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Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry

School of Natural Resource Management,

College of Post Graduate Studies in Agricultural Sciences,

Central Agricultural University, Imphal

Umiam (Barapani), Meghalaya, India

Meghalaya (India)

Areas of Expertise

Conservation and management of natural resources, especially in Indian Himalayan region, soil health management, nutrient management in acidic soils, management of polluted soils, land use planning, development of location specific integrated farming systems for resource poor small holders, organic farming, etc.

Brief Bio

Dr. Sanjay Swami hails from a rustic family of village Taranagar of district Churu in Rajasthan, India and therefore had seen rural farming life very closely. Carrying an emotional disposition for serving the cause of rural people, he preferred to pursue higher education in agriculture. He graduated from Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner with a first class honours degree in Agricultural Sciences and later on obtained post graduate and doctorate degrees in the field of Soil Science with first class from CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, India. Following this, Dr. Swami took up a research position at ICAR-Central Soil Salinity Research Institute (CSSRI), Karnal, India. Later on, he served Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences of Jammu (SKUAST-Jammu), India as Assistant Professor (Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry) and Senior Scientist & Head, Krishi Vigyan Kendra under SKUAST-Jammu.

Presently, Dr. Swami is Professor in Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry at School of Natural Resource Management, College of Post Graduate Studies in Agricultural Sciences, Umiam (Barapani) under Central Agricultural University, Imphal, India. He is involved in teaching UG and PG courses. He is an active researcher in the field of Conservation and Management of Natural Resources, especially in the Indian Himalayan Region for more than 18 years. He handled 5 externally funded projects and contributed over 100 research papers and technical articles in various journals/periodicals of international repute. He has also to his credit ten standard books and more than 45 book chapters. He has guided/guiding 5 Ph.D. and 13 M.Sc. scholars, attended more than 25 international conferences, presented research papers and won many prestigious awards viz. SCSI Leadership Award, SCSI Gold Medal Award, Young Scientist Award, Distinguished Scientist Award, Outstanding Achievement Award, Bharat Shiksha Ratan Award, etc. He has wide international exposure and visited many countries like The Netherlands, China, Nepal, Bangladesh, Thailand, Mongolia, etc. for various academic purposes.

Dr. Swami has organized many national and international conferences in the capacity of organizing secretary. He is editor, associate editor and reviewer of many national and international journals. He is also the expert for NRDC National Awards under the Programme for Inspiring Inventors and Innovators (PIII), a DSIR Grants-in-aid Programme to encourage inventive talent in the Country. His Excellency, The President of India and the Visitor of Manipur University nominated him as a Member of the Fifth Court of Manipur University for a term of three years. He is actively serving as the Chairman of Meghalaya State Chapter of the Soil Conservation Society of India and Member of the International Advisory Council of The Grassroots Institute, Montreal, Canada.

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