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Dr. Hari Prakash Meena

Date of Birth               :           1st  January 1980

Designation                 :           Scientist (Plant Breeding)

Department                 :           Crop Improvement

Institute’s Name         :           Directorate of Oilseeds Research,

Rajendranagar, Hyderabad- 500 030 India

Email: hari9323@gmail.com, Ph: 91-040-24015222, FAX: 91-040-24017969,

Mobile: 09010074685


Educational Qualifications:




Year of Passing



Division of Genetics, Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi-1100012

Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi-1100012 India



M. Sc. (Genetics and Plant Breeding)

Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi


B.Sc. Agriculture

Govt. P.G. College, Sawai- Madhopur

Rajasthan Agriculture University, Bikaner



Research Work During  M.Sc. & Ph.D.

Ph.D.  Research work

Chairman:  Dr. Jitendra Kumar

Principal Scientist, Pulses Laboratory,

Division of Genetics, IARI, Delhi

Title:  “Genetic and Breeding Studies in Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)”

M. Sc.  Research work

Chairman: Prof. H. Kumar

Division of Genetics & Plant Breeding, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

Title:  Combining ability and heterosis studies in Indian Mustard (Brassica juncea L.)


Research and Teaching Experience:




Activity carried out


Directorate of Oilseeds Research,

Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, (Andhra Pradesh) *



Joined ICAR on 11th May, 2010 to till date including NAARM training

( 2 year 5 month)

Institute Level Research  activities and

*All India Co-coordinated Research Project on Sunflower Related Research activities


* DOR is Coordinating Centre for All India Research Project on Sunflower

Institutional/External Research Projects

  1. Project DOR 101-1: Handling as  Project Associate

Collection, Characterization, Maintenance, Evaluation and Utilization of Sunflower Germplasm

  1. Project DOR 101-3: Handling as  Project Leader 

Diversification of parental base and development of elite lines, populations, varieties and hybrids in sunflower

  1. Project DOR 101-2: Project Associate

Introgression of resistance to Alterneria helianthi, powdry mildew and sunflower Necrosis Disease

  1. External Funded:: Crop Associate for Sunflower Breeder seed production of agricultural crops

Publications/Books/Chapters/Popular articles :



Journal Name/Volume/Year


Chickpea mini core germplasm collection as rich sources of diversity for crop improvement

H.P. Meena, J Kumar, H.D. Upadhyaya, C. Bharadwaj, S.K. Chauhan, A.K. Verma andA.H. Rizvi

SAT eJournal, An Open Access Journal published by ICRISAT Volume 8, 2010


Heterosis breeding in safflower: Present status and future prospects under Indian scenario.  

H.P. Meena,  M.Y. Dudhe, N. Mukta and K. Anjani

Journal of Oilseeds Research, 29: 164-167 (Special issue) (2012)


Exploration of cytoplasmic male sterility sources in castor- A concept note

C. Lavanya , M.Y.Dudhe, P.P. Zaveri and H. P. Meena

Journal of Oilseeds Research, Vol 27 (Sp. issue) 164-166 (2010)


In silico identification of conserved domains from EST database in safflower.

M. Y. Dudhe, H. P. Meena, ARG Ranganatha, N. Mukta and C. Lavanya

Journal of Oilseeds Research, 29: 178-181(Special issue) (2012)


Characterization and evaluation of sunflower germplasm (Helianthus annuus L.)

M. Y. Dudhe, H. P. Meena, M. Sujatha and ARG Ranganatha

International symposium on sunflower genetic resources Kusadasi Turkey, 16-20 October, 2011


Crop Diversification for higher productivity and profitability in Indian perspectives. A Review

S. K. Verma, Bikramaditya, Siyaram, S.B. Singh, A.S. Yadav, Digvijay Kumar, H. P. Meena, Roopkishore and B.P. Meena

International Journal of Tropical Agriculture, 27 (3-4): 477- 481 (2009).


Relative efficiency of different breeding methods for improvement of yield and yield contributing components in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)

H. P. Meena and J. Kumar

Journal of Food Legumes, Vol 25 (3): 165-170 (2012).



Genetic variability, heritability and genetic advance for yield and yield components in castor (Ricinus communis L.) genotypes.

M. Ramesh, C. Lavanya, M.V. Brahmeswara Rao and H. P. Meena

Journal of Oilseeds Research, 29(1): 101-103.



Achievements and bottlenecks of heterosis breeding of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) in India

H.P. Meena, M. Sujatha and K.S. Varaprasad

Ind. J. Genet.&Plant Breed., 73(2):123-130 (2013).


Accepted Articles for Publication




Evaluation of the reaction of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) genotypes to drought conditions using various stress tolerance indices

H. P. Meena, J. Kumar and M. Ramesh

Legume Research, December issue, 2012


Variability for qualitative characters in the mini-core collection of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) 

H. P. Meena and J. Kumar

Indian Journal of Plant genetic Resources,


Communicated Articles




Combining ability and heterosis for yield and yield contributing traits in Indian mustard (Brassica juncea L.)

H. P. Meena, H. Kumar and J. P. Lal

Journal of Oilseeds Research


Fertility restoration, Combining ability and heterosis studies in different CMS of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

C. R. Meena, B. Sinha and H. P. Meena

Journal of Oilseeds Research


Estimation of mean performance and genetic association of yield components and drought related traits in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)

H. P. Meena and J. Kumar

Legume Research


Maintainer/restorer identification for different CMS lines in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

H.P. Meena and M. Sujatha

Journal of Oilseeds Research


Combining ability analysis of quantitative traits in sesame (Sesamum indicum L.)

Narendra Kumar, S.B.S. Tikka, Bhagirath Ram, M.C. Dagla and H.P. Meena

The Bioscan Journal


Studies on combining ability and heterosis in field pea (Pisum sativum L.)

M. C. Dagla, S.B.L. Srivastav and H. P. Meena

Legume Research


Stability parameters for sex expression in castor (Ricinus communis L.) under different environment

Ramesh, M., Lavanya, C., Sujatha, M, Sivasankar, A., Aruna Kumari, J. and H. P. Meena

Indian Journal of Genetics & Plant Breeding


Assessment of genetic diversity for morphological traits in indigenous sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) genotypes

J.Jawahar Lal, Kuldeep Singh Dangi, S. Sudheer Kumar, H. P. Meena

The Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences


Genetic architecture of various plant type related traits in chickpea (cicer arietinum L.)

S. D. Sharanappa, J. Kumar, H. P. Meena, C. Bharadwaj, H.M. Jagadeesh, K.P. Raghvendra and Avinash Singode

Journal of Food Legumes


Inheritance studies for morphological characters and sex expression in pistillate and monoecious lines in castor (Ricinus communis L.)

Ramesh, M., Lavanya, C., Sujatha, M, Sivasankar, A., Aruna Kumari, J. and H. P. Meena

The Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences



Achievements/Awards Fellowships

1.      Qualified ICAR-JRF entrance examination during 2002.

2.      Qualified ICAR-SRF entrance examination during 2006. 

3.      Qualified the National Eligibility Examination (NET) in 2006, 2007 & 2008.

4.      Qualified Agriculture Research Services (ARS) examination conducted by Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board during 2009.

5.      Recipient of IARI, SRF fellowship during Ph.D. programme.



Trainings/ Conference /Seminar /Workshop attended  


  • Participated in international 8th International Safflower conference from 19-23 January, 2012, Directorate of Oilseeds Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, India.


  • National Symposium on Research and Development in Castor: Present Status and Future Strategies by Indian Society of Oilseeds Research, Hyderabad, October 2010.


  • Annual workshop on sunflower, at Akola during April, 2011
  • Annual workshop on sunflower, at Bengaluru during April, 2012.

Trainings (National)

  • NAARM (National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Rajendranagar Hyderabad), ARS training (Integral part for joining scientist post): May –Sep 2010 (4 Month)
  • Attended 21 days training programme (winter school) on “Molecular Breeding Approaches for the Genetic Enhancement of Oilseed Cropsto be organized at the Directorate of Oilseeds Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad from December 1-21, 2012.
  • Attended awareness programme on Maintenance breeding, Dus testing and Geographical indications sponsored by PPV & FR authority from 27. 01. 2011 to 29. 01. 2011 organized by Acharya N.G. Ranga Agriculture University, Hyderabad.
  • Attended training programme on “Plant Variety Protection and Commercialization” sponsored by Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmer’s Rights Authority Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India on 21. 03. 2012.

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Worked as examination invigilator for ICAR SRF examination conducted by ICAR during Dec. 2012.
  • Worked on DPC (Departmental promotion committee) for the promotion of technical persons.
  • Attended awareness programme on Maintenance Breeding, DUS testing and Geographical indications sponsored by PPV & FR authority from 27-29 January, 2011.
  • Attended training programme on Plant Variety Protection and Commercialization sponsored by Protection of plant varieties and Farmer’s Rights Authority Ministry of Agricultural, Govt. of India on 21.03.2012.
  • Attended Data Analysis using SAS at NAARM from 17.08.2011 to 23.08.2011.

Life/ Annual Membership of Research Journals

  • Life membership of  ISOR (Indian Society of Oilseeds Research) 
  • Annul membership of Indian Journal of Genetics & Plant Breeding
  • Annul membership of  Legume Research
  • Annul membership of  Food Legume
  • Annul membership of  the Madras Agricultural Journal



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