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Alok Gupta

Professor, Agricultural Sciences

alok.gupta@sharda.ac.in

About

Prof. Alok Gupta started his career in the field of Mycology and Plant Pathology and worked extensively on pesticide resistance in fungi against systemic fungicides. He later joined Government and shifted his focus on Production & Supply Chain Management of Agri-produce, Rural and Agribusiness Management.

Experience
  • Professor Gupta has 41 years of work experience out of which he has had distinguished service in multinationals and Government for 35 years at various senior positions and retired in 2019. He has had a very enriching experience of working for 20 long years with the European Community, the World Bank and other National and International Developmental / Donor Agencies, in strengthening Agricultural Production, Agri-business Management, Sodic Land and Ravine Reclamation, Technology Transfer, Training and Skill Upgradation of farmers,and Human Resource Development. He has long practical work experience in the field of Production, Supply Chain Management, Marketing of Agricultural produce and Public Administration.
  • Immediately after retiring from the Government in 2019, Prof. Gupta joined Sharda University as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Agriculture, School of Basic Sciences and Research. Prof. Gupta has been assigned various important administrative assignments since then as OSD of the School of Engineering & Technology, establishing the first private International University in Andijan, Sharda University, Uzbekistan, as Registrar/ Vice Rector by the Management along with his teaching and research assignments over the last three years. Other than holding the post of Professor in Sharda School of Agricultural Sciences, Prof. Gupta is presently also holding the post of the Chief Proctor of the University responsible for maintaining student discipline in the University. 
Qualification
  • Masters Degree in Agriculture from Govind Ballabh Pant University of Science & Technology, Pantnagar. He also holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration, from IKGPTU, a Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management, from IRMA, Anand, a Post Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Extension Management NIAEM, Hyderabad and a Lead Auditor Certificate in Food Safety Management. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in the area of Agribusiness Management.
Award & Recognition

  • He is a recipient of several citations/ awards/recognitions from National and International agencies.

Research

  • Naturally occurring strains of Cercospora beticola resistant to Carbendazim.
  • Demand estimation of sweetmeats in Baroda City.
  • Impact of brand awareness on consumer brand loyalty: A study on packaged milk brands in metro cities

Certifications

Memberships

  • Life member of Lucknow Management Association
  • Life Membership of Swami Vivekananda Yuva Kendra

Certifications

  • Certificate in Tax Planning and Financial Management  by Institute of Rural Management (IRMA) Anand
  • Certificate in Total Quality Management and Six Sigma by Institute of Rural Management (IRMA) Anand  
  • Certificate in Procurement Procedure for the World Bank Organizations by the World Bank India office, New Delhi.
  • Certificate in Financial Management for the World Bank Organizations by International Training Centre, International labor Organization, Turin, Italy.

Area of Interest

  • He is presently associated with Sharda College of Agricultural Sciences as Professor and his interest lies in the areas of Agri-entrepreneurship Development, Public Administration, Strategic Management, Project Management, Agribusiness Management, Extension Management and Training and Development.