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Dr S K Sharma is born on 12th March, 1954 at village Khilru, Tehsil Palampur, District Kangra, HP. He obtained his B.Sc (Agriculture) from HP University, Shimla during the year 1974 and M.Sc Agriculture (Horticulture) from Agra University in the year 1976. He stood first in the University in M. Sc Agriculture (Horticulture). He did his Ph.D from GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology during the year 1982. After obtaining doctorate degree, he joined HP Krishi Vishvavidualya, Palampur as Assistant Extension Specialist/ Asstt. Professor on 14-2-1983. After working there for 4 years and 8 months, he joined Dr Y S Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Nauni, Solan on 21.10.1987 as Vegetable Seed Production Officer/Associate Professor through open selection. Dr Sharma was elevated to the post of Sr. Vegetable Seed Production Officer/ Professor w.e.f. 1.4.1996. During his stay at Solan, he has been actively associated with the teaching of UG and PG classes and has guided 14 M.Sc students and 3 Ph.D students in Vegetable Crops. He was the Principal Investigator of All India Coordinated Research Project on National Seed Project of the ICAR and as a result of his work in this University, 28 recommendations pertaining to Vegetable Seed Production Technology have been accepted at National level in various AICVIP/ICAR workshops/group meetings. His one student Dr. Satesh Kumar has received "Dwarkanath Memorial Award" for best Ph.D thesis research from the Indian Society of Vegetable Science, Varanasi.

Dr Sharma has been awarded fellowship of Horticultural Society of India and Indian Society of Seed Technology. He has been Councillor of Indian Society of Agricultural Science, New Delhi. At present, he is councillor of Indian Society of Vegetable Science and executive councillor of Horticultural Society of India. Dr Sharma has published 101 research papers, 44 popular articles and has presented 57 research papers in national and international conferences. He has participated in various National and International Conferences, chaired and co-chaired various scientific sessions at different places and different forms. He was also awarded "Bharat Jyoti Award" by the India International Firendship Society. During the year 2006, Dr Sharma was selected as a Dean, College of Horticulture and Forestry, Jhalawar (Rajasthan), a constituent college of Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture & Technology, Udaipur. He has worked there w.e.f. 25.7.2006 to 8.5.2009 and established the College of Horticulture and Forestry. Probably, this College was the first in the country where the IV Deans’ Committee recommendations of the ICAR were implemented from the Academic Session 2006-07. Dr. Sharma was nominated by the Director General, ICAR as the member of Broad Subject Matter Area Committee in Horticultural Sciences of the ICAR for restructuring the Masters and Doctorate curricula and syllabi in Horticultural Sciences. Dr Sharma has also been nominated by Director General, ICAR as member of Research Advisory Committee of Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi. Dr Sharma also remained a member of Board of Management and Academic Council and various other bodies of Maharana Pratap, University of Agriculture & Technology, Udaipur. He has taken over as Director of Research of Dr Y S Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Nauni, Solan on 11.5.2009. As Director of Research, he has been instrumental in streamlining the need based research programmes and it was during his short stay of just one year and 3 months that number of research projects worth Rs. 1618.91 lakh have been sanctioned in favour of this University by the Govt. of India, ICAR and various other agencies. Dr. Sharma was a member of Senate, Academic Council, Research Council, Extension Council, Research Advisory Committee of KVK’s and Advisory Committee of U H F News of Dr Y S P U H & F, Solan.

Recently, Dr S K Sharma has been got selected and appointed as Director, Central Institute for Arid Horticulture (ICAR), Bikaner, Rajasthan. He has joined his new assignment on 01.09.2010.






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