Dr. Samaresh Kundu
Fellow, Elected 2013
Born in Purulia, West Bengal, India on 3 January 1957. Educated at BCKV, Kalyani, 1974-78; IARI, New Delhi, 1979-1984. B.Sc. (Ag) Hons. 1978; M.Sc. (Ag) 1981; Ph.D. 1984; Post Doctoral Training at Dokuchaaev Memorial Order of the Red Banner of Labour Agricultural Institute, Kharkov, Ukrane, USSR, 1984-1985; Post Doctoral Training at University of New England, Armidale, Australia, 1994.
Former Head and Principal Scientist, Division of Environmental Soil Science, ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal, M.P. 2007 to date.
Scientist, Vivekananda Parvatiya Krishi Anusandhan Sansthan, Almora, 1986-1992; Senior Scientist, Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal, 1992-2000; Principal Scientist, Vivekananda Parvatiya Krishi Anusandhan Sansthan, Almora, 2000-2007.
Awards/Honours: Krishak Bharti Barani Kheti Award, 1988; Dr. Rajendra Prasad Puruskar of ICAR, 2004; Meritorious Invention Award of NRDC, 2006; Hari Om Ashram Award of ICAR, 2007; ICAR Award for outstanding Team Research, 2010; Best paper Award of Indian Journal of Agronomy, 2002; Best poster Award given by International conference on Nano Science and Nano technology, 2010; Best Poster Award given by VI Bangalore conference on Nano Science and Nano technology, 2011; Best Poster Award of Indian Society of Soil Science, 2011; Third Prize for the poster presented in national seminar on Advance in Agricultural Research toward food Security and Environmental Sustenance, Visva-Bharati, 2012; Rashtriya Gaurav Award, 2017 by India International Friendship Society, Bharat Ratna Dr. Abdul Kalam Gold Medal Award, 2018, by GEPRA.
Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science, 2012; West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology, 2017
Research Areas: Soil Chemistry/Fertility, Soil Microbiology, Application of Nano Science and Nano technology in Soil Science and Plant Nutrition Research
Address: Former Head & Principal, Division of Environmental Soil Science, ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science, Nabibagh, Berasia Road, Bhopal 462038, M.P.; C-187, New Minal Residency, J.K. Road, Bhopal 462023, M.P.; [Tel: Cell: 9424476497, 8871934547; Email: email@example.com]