Dr. Sumit Rai | GBPNIHE

Dr. Sumit Rai

Scientist-C

,Centre for Environmental Assesment & Climate Change

Contact: (0592) 241041(O) Extension :83

Area of Specialization

Mycorrhizal ecology, rhizobiochemistry, Soil Carbon & Nitrogen Sequestration, micronutrient management, INM, Soil Health & Quality monitoring & Restoration.

Qualification

  • B.Sc. in Agriculture from Udai Pratap Autonomous College, Varanasi in 2007.
  • M. Sc. in Agricultural Chemistry & Soil Science from Udai Pratap Autonomous College, Varanasi in 2010
  • Ph.D. (Soil Science & Agriculture Chemistry) from Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi in 2016.

Expertise

Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry

Soil Fertility, Plant Nutrition and Nutrient Dynamics

Soil Microbiology & Rhizochemistry

Soil & Water Conservation

Work Experience

Scientist-C

Research & Development

G.B Pant National Institue of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development

11/09/2018-Till Date

Extension & Farmers’ Training

Trainer

BUAT, Banda

15/12/2017-07/09/2018

Assistant Professor

Teaching

Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

02/08/2016-11/12/2017

Countries Visited

    Nepal   

Awards / Recognition

Krishi Mandi Parishad Fellowship during M.Sc. (Agriculture)

Secured 1st rank in M.Sc.(Ag)

Best Seminar Presentation award in M.Sc. (Ag.) by Indian Society of Soil Science, New Delhi (Varanasi Chapter, India)

UGC-BHU Research Fellowship during Ph.D. at BHU, Varanasi

Young Scientist Award at International Conference on Advances in Agricultural & Applied Sciences for Promoting Food Security in Nepal during 13-15th May, 2017

Outstanding PhD Thesis Award at International Conference on Advances in Agricultural & Applied Sciences for Promoting Food Security in Nepal during 13-15th May, 2017

Excellence in Teaching Award at National Conference on Livelihood and Food Security -2018 at Patnav

Fellow of the Bose Science Society

Editrial Board member “American Journal of Agriculture & Forestry”

Reviewer, “Bioinfo Publications”

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Award for Distinguished Fellow

Prof. MS Swaminathan Best Young Scientist Award

Indian Society of Soil Science, New Delhi Annual Member.

Indian Society of Soil Salinity and Water Quality, Karnal, India (Life Member)

Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata, India (Life Member)

Mahima Research Foundation & Social Welfare, Varanasi, India (Life Member)

Society of Agriculture, Innovation and Development, Ranchi, India (Life Member)

Innovative Farming, Tripura, India (Life Member)

System Society of India, Agra, India (Life Member)

Ayan Journals, India (Life Member)

British Ecological Society, UK (Life Member)

International Economics Development Research Center (IEDRC), HK (Life Member)

Hong Kong Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering Society (Senior Member)

The Asia Society of Researcher (ASR), HK (Life Member)

Research Interests

Broad Subject Area Specialization Sector
Soil Science Soil Health INM, Micronutrient Management
Soil Microbiology Mycorrhizal ecology Rhizobiochemistry
Soil & Water Conservation In-situ Conservation Soil Moisture

Publications

Sl.No. Category Numbers
Peer Reviewed Papers 25
Paper in Book chapter 9
Popular article 5
Books 7
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Skills

Technical Skills
  • Instruments : AAS, GLC, HPLC, Kjeldahl N distillation unit, TDR and other Soil & Plant Analysis instruments
  • Softwares : SPSS

Extra curricular activities

  • Hobbies:    Reading, Gardening
  • Sports:       Cricket

Dr. Sumit Rai   sumit.rai101@yahoo.in     sumitssac101@gmail.com