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Dr. MANJIT SINGH obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree from Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana.  In 1976 he started his scientific career as Scientist in the first batch of Agricultural Research Service of ICAR.  After serving Central Potato Research Institute from 1976 to 1983, he joined NCMRT ( now DMR), Solan on 6th  March, 1984 and  worked at the Centre till 6th Jan, 1988. During his short stay at this centre he developed three varieties of white button mushroom (including  one hybrid). Thereafter he joined CAZRI, Jodhpur where he served as Head, Division of Plant Sciences and Biotechnology from May 1997 to  December 2008. He received M.S. Randhawa Medal from PAU, Ludhiana in 1975 and ICAR Team Award in 1993. He joined as Director DMR on 01.01.2009. 

ICAR had renewed the appointment tenure of Dr. Manjit Singh as Director of Directorate  of Mushroom Research, Solan upto 31.03.2015. He superannuated on 31.03.2015 (A.N.). He has joined as Mushroom Advisor, Government of Punjab, India in February 2016.

Dr. Manjit Singh is presently General Secretary, World Society of Mushroom Biology and Mushroom Products (WSMBMP) 


    Dr. Manjit Singh
    House No. 1548, Sector 69
    SAS Nagar, Mohali (Pb)
    Phone : 0172-2217104
    Mobile : 09418030451, 08198090617
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Last Update : Wednesday, May 27, 2020