Dr. Sanjay Singh
Principal Scientist
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Education :
PhD: Genetics and Plant Breeding, Faculty of Agriculture, N D University of Agric. and Tech
Education :
Post Doc: International Rice research Institute Manila, Philippines

Research Interest

  1. Incorporated gene/QTL into popular wheat variety HD 2967 and HD2733 for resistance to Bipolaris leaf spot (Bipolaris sorokiniana) through molecular breeding.
  2. Developed and identified new generation super rice lines to break the yield barrier with long and heavy panicle (42 cm & 8.7 g) and high spikelet number (450/panicle) with yield between 12-14 t/ha and registered 4 advance lines in National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi
  3. Developed rice varieties, CR Dhan 500 (3.3 t/ha, maturity 158 days) Jalamani (3.2 t/ha, maturity 160days), 150 days) and Jayanti (3.4 t/ha, maturity 163 days) with special emphasis on tolerance to submergence (50-100 cm), kneeing and elongation ability for deepwater and flood prone areas
  4. Developed rice varieties Jalpusp (4.1 t/ha, maturity 143 days), Naryani (4.3 t/ha, maturity 149 days) and NDR 9930077 ( 4.4 t/ha, maturity) for rainfed semi deep water lowland ecosystem with special emphasis to drought and submergence tolerance
  5. Developed rice varieties Dhan 305 ( 5.5 t/ha, maturity 135 days), Sumit (5.2 t/ha, maturity 150 days), Reeta (5.5 t/ha, Maturity 145 days), NDR 990111 (5.7 t/ha, maturity 140 days) and NDR 990017 (5.4 t/ha, maturity 145 days) for late duration under shallow lowland ecosystem with medium drought and submergence tolerance.
  6. Incorporated submergence tolerant gene “Sub 1” into popular shallow lowland varieties like Swarna and Sambha Mahsuri through molecular breeding.
  7. Developed stem borer resistant rice lines CR2080-264,CR2077-183,CR2085-201-6 and CR2082-181 were t with score 1 (1-5% WEH) and entry CR2084-9 moderately resistant line with score 3 (6-10%WEH) through molecular as well as conventional breeding.
  8. Developed of varieties like Jaldi Dhan-6 (2.0 t/ha, maturity 75 days) and Satyabhama (3.2 t/ha, maturity 100 days) days for rainfed upland ecosystem with special emphasis tolerance to drought and weed competitiveness .
  9. Developed new rice varieties like Chandan (6.0 t/ha, 155 days) and CR Dhan 601(7.0 t/ha, maturity 155 days) for boro ecosystem having tolerance to cold at seedling stage and to heat at reproductive stage.
  10. Developed aerobic rices, Payri (4.2 t/ha, maturity 115 days), CR Dhan 201(4.5 t/ha, maturity, 110-115 days) and CR Dhan 202 (4.7 t/ha, Maturity 110 days) These varieties require less water and can be grown under aerobic situation with tolerant to weed competitiveness.
  11. Developed new genotypes Luna Sampat (4.0 t/ha, maturity 147 days) and Luna Suvarna 3.7 t/ha, maturity 145 days) to stabilize productivity in costal saline ecosystem.
  12. Developed NDR 8002 (4.9 t/ha, maturity 135 days) Narendra Mayank (5.2 t/ha, maturity 138 days) and CR Dhan-300 ( 5.5 t/ha, maturity 145 days) long five grain non-basmati rice varieties without aroma and no elongation .
  13. Developed indigenous aromatic short grain rice Narendra Kalanamk 9436 (3.5 t/ha maturity 148 days) through pure line breeding with increased yield and grain quality.
  1. Vinita Pachauri, Vagish Mishra, Pragya Mishra, Ashok Kumar Singh, Sanjay Singh, Rakesh Singh and Nagendra Kumar Singh (2014). Identification of Candidate Genes for Rice Grain Aroma by Combining QTL Mapping and Transcriptome Profiling Approaches. Cereal Research Communications 42(3), pp. 376–388.
  2. Alok Singh, Ashok Kumar Singh, Vikrant Singh, Nivedita Singh, Vijay Narayan Singh, Md. Shamim, Prashant Vikram and Sanjay Singh (2014). Genetic variability among traits associated with grain yield in rice (Oryza sativa L.) exposed to drought at flowering stage. African Journal of Agricultural Research Vol. 9(16):1252-1264.
  3. Ramwant Gupta, Ayyanadar Arunachalam, Shyamal K Chakrabarty and Sanjay Singh (2014). Physiological basis of sustainable crop productivity under variable climatic conditions. Advances in Agriculture, USA (accepted).
  4. Harsh Bansal, Ravindra Kumar, Vivek and Sanjay Singh (2013). Analysis of diversity in rice (Oryza sativa L.) using random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) and simple sequence repeats (SSR) markers. African J. of Biotechnology. Vol.12(35) , pp. 5404-5412.
  5. Vinita Pachauri, Nilay Taneja, Prashant Vikram, Nagendra Kumar Singh and Sanjay Singh (2013). Molecular and morphological characterization of Indian farmers rice varieties. Australian J. Crop Sci., 7(7):923-932
  6. Ashutosh Kumar Verma, R. R. Singh and S. Singh (2014). Variability in morphological characters and alkaloid profile of EMS induced mutants of Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don. Indian J. Genet., 74(3): 362-370..
  7. Vinay K. Singh, Nivedita Singh, Sanjay Singh, Yemmanur Sudarsan, Praveen K. Singh, Yogendra Sharma,Chandra S. Beniwal, R. Sharma and Govind Singh (2014). Assessment of genetic diversity in Cucumis melo through RAPD analysis. . Indian J. Genet & Plant Breed., 74(1): 103-107
On Going Projects
Name of the Project Funding Agency
Development and Dissemination of Water-Saving Rice Technologies in South-Asia

International development Research Centre

From gene to farmers fields enhancing and productivity in costal saline environments

International development Research Centre.


From gene to farmers fields enhancing and stabilizing productivity in submergence prone environments

International development Research Centre

Upland Shuttle Breeding

International development Research Centre

Rainfed lowland Shuttle Breeding

Bill &Malinda Gate Foundation.