Dr. B.D. Sharma
Fellow, Elected 2003

Born in Kala Manj, Mukerian, Punjab on 19 March 1952. Educated at AS Higher Secondary School Mukerian 1958-65; Technical Higher Secondary School, Okhla, New Delhi, 1966-69; B.Sc., Khalsa College Amritsar, 1969-73; M.Sc, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1973-75; Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 1985-87.

Adjunct Professor, Department of Soil Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 2015 to date.

Assistant Soil Chemist, 1977-88, Pedologist/Soil Scientist, 1988-96, and Senior Soil Scientist, Department of Soil Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1997-2012. Emeritus Scientist (ICAR), Department of Soil Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 2013-2015.

Awards/Honours: FAI Silver Jubilee Award, 1988; United States Department of Agriculture Appreciation Award, 1992.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science

Research Areas: Pedology - Soil survey, mapping, classification and land use planning, micronutrients in soils and plants

Address: Adjunct Professor, Department of Soil Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 141004, Punjab; 31-Sunil Park, Barewal Road, PO Rajguru Nagar, Ludhiana 141012, Punjab; [Tel: Res. (0161) 2550380, Cell: 09417451080; Fax: (0161) 2400945; Email: bds_pau@hotmail.com; bdsharma31@gmail.com]