Profile of Dr. P. L. Gautam

Gautam, Prem Lal

Honorary Fellow 2010

Genetics (Agriculture)

DB: 12-12-1947

Birth place

Born in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh, India


Doctorate in Genetics, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi (1974)

Positions held 

Chairperson, Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights Authority, Ministry of Agriculture, GOI, New Delhi (Nov., 2010 onwards); Chairman, National Biodiversity Authority, Ministry of Environment and Forests, GOI, Chennai; Deputy Director General (Crop Sciences), ICAR, New Delhi; Vice-Chancellor, GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar (Uttarakhand); Dean, College of Forestry, YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Foresty, Solan (HP); Director, National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (ICAR), New Delhi; National Director, National Agricultural Technology Project (ICAR), New Delhi; Managing Director, Uttarakhand Seeds and Terai Development Corporation, Pantnagar (Uttarakhand); President, Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources; President, Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding.

Research Area

Genetics, Plant Breeding, Plant Genetic Resources

Awards and fellowships

Dr. Harbhajan Singh Memorial Award, Life Time Achievement Award, Canadian International Development Agency / Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada Associateship; Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial Medal, Uttaranchal Ratan; Eminent citizen of India Award; Indira Gandhi Periyadarshni Award.
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding; Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources;


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