|Dr Bhoopal Singh Tomar
Joint Director (Extn.) Additional Charge
|Education :||M.Sc. (Agriculture Botany) from Meerut University, Meerut Ph.D. (Hort.) from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi-110 012|
|Awards :||(a) Best Teacher Award 2014|
|(b) Dr. G Kalloo Outstanding Hort. Scientist Award 2018|
|Fellowship :||(a) Indian Society of Seed Technology|
|(b) Indian Society of Seed Spices|
|(c) Indian Society of Vegetable Science|
|(d) National Academy of Horticulture Sciences (Formerly HSI)|
|Specialization :||Egg plant and onion improvement, Vegetable Seed Production, Vegetable Seed Production under protected condition.|
Born in farmers family in village Mahabatpur-Baoli, Distt. Bagpat, U.P. Dr. Bhoopal Singh Tomar did his graduation in Agriculture and post graduation in Agriculture Botany from Meerut University, Meerut and Ph.D. in Horticulture (Vegetable Crops) from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi-110 012. Dr. B S Tomar received ICAR – Jawaharlal Nehru Award for outstanding contribution in Post Graduate Research for the year 1995. Dr. B S Tomar joined as Joint Director (Extn.) Additional Charge on 5th March, 2021 and Head, Division of Vegetable Science, ICAR-IARI, New Delhi on 5th April 2016. Dr. B S Tomar has served Incharge, Seed Production Unit during 2011-2013.
Dr. Tomar has been actively involved in development of seed production technology of vegetable crops under open field condition as well as hybrid seed production under protected conditions. Besides, associated in the genetic improvement of egg plant, onion, okra and cucumber (under protected condition) from last two and half decades. He is associated with the development of thirty vegetable varieties (Egg plant-6, onion-3, okra-1, cucumber-3, musk melon-2, garden pea-1, bitter gourd-2, velayti palak-1, cow pea-1, dolichous bean-1 etc.). Many of the varieties have been commercialized through MoU, National Seeds Corporation and NHRDF, besides, seed production at Seed Production Unit, Division of Vegetable Science and IARI, regional station Karnal and reaching to the farmers field. Live vegetable demonstrations on vegetable technologies were organized at UVRD farm and mela site. He has been associated with the teaching in Seed Science & Technology and Division of Vegetable Science since last 24 years and guided 8 Ph.D. students and 6 M.Sc. students and Dr. R Y Vishwanath win the IARI gold medal for his outstanding contribution in his Ph.D. programme and one each of Ph.D. and M.Sc. students are under guidance. Dr. Tomar has published 101 peer-reviewed research publications in vegetable crops in the area of vegetable seed production and vegetable breeding. Dr. Tomar has published more than 100 popular articles in Indian Horticulture/Phal-Phool/Khad Patrika etc. He has published 11 training manuals, 2 practical manuals and more than 30 book chapters. He has organized one short training course and one winter school sponsored by Education Division, ICAR, two Model Trainings sponsored by Directorate of Agril Extension, MoA&FW and other sponsored farmers training programme in vegetable production and seed production. He has also organized Sabzi Pathshala at All India Radio sponsored by M/s. Dayal Seed, Meerut and delivered more than 500 talks on All India Radio, Delhi Doordarshan and DD Kisan programme for the benefit of the farming community. Dr. B S Tomar served as a expert member in UPSC, ASRB, NFL, NSC, CCSHAU-Hisar, PAU- Ludhiana, CSHPKV-Palampur, NDUAT-Faizabad, ICFR&E-Dehradun. He is fellow of Indian Society of Seed Technology, Indian Society of Seed Spices, Indian Society of Vegetable Science and National Academy of Horticulture Sciences.