Dr. Pratap Bhattacharyya

Born in Bhatpara, 24 Parganas (North), West Bengal on 16 June 1973. Educated at Bhatpara Amar Krishna Pathsala, 1983-89; Naihati Narendra Vidyaneketan, 1989-1991; Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Nadia, 1991-95; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1996-2001; B.Sc. (Ag), 1995; M.Sc., 1998; Ph.D., 2001.

ICAR-National Fellow, Principal Scientist (Soil Science, Soil Fertility and Microbiology), Division of Crop Production, ICAR-National Rice Research Institute (NRRI), Cuttcak, Odisha-753006, 2017 to date.

Scientist, ICAR- Indian Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, Research Centre-Chandigarh, 2001-2007; Senior Scientist, ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, 2007-2013; Principal Scientist, ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, 2013-15; Principal Scientist, ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, 2015-2017; ICAR-National Fellow, Principal Scientist. 2017 to date.

Awards/Honours: ICAR-National Fellow, 2017; Mosaic Foundation Best Scientist Award on Plant nutrition. 2018; ICAR-Lal Bahadur Shastri Outstanding Young Scientist Award, 2012; Excellence Certificate from University of Georgia (UGA), USA, 2014; Dr. K.G. Tejwani Award (Biennium 2012-2013) by the society "Association of Soil and Water Conservationists" 2014; Editorial Board member (2016) of JISSS.

Research Areas: Climate Change; Greenhouse Gas Emission; Carbon-Nitrogen Dynamics; Soil Quality; Soil-Microbes-Plant Interactions, Resource Conservation Technologies.

Address: ICAR-National Fellow and Principal Scientist, Crop Production Division, ICAR-National Rice Research Institute (NRRI), Cuttack 753006, Odisha; #23/2 Bindu Basini Road, P.O. Bhatpara, Dist. 24 Parganas (North) 743123, W.B.; [Tel: Off. (0671) 2367768; Cell: 9438213108; 6370642492; Fax: (033) 25350415; Email: pratap162001@gmail.com; pratap162001@yahoo.co.in]