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plant breeder

Dr.Sudhir Kochhar, Indian plant breeder, Agrobiodiversity/Plant Genetic Resources and Intellectual Property Rights Expert; Member of Indian Society Plant Genetic Resource (life; editorial board member 1995/2016), Editorial Board Member, Journal of Intellectual Property Rights (2005-2014); Member Expert Committee on Agrobiodiversity under the Indian Biological Diversity Act, 2002 (2009-2014); Guest Editor, Spl Vol JIPR on IPR in Agric, Mar 2011.


Kochhar, Sudhir was born on December 1, 1952 in Batala, Punjab, India. Son of Parshaotam Lal and Shakuntala Kochhar.


Doctor of Philosophy in Plant Breeding, Panjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India, 1978.


Project coordinator Indian Council Agricultural Research, New Delhi, 1995—1996, principal scientist, plant breeding, Intellectual Property Rights, since 1998, assistant director general, 2001—2002. Counselor High Commission India, Port Louis, Mauritius, 2001—2002. Member Secretary, ICAR Committee to Develop Guidelines for Intellectual Property Management and Technology Transfer/Commercialization (2005-2006); National Coordinator, National Agricultural Innovation Project (ICAR) (2010-2014). Superannuated 30 Nov 2014. Freelance Consultant in Agrobiodiversity/PGR and IPR in Agriculture


  • Certified in germplasm conservation management University California, Davis, 1992, in plant breeders rights Japan International Cooperation Agency, Tokyo, 2000, in introduction Intellectual Property Rights DL-101 World Intellectual Property Organization, 2001, in harnessing intellectual property Indian Institute Management, Ahmedabad, 2001, in Intellectual Property Rights, information technical Indian Law Institute, New Delhi, 2005, in Intellectual Property Rights at Michigan State University, East Lansing, 2010, UPOV Trainers' Trainer at Global Intellectual Property Academy, USPTO, Alexandria USA


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member of Indian Society Plant Genetic Resource (life. Editorial board member 1995).


Married Prem Bagga, February 26, 1982. Children: Kanwar, Ramneek, Prashant.

Parshaotam Lal

Shakuntala Kochhar

Prem Bagga

Kanwar Kochhar

Ramneek Kochhar

Prashant Kochhar