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Dr. S.K. Bal

Project Coordinator I/c

Education : Ph.D. in Agril. Meteorology
Major research areas : Crop micrometeorology, Hyper-Spectral Remote Sensing & Crop-weather relations
E-mail : santanu.bal@icar.gov.in ; bal_sk@yahoo.com

Experience profile
  • Principal Scientist (Agro-Meteorology) at ICAR - Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad since 01.07.2017
  • Principal Scientist (Agro-Meteorology) at ICAR - National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management, Baramati, Pune during 06.03.2012 to 30.06.2017
  • Associate Professor (Agro-Meteorology) at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana during 01.06.2009 to 05.03.2012
  • Assistant Professor (Agro-Meteorology) at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana during 01.06.1999 to 31.05.2009
Professional Association
  • Vice President, Indian Ecological Society
  • Western Representative, Association of Agrometeorologists
  • Life Member in
    1. India Meteorological Society (IMS)
    2. Association of Agrometeorologists (AAM)
    3. Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS)
    4. Indian Society of Agronomy (ISA)
    5. Indian Ecological Society (IES)
    6. Indian Society of Agricultural Physics (ISAP)
Awards
  • Fellow, Indian Ecological Society
  • MASHAV Fellowship-2003 to attend International postgraduate training program on database management in meteorology & hydrology at Israel
Teaching experience
  • Courses taught in undergraduate and postgraduate programs
  • Introductory Agrometeorology
  • Fundamentals of climatology
  • Micrometeorology
  • Applied Agrometeorology
  • Weather Forecasting
  • Hydrometeorology
  • Agrometeorological Instrumentation
  • Principles of Remote Sensing and its Applications in Agriculture
  • Soil Water Balance Climatology
  • Strategic Use of Climatic Information etc
Publications
  • 51 research papers
  • 57 conference abstracts
  • 03 practical manuals
  • 09 technical bulletins
  • 04 book chapters
  • 25 popular articles