Dr. Ashis Kumar Biswas

Born at Gaighata, North 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India on 5 May, 1963. Educated at Government Primary School, Bagna, 1967-71; Gaighata High School, 1972-80; Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, 1981-84; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1985-91; B.Sc. (Ag) Hons. 1984, M.Sc. 1987, Ph.D. 1991.

Principal Scientist, ICAR - Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal, 2007 to date; Lead Centre Platform Coordinator (LCPC), Consortia Research Platform on Conservation Agriculture (CRP on CA), 2015 to date.

Lecturer, RRS (Kalimpong), BCKV 1991-92; Scientist (Trainee), NAARM, Hyderabad and CSSRI, Karnal 1992-93; Scientist 1993-99, Sr. Scientist 1999-2007, and Principal Scientist, Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal, 2007 to date.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Merit-cum-Means Scholarship 1980; ICAR Junior Fellowship 1984; IARI Gold Medal (M.Sc.) 1987; ICAR Jawaharlal Nehru Award for outstanding post-graduate (doctoral) research 1992; The ISSS - Dr. JSP Yadav Memorial Award for Excellence in Soil Science (Team Award as Team Leader) 2012; Sri Ram Puraskar 2016 by Fertilizer Association of India; Fellow of the Indian Society of Soil Science 2017; 30th Dr. S.P. Raychaudhury Memorial Lecture Award 2019; 23rd Dr. N.S. Randhawa Memorial Lecture Award 2022; Appointed as Adjunct Faculty by Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Cooch Behar, West Bengal; Ten Best Paper/Poster Awards/Prizes in National/ International Seminar/Symposia/Conference; Councilor, Indian Society of Soil Science 2014-15; Vice-President, Indian Society of Soil Science 2024-25; Editor, Journal of the Indian Society of Soil Science 2011-14; Reviewer, Bioresource Technology, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Agricultural Research, European Journal of Soil Science, Journal of the Indian Society of Soil Science, Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, etc.

Research Areas: Soil Chemistry & Fertility; Conservation Agriculture and Soil Health & Climate Resilience; Soil & Water Pollution and Remediation

Address: Principal Scientist, Division of Soil Chemistry & Fertility, ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science, Nabibagh, Berasia Road, Bhopal 462038, M.P.; PL-68, Indus Park-II, Ayodhya Bypass, Narela Shankari, Bhopal 462041, M.P.; [Tel: Off. (0755) 2730970, Ext. 214; Res. (0755) 4916782; Cell: 9993600268; Fax: (0755) 2733310; Email: akb.iiss.bpl@gmail.com; ashish.biswas@icar.gov.in]