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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


Swachchhta Pakhwada 2017

Conduct of National Level Training Course on' Scientific Sugarcane Cultivation’ under NFSM- Nominations Solicited

International Symposium on Sugarcane Research (Sucrosym 2017) First Circular

UP becomes largest sugarcane producer with 87 lakh tonnes sugar

Cost-saving sugarcane seedling transplanter (Source: The Times of India - Coimbatore, May 23, 2017)

New Transplanter developed for sugarcane (Source: The Indian Express - Coimbatore, May 23, 2017)

Agriculture Scientist Dr. Bakshi Ram has been honoured by Dr. Sanjeev kumar Balyan, MoS, Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation

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

Doubling the farmer’s income by March, 2022-Action Plan meeting of Tamil Nadu state Coordination committee held on 27th March,2017 at Conference Hall, State Planning Commission, Chennai .

Best farmers award for Mr Gyan Ghai a farmer associated with ICAR- SBI Regional Centre, Karnal

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)."

"Co 0238 in Farmer Shri. Umesh field in Muzaffarnagar,Uttar Pradesh"

"Ganna Prakash - Hindi magazine"

"Hand Book Identification of Promising Sugarcane Clones"

"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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