Dr. Kunwar Harendra Singh

Dr Kunwar Harendra SinghDr. Kunwar Harendra Singh
Principal Scientist

Discipline and Specialization: Genetics and Plant Breeding; Heterosis breeding; DUS Testing; breeder seed production

Contribution to scientific advancement:

  • Five months (May 1 to September 30, 2003) on research attachment to study the “Genetics of Host – Pathogen Interaction in White Rust of Indian Mustard” under Indo – UK Collaboration on oilseeds at Rothamsted Research, UK.
  • Training under international training programme on Plant Variety protection and DUS Testing at the NIAB Cambridge, held from 28 June 2010 to 9th July 2010

Technology developed:

  • Developed one hybrid, four varieties, 10 genetic stocks of rapeseed-mustard
  • Standardized the row ratio of A:R lines for hybrid seed production in Indian mustard
  • Worked out the genetics of nodal pigmentation, petal colour and siliqua orientation in Indian mustard
  • Characterized 104 rapeseed-mustard varieties for DUS characteristics

Research Publications:

48 research papers, 10 technical bulletins and six book chapters


As In-charge of Project coordination unit of AICRP on Rapeseed-Mustard at ICAR-DRMR, Bharatpur, served coordination activities including preparation of annual report, proceedings, technical programme, seed preparation and supply, monitoring of 23 AICRPRM centres