Prof. H. S. Gaur

Dean, Physics



He has been an eminent nematologist, teacher, researcher and manager of higher education institutions. He was a Visiting Scientist at Rothamsted Research, UK.; Project Coordinator, Dean PGS & Joint Director, IARI, and Vice-Chancellor, SVPUAT, Meerut, before joining Sharda University in November, 2017. Over 45 years he 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.


43 years of experience as a teacher, researcher and manager of higher education institutions. He was 3 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.

  • Ph.D. (IARI)
  • M.Sc. (IARI)
  • Post-Doctorate (UK)
  • LL.B. (DU)
  • ARS
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
  • Councillor, IFNS International Federation of Nematology Societies 2000-2009 10
  • Fellow Afro-Asian Society of Nematologists 1998
  •  Indian Representative of European Society of Nematologist 2001-11.


  •   Golden Jubilee Medal, IARI, 1974
  • HARDF Award for Outstanding Research in Nematology.  Hexamar Agri. R&D Foundation 1994
  •   Best research paper presentation, BRS, Allahabad 1996
  •   Dr. Ram Nath Singh Award for Best Hindi Book IARI, New Delhi 2000
  •   Honorary Fellow Bioved Research Society, 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, 2015.
  • Honour for Lifetime Outstanding Achievement in Nematology, 2017
  •   Fellow of International Society for Noni Science, 2018.


340 publications, including 140 research articles in reputed peer reviewed national and international journals, 40 reviews, 9 books, two video-documentaries and data-bases.

Area of Intrest

  • Fundamental and applied ecology
  • Physiology
  • Taxonomy and integrated management of nematodes.