Aufau International Award 2019 | Young Scientist Award | Agricultural Sciences

Mr. Vinay Kumar

Assistant Professor

School of Agriculture

Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India

              I completed UG (Agriculture) & PG (Agriculture-Genetics and Plant Breeding) from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, West Bengal. I got this opportunity through All India competitive examination conducted by Indian Council of Agricultural Research in 2010 and 2012 respectively. In PG (Agriculture- Genetics and Plant Breeding) I worked at CRIJAF in Kolkata. The title of my thesis was “Genetic analysis of fibre anatomy characters in Tossa jute (Corchorus olitorius L.)”. After PG (Agriculture- Genetics and Plant Breeding) worked as Senior Research Fellow (SRF) in two different projects “TMJ (MM- 1.1) -“Identification and development of promising genotypes through inter-specific hybridization in Jute” and “Genetic enhancement of jute and Mesta for drought response and fibre quality” at CRIJAF, Kolkata. I am also pursuing PhD  in Agriculture and Environmental Sciences from National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management, Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) Government of India. The Title of my thesis is “Studies on preventive measure to reduce the post-harvest losses in onion (Allium cepa. L)”. From my thesis research work I got two research publications in reputed journal i.e. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical (Impact Factor- 5.667) and ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (Impact Factor- 8.097).  For the first time, I have reported a colorimetric sensor for spoilage of onion. This technology will certainly be a boon to all farmers of the world while simplifying the detection and at the same time will prove cost effective. For this work I have been honored “National citizenship gold medal award” from  Global Economic Progress and Research Association, (GEPRA) in All India National Unity Conference in 2016 at Bangalore. I have been honored “Best Achiever Award” from The National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management, (Under MoFPI, Government of India) in 2017 at Haryana . I have presented my research work in national conference at Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar and got “Best oral presentation Award” in 2018 at Punjab. Currently, I am working as Assistant Professor in Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, School of Agriculture.