Dr. Dipak Ranjan Biswas

Born at Bhimpur, Nadia, West Bengal, India on 15 April, 1962. Educated at Bhimpur Swamiji Vidyapith, Bhimpur, 1975-79; Krishnagar Govt. College, 1979-81; Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, 1982-86; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1987-92; B.Sc. (Ag) Hons. 1986, M.Sc. 1989, Ph.D. 1992.

Principal Scientist, Division of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2009 to date.

Scientist (Probation), National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad, 1992-93; Scientist (Subject Matter Trainee), Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal, 1993-93; Scientist, 1993-97; Scientist (Sr. Scale), 1997-2001; Senior Scientist, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2001-08.

Awards/Honours: IARI Best Teacher Award for outstanding contribution and excellence in teaching, 2015; World Phosphate Institute–Fertiliser Association of India Award, 2012; Certificate of Excellence Bharat Jyoti Award 2013 by India International Friendship Society; Best Paper Award, 2005, 2017 by Indian Society of Soil Science (ISSS); Best Paper Award, 2017 by IPNI; International Travel Award by SERB (DST) and CSIR to attend 21st World Congress of Soil Science, 2018 at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Sectional President, Agriculture & Forestry Sciences, Indian Science Congress for 2020-2022; Editor of ISCA Journal “Everyman’s Science” (2020-2022); Secretary, ISSS, 2013 to date; Editor (Ex-Officio), ISSS, 2013 to date; Treasurer, ISSS, 2002-2013; Treasurer, Delhi Chapter of ISSS, 1995-1997.

Fellow: West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology, 2018; Indian Society of Soil Science, 2011.

Research Areas: Soil Chemistry & Fertility; Utilization of non-conventional P and K-minerals by enriched compost technology and microbial intervention by P and K-solubilizing bacteria; Synthesis of novel fertilizers

Address: Principal Scientist, Div. of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012; NRC-13, Type-IV, Pusa Campus, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 25841991, 25841494; Cell: 9868554968, 9718811245; Email: dipakbiswas.iari@gmail.com; drb_ssac@yahoo.com]