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Published on May 2, 2017
Bhagya Ran Banik was born in Baghmara village in the district of Comilla. She joined Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) in 1983. She graduated from Sher-e- Bangla Agricultural University and earned a PhD on “Variability, gene action and heterosis in snake gourd.” She has made significant contribution to food sufficiency and climate change.
On June 2016, she became the director general of BRRI. This is the first time that a woman became the director general of BRRI since its establishment.
Under her leadership, BRRI has achieved international success. She has made contributions to developing better breeds of corn. She has published 37 journals in national and international scientific journals.
She has made significant contribution to agro- leadership in Bangladesh.