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Updated on 09 Aug, 2019


Dr. Mukesh Kumar

Assistant Professor

Dr. Mukesh Kumar obtained his B. Tech. (Agricultural Engineering) and M. Tech. (Soil and Water Engineering) from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. He received his Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering with specialization in Soil and Water Conservation Engineering from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. He has more than 18 years’ experience in Teaching and Research and Extension in the area of Watershed Management, Water Management and Drip Irrigation. Presently he is working as Assistant Professor (Stage-3) in Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi. He has made significant contribution in designing course curriculum of various educational programmes at different levels viz. awareness, certificate and diploma.
 
He has developed number of educational programmes in the field of water management and watershed management at national level. Presently he is coordinating four programmes viz Diploma in watershed Management (DWM), Diploma in Production of Value Added Products from Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds (DPVCPO), Certificate in Water Harvesting and Management (CWHM), Awareness Programme in Solar Water Pumping System (APSWP).
He has associated in several research projects funded by different Ministries of GoI. He is a life member of three professional societies. He was Joint Secretary and presently holding position of Treasure in Soil Conservation Society of India, New Delhi.
 
His research work has been awarded with highest recognition i.e. Ph.D. Student Incentive Award-2012 from the Soil Conservation Society of India; Golden Jubilee Medal for Doctoral Research-2013 from Fertilizer Association of India (FAI), New Delhi; Gold Medal-2014 from the Soil Conservation Society of India; University Silver Medal-2015 from IGNOU, New Delhi and Special Research Award-2016 from the Soil Conservation Society of India.
EDUCATION:
 
 
Doctor of Philosophy (subject) year
Name of the University
Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
Discipline: Agricultural Engineering
Doctoral Research Topic: Dynamics of Nutrients Movements in Soil under Fertigation
Master of Arts (Subject) year
Name of the university
Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
Discipline: Soil and Water Engineering
Dissertation Topic: Modelling of Nitrogen Leaching Loss in Irrigated Rice Fields
Bachelor of Arts (Subject) year
Name of the university Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana


WORK EXPERIENCE:

Ø Worked as Assistant Professor (Stage-2) at Indira Gandhi National Open University, School of Agriculture, Block G-2, Academic Complex, IGNOU, Madain Garhi, New Delhi-110068, from 18th April 2012 to 17th April 2017.
Ø Worked as Assistant Professor at Indira Gandhi National Open University, School of Agriculture, Block G-2, Academic Complex, IGNOU, Madain Garhi, New Delhi-110068, from 18th April 2006 to 17th April 2012.
Ø Worked as Lecturer (Agricultural Engineering) at Sir Chhotu Ram Institute of Engineering and Technology, Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, from 14th September 2004 to 17th April 2006.
Ø Worked as Research Associate under the project “Improving Skills & Instrumentation for Water Application in Fields for Enhanced Water Use Efficiency” of NATP at Water Technology Centre, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, (ICAR), New Delhi, from June, 1st   2004 to September 13th 2004.
Ø Worked as Research Associate (RA) in the project entitled “Design and Evaluation of Venturi System for Fertilizer Application through Drip Irrigation” funded by ICAR under the AP Cess fund at Water Technology Center, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi-110012, from 03rd August, 2001 to May 31st 2004.
 
FELLOWSHIP/ AWARDS:
Sl. No.
Name of the Fellowship/Awards
Granting/ Awarding Institution
Year
1.
Best Paper Award for paper entitled Role of Indigenous Water Conservation Techniques in Water Management for Agriculture Sustainability
College of Post Graduate Studies, Umiam (Barapani), Meghalaya and Soil Conservation Society of India, New Delhi
2017
2.
Special Research Award-2016
Soil Conservation Society of India, New Delhi
2016
3.
University Silver Medal-2015 for Research Paper entitled cost effective baby corn cultivation under drip fertigation
Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, India
2015
4.
Gold Medal-2014
Soil Conservation Society of India, New Delhi
2014
5.
FAI Golden Jubilee Award for Outstanding Doctoral Research in Fertilizer Usage-2013
Fertilizer Association of India, New Delhi
2013
 
PUBLICATIONS:
Ø CHAPTERS IN BOOKS: 5
Ø RESEARCH PAPERS:               34
Ø UNITS WRITTEN: 10 (7 Units +2 Practical Manual+1 Project Manual)
 
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODY/ STATUTORY BODY (INTERNAL/ EXTERNAL):
Membership of Professional body/ Statutory body
Name of statutory body/ institution/
Period
Member School Board
School of Agriculture, IGNOU, New Delhi
15.03.2018 to 07.06.2019
Member School Board
School of Translation Studies and Training, IGNOU, New Delhi
19.01.2018 to 18.01.2020
Treasurer
Soil Conservation Society of India, New Delhi
2016-2019
Member School Board
School of Agriculture, IGNOU, New Delhi
06.06.2015 to 05.06.2017
Member School Board
School of Continuing Education, IGNOU, New Delhi
21.02.2014 to 20.02.2016
Joint Secretary
Soil Conservation Society of India, New Delhi
2013-2016
Member School Board
School of Agriculture, IGNOU, New Delhi
15.05.2013 to 14.05.2013
Member (Doctoral Committee PHGDDR)
School of Agriculture, IGNOU, New Delhi
2012-till date
Member (Doctoral Committee PHDAGE)
School of Agriculture, IGNOU, New Delhi
2012-till date
Member School Board
School of Agriculture, IGNOU, New Delhi
31.05.2006 to 30.05.2008
Life member (LM-1777)
Indian Association of Hydrologists
Life member
Life member (LM-2716)
Soil Conservation Society of India, New Delhi
Life member
Life member (LM-10391)
Indian Society Agricultural Engineers (ISAE)
Life member

 

Official Address:
School of Agriculture,
G-2 Block,
Zakir Hussain Bhawan,
Academic Complex,
IGNOU,
Maidan Garhi,
New Delhi - 110068
New Delhi, India
  +91-11-29572971
  +91-11-29533167
  mkumar@ignou.ac.in
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[Updated on 06-Dec-2021]