Ram Swaroop Meena
Ram Swaroop Meena is born in a farmer family in VPO, Harsana, Tehsil, Laxmangarh, Alwar District, Rajasthan, India. Dr. Meena was schooled in the same village and graduated in agriculture in 2003 from the Sri Karan Narendra Agriculture University, Jobner, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. Dr. Meena is working as Assistant Professor at the Department of Agronomy, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University. Dr. Meena has obtained his Master’s and Doctorate degrees in agronomy from the Swami Keshwanand Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner, Rajasthan, securing first division in all the classes with triple NET, Junior Research Fellowship (JRF), and Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) from the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, and RGNF Award from the University Grants Commission, Government of India (UGC, GOI). Dr. Meena has been awarded Raman Research Fellowship by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), GOI. He has completed his postdoctoral research on soil carbon sequestration under Prof. Rattan Lal, distinguished scientist, and director, Carbon Management and Sequestration Center (CMASC), The Ohio State University, USA. He is working on soil sustainability, crop productivity, and resources use efficiency under the current climatic era. Dr. Meena has supervised 20 postgraduate and 4 Ph.D. students, and has 10 years of research and teaching experience at the undergraduate/postgraduate/Ph.D. level. He is working as a Principal Investigator on 3 externally funded running projects including the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), GOI, and is involved in many academic and administrative activities going on at the institute/university level. Dr. Meena has published more than 100 research and review papers in peer-reviewed reputed journals and contributed to edited books with 25 book chapters at national and 35 at international levels. He has published 4 books at the national level and another 10 books at the international level. He has worked as an expert within the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), MHRD, GOI, to develop two books for school education at XI and XII standards. Dr. Meena has been awarded several awards, namely Young Scientist, Young Faculty, Global Research, Excellence in Research, Honorable Faculty Award, etc. Dr. Meena is a member of 9 reputed national and international societies and is working as a general secretary, editor, and member of the editorial board in 12 national and international peer-reviewed reputed journals. He attended several national and international conferences in the country and abroad. Dr. Meena is contributing to the agricultural extension activities on farmers' level as associate coordinator in trainings, meetings, workshops, and farmer\'s fairs.