Dr. J.C. Katyal
Fellow, Elected 1992

Born in Mighyana, India on 4 March 1944. Educated at Vaish High School Rohtak, 1957-60; Punjab Agricultural University, 1960-64; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1964-69; Post-doctoral Fellow, International Rice Research Institute, Los Banos. B.Sc. 1964; M.Sc. 1966; Ph.D. 1969

Soil Scientist, AICRIP, Hyderabad, 1972-77; Project Coordinator, AICRP on Micronutrients, PAU Ludhiana, 1977-85; Visiting Soil Scientist, International Fertilizer Development Center, USA, 1985-88; Principal Scientist and Head Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry IARI, New Delhi, 1988-91; Director, Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad, 1991-97; Director, National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad 1997-99; Senior Research Fellow, University of Bonn, Germany, 1999-2000; Director, National Academy of Agricultural Research Management 2000-02; Deputy Director General (Education), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, 2002-05; Director, Centre for Extension Education and Professor, School of Agriculture, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, 2005; Vice-Chancellor, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, 2006-09; Director-Consultant, Cargills (Ceylon), Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2009-12.

Awards/Honours: FAI Excellence in Agricultural Research, 1984; IFDC Best Visiting Scientist, 1986; Borlaug Award, 1995; APSEE Design and Development of Farm Machinery Award, 1996; ICAR Best Institute Award, 1996; Rafi Ahmad Kidwai Award, 1996; TNAU Best Soil Scientist Award, 2002; Ranade Trust Lifetime Achievement Award 2001; Rajiv Gandhi Award, 2007; President, Indian Society of Soil Science.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science.

Research Areas: Soil chemistry and fertilizers, micronutrients, dryland agriculture, land degradation and desertification

Address: A 104, Park View City 2, Sector 49, Sohna Road, Gurgaon 122018, Haryana; [Tel: Res. (0124) 4148082; Cell: 09868768998, 08447806760; Email: jc_katyal@rediffmail.com]

Editor 1 Jan, 2002 to 31 Dec, 2004; Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2000 to 31 Dec, 2001; Dr. N.S. Randhawa Memorial Award, 2001-2002