Dr. Mukesh Kumar did his Masters & PhD in Biology from Agra university. He is a visionary with a career spanning more than 3 decades, in multiple roles of researcher and science administrator. With his wide experience and abilities, he has earned the reputation of an inspiring knowledge manager in the domains of Science, Technology and Innovation.
Dr. Kumar made significant contributions in his earlier role as Deputy Director General (Senior Grade) and Head of International Health Division at Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi for coordination & evaluation of International Cooperation in Biomedical Sciences and Health Research between India and other countries.
With deep commitment towards excellence and a strong determination to enhance Indo-French cooperation based on Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Mukesh Kumar took over as Director of Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research (CEFIPRA) with effect from 16th October, 2015.
Under his guidance, CEFIPRA has continued to foster the collaborations between India and France through various mechanisms. Dr. Kumar has taken several initiatives to enhance the visibility and reach of the Centre.