Dr. Ramesh Chandra Srivastava
Fellow, Elected 2011

Born in Allahabad (U.P.) India on 1 July 1956. Educated at Government Inter College, Allahabad, 1967-1971; Allahabad Agriculture Institute, Allahabad, 1971-75; Indian Institute of technology, Kharagpur, 1975-77 and 1989-92; B.Sc. Ag. Engg. 1975; M.Tech., IIT Kharagpur 1978; Ph. D. IIT, Kharagpur, 1993.

Vice Chancellor, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa, Samsatipur, Bihar, 2016 to date.

Scientist S-1, 1978-83, and Scientist S-2/ Sr. Scientist, 1983-1994, VPKAS, Almora; Sr. Scientist 1994-98, and Principal Scientist 1998-2006, WTCER, Bhubaneswar; Director, Central Agricultural Research Institute (ICAR), Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, 2006-11; Principal Scientist, Indian Institute of Water Management, Bhubaneswar, 2011-2016.

Awards/Honours: Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, 2003-04; Vasant Rao Naik Award of ICAR, 2001 and 2006; ASPEE Award of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers 2002-03; Commendation medal of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers, 2005-06; Rajendra Prasad Award of ICAR, 2008-09, 2010; National Bihar Education Summit Award 2016 by Governor of Bihar; Distinguished Alumni Award, 2016 from SHIAT&S Allahabad; Most 100 Influential Vice Chancellor award conferred in the Vth World Education Congress, 2016; Higher Education leadership Award, 2016; Education Excellence Award by Confederation of Indian Universities, 2016; Life Time Achievement Award 2016 by Andaman Science Association, Port Blair; Harit Ratna Award 2016 by All India Agricultural Students Association; Life Time Achievement Award 2017 by Samagra Vikas Welfare Society, Lucknow; Life Achievement Award 2017 by Sahityak Sanskriti Abhivyakti Sanstha, Dalsinghsarai; Bharat Vikas Award (19th Nov. 2017) for Loyality, Diligence & Outstanding Performance in the field of Water Resource Development and Management by Institute of Self Reliance, Bhubaneswar (Odisha); Life Time Achievement Award 2018 for commitment to Agricultural Research, Education & Extension by Society for Agriculture Innovation and Development, Ranchi; Plaque for delivering the Rabindranath Tagore Memorial Lecture (2018) by the Institution of Engineers (India); Bioved Honorary Fellowship Award 2018 for outstanding contribution in the field of Water Management by Bioved Research~ Institute of Agriculture Technology and Sciences, Allahabad and Amit Prabhudh Manishi Award, 2018 by Amit Singh Memorial Foundation

Fellow: Indian Association of Soil & Water Conservationists, 2006; Institute of Engineers, 2009; Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers, 2009; Confederation of Horticulture Association of India, 2012; Jain Irrigation System Limited 2017.

Research Areas: Rain Water Management, Integrated farming System, Ground Water Management.

Address: Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural, University, Pusa, Samastipur 848125, Bihar; [Tel: Off. (06274) 240226, Cell: 9040033323; Fax: (06274) 240255; Email: vc@rpcau.ac.in; ramesh_cari@yahoo.co.in]