Dr. Ummed Singh is a Distinguished University Professor of Agronomy and University Head of Department of Agronomy of Agriculture University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. Prof. Ummed Singh obtained BSc (Honours) Agriculture (1998) and MSc (Ag) Agronomy (2000) from Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner; Ph.D. Agronomy (2005) from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi; and Post Doctorate (2011) from Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, P R China. Prof. Singh has served as Assistant Professor-cum-Jr Scientist (2005-2012) at SKUAST-K, Srinagar; Senior Scientist (2012-18) and Principal Scientist (2018) at ICAR-Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Kanpur; Dean, College of Agriculture, Jodhpur (2018-19), Director, Directorate of Prioritization, Monitoring & Evaluation, Agriculture University, Jodhpur (2020-21). Prof. Singh has made outstanding research contributions in the field of Biofortification, Cropping Systems Research, and Plant Nutrition. He has handled and concluded 23 in-house research projects and 6 externally funded projects in the capacity of PI and Co-PI/Nodal officer. He has delivered 118 invited lectures in trainings/refresher courses/conferences, 27 TV/Radio talks, organized 16 trainings/winter/summer schools/workshop for Scientists/Teachers, participated in 66 national/international conferences, symposia, webinar, seminar, workshops and have attended 19 summer/winter schools/short trainings.
He has published 65 research papers, 13 review papers, 18 proceedings/lead Paper, 12 technical bulletin/training manuals, 3 extension folders, 30 book chapters, 2 books, 1 conference souvenir, 1 annual report, 2 knowledge papers, 44 compendium chapters, 27 conferences/symposia/seminar papers, 65 popular articles, 17 extended summaries, and 45 abstracts. As a distinguished academician, he is teaching advance courses of Agronomy to the students of Ph.D. (Agronomy), MSc (Ag) Agronomy, and BSc (Hons) Agriculture, and guiding Ph.D. (Agronomy) and MSc (Ag) Agronomy students. He is and has been a life membership of 15 Scientific/Professional Societies, a reviewer of 25 journals, editor of 9 journals.
Prof. Singh was conferred SHRIRAM PURUSKAR (2019–20), GKV Society Fellow (2018), Distinguished Scientist Award (2017), ISPRD Fellow (2016), Reviewer Excellence Award (2016), Indian Society of Agronomy Associateship (2015), SERS Fellow (2015), Innovative Scientist of the Year (2014), SHRIRAM PURUSKAR (2013-14), IMPHOS-FAI Award (2013), Chinese Government Scholarship (2009-11), Best Oral Presentations, Best Poster Presentations, etc. Prof. Singh is having international exposure and has been visited the countries viz; P R China, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and the United States of America.
The following duties and functions exercised by the Directorate of Prioritization, Monitoring and Evaluation:
|1||Dr. Ummed Singh||Director Prioritization, Monitoring & Evaluation|
|2||Dr. Pankaj Lavania||Assistant Director|
|1.||Dr. G.S. Rathore||18-10-2013 to 04-05-2016|
|2.||Dr. S.S. Solanki||05-05-2016 to 31-08-2016|
|3.||Dr. Ishwar Singh||01-09-2016 to 03-11-2016|
|4.||Dr. Balwant Singh Rajpurohit||04-11-2016 to 29-02-2020|
|5.||Dr. Ummed Singh||01-03-2020 to till date|