Dr. Chithra Devi Pandey

Senior Scientist
Division of Germplasm Conservation
Seed Technology
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Salient Achievements:
  •  Conservation and management of 25,000 accessions of Vegetable germplasm.
  •  Methods developed and standardized for breaking seed dormancy and germination in wild Solanum,  Alium , Abelmoschus, Thespesia lampas and Corchorus  species .
  •  Standardized quick viability test in Jatroph and Baliospermum.
  • Storage behaviour was worked out in Rheum emodi, Rheum moorcroftianum, R. australe , Aegle marmelos and Wrightia tinctoria


  1. Awarded Fellow Indian Society of Seed Technology, New Delhi (2008).
  2. Awarded Certificate of appreciation to the poster on “Seed production studies in Tomato under different planting dates” authored by Chitra Devi et. al in XI National seed Seminar on Quality seed to enhance Agricultural profitability, 18-20 January, 2002.
  3. Awarded Best Poster to “Evaluation of tomato exotic germplasm for adopting climate change” authored by K.K Gangopadhaya, T.V.Prasad, Gunjeet Kumar,Chitra Pandey, Manas  Bag and M Dutta  the National Seminar on Advances in Agricultural Research towards Food Security and Environmental Sustenance, held at Visva-Bharati, Sriniketan, West Bengal, 1-3 September 2012.
  4. Awarded Best Poster to “Trait-specific Genetic Resources of Leafy Vegetables for Conservation and Utilization” authored by Chithra Devi Pandey and Sushil Pandey Under Technical Session 4A. Trait Discovery and Enhanced use of PGR.In First International Agrobiodiversity Congress, November 6-9, 2016, New Delhi, India.
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Last Updated : 01/06/2017