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ICAR - Indian Institute of Maize Research

(ISO 9001:2015 certified)

Nurturing Diversity, Resilience, Livelihood & Industrial Inputs

डॉ. प्रदीप कुमार

Designation: वैज्ञानिक (पादप प्रजनन)

Qualification: M.Sc. (Ag.) in Genetics & Plant Breeding from Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology, Ph.D. in Genetics & Plant Breeding from G. B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology.

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

Email: pardeep.Kumar1@icar.gov.in; pardeepkumar656@gmail.com

Mobile: +91 9756436828

Phone: +91 0161 2440048 (O)

Fax: +91 0161 2430038

Work experience

  • Scientist, Central Potato Research Station, Shillong (Meghalaya) from August 2015 to January, 2017
  • Scientist, Indian Institute of Maize Research, PAU Campus, Ludhiana 141 004 (India) from February, 2017 – to date

Area of interest

To diversify the crop plants germplasm using their wild relative especially in maize

 Most significant achievements (in last five years)

  • Developed and released two baby corn hybrids as CO-PI, viz., IMHB 1532 and IMHB1539.

Publications in last five years

  1. Research papers
  2. Choudhary M, Kumar B, Kumar P, Guleria SK, Singh NK, Khulbe R, Kamboj MC, Vyas M, Srivastava RK, Puttaramanaik, Swain D, Mahajan V and Rakshit S. 2019. GGE biplot analysis of genotype × environment interaction and identification of mega-environment for baby corn hybrids evaluation in India. Indian J. Genet., 79(4): 1-13.
  3. Kumar R, Kumar P, Kaur Y, Chikkappa GK, Chaudhary DP, Goyal M and Tiwana US. 2018. Evaluation of maize hybrids for grain and fodder purpose. Range Management and Agroforestry. 39(2):182-190
  4. Review/Popular articles
  5. Choudhary M, Wani SH, Kumar P, Bagaria PK, Rakshit S, Roorkiwal M and Varshney RK. 2019. QTLian breeding for climate resilience in cereals: progress and prospects. Functional & Integrative Genomics, 19: 685-701.
  6. Kumar P, Choudhary M, Hossain F, Singh NK, Choudhary P, Gupta M, Singh V, Chikappa GK, Kumar R, Kumar B, Jat SL and Rakshit S. 2019. Nutritional quality improvement in maize (Zea mays): Progress and challenges. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 89(6): 895-911.
  7. Book chapters
  8. Wani S, Choudhary M, Kumar P, Aisha, N, Surekha C, Ahmad P & Gosal S. 2018. Marker-Assisted Breeding for Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Crop Plants: Genomic Approaches. In book: Biotechnologies of Crop Improvement, Springer Pub.,Volume 3, pp.1-23
  9. Kaswana V, Choudhary M, Kumar P, Kaswan S, and Bajya P. 2018.Green Production Strategies. Encyclopedia of Food Security and Sustainability, https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-812687-5.22292-2 1.


Significant recognition

  • B.Sc. (Ag.) Gold Medal (for securing highest marks) at CCS University, Meerut during 2009.
  • Appreciation Certificate from Director for outstanding contribution in research and institutional activities at ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research, Ludhiana (2018).
  • Best scientist certificate from Director for outstanding contribution in research and institutional activities at ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research, Ludhiana (2019).