Dr. Gurmeet Singh Buttar
Fellow, Elected 2014

Born in Village Assa Buttar, District Sri Muktsar, Punjab, India on 10 November, 1963. Educated at Government High School, Doda, 1977-1979; College of Agriculture, PAU, Ludhiana, B.Sc. Agriculture (Hons), 1980-1985; M.Sc. Agronomy, 1985-87; Ph.D. Agronomy, 1993-1995.

Additional Director of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural university, Ludhiana, Punjab, 2015 to date.

District Extension Specialist (Agronomy), 1988-89; Assistant Extension Specialist (Agronomy), 1989-92; Assistant Professor of Agronomy, 1992-1996; Agronomist (Irrigation), 1996-2005 and Senior Agronomist (Irrigation), Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 2005-2007; Director, PAU, Regional Station, Bathinda 2007-2010; Head, Department of Agronomy, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 2010-2015.

Awards/Honours: Chaudhary Devi Lal Award for Best All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on Arid Legumes, 2008; Punjab Government Parman Patra, 2010; FAI-Dhiru Morarji Memorial Award, 2012-13; Distinguished Scientist Award, 2013; CSSRI-Excellence Award in Soil Salinity and Water Management, 2012-13; Farm Literature Popularization Award by Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, 1992.

Fellow: Indian Society of Agronomy; Cotton Research and Development Association; Indian Society of Water Resources

Research Areas: Agronomy, Water Management

Address: Additional Director of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 141004, Punjab; 6/13, PAU Campus, Ludhiana 141004, Punjab; [Tel: Off. (0161) 2401074; Cell: 09417648885; Email: buttargs@rediffmail.com; buttargs63@gmail.com]