Dr. Arvind Kumar Shukla

Born in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh on 3 January 1966. Educated at S N Intermediate College, Kannauj, 1981-83; CS Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur,1983-93; B.Sc. 1986; M. Sc. 1989; Ph.D. 1993.

Project Coordinator, AICRP on Micro-and Secondary Nutrients and Pollutant Elements in Soils and Plants, ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal, 2011 to date.

Assistant Professor, GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Hill Campus, Ranichauri, 1995-96; Scientist, PDCSR (now IIFSR), Modipuram, 1996-2003; Senior Scientist, ICAR-CPRI Campus Modipuram, 2003-2006; Senior Scientist, PDCSR (now IIFSR), Modipuram, 2006-08; Principal Scientist, ICAR-CRRI, Cuttack, 2008-2011.

Awards/Honours: Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award 2020, NAAS Recognition Award 2019-20, Chaudhary Devilal Outstanding AICRP Award by ICAR, 2015-16; International Zinc Association - FAI Award, 2014; International Plant Nutrition Award, 2016; Dheeru Morarji Memorial Award, 2004, 2015, 2021; Shri Ram Awards, 2016, 2013, 2012, 2003, 1998; Dr. Motiramani Memorial Lecture Award; 2012; ISSS-JSP Yadav Memorial Team Award, 2011; Dr. T. D. Biswas Memorial Lecture Award, 2011; 1st Dr S C Agarwal Memorial Lecture Award, 2015; Golden Jubilee Commemoration Young Scientist Award by Indian Society of Soil Science, 2005; Young Scientist Award, Meerut, 2004; PPIC-FAI Award, 2004; Chancellor's Gold Medal, 1989; Chancellor's Silver Medal, 1986. Editor, Journal of Indian Society Soil Science, 2018 to date and Scientific Report Nature-2020.

Fellow: National Academy of Agricutural Sciences, New Delhi, 2017, Indian Society of Soil Science, New Delhi, 2021, Society for Recent Development in Agriculture, Meerut, 2014.

Research Areas: Soil fertility and plant nutrition, site-specific nutrient management, micronutrients in soil-plant-animal-human continuum

Address: Project Coordinator, AICRP on Micronutrients and Pollutant Elements, ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science, Nabi Bagh, Berasia Road, Bhopal 462038, M.P.; G-2, Kakda Abhinav Homes, Ayodhya Bypass Road, Opp. Minal Residency, Bhopal 462041, M.P.; [Tel: Off. (0755) 2734487; Res. (0755) 2689230; Cell: 9425015224; Email: arvindshukla2k3@yahoo.co.in]

Recognition Award 2019-2020