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Name : Dr. Archana Singh
Designation : Principal Scientist
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Telephone (Office) : +91-94736 18363
Mobile No. : +91-91311 14703
Date of joining ICAR : 18th June 2009
Discipline and specialization : Economic Boatany & Plant Genetic Resources ; Genetics of Pulse crops and medicinal plants (Tissue culture and molecular biology).
Training/advance exposure in the area of work :
  • Conservation of Molecular Markers and Biodiversity at M. S. Swaminathan Reesearch Foundation, Chennai, India.
  • Quantitative Decision Making Techniques for Agricultural Management and Research for Scientific personnel of IGFRI at IIFM, Bhopal, India.
  • An exposure visit at ICARDA, Syria.
  • General Management Programme for middle & senior level women scientists at ASCI, Hyderabad, India .
  • International Workshop on “Breeding Data Management and Recent Advances in Data management & Bioinformatics” at Debre Zeyit, ICRISAT-Ethiopia.
  • International Training course on “Breeding approaches for enhancing genetic gains in Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals” at The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST), Arusha, Tanzania.

Professional Information

Contribution to the scientific advancement

Three varieties of Artimisia annua / Ocimum bacilicum (Jeevan Raksha, Suraksha & Kusumohak), one Clitoria ternatea variety (JGCT 2010-3) and three varieties of urdbean (IPU 13-1, IPU 10-26 & IPU 11-02).

Current area of research

  • Characterization and evaluation of plant genetic resources of Pulse crops, pre-breeding / breeding / mutation breeding.


  • Archana Singh, N.P. Singh, S. N. Gurha and A.N. Asthana(1999). In Vitro Selection against Ascochyta Blight of Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology 8(2): 117-119.
  • Archana Singh, N.P. Singh and A.N. Asthana(1999). Genetic Potential of Wide Crosses in Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Legume Research 22(1): 19-25.
  • Archana Singh and N.P. Singh(2009). Estimation of genetic parameters in recombinant line (RIL) populations derived from inter-specific cross of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding 69(2): 1-5.
  • Archana Singh and N.P. Singh(2012). Development of inter-specific hybrid between Cicer arietinum and Cicer judaicum through embryo rescue and characterization of interspecific derivatives for various traits of economic importance. Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding. 72(2):174-182.
  • Archana Singh, D. Deb, U.P. Singh and A.K. Roy(2012). Multivariate analysis for morphological characters of grasspea (Lathyrus sativus L.) . Journal of Food Legumes. 25(2):112-115.

Awards and Fellowships

  • Fellow, Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.
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