Dr. V. K. Khanna graduated from Delhi University and did his M.Sc and PhD from Haryana Agricultural University in Genetics, followed by Post Doctorate, CSIR. He joined as an Assistant Professor at G. B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar and worked there for nearly 30 years. He has more than 39 years of experience of teaching and conducting research on Wide-hybridization, Genetics and Biotechnology. He has guided 76 M.Sc and Ph.D theses and published 164 research papers in Indian and Foreign Journals of repute. He has also presented 193 research papers in Conferences/Symposia/Workshops in India and abroad, a few of them being Lead Papers including a Key-note address in an International Conference. He has been the Chairman/Co-chairman in many National and International conferences. He Chaired a session at the 7th International Congress of SABRAO and International Symposium of WSAA at Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China from Nov. 16-20, 1993. His group reported the mechanism of crossability between wheat and rye for the first time.
Dr. V.K. Khanna Research interests are Wide- hybridization, Molecular markers, Tissue Culture, Cytogenetics.