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 production technology to maximize chip grade (45-85 mm) & French fry grade (> 75 mm) potatoes for 6 Indian potato processing varieties. The technology increased net returns to the farmers by 15-20% besides ensuring round the year availability of quality raw material to the potato processing industries.

  • Co-developer of 4 high yielding potato processing varieties namely Kufri Chipsona-3, Kufri Chipsona-4, Kufri Himsona and Kufri Frysona. The combination of varieties and production technologies ushered a revolution in processing with >10-fold increase in consumption of processing potatoes during 2000 to 2022 from < 2.0% (0.45 million tonnes) to 9.0% (4.52 million tonnes) in last 22 years; increased the productivity potential of ~2.0 lakh hectare lands ensuring food and livelihood security of ~2.0 lakhs farm families through better net returns (25-30%); generation of 28-million-man days and Rs. 4000 crores net returns to the farmers per annum, respectively.

  • 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.

  • Developed allometric models for estimating terrestrial carbon sequestration of Poplar and Eucalyptus plantations & their soil amelioration potential in Trans-IGP. Identified agroforestry rotational models and plantation age-based crop synergy for enhancing climate resilience and farmer’s income in salt affected ecology.

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

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-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-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, Dept. 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, Local Advisory Committee of Goa Science Centre, Goa.

  • Member, Regional Advisory Committee of NABARD, Goa.

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

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


Brief CV of Dr. Parveen Kumar