Dr. Arvind Kumar
Fellow, Elected 2012

Born in Kuaheri, Haridwar District, Uttarakhand on 4 July 1952. B.Sc. Agriculture, 1968; M. Sc. (Ag.), 1970; M. Phil., 1971 and Ph.D., 1975 in Agronomy from Meerut University.

Vice- Chancellor, Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, 2014 to date.

Lecturer (Agronomy), Institute of Advanced Studies, Meerut University, Meerut, 1972-73; Agronomist, WRDTC Roorkee University, Roorkee, 1975; Assistant Professor, 1975-80; Senior Research Officer/Associate Professor, 1980-90; Professor (Agronomy), 1990-2002; and Joint Director Extension, GBPUA&T Pantnagar, 1998-2002; Director, National Research Centre on Rapeseed-Mustard, Bharatpur and Project Coordinator All India Coordinated Research Project on Rapeseed-Mustard, 2002-09; Deputy Director General (Education), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, 2009-14.

Awards/Honours: Dr. Rajendra Prasad Puraskar 1991-93; Gaurav Puraskar by Gunwati Kundan Lal Palliwal Jain Punyarth Pranyas, Bharatpur 2008; ISA Gold Medal, 2007; Delhi Ratan Award, 2012 by All India Conference of Intellectuals; Life Time Achievement Award by the Society for Rapeseed Mustard Research; Life Time Achievement Award by the Indian Society of Agronomy. President, Indian Society of Agronomy, 2011-12, President, Society for Rapeseed Mustard Research; President, Indian Society of Oilseeds Research, Member Governing Board, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi; Member, Board of Management, SKUAST, Jammu and CAU, Imphal.

Fellow: Indian Society of Agronomy; Indian Society of Oilseeds Research; Society of Extension Education.

Research Areas: Natural Resource Management; Crop Production; (Oilseeds); Dryland farming; Policy Planning, Quality Assurance and Reforms in higher agricultural education.

Address: Vice-Chancellor, Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University, Gwalior Road, Jhansi 284003, U.P.; Camp Office: Room No. 213, KAB-II, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (0510) 2730777 (Jhansi), (011) 25846034 (Delhi); Res. (011) 42743644; Cell: 9711008862; Fax: (011) 25843932; Email: vcrlbcau@gmail.com]