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Dr. Kuldeep Tripathi

Division of Germplasm Evaluation
ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources
New Delhi, India


Dr. Kuldeep Tripathi currently works at the Division of Germplasm Evaluation, ICAR-NBPGR, New Delhi. He completed MSc and PhD degree from ICAR-IARI, New Delhi. He received University gold medal (UG), Best MSc student award by ISPGR, ICAR-JRF, NET & SRF and DST-INSPIRE fellowship during PhD.  He is working on Pulses genetic resources. He is also a member of post graduate teaching faculty at ICAR-IARI, New Delhi. Kuldeep does research in germplasm management.

Their current project is germpalsm and CWR evaluation for agro-morphological traits, quality traits, abiotic & biotic stresses; Core, Mini-core, Trait specific reference sets development and pre-breeding in cowpea, lentil, grasspea, pea and other pulse crops. His main role is Charaterization, Evaluation, Pre-breeding and Identification of Trait specic germplasm in pulse crops. Development of core set and reference set in Lentil, Cowpea, Pea and Lathyrus germplasm conserved in Indian National Genebank.

  • Germplasm Collection: Conducted exploration mission to Maharashtra, Karnataka, Arunachal Pradesh and West Bengal and Collected around 150 germplasm accessions belonging to Grasspea (21), Cowpea (14), Field Pea, Wild Vigna and other crops.
  • Germplasm Characterization and Evaluation: Large-scale characterization & evaluation of >15000 pulse germplasm  viz. Cowpea (3720), Lentil (2314), Pea (3,054) Mungbean and Urdbean 
  • Development of INGB core set: Lentil (170) & Cowpea (425)
  • Registration of Trait Specific Genetic Stock:. Lentil (6) Cowpea (3) & Tuber cowpea (1)
  • PG Teaching: I associated as faculty in Division of Plant Genetic Resources of ICAR-IARI, New Delhi.
  • Development of Teaching Aid: (1)Teaching manual on plant taxonomy (2) Plant Genetic Resources Evaluation: Principles and Procedures

Research Interest

  • Evaluation of germplasm, Agro-biodiversity management and Pre-breeding in pulses