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; Additional Director of Research (Natural Resources & Plant Health Management), 2016-17; Dean, College of Agriculture, 2017-2020, PAU, Ludhiana; Member, Punjab Water Regulation & Development Authority, Govt. of Punjab, Chandigarh, 2020 to 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. 2013-2022; 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-till date; Associate Editor-in-Chief, Internatinal Soil & Water Conservation Research, 2017-till date.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science, New Delhi

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

Address: Member, Punjab Water Regulatory & Development Authority, SCO 149-152, 3rd Floor, Sector 17-C, Chandigarh 160017; [Tel: Off. (0172) 2727414; Cell: 9872777626; 8283900626; Email: sskukal@rediffmail.com; s.kukal.pwrda@punjab.gov.in; s.kukal.pwrda@punjab.gov.in; sskukal1@gmail.com]