Dr. Vishwa Nath Sharda
Fellow, Elected 2004

Born in Nurpur Bedi, Punjab, India on 16 October 1954. Educated at Govt. High School, Nurpur Bedi, 1960-70; D.A.V. College, Chandigarh, 1970-72; B.Tech. & M.Tech., 1972-78 & Ph.D., 1987-90, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana; Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Purdue University, Indiana, USA, 1996-97.

Member, Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board, New Delhi, 2011 to date.

Scientist, CSWCRTI, Research Centres, Agra and Udhagamandalam, 1978-83; Sr. Research Officer, FRI & Colleges, Dehradun, 1983-84; Scientist/Senior Scientist, 1984-96, Head, HRD&SS, 1996-2000, Acting Director & Head, HRD&SS, 2000-01, Acting Director & Head, Div. of H&E, 2001-02, and Director, 2002-11, CSWCRTI, Dehradun.

Awards/Honours: Jawahar Lal Nehru Award, 1991; USDA-ARS Certificate of Appreciation, 1997; Vasantrao Naik Award, 2000; Uttaranchal Ratan, 2003; Bharat Singh Award, 2003; ICAR Team Award for the biennium 2003-04; Sardar Patel Outstanding ICAR Institution Award, 2005; Soil Conservation Society of India Bhooratna Award, 2006; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, 2005-06; Dr. Rajendra Prasad Puruskar, 2005-06; Rajiv Gandhi State Level Sadbhavana Award, 2008; Shankar Memorial Award of ISAE, 2008-09; Best Poster Award, ISAE, 2010; Eminent Agricultural Engineer Award of TIE(I), 2011; Best Research Paper Award, ISAE, 2011; President, Indian Association of Soil & Water Conservationists, 2002-11.

Fellow: Indian Association of Soil & Water Conservationists; The Institution of Engineers (India); Indian National Academy of Engineering; Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers.

Research Areas: Soil & water conservation engineering, hydrology & watershed management, water harvesting, human resource development

Address: Member, Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board, Krishi Anusandhan Bhawan-I, Pusa, New Delhi 110012; B-5, NASC Complex, Dev Prakash Shastri Marg, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 25841168; Res. (011) 25843139; Fax: (011) 25841168; Email: vnsharda@icar.org.in; vnsharda2@gmail.com]

Recognition Award, 2005-2006