Agricultural Research Service Scientists’ Forum: ICAR-CIFE Unit

About ARSSF

The ARS Scientists Forum was created and registered as a society in 1980 (Reg. No. SR/ARSSF-164/80 - Regd. under Societies Reg. Act, XXI of 1860). In 1995, ICAR recognised it as a formal body representing the interests and voice of Scientists working with ICAR institutions across India. The constitution, bylaws, registration certificate, and ICAR’s recognition letter can be found at www.arssficar.org.

Aims and Objectives

To develop a culture and outlook which could become the tradition of the Agricultural Scientific community.

To promote and advance agricultural research in the country.

To facilitate scientists’ participation in formulation and execution of agricultural research policy in the country.

To protect the interests and look after the welfare of the Agricultural Research Service Scientists in order to bring about excellence and relevance in the purpose of their mission.

Membership

The membership of the Forum is open to all the serving scientists of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). The ICAR scientists interested in promoting professional excellence in research, education and development and believe in fostering socio-cultural fraternity among ICAR Scientists and whose admission would promote the interests of the Forum are eligible for Life Membership on payment of prescribed fees.

Having its office at ICAR-IARI, New Delhi, ARSSF is run by a democratically elected Central Executive Committee and is governed by its constitution and bylaws. Each of the constituent institutes of ICAR has an ARSSF Unit that is managed by a duly elected Executive Committee. Elections to the local Unit as well as the central ARSSF are held once in three years.

ARSSF Unit at ICAR-CIFE

The ARSSF-CIFE is one of the active and largest units of ARSSF. It has 80 active member Scientists committed to further excellence in agriculture / fisheries research, education and extension. The elections were held last in the first week of December 2018, and the newly elected office bearers took office from 7th December 2018 for a period of three years.

Office Bearers

President

Dr. Naresh S. Nagpure

Principal Scientist, FGB Division

ICAR-CIFE, Mumbai

8779426806

nsnagpure@cife.edu.in

Vice-President

Dr. K. Pani Prasad

Principal Scientist, AEHM Division

ICAR-CIFE, Mumbai

9867241101

kpaniprasad@cife.edu.in

Secretary

Dr. A. K. Verma

Senior Scientist, Aquaculture Division

ICAR-CIFE, Mumbai

9920169789

akverma@cife.edu.in

Joint Secretary

Dr. Ananthan P.S.

Senior Scientist, FEES Division

ICAR-CIFE, Mumbai

7021887439

ananthan@cife.edu.in

Treasurer

Dr. Sikendra Kumar

Scientist, FNBP Division

ICAR-CIFE, Mumbai

8898192578

sikendra@cife.edu.in