Dr. Tapas Kumar Das

Born at Banshdiha, West Midnapore, West Bengal on 3 November 1964. Obtained BSc(Agric)Hons from BCKV, WB (1987); MSc (1990) and PhD (1994) from IARI, New Delhi.

Professor and Principal Scientist and Coordinator, BSc(Agric)Hons Program, IARI, New Delhi.

Scientist, 1993-98; Scientist-SS, 1998-2002; Senior Scientist, 2002-08, IARI; Associate Professor, Alemaya University, Ethiopia (2001-05); Scientist-Trainee, EICA, Egypt (2009); Visiting Scientist, Iran, 2012.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Bharat Ratna Dr. C. Subramaniam Award 2019; IARI Hooker Award 2015; IARI Best Teacher Award 2016; Outstanding Reviewer Certificate, ELSEVIER Crop Protection, The Netherlands 2017; ISA Gold Medal 2015; ISWS Gold Medal 2016; ISA Fellow 2009; ISWS Fellow 2010; SPPS Fellow 2011; Best Book of Weed Science Award 2010; Letter of Appreciation 2016, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan; Selected Associate Professor (World Bank Project, ARTP), AU, Ethiopia, 2001-05; Meritorious Scientist Award, SPPS, New Delhi, 2001; AAAS Junior Scientist Award 1998 Academy for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences (AAAS), Indian Soc. Plant Physiology New Delhi; Outstanding Scientist Award 2017, Society for Bioresource and Stress Management, Kolkata; Scientist Bursary Award 1997 International Group Meeting at DWR, Karnal; P.P. Singhal Memorial Award 2014 (PI Industries), Member, Review Committee, TIFAC, DST, GOI, 2008; Honorary Member, American Biographical Institute (ABI), USA (2003 onward).

Best Poster Award (13); Best Article Award (2); Subject Expert/ Panelist in many Meetings/ Symposia/ Conferences of the Scientific Societies; Editor of five NAAS-rated Journals; Reviewer of 15 international and 19 national journals; Chairman, Co-chairman and Selection Committee Member for selection of Assistant Professor/ Senior Scientist/DPC of ICAR/ CSIR Institutes and SAUs.


Research Areas: Crop production agronomy, weed management and conservation agriculture

Address: Professor & Principal Scientist, Division of Agronomy, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012; WZ 256D/1, 2nd Floor, Front Portion, Inderpuri, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 25842776, 25841488; Cell: 9868128266; Fax: (011) 25842283; Email: tkdas64@gmail.com]