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Rakesh Chandra Agrawal

research and development company executive

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.

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.