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Prof. (Dr.) Hari Shankar Gaur

Professor, Agricultural Sciences



Prof.(Dr.) H.S. Gaur is an eminent Nematologist, teacher, researcher and manager of higher education institutions. He earned his M.Sc. (1973) and Ph.D. (1975) with Golden Jubilee Medal at Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. He carried out post-doctoral research in England. He was a Visiting Scientist at Rothamsted Research, UK.; Project Coordinator; Head of the Division of Nematology;  Dean, Post-Graduate School & Joint Director, ICAR- IARI, New Delhi  and Vice-Chancellor, SVPUAT, Meerut, before joining Sharda University in November, 2017. Over 45 years, he worked on fundamental and applied nematology. He is internationally known for his work on solarization, anhydrobiosis, hatching and other survival strategies of nematodes. He proved the importance of root-knot nematodes in rice-wheat cropping system in North India. He also developed technologies and gave new directions focusing on cropping system based approaches involving modified agronomy and edaphic factors, solarization, organic amendments and biocontrol agents for nematode management in rice, vegetables, pulses, fruit and flower crops; entomopathogenic nematodes for insect pest management; documentation of nematode distribution and biodiversity, demonstrations and transfer of knowledge to farmers and public. He helped in establishment of India-supported Agricultural University (ANSTAU) in Afghanistan and research institutes in Myanmar and Nigeria. He has been President, Vice-President, Chief Editor and Fellow of three national and two international professional societies.

  • 45 years of Research, Teaching and Higher Education Management
  • Post-Doctorate (UK), Ph.D. (IARI), M.Sc. (IARI), B.Sc. (Hons.) and LL.B. (DU)
Award & Recognition


  • Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship for UK, British Council, UK 1989-90, Royal Society of London, Fellowship, Royal Society of London, UK 1994-95, Rothamsted International Fellowship, Rothamsted International, UK 1994-95, Councilor, IFNS International Federation of Nematology Societies 2000-2009, Fellow Afro-Asian Society of Nematologists 1998 and Indian Representative of European Society of Nematologist 2001-11.


  • Junior Research Fellow, IARI 1971-73, Senior Research Fellow, ICAR, 1973-75, Golden Jubilee Medal, IARI, 1974, Hexamar Agri. Res. & Dev. Foundation Award for Outstanding Research work in Nematology, Hexamar Agri. Res. & Dev. Foundation 1994, Best research paper presentation, BRS, Allahabad 1996, Dr. Ram Nath Singh Award for Best Hindi Book IARI, New Delhi,  2000, Honorary Fellow BRS, Allahabad 2000, Fellow Nematological Society of India , 2001, Prof. H.M. Shah Memorial Award for Outstanding Research work in Nematology,2002, Best Teacher Award IARI, New Delhi 2003, Rajesh Pilot Award for outstanding contribution to Agricultural Sciences, 2013, DSouza Memorial Award for lifetime achievement, NSI, 2013., Hon. Fellow, UP Academy of Agricultural Science, UPCAR 2015., Honor for Lifetime Outstanding Achievement in Nematology, NSI, 2017, Skotch Order of Merit Award, 2018 and Fellow of International Noni Society, 2018


  • Research papers (142), review articles (45), books (9) book chapters (03), 2 video films

Area of Interest

  • Agricultural Sciences, Nematology, Nematode Ecology, Physiology and Management, Plant Pathology, Entomology and Biotechnology