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Dr Suresh Kumar Malhotra Appointed Vice-Chancellor of Mahrana Pratap Horticultural University, Karnal

Dr Suresh Kumar Malhotra, Director, ICAR-DKMA, GOI, has been appointed as the Vice-Chancellor of Mahrana Pratap Horticultural University, Karnal, for three years.

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Dr Suresh Kumar Malhotra, new VC of Maharana Pratap Horticultural University, Karnal. (Photo Courtesy: LinkedIn/suresh-malhotra)
Dr Suresh Kumar Malhotra, new VC of Maharana Pratap Horticultural University, Karnal. (Photo Courtesy: LinkedIn/suresh-malhotra)

In a significant development for the agricultural education landscape, Dr Suresh Kumar Malhotra, currently serving as the Director of ICAR-DKMA, GOI, has been appointed as the Vice-Chancellor of Maharana Pratap Horticultural University, Karnal. His appointment, effective for a three-year term, marks a milestone in his illustrious career spanning over 34 years in the field of agriculture research and administration.

The decision, made in accordance with sub-sections (1) and (3) of Section 20 of the Mahrana Pratap Horticulture University Karnal Act 2015, allows Dr. Malhotra to continue his tenure as Vice-Chancellor until the age of 68 or three years from assuming office, whichever comes earlier. Bandaru Dattatraya, the Governor of Haryana and Chancellor of Maharana Pratap Horticulture University Karnal, has officially conferred this prestigious position upon him.

Expressing heartfelt congratulations, MC Dominic, the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Krishi Jagran, praised Dr. Suresh Kumar Malhotra's appointment, stating, "I am absolutely elated to learn that Mr. Kumar has been honored to play the role of the Vice-Chancellor. He totally deserves this recognition."

About New VC of Maharana Pratap Horticultural University, Karnal, Dr Suresh Kumar Malhotra

Dr Suresh Kumar Malhotra brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new role. His career has been marked by groundbreaking contributions to agriculture policy planning, program development, and the execution of national research and development missions. Notably, he has represented India in 15 international programs, showcasing his commitment to advancing agricultural practices on a global scale.

Among his recent achievements, Dr Malhotra's efforts in the development of Critical Crop and Food Fortification Values (CCFFV) and his contributions to establishing FAO CODEX standards for crops such as okra, aubergine, potato, and date stand out. Additionally, he serves as the Editor-in-Chief for two esteemed research journals, namely the Indian Journal of Agricultural Science and the Indian Journal of Animal Science.

With Dr Suresh Kumar Malhotra at the helm, Mahrana Pratap Horticultural University, Karnal, is poised to witness further advancements in agricultural education, research, and innovation. His visionary leadership promises to strengthen the university's role in enhancing food security, promoting sustainable farming practices, and empowering the next generation of agricultural professionals.

The appointment of Dr Malhotra underscores the ongoing commitment of the government and academic institutions to elevate agriculture as a cornerstone of India's development agenda, ensuring a prosperous future for farmers and the agricultural sector as a whole.

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