Dr. A.C. Gaur
Fellow, Elected 1993
Born in Pidhwal, U.P., India on 20 July 1933. Educated at Radhasoami Educational Institute (DEI), Dayalbagh, Agra, 1944-48; B.R. (RBS) College, Agra, 1948-52; Govt. Agricultural College, C.S. Azad University of Agriculture & Technology, Kanpur, 1952-54; University of Allahabad, 1954-57; University of Paris, 1960-62; B.Sc. 1952; M.Sc. 1954; D.Phil. 1957; D.Sc. 1962.
Advisor, Human Development Society, New Delhi 2006 to date.
Post-doctoral Fellow, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois and Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, 1958-60; Visiting Scientist, Institute of Soil Biochemistry, Braunschweig, Germany, 1962-63; Soil Microbiologist, 1964-71; Senior Microbiologist & Coordinator, 1971-77; Scientist S-4, 1977-82; Scientist S-5, 1983-85; Professor of Microbiology, 1978-93; and Head of Division of Microbiology, 1985-88 & 1992-93 IARI, New Delhi; Visiting Professor, Institute of Microbiology, Petersburg, 1976; FAO Consultant in Soil Microbiology, Western Samoa, 1990; Regional Coordinator, FAO/ICAR for composting of FAO-Asian network on Bio and Organic Fertilizers, 1983-93; ICAR Emeritus Scientist, 1994-95; Professor Agricultural Microbiology, Institute of Agriculture, AMU, Aligarh, 1995-96; DST Emeritus Scientist, 1998-2000.
Research Areas: Soil microbiology, biofertilizers, organic farming, biotechnological advances in composting & waste management
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