Dr. Hari Charan Agarwal
Fellow, Elected 1994

Born in Ajmer, Rajasthan, India on 1 October, 1933. Educated at Government High School, Ajmer and Government College, Ajmer. B.Sc. and M.Sc. (Zoology), Agra University, Agra, M.S. (Entomology), Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, U.S.A. 1957; Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A. 1960.

Research Associate at Science Research Institute (now Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics), Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, U.S.A, 1961 to 1963; Lecturer, Department of Zoology, University of Delhi, Delhi, 1963; Reader, Department of Zoology, University of Delhi, Delhi, 1972; Visiting Reader, University of Hull, Hull, U.K. 1973-74; Professor of Zoology, 1983 and Head of the Department of Zoology, University of Delhi, Delhi, 1990-93; Conducted a FAO/IAEA six week training Course on Pesticides using radioactive isotopes for trainees from ten different countries of South Asia in the Department of Zoology, University of Delhi, Delhi, as Director of the Co, for the first time in the country; Consultant Advisor, Pollution Monitoring Laboratory urse , Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi, 2003-15.

Awards/Honours: Research Fellowship by Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan for one year, 1956-57; Research Fellowship by University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, for three years, 1957-1960; Research Associateship by Science Research Institute, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon , U.S.A. for two years, 1961-63; Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship by British Council, U.K. for work at the Hull University, Hull, 1973-74; Warden Jubilee Hall, University of Delhi, Delhi 1980-1986; Grant from the Netherlands for working as visiting Professor at the Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands for six month, 1990; Chairman, Academic Council Committee on Student Affairs, University of Delhi 1992-93; Chairman, Governing Body, Jubilee Hall, University of Delhi, 1993-98; Chief Election Officer, Delhi University Student Union (DUSU) Elections,1998; Life-time Achievement Award from the Indian Network for Soil Contamination Research (INSCR), 2017.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India

Research Areas: Environmental pesticide pollution, insect biochemistry and toxicology, areas related to pollution of the environment such as pesticides in cold drinks, lead in paints, mercury pollution due to thermal power plants in Singrauli area, antibiotics in honey and chicken meat, phthalates in toys, junk foods, etc.

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