Dr. Sewa Ram Verma

Born in Niranjanpur, Hardwar, India on 10 October 1939. Educated at Krishak Inter College, Raisi, Hardwar, 1952-58; Allahabad Agricultural Institute 1958-61; Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 1962-63 & 1973-76; B.E. 1961; M.Tech 1963; Ph.D. 1976.


Professor 1971-99, & Dean, 1979-87 College of Agri. Engineering, Head, Dept. of Farm Power & Machinery, 1976-79, and University Librarian, 1997-99, PAU, Ludhiana; Short-Term Consultant at ILO Intl. Training Centre, Turin, Italy, 1983, 84 & 86; Chief Technical Advisor, Commonwealth, Nigeria 1987-90.

Awards/Honours: PAU Best Research Worker's Plaque 1970; ISAE Commendation Medal 1971; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award 1976-77; Jawaharlal Nehru Award 1977; NRDC Invention Award, 1977 & 1982; FAI Prize for Best Technical Paper 1987; ISAE Gold Medal 1990-91; Punjab State Council of Science and Technology Appreciation Certificate, 1992-93; Institution of Engineers Karnataka Citation, 1996; Cooperating Editor (India), International Farm Mechanization Journal - AMA, Japan, 1984 to date; Member, Board of Management, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Samastipur, 2004-2006; Member, Board of Management, Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramoday Vishwavidyalaya, Chitrakoot, Madhya Pradesh, 2005-2011; Commendation Certificate for Outstanding Contribution, PAU Foundation Day, 1997; Institution of Engineers (India) Commendation Plaque for Rathindranath Tagore Memorial Lecture, 2007; Punjab Government "Award of Honor" for Outstanding Contribution in Agriculture Development, Agriculture Summit, 2014; PAU honours Dr. Verma and dedicated Research Hall of College of Agriculture Engineering and Technology as "Dr. S.R. Verma Research Hall"; recipient of ISAE Mason Vaugh Agricultural Engineering Pioneer Award 2019.

Fellow: Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers; Institution of Engineers, India; Bureau of Indian Standards.

Research Areas: Farm machinery & power engineering, ergonomics, safety

Address: H.No. 14, Good Friends Colony, Barewal Road, Ludhiana 141012, Punjab; [Tel: Res. (0161) 2551096, Cell: 9872092597; Email: srverma10@yahoo.com]