Dr. Paramjit Singh Minhas
Fellow, Elected 2001

Born in Jalandar, India on 5 April 1954. Educated at Malwa Khalsa Hr. Sec. School, Ludhiana 1965-69; Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana; B.Sc. 1974; M.Sc. 1977; Ph.D. 1985.

Emeritus Scientist, ICAR-Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal

Scientist S-1 1978-81, ICAR-Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, Jhansi; Scientist S-1 1981-84, Scientist S-2 1984-86, Sr. Scientist (Soil Physics & SWC) 1986-97, and Project Coordinator, All India Coo-ordinated Project on Management of Salt-affected Soils and Use of Saline Water in Agriculture, 1997-2006, ICAR-Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal; Assistant Director General (Integrated Water Management), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, 2006-08; Director of Research, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 2008-10; Assistant Director General (Soil & Water Management), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, 2010-12; Director, ICAR-National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management, Baramati, Pune 2012-16.

Awards/Honours: ISSS 12th International Congress Commemoration Medal, 1997; IARI Sukumar Basu Award, 1997-98; Hari Om Trust Award, 2002-03; CSSRI Excellence Award for `Soil Salinity and Water Management' 2004; Jain-INCID Sinchai Award, 2005; UGC-National Swami Pranavananda Saraswati Award, 2005-06; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, 2007-08; Associate Editor, Agricultural Water Management, 2015 to date.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science; Punjab Academy of Sciences

Research Areas: Soil physics; Irrigation water quality, Saliniy and Abiotic Stress Management

Address: Emeritus Scientist, ICAR-Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal 132001, Haryana; House No. 906, Sector 9, Urban Estate, Karnal 132001, Haryana; [Tel: Cell: 9896981924; 9896940234; Email: minhas_54@yahoo.co.in]