Dr. Pradeep Kumar Sharma

Born in Jasur, Kangra, HP, India on 11 January 1955. Educated at Govt. Primary School, Jasur, 1960-65; Govt. High School, Gangath, HP, 1965-67; Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Nurpur, HP, 1967-70; College of Agriculture, Palampur, HP, 1970-76; Indian Agricultural Research Insttitute, 1976-80; B.Sc. 1974; M.Sc. 1976; Ph.D. 1980.

Vice-Chancellor, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Jammu, Jammu 2014 to date.

Assistant Soil Physicist, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1980-81; Scientist (Soils), 1985-94, and Senior Scientist (Soils), 1994-2003, CSK HPKV, Palampur; Research Scientist, CIMMYT-India Office, New Delhi, 2001-02; Chief Scientist, Water Management, 2003-06, Officer on Special Duty to Vice Chancellor, 2004-06, Dean, Post-Graduate Studies, & Dean, College of Home Science (additional charge), 2006-10, and Dean, College of Agriculture, CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur, 2010-12; Vice-Chancellor, Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, 2012-13; ADG EP&D), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, 2013-14.

Awards/Honours: Indian Society of Soil Science Golden Jubilee Commemoration Young Scientist Award, 1988; Honorary Fellowship of the Society of Agricultural Professionals, CSAUA&T, Kanpur, 2012; Life Time Achievement of Soil Conservation Society of India, 2014; Life Time Achivement Award of the Society for Community Mobilization for Sustainable Development, 2014.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science, 2008.

Research Areas: Soil physics, water management, conservation tillage

Address: Aima, PO Palampur, Dist Kangra 176061, H.P.; [Tel: Cell: 9797388333; Email: psharma3007@gmail.com]