Dr. Shyam Narayan Jha

Born in village Khoir, Madhubani, Bihar, India on 2 April 1964. Educated at Rameshwar High School, Rajnagar, 1976-79; C.M. Science college, Darbhanga, 1980-83; College of Agricultural Engineering, DRPCAU, Pusa, Bihar, 1983-87; IIT, Kharagapur M. Tech. 1990; Ph.D. 1993.

Deputy Director General (Agricultural Engineering), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, Jan 2022 to date.

JRO, IIT, Kharagapur, 1989-90; SMS, RAU, Pusa, Bihar, 1991-93; Scientist, NAARM Hyderabad, 1993-94, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, 1994-99; Senior Scientist & Principal Scientist, Central Institute of Post-harvest Engineering & Technology, Ludhiana 1999; Head, Agricultural Structures & Environmental Control Division, Central Institute of Post-harvest Engineering & Technology (CIPHET), Ludhiana, 2010-15; Director (Acting), Central Institute of Post-harvest Engineering and Technology, Ludhiana 2013-14; and Project Coordinator, All India Coordinated Research Project on Post-harvest Engineering and Technology (AICRP on PHET) 2014-15. Assistant Director General (Process Engineering), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi 2015-2022.

Awards/Honours: National Merit Scholarship in higher secondary & undergraduation; ISAE Reddy Award, 1989-90; AFST (I) poster paper award in IFCON, 1993; AFST (I) Young Scientist Award, 1997; JSPS Post-doctoral fellowship, Japan 2000-2002; HSI Dr. J.C. Anand Gold Medal, 2006; ISAE Commendation Medal, 2008; ICAR Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award 2011; ISAE Team Research Award - 2012; NRDC Societal Innovation Award 2013, ICAR Chaudhary Devi Lal Outstanding AICRP on PHET Award 2015, ISAE Gold Medal (A life-time achievement Award) 2018, Life Time Achievement Award of Institution of Engineers (India) 2023, Mithila Bibhuti Samman Uapdhi 2023. According to Stanford University USA report published in PLOS Biology, Dr. S. N. Jha, based on citations matrices, is amongst the top 2 % scientists for across all disciplines of research in the world continuously for 2018-21. Editor of Journal of Agricultural Engineering and Journal of Institution of Engineers (India) for 2011-2022, and 2020 - till date, respectively. Members of numerous Board of management, Board of Governors, committees of National and International experts. Contributed immensely in framing national and international policies/guidelines. President, Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers from 2021 to till date. Founding President, Bihar Agricultural Science Academy 2022-204.

Fellow: JSPS, Japan; Institution of Engineers (India), Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers, National Academy of Dairy Science India. Founding fellow of Bihar Agricultural Science Academy

Research Areas: Agricultural process Engineering, storage of fruits & vegetables, food products and agricultural machinery development, Food quality, safety, sensor technology. Pioneering research on makhana processing & nondestructive evaluation of food quality in India

Address: Deputy Director General (Agril. Engineering), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, KAB-II, Pusa, New Delhi 110012; F-204, Central Govt. Residential Complex, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg, New Delhi 110002; [Tel: Off. (011) 25843415; Cell: 9417601715; Email: snjha_ciphet@yahoo.co.in; snjhajae@gmail.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2017 to 31 Dec 2019; Recognition Award 2011-2012