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M Bhag Mal

First name
Last name
Bhag Mal
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Other Disciplines
Agricultural Sciences
Plant Science
UN languages spoken


Job function
Telephone number
91 517 444771
Work experience
Over thirty years of research experience in the field of plant genetic resources and genetics and plant breeding. Developed six forage crop varieties. Conducted basic studies related to heredity, genetic advance, D2 analysis, Line X Tester analysis and genotype X environment interactions in fodder crops; Served on the Monitoring Team for Breeder Seed Production of forage crop varieties. Worked as Head, Division of Plant Improvement at IGFRI, Jhansi, the duties included planning, monitoring and coordinating research programmes on germplasm resources, cytogenetics & plant breeding. As project coordinator (underutilized crops) at NBPGR, New Delhi planning, monitoring and coordinating research programmes at the research work of 25 funded as well as voluntary centres located in different agro-programme on underutilized crops. As Assistant Director General (Food & Forage Crops) at the ICAR HQ I have provided support in execution of programmes on seed production & seed technology. As Di
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
B.Sc. Agriculture, Agra University, Agra, 1962._x000D_
M.Sc. Agriculture, Botany, Agra University, Agra, 1964._x000D_
Ph.D. Botany, Jiwaji University, Gwalior 1985.
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Life Support species - Diversity and Conservation, NBPGR, New Delhi, 190 p._x000D_
2. Underutilized Grain Legumes and Pseudocereals - Their Potentials in Asia, RAPA Publication 1994/14 Reg. Office for Asia & the Pacific, FAO, Bangkok, 162 p._x000D_
3. A book on Forages - Indo-UK Workshop on Transfer of Forage Production Technologies Jhansi, Dec. 2-4, 1996._x000D_
4. Forage crop improvement through genetic resources pp. 111-120. In: Pasture & Forage Crops. Panjab Singh (ed) IGFRI, Jhansi, 44 p._x000D_
5. Under-utilized Plant Resources. In: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation & Management. R.S. Paroda and R.K. Arora (Eds.). IBPGR Office for South and Southeast Asia, 392 p.
Other activities
1. Indian Society for Advancement of Breeding Researches in Asia and Oceania, Japan._x000D_
2. Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources._x000D_
3. Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding._x000D_
4. Indian Society for Research on Range Management._x000D_
5. Vice-President, Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding._x000D_
6. Member, Central Subcommittee for Release and Notification of Crop Varieties, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt of India.
1. Chief Editor, Indian Journal of Plant Genetic Resources (1990-1995)._x000D_
2. Member, Working Group on Jojoba, Dept. of Wasteland Development, Govt of India._x000D_
3. Member-Secretary, ICAR Scientific Panel on Plant Breeding.
Organisation name
Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute
Organisation street address
Pahuj Dam, Gwalior Road, 284003
Organisation city
Jhansi - Uttar Pradesh
Organisation country