OFFICIALLY INCREDIBLE IN ACADEMICS | DR. PRASANN KUMAR | Assistant Professor, Agriculture | Department of Agronomy | School of Agriculture | Lovely Professional University, Punjab. Dr. Prasann Kumar, Assistant Professor cum Research Intensive Faculty in the Department of Agronomy, School of Agricultural (ICAR-Accredited), Lovely Professional University, Punjab, specializes in stress physiology, plant tissue culture, physiology of plant-microbe/pathogen interaction, and biodiversity management. Dr. Kumar has completed the International Agricultural Rural Development Programme from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA. A doctorate from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He also has authored 37 books published by national and international publishers, which find a place in national as well as various Overseas Institutions’ libraries. He has guided 25 M.Sc. students for their thesis. Currently, 07 Ph.D. students and 08 Masters Students are conducting research under the supervision of Dr. Kumar. He is a recipient of several Scholarships/Fellowship/Awards such as the Gold Medal (GEPRA, New Delhi), International Travel Support for London (SERB-DST, New Delhi), TWAS-Bio Vision. NXT. Fellow 2014 (France), TWAS-Bibliotheca Alexandria (Egypt, 2014), Bio-Vision-Alexandria (Egypt, 2014), Young Scientist Award 2014 (BRS, Allahabad), Young Scientist Award (IJTA, 2017), Young Scientist (Edu. Expo, 2017), Young Faculty Award (Edu. Expo, 2018), Young Scientist Award (Edu. Expo, 2019), OIRA (Nepal), Samman Patra, IMS, BHU. He Has Qualified Gate, ICAR-NET, ICAR- SRF, UGC-JRF, UGC-SRF, INSA Fellowship (New Delhi), and National Talent Scholarship (MSJE, New Delhi). Besides Being a UGC-Research Fellowship of BHU. Dr. Kumar has received the cash prize of 61,000 rupees as a research award by LPU, for the outstanding contribution of research in their respective field. Dr. Kumar has been credited to published research papers in high-impact journals viz. Impact 15.7(https://doi.org/10.1016/j.semcancer.2019.06.016). Recently, Dr. Kumar and their team signed the MoU with ICAR-Institution for the conduct of research work viz. National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi, Banaras Hindu University, BHU, Bioved Research Institute of Agriculture and Technology, Allahabad. He has wide educational administrative experience including being a member of the Erasmus Project (EGEA) project for curriculum development in association with our European collaborates, PAC (Project Assessment Committee) Member for Agronomy, Panel Member of Doctoral Degree Programme Committee (At University Level). Dr. Kumar has visited the foreign countries France, the United Kingdom (London), UAE (Dubai), Nepal. Officially Incredible!!!
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