Pardeep Kumar

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Name Pardeep Kumar
Designation Programme Director cum ES (Plant Pathology)
Complete postal Address with city code College of Agriculture, CSK Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University, Palampur – 176062, Himachal Pradesh
Email IDs
Mobile No. 9418128122

Brief Biodata

Birth & Educations: Borne in Paraur village, Tehsil Palampur, District Kangra (HP) did 10+2 (Science) from Government Senior Secondary School, Nagrota Bagwan, District Kangra (HP), B. Sc. (Agri, 1994), M.Sc. (Plant Pathology, 1997) and Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from CSKHPKV, Palampur in 2000.

Positions hold: Joined at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Hamirpur at Bara (HP) as Assistant Extension Specialist in 2003-2006 after that he joined at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Lahaul & Spiti (HP) under CSKHPKV, Palampur as Subject Matter Specialist (Plant Pathology) in 2006-2015. Later he served as Programme Coordinator at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Hamirpur at Bara (HP) 2015-2022). Now in 2022, he has joined as Extension Specialist (Plant Pathology) in the department of Plant Pathology, CSKHPKV, Palampur. He is also a member of Board of Studies. Now he is in the post of Programme Director (CMRT) cum ES (Plant Pathology).

Awards/Honours: Received 3rd Prize in annual workshop of KVKs at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agriculture Science and Technology Kashmir in 2004. Then also got 3rd Prize in exhibition laid at state level workshop of North Zone Zonal (Zone-I) held at CSKHPKV, in 2012. Received appreciation letter from Zonal Project Director, Zonal Project Directorate, Zone-I, PAU, Ludhiana for successful organization of 7th National Conference of KVKs -2012. He also received certificate of Honour for poster presentation in the conference on “Doubling farmers’ Income: Challenge and Strategies” at CSKHPKV, Palampur on 2018. He also credited with 110 success stories on doubling farmer’s income to Zonal Project Unit (Zone-1), Ludhiana

Fellow: Life Member of three scientific societies i.e. Indian Phytopathological Society (IPS), IARI, New Delhi, Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology (ISMPP), Udaipur (Rajasthan), Indian Society of Plant Pathologists (ISOPP), PAU, Ludhiana.

Research Areas: Mycology with specialization mushroom cultivation technology especially in Oyster mushroom. Plant bacteriology with special reference to bacterial wilt of solanaceous crops.

Significant scientific contributions to Plant Pathology:  Published more than 50 research papers in the field of Mycology and Plant Bacteriology, 13 booklets, 3 book chapters, 3 research based articles, 51 popular articles and 42 pamphlets. He has credited with 1 wheat double haploid variety (DH114). So far he has guided 3 M.Sc. students as a Chairperson, 10 students as Co-Chairperson and member. He has handled 7 externally funded projects of ICAR, DBT and RKVY. He has Prepares and executed Strategic Research and Extension Plan under ATMA project in Himachal Pradesh. He has played the major role in crop diversification and identification of seabuckthorn diseases in Lahaul & Spiti, a dry temperate zone of Himachal Pradesh.