Dinesh Kumar Agarwal Scientific
Dr.Dinesh Kumar Agarwal [Principal Scientist] (On deputation)
Qualification Ph.D.
Specialization / Discipline Plant Breeding and Genetics
Department Crop Improvement
Official email agarwaldk4@gmail.com, dinesh.agarwal@icar.gov.in
Salient Research Achievements
(in bullets)
  • Varietal Development : Have contributed towards development of these crop varieties
  • Fodder & Forages
    • Bundel Sen Ghas-1 (IGS 9901) (Sehima nervosum)
    • Bundel Dhawalu Ghas-1 (IGC 9903) (Chrysopogon fulvus)
  • Cotton
    • CNHO 12 (Saraswati)
  • Soybean
    • NRC 86
  • Breeding lines : Apart from these varieties, have also contributed towards development of a number of breeding lines in crops like Fodder Cowpea, Cotton and Soybean.
  • Plant Genetic Resources: Have undertaken germplasm collection, characterization, evaluation, multiplication and documentation work in crops like fodder & forages and soybean.
  • Germplasm Exploration: Have undertaken a number of germplasm explorations  for fodder and forages.
  • Development of Core Collection: Have contributed towards development of a mini core collection in soybean.
  • Co-ordination of Breeder & Quality Seed Production and Research : Have co-ordinated the Breeder Seed Production & Seed Technological Research under AICRP-NSP (Crops) and the Seed Production Activities under ICAR Mega Seed Project (August 2016-July 2020).
Current Research
  • Improvement of banana through conventional breeding (Co-PI)
Current Research
Area of Interest Conventional Plant Breeding, Plant Genetic Resources management
Total Research Publications 52
Selected peer-reviewed research publications
  • DK Agarwal. SD Billore, AN Sharma, BU Dupare, SK Srivastava. 2013. Soybean: introduction, improvement, and utilization in India—problems and prospects.Agricultural Research 2 (4), 293-300
  • CD Mayee, P Singh, P Mohan, DK Agarwal, 2003. Evaluation of Bt transgenic intra-hirsutum hybrids for yield and fibre properties. Indian journal of agricultural science 74 (1), 46-47
  • D.K. Agarwal, and Sharad Tiwari. 1995. Effect of genotypes and nutrient media on immature embryo culture of wheat. Indian J. Genet. Pl. Breed., 55 (1) : 50-57.
  • Kumawat Giriraj, Gourav Singh, C. Gireesh, M. Shivakumar, Mamta Arya, D.K. Agarwal and Syed Masroor Husain. 2015. Molecular characterization and genetic diversity analysis of soybean (Glycine max) germplasm accessions in India. Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants,21(1):101-107.
  • C. Gireesh, S. M. Husain, M. Shivakumar, G. K. Satpute, Giriraj Kumawat, Mamta Arya, D.K. Agarwal and V. S. Bhatia. 2017. Integrating principal component score strategy with power core method for development of core collection in Indian soybean germplasm.. Plant Genetic Resources: Characterization and Utilization, 15(3): 230-238.
  • University Gold Medal for Master’s programme from JNKVV, Jabalpur (M.P.)
  • Gold Medal for the best Ph.D. Student of the University, TNAU, Coimbatore (T.N.)
  • Gold Medal for the best Ph.D. Student of the Plant Breeding & Genetics TNAU, Coimbatore (T.N.)
  • Cerificate of Merit for developing varieties Bundel Sen (Sehima nervosum) Ghas-1 (IGS 9901) and Bundel Dhawalu (Chrysopogon fulvus) Ghas-1 (IGC 9903) ICAR-IGFRI, Jhansi (U.P.)
  • Certificate of Appreciation from IRRI and BHU, Varanasi for contribution in Training on Rice Seed Production
  • Received Cocharan Fellowship (2018) from USDA, USA
  • Fellowship of Indian Society of Pulses Research & Development (ISPRD)


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