Researcher Dr. Harcharan S. Dhaliwal

Overview of Harcharan S. Dhaliwal

Harcharan S. Dhaliwal

Dr. Harcharan Singh Dhaliwal is a academic associated with Eternal University, a private institution located in the serene Baru Sahib Valley of Himachal Pradesh, India. He has made significant contributions in various scientific domains.

Academic Qualifications

Dr. Dhaliwal earned his Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of California, Riverside, USA. His research journey began with a strong foundation in genetics, which later expanded to various interdisciplinary fields.

Positions Held and Research Experience 

  • Vice-Chancellor, Eternal University, Baru Sahib, Himachal Pradesh since August 14, 2013
  • Distinguished Professor Biotechnology-Cum-Dean, Akal School of Biotechnology, Eternal University, Baru Sahib, Himachal Pradesh. March 1, 2011 onwards
  • Professor of Biotechnology, Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand. November 20, 2003 to February 28, 2011
  • Professor of Biotechnology and leader of Introgression and molecular breeding unit of Department of Genetics and Biotechnology. February, 2000 to September 30, 2003
  • Founder Director/Head, Biotechnology Centre, PAU, Ludhiana. February 1992 to February 2000
  • Visiting Scientist, Applied Biotechnology Centre, CIMMYT, Mexico. August to October 1999
  • Rockefeller Foundation Career Fellow, Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, University of Tokyo, Japan, three months each year from 1996 to 1998
  • Visiting Professor, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, April-May, 1997
  • Visiting Professor, Kihara Institute for Biological Research, Yokohama, Japan, September, 1996, 1997

Awards and Fellowships 

  • Received Merit-cum-Means scholarship from ICAR from 1963-1967.
  • Awarded Junior Fellowship ICAR from 1967-1969.
  • Research Assistantship of University of California from 1972- 1975.
  • D.F.Jones Post-doctoral Fellow, University of California from 1975-1976.
  • Senior Research Fellow, CIMMYT, Mexico, 1987.
  • Visiting Professorship, Department of Plant Pathology, Kansas State University, Kansas, USA, 1989.
  • Selected National Fellow by ICAR in 1983 but did not join.
  • Cash award from Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry in 1985.


Tanuja Mishra, Harcharan S. Dhaliwal, Karan Singh and Nasib Singh. (2019). Shilajit (Mumie): Current Status of Biochemical, Therapeutic and Clinical Advances. Current Nutrition & Food Science, Volume 15, Issue 2, 2019

Singh, K.B.and H.S.Dhaliwal. 1970. Combining ability and genetics of seed yield in black gram. Indian J.Genet., 32: 99-102.

Singh, K.B. and H.S.Dhaliwal. 1971. Combining ability and genetics of days to 50 per cent flowering in blackgram (Phaseolus mungo Roxb.). Indian J.agric.Sci. 41: 719-723.

Singh, K.B. and H.S.Dhaliwal. 1971. Combining ability and graphical analysis for yield and its components studies in F2 generation in wheat. Indian J. Agric. Sci., 41: 1039-1046.

Malhotra, R.S., K.B. Singh and H.S.Dhaliwal. 1972. Correlation and path analysis in soybean (Glycine max L.). Indian J. agric.Sci., 42: 26-29.

Malhotra, R.S., H.S. Dhaliwal, G.S.Bhullar and K.B. Singh. 1973. Combining ability and inheritance of different characters in lentil. Plant Science V: 24-29.

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