Dr. Om Parkash Choudhary

Born in Jaitu, Faridkot, Punjab, India on 26 October 1963. Educated at Government Senior Secodary School, Phillaur, Jalandhar, 1973-78; Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1978-90; B.Sc. 1983; M.Sc. 1986; Ph.D. 1990.

Principal Soil Chemist and Head, Department of Soil Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 2017 to date.

Soil Chemist, 1990-99, Senior Soil Chemist, 1999-2007, and Principal Scientist, 2007-17, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1990-2017.

Awards/Honours: ISSS Golden Jubilee Young Scientist Award, 1994; Visting Scientist, University of California, Davis, USA, 2008; Agricultural Scientist Award 2013 by Modern Kheti; Award of Plaque along with Citation and Merit Certificate for the outstanding research work by Punjab Agricultural University for the year 2014-15; ICAR-CSSRI Excellence Award 2017; Manjit Singh Chinnan Distinguished Chair (PAU) 2018, ISSS JSP Yadav Award 2018; FAI Golden Jubilee Award for Excellence (2020) in the field of Plant Nutrition; Played a key role as PI of the NAHEP-CAAST Project in the winning of PAU the 1st Clean & Green Campus Award 2020-21 of ICAR; Editor, Journal of the Indian Society of Soil Science (2015-2020)


Research Areas: Soil Chemistry (Salinity & Irrigation Water Quality) & Fertility.

Address: Principal Soil Chemist & Head, Department of Soil Sciences, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 141004, Punjab; 7/11, Punjab Agricultural University Campus, Ludhiana 141004, Punjab; [Tel: Off. (0161) 2408286, 2401960 Extn. 317; Res. (0161) 2920140; Cell: 9815251940; Email: opchoudhary@pau.edu; opc_2k@yahoo.com]