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Dr. G. Nirmala

Principal Scientist (Agril. Extension) & Head, TOT

Education : Ph.D. in Participatory Rural Appraisal
Major research areas : Participatory approaches, gender mainstreaming for watershed development and technology transfer of Good agricultural practices for sustainable agriculture.
E-mail : g.nirmala@icar.gov.in

Experience profile
  • Principal Scientist (Agrl Extension) since 12th September 2012 to till date
  • Senior Scientist (Agrl Extension) 12/9/2006 to 11/9/2012
  • Scientist (Senior Scale) from 12/9/2001 to 11/9/2006
  • Scientist (Agrl Extension) in CRIDA from 12/9/1999 to 12/9/2001
  • Joined ARS on 12th September 1997 at WTCER, Bhubaneswar as Scientist (Agrl Extension),1997-1999
  • Recipient of Fulbright Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship 2009-2010, Worked at Cornell University, New York State, USA.
  • Recipient of Netherlands Fellowship Program, Wageningen University, Netherlands. Participated in 21 days training on ‘Tools on Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact assessment for food and Nutrition security. 6-26 June 2016.
  • Received Braja Gopal Sharma Award for the All India Best Extension worker, 2015, instituted by SADHNA Chapter of Dr Y S Parmer University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan, HP.
Any other Information
  • PI of Externally funded projects of UNDP (2003-2004), DST (2011-2014) and Famer FIRST project (2016-till date).