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Brief Biodata of Scientific Staff


Dr. VP Sharma- Director

Dr. VP Sharma obtained his B.Sc (Agri) from Himachal Pradesh Krshi Visva Vidyalaya, Palampur, in 1984 and M.Sc (Plant Path.) from Dr Y.S Parmar University of horticulture and Forestry, Solan, in 1986. He received his Ph.D. ( Plant Pathology) in 1989 from Dr Y.S Parmar University of horticulture and Forestry. He Joined as Asstt. Mycologist in the Deptt. of Mycology and Plant Pathology, UHF, Nauni, Solan in May, 1990. From 1999 May to Feb, 2004 he served the university as Mycologist and in Feb, 2004 joined ICAR-DMR Chambaghat, as senior scientist. He has received Yadvindra Young Scientist Award two times in 1994 and 1997. He was Principal Scientist from Feb. 2007 to October, 2015. Presently he is the Director of ICAR-DMR since October 2015.


Dr. B.L. Attri - Principal Scientist

Dr. Brij Lal Attri obtained his  B.Sc (Agri.) and M.Sc. (Hort.) from HPKV, Palampur (H.P.) and UHF, Solan in 1987 and 1990 respectively. He completed Ph.D. from IARI, New Delhi in 1994. Joined ARS as Scientist (Hort.) at ICAR-CARI, Port Blair (A&N Islands) in 1995 and worked till March, 2002. Through selection joined as Senior Scientist (Hort.) in March, 2002 at ICAR-CIWA, Bhubaneshwar (Odisha)  and worked upto November, 2008.  Selected as Principal Scientist (Hort.) and joined at ICAR-CITH-RS, Mukteshwar, Nainital (Uttarakhand) in November, 2008. Acted as Scientist-in-charge of this station till February 2016. On transfer joined ICAR-DMR, Chambaghat, Solan (HP) on 12.02.2016.


Dr. Satish Kumar - Principal Scientist

Dr. Satish Kumar obtained his Ph.D (Agricultural Entomology) form Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishva Vidyalaya, Palmapur in the year 1996. In the same year he joined the Agricultural Research Services of Indian Council of Agricultural Research. He joined NRCM, Solan  in 1996.  For his significant contribution in mushroom  research, he was awarded the Fellowship of Mushroom Society of India.

Dr. Shwet Kamal - Principal Scientist

Dr. Shwet Kamal obtained his Ph.D degree in mushroom from LN Mithila University, Darbhanga in the year 2001. He worked as Research Associate at IHBT (CSIR), Palampur and NRC for Mushroom, Solan till 2006 and then joined Amity University as lecturer. Dr. Shwet Kamal was selected for MIUR fellowship, Italy and worked as guest researcher at Dipartimento de Biologia Vegetale, Universita de Torino, Italy for a period of one year. During the period he has also been nominated as a member of World Tuber Genome Consortium, INRA, France. Dr. Shwet Kamal has joined ICAR-DMR as Senior Scientist on 16th March, 2010.

Dr. Anil Kumar - Senior Scientist

Dr. Anil Kumar obtained his B.Sc. (Horticulture) in 2005 from Dr Y.S Parmar University of horticulture and Forestry. He received his M.Sc. (Mycology and Plant Pathology) in 2008 and Ph.D. (Mycology and Plant Pathology) in 2011 from Dr Y.S Parmar University of horticulture and Forestry, Solan. He was selected through ARS in 2009 and joined ICAR as Scientist (Plant Pathology) at ICAR- Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture, Regional Station, Mukteshwar, Nainital (UK) in 2011 till June, 2017. He was also selected as Horticulture Development Officer (HDO) in State Horticulture Department, Himachal Pradesh in 2009. He has received Bharat Gaurav Award from, IBC, New Delhi in 2016 and Rashtriya Gaurav Award from, IIFS, New Delhi in 2017 for research and extension activities. He was awarded with Honorary Life Membership by Asian PGPR Society of Sustainable Agriculture in 2016 on transfer joined ICAR-DMR, Chambaghat, Solan (H.P.) on 12.06.2017.


Dr. Anuradha Srivastava - Scientist

Dr. Anuradha Srivastava obtained her B.Sc. (Agriculture) and M.Sc. (Food Technoloy) from Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar in 2007 and 2009, respectively. She completed her Ph.D. (Food Science & Technology) from Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar in 2015 with ICAR Senior Research Fellowship. She joined ICAR as Scientist (Food Technology) at ICAR- Research Complex for Eastern Region, Research Centre, Ranchi in 2014. On transfer joined ICAR-DMR, Solan (H.P.) on 18.09.2017.


Dr. Reetu - Scientist

Dr Reetu obtained her B.Sc. (Medical) in 2010 from Pandit Sant Ram Govt Degree College, Baijnath. She obtained her M.Sc. (Biochemistry) in 2012 and Ph.D. (Biochemistry) in 2018 from Himachal Pradesh Krshi Visva Vidyalaya, Palampur. She was selected through ARS in 2015 and joined ICAR as Scientist (Plant Biochemistry) at ICAR- National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi in 2016 and worked till June 2017. Then served as Scientist from July 2017 to March 2023 at ICAR-Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, Jhansi (U.P.). On transfer joined ICAR-Directorate of Mushroom Research, Chambaghat, Solan (H.P.) on 24.03.2023.


Dr. Manoj Nath - Scientist

Dr. Manoj Nath, obtained M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, in 2004 and 2010, respectively. He did Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. He worked as Post-Doctoral Research Associate in National Research Centre on Plant Biotechnology (N.R.C.P.B.), New Delhi (July 2010-November 2013) and International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (I.C.G.E.B.), New Delhi (April, 2014-March, 2016). In addition, he has also worked as Assistant Professor in Amity University, Uttar Pradesh from April, 2016 to June, 2018. He has received Early Career Research Award (DST-SERB) in 2017. He joined ICAR-DMR, Chambaghat, Solan (H.P.) on 08.10.2018 as scientist in Agricultural Biotechnology.


Dr. Anarase Dattatray - Scientist

Dr. Anarase Dattatray Arjun obtained his B.Tech. (Agricultural Engineering) in 2011 from Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapith, Rahuri (Maharashtra). He received his M.Tech. (Processing and Food Engineering) in 2014 from CCS HAU, Hisar (Haryana). He did his Ph.D. (Agricultural Process Engineering) in 2018 from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu). He joined ICAR-DMR (Solan) on 04.04.2020 as a scientist in the discipline of Agricultural Structure and Process Engineering.


Miss Shweta Bijla - Scientist

Miss Shweta Bijla did her B.Sc. (Agri) Hons. from Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur in 2015 and M.Sc. (Agricultural Economics) from ICAR - National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal in 2017. She was selected through ARS 2017 and joined ICAR as a Scientist in the discipline of Agricultural Economics at ICAR-DMR, Chambaghat, Solan (Himachal Pradesh) on 12.01.2021. She has been awarded UGC Junior Research Fellowship 2018 and R. T. Doshi Award for Best Paper in 2018.


Dr. Jagdish Goyanka - Scientist

Dr. Jagdish Goyanka obtained his B.Sc. Agriculture in  2013 from Maharana Partap University of Agriculture & Technology, Udaipur, Rajasthan. He received his M.Sc Agriculture (Economic Botany & Plant Genetic Resources) degree in 2015 from IARI, New Delhi. He did his Ph.D. (Economic Botany & Plant Genetic Resources) in 2021 from IARI, New Delhi. He joined ICAR-DMR (Solan) on 21.07.2023 as a Scientist.

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