Directorate of Research

Dr. Sita Ram Kumhar , Director Research - Directorate of Research

Born on 01-10-1965 at village – Bhagwatpura, Jobner, Jaipur, Dr. Kumhar obtained his Ph. D., M. Sc. and B. Sc. (Ag.) degree from SKRAU, Bikaner. He started his career as Assistant Professor in 1996 from ARS, Umedganj Kota, then promoted as Associated Professor in 2008 and Professor in 2012. He has worked on breeding work of soybean, linseed, pearl millet, isabgol and sesame and actively involved in development of varieties viz., RL 914 and RLU 6 of linseed, RI 1 of isabgol, MBC 2 of pearl millet and RT 346 and RT 351 of sesame. Presently he is holding the post of ZDR, ARS, Mandor in addition to ADR (Seeds) of AU, Jodhpur. He has published more than 50 research papers, booklets, popular articles and book chapters and he is member of prestigious scientific societies in India. He is also Professor Member of Board of Management of AU, Jodhpur for two years (2016-18).


  • To develop improved varieties/ hybrids of important field and horticultural crops.
  • To develop production and protection technologies to enhance crop productivity.
  • To develop water use technologies to increase water productivity in crop production.
  • To diversify the farming & land use system to enhance farm income.

Staff of Directorate of Research

S.No. Name Designation
1 Dr. Sita Ram Kumhar Director Research
2 Dr. Sawai Dan Ratnoo Professor (Entomology)
3 Sh. Deepak Kumar Gujar LDC
4 Sh. Gajendra Jat Driver

S.No. Name Period
1. Dr. G. N. Parihar 19-10-2013 to 28-02-2014
2. Prof. (Dr.) B. R. Choudhary 01-03-2014 to 30-08-2019
3. Dr. Sita Ram Kumhar 31-08-2019 to 31-08-2021
4. Dr. Ishwar Singh 01-09-2021 to 26-09-2021
5. Dr. Sawai Dan Ratnoo 27-09-2021 to 12-09-2023
6. Dr. Sita Ram Kumhar 13-09-2023 to till date

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