Prof. Balraj Singh had his M.Sc. degree in Horticulture in 1986 from Choudhary Charan Singh Meerut University, Meerut (India) and then earned Ph.D degree in 1991 in Vegetable Science from Choudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural Univesity, Hisar (India). In 1989, he was appointed as Assistant Professor (Horticulture) in Rajasthan Agricultural Univesity (Bikaner) at its Agricultural Research Station, Durgapura (Jaipur), India where he served for 10 years. Thereafter, he was selected as Senior Scientist for the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) of ICAR in 1998 and served at its newly created centre on Protected Cultivation Technology i.e. CPCT for around 13 years. Prof. Singh was appointed as Director of the National Research Centre on Seed Spices of ICAR at Ajmer (India) in 2012 and he served this Institute for three and a half years. In March 1st week of 2016, Prof. Singh was appointed as Horticulture Commissioner, Govt. of India and also as Vice Chancellor, Agriculture University, Jodhpur but Prof. Singh opted the post of Vice Chancellor of the Agriculture University, Jodhpur. He has been associated with development of nine vegetable and seed spice crop varieties, he has developed and standardized several protected cultivation and seed production technologies for different vegetable crops. He has published more than 140 research articles in National and International Journals, 130 technical and popular articles, more than 35 book chapters, four books, several practical manuals, bulletins in his around 30 yeas of professional career. He has guided several post graduate and Ph.D students in the field of vegetable science, seed production technology and protected cultivation.
Professor Balraj Singh research interests are vegetable & seed spices crops, protected cultivation, precision farming, vegetable seed production technology, arid and semiarid horticulture, post harvest management and value addition.