Dr. Umakanta Behera
Fellow, Elected 2014

Born in Binayakpur (Basudevpur), Odisha, India on 21 June 1962. Educated at A.B. High School, Basudevpur, 1975-79; College of Agriculture, OUAT, Chiplima, 1982-86; GBPUA&T, Pantnagar, 1987-89; and OUAT, Bhubaneswar, 1990-1993 for H.S.C., B.Sc (Ag); M.Sc (Ag); and Ph.D, respectively; Obtained Master in Business Administration in Operations Research from IGNOU, New Delhi, 2009 and Post-Doc. From University of Reading, U.K., 2002-03 and ZALF, Germany, 2012-13.

Principal Scientist, Division of Agronomy, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2009-11 and 2013 to date.

Scientist, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), Regional Station, Indore, 1994-2001, and Senior Scientist, 2002-2008, IARI, New Delhi; Associate Dean, College of Agriculture, (OUAT) Chiplima, Odisha 2011-2012.

Awards/Honours: Fertilizer Association of India (FAI) Silver Jubilee Award-1997, ICAR Team Research Award, 2002; Hooker Award, 2009; INSA-Royal Society Visiting Fellowship, UK, 2002-03; INSA-DFG Visiting Fellowship, Germany, 2012-13; Honorary Research Fellow, University of Guelph, Guelph ON, N1G 2W1, Canada.

Fellow: Indian Society of Agronomy, 2011.

Research Areas: Farming System Research (integrated farming systems and optimization methodology) and Conservation Agriculture.

Address: Principal Scientist, Division of Agronomy, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012; A-39, 2nd Floor, Inderpuri, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 25841488; Cell: 09968130091; Email: ukb2008@gmail.com; ukbehera2008@yahoo.com]