Dr. Dilip Kumar Pal

Born in Jessore, Bangladesh on 19 April 1948. Educated at Basirhat High School, West Bengal, 1958-64; Vidyasagar College, Calcutta, 1964-1968; University College of Agriculture, Calcutta, 1968-75; Institute of Soil Science, Hannover, West Germany, 1980-81; B.Sc. 1968; M.Sc., 1970; Ph.D. 1975; Post-Doc., 1980-81.

Scientist S-1, Division of Soils and Agronomy, CSSRI, Karnal, 1975-81; Scientist S-2, 1981-85, Senior Scientist, 1986-89, Head, 1989-91, Senior Scientist, Division of Pedology, 1991-96, and Principal Scientist & Head, Division of Soil Resource Studies, NBSS&LUP, Nagpur, 1996-2010; Visiting Scientist/Consultant, Resilient Dry Land Systems, ICRISAT, Patancheru, Hyderabad, 2010-14.

Awards/Honours: ISSS 12th International Congress Commemoration Award, 1997; ICAR Outstanding Interdisciplinary Team Research Award, 2005-06; ISSS Platinum Jubilee Commemoration Award, 2012; Honorary Membership; The Clay Minerals Society of India, NewDelhi,2016; The Indian Society of Soil Science, New Delhi, 2018.

Fellow: Maharashtra Academy of Sciences; The Indian Society of Soil Science; West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology.

Research Areas: Soil Science - Soil Mineralogy

Address: Kamal Narayan Apts, Q3 Laxmi Nagar, Nagpur 440022, Maharashtra; [Tel: Cell: 9822369154; Email: paldilip2001@yahoo.com]