Dr. Jagadis Chandra Tarafdar
Fellow, Elected 2003

Born in Deuly, India on 10 November 1952. Educated at Barasat Govt. High School, West Bengal, 1960-69; Kalyani University, West Bengal, 1969-73; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1974-79; B.Sc. 1973; M.Sc. 1976; Ph.D. 1979; DAAD Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 1984-85; Alexander von Humboldt Visiting Scientist Fellowship, Germany, 1991-93, 1998.

ICAR Emeritus Scientist, ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur, 2015 to date.

Scientist, CRIJAF, Barrackpore, 1979-85; Senior Scientist, 1986-97, Principal Scientist, 1998, and ICAR National Fellow, 1999-2014, CAZRI, Jodhpur.

Awards/Honours: Sukumar Basu Memorial Award, 1994; IMPHOS-FAI Award, 2006; ISCA Prof. Sushil Kr. Mukherjee Commemoration Award, 2008-2009; Prof. R.S. Murthy Memorial Lecture Award, 2008; IIFS Bharat Jyoti Award, 2011; IISA Glory of Indian Gold Medal, 2012; Member of Task Force for Soil Health Improvement in Rajasthan, 2012-13; Dr. R.V. Tamhane Memorial Lecture Award, 2013; Dr. Kartik Oaran Memorial Award, 2014. ISSS Platinum Jubilee Commemoration Award, 2016.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science; Indian Society of Soil Salinity Research Scientist.

Research Areas: Soil biology, enzymology, nano-technology, soil chemistry, soil fertility

Address: ICAR Emeritus Scientist, ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur 342003, Rajasthan; 17E/361A, Chopasani Housing Board, Jodhpur 342008, Rajasthan; [Tel: Off. (0291) 2785250; Res. (0291) 2702662; Cell: 09414118499; Fax: (0291) 2788706; Email: jctarafdar@yahoo.in]

Dr. N.S. Randhawa Memorial Award, 2013-2014.