Dr. Surinder Singh Kukal

Born on 20 February 1963, Educated at Khalsa College, Amritsar, Punjab 1981-85; Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, 1985-88; B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture, 1985; M.Sc. Soil Science, 1988; PhD Soil Science, 1998.

Member, Punjab Water Resources & Development Authority, Govt. of Punjab, Chandigarh

Assistant Professor of Soil Conservation, 1988-98, Associate Professor of Soil Conservation, 1998-2006 and Professor of Soil Conservation, 2006-16, Department of Soil Science, PAU, Ludhiana, India; Director, School of Climate Change & Agricultural Meteorology, 2013-14 (Additional Charge); Director, Electron Microscopy & Nanotechnology Laboratory, 2014-16 (Additional Charge); Additional Director of Research (Natural Resources & Plant Health Management), 2016-17; Dean, Post-graduate Studies (Additional Charge), 2017-18, PAU Ludhiana; Dean, College of Basic Sciences & Humanities (Additional Charge), 2018-19, PAU, Ludhiana; Dean, College of Agriculture, 2017-2020, PAU, Ludhiana; Member, Punjab Water Regulation & Development Authority, Govt. of Punjab, Chandigarh, 2020 - till date.

Awards/Honours: Awards/Honours: Fellow, Indian Society of Soil Science, 2016; Professor J.S. Bali Award of Soil Conservation Society of Soil Science 2019; Honorary Member, Watershed Management Society of Iran 2015; Dr GS Khush Distinguished Professor Award, 2013-16; Merit Certificate for Outstanding Research, 2011-12; 12th International Congress Commemoration Award of Indian Society of Soil Science, 2012; First Best Paper Award in National Seminar, Indore (M.P.), 1989; Gold Medal, Guru Nanak Dev University, 1981-85; Expert Member, Below Board Level Committee for Sustainable Development in THDC, India Ltd. 2013 to date; Member, Board of School of Life Sciences, Central University of Jammu, 2016-19; Member, Board of Faculty of Agriculture, SKUAST of Jammu, 2015-18; Councillor, World Association of Soil & Water Conservation, 2016-22; Associate Editor-in-Chief, Internatinal Soil & Water Conservation Research.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science, New Delh

Research Areas: Soil physics, water management, soil erosion and conservation

Address: Member, Punjab Water Regulatory & Development Authority, Govt. of Punjab, Chandigarh 160017; 6/8, PAU, Ludhiana 141004, Punjab; [Tel: Off. (0161) 2403006; Cell: 9872777626; 8283900626; Fax: (0161) 2400945; Email: sskukal@rediffmail.com; surindersingh@pau.edu; sskukal1@gmail.com]