Dr. Shirin Akhtar is presently working as an Assistant Professor – cum – Jr. Scientist (Horticulture: Vegetable & Floriculture) at Bihar Agricultural College, Sabour under Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour (Bhagalpur), Bihar, India. She has specialization in Vegetable Science. Dr. Akhtar acquired Doctorate in Horticulture from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur in 2012. She has qualified ICAR-ASRB NET examinations in Discipline of Horticulture- Vegetable Science in 2009 and 2010. Dr. Akhtar has worked as Senior Research Fellow at IIT, Kharagpur. Dr. Akhtar has supervised six Master of Science students. She has been awarded a total of 05 International/National/Institutional Awards as well as published 44 research/ review/ proceeding papers (National & International), 02 books, 08 book chapters, and several popular articles, abstracts/extended Summary. She is also a lifetime member of several academic societies and reviewer of many journals.