Jiban Shrestha
(NARC, Nepal)

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Jiban Shrestha

Scientist (Plant Breeding & Genetics)

Nepal Agricultural Research Council

National Maize Research Programme

Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal

Profile on NARC, Nepal: http://nmrp.gov.np/nmrp-at-a-glance/staffs/scientific/jiban-shrestha/

Brief Biography

Jiban Shrestha is a Scientist (Plant Breeding and Genetics) at National Maize Research Program, Rampur, Chitwan under Nepal Agricultural Research Council, Nepal since 2010 to till date. He has been involved in basic and applied research on maize mainly related to development, maintenance and improvement of hybrid and open pollinated maize varieties as well as soil nutrient management for maize grown in various production systems. He has played vital role for development and release of Rampur Hybrid-2, Rampur Hybrid-4, Rampur Hybrid-6 three early varieties i.e. Arun-3, Arun-4, Arun-6. He has published 60 peer reviewed articles in both national and international journals, 10 proceeding papers and two books. He has been working as editor or reviewer of 40 Journals. He has worked as reviewer committee member of 8 international conferences. He has guided 6 agricultural graduate and 3 postgraduate students for their thesis research.


M.Sc. Ag. Tribhuvan University, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Rampur, Chitwan, 2007. 

B.Sc. Ag. Tribhuvan University, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Sciences, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal, 2002. 

Research Interest

Plant breeding, plant genetics, agronomy, plant biotechnology

plant physiology,  plant biology.

Contact Information:

Nepal Agricultural Research Council
National Maize Research Program
Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal
Fax: +977-56-592548, 9779808037472 (Cell)
E-mail: jibshrestha@gmail.com, jibshrestha@nmrp.gov.np