Dr. Dev Raj Bhumbla
Fellow, Elected 1992

Born in Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India on 6 December 1921. Educated at Punjab University, B.Sc.; M.Sc. 1956, Ph.D. 1962, Ohio State University, USA.

Head, Department of Soils, Punjab Agricultural University, 1963; Dean, College of Agriculture, PAU, Hisar, 1966; First Director, Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal, 1969; Deputy Director General (Soils, Agronomy & Engineering), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, 1974; Agriculture Commissioner, Government of India, 1978-80; Vice-Chancellor, Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, 1981-82.

Awards/Honours: Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, 1972-73; IAUA Plaque for outstanding work in Agricultural Education and Research, 1979; President, Indian Society of Soil Science, 1972 & 1973; Vice-President, International Society of Soil Science.

Research Areas: Soil science, water management, dryland farming

Address: B-211, Rajguru Nagar, Ludhiana 141012, Punjab; [Tel: Res. (0161) 2456856]

Dr. N.S. Randhawa Memorial Award, 1995-1996