Professional Association with Universities




Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalay, Kallyani, West Bengal.

Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa, Bihar.

University of Calcutta (Agricultural Faculty), Calcutta,

University of OUAT , Bhubaneswar, Orissa

University of Kerala (Agricultural R&D Evaluation

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Dr. B.S. Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Maharashtra

Sardarkrushinagar Dandiwada Agricultural University, Gujarat.

Positions held

Chairman : State Soil Survey Co-ordination and Soil Correlation Committees - West Bengal, Orissa, Bihar, Sikkim, North Eastern Region and A & N Island.

Member : Executive Committee, Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research, India

Member : Scientific Advisory and Implementation Committee for O.R.P (Operation Research Project), Sundarbans, West Bengal CSSRI, Karnel, ICAR.

Member : Sub Committee for Lower Gangetic Planes Region of Planning Commission of preparation of 8th Five Year Plan.

Member : Working Group of the Ministry of Agriculture and Co-operation (Soil and Water Conservation), GOI for the preparation of IX Five Year Plan 1996.

External Expert : Indian Space Research Centre, Department of Space, Govt. of India for assessment of candidates.

Chairman : State Level Technical Group Regional Committee of Dept. of Local Administration, Govt. of Kerala.

Chairman : Five yearly assessment of Technical Staff of ICAR, appointed by Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ICAR), Delhi.

Member : ICAR R & D Committee for Coir / Coconut Fibre on Value Addition Diversification & Technology Refinement.

Member : High Level Committee on Biotech and Infotech Application in Agriculture, Govt. of Kerala (Chairman, Prof. R.L. Chopra, former DG, ICAR).

Expert Member : Project Evaluation, Dept. of Land Resources, Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India.

Member : Governing Body, C-DOCT – Centre for Development of Coir Technology.

Member : Governing Body, National Coir Research & Management Institute, Govt. of Kerala.

Member : Bureau of Indian Standards, Govt. of India, New Delhi FAD / 9 (Spices & Condiments Sectional Committee)

Member : Task force for reorganization of Soil Conservation Department, Kerala for Administrative reforms commission.

President : T.M. Natural Resource Research and Development Centre (NGO)

Member : High Level team of the Planning Commission, GOI to prepare Land Use Plan for Sikkim State

Member : Benchmark Soils of India Project, NBSS & LUP (ICAR)

Chairman : Soil Correlation Committee, Eastern and North Eastern States, India.

Member : Working Group Ministry for Rural Development & Employment for preparation 9th FYP.

Expert for Assessment : Indian Space Research Organization, Dept. of Space, GOI for Annual Assessment of Scientist.

Expert Member : Research Council, NBSS & LUP (ICAR)

Member : ICAR Research Advisory Committee, Soil & Water Cons. Res. Centre, Dehra Dun.

Member : Scientific Advisory Committee (Natural Resources) Centre for Earth Science Studies

Member : ICAR Regional Committee VIII (Southern India)

Vice President : Soil & Water Conservation Society of India, Delhi.

Joint Secretary : Indian Society of Soil Science, Kolkata Chapter

Associate Editor : “Soil Survey and Land Evaluation”, Journal published by for India Geo Books, Regency House, 34, Duke Street, Norwich, NR 3, 3 AP, England.

Sustaining Member : National Instt. Rural Dev., Hyderabad, Govt. of India

Associate Member : Times Foundation (Times of India Groups), New Delhi

Member : Confederation of Non Governmental Organization, New Delhi.

Member : Quinquennial Review Team (QRT – 2007 TO 2012), NBSS & LUP (ICAR).

MEMBER OF SCIENTIFIC ORGANISATIONS (LIFE)

Member : Royal Society of Chemistry, London; Society for Int. Development, Rome; Indian Society of Soil Science Delhi; Indian Society of Soil and Water Conservation, Delhi; Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata. Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research, Kolkata; Indian Association of Soil and Water Conservationists, Dehra Dun; The Indian Association for Productivity, Quality and Reliability, Kolkata; Journal Remote Sensing

Scientific Expert for reviewing Research project proposals :

1. Science Division of science and Technology, Technology Bhavan (Govt. of India, Delhi

2. Department of Electronics, Electronics Nikethan, Govt. of India, Delhi

3. Ministry of Agriculture soil and Water Conservation Division, Govt. of India

4. Ministry of Rural Areas and Employment Wasteland Development, Govt. of India.

Seminars and Workshops

Organised and participated in many seminars, symposium, workshop of National and International Significance.