Professional Societies

Indian Society of Weed Science (ISWS)

REGD. NO. SOR/BLU/DR/518/08-09
(Old REGD. NO. 183,80-81)

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Indian Society of Weed Science (ISWS) was established in 1968 at Hisar, coinciding with the green revolution in the country. Prof. M.K. Moolani of CCS Haryana Agricultural University was the founder President of the society. CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar was the headquarters of the society till 2005, except for about a decade (1980-1992) during which it was shifted to Bangalore. Presently Jabalpur is the headquarters since 2006. ISWS was registered under the Karnataka Societies Registration Act, 1960 on 1 July 1980, onward no action was taken for its renewal. Hence society was re-registered by the present executive under the Karnataka Societies Registration Act, 1960 with Registration No. SOR/BLU/DR/518/08-09. The official emblem of the society was designed by Dr. Bibhas Ray, the then Chief Agronomist, Farm Chemicals Ltd., New Delhi in 1977.

The objectives of the Society are

  • To promote the knowledge of weed science and allied branches.
  • To encourage research in the scientific and practical aspects, in different disciplines of weed science.
  • To provide opportunity through periodical meetings and scientific conferences for personal contacts and discussions for the research workers in the field of weed science.
  • To publish periodically scientific articles contributed by members and/or eminent scientists in the field of weed research in the country and abroad.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (2021-22 To 2022-23)

Executive Body Name/Address Photo
President Dr. Sushil Kumar,
Principal Scientist
ICAR-Directorate of Weed Research, 
Maharajpur, Adhartal, Jabalpur 482 004 (M.P.)
Mobile - +91 9425186747
Vice-President(1) Dr. T.K. Das, 
Principal Scientist

Division of Agronomy ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute
New Delhi
Mobile - +91 9868128266
Vice-President(2) Dr. C.R. Chinnamuthu, 
Professor & Head of Agronomy,

TNAU Coimbatore- 641003,
Mobile - +91 9442014373
Secretary Dr. J.S. Mishra,
ICAR-Directorate of Weed Research, 
Maharajpur, Adhartal, Jabalpur 482 004 (M.P.)
Mobile - +91 9494240904
Joint Secretary(1) Dr. Mukesh Kumar, 
Associate Professor,
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University,

Pusa, Bihar
Mobile :- +91 9007444727
Email :-
Joint Secretary(2) Dr. P. Murali Arthanari, 
Assoc. Prof. (Agronomy),Department of Agronomy,
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University,

Coimbatore - 641 003, Tamil Nadu
Mobile :- +91 9443119053
Email :-
Treasurer Dr. V.K. Choudhary,
Senior Scientist
ICAR - Directorate of Weed Research, 
Maharajpur, Adhartal, Jabalpur 482 004 (M.P.)
Mobile - +91 9425244075
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