक्का की खेती में संभावनाएंA कृषि चेतना (मक्का विशेषांक) 1:19-22

Books authored

  • Concept of Ecology (Environmental Biology) Society for Scientific Development in Agriculture and Technology, Jhansi-284003.

Book chapters

  • B. Singh and Santosh Kumar 2019. Hybrid seed production technology of single cross hybrids of maize in Model Training Course on Maize production technology and management strategies for Fall Armyworm (04th -11th November, 2019) organized by Winter Nursery Centre, ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500030.
  • Santosh Kumar and B. Singh. 2019. Hybrid Seed Production Technique in Maize In Mishra V.K., Kumar Monu, Kumar Munnesh, Devesh Pavan and Arsode Pandurang (2019) Manual of “Training Programme-Cum-Exposure Visit on Advancement on Seed Technology and Marketing” Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221005.
  • Singh, S. B. Kaul, J. and Yadav, O. P. 2015. Seed Production in Maize under Seed Project” Seed Production in Agricultural Crops “ In Decade of ICAR Seed Project Retrospect and Prospects pp373-381.

Technical Bulletins

  • Singh SB, Karjagi CG, Kumar B, Kumar R, Jat SL, Soujanya PL, Aggarwal SK., Sheoran S, Sekhar JC, Yadava DK. and Rakshit S. 2021. Manual of Hybrid Seed Production Technology in Maize. IIMR Technical Bulletin 2021/3. ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research, PAU Campus, Ludhiana-141004, pp 76.
  • Bhupender Kumar, Sunil Neelam, Ramesh Kumar, SB Singh, Chikkappa GK, JC Shekhar, SL Jat, Sumit Kumar Aggarwal, AK Singh, P Lakshmi Soujanya, SB Suby and Sujay Rakshit. 2021. Standard Operating Procedure for All India Coordinated Project on Maize. IIMR Technical Bulletin 2021/2. ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research, PAU Campus, Ludhiana-141004, pp 104.

Significant recognition/awards

  • Best oral presentation award in the International Web Conference on Global Research Initiatives for Sustainable Agriculture and Allied Sciences (GRISAAS-2020) held online on December 28-30, 2020.
  • Best poster award in the National Seminar on Maize for Crop Diversification under Changing Climatic Scenario organized by ICAR-IIMR and PAU, at PAU campus Ludhiana on February 9-10, 2020.
  • Fellow Award by the Society for Scientific Development in Agriculture & Technology, Meerut the International Web Conference on Global Research Initiatives for Sustainable Agriculture and Allied Sciences (GRISAAS-2020) held online on December 28-30, 2020.
  • Excellence in Research Award for Genetics and Plant Breeding, by Society for Scientific Development in Agriculture & Technology, Meerut in the International Conference on Global Research Initiatives for Sustainable Agriculture and Allied Sciences (GRISAAS) held at Rajasthan Agriculture Research Institute (RARI), Durgapura, Jaipur (Rajasthan) on October 28-30, 2018.
  • Vice President Society for Scientific Development in Agriculture and Technology, Meerut (U.P.) INDIA for the term 2014-15.
  • Excellence in Research Award for Genetics and Plant Breeding, Meerut in the International Conference on Global Research Initiatives for Sustainable Agriculture and Allied Sciences held at MPUAT- Udaipur on December 02-04, 2017.
  • Fellow Award for Genetics and Plant Breeding from the Society for Scientific Developments in Agriculture & Technology in the National Conference on Innovative and Current Advances in Agriculture and Allied Sciences (ICAAAS-2016) held at PJTSAU, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad w.e.f. December 10-11, 2016.
  • Distinguished Scientist Award for Genetics and Plant Breeding in the National Conference on Innovative and Current Advances in Agriculture and Allied Sciences (ICAAAS-2016) held at PJTSAU, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad w.e.f. December 10-11, 2016.
  • Distinguished Scientist Award for Genetics and Plant Breeding BY Astha Foundation, Meerut in the National Conference on Innovative and Current Advances in Agriculture and Allied Sciences (ICAAAS-2016) held at PJTSAU, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad w.e.f. December 10-11, 2016.
  • Scientist of the Year Award-2016 for Genetics and Plant Breeding in the Global Agriculture & Innovation Conference (GAIC-2016) held at Noida International University, Noida w.e.f. November 27-29, 2016.
  • Outstanding Achievement Award2015 by the Society for Scientific Development in Agriculture & Technology during National Conference on Global Research Initiatives for Sustainable Agriculture & Allied Sciences, (GRISAAS-2015) held at Rajmata Vijayaraje Sciendia Krishi Viswa Vidyalaya, Gwalior, Dec. 12-13, 2015.
  • Innovative Scientist of the Year Award-2015 for Genetics and Plant Breeding. On the occasion of International Conference on Innovative Approaches in Applied Sciences and Technologies, held at Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University Bangkok, Thailand w.e.f. 01-05, 2016.
  • Distinguished Scientist Award (Plant Breeding) by the Society for Scientific Development in Agriculture & Technology during National Conference on Emerging Challenges and Opportunities in Biotic and Abiotic Stress Management held at DRR, Rajendranagar Hyderabad Dec.-13-14, 2014.
  • HTHS Gold Medal 2010 for understanding and recognition in the field of Genetics & Plant Breeding in the National Symposium on “Emerging Trends in Agricultural Research held on 11-12 Sept,2010 at PDFSR, Modipuram (Meerut).
  • Young scientist associate award 2009 in the 1st Indian Scientist and Farmers Congress on “Technological Innovations for Enhancing Agricultural Production” held at CCS University, Meerut on October 3-4, 2009, Organized by the Society for Recent Developments in Agriculture.
  • Scientist of the Year Award 2009 by the Society for Recent Developments in Agriculture in the National Symposium on Achieving Millennium Developmental Goals: Problems and Prospects. Held at Bunldelkhand University Jhansi on October25-26, 2009.
  • University Merit Certificate for Ph. D. by SKUAST-Jammu in 2009
  • University Gold Medal for 1st position in M. Sc. (Ag.) in (Agricultural Botany) by CCS University Meerut (Formerly Meerut University, Meerut).
  • Merit certificate (Vishist Yogyata Parman Patra) in M. Sc. (Ag) in 1992 CCS University Meerut (Formerly Meerut University, Meerut).