Dr. Dharani Dhar Patra
Fellow, Elected 2008

Born in Dubrajpur, WB, India on 24 October 1955. Educated at Dubrajpur Uttarayan Vidyayatan Bankura, 1964-71; Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, 1971-1979, B.Sc (Ag) and M. Sc (Ag), Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1979-82, Ph.D.

Chief Scientist (Head, Agrotechnology), CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), Lucknow, 2007 to date.

Assistant Professor (Soils), Rajasthan Agril. University, Bikaner, 1982-87; Commonwealth Fellow (Rothamsted, UK) 1983-84; Scientist-C, 1987-92, Scientist EI, 1992-97, Scientist E II, 1997-2002, and Scientist F 2002-07, Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), Lucknow; STA-JISTEC Fellow (Visiting Scientist), HNAES, Japan, 1999.

Awards/Honours: FAI Silver Jubilee Award, 1980; FAI Gold Medal, 1983; Mint Technology Award, 1999; PPIC-FAI Gold Medal, 2000; 12th International Congress Commemoration Award, 2005; UPCAR Eminent Scientist Award (NRM), 2006; Golden Peacock Eco-innovation Award, 2008; ISCA Platinum Jubilee Award, 2008; CSIR S&T Innovation Award for Rural Development, 2008; VASVIK Award, 2010.

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Society of Soil Science), New Delhi.

Research Areas: Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry, Isotope technique, Agrotechnology of medicinal and aromatic plants, waste land utilization.

Address: Dy Director & Head, Agrotechnology Division, CIMAP (CSIR) P.O. CIMAP, Lucknow 226015, U.P.; Kiran Kunj, 8/889 Vikas Nagar, Lucknow 226022, U.P.; [Tel: Off. (0522) 2718536; Res. (0522) 4077088, Cell: 9450096944; Fax: (0522) 2342666; Email: ddpatra@rediffmail.com; ddpatra_cimap@yahoo.com]