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Baldev Singh Dhillon
Born1947 (age 76–77)[1]
EducationPh.D. in Genetics, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
Alma mater
Known forScientific breakthroughs in plant breeding
  • DAAD Post-Doc. Fellowship.
  • Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Post-Doc. Fellowship.
  • University of Hohenheim Post-Doc. Fellowship.
  • Fellow: Indian National Science Academy (FNA).
  • Fellow: National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, India (FNAAS).).[1]
  • Fellow: National Academy of Sciences of India (FNASc).
  • NAAS Dr B.P. Pal Memorial Prize.
  • Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Memorial Prize of ICAR.
  • Om Prakash Bhasin Award.
Scientific career
FieldsAgricultural science (genetics)

Baldev Singh Dhillon is an internationally renowned[2] agricultural scientist and had been the vice chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University from 2011 to 2021 in India.

Earlier, he worked as an Assistant Director General at ICAR, Director of NBPGR (ICAR), and as Director of Research at Punjab Agricultural University and Guru Nanak Dev University. He worked at University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany from 1976 to 1978, 1988 to 1990 and 2007 to 2011, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, Mexico, from 1993 to 1994, and at the University of Birmingham, UK in 1989 in Maize breeding, genetics and biotechnology.[citation needed]

Dhillon worked as the Vice Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University from July 2011 to 30 June 2021. Under his dynamic leadership, PAU has earned a number of accolades:

Dhillon was born in Amritsar in 1947.[1] He is known for scientific breakthroughs in plant breeding. Dhillon did his B.Sc. in agriculture from Khalsa College, Amritsar; Post graduation M.Sc. from Punjab Agricultural University and Doctorate from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi. He has published 350 research publications and many books.

International awards

National awards


  1. ^ a b c Indian National Science Academy. "Indian National Science Academy Details". Indian National Science Academy. Archived from the original on 15 April 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2007.
  2. ^ " - Renowned Punjab maize breeder invited to join as Director Research in GNDU". Archived from the original on 25 October 2007.
  3. ^ "2019 Padma Awardees List".
  4. ^ "Government announces Padma awards 2019: Gautam Gambhir, Prabhu Deva, Kader Khan among awardees". The Economic Times. 16 March 2019.

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