SUMMARY BIODATA OF DR. CHIRANJIT PARMAR
1. Name: Chiranjit Parmar
2. Age: 74, born on 16 March 1939.
3. CONTACT ADDRESS:
Dr. C. Parmar
4. Academic qualification: Ph.D. in Horticulture from University of Udaipur, India.
5. Major field of research: Wild, unexploited and lesser known fruit and multipurpose plants.
7. Number of students supervised: Ph.D., 2; M. Sc., 6.
8. Experience out of India:
University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq.
Fellowship: Senior Fellowship, The Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science, Tokyo, Japan.
Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bhutan, Brazil, China,
Cambodia, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Egypt, France, Hong Kong,
Books: One published in 1982; second likely to go to press shortly.
CD Rom: One, entitled SOME WILD GROWING FRUITS, NUTS AND EDIBLE PLANTS OF THE WESTERN HIMALAYAS, released in 2007.
Online encyclopedia on edible fruits – Launched on 16 May, 2008 on the website, www.fruitipedia.com .
This has information on 422 edible fruits from various parts of the world. Pages on new fruits are being added every week.
Research papers: 35.
Magazine/Newspaper articles: 135
I regularly wrote a fortnightly column on improved farm practices from August
1982 to December 1983 in The Daily Observer, the
Publishing regularly every week since 26 September, 2010, a cartoon strip like
publication “Fruit Facts” containing little known
10. Awards & honours:
Himachal Shree Award in 2007 and
Scientist of the Year Award for 2012 in
recognition for my efforts and contribution for the
11. Present position held:
Editor and Coordinator, Fruitipedia, a project on compiling online encyclopedia of all the edible fruits of the world.