Dr. Aditya Narain Purohit
Fellow, Elected 1992

Born in Kimni, Chamoli, India on 30 July 1940, Educated at Govt. School, Tharali, 1947-50; Govt. College, Lansdown, 1950-56; Govt. College, Nainital, 1956-61; Panjab University, 1963-68; B.Sc. 1956; M.Sc. 1961; Ph.D. 1968.

Adjunct Professor, School of Environment Studies, Doon University, Dehradun, 2010 to date.

Professor and Director, High Altitude Plant Physiology Research Centre, Garhwal University, Srinagar, U.P., 1985-90 and 1995-2001; Director, G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment & Development, (Autonomous Institute of Ministry of Env. & Forests, Govt. of India) Almora, U.P.,1990-95; Vice- Chancellor, H.N.B. Garhwal University, Srinagar Garhwal, 2001-02; Sri M.L. Bhartia Chair for Conservation, Development and Promotion of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in Uttaranchal, Government of Uttarakhand, 2003-09.

Awards/Honours: J.J. Chinoy Gold Medal,1969; SICO - National Academy of Sciences Award, 1992; Seth Memorial Award, 1992; Vir Keshri Environment - Conservation Award, 1996; Om Prakash Bhashin Foundation Award, 1996; Padma Shri, 1997; Birbal Sahni Birth Centenary Award, 2002; R.N. Tandon Lecture Award, 2014 - NASI.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian National Science Academy.

Research Areas: Environmental plant physiology; mountain environment and development planning; physiology of medicinal and aromatic plants

Address: "Almi Anchal", 181/1 Dobhalwala, Dehradun 248006, Uttarakhand; [Tel: Res. (0135) 2713219; Cell: 09412058572; Email: adityapurohit19@gmail.com]