Dr. Dharani Dhar Patra

Born at Dubrajpur, West Bengal on 24 October,1955. School education at Dubrajpur Uttarayan Vidyayatan, Bankura,1964-71; Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, West Bengal,1971-78, BSc (Ag) Hons and MSc (Ag), Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi,1979-82, PhD.

Director, School of Agricultural Sciences, C/o JIS College of Engineering, Kalyani

Assistant Professor (Soils), Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner, Commonwealth Fellow ( Rothamsted, UK)1983-84: Scientist C, 1987-92,Scientist EI,1992-97, Scientist EII, 1997-2002, and Scientist F,2002-07, Scientist G (Chief Scientist, Head, Soils), CSIR-Central Institute of medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), Lucknow,2007-15; Vice Chancellor, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal, 2016-20.

Awards/Honours: FAI Silver Jubilee Award,1980;FAI Gold medal, 1983; CSIR Mint Technology Award, 2000; International Congress Commemoration Award, 2005;UPCAR Eminent Scientist Award (NRM), 2006; Golden Peacock Eco-Innovation Award,2008;CSIR Rural Development Award 2008; ISCA Platinum Jubilee Award, 2008; CSIR S&T Innovation Award; VASVIK Award, 2010.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Society of Agronomy, New Delhi; Indian Society of Soil Science, New Delhi; West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology, Kolkata

Research Areas: Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry. Soil-Plant-Atmosphere N Continuum, Waste and polluted soils, Phytoremediation, Industrial crops, Waste recycling Agroecology, Secondary metabolites, Nutraceuticals, Essential oils

Address: Director, School of Agricultural Sciences, C/o JIS College of Engineering, Kalyani 741235, W.B.; 142/1, Santoshpur Avenue, Block-B, Flat No. A4, Santoshpur, Kolkata 700075, W.B.; [Tel: Cell: 9450096944, 8420038094; Email: ddpatra@rediffmail.com]

Member Executive Council 6 Aug, 2019 to 31 Dec, 2020