Dr. Ranjan Bhattacharyya
Fellow, Elected 2014

Born in Midnapur, West Bengal, India on 28 June 1972. Educated at Jalchak N.N. Vidyayatan, Midnapur, 1988-90; Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswa-Vidayala, Nadia, West Bengal, 1990-94; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1996-98; University of Wolverhampton, UK, 2006-09; B.Sc. 1994, M.Sc. 1998, Ph.D. 2009.

Senior Scientist (Soil Science), Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2013 to date.

Scientist, 2001-07; and Scientist (Sr. Scale) Vivekananda Parvatiya Krishi Anusandhan Sansthan (VPKAS), Almora, 2007-11; Scientist (Sr. Scale), 2011-12; and Senior Scientist (Agril. Chemistry), IARI, New Delhi, 2012-2013

Awards/Honours: ICAR Team Research Award (Team Leader), 2007-08; Shri B. Lakshminarayana Award, 2009-10; Dr B.C. Deb Memorial Award, 2010-11; Golden Jubilee Commemoration Young Scientist Award, Indian Society of Soil Science, 2010; Scholarship Award from the International Soil & Tillage Research Organization (ISTRO), 2009; ISTRO Board Member, 2015-2018; Asian Scientist of the Year Award, 2009; Scholarship Award from the European Society for Soil Conservation, 2007; European Union Fellowship for pursuing Ph.D. from the University of Wolverhampton, UK, 2006-2009; Associate Editor (2015-2017): Agronomy Journal; Editorial Board Member (2013-2016): Geoderma; Editorial Board Member (2015-2018): Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment.

Research Areas: Carbon sequestration, Conservation tillage, Conservation agriculture, Soil conservation, Nitrogen management

Address: Senior Scientist, Center for Environment Science and Climate Resilient Agriculture, NRL Building, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012; EG 79, First Floor, Inder Puri, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 25846359; Cell: 9013007346, 7838781447; Fax: (011) 25844254; Email: ranjan_vpkas@yahoo.com; ranjan@iari.res.in; ranjanvpkas@gmail.com]

NAAS Associateship, 2011-13.