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Present Director

Present Director: Dr. Bakshi Ram w.e.f October 28, 2014

Dr. Bakshi Ram, a distinguished Plant Breeder with over 30 years of experience in Sugarcane Research, has assumed office as Director, Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore with effect from October 28, 2014. He has earlier worked as Director, Uttar Pradesh Council of Sugarcane Research, Shahjahanpur. Prior to that he was the Head, Regional Station, Karnal (Haryana) of Sugarcane Breeding Institute. He obtained his Masters and Doctoral Degrees from CCS Haryana Agricultural University. He had developed 12 sugarcane varieties, one wheat variety (WH 416) and four genetic stocks of sugarcane. Among these, the cane varieties, Co 98014, Co 0118, Co 0238, Co 0239 and Co 05011 are popular in sub-tropical India. Variety Co 0238 in particular, currently occupies over 2 lakh hectares in the North Indian states. He has several national and international publications to his credit. He is the recipient of several awards and recognitions like Gold Medal B.Sc.(Hons); Ag.(1981), Dr. Ram Dhan Singh Gold Medal M.Sc. (Ag).(1983), Eminent Agriculture Scientist Award (2005), Noel Deerr Gold Medal Award, STAI, New Delhi (2010),Felicitation for outstanding contribution in the field of Sugarcane Breeding – CCS HAU Alumni Association (2012) Certificate of Appreciation, Distt. Admn., Karnal (2012) Industry Excellence Award, STAI, New Delhi (2013).

Past Directors

Past Directors

Dr. N.V Nair

Jan 2006 - Sep 2014

Dr. N. Balasundaram

Acting 2001-2005

Dr. T.V. Sreenivasan

2000 - 2001

Dr. B.K. Tripathi

1996 - 1999

Dr. K.C. Alexander

Acting: 1994-1996

Dr. K.Mohan Naidu

1979 - 1994

Dr. S.S. Shaw

1970 - 1975

Dr. J.T. Rao

1961-70; 1976-79

Dr. N.R. Bhat

1958 - 1961

Dr. N.L. Dutt

1950 - 1958

Sir. T.S. Venkatraman

Govt. Sugarcane Expert : 1912 - 1942

Dr. C.A. Barber

Govt. Sugarcane Expert : 1912 - 1918




गन्ने ने किसानों को बनाया आत्मनिर्भर : बक्शी राम (Source: जागरण संवाददाता, करनाल)"

World Soil Day was celebrated on 05.12.2018 in a farmer’s field at Vairamangam, Erode District."

"Updated Advisory for fall armyworm attack in sugarcane"

DG, ICAR inaugurates the XII ISSCT International Workshop at Coimbatore

Mobile-App "Cane Adviser" on Sugarcane for Cane growers and millers launched.

" Certificates of Variety Registration (Co 0118,Co 0237,Co 0403,Co 05011) ”

" Plant Variety Registration - Varieities registered ”

''Vacancy Announcements ”

''भा.कृ.अनु.प - गन्ना प्रजनन संस्थान क्षेत्रीय केन्द्र , करनाल - कार्यवाही विवरण।/ सारांश ”

Mobile-App "Cane Adviser" on Sugarcane for Cane growers and millers developed.

Twenty new sugarcane varieties undergoing field trials

UP becomes largest sugarcane producer with 87 lakh tonnes sugar

Dr.Bakshi Ram, Director, ICAR-SBI felicitated for his contributions in improving farmers’ income and sugar recovery through the variety Co 0238.

UP Sugar Output hits all-time record

Ganne Ki Kheti Mein Ab to 38-38 Ho Ri

Sugarcane farmers opt for drought-tolerant varieties

Sugarcane Breeding Institute gets award for two predominant varieties

Sugarcane Breeding Institute's two cane varieties recognised

" The Wonder Variety Co 0238 was evolved under the leadership of Dr.Bakshi Ram, Director, ICAR-SBI at Regional center,Karnal is doing wonders in subtropical India (UP)."

"Ganna Prakash - Hindi magazine"

"Success story (100tons/acre) YLD free Co 86032"

Advisories to mitigate the impact of drought in sugarcane

Yield potential of Co 0238 in UP(Source: Hindustan, Lucknow)

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