Dr. Supda Bhiku Varade
Fellow, Elected 1993

Born in Narvel, Maharashtra, India, on 5 December 1936. Educated at E.S. High School, Shelgaon Bazaar, Maharashtra, 1951-54; College of Agriculture, Nagpur, 1955-59; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1959-61; Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Research Fellow, 1962 - 63; University of California, Riverside, 1968 - 69; Post Doctoral Fellow; B.Sc. 1959; M.Sc. 1961; Ph.D. 1966.

Lecturer of Soil Science, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 1963 - 70; Soil Physicist, 1970 - 74; and Head, Dept. of Chemistry and Soil Science, 1974-80 Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani; Visiting Prof., Timyrizov Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Moscow, Russia, 1980; Joint Director, Water And Land Management Institute, Aurangabad, 1980-94; Technical Consultant, Indo-Dutch Project, Hyderabad, 1992; Member of Second Maharashtra Water and Irrigation Commission, 1995-99.

Awards/Honours: International Irrigation Center Achievement Certificate, 1986; Vasantrao Naik Krishi Puraskar, 1996; Soil Conservation Society of India Gold Medal, 2003; President, Geoforum.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science.

Research Areas: Soil physics, irrigation & drainage, water & land management

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