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Dr. V. P. Sharma  (Director)


Dr. VP Sharma obtained his B.Sc. (Agri.) from Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Palampur in 1984, M.Sc. (Plant Pathology) 1986 and Ph.D. (Plant Pathology) 1989 from Dr. YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, (UHF) Nauni, Solan.  He joined as Asstt. Mycologist in the Deptt. of Mycology and Plant Pathology, UHF Solan in May 1990. From May 1990 to February 2004 he served UHF Solan as Mycologist and in February, 2004 joined ICAR - Directorate of Mushroom Research (DMR), Chambaghat as Sr. Scientist till 2007 and Principal Scientist (Plant Pathology) till the joining as Director. He has received Yadavindra Young Scientist Award two times in 1994 and 1997.  Dr. Sharma has published eight books on mushrooms and more than 110 research papers in various national and international journals.  He has one patent for developing short duration cultivation technology for shiitake and two copyright for developing software for mushroom house design and spawn production.  He remained Editor-in-Chief of Mushroom Research Journal from 2010-2012, 2016-18 and 2018 to till date and Indian Journal of Mushrooms from 1998 to 2012.  Dr. Sharma also remained President of Mushroom Society of India from 2016 to 2022.

He also performed as Scientist Incharge, Mushroom Unit w.e.f. 1994-2004, Chairman of PME Cell 2012-2015; Consultancy Processing Cell from 2009-2015; Nodal Officer; Institute Technology Management Unit from 2008-2015; Incharge, Revolving fund Scheme for spawn production from 2009-2015 and Chairman of Research Frame Document Committee from 2009-15.

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