Dr. Madan Kumar Jha

Born in Rasiary, District Darbhanga, Bihar on 25 December 1965. Educated at Rajendra Agricultural University, B.Tech. (Agricultural Engineering) 1990, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, M.Eng. 1992 and Ehime University, Japan, Ph.D. 1996.

Professor (HAG), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, 2016 to date; Chairman, GATE-JAM, IIT Kharagpur, 2019-2020; Chairman, CELC (Commercial Establishment & Licensing Committee), IIT Kharagpur, 2018-2020; Chairman, KNCC (Kazi Nazrul, Community Center), IIT Kharagpur, 2018-2020.

Research Associate, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, 1992-93; Water Resources Engineer, Panya Consultants Co. Ltd., Bangkok, 1996-97; JSPS Research Fellow, Kochi University, Japan, 1997-99; Assistant Professor, IIT Kharagpur, 1999-2004; Assistant Warden of B.C. Roy Hall of Residence, IIT Kharagpur, 2002-04; Associate Professor, IIT Kharagpur, 2004-10; Professor, IIT Kharagpur, 2010-16; Prof.-in-Charge, Examination, IIT Kharagpur, 2013-16; Vice-Chairman, GATE-JAM, IIT Kharagpur, 2017-19.

Awards/Honours: University Gold Medal, 1990; Distinguished Services Award, 2001; Member of the Editorial Board of "International Agricultural Engineering Journal", 2003-2008; Member of the Editorial Board of "Journal of Spatial Hydrology", 2005-2009; Best Paper Award, 2002; ISTE National Award (First Prize) for the best M.Tech. Thesis supervision, 2003; Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, 2004-2005; International AMA-Shin-Norinsha-AAAE Young Researcher Award, 2005; Outstanding Book Award, 2007; Shankar Memorial Award, 2008; Associate Editor of "International Agricultural Engineering Journal", 2008-2012; JSPS Invitation Fellowship, 2009; K.C. Das Memorial Award, 2009; Assistant Managing Editor of "Journal of Spatial Hydrology", 2010-2012; Editor of "Journal of Environmental Protection", 2010 to date; Editor of "Journal of Water Resource and Protection", 2010 to date; Associate Editor of "Journal of Agricultural Engineering", 2010-2012; Prof. S.C. Puranic Award, 2012; Commendation Medal, 2013; Banabihari Mohanty Memorial Award, 2013; Section Editor of "Journal of Groundwater Research", 2013 to date; International Reviewer for the "National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT)", Chile, 2013-2018; Outstanding Book Award, 2014; Best Paper Award, 2014; Best Poster Award, 2015; K.C. Das Memorial Award, 2015; Executive Editor-in-Chief of "International Agricultural Engineering Journal", 2012-2016; Associate Editor of "Hydrogeology Journal", Springer, 2012-2016; Best Paper Award (First Prize), 2016; Member of Research Advisory Committee (RAC) of ICAR-Indian Institute of Water Management (ICAR-IIWM), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, 2015-2018; Associate Editor of "Groundwater Resources and Management" (specialty section of "Frontiers in Environmental Science" journal), 2016 to date; Member, Board of Governors (BOG), Darbhanga College of Engineering, Darbhanga, Bihar, 2017-2020; Team Award, 2017; Best Paper Award, 2018; Associate Editor of "Scientific Reports", Nature Research Journal, 2018 to date.

Fellow: Institution of Engineers India (IEI), Indian Association of Hydrologists (IAH), Indian Water Resources Society (IWRS), and Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (ISAE)

Research Areas: Soil and Water Engineering

Address: Professor (HAG), Agricultural and Food Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur 721302, W.B.; Qtr. A-182, IIT Kharagpur Campus, Kharagpur 721302, W.B; [Tel: Off. (03222) 283116; Res. (03222) 283117; Cell: 9434722570; Email: madan@agfe.iitkgp.ac.in; kumar.madanjha@gmail.com]