Dr. Biswapati Mandal
Fellow, Elected 2004

Born in Burdwan, West Bengal on 4 August 1957. Educated at Siksha Mandir School, Nabadwip, 1968-73; Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (BCKV), Kalyani, 1974-85; University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, 1987-88; University of Goettingen, Germany, 1996; University of California (Davis), 2012; B.Sc. 1978; M.Sc. 1981; Ph.D. 1985.

Professor, Directorate of Research, BCKV, 2003 to date

Lecturer, 1985-1998, and Reader of Soil Science, 1998-2002, BCKV, Kalyani; Former Pro-Vice-Chancellor, BCKV, 2012-2014.

Awards/Honours: ISCA Young Scientist Award, 1986; INSA Medal for Young Scientists, 1989; Golden Jubilee Commemoration Young Scientist Award of ISSS, 1993; UGC Career Award, 1993; Dr. B. C. Deb Memorial Award of ISCA, 1994; 12th International Congress Commemoration Award of ISSS, 2004; ISCA President, Agriculture and Forestry Sciences Section, 2007-08; ISSC Chairman, Agriculture and Home Science Section, 2009-10; Editor-in-Chief, J. Indian Soc. Coastal Agril. Res., 2008; Member, Editorial Board, Agronomy Journal, 2008.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science; West Bengal Academy of Sciences and Technology.

Research Areas: Environmental soil science, soil quality and soil organic carbon management and soil testing and fertilizer recommendation.

Address: Professor, Directorate of Research, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Kalyani 741235, W.B.; B-10/286, Kalyani 741235, West Bengal; [Tel: Off. (033) 25808601; Res. (033) 25826074; Fax: (033) 25828460; Email: mandalbiswapati@rediffmail.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2012 to 31 Dec, 2014