Kushal Raj

President 1
Name Kushal Raj
Designation Plant Pathologist
Complete postal Address with city code House No. 314/3, Kathuria Bhawan, Subhash Nagar, Hisar – 125001, Haryana
Email IDs kushalraj2008@gmail.com
Mobile No. 9416263020

Brief Biodata

Educational Qualification: M.Sc. (1986), Ph.D. (1992) Plant Pathology


Position Held: Plant Pathologist


Significant Achievements: Maintained passion to conduct farmers oriented research, supplied disease free breeder seed to the farmers to attain yield perpetuity, Direct communication with the farmers to suggest immediate remedial measures for prevention of crop diseases, AICRP Research experience of Sugarcane Pathology (1995 to 2010), Bajra Pathology (2007 to 2018), Vegetable, medicinal plants Pathology during (2011 to 2018 & 2020 to continuing), Extension Plant Pathology from 1995 to 2020, Research in HOPE project funded by BF&MF, Teaching of basic and advance courses. Credit of publications (Full papers:>50, National & International Conference >85, Popular articles / TV & radio talk >100, Authored Manuals 4, Book Chapters 22, Bulletins 4, Lead lectures delivered in National conference / trainings >10,) Self skill development training > 300 days. Development of Sugarcane varieties CoH 110, CoH 119, Pearl millet hybrids HHB 216, HHB 223, HHB 256, HHB 272, HHB 299, HHB 311, Member monitoring teams at National Level 


Awards Honours: Conferred with honour of appreciation from Vice Chancellor, Director General ICRISAT, outstanding contribution in pearl millet improvement and member of best AICRP centre of pearl millet, Commendation by Director Human Resource Management, Deans & Directors, Honoured with certificate of appreciation for immense hard work contribution to the success of academic journals, Appreciation by Managing Director (HAFED), International scientific exposure of USA and Australia, Life member of many scientific societies, Publication Editor / referee of many journal, As Principal Investigator a project with the vision of quick detection and diagnosis sanctioned for 575.35 lakhs, Conferred with National Gold Medal (Yoga) and Governor’s Award


Fellows: U.N.D.P. Fellowship holder


Research Areas: Epidemiology, Quick detection and diagnosis, Fungal Pathology, phytopathological specialization, host resistance and disease management