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Name : Dr. Amrit Lamichaney
Designation : Scientist
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Telephone (Office) : +91-512-2580986, Ext. 2003
Mobile No. : +91-79058 85766, +91-76178 03675
Date of joining ICAR : 01st July, 2014
Discipline and specialization : Seed Science and Technology
Training/advance exposure in the area of work :
  • Attended workshop on IPR Protection in Agricultural Research organized by ICAR-IIPR, Kanpur on March 13, 2015.
  • Attended short course on ‘Cropwild relatives: Identification, collecting and utilization’ held at ICAR-NBPGR, New Delhi from 19-28 August 2015.
  • Participated in 3 days training course organized by ASCI on Skill Development held at RVSKVV, Gwalior during December 11-13, 2017.

Professional Information

Contribution to the scientific advancement

  • Standardized seed quality enhancement techniques of pulses.
  • Identified number of pre harvest sprouting tolerant lines in mungbean and urdbean.
  • Elucidating the effect of abiotic stresses (CO2, temperature, rainfall) on seed quality of pulses.
  • Involved in breeder and quality seed production of pulses.
  • Conservation of Pulse Genetic Resources.

Current area of research

Seed Research, Seed Production and PGR Conservation.


  • Amrit Lamichaney, Dillip Kumar Swain, Poonam Biswal, Vaibhav Kumar, Narendra Pratap Singh and Kali Krishna Hazra(2019). Elevated atmospheric carbon–dioxide affects seed vigour of rice (Oryza sativa L.). Environmental and Experimental Botany. 157: 171-176
  • Amrit Lamichaney, Pradeep Kumar Chettri, Anirban Mukherjee, Aniruddha Maity and Kumari Shubha(2019). Indigenous methods of grain storage followed by the Lepcha and Limbo tribes in the Himalayan tract of Sikkim. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge 18(4): 769-774.
  • Amrit Lamichaney, Pradip Kumar Katiyar, Vijay Laxmi and Aditya Pratap(2018). Variation in pre-harvest sprouting tolerance and fresh seed germination in mungbean (Vigna radiata L.) genotypes. Plant Genetic Resources 16 (5): 437-445.
  • Amrit Lamichaney, S. Kudekallu, U. Kamble, N. Sarangapany, P.K. Katiyar and A. Bohra(2017). Differences in seed vigour traits between desi(pigmented) and kabuli(non-pigmented) ecotypes of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) and its association with field emergence. Journal of Environmental Biology 38(5): 735-742.
  • Amrit Lamichaney, V. Kumar and P.K. Katiyar(2018). Effect of seed priming induced metabolic changes on germination and field emergence of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Journal of Environmental Biology 39: 522-528.

Awards and Fellowships

  • Best Centre Award 2014-15 for outstanding Breeder Seed Production from ICAR-Indian Institute of Seed Science, Mau.
  • Best Team of the Institute Award 2018, ICAR-Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Kanpur.
  • Indian Society of Seed Technology Young Scientist Award – 2018.
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