Dr. Arjamadutta Sarangi
Fellow, Elected 2017

Born in Bhubaneswar, Odisha on 11 June 1967. Educated at Biswambhar Bidyapeeth High School, Puri, Odisha 1979-84; SCS College, Puri, Odisha, 1984-86; College of Agricultural Engineering, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, 1986-92; B. Tech. (Agricultural Engineering) 1990, M. Tech (Agricultural Engineering) 1992, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1994-98; Ph.D. 1998.

Scientist to Principal Scientist (Soil and Water Conservation Engineering), Water Technology Centre, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1997 to date.

Awards/Honours: Bharat Ratna Dr. C. Subramaniam Award for Outstanding Teachers 2016 by ICAR; Jawaharlal Nehru award for significant research accomplishments in Agricultural Engineering (1999); Associate of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) 2009; Best Teacher Award, ICAR-IARI, New Delhi (2015); Shankar Memorial Award by ISAE (2012); Young professional Awards by International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage(ICID) (2003) and IWMI-TATA (2005); Orissa Engineering Congress prize for best paper (2003); Award of BOYSCAST fellowship (2001) by DST, GoI and Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Sustainable Agriculture by McGill University, Montreal, Canada (2002-2004); Best paper Award by ISAE (twice during 2011 and 2013); Gold medal for securing first position during B.Tech and M. Tech programme (1990 and 1992)

Research Areas: Hydrologic modelling in watershed systems; Development of Decision Support Systems for enhancing water productivity in irrigated rice-wheat cropping system and irrigated saline environment; Surface irrigation hydraulics, water budgeting studies and development of irrigation schedules and agricultural water management protocols for different crops.

Address: Principal Scientist, RN-12, Water Technology Centre, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa Campus, New Delhi 110012; SA-7C, Scientists' Apartment, Pusa Campus, IARI, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 25846790; Res: (011) 25848147 Cell: 9811400885; Email: asarangi@iari.res.in; arjamadutta.sarangi@mail.mcgill.ca]

NAAS Associate, 2009