Dr. Shahid Rasool
Genetics Resources & Agrotechnology Division
CSIR – Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine,Canal Road, Jammu – 180001
Dr Shahid Rasool is a Senior Scientist in Genetic Resources and Agro- technology and is serving as Scientist-in-Charge, Field Station Bonera, Pulwama of CSIR-IIIM. Dr Shahid was raised on a family farm in Northern Kashmir. At some stage in his teenage years between working on the farm and spending time at Tyndale Biscoe School, Dr Shahid discovered his keen interest in Agricultural Sciences and Livestock Husbandry. He moved on to earn his Bachelors degree in Agricultural Sciences, Masters degree and Ph.D in Agronomy. Prior to beginning his current position, Dr Shahid served for several years as Scientist (Agronomy & Agrostology) in Mountain Research Center for Sheep & Goat – Shuhama, Mountain Livestock Research Institute – Manasbal and Scientist (Agronomy) at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Ganderbal, SKUAST-Kashmir. His experience in the mountain farming systems research, farm policy planning, analysis and management shaped his research interests in the development of agro and processing protocols and value chain of high altitude medicinal and aromatic plant biodiversity. Dr Shahid possesses a very robust scientific and leadership attitude and has led many challenging projects and programmes for the development and extension of medicinal and aromatic crops in mountainous regions of J&K and Ladakh. He is recipient of letter of commendation from XV Corps Indian Army for his service in the Sadhbavana Mission and was also awarded as Scientist of the Year 2016 by EOAI for his significant contributions in the extension of Lavender and other aromatic crops in the hills of Kashmir Valley. Dr Shahid is a cricket enthusiast and avid trekker.
|Ph.D (Agriculture)||Agronomy (Major) Soil Science/ Pl. Phy (Minors)||SKUAST-Kashmir||2014|
|M.Sc (Agriculture)||Agronomy (Major) Soil Science (Minor)||H.P Agricultural. University||2004|
|B.Sc. (Agriculture)||All Agri. & Allied Subjects||C.C.S. University||2002|
|Senior Scientist||June, 2020 to till date||CSIR-IIIM, Jammu|
|Scientist||Feb, 2019 to June, 2020||MRCS&G, Shuhama|
|Scientist||Nov, 2018 to Feb, 2019||MLRI, Manasbal|
|Scientist||Aug, 2017 to Nov, 2018||KVK, Ganderbal|
Area of Expertise
Cropping systems research and production technology development in mountain farming systems, development of agro-technological protocols of different high altitude medicinal, aromatic, nutraceutical and industrial crops. Farm policy planning, analysis and management.
- CSIR- Aroma Mission (HCP-0007).
- Establishment of demonstration farms of aroma cash crops in frontier district of Kupwara in Kashmir Valley-Project K-5000 (GAP-0212).
- Introduction, domestication, improvement and cultivation of economically important plants (BSC-0110).
- Field demonstration of region specific Medicinal & Aromatic plants genotypes of CSIR for socio- economic upliftment of the masses in J&K region (RSP-4001).
|Ashraf, A., Sultan, P., Qazi, P. and Rasool, S. 2019.||Approaches for genetic improvement of Lavender.||Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 8(2):736-740.|
|Farooqi, F.S., Rasool, S. and Simnani, S.A. 2018.||Problems & prospects of fisherwomen of Kashmir Valley.||International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies 2018; 6(3): 358-360.|
|Meena, S.R., Aga, F.A., Chandra, S., Gochar, R., Koli, B., Khan, M.H. and Rasool, S*. 2017.||Studies on the phytochemical traits and their correlation with morpho-physiological characters of Monarda citriodora Cerv. ex Lag.||Annals of Phytomedicine. 6(1): 1-7.|
|Shah, A.M., Rasool, S., Majeed, A., Mushtaq, S., Khan, M.H, Hussain, A., Shah, A. and Hassan. Q.P. 2017.||Reappraisal of actino-mycetes for novel bioactive metabolites.||Annals of Phytomedicine. 6(1): 13-19.
|Sultan, P., Rasool, S. and Qazi, P.H. 2017.||Picrorhiza kurroa Royle ex Benth. A plant of diverse pharmacological potential.||Annals of Phytomedicine. 6(1): 63-67, 2017.|
|Rasool, S*., Hamid, S., Kanth, R.H. and Khan, M.H. 2016.
|Effect of Integrated Nutrient Management on Quality, Nutrient Content and Uptake of Sweet Corn (Zea mays var. saccharata).||American Journal of Experimental Agriculture. 13(6): 1-11.|
|Rasool, S*., Hamid, S. and M.H. Khan. 2016. American
|Productivity of Lentil (Lens culinaris L.) as influenced by Organic and Inorganic Fertilizers.||Journal of Experimental Agriculture. 13(6): 1-6.
|Rasool, S and Khan, M.H. 2016.
|Growth and yield of maize (Zea mays L.) as influenced by integrated weed management under temperate conditions of North Western Himalayas.||American Journal of Experimental Agriculture. 14(1): 1-9.
|Bhat, G., Rasool, S*., Rehman, S., Ganaie, M., Qazi, P.H and Shawl, A.S. 2016.
|Seasonal variation in chemical composition, antibacterial and antioxidant activities of the essential oil of Salvia officinalis (Sage) from Kashmir, India.||Journal of Essential Oil Bearing Plants. 19(5): 1129-1140.
|Rasool, S*., Khan, M.H., Hamid, S. and Butt, T. 2016.
|An overview and economical importance of few selected endangered medicinal plants grown in Jammu and Kashmir region of India.||Annals of Phytomedicine. 5(2): 27-37.|
Awards and Honours
- “Scientist of the Year-2016” award by Essential Oil Association of India.
- “Letter of Commendation” from Kilo Force, XV Corps for the services rendered to Indian Army under Mission – Sadhbhavana in J&K.
- “Certificate of Appreciation” for organizing Lavender festival‐2014 at CSIR-IIIM, Srinagar.