Dr. Nandini Nimbkar (President)
Dr. Nimbkar has nearly 30 years’ experience in agricultural research. She received her B.Sc. in Botany from University of Pune in 1974 and her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Agronomy from University of Florida, Gainesville, USA in 1978 and 1981 respectively. In 1981, she returned to India to work as a research scientist in the Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) in Phaltan, Maharashtra. She was one of the directors of the institute from 1984 to 1990 and has held the position of Permanent President since July 1990.
Dr. Nimbkar was a Governor’s nominee to the Shivaji University Senate for 10 years. At present she is on Academic Council of Shivaji University. She is also a member of Research Advisory Committee of National Institute of Abiotic Stress and Management (NIASM) a Government of India Institute and a deemed University. She is a member of the advisory boards of the Baramati Agricultural Development Trust’s College of Agriculture and Krishi Vigyan Kendra at Baramati.
In 1997 she was selected as one of the 47 alumnae of outstanding achievement of University of Florida. These were selected to represent the approximately 85,000 women who had attended the University from 1947 to 1997. Her team’s efforts have resulted in NARI receiving the prestigious FICCI Award for rural development for 2001-02.
Dr. Nimbkar has authored/co-authored 70 publications in various national and international journals and co-authored a chapter on safflower in Genetic Resources, Chromosome Engineering and Crop Improvement, Vol. 4, Oilseed Crops, Published by CRC Press in 2007. She has presented papers and given keynote addresses in various conferences all over the world.