Dr. Om Parkash Toky

Born in Kurukshetra, India on 10 December 1952. Educated at Govt. High School, Kharindwa, Kurukshetra, Haryana 1970; Kurukshetra University, B.Sc. 1974, M.Sc. 1976; North Eastern Hill University, Ph.D. 1981.

Assistant Professor, HPKVV, Solan, 1983-85; Associate Professor, 1985-93, Professor, 1993-2012; Head, Dept. of Forestry, 1986-89 & 1993-96, and Dean, Post Graduate Studies, 2008-11; ICAR Emeritus Scientist, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, 2013-14; Consultant (Agroforestry and Environment) of Haryana Kisan & Agricultural Costs and Prices Commission (Govt. of Haryana), Panchkula, 2018-19.

Awards/Honours: Indian Society Tree Scientists Nanda Memorial Award, 1985; Visiting Scientist, USAID Program on seed technology of forest trees at Mississippi State University, USA (1988-1989); Advisor to UPSC, ASRB, ICAR, ICFRE, DST, DEF & DRC (Govt. of India); Member, Academic Council of FRI Deemed University, Dehradun (2007-10); Member, Academic Council of Horticulture & Forestry University, Solan (2001-08); Member, QRT of All India Co-ordinated Project on Agroforestry (1995); Member, ICAR Committee to improve PG course curriculum in Forestry (1999); Advisor to International Foundation for Science, Sweden (1995-2000); Member, Academic Council of Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal (2009-12); Member, ICAR Accreditation Team, Kerala Agricultural University (2013).

Fellow: Member, National Academy of Sciences, India.

Research Areas: Forest ecology, agroforestry, biodiversity conservation, sustainable development, natural resource management

Address: Flat # 503, GHS-104E, Sector 20, Panchakula 134116, Haryana; [Tel: Cell: 9896173626; Email: optoky@gmail.com]