Dr. Probir Kumar Ghosh

Born in Kumarpur, West Bengal, India on 13 December 1962. Educated at Bhagirathpur High School, West Bengal, 1979; Domkal BT High School, 1980-81; Visva-Bharti, Santiniketan, 1981-85; G.B.Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar 1986-92; B.Sc. 1985; M.Sc. 1988; Ph.D. 1992.

Director, ICAR-National Institute of Biotic Stress Management, Raipur, Chattisgarh

Scientist, Directorate of Groundnut Research, Junagadh, 1993-99; Senior Scientist, Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal, 1999-2006; Principal Scientist and Incharge Water Management, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Shillong, 2006-09; Head, Crop Production, Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Kanpur 2009-12; Director, ICAR-Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, Jhansi, 2012-17.

Awards/Honours: Best Scientific Oratory Award 1997; PPIC-FAI Award 2003; AAAS (senior) Award 2004; IMPHOS-FAI Award 2005; Groundwater Augmentation Award, 2008; IASWC Dr. K.G. Tejwani Award, 2010; ICAR Team Research Award, 2010; Prof. Sushil Kumar Mukherjee Commemoration Lecture Award, 2014; Hari Kishan Shastri Memorial Award, 2014; ISA Gold Medal Awards, 2014; Bioved Agri-innovation Award, 2015; Sardar Patel Outstanding ICAR Institution Award, 2015; Vasantrao Naik Award for Research Application in Agriculture, 2015; Editorial Excellence Award- Agricultural Research Communication Center, 2016; Member, International Grassland Congress (IGC) (South East Asia); President, Rangeland Management Society of India; Chairman, Indian Organizing Committee for IGC 2015 (India); ISCA Sectional President (Agriculture & Forestry Sciences) 2013.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, 2014; West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology; Indian Society of Agronomy; Indian Society for Plant Physiology

Research Areas: Cropping system, Soil fertility and fertilizer use, crop nutrition and soil quality, Conservation agriculture, soil water conservation, Feed and Fodder resources

Address: Director and Vice Chancellor, ICAR-National Institute of Biotic Stress Management, Baronda, Raipur 493225, Chhattisgarh; [Tel: Off. (0771) 2277615, 2277740; Cell: 9453042870; Email: ghosh_pk2006@yahoo.com; director.nibsm@icar.gov.in]

Dr. M.S. Randhawa Award 2017-2018