Main profile profile for Dr Indivar Prasad

Scientist (Plant Breeding)
Areas of Interest: 

I was born and brought up in Varanasi. I completed my B.Sc. (Ag) in 2005 from BHU, Varanasi and M.Sc. Ag ( Plant Breeding & Genetics) from GBPUAT, Pantnagar in 2007 . I started my career in corn breeding at Monsanto company in 2007. After four years of service, I joined Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Government of India as scientist (Plant Breeding) in 2011. I completed In-service Ph.D. (Genetics and Plant Breeding) in 2016 from Navsari Ag. University. Currently, my research is focussed on genetic improvement of chilli for disease resistance and high yield with better fruit quality. I am also working on characterization and evaluation of germplasm of two vegetable legumes namely cluster bean and faba bean. I have guided five MSc Students during my career.

Awards/Honours: 

1. ICAR-JRF 2005

2. Monsanto "Breeding Champion Award 2009" 

3. ICAR SRF 2013

4. Best paper award for paper entitled “Indivar Prasad, Shrvan Kumar, G. Gururaja Rao and D.K. Sharma (2013) Morphological and physiological traits imparting tolerance to salinity in some herbaceum and arboreum cotton lines.” presented in National Seminar on “Technology for Development and Production of Rainfed Cotton” 

5. Best Poster award for “Rao G. Gururaja, A.R. Chinchmalatpure, R.L. Menna, Indivar Prasad, Shrvan Kumar, V. Kumar and D.K. Sharma (2013) Herbaceum cotton: An ideal option for saline Vertisols.” Poster presented in National Seminar on “Technology for Development and Production of Rainfed Cotton” 

Publications: 

Indivar Prasad, G.G. Rao, Anil R Chinchmalatpure, Shrvan Kumar, NikamVinayak Ramesh, Chandrakant Singhand D.K. Sharma (2016). Morpho-physiological traits imparting salinity tolerance in maize (Zea mays L.) hybrids under saline water irrigation in Vertisols. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 47 (16): 1930-1939

Indivar Prasad, Neeraj Kulshreshtha, Anil R. Chinchmaltpure and D.K. Sharma (2016) Genetic evaluation and AMMI analysis for salinity tolerance in diverse wheat germplasm. Cereal Research Communications, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1556/0806.43.2015.053 

Indivar Prasad, Neeraj Kulshreshtha, Anil R. Chinchmaltpure and D.K. Sharma (2015). Genetic Variability, Trait Association and Multivariate Analysis of Elite CIMMYT Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Germplasm for Yield and Sodicity Tolerance, Journal of Soil Salinity and Water Quality 7(2), 115-123

Singh Chandrakant , Kumar Vijay, Prasad Indivar , Patil Vishal R. and Rajkumar B. K.  (2016). Response of upland cotton (G.hirsutum L.) genotypes to drought stress using drought tolerance indices. Journal of Crop Science and Biotechnology (Springer) Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 53-59 

Anil R. Chinchmalatpure, Shrvan Kumar, G. Gururaja Rao, Vinayak Nikam, Indivar Prasad, David Camus and D. K. Sharma (2018) Impact of irrigationon soil characteristics in saline Vertisols of Bara tract under Sardar Sarovar Canal Command of Gujarat. Journal of the Indian Society of Soil Science 66(4)