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Rakesh Chandra Agrawal

Rakesh Chandra Agrawal, Indian research and development company executive. Achievements include research in techniques for the DUS testing for registration of plant varieties in India; development of online databases related to plant genetic resources. Member of Indian Society Agricultural Statistics (executive member 2006), Indian Society Plant Genetic Resources (treasurer 2006), Computer Society India.

Background

  • Agrawal, Rakesh Chandra was born on June 1, 1963 in Mathura, India. Son of Natthi Lal Agrawal and Shanti Devi.

  • Education

    • Master of Science in Agricultural Statistics, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa Campus, New Delhi, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa Campus, New Delhi, 1989.

    Career

    • Scientist National Bureau Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi, 1989—1994, 1994—1998, officer incharge, since 1997, senior scientist, 1998—2006, principal scientist, since 2006.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research in techniques for the DUS testing for registration of plant varieties in India. Development of online databases related to plant genetic resources.

    Membership

    Member of Indian Society Agricultural Statistics (executive member 2006), Indian Society Plant Genetic Resources (treasurer 2006), Computer Society India.

    Connections

    • Married Lalita Gupta, January 30, 1990.
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    Born June 1, 1963
    (age 54)
    • 1985
      Indian Agricultural Research Institute
    • 1989
      Indian Agricultural Research Institute
    • 1989 - 1994
      Scientist, National Bureau Plant Genetic Resources
      New Delhi, Delhi, India, India
    • 1994 - 1998
      Scientist, National Bureau Plant Genetic Resources
      New Delhi, Delhi, India, India