Department of Plant Breeding & Genetics

Prof. Dr. Iftikhar Hussain Khalil
Dean / Professor (TTS)
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Mailing Address:
Department of Plant Breeding & Genetics, Agricultural University Peshawar, 25130, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
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Post-Doctorate: University of Sydney, Australia.
Post-Doctorate: University of Malaya, Malaysia
PhD: Oklahoma State University, USA.
M.S: Oklahoma State University, USA.
HEC Approved Supervisor:
Area of Specialization:
Wheat Breeding
Professional Responsibilites & Activities:
Teaching, Research and Administration.
Research Projects:
Project No. 1
Title: Developing Forage-plus-Grain Winter Wheat Production System for Northern Area (2004-07)
Duration: 3-Years (2004 to 2007)
Total Amt: Rs. 1.458 million
PI: Dr. Iftikhar Hussain Khalil
Funding Agency: Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), Islamabad, Pakistan under the Agricultural Linkages Program of USAID.

Project No. 2
Title: Evaluation and Identification of High Yielding Winter Wheat Genotypes
Duration: 2-Years (Oct. 2017 to Nov. 2019)
Total Amt: Rs. 3.00 million
PI: Dr. Iftikhar Hussain Khalil
Co-PI: Meri. Prof. Dr. Fida Muhammad
Funding Agency: USAID-CIMMYT/PARC, Islamabad under Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP).
  1. HEC-Focal Person, Uni. of Agric., Peshawar, Aug. 2013 to Date.
  2. Director of Research Farms, Uni. of Agric., Peshawar, Jul. 2014 to Jul. 2015.
  3. Recipient of ‘Research Productivity Award’ for year 2011-12 & 2003-04 from Ministry of Science and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  4. Organized National Seminar on ‘Technological Interventions for Food & Environment Security’.
  5. Member of Board of Studies in Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Protection
  6. Subject Expert at the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Public Service Commission, Pakistan
  7. Secretary & Member of HEC National Curriculum Revision Committee on PBG.
  8. Member of HEC National Curriculum Revision Committee on PBG.
  9. ‘Visiting Outstanding Researcher’ at the Uni. of Tsukuba, Japan, Feb. 23-Mar. 28, 2014.
  10. Member of International Advisory Committee for 2nd(2014) and 3rd(2016) International Plant Breeding Conf. organized by Genetics Society of Malaysia.
  11. Invited Speaker in 2nd International Plant Breeding Conf. 2014, Malaysia.
  12. Training on “Standardization of stem rust note-taking and evaluation of germplasm” of CIMMYT at Kenya, Oct., 2015.
  13. Invited Speaker on ‘Field Plot Techniques’ in CIMMYT training course at Faisalabad, Pakistan (Mar-May, 2015).
  14. General Secretary of Ag. Uni. Teachers Assoc. during 2009-10 & 2010-11 and GS of Federation of All Pakistan Uni. Acad. Staff Assoc. (FAPUASA) during 2009-10.
  15. Recipient of ‘Sitlington Scholar Award (1998-00)’, ‘Jerry Grant Graduate Award (1999-2000)’ & ‘Dale Weibel Graduate Award (1998-99)’, OSU, USA.
  16. Recipient of ‘Certificate of Achievement’ from USAID for highest TOEFL score in 1990.
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