Dr S. S. Singh was born in 1959 in Gonda U.P. He is B.Sc. (Ag) from CSAUAT Kanpur U.P. and M.Sc. (Ag) & Ph.D. (Agronomy) from NDUAT Faizabad U.P. Dr. Singh was Junior Scientist-cum-Assistant Professor in Rajendra Agriculture University, Pusa, Bihar from 1986 to 1998. He has started his services in ICAR as senior scientist in 1998 and also worked in RWC/CIMMYT from 2004-2006. Dr. Singh underwent advance trainings in ICAR Rothamsted, University of Reading, University of East Angelia in U.K.; Cornel University, US, CIMMYT Mexico and IRRI Philippines. He did PG teaching for six years and guided four M.Sc. Ag and three Ph.D. students. He was Head, Division of Crop Research at ICAR RCER, Patna (Bihar) from April 2009 to December 2014. He was also Head, Crop Production at ICAR-IIPR, Kanpur from January 2014 to April 2017. Dr. S.S. Singh has handled 15 externally funded projects on Natural Resource Management, Crop Management, Livelihood Development and Crop Improvement funded by DFID, IFAD, USAID, BMGF, IRRI, CIMMYT, Ford Foundation and European Union. He has experience of 28 years working in Eastern India including in 2 years in Koraput, Odisha and 2 years CIMMYT works in West Bengal. He has worked in most of the Agricultural Extension projects like Master Trainer in Training and Visit, Lab to Land, Operational Research Project, TAR-IVLP, FLDs, OFTs, Farming System Research Extension and NAIP III (IFS for livelihood Improvement in disadvantaged districts). He has worked with KVKs in Bihar and U.P. under different externally funded projects.
Dr. Singh has worked mainly on conservation agriculture, enhancing the input use efficiency and productivity of rice-wheat system, Integrated Farming Systems, climate resilient agriculture and pulses management in rice fallows. His works on resource conservation technologies and integrated farming systems have been adopted by state government in eastern India. He has published 110 Research Papers, 5 books, 21 Book Chapters, 14 Technical Bulletins, 125 Papers in Proceedings/symposium/seminar, 50 Popular Articles and 40 Extension Folders. He had visited USA, UK, Australia, Mexico, Thailand, Philippines, Bangladesh and Nepal. He is recipient of Senior Research Fellowship of ICAR, Excellent Team Research Award of ICAR, FAI Award, Fellow of Indian Society of Agronomy and Rajeev Gandhi Gyan Vigyan Award by Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India.