Dr. Parbodh Chander Sharma

Born in Zira, India on 7th April, 1961. Educated at Govt High School, Zira, 1971-1975; RSD College, Ferozepur, 1976-1979; PAU, Ludhiana 1980-1986. B.Sc. 1979; M.Sc. 1982; Ph.D. 1986.

Director, ICAR-Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal to date

Scientist (Plant Physiology), ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur, 1986-88; Scientist (Plant Physiology) 1989-1991, Scientist Sr. Scale (Plant Physiology) 1991-1998, Sr. Scientist (Plant Physiology) 1998-2006, Principal Scientist (Plant Physiology) 2006-2014, Head Division of Crop Improvement 2014-2016 ICAR-Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal.

Awards/Honours: Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award for Outstanding Research in Agricultural Sciences 2021; Honorary Senior Research Fellow University of Sussex, UK 1996; FAO IAEA Consultant Indonesia 2007; Director’s Appreciation Award, 2008; Visiting Scientist, Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, Aberystwyth, UK 2010; CSSRI Excellence Award for Soil Salinity and Water Management, 2015; Plaque of Recognition by DG, CIMMYT, 2016; General Secretary, Indian Society of Soil Salinity & Water Quality 2012-2016; President, Indian Society of Soil Salinity & Water Quality 2016 to date; Vice President, Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research 2019 to date; Member, Governing Body ICAR 2016-2019; Director, Board of Directors, Uttar Pradesh Bhoomi Sudhar Nigam 2016-2018; Director, Board of Directors, Haryana Land Reclamation Development Corporation 2016 to date.

Fellow: Indian Society for Plant Physiology; Society for Rapeseed Mustard Research; Indian Society of Soil Salinity and Water Quality

Research Areas: Plant Physiology; Crop Improvement under Salinity Stress; Management of Salt Affected Soils; Conservation Agriculture; Climate Change

Address: Director, ICAR-Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal 132001, Haryana; Director’s House, ICAR-CSSRI, Karnal 132001, Haryana; [Tel: Off. (0184) 2290501; Cell: 9416296240; Email: pcsharma.knl@gmail.com; director.cssri@icar.gov.in]