Dr. Shankar Dass Khepar
Fellow, Elected 1994

Born in Chandiani Khurd, Punjab, India on 8 November 1940. Educated at Village School upto 1957; Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala, 1957-60; Institution of Engineers, India, 1963-66; University of Roorkee, 1969-71; Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, 1976-79; B.Tech. 1966; ME 1971; Ph.D. 1979.

Executive Director, Intellect Solutions, LLC, Virgina, USA.

Professor and Head, Department of Soil and Water Engineering, 1974-80, and Project Director, KWADP, 1980-83, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU); Consultant - Water Management, Asian Development Bank Project, Srilanka, 1984-86; Additional Director of Research, Engineering, 1986-88, and Dean College of Agricultural Engineering, 1988-96, PAU; ICAR National Professor, 1997-2002; Director, Bhutta College of Engineering & Technology, Ludhiana, 2003-10.

Awards/Honours: Republic Day NRDC Award, 1976; Jawaharlal Nehru Award, 1980; Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology Distinguished Alumnus Award, 1985; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Memorial Award, 1986-88.

Fellow: Institute of Engineers, India; Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers.

Research Areas: Irrigation and drainage engineering

Address: 10 FF, HIG Flats, BRS Nagar, Ludhiana 141012, Punjab; 1013 White Place, SW, Leesburg, VA 20175, USA; [Tel: 703-669-2511 (USA); Email: drkhepar@yahoo.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 1999 to 31 Dec, 2001