Indian Faculty
Assam Agricultural University
Jyoti Kumar Gogoi
Professor-In-Charge
ARIS Cell, Assam Agricultural University
Jorhat 785013, Assam

An expert in information and communication technology, Dr. Jyoti Kumr Gogoi has been involved with AIP for over a year now. As part of AIP, he is involved in developing the e-learning center at Assam Agricultural University. He is working in close coordination with the AIP team to develop the center. He also digitizes the lectures in the classrooms using the lecture capture technology.

Assam Agricultural University
Assam, Jorhat, India
Tel: +91 0376-2340001/13
E-mail: gogoijyoti2@gmail.com’


Mamoni Das
Associate Professor
Food & Nutrition, Home Science
Assam Agricultural University
Jorhat 785013, Assam

An expert in food and nutrition science, Dr. Mamoni Das has been involved with AIP for over a year now. As part of AIP, she is involved in developing value-added food products using dried fruits. She is working in close coordination with the AIP team to commercialize the products.

Assam Agricultural University
Assam, Jorhat, India
Tel: +91 0376-2340001/13
E-mail: drmamonidas@yahoo.co.in’


Mineswar Hazarika
Associate Professor
College of Veterinary Science,
Assam Agricultural University
Khanapara 781022
Guwahati, Assam

Dr. Mineswar Hazarika is closely working with the AIP team to commercialize several value added meat products to boost the income of small and medium entrepreneurs and at the same time foster university-industry collaboration. He has successfully developed quite a few products that are of interest to the market.
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Assam Agricultural University
Assam, Jorhat, India
Tel: +91 0376-2340001/13
E-mail: mineswarh@rediffmail.com’


Monoranjan Neog
Associate Director of Extension Education (Training)
DOEE, Assam Agricultural University
Jorhat 785013, Assam

Dr. Neog was awarded the N. N. Mohan Memorial Award for the best research paper. As part of AIP, he is actively involved in various income improvement programs to benefit the farming community. Dr. Neog has been coordinating AIP’s Technology Dissemination and Income Improvement Activity (TDIIA) in Assam. TDIIA is a training program that trains farmers, faculty and students on improving crop productivity by using new farming techniques.

Assam Agricultural University
Assam, Jorhat, India
Tel: +91 0376-2340001/13
E-mail: mano_neog@rediffmail.com’


Purna K. Barua
Department of Plant Breeding & Genetics
Assam Agricultural University
Jorhat 785013, Assam,India

Prof. Barua is involved in AIP’s technology transfer initiatives. He helps in identifying technologies within the university that are ready for commercialization. Working in close coordination with the AIP team, he ensures that the commercialized technologies are aligned with the strategic objectives of AIP which involves mitigating hunger among the rural poor and empowering small and medium entrepreneurs.
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Assam Agricultural University
Assam, Jorhat, India
Tel: +91 0376-2340001/13
E-mail: pkbarua@yahoo.co.uk’


Trishna Borpujari
Associate Professor
College of Veterinary Science
Assam Agricultural University
Khanapara 781022
Guwahati, Assam

Dr.Trishna Borpujari is working with AIP to develop novel products in the dairy sector. As part of AIP, she is closely working with the dairy industry to commercialize some of the products developed by AAU.

Assam Agricultural University
Assam, Jorhat, India
Tel: +91 0376-2340001/13
E-mail: tborpuzari@yahoo.co.in’


Banaras Hindu University
Ajay Kumar Srivastava
Chief Librarian,University Library System,Central Library
Banaras Hindu University

Ajay Kumar Srivastava is the Chief Librarian at Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi. Dr. Srivastava has specialized in Digital Library and E-Resource and comes with 33 years of experience. He has also developed the Library Management System at BHU. As part of AIP, Dr. Srivastava visited Cornell University’s Albert R. Mann Library for a 15-day training program where he was trained on Cornell’s services and resources in public computing, e-resources, digitization and information literacy, which he believes will help enrich and benefit the existing systems at BHU.
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Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi, India
Tel: +91 542 2367131 | Fax: +91 542 2367133
E-mail: rasvarsha2007@rediffmail.com


Akhouri Vaishampayan
Professor, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding,
Institute of Agricultural Sciences
Banaras Hindu University

A. Vaishampayan is a professor at the Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding and Professor-In-Charge of the library at Banaras Hindu University (BHU). As part of AIP, he visited the Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University, USA for a span of 15 days to take part in the Agricultural Innovation Partnership’s training on ‘International Library Capacity Building Program’. During this period, he interacted with various wings, especially the Olin Library, Uris Library, Adelson Library, etc. This visit helped him plan a series of activities for developing a research wing and various other amenities for the Central Library at BHU.
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Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi, India
Tel: +91 542 6702542
E-mail: vaishampayan_geneticist@yahoo.co.in


Alok Jha
Professor & Head, Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairy Science
Banaras Hindu University

Alok Jha is a Professor and the Head of the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairy Science at BHU. As part of the AIP project, he has undergone training in US partner universities and developed food science curriculum for undergraduate, diploma and certificate courses and has conducted the sweet maker and street food vendor workshop at BHU. He has participated in several AIP workshops such as the curriculum workshops, the workshop on teaching excellence and the technology transfer workshop.
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Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi, India
Tel: +91 542 2369646
E-mail: alok_ndri@rediffmail.com


Anand Prakash Singh
Professor, Department of Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry
Institute of Agricultural Sciences
Banaras Hindu University

A. P. Singh is currently a professor in the Department of Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry at Banaras Hindu University. As part of AIP, Prof. Singh visited Cornell University and the University of Illinois to understand the raison d’être and the set-up of the Centers for Teaching Excellence at these universities which could be replicated at BHU. He was also a part of the Agribusiness Management Program (AMP) at Cornell University which helped him understand various issues that impact global, economic, environmental and societal dimensions of the agribusiness industry. The training helped him gain a holistic perspective on agribusiness management across the world.
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Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi, India
Tel: +91 542 6702430 |
E-mail: apsinghbhu@rediffmail.com


Dinesh Chandra Rai
Professor, Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairy Science
Banaras Hindu University

Dinesh Chandra Rai is a Professor of Dairy Science & Technology in the Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying at the Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University. Owner of several distinctive awards and fellowships, Dr. Rai has made valuable contribution towards the growth and development of Indian dairy industry. As part of the AIP project, he has undergone training in US partner universities and developed animal science and dairy technology curriculum for undergraduate, diploma and certificate courses. He has participated in the curriculum workshops and in the workshop on teaching excellence.
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Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi, India
Tel: +91 542 6701774
E-mail: dcrai.bhu@gmail.com


Harikesh Bahadur Singh
Professor, Department of Mycology and Plant Pathology
Banaras Hindu University

H. B. Singh is a professor in the Department of Mycology and Plant Pathology at the Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University. Prof. Singh has, to his credit, more than 150 research papers in international journals and 20 U.S. patents on transferred technologies for the production of bio-pesticides in several industrial houses in the country. Prof. Singh has undergone training in US partner universities and developed agricultural biotechnology and plant physiology curriculum for undergraduate, diploma and certificate courses and has also participated in the curriculum development and technology transfer workshops conducted by AIP.
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Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi, India
Tel: +91 542 2307110 | Fax: +91 542 2368993
E-mail: hbsbhu@bhu.ac.in


J. P. Srivastava
Professor, Department of Plant Physiology
Banaras Hindu University

J. P. Srivastava is a professor in the Department of Plant Physiology at the Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University. Prof. Srivastava is an acclaimed name in the Plant Physiology sphere and has made valuable contributions in the form of research works and books. He has also established a Tissue Analysis Lab in the Department of Plant Physiology at BHU. As part of AIP, Prof. Srivastava has undergone training in the US partner universities and developed Agricultural Biotechnology and Plant Physiology curriculum for undergraduate, diploma and certificate courses and has also participated in the AIP curriculum development workshops.
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Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi, India
Tel: +91 542 6701001
E-mail: jpsbhu25@yahoo.co.in


Ramesh Kumar Singh
Professor, Department of Agronomy
Institute of Agricultural Sciences
Banaras Hindu University

Ramesh Kumar Singh is a professor in the Department of Agronomy at the Institute of Agricultural Sciences, BHU. Having a rich teaching experience of 26 years at both undergraduate and post graduate levels, he has guided fifteen post graduate students in their study. Apart from this, Prof. Singh attended the e-learning training programs at Cornell University to understand the procedures involved in developing e-learning content for the Online Learning And Training platform. He also underwent training on creating and handling a studio for generating e-content for e-learning platforms. Based on his trainings, Prof. Singh, in turn, will train other faculty members at BHU.
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Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi, India
Tel: +91 542 6702413
E-mail: rks1660bhu@gmail.com


Ravi Pratap Singh
Director, Institute of Agricultural Sciences
Banaras Hindu University (BHU)

Ravi Pratap Singh is the Director at the Institute of Agricultural Sciences, BHU and has 32 years of research experience in the areas of Genetics & Plant Breeding. His area of specialization include Plant Tissue Culture and Plant Breeding. As part of AIP, Prof. Singh has coordinated several farmer workshops across the state of Uttar Pradesh that aimed at enhancing productivity of seasonal crops in the region. The workshops have empowered the farmers with professional knowledge on enhancing crop production, reducing the negative impact of modern irrigation practices on the soil and improving soil fertility.


Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi, India
Tel: +91 542 6702567 | Fax: +91 542 2368993
E-mail: director.ias.bhu@gmail.com


Sheo Pratap Singh
Professor, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding
Banaras Hindu University

Sheo Pratap Singh has a Ph.D from Banaras Hindu University.Dr. Singh’s areas of specialization include plant breeding, mutation breeding and pulse breeding. He comes with 31 years of research and teaching experience. As part of AIP, Dr. Singh took part in the Agribusiness Management Program at Cornell University to understand the social and environmental issues impacting the agribusiness industry. He also visited Tuskegee University to gain further insights into the seed business worldwide and how he could contribute towards strengthening the position of his university as well his country in the global seed industry.

Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi, IndiaTel: +91 542 2307123 | Fax: 0542-2307100
E-mail: spsingh1956@yahoo.co.in


Vijai. P
Assistant Professor, Plant Physiology
Institute of Agricultural Sciences
Banaras Hindu University

Vijai P. is an assistant professor in the Department of Plant Physiology, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, BHU. As part of AIP, Dr. Vijai visited Cornell University to enhance her skills in developing e-learning content and creating a studio training module. She was trained on various aspects of e-learning and Online Learning And Training (OLAT) during the 12-day training program at Cornell University, US. The training helped her enhance her knowledge base in e-learning as well as train students and teachers at BHU on e-learning modules.


Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi, India
Tel: +91 542 6701323
E-mail: pvijaivenkat@yahoo.com


Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology (SVPUA&T)
Anil Sirohi
Dean, College of Biotechnology
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology

Anil Sirohi is the Dean of the College of Biotechnology, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut.Dr. Sirohi has been awarded with several prestigious awards that include Kunwar Bahadur Saxena Award 2006 conferred by the Society for Recent Development in Agriculture, Meerut; Scientist of the Year award in 2007, conferred by Bioved Research Society, Allahabad, India; Scientist of the Year award in 2009 conferred by Hi-Tech Horticulture Society, Meerut. As part of the AIP project, he has undergone training in US partner universities and developed agricultural biotechnology curriculum for undergraduate, diploma and certificate courses and has also participated in curriculum workshops and in the teaching excellence workshop.
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Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture & Technology
Meerut, India
Tel: +91 121 2888536 | Fax: +91 121 2888515
E-mail: anilsirohi@rediffmail.com


Archana Arya
Assistant Professor in Department of Animal Science
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology

Archana Arya is the Assistant Professor in the Department of Animal Science, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture & Technology, Meerut, India. Dr. Arya has been working actively on the area of gender inequity affecting Indian agriculture to a large extent. She has undergone training in US partner universities and developed animal science and dairy technology curriculum for undergraduate, diploma and certificate courses and has also participated in the curriculum workshops.


Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture & Technology
Meerut, India
Tel: +91 121 2888508
E-mail: arachana_arya@rediffmail.com


Arvind Bakshi
Former Vice Chancellor
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology

Arvind Bakshi, former Vice Chancellor, SVPUA&T, visited several AIP US partner universities to update the US faculty on the AIP sponsored activities and collaborated on fostering future initiatives needed to implement revised curriculum, e-learning training, modern library resources, and a Center for Teaching Excellence. During his visit, Dr. Bakshi signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between SVPUA&T and Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, where both the universities have committed to jointly promote collaborative initiatives, including faculty and student exchange programs, and joint teaching and research initiatives to ensure long term sustainable growth. Prof. Bakshi has been a part of AIP’s workshop on teaching excellence.

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture & Technology
Meerut, India
Tel: +91 2888503/522 | Fax: 0121-2888505
E-mail: vc_2010@rediffmail.com


Ashok Kumar
Professor, Department of Soil Science
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology
Ashok Kumar is a professor in the Department of Soil Science at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut 

Dr. Kumar has been working as Chief Personal Officer and Secretary to the Vice-Chancellor of SVPUA&T, since April 1 2011. As part of AIP he attended the Agribusiness Management Program at Cornell University to understand the agribusiness industry across the world. His US visit helped Dr. Kumar understand the international extension programs, the crucial role played by public-private partnerships in such ecosystems and ways in which these partnerships could be replicated in the Indian context.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture & Technology
Meerut, India
Tel: +91 121 2888517 | Fax: +91 121 2888515
E-mail: ashok.soil@gmail.com


Deepak Sisodia
Assistant Professor, Department of Basic Science & Humanities
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology

Deepak Sisodia is currently working as an assistant professor in the Department of Basic Science and Humanities at Sardar Vallababhai University of Agriculture & Technology (SVPUA&T), Meerut. As part of AIP, Dr. Sisodia interacted with the Online Learning And Training experts and attended a 12-day e-learning training program which also included a studio creation training module at Cornell University. The training empowered him with the necessary knowledge and skills to establish an e-learning center in SVPUA&T campus.

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture & Technology
Meerut, India
Tel: +91 121 2888523
E-mail: deepaksisodia02@gmail.com


Samsher
Professor, Agricultural Engineering and Food
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology

Samsher is a Professor in the Department of Agricultural Engineering and Food in Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture & Technology. As part of AIP, he has undergone training in US partner universities and developed food science curriculum for undergraduate, diploma and certificate courses, has participated in the curriculum workshops and conducted several workshops on value-added food products to benefit small entrepreneurs, unemployed youths, women, students, faculty and professionals. As part of AIP, the workshops conducted by Prof. Samsher in collaboration with US faculty empowered several participants with the knowledge and skills to start their own business, improve food quality, develop more hygienic food items and scale new heights in their respective professions.
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Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture & Technology
Meerut, India
Tel: +91 121 2888504
E-mail: samsher_23@yahoo.co.in


Uday Pratap Shahi
Asst. Professor, Department of Soil Science, College of Agriculture
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology

Uday Pratap Shahi is an assistant professor in the Department of Soil Science, College of Agriculture at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture & Technology (SVPUA&T), Meerut. Dr. Shahi comes with more than 5 years of research experience as Senior Research Fellow in UPCAR, ICAR, NATP and DST sponsored projects. As part of AIP, Dr. Shahi visited Cornell University to attend the e-learning training program conducted by the university to impart skills in establishing an e-learning center at SVPUA&T and the new and innovative ways of imparting training through e-learning. The training imparted skills on developing e-learning content for Online Learning And Training platform and a studio creation training module. Dr. Shahi will train his colleagues at SVPUA&T on e-learning and will play a crucial role in establishing the e-learning center in the university.

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture & Technology
Meerut, India
Tel: +91 121 2888517
E-mail: upshahi@gmail.com

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