Dr. Uttam Chand Sharma
Fellow, Elected 2012

Born in Tarore, District Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir, India on 8 September 1941. Educated at Government High School, Rahya, Jammu; Government G.G.M. Science College, Jammu, 1958-60; Ranchi Agricultural College, Ranchi, 1960-63; Rajendra Agricultural University, 1973-1975; Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1981-84. B.Sc. (Ag) 1963; M.Sc. (Soil Sci. & Agril. Chem.) 1975; Ph. D. (Soils) 1984; Graduation Course in Multiple Cropping, International Rice Research Institute, The Philippines, 1971.

Research Assistant, Assistant Professor, Soil Chemist (Jammu and Kashmir Government), 1963-76; Scientist & Senior Scientist, Central Potato Research Institute (ICAR), 1976-89; Principal Scientist and Joint Director, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, 1989-99; Acting Director, 1995-97; National Coordinator (NATP, ICAR), 1999-2001; Vice President, International Commission on Water Quality (IAHS), 2003-11.

Awards/Honours: Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Award, 1992-93; Phosphate & Potash Institute of Canada and Fertiliser Association of India Award 1985-90; Life Time Achievement Award, 2017; Ex-officio Advisor, Northeastern Council, Ministry of Home Affairs, 1995-97; Consultant, Northeastern Development Finance Corporation, Guwahati; Chairman, Research Advisory Council for "Community Natural Resources Management Project (International Fund for Agricultural Development) for Northeastern states of India; Vice President, International Association of Hydrological Sciences; Member, Asia-Oceania Geo-science Society, Singapore; Advisor, The Asia Pacific Association of Hydrology and Water Resources, Japan; ICAR Senior Research Fellowship, First Position in University in B.Sc. And M.Sc.

Fellow: Indian Potato Association, 1996; Indian Society of Agronomy, 2018

Research Areas: Soil fertility and chemistry, integrated watershed management, soil hydrology, catchment management

Address: 222 - Adarsh Enclave, Trikuta Nagar, Sector - I Extension, Jammu 180012, J&K; [Tel: Res. (0191 -2472044; Cell: 9419187405; Email: ucsharma2@rediffmail.com]