Indian Society of Seed Technology (ISST)

         
     

About the Society

In the wake of Green Revolution triggered by the development of the High Yielding Varieties & Hybrids in important food crops together with the start of Seed Programme in India during sixties and the establishment of Seed Technology Division at IARI in 1970, the Indian Society of Seed Technology (ISST) was formed, with the primary objective to serve as a forum for the Seed Scientists and Technologists of the country to share their experiences and disseminate the knowledge relating to seed production, certification, testing, processing, storage and marketing of the seed.

The Society was formally inaugurated on 21st April, 1971 by late Shri Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, the then Union Minister of Agriculture, Govt. of India. In fact, the establishment of the ISST was the brain child of Ch. Amir Singh, the then Head, Division of Seed Technology, Dr. S.K. Banerjee, the then Seed Testing Officer; late Shri J.E. Douglas of the Rockefeller Foundation; Drs. YR. Mehta, N.S. Gill, M.S. Joshi and V. Shankaran of the National Seeds Corporation, who were instrumental for the preparation of the Memorandum and the Constitution of the Society and served as Core Committee for the registration of the Society. The Society was registered with the Registrar of Societies Delhi vide Registration No. 4888 on 14 April 1971.

During the past 44 years or so, the Society has grown up to a respectable level and has got the strength of over 1000 members engaged in Seed Technology research at the IARI, and in various part of the country viz. State Agricultural Universities, Public and Private Sectors, Seed Industry and other organizations. Over seventy five seed technologists from overseas are also the members of the Society. The office of the Society is managed by the elected body - the EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. The list of the Executive Council of the Society is being published regularly in SEED RESEARCH. Though enough care has been taken in consolidating the information given in this webpage, however, if any, error or omission is existing, the members are requested to kindly bring it to the knowledge of Secretary, ISST. The suggestions are welcomed from the members, for improvement of the Society.

 
   
         
     
 FOUNDER EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
 
INDIAN SOCIETY OF SEED TECHNOLOGY 
     
President   Ch. Amir Singh
Vice Presidents   Ch. Amir Singh

  N.S. Gill
Secretary   S.K. Banerjee
Treasurer   M.M. Verma
Chief Editor   Y.R. Mehta
Councillors   S.S. Bal

  Billy R. Gregg

  O.S. Rakesh

  V. Sankaran

  J. Veeraraghavan
     
FOUNDER EDITORIAL BOARD OF ISST PERIODICALS

Publication and Production Committee of ISST 1972
     
     
Chairman
  Y.R. Mehta
Members   S.K. Banerjee

  S.S. Virdi

  M.S. Joshi

  J.E. Douglas

  V. Sankaran

  P.K. Agrawal
Editor - Seed Tech News (1971)   M.S. Joshi
     
     ISST- Annual General Body (GB) Meeting- Proceeding (05-04-2015)
     
     FELLOWS OF ISST
     
     SEMINARS CONFERENCES GROUP DISCUSSIONS ORGANISED BY ISST Till 1998
     
     INITIATION OF BEST RESEARCH PAPER AWARD
     
     List of ISST Publications 1971-2014
     
     XIII NATIONAL SEED SEMINAR – A REPORT “Innovations in Seed Research and Development”
     
     PROCEEDINGS 72nd ISST Executive Committee Meeting (09-12-2014)
     
     ISST - Annual General Body Meeting- Proceedings (10.06.2013)
     
     XIII ISST- NATIONAL SEED SEMINAR (June 8-10, 2013), Bengaluru INNOVATIONS IN SEED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT