Dr. A.K. Singh, born in Ghosaon, Jaunpur, India on 1 January 1962. Educated at Bayalsi Inter College, Jaunpur, UP, 1975-77; Udai Pratap College, Varanasi, 1977-79; Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 1979-83; Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi, 1983-89; B.Sc. (Ag.) 1983; M.Sc. (Ag.), 1985; Ph.D. 1989. Post-Doctiorae, Saga Unbiversity Japan, 1989-91 and University of California, Riverside, USA, 2006 – 07.
Deputy Director General (Horticultural Science), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi 2017 to date.
Research Associate and Fellow, Tata Energy Research Institute, New Delhi, 1991-98; Senior Scientist, IIVR, Varanasi, 1998-2000; Senior Scientist, IARI, 2000-2006; Principal Scientist, 2006-2015; and Head, Division of Fruits & Horticultural Technology, IARI, 2007-15; Former Managing Director, National Horticulture Board, Chairman Coconut Development Board and Executive Director, National Oilseeds and Vegetable Oils Development (NOVOD) Board, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare, Government of India. Serves on the Board of Directiors of World Vegetable Research center, Taiawn (from 2019) Maharana Pratap University of Horticulture, Haryana.,and Board.
Awards/Honours: Mombusho Award, Japan, 1989-91; Visiting Scientist, Saga National University Japan, 1999-2000; DBT Associateship, 2006-07; Gold Medal, Horticulture Society of India, 2008; Gold Medal, Delhi Agri-Horti. Society, 2009; International Registrar-Mangifera, Commission for Nomenclature & Cultivar Registration, ISHS, UK, 2007-2015.
Fellow: Horticulture Society of India, 2008; Hill Horticulture Development Society, Uttarkhand, 2005; National Academy of Biological Sciences, 2012 and International Society of Noni Sciences, 2016; President of Delhi Agri -Hort Society,2015-to date, Vice President, The Indian Society of Vegetable Science, 2017 to date and Vice President, The Indian Society of Alliums, 2017 to date.