National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) ,
Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi Project
Centre for Advanced Agricultural Science and Technology
for Climate Smart Agriculture and Water Management(CAAST - CSAWM)
Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, Tal. Rahuri, Dist. Ahmednagar 413 722


Co-Principal Investigator
B.Tech. (Ag.Engg.), M. Tech. (WRDM), Ph. D. (SWE)


Educational Qualification

  • B. Tech. (Agril. Engg) with CGPA 3.29/4.00, from MPKV , Rahuri (June, 1984)
  • M.Tech. (WRDM) with CGPA 8.39/10.00 from IIT, Kharagpur (December, 1985)
  • Ph. D. (SWCE) from Loughborough University, UK (June 2006)

Summary of Experience (as on 12-12-2017)

  • In the cadre of Assistant Professor:                  21 years
  • In the cadre of Professor:                                 9 years
  • Addl. Charge of Head of the Department:   1 year

Teaching and Learning

  • Participated in the course curricula development of different subjects as per different state level committees (MCAER); and ICAR’s IV Dean, V Dean (for UG courses) and NCG (for PG courses)
  • Taught various subjects to graduate and postgraduate students and performed other related tasks such as exam paper setting/ examining/ evaluation of students at MPKV, Rahuri.
  • Recognized University teacher to supervise/ guide Doctoral (Ph D) and Post Graduate Students of MPKV, Rahuri.
  • Guided 3 Ph. D students, 15 M. Tech Students, 10 MSc students and 30 B.Tech. students (55 students)

Member of academic/ education and research related statutory bodies

  • Board of Studies in Soil and Water Conservation Engineering, Mahatma Phule Kishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri
  • Chairman, Board of Studies in Irrigation Water Management, Mahatma Phule Kishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri
  • Faculty of Agriculture, Mahatma Phule Kishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri
  • Academic Council, Mahatma Phule Kishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri
  • Agricultural Research Council, Mahatma Phule Kishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri

Member of Professional Societies

  • Life Member of the Institution of Engineers (India)
  • Life Member of Indian Water Resources Society
  • Life Member of Indian Association of Hydrologists
  • Life Member of Indian Water Resources Society
  • Life Member of Indian Association of Soil & Water Conservationists
  • Life Member of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers

Externally Funded Projects

  1. Collaborative Research Project entitled “ Efficacy and economical feasibility of ferti-irrigation to some important crop sequences in the state of Maharashtra funded by Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) New Delhi – as Co-Investigator
  2. Product Testing Project of Deepak Fertilizer & Petrochemicals Corporation Ltd.- as Co-Investigator

Research Publications

Citation H-Index: 2 and Number of Citations: 20

  • Research Papers in Journal:30
  • Full length Research Papers in the Proceedings of Conferences/Seminars: 15
  • Book Chapters: 3


  • Commonwealth Scholarship Award from Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, London for PhD studies at Loughborough University, UK from 2002-2006.
  • “Shine”, International Students Award from British Council, London in 2003


Training Participants