Faculty Members

Dr. Prashant Vikram

Professor (Genetics Plant Breeding)


Dr. Prashant Vikram, PhD, Professor of Genetics Plant Breeding is with SGT University since 11th September 2023. He is a plant genetics, genomics, and breeding expert. He completed his doctoral research from International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines and continued for another couple of years as postdoc. There after he worked in International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT), Mexico as Postdoc and Associate Scientist. He also worked in International Centre for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), Dubai (UAE) as postdoctoral scientist. He was associated with International Potato Centre (CIP) as a Senior Program Manager. Before joining SGT University, Dr Vikram was working with DCM-Shriram Bioseed company based in ICRISAT, Hyderabad, as a Lead Scientist – Molecular Breeding (w.e.f 1st June2022). He is credited with two prestigious awards – “ICAR’s Jawaharlal Nehru Award for conducting outstanding doctoral research” as well as “The Ramanujan Fellowship Award”. He is an associate editor of ‘Frontiers in Genetics’ and is member of editorial board of Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding. Dr Vikram is Fellow of Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding. He has published over 60 research articles in journals of international repute with around 4000 citations and ‘h-index’ of 30 (Scopus h-index of 26).


  • Ph.D.

Total Years of Work Experience:

  • 12 Years (Post PhD) 

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Teaching Interests:

  • Genetics and Plant Breeding

Research Interests:

  • Crop Improvement

No of Recent Publications:

  • Three (2022-23)

No of Conferences, Seminars & Workshops:

  • 02