Purna Kanta Barua
Purna K. Barua
Department of Plant Breeding & Genetics
Assam Agricultural University
Jorhat 785013, Assam, India
Academic Distinctions/Awards/Medals/Fellowships

• B. Sc. (Agri), AAU, Jorhat (Gold Medal)- 1979
• M. Sc. (Agri) in Plant Breeding, PAU, Ludhiana (ICAR Junior Fellowship)- 1982
• Ph. D. in Plant Breeding & Genetics, AAU, Jorhat- 1993

Professional Training

• One year Post-doctoral Research Fellow at National Institute of Agricultural Botany, Cambridge (UK) under Commonwealth Fellowship Program (1999-2000)
• WIPO distance education fundamental course on Intellectual Property, February- March, 2007

Work Experience

• Agricultural Extension Officer, Govt. of Assam- (1982-83)
• Lecturer, AAU Jorhat- (1984-87)
• Asst. Professor- (1987-94)
• Assoc. Professor- (1994-05)
• Sr. Scientist (PB), Seed Technology Res- (2005-09)
• Professor- January, 2005 till date

Current Research Projects

• Breeding toria for delayed sowing funded by AAU (as Principal Investigator)

Membership of Scientific Societies

• Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding, New Delhi
• Indian Society of Seed Technology, New Delhi
• Crop Improvement Society of India, Ludhiana
• Agricultural Science Society of North-East India, Jorhat

Professional interests
• Teaching Plant Breeding, Seed Technology and Intellectual Property at under-graduate and post-graduate levels
• Research on breeding oilseed Brassicas
• Intellectual property management within the organization

Institutional Contributions

• Attended a number of training and workshops on intellectual property
• Organized five regional workshops on IPR (2006 to 2013), and presented awareness seminars in all AAU stations
• Organized 13 training cum awareness programs on Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ rights in different districts of Assam during 2009-2013
• Teaching intellectual property management in agriculture to PG students
• Published books on Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights in Assamese (2012), Assam Agricultural University Guidelines for Intellectual Property Management and Technology Transfer/ Commercialization (2012) and Proceedings of Regional Workshop on Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights (2013)

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