Himachal Pradesh State Biodiversity Board
O/o Himachal Pradesh Council for Science,Technology & Environment (HIMCOSTE)
HP State Biodiversity Board
O/o Himachal Pradesh Council for Science, Technology & Environment (HIMCOSTE)
Vigyan Bhawan, Bemloe, Shimla-1
Himachal Pradesh PIN 171001
Shri Vineet Chawdhry,IAS
Chief Secretary cum Chairman of H.P. State Biodiversity Board
Sh. Kunal Satyarthi, IFS
Member Secretary (EC)
H.P. State Biodiversity Board
Qualification :   Ph.D. (Zoology)
Dr. Murari Lal Thakur, Ph.D. in Zoology (Ornithology) from Himachal Pradesh University Shimla, HP. He started his research career as JRF at Zoological Survey of India, Solan in 2000. He was awarded with Young Scientist Scheme by Department of Science and Technology (Govt. of India), in 2008 (2009-2012) on ‘Population status and habitat-use pattern of vultures in Himachal Pradesh’. He has been associated with research, management and planning on environment, ornithology, vulture & wildlife related issues for more than 17 years. During these years he has served many S&T Institutions like Department of Environment, Science & Tech. (GoHP); HP State Council for Science, Tech. and Environment; Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla; Institute of Integrated Himalayan Studies, Shimla and Zoological Survey of India, Solan. He has travelled to every corner of the North India, including cold desert regions of J&K (Ladakh & Kargil regions) and Himachal Pradesh. He has been associated with some Universities as an examiner and as paper setter for PG courses. He has published 5 books and some 60 research papers in National and International journals.
Dr. Murari Lal Thakur
State Project Coordinator
Qualification :   M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. (Botany), PGDIPR
Dr. Pankaj Sharma, Ph.D. in Botany from Kumaun University Nainital, Uttrakhand. He also worked as JRF/SRF/RF at G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment & Development, Himachal Unit, Mohal-Kullu, Himachal Pradesh from 2007-2103 in Biodiversity Conservation and Management Theme. He has published 1 book and 12 edited books, 42 research papers in National and International journals as well as written 25 popular articles. Dr. Sharma is the fellow and life member of several academic societies. He is also in the advisory/editorial board/reviewer of several international journals. He has more than 10 year’s research experience in the field of Biodiversity Conservation and Management.
Dr. Pankaj Sharma
Sr. Scientific Professional
Qualification :   M.Sc., M.Phil. (Botany)
Ms. Priyanka Sharma has 16 years of long experience of working in H.P State Council for Science Technology and Environment. She has worked in many projects like H.P. State Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan Project, Sub- State Site (Lahaul Spiti & Kinnaur) Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan Project, Crop Acreage Production and Estimation (CAPE) Project, FASAL Project, Integrated Development of Horticulture in Himachal Pradesh: inputs from Remote Sensing and GIS, and Wetland Assessment Project. She is working in H.P. State Biodiversity Board since 2010 and engaged in execution of various activities for implementation of Biological Diversity Act, 2002 in the State of H.P.Ms. Priyanka Sharma has good academic record and did her M.Sc. degree in Botany from Himachal Pradesh University and M.Phil. degree in Botany from Panjab University Chandigarh. Her area of research in M.Phil. is Plant Tissue Culture and worked on Synthetic Seeds and their utility in Orchid propagation. She has many reports, brochures, booklets and popular science articles to her credit and attended many workshops/ seminars.
Ms. Priyanka Sharma
Sr. Scientific Assistant
Qualification :   Ph.D. (Biotechnology)
Dr. Sukhdev Singh is PhD in Biotechnology from Himachal Pradesh University Shimla. He did his graduate studies in Biological Sciences from Maharaja Ganga Singh University Bikaner, and postgraduate studies in Biotechnology from Kumaun University Nainital. Dr. Sukhdev’s work has been published in various academic & research outlets such as the Frontiers in Plant Sciences, BioMed Research International, Journal of King Saud University- Elsevier, Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, Wudpecker Journal of Medicinal Plants, International Research Journal of Medical Sciences, Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry and International Journal of Microbiology and Allied Sciences.
Dr. Sukhdev Singh
Scientific Professional
Qualification :   M.Sc.,.Applied Science
Post Graduate (MSc.) in Applied Science (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Conservation Biology, Genetics and Mol. Systematic) from Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Also finished a diploma course in Business Management from International College of Linguistics, Auckland, New Zealand. Bachelors’ with Honors in Biotechnology from Himachal Pradesh University, H.P. alongwith a Certificate course in Bio Business Management. When in New Zealand was working as Predator controller at Deptt. Of Conservation (DOC) and CVNZ Mt. Eden, Auckland, New Zealand. Also looked after Pest control and network management with Conservation Volunteers (CVNZ), has worked in an ecological restoration programme: Friends of Oakley Creek. Has worked in various other projects namely: Ecological Restoration project at Waikato Peat Lake system at Lake Rotokauri, Hamilton, In Safe Hands CVNZ, Ecological Restoration project at Waikato Peat Lake system at Lake Rotokauri, Hamilton, Contributed voluntary assistance for Ecological restoration project at Waithakareke Natural Heritage Park, Hamilton. He has good experience of working in advance Molecular Systematic techniques like genetic analysis and phylogeny of various species.
Vineet Negi
Scientific/Technical Assistant
Qualification :   Master of Computer Application
Ms. Monika Katoch is working as Computer Assistant in Himachal Pradesh State Biodiversity Board since 2013. She has worked as Faculty in various institutes. She also worked as a Data Entry Operator in Himalayan Forest Research Institute, Shimla. She is highly skilled in area of computer operations, hardware, software, or data management. She performs her duties related to information/data processing and the operation of computer and associated peripheral equipment.
Monika Katoch Thakur
Computer Assistant
Qualification :   Master of Commerce
Mr. Amit Kumar is working as Data Entry Operator in H.P State Biodiversity Board O/o the State Council for Science Technology and Environment, since 2014. He got well experience from esteemed institute i.e. Gurukul Technical Institute Nadaun District Hamirpur in ERP. He joined HP State Biodiversity Board as Data Entry Operator in January 2014, and has got a good experience in maintain the data entry, compiling and also doing other official work.
Amit Kumar
Data Entry Operator
No. of Visitor : free website counter