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Plant geneticist , agriculture administrator

Mangala Rai, agriculture administrator, plant geneticist. Member of National Academy Agricultural Sciences, India (vice president 2006).


Rai, Mangala was born on June 30, 1947.


Master in Genetics and Plant Breeding, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, Banaras Hindu University, 1973.


Junior plant breeder, 1973. Senior scientist Indian Council Agricultural Research, project coordinator linseed, assistant director general seeds, assistant director general policy and perspective planning, deputy director general crop science, director general, since 2003. Plant breeder Orissa University Agriculture and Technology.

Director oilseed technical for Technology Mission on Oilseeds Government India, national director National Agricultural Technology Project, agriculture commissioner. Secretary Department Agricultural Research Education, India, since 2003. President Agricultural Research Service Scientist's Forum.

Member steering committee Asian Maize Biotechnology Network International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, member board trustees. Vice chairman governing board International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to science journals.


Member of National Academy Agricultural Sciences, India (vice president 2006).