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Alok Gupta

Professor, Agricultural Sciences

alok.gupta@sharda.ac.in

About

Prof.  Alok Gupta earned his Masters Degree in Agriculture from the leading Agricultural University of Asia GBPUA&T, established by University of Illinois in India, in 1981 with distinction.

After passing out the University, he joined a large Indian corporate business house as Forest Officer and subsequently moved to a Swiss Multi National Company CIBA-Geigy  as Research and Development Officer.

He finally joined Government  in 1984 and worked for 35 long years with the Government sector at various senior positions in managing and administering  Procurement, Production, and Marketing function on behalf of the Government.  In his long and distinguished stint with the Government, he  had 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 base, Agri-business Management, Training and Technological Skill Up-gradation of farmers, and rural human resource development.

Prof. Gupta never gave up his quest for knowledge and continued his academic pursuits including teaching and training. Apart from Master's Degree in Agriculture, he also holds Master Degree in Business Administration, Master's Degree in Rural Management, Master's Degree in Agricultural Extension Management and Food Safety Management.

Experience
  • 39 Years
Qualification
  • Master of Science in Agriculture
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Extension Management
  • Lead Auditor, Food Safety Management Systems.
Award & Recognition

  • Received Christian Educational Services Bishop's Gold  Medal for outstanding Academic performance.
  • Was Awarded Certificate of Appreciation by the World Bank Task Team Leader, India for outstanding  project work.

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

  • Administration
  • Teaching
  • Training and Research in the areas of Marketing with special interest in developing Alternative Marketing Strategies for the primary sector of Economy
  • Agri-produce Marketing
  • Agri-business management
  • Production and Operation Management
  • Formation and Management of Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Farmers' Organizations including Farmer Producer Companies
  • Sustainable Agricultural Production
  • Agricultural Diversification and Climate Smart Agriculture.