Dhirendra Khare is the Professor, Plant Breeding and Genetics, and Incharge Seed Technology Centre, JN Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur. Dr. Khare has obtained B.Sc. (Ag) [Honours] in 1981, M.Sc. (Ag) [Honours] Plant Breeding and Genetics in 1983 and Ph.D. [Honours] Plant Breeding and Genetics in 1987-88 all from JNKVV, Jabalpur, M.P. He joined the university as Assistant Professor, Plant Breeding and Genetics in 1985. He is teaching the courses on Seed Technology at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels since 1986. At present he is in-charge Seed Technology Research Unit of NSP (Crops) an ICAR project and Referral and Notified Seed Testing Laboratories of the University. He has published more than 75 refereed research papers, six books and nine manuals. The Bharat Ratna Dr. C. Subramaniam Award of ICAR for Outstanding Teacher in Agriculture and Allied Sciences for the biennium 2007-2008 was conferred on Dr. Dhirendra Khare, for excellence in teaching in the field of Seed Technology. The Outstanding Team Research Award of ICAR was conferred on Dr. D. Khare alongwith the team of JNKVV in 2007-2008 for the excellent research work done in the field of crop improvement and seed availability of soybean. He is life and Fellow member of Indian Society of Seed Technology and Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding. He has organized several national training programmes on aspects on seed science and technology and performed the duty of resource person in many training programmes across the nation.
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