Dr.Himanshu Pathak is appointed as Secretary-DARE and Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). Prior to this, he was serving as the Director,ICAR-National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management (NIASM), Baramati, India.
He was also the Director, ICAR-NRRI, Cuttack, India. He worked as a Scientist, 1992-01 and Senior Scientist, 2001-06, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi; Co-Facilitator, Rice-Wheat Consortium for the Indo-Gangetic Plains (RWC), International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)-India, New Delhi 2006-09; Principal Scientist, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 2009-16; Professor, Discipline of Environmental Sciences, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2013-16. He completed his PhD in Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India (1992), Post-doctorate Experiences at University of Essex, United Kingdom (1996-97) and Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research, Germany (2004-05).