Dr. Vijay Singh Tomar
Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya
Jabalpur - 482 004
Madhya Pradesh, INDIA
Phone: 0761 - 2681706, 2681809 (O)
Fax: 0761 - 2681389;
Prof. V.S. Tomar joined as Vice Chancellor, JNKVV, Jabalpur on 23 November 2012.
Prior to this, he was founder Vice Chancellor of Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi
Vishwa Vidyalaya, Gwalior (joined on 21 August 2008). Born on 1 July 1946, he did
M.Sc. (Agric.) from JNKVV, Jabalpur; Ph.D. (Soil Science) from GBPUAT, Pantnagar
(1973); and Post-Doctorate from International Rice Research Institute, Manila, Phillipines
(1978 - 80). He joined as Assistant Professor, Department of Soil Science, GBPUAT,
Pantnagar (1972); and Professor, JNKVV, Jabalpur (1985). Thereafter he served as
Dean, and as Director of Extension; and again Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Director
of Instructions, and Director of Research, JNKVV, Jabalpur, till his superannuation
in June 2008.
Prof. Tomar established Biotechnology Centre having advanced facilities, and UNDP
/ ICAR Centre of Advanced Studies in Soil Science, JNKVV, Jabalpur. He published
95 scientific papers in national and international journals, eight books and manuals,
more than 30 popular articles and several bulletins. He also helped plan and establish
College of Horticulture, Mandsaur; Colleges of Agriculture, Tikamgarh and Ganjbasoda;
and Dryland Horticulture Research Centre and Centre of Vocational Education in Horticulture,
Garhakota (Sagar) in Madhya Pardesh.
He received Jawaharlal Nehru Award of ICAR (1974); biennial Best KVK Award of ICAR
(2002), and Golden Jubilee Best Agricutural Scientist (1997), Government of M.P.
as well as Agricultural Scientist (2007) from State Bank of India. He was Councilor
of Indian Society of Soil Science and Indian Society of Water Management, and Fellow,
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Indian Society of Soil Science. Prof.
Tomar served as Chairman of Editorial Board of JNKVV Research Journal and Selection
Committees of ICAR and SAUs. He was invited to present lead or scientific papers
at 17 international conferences and in several national conferences, and he was
also invited to deliver Dr R.V. Tamhane Memorial Lecture at Indian Society of Soil
Science. He visited several countries on various official assignments.
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