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Prof. Sudhir Kumar Sopory

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An eminent scientist and educationist, Prof. Sudhir Kumar Sopory began his academic career in the year 1973 as member of the faculty of the School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Prof. Sudhir Kumar Sopory, Born in Ambala, India on 7 January 1948. Born in Ambala, India on 7 January 1948. Educated at S.P. College, Srinagar, 1962-66; Kashmir University, 1966-68; University of Delhi, 1969-73; Max-Planck-Institute, Koeln, Germany, 1976-78; University of Texas, Austin, USA, 1981-82; USDA, Beltsville, USA, 1987-88; University of Munich, Germany, 1991-92; B.Sc. 1966; M.Sc. 1968; Ph.D. 1973. Assistant Professor, 1973-79, Associate Professor, 1979-85, and Prof. of Plant Physiology, 1985-97, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; Head, Plant Molecular Biology, International Centre for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology, New Delhi, 1997-2011; Vice Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, 2011-15; Arturo Falaschi Emeritus Scientist, ICGEB, New Delhi, 2016.

  • Vice Chancellor

    2011- 2016

    Jawaharlal Nehru University,New Delhi


  • Ph.D. in plant molecular biology

    1968 To 1973

    University of Delhi,New Delhi

  • M.Sc.

    1966 To 1968

    Sri Pratap College,Sri Nagar


  • T. N. Khoshoo Memorial Award, 2014

  • NASI Prof. R. N. Tandon Memorial Award, 2012

  • B. M. Johri Memorial Award, 2012


  • 2013- 2016 President, Indian Society of Plant Physiology

    Indian Society Of Plant Physiology

  • 2016- Onwards, Arturo Falaschi Emeritus Scientist


  • 2011- 2015 Vice Chancellor

    Jawaharlal Nehru University,New Delhi