Dr. A.R. Sharma
Fellow, Elected 2004

Born in Himachal Pradesh, India on 13 April 1960, Educated at Government Higher Secondary School, Galore, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, 1966-77; CSK HP Krishi Vishva Vidyalaya, Palampur 1977-81; Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 1981-83; Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 1983-87; B.Sc. 1981; M.Sc. 1983; Ph.D. 1988.

Director, ICAR-Directorate of Weed Research, Jabalpur, 2012 to date.

Scientist, Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack 1987-96; Agronomist, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1996-98; Senior Scientist, Central Soil and Water Conservation Research and Training Institute, Dehradun, 1998-2001; Principal Scientist, 2001-10, and Professor, Division of Agronomy, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2010-12.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Jawaharlal Nehru Award, 1989; FAI Dhiru Morarji Memorial Awards, 1989-90, 1993-94, 2000-2001; KRIBHCO Award, 1991; ISCA Pran Vohra Award, 1994-95; CRRI Best Worker Award, 1993; IARI Hooker Award, 1998-99; PAU Alumni Association Award of Honour, 2012; Secretary, Indian Society of Agronomy, 2007-08; Secretary, Indian Society of Weed Science, 2013-14; Associate Editor-in-Chief, Indian Journal of Agronomy, 2013-14; Gold Medal, Indian Society of Agronomy, 2013; Member University Court, IGNTU, Amarkanataka, 2014-16; Member, Board of Management, JNKVV, 2015-17.

Fellow: Indian Association of Soil and Water Conservationists; Indian Society of Agronomy.

Research Areas: Nutrient management, conservation agriculture, weed management

Address: Director, ICAR-Directorate of Weed Research, Adhartal, Maharajpur, Jabalpur 482004, M.P.; Director's Residence, DWR Campus, Adhartal, Maharajpur, Jabalpur 482004, M.P.; [Tel: Off. (0761) 2353138, 2353101, Cell: 09425807290; Fax: (0761) 2353129; Email: sharma.ar@rediffmail.com]