Dr. Pitam Chandra

Born in Jagner, Agra, India on July 11, 1952. Educated at Middle School, Jagner, 1962-65; Ratan Muni Jain Inter College, Agra, 1965-67; SKN College of Agriculture (University of Udaipur), Jobner, 1967-69; GB Pant University of Agri & Tech, Pantnagar, 1969-74; University of Manitoba, Winnipeg (MB), Canada, 1974-75; Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA, 1976-79; B Tech 1974; MS 1976; Ph D 1979.

Former Director, ICAR-CIAE, Bhopal

Post-doctoral Research Associate, North Carolina State University, Raleigh (NC), USA, 1979-80; Associate Professor, Gujarat Agricultural University, Junagadh, 1980-81; Scientist S-2, ICAR-CIAE, Bhopal, 1981-85; Scientist s-3 / Principle Scientist, ICAR-IARI, New Delhi, 1985-2003; Assistant Director General (PE), ICAR, New Delhi, 2003-2009; Director, ICAR-CIAE, Bhopal, 2009-2014; Professor, National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management, Kundli, Dist. Sonepat, Haryana, 2014-2017.

Awards/Honours: Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, 2002; Chief Editor, Journal of Agricultural Engineering, 2001-2004; AICTE Book Award, 2005; Member, Board of Management, JNKVV, Jabalpur, 2009-2014; ISAE Team Award, 2013; Member, Board of Management, Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramodaya Vishwavidyalaya, Chitrakoot, 2017-19; Member, Governing Body, Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology, 2016-2021; Chairman, Research Advisory Committee, ICAR-IINRG, Ranchi, 2018-21.

Fellow: Institution of Engineers (I), Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers

Research Areas: Agricultural Engineering (Agricultural structures and Processing Engineering, Controlled Environment Agriculture, Solar thermal applications)

Address: CD 223, Ansal Golf Link 1, Greater Noida 201315, U.P.; [Tel: Cell: 8199901306; Email: pc1952@gmail.com]