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Dr. Jitendra Kumar

Sector-20, Udyog Vihar, Gurugram – 122 016, Haryana (India)
Telephone : 0124-2348488, 2342758, 2347788
Fax : 0124-2348489
E-mail : director [at] ipft [dot] gov [dot] in, ipft [at] rediffmail [dot] com


Dr. Jitendra Kumar (b. 24 June, 1963) is the Director, Institute of Pesticide Formulation Technology, Gurugram, Haryana. Before present assignment, he served as Director, ICAR-Directorate of Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Research, Boriavi, Anand, Gujarat, India and Professor & Principal Scientist, Division of Agricultural Chemicals, India Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi. He did his postdoctoral on process development for extraction of artemisinin from Artemisia annua at Biological Chemistry Division, Rothamsted Research, UK.

Dr Jitendra Kumar has made significant contribution in the area of agrochemical formulations, botanicals and Nanotechnology. His work has led to the development of several patented technologies. A process for preparation of Azadirachtin concentrates developed by him is in commercialization and has earned, besides the premium, royalty for the full term of ten years. Three more companies have been licensed with this technology along with another process for making its liquid pesticidal concentrates and are in the process of their further commercialization. In 2012, three nano formulations of azadirachtin, imidacloprid, and carbofuran and preparation of self assembled polymeric nano-materials developed by him have also been released to industry. Controlled release formulations of natural and synthetic pesticides, particularly the botanical based seed coats have been released by the Institute to National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) for their possible commercialization. Besides, Technologies for safe storage of seeds, crops and animals health have also been developed by him.

He has over 400 scientific publications including 19 patents / patent applications, 135 research papers and 11 books. He has guided 5 Ph.D. and 3 M.Sc. students at the Post Graduate School, IARI, New Delhi. He has also guided 1 M.Sc. student at Anand Agricultural University, Anand.

Dr. Jitendra Kumar is the recipient of several awards and recognitions. ICFRE Neem Award, 1996; NATP-World Bank Fellowship, Michigan State University, USA, 2000; SPPS Meritorious Scientist Award, 2003; INSA-Royal Society Bilateral Exchange Fellowship, Rothamsted Research, UK, 2004; Dr Ram Nath Singh Award 2006; Affiliated member of International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, North Carolina, USA, 2008 ; Convener of IUPAC sponsored First,  Second & Third International Conference on Agrochemical Protecting Crop, Health and Natural Environment, 2008, 2012  and 2016 New Delhi; Joint Secretary, 1999-2002; Treasurer, 2002-2005 and General Secretary, 2005-2009, Society of Pesticide Science, India; NRDC Meritorious Innovation Award, 2010; Member, Academic council, Post Graduate School, IARI, 2010-14; SPPS Outstanding Scientist Award, 2013; Served as Member, Board of Management, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh, Gujarat, Anand agricultural University, Anand Gujarat, Kota Agricultural University, Kota, Rajasthan, Financial Management Committee, Anand, Gujarat; President, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Association of India, Anand, Gujarat; Member, Research Advisory Committee of National Research Centre on Seed Spices, Ajmer and NRC on Litchi, Muzaffarpur. Chairman, FAD-26 (Bureau of Indian Standards);  Fellow of Society of Plant Protection Sciences (SPPS) India; National Academy of Biological Sciences (NABS) & National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS).