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Dr. Varun D Shende

Dr. Varun D Shende

Assistant Professor
(Genetics & Plant Breeding)



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Dr. Varun D Shende has obtained doctoral degree from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (BCKV) in Plant Breeding as major subject of Plant breeding & Genetics and Vegetable Crops as minor subjects. He received SRF Fellowship sponsored by Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. Of India during his Ph.D. programme. He obtained advanced skills in morphological characterization, DUS testing, hybrid development, hybrid evaluation, breeding for disease resistance, evaluation of hybrids in multilocation trials, inbred line development, line conversion, development of Genetic male sterile lines, seed production process and the hybrid performance evaluation, Transfer of disease resistance.

Dr. Varun has scientific publications in five international and five national peer reviewed journals.


  1. Shende, V.D., Seth, T., Mukherjee, S. and Chattopadhyay, A. (2012). Breeding tomato (Solanum lycopersicum ) for higher productivity and better processing qualities. SABRAO Journal of Breeding and Genetics 44(2): 302-321.
  2. Shende, V.D., Chattopadhyay, A., Yadav, Y., Seth, T. and Mukherjee, S. (2016). Breeding Round Fruited Brinjal for Export from Eastern India. Agricultural Research 5(3):219–229.
  3. Bhutia, N.D., Seth, T., Shende, V.D., Dutta, S., Chattopadhyay, A. (2015). Estimation of Heterosis, dominance effect and genetic control of freshfruit yield, quality and leaf curl disease severity traits of chilli pepper (Capsicum annuum). Scientia Horticulturae 182: 47–55.
  4. Das, I., Seth T., Durwas S.V., Dutta, S., Chattopadhyay, A. and Sing, B. (2014). Gene action and combining ability for yield and yield component traits in dolichos bean (Dolichos lablab typicus). SABRAO Journal of Breeding and Genetics 46(2): 293-304.
  5. Shende, V.D., Seth T., Mukherjee, S. Chattopadhyay, A. (2017). Selection of parental lines among round fruited brinjal for hybridization aiming at export promotion. Journal of Applied and Natural Science 9(1): 1-5 (In Galley proof).
  6. Das, I., Shende, V.D., Seth, T., Yadav, Y., and Chattopadhyay, A. (2015). Genetic analysis and interrelationships among yield attributing traits in pole and bush type dolichos bean (Lablab purpureus). Journal of Crop and Weed. 11 (2):72-77.
  7. Sherpa, P., Pandiarana, N., Shende, V.D., Seth, T., Mukherjee, S. and Chattopadhyay, A.(2014). Estimation of genetic parameters and identification of selection indices in exotic tomato genotypes. Electronic Journal of Plant Breeding 5(3): 552-562.
  8. Sherpa, P., Seth, T., Shende, V.D., Pandiarana, N., Mukherjee, S. and Chattopadhyay, A. (2014). Heterosis, dominance estimate and genetic control of yield and post-harvest quality traits of tomato. Journal of Applied and Natural Science 6 (2): 625 – 632.
  9. Pandiarana, N., Shende, V.D., Seth, T., Chatterjee, S. and Chattopadhyay, A. (2015). Enhancement of post-harvest fruit quality and leaf curl disease tolerance in tomato through hybrid breeding. Journal of Applied and Natural Science 7 (2): 606 –615.
  10. Pandiarana, N., Chattopadhyay, A., Seth, T., Shende, V.D., Dutta, and Hazra, P. (2014). Heterobeltiosis, potence ratio and genetic control of processing quality and disease severity traits in tomato. New Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural Science. 43 (4): 282–293.


  • University merit scholarship during post-graduation at Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidalaya, Mohanpur (West Bengal)

Membership in scientific bodies

  • Association for Plant breeding and Improvement, Kolkata
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