Dr. Ranjay Kumar Singh

Born in Sonapur, District Azamgarh, U.P. on 20th April 1974. Educated at BBS Purvanchal University, Jaunpur, B.Sc. Ag. 1994, Allahabad University, Allahabad M. Sc. (Agril. Extension) 1997 and Jwaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur, Ph.D. (Agril. Extension) 2001; Diploma in IPR, Intellectual Property Organization, Switzerland 2010; Postdocs comepleted at University of Michigan, USA (2011), Charlse Darwin University, Austraia (2015) and University of Oxford and University of Reading (Jointly), UK (2019).

Principal Scientist (Agricultural Extension) ICAR-Central Soil Salinity Research Institute Karnal, Haryana 2014 to date.

Research Associate (Agril Extension) at SRISTI-IIM Ahmedabad 2001; Asstt. Professor, (Agril Extension), College of Horticulture and Forestry, Central Agricultural University, Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh, 2002-2008, Senior Scientist (Agril Extension) at Division of Technology Evaluation & Transfer, CSSRI, Karnal, 2008-2014.

Awards/Honours: Reward (INR 80,000) ICAR, New Delhi (2001 & 2003); Lansdowne Distinguished Professor Award, University of Victoria, Canada; Lal Bahadur Shastri Outstanding Scientist (2013); Associate, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi (2013); United States-Fulbright Alumani Award (2014); Member of UN Led Commission on Ecosystem Management(2018); Board Members of Various National and International Journals.

Fellow: Commonwealth Fellow (UK); Fulbright Fellow (USA); Endeavour Fellow (Australia); Honorary University Fellow (CDU, Australia); Fellow Linnean Society of London; Associate, World Indigenous Studies, Olympia, USA

Research Areas: Agricultural Extension (Human-Environment Interaction) - Human-environment interactions with reference to community based conservation of natural resources; multiple stressors and adaptation strategies; ecosystem sustainability, plural knowledge (autonomous and planned) and livelihood sustainability

Address: Principal Scientist (Agricultural Extension), Division of Social Science Research, ICAR-Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal 132001, Haryana; E-7, ICAR-Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Kachwa Road, Zarifa Farm, Karnal 132001, Haryana; [Tel: Off. (0184) 2209432; Res. (0184) 2290111; Cell: 9996643037; Fax: (0184) 2290480; Email: ranjaysingh_jbp@rediffmail.com; ranjaysingh74@gmail.com]

Recognition Award 2021-2022; NAAS Associate, 2013