M.S. Saharan

President 1
Name M.S. Saharan
Designation Principal Scientist
Complete postal Address with city code Division of Plant Pathology, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi - 110012
Email IDs mssaharan7@gmail.com
Mobile No. 9416988856

Brief Biodata

Positions held (year wise) : Editor, Indian Phytopathology 2017-2020; President North Zone (IPS): 2015-16; Councillor North Zone (IPS): 2008-09

Awards/Honours Received: 
Ø  Conferred Borlaug Global Rust Initiative Gene Stewardship Award on April 14, 2018 by Borlaug Global Rust Initiative.
Ø  Conferred Best Young Scientist Award in Plant Protection of National academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), India for the Biennium 2001-2002.
Ø  Awarded Associateship by NAAS, India in January 2008 Conferred Dr. K. C. Mehta and Dr. Manoranjan Mitra Award, 2019 of IPS, New Delhi
Ø  Awarded Dr. H. C. Dube Outstanding Young Scientist Award in Oct. 2009 by Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology.
Ø  Conferred Miss Manju Utreja Memorial Gold Medal for best PhD thesis and Dr. V. D. Kashyap Gold Medal for doing best research work and for securing highest Overall grade point average (4.00/4.00 equivalent to 90.00 %)  in CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar (Haryana). 
Ø  Member of Team for Best AICRIP centre conferred by ICAR to Directorate of Wheat Research Karnal during 2011 and Member of Team for Best Institute Award conferred to Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research by ICAR during 2016 (I was PI Crop Protection during 2012-2016).
Ø  Received Best Scientist Award of Institute on Foundation Day of DWR in 2014.  .
Ø  Member of Best Research Team Award of Directorate of Wheat Research conferred in 2007.
Ø  Expert-Plant Pathology of Wheat Initiative: International Committee
Ø  Fellow of Indian Phytopathological Society, New Delhi, 2019
Ø  Fellow: Society for Advancement of Wheat Research, 2014.
Ø  Expert for Regional Consultation meeting to respond Wheat blast epidemic during July 26-27, 2016 at Kathmandu, Nepal, 2016.
Ø  Expert for revising packages for wheat (nominated by NIPHM, Hyderabad)
Ø  Member of Special team constituted by the Secretary DAC for inspection of Regional Plant Quarantine Station, Kolkatta,  May 4-5, 2017
Ø  Member of Varietal Identification Committee of wheat for the year 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Member of reviewing non NAAS rating journal for NAAS rating during 2018 and 2019 (Nominated by NAAS). 
Ø  Conferred Sh V P Gokhale Award of Maharashtra Association for Cultivation of Sciences (MACS) administered by Agharkar Research Institute (ARI), Pune (DST) on November 18, 2019.
Ø  Conferred Sh V P Gokhale Award of Maharashtra Association for Cultivation of Sciences (MACS) administered by Agharkar Research Institute (ARI), Pune (DST) on November 18, 2019.
Areas of Research Interest: Host Resistance, Epidemiology, Variabilty, Molecular Plant Pathology
Publications (Nos.): International Journals : 94; National Journals: 23; Books: 2