Pantnagar Alumni Received Best Teacher Awrd for the 2nd time
Tue, Sep 09, 2014
Dr. Amitava Rakshit (97-99 batch) have been awarded for the second time with Best Teachers Award for the year 2013-14 by Institute ofAgricultural Sciences, BHU, Varanasi. He has achieved this
feat previously for the year 2009-2010.
Dr Amitava Rakshit , an IIT, Kharagpur and GBPUA&T, Pantanagar alumnus is the faculty member in the Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry at Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP, India. His research areas include: Nutrient use efficiency, Simulations modeling, organic farming, Integrated Nutrient Management and bioremediation. His consulting capabilities are: Composting Techniques, Soil Health Management, Input quality Control. He was involved in "Participatory Research" and "Lab to Land" Programmes of ICAR; Dept. of Agricultural Cooperation, Govt. of India; Department of Agriculture, Government of West Bengal ;NHB, New Delhi and NHM for on farm demonstrations of agro-technologies in cerals/pulses/oilseeds/Cash crops/vegetables/Fruits. Actively involved in imparting training and dissemination of technical knowledge and information to diversified end users. He has supervised approximately five research projects, many in partnership with industry. He is widely acknowledged for his skills in linking research with the broader community in regional languages. He has been working closely with undergraduate and post-graduate students in BHU presently. He has visited Norway,Finland,Denmark,France,Austria Russia,Thailand, Egypt, Turkey number of occasions pertaining to his research work and presentation. Dr.Rakshit has previously worked at Department of Agriculture, Government of West Bengal in research extension and implementation roles. He is presently the Chief Editor of International Journal of Agriculture Environment and Biotechnology (NAAS: 4.1) .He was awarded with Biovision Nxt Fellow by Biovision, Lyon, France for the year 2008-09. He is serving as review college member of British Ecological Society, London since 2011-12. He was awarded with Best Teacher’s Award by BHU(ICAR, New Delhi) both at under graduate and post graduate layer in 2012 and 2014. He is the author of four books (Springer, CBS,ATINER, ICFAI, Kalyani , Jain Publishers and IBDC). He also published numerous articles/reviews in professional journals.