Dr. S K Gupta, Born (1949), Dr. S K Gupta is an Agricultural Engineer with specialization in Soil and Water Resources Engineering. He obtained B. Tech (Agril. Engg.) from the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, in 1970 and Master of Agricultural Engineering from the same University in 1976. He obtained Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Jawahar Lal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, Telangana, India in 1984. Dr. Gupta is Fellow of the National Academy
of Agricultural Sciences, Indian National Academy of Engineering and Indian Society of Agricultural Engineering. Since his joining CSSRI in 1971, besides holding scientific positions, he has been Head, Division of Drainage and Water
Management, Head, Indo-Dutch Network Project, Head, Division of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering and Project Coordinator (AICRP on Management of Salt Affected Soils and Use of Saline Water in Agriculture). After superannuation, Dr. Gupta worked as Emeritus Scientist (ICAR) and INAE Distinguished Professor at the same institute. Dr. Gupta has been engaged in conducting researches in surface and subsurface drainage for land reclamation, irrigation water
management, hydrology of salt affected soils, leaching and use of saline water in agriculture.
He has published more than 150 research papers in high impact factor journals and published 15 books. Currently, he is an independent Researcher pursuing his own interests in research and writing books. Dr. Gupta has been consultant to WAPCOS-Louis Berger, MoWR, MoRD, UP-Dutch Tube Well Project, ActionAid International, Synergics Hydro India-Oromia Water
Works Enterprise, Ethiopia and others. He has been bestowed with Rafi Ahmad Kidwai Award by ICAR. Besides he is recipient of several awards from NAAS, ISAE, IE (India), CBIP and MoWR among other organizations. He is the Chief Editor of Journal of Water Management of the Indian Society of Water Management.
Dr. I.C. Gupta (b. 1941), was awarded Ph.D. on a subject thesis of environmental soil science by CAZRI/University of Jodhpur in 1968. He worked at Central Soil Salinity Research Institute from 1970 to 1986 (Principal Scientist). Dr. I.C. Gupta served Central Arid Zone Research Institute from 1986 to 2001 where he worked as Head of Regional Research Station, Bikaner and Head, Division of Natural Resources and Environment. A Fellow of Indian Water Works Association, United Writers Association of India & Indian Society of Salinity Research Scientists, Dr. Gupta was elected Vice-Chairman of Arid Zone Research Association of India. He has been working as Secretary of Indian Society of Salinity Research Scientists & Chief Editor Current Agriculture since 1977. Dr. Gupta had been conferred several awards notable being Glaxo Scientific Honours Club, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Puraskar, First Prize, Outstanding Book Award by ISAE, Dr. Gorakh Prasad Puraskar First Prize, S.P. Unvala Memorial Prize by IWWA and Life Achievement Award by IARS. He was nominated as member of the ‘Environment Conservation Council of Rajasthan’ and of ‘Special Committee on Environment Impacts’ of INCID, Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. of India. He has about 250 publications including 30 books and two inventions (Jaltripti and Jalshuddhi).
Dr. Gupta was appointed Ph.D. examiner by ten universities. He was also nominated for one of the most INTRIGUING PEOPLE of 2003 by American Biographical Institute, North Carolina, USA, after close scrutiny of biographical archives of over one million individuals.