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Dr. Hari Shankar Gaur

Dean, School of Basic Sciences & Research

hs.gaur@sharda.ac.in

About

Prof. H.S. Gaur is an eminent nematologist, teacher, researcher and manager of higher education institutions.  He earned his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees  with Golden Jubilee Medal at  Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi in 1975. 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 in Afghanistan and research institutes in Myanmar and Nigeria. He has over 340 publications to his credit including 142 research papers, 45 review articles, 9 books, 2 video films. He received several national and international awards and has been President, Vice-President, Chief Editor and Fellow of three national and two international professional societies.

Experience

45 years of Research, Teaching and Higher Education Management

Qualification
  • Ph.D. (IARI)
  • Post-Doctorate (UK)
  • M.Sc. (IARI)
  • LL.B. (DU)
  • B.Sc.(H)
Award & Recognition

INTERNATIONAL

  • 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
  • Councillor, IFNS International Federation of Nematology Societies 2000-2009
  • Fellow Afro-Asian Society of Nematologists 1998
  • Indian Representative of European Society of Nematologist 2001-11.

NATIONAL

  • 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 life time achievement, NSI, 2013.
  • Hon. Fellow, UP Academy of Agricultural Science, UPCAR 2015.
  • Honour for Lifetime Outstanding Achievement in Nematology, NSI, 2017
  • Skotch Order of Merit Award, 2018
  • Fellow of International Noni Society, 2018

Research

Dr. Gaur has made significant contributions to fundamental and applied ecology, physiology, taxonomy and integrated nematode management, recognized nationally and internationally. He 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 was Principal Investigator, Network Coordinator or Co-Principal Investigator of several externally funded national and international projects. He had been teaching Nematology since 1977; guided 6 M.Sc. and 12 Ph.D. students and co-supervised several others.

340 publications including 142 research papers, 45 review articles, 9 books, 2 video films, besides official reports, abstracts and proceedings.

Area of Intrest

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