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agriculturist

Rajeev Kumar Varshney, Indian agriculturist. Achievements include research in development of a large amount of genomic resources in cereal and legume crops that will accelerate crop breeding. Fellow: National Academy Agricultural Sciences (India) (life).

Background

Varshney, Rajeev Kumar was born on July 13, 1973 in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. Son of Kishan Lal and Bhagwan Devi Varshney.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Ch Charan Singh University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, 2001.

Career

Research fellow Ch Charan Singh University, 1995—2001. Research scientist Institute Plant Genetics & Crop Plant Research, Gatersleben, Germany, 2001—2005. Senior scientist International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru, India, 2005—2008, principal scientist, since 2008.

Leader Generation Challenge Programme, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, Mexico City, since 2007.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in development of a large amount of genomic resources in cereal and legume crops that will accelerate crop breeding.

Membership

Fellow: National Academy Agricultural Sciences (India) (life).

Connections

Married Monika Alawadhi Varshney, March 12, 2001. Children: Prakhar Raj, Preksha.

father:
Kishan Lal

mother:
Bhagwan Devi Varshney

spouse:
Monika Alawadhi Varshney

child:
Prakhar Raj Varshney

child:
Preksha Varshney