Satish K. Gupta
Dr. S.K. Gupta is working as Principal Scientist (Plant Pathology)-cum Student’s Welfare Officer in the Students Welfare Organization of Dr. YSP University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan and made rich contribution in the management of horticultural crop diseases.He attained the position of Principal Scientist in July, 2006, Scientist Incharge cum Programme Coordinator, Horticultural Research and Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kandaghat in June, 2010, Joint Director (Communication), Directorate of Extension Education in August, 2013 and Professor and Head, Department of Plant Pathology in April, 2017. He has to his credit 95 research papers published in various National and International Journals, 21 review/ book chapters, four, Research Information bulletins, one manual and five books. He has guided 10 M.Sc. and one Ph.D. students. He was the member of University statutory bodies like research/ extension councils. Dr. Gupta visited Italy and France in connection with various academic pursuits.
Dr. T.S. Thind is a renowned Plant Pathologist and has made rich contributions in the area of plant disease management. He served as Head, Department of Plant Pathology, and as Additional Director of Research in Punjab Agriculture University [PAU], Ludhiana.Presently, he is working as Adjunct Professor in PAU.
Dr. Thind is specialized in need-based use of fungicides in plant disease management based on disease epidemiological parameters. He was awarded ‘French Govt. Fellowship’ for Post-Doctoral research at INRA, Bordeaux, France from 1985-1987 and was awarded ‘Le Grand Conseil Bordeaux Medal’ in 1992 for his research work on fungicide resistance in France. He has handled several research projects funded by ICAR, DST, UNDP, and Indo-French Centre for Advanced Research. Dr. Thind has pioneered research on the problem of fungicide resistance development in plant pathogens in India.
Dr. Thind has published more than 150 research papers in leading journals, 34 review articles, and 7 books. He has attended several international conferences of plant pathology in countries like Australia, England, New Zealand, Israel, France, Germany, Italy, China and Malaysia and convened and chaired technical sessions.