Dr. Suresh Kumar Gupta

Born in Jind, Haryana, India on 30 September 1949. Educated at Govt. Higher Secondary School, Jind, 1954-65; College of Agricultural Engineering, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1965-70 and 1974-76; Jawahar Lal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, 1978; B.Sc. 1970; M.Sc. 1976; Ph.D. 1984.

Assistant Engineer (Drainage), 1972-75, Scientist-1,1975-76, Scientist-2, 1976-82, Scientist-3, 1982-85, Principal Scientist, 1986-91, Head, Division of Drainage and Water Management, 1991-94, Principal Scientist, 1995-99, Head, Indo-Dutch Network Project, 1999-2002, Head, Division of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 2002-07, Project Coordinator, Management of Salt Affected Soils & Use of Saline Water, 2007-11, and Emeritus Scientist (ICAR), Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal, 2011-13; Distinguished Professor (INAE), Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal, 2013-16, Distinguished Visiting Professor (INAE), Karnal Institute of Technology and Management, 2018-2021

Awards/Honours: ISAE Commendation Medal, 1988; Institution of Engineers (India) Gold Medal, 1989; Central Board of Irrigation and Power, Jawahar Lal Nehru Birth Centenary Award, 1995; K G Tejwani Award, 1995; Rafi Ahmad Kidwai Award, 1999; Dr. Rajendra Prasad Award for Technical Book in Hindi, 2004; CSSRI Excellence Award 2004-05; ISAE Gold Medal, 2013.

Fellow: Indian National Academy of Engineering; Indian Society of Salinity Research Scientists; Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers; Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research; Indian Society of Soil Salinity and Water Quality

Research Areas: Land reclamation, irrigation and drainage engineering, water management, modelling water and salt transport, disaster management and environment.

Address: 198, Sector 8 (Part 1), Karnal 132001, Haryana; [Tel: Cell: 9416081613; Email: drskg1949@yahoo.com; s.gupta@icar.gov.in]

Recognition Award 2001-2002