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Name : Dr. Uday Chand Jha
Designation : Scientist (Senior Scale)
Email : uday_gene@yahoo.co.in
Telephone (Office) : +91-0512 2580994, Ext. 2301
Mobile No. : +91-7800408846
Date of joining ICAR : 15th December 2009
Discipline and specialization : Genetics & Plant Breeding.
Training/advance exposure in the area of work. :
  • Received training on Food Legumes Improvement from 8th May to 17th May 2011 at ICARDA (The International center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas) Aleppo, Syria.
  • Received training on Application of Molecular markers in Crop Improvement (Eight ICRISAT-CEG Course) on 8-19 Novemeber 2010, at ICRISAT, India.

Professional Information

Contribution to the scientific advancement :
  • Worked out genetics of heat stress tolerance and developed mapping populations for heat stress tolerance in chickpea.
  • Developed genomics resources (SSR based) for molecular breeding for developing heat stress tolerance in chickpea.
  • Associated in developing three chickpea varieties.
Current area of research :
  • Abiotics stress breeding(drought and heat stress) in chickpea.
Publications :
  • Jha UC, Bohra A, Jha R, Parida SK (2019) Salinity stress response and ‘omics’ approaches for improving salinity stress tolerance in major grain legumes. Plant Cell report. doi.org/10.1007/s00299-019-02374-5 NAAS rating: 9.0
  • Jha UC (2018) Current advances in chickpea genomics: applications and future perspectives. Plant Cell Reports 37:947–965 NAAS rating: 9.0 doi.org/10.1007/s00299-019-02374-5 NAAS rating: 9.0.
  • Jha UC, Jha R, Bohra A, Parida SK, Kole PC,Thakro V, Singh D, Singh NP (2018) Population structure and association analysis of heat stress relevant traits in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). 3 Biotech 8:43 NAAS rating: 7.8.
  • Bohra A, Jha UC, KaviKishor PB, Pandey S, Singh NP (2014) Genomics and molecular breeding in lesser explored pulse crops: Current trends and future opportunities. Biotechnology Advances 32: 1410–1428. NAAS rating: 17.45 (Annexure page no. 19).
  • Jha UC, Bohra AB, Jha R (2016) Breeding approaches and genomics technologies to increase crop yield under low-temperature stress. Plant Cell Rep 36(1):1-35 NAAS rating: 9.0.
Awards and Fellowships :
  • ISPRD Fellow.
  • Young Scientist Award on the eve of the Third International Conference on Bioresource and Stress management, held during 8-11 Nov. 2017 at Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.