Dr. P.L. Gautam is V.C, Carrer Point University, Hamir Pur H.P., since November 3, 2010. Prior to joining this assignment, he was Chairman, National Biodiversity Authority, Government of India, Chennai. Earlier, he has served as Deputy Director General, Crop Science; Vice Chancellor, GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar; National Director, National Agricultural Technology Project; Director, National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources and Dean, College of Forestry, YS Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Solan .
He is Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences and President of the prestigious Indian Society of Genetics and Plant
As plant breeder and geneticist, he was actively involved in development and release of 12 improved varieties of bread wheat, foxtail millet, soybean, rice bean, amaranth and buckwheat. He has contributed notably as researcher, teacher, post-graduate thesis guide and research manager in different institutions/organisations of the Indian NARS.
He has diverse experience and has visited several countries in connection with delegations, workshops, meetings, conferences, negotiations, etc. and as a Rotarian, he is involved in many social welfare activities.
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