Trilochan Mohapatra

Trilochan Mohapatra Secretary, DARE & Director General, ICAR, India

Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra holding the position of Secretary, Department of Agricultural Research and Education & Director General, ICAR. Prior to this he worked as Director-cum-Vice Chancellor of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI). Mohapatra is a scientist working in the area of molecular genetics and genomics. He has over 145 research papers in national and international journals of repute and several book chapters.His research accomplishments include development of the first high yielding Basmati rice variety resistant to bacterial leaf blight through molecular marker assisted selection, and physical mapping and genome sequencing of rice and tomato. His contribution to science is reflected from high h-index and i10 index.
Dr. Mohapatra has the distinction of receiving several honours and awards in recognition of his excellent academic and research contributions including the INSA Young Scientist Award, Prof. LSS Kumar Memorial Award, NAAS-Tata Award, IARI BP Pal Award, DBT Bio-science Award and NASI-Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Award. Also got the recognition Award of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences for the biennium 2013-14 for significant contributions in Plant Improvement and Lifetime Achievement Award of the Indian Genetics Congress in recognition of outstanding contribution in the field of Plant Genetics.

He is a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy, National Academy of Sciences-India, Allahabad and the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi.