Dr. Sardara Singh Johl

Born in village Chak No: 104gb, district Lyallpur Punjab on 24 February 1928. Educated at Govt. School, Jaranwala, 1945-47; Duaba Arya School, Nurmahal, 1947-48; Government Agricultural College, Ludhiana, 1948-52; B.Sc., 1952; M.Sc. and M.A., 1956; and Ph.D., 1965 Punjab University.

Ex-Chancellor, Central University of Punjab, 2012 to 2020

Professor of Economics and Sociology, PAU, 1956-74; Visiting Professor, Ohio State University, 1970-72: Adjunct Professor, Ohio State University, 1972-79; Director of Research, PAU 1979-83, Vice Chancellor, Punjabi University, Patiala, 1983-86; Vice Chancellor, PAU, 1986: Chairman, Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices, 1987-91; Nominated Director, Central Governing Board, Reserve Bank of India, 1994-2001; Vice Chairman, Punjab State Planning Board (Cabinet Minister Rank), 2002-07; Member Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council, 1987-1992; FAO Project Manager in Iran, 1974-79, Consultant ECWA/FAO in Beirut,1979; World Bank Consultant in USSR, Ethiopia, Nepal; FAO Consultant for Somalia, Iran, Central Asia Economic Cooperation Organization.

ICAR National Professor of Eminence in Economics, 1986-93.

Awards/Honours: Padma Bhushan, 2003; D.Sc. (h.c), Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar: D.Lit (h.c), Punjab University, Chandigarh; D.Lit (h.c), Punjabi University, Patiala; D.Sc (h.c) Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana; President Punjabi Sahit Akademi, 1991-97; President, Indian Agricultural Economics Research Association, 1987-94; President, Indian Society of Agricultural Economic, 2004-10.

Fellow: Punjab Academy of Sciences; Punjabi Sahit Akademi

Research Areas: Agricultural development economics and policy

Address: 2920, Gurdev Nagar, Ludhiana 141001, Punjab; 56, Bindraban Colony, Palampur, Dist. Kangra, Himachal Pradesh (Summer); 2920, Gurdev Nagar, Ludhiana 141001, Punjab (Winter); [Tel: Cell: 9815186766; Email: mail@ssjohl.com; sardarsinghjohl@gmail.com]