Dr. J. C. Rajput (Director)
He is an eminent horticulturist with wide experience at National and International levels in research and development. He also had one yearcourse of Tree breeding and Genetics in Mississippi State University, MS, USA in 1990.He served as a Vegetable Specialist (KKV, Dapoli), Horticulturist and Associate Director of Research at Regional Fruit Research Station Vengurle (KVK). Since 1998, He is working as a director of research in Nirmal Seeds Pvt. Ltd., Pachora, Maharashtra. He had widely traveled for research and business purposes in almost 30 countries.
He had released 11 vegetable varieties in Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth Dapoli, Dist Ratnagiri (MS) and 55 varieties and 114 hybrids have been developed under his leadership in Nirmal Seeds Pvt.Ltd.Dr. Rajput is the author of 8 books/bulletin’s. Hehas published more than 120 research /technical papers in renouned national and international journals. He guided a dozen of P.G. Students in the field of Horticulture and Biotechnology.
He is recipient of HSI Award, Gold Medal from Horticulture Society of India, New Delhi in 2006. Vasantrao Naik Memorial Gold Award from Vasantrao Naik Smriti Pratishthan, Pusad (MS) in year 1992.Abasaheb Kubal Horticultural Award at Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli, Dist. Ratnagiri (MS) in 1993. Baliraja-Dr Rahudkar Grantha Paritoshik Award from B.R.Grantha Paritoshik Sameeti, Pune in 1995. He is mainly concentrating on Research and Development of NSPL. He is an alumnus of Maharashtra Academy of Sciences, Horticulture Society of India and Confederation of Horticulture Associations of India.