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Prof. S. K. Barik

Director, CSIR-NBRI , Lucknow

Prof. S.K. Barik is Director, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow. Before joining CSIR, he was Head, Department of Botany, and Centre for Advanced Studies in Botany, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong...more...

Mandate

Undertaking basic and applied research on various aspects of plant science, including documentation, systematic, conservation, prospection and genetic improvement with particular emphasis on under-exploited, non-traditional and wild plant genetic resources of the country for sustainable development and human welfare.

Core Strength

  • Plant diversity, systematics and databases
  • Bioprospection and product development
  • Botanic garden, plant conservation, and development of new varieties of floricultural plants
  • Microbes for enhanced plant productivity
  • Pollution remediation through plants and microbes
  • Climate change adaptation and carbon sequestration
  • Plant improvement through conventional and molecular breeding, and genetic engineering
  • Agro-technologies for sustainable development of sodic and shifting cultivation lands
  • Societal development activities through outreach programmes