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Dr. Kaushik Majumdar


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Dr. Kaushik Majumdar is the Vice President, Asia and Africa Programs, of the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI), located at Gurgaon, India.

Dr. Majumdar has a Master’s degree in Agricultural Chemistry and Soil Science from BCKV University, India, and received his Ph.D. in Soil Mineralogy/Soil Chemistry from Rutgers University, U.S.A.

Dr. Majumdar has earlier worked as a Soil Mineralogist at the Potash Research Institute of India (PRII), and later, as the Deputy Director of Eastern India & Bangladesh for the Potash & Phosphate Institute of Canada-India Programme, and as the Director, South Asia Program of International Plant Nutrition Institute before joining his current position in 2016.

Dr. Majumdar has developed several fertilizer decision support tools, technical bulletins & training aids, and has over 70 national and international scientific publications. He was the President of the Agriculture and Forestry Sciences Section for the 103rd Indian Science Congress, and also serves at the editorial board of the Journal of the Indian Society of Agronomy.



Education

Ph.D., Soil Mineralogy/Soil Chemistry, Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey, USA,
M. Sc. (Ag), Agricultural Chemistry & Soil Science, B.C.K.V., India,
B. Sc (Ag), Visva Bharati University, India,




Professional Service

Chair, Examination Committee, Certified Crop Advisor Program (India), American Society of Agronomy
Member – Technical Advisory Committee, Digital Green, NGO
Member – Advisory Committee on Agricultural Sciences, The Fertiliser Association of India
Editor – Journal of Indian Society of Soil Science
Editor- Annals of Plant and Soil Research


Selected Publications

Sapkota, T. B., Majumdar, K., Jat, M. L., Kumar, A., Bishnoi, D. K., McDonald, A. J. and Pampolino, M. (2013). Precision Nutrient Management in Conservation Agriculture based Wheat Production of Northwest India: Profitability, Nutrient Use Efficiency and Environmental Footprint. Field Crops Res., 155:233–244.


Singh, V. K., Dwivedi, B. S., Buresh, R. J., Jat, M. L., Majumdar, K., Gangwar, B., Govil, V. and Singh, S. K. (2013). Potassium Fertilization in Rice–Wheat System across Northern India: Crop Performance and Soil Nutrients. Agron. J., 105:471–481.

Timsina, J., Singh, V. K. and Majumdar, K. (2013). Potassium Management in Rice–Maize Systems in South Asia. J. Plant Nutr. Soil Sci., 176:317-330.

Majumdar, K., Johnston, A. M., Dutta, S., Satyanarayana, T., and Roberts, T. L. (2013). Fertiliser Best Management Practices: Concept, Global Perspectives and Application. Indian J. Fert., 9 (4):14-31.

Dutta, S. and Majumdar, K. (2013). Career Transition from University Researchers to Not-for-Profit Extension Scientists. CSA News, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America and American Society of Agronomy, November, 2013, pp. 37-38.

Jat, M. L., Satyanarayana, T., Majumdar, K., Parihar, C. M., Jat, S. L., Tetarwal, J. P., Jat, R. K. and Saharawat, Y. S. (2013). Fertiliser Best Management Practices for Maize Systems. Indian J. Fert., 9 (4): 80-94.

Majumdar, K., Satyanarayana, T., Pampolino, M., Dutta, S., Jat, M. L., Sulewski, G. and Johnston, A. M. (2013). Nutrient Expert® for Hybrid Maize (version 1.0) – User Manual. A Decision Support Tool for Providing Field Specific Fertilizer Recommendations for Tropical Hybrid Maize. International Plant Nutrition Institute, Gurgaon, and International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, New Delhi. Pp. 62.

Majumdar, K., Satyanarayana, T., Pampolino, M., Dutta, S., Jat, M. L., Sharma, R. K., Sulewski, G. and Johnston, A. M. (2013). Nutrient Expert® for Wheat (version 1.0) – User Manual. A Decision Support Tool for Providing Field Specific Fertilizer Recommendations for Wheat. International Plant Nutrition Institute, Gurgaon, Directorate of Wheat Research, Karnal, and International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, New Delhi. Pp. 40.

Sharma, M. K. and Kumar, P. (2011). A Guide to Identifying and Managing Nutrient Deficiencies in Cereal Crops. Majumdar, K., Satyanarayana, T., Gupta, R., Jat, M. L., Sulewski, G. D. and Armstrong, D. L. (Eds.), International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI), Norcross, GA, USA, and International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), El Batán, Mexico. Pp. 50.