Dr. Gouranga Kar
Fellow, Elected 2012

Born in Bankura, West Bengal, India on 1 September 1968. Educated at Kamalpur Netaji High School, West Bengal, 1978-86; Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswa Vidyalaya, Mohanpur, W.B., 1986-1990; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1991-96; Norman Borlaug Fellowship Programme, Michigan State University, USA, 2008, Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship Programme, Michigan State University, USA, 2011-12, B.Sc. (Ag.) 1990; M.Sc. 1993; Ph.D. 1996.

Principal Scientist, ICAR-Indian Institute of Water Management, Bhubaneswar, India, 2010 to date.

Scientist & Scientist (Senior Scale), 1996-2005, and Senior Scientist, Indian Institute of Water Management, Bhubaneswar, 2005-10.

Awards/Honours: IARI Gold Medal, 1993; ISCA Young Scientist Award, 2001; IARI Sukumar Basu Memorial Award, 2003-04; ICAR Vasant Rao Naik Award, 2004; ASWC Dr K. G. Tejwani Award, 2006; ISSS Golden Jubilee Commemoration Young Scientist Award, 2007; ICAR Hari Om Ashram Trust Award, 2007-08; Best Research Paper Award in the Journal of Agro-meteorology, 2008; USDA Norman Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Award, 2008; DWM Proficiency Award, 2008; Institute of Engineers (India) R.C. Patro Memorial Award, 2009; Bharat Jyoti Award, 2011; ICAR National Fellow, 2011; Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship, USA, 2011-12; Zonal Representative (East Zone), Association of Agrometeorologists, 2007-09; Secretary, Indian Meterological Society (Bhubaneswar Chapter), 2012-13, Rajdhani Samman Award, 2015, Ekamrashee Award, 2016.

Fellow: Indian Association of Soil and Water Conservationists; Association of Agro-Meteorologists

Research Areas: Climate change research, mitigation, adaptation; Watershed management; Remote sensing, Geographic Information System (GIS); Agro-climatic analysis; Crop-weather interaction; Crop modeling.

Address: Principal Scientist, ICAR-Indian Institute of Water Management, Chandrasekharpur, P.O. Rail Vihar, Bhubaneswar 751023, Odisha; E-302, Sriram Vihar Apartment, Nilakanthanagar, P.O.: Nayapalli, Bhubaneswar 751012, Odisha; [Tel: Off. (0674) 2300060, 2300016/417; Res. (0674) 2421748, Cell: 09438362587; Fax: (0674) 2301651; Email: kar_wtcer@yahoo.com; gkar@msu.edu]

Recognition Award, 2011-2012; NAAS Associateship, 2009-11.