Dr. Anil Kumar Singh

Born in Kanpur, India on 29 April 1952. Educated at St. Joseph's Academy, Dehra Dun, 1960-67; DAV Intermediate College, Dehra Dun, 1967-68; University of Lucknow, Lucknow, 1968-70; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1970-76; University of Hohenheim, Hohenheim, Germany, 1982-83 (DAAD Fellow); University of Arizona, Tucson, Diploma in On Farm Water Management, 1992; International Rice Research Institute, Philippines, 1993-95; M.Sc. 1972; Ph.D. 1977, D.Sc. (h.c.) 2022.

Scientist S-1, 1976-82, and Scientist S-2/Senior Scientist, 1982-89 Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi; Principal Scientist & I/charge Soil Physics Unit, Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal, 1989-90; Principal Scientist, 1990-99, Project Director, Water Technology Centre, 1999 to 2007; Acting Director, IARI, New Delhi, 2005-06; Deputy Director General (NRM), ICAR, 2007-12; Vice-Chancellor, Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Gwalior, 2012-17.

Awards/Honours: National Science Talent Scholarship, 1967-76; Gold Medal in M.Sc. 1972; 11th D.P. Motiramani Memorial Lecture Award, 2004; IARI Best Teacher Award, 2005; Soil Conservation Society of India Gold Medal, 2006; 33rd Dr. R.Y. Tamhane Memorial Lecture Award, 2006; 6th Prof. S.C. Das Memorial Lecture, 2008; 19th Dr. S.P. Raychaudhary Memorial Lecture, 2008; Platinum Jubilee Lecture - Indian Science Congress, 2009; 8th Dr. P.G. Krishna Memorial Oration, 2009; 19th Nehru Memorial Lecture, 2009; Prof. S.K. Mukherjee Commemoration Award, 2009, Indian Science Congress Association; Dr. C. Subramanium Outstanding Teacher Award, 2007-08; 10th Shri Hari Krishna Shastri Memorial Award, 2009; 20th Dr. Daroga Singh Memorial Lecture, 2011; Rajesh Pilot Memorial Award, 2011; Honorary Membership, Indian Society of Soil Science, 2011; 5th Dr. Govindarajan Memorial Lecture, 2012; Science Council Prayag Centenary Honour Award, 2012; 9th Dr Neelratna Dhar Memorial Lecture, 2013; Bhu Ratna Award, Soil Conservation Society of India, 2012; 8th Dr. T.D. Biswas Memorial Lecture, 2014; Vidyasagar Award, Indian Institute of Oriental Heritage, 2015; Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Award, ICAR, 2016; Dr. G.S. Sekhon Memorial Lecture, 2017; 1st N.P. Datta Memorial Lecture, 2019; 3rd Dr. J.S.P. Yadav Memorial Lecture, Kolkata, 2021; Astha Foundation Gendo Devi Memorial Award, 2022.

Secretary, Indian Society of Water Management, 1999; Vice-President, New Delhi Centre of World Water Council (NDC - WWC), 2001; Vice-President, Indian Society of Soil Science, 2001-02; President, Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, 91st Session of the Indian Science Congress 2004; President, Delhi Chapter of the Indian Society of Soil Science, 2001-02 to 2004-05; President, Indian Society of Soil Sciences, 2009-2010; President, Indian Society of Agricultural Science, 2009-12; Chairman, Delhi Chapter of Indian Society of Remote Sensing 2009-13; Vice-President, Indian Society of Remote Sensing, 2011-13.s

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science; Indian Water Resources Society; Bhoovigyan Vikas Foundation (Foundation for Earth Sciences Development); Indian Society of Water Management; Bioved Research Institute of Agriculture & Technology; Range Management Society of India; International Society of Noni Science; National Environmental Science Academy; Indian Society of Agro-Forestry; Indian Society of Agrophysics; Global Evergreen Alliance.

Research Areas: Soil-water-nutrient-plant-atmosphere interactions, crop growth simulation, irrigation water management, integrated watershed management

Address: Flat No. 71, Aashirwad Apartments, I.P. Extension, Patparganj, New Delhi 110092; [Tel: Cell: 9425702142, 9873441488; Email: aksingh.icar@gmail.com]

Vice President 1 Jan, 2021 to 31 Dec 2023; Secretary 1 Jan, 2018 to 31 Dec, 2020; Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2014 to 31 Dec, 2016