Dr. Gurmeet Singh Buttar

Born in Village Assa Buttar, District Sri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab, India on 10 November, 1963. Educated at Government High School, Doda, 1977-79; College of Agriculture, PAU, Ludhiana. B.Sc. Agriculture (Hons), 1980-1985; Agronomy, 1985-87; Ph.D. Agronomy, 1993-1995.

Director of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, January 2023 to date.

District Extension Specialist (Agronomy), 1988-89; Assistant Extension Specialist (Agronomy), 1989-92; Assistant Professor of Agronomy, 1992-96; Agronomist (Irrigation), 1996-2005 and Senior Agronomist (irrigation), Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 2005-07; Director, PAU, Regional Station, Bathinda 2007-10; Head, Department of Agronomy, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 2010-15, Additional Director of Extension Education 2016-2022.

Awards/Honours: Chaudhary Devi Lal Award for best All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on Arid Legumes, 2008; Punjab Government Parman Patra (State Award), 2010; FAI-Dhiru Morarji Memorial Award, 2013-14; Distinguished Scientist Award, 2013; CSSRI-Excellence Award in Soil Salinity And Water Management, 2013-14; Farm Literature Popularization Award by Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1992; Gold Medal by Indian Society of Agronomy (2014); Dr. P.S. Khankhoje Memorial Gold Medal by Punjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola, 2016; Professional Excellence Award by Cotton Research and Development Association, 2017.

Fellow: Indian Society of Agronomy; Cotton Research and Development Association; Indian Society of Water Resources

Research Areas: Agronomy, Water Management

Address: Director of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 141004, Punjab; 6/13, PAU Campus, Ludhiana 141004, Punjab; [Tel: Off. (0161) 2401074; Cell: 9417648885; Email: buttargs@rediffmail.com; buttargs@pau.edu]