Dr. Tapas Kumar Das
Fellow, Elected 2019

Born at Banshdiha, West Midnapore, West Bengal on 3 November 1964. Obtained B.Sc.(Agric.) Hons from BCKV, West Bengal (1987); M.Sc. (1990) and Ph.D. (1994) from IARI, New Delhi.

Principal Scientist, Division of Agronomy, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2009 to date.

Scientist, 1993-98; Scientist-SS, 1998-2002; Senior Scientist, 2002-08, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi; Associate Professor, Alemaya University, Ethiopia, 2001-05; Scientist-Trainee, EICA, Egypt (2009); Visiting Scientist, Iran, 2012.

Awards/Honours: Hooker Award of IARI, 2012-13; Best Teacher Award of IARI, 2016; Outstanding Reviewer Certificate, ELSEVIER-Crop Protection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2017; PP Singhal Memorial Award, Society of Plant Protection Sciences, New Delhi, 2014-15; Gold Medal, Indian Society of Agronomy, New Delhi, 2015; Gold Medal, Indian Society of Weed Science, Jabalpur, M.P., 2016; Outstanding Scientist Award, Society for Bio-resource and Stress Management, Kolkata, 2017; Letter of Appreciation, The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Kandahar Governor Office, 2016; Meritorious Scientist Award, Society of Plant Protection Sciences, New Delhi, 2001; AAAS Junior Scientist Award, Indian Society for Plant Physiology, New Delhi, 1998; Best Book of Weed Science Award, ISWS, Hisar, Haryana, 2010; Young Scientist Bursary, 1997; Member, Review Committee of the Book on “Pesticide Encyclopedia (Herbicides),” Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), DST, GOI (2008); Selected Associate Professor (World Bank Project, ARTP), AU, Ethiopia (2001); Best Poster Award, 2012, 2012, 2017 and 2018; Best Article Award, 2013 and 2016; Honorary Membership of ABI, USA, 2003 to date; Subject Expert/ Panelist in Meetings/ Symposia of Scientific Societies; Editor of five NAAS-rated Journals; Selection Committee Member for Assistant Professor/ Senior Scientist of few ICAR/ CSIR Institutes.

Fellow: ISA, ISWS, SPPS

Research Areas: Crop production agronomy, weed management and conservation agriculture

Address: Principal Scientist, Division of Agronomy, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012;; [Tel: Off. (011) 25841488; Cell: 9868128266; Email: tkdas64@gmail.com]