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Updated on 22 Sep, 2017

Dr Bini Toms

Deputy Director

Dr. Bini Toms has a rich and varied experience at national and international levels in the fields of Bioethics, Genetics and Plant Breeding. Having received the Vishwa Vidyalaya Gold Medal, Silver Jubilee commemoration Rotary Silver Medal and Govind Prasad Silver Medal, she has had a brilliant academic career and has been the university topper throughout the course of her B.Sc.(Ag) and M.Sc.(Ag). She completed her Ph.D. in Genetics and Plant Breeding and was later awarded Fogarty fellowship by the National Institutes of Health, USA, towards a Masters of Health Science in Bioethics at the Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto, Canada.

Before joining IGNOU as the Regional Director, EDNERU headquarters, she was working at T John College (TJC), Bangalore as the Vice Principal after serving as Head of the Departments of Biotechnology & Genetics. Prior to the TJC assignment, she has worked with Allahabad Agricultural Deemed University as Assistant Professor and Principal Investigator of the wheat breeding programme under the All India Coordinated Wheat Improvement Project of ICAR at Allahabad. She has served on student advisory panels and has guided several post-graduate and doctoral projects over the years. She has published extensively and presented at national and international forums besides holding memberships in professional organizations, related to her subject of expertise. She is associated with the editorial team of journals and serves as an associate expert for the organization, Bioethics Beyond Borders, USA.

Currently, she is also working on a Bioethics project for capacity building in India using Fogarty re-entry grant from NIH, USA.

Official Address:
Maidan Garhi,
 New Delhi - 110068
New Delhi, India
  011- 29572413