Dr. Arvind Kumar
FELLOW, ELECTED 2012
Born in Kuaheri, Haridwar District, Uttrakhand on 4 July 1952. B.Sc. Agriculture, 1968; M.Sc. (Ag.), 1970; M.Phil., 1971 and Ph. D., 1975 in Agronomy from Meerut University.
Lecturer (Agronomy), Institute of Advanced Studies, Meerut University, Meerut, 1972-73; Agronomist, WRDTC Roorkee University, Roorkee, 1975; Assistant Professor, 1975-80; Senior Research Officer/Associate Professor, 1980-90; Professor (Agronomy), 1990-2002; and Joint Director Extension, GBPUA&T Pantnagar, 1998-2002; Director, Directorate of Rapeseed-Mustard Research, Bharatpur and Project Coordinator All India Coordinated Research Project on Rapeseed-Mustard, 2002-09; Deputy Director General (Education), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, 2009-14. Vice-Chancellor, Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, 2014 to 2022.
Awards/Honours: Dr. Rajendra Prasad Puraskar 1991-93; Gaurav Puraskar by Gunwati Kundan Lal Palliwal Jain Punyarth Pranyas, Bharatpur 2008; ISA Gold Medal, 2007; Delhi Ratan Award, 2012; UP Ratan Award, 2022 by All India Conference of Intellectuals; Harit Ratna Award, 2015-16 by All India Students Association of Agriculture; Life Time Achievement Award by the Society of Rapeseed Mustard Research; Life Time Achievement Award by the Indian Society of Agronomy; Life Time Achievement Award by the Hi-Tech Horticultural Society. President, Indian Society of Agronomy, 2011-12; President, Indian Society of Oilseeds Research 2016-17; President, Society for Rapeseed Mustard Research; Ex-Member Governing Board, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi; Member, BOM, CAU, Imphal and RVSKVV, Gwalior; Ex-Member Board of Management, SKUAST, Jammu; IARI, New Delhi and NDRI, Karnal.
Fellow: Indian Society of Agronomy; Indian Society of Oilseeds Research; Society of Extension Education; International Society for Noni Science; Confederation of Horticulture Associations of India (Hon.); National Environmental Science Academy (Hon.)
Research Areas: Natural Resource Management; Crop Production; (Oilseeds); Dryland farming; Policy Planning, Quality Assurance and Reforms in higher agricultural education
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Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2019 to 31 Dec, 2021; Member Executive Council (Casual Vacancy) 1 Jan, 2017 to 31 Dec, 2018