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Prof. Surender Singh Siwach

  • PROFESSOR AND DEAN
    Institute of Applied Sciences & Humanities
  • Department

    Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
  • Contact Details:

    Email : profsssiwach@gmail.com

    Contact Number :8708090645; 9896202029

  • Experience

  • Qualifications

    • Ph.D. Agri. in Plant Breeding from HAU, Hisar, 1995
    • M.Sc. Agri. in Plant Breeding from HAU, Hisar, 1982
    • B.Sc. (Hons) Agri in Plant Breeding & Genetics from HAU, Hisar, 1980
  • Ph.D

    Thesis Supervised

  • Awarded/ Completed-

    Working-

  • Postgraduate

    Thesis Supervised

  • Awarded/ Completed-

    Working-

Publications/Popular articles/Papers presented in the Seminars 

Offices and Assignments held in Professional Societies.

  • 01President, Cotton Research and Development Association publishing Journal of Cotton Research and Development (NAAS Rating 4.69)

Co-curricular Activities

  • 01Patron, Basketball Club, CCS HAU Hisar.
  • 02Worked as sports Coordinator, College of Agriculture
  • 03Advisor, Mountaineering Club, CCS HAU Hisar.
  • 04Advisor, SPICMACAY, CCS HAU Hisar.
  • 05Hostel Warden, Kailash Hostel, CCS HAU Hisar for 4 years.
  • 06Hostel Warden, Vrindavan Hostel, CCS HAU Hisar for 4 years.
  • 07Captain CCS HAU Squash racket Team as student during 1981-82.
  • 08Represented College of Agriculture  as a student as well as staff.

Research Projects Managed

Title of the project  (PI/Co-PI/ Associate) Period Sponsoring Organization
From To
All India Coordinated cotton Improvement Project Project Incharge 14.7.2009 13.3.2013 ICAR
Development of Superior Fibre Quality, Early Maturing, High yielding varieties of American cotton. Co-PI 1.4.1998 31.3.2001 Cotton corporation of India
Evaluation and Screening of Bt. Cotton hybrids recommended for Haryana state PI 1.4.2010 31.32013  RKVY
Evaluation and Identification of suitable pest tolerant compact cotton amenable to mechanical harvesting. Co-operative Centre Principal Investigator (CCPI) 1.4.1995 31.31998 NATP (ICAR)
Characterization of Plant Ideotypes Suitable for Different Agro-climatic Zone” Co-operative Centre Principal Investigator (CCPI) 1.4.2001 31.3.2006 DAC
TMC
Development of Tetraploid Cotton Cultivars with High Fibre Quality and Resistance to Drought and Biotic Stress Co-operative Centre Principal Investigator (CCPI) 1.4.2007 31.3.2009 DAC
TMC
Identification of G. hirsutum genotypes suitable for machine pickingand development of agronomic package  Co-operative Centre Principal Investigator (CCPI) 1.4.2007 31.3.2009 DAC
Technology Mission on cotton, (TMC)
Development and promotion of Bt transgenic cotton for bollworm resistance Co-operative Centre Principal Investigator (CCPI) 1.4.2007  31.3.2010 DAC TMC
Screening and evaluation of recommended Bt. Hybrids for North Zone PI  1.4.2010 31.3.2012 RKVY
Testing of promising hybrids, Bt. Hybrids, new molecules and growth hormones PI 1.4.2008 31.3.2013 Contractual
E Kapas Network and Technology PI 31.12.2013 - 31.3.2016 TMC

Seminars/Symposia/Trainings/Annual Meetings, etc. organized:

  • 01Organized International Symposium “Global Cotton production Technologies vis-à-vis climate change” sponsored by Cotton Research and Development Association, CCS HAU Hisar and ICAR, New Delhi held at CCS HAU, Hisar from 10-12 October 2012.
  • 02Organized National Seminar “Reorientation of Agricultural Research to Ensure National Food Security" sponsored by DBT, Govt. of India held at CCS HAU, Hisar from 6-7 January 2014.
  • 03Organized Annual Group Meet “Mungbean & Urdbean (All India Coordinated Research Project on MULLaRP)” sponsored by ICAR, New Delhi held at CCS HAU, Hisar from 17-19 May 2014
  • 04Organized Annual Group Meet “All India Coordinated Research Project on Castor”, sponsored by ICAR, New Delhi held at CCS HAU, Hisar from 29-31 May, 2014
  • 05Organized National Symposium on “Future Technologies: Indian Cotton in the next decade” at Nagarjuna University, Guntur (A.P.) during December 17-19, 2015.
  • 06Organized Seminar on “Aromatic & Medicinal Plants” held at CCS HAU, Hisar from Feb.29 - March 1, 2016.
  • 07Organized “51st Annual Group Meeting of AICRP on Pearl millet” held at CCSHAU, Hisar during18-20 March 2016.
  • 08Organized National Symposium on “Transgenic Crops in India: Progress and Challenges” held at CCS HAU, Hisar from 16-17, March 2016.
  • 09Organized “5th National Seminar on “Coarse Cereals Development – Challenges and Opportunities in the Country” held at CCS HAU, Hisar during 20-21 March, 2016.

Membership of Scientific Societies:

  • 01Fellow Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding
  • 02Life Member, Indian Society for Cotton Improvement.
  • 03Life Member, Society for Cotton Research and Development.

Professional Recognition:

  • 01Member, Research Advisory Committee, Central Institute of Cotton Research (ICAR) from 31.5.2020 to 30.4.2023
  • 02Member, International Cotton Researcher Association, ICAC, USA
  • 03Member, Peer review committee of ICAR (Govt. of India) for College of Agricultural Technology, Theni, Tamilnadu during 2019
  • 04Member, Peer review committee of ICAR (Govt. of India) for School of Agriculture, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara –Punjab during 2018.
  • 05Member, Peer review committee of ICAR (Govt. of India) for MPKV Rahuri Maharashtra during 2017.
  • 06Member, Peer review committee of ICAR (Govt. of India) for Sardar Krushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Dantiwada (Gujrat) during 2017.
  • 07Leader, Monitoring Team of All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project for Orissa, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra.
  • 08Member, National Level Monitoring team (NALMOT) of Intensive Cotton Development Project (ICDP) in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan.
  • 09Chairman/Member, Monitoring Team of All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project for Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.
  • 10Member, Institution Biosafety Committee of Private Seed Companies
  • 11Member, Regional Committee on Genetically Modified crops  for Cotton
  • 12 Member, Central Compliance Committees for monitoring the Biosafety Research Level-I (BRL-1) trials of transgenic cotton and Corn hybrids containing new events/genes conducted during 2009-2012.
  • 13Expert Member nominated by the UGC for final selection of fresh as well as mid-term evaluation of ongoing research projects in the subject of Agriculture/Sericulture/Horticulture as per XII Plan.
  • 14 Co-Chairman, Plenary Session-XII Crop Improvement, Biotechnology and Post Harvest Technology in the National Symposium on  “Future Technologies : Indian Cotton in the Next Decade”
  • 15Co-Chairman, In the International Congress on Cotton and Allied Fibre held at NEH complex (ICAR) Umiam during 20.2.2018-23.2.2018

Assignments (From present to past)

S. No Duration of work Position Assignment
1 15th July 2020 till date Dean ,
School of Agriculture, Graphic Era Hill University, Dehradun.
  • Started Master’s Programme in Agriculture and strengthening the Institute for accreditation. Master Plan prepared for the Research and Teaching farm
  • Signed an MoU between School of Agriculture, Graphic Era Hill University, Dehradun and Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Govt. Of India for collaborative research in the  agriculture by PG students as well as faculty
2 1st June 2020 till 31.5.2023 Member, Research Advisory Committee of Central Institute for Cotton Research, (ICAR) Govt. of India
  • Monitoring and future planning of Cotton Research in the country at national level
3 1st June 2018 till date Advisor, Rallis (Earlier Metahelix)  India Limited,  Tata Group
  • Guiding the Research program for Field crops with special reference to Cotton and maize
4 10th June  to 9th July2020 Director, University Institute of Agricultural Sciences (UIAS), Chandigarh University , Mohali, Punjab
  • Started Masters and Doctorate in Agriculture Economics, Guided one Ph.D student.
  • Strengthened the UIAS for approval by Punjab State Council for Agriculture Education (PSCAE). New Faculty recruited; laboratories were renovated with the purchase of scientific instruments as prescribed by ICAR and PSCAE.
  • Two Inspections got conducted on 22.12.2019 & 19.3.2020.
  • The approval was granted for the running of the Institute on the basis of the inspection
  • Seed production of Iron and Zinc fortified wheat varieties developed by National Agri-biotechnological Institute (NABI)  Mohali was done at research  farm
  • Prepared the Institute for NAAC accreditation.
5 30th December, 1982 to 31st March, 2018 Professor/ Scientist
  • Developed Cotton Production Technology including four  new Hybrids and 13 Varieties.
  • Developed first Genetic male Sterility based hybrid in desi cotton in the country.
  • Five germplasm lines were registered with national bureau of Plant genetic resources
6 13th March 2013 to 10th March 2017 Director of Research
  • Planning , Monitoring and evaluation of all the Research activities of the University.
  • External Grant generated to the tune of Rs.9.88 crores
  • Infrastructure worth 50 lakh created with further planning of  approx. 50 crores (received as a special grant from Govt of India) for the development of Institute
7 1st August to 13th Dec.2016-

 

1st October- 13th August 2014

Director of
Ext.  Education (Addl. Charge)
  • Community and Group approach activities undertaken, innovative

extension methods and institutional innovations adopted to guide farmers.

  • Implemented e-extension/ ICT based extension programmes, web based knowledge portals.
  • Organized/ coordinated interface meetings, farmers meet/fair etc. Production and supply of technology products for TV & Radio talks.
  • Women Counselling centre established
  • Introduction of castor crop in new area
8 13th Dec.2016-13th March 2017 Dean, College of Agriculture &
Dean, Post Graduate Studies
  • Strategic Planning for new College of Agriculture  at Bawal,(South Haryana) which started in July 2017
  • Overall monitoring of Under Graduate teaching of College of Agriculture , Chair the meeting of Board of Studies
  • Overall planning of post Graduate Research of the entire University 

Awards and Fellowship

  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research Award for Outstanding Team Research Work in Cotton for the Biennium 1997-1998 and 2001.
  • Felicitation by the Minister of Agriculture, Govt. of Haryana for contribution to the Agriculture Sector in the region during Vision 2020: Harnessing Technologies. Harvesting Prosperity which was organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on 20th April, 2012 at Chandigarh.
  • Honoured for significant contribution in wheat breeding in National Symposium “Crop Improvement for Inclusive Sustainable Development” by Punjab Agricultural University and Crop Improvement Society of India in 2014
  • Recipient of Certificate of Honour from Department of Plant Breeding for the Development of The First GMS Based Gossypium arboreum Hybrid AAH –1.
  • Recipient of Certificate of Honour from Department of Plant Breeding for the Development of The Gossypium arboreum Variety HD 123
  • Recognition from Department of Plant Breeding for Outstanding Team Research Work during the year 2000
  • Recipient of Certificate of Honour from Department of Plant Breeding for the Development of the Gossypium hirsutum Variety H 1117 and Gossypium hirsutum hybrid HHH 223.
  • Recipient of Certificate of Honour from Department of Plant Breeding for the Development of the Gossypium hirsutum Variety HD 324 and Gossypium hirsutum hybrid HHH 287.
  • Appreciation letter from Director of Students Welfare for excellent work as Hostel Warden.
  • Merit Fellowship during M.Sc. (Agri.)

Core Competencies

  • Raising and Management of Higher Education Institute.
  • Strategic & Perspective Planning
  • Management of accreditation of the Institute
  • Human Resource management
  • Research , Extension & Teaching Management

Capacity Building/Advance training

Title    Duration Institution Year
Management Development Programme on Public – Private  Partnership in Agriculture  05 days IIM, Lucknow 2009
Leadership for innovation in Agriculture  05 days MANAGE, Hyderabad 2009
Computer Application in Agriculture. 28 Days AAREM, CCS HAU Hisar. 2000
Faculty Development Programme in Research Management 26 Days AAREM, CCS HAU Hisar. 1997
Recent advances in Breeding for Biotic and Abiotic stresses  in Crop Plants 10 Days PAU, Ludhiana 1994
Instrumental techniques for  Cotton Quality Evaluation 20 days CIRCOT, Mumbai  1990

Languages Known

  • Persian| Farsi (Native)
  • English (Expert)
  • Hindi (Intermediate)
  • Arabic (basic)

References