Dr. Saroj Kumar Sanyal

Born in Kolkata, India on 16 December 1950. Educated at Ballygunge Government High School, Kolkata 1962-68; Presidency College, Kolkata 1968-71/72; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 1972-74; University of Cambridge, England, United Kingdom 1975-78; International Rice Research Institute, Philippines 1989-91; B. Sc. (Honours), Presidency College, Calcutta University, 1972; M. Sc., IARI, New Delhi, 1974; Ph. D., University of Cambridge, England, United Kingdom 1978.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Presidency College, Kolkata, 1978-83; Honorary Post-Graduate Lecturer in Agricultural Chemistry & Soil Science, Calcutta University, 1978-2003; Invited Post-Graduate Lecturer in Chemistry, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 1980-81; Visiting Scientist Fellowship of International Rice Research Institute, Philippines, 1989-91; Professor, Agricultural Chemistry & Soil Science, 1999-2005, Director of Research, 2005-10 and Vice-Chancellor, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (BCKV), Mohanpur, West Bengal, 2010-12; Adjunct Professor, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2013-18; Adjunct Professor, Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bhagalpur, Bihar, 2014-19.

Awards/Honours: Scindia Gold Medal and Gwalior Award of Presidency College, Kolkata-1970-71; 12th International Congress Commemoration Award of the Indian Society of Soil Science-1994; ISCA President, 92nd Section of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA)-2004-05; Platinum Jubilee Lecturer Award in Section of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, ISCA-2006-07; Professor Sushil Kumar Mukherjee Commemoration Award Lecture of the ISCA for the year 2015-2016. President, The Agricultural Society of India, Kolkata-2008-10; Convener, Agriculture & Forestry Sciences, West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology-2009-10; Member, Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences (ICAR), New Delhi-2010-2013; Member, Editorial Board, Indian Society of Soil Science, New Delhi-2001-08; Associate Editor, Indian Chemical Society, Kolkata-1998-99, 2001-02, 2004-05. Chairman, Research Advisory Committee (RAC), National Bureau of Soil Survey & Land Use Planning (ICAR), Nagpur: 2013-2016. Chairman, Research Advisory Committee, Central Research Institute for Jute & Allied Fibers (ICAR), Barrackpore, West Bengal: 2014-2017. Chairman, Research Advisory Committee (RAC), Central Sericultural Research & Training Institute, Central Silk Board, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, Berhampore, West Bengal: 2014-2017. Chairman, Scientific Advisory Committee, Tea Research Association, Tocklai Experimental Station, Jorhat, Assam: 2015-2019; Member, Research Advisory Committee, National Tea Research Foundation, Tea Board, Kolkata. Member, Working Group on Agricultural Research and Education, Planning Commission, Government of India, New Delhi-2011; Chairman, Quinquennial Review Team (QRT) in respect of the National Bureau of Soil Survey & Land Use Planning (ICAR), Nagpur: 2007-2012; Member, QRT, National Bureau of Soil Survey & Land Use Planning (ICAR), Nagpur: 2002-2006; Member, First QRT, Indian Institute of Soil Science (ICAR), Bhopal: 1988-96; Member, QRTs for AICRPs on STCR (1983-1996), Micro and Secondary Nutrients & Pollutant Elements in Soil Plant System (1983-1996). Member of the Broad Subject Matter Area (BSMA) Committee of ICAR on Physical Sciences for undertaking the revision of the post-graduate course curricula in the SAUs (2004). Member, Peer-Review Team (PRT) of ICAR for accreditation of the Indira Gandhi Krishi Viswavidyalaya (IGKV), Raipur, Chhattisgarhm, 2013. Member, Sectoral Committee of Accreditation Board of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) on Governance and Personnel and Financial Policies: 2013-2016. Member, ICAR constituted Committee for working out the Minimum Standards of Higher Agricultural Education (MSHAE) in terms of infrastructure, laboratories/field facilities, faculties, man-power and other support so as to firm up guidelines for establishing a college in the SAUs/Dus/CAUs: 2013-2014; Member, Arsenic Task Force, Government of West Bengal: 2002 till date.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science, New Delhi; West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology, Kolkata.

Research Areas: Physical chemistry of soil, soil-water pollution, transport processes, soil humic substances, chemistry of soil potassium and phosphorus as plant nutrients, arsenic dynamics in soil-water-plant system

Address: Flat No. A1 (Ground Floor), "Saptaparni", 58/3, Ballygunge Circular Road, Kolkata 700019, W.B.; [Tel: Res. (033) 24544694, Cell: 9830247072; Email: sksanyalnaip@gmail.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2018 to 6 Aug, 2019