Dr Amitava Rakshit , an IIT, Kharagpur alumnus is the faculty member in the Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry at Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP, India. His research areas include: Nutrient use efficiency, Simulations modeling, organic farming, Integrated Nutrient Management and bioremediation. His consulting capabilities are: Composting Techniques, Soil Health Management, Input quality Control. He was involved in "Participatory Research" and "Lab to Land" Programmes of ICAR; Dept. of Agricultural Cooperation, Govt. of India; Department of Agriculture, Government of West Bengal ;NHB, New Delhi and NHM for on farm demonstrations of agro-technologies in cerals/pulses/oilseeds/Cash crops/vegetables/Fruits. Actively involved in imparting training and dissemination of technical knowledge and information to diversified end users. He has supervised approximately five research projects, many in partnership with industry. He is widely acknowledged for his skills in linking research with the broader community in regional languages. He has been working closely with undergraduate and post-graduate students in BHU presently. He has visited Norway,Finland,Denmark,France,Austria Russia,Thailand, Egypt, Turkey number of occasions pertaining to his research work and presentation. Dr.Rakshit has previously worked at Department of Agriculture, Government of West Bengal in research extension and implementation roles. He was awarded with Biovision Nxt Fellow by Biovision, Lyon, France for the year 2008-09. He has been selected as review college member of British Ecological Society, London for the year 2013-14 and technical memebr of Palestine Academy of Science. He was awarded with  Best Teacher’s Award by BHU(ICAR), Young Achiever Award(SADHNA). He is the author of four books (Springer, ATINER, ICFAI, Kalyani and IBDC). He also published numerous articles/reviews in professional journals. Scopus Id: 8092521000 and ORCID Id is 0000-0002-9406-8262

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