Dr. Dinesh Kumar Benbi
Fellow, Elected 2005

Born on 16 December 1954. Educated at Vishwakarma Higher Secondary School, Ludhiana 1968-71; Arya College, Ludhiana 1971-75; Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 1975-82; B.Sc. 1975, M.Sc. 1978; Ph.D. 1983; Australian Govt. Commonwealth Fellowship, 1985; Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (AvH), Germany, 1993; European Fellowship of AvH Foundation, 1994.

ICAR National Professor, Department of Soil Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 2010 to date.

Senior Soil Chemist (Prof.), Department of Soils, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1998-2010; Guest Professor (Germany), 2007.

Awards/Honours: Punjab Agricultural University MS Randhawa Best Book Award, 2000.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science (2008); Crop Improvement Society of India (2011)

Research Areas: Soil science, natural resource management, organic matter dynamics and carbon sequestration in soils, soil quality assessment

Address: ICAR National Professor, Department of Soil Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 141004, Punjab; 261-D, Model Town Extn., Ludhiana, Punjab; [Tel: Off. (0161) 2401960 Ext. 317; Res. (0161) 2501321; Cell: 09464035154; Fax: (0161) 2400945; Email: dkbenbi@yahoo.com]