Research & Innovation Division

Mr. Muhammad Rahman Shah

Mr. Muhammad Rahman Shah

Farm Machinery Operator

Muhammad Rahman Shah joined ICBA in 1999 as Farm Machinery Operator. He is responsible for operating tractor and other farm equipment as needed for farm operations. He also performs other duties as instructed.

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Mr. Saif Ul Islam Mehrab

Mr. Saif Ul Islam Mehrab

Field & Forage Crops Technician

Mr. Saif Ul Islam Mehrab joined ICBA in 2002 as Assistant Technician. His main duties include assisting in day-to-day operations of the gene bank and field operations, including seed preparation, planting, plant protection measures and seed harvesting. He also supervises farm laborers.

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Mr. Velmurugan Arumugam

Mr. Velmurugan Arumugam

Irrigation Technician

Mr. Velmurugan Arumugam joined ICBA in 2011 as Irrigation Assistant. He is responsible for monitoring irrigation equipment and following up on experiments and take readings. He also supervises seasonal contract workers as necessary.

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Mr. Anil Kumar Vadakekundilil

Mr. Anil Kumar Vadakekundilil

Plumber

Mr. Anil Kumar Vadakekundilil joined ICBA in 2012 as Plumber. He helps to operate the central irrigation management control system, monitor climate, soil water content and soil salinity and maintain a database. He also makes sure that plot irrigation schedules are followed to meet research requirements.

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Mr. Murugan Veeran

Mr. Murugan Veeran

Plumber

Mr. Murugan Veeran joined ICBA in 2012 as Plumber. He helps to operate the central irrigation management control system. In particular, he helps to monitor climate, soil water content and soil salinity and maintain a database. He also ensures that plot irrigation schedules are followed to meet research requirements.

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Mr. Ahmed Elsayed

Mr. Ahmed Elsayed

Field Assistant

Mr. Ahmed Elsayed joined ICBA in 2012 as Field Assistant. He is responsible for day-to-day activities on ICBA's farm and undertakes all field activities as directed by senior staff.

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Mr. Balagurusamy Santhanakrishnan

Mr. Balagurusamy Santhanakrishnan

Agronomy Assistant

Mr. Balagurusamy Santhanakrishnan joined ICBA in 2004 as Agronomy Assistant. He helps scientists with field experiments. In particular he is in charge of performing field operations and taking soil samples, as well as supervising field workers.

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