27-10-2020

भाकृअनुप - भारतीय मक्का अनुसंधान संस्थान

ICAR - Indian Institute of Maize Research

(ISO 9001:2015 certified)

Nurturing Diversity, Resilience, Livelihood & Industrial Inputs

Mr. Vishal Singh

Designation: Scientist (Plant Breeding)

Qualification: M.Sc. (Plant Genetic Resources) from ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research, New Delhi.

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

Email: vishal.singh@icar.gov.in

Mobile: +91 9855533479

Phone: +91 0161 2440048 (O)

Fax: +91 0161 2430038



Work experience

  • Scientist (Plant Breeding) from Sep 1, 2011 – till today: ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research, Ludhiana
  • Scientist (Plant Breeding) from April 27, 2011 – August 31, 2011: National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (India)

Area of interest
To pursue and coordinate frontier multi-disciplinary research towards genetic improvement of maize to increase productivity and nutritional quality.

 Most significant achievements (in last five years)

  • Developed and released following maize hybrids, viz., DMRH1305 (Early Maturing Normal field corn), IMHB 1532 (Baby corn) and IMHB1539 (Baby corn).
  • Developed novel genetic material for enhancement of oil and improvement of protein quality in maize.

Publications in last five years

Research papers

  1. Kumar, K.S. Hooda, R. Gogoi, V. Kumar, S. Kumar, A. Abhishek, P. Bhati,J.C. Sekhar, K.R. Yathish, V. Singh, A. Das, G. Mukri, E. Varghese, H. Kaur,V. Malik and O.P. Yadav, (2016). Inheritance Study and Stable Sources of Maydis Leaf Blight (Cochliobolusheterostrophus) Resistance in Tropical Maize Germplasm. Cereal Research Communications. 44 (3), pp. 424–434.
  2. B. Kumar, S.K. Guleria, S.M. Khanorkar, R.B. Dubey, J. Patel, V. Kumar, C.M. Parihar, S.L. Jat, V. Singh, K.R. Yatish, A. Das, J.C. Sekhar, P. Bhati, H. Kaur, M. Kumar, A.K. Singh, E. Varghese, and O.P. Yadav, (2016). Selection indices to identify maize (Zea mays L.) hybrids adapted under drought-stress and drought-free conditions in a tropical climate. Crop & Pasture Science. 67(10) 1087-1095.
  3. Choudhary, M., Singh, V., Muthuswamy, V. and Wani, S. H., (2017). Harnessing crop wild relatives for Crop Improvement.  LS- An International Journal of Life Sciences. 6(2): 73-85.
  4. Kumar, B., Hooda, K.S., Singh, V., Sekhar, J. C., Kumar, V., Parihar, C. M., Jat S. L., Aditya K Singh, Jyoti Kaul, Harleen Kaur, Harpreet Kaur Yadav, O. P., (2016). Multi-environment field testing to identify stable sources of resistance to charcoal rot (Macrophomina phaseolina) disease in tropical maize germplasm. Maydica. 62(1).

Review/Popular articles

  1. Choudhary, M., Singh, V., Muthuswamy, V. and Wani, S. H., (2017). Harnessing crop wild relatives for Crop Improvement.  LS- An International Journal of Life Sciences. 6(2): 73-85.
  2. Kumar P, Choudhary, M., Hossain, F., Singh, N.K., Choudhary, P., Gupta, M., Singh, V., Chikappa, G.K., Kumar, R., Kumar, B., Jat, S.L. and Rakshit, S., (2019). Nutritional quality improvement in maize (Zea mays): Progress and challenges. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 89 (6): 895–911.
  3. Singh, V., Chikkappa, G.K., Rakshit, S., (2018). Corn oil, oil from a non-oilseed crop has potential to address the oil demand. Indian Society of Oilseeds Research, Hyderabad ICAR-Directorate of Groundnut.

Book Chapters

  1. Kumar, B., Choudhary, M., Singh, V., Kaur, H., Srivastava, S., Tiwari, T. and Kumar, V (2017). Conventional and molecular breeding approaches for abiotic stresses tolerance in maize. In Maize Research in India: Retrospect and Prospect. 400-410.
  2. Singh, V., Choudhary, M., Singh, A., Bagaria, P.K., Gupta, M., Kumar, B., Karjagi, G.K., Jat, S.L., Mahajan, V. and Kumar, P., (2017). Improvement of industrially important traits in maize. In Maize Research in India: Retrospect and Prospect. 400-410.

Significant recognition

  • Netaji-Subhash ICAR International Fellowship for PhD at Utah State University, USA (2019)
  • UGC-CSIR NET and JRF in the year 2009
  • IARI Research Fellowship for M.Sc. at IARI, New Delhi.
  • University Gold Medal for achieving first position during B.Sc. (Agri.). 

Most significant achievements (in last five years)

  • Developed and released following maize hybrids, viz., DMRH1301 (Medium Maturing Normal field corn), DMRH 1305 (Early Maturing Normal field corn), DMRH1308 (Medium-Late Maturing Normal field corn), DMRHP1402 (Pop-Corn), IMHB 1532 (Baby corn) and IMHB1539 (Baby corn)
  • Initiated population improvement for high oil corn improvement
  • Developed novel germplasm for development of QPM hybrids and improvement of kernel methionine content