Brief CV of Dr. Parveen Kumar, Director

Brief CV

Dr. Parveen Kumar


ICAR-CCARI, Old Goa, Goa-403 402

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Educational Qualifications






Percentage/ OGPA


Distinction, if any


B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture

Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar



OGPA: 3.85/ 4.00

  • University Gold Medal for obtaining highest OGPA in B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture in 1990.

  • Mrs. N.L. Khestry Gold Medal for being Best Student of the college in B.Sc. (Hons.) Ag. in 1990.

M.Sc. (Ag.) in Agronomy

CCS HAU, Hisar



OGPA: 3.96/ 4.00

  • Awarded UNDP (Seed Technology Project) Junior Research Fellowship.

Ph. D (Agronomy)

Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi


OGPA: 3.90/ 4.00

  • IARI Gold Medal for outstanding academic performance in Ph.D. (Agronomy) by IARI, New Delhi in 1997.

  • G.A. Dastane Gold Medal for being best student researcher in Division of Agronomy, IARI, New Delhi in 1997.



Professional Career






ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute, Goa


To date

Principal Scientist

Natural Resource Management Division, ICAR, New Delhi



Principal Scientist

ICAR-Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana



Sr. Scientist (PB-4)

ICAR-Central Potato Research Institute (CPRI) Campus, Modipuram, Uttar Pradesh (UP)



Sr. Scientist (PB-3)

ICAR-CPRI Campus, Modipuram, UP



Scientist (Sr. Scale)

ICAR-CPRI Campus, Modipuram, UP




ICAR-CPRI Campus, Modipuram, UP




ICAR-CPRI Regional Station, Jalandhar, Punjab and NAARM, Hyderabad






Salient Professional Achievements

  • Developed integrated farming system (IFS) models for lowland and upland situations of west coast of India.

  • Developed conceptual framework for promotion of agro-ecotourism as a multidimensional farming enterprise in coastal regions of India (Goa and Karnataka).

  • Co-developer of 4 high yielding potato processing varieties- Kufri Chipsona-3, Kufri Chipsona-4, Kufri Himsona and Kufri Frysona.

  • Developed production technology to maximize chip grade (45-85 mm) & French fry grade (> 75 mm) potatoes for 6 Indian potato processing varieties.

  • Standardized irrigation and planting schedules of salt tolerant basmati rice & wheat varieties. Recommended irrigation and planting schedules results in higher rice-wheat productivity, saves ~30% of irrigation water and 20% of energy (diesel) leading to reduced pollution.



Major In-service Professional Awards & Recognitions


  • Fellowship of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi from January 2023.

  • ICAR Hari Om Ashram Trust Award as Team Leader for Biennium 2014-15 for Crop and Horticultural Sciences.

  • Indian Society of Agronomy Gold Medal-2017 in recognition of outstanding contributions to Agronomy discipline.

  • ICAR-IIFSR Best Centre of AICRP on IFS under On-Station: ICAR Institute Category during biennium 2020-22 as Team Member.

  • ICAR-CPRI Dr. S Ramanujam Award (2007) for the block year 2004-2007 for Outstanding Research and Leadership in Potato Research and Development in India.

  • ICAR-CSSRI Excellence Award on Soil Salinity for the year 2017 for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Management of Salt Affected Soils and Poor-Quality Waters.

  • Associateship of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi under the Scheme of Recognizing Excellence in Science for Young Scientists from January 2008.

  • Fellowship, Indian Society of Agronomy, New Delhi for outstanding contributions to Agronomy from January 2013.

  • Fellowship, Indian Potato Association, Shimla from January 2012

  • Chairman, Technical Session on “Seed Technology” in International Symposium on Agronomy and Physiology of Potato organized by ‘European Association for Potato Research’ during 20-24 Sept. 2010 at Nevsehir, Turkey.

  • Visiting Scientist to Institute of Resistance Research and Stress Tolerance, Germany during June 2009.

  • IPA-Kaushalaya Sikka Memorial Award (2000-2004) as Team Leader from Indian Potato Association, Shimla for outstanding contribution to potato.

  • IPA-Kaushalaya Sikka Memorial Award (2005-2009) from Indian Potato Association, Shimla for outstanding research contribution in the area of “Biochemical Parameters Influencing Processing Quality in Potato”.

  • Director’s Appreciation Award (2017-18) for devotion and sincerity in executing the assigned duties and jobs as OIC (PME), ICAR-CSSRI, Karnal.

  • Editor, Indian Journal of Agronomy since 2020 published by ‘Indian Society of Agronomy, New Delhi.

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Soil Salinity and Water Quality during 2017-2020 published by ‘Indian Society of Soil Salinity and Water Quality’, ICAR-CSSRI, Karnal

  • Member Editorial Board, Potato Journal during 2014-2020 published by ‘Indian Potato Association’, ICAR-CPRI, Shimla

  • Editor, Annals of Agricultural Research 2016-2020 published by ‘Indian Society of Agricultural Science’, New Delhi.

  • Member Institute Management Committee, ICAR-NBSS&LUP, Nagpur during 2015-2018

  • Member Institute Management Committee, ICAR-IIFSR, Modipuram, Meerut during 2016-2019

  • Member Secretary, Research Advisory Committee, ICAR-CSSRI, Karnal during 2015-2018.

  • Member Secretary, Institute Research Council, ICAR-CSSRI, Karnal during 2014-2019.

  • Member Secretary, Institute Technology Management Committee, ICAR-CSSRI, Karnal during 2014-2019.

  • Nodal Officer, Institute Technology Management Unit of ICAR-CSSRI, Karnal during 2014-2019.

Gist of Publications

Type of Publication


Research papers in refereed journals


Research papers (Symposia, seminars, etc)


Books authored/edited/training manuals


Book chapters


Technical/Extension Bulletins


TV/Radio Talks


Popular articles


Abstracts of research papers (Symposia, seminars, etc)



Presently associated with following committees/ organizations

  • President, Association for Coastal Agricultural Research, Goa

  • Member-Goa State Biodiversity Board, Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of Goa.

  • Member- Board of Management, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari, Gujarat, nominated by Secretary, DARE & Director General, ICAR, New Delhi.

  • Member-To prepare Agriculture Policy for the Goa State (16-1-2021).

  • Member-Command Area Development Board, Govt. of Goa since 7-6-2023.

  • Member of State Level Monitoring Committee for implementation of Agri Export  Policy in the State of Goa constituted by Directorate of Agriculture, Government of Goa

  • Member-State Level Project Monitoring Committee (SLPMC) for monitoring of central sector scheme under Agriculture Infrastructure Funds, Govt. of Goa.

  • Member-State Level Project Screening Committee (SLPSC) under RKVY, Goa.

  • Member-State Level Nodal Agency (SLNA) for Goa for watershed development programs under PMKSY-WDC.

  • Member-State Level Executive Committee (SLEC) for implementation of NMSA in     Goa.

  • Member-SLEC for mission for MIDH in Goa.

  • Member-State Monitoring Unit (SMU), Department of Animal Husbandry & Vet. Services, Govt. of Goa.

  • Member of the Committee for preparing Goa State Biodiversity Action Plan (GSBAP),  Goa State Biodiversity board, Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of Goa.

  • Member-Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) Scheme under National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA), Govt. of Goa.

  • Member-Thematic Expert Committee on Agrobiodiversity, Goa State Biodiversity Board, Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of Goa.

  • Member-Thematic Expert Committee on Peoples Biodiversity Register and its validation (PBR&V), Goa State Biodiversity Board, Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of Goa.

  • Member, Local Advisory Committee of Goa Science Centre & Planetarium, Goa.

  • Member, Regional Advisory Committee of NABARD, Goa.

  • Member, Academic Advisory Council, Goa Institute of Management, Goa

  • Member, State Seed Sub-Committee for Agricultural and Horticultural Crops (2022-24), Goa

  • Nominated Expert by the Government of Goa on Governing Council of the Goa State Research Foundation under Section 7 of the Goa State Research Foundation Act, 2022 (From 05/06/23 to 04/06/26)

  • Member, Expert Committee on seed bank, Goa State Biodiversity board, Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of Goa.

International exposure: USA, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Turkey, Denmark


Brief CV of Dr. Parveen Kumar