- 1. General Information
- 2. Educational Qualification
- 3. Service Details
- 4. Administrative Posts held
- 5. International Experience
- 6. Publications
- 7. Awards/Honours/Recognitions etc.
- 8. Chairman/Nodal officer/Member of Administrative/Management Committees etc
- 9. Significant contributions
- 10. Vision for the University
|Name||Dr. Jai Gopal|
|Date of Birth||25.10.1954|
|Place of Birth||Hoshiarpur, Punjab|
|Permanent Address||C-58, Kendriya Vihar 2, Sector 25, Panchkula 134 119 (Haryana)|
|Qualification||Year||% Achieved||University||Subject/Topic of Specialization|
|Ph. D||1996||4.0/4.0 (OGPA)||Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana||Genetics-Biotechnology|
|Post Graduation||1977||3.83/4.0 (OGPA)||Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana||Genetics-Plant Breeding|
|Graduation||1975||71.1%||Guru Nanak University, Amritsar||Biology|
|Post||Organization||Duration||Experience (in years and months)|
|Director||ICAR-Directorate of Onion & Garlic Research, Pune||09.01.2012||31.10.2016||4 years and 10 months|
|Principal Scientist (equivalent to Professor)||ICAR-Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla||27.07.1998||08.01.2012
|16 years and 10 months|
|Senior Scientist(equivalent to Associate Professor)||ICAR-Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla||01.07.1984||26.07.1998||12 years and 1 month|
|Scientist (equivalent to Assistant Professor)||ICAR-Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla||03.08.1978||30.06.1984||5 years and 11 months|
|Research Associate||Punjab Agri. Univ. Ludhiana||21.11.1977||02.08.1978||8 months|
|1||Director||ICAR-Directorate of Onion & Garlic Research, Pune||09.01.2012||31.10.2016|
|2||Head of Division||Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla||24.05.2005||08.01.2012|
|3||Head of Regional Station||Central Potato Research Station, Darjeeling||01.01.1986||26.01.1989|
Visited more than 20 countries for academic and research related assignments. The important ones are listed below.
- Visiting Professor at Hokkaido University, Japan in two spells of total one year on JSPS Invitation Fellowship.
- Researcher at International Potato Center, Lima Peru as Visiting Associate of Third World Academy of Sciences and UNESCO in two spells of total 5 months.
- Panel Member (CGIAR, FAO) for External programme and management review of CIP, Lima, Peru for one full term and visited Peru and seven African countries.
- Task Force Member, FAO, Rome for Global Initiative on Plant breeding.
- Chaired/co-chaired scientific conferences/workshops and presented research papers in China, Germany, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Morocco.
Total 314; Hi index 19; i10 index 35; Citations >1200
List of Important Research Publications:
Gopal, J., P.C. Gaur and M.S. Rana, 1992. Early generation selection for agronomic characters in a potato breeding programme. Theor. Appl. Genet. 84: 709-713.
Gopal, J. 1994. Flowering behaviour, male sterility and berry setting in tetraploid Solanum tuberosum germplasm. Euphytica germplasm. Euphytica 72: 133-142.
Gopal, J., P.C. Gaur and M.S. Rana, 1994. Heritability, and intra- and inter- generation associations between tuber yield and its components in potato (Solanum tuberosum L.). Plant Breeding 112: 80-83.
Gopal, J. 1997. Progeny selection for agronomically important characters in early generations of potato breeding programmes. Theor. Appl. Genet. Theor. Appl. Genet. 95: 307-311.
Gopal, J. and J.L. Minocha, 1997. Effectiveness of selection at microtuber crop level in potato. Plant Breeding and J.L. Minocha, 1997. 116: 293-295.
Gopal, J. and J.L. Minocha, 1997. Genetic divergence for cross prediction in potato. Euphytica and J.L. Minocha, 1997. 97: 269-275.
Gopal, J., J.L. Minocha and J. S. Sidhu, 1997. Comparative performance of potato crops raised from microtubers induced in dark versus microtubers induced in light. Potato Res. 40: 407-412.
Gopal, J. 1998. General combining ability and its repeatability in early generations of potato breeding programmes. Potato Res. 41: 21-28.
Gopal, J. 1998. Heterosis and combining ability analysis for resistance to early blight (Alternaria solani) in potato. Potato Res. 41: 311-317.
Gopal, J. 1998. Identification of superior parents and crosses in potato breeding programmes. Theor. Appl. Genet. Theor. Appl. Genet. 96: 287-293.
Gopal, J. and J.L. Minocha, 1998. Effectiveness of and J.L. Minocha, 1998. Effectiveness of in vitro selection for agronomic characters in potato. Euphytica 103: 67-74.
Gopal, J., J.L. Minocha and H.S. Dhaliwal, 1998. Microtuberization in potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) Plant Cell Reports 17: 794-798.
Gopal, J., G.S. Chahal and J.L. Minocha, 2000. Progeny mean, heterosis and heterobeltiosis in Solanum tuberosum x tuberosum and S. tuberosum x andigena families under a short day sub-tropic environment. Potato Res. 43: 61-70.
Gopal, J. 2001. In vitro and in vivo genetic parameters and character association in potato. Euphytica 118: 145-151.
Gopal, J., Raj Kumar and GS Kang. 2002. Effectiveness of using a minitubers crop for selection for agronomic characters in potato breeding programmes. Potato Res. 45: 145-151
Gopal, J., Anjali Chamail and D. Sarkar. 2002. Slow-growth in vitro conservation of potato gemplasm at normal propagaton temperature. Potato Res. 45: 203-213.
Gopal, J. and B.P. Singh. 2003/04. Screening potatoes for resistance to late blight (Phytophthora infestans) under field conditions. Potato Res. 46: 47-56.
Gopal, J., Anjali Chamail and D. Sarkar. 2004. In vitro production of microtubers for conservation of potato germplasm: Effect of genotype, abscisic acid and sucrose. In Vitro Celluar and Development Biology –Plant 40: 485-490.
Gopal, J. and K. Oyama. 2005. Genetic base of Indian potato selections as revealed by pedigree analysis. Euphytica 142: 23-31.
Kumar, R and J. Gopal. 2006. Repeatability of progeny mean, combining ability, heterosis and heterobeltiosis in early generations of a potato breeding programme. Potato Res. 49: 131-141.
Gopal, J. and K. Iwama. 2007. In vitro screening against water-stress mediated through sorbitol and polyethylene glycol. Plant Cell Reports 26: 693-700.
Gopal, J., K. Iwama and Y.Jitsuyama. 2008. Effect of water stress mediated through agar on in vitro growth of potato. In vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology-Plant 44: 221-228.
Gopal, J., V. Kumar and S.K. Luthra. 2008. Top-cross vs. poly-cross as alternative to test-cross for estimating the general combining ability in potato. Plant Breeding 127: 441-445.
Tiwari J. K., Poonam, D. Sarkar, S.K. Pandey, J. Gopal and S. Raj Kumar. 2010. Molecular and morphological characterization of somatic hybrids between Solanum tuberosum L and S. etuberosum Lindl. Plant Cell Tiss. Organ Cult. 103: 175-187.
Gopal, J. and Nain S. Chauhan 2010. Slow-growth in vitro conservation of potato germplasm at low temperature. Potato Research 53: 141-145.
Kumar, R., G.S. Kang, S.K. Pandey and J. Gopal. 2011. Genetic base and relatedness of Indian early maturing potato (Solanum tuberosum) selections. J. Agricultural Science, Cambridge. 149: 217-225.
Sarkar. D., Jagesh K. Tiwari, Sushruti Sharma, Poonam, Sanjeev Sharma, J. Gopal, B.P. Singh, S.K. Luthra, S.K. Pandey and D. Pattanayak. 2011. Production and characterization of somatic hybrids between Solanum tuberosum L. and S. pinnatisectum Dun. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture 107: 427-440.
Patil V.U., J. Gopal and B.P. Singh. 2012. Improvement for bacterial wilt resistance in potato by conventional and biotechnological approaches. Agricultural Research 1: 299-316
Gopal, J. V. Kumar, R. Kumar and P. Mathur. 2013. Comparison of different approaches to establish a core collection of Andigena (Solanum tuberosum Group Andigena) potatoes. Potato Res 56: 85-98.
Gawande, S.J., V.S. Gurav, A.A. Ingle and J. Gopal. 2014. First report of Leek yellow stripe virus infecting Allium sativum in westrn India. Plant Disease. 98: 1015.
Anandan S., S.R. Mote and J. Gopal. 2104. Evaluation of onion varietal identity using SSR markers. Seed Sci. & Technology. 42: 279-285.
Gawande, S.J., V.S. Gurav, A.A. Ingle and J. Gopal. 2014. First report of Iris yellow spot virus infecting Allium tuberosum in India. Plant Disease. 98: 1161.
Gopal, J. 2014. Heterosis breeding in potato. Agricultural Research 3: 204-217.
Gawande, S.J., V.S. Gurav, A.A. Ingle D.P. Martin, R. Ashokan and J. Gopal. 2015. Sequence analysis of Indian Iris yellow spot virus ambisense genome segments: evidence of interspecies RNA recombination. Archives of Virology, DOI:10.1007/s00705-015-2354.
Uchino H., K. Iwama, Y. Jitsuyama, T. Yudate, S. Nakamura and J. Gopal. 2015. Interseeding a cover crop as a weed management tool is more compatible with soyabean than with maize in organic farming systems. Plant Production Sci. 18: 187-196.
Gopal, J. 2015. Challenges and way-forward in selection of superior parents, crosses and clones in potato breeding. Potato Res. 58: 165-188.
|Sl. No.||Award/Fellowship etc.||Year of Award||Awarded by|
|1||ISGPB Fellow||1989-till date||Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding, New Delhi|
|2||Councillor||1981;91-92; 1997-98||Indian Potato Association, Shimla|
|3||MS Randhawa Medal||1995||Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana|
|4||Jawahar Lal Nehru Award||1997||Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi|
|5||Vasant Rao Naik Memorial Certificate of Merit||1998||Punjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidayapeeth, Akola|
|6||IPA Medal||1999||Indian Potato Association, Shimla|
|7||Convener (session)||1999||Global Potato Congress, New Delhi|
|8||TWAS-UNESCO Associate||2001-2003||Third World Academy of Sciences, Italy and UNESCO, Geneva|
|2002||International Potato Conference, Hamburg, Germany|
|10||JSPS Fellow||2003- till date||Japan Society for Promotion of Science, Tokyo|
|11||NAAS Fellow||2003-till date||National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi|
|12||Dr. S. Ramanujam Merit Award||2004||Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla|
|13||Chairman, International Potato Conference (Session)||2004||African Potato Association, Agadir, Morocco|
|14||Best Poster Award||2005||Indian Potato Association, Shimla|
|15||Processing Editor, Potato Research||2005-till date||European Potato Association, Netherlands|
|16||Editor-in-chief||2006-2011||Indian Potato Association, Shimla|
|17||Panel Member, Science Council||2007||CGIAR, FAO, Rome|
|18||Recognition Award||2007-08||National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi|
|19||Chairman (Session, Invited)
|2008||International Potato Conference, Brasov, Romania|
|20||Coordinator||2008||Global Potato Conference, New Delhi|
|21||Convener||2008||Global Potato Conference, New Delhi|
|22||Member Task Force II, GIPB||2008||FAO, Rome|
|23||Best Poster Award||2008||Indian Potato Association, Shimla|
|24||Distinguished Fellow||2008-till date||Indian Potato Association, Shimla|
|25||Editor (Four Journals)||2008-2011||Global Science Books, UK|
|26||Life Member (ASCI)||2008-till date||Administrative Staff College, Hyderabad|
|27||Editor-in-abroad||2009-2014||Japan Soc. Plant Production Science|
|28||IPA Gold Medal||2012||Indian Potato Association|
|29||Member, Agriculture Research Council||2012||Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, Parbhani|
|30||Best paper award||2013||The Horticulture Society of India, New Delhi|
|31||Coordinator, Joint AGRISCO||2013-2015||Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri|
|32||IPA Gold Medal||2014||Indian Potato Association, Shimla|
|33||Chairman, National Citrus Meet, Session: Climate||2013||NRC on Citrus, Nagpur|
|34||Chairman, Onion Parishad||2013||KVK, Naraingaon, Pune|
|35||Member, Advisory Committee, National Seminar||2013||Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwvidayala, Raipur|
|36||Member, Organizing Committee, National Seminar||2013||Indian Society of Vegetable Sciences, Varanasi|
|37||Member, Research Degree Committee||2013||Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut|
|38||President, Krishi Tantrogyan Mahotsava||2013||KVK, Naraingaon, Pune|
|39||Referee, Young Scientist Award Programme||2014||The Indian Science Congress, Kolkata|
|40||Co-Chair, National Conference Session||2014||Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi|
|41||Member, National Advisory Committee, Natioanl Seminar||2014||NRC, Pomegranate, Solapur|
|42||Vice-President||2015||Indian Society of Alliums|
|44||Co-Chair, Technical Session||2015||PPV&FRA, New Delhi|
|45||Member, National Council of Agricultural Scientists||2016||Indian Council of Food and Agriculture|
Years/No. of Times
|1||Member, Institute Management Committee(CTCRI)||3 years||Central Tuber Crop Research Institute, Thiruvanthpuram|
|2||Scientist In-charge, Farm Management||4 years||Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla|
|3||Member Secretary, Institute Technology Management Unit||4 years||Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla|
|4||Member, Institute Technology Management Committee||4 years||Directorate of Mushrooms Research, Solan|
|5||Nodal officer, DUS test Scheme for potato (PPV & FR)||8 years||Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla|
|6||Coordinator, NATP project on True Potato seed||4 years||Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla|
|7||Coordinator, NATP project on Plant Biodiversity||5 years||Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla|
|8||Member, Institute Biosafety Committee||5 years||Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla|
|9||Member Secretary, Germplasm Registration Committee||6 years||Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla|
|10||Nodal Officer, Potato Germplasm (NBPGR)||6 years||Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla|
|11||Member Secretary, Scientist Meet||5 years||Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla|
|12||Member, Consultancy Cell||3 years||Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla|
|13||Member, Purchase Advisory Committee||3 years||Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla|
|14||Chief Liaison Officer, Parliamentary Standing Committee||1 time||Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla|
|15||Member, Library Advisory Committee||3 years||Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla|
|16||Member, PG Committee||6 years||Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla|
|17||Member, Hindi Committee||4 years||Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla|
|18||Member, Purchase Committee||5 years||Central Potato Research Station, Jalandhar|
|19||Chairman/member, Selection Committee for DPC of staff & appointment of SRF/RAs||6 times||Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla|
|20||Director’s representative at ASRB selection committees||2 times||Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla|
|21||Member, Project Screening and Evaluation Committee||3 years||Himachal Pradesh Medicinal Plant Board, Shimla|
|22||Member, Scientific Advisory Committee||4 years||KVK, Naraingaon, Pune|
|23||Member, Selection Committee, for SMS||1 time||KVK, Naraingaon, Pune|
|24||Scientist Member, Managing Committee||4 years||NHRDF, Nasik|
|25||Member, Selection Committee, Farm Superintendent,||1 time||KVK, Babhaleshwar (Ahmednagar) (ICAR Nominee)|
|26||Member, DPC, ARS Scientists||3 times||ICAR New Delhi|
|27||Chairman, DPC, ARS Scientists||1time||NIASM, Baramati (ICAR Nominee)|
- Developed 12 varieties and 10 genetic stocks of potato which have been registered at the national level and are in use and cultivation. Among these are early bulking variety Kufri Pukhraj, wart immune variety Kufri Kanchan, late blight resistant potato varieties Kufri Shalija and Kufri Girdhari.
- Developed 8 onion varieties which are in cultivation and a genetic stock which has been registered at the national level, Among these, Bhima Super and Bhimla Shakti are in great demand and licensed under public-private partnership.
- Established the biggest potato gene bank of South Asia at the CPRI, Shimla. The collection has more than 3900 accessions of 120 cultivated and wild species which are being maintained in in-vitro as well in field gene banks.
- Developed in-vitro conservation and microproapgtion protocols for potato, and used these in seed production and potato breeding.
- Developed morphological descriptors for distinctness, uniformity, and stability tests of new varieties for registration as per UPOV guidelines.
- Guided PhD students and conducted viva-voce of a number of post-graduate students.
- Conducted External Programme Management and Research (EPMR) review of International Potato Centre (CIP) as a panel member of Science Council, CGIAR, and participated in face –to face Task Force 2 meeting of Global Initiative on Plant breeding, FAO, Rome.
- Handled more than 20 mega programmes of research and development and involved in inter-disciplinary coordination, impact assessment and monitoring of various research programmes running in partnership with international and national institutes, universities and private organizations.
- Worked as member secretary of many important national committees including the institute technology Management Committee, IPR and DUS testing committee, Institute Bio safety committee, store purchase, farm management, library strengthening, institute management and seminar/conference committees.
- As Research Manager in the capacities of Director and Head of Division planned, coordinated, and monitored a large number of research and developmental projects. Funding proposals including EFC plans prepared, and presented, and expenditure plans implemented as per approved guidelines.
- As Project Coordinator for All India Network Research Project on Onion and Garlic, which is running at 28 centers throughout India.
- Organized a number of trainings, workshops, seminars, brain-storming sessions, farmers’ fairs, exhibitions, meetings including IRC, RAC, IMC etc. Brought out a number of documents including annual reports, review reports, Vision-2050, technical bulletins etc. Created infrastructure in terns of buildings, equipments, repositories, etc.
To help improve standard of education as judged from the fellowships, competitive grants and the level of placements achieved by the students.
To help improve the quality of research as judged from the commercial worth of the technologies and products developed and the citation index of the research publications.
To help improve the working environment and output of various activities of the university as judged from the adoption and value achieved by students, teachers, researchers and other stake holders including public.
To achieve above mentioned targets, high standard of honesty and integrity shall be maintained and directives of the Government shall be implemented in the best spirit without favour and enmity to anyone. Equal importance will be given to all disciplines and an interdisciplinary mode of working will be promoted. The frontier areas of education and research like biotechnology, computer science, nanotechnology, bioinformatics etc. will be promoted so as to generate centers of excellence in these fields with funding of projects from national and international education and research supporting agencies/organizations. Linkages will be established with other institutes.
I aspire to contribute to the all round development of the university so as to achieve a high ranking among the Indian universities.