Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour

बिहार कृषि विश्‍वविद्यालय, सबौर

About The VC

Dr. Arun Kumar accomplished his Master’s & Doctoral degree programmes from Chandrashekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur with expertise in Agronomy. He started his career in agricultural teaching, research & extension as Assistant Professor (Agronomy) at NARP, Madurkund under C.S.A.U.A & T., Kanpur in the year 1998. He also worked as the Assistant Agronomist (A.I.C.R.P, Wheat & Barley) during 2000-2003. Later on he contributed his services as the Jr. Scientist (A.I.C.R.P, Weed Management) during 2003-2005. He has also worked as Associate Professor (Agronomy) at S.V.B.P University of Agriculture & Technology, Modipuram (Meerut) during the year 2005-2008. He has also worked as the Associate Prof. (Agronomy) at C.S.A.U.A & T., Kanpur during 2008-2011.

Besides contributing in these diverse positions of agricultural Teaching, Research & Extension, Dr. Arun Kumar has also contributed in various capacities of Agricultural Planning, Policy Making & Administration. Dr. Arun Kumar joined Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour in the year 2011 as the Director Planning. He also served as the Vice Chancellor; Dean (Agriculture) & Comptroller of the Bihar Agricultural University. For a brief period he has also contributed as the DRI-cum –Dean (PGS); Director Research of the University. He has also acted as the Chairman/ Co-Chairman of various state & national level committees; formulated a number of important collaborations & MoUs. Considering his outstanding contribution in the field of agricultural research, education & extension, Dr. Arun Kumar has been also conferred with a number of awards including award for excellent contribution in education sector by Governor of Bihar.

He is a proficient expert & author in the field of agronomy & agriculture. Dr. Arun Kumar has published numerous Research Papers, authored 13 books & book chapters & 19 popular articles. He has also authored 10 manuals & compendiums. He has also handled a number of research projects, acted as chairman & co-chairman of various technical sessions of seminars & conferences.