his book has been designed to cover the course of Graduate and Postgraduate levels of various Indian Agricultural and General Universities. It also covers the syllabus of Agricultural Research Services Examination and National Eligibility Test conducted by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi. The present book entitled “Simplified Plant Sciences” has been designed to fulfill this long felt need of genetics plant breeding students. This book is helpful for both graduate and postgraduate level students. I hope this book would be useful to the students, teachers and researchers engaged in the field and also for those who are appearing in various competitive examinations, such as ARS, NET, Civil Services and other examinations. This book is also helpful to the UG, PG & Ph.D. students who are related to plant breeding discipline. This book is also helpful to the Banking services examination (IBPS).
Dr. Amit Tomar (b. 1987) hails from an agricultural family of Western Uttar Pradesh (Village- Hathchhoya, TehsilUnn, District- Shamli). He is Graduate in B.Sc. (Agriculture) and obtained his Master and Doctorate degrees in Genetics & Plant Breeding from Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology, Kanpur. He has throughout a brilliant academic record. He has been awarded the Gold Medal in M.Sc. (Ag) degree. He is an authorofthree booksviz., “Breeding Oilseed Crops” published from Agro India Publication, Allahabad, “Plant Science At A Glance” published from Balaji Publication, New Delhi and “Competitive Plant Breeding” published from Kushal Publication & Distributors, Varanasi, “Seed Technology” published from Kushal Publication & Distributions, Varanasi, “Genetic analysis for seed yield and its contributing traits in Indian mustard (Brassica juncea L. Czern & Coss) and “Research Trends in Seed Production Technology of Oilseed Crops” Published from “Lambert Publication Academy, Germany. He is a member of several scientific societies and published more than 100 research papers and 25 review papers and more than 20 popular articles in reputed scientific journals/ magazines and he has passed National Eligibility Test (three times) in Genetics & Plant Breeding, conducted by Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board (ASRB). He has qualified the ARS exam (pre & mains three times). He has been awarded Inspire Fellowship from Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi during his Ph.D. programme. Presently he is working as a Teaching / Research Associate in Genetics & Plant Breeding at Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University, Jhansi, U.P., India.
Prof. Mahak Singh (b. 1965) has obtained his B.Sc. (Ag) Hons degree (Gold medalist) from Meerut University, Meerut, M.Sc. (Ag) Genetics & Plant Breeding from Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology, Kanpur and Ph.D. degree in Agricultural Botany (Genetics & Plant Breeding) from Meerut University, Meerut. He has thought a brilliant academic record. His specialization is in Plant Breeding and Genetics. Dr. Mahak Singh has over 31 years of research, teaching experience in Plant Breeding and Genetics in various capacities. He has published more than 188 research papers and articles in reputed scientific journals and magazine. He has participated and presented research papers in various National and International Conferences, Seminars and Symposia. He has contributed ten varieties of Rapeseed-mustard, namely, Urvashi (RK 9501), Basanti (RK 8501), Kanti (RK 9807), Maya (RK 9902), Ashirwad (RK 01-3), Pitambari (RKYS 05-2) and Tapeshwari (TK 06-1) Azad Chetna (TKM-142), Azad Mahak (KMR(E) 152) and Surekha (KMR-16-2). He was Incharge, AICRP Groundnut Mainpuri and Incharge, AICRP Linseed, Kanpur. He is an author of five books viz., “Seed Production Technology of Oilseed Crops”, “Hand Book of Science and Agriculture”, “Atlas Oilseed Crops”, “Production Technology Oilseed Crops” and “Breeding Oilseed Crops”. Dr. Mahak Singh is expert in Public Service Commission and Higher Education in different states and member of several scientific societies and referee of different Journals. He remained a member of Board of Studies in Agricultural Botany in Meerut University, Meerut for three years (From 2008 to 2012), member of Board of Studies in Agricultural graduate and Post-graduate in State University, Allahabad (U.P.) From 2017 to till date, Member, Board of Studies and Research Advisory in Agricultural Botany Department in B.H.U., Varansi (U.P.) from 2017 to till date and member of Board of Studies in Agricultural Graduate and Post-graduate in Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia, Awadh University, Faizabad (From 2009 to till date). He is member of the “Education Council” from 28 September, 2020 to till date at Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University, Jaunpur-222002 (U.P.). Presently he is working as an Economic Botanists (Oilseeds) and Incharge AICRP (Rapeseed-mustard), then Groundnut, Linseed and Castor at Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur (U.P.).